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Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. Volume 87 Only One Week Remains For Volunteer Workers The annual Red Crass drive is getting off to a very slow start in Noble county, but Chairman Vernon W. Archer is confident that by April 1 the goal of $3700 will have been reached. Postponed originally for two weeks, the drive is now in full swing and all volunteer workers here listed are urged to make a personal call on as many as possible. Success of the campaign rests en tirely in the hands of the few volun teers, particularly out in the county, and Chairman Archer believes that they will come through as in past years. This county’s goal was cut in two for 1946 and this reason alone should warrant reaching the goal. Volunteer workers throughout the county are as follows: Belle Valley Mrs. John Sklenar, Sr., chairman of North end and Mrs. J. Harry Colley, chairman of South end work ers, Fontella Johnson, Mary Paxton, Helen Macenko and Mrs. Charles Caldwell. Beaver J. O. Gibson, chairman workers, Glen Layman, Bernard Butler, Henry Arick, S. R. House, John R. Flood, Doris K. Reed, Chester E. Gibson Richard Starr, Blanche Atkinson and Mabel I* hod. Brookfield Minor Wood, chairman workers, C. S. McNutt, Mrs. Freda B. Ziler and Donald Leonard. Buffalo E. 0. Bond, chairman workers, Ralph Larrick, Mrs. Sally Robinson, Alice Knight, Clyde Russell, William O. Hopps, Robert B. Cooper, Carrie Larrick, Thomas Nicholson, Eileen Moore and Harry Corbett. Center Warden Everly, chairman work ers. Lewis E. Davidson, Ray Stotts berry, R. E. Merry, Earl Bates, John Carter John Grimes, Roy VanDyne, Robert Smith, Delbert Knox and (Continued on page four) Telephone Company Plans Certain Increases Public notice is being given by the Ohio Associated Telephone company that it has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio an ap plication, seeking authority to file and establish new general and local exchange tariffs in the state of Ohio. The proposed changes applicable to its exchanges located at Caldwell, Dexter City and Summerfield in this county provide for increases in the present charges for certain types of telephone service. The types of service on which they seek an increase were not listed. Caldwell Gets New Dress In Clean-up Cleaning the winter’s debris and dirt from the streets of Caldwell got underway Monday, and will continue practically all summer, according to Mayor S. M. Secrest. Every effort will be made to clean and wash the streets in the business district first and then branch out to the residential districts. The council approved the project at their last meeting. At a later date, the local fire engine will be used to wash the streets.__________ Draft Board Takes Exception To Wilbur Matson Editorial Editor’s Note: Wilbur D. Matson, widely known editor and publisher of The Morgan County Herald, editor ialized recently because Mary Crum of Middleburg sold her farm and in her own words. “Due to my son’s induction into the Army I will offer, etc.”. Matson was of course un aware of the “story behind the scenes”. The following is the draft board’s answer: “It was with great surprise that I read the editorial written by Wil bur D. Matson from McConnelsville regarding the induction of a young man in Jefferson township which forced the mother, a widow, to sell her stock and farm. “I feel that in defense of Noble County Draft Board there is a few things this gentleman from McCon nelsville and the people of Noble County should know regarding this induction. “We offer the following facts in explanation. The young man in ques tion had been deferred since regis tration to take care of the mother, sister and this farm. After the end of hostilities, this young man in ques tion had two brothers who received their discharge returning to Noble county. The young man in question met a member of the local board re questing from him that he be re classified and inducted. This local board member referred the regis trant to the local board office. Up Established In 1859 I" County-Wide Coverage Being Made To Meet $3,700 Goal In Red Cross Campaign To Raise National Fund For Humanitarian Purposes Red Cross Goal Attainment Is Seen Certain By Chairman Vernon W. Archer Attorney W. Aicher, chairman of the 1946 Red Cross drive in Noble county, today expressed every con fidence” that the county would reach its quota of $3700, before the dead line on April 1st. Chairman Archer is being assisteel by Home service director Kyte Wal kenshaw and his wife, who is ser ving as secretary of the evecutive board. In the words of General Norman T. Kirk, surgeon general of the Army, “In the wake of every war, thou sands of men are left injured. When hospitalized, hours can drag on end lessly the friendly smile and helping hand of the Red Cross work er can help shorten them immense ly. When our wounded were in hos pitals overseas the Red Cross was there now that they’re in hospitals here at home, the Red Cross is still with them. Though the war is over, our men need the Red Cress as much as ever”. Wayne B. Hayes Receives Promotion Cpl. Wayne B. Hayes, with the 35th infantry, of the veteran 25th (Tropic Lightning) division, has re cently been promoted to the rank of sergeant. The 25th, a unit of Gen. Eichelberger’s Eighth army, is now occupying the Nagoya area of the home island Honshu, Japan. Sergeant Hayes son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes, 809 Walnut street, entered the army Sept. 27, 1944, at Fort Hayes, and after taking basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, sailed for overseas March 26, 1945. Wayne is a graduate of Caldwell high school and was attending school before entering the service. MRS. MURPHY IMPROVED Mrs. Theodore Murphy, West Fair ground street, is reported much im proved at the Marietta Memorial hospital, where she was taken last Tuesday evening in a serious condi tion. Mr. Murphy is a well known funeral director in Caldwell. on appearing at this office the regis trant talked to the writer making the following statement, ‘That as his two brothers had been dis charged from service he felt it his duty that he enter the armed ser vices.’ Also the young man stated he was tired of taking slurs from others who had sons or brothers in the service. “After the registrant’s visit to the local board office, the writer pre sented these facts to the local board in their next session. The registrant was classified and inducted in re cognition of his request for same. “After the editorial in question ap peared in the Caldwell Journal, it was my privilege to have as visi tors in the local board office two farm people from Jefferson township who had read the statements as printed in the local paper. They stated it was a known fact in Jeffer son township that this mother, a widow, had said last summer this was her last crop and her last year on the farm as she was selling out. It is my understanding this state ment was general knowledge in the neighborhood in question. “Perhaps the above statements will tnake it clear in the minds of Noble County residents just why this young man was inducted.” Richard F. Hanes, Clerk Local Board No. 1 Noble County Caldwell, Ohio Fire Wardens Named For All Townships In Noble County To Prevent Loss Of Timber TAX COMMISSION APPROVES BOND ISSUE ON MAY 7 65 Percent of Voters Must Cast A Favorable Yes The Ohio Tax Commission in Co lumbus has given Caldwell the “go ahead” signal on their $10,000 bond issue to purchase a fire engine and equipment and it will be placed be fore the voters at the May 7 pri mary. The bond issue will be on a separate ballot and it requires a fav orable vote from 65 percent of those who go to the polls on that Tuesday. Attorney 1 ucien C. Young, who has been retained by the village as their solicitor, and Mayor S. M. Se crest met with the Commission on Friday. They were very helpful in ironing out the details and expressed con’’dence that the citizens of Cald well would rea’ize the need and vote in favor of the bond issue. The resolution, stating the need for the bond issue, must be submit ted to Auditor Ray McVay not later than March 27 and it will be re leased by this official 35 days before the primary election. On April 6, the council will hold a special meeting and prepare the bond issue for publication, thereby meeting the requirements of having the resolution appear before the public, four weeks prior to the prim ary Under a new law which was passed in July of last year, the bond issue may be voted on at the primary election. Piior to the en actment of this law, it could only go before the voters at a general elec tion. Attorney Young is busy complet ing the legal work necessary before publication. The council, Noble county Cham ber of Commerce and many other civic and business organizations are backing this bond issue for they realize how vital it is to the welfare of this community. Before the primary on May 7, every property owner in Caldwell will have been contacted personally in order that the bond issue might pass. Roxy Theatre To Have Stage Show Chester Huprich has announced the booking of the stage show, “The Hollywood Models on Parade”, which will be given at the Roxy theatre, Wednesday evening, March 27. Charles Rogers is heading this talent array and it will include Joyce DeLiso, exotic dancer the Newcomb brothers in music and variety Lea Wynn, a piperoo of charm in her dance of the cobra Ann Thayer, who is described as a fantasy of flour escence Walley Dexter a great mimic Rogers and Rochelle, the poets of dance Bonnie Kinn, the TNT of songs Slap and Happy, two kings of the cork and last but not least, the six Rogerettes. Mr. Huprich announces there will be two shows, one at 7 and 9. ELECTION BOARD NOW OPEN UNTIL MAY 7 Kyte Walkenshaw, clerk announc ed today that the office of Noble county election board would be open every day until the primary, May 7. Miss Mary Harmon is the new office attendant. Absent voters bal lots have been delivered by the Jour nal and they are now ready to be sent to the servicemen. It will be necessary, however, for you to contact election officials. DIVORCE GRANTED Irene Povilaisti was granted a divorce in Common Pleas court Sat urday morning from Sylvester S. Povilaisti on grounds of extreme cruelty. Judge L. B. Frazier oc cupied the bench. Attorney E. P. McGinnis represented the plaintiff. UNDERGOES SURGERY Mrs. Sarah Nichols, wife of Law rence Nichols, both former teachers in the Caldwell and Noble county schools, is recovering at their home in Saopaulo, Brazil, S. A., following a recent operation for appendicitis. NOTICE TO PERSONAL TAXPAYERS— The me for listing and paying of Personal Tax started on Friday, February 15, and will continue until Monday, April 1. We will gladly assist you in making your returns if you will call at this office. RAY McVAY, 33 6tc Noble County Auditor. THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” Caldwell. Ohio Thursday, March 21, 1946 F. C. Hughes, Dexter City ro^te 1, Noble county fire warden, has an tenants that all land owners and tenants residing in rural section of Noble county must secure burning permits from local fore«t fire war dens during March, April and May. John A. Bastian, fire control for ester of Ohio, is stressing the great damage done by uncontrolled fires to soil, water., and wild life as well as tn growing timber. Burning over of grass lands des troys soil humus and speeds up soil erosion. Loss of so humus, Beotian says, lowers the water holding ca pacity of soil, so necessary for cul tivat’on of crops or sustained pas turing. A number of factors indicate that the current spring fire season may be a hazardous period in this sec tion of the state, including Noble county. I ight snow fall druing the winter has left woods and fields in an unseasonably dry condition. A few days of sunshine and high winds will cause fire to spread with great speed. Heavy timber harvests during the war have left a vast amount of “Slash” in forested areas and this creates another acute hazard. Forest and field fires take a hea vy wild life toll young birds and game burn or suffocate in their nests and food and cover are des troyed. Burning permits are issued free to responsible parties by the local for est’ fire warden. Definite safety rules, printed on each permit, must be strictly comnlied with or the per mit is null and void and the permit holder subject to persecution. Forest fire wardens in this coun ty by townships are: Beaver Township George B. Atkinson, Batesville. Brookfield: F. W. Denny, route 1, Cumber land, O C. O. Enele, route 2 Cald well, west of Hoskinsonville and Vir (Continued on page four) Auto License Tairs Show Heavy Sale Running almost 203 ahead the number sold for the same time in 1945, deputy registrar of motor ve hicles, George Estadt, stater! today that they were having a brisk sale on auto tags for 1946. Estadt pointed out that the dead line is Saturday, March 30 and that the tags must be on the vehicle at mid-night, Sunday, March 31. In order to avoid any last minute rush, car owners are urged to drop in the registrar’s office on Cumber land street and secure their tags early. Since the tag sale opened, 824 had been sold on Monday of this week, all in the W-G series. When this is exhausted, the W-H series will be used. Robert C. Blackburn Promoted To Major Captain Robert C. Blackburn, of Brookfield township, has received his majority and is now on terminal leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Blackburn, near Cumber land. The young man served overseas in Germany and just recently received the silver star for gallantry in ac tion. A member of the eng.neer corps, Major Blackburn lost his right foot when he stepped on a “shoe mine”. For the past several months, he has been receiving hospital attention at Richmond, Va. JOHN RISKI RETURNS TO EHLERMANNS STATION John Riski, who was recently re leased from the service after ser ving in the South Pacific, has re turned to his old job at the Ehler mann’s service on the square. Riski is the most recent of the six veterans from this station to take up his old duties. Raymond Bosold, who saw service in the ETO, returned to his job sev eral months ago. FORMER MARSHAL ILL W. S. (Sig) Sheckles suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home on West street, Friday He was taken to a rest home in Cambridge in the McVay-Schilling ambulance to be cared for during his illness, as Mrs. Sheckles is also ill at their home. Mr. Sheckles has served as marshal, deputy sheriff, and deputy marshal of Caldwell, and for many years was city night watchman. ENJOYING TRIP T. B. Cain and family, formerly of Caldwell and now of Clarksburg, W. Va., are enjoying a three weeks va cation at Miami, Florida. Mr. Cain is president of the West Virginiia Business College. WILLIAM ARCHER HEADS COUNTY FOOD SAVING Farmers As A Whole Do Not Favor Sending Food To Europe Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson today designed Elmer F. Kruse, Ohio Production and Mar keting Director, as State Emergency Food Program Manager to help speed the oh of supplying food under Pres ident Truman’s Emergency Famine Belief Program. Chairman of the county Agricul tural Conservation AAA Committees have been designated to manage the program in the counties. They will enlist the cooperation of State and county USDA Councils in coordina ting the program and organizing the food conservation measures recom menced by the President’s Famine Emergency Committee. They wi’l set sree fic local food conservation goals wmk out locally adapted conserva tion measures, and marshall the for ces of citizen’s organizations and food trades that will help carry out the rrogram on a voluntary basis. William H. Archer County AAA Chairman will head the program in Noble county. Secretary Anderson called atten tion to the importance of producing food through gardening and meet ing farm production goals—as well as conserving existing supplies of food, particularly wheat products and food fats and oils. The local food conservation goals are expected to represent the esti mated additional amounts of wheat and food fats and oi’s that can be made available for fore gn relief by the people of each state and county through the special conservation ef forts of all men, women and chil dren The managers and councils will seek, through the cooperation of local organizations, to have the background and objectives of the program placed before the entire population personally. Farmers as a whole in Noble county do not favor this program but every effort will be made to sell them the idea. VFW Will Hold Special Meeting Noble post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will hold a special meeting, Friday evening, March 22, in their rooms on West street. Acording to laws of the national organization, election of officers must be held every March and this will be accomplished at their Fri day evening meeting. Attorney Leo Carter is the pres ent commander. All members are urged to attend this meeting. ONE WEEK REMAINING FOR PERSONAL TAX Auditor Ray McVay pointed out today that only one week remains for payment of the personal proper ty tax in this county. The deadline is Monday, April 1st. Personal property owners have on ly to call at the auditor’s office where trained attendants will assist you in making out the return. SEEKS DIVORCE Lucy Dimerling has filed action in Common Pleas court asking that she he granted a divoice from Edgar Dimmerling, on grounds of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty. W. V. Archer is attorney for the plaintiff. Just arrived—Seed Oats and Ohio Certified Seed Corn. Also Agrico Fertilizer, the fertilizer that is fine for dril’ing and best for results. Caldwell Implement & Supply Co., Caldwell, Ohio. 36 3tc & I Ten Pages This Week! Two Big Business Dea’s Consummated Two large real estate transfers in Caldwell occurred on Monday, when T. W. Patterson purchased the com plete O. J. Lorenz business Ipt on the square and A. L. Schafer sold his apartment house and the build ing occuped by the Caidwell Imple ment & Supply Co. to Frank Estadt and Norbert “Atlas” Smith. Estadt and Smith are co-owners of the Caldwell Implement & Supply company, East street. In addition to the building which they now occupy, the deal also included the large apartment house on the corner of East and Main streets. The O. J. Lorenz to T. W. Patter son transfer, includes the building now occupied by Gillespie’s Drug store, the offices of Dr. A. G. Mc Gregor. tlie dwelling occupied by the Chester Howiler family and Opal’s Beauty shop, the Hayes meat mar ket building and the Henry Bond building, both of which are only one story, Mr. Patterson said today that he did not contemplate any new building George L. Brown Will Leave Caldwell George L. Brown, popular agri cultural agent in Noble county for the past 12 years, will leave this month to assume similar duties as agent for Vinton county, with head quarters in McArthur. Mr. Bi own’s successor has not yet been named but it was expected that the details would be ironed out this week. Mr. Brown’s leaving will come as a shock to thousands of farmers in this county, with whom his popu larity has never diminished. Another New Store Opens In Caldwell Opening of the Guernsey Memor ials’ new store in Caldwell and Noble County will be held Saturday, March 23, according to an announcement made today by the owners, Simon E. Ruby Edward Ruby and Walter Myers. Fred W. Legraen will be the man ager in charge. The new store is located in the Frank Gibson building on West street, formerly occupied by the Wiley Cream station. Guernsey Memorials are now lo cated in Cambridge, where they just recently opened a new office. Sterling Station Will Open Saturday The Sterling filling station, West and Bridge streets, will be opened next Saturday, March 23, under the new management of George Chris topher and Robert (Jum) Clark. The young men, both veterans, plan to have a modern station in every detail. They are in-augurating a special “wash your car” service and will call for and deliver your car any place. Largest Paid Circulation Ever Attained By Any Newspaper Printed In Noble County. Curtain Goes Up Thursday Night On Boosters* Home Talent Play Tuneful choruses, gay costumes, dri’ls and dances will be featurel when the curtain rises on “Pep Par ade” this Thursday evening at the Caldwell high school auditorium Sponsored by the Caldwell Booster club, proceeds will be used to buy uniforms for the local band and con struction of the new athletic field here. Only one show will be given Thurs day night with a repeat perform ance on Friday evening. The show opens with the swing girls to the stirring music of “Great Day”. They are attractively attired in swing skirts and blouses with perky crisp ribbons in their hair. Other specialities, singing and danc ing, all add color to the entertain Number 36 11 TOWNSHIPS MAKING PLANS FOR 4-H WORK Leadership Will Result In Better Community Life Eleven townships in Noble county are now making plans for b^ys’ 4-H clubs. Some have already held first meetings. Others are to be held in the near future. Jackson township boys met with their advisor, Alfred Brown, at Crooked Tree grange hall on March 5. Eleven boys were present and others had expressed an interest in attending the next meeting. Those present were Dale Lothes, Neal Wil son, Elmer Hesson, Robert McKee, Bob Chandler, Eddie Chandler, Don ald Egnot, Robert Archer, Tommy Stiers, Donald Stiers, and Claude Wilson. The next meeting for or ganization will be held on March 29. A group of Olive township boys and girls met at Lawrence King’s last Friday evening to talk about a 4-H club. Ten boys four girls and three mothers were present. Most of the boys were interested in either rabbit production or in raising a beef calf. Another meeting for or ganization will be held in the near future. Center and Elk township boys will talk about 4-H clubs this week. Bea ver township boys and girls are hav ing a recreation meeting and a dis cussion of club possibilities next week. Buffalo, Brookfield, Enoch, Stock, Sharon, Marion, and Seneca town ship leaders are talking 4-H clubs. Progress will be announced later. According to Organizer Wesley Green, the best leadership in each community is desired for 4-H clubs. It is a worthy challenge to the best man or woman to be a leader of boys and girls. Such leadership can accomplish much in budding a bet ter community. Boy Scouts To Hold Paper Drive Saturday The Boy Scout troops in Caldwell will hold a paper drive Saturday, March 23. Residents are asked to bundle the papers and place them as closely as possible to the curb. Trucks will be used for the pick-up. Residents are asked not to con tact the officials by phone for any additional plans. RELEASED FROM SERVICE Robert J. Zudell, RM2c, has been released from the U. S. Navy after spending the past 20 months in the Pacific, as a crew member on the U. S. S. LCI, 614. The 614 spent the last six months in the China-Korea theater, where it onerated with mine sweepers clearing the ports of mines in that area ment and it promises to be an even ing of fun. The cast is composed entirely of new talent from the local high school. This in itself should prove refreshing to the audience. Miss Georgianna Rice will be the pianist for the entire show. Unusual interest is also being shown in the baby contest which is being sponsored in connection with the show. Winners will be announced that evening. A progress sheet is being main tained at Madge’s speciality shop for the baby contest. Watch for it. If you like the show on Thursday let others know and they can attend on Friday and by doing, help the Booster club.