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VOLUME 88 ESTABLISHED IN 1859
Wil] Complete Road By
Force Account This Year
State highway director, Perry
T. Ford, in the presence of Gov
ernor Frank J. Lausche, told a
delegation of 20 civic leaders
from Noble Guernsey, Washing
ton and Monroe Counties, Tues
day, that the road from Seneca
Lake into Noble county, would
be built this year and aug
mented this fact with the state
ment that they have under ad
visement and a complete survey
is being made for the completion
of the proposed “sky-line’ drive
to state route 14 7 at Mt.
Ephraim and Batesville.
The state last Friday incorporated
3.9 miles on the south side of the
lake into the state highway system
and the remainder of this road to
route 566 at Possum in Noble county
is to be constructed by force ac
This completes the picture for in
terested parties in the entire of
southeastern Ohio, who have battled
for 11 years, to gain a direct route
into Seneca Lake from the Noble
Governor Lausche presided at the
hearing and exhibited a detailed
knowledge of the battle which has
been waged in this section of the
state for roads that would benefit
the entire public, not just a few.
The battle is now over. Noble and
her neighboring counties are getting
the road, which they needed, not
for a selfish reason but because its
construction will best serve this
section of Ohio.
As director Ford pointed out, the
State highway is always mindful of
this fact that raads must serve many
not just a few, and such was their
decision in announcing that the
Noble county access to the lake
would be completed.
Former congressman Robert T.
Secrest of Senecaville was official
spokesman for the delegation, Tues
Monroe county residents were
particularly pleased that the “sky
line drive”, was still under consid
By force account, the state high
way is now going one step further
and will continue this road to route
566 at Possum—all that Noble
county wanted and a little thrown
Each and every member of the
20 strong delegation, Tuesday, ex
pressed themselves as being well
pleased with the hearing before the
Governor and left Columbus with
the feeling that the chief executive
and the state highway department
had the best interests of this section
of Ohio in mind.
Last Friday nearly 12 miles of
secondary roads in the vicinity of
Seneca Lake were incorporated in
to the state highway system, an
aftermath of the hearing held at
“It is a grand idea,” seems to be
the consensus of opinion voiced by
parents, throughout Caldwell and
Noble county. “It certainly ‘clicks’
with me,” said one modem mother,
who plans to bring her youngsters
to The Journal special children’s
photographer in the Fish & Game
club, over Madge’s Specialty shop,
on Saturday, August 17, from 1 to
8 p. m. She was not indulging in a
That parents, generally, welcome
the idea of seeing their little ones’
picture in print is evidenced by the
enthasiastic response to previous
announcements in these columns.
Here is the story:
The Journal wants a photograph
of eveiy youngster in this trading
area for publication in a forthcom
ing feature titled “Citizens of To
morrow.” Since uniform size and
good photographic reproduction
LAST NAZI PW’S LEAVE U. S. The last batch of German
prisoners of war, with the exception of those still in hospitals or in
prisons convicted of crimes, are shown as they sailed for their
homeland from Piermont, N. Y.
Noble County Road to Seneca
Lake To Be Built, Following
Hearing Before Governor Lausche
Senecaville two weeks ago.
The roads accepted are located
on both sides of the lake, the north
side beginning at Senecaville and
continuing to a point in Kennons
burg, Noble county. The south side
is located entirely in Noble county
and will be known as state high
way No. 999, consisting of 3.9
Among those in Columbus on
Tuesday were Ray Elswick and
Harry A. Semon, both of Caldwell.
Herbert R. Blackburn
To Hold “Open House”
All farmers who are interested
in the production and growth of
hybrid corn are invited to attend
the “open house” being held next
Tuesday afternoon, August 13, at
4:00 o’clock, on the Herbert R.
Blackburn farm in Brookfield
The open house is being held in
conjunction with the tour to the
Zanesville experiment station on
this date. On their return from
Zanesville, the group will make
their last stop at the Blackbum
farm. Arrangements are being,
made to serve home-made ice
The Blackburn farm is recog
nized far and wide for its growth
of hybrid corn and all interested
farmers in the county are urged to
accept Mr. Blackburn’s offer of
hospitality next Tuesday after
Accepts Marion Job
Paul McBride, son of Pearl Mc
Bride, 515 Cumberland street, Cald
well, formerly of .the Summerfield
community, has accepted a position
with the war department at the
Marion engineer depot and has as
sumed his new duties.
McBride will be in charge of the
cost accounting, maintenance divi
sion. The Marion depot is head
quarters for maintenance of the
He is a graduate of the Summer
field high school, class of 1936, and
Marietta Business Institute, Mari
etta. He also holds a lifetime mem
bership in the International Ac
countants Society, of Chicago,, Ill.
Formerly employed with the war
department in Columbus, McBride
has been a resident of Marion for
the past three years.
Miles Stevens of Buffalo town
ship was hired Monday evening as
the new coach at Sarahsville high
school. He will also teach history
in the high school. Clarence Car
ter is principal for the ensuing
ALL ROUND DANCE
The all round dance at the VFW
hall will be held Thursday evening,
August 8. Marvin P. Wood and his
orchestra will furnish the music.
The public is invited.
Parents Are Enthusiastic Over
Children's Picture Offer of Journal
quality is of vital importance to
a feature, arrangements were made
with specialists in this work. The
Woltz Studios of Des Moines, Iowa,
nationally known children’s photo
graphers, are taking the pictures.
These are the facts and the only
requirements. All children in Noble
county are eligible. There will be
no charge of any kind There are
no strings Nothing need be sub
scribed for you do not even have
to be a reader or subscriber of this
newspaper. If you wish to, you may
purchase prints of your children by
arrangment with the studio when
you select the pose you want pub
lished. But even that is entirely up
to you, for there are no obligations
of any kind—now, then or there
after. Appointments are not neces
sary. All children, however, must
be accompanied by a parent or
REV. M. S. CASTO
Rev. R. B. Maxwell,
Formerly of Caldwell,
Named District Supt.
Rev. Milford S. Casto, popular
minister at the Caldwell Free
Methodist church for the past
three years, has been returned to
the local charge for his fourth con
secutive year. Announcement of
his return was made following the
concluding meeting of the annual
conference held the past week at
Rev. Casto is secretary of the
Noble County Ministerial associa
tion and active in the religious
work of this community. He has
established a wide circle of friends,
not only within his church, but in
the community as well and his re
turn signifies this popularity.
Rev. R. B. Maxwell, former
Caldwell pastor, has been named
superintendent of the Zanesville
district and will reside in that
city. Rev. Maxwell was pastor of
the Caldwell church for four years
and during his tenure, the new
Free Methodist church was con
Rev. O. L. Orr, Summerfield
parish pastor for the past three
years, was named conference
evangelist. Rev. Richard Wells is
the new minister assigned to Sum
merfield. He goes to that com
munity from Mt. Vernon.
Rev. G. A. Hall, superintendent
of the Zanesville district for the
past several years, was assigned to
the Akron district.
Rev. Walter Orr was sent from
Dayton to Montpelier, and will oc
cupy the pulpit made vacant by
Rev. Harry Bates, who was as
signed to the Byesville church.
Rev. Orr is a son of Rev. and
Mrs. Bert Orr, former Noble coun
Rev. Harry Bates is a native of
Caldwell and resided in this com
munity before going into the min
istry. He has served the Mont
pelier charge for the past four
years. Mrs. Bates is the former
Gail Neiswonger, of Caldwell.
Rev. Bert Orr is serving as dis
trict superintendent at Gallia.
Rev. John Guffey was reassigned
to the South Olive church and will
also serve in this capacity at Ava.
Rev. and Mrs. Casto attended
the conference last week and re
turned to their home on East
Admission Prices Set
For Noble County Fair
An admission price of 40 cents at
the gate and 40 cents at the grand
stand will be charged this year at
the Noble county fair, August 28,
29, and 30, according to an an
nouncement made today by J.
Kyte Walkenshaw, secretary of the
fair board. Children under 12 will
be admitted free and all service
men in uniform.
Those attending the fair, who
hold a membership ticket, will be
admitted to the grounds free, with
their car, and any time there after
when they enter the grounds. Any
member of the fair board has
these tickets for sale.
Walkenshaw also stated that a
small number of premium books
were still available at his home on
Ray M. Ankrom Dies
In Automobile Crash
A telegram has been received
from the commander of the naval
air hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas,
stating that Ray M. Ankrom, G.M.
2/c, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Ankrom, Quaker City com
munity, was killed in an automo
bile accident on August 3. Full
details of the accident have not
A navy veteran with almost six
years of service, Ankrom was a
member of the crew of the USS
West Virginia during the attack on
Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.
He served 44 months on the USS
Salt Lake City in the Southwest
Pacific, participating in numerous
naval engagements from Australia
north to the Philippines.
Funeral arrangements are in
ITALIAN BRIDE VISITS
WITH DUDLEY RELATIVES
Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, of Can
ton, were guests the past week at
the home of Charles Brown in the
Dudley community. Mrs. Hill is
believed to be Noble county’s first
Italian bride. Her husband was
reared in the Brown home, but is
now employed in Canton.
MIXED DANCE PLANNED
A mixed dance will be held at the
VFW hall on West street, Saturday
evening, August 10. Burns orchestra
will furnish the music. A $5.00 prize
will be given for the best hoe down
or tap dance exhibition. The public
SEVEN PRISONERS IN JULY
There were seven prisoners
lodged in the Noble county jail
during the month of July, accord
ing to the report of Mrs. Clayton
McKee, jail matron. They con
sumed 125 meals during this
“COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE”
Petition Filed To Sell
A petition has been filed in the
Noble county Common Pleas court
by trustees of the Summerfield.
Perryopolis and Sarahsville circuit
of Free Methodist churches, asking
permission to sell the parsonage at
The trustees, who are Ray Win
dom, Nina Fowler, John Grimes, S.
G. Brown and Blaine King, ask
permission of the court to sell the
property which is located on lot
2 and 5 in Gibson’s addition to the
town of Summerfield.
The petition further states that
it will be sold to Robert J. Morris
of Summerfield for $900.00.
Attorney W. V. Archer, Caldwell,
is representing the plaintiffs.
Marion Township Farm
Brings High Price
The Franklin farm in Marion
township, consisting of 144.54
acres, was purchased at sheriff’s
sale Saturday morning by J. O.
Tilton, of Pleasant City, for $4,575.
It had previously been appsaised
The Franklin farm was sold in
the partition action of Harry B.
Snyder against Inez Franklin and
Clarence W. Snyder. Deputy Sher
iff Harry Merritt was in charge of
Tilton is a contractor and the
deed to the farm was made out
in his wife’s name, Mrs. Minnie
The farm was considered impor
tant from the timber angle.
Aid To Children
Aid to dependent children is on
the increase in Noble county, ac
cording to the records on file at
the office of Auditor Ray McVay.
For the month of August, over 30
mothers will receive $687.00 to care
for their dependent children, the
majority being under 16 years of
In the same department, checks
totaling $152.00 were mailed out to
care for the blind pensioners.
Revival Meetings To Open
At Sarahsville, August 12
Sponsored by the Sarahsville
Free Methodist church, a gospel
tent meeting will open in that
community, beginning Monday,
August 12, and continuing for two
weeks or longer. The meetings will
be held near the old fairgrounds.
Rev. O.L. Orr will be the evan
gelist in charge. Rev. Richard
Wells is the pastor and they will
b^ assisted by other visiting min
Meetings will be held each eve
ning at 8:00 o’clock. Sunday school
will begin at 2:30 p. m., followed
by the worship service. The pub
lic is invited to attend.
Raise Camp Quota
County agent Floyd H. Henderson
stated today that the Brookfield
boys and girls 4-H club have raised
their quota for the construction of
Piedmont camp and they are the
first in Noble county to achieve
The club’s quota was $75 or $5
per club member and a total of $80
has been turned over to the Exten
sion service and deposited in the
Piedmont camp is being built for
use by 4-H clubs of seven counties
in southeastern Ohio and other farm
organizations. The quota for each of
the counties of the district is based
on the club enrollment.
Agent Henderson said that most
of the clubs have been holding ice
cream socials, parties, cake walks,
etc., in order to raise money for this
The Brookfield boys and girls
have sold sandwiches, ice cream,
cake and soft drinks at the parties
which have been held in the Brook
field township school house.
The Caldwell Amusement com
pany was dissolved last week and
the two theatres in this community
will henceforth be under separate
The Roxy theatre is owned by
Mrs. Mena Fliehman of Woodsfield
and in the future, she will assume
active management of this enter
prise. It will continue to maintain
a full time schedule of pictures.
The Noble theatre on North
street will now be open every eve
ning and the weekend, under the
management of the owner, Chester
Mr. Huprich formerly managed
TO RE-SURFACE STREET
Preliminary work has been
started on the improvement of the
lower east section of Main street,
beginning at the home of Mrs. H.
D. Beymer and continuing to the
dead end. Hirsch is the contractor
The project, which includes sur
facing this section of the street, is
sponsored by the local council and
RETURN FROM CANADA
Attorney and Mrs. Leo Carter
and son, John, returned to their
home on Belford street, Sunday,
after spending the past several
days in Canada, where they en
joyed a fishing trip.
CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY AUGUST 8 1946 TEN PAGES THIS WEEK! NUMBER 4
The young man said that the car
belonged to a friend of his by the
name of Mrs. Young but the police
soon dis-counted this story, after
checking with the main office.
Attorney Young stated today that
officials in Cleveland were return
ing the young man to the proper
Army authorities, where he would
be charged with being absent with
Daldwell Author Sends
Vew Book to Library
A complimentary copy of “Hail
to the Jeep” by A. Wade Wells was
sent to the Caldwell library this
week by the author. The book con
tains an authentic and vivid his
torical record and pictorial history
of the Jeep in World War II. The
book is dedicated to ‘my son, Albert
Wade Wells, Jr., First Lieut. U. S.
Army, to all his comrades in the
United Nations armed forces
throughout the world, and to the
many men and women on the home
front who toiled to create the Jeep’
Mr. Wells, the author is a native
of Noble county, and is the hus
band of Josephine Cain, daughter
of ‘Doc’ Cain who was a resident
of Noble county for many years.
Mr. Wells is now engaged in the
publication business in Arlington,
Rainfall Light In
County During July
Only 3.85 inches of rain fell in
Noble county d-iring the month of
July, according to the figures re
leased today by Frank Burlingame
of Sharon, who recently returned
from the Shriner’s convention at
San Francisco, Calif.
The greatest amount of precipi
tation in any 24 hours was 1.32.
There were 17 clear, 10 partly
cloudy, and four cloudy days in
High temperature occurred on
the eleventh with the mercury
leveling off at 94 degrees. The low
was 53 degrees on the third and
FARM PROGRAM SET UP
H. C. Secrest, chairman of the
“on the job” training program for
the farmers stated today that all
prospective enrollees should obtain
their certificates of eligibility as
soon as possible. Those who have
not done so should make applica
tion immediately at the office of
E. E. Cunningham, service officer.
It will be necessary to have a
copy of your discharge papers and
if married, a true copy of the mar
The school will begin in the very
SIGNS OPA BILL President Truman as he signed the revised
OPA bill, which resurrected OPA from a 25-day coma and kept full
rent and some price controls in effect until June 30, 1947. Photo
shows Paul Porter, OPA administrator, left, and President Truman
with the bill after he had affixed his signature.
Attorney Young’s Car Is Stolen
While He Watches Ball Game
Attorney Lucien C. Young
motored to Cleveland last week to
see the Indians play ball but got
more out of the trip than he had
Driving a 1940 Nash coupe, owned
by his mother, Mrs. Mollie Young,
Walnut street ,the car was stolen
from a down town parking lot, Fri
day, and not recovered until Mon
In the meantime Attorney Young
had returned to his home but made
another quick trip to the city, when
notified by the Cleveland police
that they had recovered the vehicle.
He was accompanied by Probate
Judge Otto Poling and Sheriff Clay
The coupe was stolen from the
parking lot by a soldier, who had
been listed as AWOL for several
months. He later told the city police
that he needed the vehicle to “take
his girl for a ride.” He was appre
hended when he parked the car on
the wrong side of the highway and
the police made a routine check-up.
Approved Gl Terminal Pay Measure To
Affect 1,000 Veterans In Noble County
Who Will Receive More Than $160,000
Claude Brown Files
Action For Divorce
Claude Brown, formerly of the
Carlisle community and now em
ployed in Kent, has filed civil action
in Noble county Common Pleas
court, seeking a divorce from his
wife, Iva Brown.
In the petition filed here, Brown
charges gross neglect of duty and
extreme cruely. They were married
at St. Mary’s, W. Va., June 23, 1936
and have four children.
The divorce proceeding is an
after-math of the non-support
charge against Brown, filed by his
wife, and settled last week in Pro
Brown agreed to pay the sum of
$80 per month. Through his attorney
W. V. Archer, he is also asking for
the custody of his children.
Club Tour Planned
To Observe Projects
A 4-H club tour has been planned
by Floyd Henderson, county agent,
to Visit as many of the county Here
ford calf club projects as possible
in one day. The tour of inspection
will be held Friday, Aug. 9 and all
club members, club advisors and
families are welcome to join the
The group will leave the court
house at 8:30 a. m., and the first
stop will be at the home of George
Hurst in Belle Valley. The tour
itinerary will then be as follows
Billy and Thomas Urdak, Mary Ruth
Stiers, Betty Stiers, Dale Hedge,
Richard Manifold, picnic lunch at
the Roadside park, Mervin Addis,
Cecil Brown, Dale Lothes, Eddie and
Francis Miller, Andrew Archer,
David Ayers, Elaine Archer and
Planned For August 11
St. Michael’s church (Carlisle)
at Berne, Ohio, will hold their an
nual homecoming and picnic on
Sunday, August 11th.
Festivities will begin at 10 o’clock
in the morning and continue
throughout the day. A chicken and
beef dinner will be served from
11:30 to 2 o’clock and from 4:30 to
6:30. In the evening, besides the
usual amusements, there will be a
dance with music furnished by the
Smithbergers fine orchestra.
The pastor, Father Donaldson, and
the parishioners of St. Michael’s ex
tend a cordial invitation to the
general public to attend.
Grand Jury Heats
New Cases Wednesday
The May drawn grand jurors
were recalled this week by Judge
L. B. Frazier and convened Wed
nesday in common pleas court to
hear and investigate several new
Grand jurors recalled for duty
include: M. O. Engle, Helen Wat
son, Irvil McKee, H. B. Wilson,
John McPeek, Etta Jane Colley,
Mary lams, F. W. Davis, Frank
Boley, Glass Powell, Bessie Daw,
Ellis Rutherford, Ruth Johnson,
Ethel Moore, and Raymond Mc
RETURN FROM BRAZIL
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nichols
have returned to their home in
the Dexter City community after
spending the past two years in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Nichols were teachers in that
Mr. Nichols returned to the
States due to ill health. His wife
is the former Sarah Ogle.
Noble County’s Oldest And
Greatest Home Newspaper.
The Journal For the News.
BE MAILED ALL
Bond Payment May
Be Changed When
Richard F. Hanes, clerk of the
draft board, estimated today that
approximately 1,000 enlisted men in
Noble county would be eligible to
receive the terminal leave pay,
which accrued during their army
career, and which has now been
passed by Congress.
Hanes pointed out that 1,081 men
and women have received their dis
charge from the service in this
county and he estimated that only
81 of this group were officers and
had already received their terminal
leave pay, which at that time was
Officials in Washington pointed
out that the average payment to en
listed men would be $160, represent
ing $160,000, which will start rolling
into this county, through the mails.
Payment, will of course, be made in
government bonds—an idea which
originated with President Truman.
All Noble coutny GI’s entitled to
this accumulated furlough pay can
begin applying for their cash or
bonds by September 1, army offi
cials said today.
It is reported that the government
printing offices started work last
week on application forms to be
used by an estimated 15,000,000 for
mer service men and women in ob
taining bonds and cash to be paid
under the legislation.
These forms will be mailed in
about ten days. Army veterans will
send their applications to finance
offices at the post where they were
discharged. Actual payments, in
cash or bonds will be made by mail.
The navy, which is responsible for
paying all naval and marine corps
enlisted and the treasury, which
will pay coastguardsmen, intend to
coordinate with the army.
No one knows exactly how much
the legislation will cost. However,
Rep. Thomason (D. Texas) who
helped write the compromise after
the Senate rejected the House
straight cash plan, estimated the
sum at about $3,000,000,000.
That would be approximately
$800,000,000 less than the World War
I bonus is estimated to have cost. A
bill to make $2,432,000,000 in cash
and bonds available at once passed
the House and is awaiting Senate
Thomason said 16,000,000 past and
present enlisted personnel would
receive an average of $166 each,
with the interest on the bonds rais
ing the overall cost.
All enlisted personnel who have
served at any time since September
8, 1939, in the Army, the Navy, the
Coast Guard or the Marine Corps
would receive the payments, pro
vided they had accrued furlough
time at the time of their discharge.
Payments would be at the rate
of two and one-half days a month,
less furlough time actually received.
But no one could be paid for more
than 120 days, regardless of how
much time he had accrued.
The amount of pay would be com
puted at the rate of base pay and
longevity pay received at the time
of discharge. To that would be
added a minimum of 70 cents a day
for subsistence and, in the case of
personnel of the first three pay
grades with dependents, another
$1.25 a day for quarters allowances.
The first three pay grades include
master, technical and staff sergeants
in the Army and chief, first and sec
ond class petty officers in the Navy.
An individual whose total pay
was less than $50, or who had been
discharged prior to Jan. 1, 1943,
would receive cash. So, would the
estates of men who have died since
they were discharged.
All others would be paid in bonds
in $25 denominations, bearing two
and one-half per cent interest and
payable in full approximately five
years after the date of discharge.
For men discharged in 1943 the
bonds would be cashable in 1948.
The bonds—bearing the likeness
of the late Sen Carter Glass of Vir
ginia—would not be negotiable but
could be used for conversion of
government life insurance or for
payment on indebtedness on the in
surance. If a man holding a bond
died, his estate could cash it.
EN ROUTE WEST
Mrs. John Bolog and Miss Mabie
Gordon, West street, are en route
to Los Angeles, Celif., where fhey
will spend the ensuing month vis
iting with relatives and friends.
Miss Gordon’s parents and brother
are now located in the west.
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