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Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. Volume 87 Established In 1859 Returning veterans and ex-servicemen will play a prominent role in the observance of Easter Sunday throughout Caldwell and Noble county. Each and every congregation from the small est to the largest church in the county is planning an observance of Easter with special music, services, an4 prayer. The Noble County Ministerial association has announced an interesting program for the joint observance of Good Friday, to be held in the First Church of Christ, Caldwell. Services will be held, without interruption, from high noon to 3:00 o’clock on Friday.' Rev. M. S. Casto will preside for the service, which is centered around the last seven words of Christ. The program broken down into seven parts, is as follows: Part I (noon to 12:30)—Hymn, “When I Sur vey the Wondrous Cross’’ invocation the lesson solo, Mrs, H. J. Startzman prayer meditation, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” Rev. H. A. Guiler silent prayer and meditation. Part II (12:30 to 12:55)—Hymn, “There Is A Fountain,” the lesson duet, Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Guiler meditation, “Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise,” Rev. John W. Guffey silent prayer and meditation. PART III (12:55 to 1:20)—Hymn, “Just As I Robert T. Secrest Wil! Give Address Robert T. Secrest will be the prin cipal sneaker, Saturday evening, April 27. when commencement exer cises are h°M at the Elk rural school in Harriettsville. Baccalaureate services will be held Sunday evening, April 21, with Rev. David A. Doan, pastor of the Cald well First Baptist church, delivering the sermon. The program is as follows: Pro cessional, “Marche Pontificate”, Donna Morrison invocation, Rev. Doan, Caldwell Chorale, “Prayer Perfect”, girls chorus: scripture reading, Rev. Clyde Willis, Lower Salem hymn. “Faith of Our Fathers”, audience offertory add ress, Rev. Doan anthem, “Send out Thy Light”, girls chorus. Graduates are: Russell Luke, vale dictorian, Carl Baker, salutatorian, Leonard Robbins, Robert Stephens, Norma Jean Smithberger, Carolyn Lallathin and Elsie Wilkinson. REMOVED TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Martha Ferguson, wife of Henry Ferguson, is a patient in the Memorial hospital, where she is re ceiving treatment for injuries in a recent fall. Shv is the mother of Charles Ferguson, Marietta and Vin cent Ferguson, Cambridge, formerly of Caldwell. HAS NEW POSITION Miss Lillian Snider, daughter of Mrs. Emma Snider, Fulda commun ity, has accepted a position with the Thompson garage in Caldwell. For the past four years she has been employed as a bookkeeper for the AAA office, Caldwell. Attorney Leo Carter Installed As Commander Of VFW Post Attorney Leo E. Carter was in stalled as commander of Noble County Post No. 4721, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at their regular meeting Friday evening. R. S. Cos grave of Zanesville was the install ing officer by assignment from state headquarters. Ira J. Kuntz was installed as ad jutant and Byron Steen as quarter master. Robert Lorenz is the new senior vice commander and Lamar Dowling, junior vice commander. Other officers installed were: post advocate, Clair Young chaplain, Rev. Glen M. Warner surgeon, Dr. E. G. Ditch O. D., Terrence Smith patriotic instructor, Dr. N. S. Reed post historian, Dr. D. H. Webster. Sergeant major, Wayne Wiley quartermaster sergeant, Henry But Comes Another Easter Dawn FIGURES IN ACCIDENT William Moore, local distributor for the Standard Oil Co., escaped serious injury, Monday at 4:30 p.m., when he was struck by a large Inter national truck, the driver of whom failed to stop but was later appre hended at Marietta. The accident occurred at the north end of the lams bridge on route 21. The Moore truck was badly damaged but it did not have its usual load of gasoline. Linicome Farm Sold Saturday In the partition case of Nathan Linicome against William Linicome, the farm of 193 acres in Jefferson township, was bid in by the two parties, Saturday morning, when Deputy Sheriff Harry Merritt of fered the farm for sate. Nathan Linicome bid in the first tract of 32.50 acres at $625. It has been appraised at $500. The second and third tracts, con taining 120.50 and 40 acres, was bid in by William Linicome at $2400 and $600. It has been appraised at $2500 and $400. IMPROVING FROM OPERATION Miss Jessie Groves, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Elmer Groves, Keith town, is improving at the Good Sam aritan hospital in Zanesville from an operation for appendicitis. REMOVED TO HOSPITAL Mrs. J. E. Elswick Walnut street, was admitted to Bethesda hospital, Monday afternoon for observation and treatment. She is the mother of Ray Elswick, prominent local busi ness man. ter trustees, William Rucker, Glen B. Taylor, and William M. Shaw sentinel, Philander Milligan color bearers, Vance McDonald and Wil liam M. Shaw color guards, Carlos Meek and Robert M. Crow. Bugler, Bliss Racey service offi cer, Richard Hanes legislation, Ro bert Caldwell: publicity, John D. Wheeler poppy sales, Vance Mc Donald youth movement, Rev. Glen M. Warner Americanism, R. C. Moore sports and athletics, Charles Lorenz. Commander Carter stated that re pairs on the new home were pro gressing as rapidly as could be ex pected, due to scarcity of materials. If any member has a surplus of chairs, tables, or any other furni ture, it will be greatly appreciated by the post ____ Am Without One Plea” the lesson prayer solo, Mrs. Charles Kirchner meditation, “Woman be hold thy son behold thy mother,” Rev. G. M. Warner silent prayer and meditation. Part IV (1:20 to 1:45)—Hymn, “My Faith Looks Up To Thee” the lesson prayer medita tion, “My God^niy God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Rev. Walter Brown trio, Mrs. Chester Hayes, Mrs. John Matheney, and Mrs. Paul Mc Vay silent prayer and meditation. Part V (1:45 to 2:10)—Hymn, “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone” the lesson prayer hymn, “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross” meditation, “I thirst,” Rev. David A. Doan silent prayer and meditation. Part VI (2:10 to 2:35)—Hymn, “Rock of Ages” the lesson prayer special selection, Dex ter City girls’ chorus meditation, “It is finished,” Rev. John B. McGee silent prayer and meditation. Part VII (2:35 to 3:00)—Hymn, “Alas and Did My Savious Bleed” the lesson prayer trio, Mrs, Chester Hayes, Mrs. John Matheney, and Mrs. Paul McVay meditation, “Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit,” Rev. O. L. Orr hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross” prayer and benediction and postlude. Special announcements for Easter Sunday church services will be found on page six of this issue. John H. Ijams Returns To Old Familiar Scenes John H. Ijams, a familiar name in Caldwell twenty years ago, has ac cepted a position as registered phar macist for the Gillespie Drug store and assumed his new duties Monday morning. Mr. Ijams is a former owner of this drug store, having sold it in July, 1920 to the Ralston brothers. In December of the same year, Mr. Ijams left Caldwell and has been located most of the intervening years in Columbus, He is now rounding out 44 years as a pharmacist. A native of Sarahsville, he is a son of the late T. J. and Ella Ijams. He attended Caldwell schools and for a period of seven years was as sociated with the late W. H. Bowron in the latter’s drug store. Mr. Ijams stated today that he would be glad to renew acquaint ances with all his former friends and associates. Bob M. Spriggs Heads Cancer Committee Here Bob M. Spriggs, juvenile officer, heads the Noble county organization of American Cancer society, during the month of April, which was pro claimed by Governor Frank Lausche as Cancer preventive month. Don H. Fbright has accepted the state chair manship for this drive to raise funds. It has been estimated that twice as many people died of cancer in this country during the period from Pearl Harbor to V-J day than ac tually lost their li' es in battle dur ing the same period. The goal for Ohio is $750,000. It is the desire of the state executive committee to see formed in each county in Ohio a permanent year round headquarters which will con duct an educat onal program to en lighten the people with the known facts. It is expected that Chairman Spriggs will comply with this re quest. Those interested may contact him for additional details. VARIETY SHOW A popular “variety company of entertainers” will appear on the Jeffreys lyceum course It the Belle Valley high school on Thursday night, April 18. The group is made up of beautifully dressed young peo ple who give an evening of “joy and fun” in music, songs, readings, and variety. TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS —I am a cand date in -the .May 7. 1943, primary for the office of Noble County Commissioner. Your support on that day in giving me the nomin ation will be appreciated. Cast your vote for W. C. TOAD DAVIS, Cald well. 37 5U THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” Caldwell. Ohio Thursday, April 18, 1946 STATE DIRECTOR IS MAIN SPEAKER AT CONFERERCE Goal of 350 4-H Club Members Has Been Set For This County H. C. Ramsower, director of ex tension work in Ohio, was the prin cipal .speaker Friday evening at a county-wide meeting and banquet honoring all 4-H club advisors, held in the basement of the Methodist church. Keynote of the dinner meeting was the formation of 4-H clubs in this county and there is every in dication that at least 34 different clubs will be organized compared to 22 last year. Director Ramsower gave a chal lenging and inspiring talk on the importance of 4-H club work and the important rote played by the ad visors in carrying on this program. C. C. Lang, assistant state 4-H club leader, gave a short talk on the nrono ed club camp to be built at Piedmont Lake. Floyd Henderson, Noble county’s new agricultural agent, made a few remarks and asked for the coopera tion of all advisors in helping to at ta’n the goal of 350 4-H club mem bers in this county for 1946. The banquet was served by the women’s class from the Hiramsburg Methodist church. A 4-H club council was nominated by a committee composed of three 4-H advisors, including Ade’ine Groves, John Hedge, and Mabel Hesson. The new council will be composed of the following members, elected at this meeting, Mrs. Mildred Law, Mrs. Edith Hedge, Mrs. Leia Stiers, Alfred Brown and Ross Watson. The first meeting of this group will be held Friday evening, May 10. Those attending the banquet were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Starr, Mrs. Jane McKee, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hedge, Mrs. Jean Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown, Dale Lotb.es, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Watson, Vernon Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stiers, Miss Irene Marquis, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. William Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pickenpaugh, Mrs. Adeline Groves, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hesson, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Sorg, Miss Betty Sorg, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rayner, Mr. and Mrs. Nor ris Bigley, H. C. Ramsower, C. C. Lang, W. W. Brownfield, Wesley Green, Floyd Henderson, Miss Elea nor Everly, Mrs. Margaret T. Don ohoo, and Miss Vina Hedge. John Matheny Goes With Standard Oil John W. Matheny, Caldwell, assumed his new duties with the dis trict office of the Standard Oil Com pany, Monday morning. He will be six months in the main office and then become an outside representa tive. Several months ago, Matheny, who attained the rank of warrant officer with the 8th Air Force, received his discharge and has since lived in Caldwell. Before going into the army, he was affiliated with the T. M. Ehlermani service station. Mrs. Matheny is the former Laura Alice Croy. Hospital Repaid For ‘Kindness’ Attaches at Marietta Memorial Hospital are firm believers these days in the old saying that “It pays to be kind.” The hospital has $813.89 worth of proof of the saying, too, since that amount was left the hos pital by the late Henry J. Schneider, elderly resident of Salem, township. Atty. Charles D. Fogle, Sr., ex ecutor of the estate which consisted of a small farm located near Lower Salem and a small amount of per sonal property, made known the terms of the will Friday. He said he believed Schneider had left the money as a token of appreciation for the kindness and service shown him while he was in the hospital on February 24, 1945. UNDERGOES MAJOR SURGERY Mrs. Virgil Boyd of Cambridge, who was the former Miss Mildred Boyd of Caldwell, underwent a major operation in Bethesda hospi tal in Zanesville, last Saturday. Her condition was reported as favor able. Misses Inez and Louise Clark of Caldwell visited their sister in the hospital, Sunday INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT Two cars figured in an auto acci dent, Saturday evening, when ve hicles driven by Bernard Crum and Samuel Swain collided at the inter section of North and Walnut streets. The cars were damaged but the occupants, un-injured. MIXED DANCE Another in a series of mixed dances will be held at the American Legion hall, Caldwell, Saturday even ing, April 20. Burns orchestra will furnish the music. Commander Jack Berry of the Le gion post said that another dance would be held on Saturday evening, April 27 and every one is urged to remember the date. Republican Voters Nominate Carr Davis For Commissioner. 1 JOHN W. KUNTZ John W. Kuntz and Harley Wheel er grew up together in Sharon tnwn shin, went to school together, even worked together for a white but the picture changes now that both are seeking the offee of auditor of Noble county. Kvntz, pictured above, is running on ths Democratic ticket and Wheel er on the Republican, neither has any Opposition in the primary and both are preparing for the friendly battle v hich looms for the Novem ber election. Both are veterans of World War II but Kuntz holds the edge here since he served 38 months overseas ard Wheeler rema ned in the states. Kuntz is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kuntz of Sharon townshin, grad uate of the Forest Grove high school and was inducted into the army in, November, 1941. He served in the Southwest Pacifi" and was dis charged in June, 1945. He was not wounded but contacted malaria while in the service. Kuntz said today that he was looking for ward to a “clean and friendlv politi cal ficht with Wheeler” and when the ballots were counted, regardless of who won, they would still be friends and neighbors. Sgt. Ruben Mi’ler Has Been Listed As Dead S 'Sgt Ruben O. Milter, 20, miss ing in action s nce July 15, 1944. over Yap Island in the Pacific, has been listed as dead by the War Depart ment. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Miller, formerly of Caldwell, now reside at 2037 2nd. st., N. E. Canton. Sgt. Miller was an assistant engi neer on a B-24 bomber and had been in the service since October 26, 1942. He was sent to the Pacific in Jan uary, 1944, following graduation from gunnery school at Harlingen, Texas. He was a graduate of Elk rural high school at Harriettsville. Sur viving in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Ruth and Betty Jane and one brother, Ellis, all of the home and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Noll and Mrs. Kate Milter of Fulda. A requiem memorial mass was sung by Rev. Fr. Gregory McAtee, Monday, at _St. Benedict’s Catholic church, where he was a member. Relief In County Cost $388.64 In March Total cost of relief in Noble coun ty for the month of March was $388.64, according to the figures re leased today by Alden Titon, relief director. Six resident families received re lief, amounting to $179.14. One fam ily non-resident received rel ef in the amount of $35.00 and there were nine additional “single" cases which cost $174.50. PLEDGED FRATERNITY James L. Carter, South Olive, is one of the 90 Marietta College men who have pledged fraternities on Monday, April 8, the official pledg ing date of the second semester. This was the largest pledge class in the historv of the college. Carter, a sophomore, pledged I «mbda Chi Alpha national frater nity. SORORITY PLEDGE Co-eds at Ohio Wesleyan Univers ity, Delaware, who have been initia ted into sororities include: Amy Bowen. 522 Fairground street, Gam ma Phi Beta, IMPROVING FROM ILLNESS E. E. Morgareidge, Mr, and Mrs. Elvin Hutch'ns, Caldwell, spent Sun day in Huntington, W. Va., where they visited the former’s wife, who has been ill for the past three weeks. Mrs. Morgareidge is now at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. Ross, 111 Belford Ave. She is also very appreciative of the many cards and letters which she has received during her illness. FROST NOT SEVERE Although the mercury dropped to 28 degrees, Saturday morning, the frost was not a severe one, at least in Noble county, according to Frank Burlingame of Sharon. Most of the surrounding count:es reported fruit trees damaged by the frost. WANTED An Opportunity to Fight For Improvement of Roads and Restoration of Strip-mined Lands in Noble County. ARCPIE R. MORRISON Republicar Candidate For STATE REPRESENTATIVE Tuesday. May 7. 1946. Ten Pages This Week! Seventy Ton of Coal Being Loaded Daily In Brookfield Twp. Twenty cars each loaded with 70 tons of coal are daily being loaded from strip-mining operations in the Cumberland vicinity or more parti? ularly in Brookfield township, Noble county, in what is the beginning of a gigantic coal boom. The strip mining has affected the entire northeastern section of Noble county and is now driving a wedge into the eastern and northeastern side of Morgan county. In Noble, the land being stripped of its coal, is the most valuable in the entire coun ty—from an agricultural standpoint —and includes Ncble’s number one farm, the Herbert R. Blackburn farm of several hundred acres in Brook field township. The operations are under the direc tion of the Conrrrfss Coal company of Cleveland, which formerly operated Amos Wells. 48, Accident Victim Amos Wells, 48. exnress messen ger of Columbus, native of Caldwell, was killed instantlv Saturdav morn ing, when the work car in which he was riding crashed into a Pennsyl vania nacsenger train near Newcas tle, Ind. He was well known in Cald well and attended the local high school. Surviving are h:s wife, Mrs. Min nie Wells and daughter. Mabel An nette, of the home: four sisters, Mrs. Ida Maxwell and Mrs. Flossie Henderson of Zanesvi’le, Mrs. Hulda Williams of Middleburg, and Mrs. Dewev Collins of Caldwell also two brothers, Elmer Wells of Cam bridge and Samuel Wells of Colum bus. Funeral services and burial were held in Columbus. More Rural Families Receiving Electricity Several additional fanvlies in the Sharon, Belle Valley, Dudley, and Olive communities are receiving the benefits of rural electrification this month through the efforts of the Guernsey-Muskingum Cooperative. A representative of the Lane Con struction company said that new lines were not being installed but “F” amendments to the main lines were making it possible for other families to benefit. The project covers eight counties, including Noble, and when com pleted, Noble county will be one of the best electrified in the entire state. Hubert Smith of New Concord is president, and L, E. Hedge, Cald well, secretary of the Guernsey-Mus kingum Cooperative. MILLER HOME Cpl. Gene F. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Milter, who has been in the South Pacific with the Engin eers for the past two years, is spend ing a furlough with his parents. Cpl. Milter has re-enlisted in the army and returns to Camp Atterbury, Ind., for new orders. MOVES TO FARM Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Boyd moved last Thursday to the home of her father, Wiliam Perry, east of Cald well, where they will reside. The Boyds sold their, property on North Cumberland street to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lockmiller of Cleveland, who will retire in Caldwell. REMOVED TO HOSPITAL Mr. and Mrs. Joe Archer, Mrs. Ivan Ziler and Jum McKee removed Chester Treadway to Gallipolis to a state hospital, Friday. His mother, Mrs. Alonzo Moore, remains in ill health. DRILLING IN WELL E. E. Walters, Edgar Love and their associates are drilling a Berea grit well on the George and Eliza Graham farm, north of Caldwell. Hopes *are running h’gh that this will be a* good producer. The above company has over 500 a res of land under tease and should they hit pay dirt, several other veins will be drilled. Possibility of Swimming Pool For Caldwell and Noble County Caldwell and Noble county will have- a new’ swimming pocl, thanks to the civic interest of Chester E. Huprieh, Gerald Hayes, and R. D. Buckey, who Monday purchased the nine ard one-half acre tract of land from Frank Gibson for this purpose. The land is jvst outs’de the cor noratten limit, at the end of Rail road street. The sate, consummated Monday, did not include the large brick property. A public swimming pool has long ’^een needed in this community and the announcement that it will soon he under construction will please all lovers of this sport. Dependent upon the availability of materials, the pool will be rushed to completion as soon as possible and the sooner the better, according to each and every one of the three owners. Largest Paid Circulation Ever Attained By Anv Newspaper Printed In Noble County. Strip Mining Operations Assume Gigantic Proportions In Noble County For Present Coal Boom Number 40 about Ellis Dam in Muskingum coun ty and are large strip-mine opera tors. The coal is being removed on land about 2 miles east of Cumberland from a four-foot vein which lies at a depth of from 30 to 70 feet. A sec ond vein underlies the first, it is re ported and plans are being made to work it by means of a shaft. Already there are some 20,000 acres under option for stripping in the Cumberland neighboihood, the prices ranging from $50 to $100 per acre for the option. With few excep tions, the farms in the entire neigh borhood are now under option, prac tically all land between Zeno and Brookfield Baptist church being in cluded with the takers moving this way. On a number of the farms the option to purchase the land has been exercised. Notable among the excep tions is the Beckett farm, which once brought a price of $32,500 and another farm adjoining. The fine farm formerly owned by Herbert Oglevee and devised by will to his brother, E. R. Oglevee, is among those under option. In Manchester Out in Manchester, Morgan count ty, Felix Angelo of Zanesville has purchased a 5-6 acre tract from the William Brothers farm near Otho and has cleared a square, prepara tory to removing coal. Southeast of Reinersville, the Ross Marshall farm has been leased by Lawrence King of Noble county who i now conducting strip-mining opera tions and trucking coal from the lo cation. It is reliably reported .that Mr. King has options on the Binion, Gannon and Dale Gilliland farms. Taking Options Concerning strip-mining and coal options on the west side of the county the following is taken from the letter of the Rolling Correspondent: Morgan County Herald. With Clyde Kincaid at the wheel, we rolled over a vast acreage in Un ion, Malta and Deerfield, last week, notarizing coal options. In most cases land owners are signing up. White the option is for coal—and not min eral rights and under surface opera tion—we are not advising folks what to do. It seems they are well pleased with the work of Mr. Kincaid. We are informed the block when com pleted will be a grand total of 75,000 acres. Unlike oil and gas leases, they don’t have to have every farm to operate. Some Geological Notes Meigs creek coal, which is the principal deposit in the area now coming under the spotlight, accord ing to the state geological survey, lies in a field extending from Seneca township in Noble county, south as far as Fearing and Muskingum town ships in Washington county. In Mor gan, it lies east of the Muskingum and, according to geological reports is found from 24 to 4* feet in depth in Bloom, Bristol, Manchester, Cen ter, Morgan and Meigsville. Under lying it at a depth of from 80 to 100 feet, is the Pittsburgh No. 8, which is not heavy in this county, being estimated to vary from two feet to a very few inches in thick ness. In Meigsville, there is a small seam of the Pomeroy or 8-a coal about 12 to 20 inches thick, lying 25 feet above the Pittsburgh. The Meigs creek strata is fairly consistent and a large number of farms are heavily underlaid with the seam. The value of such land for purposes of strip-mining can be seen by computing the amount of coal under an acre of land. On a basis of a four foot thickness, an acre of land would produce 174,240 bushels or 6,969 tons of coal and at prices now being offered of 10c per ton to the landowner, an acre would net nearly $1,000 even if the vein were less than four feet thick. Lovers of the soil and persons with an eye to the future, point out, how ever, that such a price is all too small when it is considered that land once strip-mined becomes a barren waste. A ride through the country where strip-mining has been prac ticed is not a pleasant experience the land scarred and torn and ren dered absolutely non-productive for a century or more to come, is a sad sight, indeed. The land is so situated that it has a natural slope for drainage and is ideal for this project. It is con veniently located to all parts of the county and will of course be modern in every detail. Mr. Huprieh is the owner and manager of the Roxy and Noble theatres in Caldwell. Gerald Hayes is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes and just recently returned from the army. He has since been associated with his father in the management of the meat mar ket on Cumberland street. R. D. Buckey is the owner and manager of Buckey’s Feed Store and a member of the Caldwell village board of public affairs. The new swimming pool is the latest project to materialize in mak ing Caldwell and Noble county an active center of trading, buying, and selling.