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NUMBER 24 VOL. 99 ESTABLISHED IN 1859
George Tomcho of Ava route 1 in the Hiramsburg com munity, has been named the most outstanding farmer in this district by the Noble Soil Conservation district super visors and he was so honored Thursday night at their annual meeting held in the Armory on SR 285. The local soil district worked in cooperation with the Good year Rubber company and Mr. Tomcho received a certifi cate of award from M. C. Gerber, a representative of this company at their Thurs day meeting. The selection is made each year by the board of super visors on the basis of what the farmer has to work with and how much he has accom plished from this angle. During the business meet ing, Richard Starr and John Kuntz were re-elected as mem bers of the board of super visors. Herbert R. Blackburn is serving as chairman Virgil Moore, vice chairman Richard Starr, treasurer John Kuntz, secretary and Floyd Miller, Belle Valley Car Stolen And Then Abandoned Here .Lvxuiiuu,y uiuinmg oi liixs week, the sheriff's department was busy with several calls on stolen automobiles and the investiga tion is still being continued. Rodney Buckley of Coal Ridge notified the sheriffs department that an attempt was being made to steal a car which was parked near his home on USR 21. The alleged thieves were un successful but Sheriff Donald Conaway did find a caV, which they are believed to have" aban doned. about a mile north of the Buckley home. Tl\is car was. believed to hav% been stolen at dC,fJveland. The culprits continued on to Belle Valley where they did steal a car owned by Thomas R. Mc Cune. Although there was no key in this car, the ignition was turned on by using a """""ce cf tin foil from a package of cigarettes. But their luck ran out again near Ziler's garage when the McCune vehicle stalled on them and they again abandoned this car. It is understood thej( were picked up by a motorist south of Caldwell, as they hitchhiked their way to Marietta, but no trace of the two subjects has yet been found. Everly Gets Term In State Workhouse Harry Everly, of the Summer field community, was arraigned before Juvenile Judge Earl P. U cGinnis, Monday afternoon on & charge of neglect and abandon ment of six minor children. He entered a plea of guilty as charged and was sentenced to three months in the Columbus workhouse. The seventh child in this family is being cared for by the grandparents. His wife, Laura Everly, was also arraigned Monday after noon in the juvenile court. She also entered a plea of guilty and received a sentence of 90 days in the women's workhouse. County Receives 1.33 inches Oi Rain Saturday Noble county received 1.33 inches of rain last Friday night and Saturday, according to Richard Buriingame, official weatherman for the district. This does not include the five inches of snow on the ground and which was melted by the heavy torrential downpour. However, the farmers con sidered themselves lucky in this respect for in many instances, their supply of water had been exhausted. The heaviest downpour in any given hour occurred Saturday afternoon in Caldwell and vic inity. ATTENTION! All members of V.F.W. Post No. 4721 and their auxiliary members, a Children's Christmas party will be held at the V.F.W. Hall, Friday, Dec. 2(1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p. m. Movies and treats for all. Please attend Kiddies. 24-25 O E e a v y a i s a Christmas time, all corres pondents are urged to get their news letters in the mail as early as possible. Mail them Saturday or not later than Monday morn big, ite Journal, George Tomcho Outstanding Farmer public relation* 81 the present board. Chairman John Carter pre sided for the election of these two supervisors from the floor. Interesting remarks wer« given by C. W. McKnight, of Cambridge, area conservation These are just a few of the kiddies who came to Caldwell, Saturday afternoon and were snapped waiting for the official arrival of Santa Claus. They took refuge in the Noble county courthouse, due to inclement weather, but the rain didn't seem to dampen any of their spirits. He also stated that West Vir ginia has been ordered to have all cattle tested for both brucel losis and tuberculosis not later than Dec. 16. A recent report from the state veterinarian in Ohio states that if the milk producer has ar ranged for a veterinarian to do the testing before Dec. 16, the actual work of making the test may be performed by the veter inarian at a later date. At the close of the business meeting, Mrs. Oscar Davis and Mrs. Ralph Forshey served a lunch to those present. Seal Sate Totals $1,063.18 to Dale Mrs. Mildred Long, cnairman of the Christmas Seal sale for the Noble county Tuberculosis and Health. Association an nounced Tuesday that the sale had reached $1,063.18. Mrs. Long stated that this represented the return of 789 letters thus far with the balance of the 2500 yet to come in. This year's goal has been set at $1,850.00 for Noble county. FALLS FROM TRUCK Dean Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wells, of Caldwell route 1, was treated Monday at the Caldwell clinic for an in jured back that he suffered Sun day, Dec. 8 when he fell from a pick-up truck. He was treated and then dismissed. FORFEITS BOND Sherman E. Darrah, of Macks burg, forfeited a bond of $15 last week in the Marietta police court. Darrah was arrested by the state highway patrol on a charge of driving over the double yellow lines. EVENING OF entertainment and turkey raffle at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Sunday evening, Dec. 15 from 7:30 to 10:30. 24 NOTICE We have a complete line of miniature farm imple ment toys. Ideal for Christmas gifts. Caldwell Implement & Sup ply Co-, Caldwell. Ohio. 23 24 25 ist Merle Marietta, work unit conservationist, Roger King, conservation aid and county agent Floyd Henderson. Mr. Gerber also made a few remarks pertaining to the an nual outstanding community farmer contest as sponsored by Virgil Moore Named To Milk Producers Council The quarterly business meeting for district six of the Marietta Cooperative Milk Producers Association was held Friday evening, Dec. 6, in the Brookfield township school. Th'e meeting was in charge pf Ralph P, Forshey, advisory,coun cilman from Lower Salem. Afi election was held at which Time Virgil Moore was elected to the advisory council for a period of two years. J. A. Mallett, president of the Marietta Milk Producers As sociation, was present and gave a report of the progress in milk marketing. Mr. VanDyne gave a report of the milk marketing activities in southern Ohio. Floyd Henderson, county agent, was present and gave a brief report on the status of testing for both brucellosis and tuberculosis in Noble and nearby counties. Just a Few of the Kiddies Waiting For Santa Claus 4 Property Destroyed By Tuesday'sBlaze i lie oiliaii Ulie-i ooill IJUIIie of Raymond "Possum" Smith was destroyed by fire Tuesday morn ing at Carlisle on the Elk Fork road. The Caldwell fire department received the call at 9:55 a. m., but the small home had already been leveled to the ground by the blaze when they arrived. A bucket brigade saved a small shed nearby from catching on fire until ,the department arrived. The property is owned by Mary Crum and the loss was partially covered by insurance. It is believed that a defective electric wire caused the blajfce. New Mail Box Will Be Installed On Square The Noble county commission ers granted the local postoffice# department permission to erect a new mail box on the court house grounds near the east door of the courthouse, Monday at their regular meeting. They also approved the bills and payroll for the county and authorized Clerk C. R. Atkinson his expenses to the commission ers meeting in Columbus, Wed nesday and Thursday of this week. NEW STORE HOURS Robert Harris, agent for the state liquor store in Belie Val ley, announced today a new schedule of hours for the Christ mas season. The store will open at 11:00 a. m. and close at 9:00 p. m., Dec. 18 thru Dec. 23. On Dec. 24 they will close at 6:00 p. m. Dec. 26 thru Dec. 30, the store will close at 9:00 p. m. and on Dec. 31 close at 6:00 p. m. There will be a slight in crease in every taxing district of Noble county when the tax books open here Dec. 20, ac cording to Treasuior A. R. Hicks, and the 1957 rates of taxation which are now being published. The increase in every politi cal sub-division represents .30 mills or a state levy to finance the Korean bonus which was voted overwhelmingly by all the people in the state. This bonus is now being received by many veterans in Ohio but this is the first year NoaLM. JpOUNTy his company. During the social hour, Leo Clark, of Somerset, entertained the group with a 15-minute act, which included mostly comedy. Refreshments were served to approximately 50 cooperators from the district in attendance. Only a few minutes later, these bright-eyed youngsters were going thru the line, talked to Santa Claus and received their candy treat. Quite obviously the atomic age hasn't real ly hit the Noble county youngsters for they still wanted dolls, baby buggies and a bicycle. Horse Loser In Auto (oilision On SR 285 The machine age came out on top Sunday evening when a car dri%?n by Harry A. Semon collided with a horse on SR 285, east o^ Caldwell at 6:21 o'clock, near" the Ronald Wheeler home. The horses were owned by Donald Pitts and at the time of the accident, they were being driven by Wheeler to the pasture gate. When Semon swerved to avoid one horse, he hit another and broke its right front leg. The animal was examined by Dr. G. B. Taylor, of Summerfield, and then ordered destroyed. There was only minor dam age to the car involved. Trustee And Clerk's Association To Meet The Noble county Trustee and Clerk's association will hold their annual organizational meet ing, Tuesday evening, Dec. 17 at 7:30 o'clock in the Caldwell grade school cafeteria. Speaker for the evening will be Edwin Strawser, state as sociation president, from Cin cinnati. A very interesting pro gram is being planned with en tertainment to be presented by Bob Donahue, of Cambridge, and Gary Larrick, of Cumberland. An oyster supper will be ser ved immediately following the business meeting. All township officials and their wives, including those newly elected, county officials and local suppliers are invited and urged to attend. Robert Merry, of Caldwell route 6, is president of the as sociation and Lloyd Ullman, of Elk township, is acting secretary. INJURED AT WORK Ted Finley, of Caldwell, was treated Monday evening at the office of a local physician for a severely bruised left hand. The injury was sustained while young Finley was working for the Mullens Plumbing and Heat ing company in Marietta. that the property owners will start paying for it. Treasurer Hicks said today that every effort is being made to have the tax books ready to open on Friday, Dec. 20 and they will remain open until Monday, Jan. 20. The dubious honor of having the highest tax rate in the county again goes to Batesville corporation with a high of 32.80 mills. Although Bates ville approved a reduction of two mills in the corporation at the last election, the state levy and an increase in the school Semi-Tractor Trailer Disrupts Light Service A heavily loaded semi-trac tor trailer from Houston, Texas, played havoc with the Christmas lighting in the business district of Caldwell, Monday night, as well as all the street lights. The truck was so heavily loaded that it tore out several electric lines on Main street and the village was without street lighting service for the balance of the evening. In addition to this difficulty, one of the engines at the Cald well light plant wasn't work ing satisfactorily and the serv ice was curtailed. Miss Shamhart Wins Prince Of Peace Contest Miss June Shamhart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shamhart, Cliff road, was the winner of the Noble County Prince of Peace contest, Sunday night, at the First Church of Christ. The only other contestant was Miss Beverly Griffin of the Har riettsville high school. Miss Shamhart received a silver medal and will be eligible to com pete in the district contest, the date and place to be announced later, according to Rev. E. Parker West, county chairman. It will be held, however, in January. Miss Shamhart was coached by Mrs. Rama Steen and Miss Grif fin by Mrs. Martha Fryfoglc of Harriettsville. Judges for the county contest were Principal Clyde Larrick and two teachers from the Cumber land school, including Mrs. Edith McNutt and Miss Eileen Monroe Christmas Store Hours Announced Beginning next Thursday evening, Dec. 19, the stores in Caldwell will remain open each evening until Christmas eve' for the convenience of the last minute shoppers, according to the merchants division of the Noble County Chamber of Com merce. All stores in Caldwell are open this Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12 and they will again be open all day and evening on Thursday, Dec. 19. They will remain open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings until 9:00 o'clock but will close at 6:00 o'clock Tuesday night or Christ mas eve. On Thursday, Dec. 26 or the day after Christmas and again on Thursday, Jan 2, the general (Continued on Page Two) THREE PASS TEST According to the state patrol, there were three successful ap plicants who passed their driv er's examinations Monday under the jurisdiction of the state patrol. Francis V. Weisend, of Summerfield route 1, passed his test and received chauffeur's lic ense. Dean Raney, of Dexter City route 1 and Orma Pickenpaugh, Cumberland route 2, passed their tests and received a permit to operate state-owned equipment. IN HOSPITAL Mrs. Wire Fowler, of Main street, was admitted to the Bethesda hospital, Zanesville on Monday, Dec. 9 for observation and treatment. Batesville Has Highest Tax Rate In Noble County levy again resulted in the high rate. Last year, the school levy for Batesville was 20.20 and the corporation leVy, 8.70. For 1957, the school levy is 22.20 and the corporation levy only 6.70. There was also an in crease of .40 mills on the state levy for a grand total of 32.80 mills. In 1956. it was 32.40. The next highest rate is 28.50 for the Senecaville school district in Guernsey county for Wayne township and the Senecaville school district in Guernsey county for Seneca UNPW/N-e CALDWELL, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1957 TWENTY PAGES THIS WEEK SINGLE COPY 0c Precinct Changes Planned By Local Board For Special Election, Feb. 4 Summerfield Parents Charged With Neglect Change Made In VFW Commanders Banquet Caldwell School Dislrict Seeks Approval of $350,000 Bond Issue The Noble county board of elections plan to combine several of the voting precincts in the Caldwell school district when the special election for the proposed $350,000 bond issue is held here Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1958. At this special election, the Caldwell board of education will submit a bond issue for the purpose of constructing a fire proof school building, modernizing the existing school buildings, equip ping and furnish the same and acquiring the necessary real estate. Clem Dutton, chairman of the local board of elections, said that the following changes would be made for the Feb. 4th election only. All Olive precinct voters will vote at the usual place of voting. Sharon precinct, Enoch prec inct and Center West precinct voters, entitled to vote on said issue in the Caldwell school dis trict, will vote at the Olive prec inct voting place in the patriotic room of the courthouse at Cald well. All Olive township precinct (Dudley) voters will vote at the usual place. South Olive voters, entitled to vote on said bond issue will vote at Olive township precinct voting place at the church in Dudley. All Caldwell 1, 2, 3, and 4 precincts will vote at the usual voting places. (Continued on Page Two) And Their Dreams Will Come True Dreams do come true for children at Christmastime, Santa Claus told these three youngsters last Saturday afternoon as they received their candy treat, sponsored by the Noble County Chamber of Commerce. From left to right, they are Mike Chandler, son of Mrs. Betty Nichols, Caldwell Robert Gene Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nichols, Columbus, and Kathy Cain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fulton Cain, Caldwell. Little Mike and Kathy are three years old and Bobby Gene tops them by one year. The annual Christmas treat for all kiddies in the county will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, according to Malcolm Parks, general chairman. Oil cUi ajiiuavit fileti by Rome Thompson, Harry and Laura Everly, Summerfield, route 1, were taken into custody Sunday morning by the sheriff's depart ment and charged with neglect and abandoning their seven chil dren, ranging in age from three months to 11 years. The children were taken over by the county Sunday afternoon and as wards were placed in various other homes. A charge of intoxication was also lodged against Mr. and Mrs. Everly. The local probate court has taken the matter under advisement. The annual banquet for past commanders of V.F.W. Post No. 4721 will be held Saiurday evening, Dec. 14 in the dining room of the First Presbyterian church. This banquet was ori ginally to have been held in the grade school cafeteria. Rep. Edmund G. James will be the speaker. township. This is exactly the same as for the previous year as a slight reduction in the school levy offset the increase on the state levy for the Korean bonus. Another high tax levy in the county is Belle Valley corpora tion, where the total tax is based on 27.80 mills. This in cludes five mills for the cor poration as operating expenses. 19.00 mills for the school, .20 mills for township levy, 3.00 mills for county levy and .60 (Continued on Page Two) Ly% High Of 52 Degrees Below At Antarctic "It's rather cold here but I don't seem to mind it with the high for yesterday being 46 degrees below and today 52 below", writes John L. Morrison from his base at Byrd's Island in the Antarctic. Morrison is the son of Mrs. Carletta Morrison, of Cald well route. He left for his Antarctic post in October and will be gone 18 months. He also said that "The snow is easy 20 feet deep here. Had a nice flight across country from San Francisco to Hono lulu and from there we stop ped a couple of times at the islands for fuel before hitting New Zealand. Then on to McMurdo and from there to my permanent base here at Little America." "The radio room and our quarters are all under snow but connected with a tunnel. Our food is good and I have no gripes other than its rather cold." His permanent address is as follows: John L. Morrison, RM 1, Commander Naval Support 3, Navy 20, Box 022 (Antarctic), Fleet Postoffice, San Francisco, Calif. Morrison is also a brother of Mrs. Cecil Wilson, of Cam bridge, formerly of Caldwell. XMAS TREES and branches for trimming, 50c to S1.25. Amos Franklin, 204 E. Main Street, Caldwell. Ohio. Phone 207-W. 23 24 25 SHOP AT KOLA'S HAT SHOPPE for your Xmas gifts Purses, billfolds, costume jewelry, head and neck scarfs, stoles, hose and miscellaneous items. Sale on all women's and children's hats. Sale begins Sat., Dec. 14. '24 WINDOW GLASS cut to accu rate size. See us for your needs. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell. tf. Seven Candidates Fail To Comply With Filing Law The Noble County Board of Elections has certified over to Prosecuting Attorney Fred F. Fox a list of seven candidates who failed to file an expense account with the board before the dead line last Thursday afternoon. One of the candidates is J. H. Eagon of Batesville, who was a successful write-in for the offiee of mayor. However, according to law, he cannot serve now in this capacity and will be unable to seek office again for a period of five years. Other candidates who will be unable to seek office for this per iod, since they failed to comply with the law, include the follow ing: David Betts, Batesville, candi date for trustee, Beaver township Nathan Lincicome, Dexter City, route 2, candidate for trustee, Jefferson township Robert John son, Caldwell, candidate for mem ber of the village council. Thomas R. McCune, Belle Val ley, defeated candidate for mayor Earl Delancey, Belle Valley, candidate for member of council Robert Crow, Cumberland, route 2, candidate for Buffalo local school district and Mayor-elect Eagon of Batesville. There were 177 candidates in the Nov. 4 election and all filed an expense account except for.tfee above. Milk Herds Must Get Blood Tests For W. Ya. Sales According to an announcement from Floyd Henderson, Noble county agent, milk producers throughout the county who sell milk to dealers having markets in West Virginia are being noti fied that their herds must be blood tested for Brucellosis not later than Monday, Dec. 16 in order to continue to sell milk to these dealers. This ruling also applies to shippers supplying milk to Mari etta and Wheeling markets and is in keeping with orders from the West Virginia Department of Health. Due to the short time and the limited number of veterinarians available to do the work, there is some question whether all herds can be tested before the deadline. Arrangements have been made whereby the produc ers may qualify to continue to ship milk, provided he has made a request from a local veter inarian to have his herd tested as soon as possible. This request, however, will need to be on file before the deadline, Moniay, Dec. 16, Henderson stated. STREET SCENES "Sorry, no more cats," Mrs. Josephine Freestone, of North street, told over 30 people who called her last week after the following classified came out in The Journal, "Wanted, a good home for a Persian Cat". Mrs. Freestone said she was totally unprepared for such a response to a classified insertion that only cost 50 cents. The board of trustees, Cald well public library, has pur chased a new Hi Fi and one other record player to be loaned out to the general public, to gether with Christmas records and Christmas film strips. They may be borrowed on a 24-hour basis. The library also pur chased a new 16 m.m. projector and a new 8 m.m., making a total of two each for use by the gen eral public. NOTICE Place your orders NOW in order that we can fill them all by Christmas. Our Xmas special includes Candlelight Fruit Cakes (all fruit and pecans, no raisins) and homemade pea nut brittle. Landaker's Bakery, Main street. 24 SEE US FOR your Bottle Gas need. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell, Ohio. tf.