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Volume 71
Postmaster H. W. Gordon fur
Dished this paper with the folio
tug information regarding change
JR. F. D. routes, beginning March
The following patrons will
changed from rural route four
gtar route: J. E. Falconer, Thomas
Kennejr, George Underwood, W
Jiam (J. Kester, Carl Peebles. M.
Daniel, Floyd Ball, Chas. Vanoster,
•O. C. Ambrose and C. A. (Allen)
Beard Mrs. Hattie Ray, from route
four to route two. All the rest
patrons that are now on route four
to route one. From Star route
route one as follows: Everett Bark
hurst, Glen Codrray, And Vine Cor
drays no changes on rural routes
number two and number three. The
rural route up the river will 1
^Changed from No. 5 to No. 4. Rur
route No. 1 (which now includes
most of the old No. 4) will be cat
Tied by Leo McCoy substitute, Ear
E. Roberts. Route No. 2 carried
by Owen Marshall, substitute.
liam Fowler route No. 3, carried
Osa S. Hooper, -substitute, Rodney
Lee Hooper Route No. 4, carried
Don C. Patterson, substitute, Orville
D. Ray. The length of route one
Will be 53.60 miles, with 161 boxes
The new arrangement practically
doubles the length of this route
was formerly 26.9 miles route two
38.475 miles, has 97 boxes route
three, 36.075 miles and 115 boxes
route four (formerly route five
will be .39.395 miles in length, and
130 boxes.
Carriers To Leave At 10 a. m.
Postmaster Gordon has received
word from Washington, D. C., to
continue the 10 a. m. schedule for
rural carriers to leave the McCon
xxelsville postoffice.
O. F, Bamfield 57, owner of
garage At Norwich, shot two bandits
In an attempted holdup at his gar
age Wednesday morning about
6:55 o'clock. Two men driving
stolen car, a selan, with a Pennsyl
vania license, drove up to the gaso
line pump in front of the garage
and asked to have the tank filled
aftd an extra five gallons placed in a
can. They offered a $10 bill in pay
ment. Bamfield went to get the
change from a sack containing
about $60 in money, and when he
turned, he was loking into the mu*
zles of two pistols. Said one ''this
is a holdup," and Bamfield offering
no resistance, handed over the sack
containing the money.
The bandits returned to the car
and Bamfield got his shot gun. One
of the men fired twice at him, but
missed the mark. Bamfield then
opened fire and shot three charges
through the window. One of the
bandits later giving his name as
Kijowski, slumped forward badly
injured. His companion was also
injured, but he jumped from the
machine and fied. The money they
had taken from Bamfield was found
in the car. The injured man was
taken to Bethesda hospital, and is
suffering with chest wounds.
Officials are searching for his
companion. It is stated they were
from Ford City, Pa. In addition to
his garage, Bamfield is also a
school bus driver.
Names of deputy registrars for
the automobile license plates this
year were announced Monday by Cy
loa W. Wallace, registrar of motor
vehicles in the Ohio department of
highways. The 1941 tags will be
on sale March 1 must be displayed
on all automobiles not later than
April 1. No extension of time for
the purchase of new tags has been
permitted in Ohio in recent years.
Deputy registrars for Morgan
county follows: Chesterhill, Emily
M. Kinsey McConnelsville, Iver
Robinson Pennsville, Mrs. C. R
Martin, Martin's Service Station
Rose Farm (P. O., Crooksville),
Mrs. Dora Jadwin, route one Stock
port, Marjorie M. Van Fossen.
Mr9.find Mrs. 'Robert Barnes of
this piace have accepted positions
with *he Franz Baking company at
New Lexington, and began their
new duties Monday. Mr. Barnes has
a retail route and his territory will
be near Thornville. His wife is sen
ior bookkeeper. This concern which
is a large one, does both a retail
and wholesale business. The main
office is in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. and
Mrs. Barnes will make their
it I
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Davis and
daughter Jerry Sue, who have been
residing here, where Mr. Davis has
been local manager of the Ohio Fuel
Gas company at Malta, are moving
soon to Columbus, where Mr. Davis
will be employed in the offices of
the same company.' The cliange Is
a promotion for Mr. Davis, "He suc
ceeded Emmet Shuler her© more
tfcam tw« years ago.
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Charles Smith, of Youngstown
was arrested Saturday night late by
Sheriff Ray Doak, after the car he
was driving hit a water plug and
lamp post on Main street, Malta,
near tlie Edith Hoffmann residence
He was confined to the county ja
and Monday arraigned before Mayo*
Ezra McDaniel charged with drunk
enness, driving while intoxicated
and destruction of property. He
pleaded guilty, and was fined $50
for drunkenness. He agreed to pay
$80 damage to the water plug and
$11.56 damage to light standard
and the costs, in all to the sum of
of $150. He came to Malta for a
visit with relatives. Kis driving li
censes were not revoked due to the
fact that he is a steel mill worker
and uses his machine about his
•work also because he had no other
way to get his family home.
The lid will be knocked off the
county tournament tonight with
two Junior High games and one
Varsity battle. The first junior
high game at 7 finds the Green and
White of Pennsville giving battle to
the defending champions, Chester
hill. In the second encounter
scheduled for 8 o'clock, Reinersvillt
meets Deavertown. In the third
game of the evening and the first
varsity battle of th« tournament
Deavertown encounters the Stock
port powerhouse.
In the first game Friday evening
Stockport junior high which drew
a bye in the first round, meets the
winner of the Chesterhill-Penns
ville tilt of the previous evening
The winner of this game will play
the winner of the Reinersville-Dea
vertown battle in the final round
Saturday night at 8. At 8 p.
Friday,. Reinersville varsity will givo
battle to the Chesterhill varsity
In the final encounter Friday even
ing Pennsville will meet the winner
o£ the Deavertown-Stockport game.
The victors of this encounter will
play the winner of the Reinersville
Chesterhill game in the final on
Saturday night.
Immediately following the games
Saturday night, tournament man
ager, Gerald Anderson, will present
the trophies to the champions, both
varsity and junior high.
The varsity winner, along with M.
& M. will represent Morgan county
in the district tournament to be h&kl
at Zanesville, beginning March 4.
A Lions club was organized last
evening at the Malta hotel, which
will be known as the M. & M. Lions
club. About 20 were present, and
officers were chosen as follows:
President, Dwight Miller three vice
presidents, Russell Demster, Ber
nard Shrivers and M. D. Martin
secretary-treasurer, Ralph Benja
min Lion Tamer, Kenneth Coole
Tail Twister, Edward Perkins
board of directors, Robert Allen,
Dr. E. G. Rex, Dayle Rowland and
Clyde Bankes. Harold Walters of
Akron was the organizer. Charter
night will be held in about three
weeks, at which time members of
the Lions club will be present from
various places. The meetings will
be held the second and fourth Wed
nesday nights of each month, with
dinner at 6:15.
The Lions club is an international
organization, and is a service club,
similar to the Rotary and Kiwanis
clubs. At the meeting last evening,
William Mercer, Gene Gross and
Harry Watts of Crooksville were
present as visitors.
here, at least for the present.*
The grind jury was to session all
daj Wednesday, and had a busy ses
sion. Twenty witnesses were exam
ined, covering 15 cases. Nine bills
were presented, and six ignored.
Four have been made public as fol
lows: W. C. Henderson, for forgery
Willis Elders, rape with consent
WiHiam Fuller, arson, andU» John
Weaver, embezzlement.
Two army officers were killed Fri
day night near Amesville, when a
long range army attack plane crash
ed, plunging into a 100 barrel oil
tank, exploding and burning. The
plane was from Boiling Field army
flying station, Washington, D. C.,
and was bound for Wright's field,
Dayton, O., when it crashed. The
lane was piloted by Capt. Lawrence
Eyler, and Capt. Russell Mont
gomery, both of the air corps re
serve. Both men who were killed
were burned beyond recognition.
Cause of the accident is unknown.
The lowest temperature the past
week was lf»T Just a trace of snow
fell on the 22nd, which was the only
precipitation for the entire week.
Daily temperatures, furnished by
Clifford Hupp, official weatherman
here, follow
Feb. 20 „„^high 30^.._low 11
Feb. 21 ...high 35i^..»_low 13
Feb. 23 «... high 35 low 13
Feb. 23 high 36_„. low 20
Feb. 24 high 41___ low 15
Feb. 2Q „,„..^higb 45^-,^-low 28
Feb. 26 high 39—-^low 15
Later jr—It ig mowing this morn
ing. About two inches of the "beau
tiful" had fallen wheq, n^ei went to
Miss Erm^ Blackburn, pf tills
place, home management supervisor
of the Farm Security Administra
tion has been transferred to Guern
sey county and will be located in
Cambridgq,'^ Mrs. Charlene Baron,
near Wooster who has been at Cam
bridge, will take Miss Blackburn's
place here. The change will be
made March 1. All the others who
have been in the local office of
which Mr. Arnold is the head, have
ecently been transferred.
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The annual Washington birthday
party given by Valley lodge, No
145, and Corinthian lodge, No. Ill
F. fe A. M.. was held at the high
school auditorium Thursday even
ing. A good attendance marked
this, the Seventh annual observance
of the birthday of George tVashing
ton in this manner,. Approximately
250 were present.
J. A. Hambleton was master of
ceremonies and Deputy G-. M., W. O
Porter, of Malta, made the welcome
address, telling the "why" of the
annual party. A most pleasing pro
gram was then rendered of music
and dances by the following artists:
Dances, Consisting of acrobatic
oriental, tap, and interpretative by
Peggy McDonald and her pupils
Ruth Snow, Anabel Sherwood, Joan
Arnold, Mary Baker and Iola Rob
erts, which were much enjoyed, and
showed a great deal of talent as
well as hard work on the part of
these young ladies. Misses Gretch
en Scott and Joan Phillips played
piona solos and Miss Phillips en
tertained with an accordion solo,
With Mrs. Max Price as accompa
nist, Bob Benjamin sang, in his us
ual pleasing manner, a group of
solos. Mrs. Price was also the ac
companist for the dances. Tlu* Tay
lor sisters of Portersville sang sev
eral selections. These young ladies
are becoming noted and have many
pinging engagements.
Following the program, refresh
ments of sandwiches, pickles, ice
cream, cake and coffee were served
by the men of the lodges, and then
dancing, with a Beverly orchestra
furnishing the music, and card
games completed another enjoyable
Masonic party."
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Under
wood who reside just beyond the
corporation line, route 78, observed
their 50th wedding anniversary
Tuesday. On account of Mrs. Un
derwood's health no celebration wis
held, however, a number of rela
tives and friends called at the home
during the day. Mrs. Underwood
has suffered with diabetes for a nuni
ber of years, and several weeks ago
fractured her hip. Mr. and Mr*
Underwood were married Feb. 25,
1891, at the home of Mrs. Under
wood's great uncle, Rev. Seth An
drews, a prominent minister of the
Church of Christ, who resided near
Meigs on the present Whitehouse
farm. Mrs. Underwood's father was
the late Wesley Ashton, Civil war
soldier. With the exception of
several years spent in Illinois, Mr
and Mrs. Underwood have resided in
Morgan county and for the most
part in McConnelsville-Malta. Tli?y
are active members of the Main
Street Church of Christ, and Mr.
Underwood has not missed Sunday
school for a third of a century.
Township trustees have control of
township roads in their township
and are charged with the positive
duty of maintaining, repairing and
keeping them safe for travel, Attor
ney General Thomas J. Herbert held
this week in an opinion to John M.
Kiracofe, Preble county prosecutor.
Mr. Kiracofe said trustees of Jeffer
son township wanted to know if they
could contract with an individual
for maintenance and repair of roads
for a period of five years. "This
duty may not be delegated to some
individual by means of a contract
under the terms of which such indi
vidual, for a stipulated sum, agrees
to maintain and repair the township
roads for a fixed period of time,''
Mr. Herbert ruled.
M?. Herbert said the trustees can
not divest themselves of the right
to discharge the road superintendent
at their pleasure. Determination of
policy remains a matter of dis
cretion of the trustees even after
appointment of a superintendent.
Hubert Dougan, of Malta, has
been accepted in the Medical Col
lege of Virginia, located at Rich
mond. He graduates from Marietta
college this spring. Dougan is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Dou
gan, of Malta.
Miss Betty Allen, of Kennebec
hill, while practicing basketball at
school, sustained a fracture of her
r.ose, Tuesday. She was taken to
Memorial hospital Marietta, where
an X-ray was taken, and the frac
ture reduced. Miss Allen is a sen
ior in M. 4b M. high school.
Elmer Steward has purchased the
Charles Lindsay property on North
Seventh street, through the George
B. Kenney Real Estate agency. Pos
session will be given April 1st.
Miss Freda Foster, assistant in
the county auditor's office, has also
been named assistant court stenog
rapher, and Wednesday took down
the proceedings of the grand jury.
Orville Evans, of Windsor town
ship, is very ill with heart trouble,
and also has fluid on the lungs. He
is at the county home hospital.
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Court House News
The followin|| jury cases, all for
money only, hate been assigned for
hearing in common pleas court
with Judge Ca.r|os M. liiucker, pre'
Wednesday, March 12, at 9 a.
Bertha Wampler vs. Walter L. Law
rence, as administrator of the es
tate of Charles Yarnell, deceased.
Friday, March 14, at 9 a. m., Va
lier & Spies Milling Corp., of St
Louis, Mo., M. F. Steward, d. b. a.
as Homestead Bakery.
Case Settled
The case of the Spence Music
company vs. First National bank
has been settled.
Divorce Action
Ernestine Hutchins, a minor,
Forrest Hutchins her father and
next of friend, files divorce suit
against Joseph Hutchins. Petition
alleges gross nfeglect of duty and
extreme cruelty. They were mar
ried March 10, 1939, and have no
children. Petition says at no time
did defendant properly care for her
that he was of a jealous disposition
critical*'and complaining of plain
tiff's conduct refused to take plain
tiff to visit any of her relatives or
visit any social affairs, and would
frequently leave her at home by
herself and stay away from home
nearly all night and refuse to tell
her where he was going or refuse tu
tell her after his return where he
had been. Petition states at different
times he called her vile and indecent
names, all without cause or provo
cation on part of plaintiff, and be
cause of his conduct her health was
injured and it therefore became im
possible for her to longer live with
defendant. She asks that defendant
be restrained from disposing of hi3
property, which he is threatening to
do and will, unless restrained by
the court, dispose of the property in
order to defeat plaintiff in recover
ing alimony or her fair share of the
property which she helped defend
ant to own and possess. Plaintiff
asks for divorce, reasonable alimony
and that defendant be restrained by
the court from disposing of his prop
erty and from following, and annoy
ing plaintiff. Judge Carlos M. Rieck
er issues a restraining order.
8uit For Money
General Mills, Inc., Red Star Mill
ing company division, files suit
against Marion F. Steward, McCon
nelsville, in which judgment is ask
ed in the sum of $837.67 with in
terest at six percent from Feb. 15,
1939. Petition states that on Juns
1, 1937 deiVudant agreed with
this plaintiff to purchase 420
barrels of Kansas Veteran flour to
be delivered over a period of time
as defendant needed it in his bak
ing business. Petition states that
on Feb. 15, 1939, defendant refused
to receive any more flour from
plaintiff and there remained to be
delivered 211 barrels of the flour.
In the divorce action of Clarence
Grist vs. Maxine Grist, motion of de
fendant to set aside summons, is
granted. The court's finding was
that sheriff of JVIuskingum county
failed to serve a proper summons, as
required by law.
Judgement f«r $3,4-45.07
In the money, judgment, etc,, case
of Union Joint Stock Land Bank vs.
Enoch F. McPherson, et al, judg
ment in favor of plaintiff against
Enoch and Chloe McPherson in the
sum of $3,445.97, and costs. Prop
erty is ordered sold, unless paid
within three days. Cause is contin
ued as to cross petition of trustees
of Stockport bank.
In the partition case of Charles
J. Steimer vs. John Paul Steimer et
al, report of commissioners approv
ed and confirmed. Defendant elects
to take premises at appraisement of
$1,200. Deed and distribution or
(Continued on page eight)
Editor W. D. Matson of the Her
ald entertained at dinner Saturday
evening at the Kennebec hotel, in
honor of Paul Herron, assistant ed
itor, who is leaving tomorrow for a
year's army training. Covers were
laid for the members of the "force"
as follows: Mr. Herron, J. S. Mc
Bride, H. L. McClenathan, Miss
Nettie Henery, Ivan Benjamin, and
the host.
Miss Verona Clager, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Clager, of Co
lumbus, and J. C. Snider, were unit
ed in marriage in Holy Name church
Saturday, Feb. 22. After a wedding
breakfast served by the bride's par
ents in the Charnimel hotel, they
left for a trip through the south.
When they return they will be at
home to their friends at 437 Mid
gard road, Columbus.
The New York Celtics, nationally
known basketball team will play
Fishers Funeral Service here Wed
nesday night, March 12.
Death's Toll
Feb. 20 to 27, 1941
Samuel H. Pettet, Portersville,
Jomes Carl Head, Roseville.
Margaret P. McKee, Belle Valley.
Isaac Ball, Wrightstown.
C. L. Ricketts, Chicago.
Sadie L. Patterson, Vincent.
Dora Mendenhall, Chesterhill.
William Steward, McConnelsville.
Mrs. Etta Tilton, Brokaw.
Mrs. Dora Mendenhall, 70, wife
of Fred Mendenhall, a highly es
teemed woman of near Chesterhill
who repided on the former Eli Mc
Inturf farm, passed away Friday
night at Good Samaritan hospital
Zanesville, where she had been for
about four days. Death was due to
complications and she had been in
poor health for several years.
•Daughter of thfe late Rofert and
Elizabeth Carr Graham, she was
born three miles west of Pennsville
Feb. 4, 1871. Most of her life was
fpent in the Pennsville and Ches
terhill vicinities. Besides her hus
band she is survived by six sons
Chester, of Newark Dwight Elbert
of Early, Iowa Harold, of Mitchell
P. D. Ernest, of Stockport, and
1'orris and James Mendenhall, both
of the home four daughters Mrs
Lena McPeak, near Malta Mrs
Florence Syphers, of Stockport Mrs
Dorothy Ahle, near Malta, and Mrs
Maude Kinsey, of Pennsville two
brothers, Jack Graham, of Topeka
Kan., and, Lon Graham, of Schaller
la., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kayser,
of Delaware. One child died in in
Mrs. Mendenhall was a member of
the Church of Christ at Antiocb.
and was held in high regard by
many friends and acquaintances,
whose sympathy went out to her in
her long illness. Last rites were
conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the Pennsville Church of
Christ with Evangelist W. A. Burch
er, officiating. A mixed quartet—
Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Davis and Mr.
and Mrs. Chester Morin sang "Beau
tiful Isle of Somewhere," "How
Beautiful Heaven Must Be," and
When I Get to the End of the
Way." The sons, James, Dorris,
Harold and Ernest Mendenhall, and
sons-in-law Delbert Ahle and Em
mett Kinsey, were the pall bearers
The body was laid to rest in Penns
ville cemetery.
Samuel H. Pettet, 92, perhaps the
oldest Mason in the state, passed
away Friday afternoon at. 1:45
o'clock at his home on the Porters
ville-Corning road. On February 11
he suffered a fractured hip, which
was the cause of his death. It was
in August, 1871 that Mr. Pettet be
came a member of Doric Lodge, F.
& A. M., Deavertown, and he at
tended meetings at intervals until
the lodge hall was destroyed by fire
last April.
The deceased was born in Bear
field township, Perry county, April
28, 1848, and his entire life was
spent in that locality. He was a
carpenter and farmer, and was ac
tive until he fractured his hip. His
wife who was Julia Rodgers Pettet,
died in September, 1930, and a son,
Ray Pettet, passed away the same
year. He is survived by two sons,
A. T. Pettet, of New Lexington, sec
retary-treasurer Of the New Lex
ington Savings & Loan company,
and Burrell K. Pettet, of the honi'}.
He also leaves one daughter, Mrs.
Milton Holcorab, of Newark one
sister, Mrs. Ann Morrison, '91, Of
Duncan Falls 23 grandchildren,
and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral rites were conducted
Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
at the Zion church, Portersville, and
interment made in New Lexington
William Steward, 85, well known
resident of this community, passed
away Wednesday morning at 5:30
o'clock, nt the county home hos
pital. Death was due to complica
tions, and he had been in failing
health for some time.
The deceased was a son of tlio
late George and Jane Offord Stew
ard, and was born about two miles
northeast of here on the place now
owned by Elza Vorhies. He was the
last of a family of 11 children.
Through his odd characteristics, he
had a wide acquaintance. Brothers
and sisters deceased are: Georgj,
Alex, Samuel, John, Fred, Charles
and Edward Steward, Mrs. Hattie
Fouts, 'Mrs. Ada Woodward, and
Miss Clara Fouts. His brother Ed
ward met a tragic death Jan. 2 1,
1036, when he was found near his
home, believed to have frozen to
death, after falling over a wall at
his barn. Nieces and nephews are
the nearest relatives he leaves.
Funeral services, conducted by
Rev. Glenn L. Tennell, will be held
Friday afternoon at I o'clock, at the
Fisher funeral home, with burial in
McConnelsville cemetery.
Mrs. Etta Tilton, ^wife of
Shannon S. Tiltoa, died Wednesday
morning at o'clock, at her home,
near Jewell White's, at Brokaw.
She had been ijl for tyo months
with heart trouble and dropsy, "tier
maiden name was Miss Etta Goss,
and she was born at Hiram. She
was three times married. Besides
her husband, Mr. Tilton, she leaves
three daughters, Mrs. Lena Patter
son, of Charleston, W. Va. Mrs.
Virginia Figusch, Akron, and Mrs.
Carrie Linley, Athens one brother,
Wm. Goss, of Nelsonville sister,
Mrs. Laura Osborn, Cleveland, ftnd
several grandchildren. She was a
member of the Stockport Methodist
church and of Roxbury grange.
Funeral services will be held at
the Stockport Methodist church, Fri
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, with in
terwent in Stockport cemetery.
The draft board met last Thurs
day and organized with David Lowe
as president, to succeed T. C. Jen
kins, resigned. Walter Elliott was
chosen vice president Ray Devitt
is secretary. Other members of the
board are F. P. Parsons and Dr.
V. Davis. The board met yesterday
and classified 60 men.
Three boys leave tomorrow—Paul
Herron, Albert W. Kidd and Travis
Raymond Ellis. They will be taken
to Fort Hayes, Columbus.
Two boys have yoluntered, Wil
liam Edward Province and James
Manford Caplinger who are cousins
and both from Beverly route one
If they pass the examinations they
will likely* go with the fifth call
March 5. which will include Ed?:ar
Sloan, Ralph Glenn Prichard, John
Franklin Patterson, Burlin Charles
Horner and Edward Warner Taylor
Doctors Ralston and Northrup are
ordered to examine 20 mor® boys
this week.
To date the board has sent out
600 questionnaires.
All of the draft board members
plan to attend the district meet to
be held today in Marietta.
The soil laboratory from Ohio
State University will visit Morgaa
county on Tuesday and Wednesday
March 4 and 5. Four stops will be
made in the county. On Tuesday
morning from 9 to 12 o'clock the
laboratory will be at the Chesterhill
high school. Tuesday from 1 to
4:30 p. m., at the Pennsville high
school. On Wednesday mornin
from 8:30 to 12 o'clock in the agri
cultural room of the M. &. M. high
school and Wednesday afternoon
from one to four o'clock at Hack
ney school house at Hackney.
Mr. D. R. Dodd, agronomy special
ist of Ohio State University will ac
company the equipment and will be
present at the above mentioned
places in the county to test your
soil and give lime and fertilizer
recommendations. Morgan county
farmers are encouraged to bring soil
samples and lime samples to any of
the above mentioned places on these
dates. Please have your soil sam
pies as dry as possible in order to
secure a fair and accurate test.
Cities, counties and exempted Til
lages of this state will receive soon,
$10,659,231.46 in the first quarter
ly settlement of the 1941 school
foundation fund. Malta-McConnels
ville exempted village, receives
$10,249.38. Morgan county (out
side M. & M.) will get $32,661.77
The total gross credit set up for
the 1941 program in the county is
$149,957.39. It is divided among
the various school districts of the
county, as follows:
Bloom Rural School District, $6,
614.43 Bristol Rural, $7,859.55
Center Rural, $4,009.92 Deerfield
Rural, $6,087.36 Homer-Union
Rural, $24,18 7.29 Malta Rural,
$2,823.15 Manchester Rural. $12,
708.32 Marion Rural. $17, 268.26
Morgan-Meigsville Rural, $7,376.57
Tenn Rural, $16,426.13 Windsor
Rural, $24,836.55 York Rural,
$19,759.86 County Board of Edu
cation, $4,295. The schools will re
ceive funds quarterly.
James H. Weaver and Miss Wini
fred Breese, both of Malta, were
united in marriage Tuesday evening
about 7:30 o'clock at the parson
age of Grace Methodist church, with
pastor Rev. L. S. Wees, officiating.
They were accompanied by the
bride's sister, Mrs. Oscar Wrilson.
The groom who is a son of John an3
Bertha Linscott Weaver, is a cigar
factory employee. His wife is a
daughter of Fred and Kate Pennell
Breese. Friends are extending con
gratulations. They will reside in
the George Huck property on Fur
nace street, Malta.
Miss Sadie L. "Patterson, 75, na
tive of Marion township, died at her
home at Vincent at 6 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, following a heart
ttack. She was the daughter of
(he late Clark and Maria Patterson
nd the only surviving near relative
is a brother, A. S. Patterson, of
Chesterhill. Miss Patterson had re
Bided at Vincent the past 30 years.
Private funeral services will be
held at 10 o'clock Friday morning
at the A. S. Patterson home, Ches
terhill, with further services at a
church at Vincent at 1:30. Inter
ment will be made at Chesterhill.
Olenford Bankes and Rex Car
penter, both of Deerfield township,
members of Company L, 166th In
fantry, who are at Camp Shelby,
Miss., taking a year's training, have
been promoted to corporals, which
carries salary increases. They write
they are both enjoying army life in
the south very much.
Miss Jessie McElhiney, of Wash
ington, D. C., private secretary to
Congressman Robert T. Secrest, Is
enjoying a two weeks vacation in
W. C. Meyers, 72, of Zanesville, who
is spending the winter in Malta wiin
his brother Zone Meyers, fractureJ
both wrists Monday evening when
he slipped and fel| from a stone
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Number 38
C. L. Ricketts, 83, former wexf
known resident of this county, £ni
widely known artist, passed awa/
Feb. 21, at his home in Chicago,
Death was due to paralysis, and
had been ill for several years.
The deceased was born ia Bel
mont county, but spent many years!
in this county, the family home be
ing in Penn township, and also for*
a time near Rosseau.- In his young-*
er days he taught school, having
taught eight terms at the JJghtner
school in Windsor township. Hj
later attended Ohio University,' Ath*
ens, and while there became inter
ested in art, as sort of a hobby/ Ho
taught writing and drawing fop
some yrars, in some of the larger
city schools of the county. Later he
took up art and embossing and had
his own establishment in the First
National bank building, Chicago,
which he successfully conducted un
til his health failed.
Mr. Ricketts became famous an!
made 11 trips to Europe, studying
art and collecting old and rare
manuscripts. He was personally ac
quainted with the late Queen Vic
toria, who entertained liim at tha
Royal Palace, and also made the ac
quaintance of the King of Sweden.
He did work for both of them. J.
P. Morgan, the world's most promi
nent banker, was a close friend off
Mr. Ricketts and he was entertained
for as much as a week at a time at
his home in New York City.
At his establishment in Chicago
he did engraving and embossing for
college diplomas. The designs were
his and all original, and the finest
to be found any place.
His wife, the former Hettie Mer
riam of this place, died about two
years ago. They were the parental
of two daughters, both residing ia
Chicago. He also leaves one sister,
Mrs. Meda Smith, near Stockport,
and three brothers, Att'y J. E. Rick
etts of Montana Edward Ricketts,
Chicago, and George M. Ricketts of
The dedicatory service for the
young people's recreational room at
the Presbyterian church, held Mon
day evening, brought out a large
crowd, the main auditorium of the
church being filled. The program as
announced last week was well car
ried out. The program included
music by Attorney and Mrs. F. S.
Doudna invocation, Rev. Chas. J.
Callier 23rd Psalm,. Betty Moore
address, by W. O. Porter, and a one
act play, "The Unlighted Cross,"
which was given by the following
young people: Daryl Daniel, Jaines
Richardson, Russell Shepherd, Mary
Baker, Faye Knox, Eldoris Snyder,
Robert Daniel, Mary Wilson, Carol
Warne, Raymond Lyon, Bernice
Ray, Jean Moore, Kathleen Phil
lips, Carl Baker and Tad Young.
C. A. Gaylord pronounced the bene
diction. Following the program
tea was served in the Sunday school
room, and many visited the new rec
reational room in the basement.
A free-will offering was taken
which amounted to $25.37. It will
be used for the recreation room and
a part for religious education. The
young people who have sponsored
this recreational project wish to
thank business men, and others, for
their support, which made this
worthy project possible.
Mrs. Gail Cordray is Sunday
school teacher of the class and in
appreciation of her services she was
presented a beautiful corsage. Miss
Carrol Warne made the presentation.
The young people have been high
ly complimented on the manner in
which they presented the play and
have been asked to put it on else
Edgar Stanbery, of Zanesville, son
of E. L. Stanbery, of Deavertown,
nd nephew of C. L. Stanbery of this
place, and Miss Josephine Cleveland,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland, Zanesville, wer6 united
in marriage Saturday morning in
Zanesville by Rev. Homer McDan
iel, associate pastor of the Trinity
Central church. Members of the im
mediate families withnessed the cer
mony. Mrs. Stanbery is a graduate
nurse and has been employed in the
•ffice of Dr. Walter L. Cruise. The
bridegroom graduated from Deaver
town high school and attended Ohio
University. lie holds a position
with the Equitable Life Insurance
ompany. Both are members of the
Methodist church. They will make
their home in Zanesville.
In accordance With the will Of C.
B. Richardson, late of Bloom town
ship, a 78 acre tract in East Bloom
•was sold at public auction Saturday
to Fred Parmiter for $520! It was
appraised for $780." .This land is a
part of the formed ^"iRitchey farm,
f.nd adjoins the Henry- IVlcMurray
lace. Mr. Parmiter's wife, daugh
ter of the late C. B. Richardson,
inherited the remainder of this
feNTER O. S. U.
Paul Gaylord of this place who is
completing his pre-medics at Miami
university has been accepted at
Ohio State university and will
his course in medicine at that insti
tution. |hio State accepts but a
limited number of students, in the
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