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The Jonrnal “x-cels” in developing and producing quality printing. VOLUME 88 Fire Department Re-organized To Assure Protection Glen McFerren Is Fire Chief Frank Tarleton, Assistant A bigger, better and more alert fire department is in the offing for Caldwell, following a meeting of re-organization Thursday evening. New rules and by-laws were drawn up and the department is no longer on a volunteer basis. It will be a unit hard to get into and this is as it should be with human lives, public or private property at stake. Glen McFerren will again head the fire department as chief. Frank Tarleton will be his assistant. Roe Jacobs is serving as secretary treasurer. A. W. Beyer is chair man of the activity committee. Meetings will be held every second and fourth Thursday eve nings, and according to the by laws, those who miss meetings will automatically be out of the organ ization. Other members of the fire de partment are: L. E. Potts, Dwight Wiley, A. R. Beyer, Richard Ball, Chester E. Huprich, William Tarle ton, Gerald Kimnach, Sheriff Clay ton McKee, Dean Reed, and Harold McDonald. According to the Ohio driver s manual, the driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm unless directed to do so by a police officer or fireman. No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a fire de partment when laid down on any street, private driveway or street car track to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the fire department official in command. In the near future, the fire de partment members will place boxes in various business places for the purpose of collecting cancelled sales tax stamps. The unit is badly in need of money and this will be the first concrete step in augmenting the funds. ,. Other means are being discussed, relative to the raising of money, and every effort will be made to make the fire department a live organization. Now that a new truck and prac tically all new equipment has been purchased, the fire department should continue to receive the sup port of all property owners in Caldwell and community. Col. Robert H. Onstott Killed In Auto Accident Col. Robert Henry Onstott. Den ver, Colorado physician who re cently was appointed assistant sur geon general of the Unitde States Public Health service and a nephew of Herbert R. Blackburn, Brookfield township, was killed Wednesday in an automobile acci dent on Donner Pass near Auburn, Calif., according to word received CHis wife. Wilma and daughter. Judy, were also seriously injured and are now in an Auburn hospital. Col. Onstott’s car collided with a road grader. Colonel Onstott was driving from San Francisco to Washington to take over the duties of his new ap pointment at the time of the fatal accident. He had planned to pay a short visit with relatives in Ohio and Noble county. Onstott, who made important contributions in scientific research on polio, received a post graduate degree in public health at John Hopkins University in 1938. He re organized the Louisiania State health department in 1939 and was stationed with the Fourth Service command, Atlanta, Ga., from 1941 to 1943. 1941 FELDNER RETURNS TO U. S. FROM TOKYO, JAPAN Sergeant Robert Feldner among the latest group of men se lected from the 1st Cavalry division to return to the United States from Tokyo for demobilization. was Overseas 14 months, Feldner was with headquarters troop of the 5th cavalry regiment. He wears the Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbon, -Vic tory ribbon, Occupation ribbon, and the good conduct ribbon. As a civilian. Feldner was a grad uate of Caldwell high school, and later was employed as a mechanic. He entered the army Dec. 21, 1944, and took his basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas. His wife, Mrs. Vivian Feldner, and daughters, Judy and Nancy, reside at 616 Spruce street, Caldwell. His mother, Mrs. Myrtle Feldner, _z sides at 515 Walnut street, also in Caldwell. re- HOT LUNCH PROJECT The hot lunch project for chil dren of the Belle Valley schools was started Monday of this week under the supervision of the Mothers club ir, that community. Cooks are Mrs. Minnie Clark and Mrs. Alta Poulton. Regular meeting of the club will be held Sept. 30 in the high school building at which time new officers will be elected for the current school year. SOCIAL AND DANCE The Rich Valley 4-H club is spon soring a social and dance at the Sharon grange hall, Friday evening, Sept 20. The public is invited. See and Hear the Alter-Ralston Vaudeville Show at the Veterans Homecoming, Sunday Afternoon, Noble County Fairgrounds. Every body Welcome! ESTABLISHED IN 1859 Christine Sklenar Arrives In Japan Miss Christine Sklenar, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sklenar, Sr., Belle Valley, has arrived in Tokyo, Japan, and has assumed her new duties as chief clerk in the finance section of the U. S. Government. Miss Sklenar sailed several weeks ago from the west coast, after a short visit with her parents in Belle Valley. For the past several years she has been employed in Washington, D. C„ in a similar capacity. Miss Sklenar has not yet sent back her first impressions of the Orient. GOP Caravan Wil) Pay Visit to Caldwell Republicans will officially VET LIVES IN CHICKEN HOUSE Like scores of other war veteran’s families, Ex-sergeant Oral Dutton, center, his wife, Louise, and their two-year-old son, Russel, have resigned them selves to living in a makeshift dwelling. They were swindled out of a new home, so must continue in a chicken-coop type until their deposit is recovered or their new home built. David, five, and Barbara Schell, three, children of _Mr. and Mrs. Clarence admitted to the Good Samaritan hospital in Zanesville, Saturday afternoon, after being struck by pellets when their father’s shotgun accidentally discharged. Both have since been dismissed to their home. Wesley Robbins, Tabor Ridge Farmer, Shot By Hunter: Schell Children Injured By Shotgun Blast Two hunting accidents, one of which involved two small children, ushered in the 15 day squirrel sea son Saturday in Noble county. None of the victims was fatally in jured. Wesley Robbins, prominent farm er of the Tabor Ridge community in Elk township, is a patient in the Thompson hospital, Caldwell, after being shot in the head by a fellow hunter, Leonard Blair, of Alliance. Schell, Caldwell, were Wesley Robbins and Leonard Blair were hunting on the former’s farm. Robbins was sitting by a stump and when he raised up, Blair thought his hat was a squir rel and fired his shotgun. One shot went above the eye, another in ^he neck and 60 some pellets in his leg. He was removed immediately to the hospital in Caldwell. His condition is satis factory. Mr. and Mrs. Blair, who reside in Alliance, were spending the weekend at the Robbins home. David and Barbara Schell were in the bathroom of the Schell home and their father was cleaning the shotgun in the kitchen. The shot went through the bathroom wall, scattering the pellets. Both accidents occurred on the first day of the hunting season. the Republicans will officially open the fall campaign on Saturday, Oct. 5, when a caravan of party leaders will invade the 15th. congressional district for a series of big rallies. In the group will be John W. Bricker, candidate for U. S. Sen ator Thomas Herbert, candidate for govenor Don H. Ebright, cand idate for state treasurer, Rep. P. W. Griffiths and others. The caravan will stop only briefly in Caldwell, enroute to Mc Connelsville for a big GOP rally that evening. TRUCK VERSUS HOME The home of Mr. and Mrs. Alon zo Moore, Mill street, came out sec ond best, early Saturday morning, when a truck careened around the curve on U. S. route 21 and struck the front porch. The porch was practically demolished. Local officials investigated. The truck driver was given a fine of $10 and agreed to pay the cost of the repairs. Reconstruction of the porch be gan Wednesday morning by the R. C. Moore Lumber Company. FLEW FROM COAST Miss Marilyn Cunningham, Long Beach, California, flew from the coast Sunday, landing at the air port in Columbus where she was met by her sister, Mrs. John Har ris of Toledo. They continued on to Caldwell for a week’s visit with ningham has made her home in their mother, Mrs. Belle Cunning ham, Railroad Street. Miss Cun the west for the past two and a half years. EXECUTIVE MEETING A meeting of the executive com mittee of the Noble-Guernsey feeder calf association was held Tuesday evening at the office of county agent, Floyd Henderson, at Caldwell. Plans were perfected for the annual sale, to be held late in October. At the sale last year, 293 calves and yearlings were sold and judg ing from advance listings, the sale will’ number approximately 500 next month. Veterans Homecoming At Local Fairgrounds Pearl Ralston and Lena are coming down the home stretch with their vaudeville offering at the homecoming next Sunday afternoon and evening, Noble county fairgrounds, under the sponsorship of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “If you want to see something silly,” Lena Alter said, “just come around. What I didn’t think of, Pearl Ralston did.” Alter You can’t beat this combination and the program should be tops in every respect. will open The homecoming promptly at 3:00 o’clock with a concert by the Caldwell high school band, direction of Marvin P. Wood. A basket dinner will be enjoyed, after which the vaudeville show after which the vaudeville goes on. Noble County Man Is Fined After Accident William R. Anderson, Quaker City route 3, was fined $10 and costs, Saturday evening, when he appeared before Mayor Sam Secrest on a charge of failing to yield the right of way, following an accident. The fine was paid and Anderson released. John A. Pence, Cambridge route 4. suffered severe head lacerations last Wednesday afternoon follow ing the truck-automobile accident on state route 146, near Sarahsville. The truck driven by Anderson, was going onto the state route and swung into the path of the Pence car going northwest, according to the state patrolman. It is said that a large bank prevented Anderson from seeing the approaching hide. ve- Forget-Me-Not Drive In Caldwell, Sept. 24 The Noble county chapter, No. 87, Disabled American veterans will hold their annual Forget-me-not drive in Caldwell and community, Saturday, September 24. Members of the Caldwell high school band, who are cooperating with the local chapter, will make a house to house canvas, as well as a street sale of the small blue flowers. sale will be veterans and Proceeds from the used to assist disabled their dependents. W. Sullivan that regular Commander James also announced today meeting of the local chapter would be held Friday evening at the pa tiiotic rooms in the courthouse. REPAIRING STREET The Hurst contracting company is in charge of laying the new pave ment on the extreme east portion of Main street. Cost of the improve ment is being met by the council and property owners. TO VETERANS HOSPITAL Arthur Carpenter, near Batesville, was removed to the veterans hos pital at Chillicothe. Monday, by Sheriff Clayton McKee. The court hearing was held last Friday. If the Noble county commission ers haven’t discovered it yet, they will. One of these days they are going to be in the real estate busi ness up to their ears, if they hue to the line and follow provisions of House Bill 508, passed at the recent special session of the state legislature providing funds for veterans’ emergency housing. allocated for this veterans the door hearing Noble county has been slightly over $12,000.00 purpose and already the here are laying seige to of the commissioner’s room. Williams Charles Rayner, H. G. and Ray Shriver would do well to place this sign on their door: “At tention, Vets! See us before you buy. With or without bath.” And so on into the night. There seems to be no limit to the amount of money which the com missioners may obtain for the pur pose of making investments to pro vide shelter for the veterans and their families. Just what steps are to be taken THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1946 Five Special Issues Slated For Voters November Election Local Option Issue Slated For Stock Township, Nov. 5 Five additional tax levies and one local option will be placed before the voters of Seneca, Wayne, Fulda and Sharon local school districts, village of Batesville and the town ship of Stock, November 5, when the general election is held in this county. Deadline for the filing of special questions and issues was last Sat urday, according to J. Kyte Walk enshaw, clerk of the local election board. In Stock township, the voters will be asked to approve the sale of beer, wine on or off the premises, spirituous liquors or the establish ment of a state liquor store. This will be the only local option elec tion in the county. In the Seneca local school district, the voters will be asked to approve an additional five mills over a period of five years to meet the current expenses of the district. A. N. Secrest is clerk and members are Clarence Moore, Okey Hague and Ray Wentworth. Sharon local school district voters will vote on a tax levy not exceeding three mills for a period of five years R. P. Elliott is the clerk and mem bers are Forest Bellville, Calvin Mendenhall, Stanley Stewart and Hurlburt Boyd. The increase is needed for general operating ex penses. In the Fulda district, the proposed tax levy will be for five mills out side the ten mill limitation, cover ing a period of 14 years. The $20, 000.00 is needed for the construc tion of an addition to the exisiting school building facilities. In the Wayne local school district, the proposed tax levy is for three mills over a period of five years. This will also be used for general operating expenses. In order to meet the additional current expenses of the village, the residents of Batesville in Beaver township vzill vote on an increase of seven mills, outside the ten mill limitation, extending over a period of five years. The petition for this special issue was signed by C. .House, presi dent of the village council. Clerk Walkenshaw stated today that the local office would be open October 5, for civilian absent voter ballot requests. Veterans, if there are any, may have their ballots any time after Friday of this week. New Minister At Presbyterian Church Rev. George W. Wilson, burgh, Pa., has accepted a call to serve as pastor of the First Presby terian church in Caldwell and will occupy the pulpit the first Sunday morning in October. Rev. Wilson expects to move to Caldwell and occupy the newly re modeled parsonage on West street, October 1. At a recent congregational meet in, with Rev. F. B. Wingert, Cum berland, moderator of the Presby tery, in charge, the call was ex tended to Rev. Wilson. The local church has been with out a pastor since the resignation of Rev. Charles E. Nash. Local Funeral Director Returns To Hospital, Theodore T. Murphy, local well known funeral director, has re turned to the General hospital in Ashtabula, where he will receive further treatment for injuries re ceived in an automobile accident, which caused the death of his wife, Mrs. Estella_ Murphy. Since the funeral services for Mrs. Murphy three weeks ago, he has been confined to his home on Cliff road. During his absence, his only son, Clair Murphy, will be in charge of the funeral home and furniture store, Main street. MIXED DANCE Another in a series of mixed dances will be held at the Legion hall in Dexter City, Saturday even ing, Sept. 21. A good orchestra has been secured and the public is in vited. A special invitation is being extended to the large number who formerly attended the Legion dances in Caldwell. County Commissioners Face Headache With New Veteran Housing Program and what properties are to be pur chased, if any, remains to be seen. In any case, after the board makes application and receives their housing money, they are in for many a headache, when the veter ans start coming in with their problems. Section 5 of the act provides: “The county commissioners of each county in order to provide housing facilities are hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise improved or improved land, structures, materials, equip ment, facilities and services and to erect structures for the purpose of making such temporary emer gency housing available. The title to said property shall be in the county commissioners of the coun ty. “The county cmomissioners shall provide for the maintenance and management of the property ac quired hereunder, shall make and publish of the ject to rules governing the letting premises to veterans sub thi:i act and shall fix and s gj Pitts- Both legs were fractured, one below the knee, and the other above the ankle. Both were badly crushed and the ligaments torn. Hospital attaches are making every effort to save the legs but there is still a strong possibility that am putation will be necessary. and the other Immediately following the acci dent, the Crum girl received first aid attention from Dr. N. S. Reed and was then rushed in the McVay ambulance to Memorial hospital. The victim is a member of the seventh grade at the St. Philomena parochial school, Caldwell. The Schoeppner girls were not The Crum family reside just injured. on the Myron Noble farm, north of Caldwell. County Medical Society Holds Regular Meeting The first regular meeting of Noble county Medical society was held last week with Dr. E. G. Ditch, president, in charge. Recent ly organized, the society includes all local physicians. the The general health outlook in the county is very good and several other local medical problems were discussed from the professional viewpoint. The society agreed and is mak ing plans to have one local physi cian on emergency Thursday afternoon, words, Caldwell and will not be without the services of a doctor on this particular after noon and evening, when business in general is suspended. call every In other community SPECIAL MASONIC MEETING A special communication Noble lodge, No. 459, F.. & A. M., will be held Monday evening, be ginning at 7:30 o’clock with work in the M. M. degree. Refreshments will be served following the meet ing. of SUSTAINS INJURY Nelson Leasure, near Caldwell, sustained lacerations of the left ankle, Monday, while employed on the state highway. Medical atten tion was necessary. FORESTRY TOUR Noble county agricultural agent, Floyd Henderson and soil conserv ation director, James I Steiner, en joyed a state forestry tour at Woo ster, Monday and Tuesday, of this week. collect rents from tenants which said rents shall be fair and equit able considering the services pro vided, the type of housing and its condition and location. “All rents collected hereunder shall be deposited in the county veterans housing fund and not to exceed ninety per centum of such rents collected may be used for the maintenance and operation of the property. The county commis sioners shall have authority to evict tenants as provided by law”. While the county’s share is con sidered small in view of the fact there are some 1300 veterans of World War II in this county, the commissioners may accept contri butions from any political subdiv ision within the county and from the federal government or any agency there of and from persons, corporations and associations to supplement the housing fund. The commissioners now have more troubles than they can ably handle but the veterans housing should top the list. EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK! Zy&z-J MONKS QUARRY STONE Monks from New Melleray abbey, Dubuque, la., are shown quarring stone which is to be used in the erection of the new wing to the nearly century old monastery. The new edition is being constructed by the monks themselves, and most of the work is hand labor. Shirley Crum, 11, Faces Possible Amputation Of Legs Following Freak Tractor Accident Sunday Faced with the possible amputa tion of both legs, Shirley Ann Crum, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Crum, north of Caldwell, remains in a serious con dition at Marietta Memorial hospi tal, following a freak tractor-silo accident Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. She was sitting on the draw bar of the reconverted Ford tractor with her cousins, Jean and Judy Schoeppner, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schoeppner, Macksburg. A brother, Richard Crum, lost con trol of the tractor and it backed into the silo, pinning the girl’s legs between the tractor and the silo. Only the hitch on the tractor pre vented the legs from being com pletely cut off at the time of the accident. ■a Three Divorces Granted In Court Judge L. B. Frazier of the Noble county common pleas court is keeping one step ahead of Pro bate Judge Otto Poling and last week granted three divorces with Poling now lagging by one in the number or marriage permits is sued. James F. Hamilton was granted a divorce Saturday morning from Catherine J. Hamilton, on grounds of gross neglect. It was not con tested. Mrs. Edna Mallett of Dexter City has been granted a divorce from Oliver Mallett, the hearing being held Thursday with Judge Frazier on the bench. Lucy Dimmerling was also granted a divorce from Edgar Dim merling, the final papers for the decree being -filed Saturday morn ing. In the Hamilton divorce, both principals involved were veterans, the plaintiff having served in army and the defendant in WAVES. Small pox shots and immuniz ation for diphtheria is very import ant to the health of any child and parents are being urged to forget their old fashioned ideas and swing into step. Noble county was one of the few in this district last year where a single case was reported. ous. Noble County’s Oldest And Greatest Home Newspaper. The Journal For the News. the the Health Officials Swing Into Action The Noble county health board is swinging into action a determined effort school children from diphtheria. this week in to protect all smallpox and commissioner, health nurse, Headed by health Dr. N. S. Reed and Mrs. Harold Dyer, permit cards are now being sent to all parents, through the local schools. These cards must be signed by the par ent and returned. not Pleasant Valley Vet Takes Place As Senior Jack Green, son of Mr. and Shelby Green, Pleasant Valley, of near East Union, realizes the im portance of completing his high school education, interrupted when he enlisted in the navy, and is now a senior at the Caldwell high school. Mrs. Like many other veterans, who have returned from the service, and are completing their education. Green finds it difficult to become acclimated. This is readily understandable from the standpoint that Green has seen and visited many of the places now mentioned in history books, and has a distinct advantage over the other seniors, who have the book knowledge but not the actual experience. years Young Green enlisted two ago and is now only 19. RESTROOMS CLOSED Due to the acute shortage toilet tissue, it has been necessary, to close the rest rooms in the Noble county courthouse, until further notice. of The public can consider them selves partly to blame for in the months past, there has been an un warranted waste, despite repeated warnings. The toilet tissue is now on order but delivery has not been guar anteed. INJURED BY AUTO Tommie Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, Marietta road, re ceived treatment at Thompson hos pital, Sunday evening, for injuries which he sustained when he ran into the path of a moving automo bile. The injuries were not seri- CHILD INJURED Nancy, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haines, of Canton, formerly of Caldwell, suf fered a fracture of her right leg, near the hip, in a fall at the family home. She is a patient in the Massillon City hospital. SUGAR PRICE UP The OPA announced increases in sugar ceilings today with a result ing boost in retail prices of about two cents a pound. OPA lifted ceil ings on direct-consumption cane and beet sugar one and one-half cents a pound and those on raw cane sugar, 1.37 cents a pound, ef fective yesterday, Wednesday. NUMBER 10 Noble County Road To Seneca Lake Started Construction Begins Tuesday With Heavy Grading Underway Construction of the much dis cussed highway into Seneca lake from Noble county was started Tuesday morning of this week, extending over a period of 1.59 miles, and terminating at the proposed beach site of the lake. Announcement that the proj ect had started was made by telephone Tuesday from the of fices of Governor Frank Lausche and State Director of Highways Perry T. Ford, Columbus, to The Journal. Division Director Clarence Knis ley, Marietta division head, will be in complete charge of the project, ably assisted* by engineers and sur veyors from this division. The heavy grading will begin immediately on the road which extends past Coen’s church to state route 566 at Possum, near the home of former county superin tendent of schools, H. G. Riggs. The right-of-way to the road was secured last week and the go ahead signal was given Tuesday. The road will not be completed before late summer of next year, according to officials in charge.. This project should not be con fused with the 1.948 miles of sec ondary road which the state high way recently took over, extending from the dam to a point above the park. Contract for the improvement of this road will be let in Columbus, Tuesday, Sept. 24. The estimated cost is $72,100. This section is lo cated completely in Wayne town ship and will be finished by July 31, 1947. The Noble county road now un der construction, eventually means the building of the state park, se cured on July 6, 1945, by George McKee, can actually be started. An appropriation of $50,000 was granted by the state legislature on the above date for the construction of an “Ohio Soldiers’ Memorial Park” at Seneca lake. It covers approximately 150 acre site, located on the southwest side of the lake on the former Bert Mil hone, Byron Miley and J. W. Rich farms. It is very possible that some work will be under way by this winter. News that the Noble county road is finally under construction will be received favorably throughout the entire county, as many have labored long in their efforts to have the project materialize. Large Grass Fire At Roy VanDyne’s Farm A fire, which spread over 20 acres of grasslands, ocurred last Saturday on the farm of Roy Van Dyne, one mile north of the Pleas ant Hill church. Presumably started by squirrel hunters, the fire was brought under control by a group of 25 volunteer fighters, after burning a few rods into an 80 acre tract of timber land. This is the first grass fire of any serious consequence in Noble coun ty for several years. The new fire truck, recently pur chased by the Caldwell council, has the equipment necessary in fighting a grass fire. NATIONAL DOG WEEK The local Sunshine feed store is sponsoring the observance of na tional dog week, September 22-28, in Noble county. The objectives of this observance are to make dogs more useful and valuable to their owners through emphasis on their proper care and training and res pect for the rights of those who do not own dogs. ENJOYING VISIT Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gaither, Miss Thelma Gaither, Miss Lillian Gaither and Mrs. Robert Gaither, all of Los Angeles, Calif., arrived here Sunday for a month’s visit with relatives. Miss Thelma Gaither is spending this week in Columbus with friends. For the past two years, she has been serving as civil service clerk in Hawaii. DRIVER'S PERMITS Over 700 driver’s permits have been issued at the local office of George Estadt, deputy registrar of motor vehicles, with the deadline only one week away. All drivers of any vehicles must have their permits before mid night, September 30. FROST AT ROAD FORK The first frost of the season was reported Monday morning in the Road Fork community, Elk town ship. Temperatures in Caldwell were listed at 42 degrees and over. COMMISSIONER IMPROVES Noble county commissioner H. G. Williams is slowly improving at his home in Mt. Ephraim from injuries sustained in a fall two weeks ago. He sustained a fracture of the left leg, just above the ankle, in a fall from a barn roof. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK Fire prevention week will be ob served in the local and county schools and by the populace in general, October 6-12, inclusive. There will be no set program. TO HOLD DANCE A round and square dance will be held at St. Michael's Hall, Berm on Saturday, September 21. The Smithberger orchestra will furnish the music.