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JAJIUAIY Ml VOLUME 97 Noble County Ranks Fourth In State On Savings Bonds Sale Total Sales Amount To $347,663 For Year, E & Bonds Ohio sales of Series E and Savings Bonds during calendar year 1955 reached a new peace time record of $369,129,012 for a gain of 11.9% over 1954. De cember sales of just under $33 million were the highest Decem ber sales since the end of World War II and were instrumental in Ohio surpassing- its 1955 sales quota of $369 million. In reporting these record sales, L. C. Young, Chairman, of the Noble County Savings Bonds Committee, stated that E and Bond sales in the county for De cember were $37,631 bringing the year's sales to $347,633. The County Chairman pointed out that Noble County attained 137.4% of its 1955 quota. Nationwide, sales of E and Bonds topped redemptions by $717 million, the largest net sales since 1949. Total amount of E and Bonds now outstanding has gone over the $40 billion mark with the current-incom Bond showing an excellent gain over 1954. Fifty-five counties exceeded their yearly quotas with Morgan, Gallia, Coschocton, Noble and Tuscarawas counties leading the state. Leading among the indus trial counties were Summit Stark, Lucas, Franklin and Ma honing. Hil And Skip Driver Aitittieu u'i iiic ii! Charles E. Seevers, of Parkers burg, W. Va., was apprehended by Sheriff Donald Conaway after charges were filed against him on a hit-skip accident Saturday evening or -"i.. Seevers irrested near Caldwell after being involved in an accident with Dale W. Davis, Pleasant City route 2, north of Byesville. Seevers was? taken into custody by Sheriff Donald Conaway and later taken back to Cambridge by the state patrol. (iRAY'S JANUARY Sale Continues. Clearance Commissioners Approve *485,350.17 Budget For 1956 Operating Expense Eleanor Brown Featured Soloist At Ohio State U. Miss Brown's program for her appearance before the Music Group of the University Worn-, en's club on Jan. 16 was as fol lows: "Ah! Lo So" by Mozart "Heidinroslein" by Franz Shu bert "Der Tod, das ist die Kule Nacht" by Brahms "In the Si lence of the Night" by Sergii Rachmaninoff "To The Chil dren" by Sergii Rachmaninoff "Serenade" by John A. Carpen ter "Serenade" by Paul Nar doff and "A Heart That's Free" by Alfred G. Robyn. Miss Brown is perhaps one of the most talented sopranos ever to make a name for herself from Noble County. She is a graduate of the Forest Grove high school. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF NOBLE COUNTY: Books are nov open to collect 1955 Real Estate taxes. A. R. H:c!:% treasurer, Nobis County. HO Road and Bridge Fund Receives Lion's Share of $264,000.00 Tax Books Now Open In County The Noble County Commisbiuners approved an appro priation of $485,350.17 to operate the county during 1956 at their meeting Monday morning. This is $4,548.45 less than for 1955 when the appropria tion approved amounted to $489,898.62. It is considerably more, however, than 1954 when the appropriation totaled only $416,278.60. For the general fund or operation of the county as a whole, $137,923.25 was appro priated. For the motor vehicle and gas tax fund, which con ccrns itself with roads, mainten ance and repair, the huge sum of $264,000.00 was approved. Other approved funds for 1956 include: dog and kennel fund, $5,827.70 poor relief fund, $30,489.02 total aid to dependent children fund, $40,448.20 and total aid to needy blind fund, $6,662.00. This makes a grand total of all funds in the amount of $485, 350.17. General Fund The general fund of $137,923.25 was broken down in the follow ing amounts to the various offices: (Continued oir Page Two) Property Owners Notified By Moil Noble County Treasurer A. Hicks announced today that the books for accepting real estate taxes are open and the office is prepared to start the collection. A new method is employed this year for collecting taxes, according to Treasurer Hicks All persons living in Noble coun ty and ov ntr piope.iy viT 1* so advised by mail of the amount due. However, in a few cases where the address remains in doubt, the person might fail to receive his tax notice. Treasurer Hicks noted that in those cases the taxpayer is still personally responsible and he should call at the office and ad vise the treasurer of his or her correct mailing address. Many out-of-county taxpayers leave no forwarding address and again it is necessary that they follow their customary procedure in making their tax payments. Current collections are made for taxes due for the year 1955. Forest Grove Graduate To Sing Title Role In Opera, "Daughter Of The Regiment" Miss tvi' .mor E. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Brown, of Caldwell route 5, was a featured soloist Sunday when Ohio State University, Columbus, observed "Religion in Life Week1'. Miss Brown sang "The 137th Psalm". On Sunday, Jan. 29, she will sing with the symphonic orchestra and on Feb. 8, she will sing the title role in the opera, "Daughter o£ The Regiment", with the men's glee club. Miss Brown was recently nam ed the winner of the Nina Weig le scholarship for 1955-56, which is a scholarship sponsored by the Music group of the University's Women's club, Columbus. She is a senior in the school of music at Ohio State and as mem ber of the University choir, went to Europe last summer and won second place in the soprano solo contest at the Eistedofod in Wales. Talented Vocalist sill ELEANOR E. BROWN PASS DRIVER'S TEST The five who passed their driver's examinations here Mon day were Charles Louis Hill, Ava route 1 Everett Lee Blair, Dex ter City route Stanley Ryle Mc Elfresh, Summerfield route 1 Ronald Gene Minosky, Belle Valley and Don Haven Thomas, Caldwell. Don Haven Thomas also passed his test and obtained chauffeur's license, it was re ported by the state p&trol ONG Company Plans Drive To Bring Unit Up To Full Strength New Recruits Will Start Training Cycf# In New Quarter, Mar. 1 Company Commander Capt. Charles J. Coyle announced at Monday night's drill session that a recruit drive is underway and it is hoped that by Feb. 22 the local ambulance company will be up to full strength, 68 enlisted men. All members of the county O.N.G. unit have been requested to contact all eligible young men and encourage their enlist ment. A new quarter will start March 1 and extend thru the months of April and May. Actually all new recruits will enter a new training cycle at the conclusion Of the drive, Feb. 22. If all plans materialize the cycle will have concluded and will have provided the new recruits with the necessary train ing prior to their departure for summer camp. Preparations are now being made for the local ambulance company to qualify on the range with the carbine, the firearms issued to an ambulance company. Jn piobability the range firing Will be held ta early spring. Captain Coyle has designated Saturday, Feb. 4, as the time when all members will be com pletely reprocessed, including all necessary forms and clothing issued. The headquarters, first and second platoons are now in their pre-camp basic training. Next week the group will be shown a training film, entitled "Interior Guard". Capt. Coyle noted that the at tendance has been excellent with little absenteeism. Last Monday the attendance was 100 percent As of last week, the local ambul ance company carried a strength of 51 enlisted men. National Recognition For Nativity Scene Church of Christ Wins First Prize The First Church of Christ on North street was notified this week, that its live Christmas Nativity Scene had won first place in a nation-wide contest. This contest was sponsored by "The Lookout" a weekly periodi cal of the churches of Christ and Christian churches in America The purpose of the contest was to select the church, which, in the opinion of the judges, had done the most to emphasize the real meaning of Christmas. A cash award of $20.00 was sent to the church and this amount, along with the $25.00 received from the JR. C. Moore Lumber Company, will be used to improve the scene this year. National recognition for this "Nativity Scene" shows what car be accomplished with a little incentive for it was started from scratch by the pastor, Ira Brandon and members of his Sunday school class, the Lambda Phi. Although they were not eligible to compete in the local be^t decorated home for Christ mas contest, the scene was so outstanding that the Robert Moore Lumber Company gave them a check for $25.00. This company sponsored the contest last Christmas. AMBULANCE TRIP Doretha Sawochka, of Belle Valley, was removed from her home to the St. Francis hospital Cambridge, Tuesday afternoon for observation and treatment The trip was made in the Murphy ambulance. SEE US FOE your Bottl' Gai needs. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell, Oliia *CoV£r$ NQBL£ JZoUNTy Commercial Fuel Plans Moving Huge Shovel To Dexter City 35-Yard Shovel Takes Placc of Seven 2-Yard Shovels In Change-over Workmen are now busily engaged in dismantling the huge shovel which will be used in Commercial Fuel's newly-acquir ed strip mining operations at Dexter City. It will be remembered that Electromet, subsidiary of Union Carbide & Carbon Corp., leased their Dexter City mining opera tions to Commercial Fuel, effec tive June 1. It has been stated that it will require several months to com plete the job of moving the 35 yard shovel from its present location in Brookfield township to Dexter City. The shovel, property of Com mercial Fuel, will replace seven two-yard shovels used by Elec tromet. With the larger equip ment now available, plans call for moving the shovel into area previously mined where it was not considered feasible nox profitable to strip with the much smaller equipment. A greater portion of the remaining deep coal will now be taken with the largest stripping equipment. Just how many of the Electro met employees will be retained by Commercial Fuel has never been determined. However, it is believed that those failing to secure employment with Com niercial Fuel will be given an opportunity to work at Electro met, south of Marietta. Caldwell Attorney Is Named Alternate To Democratic National Convention Attorney Charles, D. Fogle Jr. of Marietta, incumbent Demo cratic State Central Committee man for the 15th District, an ouncea today Lliat he would be a candidate for re-election to that position. Fogle also revealed that fol lowing several meetings of the county chairmen and party lead ers of the district, a slate o* dele gates and alternates to the 1956 Democratic National Convention pledged to Governor Frank Lausche as favorite son candidate for President had been selected and would be on the ballot lot the May 8 primary election. The slate includes Fogle of Washington county, and Mell G. Underwood of New Lexington Perry county, for delegates and Fred F. Fox of Caldwell, Noble county, and George S-'hooley of Zanesville, Muskingum county for alternates. Fogle, Underwood and Fox are all practicing attor neys and Schooley is a school teacher. In making the announcement, Fogle stated that Democratic politics in the district were definitely on the up swing as evidenced by the fact that Mari etta now has Democratic Mayor Forester Farley and Zanesville now has Democratic Mayor Jack Johnson. Fogle predicted that the voters would in November return Her bert U. Smith of Marietta to Washington to replace the in cumbent Republican Congress man and send Honorable Frank J. Lausche to Washington as President or to replace the in cumbent Republican Senator. ON LEAVE Airman Ramon J. Wycoff, of Maxwell Air Force' Base, Ala bama, is spending a 30-day leave with friends and relatives in Caldwell. An effort is being made to have the area fire departments organize into an association for mutual aid exchange of ideas and training and social participa tion in festivals, etc. Due to the bad weather which prevailed Thursday, only five departments were represented from the 22 that had been in vited. They include McConnels ville, Summerfield, Belle Valley, Pleasant City, and Caldwell. G. Malcolm Parks was named temporary chairman of the organization and will serve in this capacity until permanent officers are named. The next meeting will be held in McConnelsville on Thursday, Feb. 9. UNDERGOES SURGERY Mrs. Amy Stevens, of Sarahs ville route 1, underwent major surgery this past week in the St. Francis hospital, Cambridge. Fire Siren Will Signify Mothers' March Against Polio, Thursday Night At 7 O'clock The fire tarcu will blow promptly at 1 o'clock this Ti ui\»uay evening which will signal the beginning .of the mothers' march against polio in Caldwell. Headed by Mrs. Robert C. Moore and ably" assisted by mem bers of the Caldwell Mothers club, the porchlight parade will be held fr%m 7:00 to 8:30 p. m. During the march, headquart ers will be maintained in the patriotic room of the courthouse and all money collected should be turned in to Mrs. Moore at this time or before. Several other special events will be held including the all-star basketball benefit game under the direction of Forrest Howell, coach at Dexter City. This game, however, will not be played until after tournament run-offs. Mrs. William Fleming is chap ter chairman and Donald L. Harkins is serving as campaign treasurer for this month. Chair men are also working in prac tically every township in the county. (GB Employees Contribute $49.22 Employees of th^ Caldwell plant, Cleveland Graphite Bronze company, contributed $49.22 to the March of Dimes campaign Monday afternoon thru a person al solicitation. Miss Karen Colley and Miss Marilyn Schott visited the plant Monday afternoon when the shifts were changing and solici ted the employees at this time. This money has already been turned over to the general cam paign fund, Donald L. Harkins, treasurer. LlK£ T^^UNf-NIN-E. ESTABLISHED IN 1859 CALDWELL, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK NUMBER 30 *120,000,000 Be Constructed Shown above is artist's conception of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation's primary aluminum facility to be located in neighboring Monroe County. At extreme left is the power plant with the Alumna plant immediately to its Area Fire Units Plan Organization Initiol Meeting Held In Caldwell Initial meeting of the proposed Southeastern Ohio Firemen's Association was held in Caldwell Thursday evening with members of the Caldwell fire department as the hosts. Artist's Sketch Of Aluminum Plant Near Woodsfield Delinquent Lands Forfeited Board Of Revision Takes Action On Delinquent Taxes There Is Possibility That At Least 332 Parcels Wifl Be Certified To Prosecutor For Sale The Noble county Board of Revision met Thursday to designate and determine the procedure in either foreclosure or forfeiture to the state of Ohio of all lands, coal, oil and gas property, oil and gas royalty and any other delinquent tax real estate as advertised according to law back in 1951. The last delinquent land list was published in that year "by Gilbert B. Long, who was then the auditor and the pre sent board of revision can now sell this land, without additional advertising. The board is composed of Franz McNutt. president Audi tor C. R. Atkinson, clerk and Treasurer A. R. Hicks, member. The board of revision deter mined that 332 parcels of delin quent property are to be sold by forfeit list and 19 parcels of delinquent property on the fore closure list. (Continued on Page Two) Chester J. Howiler Will Seek Office Mortin W. Shafer To Run For Sheriff Chester J. Howiler, prominent local realtor, secured his petition this week from the Noble county election board and will seek the nomination in the May primary for Clerk of Courts. Howiler, a Democrat, is the only other official to seek this office except for incumbent, John H. Snyder, on the Republi can ticket. Martin W. Shafer of Center township also took out his pet' tion this week as the Democratic candidate for sheriff. Two others seeking this office, both Republi cans, are incumbent Donald Con away and Jack Berry. Dr. N. S. Reed, of Caldwell, will also circulate his petition for coroner in the May primary. Another petition taken out Tuesday was that of Wilbur L. DcVolld, Republican, who will seek the nomination for Clerk pf Courts in the May 8 primary. DeVolld will oppose John H. Snyder, incumbent, who is also a Republican. Chester Howiler, of Caldwell, is the only Demo crat to seek this office. There are now 25 petitions being circulated for the coming primary, in addition to those who will seek election as central com mitteeman in each precinct. Deadline for the filing of all petitions is Wednesday evening. Feb. 8 according to Clerk Harry G. Richcreek. ACLFTTS POSITION Miss Betty Rossiter of Sarahs ville has accepted a position as receptionist for Dr. D. E. Imhoff, Cumberland street. She was for merly employed at the Coffee Shop* Aluminum In Monroe right. The reduction plant is the long building shown in the upper centef of the illustration, with the rolling mill in the upper right. Not shown in the picture is the coal mine and car bonization plant to the left. Homer Johnson Wii! Not Serve On Council Another Appointment Becomes Necessary ....Homer Johnson, retiring mayor of Caldwell, staten today that he would not accept the «ppoint ment as a member of council for the village of CaMwoll, ns previ ously extended to him by the council and Mayor Donald D. Nichols. This means that council will have to make another appoint ment at their February meeting to fill the vacancy created when Gerald Hayes failed to qualify. Hayes moved from Caldwell to Center township, following the election. Mr. Johnson said today that he was stepping down from the office of mayor after serving two terms and that he would not accept the appointment as a member of council. After his appointment, the council also voted to make him president of the body which would mean that he would be acting mayor in the absence of Mayor Nichols. But Mr. Johnson would not take the oath of office and con sequently a new appointment must be made. ACCEPTS POSITION Miss Nancy Secrest, R. N., has accepted a position on the staff at the University hospMal, Co lumbus, in the Surgery Depart ment. She spent the weekend with her parents, County Supt. and Mrs. H. C. Secrest, of Wal nut \vrc\. Plant To County Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. Releases Plans Jobs Will Be Created For 2590 In Huge Industrial Expansion Details of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation's plans to enter the aluminum indus try in neighboring Monroe county with an initial invest ment of $120,000,000, and with the world's first fully in tegrated aluminum plant, were announced today by Thomas S. Nicholas, president. It will act ually be located about 20 miles east of Woodsfield, near Clar ington.. The new operation will mark the first time in the history of the aluminum industry when coal mined directly on the site is used to provide the large power requirements for the re duction of alumina to pig aluminum. Investment in the new opera tion includes approximately $90,000,000 for the aluminum plant and $30,000,000 for the power facilities needed for the aluminum plant. The aluminum olant will be financed from the company's own resources and a newly negotiated long-term loan from Prudential Insurance com pany in the amount of $60, 000,000. The power plant will be financed entirely through a long term loan of $30,000,000 from Prudential to the power sub sidiary corporation, of which Olin Mathieson will have a 50% interest. The new facilities will be located in the Ohio River Valley. (Continued on Page Six) Robert Moore Buys Out Marietta Firm To Be Known As Alias Flooring Co. R. C. Moore, local lumber dealer and owner of the R. C. Moore Lumber Company, Cald well, announced today that he purchased the controlling in terest in the Atlas Flooring Com pany, formerly the Atlas Manu facturing Company, of Marietta. Moore stated that the newly acquired Marietta company pro cesses hardwood flooring as its principal manufactured product, but that surplus sawdust is like wise utilized as a commercial by-product. The Atlas Flooring Company has an annual output capaoity of approximately 4,000.000 feet of finished hardwood material. Markets for the flooring are with lumber firms in Ohio, Penn sylvania and West Virginia. The company was organized in January 1946 by Pittsburgh in terests and has continued since as a prosperous concern. At the present time the company has 70 employees. Moore plans to maintain office headquarters at his lumber mill on Fairground road, west of Caldwell on State Route 78. 1955 Water Consumption Tops That Of Previous Year Figures Released By Supt. Murphy Show That Increase Amounts To 6,603,000 Gallons Water consumption in Caldwell and area is on. the increase. During the year 1955 a total of 73,600,000 gallons was processed at the municipal plant, according to Supt. Arthur Murphv. The figures released ind were consumed in 1955 over figures reported for 1955 did not top the gallonage consum ed in 1952. For some unknown reason, the department re ported for that year a record breaker of 75,104,000 gallons. The peak in gallonage con sumed was during the month of July, when it was reported that 7,074,000 gallons were processed. January was the weak month. with a reported total of 5,166,000 gallons consumed. Village Clerk Violet Morgar eidge noted that there are at least 800 water consumers, in (Continued on Page Two) BOTTLED C.AS—SaTev and Ser vice. Patten's Appliance Cen ter, fboae 53, CaUwtail* Ohio, tf cated that 6,603,000 gallons that of 1954. However, the Gasoline Tax Fund To Be Distribuled NoMc cnimu wll receive $20,000 and each o£ its 15 town ships will get $400 for road main tenance and repair from war rants totaling $26,000 received by County Auditor C. R. Atkinson from the state gasoline tax fund. The amount of $2500 in sales tax funds has also been received for distribution to local govern ments. PROTANE BOTTLED gas. Fer guson tractors and implements. Lone'* Tractor Sales & Service, Miller Street, Caldwell, Ohio.