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The Journal Classified Section Will Do You A Complete, Quick Job! Big Inch Line To Be Used For Gas Movement Line Runs Directly Across Noble County To Philadelphia, Pa. Noble county entered the picture this week in the fight to the fin ish between John L. Lewis and the government when Interior Secre tary J. A. Krug announced plans for emergency movement ef natural gas within six days through the $145,000,000 war-built Big Inch and Little Inch pipe lines. It will be remembered that the Big Inch runs directly across Noble county, near the Belle Valley mine hill through to Summerfield and Marion township. A sub-booster station for the pipeline is located at Summerfield and it has only been abandoned for several months. Plans to use the Big Inch pipeline was disclosed by Krug to the house committee investigating surplus property. He gave no hint that he expects an early end to the coal strike. In fact, he said, the government has drawn plans for four months operation of the pipe lines for move ment of natural gas 1,500 miles from the southwest to central and north eastern states. The Tennessee Gas and Transmission company will lease the lines for operation during the emergency period. “In the next five or six days,” Krug said, “we can be moving 50,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas through the lines daily. In two or three weeks this can be stepped up to 100,000,000 cubic feet daily and in 45 days to around 150,000,00 daily. The bulk of the gas moved will be consumed in the Ohio region, the Interior Secretary told the committee, emphasizing that this would serve to relieve the fuel pres sure in the areas farther east. If the plan materializes and there is every reason to believe that it will, unless John L. Lewis makes a surprise move, it will be necessary to re-open the booster station at Summerfield. In many ways, Noble county is far removed from the heart of the min ing district but with the re-opening of the Big Inch line, she will play an important part in relieving the distress of a nation and its people. Dexter City Seniors Present Class Play The senioi’ class of Dexter City high school will present the play “The Mountain House Mystery,” at the high school auditorium, Friday, December 13, at 7:30 p. m. The cast includes: June Waller, Adelle Miller, Barbara Farson, Don ald Davis, Robert Moseley, Ernest ine Wilson, Jean Brown, Raymond Noll, Leone McMannis, Norris Smith, Bernard Mitchell, and Mary Saling. It is under the direction of Mrs. Oneda Starr. This is a royalty play produced by special arrangement with The Heuer Publishing Co., Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Music will be furnished by a com bined orchestra from Belle Valley, Forest Grove and Dexter City high schools. Agricultural Society To Hold Annual Meeting Annual meeting of the Noble county agricultural society will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at the fair board offices in the Farmers & Merchants bank building. The meeting will begin at 1 o’clock. Five new directors of the society will be elected at this meet ing. Anyone holding a 1946 mem bership card is eligible to attend the meeting and vote. The meeing will be in charge of the clerk, J. K. Walkenshaw. TRANSFER PERMIT CHANGED G. T. Jennings’ owner of the Jen nings Furniture store on Bridge street, has purchased the long dis tance and local hauling P. U. C. O. permit from Wayne Wiley and in stituted the G. T. Jennings Transfer Co. Mr. Jennings said today that he planned on hauling anything, any time, any place. FORECLOSURE ON MORTGAGE The Caldwell Building and Loan Co., has filed foreclosure proceed ings in Common Pleas court against Fred Moore, Paul Moore, Dean Oliver, Clifford Oliver, State of Ohio Department of Public Welfare and Division of Aid for the Aged. COUNCIL MEETS The Caldwell council held legular December meeting, Tuesday evening, at the City Hall. Only rou tine business was transacted. their The board of health could place a quarantine on all dogs and they may try to encourage or promote a fox hunt of county wide proportions. Dr. Reed stated that seven persons are now receiving the anti-rabies treatment. The treatment consists of 14 shots, one each day, for a person who has been bitten by a rabid dog, cat or fox. At the prsent time, the county lacks the funds to porvide this treatment free. The rabies epidemic started last week when a pet Angora cat, owned by Miss Nellie Webber, went mad and attacked its owner. The test at Columbus disclosed that it had been rabid. County Prince Of Peace Contest To Be Held Sunday Sponsored by the Ohio Council of Churches, Rev. John B. McGee, pastor of the Belle Valley Metho dist church, is serving as chairman of the county contest. YOUR MOVE GISMO Chief torpedoman’s mate, Vernon D. Shiv er, Hebbardsville, Ky., plans his next move against his veteran canine opponent, Urismo, yard dog, third class, USN. Their home at Guam is in a newly converted base hospital hut. County Winner Receives Silver Medal Award The annual Noble county Prince cf Peace declamation contest will be held in the First Methodist church at Caldwell, Sunday evening, Dec. 8, beginning at 7:30 o’clock. Rev. Glen Warner, pastor of the local church, will officiate for the program. There will be three contestants competing for the award of the sil ver medal and the opportunity of representing Noble county in the district contest to be held in early January. Barbara Hutcheson will represent the Dexter City high school and the Methodist church. Phyllis Lanier of Cumberland route 1 will represent the Belle Valley schools and Metho dist church. Mary Jane Brown is the third contestant from the Dex ter City schools and Methodist church. Where there are eight or more contestants, it is necessary to name two winners. Dexter City had nine young people competing for the bronze medal, with Miss Hutcheson and Miss Brown carrying off the honors. Each of the above has memorized an oration selected from the Official book of the Ohio Council of Churches and they will deliver this oration Sunday evening. Judges have been selected to pick the coun tv winner and the recipient of the silver medal. The judges are never announced prior to a contest and are not dis closed until after the contest. The winner in the district contest will receive a gold medal and participate in the state contest to be held at the time of the Pastors’ convention early in February. First prize in the state is a four year free tuition college scholarship and $200 in cash. A two year free tuition scholarship and $100 in cash is the second prize with a one year scholarship and $50 in cash for the third prize. There has never been a winner from Noble county in the state con test with the exception of one year, when the contestant was eliminated in the opening round. The public is invited to attend this service, Sunday evening. COMMUNITY CHORUS Initial meeting of the Caldwell community chorus will be held Thursday evening of this week at 7:30 o’clock in the Green room of the First Methodist church. Rev. Ray L. Swetnam is the director and Miss Wava Williams, pianist. All members are urged to attend this first rehearsal. MAJOR SURGERY Mrs. A. B. Dovenbarger, Caldwell route 2, underwent major surgery Tuesday morning at the Good Sam aritan hospital in Zanesville. Her condition is not considered critical. SEAL SALE CONTINUES Just a reminder that the Noble county Christmas seal sale is still in progress and if you haven’t done tSu, make your contribution now. County Board Of Health To Take Action On Gray) Fox Menace According to a statement released today by Dr. N. S. Reed, Noble county health commissioner, the gray fox menace in Caldwell and surorunding communities is becom ing serious and definite action must be taken by the Noble county board of health. Saturday afternoon at their December meeting. i Several days later, a dog entered the picture and now the gray fox is occupying the lime-light. A large fox was killed Monday morning near the home of Fred Mc Donald on the West side. Martin Crum did the honors and the animal was buried at the mine dump, Mon day evening, by J. O. McDonald. Dr. Reed received a report Mon day evening that a gray fox had been killed by dogs in the Sarahs ville community. Several other reports are being received from different sections of the county and it is very evident that the gray fox menace is becom ing a serious one. When aroused, the fox will attack an individual, and not hesitate to engage in battle with dog or hound. It is not believed they will invade Caldwell to any great extent al though it is recalled they did in the Bartlett community, Washington county. THEY’RE HATCHING EARLY Mrs. John Minyo of Florence Addition reports an early start in the chick hatching business for the season soon to come up. To her surprise. Monday morn ning, and the coldest recorded to date, a member of her chick en flock showed up with 14 peeps and the possibility of more in the near future. Just what to do has Mrs. Minyo in dither, for she is not prepared in the least to handle the im mediate increase. Could some well informed poultryman give a hint on the proper procedure to follow in emergency cases as the one reported above Belle Valley Hot Lunch Progressing The hot lunch room at the Belle Valley school building went festive in a big way, Wednesday, in observ ance of the Thanksgiving holiday season. Under the supervision of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Poulton, assisted by Mrs. Steen and her home economics ciass, the children were served a traditional feast. The menu consisted of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable salad, bread, butter, fruit salad, doughnuts and milk. As a special art project the teachers and pupils decorated the lunchroom with festive colors, com plete with favors and place cards. The Belle Valley community, as well as the school, is proud of the efficient manner in which this pro ject is managed. Belle Valley Man Is Appointed Firm Head The board of directors of the Halm Instrument Co., (Inc.), New York City, have appointed John Halahan, formerly of Belle Valley, as president and general manager of the above concern. The Halm company is engaged in the design and engineering of automatic machinery. Mr. and Mrs. Halahan and their daughter, Joan, spent Thanksgiving week with his mother, Mrs. Susie Halahan of Belle Valley and now have returned to their home in Jackson Heights, New York. Quarterly Meeting At South Olive Church The second quarterly meeting of the Ava: South Olive circuit of the Free Methodist church will begin on Friday evening at 7:30 in the Free Methodist church in South Olive. Rev. B. J. Garrett of Cambridge will be in charge of the services which will continue through Sunday. An official board meeting will be held after the Saturday evening service at the church. The Sunday school will meet at 2:00 p. m. with C. F. Tilton the superintendent in charge. Communion will be served at 3:15. Rev. Garrett will deliver the sermon at 3:30 p. m. There will be a service on Sunday evening at 7:30. Song and praise service will be in charge of the pas tor and the evening sermon will be delivered by Rev. Garrett. The public of this community is invited to attend these services. TO ZANESVILLE Mrs. Grace Johnson, Miss Helen Johnson and Clarence Brubach were in Zanesville Tuesday, visiting the former’s uncle, Sam Davis, Bethesda hospital. RETURN FROM PROSPECT Mr. and Mrs. Paul McVay and daughter, Linda Sue, have returned to their home here after visiting for several days with former friends in Prospect. INTO NEW HOME Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Foraker have moved into the St. Clair property on Caldwell route 6. recently va cated by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cun ningham. The Cunningham family moved to the Lorey property on route 21. RESUMES DUTIES Ray McVay has resumed his du ties as Noble county auditor after an illness of several weeks. BOARD TO MEET Regular meeting of the Noble county election board will be hold Saturday morning at their office in the courthouse. Only routine busi nes matters will come before this board. ELKS WIN The Harriettsville Elks alumni basketeers won over the Washing ton county all stars on their home floor at Lower Salem, Wednesday evening, 25-22. SALE ON HATS! Come in and see what we have for you. Dora B. Smith, Caldwell, Ohio. 21 THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” VOLUME 88 ESTABLISHED IN 1859 CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 1946 TEN PAGES THIS WEEK! NUMBER 21 Increased Aid For Schools Proposed Here Caldwell Teachers Would Average $2,250 Per Year Two recommendations for state action that would help solve the Ohio school problem and increase the state contribution to the Cald well schools by approximately $15,000 a year were discussed Wed nesday evening at a regional con ference sponsored by the Ohio Edu cation Association at McConnels ville. Representatives from Caldwell and various school districts in Noble county attended. Others were pres ent from Perry, Monroe and Musk ingum counties. The Meeting, ‘What will Ohio do foi her School in 1947” was presided over by chairman James M. Tuurner of McConnelsville, president of the OEA. W. B. Bliss, representing the OEA, said the recommendations made by the organization’s executive com mittee were: Increase basic support from $44 to an average of $58 for each child in Ohio public school, which would in clude Caldwell. Broaden the state foundation pro gram to equalize educational facil ities by raising the minimum sup porting level from $66.50 to an aver age $106 per pupil in average daily membership. If the OEA recommendations for additional state aid were put into effect, chairman Turner pointed out that the Caldwell schools would re ceive $46,764. They now receive $32,773. This represents an increase of $13,991. Other schools affected in this dis trict would be McConnelsville, now receiving $36,933 and which would be increased to $63,075 Crooksville, now receiving $35,771, increased to $54,844 Woodsfield, now receiving $37,054, increased to $49,409 and New Lexington, now receiving, $44,975, increased to $75,017. The execut he secretary of the OEA added that the proposed in crease in the flat state grant to all pupils would mean $55 fo relemen tary students and $66 for high school enrollees. Should the proposal be adopted, it would take effect during the 1947 48 school year. In closing, Mr. Bliss said that at the present time approximately 6,000 teaching positions in Ohio are being filled by temporary substi tutes, many of whom lack full qual ifications. In addition, 500 positions aie unfilled. Caldwell and Noble county schools were among the first in the state this summer to have every teaching vacancy filled. Stanley Thorla On High Seas To Little America Olive Green Sailor Serving With Navy On Oil Tanker Stanley Thorla, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Thorla, Oilve Green, is now on the high seas with his des tination to read—Little America or the Antartica. Thorla is a member of the crew on the oiler Canisteo and one of the 13 ships participating in the opera tion. The main forces of the U. S. Navy’s 4,000 man expedition to An tarctica sailed Monday at 1 p. m., Eastern Standard time for two to three months of intensive work as an ice box laboratory. Its work also may furnish a clear picture of the continent's strategic and military importance. Nine of 13 ships participating in operation sailed from Norfolk and California ports and rendezvous later off the South Polar continent. The tanker, Canisteo, carrying Noble county’s only representative, sailed last week. A cargo ship, an ice breaker and the carrier Phillippine Sea will sail within another month. After rendezvous at Scott island and at a point southeast of New Zealand, the expedition will split into three task groups. The central group ,including the flag ship and the submarine Sen net will enter the Ross sea below New Zealand and establish an air strip on the Ross ice shelf for six twin-engine Douglas transports to be ferried in by the carrier in Jan uary. The eastern and western groups will fan out east and west of the Ross sea, sending amphibians and helicopters over the coast and in land to distances perhaps 700 miles from the ships. Helicopters will land on the decks of the expeditions’s ice breakers. NO SERVICE SUNDAY Because of the Quarterly Meeting at South Olive there will be no ser vice in the Ava Free Methodist church this Sunday evening. The members of the Ava congregation are requested to attend the services at South Olive. The morning services will be held a‘ the usual time with the Sunday school meeting at 9:30 in charge of the superintendent, Albert G. Fowl er, morning worship at 10:30 fol lowed by a communion service and the sermon by Rev. B. J. Garrett of Cambridge who is holding the Quarterly meeting for the District Superintendent, Rev. R. B. Maxwell. TENT MEETS Regular meeting of the Jane Bell tent, Daughters of Union Veterans, Sarahsville, wate held Wednesday evening at the high school auditor ium. Mrs. Freda Cooper is president and had charge of the meeting. Seneca Lake Park In Noble County Now Planned Here liIROtillO MEETS CABINET For the first time since its forma tion photographs were taken of the historic and impressive ceremony inside the imperial Japanese palace when members of the Japanese cabinet appeared before Emperor Hirohito and presented him details of the new constitution. The emperor is sitting in the center of the room. Conservancy District Approves $700,000 Program The Muskingum Conservancy District court has approved a $700,000 program for developing a vacation land around the eight lakes in the distirct, including Seneca Lake in Noble county and seven other lakes in the district, which covers 5,000.000 acres in 18 counties. The program provides for expend iture of $100,000 for park roadways and $600,000 for inns, cabins, bath ing and boating facilities at Seneca, Atwood, Tappan, Leesville, Pleasant Hill, Charles Mills, Piedmont, and Glendenning lakes. The development of recreational areas and vacation centers will be financed by the issuance of bonds backed by benefit assessments against the political subdivisions in the district. Taxable resources of the district will be pledged for bond retirement but the expenditure is expetced to be self-liquidating by revenue from the areas. Approval was voted by 15 mem bers of the court, composed of com mon pleas judges from the counties within the district. Three members were absent from the meeting. For many years, the late Judge William II. Smith served on this court and assisted in handing down many decisions in the long-drawn out condemnations proceedings. Judge L. B. Frazier would auto matically succeed him on this con servancy court. At Seneca Lake, in addition to erection of cabins, some with cook ing facilities, the project calls for leasing of cottage sites. Other than Noble, additional counties within the district are Bel mont, Ashland, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison. Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Rich 1. nd. Stark, Summit. Tuscarawas, Washington and Wayne. A. M. Husted of Cincinnati and David Armstrong of Zanesville were appointed new members of the dis trict board of appraisers at their meeting. John H. Fisher of Rittman is the third member of the board. Lack of development at Seneca Luke is a constantly discussed sub ject in this territory. At the annual meeting of district four conservancy committee, Nov. 24, a resolution was adopted that District Four members urging the Division of Conservation to go ahead and build the $50,000 park at Seneca Lake that has been appropriated, on the ground donated by M. W. C. D. This money has been available for several years but in the main held up by the lack of road facilities from tiie Noble county end. This road is now under construc tion i nd is to be completed by Aug., 1947. It leads directly into the pro posed park site and there is every reason to believe that actual lay ut of the park plans will be com pleted in the spring. FROM JOLIET. MONT. Mrs. Mollie McGarry arrived in Zanesville from Joliet, Mont., Tues day morning, called there by the illness of her brother, Sam Davis, resident of Belle Valley and now a patient in the Zanesville hospital. Mrs. McGarry, born and reared in the Rochester community, plans an extensive visit with friends and rel lives, before returning west. VISITED FATHER Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Morrison, of Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd, Zanesville, have returned home after spending three days at the bedside of the latter's father, Howard Morrison, Renrock, who is a patient in the Cleveland clinic hospital. Mr. Morrison underwent a major operation Friday. His condi tion is considered improved. SPONSORING ENTERTAINMENT Ladies of the Catholic Woman’s club, St. Michael's church, Berne, are sponsoring an evening of enter tainment at their hall on Sunday, Dec. 8. Home made prizes will be given to winners of the games played. Lunch will be served and the public is invited. ENJOYING FURLOUGH Pvt. Dale W. Renner, who recent ly graduated from M. R. V. school, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, is visit ing with his mother, Mrs. Iva Kee ton, Olive. After enjoying a fur lough here, Renner wil report to Camp Stoneman, California, for transfer to overseas duty in the South Pacific. Apron and Rummage Sale, Satur day, Dec. 7, 1:00 P. M., Worl W. Thompson Garage Display Room. A wide selection will be displayed. Sale sponsored by St. Ann’s Guild. Passes Patrolman On Hill Receives Fine Fred Hein of Akron did what most motorists are warned never to do, Wednesday evening,—pass a car going up a hill to a blind curve —but the car he passed was a state highway patrolman, who was cruising for traffic violators. Hein landed in Mayor S. M. Se crest’s court and paid a fine of $10 and costs for reckless driving. He was enroute to the home of relatives in West Virginia for Thanksgiving. Farm Bureau Council Meets At King Home The Lime Rock advisory council ot the Noble county Farm Bureau held its November meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen King, near Caldwell. Clyde Still had charge of the meeting and Gordon Secrest led the devotional period. David Beckett led the discussion on the benefits and posibilities of the Farm Bureau. The recreation period was in charge of Rhea McNabb. Guests for the evening included: Mr. and Mrs. David Beckett and family, Mr. end Mrs. Ed Greathouse and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lorey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mc Nabb and son. Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Secrest, son, Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence King and fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parrish and daughter, Sandra, Clyde and Will iam Still, Donna Secrest. Janet and George King, host and hostess. December meeting will be held at the heme of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lorey, Friday, December 6. Missionary To Africa To Speak At Local Church Oil Thursday evening, December 5th, there will be a Motorcade visit tc the local Free Methodist church. Miss Margaret Holton, missionary to Africa, will be the principal speak er. There will be a special number in song and other contributions by young people. Rev. Walter Orr, con ference president of the Y. P. M. S. of the Free Methodist church will pieside at this meeting. The public is cordially invited. Pomona Grange Will Install New Officers Regular meeting of the Noble county Pomona Grange, Saturday, Dec. 7, will be high-lighted by in stallation of new officers for the coming year. The meeting will begin at 10 o’clock and is to be held at the Jackson grange in Crooked Tree. A pot luck dinner will be enjoyed at noon. Charles Ramsey is the retiring Pomona Master. RETURNS TO HOME Mrs. Hazel Shutlieworth returned to her home on Lewis street. Mon day, after spending the past two weeks at the home of her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Don Bowen, North Baltimore. The infant daughter burn recently to Mi\and Mrs. Bowen has been named Evonne Louise. INDERGOES OPERATION Sam Davis, well known resident of Belle Valley, is improving at the Bethesda hospital, Zanesville, from a major operation, which he under went Wednesday morning. Mr. Davis is an uncle of Mrs. Grace Johnson, Caldwell. Dr. N. S. Reed is the attending physician. SERIOUSLY ILL Mrs. Abbie Farson, formerly of tins community, is seriously ill at the home ui her daughter, Mrs. Rex Arnold at Chippewa Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Glade Manifold and children, Sandra and Richard, spent the weekend with relatives at that place. INDERGOES OPERATION Mrs. Gertrude Wehr underwent a major operation Monday morning at Bethesda hospital, Zanesville, where she has been a patient for the past two weeks. Her condition is as good as could be expected. Hurst Calf Brings Top Price Among Entries At Pittsburgh The calf, owned and raised by George Hurst of near Belle Valley, as a 4-H club project this summer, brought 38 cents at the Pittsburgh Livestock show and sale in that city according to Floyd Henderson, coun ty agent. The Hurst calf was the only one which brought over the average price of the sale, which was listed at 37% cents. The calf weighed in at 930 pounds. In spite of the fact that he re ceived one cent less per pound, David Ayers came out on top in the sale, due to the superior weight of the calf which he sold. Ayers received 37 cents for his calf, which weighed 1,030 pounds. Thomas Urdak was next in line, receiving 36 cents per pound for his calf, which weighed 940 pounds. PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY IN NOBLE COUNTY Coal Strike Has Little Effect In Noble County Dimout Unnecessary Since Caldwell Owns Electric Light Plant In sharp contrast to the rest of the nation and particuarly the larger cities, Caldwell and Noble county have so far shown very little effects from the prolonged coal strike, caused by John L. Lewis, when he terminated his contract with the government. The light dim out would not ap ply to Caldwell, since this commun ity has owned its municipal light plant for a number of years and not a speck of coal is used in its oper ation. The two large Diesel engines are operated entirely on fuel oil. For that reason, Caldwell’s white way shines out each evening, defy ing the efforts, of one who has grown bigger than the government, which gives him freedom of speech, etc. The Noble county court house uses a No. 7 vein coal but there is no shortage here as a matter of fact several tons of coal will be de livered to the court house next week, according to William Herron, custodian of the furnaces. Local people will not suffer from lack of coal to heat their homes or business places as long as the small, unorganized truck mines which serve this area are not molested. All of the mail delivered to Cald well and small postoffices is done so by truck but should the strike continue, it is possible that mail de livery by trains will be affected and eventually the results would be felt here. The government order, applying to all public utilities, will likewise not affect Caldwell. Christmas trees may be lighted and any outside ill umination may be used, if desired. Store fronts and theatre marquees in Caldwell are lighted brilliantly each evening—all because Caldwell owns her own light plant. But in spite of no curtailments here, the entire county is watching the government-Lewis fight and as individuals, all are interested in the final outcome. Rev. Virgil C. Jump Heads District Crusade Six thousand ministers in nineteen church denominations, nationwide, have banded together in a crusade known as Spiritual Mobilization to combat the peril to spiritual free dom because of communistic infil t'ations and due to a rising pagan level toward a mortal God state, ac cording to announcement made yes terday by Dr. James W. Fifiedl, Jr., founder and director of the organ ization. Rev. Vergil C. Jump, formerly of Caldwell and now pastor of the Methodist church at Barnesville heads the movement in this district. This crusade for freedom, which recognizes man as a child of God and as such master (not slave) of the state, sponsors the return to the American way of life with its demo cratic process and constitutional government. Sheriff McKee “Wasn’t In On The Liquor Raid” Barnesville, Dec. 4 .— Reports in circulation here yesterday that the sheriff of Noble county had made a liquor raid at a place below Bailey’s Mills, just over the Noble county line, were denied today by the sheriff at Caldwell. He said that the inquiry from here was the first information he had about such a rumor. Sheriff Clayton McKee told local reporters today that he must have been the “little man who wan’t there.” CATHOLIC LADIES TO SPONSOR APRON SALE Ladies of the St. Philoment Cath olic church wil sponsor an apron sale Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7., in the Worl W. Thompson garage dis play room on Cumberland street. The aprons will be arranged in a display fashion for the convenience cf the public in the front of the spacious room and will be put on sale at 1:00 o’clock. Mrs. T. M. Ehlermann, president of the St. Ann's Guild, is in charge of the sale, end will be assisted by officers of the guild. Approximately 110 aprons will be displayed. A rummage sale will be held in conjunction with the apron sale dur ing the afternoon. EUYS FUNERAL HOME Earl Gibson, son of Mr and Mrs. H. P. Gibson, Summerfield, has pur chased the Peoples funeral home in Coshocton and has already taken possession. The new owner has been em ployed in Alliance but will move hi* family to Coshocton in the near fu ture. Richard Manifold received 31 cents a pound for his 4-H club calf, weighing 905 pounds. William Urdak received 30 cents for his entry, which tipped the scales at 885 pounds. Mr. Henderson said that 351 calves were sold last week at the Pitts burgh market. The top price was $4.60—a project which proved finan cial as well as worthwhile. Each year a number of boys in Noble county elect to raise a calf as their project for the summer in the 4-H program. Plans already have been completed for a similar project in 1947. Additional prizes are given each year and the project is proving pop ular among a number of future farmers.