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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
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
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
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
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
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Active Part
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,
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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.
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
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.
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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.
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
SEE US FOK your Bottle Gas
needs. D. D. Niehols, Caldwell,
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Conservation To
Be Taught
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
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
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
Loco! Educators
Meet With Aides
On State Level
Drive Nets $301.75 For Band Concerts
And $212.25 Raised For Christmas Treat
The new members for 195!
contributions received for th
summer concerts and those wh
contributed for the annus
Christmas treat are as follows
1955 Members
The members for 1955 are a
Carl's Shoe Store Lena Alter
Emil Archer Vernon Archer
& Shell Station Frank
Baker Ball's Cash Market: Mai"
Barlock Barnhouse Chevrole
Company Beyers Hatchery
Blake Plumbing and Heating
Blake's Garage Valley Inn
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Mary Jane Slay !$
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.
Treasurer of Noble County
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
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.
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
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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,
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.
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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.
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Second and Third
Af A
Ranks first
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
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
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.
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.
Ranking Students
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
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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
This makes a total delinquent
amount in this county alone of
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
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.
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
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
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*
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V. F. W.
Gets Check In Amount
Of $100.00 Robert C.
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
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
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
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
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.

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