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Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. VOLUME 87 ESTABLISHED IN 1859 Evilsizer Starts Career As Plumber 41 Years Ago Transfiguring the old Norval Mor ris blacksmith shop-garage into one of Caldwell’s newest business estab lishments, is a feat soon to realize Jonah W. Evilsizer the recognition as a progressive and an enterprising local business man. Attempting to follow the modern course of events and times, Mr. Evilsizer will emerge from the “old methods of doing busi ness” and set anew upon a system which will provide the people of Noble county and adjoining com munities the full benefits of a mod ern store, dealing primarily in the manly arts of plumbing, wiring, and heating. Located at 302 East street, the many improvements made by the owner, will undoubtedly place his store among the finest in this section of Ohio. The arrangement gives the public a view of a modern display room, showing the latest in complete bathrooms, modern kitchens, and all types of heating units. For display ing these devices and merchandise, Mr. Evilsizer has coupled this ar rangement with newly built-in shelves and show cases. All this The Fish Pond! Not to be out-done by the unusual, Jonah W. Evilsizer,f in the course of his remodeling, decided to apply a little of his “love” for flowers and fish right in with the lot of it all. To accomplish this end, “Jonah” inserted an imitation fish pond in the center of the display room floor. Blocked and cut to exact propor tions, inlaid linoleum bears a rea sonable facsimile of the real McCoy. Outlined with irregular yellow cut linoleum blocks, representing stones, the pond make-up consists of five water lilies and 12 lily pads, all proportionately spaced within a pas tel shade of blue. The design was artistically ar ranged by William Hill of the Wil liam Hill store, whose work indeed represents that of a master’s hand. For the unusual, “Jonah” bears careful watching! In conjunction with operating a successful business, Evilsizer is a great lover of the outdoors, culmin ated with his desire for beautiful flowers. His work and interest in this phase of Mother Nature’s won ders, is evident by the exquisite ar ray of his flower garden, located between his home and business es tablishment. This arrangement can be classified in a lesser sense as a botanical gar den hardly comparable to the world’s famous botanical garden near Rockhampton, Queensland, Aus tralia. The writer having viewed both, can share Jonah’s imagination of what a botanical garden for Cald well should look like. gives the room a modernistic ap pearance and is set in a color scheme of light green painted walls, aided with indirect fluorescent lighting for full affects. The two rooms in the rear have been cleaned and will serve as the firm’s shop room and storage room. “Jonah”, as he is more commonly referred to among his many friends, started upon his career 41 years ago, in 1905, at the early age of 14 with his half-brother, C. E. Kinsinger, serving as an apprentice for $1.00 a week, “and a full week at that”, so he stated. In 1934, the firm of Kinsinger & Brother (J. W. Evil sizer) came into existence, and was concluded in 1926 when Kinsinger’s interests were purchased by Doris Hutcheson. The plumbing business was con tinued as Evilsizer & Hutcheson un til 1927 when full ownership was ac quired by the former. The shop was then located in the building owned by T. M. Ehlermann, jn the rear of Ehlermann service station. It was not until 1934 that the pur chase was made of the home and business establishment which he now occupies. Realizing the importance of maintaining a store and shop room in order to adequately supply and serve the public in a manner which he feels it is entitled to, “Jonah” quietly planned his fu (Continued on page four) J. W. Evilsizer Modernizes Shop With New Display Room Featured Local Officials Urge Cooperation In Traffic Safety To assist in curbing the rapidly rising toll of traffic accident fatali ties in Noble county, Sheriff Clayton McKee and Deputy Sheriff Harry L. Merritt are cooperating with the state highway patrolmen in observ ance of traffic safety check program from May 15 to July 7. While the safety check is in prog ress, local enforcing officials will check the brakes, lights, tires, wind shield wipers and horns of all cars, when the owners express a desire for them to do so. A checking place will be marked off in Caldwell and on certain days of the week, drivers may bring their cars here for a complete check-up. All owners will be told what de fects the officials find, with the recommendation that they be cor rected. It will not be compulsory JONAH W. EVILSIZER Owner, views the future of this community as bright. His mod ernizing is an indication of the trend paramount among many Caldwell and Noble County busi nessmen once material becomes available. STATE HIGHWAY TO ACCEPT BIDS OH ROAD PROJECT Noble And Three Other Counties Will Benefit In Plans Perry T. Ford, state highway di rector of Ohio, announced today that contracts, totaling $108,135.87, would be let from his office for construc tion and improvement of highways in Noble, Morgan, Washington, and Guernsey counties. Sealed proposals will be received in Columbus until Tuesday, May 28, and the projects must be completed by September 3. One proposal calls for the im provement of Section A-2, B, C, and of the Beverly-Dexter City-Mid dle Creek road, state highway No. 692, state route 339 in Center, Jack son, and Waterford townships by applying a bituminous treatment. The pavement width is 16 feet and a total length of 60,720 feet or 11.50 miles. The total estimated cost of the entire contract, which also calls for improvement in Morgan county, is $50,933.07. In another contract, the highway department proposes to improve a section on the Summerfield-Quaker City-Antrim road, state highway 736 and state route 513 by applying a bituminous treatment. In another proposal, improvements will be made on the Cambridge Barnesville road, state highway 107 and state route 265 in Center, Bea ver, Wills, and Millwood townships. The total proposed length of im provement is 13.66 miles at an esti mated cost of $57,202.00. Bids will be opened in Columbus after May 28, with the director re serving the right to reject any or all bids. Industrial Commission Holds Claim Hearing Three claims for awards under the workmen’s compensation act was held Thursday afternoon in the Pro bate court room with R. H. Edwards, referee in charge. One hearing, that of Clyde Hesson, Caldwell Route 2, was postponed until a later date. The three held last week included: James Tilton, Caldwell, Effie Orr, wife of Frederick Orr, deceased, Caldwell and Wilmer Watson, Sum merfield, route 2. Results of the hearing will be an nounced at a later date. WINS RECOGNITION Miss Eleanor Marsh, daughter of Victor Marsh, New Philadelphia, and niece of Mrs. J. E. Sm.th, Caldwell, has won outstanding honors at Ohio Wesleyan University, for her schol astic and all-around achievements. Miss Marsh and 11 other girls were honored. Check Program but for the good of all concerned, particularly the owner, the defects as noted should be remedied. Under the slogan, “check your driving, check your car, check acci dents”, the program will stress safe driving habits along with the neces sity for keeping automobiles in top mechanical condition. Realizing the importance of this campaign, Mayor S. M. Secrest has issued a proclamation, urging every driver in Caldwell to have his car checked voluntarily Drivers who al ready know that they are driving de fective cars are urged, for their sake and for the safety of others, not to take a chance in driving until re pairs have been made. Citizens are urged to rally to the IACP three point call to “check your driving check your car check accidents”. I CHARLES EVILSIZER Joined his father in 1930 and recently moved to serve as out side foreman. City Employees Get Ten Percent Raise In step with the increased cost of living, etc., all -city employees of the electric light and waterworks de partment of Caldwell, have been granted a ten percent increase in their monthly salaries, the increase to be effective immediately. Several weeks ago the board of public affairs voted in favor of the increase ^nd Wednesday evening it was given the approval of the village council. Marshal Bill Perry was also granted an increase of $5.00 per month and he now receives $25 for marshal and $55 as man in charge of the street cleaning project in Caldwell. The business streets are now in the process of being cleaned, pre paratory to painting the new park ing zone lines. Noble County Turns Down Sanatorium Ray Shriver, chairman of the Noble county commissioners, stated today that they had turned down the proposition that Noble would go along with five other counties and purchase the Rocky Glen sanatorium at McConnelsville. The initial cost to Noble county would have been approximately $8,000. Noble has only four tubercular patients and from year to year the number varies very little. For this reason, the commission ers deemed it more advisable to re tain the “pay as you go” basis. Students Place In Scholarship Tests Noble county students, who par ticipated in the district-state schol arship final tests at Marietta two weeks ago, made only a mediocre showing, according to the results announced today. Those who placed in the first ten and subject, include: General science—Wilbert Sayre, Senecaville-Richland school, third algebra II—William Starr, Belle Valley, third place pre-flight aero nautics, John Shestina, Pleasant City, sixth world history—Donald Hastings, Batesville, fifth. Ohio University is the governing center for T7 counties in south eastern Ohio in the annual tests given to high school students by the scholarship tests division of the state department of education. RETURNS FROM JAPAN Clare Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Boyd, Sharon, has returned to his home here after spending the past year with the U. S. forces in Japan. His wife, the former Elizabeth Rucker, and their son, Donnie, have been making their home in Caldwell during his absence. Boyd received his discharge at Camp Atterbury, Ind. ON STRIKE DUTY Mrs. Lou Tarleton left Sunday for Garrettsville, Ohio, where she took over the switchboard, until the cur rent strike in that vicinity is ended. Mrs. Tarleton is the chief operator at the Caldwell office. HAD OPERATION Nellie Kathleen, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rob inson of Sarahsville, is slowly im proving at the Swan hospital, Cam bridge, from an emergency opera ation for appendicitis. Her condition had been serious for several days. DANCE AT BURKHART There will be a public dance in St. Joseph’s school hall at Burkhart, Saturday evening, May 18. Music will be furnished by the Smithberger orchestra. The public is cordially invited to attend. REMOVED HOME Mrs. Byron Marquis has been re moved to her home on West street from Bethesda hospital, Zanesville, where she underwent an operation. Her condition is considered satis factory. Thirty Percent Off On All Children’s Coats, Sizes Ranging from 2 to 14. GRAY’S STORE THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” THE JOURNAL CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1946 Parking Meters Are Slated For Caldwell In the opinion of Mayor S. M. Se crest, the Caldwell business zone will soon have parking meters and as chief executive of the community he has gone on record favoring them. The present plan calls for parking meters to be installed on all sides of the public square and possibly one block off the business zone, in each direction. Mayor Secrest pointed out that the meters would soon pay for themselves and do much to eliminate the usual congestion of traffic in Caldwell in the summer season and particularly on Saturday evenings. All revenue received from the meters would go into the general fund which operated last year “in the red”. It is expected that the council will take the matter up at their next regular meeting. PATRIOTIC UNITS ANNOUNCE PLANS OF MEMORIAL DAY Dedication of VFW Home Will Be Held May 26 Under the direction of the Veter ans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Daughters of Union Veterans, plans are materializing for the joint observance of Me morial Sunday, May 26, and Me morial Day, Thursday, May 30, in Caldwell and vicinity. A special called meeting of the committees was held Wednesday evening of this week to further per fect their plans. It is expected that former congressman, Robert T. Se crest, will deliver the Memorial Day address. C. E. Keyser, Leo E. Carter, John Parks, and James Sullivan are rep resenting the posts and Mrs. M. E. Merry, the Daughters of Union Veterans. Services for Memorial Sunday will be held from the esplanade of the courthouse in Caldwell at 2 o'clock. This is of county-wide significance with the complete program to be an nounced at a later date. Observance of Memorial Day here will be practically the same as in years past. It is expected that the Caldwell high school band will lead the parade and march to Olive ceme tery. Those participating in the pa rade should be greatly augmented this year by the large number of discharged veterans from World War II. The observance on May 26 and 3^ will pay tribute both to those men who have died for their country in the present war and to those who fell 28 years ago in France and Belgium. As in the past, business men in Caldwell have indicated that they will be closed all day on Thursday, May 30. Veterans of World War II will be asked to appear in uniform for the parade. As an added feature on May 26. formal opening and dedication of the new home for the VFW will be held immediately following the cere mony at the courthouse. Rev. Glen Warner, chaplain of the local post, will make the dedicatory address. Gold Star mothers will be the honored guests. The VFW com mittee includes Rev. Warner, Dale Ackley, Charles Gill, Philander H. Milligan, Caldwell, and Charles Pat ton, Dexter City. Re-decorating of the new home is practically completed. The dedica tion will be formally brought to a close on Decoration night, when a semi-formal dance is held. SEEKS TRANSFER The Noble county Commissioners have requested the State Tax Com mission and the Common Pleas court here to transfer $6,182.52 from the Relief to the General fund. The hearing will be held May 18. Ray Shriver, C. H. Rayner and H. G. Williams, as commissioners, signed the petition. COMPLETES TRAINING Pvt. Dean Brown, son of Walter H. Brown, Caldwell, route 3, has completed training and graduated from the army air force training command at Chanute Field, Ill. While attending the school, Brown received instruction in the Weather Observer course and in various tech nical operations vital to the main tenance of the country’s fighting planes. INJURED IN ACCIDENT Wayne (Honey) Love sustained a broken nose and body lacerations Friday evening when he figured in an accident on state route 78, on the Lee Parrish hill. Love lost control of the car when a tire blew out. He received medical attention at the Thompson hospital. Recently returned from the navy, he is a son of Mrs. Amos Love and a brother of Blaine Love, employed at the Stan dard Oil Co. in Caldwell. RETURNS TO COUNTY M. L. Harper, Cambridge, has pur chased the old John Heddleson farm, south of Dudley, on route 21, and re turning to this county where he will make his future home. Mr. Harper has been residing near Cambridge for the past nine years. CANDIDATES TO FILE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS, MAY 17 Judges And Clerks Receive $1,456.60 For Their Services The Noble county primary election is now history, the votes have been tabulated, the certificates of election issued, and the two parties are gird ing themselves for the pay-off this November. It requires an army of men and women to manage any election and this is true in Noble county, as well as every other political sub-division in the state. Governed by the dictates of the Election board, the judges and clerks in each precinct, are responsible that the election returns are phoned in promptly, the votes counted ac curately, and all ballots, necessary for an election, returned to head quarters in Caldwel. The fact that the official vote varied only slightly from the unof ficials tally, speaks highly of the judges and clerks, who handled the results. There are six to a precinct, and with the exception of the presiding judge, each receives $6.50 for their work. The presiding officials receive an additional $2.00 for obtaining the supplies and ballots and 5c for mile age. The average cost per precinct is apporximately $41.60. Total cost for the judges and clerks in this election was $1,456.60. All candidates, successful or other wise, must file an expense account by May 17. For the various precincts in the county, those who served in this capacity, are as follows: Beaver—John J. Shamhart, Homer Shuman, H. E. Pierce, Harry E. Stotts, Mildred Day and Gertrude Harris. Batesville—George Hyett, Edward Moore, Hugh McPeek, Leatha Hyett, Nellie Powell and Margaret Atkin son. Brookfield Kenneth Gee, Ivan Wickham, Cora Hamilton, Olive Pitts, Edith McNutt and Lucille Pickenpaugh. Buffalo—Raymond K. Wheeler, Ada Davis, Leia Yoho, William E. Bond, Roy Davis and Eileen Moore. Center West—Homer Jerles, Ora B. Knight, Irvona Merritt, Roy Thomas, Lena Johnson, and C. E. Bond. Center East—Aaron Henry, Har den Everly, Ray Stottsberry, T. W. Stottsberry, Frank VanFleet, and Emma Moore. Sarahsville Louise McWilliams, Mary E. Cartledge, Osa Secrest, Roy Mellon, George M. Kirk, and Elsie Hopps. ELK—R. H. Ullman, S. C. Hoh man, Carl Miller, Calvin Lee, Ellis B. Ayers, and E. R. Klemm. Flag—Maywood Love, Roy Baker, S. W. Ayers, George Forshey, Wil bert Stevens, and Charles Vanfos sen. Enoch—W. A. Weisent, F. H. Dil lehay, Edson Clark, Joseph Ball, El mer L. Schott knd George Everly. Fulda—C. E. Smithberger, John Noll, William Shockling, Bernard Rohrig, Gilbert Kress and George Blackstone. (Continued on page four) Recount Favors Wharton In Committeeman Fight At the request of A. G. Wharton, the Noble county election board held a recount of the votes cast in Sum merfield precinct, Monday evening, and the total official vote for central committeeman gave Wharton 26 and D. E. Hannahs, 23. Previous to the recount, the vote was tied at 23 all. Wharton furn ished the required cash deposit for the recount. In the other tie for central com mitteeman on the Democratic ticket, the election board ruled on a dis puted ballot, giving William Carter the nod. Ernest Butler had pre viously tied him with eight votes. PARTITION CASE Civil action in a partition case has been field in Common Pleas court by Maybelle Engle against Myrtle John son, Charles Hamilton and Oscar J. Hamilton. L. C. Young is attor ney for the plaintiff. RELEASED FROM SERVICE Ervin Stallings, Summerfield, R. F. D., received his discharge from the U. S. Navy last week, at Great Lakes. Ill. He is the son of the late E. T. Stallings and Mrs. Stallings of the Summerfield community. RECEIVES DISCHARGE Captain Harry Yontz has returned to his home in Caldwell and is now on terminal leave. For the past year, Capt. Yontz has been stationed in Hawaii. He received his discharge at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Mrs. Yontz is the former Mar guerite Noll and they have twin sons, Tom and Phil. MIXED DANCE A mixed dance will be held at the American Legion hall in Summer field, Wednesday evening, May 22. It is sponsored by the Legion post and the public is invited to attend. NOTICE—The spring cleaning of the Hoskinsville Cemetery will be held Saturday, May 18. The question of summer cleaning will be con sidered. A large turnout is desired. A. C. STILL, President. TEN PAGES THIS WEEK! Stationed In Germany SGT. CLARENCE VANFOSSEN Pictured above is Staff Sergeant Clarence K. VanFossen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert VanFo?sen of Har rietsville, who is now serving with the army of occupation in Germany. VanFossen has been in the armed Forces for the past 22 months, one year of which has been overseas. He is with Battery D, 390th AAA, Av. Bn., APO 205, New York. Farm Bureau Agency Returns To Caldwell After serving forty-two months in the army, C. Clayton Belcher of Cambridge has received his dis charge and is locating in Caldwell where he will serve Noble county as local agent for the Farm Bureau insurance. A graduate of the Cambridge schools and Western Reserve Uni versity, Cleveland, Mr. Belcher is well qualified to take over his new duties. The office will be located in the Farmers & Merchants Bank building on the second floor. Office hours are from 9 to 12 each day through the week and until 5 o’clock on Satur day. Donald C. Leonard of Cumberland Route 1, will continue to serve the people of this county, handling the Farm Bureau Life insurance. Mr. Belcher will represent the Farm Bu reau auto and fire insurance. George L. Brown Will Be Honored Sponsored by the Noble county granges and Farm Bureau councils, former county agent, George L. Brown, will be honored next Monday evening with a farewell party at the American Legion hall in Caldwell. Mr. Brown is now serving in a similar capacity at McArthur, Vin ton county. A pot luck dinner -will be served and the invitation has been extended to all grangers, Farm Bureau mem bers, and the associates of Mr. Brown, with whom he worked for 12 years. A prominent Farm Bureau repre sentative will speak. “Medal of Freedom” Awarded R. C. Rehard Roger C. Rehard, Richwood, for mer principal of the Caldwell high school, has been awarded “the medal of freedom” by Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur for his Red Crgiss work in the Pacific. This award is made only to civi lians serving with the armed forces. Mr. Rehard served with the 84th division in World War I. He is now employed in Columbus. SEEKS DIVORCE Mary Wickham has filed action in Common Pleas court asking that she be granted a divorce from Miles Wickham. They were married Dec. 20, 1933 and have four children. Ex treme cruelty and gross neglect of duty are charged in the petition. E. P. McGinnis is attorney for the plaintiff. BACCALAUREATE Rev. Floyd Gaugler of Senecaville will deliver the baccalaureate address Sunday evening at 8 o’clock for the graduates of Sarahsville high school. Services will be held in the First Methodist church. Commencement will be held Thurs day evening, May 23. 1947 Frazer Car Will Be Given Away At July 4th Celebration Tickets went on sale this week for a chance on the 1947 Frazer automo bile which will be given away as the grand prize at the gigantic Fourth of July celebration to be held at the fairgrounds under the aus pices of the Caldwell Booster club. The grand prize, according to Harry Semon, chairman of the prize committee, has a list price of $1300 and arrangements have been com pleted to purchase it through Dean Reed, local agent for the Kaizer Frazer corporation. Every effort will be made to de liver the car before the celebration and it will be put on display in Cald well. In the event that th® strike picture continues and delivery can not be made, a manufacturer’s sales certificate will be given to the holder of the winning ticket. On the prize committee, Semon is being assisted by Walter Quick and William Gillespie. They are lining up prizes galore, including a seven cubic foot frigidaire, which will be on display in Brady Miller’s window. Largest Paid Circulation Ever Attained By Any Newspaper Printed In Noble County. NUMBER 44 DELINQUENT SALE TO BE HELD HERE FRIDAY, MAY 24 Beginning At 9:30 A. M., Sale Will Continue Daily At 9:30 o’clock, on Friday morn ing, May 24, Auditor Ray McVay will offer for sale, the first list of delinquent lands in Noble county. The sale will be held from the east door of the courthouse and will con tinue from day to day, at the same time, until all the land has been sold. Mc\ ay stated that Tom Rossiter and James Watson would be in charge of selling the lands. The procedure of the sale and its pur pose will be explained by Auditor McVay that morning. The new list of lands, now ready for sale, is appearing on page eight in this issue of The Journal. Owners of the property still have an opportunity to pay off the taxes, but unless a treasurer’s receipt is produced on that morning, it will be sold to satisfy such taxes, assess ments, penalties, interest and costs which might be against it. Since the list was first published, 28 tracts of land have been with drawn from the sale, inasmuch as the owners appeared at the court house and paid off the delinquent taxes. As previously stated, the sale on May 24, contains only the delinquent real estate in the county. As soon as possible, Auditor Mc Vay, Prosecutor Leo E. Carter, and Ray Shriver, chairman of the board of commissioners, will prepare a list of all the delinquent coal lands in the county and this likewise will be published. The same procedure will be followed and the sale will prob ably be held the latter part of June or in July. Immediately after the June tax collection and a settlement has been made between Treasurer Ira Pryor and Auditor Ray McVay, the list of new delinquent lands in the county for the past year will be compiled and the same published. However, officials must wait two years before this land can be offered for sale. Land owners throughout the en tire county are showing unusual in terest in this first delinquent land sale and it is anticipated that a large number will come to Caldwell on the morning of May 24. Auxiliary To Sell Poppies On May 25 Mrs. William Rucker, president of Noble unit of the American Legion Auxiliary announced today that pop pies to honor America’s dead war riors of two world wars will be worn in Caldwell and Noble county on Saturday, May 25. Extensive preparations for the ob servance of Poppy Day are being made, under the leadership of Mrs. Rucker and Mrs. Ernest Pierce, who has been named chairman for the Poppy day sales. The flowers have been ordered from Ohio hospitals where disabled veterans made them under the di rection of the Poppy department of the Auxiliary. This year it is expected that more Americans than ever before will wish to wear the poppies as a salute to the dead soldiers and their be reaved families and as a financial aid to the living but disabled soldiers and their needy families. Scout Recognition Dinner At Zanesville Annual scoutmasters recognition dinner was held at the YWCA in Zanesville for the entire Zane Trace area council of the Boy Scouts last evening, Wednesday, May 15. Special recognition was given to every scoutmaster and his wife in appreciation of their fine service to the boys and their community. Robert Collier of Caldwell received an organizer’s award and other scouters and their wives attended from the Forest Rose district. Speaker for the dinner was Rev. Frank Hall, pastor of the First Bap tist church, Camb ridge. Present plans call for at least fifty different prizes. The all day celebration will be highlighted in the morning with a parade, which is under the direction of Marvin P. Wood, Bae Marshall and R. D. Buckey. Prizes will be given for the best floats and bands. Invitations have been extended to all neighboring bands to participate. In the afternoon, the program will be held at the grandstand, featured by talks, horse pulling contests, horse show, and other attractions. A jamboree has been booked and they will give two shows, beginning at 7 o’clock. The celebration will be concluded with a mammoth display of fire works. Members of the executive commit tee are Roe Jacobs, Paul Clark, and L. E. Potts. The money raised from the cele bration will be used to purchase new uniforms for the Caldwell high school band and the new athletic school ground.