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I never saw it coming" Mirror Of America? Wartergate was "the craving horror of 1973. Who? Why? How? What to do? What national catharsis is needed to rid the body politic of the sickness that has invaded it? For' our part, we think that this is the time to raise some ultimate issues that far transcend debates over individual guilt or even governmental institutions, important as these questions are. The Eastern religions teach the law of karma, according to which an individual is sooner or later rewarded or punished for his good or evil acts. We wonder whether there is not a little karma involved in what is now happening to America. Why shouldn't we have had a Watergate, actually? Isn't modern philosophy teaching the idea that here are no absolutes? If there is no absolute truth, why should there be any absolute "right" vs. "wrong" or moral code of any kind? If the Ten Commandments are obsolete, as many claim, with what are they to be replaced? If adultery and fornication are okay why is Watergate so terrible? Is Watergate a greater social evil than the destruction of the family through unlicensed sexual freedom, women's lib, pornography and the general flood of filth of every kind? Is there any longer any universal code of morality to which men can repair or upon which a nation can be maintained and governed? If SO' who can tell is what it is? Our philosophers tell us joyfully that each man should decide for himself as to what he shall believe and what laws he shall obey. There must be no restrictions against anything. How can we have honesty, integrity and similar virtues in our people, or in the headers which they elect if we <are a society which fundamentally snubs its nose at-the commandments of God? Other societies which have abandoned virtue and given themselves over to sensual pleasures have inevitably paid the price in dishonest and corrupt leadership. Why should ours be an exception? If we want to avoid W.atergates we'd.better get back to a little more of the "fundamental" religion instead of the ersatz brand being dished up by the so-called- thelo- gians of the day. Otherwise we can forget about cleaning up government. Men smart enough to get elected in the first place are quite capable of getting around barriers to hanky-panky if there are rto barriers to it in their own souls. Oil In Our Own Backyard According to the U.S. Geological Survey there are no less than 46 billion barrels of oil and 228 trillion cubic feet of natural gas lying under the Atlantic continental shelf, from Cape Hatteras to Canada. It is only 30-100 miles offshore and no more than 600 feet below the ocean surface. This compares with 36.3 billion barrels of proven oil reserves in the whole U.S. And that is only a part of the total. The USGS estimates that under all our continental shelves, including the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, and the Gulf of Alaska, there are 180 billion barrels of oil and 900 trillion cubic feet of gas. Much of it lies under relatively shallow water and close to the consuming public' It offers the brightest prospect of solving the U.S. energy needs over the next five to ten years. • Yet this vast reserve is almost untapped. Only 3% of U.S. offshore acreage has been leased so far (mainly in the Gulf of Mexico) and not a single well has yet been drilled between Nova Scotia and Florida. The reasons are predominantly environmental. Drilling off the Northeast coast could, according to its opponents, endanger the U.S. commercial fishing in the area if there were to be massive oil spills and leakage. Politicians responsible for protecting bepches from oil pollution also threaten to file suit to block offshore drilling. Environmental considerations should not be ignored. Every technological means available should be • explored to provide greater safety against accidents. But some risk may still have to be assumed on the ecological front as a lesser evil than the kind of continued dependence on foreign oil that has brought us to the present uphanny situation. We believe that the risks involved in develoment of our offshire energy resources are worth taking. Tapping Another Power Geothermal power is not the answer to the energy crisis. It is not even, as much "the answer" as some other alternative power sources which now stand on the verge of development. Yet even though geothermal power is not expected ever to meet more than a fraction of the nation's energy needs, the government's decision to lease California gothermal resource land is significant. This is so for a simple reason. Having depended on fossil fuels for so long, the United States has now reached the stage where every available means of producing electricity must be exploited. Geothermal power is one of those means. Estimates of how much of the nation's power needs will be met in this way by the year 2000 range from 2 to 20 per cent. A figure in the lower range is most likely. In a number of Western states, however, geothmeral power may prove to be quite an important.addition to traditional sources of electricity. The government's decision to stimulate gethermal development is a welcome step. afe £>xm Vol. 51- No. 12 'One Section 16 Pages NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1974 10c per copy; $5.00 per year by Mail; $7-00 Outaide County n r m< nimw .' *i ■>' ' ■'" i' " in»i—*"*'' ( ' —■-^mm-* ■ ' ' TraniumMH^i i '■ '■ Public Hearing Continuence Is Set Feb.25 Two public hearings were held prior to the meeting of the North Canton City Council Monday, Jan. 14 in Council Chambers. Canton Attorney Frank Menster representing Mr. and Mrs. Frank Keszeg of 905 N. Main St., Mrs. Terri L.Statts of 911N.MainSt.,Mr.andMrs. Richard Holben of 917 N.Main -St. and Mrs. John Weber of 7255 Elmhurst Ave. NW, requested a withdraw of the requested zone change for the area of land on the west side of N. Mainbetween9thSt.NWand Woodrow St. NW. Council granted the withdraw requested. At the second public hearing, Vincent 0. Lupe of 6576 Ravenwood Ave. NW, who has made application for a zone change of a piece of land 315' x 1040' on the N. Side of Apple- grove St., asked for a continuance because his representative was unable to attend Monday's pubiic hearing. Councilmen heard Myron Bircher of 437 Hower NE speak against the zone change. Mr. Bircher. owns property in the area which is sought to be rezoned. He feels "to take a block of land in a good area and rezone it without any definite plans is bad zoning." A continuence was approved and another public hearing set for Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:45 p.m. School Board To Tell Bond Issue Verdict North Canton Board of Education met last Thursday, Jan. 10 and said that it will announce at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16 at8 p.m. in the Hoover High School lecture room, their decision of whether or not to put a bond issue ballot. room, on the Mav School Health Poster Project Now Underway The 21st annual School Health Poster Project is being launched this week Snail Stark County schools, both public and parochial, by the Stark- Wayne Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. This project in health education is open to any elementary, Junior orSeniorhigh school student. Explanatory material has been sent to all art and health directors in the schools. The deadline for submitting poster entries is Saturday noon, March 30, 1974 Outstanding entries will be awarded Certificates of Merit. In addition, the best top winner from each of the elementary, Junior high and Senior high divisions will receive art supplies of their choice donated by the Flanagan and Nist Paint Company of Canton. By integrating art instruction with health education, students have the opportunity to use their own creative ability HEIRLOOM COVERLET. The Heritage Society of North Canton is now the proud owner of an heirloom coverlet through the courtesy of funds donated by the local Gavel Club, made up of past presidents of the Woman's Club of North Canton. Society Accessions Chairman Mrs. William R. Willis (left) looks over the "find" with Mrs. C. M. Nicely, Gavel Club president. Located in an area antique shop, the coverlet carries the woven-in signature of its creator, Jacob Barthelmy, coverlet weaver, New Berlin, 1851. The tradesman of this community's earliest years is noted in "The North Canton Heritage," the history of this area written by the society's curator, Mrs. Paul Basner. Old plats show his home was located near the S. Main site of the Zion United Church of Christ. The coverlet is fashioned in an overall pattern typical of loomed designs of that era and while the red in the design has faded over the century, the deep blue hue of the pattern is still quite brightly contrasted on the white background. The coverlet now becomes part of the society's growing permanent collection and is on display in the parlor of the society at 815 N. Main St., which is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 until noon to welcome visitors. Copies of Mrs. Basner's book, which was sold out of area book stores over the holidays, are available at the society, along with the boxes of notepaper that carry original drawings of local landmarks. Hoover senior Sally Wern did the drawings of the first school, the original Zion Reformed Church and the "Heritage House." These were reproduced on the statiw.'ry, given to the Heritage Society by Citizens Savings & Loan Association which also'offered them to "new savers" last month. by drawing posters topromote , good health habits in. t h e i r schools and personal lives. Last year's project brought entries from 388 students. This year's topics include: "Help Prevent Lung Disease;" "No Smoking--Lungs at Work;" "Emphysema-The Lung Crippler;" and "Air Pollution—Poison for Your Lungs." Students may develop posters in any of the above subject areas using crayon, poster paint, India ink, charcoal, water colors or paste-on techniques. judges will be chosen from the art and health fields who will select outstanding posters on the basis of originality, artistic ability, neatness and clarity of message. Awards will b.? presented in the early Spring. Jaycee Bosses' Night Banquet Set Jan.22 The Annual Jaycee Recognition Week will get underway next Monday, Jan. 21 for the North Canton Jaycees. Adult Education Classes For Winter 1974 Begins in February The North Canton Board of Education is again sponsoring a Winter Adult Evening Program, Adult Education Program. Registration will be held at Hoover High School Attendance Office on the first floor through January 28 from 9 a. m. to 3 p.m. or evening registration will be Jan. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hoover High Main Office. Registration may also be made by mail. Fees are payable at time of registration. Classes will meet for the first time on designated nights during the week of Feb. 4. High school students may be eligible with the approval of the principal. There will be no refunds unless the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. For any further information call Mrs. Catharine Cline, 499-5411, Ext. 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Classes, days, times and instructors are: Contract Bridge, Intermediate, meets on Monday for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m.,instructor will be John English. Knitting and crocheting, meets on Mondays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Mrs. Phyllis Corrigan as instructor. Typing' I, Mondays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. taught by Mrs. Diane Patris. Hobby Woodworking, Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Norwood Davidson as instructor. Sewing, beginners. Tues- Vic Stefan is Director of the days for 10 weeks from 7-9 p. m. with Mrs. Marjorie Boeshart as instructor. Upholstery and Refinishing on Tuesdays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Jay Bishopas instructor. Typing II, intermediate, on Tuesdays for 10weeksfrom7- 9 p.m.,.with Mrs. Jan Patterson as instructor. Conversational German, Tuesdays for 10weeksfrom7- 9 p.m. with Mrs. Erlka Glass instructor. Tailored, Advanced Sewing, on Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. taught by Mrs. Georgia Artzner. Cake Decorating, Intermedial, Wednesdays for 10Weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Mrs. De- lores Cartwright as instructor. Shorthand, Beginning, Wednesdays for lOweeksfrom 7-9 p.m. with Mrs. Alice Hell- man as instructor. Accounting I, Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Mrs. Olga Chick as instructor. Sewing, Intermediate, Thursdays for 10 weeks from 7-9 p.m. with Mrs. Marjorie Boeshart as instructor. Flower Arranging, Tuesdays for six weeks from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. with Mrs. Elsie Ber- ger instructing. On Monday there will be a luncheon at noon at Imperial House to honor persons in North Canton who are active in civic affairs as well as those who have aided the Jaycees in the past years. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Bosses' Night Banquet will be held at Holiday Inn on Ever- hard Rd. beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is when Jaycees are urged to bring theirbosses as guests. Herbert E. Markley, president of The Timken Co., will be guest speaker and the Distinguished Service Award willbe presented to the outstanding young manbetween21-35inthe North Canton community. East Ohio Gas Program Set For NC Rotary Gerald L. Meek, Division Manager of The East Ohio Gas Co., will be guest speaker at the Thursdau, Jan. 17 meeting of the North Canton Rotary Club. Members and guests will meet at 6:30p.m.atCom- munity Christian Church. Mr. Meek will review the problems that brought about the gas supply shortage and discuss solutions East Ohio and Consolidated Natural Gas, its Parent Company, have undertaken to relieve the shortage. Other January meetings include a program by Robert H, Eisen of Standard Oil on Jan. 24 and J. L. Powell, Division Manager of Ohio Power Co., as speaker Jan. 31. Following the Thursday, Jan. 17 meeting there willbe a Community Service Committee meeting at 8 p.m. Also a reminder that Jan. 19 is Radio Day, sponsored by North Canton Rotary Club. Rural-Urban Night is set.for Feb. 7. Rural Neighbor's will be the local Rotary Club's guests for the evening. Speaker will be from theOhioAgri- culture Research and Development Center at Wooster. Nominations for that award will be judged by Mrs. Ruth Basner of the North Canton Heritage Society,BudBuker of the Hoover Co., and Glenn De- Hoff, Realtor. Past presidents will meet for a get-together prior to the DSA dinner. Every Jaycee is urged to take part in his church service on Sunday, Jan. 27 which ends the week of recognition by and for the North Canton Jaycees. A small gathering of residents and school officials discussed the four possibilities outlined by Board of Education president Charles Gulling. They are: TO ADD vocational education facilities, a library and auditorium to Hoover High School and adding to the junior high and Portage and Greentown elementary schools at a cost of $5.11 million. TO CONSTRUCT a vocational education facility, library and auditorium on property owned by the board on 7th St. NE, remodeling the other three schools at a cost of $5.4 million. TO BUILD a 3-year comprehensive high school on 7th St. and remodel the three schools at a cost of $7.12 million. TO BUILD a 2-yearcom- prehensive high school on 7th St. and remodel the three schools at a cost of $6.07 million. Two other options besides building facilities wouldbethe tuition plan, which would cost the board a minimum price for 20 percent of the juniors and seniors and would be on a 5- year plan basis or become a joint-vocational district which would cost a minimum of 3 mills. During the regularmeeting, the board: SET the next regular school board meeting for Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Hoover High School library. APPROVED the job descriptions of head coach, assistant coach and football equipment manager and approved two out-of-state professional meetings for Mrs. Ruth Weeks, an English teacher at Hoover toattend the International Reading Association Meeting in New Orleans in April and for two secondary principals to attend the National Association of Secondary Principals meetingin Atlantic City in March. HIRED Thalia McVicker of 4877 Thursby Rd., as research consultant for Health and Education Research for the second semester of the school year. DISCUSSED having five vocational education classes added to the 1974 year including commercial art, business, and office, health occupations, food services and small engines and recreational vehicle repairs. LEARNED that 87 per cent of the high school students in Ohio have access to vocational schools and 71 per cent complete the training. REQUESTED the PTA's work out a plan to supply volunteer school guards at dangerous locations in the North Canton School District while children are walking tosehool in the dark. Rep. Regula To Run Again REP. RALPH REGULA U. S. Rep. Ralph Regula, R- Navarre, has obtained nominating petitions at the board of elections as a candidate for re-election...in the May primary election. Rep. Regula was appointed to the seat representing the 16th Ohio Congressional District following the death of veteran Congressman Frank T. Bow and was elected in 1972. So far, there has been no indication of a candidate for the post on the Democratic ticket. Pour Seasons Garden Club To Meet Jan. 21 The Four Seasons Garden Club will meet Monday, Jan. 21, at the home of Mrs. Peter Marshall. Mrs. Glen Gonser will present a program "Gift Wrapping for All Occasions." Co-hostess will be Mrs. Charles DeVilleandMrs.William Kintz will have thear- rangement of the month. FIRST DELIVERY. Mrs. Joseph Balbo of 3595 Rolling Ridgp, a volunteer worker with North Canton Meals on Wheels., delivers one of the first meals to Einmett Rohrer of 321 Donner NW, one of the 15 residents who received meals when the North Canton Meals on Wheels, made its first run. The fifteen residents, who received one hot lunch meal for noon and a cold meal for dinner, was expected to increase to 17 on Tuesday and will grow in number as time toes on. Six volunteers will work, every day. Two will prepare the meals and four will deliver meals working as teams on two different routes. For any information concerning North Canton Meals on Whorls, contact Mrs. Jen Mieseh, coordinator, 494-0366. '
|Title||The Sun, 1974-01-16|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
I never saw it coming"
Mirror Of America?
Wartergate was "the craving horror of 1973. Who?
Why? How? What to do? What national catharsis is needed to rid the body politic of the sickness that has invaded
For' our part, we think that this is the time to raise
some ultimate issues that far transcend debates over individual guilt or even governmental institutions, important as
these questions are.
The Eastern religions teach the law of karma, according to which an individual is sooner or later rewarded or
punished for his good or evil acts. We wonder whether
there is not a little karma involved in what is now happening to America.
Why shouldn't we have had a Watergate, actually?
Isn't modern philosophy teaching the idea that here are no
absolutes? If there is no absolute truth, why should there
be any absolute "right" vs. "wrong" or moral code of any
kind? If the Ten Commandments are obsolete, as many
claim, with what are they to be replaced? If adultery and
fornication are okay why is Watergate so terrible? Is Watergate a greater social evil than the destruction of the
family through unlicensed sexual freedom, women's lib,
pornography and the general flood of filth of every kind?
Is there any longer any universal code of morality to which
men can repair or upon which a nation can be maintained
and governed? If SO' who can tell is what it is?
Our philosophers tell us joyfully that each man
should decide for himself as to what he shall believe and
what laws he shall obey. There must be no restrictions
against anything. How can we have honesty, integrity and
similar virtues in our people, or in the headers which they
elect if we