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Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. If the Federal Bureau has selected Noble County to be checked, local public officials at the courthouse have not been informed and to date there has been no indication that inspectors were checking the books. Recorder States County recorder Clyde Wharton stated that it is very possible an inspector to come and check records there and since thev public, it is not necessary fob inspecting officials to discuss reason for their doing so. Unless there is a change made at Columbus, no general reappraise ment is planned for the county for several years. Inspectors can check and double check tax returns filed with the county against the income tax re turns filed with the Internal Rev enue Bureau. Representatives of the state tax ation department are armed with reports on incomes of various in dividuals, while the revenue repre sentatives will check the income tax returns with the personal tax re turns which were filed, ladividual Inspections However, there will be investiga tion of individual cases where it has come to the attention of officials that the valuation on certain prop erties is considered too low. This has been brought about through a sale at a price much higher than the property is listed on the tax dupli cate. Profits Must Be Listed Many federal stamps are being purchased at the treasurer’s office to be attached to deeds which leads ©fficials to believe that purchasers are being honest as to the prices being paid for property. However, it is said that in cases where more stamps were purchased than was necessary, in order to give the im pression the purchase price was higher than it really was. It is pointed out that persons sell ing property which they have had in their possesion for at least six months must pay income tax on the profit they received through the sale. This profit must be added into the income received from salary or dividends. For an example, a property pur chased at $8,000 which required $2,000 repairs and then sold for $15,000, the seller would be re quired to pay an income tax on 50 percent of the $5,000 profit. MORTGAGES FILED Twenty-three mortgages against real estate were filed in the office of Recorder Clyde Wharton during the month of March. This is in compari son to 20, which were cancelled. This is the first time in several months that more mortgages were filed than cancelled. TRANSFERS INCREASE A noted increase in the transfer •f real estate throughout Noble county was evident dur.ng the month ©f March, according to the records of Recorder Clyde Wharton. Varied instruments of writing filed num bered 103. At the same time there was a no Hnofihla decrease of honorable dis- ticeable decrease of honorable charges filed. PARTITION CASE FILED A partition case has been filed in the office of clerk of courts, George L. Thompson, by attorney L. C. Young. Johnny Mallett, is the plain tiff in the action against Herbert Forshey, et al, including 12 other defendants. SEVEN PRISONERS Seven prisoners were lodged the county jail during the month March, according to the records Mrs. Clayton McKee, jail matron. They were served a total of 36 meals. STATE OFFICIALS MAY ORDER REAPPRAISEMENT VALUE OF PROPERTY IN NOBLE COUNTY The high prices being paid for real estate in Caldwell and Noble county may result in a reappraisement of property in this county, in order that more taxes may be collected. This power is vested in the reappraisement officials in Columbus and with the Internal Revenue Bureau. The state law holds that real estate must be appraised at its true value and the taxing department at Columbus is concerned with ascertaining the new values placed by buyers in what is considered by many as a “runaway” market throughout the county and state as well. Noble county is not alone in this respect and it is under stood that officials are now checking the records in Washington county. The Internal Revenue Bureau enters the picture in that it will ascertain if adequate returns were made of profits obtained by sellers of real estate at the high prices._______ for the are the the The situation may be summed up in this manner: A property may be listed on the tax duplicate as valued at $1200 and the taxes are being collected each year on this valua tion. But during the current boom, it is possible that the real estate changed ownership and the selling value was $5,000. If the owner places such a value on his property, then it should be re-appraised and the current value placed on the tax dup licate, in order to increase the tax collection in this county. in of of com the have James Stillion, Sarahsville munity, is the only inmate at present time. He is alleged to stolen a bicycle. MORRISON—For Representative. EASTER EGG HUNT PLANNED FOR COUNTY KIDDIES Chamber of Commerce To Sponsor Event On Saturday, April 13 Sponsored by the Noble County Chamber of Commerce, the first Easter egg hunt ever held in this community is being planned for Sat urday afternoon, April 13, between the hours of 1:00 to 2:00 o’clock. Sponsored solely for the benefit of the kiddies throughout the entire of this county and adjoining commun ities, and in order that they might enjoy a fun-fest all their own, the Chamber of Commerce is moving ahead with the idea of making this a yearly event. The Noble county commissioners gave permission at their regular meeting Monday to use the court house lawn and it is here that beau tiful Easter eggs of multiple colors will be hidden, to be discovered later by the eager kiddies of six to 12 years. Business places around the public square are doing their bit for the children ajid each store will be asked to donate at least two dozen colored eggs, preferably more. Each store will give several prizes. If the child finds an egg with the name of a certain store in Caldwell on it, then it has a double value. He takes .the egg to this store and re ceives in return a beautiful prize, selected by the owners. The number of prizes given by the stores de pends entirely on the owners. Other than the Christmas treat, this is the first time that the busi ness men have made festive plans for the kiddies only. There is every reason to believe that it will prove so popular in the county that it will become a yearly event. Business places are being to have the eggs colored not later than Friday evening, April 12. They will probably be picked up that/eve ning or taken to a central place in the courthouse on Saturday morning. The committee has gone ahead with these plans, but John D. Wheel er, president of the Chamber of Commerce, points out that only through the cooperation of each business man, will it be a success. Volume 87 Established In 1859 Caldwell, Ohio Thursday, April 4,11946 asked will The participating merchants be listed at a later date. MOVES TO ATHENS Mr. and Mrs. Robert daughter of the Fulda are moving this week where they will make their future home. Mr. Paxton has enrolled at Ohio University and will complete his degree in engineering. Paxton community to Athens, GIVEN FINE Ronald Caldwell, Cumberland, peared before Mayor S. M. Secrest, Monday, and paid a fine of $10 and costs for failure to observe a stop sjgn at the intersection of Routes 340 and 21. He was taken into cus tody by the state highway patrol. ap- CHECKS MAILED Checks are being mailed this week by Auditor Ray McVay for aid to the LTnd and to dependent children. Eight K.t ipients of the blind pen s on will receive a total i $141. Ninteen mothers will icreive $597 ♦.*■ caie for a to ai cf 30 children, April. TO HOLD DANCE Another in the series of dances being held at the Legion hall is scheduled for Saturday evening, April 6. Burns orchestra will furnish the music and the public is invited. REGULAR MEETING Regular meeting of the Noble county health board will be held Saturday in their office at the court house. Dr. J. L. Roman, Batesville, will preside. Reports will be given by county health commissioner, Dr. N. S. Reed, and health nurse, Mrs. Harold Dyer. Just arrived—Seed Oats and Ohio Certified Seed Corn. Also Agrico Fertilizer, the fertilizer that is fine for drilling and best for results. Caldwell Implement & Supply Co., Caldwell, Ohio. 36 3tc “DOC CAMPBELL ... For 59 years Dr. J. S. Campbell has been practicing medicine at Cadiz, Ohio. He is often referred to as the man who is responsible for Clark Ga ble’s success, as he brought him into the world. Union Services For Good Friday Planned At a meeting of the Noble County Ministerial association held in the Methodist church, Monday, plans were made for union services to be held on Good Friday. The service will be held in the First Church of Christ in Caldwell and will consist of hymns, prayers, scripture and meditations on the “Seven Last Words of Jesus” from the cross, given by various pastors of the county. There will also be a number of special musical selections. The service will begin at 12 o’clock noon and continue to 3 p. m. county congregations are invited participate. All to RETURNED FROM SERVICE Technician Fifth Grade George McKee, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Clayton McKee, has received his honorable discharge from the U. S. army, after serving four years, nine months of which were in Germany. McKee accompanied his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKee, to their home in Steubenville, where he W’ll visit this week and then con tinue to Burgettstown, Pa., two sisters reside. where WILL PRESENT PLAY The senior class of Sarahsville high school will present the three act comedy, "Grand-dad Steps Out,” Friday evening, April 5, at the school auditorium. The cast eludes: Maxine Laughlin, Mary Mor ris, Clark Smith, Rosemary Davis, Donald Sanford, Merrill Cater, My ron Beattey, Edwin Clark, John Hopps, Freddie Powell, Jean Church, Phyllis Marks, and Donald Bates. Ruth McGinnis the class advisor. in- ROUTINE BUSINESS Routine business was transacted Friday evening at the regular meet ing of the village’s board of public affairs. Regular meeting of the local coun cil was held Tuesday evening Mayor S. M. Secrest presiding. and with DR. ROSS TO SPEAK Dr. Galen Starr Ross, president Capitol college, Columbus, will speak on the Jeffreys lecture course at Lewisville high school, Friday eve ning, April 5. of His subject will be "North of the Collar Band.” Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Knox, Cald welj R. D. 1, have received the U. S. S. Murray’s pennant and colors that last flew from her flagstaff—as a symbol of the admiration and re spect which the crew and officers of this ship Knox, 20, action on felt for their son, Orval who lost his 1'fe in battle March 27, 1945. S. S. Murray was decom last week at the U. S. The U. missioned naval base, Charleston, South Caro lina. The letter of appreciation and respect, accompanying the pennant and flag was written by F. M. Radel. Lieutenant Commander, in command of the ship. Mr. and Mrs. Knox are the par ents of three sons, all of whom saw service in the U. S. navy. Okey Knox, 24, was recently released from the navy after serving four years. Olden Knox, 19, is still in the ser vice and is stationed on the U. S. S. Cabot. It was on this late Ernie Pyle did writing and the down erage of the war. ship that the most of his to earth cov- The honor which has come to Mr. and Mrs. Knox is a very unusual one but in itself speaks highly of their son, who made the supreme sacrifice. THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” Scarlet Fever Closes Summerfield Schools The Summerfield schools were closed Tuesday, after three cases of scarlet fever had been reported by Health Commissioner N. S. Reed. The homes have been placed under quarantine and health officials are asking the cooperation of various members of the family in complying with the health rules, to prevent any further spread of this contagious disease. Health officials were of the opinion that the schools would be reopened on Monday. MORE SOLDIERS RELEASED FROM ARMED FORCES Total of 950 Have Now Returned To Civilian “Dress” Nine hundred and fifty men and women have been released from the armed forces, according to a state ment released today from the office of the draft board in Caldwell, Rich ard F. Hanes, clerk. Only 43 discharges were filed at the draft board office this past month and it is now believed that the majority of the soldiers have re turned to the farms or picked up their vocation where they left off when war was declared. This does not mean, however, that all the boys have returned home, for there are still a number overseas “sweating” out transportation to re turn them to the United States, the next month or two should them back in Noble county. But see the for Howard Johnson, W. Ull- The list of discharges month of March includes: M. Moseley, Sherman D. Raymond McKee, Robert man, Mark W. Ullman, John Wilson, jr., Bernard A. Warner, Hammat, Steve Tellep, Coyle. Joseph A. Franz R. J. Ruther- Ernest M. Grimes, Paul ford, Danzil E. Johnson, Carl R. Ogle, Steve Cartell, Richard E. Miller, Virgil E. Blair, Guy Moore, Jack W. Vaughn, Lawrence Kuhn. Silas T. Boyd, August W. Wiley, Albert H. McAtee, Leighton A. Archer, Dwight H. Perkins, William R. Radcliffe, Kenneth D. Nichols, Edward L. Wells, Denver M. Bates, Charles P. LaGrange. Robert J. Zudell, Thomas N. Cale, Robert C. Moore. Donald D. Rad cliffe, Robert D. Sanford, David B. Stellfox, jr., Clyde L. Robbins, Ho bart L. McAuley, George W. McKee, Samuel R. Mellon, Charles W. Jen nings, Paul L. Urdak, and Earl L. Parry. PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION Regular meeting of the principals association of Washington, Morgan, and Noble counties was held Wed nesday evening at the high school auditorium in McConnelsville. Noble was well represented by different principals and superintendent H. C. Secrest. Dr. Robert N. Montgomery of Muskingum college, New Concord, was the main speaker. WILL RETURN TO CALDWELL Technical Sergeant Glen Wilkin son, who has been stationed at Mc Cluskey General hospital in Temple, Texas, fo* the past three years, has been discharged from the army. He will come to Caldwell next week for a visit with his aunts, Mrs. Jerry Hupp and Miss Mary Pepper, North street. of RECEIVES DISCHARGE Sergeant Robert Mellon, son Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mellon of Holli days Cove, W. Va., has been dis charged from the U. S. army, after serving the past 23 months in India. He is now at home with his wife and three-year-old daughter, in Ava. MORRISON—For Representative. II. S S. MURRAY’S COMMISSION PENNANT ANO COLORS GIVEN TO PARENTS OF SAILOR WHO The complete letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Knox is as follows: “U. S. Murray (DD576) U. S. Naval Base, Charleston, S. C. March 27, 1946. "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Knox: The Murray is being decommissioned FROM PARIS TO DUDLEY VIA MATRIMONY Real Estate Still Changes Owners Here The real estate merry-go-round in Caldwell is still whirling and each week sees a different owner for a piece of property in the immediate vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dyer have sold their resident in Caldwell to Mr. and Mrs. James R. Whealdon. Mrs. Dyer then purchased the well known C. A. Dye property in Belle Valley and they are moving there this week. This deal did not include the Dye business block. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Okey have sold one of their properties on North street to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Clark, local business man. This property was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Daniels, who left Caldwell to estab lish their home in Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stout, now of Waterford, sold their residence on North Belford street to Mr. Mrs. Arthur Archer. and the the Ward Murrey has purchased William Gillespie property and latter will move into one of the R. C. Moore homes on Fairground street. new NOTICE TO PERSONAL TAXPAYERS— The time 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 you will call at this office. 33 8tc if RAY McVAY, Noble County Auditor. LOST LIFE AT SEA this afternoon and it is the wish of her officers and men that you will accept these—the Murray’s commission pennant and the colors that last flew from her flagstaff—as a symbol however inadequate, of the ever lasting respect and admiration we all killed station March ray was repelling an attack by enemy aircraft on Task Force 58 off the island of Okinawa. “On behalf of the officers and men who were your son’s ship mates, may I again extend our deepest and most sincere sym pathies. “You can be sure that during the action in which he gave his life for his country as well as in the previous engagements with the enemy in which the Murray took part, your son’s courage, loyalty, and devotion to duty, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. “F. M. Radel, Lt. Comdr., U. S. Navy, Commanding U. S. S. Murray.” felt for your son, Orval, in action at his battle on the morning of 27, 1945, while the Mur- The attractive Simone Bureau, of Paris, France, now Mrs. George I firmation by the senate is the final (Sonny) Womack, joined her husband last week and they are now visiting I action, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Womack, Dudley, three south of Caldwell. Mrs. Womack has the distinction of being the first French to arrive in Noble county. She sailed from LaHavre and arrived in lv,,w York last week, where she was met by her husband. They visited several (fixations and" suitability^ days with relatives in Columbus and came to Dudley Saturday. S^lce“ Commission wdl make an The former Simone Bureau was born and reared in Paris. Her mother (impartial inquiry among representa and two brothers are still living there. During the German occupation, I five patrons of the office, both men they managed a dry cleaning plant and while food was very scarce, they|and women, concerning the experi were treated as well as could be expected under war conditions. lence, ability and character of each They were married in Paris on September 13, 1945. In order to have I secured will be considered in de something “special” for their wedding dinner, they purchased a chicken I termining the ratings to be assigned for $30. There were no gifts but flowers were plentiful and they were I to the applicants. The Commission used in profussiop for the event. I is not interested in the political, re- Her husband was returned to the United States last October, 1945. I^^’ous ^r fraternal affiliations of He served in a tank battalion and during combat action suffered severe information and application bums, when shell hit the tank. He was hospitabzed for several months. s may fce When asked if she liked America, Mrs. Womack, who cannot speak I office in Caldwell or from the United English fluently, said, “I love my husband. He came from America. Why I States Civil Service Commission, shouldn’t I like America?”. vrU TknofAw Lyric Ineater Bldg. Sold To Kirchners But in 1938 it closed its doors to Tnonwnw^- the public, giving wey to the two |\r°P New High For March The Democratic had been in fair health had suffered an earlier five years ago. The stormy political his career in politics as mayor of Kent in 1913 and was re-elected to the same po«t for two more terms. From there, he went to Congress in 1918, and served the 14th district for nine years. Largest Paid Circulation Ever Attained By Any Newspaper Printed In Noble County. modern movies now in Caldwell. ---------,-------- Carl T. Stevens, Harriettsville, has Tpmnprafnrp RparhpQ---------- en aPP°intej cr°P insurance ad lemperaiure iveacnes Unusual weather prevailed during (Stevens’ duty to adjust all crop in the month of March in Noble county, purance losses in Noble county, according to the report issued today your wheat is insured under by Frank Burlingame, of Sharon. (federal all-risk insurance, and it b©- High temperature for the month (comes apparent that it may not pay was 81 degrees, which occurred on|to leave it stand, the grower must the 29th. Low reading was 20 de-(n°tify the county AAA office so that grees on the 10th. (the condition of the crop can be ap- Total rainfall during March was|P^aised by Mr. Stevens before it is 2.60 inches, the greatest amount in (disked or plowed up. If the crop is any 24 hours being .64 inches on the (appraised as a total loss, the insured 18th. There were’11 clear, 13 part- (will be paid at the rate of 50 per ly cloudy and seven cloudy davs. I cent of the insured production, as There were six days in March (the operator saves the cost of har when the temnerature was below (vesting and has the land available freezing in the morning only. por another crop. There was no snow during the en- Applications for all-risk crop in tire month. |surance on the 1947, 1948, and 1949 wheat crops can now be made at the county AAA office. Ex-Gov. Davev Suffers Fatal Heart Attack I Number 38 CIVIL SERVICE WILL HOLD EXAM FOR POSTMASTER Applications Must Be Filed Before Monday, April 22 An open competitive examination to fill the vacancy in the position of postmaster in Caldwell has been an nounced by the United States Civil Service Commission at the request of the postmaster general. Thurman Smith, jr., is now serv ing as acting postmaster at the local office, filling the vacancy cre ated by the sudden death of A. C. Barnhouse. The base salary for Caldwell is $3100. In order to be eligible for the ex amination, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States, must have actually resided within the de livery of the Caldwell postoffice or within Caldwell for at least one year immediately preceding the date fixed for close of receipt of applications, must be in good physical condition and within the prescribed age limits. Both men and women are admitted. Under the terms of an act of con gress, approved June 25, 1938, the Civil Service Commission will cer tify the names of the highest three qualified eligibles to the Postmaster General who shall there unon sub mit the name of the one selected to the President for nomination. Con- miles I Applicants will be required to as Isemble in an examination room for I written tests, and will also be rated Ion their education, business or pro (fessional experience, general quali The Civil I applicant, and the evidence thus I Washington, D. C. RIJiy__________I _______ __ I Receipt of applications for the Caldwell job will close April 22. All (applications must be properly ex- |ecuted and on file at Washington, D. The old Lyric theater building on |C., prior to the hour of closing busi North street, a landmark in Cald-|ness on April 22, 1946. well since 1913, was sold Tuesday Veteran preference will not be afternoon by the William Hill heirs (granted unless documentary proof is and Ray McVay to Mr. and Mrs. (submitted. Charles Kirchner. The date for assembling of com- The Lyric theater, in its heyday, (petitors will be stated on the admis was at one time, Caldwell’s only|sion cards sent applicants after amusement spot and during the (date for the close of receipt of reign of silent pictures, it drew plications and will be at least nightly crowds. With the advent of (days after that date, talkies, the owners kept time with Examination for the job will progress and installed modern equip- (held at Caldwell. ment. the ap 15 be a a .Hwnrance Adjuster Luster by the Federal Crop Insur- |ance corporation. It win be Mr. radio program at Funeral services for former Ohio I DEXTER CITY HIGH governor and congressman, Martin I Sponsored by the junior class, L, Davey, were held at 2 p. m. Wed-I Williams and his Border Riders nesday, in Kent. I make a personal appearance atthe Davey, 6^ who served two terms I Dexter City high school auditorium, as Ohio governor from 1935 to 1939,1 Thursday evening, April 11. The collapsed at his home in Kent early I proceeds wi’l be used to finance their Sunday morning while entertaining (annual junior-senior banquet, friends at a bridge party. TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS I —I am a candidate in -the .May 7.1 RECEIVES DISCHARGE 1946, primary for the office of Noble I Ra]ph H. Schoeppner, WT3c, Cald County Commissioner. Your support IweIl R. D. 1, has been discharged on that day in giving me the nomin-I from the U. S. navy at Great Lakes, ation will be appreciated. Cast your I Ill. He is now at his home here, vote for W. C. TOAD DAVIS, Cald well. 37 5tc Doe will __ The program will feature Hiram political leader I Hayseed and the public is invited to recently, but (attend. heart attack STARR IS STAR figure began William Starr, son of Mrs. Hazel Starr, has been named valedictorian of the graduating class, Belle Valley high school. Miss Janet Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis, Cumberland R. D. 1, is the salutatorian. Both represent FIRE AT MINE I the top lanking honor students in David B. Ste’lfox, sr., former mine I this year’s class. superintendent and now a local busi- ________________ ness man, was called to Belle Valley, DIVORCE GRANTED Tuesday morning, to extinguish a1 fire at the abandoned mine there. The mine tipnle is being dismantled and it is believed the blaze started from a blow torch. Paul Perkins, Jr., has been granted a divorce in the Common Pleas court from Betty Belle Perkins. Judge B. Frazier was on the bench. L. Young represented the plaintiff .this action. c. in MORRISON—For Representative*.