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Weekly Newspaper In Ohio for 1958 VOL. 99 NUMBER 38 ESTABLISHED IN 1359 Pictured above are members of the panel, answered questions directed to them on the proposed school consolidation. They are, left to right: Gordon Secrest, Belle Valley Don Leonard, Brookfield R. N. Eyman (standing), assistant superintendent of public instruction H. C. Secrest, superintendent of county schools A'\ a V. \-.h He ld CharV bn. w: aiM. is a ral 11j crowd attending the pubhc meeting held iast week in the K. of C. hall at which time the A statement by H. C. Secrest# superintendent of county schools, at the public meeting held last week in the Knights of Colum bus hall, on the question of con solidation, clearly identified the course of action that will be taken by schools over which he directs policies and procedures. Supt. Secrest, when comment ing on a question directed to him for answering said, in part. "... believe it best for all tc get together and build one large high school. However, the county board is going ahead with plans formulated during the past sev eral years plan to go ahead and try to solve their problems by combining seven districts, giving them an opportunity to vote on consolidation ill toe next general election." With this now a known fact, it becomes apparent that regard less of the position the Caldwell school board takes on consolida tion, the county schools are definitely moving to effect some major change from their present Btatus. The seven districts considered in the county consolidation are Recalls Lincoln's Assassination Silas Thorla, Famed Renrock Scribe, Dies Silas Thorla, 98, Noble county native and a nationally recognized historian, passed away at 12:45 o clock Tuesday afternoon, March 18, at the Kuhn nursing home in Zanesville wheee he had been a patient for the past two weeks. .Mr. Thorla, ol'ten referred to as the grand rT man of Noble county, had been in ill health for about six months, but until that time he was active. He was born at Renrock in Noble county on August 1, 1859. and resided there until 21 year ago when he moved to Zanes ville. He was a son of the lat Frank and Sarah Stephen Thorla. Mr. Thorla served as post master and operated a genera! store at Renrock for many years He also owned a sugar camp near Renrock. During his latter years, Mi. Thorla was often called upon t« supply data for local histories items, since he retained a vivii memory of the early days in (Continued on Page Two) SEE US FOR your Bottle Gas need. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell. QtoifHb tL p.u, Sarahsville. Other panel members,not pictured above were: R. C. Blake, county board member Thomas Harmon, Sharon Fred Powell, Seneca and Raphael Gerst, Fulda. Morris Alton, di rector of public affairs, Ohio Farm Bureau, Columbus, served as panel moderator. v County Schools Propose Consolidation ville, Belle Valley, Fulda, Brourfiield, Sharoil, Buffalo, and Seneca. During the past several weeks a petition has been circulating within the Caldwell school dis trict in an effort to secure km' consolidation was d,:\ v-ed. A» estimated 29U persons attended. V Journal-Leader Photo sufficient signatures to justify action by the Caldwell school board or for presentation to the state department of education to have the issue placed on the ballot, to be decided by the (Continued on Page Two) Caldwell Band To Head Youth Day Procession "Again, the Caldwell high school marching band will head the procession! This time, the occasion will be do\$n High street in Columbus, May T, leading the six divisions which make up the geographical districts in Ohio Elkdom. To give additional prominence to the event, SCIENCE DAY Science students at the Belle Valley high school will partici pate in science day which will be held Saturday, March 22 at the Muskingum college, New Concord. The event is being sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science. John Wargo, instruc tor of the Belle Valley students, also plans to attend. Gov. William O'Neill has pro claimed May 1 as Youth Day in Ohio. Band Director Marvin P. Wood stated today that permis sion has been granted by school officials for the band to take part in the State-wide National Youth Day. The event is under the sponsorship of the Bene volent and Protective Order of Elks in Ohio and is designed to offset the Russian May Day activity. The request which made it possible for the Caldwell high school band to become an in tegral part of this national event was submitted by Fred L. Bohm, past grand exalted ruler, of Zanesville. Information received by "Di (Continued on Page Two)- Hiss Marianne Ridwsek Now Airline Hostess Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richcreek, Mrs. Clyde Harris and Mrs. Ward Murrey, all of Caldwell, visited with Miss Marianne Richcreek ih Columbus where she had a half hour lay-over enroute from New York City to Kansas City. Miss Richcreek graduated Thursday night and became an airline hostess on the TWA airlines. Immediately after graduating she returned to LaGuardia air port in New York City where she will make her headquarters. She is a graduate of Caldwell high school, class of 1955. A MEETING OF ALL persons in the Caldwell School District who are interested in consolida tion. will be held at S. & H. Lab oratories, Inc., Thursday, March 20, 8:00. p. m. Meeting is import ant and all persons interested in consolidation a'.c requested to at tend. Consolidation Committer J8 CODERS NOBLE. £OUNry County Fair To Receive $4,300.00 From Fair Fund Ninety-two county and In dependent fairs and the Ohio State fair are sharing in the first distribution of the $453,530.13 Ohio fairs fund. is slated Noble county to receive $4,300.76 for general operations, racing track maintenance The Ohio fairs fund and at the annual county fair. The Ohio State fair is receiv ing $46,914.55. County and in dependent fairs are getting a minimum of $1,954.85 and a maximum of $5,864.66. Muskingum county received the maximum distribution to county fairs, $5,864.66 Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan and Washington were listed in the same bracket with Noble county and they re ceived -$4,300.76. Perry county was classed with the group in the minimum distribution and they received $1,954.85 for oper ating expenses only. was creat ed by the last legislature by im posing an additional tax of one half of one percent on pari mutuel betting at Ohio race tracks. Between June 11, when the new law went into effect, and the end of the 1957 racing season, the additional tax for the Ohio fairs fund $453,530.13. produced High School Band To Present Annual 'Spring Concert' The annual spring concert of the Caldwell high school band will be presented on Friday evening, March 28, beginning at 8:00 o'clock, according to an an nouncement by Marvin P. Wood, instructor. The performance will be given in the local high school gymnas ium and an excellent program has been planned, which features several vocal numbers by mem bers of the band. An afternoon presentation will be held on Thyrsday, March 27 for the gra^le school and high School students. Seven senior girls will be play ing for their last time at the concert, Friday evening. They include: Janice Scherr, Karen Buckey, June Shamhart, Pauline Reed, Sandra Parrish, Doris Estadt, and Joan Safigan. The complete program for the concert will be as follows: Emblem of Freedom March, by K. L. King Helena Polka, by Leonard Around the World, by Davis Thunder and Blazes March, by Seredy Bye, Bye, Love, by Bryant, featuring Miss Sally Hill and Miss Nancy Pitts (Contmuea on Page Two) Pastor Appointed For FM Churches Services at the Pcrryopolis and S a a s v i e e e e o i s churches will resume on a reg ularly scheduled plan, Sunday, March 23 with supply pastor, Ronald Wells, in charge of services. Rev. Wells has taken over these duties at the request of Rev. Glen Hall, district super intendent, and will fill this charge until the regular annual conference meets in July. At the annual conference another min ister will be appointed to fill the vacancy created by the illness of Rev. Jacobs, who has resigned and moved to New Albany. Rev. Wells is well known in this county, having served as local preacher and Sunday school superintendent at Ava for the past ten years. Ramsey Resigns From Board At the meeting the resignation of Gerald Ramsey was officially accepted. He has served on the board since 1956, and his re placement has not been made, according to Supt. Davis. It is reported that the board is con sidering several applicants before filling the vacancy. Mr. Ramsey's resignation was expected when it was announced several weeks ago that he plan ned to move to Marietta at the close of the present school term. He has established a flying ser vice business, serving both the Parkersburg and Marietta areas. The board also appointed Mrs. N. S. Reed to serve as a member of the Caldwell public library, replacing Lawrence Nichols, elementary school executive, who resigned last week. Other member of the library board are Walter Quick, Enid Okey, D. H. Harkins, Mrs. Willis Hupp, Mrs. W. B. Marshall and Miss Mary Radcliff, who is also serving as clerk. Present at the board meeting were:^ Hillis Keeton, president, Cha. Vs Dyer, Gerald Ramsey, and Bill Semon. Robert Loirenz was unable to attend. Wards Really Have Troubles! A very unusuai incident oc curred last week to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ward, of Quaker City route 1, local division of the aid for the aged adminis trator, when three of their daughters were patients in three hospitals in three differ ent towns. One of the daughters, Miss Marilyn Ward, was injured in an automobile wreck along with four other students at the Columbus Business University. The accident occurred Satur day evening near Dover, their car being demolished as the result of striking a steel sign. They were admitted to a Dover hospital from where on Tues day, Miss Ward was transfer red to the Guernsey Me morial hospital.. Cambridge. She is suffering from cuts and a possible concussion. The other two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gardine and Mrs. Scott Roe, gave birth tc sons during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Gardine, of Columbus are the parents of a seven pound, three ounce son, Monday, March 10, in a Columbus hos pital. The other birth was to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Roe, of Salesville route 1, a seven pou»:d, four ounce son at St. I rancis hospital, Cambridge, on Sunday, March 9. UNDERGOES SURGERY Mrs. Francis Smith, of Belle Valley, underwent major sur gery last Friday in the Good Samaritan hospital in Zanesville. Caldwell High School F.H.A. Club To Receive Merit Award Tut. .-.late award of merit committee oi tue F. II. A. dub notified the vocational home economics department of Caldwell high school, last weejt, that the local club will receive the award of merit at the state convention to be held in Columbus, April 25 and 26. According to the class advisor, Mrs. Rama Steen, the club must meet standards set up by the up state and national organization in order to receive this coveted award. A workable program of work must be compiled and placed in a neat, attractive year book and sent to the state depart ment of vocational education. The program must be based on four national goals which are: to promote better family living to help members understand the opportunities open to them in the field of home economics to understand our neighbors, both at home and abroad, and to provide for each chapter mem ber for part in home, school and community activities. The local Future Homemakers of America club is in its se.cond year at the Caldwell high school and at the present time, Beulah Garvin is serving as president. Mrs. Mary Scherr and Mrs. Alta Archer are club mothers. CALDWELL, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1958 FOURTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK 'SINGLE COPY 6c Caldwell Board Renews Nine Teaching Contracts Acting upon the recommendation of Supt. of Schools Charles E. Davis, the Caldwell board of education recently renewed the con tracts for nine teachers, all of which expire June 30. Teachers given a five-year contract include: Mrs. Lulu McDon ald, Byron Steen, Miss Ruth Addis, Subray Dahood, Mrs. Helen Douglass, Mrs. Dorothy Dyer, and Mrs. Rama Steen. Two-year contracts were given to Mrs. Ruth Marquis and Glenn Scott. Board Member Resigns 370 Applications Filed For ASC Cost-Sharing Practices 1 V i i 'tVlli'ftf'rfli GERALD RAMSEY Driving Wi:rtoaf Brakes Brings Fine 01 $19,70 A minor accident on SR 670 involving Bearl Harding, of Nor wich, resulted in a fine totaling $19.70. Harding was charged by the highway patrol with driving withou* brakes. He appeared before Mayor Edward Bailey, of Belle Valley. Donald Combs, of Barberton, Paul Jones, of Cambridge, and Cecil White, of Akron, were charged with traffic violations by Belle Valley Marshal Law rence Macenko. Appearing be fore Mayor Edward Bailey, of Belle Valley, the trio received fines and costs each totaling $9.70. The iLu.Ln for the superior rating -jivi r. ti local ambulance company by the inspecting of ficer is well established by the neat appearance of the local pictured guardsmen. Showing the equipment to the ONG inspecting officer are two enlisted men, Pvt. Nicodemus A. Mascia relli of Lewisville, second from left, holding the shirt, and Pvt. Thomas Clark of Middleburg, Caldwell Girl Selecfed To Sing In Slate Chorus Miss Norma Jean Doudna, a member of the Caldwell Future Homemakers of America, has been selected to sing in the chorus at the state convention of the club on April 25 and 26, in Columbus. Miss Doudna is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. J. Doudna, of Cliff road. She is a sophomore at the Caldwell high school Mrs. Rama Steen, class advisor,' and Miss Beulah Garvin, club president, will also make the trip to Columbus for the annual con vention. The chorus in which Miss Doudna will sing, will first appear at the state' banquet, using as their selections, "I Believe", and "Perfect Day." Thre* hundred and seventy applications' have been filed to date requesting cost-sharing in performing agricultural conservation practices under the 1958 program as reported by ASC chairman, R. W. Dennis. Dennis also announced for Noble county hurley tobacco $6,200. All producers who had in dicated, as of March 7, 19.V1. their request to Soil Bank the 1958 farm allotment were noti fied on March 17 that funds are now available to allow them to enter into binding agreements. Dennis again urged farmers, who expect to perform an ACP practice requiring lime, to h^tve their soil tested so that test results may be in the hands of the committee at least 30 days before starting the practice. Ap proximately 90 samples have been taken to date by Howard Smith, ASC performance super visor, while many other samples have been submitted through the local extension and SCS offices The cost of having each soil sample tested is $1.25 regardless (Continued on Page Two) Accident Victim Renins Critical According to attendants at St. Anthony's hospital, Columbus, the condition of Miss Elizabeth Ann Wuletich, daughter of Mr and Mrs. George Wuletich, Cald well route 6, remains critical, but improved, following an air plane crash on Saturday, Feb. 22 six fniles east of Columbus. Miss Wuletich has been in an unconscious state of mind since the crash. She has completely recovered from the cuts, bruises and excessive swollen condition which she suffered when the plane in whicfc* she and a jelose girl companion and two other Ohio State University male stu dents crash landed. Miss Janice Susan Chicwak, a niece of Miss Wuletich, and Albert Butts, of Loudonville, were fatally injured. Norman Thomas, of Lexington, survived the crash and has recuperated sufficiently that he is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. Maintaining Good Equipment Is Essential that the acreage reserve allocation allotments had been increased to Revision Of Dues Proposed Namr Committee Heads Directors of the Noble County Chamber of Commerce, Holding their first meeting last week since the election of new officers, proposed a study be made for revising the membership dues, approved the various committee appointments, and heard a re port from the President for a work program to be applied in promotions undertaken by the organization. Joe Yontz, newly-elected tor direc and past president, was named to head the membership committee. He will be assisted by Robert Ralston. It is expected the membership drive will get underway during tile first week in April. Directors adopted a proposal whereby a study will be made prior to the membership drive, to revise the dues structure of the organization. The revision (Continued on Paige Two) County Group To Attend Siefe Advisors' Luncheon Paul jonard, a^sbeiate agent for Noble county, and a number of 4-H club advisors plan to attend the state advisors' recogni tion banquet luncheon on Wed uesdav, M^rchv at the Ohio State University, Columbus. The "advisors from Noble county to receive 4-H pins are: 15-vear pins: Winfred Rich and Wava Oliver 10-year pi$: Vina Hedge five-year pins Opal Brumbach, Virginia Frew, Char les Ramsey and Gerald Davis. These advisors will receive the "Award of the Clover" for their services as 4-H advisors in Noble county. V V .^ VU Hi '-h i ^Sed the inspection with "shining colors". Second from right is Capt. Walter W. Chap man, pointing out to the guardsmen the ad vantages of having their equipment always in first-class condition. Looking on are Sgt. Lee Truex, extreme left, and Capt. Charles Coyle, extreme right. Superior Rating is Given ONG Ambulance Company N«-b!e county's ambulance company, 112th medical battalion, re ceived a superior rating on the annual audit which was completed Friday, March 14. The audit extended over a period of four days, March 11, 12, 13, and 14. Capt. Walter W. Chapman, auditor-inspector for the Ohio National Guards, Ft. Hayes, Columbus, conducted the audit. Capt. Chapman stated the local company received one of the two superior ratings given ONG units where audits have been completed this year. The inspection was primarily directed at the unit's clothing and equipment records, and according to the report, all items (Continued on Page Two) NOTICE We have a complete line of farm field seeds, certi fied seed oats, various grades of Agrico fertilizer and lime for your Spring needs. Priced right, so see us for your planting needs. 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