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4 Noble County’s Oldest And Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. VOLUME 88 ESTABLISHED IN 1859 Drs. Maxwell S. Kaplan and Merrill Jones Meet Death By Drowning Saturday Night Bodies Are Found Near The Old Millhone Property In Noble County A funeral arrived in morning, and the body of Dr. Jones removed to that city from the Mur phy funeral home. Services will be held at Canton. Coroner Jack Berry filed his ver dict of accidental death from drowning at Seneca Lake during a heavy storm Saturday in the Noble county common pleas court. Authorities theorized Monday that the. boat had been riding at anchor when it was turned over, probably by a wind and rain storm which swept the lake Saturday night. Officers said they were cer tain the motor was not running when the accident occurred, throttle was off, the gasoline turned off between the motor carburetor and the air vent tank closed, they said. notice to taxpayers of NOBLE COUNTY The bodies of Dr. Maxwell S. Kaplan, 46, and Dr. Merrill F. Jones, 30, were found at 4:00 and 4:30 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, at Seneca Lake, directly across from the old Bert Millhone property in Noble county, according to the report released that night by Noble County Coroner Jack Berry, of Mt. Ephraim. Dr. Kaplan’s body came to the top of the lake at 4:00 o’clock, and Dr. Jones’ one-half hour later. Both were near the spot where the search had been concentrated, at the Millhone farm in this county. Coroner Jack Berry said that Dr. Kaplan’s watch had stopped at 7:30 o’clock and the one worn by Dr. Jones at 7:00 o’clock. The search for the two Canton physicans had continued throughout the day, Tuesday, Sheriff Clayton McKee, his deputy, Harry Merritt, Sheriff Oliver of Guernsey county and state highway patrolmen spear heading the efforts to find the men. When Dr. ‘Kaplan’s body was removed from the water, his personal effects included $262.00 in cash, $137.00 in checks, a billfold with his identification papers, a wrist watch, three sets of keys, one cigarette lighter and one package of flint. Dr. Jones carried $54.55 in cash, a billfold containing his identification papers and a wrist watch. The bodies were removed to the I Theodore Murphy funeral home ini had n°t yet been found Tuesday. Caldwell. prepared for burial in Caldwell and then removed to the home of his mother in Pittsburgh, Penna. A brother, Jack Kaplan, Pittsburgh, came to aid in the search Monday and took charge of the arrange ments. Although Dr. Kaplan had practiced medicine in Canton for the past ten years, he had retained his home in Pittsburgh, services and that city. Dr. Kaplan’s body was Funeral burial will be made in director from Canton Caldwell, Wednesday his Dr. Kaplan is survived by mother, Mrs. Sarah Kaplan, three brothers, Saul, Jack, Harold, all of Pittsburgh, Pa. After receiving his MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he took post-graduate work in Vienna, Austria. and and Dr. Maxwell S. Kaplan, 46, and his nephew, Dr. Merrill F. Jones, 30, prominent Canton physicians, were drowned some time Saturday evening when their small motor boat capsized, during a heavy storm on Seneca Lake, Noble coun ty. Search continues by local of ficials, assisted by the state high way patrol and Guernsey county officers for the bodies. The capsized boat, which the men had rented Saturday about 5:30 p. m. from a concessionaire at Seneca Lake, was found early Sun day nqar the island in front of Ball’s roTge, according to local of ficials, who have been conducting the search. The was and the in an- at caught pulling The boat was apparently chor when it capsized and the rope as it turned over, the anchor loose. One of the boat oars was found about two miles from where the boat was found and one of the four life preserver cushions the boat contained had been recovered Monday. Sheriff Clayton McKee and Dep uty Sheriff Harry Merritt spent Monday and Tuesday at the |ake, assisting the sheriff of Guernsey county, Noble county game war den, Reuben W. Parks, who lives at Senec^ Lake, and the state highway patrolmen. The emergency squadron from New Philadelphia was also called in and assisted in the search for the bodies, which The Noble County Treasurer’s Office Will Close At 12:00 O’clock Noon, Every Saturday. This Action is in compliance with Section 5978, General Code of Ohio. IRA PRYOR, Noble County Treasurer. Dr. Richard H. Wehr, prominent physician in Covington for the past several years and a son of Mr. and *Mrs. William H. Wehr, Caldwell, has announced plans to enter the University of Pennsylvania, Phila delphia, Pa., this fall, where he will take up# the study of surgery, spec ializing in the treatment ears, nose and throat. of the former of Mr. Dr. and Mrs. Wehr, the Gladys Kimnach, daughter and Mrs. William J. Kimnach, are visiting this month in Caldwell and will .leave August 25 for Philadel phia, here they will make their Jack Kaplan, of Pittsburgh, Pa., brother of Dr. Kaplan, arrived at Seneca Lake Monday to aid in the search. Both of the victims were highly respected profeessional men of the Stark county seat and it was understood that Dr. Kaplan was well known for his charitable work in that city. The men rented a cottage at Sen ecaville and their luggage was found in the cabin and in their au tomobile which was parked nearby. The two drownings brought the toll to three which have occurred this year at Seneca Lake. E. M. Farley Buys Thompson Building E. M. Farley, local well known insurance agent, has purchased the Dr. C. F. Thompson building on Main street, adjacent to Gray’s store. The deal was consumated last week. The building is now being oc cupied by the Driggs Auto Store and Mrs. Ruth Woodford, who manages an altering shop on the second floor. made The consideration was not public. Legion Plans Annual Joint Picnic, August 1 Plans have been completed the annual joint picnic of American Legion post, No. 252 their auxiliary, which will be held Thursday evening, August 1, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Parks, Seneca Lake. for the and Dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 o’clock, according to the auxiliary president, Mrs. William Rucker. Jack Berry is commander of the local post. All members of the post and auxiliary are invited to attend. Amateur Solo Contest Will Feature Dance An amateur solo contest will a feature of the all round dance to be held Saturday evening in the VFW hall on West street. The var ious contestants will sing through out the evening and a prize will be awarded the winner. be Wood’s orchestra will furnish the music for the evening. Director Marvin Wood announced today that his orchestra had been increased to eight pieces. The dance will begin at 9 o’clock and continue until midnight. SERIOUSLY ILL Mrs. Ernest Sheckle, the former Leora Hayes, is seriously ill at the St. Francis hospital in Cambridge and will probably undergo an oper ation for appendicitis. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hayes, Olive, east of Caldwell. RESIGNS POSITION Clarence B. Hune, son of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Hune, superintendant of the schools in Salem high school, has resigned his position in this ca pacity to accept a job as science in structor in the Hilliards high school, near Columbus. ENTERS CONVENT Miss Adouilda Fournier, of Web ster, Mass., entered the postulancy at St. Ursula’s convent. She has a fine experience in the field of in struction and education and will teach in St. Philomena^ school dur ing the coming term. Dr. Richard H. Wehr Will Begin S future hotne. Dr. Wehr has been practicing medicine in the Miami Valley for the past ten years. He was an act ive citizen in Covington, having served as a member of council, af- DANCE AT DEXTER CITY A mixed dance will be held in Dexter City, Saturday evening, sponsored by American Legion post No. 418, according to an announce ment made today by Harry Long, commander. Clark’s eight-piece or chestra will furnish the music and the public is invited. i r- i. 1 Farm Accident Fatal To Noble County Man John W. McFarland, 60. Noble township, near Cumberland died in St. Francis hospital, Cam bridge, Monday, from injuries sus tained Saturday while working on the Elliott farm in the Cumberland community. He was assisting in loading logs when a chain broke, a log falling on him. Surviving are his wife, Alice An derson McFarland, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lewis Poling. The body was removed to the McVay funeral home in Caldwell. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Barry’s Ridge Methodist church, with Rev. Walter Brown officiat ing. Interment was made in church cemetery. It is said that Brown left his family and went to Kent where he has been employed. Quaker City Home Coming Date Set For the first time since the of the war, Quaker City will their famous Home Coming, date will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 22, 23 and 24. SIGNS BRITISH LOAN BILL President Truman is shown as he signed the $3,750,000,000 British loan agreement, using 26 differ ent pens. Left to right: Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson Secretary of State James F. Byrnes Lord Inverchapel, Britsh ambassador to U. S. and speaker of the house, Sam Rayburn. the Hail Storm Hits Eastern Noble County Residents of the Batesville munity and Beaver township re ported a heavy hail storm in that vicinity, Monday evening, o’clock. No damage was except that hail stones the crops in many fields. com around 9 reported flattened Caldwell and community was visited by a heavy downpour of rain but no hail. This received the tail end wind storm. vicinity also of a severe evening did needs of the, The rain Monday much to alleviate the farmers in this county, who had been faced with a water shortage. Claude Brown Charged With Non-Support Sheriff Clayton McKee returned from Kent, Tuesday, where he took into custody Claude Brown, charged with non-support and the failure to provide for his family of five children, residing south of Cald well. start have The The Home Coming association leaders have completed a contract with the Cunningham shows and a carnival will be at Quaker City, for the entire three days. Invitations have been extended to the Cambridge, Barnesville and Caldwell bands to participate on the program. There will be ball games daily at the old grounds, sponsored by the Legion post. Now that definite date has been the committee expects to ob contracts for concessions and rides. large number from set, tain free A Noble home county always attend this coming. NAMED PRINCIPAL Howard Buchanan, the Columbus schools, this -position to accept the Covington high school near Cin cinnati. Mrs. Buchanan is the mer Mary Hune of Caldwell. teacher in has resigned principal of for- CONFINED TO HOME Mrs. Norma Racey is confined her home on West Belford street with illness. She is employed at Ralston’s pharmacy. to tidy For Surgery filiated with the Masonic Lodge, member of the St. John’s Lutheran church and Board of Deacons for three years. It is the plan of the Caldwel phy sician to study at the University of Pennsylvania for a period of one year after which he will serve an internship of two years. He will then spend an additional year with a specialist in the field that he has chosen. He plans now to eventually return to Covington. Dr. Wehr is a graduate of the Caldwell high school and favorably known here. iJ ies Of Two Canton Physicians Recovered From Seneca Lake THE JOURNAL COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE $ TRI-COUNTY MOVE BEING ORGANIZED FOR SENECA ROAD Byesville Joins Local Forces In Their Fight To Obtain Highway Editor’s Note—The battle cry been sounded and Noble county continues to organize this week in her efforts to get a direct route into Seneca Lake. Ray Elswick, who is spear heading the efforts, is organ izing a tri-county committee, in cluding citizens of Marietta, who would profit by the road, a number from Caldwell and several from Byesville, in the southern section of Guernsey county, who have united with Noble county in her fight against the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and other interests in that city who are blocking the building of this road. Dick Miller, who writes “Sport Shots” for the Daily Jeffersonian, wrote the following in Friday’s is sue, apparently in answer to the story which appeared in last week's issue of The Journal.) As Cambridge Interests See It “Many persons in Noble county are said to be disappointed over the fact that the state has not arranged to construct a highway to ease the transportation problem between that district and Seneca lake. “It was contended that the state in 1935 signed a contract with Noble county in which were provisions that the state was to build a “sky line” drive road from the Seneca ville' dam south. Such a highway could be hooked up with State Route 566 and would make the lake more assessible to many persons. However, the state was said to have not lived up to its obligations, and consequently Noble countians in erder to reach the recreational area on the south side of the lake are obliged to first go to Senecaville, a drive of a considerable distance. To possibly clear up any confu sion as to what the state proposes to do soon regarding roads in the vicinity of the lake, here’s some what of the picture. “The state proposes to incorpor ate into the state highway system over eight miles of roadway (most of it in Guernsey county with a part in Noble county) between Seneca ville and a point near Kennonsburg and extending along the north side of the lake. In addition, it proposes to build a road from the Senecaville dam to the recreation area on the south side of the lake in Noble county. The road now extending from the dam to the area would not be taken over by the state, as sec tions of it are frequently flooded. The recreation area embraces the bathing pool and picnic grounds, which, incidentally, has been neg lected and are badly in need of im provement. The new highway would be a part of the proposed “sky line” load. “The idea of having a sky line” drive along the south side of the lake has long been considered and would be a great asset to the lake legion. Not only would it accom modate hundreds of persons in Noble county and others farther south in giving them a more direct loute to the lake, but it would af ford motorists with one of the most scenic rides in this part of the state.” IMPROVING FROM OPERATION Mrs. Cletus Estadt, who was ad mitted to the Good Samaritan hos pital, Zanesville, Saturday, under went an operation for appendicitis Tuesday morning. Her condition is reported much improved. Mrs. Es tadt is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Noll, of Dexter City route, and a sister of Mrs. Walter Dimmerling, North street. MIXED DANCE A mixed dance will be held at St. Michael’s hall, Berne, Satur day evening, July 27. The public is invited to attend. Smithberger’s orchestra will furnish the music. CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY JULY 25 1946 TEN PAGES THIS WEEK! has Tipton’s Bakery Closed For Two Weeks Period For the first time in 48 years, Tipton’s bakery closed its doors Saturday evening, because of their in ability to obtain a necessary quota of flour. Clair R. Tipton, owner of the bakery, stated they would remain closed for at least ten days and possibly two weeks. Mr. Tipton has the unusual record of not missing a single day in 48 years, and is one of the oldest active business men in Noble county. Mr. and Mrs. Tipton left Satur day evening for Milwaukee, Wis., where they will enjoy a much needed vacation with relatives and friends. “Crust-O-Gold”, Tipton’s bread product, has long since become a household necessity in practically every home throughout the county and the enforced shut-down of this bakery will be felt by many. Poles and Lights Purchased For Field L. E. Potts, president of Caldwell Booster club, said today that the lights and other fixtures, necessary for lighting the new athletic field would cost approx imately $1600, the amount turned over from the proceeds of the July 4th. celebration. Mrs. the The additional $2,000 was given to the band fund and a representa tive was scheduled to be in Cald well this week, in regards to the purchase of new uniforms, original idea of having the uniforms on the Eisenhower has been abandoned. The new style The eight poles for lighting the field are enroute and the lights have been purchased. When the field is lighted for a night football game, it will be using more electricity than the en tire village of Caldwell does during a normal evening. But the Caldwell light plant has an additional Die sel engine, as a reserve unit, and this will be switched on during the game. There are only four night football games scheduled. Delegates Are Named For State Legion Convention William Tarleton, Cletus Miller and Carlton Spriggs, have been se lected Noble Legion, ference August as delegates to represent post No. 252, American at their annual state con to he held in Cleveland, on 17, 18 and 19. William Rucker, president of the auxiliary, Mrs. William Rad cliffe, and Mrs. Lewis Young are the delegates representing the local women's unit. Mrs. Lucy Jennings, Mrs. C. E. Keyser and Mrs. Anna Cleary were named alternates. Tarleton, Spriggs and Miller also represented the local post at the district convention held last Sun day in Bellaire. Tarleton was also named dele gate to the national convention which will be held in San Fran cisco, September 29 to October 4. Ensign Myron Merry Is Now On In-Active Duty Ensign Myron Merry, who served in this capacity for the past eight months on the USS LCI 815, has been placed on in-active duty and is now at the Mr. and Mrs. Street. home of his parents, Edw. L. Merry, West been in the service Merry has for the past three years. He served as an apprentice seaman until he was commissioned. Merry will spend the remainder of the summer in Caldwell and plans to resume his studies at the University of Michigan this fall. ENJOYING TRIP Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bey^r left Monday for a ten day vacation trip. Mr. Beyer is attending the nationH poultry convention in St. Louis, Mo. On their return, the Beyers will visit her parents and other relatives in Alma', Mich. WORKING ON CONTRACT Herman B. Hune, local contrac tor, has been awarded the contract for grading the foundation in the construction of a large manufactur ing plant near Waverly, W. Va. He has moved his equipment to new location and his crew of are now employed there. Petition Will Be Presented To Noble County Commissioners Monday Asking That Maple Heights Be Incorporated YOUNG SAILOR AT COLUM BUS’ TOMB ... A young man with his toy sailboat sits on the rail by the tomb of Christopher Columbus, discoverer of the new world, at Ciudad, Trujillo, Dominican republic. The in scription over the tomb reads: “Columbus Was a Sailor.” On August 4 the city will cele brate the 450th anniversary of its founding the Western Hemisphere's first site. Live Stock Auction Now Incorporated The Livestock Auction Company of Senecaville, with Vernon Secrest and George A. Learned, both of Senecaville and Lester M. Weekley of Cambridge route 4, as the incor porators, has been incorporated in Columbus. Learned will serve as president of the corporation which will oper ate a livestock sales barn and res taurant in connection with the place at Florence, jast north of Caldwell. The restaurant will be operated for the convenience of the buyers and stock sellers, who often times come early and stay late at the auctions held every Friday. Prices quoted at current market include: steers, better grade, per 100 pounds, $17.00 to $19.00 steers, medjum grade, per 100 pounds, $14.00 to $17.00 baby beef, tops, per 100 pounds, $18.75 bulls, per 100 pounds, $12.00 to $16.25 hogs, per pounds, $15.00 to $17.00 lambs, 100 pounds, $12.00 weathers, 100 pounds, $10.25 veals, 100 pounds, $21.00: and 100 per per per cows, per head, $151.00. this men RETURN FROM TRIP Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Schafer, and Mrs. Byron Schafer returned Saturday to their homes two weeks fishing trip in As fishermen go, A. L. topped the list and came with the biggest catch ih ticular party, to fish” in question. Mr. from a Canada. Schafer through his par- P. S.—“Art” failed comment as to the size of “the tops, milk REA Insulators Are Used As Rifle Targets Seven hours were spent by Rural Electrification crewmen, Wednes day, in locating the trouble and re storing electric service to residents of the Lewisville-Malaga district. Three insulators were destroyed by parties using them as targets for rifle practise. A cow was reported shot and killed and sheriffs in Noble and Monroe counties are co operating in their investigation. the and the the It was reported that part of damage was done in Noble part in Monroe county. This is second offense of this type in community. The board will be removed at the discretion of the Booster club. The years board those front, board streets were empty and there was very little—if any—excitement in the ole’ town. Are You Buying or Selling? The Journal Classified Section Will Do You A Complete, Quick Job! Move Meeting With General Approval Of All, Action By Commissioners And Council Final If the action now being taken by the residents of Maple Heights meets with the approval of the Noble county commissioners and the village council, Caldwell’s population will be increased in the very near future by at least thirty families. A petition will be presented Monday to the Noble county commis sioners, signed by every resident of Maple Heights, asking that they be in-corporated within the village limts of Caldwell. If the com missioners approve, and there is every reason to believe they will—the final action will come from the council of Caldwell Board Has Served Its Purpose Well And Long, But Now Out-dated Booster Club Finds Use For It ^Believing that it has served its purpose adequately and well, and following in the wake of other communities, the Noble County Chamber of Commence has given orders that the war memorial board in the court house Square be torn down. But like those whose names it bears, the board will not have died in vain. It has been given and accepted by the Caldwell Booster club and will be used this fall as the new score board at the athletic field in back of the high school building. L. E. Potts, president of the Cald well Booster club, has accepted the board to be used for this purpose from Roe Jacobs, chairman of the war board memorial committee. war is over! During the of conflict, the memorial stood as a beacon light to who remained on the home You had only to look at the and understand why the But the boys have come back— at least the majority of thejn. Those NUMBER 2 So far the movement is meeting with the general approval of all concerned. The petition, in part, reads as follows: “That the following described territory may be annexed to the village of Caldwell, including the land adjacent to CaldweU, known as Maple Heights, laying north of State Route 21 in Noble township and including all the lots on Wiley and McKee av enue, also lots 1, 2, and 3 in block A and lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in block B, together with the streets and alleys as shown on plat book one, page 202 of the records in the office of Re corder Clyde Wharton.” The land in question, containing 15 acres, was donated on May 21, 1904, by Joseph and Ella McKee. Joseph McKee is the father of Sheriff Clayton McKee, and Mrs. McKee is now making her home in Caldwell. It is more specifically located in sections 33 and 34 in township 5, range 9 of Noble township. The streets and alleys were donated to the public for their use by Mr. and Mrs. McKee. Russell L. Morris was the county engineer in 1904 and he laid out the lots which were later to become Maple Heights and now seeks to be a part of Caldwell. The proposal has long been talked about, but this is the first time that any definite action has been taken. There is reason to believe that not a single objection should be raised in annexing the 15 acres to Caldwell and by doing so, enlarg ing the community. Gerald Dotson Burned In Gasoline Explosion Gerold Dotson, prominent young farmer and veteran of Summer field route 2, received severe third degree burns about the body on Thursday morning when a can of gasoline ignited. Dotson was filling a tank in his tractor, when the gasoline caught on fire, igniting his clothing. He was brought to the office of Dr. E. G. Ditch in Caldwell, where he received medical attention, and is now recuperating at his home. CLUB PICNIC The annual 4-H club picnic is being held this Thursday at the Noble county fairgrounds, under the supervision of agricultural agent, Floyd Henderson and Home Dem onstration agent,.Margaret Donohoo. A. B. Graham, founder of the 4-H club work in Ohio, will be the prin cipal speaker. 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. War Memorial Board Will Be Removed From Public Square and Used By Caldwell Booster Club who didn’t are being immortalized in other ways. For the past 14 months there has not been a single name added to the memorial board. The executive committee, who erected the board, included Roe Jacobs, E. L. Merry, and the late A. C. Barnhouse, purpose well. They served their adieu to the war on the public We bid a sad memorial board square but will receive it with ela tion when it re-appears under new dress, as the score board for the new athletic field. I 1.