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UvifUe Let's Not be Witch Burners When we turn the pages of history, *we shudder at the stories of the days when the persecution of helpless people as witches ran like wildfire over Europe and scorched the record of some of our. own colonies. We cannot understand how such things came to be—and how men, and women were condemned to a horrible death on the wildest rumors. And yet—do you remember some of the rumors prevalent twenty-five years ago—the innocent people who had to bear ostracism because of foreign names—the unleashed hatred which banned German music, which changed the names of foods—which even inflicted itself upon the helpless, sad-eyed dachshunds. We didn't burn witches—but we were stirred by the same motives. Today the hydra-headed monster of hate is beginning to raise its head again. We are "anti" all sorts of groups and individuals—too often without stopping to find out whether we are correct in our judgments and whether we are classing the innocent with the guilty. We are facing trying, critical days when our clearest thinking and most carefully measured judgments will be needed. Let us not be led astray into witch burning. This does not mean a careless, condoning attitude toward the enemies within. If you suspect with any cause some individual or group of subversive or unpatriotic acts—you have a duty plainly before you. Do not judge or condemn them to your friends or townsmen but report all you know at once to the federal authorities—and let .them handle it. They are your agents, trained and qualified to sift to the bottom any breach against the public welfare. But having done your duty as a citizen, do not let your prejudices control.you. We cannot afford to allow the racial and-religious Jiatreds which have made a battleground of the crowded conpnent of Europe drive us into even a mental attitude of -veitch bjjrning. We mSust condemn all foreign ideologies in &r defense;pf democracy—but we must *remem ber that afo||ig» name,; a! different accent, a religious belief other than o^'-djtraj;.<iqes;notf:stamp & man un-American. ;Tie names -msOTJSiM^?,a^ that America "has found" among its,; men of 'fbreign^esjeent thousands upon thousands who' would and did die for its protection and in its" service—perhaps because they knew what freedom was worth. We are Americans all—by birth or by choice. Let us never sully that proud boast by a reversion to mob hatreds and violence against any individuals. We have seen the way in which the flame of witch burning spread abroad. Let us ban it from our shores forever. ^ -,■'---CT/-^i- ;'-, '■z^x:-i*'^emiiL:~:'-^i^a9.\'<: o.a ^-^tcw^-i". .'!'" . _ , - -.' .-.^ .Vj-. -1 _ ." .•~5-:<i-*~K:-":;_:.""..->..--. . -'- >-'-.-' *">. --v"*a^* '':---■■-!'f"f7y^f=- :'\.?--:JZr-A VOL. 18—No. 29 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1941 $1.50 PER YEAR .^rs " - " '- -"".'O.X-^ Rotary Plan Inter- City Meet Here Rev. Floyd Withrow of Barberton to Be Guest Speaker When Clubs From Surrounding Communities Convene North Canton Rotary will play host to Rotarians from 12 surrounding communities Thursday evening in an inter-city meeting to be held at 6:30 in the Community Christian church. Rev. Floyd Withrow of Barberton, Rotarian well known throughout this district, will be the principal speaker of the evening. Also on the program, there will be skits, stunts, and musical numbers given by each club represented with a prize awarded to the one which is judged the best. Special musical numbers and group singing are being arranged to complete the program. A Hoover Dustette will be given by the Hoover Co. as a door prize and a leather secretary's kit will be •given as an attendance prize to the club having the best attendance. The program for the evening is in charge of Roy Harpold, chairman; Wayne, Hummel, Ward Mathie, Charles Carper and Rev. Norman Emch. More than 175 guests are expected at the meeting which usually draws a large crowd for an evening of fun and fellowship. Intercity meetings are held throughout the year at the various district club gatherings to bring the Rotarians together in closer fellowship and cooperation. There was no regular Rotary meeting here last week as the men each visited another club to invite them to the meeting this week. o W. G. T. U« Discusses "Child in ihe Home" Woman's Glub lo Hear Talk on Meats Plans Discussed for Benefit Card Party in June "The Romance of Meat" will be discussed by Mr. Wallon of Cleveland, representative of the Swift Co., at the meeting of the Woman's club to be held Monday evening in the Community building. Mr. Wallon will illustrate his talk with movies. Mrs. L. K. Acheson, American Home chairman, is in charge of tlie program and Mrs. Ralph Young and Mrs. Walter Reeder will be the receptionists. At a board meeting Monday afternoon officers of the club dis; cussed plans for a benefit card party to be held June 4 at the Shady Hollow Country club. It will be a mixed party with door and game prizes. n- ■ Board Officers Elected Peace Group Pickets White House Rev. Emch Gets Call to it I Am an American 99 May 18 is "I am an American" Day—a day of welcome to the new citizen—both to those who in youth have come- of-age and attained their citizenship by virtue of birth—and to those naturalized citizens who in maturity have chosen to give their allegiance to this country of ours and to the ideals for which it stands. To those who today for the first time join in proudly ■saying "I am an American," Greetings! May the years of citizenship which lie ahead be fruitful ones. May you have a peaceful and prosperous life time in a peaceful, prosperous country! But for those of us to whom citizenship here is not new —-"I am an American" Day takes on an added significance. For it is a day when we must hold a mirror to ourselves and ask how truly are we Americans—how will our Americanism stand the scrutiny of these new citizens? "America is a land of freedom." .Do we offer the same freedom to our neighbors as we expect-for ourselvefe? - "America is a land of religious liberty." Do we hold ourselves aloof because our way of worship, our creed, may not - be that of our neighbors? "America is a land of equal opportunity." Do we discriminate against our neighbor because of race jor creed or color? De we use a yardstick of class or creed rather than one of ability and character? To say "I am an American" is not enough. We must live it—proudly, yet humbly, in a spirit of wholehearted- cooperation and friendship toward alL "I am an American" implies an obligation as well as a right—a duty as well as a privilege —and it is only when these duties are fulfilled—the furtherance to the best of our ability of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" for all—regardless of race* or creed or color—that we have the "right" to proudly proclaim, "I am an American." Fishermen and Farmers In the so-called good old days, fishermen could go almost anywhere. They wandered along the trout brooks and lake sides almost as free as the birds. They are not always so popular now among the country dwellers. Too many of them couldn't take time to put up the farmer's fence which they knocked down. Or they were perhaps so eager to get home that they left their camp fire — burning, with the result that aforest tract went up in.smoke,; Soif many owners-have erected "No trespass" signs,,-they * should not be considered "to^have violated; any principle in -the etiquette book prgdlden^le. -"""; .--" ' .'■,"- -.-. >^">-/It is -universally admittetfVthat people need "push" and " energy to get ahead in private business. It also takes push and energy, the combined effort of a lot of people, to put the home town ahead. If you have a good- idea about your home .town, suggest it to those who are in a position, to.do something on that idea, aid be willing to help accomplish that aim, if.it is in your I ^IKW^to.do/'so.'-^'.- -.".-:;-'.-.'v-,;-'.^.'>.„-;-, i '..-.;:,. --v". . 1 . "**** *'ixMrM-x-'^^^'tflyy^'..'■^■•^ysy'-v'.y.--. -^r'y^y.-y'y'yy'--. / ,~ Women Send Flowers County Infirmary Seventeen plants were sent to the County Infirmary on Mother's day by members of the North Canton W. C. T. U. The plan was voted at the meeting of the club held last week at the home -of Mrs. Charles Howes. Thirty-four members and guests were present.at the meeting at •■which Mrs. Howes led the discus- sibi^t6pici.on "The Child in the Home." "' ..Mrs. Stella Lesh, who discussed it was part of God's plan that ev ery chiM have the. right ^to moral training in the home* ..Mrs... Adda McCaman talked -on' "Goals for Child Welfare'-' and Mrs. Helen Waltenbaugh -spoke -on youth groups of the organization and lie- sure time being rightly directed. Devotions were led by Mrs. Louise Evans and were closed with a tribute to the mothers. Carl Sponseller, Earl Waltenbaugh Returned to Office Two men were reelected and one new member elected to th Board of Managers of the Community building at the meeting held at the building on Monday. Carl Sponseller and Earl Waltenbaugh were returned to the offices which they held before for another three-year term and Ed Gross was elected to replace Rev. Norman Emch who had resigned previous to the elections. Other members of the board include E. B. Schiltz, Herman Voneman and C. W. Studer who have another year of their term to serve and Clark Wehl, Richard Hoover and" Lester Firestone. H. W. Hoover is president of the board. ~ WASHINGTON, D. C—Nine members of the American Peace Mobilization started picketing the White House in what officials of the organization said would be a "permanent vigil" to demonstate "the desire of the American people to stay out of war." Photo shows pickets of the American Peace Mobilization at the White House, led by Morris Watson. Camping Trips Planned for June Altruistic Glub Heels Boys' Groups to Travel to Cook's Forest and Logan Two camping trips for boys of grade school age are being planned for early in June by the Community building staff. Prom June 9 to 13 hoys in the 5th and 6th grades will have a chance to take an educational trip to Lancaster and Logan, Ohio. While on the trip they will sleep out in tents, cooking their own meals. Rangers in the forests there will conduct trips for the boys. Boys in the second, third and fourth grades will travel to Cook's Forest in Pennsylvania for a five' day vacation trip from June 16 to June 20. They, too, will sleep in tents and do their own cooking. Registration for either trip must be made at the Community building in the near future as there will be only a limited number permitted to go. North Canton is still not too many years removed .jar». owna. i«bu, wuo uiBwwjrcu ^Mrs. George Rose entertainedJ from the time when *wild ani- !^™i^y^ StorfrtfcchwfM^s tofflttrd rt-wffi-ttawwh*" the open fields and -'wood- her home last Thursday '-with luncheon meeting. The women continued their study of the states in the union and Mrs. Rose read a poem -written by Helen Welshimer. The next meeting of the club will be on June 12 and Mrs. Dyer will be the hostess. A special program is planned. Deer Here! open lands. Robert Hirt, police officer on duty Tuesday night reports seeing a .deer about 6 o'clock in the morning at the village limitB. The animal was north of Woodrow St. traveling west. 90 Italian Aliens Seized by U. S. NEW YORK CITY—Some of the ninety Italian aliens formerly employed at the Italian pavilion of the World's Fair as they waited to be booked after being taken into custody hy immigration authorities who charged them with overstaying their leaves in this country and, in some cases, of entering the country illegally: The Italians were taken to Ellis Island, there to await deportation. Villagers Turn Out En Masse for Circus on Saturday Everyone in town agrees that it was ever so much fun—and definitely a success, this circus which was sponsored by the Boosters' club. Most everyone should know, too, because the villagers turned out almost to a person to watch the human actors and animals go through their schedule of tricks. Youngsters who had never seen such a display of entertainment were thrilled at the daring "trapeze acts they saw and. many of them ■were delighted^with thertiny Baron. The Lone Ranger came in for his share of applause from the adults as well as the youngsters who" have watched his exploits* on the screen. Both the afternoon and evening performance drew huge crowds as children came from. all ts*urro*und- ing districts, some of them' as guests of business concerns . and many of them with their parents and friends. '-,. ... '/ I -Highlights on *Ui»pi^gram were j Hinton* shared equally with the lovely Er- ma Ward, queen of the air, the trained animal acts, the western riders and the army of clowns. Proceeds from the circus will be used by the Boosters to recondition and equip a football field for the high school. The next activity on the program for the organization will be a banquet to be held Saturday, May 24. Committees have- been working on the program and**-the speaker will be announced later. T-7-0-: Sewing Club Meets The Plain-Township Girls' Sewing club held its organization meeting Wednesday evening to elect officers for the coming year and decide upon a time for the regular meetings to be resumed when school lets out The meeting was held at the home of the adviser, Mrs. Henry Bethany Glass to Meet Thursday Bethany class of Zion Reformed church will have its regular meeting Thursday evening in the social rooms of the church. Mrs. Gladys Ashburn is program and hostess chairman and her committee members are Mrs. Pauline Starks, Mrs. Madge Brown and Mrs. Mildred Holl. The evening will he spent playing games and having contests. Special music will be given by E. D. Artman, vocalist. The color scheme of the tea table will be carried out in blue, yellow and white with blue and yellow candles and flowers. -*—■ o ■ Beauty Shop Opens A new and completely modern beauty shop has been installed in the building formerly occupied by Robert Mohler, photographer, and business was started Saturday morning. The rooms were refinished to' accommodate the change in business to make it more conven- "Our Town," Senior Play, Pulitzer Winner With a cast of characters well known to North Canton audiences for their performance in various plays, members of the North Canton Senior high school class are all set to put on their version of Thornton Wjlder's Pulitzer prize winner, "Our Town." Final dress rehearsal was on Wednesday evening and the first performance will be Thursday afternoon in a matinee performance for thp students. The background of the play, related by the stage manager, Tom Schick, covers briefly almost the entire history of the United States, With the play proper telling the life of a girl in the small New England town, how she finds love and happiness, loses it in death only to realize that she never really appreciated it. Back stage work will, in this unique production, count for as much as that seen by the audience because_all sound of the actions done by the characters will be made behind the scenes. Costumes which will he provided by each individual character will be of the early 20th century period and the make-up crew will he Mary Allen, Marian Nodle, .Polly Chenot, Reba Keith and Marjorie Festerly. ---" .-ro <**- ., ,,. CORRECTION Due.to a typographical error in the advertisement of the senior play, the prices are announced as 36c and 25c respectively for adults and students. They should read 25c for adults and 15c for students. ————o Junior Woman's Glub Entertains Mothers Mrs. Henderson Hostess at Tea Sunday Afternoon Twenty members of the Junior Woman's club and their mothers were guests at a Mother's day tea served at the home of Mrs. George Henderson, club adviser Sunday afternoon. The meeting honoring the mothers of the club members replaced the regular meeting which was to be held on Monday evening. Mrs. Harry Willaman, mother of Mrs. Robert Kreighbaum, club president, presided at the tea table which was decorated with a Mother's day cake, white candles and flowers. Mrs. Henderson gave some poetry appropriate for Mother's day. Mrs. Theodore Hahn, was also present at the tea, representing the Senior "Woman's club. On Monday evening, May 26 the club will have its annual spring banquet in Belden hotel at which' the installation-of officers for the coming year will be held. Mrs^ Theodore Hahn will be the installing officer. Miss Iris Hershberger is in charge of the decorations for the banquet and Miss Jane Reeder and Mrs. May June Bair are program co-chairmen. Blanche Fry Killed in Unusual Accident Pastor of Zion Lutheran to Preach Farewell Service Sunday Morning. - • Pinned Beneath Auto When It Rolls Over Bank Miss Blanche Fry, daughter .of one of Canton's oldest families, was killed instantly at her home on Portage St. Saturday at 11:20 when she was pinned beneath her automobile. Miss Fry, 58, had backed her automobile out of the garage to make a shopping trip with a neighbor. When she returned to close W»!?^SP, the garage doors the car started to j|pO"ft^.*|£ roll backward down a slight incline, i&^iftiti She attempted to stop the machine - ;«j3¥j?If but it continued to roll backward >&¥#£ and dropped over a four-foot em- Jj£fi-t bankment, pinning her beneath it. K^M Neighbors were called to remove the body from beneath the car. For the past few years Miss Fry ^os had been making her home with &,•? her sister, Mrs. Helen Ebeling. She was a life resident of Canton and a member of the Canton Woman's club. In addition to her sister she is survived by two brothers, Donald of North .Canton and Robert of Bowerston and two nephews, James and David. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev. Melvin E. Beck. Burial was in Northlawn cemetery. 0 Literary Club Plans Spring Luncheon P. G. Hoover Gives Travel Talk at Meeting Monday The next meeting of the Ladies' Literary club will be the annual spring luncheon to be held at the Elks' club in Alliance on Saturday, May 24. The committee in charge of the arrangements for the luncheon are> Miss Ethel Brown, chairman, Mrs. W. J. Evans, Mrs. E. L. Garman, Mrs. Claud Taylor, Mrs. Susan Holi, Mrs. William Christman, Mrs. Frank Wise and Mrs. R. C. Willigman. Monday evening the club members met at the. home of Mrs, Frank Hoover and heard a travel talk given by Mr. Hoover on Arizona where he and Mrs. Hoover vacationed this past ■winter. Mrs. A. A. Swope and Mrs. E. B. Schiltz gave some duets, •accom- pank*d by Mrs. Otis Jester., -Re- ireshments were served .and a social hour was enjoyed by the club members and their guests. On Sunday morning, May 'J.8,' Rev. Norman Emch will preach' his farewell sermon to Zion Lutheran" church, completing six and a half years service in North Canton . \ '" Eev. Emch has been called to ac- ' tive duty as army chaplain and will ' be stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Rolla, Mo. He will serve with an - Engineer Replacement Training Center which is slightly more than, a hundred miles from St.-Louis. REV. NORMAN B. EMCH Prior to coming to North Canton, Rev. Emch served in Grace Lutheran church in Hubbard, Ohio for five and a half years. He is a graduate of Capitol university and seminary in Columbus and has been preaching since 1927. His first charge was at Petersburg, W. Va., where he served as student pastor at St. John's Academy and the Petersburg Lutheran church for 18 months. During his pastorate in* North Canton more than 150 members have been added to the local Lutheran church. Rev. Emch has been quite active in community affairs, serving as secretary of the Rotary club for five years and a member of the Community building board of directors for three years. He has also served on the board of trustees of the North Canton school library for four years. Rev. and Mrs. Emch and their children, Dick and. Cayofyn will ' raovejjexi-week to "Coluriibus where -' -Mrs. Eic2h"an(i the children _will reside with her.mother until he is permanently located. He will report for active duty on May 28. Poppy Day to be May 22 Herman Graybill Dies in Home at Aultman Rev. Etling in Charge at Funeral Services Saturday Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Herman L. Graybill, 76, of Aultman who died at his home Wednesday, May 7, 1941, of a heart ailment. Mr. Graybill had lived in this vicinity for many years and was a foreman at the National Fireproof- ing Co. for a long period of time. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucy Graybill; two daughters, Mrs. John Freeze of Canton and Mrs. Ruth Brumbaugh of the home; 11 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren, and two brothers, Lemon L. of Unipntqwn and Edward L. of Canton.-".'*. Rev. H. H. Etling was.in charge of the services and burial was in North Canton cemetery."' In recognition of the services they gave in the World war, North Canton men and women will wear poppies on May 22 in memory of the soldiers who fought and died in France in 1918. Mrs. Otis Jester, chairman of the Poppy day plans has announced that volunteer members of the American Legion will be on the streets throughout the day offering poppies to be worn in honor of the dead, with the funds which are raised to be used for the disabled veterans and their families. Poppy day is celebrated in utmost all parts of the world and was- started soon after the World war. In America it was first started Pre-School Study Club to Meet May 22 Ethel Dupuis, Mrs. Meyer . Speakers on Program The Pre-school. Mothers' Study club will meet Thursday evening, May 22, at 8 o'clock in "the Community building. - Ethel M. Dupuis, the first speaker for the evening will discuss "Rhythm and Poetry" and Mrs. Milton Meyer, the second speaker, will talk on "Vacationing With a Small Child." in New York city two days before the signing of the armistice, inspired by the poem, "In Flanders Field" by Colonel John McCrae. It is generally observed in the United States the Saturday before Memorial day but Thursday has been chosen to celebrate it in North Canton. The poppies, are made by disabled war veterans in government hospitals and workrooms maintained by the auxiliary. They aid in giving the men employment and a chance to help in the cause. VolunT teer workers sell the poppies and thus all funds are turned over to the Legion and auxiliary for welfare work. Conference Announced Rev. Goist of Brewster led the discussion at the Young People's forum held in Zion Reformed church Sunday evening following the evening sendees. The general topic for discussion was "The Home" and how to build one successfully. Announcement was made of the second National Conference of Christian Education and Youth assembly of the Reformed and Evangelical church to be held at Lakeside from June 23 to 26 . Army Gets 81 MM. Mortar -—_ -t^mj^I *=>?• •^••c"'"<"i"Sr»>-!-.s~si-'Ia*'-.- -'•'■ v"-»* ■;**?'££&& GIRL RESERVES MEET Junior and Senior Girl Reserves will have a joint outdoor meeting Thursday evening with installation services following the supper. All Girl Reserves and their officers are JSiaa Angeline Verno is the pro-1 to be present at the Community HAMMOND, IND.—Brig, Gen. A: G. Gillespie, commanding geh-J: eral of the Watervliet, N. Y. arsenal; C. A. Liddle, president of the" Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing company, and Gol. Donald Armstrong, executive officer of the Chicago ordnance district, left to right around gun, inspect one of the first 81 mm. trench mortars completed in the United States for the national defense program. The 81 mm., mortar, manufactured by the plant of Pullman-Standard here was presented to Col. Armstrong for the army in aceremony at the .Hammond shops, * „*> -• , •„.,;.
|Title||The Sun, 1941-05-14|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
Let's Not be Witch Burners
When we turn the pages of history, *we shudder at the
stories of the days when the persecution of helpless people
as witches ran like wildfire over Europe and scorched the
record of some of our. own colonies. We cannot understand
how such things came to be—and how men, and women were
condemned to a horrible death on the wildest rumors.
And yet—do you remember some of the rumors prevalent twenty-five years ago—the innocent people who had to
bear ostracism because of foreign names—the unleashed
hatred which banned German music, which changed the
names of foods—which even inflicted itself upon the helpless,
sad-eyed dachshunds. We didn't burn witches—but we were
stirred by the same motives.
Today the hydra-headed monster of hate is beginning to
raise its head again. We are "anti" all sorts of groups and
individuals—too often without stopping to find out whether
we are correct in our judgments and whether we are classing
the innocent with the guilty.
We are facing trying, critical days when our clearest
thinking and most carefully measured judgments will be
needed. Let us not be led astray into witch burning.
This does not mean a careless, condoning attitude toward the enemies within. If you suspect with any cause some
individual or group of subversive or unpatriotic acts—you
have a duty plainly before you. Do not judge or condemn
them to your friends or townsmen but report all you know at
once to the federal authorities—and let .them handle it. They
are your agents, trained and qualified to sift to the bottom
any breach against the public welfare.
But having done your duty as a citizen, do not let your
prejudices control.you. We cannot afford to allow the racial
and-religious Jiatreds which have made a battleground of the
crowded conpnent of Europe drive us into even a mental
attitude of -veitch bjjrning. We mSust condemn all foreign
ideologies in &r defense;pf democracy—but we must *remem
ber that afo||ig» name,; a! different accent, a religious belief
other than o^'-djtraj;.