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YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY v*- POUTICAL DROP-OUT Election Day Nov. 7 "Don't be a political drop-out!" This is a slogan being used throughout the country to put a different emphasis on the trite but true theme being trumpeted by both political .parties: Vote Tuesday, November 7. • One reason our democracy has thrived is that our .political party system narrows the voter's choice on -•election day. Political candidates and their supporters Jhave spent much time and effort to persuade each one of us that their programs will be best for America. All that they ask is that we take the trouble to vote. This means obtaining an absentee ballot if we expect not to be able to vote at the polls on Tuesday, November 7 because we are on a trip or ill. However, most of us will be able to get to our polling place if we plan ahead—which means we should learn how we can vote, where we can vote, when we can vote, and them plan our day so that we will vote. Since the last election, when only 55% of the citizens went to the polls, the electorate has been enlarged with young people over 18 years old and residency requirements have been eased for Presidential balloting. In 1968, more than 7V& million registered voters did not vote and in 1970 that figure climbed to 16 million. Don't be a .political drop-out! Haste on Campaign Law Change $_;• A move is afoot to undermine the 1971 c'ahipaign reform law in one regard before it has scarcely had a chance to function. Unless opposition to watering down the bill emerges at once, there is a good chance that the move will succeed. As the law now stands, it is a crime for government contractors to make direct or indirect campaign contributions to any candidate or political party. There is now an effort to repeal this provision, thus exempting corporations and labor organizations from any such curb on campaign gifts. The provisiom', carried over from a 1940 law, springs from the sound view that government contractors should not have such power to influence the political process. Thus repeal would not, we think, be in the public interest. Tacit acknowledgment of this may be found in the tactics of those pushing for modification1 of the law. They hustled their repealer through tihe House (by a one-vote margin) witihout either public hearings or specific notice to members. Now a bare quorum of the Senate Rules Committee, called together for an impromptu meeting without proper notification, has voted approval of a repeal amendment by a four to <M_te vote. The Senate should put on the brakes. There may be something to the argument that government contractors should not be treated differently than other ■firms, but this should be taken up when there is time for careful deliberation. The Wheat Chess Game The great importance of wheat, both as a human food staple and as a counter in international politics, •is being notably illustrated. First we have the Soviet Union, plagued by its worst drought in a century, Ordering huge quantities of wheat from the Ulnited ^States. Now the government of India, another country victimized by severe drought, faces a tough dilemma. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has the option of turning to the United States for wheat shipments at concessionary terms under Public Law 480. This Food for Peace program remains available to India despite the administration's freeze on aid to that country which was imposed last December in connection with the fighting over Bangladesh. Because of the tension between the Washington and New Delhi governments, however, Prime Minister Gandhi is in a difficult position. Self-sufficiency in food is a new thing for India, a great feather in Mra. Gandhi's cap. Present indications are that the drought is going to end that self-sufficiency for this year. To ask Washington' for commodities oh favorable terms to make up shortages would involve serious loss of face. Short of requesting such help, New Delhi has ear sentially two alternatives: to accept some drastic belt tightening by the Indian people, or'to buy wheat on the open market. The latter course, requiring the expenditure of precious hard currency, would gravely hurt development. Ordinarily India might in such <iircumstanees turn to the Soviet Union for grain on easy terms. But the Soviet Union, remember, has its own drought and shortages. It will be interesting to see what moves are makle, and what concessions exacted, as the inter- liational wheat chess game continues. £>xm Vol. SO — No. 1 Two Sectilons 20 Pages NORTH CANTON, OHK), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1972 10c per copy; $4.50 per year by Mail; $6.00 Outside County Jaycees Vote No To Repeal Of Ohio Tax North Canton Jaycees board of trustees voted last week to go on record as opposed to repeal of the Ohio Income Tax and urged a No vote on Issue 2 at the polls on Nov. 7. They report the Ohio Jaycees took a similar stand at an all-state meeting last weekend in Cleveland attended by local Jaycee president, David Metro; Dennis Flechtner, state director; and members George Niarchos and Tom Haynes. Local Jaycees will be hosts for the annual North Canton- Louisville Jaycee party on Friday at the Imperial House following the football game. Play 'Harvey' Set Nov. 11 at Hoover High Hoover High Thespians are in rehearsal for their Nov. 11 presentation of the comedy "Harvey". The 8 p.m. performance will be given in the school auditorium. The Elwood P. Dowd of the Hoover production will be senior Jim Vestal. Other cast members include DeDe Self, Sally Wern, Bob Moon, Tim Baker, Scott Davis, Debbie Seitz, Bob Lantech, Nancy Anderson, Stephanie Bozeka, Chris Boshkos and Teri Mun- dorf. Tickets are available from cast members or at the door. Mrs. Hope Marquardt is faculty advisor. New Historical Society Opens N. Main Office A mailing this week seeking citizen support contained the first public news that a North Canton historical society has been formed. The group, which has been in the planning stages since May, will carry on the name of the North Canton Heritage Society, formed to promote publication of the historical volume that was released last week. , FILE TO INOOUHDRATE. The board, of trustees of the newly-formed local historical society, The North Canton Heritage Society, Inc., sign the official papers that will establish ihe Society as a non-profit service group. Affixing'his signature is the society's first president, John 'Baxter. Looking on are Ithe group's trustees (standing 1. to r.) Ted Hummel, Germane Swanson, Jack Sponseller, (seated 1. to r.) Mrs. Paul Basner, Mrs. Thomas Williams and Mrs. John.Baxter. The Sth trustee, Mrs. Bruce Cox, was not present for the picture. Mayor's Court Appearing last Thursday were: Neville M. Beamed;4800 Cleveland AverNW, Canton, speeding $15 and costs. Pamela A. Getz, 3205 26th St. NW, Canton, failure to stop within an assured clear distance, $10 and costs. Gary W. Rioheson, 3891 Werner Church Rd. NE, speeding $15 and costs. 'Sun' Marking 50th Anniversary Today Today The North Canton Sun marks a half-century in the newspaper field for it was on this date in 1922 the publication was established. A front page editorial of that first eight-page edition entitled "Enter The Sun" carried thejhope of its founders, Eleanor Hall and* her brotfierJBenjamin J. Long, that "it will be cordially received lntt> th# homes of northern Stark County.' met a Wednesday press deadline tfyat They '2 p.m. afternoon from the Sun's first home at 216 Cole Ave. S*, razed just two years Ago for added parking at "St. Paul's Church. What was the big news on that first press day? "Police Arrest Speeders" a page-one Vikings Beat Leopards Parade, Rally Thursday Thursday night this community will display its support for the Hoover High varsity gridders in their big game with the Louis-, ville Leopards Friday at Memorial Stadium. "Vikings Beat Leopards Day" has been proclaimed by Mayor David W. Johnson and activity will get underway Thursday night at 6 with the sign-judging contest in the lobby of Hoover High School. A parade, featuring the team 'and coaching staff/will form ar6:30 and move at 7 p.m. sharp along the parade route over Hillcrest to W. Maple and then up N. Main St. to the 7th St. entrance to the stadium. There a huge pep rally and bonfire are planned with Mayor Johnson introducing head coach Don Hertler and Viking co-captains Mark Lukens and Sam Williams. The parade and rally will include bands from both the Junior High School and Hoover High; cheerleaders from the 7th, 8th and 9th grades as well as reserve and varsity cheerleading squads; the Shirlettes and Carol Koontz majorette corps; a number of the North Canton Midget football squads and cheerleaders. -Ten Prizes- In the sign contest, 10 prizes of $5 each will be given by the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. They will be judged In four age groups, adults; senior high, grades 10- 12; junior high, grades 7-9; and grade school for grades 1-6. More than 1,000 orange "Beat Louisville" ribbons have gone out throughout the city and more will distributed at the parade and rally. -Award Game Ball- Hoover High Sideliners, who'll march with their 12-ft. wide sign that proclaims 'Hoover Sideliners Support the Vikings', will also be raffling off the game ball. Proceeds will go toward paying for new bleachers at the stadium. They'll sell tickets at the gates at the game on Friday and drawing for the game ball will be done late in the 4th quarter by Jack Geib, Side- liner president. The ball will be presented to the winner at the end of the game, or if they are not present, at the Viking Barber Shop on Saturday. The Mayor's Committee mapping plans for the Thursday events include Denny Flechtner, Mrs. Richard Logan, Mrs. Walter Dannemiller, Jack Berrey, Joe Wells, Bill Owens and student representatives from Hoover. The many colorful posters and signs decorating city hall, Hoover High and area businesses attest to the enthusiasm of fans who are boosting the Vikings toward their ninth straight win of the season and the league championship. Mayor's Proclamation WHEREAS North Canton Hoover Vikings have proven their ability by their outstanding record this season and WHEREAS on Friday, Nov. 3, 1972, the Vikings will be hosting the Louisville Leopards at Memorial Stadium to renew an age-old rivalry and WHEREAS North Canton is presently in first place in the Federal League standings and the result of this game will probably determine the Federal League championship, NOW therefore I, David Johnson, mayor of the city of North Canton do hereby proclaim Friday, Nov. 3, as beat Louisville Day in North Canton and I urge the citizens of North Canton, young and old alike, to back the Vikings in their quest to beat the Leopards. ■' '. .aiafcwb'.'.' ^ .... V. headline -reported; while inside an advertisement read "Today, 23 Hoover's are in daily use." NorthSCanton Chevrolet Sales at 327 N. Main was advertising its most expensive model, the Sedanette, for$850 and a sporty Roadster for only $510. A. A. Hummel & Sons, the town grocer had Phone 4 and Schafer-Messerly pushed its Ever Ready Safety Razor for 49? in a stock reduction sale. Five want ads appeared in that first "Sun's Everybody Column." Articles in that introductory edition included one headed "When The Boss Talks" concerning W. H. (Boss) Hoover. For the sports fans it reported "The Tigers, North Canton's* light heavyweight team, which is out for counry honors again, met their second defeat ofthe season on Sunday at Alliance when the Goat Hill Athletic Club out- scored them 14-0." The brother-sister team continued publication of "The Sun", which had moved to 213 N. Main St., until July, 1938. Its -current owners Vernon and Edna Sell came here in the spring of 1938 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he had been associated with a western New York state publishing company. Although a native of Stark County, Mr. Sell had learned the printing trade in Iowa and New York. The Sells took over proprietorship on July 1,1938, operating a print shop and publishing the paper at the N. Main address until moving into its present location at 502 S. Main St., about 1948. One of the many milestones in the newspaper's history came in 1961, when it received top honors among Ohio weekly newspapers, winning the Os- man C. Hooper Community Service Plaque for its news coverage and special edition on the adoption of the charter for the City of North Canton. As Sun "editor and publisher, Vernon Sell received the plaque during the Ohio Newspaper Association convention in Columbus in February of that year. In January, 1960, an editorial by Mrs. Edna Sell entitled "Why Coddle Commies" was read into the Congressional Record by Rep. Frank T. Bow, who retired from that office in January to become Ambassador to Panama. The Sell's son, Tom, joined the firm as general manager following his graduation from Mt.. Union College in 1969. Today, 2,600 deadlines later on the half century anniversary, The Sun restates its 1922 editorial objective which read "The Sun aims to be a clean, trusted, wholesome family journal, intensely loyal to the district it serves. It will strive to be complete in local news, sound and strong in editorial comment, pure in tone, and to give with absolute fairness and all possible accuracy the news best worth the attention of intelligent men and women." Enthusiasm that mounted among volunteers who assisted Mrs. Paul Basner during the research and writing of the history was the impetus behind the formation of the new group. John W. Baxter of 625 5th St. NW is the first president of the new society's board of trustees. Serving withhim is Mrs. Bruce Coxof 560Rose Lane SW, vice president; Mrs. Tom Williams of 940 Pershing Ave. SE, secretary; Mrs. John Baxter, treasurer, and trustees Ted Hummel of 1102 Woodrow NW, JackSponseller of 633 ChnrchSt.SW, and Germane Swanson of 335 Cordelia . Rd. SW. Mrs. Basner will serve on the boardas curator. The board has rented the former Madison House Antique site at 815 N. Main St., as society headquarters and will use the adjoining former Heritage office as a museum. -Needs Public Support- It is for the maintenance of its new home that the society is seeking financial assistance in the form of patron support. Persons wishing to become members of the society can mail their donations to the N. Main address. Contributions are tax deductible, since the society has been granted the non profit corporation status. Their statement of purpose spells out the goals of the society: To promote and encourage historical research, to acquire, by purchase, gift, devise or otherwise, the title to, or the custody and control of historic spots and places: To preserve and protect buildings and sites of historic interest; to collect and preserve records, relics and other things of historic interest; To mark places of historic interest with suitable monuments and markers, to foster and promote public knowledge of and interest in local and national history. The "parlor" of the society, which will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., has been furnished with antiques from the mid-1880's by area dealers. Crossing the threshold is like walking from one century back into the past. In the letter seeking public assistance, the trustees expressed the hope that interest generated in this community's history by Mrs. Basner's new book will continue to grow and that all the data uncovered in researching the book can .Continued to page 3) 64 Art, Craft Entries Will Be Previewed A preview showing of the 64 entries accepted in the Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Art Committee of the Little Art Gallery is set for Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the library gallery. Sponsored to recognize work of North Canton area non-professional artist and craftsmen, merit awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Entries will be displayed at the gallery through Nov. 30. Judging has been done by William Dinkins of the Hoover Co. art department; Mrs. Doris Hill, former art coordinator for North Canton schools, and Ty Palmer of . the Hoover High School art department. Board Approves Adult Ticket Price Increase North (^ton Board of Educayornioo^ action' to bring admission prices to athletic events in line with other Federal League schools when they met last Thursday at Greentown School. They authorized raises of 25 cenfs in adult tickets, bringing reserved seat prices to $1.75 and general admission to $1.25, while delaying a vote to raise student prices until further study. Prices will be effective with the upcoming basketball season and all future wrestling, swimming, and football schedules. The board approved the assignment of Robert Berrodin as reserve basketball coach for a salary of $575 and named Willis Parks as his successor as 8th grade basketball coach, paying $245. Four teachers who volunteered their services last year to coach grade school basketball will receive $75 for their duties this season. The men and their assignments are John Thomas, Greentown, Lorin Schmucker, Orchard Hill; Steve Yonkof, North- wood, and Doyle Harple, Clearmount. The board voted to support a motion to defeat repeal of Ohio's income tax with a No vote on Issue 2 in the Nov. 7 election. Members Harold Hoffman, Yale Strausser abstained during vote on tbe motion wanting to give it further study. The board also voted its support of Issue 5 to provide funds for operating a five- county juvenile rehabilitation system. The board heard Roger Wi--. andt, president of the North Canton Education Association, report that the $515,000 brought into the local school district from income tax funds would equal between 6 or 7 mills needed to replace the lost dollars if the tax is repealed. (Continued on Page 3) PRIZE-WINNING COSTUMES. These half-dozen youngsters walked off with prizes in -the three and under age group at the annual Community Halloween party staged last Thursday at ithe Junior High, co-sponsored by -the Hoover Co. and North Canton Jaycees. They are (1. to r.) 22-month-old Todd Moncrief, son of the Gary Moncriefs of 910 Clearmount Ave. SE, as Mickey Mouse; Joe Essik, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Essik of 814 Oakwood iSE, Santa; paritally hidden is 3-year-old Taunya Moncrief, Todd's big slitter who came as Snoopy; Doug Angle, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Angle of 8223 Rich Ave. NW, who was a black-hatted Spook; Sheila Bohr, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rohr Jr. of 4366 Portage St. NW, dressed as Raggedy Ann, and a Hawaiian beauty two-year-old Marcy Mertes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mertes of 2206 Hunting Valley NW. The three top boys and girls in six other age groups also received prizes and there was cider and donutg for all. . .
|Title||The Sun, 1972-11-01|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Election Day Nov. 7
"Don't be a political drop-out!" This is a slogan
being used throughout the country to put a different
emphasis on the trite but true theme being trumpeted
by both political .parties: Vote Tuesday, November 7.
• One reason our democracy has thrived is that our
.political party system narrows the voter's choice on
-•election day. Political candidates and their supporters
Jhave spent much time and effort to persuade each one
of us that their programs will be best for America.
All that they ask is that we take the trouble to
vote. This means obtaining an absentee ballot if we
expect not to be able to vote at the polls on Tuesday,
November 7 because we are on a trip or ill. However,
most of us will be able to get to our polling place if
we plan ahead—which means we should learn how we
can vote, where we can vote, when we can vote, and
them plan our day so that we will vote.
Since the last election, when only 55% of the citizens went to the polls, the electorate has been enlarged
with young people over 18 years old and residency requirements have been eased for Presidential balloting.
In 1968, more than 7V& million registered voters
did not vote and in 1970 that figure climbed to 16
Don't be a .political drop-out!
Haste on Campaign Law Change
$_;• A move is afoot to undermine the 1971 c'ahipaign
reform law in one regard before it has scarcely had a
chance to function. Unless opposition to watering down
the bill emerges at once, there is a good chance that
the move will succeed.
As the law now stands, it is a crime for government contractors to make direct or indirect campaign
contributions to any candidate or political party. There
is now an effort to repeal this provision, thus exempting corporations and labor organizations from any
such curb on campaign gifts.
The provisiom', carried over from a 1940 law,
springs from the sound view that government contractors should not have such power to influence the
political process. Thus repeal would not, we think, be
in the public interest.
Tacit acknowledgment of this may be found in
the tactics of those pushing for modification1 of the
law. They hustled their repealer through tihe House
(by a one-vote margin) witihout either public hearings
or specific notice to members. Now a bare quorum of
the Senate Rules Committee, called together for an
impromptu meeting without proper notification, has
voted approval of a repeal amendment by a four to