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-'*& I i -VV* SSSBT ,y m* ~-. ****,£/ I ,***. *v/-' •A3* i 5' «T O 14 r^1 Hiss The law enforcement officials really des cended on Noble County Tuesday when the spring meeting of the southeastern Ohio sher iff's association was held at Maple Shade Inn, south of Dexter City. Pictured, 1 to r., front row, are Sheriff Carl E. Rose of Lawrence county, trustee Sheriff David Weissert of Muskingum county, tx'ustee Sheriff Dean D. Ellis of Washington county Sheriff Dudley Noble (ounfians Take Qrpniialion of Wiima Nau Named Hay Queen Crowning Ceremonies To Be Held Sunday Miss Wilma Nau, daughtuf of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nau, of Caldwell route, has been chosen queen of the May crowning cere monies of the St. Philomena church. Miss Nau, senior at Caldwell, will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 o'clock. Her attendends will be Lura Estadt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Estadt, of Main street and Barbara Bober, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bober, of Caldwell. Joanelle Wargo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wargo, of Belle Valley, will carry the crown that will be placed on the Blessed Virgin Mary. A procession of the grade and high school of both St. Philo mena and Corpus Christi will proceed the May crowning. After the reading of }he Act of Consecration by Miss Nau, a sermon will be given by a visit ing priest, followed by bene diction. Notice To Our Patrons and Far mer Customers: We have a complete line oi DeKalb and Ohio (,'ertitied Seed Corn. Check your needs now. We also have our line of Agrico fertilizers available. Caldwell Implement Company, Caldwell, Ohio. 42 43 44 45 4(S 47 Archer on Caldwell route 6, between the Caldwell reservoir and Belle Valley. R. C. Moore has sub-let the contract for the James Johnson house construction to Ernest Dutton and Glen Waller. It is located on North street, It calls for a one floor plan, frame con struction, 26 42. Dutton and Waller are also constructing a new home for Andrew Shockling on Lindsay court, North street, sometimes referred to as Parry's addition. It will be a one floor plan, full basement, 24 44. T. W. Pat terson is supplying the material. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith will Sheriffs Association Takes Over County ^Jgggu.V A », 4 i-v n 1 Jllll k 1 A-f,. I Vi.V jfi. ,'. Active Part Three 3#- Lawrence, Dallas Rich, and Richard Starr. Fifteen pools are planned for this season with the first one scheduled for May 27th. Other dates include July 18th, August 8th and thereafter every two weeks on Monday through Nov ember 28th. The pool is to be operated by the Lancaster Livestock Pro ducers Association and will be conducted on the Morgan county fairgrounds at McConnelsville, (Continued on Page Two) Tax Books A^in Open for June Collections The tax books for Noble county will open Friday, May 2' for one month, according to &t announcement made today by A. R. Hicks, treasurer. This will represent the last half of 1954 or June tax collec tion, which is usually very light in this county. Treasurer Hicks said the tax books would remain open for one month until June 20. Auditor C. R. Atkinson is now completing the settlement from the January tax collection and it should be ready for distribu tion within the week. NOTICE: To members of Belle Valley American Legion Post No. 641. The club rooms are now open each day between the hours of 4:00 in the afternoon until 1:00 a. m. in the morning'. 46 Spring Sees Home Building Boom Gaining Momentum Industrial Construction Lagging Several new homes are being constructed in the Caldwell area, although there is no major building of any large projects, accord ing to a check with local contractors. Construction of three new homes by Crock & Shafer was started this week.. They are building new homes for Mr. and Mrs. Law rence Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carr. both of which are located south of Caldwell on U. S. Route 21. The third home 'is for Mr. and Mrs. Harold build a new home on Park Heights, north of Caldwell this summer. Their home in Caldwell has been sold to Mr. and' OLUME 96 ESTABLISHED IN 1859 CALDWELL, OHIO, THURSPAY, MAY 19, 1955 *K V in County Area Commercial sheepmen met in McConnelsville, Wednes day evening, May 11, to organize the McConnelsville area lamb pool. The group was composed of sheepmen from Morgan, Noble find Washington counties. Noble county was represented by L. E. Hedge, chairman of the sheep and lamb improvement, and Floyd Henderson, county agent. Other membets of the Noble county lamb improvement committee are: Clark Atherton, George Pool Mrs. Vere Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Merry have started excavating for their new home in the rear of H. B. Young's property. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis have moved to their ultra-mod ern ranch type home on Bronze Heights. The Methodist church now owns their home in Cald well, adjacent to the church. A. G. Schoeppner, another local contractor, is constructing two new homes in Cambridge and a new home in Vienna, W. Va. ,1 $ A &i$«* *Sf i, |fek~- •^vV, v.sV s Crider of Fairfield county. Second row, 1. to r., Sheriff Donald Conaway of Noble, host to the meeting Deputy Sheriff Don Thomas and De puty Sherif Brady Archer, Noble county Sher iff S. A. McConnell of Morgan county Sheriff Cloyd L. Barrick of Belmont county Sheriff David L. Trago of Jackson county and the 1954 Sheriff of the year, Francis Sulsberger of Monroe county. ESeasior Brown Will Enjoy Tour Of Europe With Ohio State's Symphonic Choir Twenty-four Ohio counties, in cluding Noble, are represented in the membership of Ohio State University's symphonic choir, which will make a European concert tour this summer. Noble county will be rep resented by Miss Eleanor Brown, of Caldwell route 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Brown. The 50-voice choral organiza tion, directed by iProf. Louis H. Diercks. will leave from M«n treal, Canada, in early June. It will present concerts in at least four countries on the continent and will participate in the Inter national Musical Eisteddfod at Llangollen, Wales, July 5-10. The choir will appear in four campus benefit programs this month to raise funds to assist the organization in developing its tour. Concerts are scheduled for 3:15 and 8:15 p. m., Sunday, May 22, at the Ohio Union, and pro grams with the University dance group at 8:15 p. m., Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27 at the Ohio Historical museum. Along with the choir. Miss Brown will visit England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, District QM Post Goes To Bob Vogel WiUiom Lohue And Ethel Moore, Trustees Ruben Vogel, ot Caldwell, was elected quartermaster for the district at their annual spring encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their auxili aries held in Zanesville last Sat urday and Sunday. William Lahue, also of the local post and a past commander, was elected a district trustee. From the auxiliary, Mrs. Ethel Moore, retiring district presi dent, was elected first trustee for the district Frances Taylor was named assistant conductress and Connie Weston, color bearer. Harold Richardson, of Zanes ville, was elected district com mander and Mrs. Nora Miller, of St. Clairsville, is the new presi dent of the auxiliary. Congressman John E. Hender son was the principal speaker, as well as Robert Combs, depart ment Junior vice commander and Robert Howard, post depart mental commander. A large number from the Noble county post also attended the dance held in the club rooms, Saturday evening. Jack Barnhart, commander and Mrs. Malcolm Parks, presi dent of the local auxiliary, rep resented this unit, in addition to the regular delegates. EMPLOYED TEMPORARILY Ed. Thorla, who recently was discharged from the U. S. Navy, is working temporarily at Gilles pie's drug store. A registered pharmacist, he was Employed at this store prior to his. ment. enlist SEE US FOK your Bottle Gas needs. D. D. Niehols, Caldwell, Ofcio, iltf K Conservation To Be Taught in School 4 The educational committee of the U. S. Conservation district met last Wednesday evening with Richard Starr, chairman of the committee. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss plans for develop ing conservation education in the Ncble county schools. Robert Finley, superintendent of conservation education for the state of Ohio, led the discussion. School principals that partici pated in the meeting were: Wiley Thompson, of Belle Valley Ernest Huffman, of Elk Warren Winland, of Middleburg H. C. Secrest, county school super intendent George Webb, Cald well superintendent Lewis Stev ens, of Beaver local Arthur Kuhn, of Stock local Forrest Howell, of Dexter local Ilobai Bond, of Sarahsville, and Dallas Bates, of Mt. Ephraim. Personnel with the U. S. Soil Conservation service that were present were: A. B. Foster, in formative specialist from Wis consin Horter Alger, state con servationist C. W. McKnight, area conservationist Frank Cal vin, and Roger King, district technicians, Other present were: Paul Jonard, Herbert Blackburn, L. D. Schramm and Virgil Moore. Plans were made for the com mittee to study the use of con servation education on specific levels of the grade and high school curricular. A committee of teachers will meet to as semble colored slides for use during the year in their class work. 3 Public Welfare Payments Total $300,176.49 During Pasl Year, Siaie Auditor Rhodes Says Noble county, its political subdivisions, and its needy persons received a total of $1,110,406.53 in state and federal funds from the state auditor's office during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, according to figures released today by State Auditor James A. Rhodes. This was pnrt of the $380 170,498 distributed bv Rhodes' office. Of this total," $322,024, 992.20 was state funds and $58,151,505.80 was federal funds. All Systems Loco! Educators Meet With Aides On State Level Drive Nets $301.75 For Band Concerts And $212.25 Raised For Christmas Treat The new members for 195! contributions received for th summer concerts and those wh contributed for the annus Christmas treat are as follows 1955 Members The members for 1955 are a follows: Carl's Shoe Store Lena Alter Emil Archer Vernon Archer & Shell Station Frank Baker Ball's Cash Market: Mai" Barlock Barnhouse Chevrole Company Beyers Hatchery Blake Plumbing and Heating Blake's Garage Valley Inn (Continued on Page Two) Mary Jane Slay !$ op Ranking Sludenl Mary Jane Slay, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Glen Slay, of Cald well route, was the top ranking eighth grader in the Caldwell schools, according to Principal Gilbert W. Weekley. Out of a possible 200, Miss Slay scored 173 for a superior rating. This ranked her in the 99th percentile of the state or in the top one percent. Miss Slay will receive a super ior certificate from the state department of education. TAX NOTICE: AH Real Estate Taxes up to and including the last halt of 1954 or June tax are now due and payable. Tax Col lection begins Friday, May 20th and continues to June 20, 1955. A. R. HICKS, Treasurer of Noble County 40-47 These fund distributions are classified as follows: Fer local government purposes, which included the gasoline tax, motor vehicle license fees, sales tav, intangible tax and payments for health. The total of these was $131.051.%'3.65. For public welfare purposes, which included poor »elief, old age pensions, aid to dependent, blind, and crippled children, and aid to those totally disabled. The statewide total of these public welfare payments was $113,683. 645.75. For educational purposes, in cluding school foundation pro gram, special education, teacher training, vocational education, interest paid to school districts on irreducible debt, school trust and land rental payments, school lunch program, and aid to public libraries. The grand total of educational distributions was (Continued on Page Two) Drilling On Rotary Well Begins In Elk Township, Clinton Sand Destination One of the biggest drilling operations ever attempted in Noble county got under way Saturday on the Roman Smith berger farm in Elk township. Drilling operations are in Charge of the Pennsylvania r-ilro^d company It is under stood that a large rotary rijc was moved into position last week fQr the necessary drill, tng. They have drilled 380 feet into tile big red soil on this test well and they plan to go down to the Clinton limestone to a depth of 10.500 feet. Drilling continues day and night now that the operation is underway. C* 0« C* 8 The Noble County Chamber of Commerce has completed its 1955 membership "drive with a total of 138 members, ac cording to Clair Murphy, secretary of the organization. Secretary Murphy said that the drive realized $301.75 for the summer band concerts and $212.25 to finance the annual candy treat and free movies at Christmas time. Membership fees totaled $276.00. This will be placed in the general fund with the other two above amounts ii their special funds. |fv ir ars In 55 Second and Third s .... i Af A Wk »lSl %s Ranks first s LAWRENCE A. CRU& Lawrence ^Arthur Crum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Crum, of Caldwell route 1 and a student in the Stock local school at Berne, is the high ranking eighth grader in Noble county schools. His score of 177 was not onlv the highest in the county school's but ranks high in the 99th per centile of the state. Arthur Kuhn is principal of the Stock local school, where Crum is a student. Summerfield Coach Resigns Local Post Accepts Position In Sf. John's At Cleveland Frank Conge, basketball coach at Summerfield high school for the past year, has tendered his resignation to the board, effec tive at the end of the school term. Mr. Conge has accepted a posi tion as heacT coach at St. John" parochial school in Cleveland It has an enrollment of 385 students with activities in foot ball, basketball and track. A native of Clarksburg, W. Va Conge came to Summerfield from Baltimore, Md. where he was an instructor in the Mary land School of Boys. During his coaching career Conge has an impressive record of 59 wins and only 18 losses ir basketball and eight wins an* three losses in football. The Summerfield Golden Go phers lost in the semi-finals of the county tournament to Belle Valley, 76-73 with the Purple and White Riders going on to win the county title. Conge, who is married and the father of a son, is going to Cleveland with a substantial in crease in salary. While coaching at Summerfield, they have made their home in Caldwell. PARTITION SALE The administration sale of Otis Ralph, deceased, by Miles Ralph administrator, was held -Satur day at the court house with James Watson, the auctioneer in charge. Benny Bober, of Cald well route 6, bought the 56 acres which was appraised at $1900 and sold for $2100. BABY CHICKS! Popular breeds See us for your needs. Donald D. Nichols, Caldwell, Ohio. 35tf Ranking Students Vtr*-3 Second and third honors in the state eighth grade tests were taken by Larry Foraker of Brookfield school and Sarah Reed, also of the Brookfield school, according to Supt. H. C. Secrest. Top honors went to Larry Crum of Stock Local schooL Supt. Secrest said that the answer sheets were sent to the state department of education to be scored. Foraker's score was 173 and he ranks in the 99th percentile of the state. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Foraker. Miss Sarah Reed made a score of 169 and she also ranked in the 99th percentile of the state. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Reed. Mary Hickman is the teacher. Other students in the upper 25 percent of the county and who will receive honorable mention in the county are: Darlene Carrel, Dana Morrison, Fontella Greathouse, Ronald Brown, Daryl Clark, David Ziler, George Ralph, Connie Meador, Ruth Huffman, Lemuel Brown. John Lisak, Richard Mallett, Terry Mallett. David Tidd,, Sharon Blackwell. Darrell Mincks, Albert Head, Donna Farson, Kathryn Bishop, Kathryn Shackle, Nancy Leasure, Paul McGee, Robert Brown, David Siers, John Bine gar, Wayne Clark, Tommy Tomlins, Mary Dennis and Rita Stot^sberry, n Memorial kl. k.: COUNTY AUDITOR Cf?TY RT. 1 1 C4LDEELL OHIO V FOURTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK NUMBER 46 i f'il titii&f Ohio Public Expenditure Counci Releases Figures in Stale Delinquent taxes and special assessments for Noble county after the final tax settlements in 1954 amounted to $60,809.07, according to Edward W. Wolfe, executive director of the Ohio public expenditure council. In this county, the real estate and public utility taxes for the current year amounted to $9,681.63. In previous or former vears it had auiiounted to $41,592.05. For the current year on tangible personal propert taxexs the delinquent amounted to $2,349.75. In former years the total amount was $6,280.09. The delinquent intangible per sonal property taxes amounted to $176.59 in 1954 and in former years it was $136.46. On special assessments, the townships were delinquent in the amount of $50.00 and the municipal, only $92.50. This makes a total delinquent amount in this county alone of $60,809.07. In the two other counties in this district, comparable in size to Noble, Monroe county has a total delinquent of $24,667.97 Morgan county has a total delinquent taxes amounting to $11,154.04. Washington county has only $19,950.71 in delinquent taxes according to the Ohio Public expenditure council. In citing these figures on a breakdown for the entire state. Mr. Wolfe said that "in fairness to those who have paid their taxes, a more vigorous policy should be adopted for the en forcement of delinquent collec tions, otherwise, new or ad ditional taxes will be required,'' Day Plans Are Being Completed Representative James Will Be Guest Speaker A meeting of all patriotic1 organizations in Caldwell to make final plans for the Me morial Day program in this com munity will be held Thursday evening, May 19 at the patriotic rooms in the courthouse Mrs. Laura Fowler, represent ing the Daughters of Union Veterans, will be in charge of this meeting. Rep. Edmund G. James will be the principal speaker for the pro gram which will be held Mon day morning, May 30, at the soldier's plot in Olive cemetery. The parade will form in Cald well, probably at the V.F.W. hall on West street and proceed around the public square to Olive cemetery. It will be headed by the Caldwell high school band. under the direction of Marvin P. Wood. The V.F.W. post and auxiliary, the American Legion post and auxiliary, in addition to the Boy Scout trcops and school children will participate in the parade. The various organizations will also present floral tributes dur ing the ceremony at Olive ceme tery. NEW SUPPLY of Dekalb Seed corn. Planting time is near. Get yours at Raymond Watson's Service station, Senecaville, Ohio, route I on State Route 147. 44, 45, 46 lass Meeting Planned For All Young !en interested In Joining Guard Uoi In addition to Major McCann, the regimental medical officer as well as Col. Fisher and other members of the recruiting party will attend the Caldwell meet ing. This meeting is being set up for the purpose of answering all questions pertaining to the organization of an O.N.G. unit, how it would apply to a young man eligible for the draft, num ber of meetings necessary, etc. Adjutant General Kreber has also issued an order that the superintendent of all buildings for the Ohio National Guard, would visit in Caldwell as juiidtly as possible fyV* 9 II s Community Park cceives V. F. W. Gets Check In Amount Of $100.00 Robert C. Moore Also Contributes The Community Park project at the end of Locust street re ceived a much needed shot in the arm last week when the committee received a check in the amount of $100.00 from the V. F. W. post and a check in the amount of $25.00 from Robert C. Moore. Harry A. Semon, chairman of the park committee, said that the money would be used for current expenses, operating eost and some new equipment. Assisting Semon on the com mittee are C. D. Elliott, who is the secretary-treasurer Sylvest er Jackson, Jack and Merle Barnhart, Malcolm Parks and Charles Coyle. Last year, the Lions club first sponsored this park but it has since been changed to a com munity project. A new sccre board has been ••erected at the park, in addition to a wire fence in front of the bleachers. Tuesday and Friday flights have been designated as work nights with a flag pole yet to be erected, as well as a wire fence (Continued on Page Two) Iocs! Construction Company Geii Contract The Palmer and Boyd Con struction company, of Caldwell, has been awarded a contract by the Central Coal company of New York for a highway con struction project in Morgan county.' Mr. etnd Mrs. Clare Boyd, of Caldwell, were in New York last weekend, relative to the new contract. The construction will be locat ed in the Beverly community, according to Mr. Boyd and John Palmer, partners Business To Suspend On Memorial Day, May 30 All business activity in Cald well will be suspended on Mon day, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, according to an announcement made today by Charles Patten, president of the Noble county Chamber of Com merce. This will include all business places, in addition to the bank ing institutions, courthouse and the Caldwell postoffice. Plans are now being completed for the annual Memorial day program which will be held in Caldwell on Monday morning. A mass meeting of ail those interested in joining the Ohio Na tional Guard unit for Caldwell and Noble county will probably be held the first week June, according to word received here from the office of Adjutant General Leo M. Kreber. Major J. E. McCann, recruiting officer for the state organization, said today that plans are being perfected to hold the mass meeting as soon as possible. inspection of the Robert C. Moore warehouse on State Route 285, relative to its proposed use for a temporary armory. Noble county has been assign ed an ambulance company of the 112th Medical battalion of the 37th Infantry division and if plans work out, the new com pany will be activiated in early September. All young men interested in joining the Ohio National guard company should plan now to attend the mass meeting for every type of question pertain ing to its organization will be «yasweced at tim tune.