VOL. 98 NUMBER 1 ESTABLISHED IN 1859
Caldwell School District
Hires Richard Wehr As
Head Basketball Coach
The Caldwell exempted village school district board of
education hired Richard Wehr of Caldwell as the new bas
ketball coach for 1956-57, during their regular meeting on
Wehr will serve as coach only and will not be a member
of the teaching staff in that he will not have classroom
John Gray Memorial
Fund Totals $162.00
The John Gray Memorial fund
has reached a total of $162.00
according to a report of the com
mittee with the funds which
have been received at The Jour
lial-Leader office for this pur
The committee has set its
goal for $350.00 which will be
the community's part in assisting
to erect this marker at the State
Roadside Park, north of Cald
well, to honor the last surviving
soldier of the Revolutionary war
The Ohio Majiurofsttt Builders
Is -uiidurtvriling' erccwon of
the John Gray Memorial and it
will actually cost approximately
The Noble county Chamber of
Commerce contributed a cheek
in the amount of $25.00 and the
Knights of Columbus, Father
Kleuber Council, No. 2565, con
tributed $5.00 to the fund.
It is understood that the VFW,
Noble Post, No. 4721, voted $5.00
a their regular meeting, Wednes
Local Airman Assists
In Rescue Operation
Air Force Captain James Worn
ack, son of Mrs. Kathryn Wom
ack, Dudley, is presently par
ticipating in the air rescue opera
tion of 128 plane crash victims in
the Grand Canyon.
A Trans-World Airlines Super
constellation and a United Air
lanes DC7 collided in flight be
fore they went down in the
northern Arizona wastelands,
Saturday. The planes were en
route east from Los Angeles at
the time of the tragedy.
Capt. Womack, a helicopter
pilot, flew into the crash scene
Monday with two other men.
Helicopter crews planned to risk
the treacherous peaks and air
currents to remove the 128 dead
from the wreckage. Womack is
stationed at Luke AFB, Arizona.
SEE US FOR your Bottle Gas
needs. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell,
The board of education took
action based on
Council Acts To Correct
of "Obnoxious Odors
by Robert Drury, legal ad
visor for the Ohio Education
Association. His ruling that Wehr
could be hired as coach only at
the local high school was based
on Section 3313.53, revised Gen
eral Code for Ohio.
The new coach attended Cald
well schools but completed his
high school education at Barnes
ville, where his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerald J. Wehr, resided.
He has a lifetime teaching cer
tificate for the state of Ohio and
worked on his doctor's degree at
the George Peabody Teachers
college, Nashville, Tenn. He
worked three years there and
needs only statistics and a dis
sertation for the degree.
Two years prior to his arrival
in Caldwell, where he took over
active management of Wehr's
Clothing store, he was athletic
director and head of the depart
ment of health and physical
education at Union University,
Wehr, an honor student all
through college, started at Rice
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Band Uniform Fund
Amounts To $1961.49
The Caldwell high school band
uniform fund now totals $1,961.19
according to a report compiled on
Monday, July 2, by Mrs. A. R.
Beyer, treasurer of the Caldwell
band mothers' club, which is
sponsoring the th
The band mothers club served
the annual ladies night dinner
for the Caldwell Lions club Wed
nesday evening and they cleared
$61.79 from this event which is
included in the above total.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lamley of
Topeka, Kansas, sent a check fo
$10.00, in addition to an ad
ditional $1.75 from the recent
band tag sale.
Individuals who have contri
buted the past week include:
Byron L. and Bernice Marquis,
Florence Helen Samay, Pauline
Rice Neff, Virginia Swank Win
gerter, R. N., Ruth and Jimmie
Johnson, Ben James.
Mrs. Jesse Merry, Dr. and Mrs
N. S. Reed, Rev. M. L. Slovak
Mrs. David L. Shaw, Emma Rich
Booher, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lam
ley, $61.79 from the Lions club
dinner and $1.75 from the band
Dr. A. G. McGregor Named
Dental Society Treasurer
Dt. A. G. McGregor, of CnM
well, was elected treasurer of
the Muskingum Valley Dental
Society at its June 21 meeting
at the Cambridge Country club
Others who were installed as
officers for the coming year in
cluded: Dr. F. M. Mitchell of
Cambridge, president Dr. John
P. Honabarger of Coshocton
president elect Dr. Sidney Z
Gleiman of Marietta, vice presi
dent, and Dr. Bodie G. Secrest
of Cambridge, secretary.
The Caldwell village council will launch upon a program this
summer to correct a sewer problem that has been a point of serious
contention since the development of the section within the cor
poration known as the "west side".
For years "obnoxious odors" have resulted from sewers drain
ing into the open area between North and Belford streets, and re
peatedly over the years efforts
have been initiated by residents
to eliminate the "mess", but
because of lack of cooperation
nothing ever resulted.
At the regular meeting held
Tuesday night, council moved to
do the job.
Already a survey has been
completed by Walter Woodford
and it was estimated that it
would require 200 18-inch tiles
and 550 15-inch tiles. The cost
of the pi'oject would be around
Council will advertise the job
NOTICE TO OUR PATRONS! In
order to get your 5 pcrcent dis
count on Spring fertilizers, ac
counts must be settled for by
July 15. Caldwell Implement &
upply Co«* Caldwell, Ohio.
and bids will be accepted to
furnish, lay the tile and perform
all pertinent work in completing
Work of laying the tile will
start on the property owned by
Benny J. Fowler and extend
down the hollow over Young
street, thru the properties of
Miss Enid Okey and Mrs. Bertha
Boyd, and terminate on Miller
To Improve Streets
Council also set the wheels in
motion to improve several of
the streets within the village,
meeting is scheduled to be held
next Wednesday evening by the
village street commitee at which
time the streets will be viewed
and those needing surface treat
(Continued on Page Two)
Winner Takes All
MISS CAROL ANN ARCHER
Caldwell Girl Crowned
As Homecoming Queen
The «Id well Volunteer Fire
Department has announced the
specifications for their proposed
A spokesman for the local
group stated that the majority of
the proceeds from this year's
firemen's festival would be used
to purchase and build a utility
van-type panel truck.
He explained that the new
vehicle would replace the present
chemical truck and would be
used for out-of-town calls.
Although the small vehicle has
proven satisfactory, it is not
capable of handling complete
grass fire and emergency equip
The new addition would be
equipped with a 250-gallon water
tank and a 250 gallon-a-mijfute
front-mount pump. In addition
to the water equipment, the van
would carry fire extinguishers,
gas masks and resuscitator.
The vehicle would be used
primarily as an advance unit for
both local and out-of-town calls.
The large Dodge truck, added as
a result of last season's festival,
serves cJlls both in town and out.
Former Caldwell Girl
At National Meeting
Mi.ss K,i\ Barnh.Hi-r. l.'uuhter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. Dye Barn
house, 122 N. Pearl street, Gran
ville, formerly of Caldwell, at
tended the Delta Gamma Na
tional Convention which was
held at the Chateau Frontenac in
Quebec, Canada, from June 26
to July 1.
Miss Barnhouse is a junior at
Southern Methodist University in
Dallas, Texas, where she serves
as Anchora correspondent for her
chapter of Delta Gamma. She is
active in various campus organ
izations, being a member of
Rally Committee, publicity chair
man of "Y" cabinet, and Intra
murals Editor for
Carol Ann Archer, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Vernon Archer,
was crowned queen of the Quaker City sesqui-celebration bathing
Miss Archer is a graduate of Caldwell high school and a student
at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware. She competed in the
contest with some 30 beautiful girls from southeastern Ohio.
Fire Department To
Purchase Panel Truck
Miss Archer received a gold cup and a $50.00 check for her
/part in the contest. Members of
her court included: Joanne Hun
nell, Barnesville Carol Morgan,
Quaker City Dixie Worth, Cam
bridge, and Waneta Murphy,
The contest climaxed the Fri
day evening festivities of the five
day celebration. A large parade,
includings bands, floats and the
queen contestants preceded the
judging of the bathing beauties.
The gay event came to an end
Saturday evening with a bonnet
contest, beard judging and
horse show. The Guernsey county
(Continued on Page Three)
A civil action has been filed
in the Noble county common
pleas court according to John H.
Snyder, clerk of courts. The
action was filed as John R. Bliz
zard, plaintiff, versus Paul Kac
ovec, defendant. R. William Gey
er is the attorney for the plain
tiff and the action is for money.
3 NOBL-G. £OUNTY LIK£ T-U-£ SuNfuiN-z'
45 New Cars Sold
During Past Month
Carl Leonhardt, car Florence
Lothes, car Donald C. Franklin,
.•ar Harold T. Lewis, jeep
Srnest Stritz, car Eliza Cunning-
There was another heavy rain recorded in the northern and
southern sections of the county but it almost missed Caldwell. Aj
though Caldwell received only
2 inches of rain, other sections
received as much as 1.16 inches.
For the month of June, Noble
county had 6.4 inches of rain.
The greatest amount in any one
month was during May when a
total of 9.60 inches fell.
The amount of rainfall for the
six months is as follows: Jan
uary, 1.92 February, 5.28 March,
4.44 April, 4.12 May, 9.60 and
The six months total is only
slightly less than is usually re
corded in this county for the
The official reading of the
thermometer Monday showed
only 92 degrees but in other
places, readings of 98 and 100
degrees were listed.
Albert A,. Dysert, car
Paul E. McKee, car Ray A.
Clark, car Russell J. Magis, car
Chester E. Hall, car Henry Gill,
Ford Radcliff, car Thelma M.
(Continued on Page Two)
Caldwell Driver Fined
After Hospital Release
Roscoe (Tuffy) Tilton, 26, was
fined $32.00 and costs Saturday
morning when he appeared be
fore Justice of the Peace Leo E.
Young Tilton was charged only
with driving left of center, 1o!
lowing an accident early Sunday
morning, June 10, when he va^
accident, one of which was a
There were 32 pass^igers on
the bus, in addition to Mr. and
Mrs. Frances P. Cristodero of
Detroit, Mich., who were in the
second car. They were all admit
ted to St. Francis hospital, Cam
Tilton was arraigned follow
ing his release from the hospital.
The fine was paid and he was
A divorce action was filed last
week in the Noble county com
mon pleas court according to
John H. Snyder, clerk of courts.
In her petition, Regina Kelso,
plaintiff, charges extreme cruelty
and gross neglect against Wil
liam Russell Kelso, defendant.
Fred F. Fox is the attorney rep
resenting the plaintiff.
Noble County Records 31.76
Inches of Rain In Six Months
Noble county has received 31.76 inches of rainfall during the
first six months of 1956, according to the records maintained at the
government weather station by Richard Burlingame of Noble town
Four Additional Awards
Presented (6B Employees
Four stum were
authorized for employees at the
Caldwell branch plant, Cleve
land Graphite Bronze, last week,
according to K. M. Leighton,
Awards were given to Clem
Estadt, $10.00, and Lee Harts
horn, $10.00, in the Clevite de
partment Ralph Radcliff and
Dana Caldwell received a joint
award in the amount of $15.00,
and Dana Caldwell received an
individual award of $15.00
Radcliff and Caldwell are em
ployed in the maintenance de
CALDWgLL, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK SINGLE COPY 6c
Complicated Finance Bill Will
Affect Every County In State
James Bill Also Sails Thru
Senate Without Opposition
The House of Representatives moved fast in a special
session of the Ohio legislature to repay $12 million to Ohio
municipalities and political subdivisions when they passed
without an opposing vote, House Bill No. 943, introduced by
Representative Edmund G. James of Noble county.
The James-authored bill was written to amend section
5739.21 of the Revised Code, to create a supplementary local
government fund, to provide
A total of 40 new cars were
sold in Noble county during the
month of June according to a
toeck made today with the clerk
of courts, John H. Snyder,
n addition to the new cars
here were 256 used cars, 17 used
-rucks, 9 used pickups and 11
jthers that changed ownership
during the month.
Those who purchased new
/ehicles during the month of
June included the following:
Robert B. Carr, car Hobart F.
3ond, pickup William H. Davis,
jar John Paul Hunt, car Baker
iales and Service, car Alva Wat
son, truck Howard B. Williams,
.ar Harold Clark, car Isaac
McGee, car Baker Sales and
House Unanimously Passes
for the allocation and distri
bution of moneys from such
fund to the local government
funds in the counties.
This bill is designed to provide
a means whereby the state can
allocate supplementary funds to
the local governments to offset
the losses of locai government
revenue caused by recent sup
reme court decisions. This bill
would provide an allocation of
funds to each local government
in approximate proportion to the
loss suffered by each.
The James bill would affect
every county in the state anc
the various political sub-divisions
contained therein, including hit
own Noble county. The Jame.
bill was then sent to the Senate
where Friday it passed withou
a dissenting vote.
I Continued on Page Two
Dudley Man Named
To Head Council
WM. J. NAU
William J. Nau, of near Dud
ley, south of Caldwell, was
elected grand knight of Fr.
Kleuber council, No. 2565,
Knights of Columbus, at their
regular meeting held Thursday
evening, June 28.
Nau succeeds F. F. Fox, of
Caldwell, who served during the
Other officers named at the
meeting included Elmer Miller,
deputy grand knight Frank
Estadt, chancellor John Ferrell,
recorder Edward Hupp, treas
urer Fred F. Fox, advocate
Andrew Gerst, warden Paul
Archer, inside guard Albert
Hupp, outside guard and
trustee, elected for three years,
William H. Estadt. The two trus
tees now serving for one and
two years respectively are John
Hill and C. J. Estadt.
Offices to be filled by ap
pointment are financial secre
:ary, lecturer, and chaplain.
500 Tons 01 Limestone
The Noble county commission
ers purchased 500 tons of No. 46
crushed limestone from the
Lawrence King quarry at $1.50
per ton from the quarry. All
three commissioners voted "yes."
The commissioners also ac
cepted road petitions from R.
Ankrom, et. al., Beaver town
ship a second one from R. P.
Ankrom, et. al., Beaver Earl
Noll, et. al., and Wayne Day, et.
al., both of Wayne township.
The viewing date for these
petitions was set for July 16 and
the hearing date will be held
July 23 at 11:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Carl Frederickson, Jack
and Mary Sue Frederickson and
Mrs. Pat Stewart and son, Stevie
of Railroad street, left this past
Thursday to visit with the form
er's daugher, Mr. and Mrs. Phil
Christianson of Milwaukee, Wis
Grand Prize Winners
SHIRLEY LQIU AND -MRS. WILLARD TiLTOS
Miss Shirley Lori, daughter of Mrs. Mary Lori of near Cald
well, was the lucky winner of the 1956 Frigidaire given away
last Saturday evening at the conclus on of a special sale, con
ducted by Hutchin's Royal Blue Super Market.
Miss Lori, who is now employed at RCA. near Cambridge
received her lucky gift last Monday night. Elvin Hutchins, owif»
er of the store, said it gave him a wonderful feeling to award
this grand prize to Miss Lori for they didn't have a refrigerator
of their own in the home.
For the second drawing. Mrs. Willard Tilton of Caldwell
was the winner and she received a portable grill.
Two door prizes were drawn and they were received by Joe
Macenko of Belle Valley and Robert Winberg of Caldwell. Ma
cenko won a grill and Winberg, an instant cofl'ee maker.
Story of the Fobulous "Imp" Ends Here?
"Garden Spot" In Courthouse
Park Takes on "Yesteryear
Appearance After Remodeling
What was considered by many as the garden spot the one
area that gave a setting of dignity and beauty to one of Ohio's
finest courthouses, was practically obliterated, and literally
speaking, smashed to bits last Thursday by the weight of the work
man's heavy sledge.
Completely demolished was the circular concrete bowl cen^
tered within by the huge brown
jug, topped with a miniature
"imp" located in the flower
garden on the west side of the
Just 22 years to the da/, June
28, dedication day, the largest
crowd ever, to assemble in the
county seat for many a day,
viewed the gracious new edifice
with distinctive pride and many
remarked how beautiful the park
Had those who worked so
feverishly, diligently and untir
ingly to accomplish what many
believed was humanly impos
sible, had they been privileged
•"Cnntinuprt on Two
Raymond Haga, of Caldwell
route, injured his eye Saturday,
June 30 when a branch ot a
cherry tree struck him in the
eye. He was admitted to the
Bethesda hospital, Zanesville,
and later underwent eye surgery.
The trip to the hospital was made
in the McVay ambulance.
Supervisors of the Noble Soil
Conservation District will meet
on Wednesday, July 11 in regular
session. Routine business will be
transacted and all members
hould be in attendance.
Willard M. Fry, Ava# Takes
Own Life With .22 Rifle
Willard M. Fry, 30, of the Ava community, took his own life
Sunday evening at 11 o'clock when he shot himself in the forehead
with a .22 calibre rifle.
Frye was rushed to the St. Francis hospital, Cambridge, in the
McVay ambulance, where his death occurred at 3:00 a. m., Monday.
Sheriff Donald Conaway investi-
Coroner Dr. N. S. Reed and
gated and a verdict of death by
suicide was returned.
No reason was advanced by
the family for the young man
taking his own life.
A son of Emmett and Mary
Williamson Fry, he was born on
May 18, 1926 in Pleasant City but
spent most of his life in the Ava
He was married to the former
Mary Baker and was the father
of four minor children.
Surviving are his wife and
four children, Ronnie, Roger,
Park, Kathryn Walters of
Toboso, Ray Fry of Massillon,
Mrs. Virginia Anderson of North
Lawrence, Mrs. Florence Walters
of Brewster, Mrs. Mildred Wilk
inson of Brewster and Mrs. Irene
Moore of Ava.
The body was removed to the
McVay funeral home. Services
were held Wednesday, July 4,
at 1:30 p. m. from the Ava Meth
odist church with Rev. Walter
H. Brown officiating. Interment
was made in Mt. Zion cemetery.
tomfinanAva?his' mother' CALDWKLL BAND MOTHERS
Mary Fry of Ca.dwe.l route 6 13^4
and seven brothers and sisters, giiming at 9:30 a* m. in the lor
including Clifford Fry of South mer Kroger store* .,.. 1 8
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