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--r?.!i V *'"--■""•sa'^iSSSK^****""''^^ ' t,*"v:" -- " ,.--^.*,g*^^S#^^aA%^l-%-*^»«-»t-»-ti '■'"'/:-'- j'^a^ftM^^ggg^- Life and Liberty There is a great fascination in the little homes strung out across the rolling countryside. There is nothing spectacular about them, no mark of unusual beauty or careful landscaping. Yet they have a distinction which the great estates do not possess. There are miles upon miles of them; strings of lights from a train window; houses far enough apart to grow; little, lighted windows strung across a continent with roads binding towns and homes together. It is" these myriad homes in small towns that constitute America. What would it be like to live in a world composed entirely of people of genius—mien with single track minds and temperaments, each capable of great achievement because of singleness of purpose and aim, and an ability to eliminate the little things of life The bold, ambitious people are busy getting ready to enjoy life—but the people of the little homes in small towns are the ones who really live. They are the men who work faithfully all day long at tasks, going from these tasks at the day's close to life with their families. They have time to putter about, to enjoy their homes, their gardens, their children, to take an active part in their church and their1 community, to be neighborly. It is this body of people who make up the democracy we call America. It is how these people think; it is how these people vote; it is how these people decide, that makes America different from any country in the world—for it is the combined decision of these people that determines what the policies of America shall be. Bigger are they and more powerful than the dictators of all the world. And because of this it is the task of the people <$, the, little town, to think clearly and carefully, to realize their Ire- sponsibilities and to act courageously and at all times miull accord with the high principles of their own Declaration'o£ Independence—that document made by them for then; own kind^and'always by word and deed to "hold these truths to be self-evident, that all mien ate created .equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that amony.tfese.ara-Lj&j,M^rty and the pursuit <tf-Happiness." If it-iey 'do this, tfiis stronghold pf Democracy Wijl. endure throughout any storm which may assail it. , , Test Tubes Dwarf Skyscrapers We think of America as a land where unprecedented progress has been made in material achievement—in building skyscrapers and railroads, machines and industrial miracles. But America is a land where greater progress has been made in other than mechanical fields. The spirit of. private enterprise, of individual initiative, knows no boundaries. " Here, for instance, is a fact which while not as obvious as a skyscraper, is a thousand times more important: In 1920, tuberculosis was the greatest single cause of death among life insurance policyholders. In 1940, it accounted for but 4.8 per cent of such deaths—nearly a 70 per cent reduction from the 1920 rate^ ; «,-.,., What caused that change? Luck, coincidence? Obviously not. It was caused by unremitting, tireless work by the medical profession against ojie of the greatest scourges of man- Who participated in that work? To answer that you must run the gamut of the whole medical and bacteriological world —scientists in great laboratories, staring at solutions in test tubes—practitioners in hospitals where the sick and dying came for aid—overworked, unknown country doctors paying calls on victims .of the white plague in rude huts. These men never gave up in their endless research. They knew discouragement and temporary failures, but they always moved" forward, often against public prejudices. Reverses were simply challenges to try again. And so the hazard of tuberculosis has been greatly lessened. The work progresses with the firm faith that some day means will be found of conquering it completely. What is true of tuberculosis, is true of all the great killers. Some have been controlled. Some are yet-little understood. But always, the medical profession fights on. American medicine is making your life healthier, happier, fuller. ^Siili^^^-iPp^ Bill!?? VOL. 18—No. 26 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1941 $1.50 PER YEAR rr*-a The Baseball Drama The teams of the major baseball leagues have been practicing for some weeks, and the grand race . for the 1941 championships is beginning. If some foreign traveler wished to give a complete picture of our country, he should attend some of these ball games. If he observes the marvelous skill which the players have developed, notes the roaring of the crowd, the sorrow felt by the losers and the joy of the winners, he will have learned many things about America. Social, economic, and business life is rapidly changing in the United States, but some things come fairly near being fixed. One of these is the great national game of baseball. In minor details the game changes from one decade to the next, but the main idea keeps on about the same from year to year. ; Good Neighborhoods People often say, when they contemplate buying a home or moving into a town, that they want to get into a "good neighborhood." What constitutes a. good neighborhood? It does not necessarily have to be a neighborhood where there are handsome houses. A street of small homes may be a perfectly good neighborhood. All depends on whether the places are kept up and whether they show some taste and attractiveness. People dislike to move into a neighborhood where refuse is allowed-to accumulate, -aad- where- no -attempt-is ^vjw^ to beauti^^^ ; . , -•*:_•,_ Delegates Report on State Meeting Reports on the state convention of the Ohio State Federation of Women's clubs held in Dayton last week were given by Presidentelect Mrs. C. C. Coons at the regular club meeting Monday evening. Mrs. Coons and Vice Presidentelect Mrs. C. K. Mummery were sent to the convention as delegates representing the club. They spent the three days attending meetings and forums which studied the problems and programs for women's clubs throughout the state. More than 900 women from all over the state were present, indicating the need for the state meeting and the interst in it. Seventy-five members and guests were present at the club meeting Monday evening and heard Miss Janet Baker of station WADC relate her experiences behind the microphone. Also on the program, Mrs. Jack Young sang two solos, "To You" and "Sunshine, and Happiness." She was accompanied by Miss Ella Geidlinger, music chairman for the program. Mrs. K. E. Sauter was chairman of the program and Miss Harriet Gibler coffee chairman. The tables were decorated in yellow and white and had spring flowers. The speaker at the next meeting of the Woman's club which will be held Monday, May 5 at 1:30 will be Bernard W. Bodgers, Canton attorney who will speak on "Home Gardening." o Auxiliary Members Plan Trip to Home Legionaires and Friends Invited to Open House Members of the American Legion auxiliary, the American Legion and their families and friends have been invited to attend the annual open house at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' home at Sandusky on Sunday, May 4. Local auxiliary members who plan to attend the open house should notify Mrs. Elmer Miller, president of the club so that accommodations may be made. It is 'the first time that the women have planned- to attend the annual affair and they will go as a group, traveling in private automobiles. '" While at the home the visitors will see how the homeless and *dis- abled veterans make the poppies w-hjch are sold on poppy day to be held later ih May. They will also make a tour of the home and hospital. Registration will begin at 10:30 on Sunday morning in the admin- istrationjbuilding under the supervision of Mrs. Fred Parks, presi dent of the Commodore Denig Unit 83 of Sandusky., o Girl Scouts Visit Scout House Seventeen members of the North Canton Girl Scout troop attended the club meeting and dinner held in th» Girl Scout house in Canton last Thursday evening. Three members of the troop, Doris Chelpka, Virginia Deuble, and Carolyn Hassinger prepared the meal which was served buffet style. A short business meeting was held and the members discussed plans for a roller skating party, j Annual Village Spring Gleaning Next Week Truck to Pick Up Rubbish, Cans irt Four Day Drive Annual spring cleaning for North Canton will be held for four days next week when citizens of the village are asked to put out their tin cans, old bottles and other-such articles to be hauled away. All materials which can be burned must be taken care ai by "the individual families and they must also dispose of their * • ashes " but other accumulated materials will be hauled away by the village department. The truck will cover the northeast section of the village east' of Main St. and north of E. Maple on Tuesday, April 29, stopping at each place where the rubbish -is placed in receptacles at the curb. On Wednesday, April 30 the truck will cover the northwest section, west of N. Main, and north of W. Maple. Thursday will be clean up day for the southwest part of town, south of West Maple and west of South Main and on Friday, May 2, the cleanup will be completed when the crew picks up the waste material east of South Main and south of East Maple. All rubbish to be picked up should be placed in receptacles and put at .the curb or at the edge of the alley along which the truck will travel. George M. Letherman Dies Wednesday President of Seed Company and Nursery Owner Succumbs From Complications in Aultman Hospital; Was Resident of This Vicinity for Many Years George M. Letherman, 63, owner of the Lether- Mr. Letherman had been a resident of this vicinity man Nursery and president of the Letherman Seed for 37 years and was a member of the First Methodist church in Canton and the McKinley Men's Bible class. He was a graduate of Fargo, North Dakota Business college and Valparaiso university. During the World war he served with the Home Guards. He first started in business at the old Patton Warehouse situated where the Pennsylvania passenger station is now located. He later operated a" store on E. Tusc. in Canton and then moved to the present location in the Auditorium building. Among the Canton organizations of which he was a member was the White Lake club for outdoor enthusiasts, Canton lodge F. & A. M., Scottish Rite bodies, Stark consistory, Nazir Grotto and the Shrine and he was also a 32nd degree Mason. Mr. Letherman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie L. Letherman; two adopted sons, Fred and Edward; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Bute of Jackson, Minn., and Mrs. Clara Johnson of South Bend, Ind.; and two brothers, Elmer and James V. of Santa Barbara, Calif. Friends may call at the Arnold parlors after 3:30 Thursday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed although it has been announced that the Masons will hold a service at the parlors Thursday at 7:45 p. va. Co. died in Aultman hospital Wednesday morning, April 23, 1941 of complications. He had been ill for several weeks and only a few days ago was taken from his home on the Canton- Akron road north of North Canton to the hospital. Firestone to Address Phalanx Members to Initiate Alliance Chapter Sunday Lester Firestone will be the speaker at the meeting of Phalanx Thursday evening. Paul Reeder is in charge of the program. On Friday evening members of the club will have a blind date program with Alpha Iota sorority of Canton. They will have bowling and dancing, followed with an indoor wiener roast at the Community building. Members of the fraternity will travel to Alliance on Sunday to initiate the Alliance chapter in t'jfe Y. M. C. A. at 3 o'clock. Wil our Bailey will be in charge of the service. Three on Honor Roll Local Kent State Students Achieve High Grades - Three North Canton students at Kent State university won honors on the high honor roll by attaining a cumulative scholarship of better than "B" plus, from 3.50 to 3.99 numerical point advantage. The honor students were Jewell Hardman, R. D. 7, Roy Mohler, 208 Seventh street, and Elizabeth Schiltz,* 307 McKinley street. o Folk Dancing Monday Former Mt. Union Teacher to Lead Program Folk and square dancing will be held in the Community building gym next Monday evening for Junior and Senior Girl Reserves and Hi-Y members. The dances will be conducted by Mrs. Paul Perkins, former instructor at Mt. Union College. She will be accompanied by Mrs. Naomi Hansen of Canton. Trained Animals, Clowns to Appear in Circus Here May 5 Three .ring .circuses are not as common today with their picturesque clowns and animals and stars of the ring but within .two weeks, on Monday, May 5 children cf North' Canton who have never seen a circus will get their chance to laugh gleefully with the clown and thrill to the acts of the daring aerialist's. The circus, sponsored by the North Canton Boosters club, will feature performing animals, prancing ponies, elephants and acrobats and gymnasts. There will also be a wild west exhibit of cowboys, cow girls, Mexican and Sioux Indians. "*It ib only a one day stand with an afternoon and evening performance, to be held at the football field where there will be plenty of room for the tents. Of spcial interest to the children will be the huge elephant, "Goliath." They will also delight in the numerous clowns and in the carefree air of the western performers who will .bring back a part "of the wild west in a summary of the historical events on the great plains. ' The afternoon performance will start at 2 o'clock with *t;he door, thrown open to the public an hour in advance and the evening per« formance is scheduled to start at 8 p'clock with the public admitted from 7 o'clock on._ A? large share of "the benefits of the circus will go to the Booster club to be used for civic purposes. At their special meeting Tuesday evening members of the club heard Judge Gordon Burris pf Canton discuss circus organizatioSl He stressed the fact that in order to conduct a successful circus it was important to have good entertainment, a good objective- full cooperation in the cornmunity and good publicity. Duke Drukenbrod, present manager of the Clyde Beatty jungle circus was also, present and spoke on the history of circuses. He stated that the first circus was held in Rome and was an enormous parade of wild animals. Years later the first circus caravans toured othei European countries. John Robinson had the first circus in the United States in the year 1823 and for many years four generations of the family carried it on. The circus, he told the men, is the only form of entertainment which hasn't been censored and there is never any internal strife in a circus organization because, full cooperation is necessary for it to survive. Savings and Loan Celebrate Anniversary Citizens' Branch Located in New Building Ten Years On Thursday, April 23, 1931 the doors of the new Citizens' Savings and Loan Co. branch office in North Canton were for the first time thrown open to the public in Open House, inaugurating a new phase in the service which the company has rendered to the citizens in North Canton for many years. The former location of the business was at 127 S. Main in the Rubright building which was opened on November 1, 1920. On the day of the opening of the new building formal business was not- conducted there but the visitors were shown from room to room in the spacious new building. Ralph Young, assistant secretary and present manager of the North Canton branch was also manager at the time the new building was constructed and has been respon sible for the many courtesies and services which the company has constantly given to the people of North Canton. At the time the new building was opened Harry Ross Jones was chairman of the Board, W. Paul Wagner president of the company, Lester H. Higgins secretary and Hayes-R. .Putman,,one time schoftt teacher- in North Cantbn was assis taut secretary and publicity director. • * The tenth anniversary of the Citizens Savings and Loan Co. branch office means years of service to a growing community. Altogether, the Citizens Savings and Loan Co. has been serving the whole county for more than 42 years. His Charge Denied Altruistic Glub Meets Women to Continue Study of States at Future Meetings Mrs. A. L. Shanafelt was hostess at the April meeting of the Altruistic club held at her home at 306 S. Main. The program, in charge of Mrs. M. A. Martin, was a study of different states in the union. Each person answered roll call with the name of a state and gave a brief talk on the interesting places and things about the state. This study will be continued until all the states have been named. A social hour followed the program and dinner was served by the hostess. ATTEND MEETING Dr. and Mrs. Stanley West returned home from Golumbus Sunday where Mrs. West attended a special meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Ohio State Opto- metric association. During the meeting state prizes were awarded for the poster contest sponsored by the auxiliary during "Save Your Vision" week in March for high school students. Missionary Societies Have District Meet Rohrer Elected New Rotary President at Probation Officer of Juvenile Court to Be Speaker Thursday Meeting; Rotary Anns Honor Mrs. Emch.. Washington, D. C. — Senator Charles W. Tobey of New Hampshire, with world globe in his office in the senate office building, who asserted that he has reliable information that the United States Navy is convoying- British munition-laden ships into the Atlantic. His charges brought strong denials from Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, .and jChief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Stark.- -- Ring Group Girls Receive Awards Forty-Four Dads, Daughters Frolic at Banquet Eleven girls in the senior Girl Reserve ring group were presented their awards for active participation in club activities and for carrying out special projects at the third annual father-daughter banquet Monday evening. Those who received either rings or bracelets were Virginia Lesh, Alice VanVranken, Donna Davidson, Dorothy Spitler, Vivian Miesmer, Norma Daily, Barbara Smith, Jean Warstler, Margaret Livingston, Dorene Bricker and Ruth Frye. As a token of their appreciation, the girls presented their senior leader, Helen Kolp, with a bracelet. Miss Evelyn Gatrell and Miss Frances Seederly are club advisers. Forty-four dads and daughters were present at the banquet which was based on the idea of a progressive dinner. Between each course they progressed from one table to another, singing group songs before they ate. The program was closed with the club members and guests singing the Girl Reserve Taps. Cooks for the banquet were Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. Harry Mohler, Mrs. T. G. Denton and Mrs. Clinton Spitler. Speaker Brings News of Dr, Searle Bates in East More than one hundred delegates from Women's missionary societies in this district attended the district meeting held at the Community Christian church on Monday, Miss Bertha Parks, principal speaker, who has just recently returned from a visit to China and Japan told startling facts of the war conditions there and the situations under which the aries are working. She brought news of Dr. Searle Bates, former member of the local church who is now carrying on his service in the east. She stated that his home there has been completely looted and is now merely a shell and that he is a marked man. Mrs. Bates and the children are at present in California. Mrs. Foster Crawford presided at the meeting and luncheon was served by members of the Clover Leaf class. mission- William Lorenz Dies Following Hemorrhage Fun*ral Services to Be Keld Friday Afternoon - William F. Lorenz, 79, died in Aultman hospital early Wednesday morning from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Lorenz came here from. Allegheny, Pa., in 1880 and had worked for the Elbel company in Canton for 50 years. He was a member of the Grand Army band. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah B. Lorenz, two brothers, Richard of North Canton and Harry of Canton and one sister, Mrs. Cornelius Carpenter of Canton. The body will be taken from the Lewis parlors to the home of Richard Lorenz on Schneider Rd. on Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 3 o'clock with Rev. M. A. Cossaboom officiating. Burial will be in* Northlawn cemetery. Edward W. Weckel, chief probation officer of the Juvenile court in .»■ Canton will be the. guest speaker [■ at the meeting of Rotary Thursday , - evening. Clarence J. Rohrer was elected. president.-of the North Canton Ro- tary at the directors' meeting held last Thursday. When he takes office on July 1 he will succeed Charles Carper, present head, of the organization. Other officers who were elected'. at the meeting we're Wayne Hum- > mel, vice president; Rev. N. B. Emch, secretary; Ralph Young; treasurer; Todd Eaver, sergeant- at-arms; and Russell Rudy, music director. . :. , .Directors who were elected at the club meeting to serve -for." a two year term are Wayne Hummel, Otis Jester, Mayor Guy Price, and Charles Williams. Directors who have another year to serve - are . - Charles Carper, Clarence Rohrer, Vernon Sell, Park Surbey and Lee T. Lewis. Official delegates to the district conference at Akron the first three days of this week were Clarence Rohrer and Rev. Emch, alternate. Charles Carper and Mr. Rohrer have been appointed representatives to attend the international convention to be held in Denver, Colo, in June. A large number of local Rotarians and their wives attended the, district convention held in Akron during the various sessions. More than 1400 persons were present at the tea and musical held on Sunday afternoon at the Seiberling home at which Miss Mary Van Kirk, Metropolitan star appeared. At the Fun fest held in the evening at the Mayflower hotel, Rev. Emch won the grand prize which was a car robe and metal tourist map. North Canton, members who attended the- district sessions were Mayor and Mrs. Guy Price, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Sell, Mr. and Mrs. Park Surbey, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Rubright, Mr*, and Mrs. William ', Pet^j** Mr. a-nd Mrs. Otis,«Jester, Rev. and Mrs. N. B. Emch, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Rohrer, -, Mfc. " and Mrs. Charles Carper, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harpold, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Eaver, Mr. and Mrs.' Ralph Young, Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Basinger, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Glass, Dr. and Mrs. H. Corl, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Holl, J. F. Gross, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee T. Lewis. Local persons who won prizes at the Monday evening session were Dr. H. Corl, Mrs. Eaver, Mrs. Emch, Ralph Young, and Mrs. William Peters. Last Thursday evening the Rotary-Anns held a farewell party at the Lutheran parsonage in honor of Mrs. Norman Emch. More than 25 guests were present and they presented Mrs. Emch with a purse. Mrs. Charles Schafer and Mrs. Roy Harpold were in charge of the arrangements. Bright Dutch Costumes, Dances Feature Operetta Hartville Schools Plan Open House Class Room Exhibits, Music, Play onTrogram, The Hartville school will observe annual open house Friday evening in the school building with exhibits of school work and,a program by the students. ' . The building will be open at 7 o'clock and the home economics department! and the manual arts will have complete exhibits of the work they- have been doing all year. Other classrooms will also be open with class work on display and teachers will be in each room to explain the work done there. At 8:30 a program will be held in the* high school auditorium when the Girl Reserves will present a short play. A group of songs will be presented by a. selected I chorus. "-. -V'-.- -.- '». | Town Team New Champs of Father Time Tournament \ ~t l-'-P" .n~-r~-~.. ^y.^f.,'. -^- o-^.Vi"^''-'.' ; , - - In a final last minute splurge the town team of "old" men sent the faculty down to defeat in the championship game of the Father Time tournament held at the Community building, Tuesday evening. In an equally close and rough game the Community building team emerged victors in the consolation game over the East Ohio Gas Co. during the preliminary contest. With the gold trophy now in their possession members of the town team can sit back and recount how they took the ball away from-a leading faculty five, settled down to work and made the last five seconds count for plenty. . The faculty led the game all the *way and started the last quarter with a 6 point lead. In the last few minujtes Dick Smith tied the score for the town with a one-handed push shot from: near the foul line, Bob Miller added an extra point in the last five seconds on a foul shot and,the game was over, ending the series for another year. Score was , Memberaof the championship team were Bob Miller, captain; Dick Smith, Ralph Mohler, Bob Strasser, and Lauren (Wimpy) Franz. Faculty team members who played throughout the tournament were Ray Swope, captain, Ben Las- kin, Eldon Basinger, Glenn Spangler, Wayne Russell, and Dick Franz. The Community Building-East Ohio Gas Co. consolation game played earlier in the evening was won by the Building team in the last few minutes, 22-21. Members of the winning team were Melvin Carpenter, captain, Jack Coughlin, C. B. Williams, David Heim, John Guttner and Bob Swope. Following the games' a banquet was served to those who participated in the tournament. Individual awards were made to the members of the town team and they were presented with the trophy which will remain in their possession for a year until the next tournament. Mr. Williams gave a brief talk on the history of the tournament and Eugene Schafer showed movies on hunting, fishing, bowling and pastel shooting. With final dress rehearsal a thing of the past, the grade school actors and actresses are ready to go on the stage with their annual spring operetta, "Rumplestiltzkin" Thursday afternoon and Friday evening. The first performance, on Thursday afternoon, will be at 1:30 in the high school auditorium. The characters will be dressed in the gay colorful costumes of the Dutch peasants for the play comes from Dutch ancestry. The king will wear the tradi tional cape of kingdom and the courtiers, guards and other attendants will add a bright flash of color to the entire production. The first act is laid by the miller's cottage where the lovely young daughter weeps as she fails to spin the straw into gold. It is here that the little man, Rumplestiltzkin first visits her. The second act is at the palace of the king and in the nearby forest. Here Rumplestiltzkin comes back to the miller's daughter who is now the queen and demands that she keep her promise to give him anything for which he asks. Leading characters in the operetta will be played by Richa>d Rohrer as Rumplestiltzkin, Shirley DeMuesy as the miller's daughter, and David Dougherty as the king. Music and dramatics will be* directed by Miss Jean Morrison, Miss Mary Clauser and Miss Zorayda Roth. Miss Evelyn Gatrell, Miss Laura Myers and Doris Day are the accompanists. Miss Ruth Scho- ry is in charge of the scenery and Miss Laura Myers and Mrs. Mar- cellain Rush are in charge of the dances. McCall and Mrs. Virginia Wisler are in charge of the costumes, complete even to the Dutch shoes which lend authenticity to the Dutch dances. All colors of the rainbow -will be apparent in the brilliant fined capes, the many colored trousers of -the guards and cbnaeteis of the court, and the wide flaring skirts of the peasant girls. Miss Mary Evans and Miss Virginia Ann Rosch will be in charge, of entertainment between the acts. The business concerning the production is being handled by Ben Laskin, Miss Marjorie Kaufman and E. R. Basinger, grade school principal. Former Resident Dies in Carrollton David Walters Succumbs After Short Illness Services were held Saturday afternoon for David P. Walters, former North Cantonite who died in his home Wednesday, April 16, 1941. Mr. Walters is survived by three daughters of North Canton, Mrs. Leora Wise, Mrs. Elsie Miller and Mrs. Bessie Powell and one brother, John of North Canton. Burial was in North Canton cemetery. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Steven J. Kurtzman of Wilmot who, died Monday night, April 21, 1941, following a six weeks illness. Mrs. < Kurtzman was the sister of John;*": Frank, Albert, Edward and Arnold- Kaufman of North Canton. . ~- Rev. Leon Robbins of Akron will' - officiate at the funeral and burial ~ will be in Snyder's cemetery. ": TRANSFORMER ON FIRE The North Canton fire department answered a call to extinguish a blazing transformer on a power pole at the corner of W. Summit and S. Main late Sunday night-The blaze is believed to have started from a short. little damage- was dose. _».V-. I
|Title||The Sun, 1941-04-23|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
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Life and Liberty
There is a great fascination in the little homes strung
out across the rolling countryside. There is nothing spectacular about them, no mark of unusual beauty or careful landscaping. Yet they have a distinction which the great estates
do not possess. There are miles upon miles of them; strings
of lights from a train window; houses far enough apart to
grow; little, lighted windows strung across a continent with
roads binding towns and homes together. It is" these myriad
homes in small towns that constitute America.
What would it be like to live in a world composed entirely of people of genius—mien with single track minds and temperaments, each capable of great achievement because of
singleness of purpose and aim, and an ability to eliminate
the little things of life
The bold, ambitious people are busy getting ready to enjoy life—but the people of the little homes in small towns
are the ones who really live. They are the men who work
faithfully all day long at tasks, going from these tasks at
the day's close to life with their families. They have time to
putter about, to enjoy their homes, their gardens, their children, to take an active part in their church and their1 community, to be neighborly. It is this body of people who make
up the democracy we call America.
It is how these people think; it is how these people vote;
it is how these people decide, that makes America different
from any country in the world—for it is the combined decision of these people that determines what the policies of
America shall be. Bigger are they and more powerful than
the dictators of all the world.
And because of this it is the task of the people <$, the,
little town, to think clearly and carefully, to realize their Ire-
sponsibilities and to act courageously and at all times miull
accord with the high principles of their own Declaration'o£
Independence—that document made by them for then; own
kind^and'always by word and deed to "hold these truths to
be self-evident, that all mien ate created .equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
that amony.tfese.ara-Lj&j,M^rty and the pursuit