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Appearing in The Journal For Your Xmas Shopping VOLUME 88 Neiswonger and Edwards were thrown through the top of the car to the pavement and were found shortly afterwards by Robert Mc Kee, who was returning in the B. B. Wheeler ambulance, from a trip to the Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville. The two young men were rushed to the Marietta Memorial hospital where Neiswronger’s death occurred at 3 o’clock the following morning. He sustained a fractured skull, broken legs and fractured jaws, ac cording to hospital attaches. Neis wonger was driving the car at the time of the accident. Edwards, also a veteran, is a son of the late Jake Edwards and Mrs. Mabel Edwards, who resides in Belle Valley. He is also a grandson of Mrs. Sadie Edwards, who resides just out of Caldwell.. Edwards sustained a basal skull fracture and his condition remained critical for two days. According to the latest reports, he is improving as rapidly as could be expected. The accident occurred on a level stretch of the highway and the car, after turning over three times, re mained on the pavement. Quick action and thinking on the part of young McKee was largely responsible in saving Edwards’ life, said medical authorities at the hos pital, when the two young men were admitted. The car, which was completely demolished, was owned by the driv er, young Neiswonger. His wife, Jean Ward, an English bride who came to this country last summer, survives with a thirteen months old daughter. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton S. Neiswonger of Maple Heights, he is also sur vived by his parents and the fol lowing brothers and sisters: Mrs. Bessie Grimes of Massillon, Mrs. Gail Bates of Byesville, wife of Rev. Harry Bates, Mrs. Vergil Jones of Canal Dover, Mrs. Naomi Blackford of Cambridge, Mrs. Ruth Kirkbride of Cambridge, Mrs. Winifred Hill of Belle Valley, Don and Billy Neis wonger of the home. Neiswonger was a graduate of the Caldwell high school and ser ved three years in the U. S. Army. Since his return, he has been em ployed at the R. C. Moore lumber company, near Caldwell. The body was removed to the McVay funeral home in Caldwell and prepared for burial. Services were held Monday afternoon from the Free Methodist church in Cald well. Rev. W. A. Sayre, Zanesville, former pastor of the local church, assisted by Rev. M. S. Casto, offi ciated for the last rites. Interment was made in the Halley’s Ridge cemetery, near Ava. by the McVay funeral home. RECEIVES FINE Iris C. Ward, Senecaville and Phillip Williams, Caldwell, were fined $50 and costs over the week end in tlje court of Mayor S. M. Se crest. Both were charged with oper ating a motor vehicle in violation of section 6296-30c, General Code. They were taken into custody by the state highway patrol. Both paid their fines. PROSTHETIC SERVICE CARD An important and valuable new service, the Prosthetic Service card, designed to give prompt and effi cient repair to artificial limbs for veterans is now available for issue at the contact office in Marietta or from the contact representative, Clinton Tankersley, who is in Cald well every Wednesday. The card has a five-fold purpose, aimed namely at cutting red tape, when necessary to obtain repairs for a limb. COMMISSION MEETS December meeting of the Noble county Soldiers and Sailors relief commission was held Tuesday eve ning in the patriotic rooms of the courthouse. Fred Boeshaar presided for the transaction of routine busi ness. IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS Joseph Elias, well known resident of Caldwell, is residing at the Hooever hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the interest of his health. He plans to spend the winter months there. NOTICE—The Ickes Plumbing shop on Spruce and West streets is now open for business. For ex pert plumbing, installations, or any thing else in this line, call 287-W or 283-R. Ickes & Ickes, Caldwell. Daniel W. Barlow, superinten dent of the Cozier Wood Container company, Miller street, this com munity 's newest industry, stated to day that the payroll at the local plant would total approximately $5,50C.( 0 every month. The largest payroll to date since operations began was $2700.00 for the past two weeks and in a short period of time, it will be averaging $3,000.00, according to Barlow. Barlow also pointed out that had the coal strike continued, it would have been necessary to shut down ESTABLISHED IN 1859 Oscar Neiswonger Fatally Injured In Auto Accident Robert Edwards Improves Broken Tie-Rod Believed To Have Caused Accident On Route 21, North Of Caldwell Oscar Neiswonger, 23, veteran of World War II, Maple Heights, was fatally injured and his companion, Robert J. Ed wards, 22, Belle Valley, seriously injured, Thursday night, at 11 o’clock—the result of an auto acicdent on route 21 one mile north of Caldwell. It is the opinion of local investigating officials that a tie-rod on the 1935 Foid sedan broke, causing the wheels to buckle, and the machine to turn over at least three times. The vehicle rolled approximately 75 feet. Christmas Candy Treat Planned For Kiddies Headed by Chester Huprich, who is serving again as chairman of the committee, plans are being com pleted by the Noble County Cham ber of Commerce for their annual Christmas treat for all the kiddies in the confines of this county. The same system will be followed as in the past and Monday after noon, Dec. 23, at 2 o’clock, is the date and time. The place will be the Noble theatre in Caldwell. Five different cartoons have been secured by Mr. Huprich, who also owns and operates the Noble thea tre. They were especially selected with an appeal to children. It will be necessary to have two showings of the free pictures and more if necessary. The children will be given their candy treat as they leave the thea tre. The Noble county schools will have been dismissed for the annual Christmas vacation the previous Friday evening and the local schools are cooperating in that they will dismiss classes that afternoon. It is anticipated that at least 400 kiddies will flock to Caldwlel for the treat. Each and every family in every community and by-lane of the county is extended an invitation to be in Caldwell on that date. Leota Robinson Named District President Mrs. Leota Robinson, of Brook field township, Noble county, has been honored by being elected pres ident of the District Home Councils, which comprises all the counties in Southeastern Ohio. Mrs. Robinson is serving as president of the Noble County Home Council. She will preside at the district Home Demonstration council meet ing to be held at Cadiz, May 7, 1947. Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Mildred Day, and Mrs. Margaret T. Donohoo re presented Noble county when the county officers of Home Councils in the Southeastern district met in St. Clairsville last week. Miss Thelma Beale, Home man agement specialist from Ohio State University was the principal speak er, using as her theme, “Outlook for 1947”. Adopt New Rules For Strip Mines Columbus, Dec. 11—Much to the surprise of its members the Ohio Strip Mining Commission today agreed upon a program for control of strip mining which it will ask the new legislature to adopt. A bill ordered prepared for pre sentation to the law makers would provide the following regulations: 1—Licensing of operator at $50. 2—Require both the operator and land owner to furnish the point bond of $1,000 minimum and $100 addi tional for all land to be stripped in excess of 10 acres. This bond would require the faithful performance of the follow ing: 1—Covering all seams and breaks when an operation is abandoned so no coal will be exposed to air and other elements of weather. 2—Building of access roads for file control throughout the area. 3—Leave no cones or spoil banks with tops less than eight feet in diameter or width. 4—Planting of suitable cover crops on spoil banks to guard against ero sion at a cost not to exceed $50 per acre, the kind of coverage approved by the director of the agricultural experiment station. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th Friday, December 13, may be just another shopping day to many Noble countians but to some, it will be a day beset with danger, superstition, cats crossing ones path and what have you. The traditional Fri day, the 13th, is at hand. We are just passing the word along. INJURED AT SAW MILL Vergil Green, native of Monroe county, sustained a broken knee and other injuries, Sunday evening, at the Lully saw mill, east of Cald well. He received first aid treat ment at the office of Dr. C. F. Thompson and was then removed in the McVay ambulance to the Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville. Dexter City Girl Wins Prince Of Peace Contest Barbara Hutcheson Wins Coveted Silver Medal Award, Honors Miss Barbara Hutcheson, Dexter City, was the winner of the Noble County Prince of Peace contest, held Sunday evening, at the First Meth odist church in Caldwell. She was awarded a silver medal and will represent this county at the district contest to be held the early part of January. Representing the Dexter City Methodist church, Miss Hutcheson spoke on “The Fire of Prometheus”. Other contestants were Miss Mary Jane Brown, South Olive, who won second place and Miss Phyllis Lan ier of Belle Valley, who placed third. Both contestants used the same theme, “A Time For Decision”. The three judges who announced the award Sunday evening were members of the faculty of Byesville high school. Rev. Glen Warner gave the scrip ture reading and offered prayer. Rev. John B. McGee, Belle Valley, chairman of the Noble county Prince of Peace, had charge of the contest. As a special number, the church choir sang, “Praise Ye The Father”. The winner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hutcheson of Dexter City and a student in the school there. Miss Brown is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Walter Brown, South Olive and a student in the Dexter City schools. Miss Lanier is the grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Milhone, near Ren rock and a student in the Belle Valley schools. Sponsored by the Ohio Council of Churches, the local church was filled to capacity Sunday evening for this interesting contest. Injuries Prove Fatal To Kennonsburg Farmer Thompson Carrell Harding, 29, well known young farmer of the Kennonsburg community, died at 2:20 o’clock, Monday afternoon, in St. Francis hospital, Cambridge, from injuries sustained when he was pinned underneath a tree on the James Wyscarver farm in Bea ver township. Harding was felling the tree, which dropped on him and pinned him underneath. Two co-workers used heavy jacks to remove the tree from Harding. He sustained a fractured left leg and internal injuries, which proved fatal. A son of Mrs. Alma and the late Kennon A. Harding, he was born near Kennonsburg June 2, 1917. Well known by a large circle of friends, his tragic death comes as a severe shock. On Dec. 13, 1939, he was united in marriage to Frances Stevens, who survives with one son, Carrell Meredith. A son, Larry D., died in infancy. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Wayne Danford, Caldwell, Mrs. Gilbert McVickers, Canton, Mrs. Harry Showalter, Quaker City, Vic tor Harding, Canton, Mrs. Paul Roe, Crestline and Phillip Harding, Sen ecaville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p. m. from his home with Rev. J. V. A Traylor of Woodsfield, officiating. Burial was made in the Kennonsburg cem etery by the Eberle funeral home, Quaker City. Lines Deliver Gas To Ohio Washington, Dec 12—Delivery of natural gas from the Little Inch pipeline probably will start in Ohio tomorrow, the interior department said tonight. It reported that the gas which started to move through the pipe line last week has reached the Ohio area east of Cincinnati. The Little Inch begins at Beau mont, Texas. Its gas will be dis tributed by the Ohio Fuel Gas com pany. NAMED IN CAST Final rehearsals are being held for the senior class play, “The Mountain House Mystery”, which will be given at the Dexter City high school, Friday evening, Dec. 13. Director Oneda Starr announces that Norma Smith will fill the va cancy in the cast, caused by the illness of Adella Miller. ATTENDS MEETING Supt. H. C. Secrest represented Noble county at the South eastern Ohio superintendents association held Monday at Athens. Current school problems were discussed. Cozier Wood Plant Payroll Totals $5,500 Per Month the plant this week. He had anti cipated working a split shift and continuing as long as possible. When John L. Lewis called off the coal strike Saturday and ordered his miners back to work, it was in deed good news for this community and the Cozier Wood Container company. The plant has now reached their peak production of four carloads per week—a goal which they set when operations were first resumed. Superintendent Barlow pointed out today that the plant has a large LT. WOMACK HERE First Lieutenant James Womack is spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Womack, of the Dudley community. Lt. Womack is stationed at Kelly Field, Texas. TAGS ON SALE Dog tags are now on sale at the office of Auditor Ray McVay, hav ing previously been held up by the manufacturer. All dog owners must purchase these tags before the dead line, January 20, 1947. supply of scrap wood available to the public. It is ideal for fire wood and may be obtained anytime by calling at the plant. The foundation was laid Satur day for the mill house and present plans call for this additional build ing to be completed by Jan. 1st. All machinery should be installed by that date. Noble county farmers will benefit in another manner frbm the Cozier Wood Container company with the announcement that after the first of the year, all native lumber will be THE JOURNAL “COVERS NOBLE COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE” It was common knowledge to many that slot machines were being operated in Noble county by several business places but a new wrinkle arose over the weekend when two slot machines were “lifted” from two different places by thieves. Since it is illegal to have ma chines in your place of business, a check at the office of local officials, revealed that no report of the theft had been made. Officials did state this was a part of a state wide racket now being pulled in Ohio. The thieves operate in much the same manner. They will go into the restaurant or filling station, ask for something which takes the atten dant out of the room for a few min utes, quickly pick up the slot ma cine and deposit it in their car and away they go, money, slot machine and what have you. The thieves were at least con siderate of one filling station north of Caldwell. They ordered kerosene and left a dollar and a quarter as payment. But the quarter was a German coin. As a rule, officials pointed out. slot machines in this part of the state are not bolted down, for the simple reason that the owners might have to get rid of them in a hurry. Consequently the “illegal lifting” racket is proving very profitable. Court Of Appeals Hold Session Here Regular session of the seventh appelate court, better known as the Court of Appeals, was held Tues day afternoon, in the Noble county Common Pleas court. Judges Nichols, Carter and Phil lips occupied the bench. At least two cases were heard by the court and will be taken under advisement, their decision to be handed down at a later date. One case concerned a contested Will from the Probate Court. Tax Evaders Object Of Recent State Drive Columbus, Dec. 11 By-passing Ohio’s county auditors, the State De partment of Taxation today an nounced a state-wide crack-down on evaders of personal perperty taxes beginning January 1. Stanley J. Bower, chief of the per sonal property tax section, warned the County Auditors’ Association in a speech at their 79th annual con vention that “all available state ex aminers” would be assigned to “potinding the pavements” looking for evaders of the tax—regardless of whether individual auditors of fered their co-operation to the state department. “While there are some excep tions,” he declared, “county auditors generally have not gone out to find new taxpayers. They have accepted icturns as filed. “We know there are thousands of business films, doctors, attorneys, beauty shops and others who have never paid the personal property tax although they have been in busi ness 10 years or more.” The auditors have done a “very pool* job in the collection of person al property taxes,” Bowers asserted in emphasizing that investigations by state examiners would reach every county in Ohio. HOWARD TALBOT DIES Howard E. Talbot, 77, retired drilling contractor, and a well known resident of Sarahsville for the past three years, died at the Marietta Memorial hospital, Thurs day morning, following a short ill ness. He was admitted to the hos pital on Wednesday. The body was prepared for burial by the Doudna and McClure fu neral home in Marietta and taken to his former home in Willoughby, where funeral services and inter ment were made. His wife, the former Ethel Spriggs Truex, died several months ago. REMOVED TO HOSPITAL Mrs. George Marquis, the former Cora Harmon, Sharon, was removed to the Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville, Thursday evening, in the Wheeler ambulance. She is receiv ing treatment there. used for production. In the past, the lumber has been obtained from the southern states. One complete heating unit has been installed in the main plant but there is yet another. It will be com pleted by the middle of this month. The local plant is still manufac turing panel boxes but the switch over to wire bound boxes will be made in January. Caldwell’s newest industry is growing day by lay and its impor tance to the coui ty and community is already being elt in many ways. MAC ATTENDS RED PARTY General and Mrs. MacArthur are greeted by Maj. Gen. Kislenko, USSR, as they enter the Rus sian embassy in Tokyo to attend the celebration of the October revolution anniversary. ILLEGAL RACKET FLOURISHES AS TWO SLOT MACHINES ARE LIFTED Youth For Christ Plans All Musical CALDWELL OHIO THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 1946 TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK! NUMBER 22 Members of the Noble county Youth for Christ are planning an all musical program, in observance of Christmas. The rally will be held in the Caldwell auditorium, Saturday evening, Dec. 21. Talent from various parts of the county will be used for this Christ mas program and it should be an outstanding one. The meeting will begin at 7:30 o’clock. Cumberland Lad Killed In Lima Traffic Accident Richard Bond Struck By Auto At Scene Of Another Crash Richard D. Bond, 21, a native of Cumberland but well known in Caldwell and Noble county, died in a Lima hospital early Sunday morn ing, after being struck by an auto mobile on the highway between Lima and Ottawa. Bond has been attending school in Lima. According to the report. Bond and a friend were returning from Ott awa, about 11:30 Saturday night, when the auto Bond was driving was side-swiped by another car. Bond assisted state patrolmen in taking the injured persons from the other car to the hospital. He re turned to the scene of the wreck to help direct traffic while waiting for his auto to be towed away. While standing by the highway, Bond was hit by a passing car and died a few hours later in the hos pital. state patrolmen said. The young man graduated from Cumberland high school in 1943, after which he served three years in the army, 28 months being over seas in the ETO. He had been at tending school in Lima since last fall. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bond of Cumberland two brothers, Ivan (Ike) of Zanesville, formerly of the Pleasant City com munity and Clyde of Cambridge two sisters, Dorothy of Zanesville and Doris of Columbus and his grandmother, Mrs. Laura Teel of Cambridge. Funeral services were held Wed nesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with Rev. F. M. Winegeart officiating. Burial was made in the Cumberland cemetery by the Tom funeral home. Counties Adopt Proposals For New Legislation Columbus. Dec. 11 The Ohio County Commissioners Association will recommend a three-point plan to the State Legislature when it meets in January, it was announced today by President, R. L. Landman. Landman, Miami county commis sioner, said his group would recom i nend: J—State aid to counties fbr the caie of tubercular patients. 2—Better and more equal distri bution of sales tax receipts. 3—That liquid fuels tax money go to the state road fund instead of the general fund. The proposals were approved at a meeting of the commissioners here. Also meeting were the county auditors, county recorders and coun ty sealers in state convention. CARLISLE GRANGE Carlisle Grange will meet Satur day afternoon Dec. 14, at 1 o’clock for their annual Christmas party. Brady Smith, Eva Schehl, Ruby Leasure, Argyll Leasure, Jr., and others will take part in the pro gram, Mabel Hesson is the lecturer. BURNS HAND Robert Tarleton, owner of Tarle ton’s Coffee Shop, severely burned his right hand last week at the res taurant. Local medical attention was given. SHOPPING WEEK LEFT BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS Baby Daughter Weighs In At 11% Lbs. At Birth The infant daughter born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Eichhorn of Dex ter City route 2, weighed in at 11% pounds at birth, according to Dr. C. F. Thompson, attend ing physician. This weight is considered very unusual. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Spence of Summerfield com munity are the grandparents. Mrs. Etta Miracle of near Staf ford is the great grandmother. Marietta Coash Will Speak At Local Banquet Football Eleven Will Be Honored By Booster Club Leonard Barnum. head coach at Marietta college will be the prin cipal speaker, Thursday evening, at 6:30 o’clock, in the First Methodist church, when the annual football banquet for the Caldwell high school is held. An interesting program has been compiled and the banquet has been thrown open to the public. Tickets may be secured from members of the Caldwell Booster club. Ladies of the Methodist church will serve the dinner, beginning at 6:30 o’clock. All members of the Redskins football team will be hon ored guests. Barnum is well known in this sec tion and is expected to bring an in teresting talk. Vincent Daniels of Byesville, for merly with the Keith circuit, has been engaged for entertainment. Daniels presents variety musical selections with piano background, and his program will be a show in itself. During the football season, L. E. Potts took moving pictures of each game and these will be shown as an added attraction. Dr. E. G. Ditch will occupy the limelight when he shows pictures of the July 4th cele bration here. This will be the last football hon ors accorded to seniors in the local school, who have played their last game for Caldwell high. Advance sale of tickets indicates a large number will attend the ban quet and program, honoring the 1946 version of the Caldwell Red skins. Attorney General Gives Opinion On Local Issue Attorney General Hugh S. Jen kins, in an opinion handed down this week, holds that when a con servancy district acquires a lot which it intends to use in the con struction of a road and has the deed recorded but fails to present it to the county recorder for transfer and to make application for exemption of the lot from taxation and permits it to be forfeited for non-payment of taxes without raising objections at the time of hearing in the Com mon Pleas court and thereafter per mits the lot to be sold at a forfeited land sale, the purchaser receives a new and perfect title free from the claims of the conservancy district. The opinion was requested by Leo E. Carter, prosecuting attorney for Noble county, and concerns a parcel of land sold last May by the county for payment of delinquent taxes. The above opinion was number 1411 released by the attorney gen eral. ISSUES WARNING Sheriff Clayton McKee stated to day that motorists are being warned to cease crashing the red light on route 21, near the grade school building. A number of complaints have been received to this effect by the officials, all of which results in en dangering the lives of grade school children. The traffic light was placed at this inter-section for the sole pur pose of protection to school children but it is proving daily to be in adequate. RECEIVES DEGREE Wilbert L. Briggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Briggs, near Caldwell, received the degree of Doctor of Optometry at the ninety-fourth con vocation of the Northern Illinois College of Optometry held Nov. 15, at Chicago. Dr. Briggs also holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Optom etry from Ohio State university. A veteran of World War II, he served as an optometrist in the Army Med ical Corps. He is now associated in practice with Drs. Bennett and Babcock, of Portsmouth. TO ATTEND MEETING County agent Floyd Henderson home demonstration agent Margaret Donohoo will be absent from their office on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17 and 18 to attend a district conference of agents for Southeast ern Ohio at Cambridge. Annual meeting of the Noble coufity agricultural society was held Saturday at their offices in the Farmers & Merchants bank build ing, the same directors being named for another three year term and the same officers to serve for another year. There are fifteen directors on the fair board, five of whom retire each year. The directors re-named to serve in this capacity were W. H. Connor, Hugh Cox, A. H. Rich, Brady Archer and George McKee. The remaining directors are N. H. Bigley, Alfred Brown, A. R. Beyer, D. A. Caldwell, Ray Elswick, L. E. SHOP IN CALDWELL! Patronize Your Home County Merchants. Health Board Declares Gray Fox A Menace Commissioners Are Asked To Place Bounty On Animals At the December meeting of the Noble county board of health, Sat urday, plans were discussed for much needed cooperation between the board and the Noble county commissioners as the only solution to the gray fox menace in this county. Dr. N. S. Reed, county health physician, met with the commis sioners Monday, relative to the above problem. The commissioners fully agreed that the menace should be erased but at the present time, the county lacked the necessary funds to place a bounty on the gray fox. The only ray of light which the commissioners would promise might take place next January, when the annual appropriation is made and a fund set aside for this bounty. In the meantime, the cooperation of the Noble county game warden and dog warden has been secured and the order has gone out to kill all gray foxes. According to Dr. Reed, it is very possible that a quarantine will be placed on all dogs in the county, in an efofrt to avert any additional cases of rabies here. But Dr. Reed maintains this will not prevent the fox menace and he is urging all fox hunters to take to the woods as often as possible and kill as many of the foxes as they can. No recent cases of the gray fox attacks have been reported to the health board but seven people are still receiving the anti-rabies shots. The Noble county health board also released a statement today that at their next meeting on Saturday, January 4, at 1 o’clock in the court house, applicants will be inter viewed for the positions of health doctor, health nurse and clerk of the board. All applicants interested should attend this meeting for a personal interview. Caldwell Stores To Open Monday Evening The majority of business places in Caldwell favored opening all next week for the heavy Christmas buy ing and for this reason, all stores will remain open Monday evening, Dec. 16, and each evening there after until Christmas. The stores will likewise remain open on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19. If you haven't the opportunity of shopping during the day, plan to come to Caldwell next week—any evening—and you will find a wide selection of gifts in every store. Patronize home industry. Come to Caldwell and shop around in the stores. You will be amazed at the vast display of the perfect gift for each and every member of the fam ily. Many of the stores indicated to day that they would be closed all day on Christmas and the Thursday after Dec. 26. This was particularly true of the clothing stores. The gro cery stores will open as usual a half day following Christmas. ANOTHER DOG GOES MAD A small brown bulldog, owned by the former Laura Yerian, had rabies, according to the report from Columbus and it becomes the latest of animals in this community to be af flicted. The dog is from the same vic inity as the Angora cat, owned by Nellie Weber, which went mad several weeks ago. Health officials are doing everything within their juris diction to prevent this epidemic and in all probability will place a quarantine on all dogs. IMPROVING FROM OPERATION Miss Betty Kusnerak is recuper ating at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kusnerak, north of Caldwell, from a tonsillotomy, performed by Dr. McCluskey, Cam bridge, Monday morning. Miss Kus nerak is employed at the State Hos pital in Cambridge. DRILLING IN WELL The Canton company has com menced drilling operations on the Forest Gardner farm, west of Cald well, near the Fairground and they hope to drill in the later part of the week. Several gas well operations are being reported in this commun ity. HOLD INSTALLATION Installation of new officers fea tured the meeting of Noble Lodge, F. & A. M., Monday evening, in their Temple on Main street: Gilbert Weekley was installed as Worshipal Master, succeeding Vernon Archer. His appointive officers were also in stalled and members of the various committees named. Dolls and Other Toys at Lena Alter’s Store, Caldwell, Ohio. Noble County Agricultural Society Holds Annual Election of Officers Hedge, O. J. Lorenz, J. K. Menden hall, and J. C. Walters. The directors re-organized by naming the following officers: N. H. Bigley, president Alfred Brown, vice president W. K. Connor, trea surer and J. K. Walkenshaw, secre tary. Financial statement of the society will be released later this month by the secretary. All members of the society were eligible to vote in the annual meet ing held last Saturday. The 95th annual fair will be held in 1947, the dates to be selected at a meeting to be held in Columbus.