OCR Interpretation

The journal. (Caldwell, Ohio) 1934-1961, October 18, 1956, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075277/1956-10-18/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A highlight of the golden anniversary pro
gram of Summerfield chapter, No. 238, held
Friday evening was the recognition of charter
members and the presentation of 50 year pins
by Marjorie Bean, worthy grand matron for
the state of Ohio.
Left to right, front row, they are Pearl
McKinnev, of Michigan: Bessie Harris, of Pe
oria Emma Meek, Summerfield Eva Craig,
$1,750 AT ONE CRACK!
This will be followed by an
Cub Scouting
Program Gets
Started Here
i i ii „.m ui Co, .kack
84 igot underway Thursday even
ing at the First Church of Christ
with 11 boys and 12 parents at
The pack was organized into
three dens, including the follow
Den No. 1, Twila Ball, den
mother and cub members, Mike
Biall, Gary Reynolds, David Rad
cliff, Mark Barnhart, Ricky Bond
and Jimmie Hill. This den will
meet each Tuesday afternoon at
Mrs. Ball's home from 3:30 to
4:30 o'clock.
Den No. 2, Janice Brandon,
denmother. Cuib members are
Phil Clark, Douglas Brandon,
Brad Riddle, Danny Brown,
Tommy Burrier and Tommy
Hunt. This den will meet in the
church basement from 3:30 to
4:30 o'clock each Monday after
Den No. 3, Mrs. Carl Johnson,
denmother. Cuib members are
(Continued on Page Two)
Robert Ball, of Caldwell route,
was removed to the Good Sam
aritan hospital, Zanesville Tues
day evening in the McVay am
bulance. While in the hospital,
Mr. Ball is undergoing observa
tion and treatment:
WINDOW GLASS cut to accu
rate size. See us for your needs.
D. D. Nichols, Caldwell, Ohio.
15 tf.
Retired Publisher Will
Observe 88th Birthday
RALSTON'S original 2 for 1 cent
sate Matiium Uum Saturday*
Summerfield OES Honors Charter Members
Council Hires Engineer For Power Survey
At a joint and called meeting ot the Caldwell village council
and board of public affairs, an engineer from the Morris E. Null
and Associates of Cleveland was hired at an initial fee of $1,750.00
to make a detailed report or survey at the Caldwell electric plant
to show the reasons why the pu
chase of a new diesel engine is
additional expenditure of $2,250
for his specifications, estimates
and contract an outlay of at
least $7300 for the purchase of
a 150 K.W. unit, which will be
used by the village for supple
mental power during the con
struction period and the issuing
of revenue bonds, exceeding
$150,000 for the purchase of a
new diesel engine.
This, in effect, means that the
village of CalJwv 1 is turni.ijg
down the Ohio Power company,
who agreed to furnish the muni
cipal light plant with all the
power they requested at a con
tract rate of only $320.00 per
In addition to all members of
the -council, except Bob John
son and the board of public af
fairs, Mr. McClure and Morris
E. Nail of the Morris E. Nail and
Associates, Cleveland Mr. tlood
(Continued on Page Two)
Trial Underway
After a delay of one day, the
Lovett-Kirchner civil action
opened in Noble county common
pleas court, Wednesday morning,
with Judge Delbert L. Tedrick
on the bench. It is expected to
continue for two days.
At the request of both the
plaintiff and defendants, the
jury was waived, and the case
will be heard only before Judge
Tanner and Webber of Zancs
ville, are representing Geralci
Lovett. Elsie Lovett Kirchner.
et. al., are represented by L. C.
Young, Caldwell and Charles
Fogle, Marietta.
Charles Fogle was winding up
a court case in Marietta Tuesday
and unable to be in Caldwell
which forced tihe postponement
for one d!ay.
The civil action concerns the
settlement of the Lovett estate
in Elk township.
Je&se Senion Harris, founder and retired publisher of the Noble
County Leader will observe his 88th birthday anniversary, Monday,
Oct. 22, at his home on West street.
He was born Oct. 22,1868 at Sharon, a son of John and Celesta
Harris and came with his parents to Caldwell in June, 1877. He at
tended cHy the common schools until the age of 14 years.
In 1885 he entered the news
paper office of the Caldwell
Press as an apprentice "printer's
ievil" and later with the Noble
bounty Democrat until the fall
1888, when he went to the
Miami Union in Troy, where he
•emiained through the year 1889.
ie returned to Caldwell in the
'all of that year to become fore
nan, editor and manager of the
Noble County Republican until
the middle of 1898. when it was.
consolidated with the Cald'weli
He founded the Noble County
Leader in May, 1899 and con
tinued its publication until
March, 1946, when he sold it to
Richard Thorniberry. It was later
sold to The Caldwell Journal and
is now published from this plant.
(Continued on Page Two)
EFFECTIVE Thursday, Oct. 18,
the Elswick Insurance Agency
will be located at the Farley
Yontz Insurance Agency, 411
West street
Summerfield Emma McGurk, Summerfield,
who received a 50 year pin but is not a chart
er member back row standing, Jessie Cleve
land and George Craig, Summerfield.
Odell Herlan of Zanesville wasn't present
to receive her 50 year pin and Tillie Danford
of Columbus is also a charter member but
she was not present when the picture was tak
en. She attended the meeting, however.
Additional Grant Of
$150,000 If School
Bond Issue Is Passed
Community meetings were
held Friday and Monday at Dex
ter City and Jackson school
clarify the coming bond issue
of $190,000 to be voted on in thi
Southern Noble school district
It is to provide new facilities foi
high school purposes. A similai
meeting is 1}o be held at Middle
burg school this coming Friday
evening, Oct. 19.
It has been emphasized that
the state is assisting the South
era Noble district in its build
ing program by authorizing an
additional grant of $150,000 from
state funds.
This would make a total of
$340,000 for the project, if the
voters pass the bond issue this
Nov. 6.
However, if the bond issue is
not passed, the state will im
mediately withdraw its offer of
the $150,000 addi* nal grant and
give it to some other district in
the state.
An opportunity would thus be
lost whereby the state was will
ing to furnish over 44 percent
of the money to assist in a build
ing program in Southern Noble.
Since this district cannot build
without such assistance., the hope
for new facilities at the high
school center would be lost.
School Head Addresses
Knights Al Breakfast
The annual Columbus Day
communion was observed at St.
Philomena church Sunday morn
ing at the 7:00 o'clock service by
members of Fr. Kleuber council,
No. 2565, Caldiwell. Immediately
following the church service a
breakfast was served in the
council rooms, First National
bank building, Main street.
Supt. of Caldwell schools, Dr.
Charles Davis spoke to the
group, rendering a most enter
taining and informative talk. Dr.
Davis stressed the responsibility
of the parents in providing the
best educational facilities avail
able for the youngsters and in
turn noted that the system was
striving constantly to improve
its standards and methods of
The speaker gave a brief back
ground of his 36 years in the
teaching profession and stated
wihy he selected Caldwell after
having held many far greater
responsible positions in the
educational field.
The breakfast was served by
the ladies of St. Ann's Guild.
Attending the Columbus Day
event were 32 members of the
Woodrow Lewis of Macksburg
was admitted to the Marietta
Memorial hospital Saturday eve
ning, October 13 as a result of
injuries received when he lost
control of his automobile arud
struck a tree. The trip to the hos
pital was made in the McVay am
WARNING Persons caught
maliciously destroying proper
ty during halloween will be most
severely dealt with. Police pro
tection has been increased to
curb this unnecessary activity
within the confines of Caldwell
Mayor D. D. Nichols,
16 17
Caldwell "Pil-etfes"
On Huntington TV
John Gray Memorial to be Dedicated this Saturday
Road Petitions
Approved By
Six road petitions were ac
cepted Monday at regular meet
ing of the Noble county com
missioners, when a public hear
ing was held on the applications.
On the application of Curtis
Ratiaczak, et. al., in Beavei
township, one dissenting vott
was cast by Commissioner Franz
All three voted affirmatively
however, on the following: A. C.
Crock, et. al., Hubert Shafer, et.
al., Clemence Rupjple, et. al.,
Dale Caldwell, et. al., Dsn Gal
lagher, et. al.
They also allowed the follow
ing bills for payment:
Reed Insurance Agency, gen
eral fund, insurance on jail,
$124.29: Lorenz Hardware, gen
eral, supplies for janitor, $44.29
Helen Conawiay, general, meals,
laundry and cleaning jail,
$111.00 Noble Tractor Sales,
general, leaf mulcher, $6.95 Rose
Chemical Co., general, supplies
for janitor, $43.45 Puritan
Chemical Co., general, supplies,
$34.96 Semon's, general, clean
ing, $.80 Claldrwell Implement
and Supply, general, sharpening
saw, $2.00 Evilsizer's Plumbing,
general, supplies, $3.20.
Amos Franklin, general, coal
for courthouse, $143.26 Blake
Plumbing and Heating, general,
transformer, $7.75 Wiley Plumb
ing and Heating, general, work
on drain, $68.20 Farley-Yontz
Agency, general, insurance on
courthouse, $147.60 Ernest
(Continued on Page Two)
Three Men Will
Be Drafted Oct. 24
According to a report released
oday by Mrs. Lucy Jermings,
lerk of the local draft board,
hree young men will leave
^oble county on Octoiber 24 for
nduction into the U. S. Armed
They are Donald Edward
Sates, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Aaron Bates of Caldwell route 1
Francis Eugene Morris, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morris, of
Barnesville route 3 and Junior
Ernest Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Ball of South Olive.
Richard Leland Baker, of Dex
ter City route 1 and James Oliv
er Shillings of Dexter City route
2, wild go to Ft. Hayes, Colum
bus, on October 25 for their pre
induction physicals.
The Caldwell "Pil-ettes" ap
peared on the talent show case
program, Huntington, W. Va.,
channel 3, Sunday. How they
come out in the final tabulation
will depend on the voting from
those who saw the program.
However, the "Pil-ettes" have
been invited' to appear on Jan
and Bob Carr's program "Cur
rent", the only colored program
over Huntington station. They
will participate on Nov. 8 at
12:30 p. m. Joey Hill, Evelyn
Christopher and Sudy Richcreek
are members of the trio and they
are instructed bv James Carter.
You'd Better Be Good!
To avoid any further acts of
vandalism in the Caldwell area,
Mayor Nichols stated that par
ents will be held responsible for
their children who are caught
destroying property during the
halloween season. Complete re
paration for all damages incur
red will be demanded by those
responsi/ble for the dastardly
Additional police will be re
cruited to check on and hold the
activities of pranksters to an
absolute minimum.
Mayor Nichols has felt this
action is imperative on the basis
of what has already been re
ported to his office, and he
hopes that by this advance warn
ing the activity of those celebrat
ing halloween will remain within
the realm of fun and social en
NOTICE—No additional time can
be granted for paying the last
half of the personal tax. Final
date is Oct. 31, 1956. Treasurer
A. E. Hicks. 16 17
COVERS NoBUL^ouNry L/-e T-U-G. SuN^ITiN-e.4
Main Speaker
Robert T. Setrest, member of
the Federal Trade Commission,
and former popular congressman
from Noble county, will deliver
the dedicatory address, Saturday
afternoon, immediately after the
unveiling of the John Gray
Secrest Memorial To
Be Dedicated Oct. 25
The dedication of the roadside
park and memorial at Seneca
Lake to Robert Secrest, will be
held Thursday, Oct. 25 with E. H.
Taylor, of Swarthmore, Pa.,
nationally known conservationist
and former magazine editor,
principal speaker. j--v.
Sponsored by the "XJuernsey
County Fish & Game Assoc k.
tion, the ceremonies call for
speaking program in the after
noon at 3:30 at the roadside park
and the banquet in the evening
at the organization's Seneca Lak
Lodge. Tickets for the dinner
will soon be placed on sale.
The state highway department
announced that full scale opera
tions were started Monday at
the lake in establishing the park.
The water well has been drilled
and most of the park facilities
are expected to be installed by
Oct. 25.
In carrying out the park pro
jects, attention will first be given
the work of grading the area.
Then fireplaces will be built
besides a shelter for the pump,
toilets and picnic benches and
tables will be installed. The park
area is located near the Seneca
ville dam.
Personal Properly
Tax Books To Close
Mayor Nichols Issues Stern Warning
To Prowlers, Halloween Pranksters
Noble county treasurer, A.
Ralph Hicks, said today that the
personal tax collection in this
county would close on Wednes
day, Oct. 31, and there will be
no extension.
A check al his office revealed
that $10,112.56 has been collected
in personal tax up to this time
and $1,278.49 in classified tax.
Mayor D. D. Nichols' headaches have started!
But he proposes to take a "short cut" hereafter in avoiding
the direct cause.
Mayor Nichols reported Tuesday that already a number of
youngsters have been on the loose, celebrating the pranks common
during halloween, and the result was that those invoKod ended in
tihe clutch of oF man law him
"Beggars Night" Has
Been Set For Oct. 30
"Beggars night" in Caldwell
will be observed only on Tues
day night, Oct. 30, according to
an announcement made today by
Mayor Donald D, Nichols.
This will be the only night,
Mayor Nichols said, when the
children will participate in the
annual "trick or treat" visits to
their neighborhood.
Halloween will be observed in
the community on Wednesday
evening, Oct. 31 but only the one
night has been set aside for the
children to make their various
calls at the different homes.
In order that the "trick or
treat" might not get out of hand,
officials are asking the coopera
tion of all parents in permitting
their children to observe this
Halloween practice only on
Tuesday evening, Oct 30.
Robert T. Secrest Will Deliver
Dedicatory Address At
Main Program Will Begin At
2:00 p.m.,To Honor Veteran
Even the weatherman is cooperating and ideal weattie
is expected for Saturday, Oct. 20, when a memorial to Pv
John Gray, Ohio's last Revolutionary War veteran, is decL
cated at the state roadside park, between Caldwell and BelL
Valley on Ohio-USR 21.
Robert T. Secrest, membi
mission, will delivery the
dedicatory address immedi
ately after it has been un
veiled by Silas Thorla, Noble
'.•ounty nonagenarian, and the
wnly living person who remem
bers John Gray.
The monument will be pre
sented to the people of Noble
county by Eric Reisener, presi
dent of the Monument Builders
of Ohio, who was responsible
for the memorial, together with
the efforts of many patriotic
citizens of this county.
The state highway patrol from
Cambridge has agreed to co
operate and they will direct and
be in charge of the traffic at the
roadside park for the dedication
services. They will be ably
assisted by members of the
Noble Auxiliary patrol in this
community. A meeting of the
patrol will be held this Thursday
evening to complete plans for
their part in the program.
Color guard for the dedicatory
program will be furnished by
members of Noble post, V.F.W.,
No. 4721, Caldwell. Commander
Dayle McAuley will be in charge.
The V.F.W. will also secure the
musicians needed for the blow
ing of "taps" at McElroy ceme
tery in Brookfield township,
where a wreath will be placed
«"•. ,r Tiin
Lashley's Tractor Sales, ot Ken
nonsburg, was recently notified
by the Dearborn Company, De
troit, Mich., that it was a winner
in a state-wide contest in the
sale of Ford tractors.
The first-place award for the
county entry was received in
Group four, the second highest
quota in the contest. There were
live groups in all competing in
the contest.
As a winner, the firm won an
all-expense paid trip to some fam
ous spot or can accept in cash the
sum of $500.
The contest continued thru the
months of August and Septem
ber. During that period, Lashley's
Tractor Sales wras credited with
selling 31 units.
Representing the Kennonsburg
firm in the sales department in
cluded William Lashley, owner,
and V. W. Schafer, salesman.
Local Fire Department
Answers Sunday Call
The C'aldvvcxx lire department
was called to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A. R. Beyer, Sunday
evening at 7:30 o'clock, when a
small blaze was discovered in
the bathroom of the home.
Sheriff Donald Conaway also
answered the call and using his
fire extinguisher, had the fire
out before the department ar
It is believed that in some
manner, the gas connection to
the heater was loosened and a
small explosion resulted when
Mrs. Beyer attempted to light it.
George Kinnen, of Maple
Heights was fined $10 and costs
when he appeared before Mayor
Donald Nichols last week on a
charge of failing to make a left
turn signal resulting in an acci
dent on USR 21. He was arrested
by Patrolman Butler.
MY OFFICE WILL be closed
Monday, October 22, while I
attend the annual meeting of the
Ohio State Optometric Associa
tion in Cleveland.
Dr. Robert Budge
of the Federal Trade Com
Qjokn fjJvay
Here art. iict ui contribu
tors who have made possible th
dedication of the John Gnr
memorial next Saturday after
noon, beginning at 2:00 o'clock
in the state roadside park, USR
The total collected as of Tues
day evening, Oct. 26 amounted
to $231 toward this county's goal
of $350. Total cost of the me
morial is $1500, the greater part
of which was assumed by the
Monuments Builders association
of Ohio.
The following is a list of the
contributors and the amounts
received by this office.
Jess S. Harris,
Caldwell $ 5.00
Cambridge $10.00
A. Wade Wells,
Newark $ 5.00
Donald B. Racey,
Columbus $ 5.00
.(Continued on Page Two)
High Number In County
Exercise Voting Right
Noble county sends a larger proportion of its voting-age popu
lation to the polls during national elections than do most other
counties throughout the nation. Local residents have shown them
selves to be more anxious to exercise their voting privilege.
Kennonsburg Firm
Winner In Contest
The figures bearing this out are contained in the official returns
of the recent presidential campaigns.
In the 1952 election, 85 percent
of the over-21 population of
Noble county went to the polls.
This turnout was a better one
than was made by counties gen
erally throughout the nation.
They average 63 percent of the
possible voters.
It was also above the average
for the East North Central states,
which was 74 percent of the
Similarly, in the 1948 camp
aign, 79 percent voted compared
with 52 percent in the nation and
64 percent in the East North
Central States.
This year, both major parties
have taken part in the get-out
-the-vote drive. The potential
involved is tremendous.
In 1952, which was a record
'Pontirmp^ or Twe
Traffic Safety Committee
Urges Major Improvements
The conservancy district said
all these wells on their lands
and ask the local committee tn
give them the exact location of
any wells they might have know
ledge of. One in particular is
located on the land formerly
owned by Timothy Bates in
Seneca township.
John Greenan of the state
highway safety department, Co
lumbus, spoke briefly on the six
point program they plan to in
troduce in the next legislature
on traffic safety.
The safety committee discussed
tihe road leading to the Belle
Valley grade school and plan to
cooperate with the township
trustees there in the interest of
repairing this road.
It is reported there is a blind
knoll on this road and it is im
possible for a motorist coming
(Continued on Page Two)
now open by appointment on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday of each week. Eleanor
Hayes, "Operator, Sarahsville, O.
Phone 4. 16
To Do Unveiling
Silas Thorla, 97, the only liv
ing person who remembers John
Gray, will officiate at the honort
of unveiling the memorial in his
memory, alter it ha? been pre
sented to Noble county by the
Monument Builders of Ohio.
School Of Instruction
For District 1.0.0. F.
To Eg Held Thursday
Members of O.ive lodge, No.
259, I.O.O.F. will be host to a
district school of instruction this
Thursday evening at their lodge
rooms on the corner of North and
We«t street.
The meeting will begin at 7:30
p. m. with Noble Grand Howard
F. Gill in charge of the opening
George F. Burton, of Coshoc
ton, grand master for the state
of Ohio, will be the distinguished
guest. He will be accompanied
by Mr. Miller, who is a past
grand master in Ohio.
There are five such meetings
in the entire state and the one
in Caldwell will be for all Odd
Fellows in Southeastern Ohio.
Noble Grand Gill said today
that he hoped to have a 100 per
cent attendance of all local mem
bers, who will jointly serve
host for the evening.
Dr. John R. Thornberry has
completed his interneship at
Hurley hospital in Flint, Mich.,
and plans to enter the medical
corps of the Air Force for a two
year enlistment. Mrs. Thorn
berry is the former Julia Mc
Gregor of Caldiwell. Dr. Thorn
berry will have a three weeks
indoctrination at Montgomery,
Ala., and will then be stationed
at Great Falls, Mont.
SEE US FOR your Bottle Gas
needs I) Nichols. Caldwell,
Ohio 47tf.
Ciicxiiman Ross \Yui_a of Siunme-uoid presided Monday even
ing when regular meeting of the Noble county traffic and safety
committee was held in the patriotic room of the courthouse.
A communication was read from the Muskingum Conservancy
district, relative to several deep wells, which were still open and
consequently dangerous.
thev were most anxious to close
Gets Jail Sentence
Following Accident
Millison Foreman, of Caldwell
route 2, was arrested at 12:35
a. m., Sunday, October 14, fol
lowing a minor accident at the
traffic light on Miller street.
Sheriff Donald Conaway said
that Ernest J. Ball of Canton, had
stopped for the traffic light
signal but Foreman failed to
have control of his car and it
rammed into the rear of the Ball
Foreman was arrested for
driving while under the influ
ence. He appeared before JP
Leo Carter where he was fined
$100.00 and costs and sentenced
to three davs in jail.
NOTICE Anyone caught hal
lo weening or maliciously de
stroying property before hal
loween time in Dexter City will
be prosecuted to the fullest ex
tent of the law. By order of
Dexter City Village Council.
Clymer, Clerk. Ii

xml | txt