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g^^^^^^^^^^^^ffg^fp^?fn 5?;f-»S5v*'' -^ •■ WEAK SPOT / •<f 4F 4 Graduation Day -i&M VOL. 17—No. 31 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY/ Mam*e»f 1940 $1.50 PER YEAR Luncheon Ends Woman Club Season 100 Members and Guests Gather at Congress Lake Country Club; Incoming Officers Introduced One of the great days of the journey through life here in Ohio is that time when the youth graduates from a school or college. The day marks one of those deep lines of division which separate the eras and periods of experience. If the graduation is the final one, completing the student's education, it is like a great bridge over which he crosses into an unknown future. Yesterday he was a mere student, struggling to learn the wisdom of the ages, and acquire some skill in handling the tools through which we build something worth while. The thoughts of thousands of wise men, philosophers, poets, scientists, have been poured into his mind. He has been given access to the libraries of the world, to find what the human race has learned-in its upward climb. Tomorrow he becomes one of the workers of the world, or at least he tries to become one. A mighty array of new problems arise to torment him. He not merely has to sell his services to the world, but he has to make the services so pleasing to the world that he will receive bread and meat and house rent in return. What is the most fitting form of program for a day so epochal in the life of youth? Some schools like to get some great man in the world of thought to come and talk to the graduates and their friends there assembled. It is a fine time to present new ideas that shall make a lasting impression on minds whose patterns are not yet stereotyped into permanent form. To the public the most interesting kind of graduation is perhaps the program; in which leading members of the graduating class are given a chance to utter, their own thoughts. The world thereby gets an idea of what they have learned through these years*o£ study. It is a pleasure to see what wise and mature thoughts are presented on these occasions. The Month of Weddings The June wedding has become a kind, of tradition, as a picture of beauty, sentiment, and the happiness of united lovers. Nature pours out a wealth of floral triumphs in June. Countless brides take advantage of this colorful time to turn their weddings into pictures of romance and artistic Weddings are beautiful apart from the loveliness pro- x diiced by decorations, costumes, and the fateful words of the x marriage service. A wedding touches very closely the chords of human emotion. We see two people starting out on a great adventure, the creation of a new family. The world is an uncertain place, with difficulties and dangers on every hand, but the wedding couples face the mists of the hidden future with a resolute heart. They are inspired by the strongest emotion that moves human life, the passion of love. They make solemn pledges to bear the burdens of life unitedly. The courage thus displayed is a reminder to us all that however severe the trials of life, they can be borne if families meet them with a resolute heart and combined effort. There can be hope and confidence in the darkest day, and the rocky roads of life can be surmounted. So the blessings of friends and neighbors and the whole community go out ~to all who unite their fortunes in a June wedding, or at any time in the year. There are days when there is hot and dusty work to be done, with no one playing any wedding march and no line of friends saying best wishes. Every wedded-couple should look back to the wedding day, and try to carry out every one of those solemn promises. Then when the sunset of life comes, they will have made a good journey, and have been rewarded with life's best gifts. Helping The Home Town Anything that helps the home town helps all of us. When we spend more money on schools, and thereby improve their ability to educate the children, we get a benefit through brighter and more capable young people. -So it is in every field of comumnity action. Whatever helps the homje town, enables the home town to do more for its people. The folks therefore who sit back and devote themselves solely to their own personal interests, are a kind of dead weight on the progress of the town. Of course if they do faithful work on their job and keep nice looking home places, these things help a great deal. But there are many enterprises that need the support of the people generally for success. Unless these enterprises are supported, home town progress lags behind. Marking the "occasion of the official closing of the club year until next fall, 100 members and guests of the North Canton Woman's club attended the annual spring luncheon held Monday afternoon at Congress Lake Country club. Table decorations were bouquets of spirea, iris and gladioli. The art committee, under Mrs. C. C. Coons were in charge. Invocation was given by Mrs. M. E. Beck. Mrs. Foster Crawford, retiring president of the organization, presided at the short business session and reported on her activities as president during the past year. Reports were also given by the chairman of the various commttees. Presents New Offcers Mrs. Crawford then introduced Mrs. Theodore Hahn, incoming president, who in turn presented the members of her board; Mrs. Lloyd Hupp, first vice president; Mrs. W. C. Elson, second vice president; Mrs. Walter Trott, recording secretary; Mrs. Milo Bixler, corresponding secretary; Mrs. C. R. Mummery, treasurer; Mrs. Vernon Sell, historan; Mrs. Walter Reeder, press reporter; and Mrs. Paul Hahn, parliamentarian. The musical portion of the program was supplied by the club chorus under the direction of Mr. Milo Bixler. The group sang three numbers, "Merry June" by Charles Vincent, "Ciribirin" by Pestalozza, and "How Can I Leave Thee?" . Following the program, Mrs. C. J. Goldthorpe of Youngstown, president of the northeastern district, spoke on "Internal Dangers Threatening Democracy Today" in which she spoke of the necessity of women banding together to combate these dangers. Receptionists for the luncheon were Mrs. Ernest Moon, Mrs. Kenneth Smith, and Mrs. R. C. Willig- mann. 0 Hold Memorial Program Indoors Defense Council Meets With President WASHINGTON, D. C.—The members, of the newly appointed National Defense Council met with. President Roosevelt at the "White House last week to survey the steps already taken to improve our defense position. Left to right: Ralph Bndd: chairman of the hoard of the Burlington railway; Edward R. Stettimus, Jr., Chairman of the United States Steel corporation; William S. Knudsen, President of General Motors corporation; President Roosevelt;^^iiss Harriet Elliott, Dean of Women of North Carolina university; Leon Henderson, member Securities commission; Chester C. Davis, Federal Reserve hoard; William H. Mc- Reynolds, Administrative assistant to President Roosevelt and Secretary to the council. Circus in Area Next Tuesday Annual Legion Festival Set Por June 29 Rain marred the annual parade plans in observance of Memorial day last Thursday and moved the day's program from Witwer park into the Community building. The program, as planned, was carried out indoors. C. J. Borkowski of Steubenville, paid tribute to the war dead in the principal ad- dresss of the program. In the afternoon the legion and auxiliary members decorated war veteran's graves. Both organizations express their thanks to all those who participated in the event. It has also been announced that the annual festival will be held on Saturday, June 29. Final arrangements are being completed. PENNY DANCE FRIDAY Event Sponsored by Phalanx For World Service Local chapter of Phalanx fraternity is sponsoring a "penny dance" and ice cream festival at Witwer park pavilion on Friday evening, June 7. Proceeds will be used for "world service" which is the carrying of Y. W. C. A. work into foreign countries where it is most needed. Ringlings. Import Europe's Best For New Season The Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus, with the world's largest big top in solid blue, improved air conditioning, a new opening spectacle, "The Return of Marco Polo," created and costumed in France by Max Weldy, and an all-new performance, star-studded by a tremendous array of new European features, will exhibit in Canton, Tuesday, June 11. Foremost among the impressive importations is the great Alfred Court, Europe's most famous trainer, with his three famed mixed groups of performing wild animals. —Polar bears, Himalayan bears,- Bengal tigers, lions, black and spotted leopards, Siberian snow leopards, black and spotted panthers, cougars, pumas, jaguars and Great Dane dogs, all working together in breath-taking violation of jungle law. Never before has a trainer accomplished this startling mixing of so many species of natural enemies. This is Court's first American appearance. The leading horsemen of Europe —Hans Strassburger, Vas Concelos and Los Aserveras—with their renowned troupes of dressage and liberty steeds bring the Big Show's horse displays to a new high. The war and big money made their im1, portation possible, as it did scores of other troupes and stars who hitherto would not budge off the Continent. The Greatest Show on Earth, steaming toward this territory on four long trains, with 1,600 people, 50 elephants, 1,009 menagerie animals and hundreds of horses, will open its performances at 2:15 and 8:15 daily, with doors open at 1 and 7 p. m., for public inspection of the huge menagerie, including Gargantua the Great, and the long lines of performing steeds in the new horse fair tent adjoining it. o Kerst to Speak To Address Rotarians on International Affairs Rev. H. N. Kerst of Canton will be the speaker at the Rotary meeting on Thursday evening of this week. His topic will be "International Relations." Rev. Kerst has first-hand information on European problems, having made a tour of that continent recently, returning just before the outbreak of present hostilities. The international relations committee of the Rotary urges all members to attend and asks that they come early as Rev. Kerst has another engagement the same evening. Scholarship Team Places 13th in State Announcement Made by Ray G. Woodj Director; Paul Schwaliie Earns High Spot in Biology" Amassing a total of 129 points out of the 287 earned by scholarship teams in northeastern Ohio, North Canton's team annexed 13th place in the state rankings, an ad- advancement of two places, according to information received from the state office. These standings were ascertained through the results of the scholarship exams taken in Kent eagly in May. Results from the. various districts were then "sent to Columbus to obtain the state ranking. All told 686 county schools, were included in the tabulations. The next nearest Stark county schools had a 49 point total, two of them tieing with this figure. Students who were members of the local team won their way to the district competition by winning in ghe county tests and North Can- totFted the largest representation" on the county team, 12 being from here. Paul Schwaliie came through with highest honors gaining a fourth place in the state in biology. Frank Wise placed eighth in chemistry, Blanche Wenger eighth in bookkeeping, Joe Kintz ninth in English 10. Honorable mentions were secured by Evelyn Metzger in Latin 10, Harriet Wise in French II, Kenneth Schug in plane geometry, Robert Smiley in general science and Welsey Liebtag and Richard Kintz in general scholarship. _ • Only two students failed to place in the scoring, being just one point over the scoring range which determined the rankings of the various schools. In making the announcement of the results, Ray G. Wood, director of the Ohio Scholarship tests said, "I wish to congratulate the school upon the achievement of the scholarship team in the recent district- state examinations. To achieve one of the twenty-five positions in the ranking individual county schools of the state is a distinction of educational significance." 0 Woman Injured Anchors Aweigh For Cedar Point Outing Club Charters Steamer For Trip on July 13 Saturday, July 13, will be a gala day of fun for all employes of the Hoover company, their families, friends and residents of North Canton and vicinity when they will move -enmasse by boat to Cedar Point for the day. The outing club, sponsors of the affair, have chartered the steamer "Eastern States" to transport the group to the Point. The boat leaves the East 9th street dock in Cleveland at 9 a. m. and arrives at Cedar Point at 12:30. Sailing time for the return trip is 4:30, giving everyone a chance to enjoy four hours of entertainment at the Point. The boat arrives back in Cleveland around 9 p. m. All in all, it provides about seven hours boat ride and four hours stop over. There will also be plenty of opportunity for entertainment on the boat, since it has two dance floors for those who wish to dance and plenty of lounging snace for those who are content to ride and watch the wheeling gulls and swirling waters in the boat's wake. It has also been announced that transportation facilities from Canton and North Canton have been arranged for those who would otherwise'be.junable to make the trip. Expense "has been held to a minimum with a great reduction in fare. Of course, everyone will be "on their own" regarding other expenses though a cheaper rate has been secured for concessions at the Point. Republican Women To Meet Swimming Pool Now Open Regular Classes Go Into Effect on Monday The coming of what is hoped will be the long-awated summer weather, has resulted in the opening of the swimming pool which this summer will be under the supervision of Harley Givler and Miss Frances Seederly. The balance of this week, the pool will be open afternoons with no class periods' arranged. However, beginning next Monday class work and assigned periods will be in effect stated Givler. The present schedule as outlined calls for a woman's class-at 9:30 a. m. swimming team at 10, life saving class at 10:30, Hoover employees at 11:30, beginning swimmers from 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. advanced class at 2:30, intermediates at 3 p. m. diving class at 3:30. The pool closes at 4 but reopens at 4:30 tor men and women.. It will also be open in the evening from 7 to 8:30. Before being filled with water, the pool was cleaned thoroughly, filters checked and other steps taken to assure swimmers of the purest water possible. From time to time during the season varous events will be staged which includes stunt night, penny scramble, watermelon hunt, races, etc. ■ ■ o Sluss Services Held Wednesday Hoover Employee Succumbs After Long Ilness • Funeral services were held Wednesday for Arthur F. Sluss, 48, who died in the home at 213 Wise street, after an illness of 15 months. An employe of the Hoover company for 15 years in the inspection department, Mr. Sluss was a member of the Canton symphony orchestra, playing a French horn. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mildred Sluss; two sons, Kenneth and Paul of the home; one brother, Lowell, and one sister, Mrs. Cletus Linder of Louisville. Services were held at the Lewis parlors with the Rev. M. E. Beck pastor of the Zion Reformed church, of which Mr. Sluss was a member, officiating. Burial was made in Union cemetery at Louisville. Band Festival Will be Held June 14-15 Nine Organizations Will Take Part in Program Sponsored by North Canton School Band Association P-T A Sponsors Band Carnival Students Have Perfect Records Belgium Yields It was sad news when the King of the Belgians told his army to surrender to the conquering Nazis-The Belgians have fought hard in many wars. Their soil has run red with blood in historic battles. Their little country has been called the cockpit of Europe. It was on that hard fought ground that the battle of Waterloo was fought in 18X5, and there Napoleon Bonaparte lost his job as world boss, and spent the rest, of his life in exile. Some living dictators could profit by studying his fate. Now little Belgium, which fought with such deathless courage in the World war, and whose armies have fought like tigers in the present one, is told to quit and go home. It is a sad disappointment. For the purpose of raising funds publicly there will be a big War Relief Jamboree under the sponsorship of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Federation of Labor, and C I. O. of Canton, held at Meyers lake, Thursday night, June 6 at 7:30 p. m. dancing and vaudeville at Moonlight ballroom will be included among the activities. 100% of the proceeds will beavailable for War Relief purposes. Report of perfect-attendance and merit awards in the local schools released by Superintendent R. E. Trachsel, show a large number of students have maintained perfect records. The following pupils have neither been absent nor tardy for hte year: Dolores DeLong, kindergarten; William Holder, David Mohler, Joanne Ferrell,/ grade one, room one; Edward Dahler, Thomas Post, Janet Powell, Betty Lou Strausser, frade one room two; William ertsch, Roger DeLong, Jane Denton, grade two room three; Lewis Kappler, Starr Surbey, Wayne Taylor, Richard Workinger, Florence Young, grade two, room four. Esther Fawver, James Horner, Don Humbert, grade, three room eight; Carolyn McMillan, Donna June Rice, grade three room nine; Walter Brown, Nancy Christman, Arola Fawver, Marilyn Kaufman, Jack Harper, Donald Horner, grade four room ten; William Owens, Leland Schneider, Myron Shaw, William Smith, Mary Surbey, Lawrence Weidleman, grade four room eleven; Paul Arter, Stanley Fohl, Michael Ford, Dale Henthorn, Marvel Henthorn, John Holder, Dorothy Jaehenheimer, grade five room seven. Helen Richards, Richard Rohrer, Leroy Schreckengost, Robert Shaw, Dean Smith, Carolyn Storch, Vivian Surbey, Marilyn Weaver, grade five room fourteen; Eugene Ber- rodin, William Braucher, Eleanor Fawver, Irvin Fawver, Russell Harper, Allan Henthorn, Velma Ingold; Richard Myers, Folden Stumpf, James Yonally, Duane Patterson, grade six room six. - Perfect Attendance Grade VII—Arter, Ruth; Kaufman, Marvin; North, Marilyn; Rice, Wendell; Romme, Elnore; Warstler, Earl. Grade VIII—Acheson, Louis; DeMuesy, Nan; Dorn, Barbara; Gib- ler, David; Harman, Donna; Kamp, Ned; Myers, Donald; Price, Carol; Saylor, Richard; Smith, Rita; Stockert, Earl; Travis, Mary Catherine; Wehl, Glenn; Wise, Alice. Grade IX—McDowell, Robert. Grade X—Allen, Robert; Boeshart, Harold; Boeshart, Howard; Claypool, Richard; Denton, Doris; Gill, John; Greenho, Bruce; Keller, Ladyne; Miller, William; Schrein- er, Miriam; Willis, William. Grade XI—Allen, Mary; Givler, Richard; Kuntzman, Jane; Rohrer, Max; Smith, Richard; Wise, Frank. Grade XII—Beckert, John; Braucher, Margaret; Dahler, Fred; Edwards, Twila; Lantzer, Icea. Merit Awards Grade VII—Broeske, Joan; Chelpka, Doris; Ebel, Robert. Grade VIII—Price, Carol; Smith, Marilyn; Wise, Alice. Grade IX—Curry, Barbara; Day, Doris; King, Helen; Warstler, Bud; Werstler, Richard. Grade X — Claypool, Richard; Daily, Norma; Fry, David; Frye, Ruth; Golloway, Glenn; Kintz, Joe; Mathie, William; Metzger, Evelyn; Schug, Kenneth. Grade XI—Schick, Tom; Wise, Frank. Grade XII—George, Inez. Car Driven by Husband Hits Pole on Portage Street Clarence A. Hawkins, 40, RD 7, and his wife, escaped serious injury late Monday night when their car crashed into a telephone pole near the intersection of Portage and Royer streets. Hawkins escaped uninjured but his wife sustained a fractured nose, lacerations of the right cheek, the loss of two lower teeth and a bruised right knee. She was treated and taken to the hospital by Dr. A. R. Basinger. The accident occurred when Hawkins attempted to negotiate the curve at too high a speed, according to Officer R. A. Smith, who investigated the accident, o Auto Races Start Saturday Midgejt Series to Feature Outstanding Drivers Some of the best known drivers of midget racers will participate in the first of a series of weekly speed events Saturday evening, June 8, at the Stark County fairgrounds in Canton. .With Al Bonnel, Shorty Drexler, Mike Little, and other famous coast to coast drivers planning' to enter the seven events each Saturday evening, many innovations have been made at the track, including new bleachers and a three foot guard rail for the protection of spectators. It is planned to hold the midget speed events at the dustless quarter mile track, every Saturday night during the summer season, with time trials at 7 p. m. and official races at 8:30. The races are being sponsored by Stark Sports, Inc., with G. C. "Honey" Bauman, as agent. i Mrs. Emma Ream to Address Club on Friday Plain Township Women's Republican club will have a covered dish dinner in the form of a picnic at Witwer park on Friday, June 7 at 12:30. Mrs. Fred Boli, president of the organization, will give a report on the Ohio Federation meeting held recently in Columbus. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Mrs. Emma Ream of New Philadelphia, state central com- mitteewoman. There will also be a panel discussion on the "duties of precinct women" headed by Mrs. Luella Bu- ker, county chairwoman. Miss Harriet Gibler is chairman of arrange ments. CAN AVODD DELAY Patrons of the Park theatre who enjoy taking friends with them on "pal night" have found themselves unnecessarilv delayed through a little oversight on their part. When they step up to the ticket office to purchase tickets, they are forgetting to mention the fact they have a "pal" with them and quite naturally only receive the one ticket. This results in confusion when they are forced to return to the ticket booth to ask for the additional ticket. Being forced to return to the booth not only results in delay for the theater-goers but also serves to confuse the ticket girl and this could easily be avoided with a little foresight. Middlebranch Event to be Held Saturday, June 8 The Middlebranch PTA under the leadership of the newly elected president Mrs. W. A. Brechbill, and in cooperation with the various organizations in' the community of Middlebranch are working on plans for the annual band carnival which will be held Saturday evening, June 8, on the school grounds and in the school building. The carnival will start at five- thirty when the women of the community will be ready to serve a real home made chicken and noodle supper. A number of high school bands from Stark county will furnish music for the carnival which will be continuous throughout the evening. The various committees are busy working to make this the biggest band "carnival in Stark County this year. This annual project which was the largest of its kind in Stark county iast year is sponsored by the community for the benefit of the Middlebranch high school fifty piece band under the direction of P. W. Taylor, William M. Kohr is superintendent of the school. MOTHERS TO°PICNIC The coming of June usually is thought of in terms of carnivals, band concerts and the like and North Canton is no exception for next week-end Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, the annual band festival will be held on the high school grounds. Sponsored by the North Canton School Band association, an organ- zation which was founded for the purpose of furthering band interests, this year's event promises to be the biggest and best yet held. Other civic and fraternal organizations have joined in and will operate stands on the grounds. Games of various sorts will be provided similar to spill the milk, fish pond for the kiddies, refreshment stands, and other forms of amusements. Although festivities are not scheduled to start before 7 p. m. it will be possible for those who wish to obtain their supper on the grounds. Menu for this year's supper consists of chicken and biscuit and will be available both evenings. Nothing has been said so far about the musical end of the entertainment but nine school bands from surrounding territory will be on hand for that purpose. Bands which have signified their intentions of participating include Hartville, Middlebranch, Coventry, Greentown, Louisville, Uniontown, Canal Fulton, Jackson and North Canton. The program will be broken up into two divisions with some of the bands appearing on the one night and the balance on Saturday even- ig. Bands to appear on the program Friday evening include: Greentown, Coventry, Hartville, Uniontown and North Canton, while Middlebranch, Louisville, Canal Fulton, Jackson, and North Canton will perform on Saturday night. o 11th Anniversary Wagner's Restaurant Celebrating This Week Eleven years of service to the community is being observed this week by Wagner's restaurant of North Canton. "This has been a successful year," stated Orrin Wagner, owner, "and we wish to thank all our patrons for making it so." Constantly on the alert to put into effect ideas which will improve service, Wagner attended the national restaurant convention in Chicago and the state gathering at Columbus, where he learned modern restaurant merchandising ideas, some of which he has already put into operation and others he hopes to add from time to time.. During the past year there has been no change in personnel. ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY Pre-School Group to Hold Outing June 12 Pre-school Mothers' Study club will hold a picnic at waterworks park in Canton, Thursday, June 12. A lunch will be served at 11:30 a. m. Members are asked to call Mrs. L. G. Schilling or Mrs. Ralph Os- born for reservations. New officers for the coming year are Mrs. Glenn Green; president; Mrs. Gordon Troxler, vice president; Mrs. King Brown, secretary; Mrs. Dale Gerber, treasurer; and Mrs. Clyde Boerngen, literature chairman. Rebecca Class to Have Outing This Thursday Members and friends of the Rebecca Class of Zion Reformed church will hold their annual garden party on Thursday, June 6, at the home of Mrs. E. C. Roberts on Roselane. Activities will start at 2 p. m. with a covered dish supper being served later in the-day. The party will be held rain or shine. Should there be inclement weather, the group will move indoors. Transportation will be provided for those who have no other means of attending, starting at 4 p. m. Those desiring transportation are asked to be at the church at 4, 5 or 6 p. m. WOOD IMPROVED Removed to Home From Hospital On Tuesday Willis H. Wood, physical director at the Community building, who is recovering from a sudden illness, was removed to his home at 1272 Woodland avenue, Tuesday. Wood has been confined to the hospital for the past two weeks and his condition has improved to the extent that he was returned home. His many friends will be interested to learn of his impovement and may call at his home. Cruiser On 'Good-Will' Mission to South America r WASHINGTON, D. C.—The 10,000 ton cruiser Quimcy, carrying two airplanes, is rushing toward the east coast of South America on what is briefly announced by the Navy to be a "good-will" cruise, but on what is reliably reported to be ttlhe special mission of aiding several Latin-American countries, if necessary, in meeting Nazi fifth column activities. The Quincy's first stop will be Rio de Janeiro,' but it is believed that the cruiser may proceed on to Montevideo, where Uruguayan officials are frankly alarmed over organized Nazi activities. This picture of the cruiser eras made in 19381 •'^5| ..V JS*-—TvieiS. utS-.^-V".
|Title||The Sun, 1940-06-05|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|