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Thurman Smith, jr., prominent
young Caldwell Democrat, has been appointed acting postmaster at the Caldwell postoffice by the postmas ter general’s office in Washington, D. C. The appointment from Wash ington was based on the recommen dation of the Noble county Demo cratic executive committee. Young Smith was sworn into of fice last Thursday and began his new Noble County’s Oldest And Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. MARCH OF DIMES CAMPAIGN GOES WELL IN COUNTY County Schools Turn In $395.48 For Largest Contribution Walter Quick, chairman of the Noble county March of. Dimes cam paign, announced today that $8 0.80 had been collected to date, far sur passing that of 1945 when $560.00 was taken in. Chairman Quick pointed out that 50 percent of this money is retained in Noble county and is to be used in the care of children afflicted with in fantile paralysis and in the nation’s fight against this disease. Edward L. Merry is treasurer of this fund. It is believed that the final figure will be approximately $900.00 when all the contributions have been turned in. The money contributed by the Noble county school system is as follows: Batesville high and grade schools. $49.50 Jones school (one room), $6J0: Belle Valley high and grade, $49.54 Brockfield, $20.70 Buffalo local schools, $17.80. Center or Sarahsville, $30.55 Dex ter City, $39.60 Elk or Harrietts ville, $26.40 Fulda, $10.R0 Jackson, $18 50 Delaney school (one room), $3.80. Middleburg, $6.10 Seneca or Mt. Ephraim, $9.20 Sharon, $18.95 Sum merfield, $62.44 Stock, $17.40 Ken nonsburg school (one room), $3.20 Yoker school, $4.50, making a grand total for the schools in this county, $395.48. Breakdown for other organizations in the county is as follows: Summerfield grange, $’.00 Ren rock grange, $5.00 Laurel grange, $1.00 Sharon grange, $5.00 Jackson grange, $1.00 Carlisle grange, $A0O. St. Mary’s Catholic churph, Fulda, $19.'O St. Michael’s church, Berne, $5.45 Free Methodist church, Cald well, $6.31 Free Methodist church, Ava, $2.25 First Church of Christ, Caldwell, $6.50 Presbyterian church, Caldwell, $15.35 St. Philomena’s Catholic church, Caldwell, $12.70. Noble county schools to date, $395.48 Caldwell-Glouster basketball game, $20.80 Caldwell high school, $19.90 Florence grade schools, $1.25* Caldwell merchants, $39.97 Caldwell Boy Scouts, house to house canvas. $15.12. Caldwell postoffice employees. $8.56 H. E. and Ethel Talbot, $2.00: house to house canvas in Belle Val ley. $11.26 Caldwell grade schools, $70.00 Roxy theater, $149.32, Noble county merchants, $27.50, and Sum merfield, $2.58. The First Methodist church. Bap tist church, Caldwell, First Methodist church, Belle Valley, and the Metho dist church, Dexter City, have not yet made their report. LEGION DANCE There will be a dar.ee in the Amer ican Legion hall, Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 to 12 o’clock. It will be aponsored by the American Legion, and Bums’ orchestra will furnish the music. The public is cordially in vited. TO SPONSOR DANCE Rev. J. J. Donaldson announced to day that an appointed group from St. Michael’s parish would sponsor a round and square dance in St. Mich ael’s hall, Berne, Sunday evening, Feb. 24. A good orchestra has been secured and the public is invited. Columbus, Feb. 20—Probability of a special session this year for the purpose of providing a state bonus for World War II veterans was dim Dexter City Schools Resume Operation Noble County Health Commission er Dr. N. S. Reed stated today that the Dexter City schools reopened on Monday morning of this week, after being closed for the past five days. Closing of the schools was a pre cautionary measure to prevent a pos sible scarlet fever epidemic. Supt. William Forshey stated that the attendance was normal this week. DeLaval Milkers—the world’s lead ing line of milkers—milkers that do the job by regular pulsation and makes milking easier. Does no harm to the cow. See us about them. Instal’ation free. Sold by The Cald well Implement & Supply House, Caldwell. Ohio. 31 3t duties immediately. The salary is in the neighborhood of $4,000 per year. Smith is filling the vacancy cre ated by the sudden death of A. C. Barnhouse, which occurred Nov. 21, 1945. A civil service examination will be held later to determine who will re ceive the permanent appointment. Until the appointment had been confirmed, Harry W. Smith was act 1MB A A W 4 DOG SHOOTS WOMAN Aft er being bothered by prowlers, Mrs. Ruth Patterson, 27, Balti more, purchased a revolver and watch dog. The dog, “Toby.” knocked the gun off a wash stand, discharging the bullet hit Mrs. Patterson in hand. County Granges To Form Chorus The first met ting to form a county grange degree learn and grange chorus will be held at the Sharon grange hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, at 7:30. About half the evening will be de voted to degree work and singing and half to recreation. All those in terested in this activity are invited. The grange young people have a special invitation. Those attending are asked to bring sandw ches and the host grange will furnish coffee. This activity was planned at the county grange officers’ conference. New Monument Shop Comes To Caldwell Simon E. Ruby and his associates of the Guernsey Memorial, Cam bridge, announced today that they will open a branch office and monu ment shop in Caldwell. They will be located, after March 1, in the Frank Gibson building on West street, for merly occupied by Wiley cream station. Fred Lagrene, new employed in Caldwell, will be the manager. He is married and will move his family here in the near future. The Guernsey Memorial is owned and operated by Simon Ruby, his son, Edward Ruby and son-in-law, Walter Myers. Mr. Ruby is a native of Noble county, bom and reared in the Mt. Ephraim community. He graduated from the Caldwell high school in the year of 1918. The Guernsey Memorial has been serving the needs of this community for several years. THE JOURNAL GETS BALLOT CONTRACT At the regular meeting of the No ble county election board Saturday, contract for printing the ballots in the May 7 primary was let to The Journal. The officials ballots are to be ready in time for all soldiers over seas to be given the opportunity of casting their vote. Candidates interested in sample unofficial ballots should leave their orders in ample t’me to assure prompt delivery and eliminate unnec essary delay at the last minute. SCHOLARSHIP TESTS Annual senior scholarship tests will be given at the Caldwell high school auditorium, Saturday morn ing, March 9, according to Supt. H. C. Secrest. Seniors from every high school in tne county will participate. Prospects Dim For Ohio Veterans’ Bonus In 1946 today after a conference held by Gov. Frank J. Lausche with two veterans’ groups Thursday. Although Lausche did not definite ly reject the plea of a group of Cleveland veterans for a special ses sion he indicated strongly that the matter should wait until the regular assembly meets again in 1947. The Cleveland delegation led by Joseph L’Hota, Cleveland postoffice clerk, and accompanied by State Representative Howard Metzenbaum, Democrat, Cleveland, presented peti tions asking for the special session signed by 7,000 Ohio veterans to the governor. Lausche told the delegation that a “bonus would serve you better at a later date than now” and that pay ment of a bonus now might “increase th* danger of inflation.” “You can’t press this issue and try to have precipitate action. Plain com mon sense, plain justice requires that this should not be made a political football just before an election,” he told the group. ing in the capacity of postmaster. Smith, who is an uncle of the new postmaster, has been connected with the Caldwell postoffice for the past 31 years. He has indicated that he plans to retire in the near future, possibly soon after Thurman Smith, jr., “learns the ropes’’. The new postmaster is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Smith, sr., Belford street. The elder Mr. Smith has long been prominent in the Dem BERNARD OLIVER PLEADS INNOCENT TO VIOLATION Charges Grow Out of Accident In Which Sarisky Was Killed Bernard Warren Oliver, 24, Cald well, entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday night when arraigned in the court of Mayor S. M. Secrest on a second degree manslaughter charge. Bond of $500 was immediate ly furnished and the young man re leased until the grand jury convenes to investigate the charges. Young Oiiver was brought into court by State Highway Patrolman C. L. Taylor, of Cambridge, as a re sult of an accident which occurred the previous Saturday evening, in which Pete’’ Sarisky. of Florence, lost his life and four others were in jured, as they were walking along U. S. Route 21 to their homes. The injured were John Sarisky, 22, rot her of Peter, John S. Kovach. 24, seriously injured, Nick Baranchik, 34. and John Duffalo. 2". who re mains in a serious condition at St. Francis hospital, Cambridge, with a compound fracture of the right leg and severe pelvic injuries. Tn the charge fled by the state patrolman, O'iver is alleged to have “unlawfully and unintentionally kill another, to wit, Peter Sari’ky, wh’le engaged in the violation of the traf fic la-,s of the state of Ohio as stip ulated and contrary to General Code 6307-18.’’ This particular code refers to a second degree manslaughter charge. If convicted, the fine is not to exceed $ 00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days nor more than six months, or both. Attorney L. C. Young has been retained by the defendant in this action. In an effort to prevent similar ac cidents occurring in this commun ty, several civic leaders have suggested cinder walks along both sides of the highway from the concrete bridge, outside Caldwell, through to Bello Valley. This would be in addition to the unincorporated signs, wh ch if placed, would reduce the speed limit to 33 miles per hour. It is believed that a combination of these suggested ideas would do much to eliminate the fatal accidents which have occurred so frequently in the past ACCEPTS POSITION Miss Dorothy Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson, Fairground street, has accepted a position in the office of Dr. Edward G. Ditch. Miss Anderson is a grad uate of the Caldwell high school, at tended Muskingum college, New Concord, and the Bethesda school of nursing in Zanesville. Miss Thelma Schott is the other office attendant. DIVORCE GRANTED A divorce was granted in common pleas court Saturday to Ruth Os borne from Robert Osborne. The plaintiff had charged gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty. She was restored to her maiden name of Ruth Harris. L. C. Young was the attor ney. TRANSFER GRANTED The petition by Brookfield town ship trustees for a transfer of funds was granted Friday morning in com mon pleas court by Judge L. B. Frazier. Judge Frazier authorized the transfer of $1,097.32 from the bond fund to the general fund. “The last legislature created the veterans’ program commission and instructed it to make a study of the problems of returned servicemen and then to, recommend legislation to cope with those problems. “I will be guided in a large degree by the recommendations of that com mission,” Lausche said. A second delegation representing the Columbus East Side Veteran’s association met with the governor and the Cleveland delegation. The Columbus group opposed immediate action on the bonus question. A bonus such as proposed by the Cleveland veterans would cost the state close to $500,000,030, Mark Mc Elroy, Cleveland, executive secretary of the State Veterans Program Com mission, told the delegation yester day. The proposal called for $10 a month for service in the United States and $15 a month for overseas service. No maximum figure was cited. No method of financing the bonus Thurman Smith, Jr. Appointed New Postmaster For Caldwell ocratic circles of this county but never held a political office. The appointment of his son is in part a recognition of his services to the party and their cause. Postmaster Smith is un-married and a veteran of World War II, holding the rank of first lieutenant in the infantry. He was discharged from the service several months ago with a purple heart and a bronze THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” Volume 87 Established In 1859 Caldwell, Ohm Thursday, February 21, 1946 Ten Pages This Week! Number 32 Yle GLENNA R. MITCHELL Yle Glenna R. Mitchell, formerly of Belle Valley, has been in the Waves since September 1943, and is now stationed in Washington, D. C. Prior to entering the service, Miss Mitchell was employed as an assis tant clerk in the Noble county selec tive service board, Caldwell. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ling Mitchell, now of Massil lon. formerly of Belle Valley. Woodrow Cecil To Open Meat Market Wo "d row Cecil, former owner of the West Side gio ery store, has rented the former Joe Mendenhall business room, adjacent to the old I yric theat er, and will open up a modern meat market there in the very near future. Young r. Cecil is now preparing the room for his opening. He re turned several weeks ago after serv ing two years in the navy. Prior to entering the service, he sold the West Side grocery to Richard Ball. INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT George Rice, Caldwell, and two residents of Byesville, were involved in an auto accident Tuesday evening at 7:90 o’clock, intersection of Bel ford and Lewis streets. The Rice car was turned over on its side when the two vehicles collided. Both were enroute to the basketbail game be tween Bvesville and Ca’dwell, at the le?l vir None of the occupants "•as injured. EVJOYFD FURLOUGH Cpl. David W. Tetens, Elgin Field. Florida, spent a two weeks furln’i-rti with his w fe and two sons, Mrs. Rthel Teters, David and Ward Te ters, Caldwell. He returned to hi? base on Sunday. RECFIVFS DISCHARGE Pfc. Donald Richard McNutt has received his honorable discharge from Camp Atterburv, Ind., and is now at his home in the Renrock com munity. He served 35 months in the army, 18 cf which were spent in the South Pacific. He wears the Amer ican theater ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon, brone star, World War II Victory ribbon and the Good Conduct medal. SUPERVISORS MEETING Monthly meeting of the Noble county school supervisors wa« held Saturday morning at the office of Supt. H. C. Secrest, immediately fol lowing the county tournament draw ing. Detai's incident to the tourney were ironed out and routine business transacted. WELL A “DUSTER” The well which was drilled in re cently on the Vorhies farm, Dawson Ridge, came in a “duster”. was suggested by the Cleveland vet erans. L’Hota, spokesman for the group, said “that would be up to our legislators. Were assuming they should know how to raise the money.” E. F. Leasure To Be On Election Board E. F. Leasure, prominent resident of the Berne community, has been indorsed by the Noble County Re publican Executive committee as a new member of the county election board. Leasure will take his new office March 1. W. K. Conner is the retiring Re publican member of the election board. Harry Sorg, Democratic member of the board, w*s indorsed by the executive committee, to succeed him self. Just arrived complete line of Al falfa, Clover and other Field Seeds. Caldwell Implement & Supply Co. 30 3tc star. He enlisted on December 8, 1941, and served in the army as an en listed man until December 23, 1942, when he received his commission as an officer in the infantry. He served overseas with the 363rd infantry regiment, 91st division. Inspectors from the postoffice de partment were in Caldwell, Thurs day, going over the records and mak PLANS PROPOSED TO DOUBLE ONG STRENGTH IN ’46 Famous 37th Division Remains Activated In New Organization Washington, Feb. 21—The Ohio National Guard would be nearly double its prewar strength in the fut ure if plans submitted by Maj. Gen. Butler B. Miltonberger, chief of the National Bureau, to the governors of 48 states today are approved by the state and congress. The postwar proposal of Gen. Mil tonberger contemplates a National Guard strenght in Ohio of 22,503 officers and men, as compared with the ndi’cted strenght of 11,919 in the Oh o Guard in 1940. At the ame time, Gen. Milton berger disclosed that the army plans to keep activated the famous 3 "th Ohio Infantry Division in the newly organized National Guard, as well as create new militarv groups in th° state. This includes the unit in Noble county. Largest expansion in the new plans would be in the realm of air. which before the war had a total of less than 5000 personal. The current proposals would bring 2’51 air officers and men to Ohio alone in a 47,600 national air program involving the formation of 84 squadrons. Tn addition to the 37th Tnfantrv Divi ion. Oh o would be the home of the 55th Air Wing Headquarters a~d headquarters squadron, two control squadrons, one light bombardment squadron and three fighter squadron- E’iminated from the postwar Nat ional Guard plans are all cavalry units, which would automatically put an end to the long and colorful his tory of the 107th Cavalry Regiment at least as a horse equ’pned unit. Famed National Guard Divisions, many of whom won their snurs in two World Wars, would keep their identity under the new post war plans, but the 18 infantry div isions inducted into federal service in 1940, would be jumped to 22, and in addition, the plan caVs for the formation of two armored divisions, and 18 regimental combat teams. If approved by the state governors the overall plan, approved by the War Department would bring the strength of the National Guard from an inducted strength of slight’v more than 300,000 officers and men to an all time high total of 6°2,'O3 officer? and men, the equivalent of 30 divisions of troops and 12 air force wings. The tentative state allotments forwarded to the governors of the states and insular poscessions in cluded a request by Gen. Milton berger for immed’ate state surveys and capabilities for recruiting and maintaining, respectwe allotments. Under War Department policy it is the responsibilty of the state to nro vu’e storage facilities and maintain armories, as well as the recruiting of officers and men. The huge expansion planned for the air forces, which may involve a= manv as 3500 planes w:ll undoubt edly keep many Army air fields in operation for National Guard units, if the current rlans win approval. Proposed nol’cies governing the postwar National Guard, were an nro'ed last October bv the Secretary of War, and are currently under dis cussion by an eight-man sub-com mitt*** of the Hou=e Military Affairs Committee. If subsequently approved the postwar National ^uard person nel would be patterned even more closely on the regular Army model. Tho nlan? contcmp1r,t“ age in grade specifications, comnarable with the rrr-np^ Armv f-r off:ce"s, and would put both regulars and National Cuardsts in the samo cnegory in re gard tn "hvsicai eo"di‘ion. Thrse srw' fi'”iti ws reflect a condition dis covered in the 1941 maneuvers, when manv National Guard officers were deprived of their commands because th°y failed to measure rp to profess ional standards. LICENSES AVAILABLE Fishing licenses are now available at the office of Corntv Cl°rk George L. Thompson. Followers of this sport will have to pay double for the per mit to fish th s year or a total of $1.10. It was also pointed out that at Seneca ake, there is no legal lenth in inches for bluegills, rock bass, yellow perch, or white bass. TO LIVE IN SEATTLE Mrs. John Pickenpaugh, West North street, left Wednesday for Seattle, Wash., where she will join her husband, who is arriving there from overseas duty. Mr. Pickenpaugh has been in the navy for the past ten years. They will remain in Seat tle for several months. ing the customary routine check be fore a new postmaster takes over. In spite of the vacancy, they found the books and records in ex cellent condition which speaks well for Harry Smith and all other em ployees of the postoffice, who have carried on since the death of Mr. Bainhouse. Personnel in the local office in duces Mr. Smith, Frank Tarleton, WANTS TO BE AN AMERICAN Saluting the American flag in New York City is Johnny Camera, 12, Italian boy from Salerno, who was discovered aboard the transport Claymount Victory when it arrived at Man hattan docks. He was adopted by the U. S. 36th division when his family was killed. Veteran Dies Abroad, Smallpox Victim Mrs. Gi’bert Blair and Mrs. S. D. Stevens, Harriettsville, have been i tv”t their n'phew, Donald Dennis, Alliance, assistant chaplain, od died w th smallpox in the PhiEp pine Islands. His parents, Mr. and •Tn s Dennis, of Alliance, were notified bv the War Department on Feb. 7. H.s mother is the former Martha Springer, of Harriettsville R. D. 1. Edgar House Heads Vets Education Program Edgar House, Caldwell, formerly principal of West Junior high school in Crlvmhus, was named th s week to head the veterans education pro gram for the Columbus public schools. se was released from the navy on Jan. 3 after serving 32 months. During that time he was with the education services program and for the past 18 months was officer in charge of personnel in the navy de partment, Washington, D. C. In his new position, House will head the work affect ng veterans of high school age. Before enlisting in ’•e navy. House had been on the faculty of West Senior, principal of Starling junior high and then prin cipal of West Junior. He is a son of Mrs. L. E. House. Caldwell, and formerly resided here. A brother, Rodney House, is now attending the Caldwell high school and employed at Ralston’s Drug Store. JOINS HUSBAND Noble county’s first English war bride has joined her hus band, Everett Mallett, in Berne, east of Caldwell. At present Mr. and Mrs. Mallett are resid ing with his mother, Mrs. Law rence Mallett. The ex-soldier was discharged several months ago after serving in England. ENROUTE HOME Staff Sgt. Walter L. Johnson, hus band of Annabelle Johnson, Dexter City, is one of many army veterans returning to the United States aboard the U. S. S. Drew. This ship left. Saipan, Jan. 30, and was sched uled to arrive in San Pedro about Feb. 13. William Gillespie returned several months ago from the U. S. navy, having served more than three years. During that period, the drug store was closed. Mr. Gillespie announces that he has secured the services of a well known pharmacist and that new and old prescriptions will be carefully filed. All customers who attend the grand opening will be given tickets for the grand door prize, drawing to be held that evening, soon after the basketball champions have been de cided. The owner is giving away a beautiful new table model Farns worth radio. On the following week, GILLESPIE’S GRAND OPENING DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 23 The long awaited re-opening of William Gillespie’s Drug Store has been announced for Saturday, Feb. 23. The store has been completely remodeled and all new stock has been placed on the shelves. The grand opening comes on the same day as the finals in the Noble county basketball tournament. It is expected that ardent fans will at tend the opening first and then take in the game. Lamar Dowling, veteran of World War II, Harold Hune, another re turned veteran, who went back to his old job as clerk, John Kirchner, Miss Freda Warner, and Amos Day, city mail carrier, in addition to the six rural route carriers. Several weeks ago the Democratic committee held a special meeting and endorsed Smith over four other applicants for the job. Largest Paid Circulation Ever Attained By Any Newspaper Printed In Noble County. LAND OWNERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRE™ BE MAILED OUT Information Needed On Value of Farms In Noble County Noble county farmers can perform one more war service and at the same time help veterans who return from the war by answering questions about land ownership contained on a questionnaire wh ch which will be mailed to ten percent of all farmers in the United States by the depart ment of agriculture. County Agricultural Agent George L. Brown says that the Ohio exten sion service is cooperating with the department of aericuHure in asking for this information. Mr. Brown ex plains that answers to questions on the blank will provide information about United States farm land own ership that cannot be obtained from census figures. Part of the information wanted i» how many farms are sold each year, the value and size of the farms, pro pel rion of farm operators who won the land they work, and how many farmers quit farming each year. This survey also will show how much U. S. farm land is owned hy institu tions, such as life insurance com panes., and where the farms are lo cated. The county agent assures farmers of Noble county who receive the questionnaire that the in’i 'idual’s answers will be held as strictly con fidential. He says this is not an at tempt to pry into individual records but is intended to provide facts that are needed to help determine state and national farm policies. Members of the rural economics department, Ohio State University, have told the county that the in formation provided by Ohio farmers answering the questionnaires would help a lot in long-time farm planning for the Buckeye state. Mr. Brown will be glad to answer questions of Noble county farmers who receive the land ownership blanks. RETURNS FROM NAVY William Bruce Miller received his discharge from the U. S. navy at Great Lakes, Ill., and is now at his home in Dexter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Miller. PRODUCE QUOTATIONS The following prices were quoted by the Caldwell Produce Company effective, Wednesday, February 20. (These quotations are subject to change without notice.) Heavy springers, 5 lbs up .... 27c Heavy springers, 3 to 5 lbs up 25c Heavy Ijens ............................ lb. 24c Light hens ............................ Ib. 18c W’hite ducks ........................ lb. 2*Jc Colored ducks .........................lb. 15c Geese ................................... lb. 2uc Old cocks ................. lb. 12c Young tom turkeys ......... lb. 32c Young hen turkeys ............. lb. 35c Old to-n turkeys....................lb. 28c Old hen turkeys ................. lb. 31c Rabbits ................................ lb. 20c I arge grade A white eggs doz. 34c I arge grade A brown eggs doz. 32c Medium grade A white eggs doz. 29c Mediuf grade A brown eggs doz. 29c Large grade white eggs doz. 31c Large grade brown eggs doz. 30c Current receipt eggs ......... doz. 29c Pullet esrgs ........................ doz. 23c the lucky winner will receive a $25 savings bond. The Gillespie Drug Store is stocked with the needs of each and every customer. Particular emphasis has been placed on toiletries, sundries, and the Sup-R Sav-R line, especially stocked for the farmers of this county and neighboring communities. Re-opening of the drug store will mean much to each and every resi dent of this county, for during the war period when the business con cern was closed, its loss was keenly felt. Gillespie is not a newcomer to the business field of Caldwell, being as sociated with the former owner, Dr. G. E. Crute, several years before buying out the drug store. He is well known throughout a wide busi ness circle and all former associates are extending their congratulations and best wishes. Veterans are fast finding their places in Noble county and Gillespie is the latest to start serving the needs of the public. He is married, has two children and makes his home on Lewis street.