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BLveatest Home Newspaper. J/he Journal For the News. CONCERTED DRIVE BEING MADE TO PREVENT PROJECT Guernsey County Wants To Hog Entire Revenue From Proposed Park Editor’s Note—The battle is still raging between Guernsey and Noble counties relative to Seneca Lake. Strongly organ ized, with money, power and politics behind them, Guernsey county is doing everything pos sible to prevent a road being constructed from the Noble county sector into Seneca Lake. The reason is very simple. They want to derive all the benefits from Seneca Lake and could easily control all traffic —if the only road going into the-ake is located in Guernsey county. Practically all of Se neca Lake is located in Noble county and the greatest sacri fice of farm land was made by Noble countians. They are standing pat and every effort will be made to prevent Guern sey county from realizing a selfish ambition. The follow ing facts were compiled by a prominent business man of Caldwell, who has followed the progress of Seneca Lake from its very beginning. At the road hearing held by the state highway department at Se necaville, Friday morning at 11:00, in which they proposed to put cer- 4 tain roads on the highway system and delete an equal amount of mileage for the mileage added to the system, was attended by quite a large group from both Guernsey county and Noble county. The state had proposed that in Noble county a road be built known as “the skyline drive”, be ginning at the dam of Seneca Lake and then coming south to a point rl -ve Cohen’s church, and then Clown to Cohen’s church, and thence to state route 566. This is the road that has been fought about for several years. First a group fought to have it come up the shore line, and when we were unable to ot'ain that, because of the slippery condition of the hills, it was proposed to build a “skyline drive”. That fell through with for the reason that the county commis sioners could not obtain all of the 4 right-of-way, and the road now, is a compromise of part of the “sky line drive” and then down to state route 566. In 1935, the state of Ohio, A through its highway commissioner, signed a contract with Noble coun ty, that for Noble county giving the conservancy district county road No. 25, or what is more familiarly known as Mud Run south, the state would build for Noble county a new road which as have said before, was to re place the one covered with water. To date the state has failed to make good on their contract which has stood for 11 years, and since at the time the conservancy dis trict was formed, the federal and state governments, together, pro vided about $8,000,000 for roads and our road should have been built with part of that money. Noble county can’t find out what g, happened to their share of the cash to build her road! As most of you know, through the efforts of George McKee, there was farmed a state park in Noble county on the west side of the lake and along the route of this new pro posed state road, and the conserva tion department is quite anxious to get a road into the park so it can be improved. The state of Ohio proposes to Noble county that they tak off part of state route 566 to provide the mileage for this new state road. Noble county received from the federal government, $32,000.00 to W. M. Gray Examiner of the 7th District, calls to the attention of the vendors in Noble county that the time for filing Semi-Annual sales tax returns, covering the business period from January 1st, 1946, to and including June 30th, 1946, known as ST-10 Form 1-46 period. Returns post marked or filed on or taglore July 31st, 1946, will be hon I Bd without penalty. 3 Bxaminer Gray, suggests that all I IBio'-s who will be required to file tax returns obtain assistance |i PreParati°n of their returns "W examiners of the Department I ®axation- who will be located I: BLhout the district for that pur I No charge is made for such li ®lce, and Examiner Gray, stated l! VBif this is done, then vendor’s Noble County Vendors Must File Semi-Annual Sales Tax Report Hell Hath No Fury Like A County Scorned” As Noble Attempts To Get Her Oft Promised Highway Into Seneca Lake Two weeks ago, June 28, the charter was presented to the organ ization at their open meeting. It is understood that the Ameri can Legion Post in Batesville will take steps to become incorporated. DANCE POSTPONED The Legion mi^ed dance, which was anounced to be held Friday evening of this week in the VFW hall, has been postponed, due to the in-ability to secure an orches tra on that date. When the new schedule has been arranged by CdlMnander Jack Berry, it will be ma* public. DON POULTON HOME Don Poulton, who has been ser ving with the Army Air Corps in the European theatre for the past several months, has arrived at his home in Caldwell. Mrs. Poulton is the former Mary Thompson. BILLY ARCHER DISCHARGED Included among those who re ceived their discharge the past week from the U. S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill., is William S. Archer, RM3C, son of Mr. and w Joseph Archer, 811 Mill street. would be assy^d that the returns were properly Prepared and that many errors vshich had been made in returns tfr previous periods would be elixiinated, thus saving vendor’s tim/ and annoyance. Examiner will be at the following places on th 4 dates specified below July 24th al Auditors Office, Cald well, 9:00 aJ m. to 4:00 p. m., July 25th, at Ajiditors Office Caldwell, 9:00 a. m. at Auditor a. m. to 4 Auditors O t« 4:00 p. NEW CHINESE AMBASSADOR ... Dr. Wellington Koo, one of China’s best-known diplomats, is shown as he was greeted upon arrival in Washington.. Left to right, John Carter Vincent, director of the far eastern office of the state department Dr. Koo and Stanley Woodward, chief of the division of protocol. help the state build this road. The state proposes to take this $32,000 and in turn, will build two miles of road from the Senecaville dam to a point known as the Welk-Rich home, located on the Rich farm, and some time they would build the rest of it down into Noble county to route 566 so that we, then, could get to the park. In 1942, the state highway de partment, under another admini stration, agreed to fulfill the state’s obligation in regard this road and had it engineered, plans drawn, and estimates made, and because of the war they were unable to sell the contract and that is why the road wasn’t finished at that time. What Noble county wants to know is why the state doesn’t see fit to build a road clear through so that we could get to the park as well as Guernsey county, as under their present proposition, we would have to drive to Senecaville, up to the dam, and then back to the park. This Noble county doesn’t think is fair, especially since the state has an obligation to build the road in question clear through from the dam to state route 566 near the home of former county superintendent, H. G. Riggs. Just what steps the local civic groups will take next to see if they can find some solution of forcing the present administration of the state of Ohio to fulfill the obliga tion contained in the contract that was signed by John Jaster, then highway commissioner of the state of Ohio, remain to be seen. A Caldwell Business Man Veterans of Foreign Wars Now Incorporated Noble Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, is now an incorporated pat riotic unit, the papers being re ceived this week by Commander Leo Carter. The VFW is the first incorporated unit in this county 4:00 p. m., July 26th, Office, Caldwell, 9:00 p0 p. m., July 30th, at [fice Caldwell, 9:00 a. m. All Noble county vendors who have not ’cancelled their license must file whether 1 during th !iis report rej ty have made period or n regardless of ade 'any sales Contract Let For Crooked Tree Road Charles Shelley of Thornville was the suuccessful bidder on the contract to re-surface route 339 from Crooked Tree to Beverly, ac cording to J. E. Douglas, super entendent of state highways for this county. It is expected that the actual project will get under way within three weeks. The prime coat was completed Saturday on the Whigville to Sum merfield road and it is now ready for the top surfacing. Other than the above, the state highway in this county is now en gaged in routine jobs such as weed movzing. Woodford Farm Sells For $175 Per Acre The Jessie Woodford farm in Olive township, consisting of 20 acres, more or less, sold for $175 per acre to Zail E. Spear of near Caldwell, Saturday morning. The farm had been appraised at $1200 and brought $3500. L. C. Young was the attorney in the legal action. Disposition Of Surplus Buildings Being Planned Surplus farm buildings, located on the various farms in Brookfield township which is the center of the strip mining activities, will be sold next week, according to a statement released by the Ohio Power Co., Newark- The buildings must be removed from the premises and include those on the Leroy Johnson, L. H. Patton, Martin Stottsberry, Spooner and McClelland and the Anna B. Bram Ley farms, all in- the Cumberland vicinity. Bids must be mailed to the Ohio Power Co., in Newark before mid night, July 20. MEETING SCHEDULED Regular meeting of Noble Post No. 87, Disabled American Vet erans will be held Friday evening, July 19 at 8 p. m. in the patriotic rooms of the courthouse. James W. Sullivan is the post commander. All veterans, eligible, are urged to join this post, which is rapidly becoming an active one. ENROUTE HOME According to word received by Mrs. Kathryn Feldner, Fairground street, Lt. Robert A. Bowen is en route to the states from duty with the A. G. Casualty branch, Europe. He expects to arrive within the next ten days. TO SPEND WEEKEND Miss Marjorie Patton, employed in Columbus, will spend the ensuing weekend with relatives in Dexter City. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Patton. RENTS ARE STABLE In spite of the recent OPA death, rents have remained at a stable level in Caldwell and community. No fantastic offers have been noted for apartments and homes, such as is occurring in other parts of the state. WEEKEND GUESTS Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Wehr and three sons, David, Dick, and Jerry, of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wehr and son, Bobbie, of Barnesville, spent the weekend at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wehr. BEAUTY SHOP OxENS Miss Elizabeth Brown, who re cently graduated from a beautician course in Zanesville, opening of her new Valley. “Brownie’s Beauty cated on U. S. route 21, at Brown home. announces the shop in Belle Shop” is lo the se All new equipment has been cured and special prices are being offered. NOTICE—I will not be responsible for other 3pd any debts contracted by any than myself. EDGAR DIMMERLING. THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY JULY 118 1946 The Journal Completes 87th Year In Business With the past issue, The Journal completed 87 years of active and continuous publica tion in Noble county—ever serving the needs of its reader and attempting at all times to live up to the slogan, “Covers Noble County Like the Sun shine.” The Journal is now starting on its 88th. volume. It will con tinue to be the aim of its owners to reach as many people as possible, go into each and every home, carrying an accurate and timely account of the home news. CROOKED TREE MINE RECEIVES COMMENDATION Open Pit Operation Owned And Operated By Wingert Company A federal coal mine inspection report released today by the bu reau of mines commends the Dixie Bell mine, an open-pit operation of the Wingert Contracting Company at Crooked Tree, TO miles south of Caldwell, for the many safe mining standards in effect at the time of its first government inspec tion several weeks ago. In Noble county, the mine had 36 employees and a yield of 700 to 800 tons of coal a day. Federal Inspector P. S. Mac Laine, who made the exammation, reported such commendable safe guards as well maintained mechan ical equipment, relatively effective guarding of moving equipment, handrails on shovel booms, gen erally good condition of the pits, safely handled drilling and blast ing operations, well installed and maintained electrical equipment, good haulage and loading practices, and good drainage. Summing up safety needs for the pits, MacLaine recommended the removal of overhanging rocks on the highway of the No. 1 pit, guarding or recessing of grease fit tings on the ends of the shovel crankshafts, safety shield between the hoist drum friction and the operator’s seat on the dragline, wearing of safety hats, goggles, respirators, and snug-fitting clothes by certain employees and safety shoes by all, and a safety organiza tion of offcials and workmen meet ing at least monthly. A copy of the report is available for inspection at the bureau of mines, department of the interior, Washington, D. C., and at the bu reau of mines district office, Pitts burgh, Pa. House Approves Air Parcel Post Washington, July 17,—The House today passed and sent to the Senate a bill directing the postmaster gen eral to establish an air parcel post service. The measure also would author ize the postmaster general to lease quarters at public airports to handle and distribute mail, and would provide for the construction of buildings where facilities are not available. Passed and sent to the Senate a bill directing the Fish and Wildlife Service to investigate and develope control and eradication measures of sea lampreys in the Great Lakes. It authorizes expenditure of $20,000 a year for ten years. SCOUT COUNCIL MEETING Annual executive council meeting of Forest Rose district, Boy Scouts of America, will be held at Camp Zane, Thursday evening, with a dinner beginning at 6:30 o’clock. E. R. Crommer is the council presi dent. Robert Collier, H. C. Secrest, C. D. Whealdon and possibly others from this community will attend. COMMISSIONERS MEET At the regular meeting of the Noble county commissioners, Mon day, the advertisement for the county coal needs this winter was drawn up. The commissioners went on record as needing 2500 bushels for the courthouse and 2000 bushels for the county home. Bids will be received until 12 o’clock, July 29. VFW MIXED DANCE Leo Carter, commander of the local VFW post, stated that a mixed dance will be held in their hall on West street, Saturday evening, July 20. A good orchestra will furnish the music and the public is invited. MAYOR ISSUES WARNING W. H. Pickens, mayor of bullet-scared Lewisville, has notified gun-totin’ citizens that shooting in the corporation has got to stop. Citizens have complained of bullets whizzing by like mos quitos and two houses and the postoffice have bullet holes in windows. As Mayor Pickens explains, some one might get hurt. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS IN NOBLE COUNTY The tax collection will close July 20, 1946, on the June or last half of the 1945 Real Estate Taxes. IRA PRYOR, NobhjlCounty Treasurer. ty, z •_fr x- -5- BUYS PROPERTY Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gill have purchased the former George L. Brown property on Belford street and will move to their new home next week. The Brown family moved several weeks ago to their new home in McArthur. BUTTER STILL UP Butter prices remained at 79 and 80 cents in Caidwell, Wednesday of this week, according to a survey of the stores. In Marietta, butter was reduced to 75 cents this week, when buyers refused to purchase it at 80 cents. Centennial Celebration In 1947 HK IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, FULDA The Very Rev. B. J. Mattes, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic church at Fulda, six miles east of Caldwell, announces prelim inary plans for the centennial celebration of the founding of this church. It will be held the early part of 1947, but no definite date has yet been set. Father Mattes is now preparing the centennial booklet in commem oration of the event, and it will be ready for the printers in a few weeks. The centennial edition will be complete in news and pictures, covering pertinent historical phases of the church’s history from its humble be ginning to the present time. In 1847, the Rev. J. C. Kraemer, of Miltonsburg, organized a parish at Fulda and made semi-monthly visits to the community. Erection of a parish church was begun and in 1853, the Most Rev. John B. Purcell, archbishop of Cincinnati, dedicated the church under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is expected that observance of the 100th birthday anniversary of the founding of this church will be an outstanding event in the early part of 1947. Beaver Baptist Church To Be Sold By Trustees A petition has been filed in Noble county Common Pleas court by the trustees of the Cambridge Baptist association asking the local court for permission to sell the now abandoned Beaver Baptist church, near Batesville. the The trustees state that the church has been abandoned and they wish to sell the building and contents. It is located on a plot acres. containing 160 filed by their Carnes, Cam- The petition was attorneys, Carnes & bridge. Livestock Prices Hit New Peak, Steers In Demand A good demand for fat steers and high prices featured the sale at the Noble Livestock Auction last Fri day and there is every indication that the price level will be main tained this coming Friday. The market prices for last week included: steers (tops) per 100 pounds, $17.00 to $19.00 heifers, per 100 pounds, $19.50 bulls, per 100 pounds, $13.00 to $14.50 sows, per 100 pounds, $16.25 milk cows (tops), per head, $171.00 veals (tops), per 100 pounds, $23.00 veals (average), $20.00 and fat pounds, $12.75. per 100 pounds, weathers, per 100 the management, According to the Noble county auction is reach ing larger proportions each week. DEGREES GIVEN Red Cross and Malta degrees TWO The were exemplified, Wednesday eve ning, by the Cambridge Command ery, Knights Templar. Several from Caldwell attended this meet ing, held at the Masonic Temple. WILL HOLD DANCE A mixed dance will be held the school house in Burkhart, Sat urday evening, July 20 and the public is invited. Burns orchestra will furnish the music. NEON SIGN REPAIRED The large neon sign at Hill’s store was repaired this week and re-painted in a rich brown and cream color scheme. The weather had chipped the old covering. IN CINCINNATI HOSPITAL Margaret Joanne, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Es tadt, Main street, was admitted to the Cincinnati Children’s hospital last Thursday for observation. CIVIL ACTION FILED A civil action has been filed in Common Pleas court by the Farmers & Merchants Bank against Arthur H. Carpenter and Clara L. Carpent er, in a partition case for money. L. C. Young is the attorney for the plaintiff. NOTICE—-This is to notify all “Delinquent Land Purchasers” who have not presented their sales slips for the making of the Tax Deeds to do so before July 31, 1946, to have the books in order for the August Settlement. RAY McVAY, Auditor of Noble County, Ohio. LEO E. CARTER. Prosecuting Attorney. TEN PAGES THIS WEEK’ New Land Owners Must File Deeds All purchasers lands, Caldwell, slips for the making of tax deeds before July 31, in order books may be in order for the Aug ust settlement, according lease from the office of Ray McVay. of delinquent at the recent sale held in must present their sales that the to a re Auditor The sales slips must be presented to Auditor McVay or his office per sonnel, the deed will be made out and it must be filed with Recorder Clyde Wharton. This phase of the delinquent sale of real estate must be completed, before actual work can start on the proposed sale of oil and gas land the county. in Marjorie Estadt Goes To Cleveland Hospital Miss Marjorie Estadt, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Esiadt, Main street, has accepted a position with the Crile General hospital, Cleveland, and has as sumed her new duties. This insti tution was recently converted into a veterans hospital. N., Miss Estadt graduated from St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1944, and most recently has been employed in a Marietta hospital. Relief Costs In County Are Higher Cost of relief in Noble county if getting higher according to the monthly report of investigator Jimmie Tilton, who stated that in $593 was spent for this purpose. The records show six families, in cluding 16 individuals, received re lief, costing $182.50. There were 14 single cases at acost of $276.50. One non-resident case, with three in the family, cost $49.50. The administrative cost in June v/as $85.00, making a total cost of $593.00. BUILDING IMPROVED One of the most noticeable im provements7 on the public square is the painting of the Buck Collart building on formerly owned by heirs. Jack Oliver is brush. street, Cumberland the Quick wielding the painting the the ad- John Hayes is also front of his meat shop and Henry Bond barber shop, both jacent to the Collart store. at The memorial hall or auditorium, proposed as a fitting tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives in the last war, is meeting with support fiom patriotic organizations through out the county, as well as the citi zenry. The Daughters of Union Veterans in Caldwell have unofficially en dorsed the idea and will contribute toward its erection but they believe that the auditorium should be erected to any and all soldiers, sailors or marines, who lost their lives from this county, in any war, not just World War 11. The committee agreed immediate ly with the idea advanced by this crganiz.ation and if the auditorium is constructed, it will always serve as a memorial to all soldiers from this county who gave their lives, re gardless of what war. The Daughters of Union Veterans expect to officially endorse the project at a later date. It has also been suggested that the Booster club celebration on July 4 1947. be given over entirely to the support of this project and the pr ini WJ s turned over to the build hd. The celebration this year the benefit of the Caldwell 1 y Are You Buying or Selling? Jbe Journal Classified Seefton Will Do You A Complete, Quick Job! PERSONAL TAX DISTRIBUTION NOW COMPLETED County General Fund Receives $3,732.41, According To Report Auditor Ray McVay has com pleted his distribution of the un divided general and classified per sonal tax money and the checks are now being mailed out to the various political sub-divisions. The townships will receive $1386. 83 the school districts, $6,852.64 and the corporations, $693.26. From the classified personal tax. the cor porations will receive $383.12. The county general fund received $300. 93 from the classified personal tax collection and $3,341.48 from the general personal tax. The state of Ohio received $4.72 from the class ified personal. The distribution for the general personal tax for the townships and school districts, is as follows: Beaver: townships, $115.29, school district, $845.06 Brookfield: town ship, $152.33 school district, $569. 85 Buffalo: township, $49.12, school district, $150.72 Center: township, $65.18, school district, $325.15. Elk: township, $58.35, school dis trict, $306.15 Enoch: township, $65. 24 Jackson: township, $91.32, school district, $256.76 Jefefrson: town ship, $49.62, school district, $113.74. Marion: township, $66.07, school district, $526.09 Noble: township, $74.78, school district, $481.20 Olive township, $322.76 Seneca: township, $59.98, school district, $245.85. Sharon: township, $97.22, school district, $305.02 Stock: township, $64.53, school district, $191.67 Wayne: township, $54.95, school dis trict, $148.50. The Caldwell school districts re ceived $1,533.95, the Dexter village schools, $332.62 and Fulda schools, $347.29. There are several overlap ping school districts in this county and for that reason, Guernsey county received $129.4 and Wash ington county, $6.90. From the general personal tax, the corporations received the fol lowing: Batesville, $6.98 Belle Valley, $43.57 Dexter City, $5.02 Caldwell, $599.44 Sarahsville, $2.85 and Summerfield, $35.40. From the classified personal tax, the corporations received the fol lowing: Batesville, $7.59 Belle Valley, $1.67 Dexter City, $16.51 Caldwell, $309.00 Sarahsville, $0.18 and Summerfield, $48.17. Local Delegates At State VFW Convention Noble county is being represented st the state Veterans of Foreign Wars convention being held this week in Cleveland by Dale Ackley, Charles Gill and Vance McDonald. George L. Fetter, state comman der predicted that a bonus for the state’s war veterans will be a hot issue during the tion. five day conven- V. F. W. approved $300 to $400 for Fetter said the a bonus of from Buckeye veterans and added that “about the only way we can see to finance such a project is to increase the sales tax to four cents and de vote half of it toward the bonus”. SENECAVILLE WOMAN SUBSCRIBER 52 YEARS Mrs. Bingham Bates, Senecaville route 1, renewing her subscription to The Journal, stated today that she has been a constant reader of this newspaper for the past 52 years. “We began taking the paper 52 years ago”, said Mrs. Bates, “and now we consider it a part of our home. We simply can’t do without V it.” This week The Journal is observ ing its 88th. anniversary. Lawn mower sharpening and re pair. Also saw sharpening. Joe Estadt. Leave work at Caidwell Implement & Supply Co. Patriotic Organizations Endorse Erection of Memorial Auditorium high school band and new athletic^ grounds. It is believed that the Booster club will fall in with the idea and at least part of the pro ceeds will be used for this purpose. The rural districts in Noble county have not yet expressed their approval or disapproval of this pro posed building and unless it does meet with their general approval, the idea will be abandoned. The auditorium will be constructed mainly as a public gathering place for farmers, grangers, 4-H club members, and any others who wish to use it. Former congressman, Ro bert T. Secrest, started the ball roll ing with a pledge of $500 to the building fund. A rough estimate places the actual building cost be tween $40,000 and $50,000. This would include the lot which must also be purchased. The Noble County Chamber of Commerce officials are anxious to learn the public feeling on this project and only through your let ters will they be able to gauge the response, whether it be good or in different. The proposed Noble county me morial auditorium is completely in the hands of every citizen in the 15 ownships.