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The Noble county Ministerial
Association met at the First Methodist church, Caldwell, Tuesday morning with Rev. Fred Eastman presiding. Devo tions on "The Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus" were given by Rev. Parker West, host pastor. Plans for the Good Friday service on March 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p. m. were made. This observance of the hours Christ hung on the cross will be held Senator C. Stanley Mechem of the 9th 14th senatorial district had been invited to at tend but declined due to a conflicting engage ment. Resolutions opposing the present county court or municipal court law, which restricts the jurisdiction of mayors' courts, were pre sented from Dexter City, Belle Valley, Sum merfield, Sarahsville and Caldwell councils. Gets Application In— Major Highway Slip Repaired At Crooked Tree State highway workers used steel piling and underground drainage to repair the damaged highway. The local state depart ment crane was used in the pro ject as well as a backhoe from the Marietta division crew. Slag and limestone are being hauled on all traffic bound roads in the county, Supt. VanFossen said. Sealing work is being done on State Route 285, between Caldwell and Sarahsville. The state highway department authorized payment for 200 tons of limestone from the King quarry to be used on state high ways in Noble county. Other activity includes the opening of ditches where small slips have occurred. Fire Destroys Barn Last Wednesday At Macksburg Flic ch\-4 roved a ham on the Frank Gildow farm at Macks burg, Wednesday afternoon at 12:50 o'clock. Lost in the fire were 50 bales of hay and 500 feet of lumber, in addition to some tools. There was no estimate of the loss. The building was 32 by 18 feet. Caldwell firemen took equip ment to the fire which damaged the side of a garage and three other buildings. NOTICE To boys and girls in the Spring Concert: Our stock fs complete for your shoe ward robe. Lay your size away now at Carl's Shoes. See ad on page three. 37 FOR RENT—Wallpaper steamer, floor sander, small sander, and lawn roller. D. D. Nichols Hard ware* CaldwelL 36 37 38 NOBLE COUNTY MAYORS HEAR REP. EDMUND JAMES Edmund G. James, Noble County's repre sentative to the General Assembly, was the principal speaker Sunday afternoon when the newly organized unit of county mayors held a meeting in the Municipal hall, Caldwell. 100, He Volunteers To Fly To The Moon Surrounded by smiling though somewhat startled friends and relatives, jubilant John Calvert McCandless, of Los Angeles, Calif., vigorously and valiantly volunteered today to bte the first man to go to the moon. He is a native of Caldwell. This may not surprise too many moon-struck earthmen—ex cept for the fact that McCandless first made the announcement yesterday at the same time he A slip which has made one-way traffic necessary on State Route 339, at the Crooked Tree hill, has been repaired after a period of several weeks, Archie Van Fossen, state highway super intendent for Noble county, re ported today. was celebrating his 100th birth day. "I might back out at the last minute," the spry old man de clared "but the way I feel right now, I believe I'd go." With twinkling blue eyes and a boyish grin, the silver-haired centenarian, who was born March 2,1859 in Caldwell, Ohio, settled back on his comfortable couch at 7944 Fountain ave., took a big bite of birthday cake, and chuckled: "This is something new for me, you know—celebrating my 100th birthday." Enthusiastically, he added, "I'm Continued on page two Lions Club Plans Ladies Program Plans are now Deing completed for the annual Ladies night pro gram to be held by the Caldwell Lions club Wednesday night, March 25 at 6:30 p. m. Chairman Robert Whitcomb of the program and attendance com mittee said that an unusual and highly-rated program has been planned. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Pres ton, of Leesville, who recently visited Soviet Russia, will be the principal speakers. One of the highlights of their tour was a personal two-hour interview with Premier Nikita Khruschev. Their talk on Russia from a tourist point of view, will be colorfully illustrated with slides. The six winners of the 1958 Noble county 4-H club girls project groups will also model their winning entries. MINOR ACCIDENT Rollie Franklin Stotts, 32, of Zanesville, and Zedrick L. Clark, 57, of Caldwell route 1, were drivers of automobiles that col lided on SR 78, two miles east of Caldwell at 2:45 p. m. Saturday. There was minor property dam age to both vehicles and no one was injured. The sheriff's de partment investigated. The acci dent occurred when Stotts made a left hand turn and failed to signal. EASTER BASKETS. $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 sizes. Sold by orders only. Please place orders well in advance of Easter. Landaker's Bakery, phone 1G3-M, Caldwell. 37, 38, 39 T-ftE %COVRS County Ministers Planning Easter Service In the United Presbyterian church. Special music will be a Ladies' Ensemble from the First Church of Christ, the Junior choir from the First Methodist church and a Wo men's Musicale from the Unit ed Presbyterian church. The theme will be "person alities About the Cross." The preachers will be the Rever ends Ira J. Brandon, Fred East man, James L. Mason, Roy 15. Wikander, A. G. Riggle (Mt. Zion Lutheran church), John Thompson and Clyde Still. Other services during Holy Week will be on Monday, March 23, at the First Metho dist church with Rev. James McConnell, of Lower Salem, preaching Tuesday, March 24 at the Free Methodist church with Rev. A. G. Riggle, of Pleasant City, preaching Wed nesday evening, prayer meet ings in each church Thursday, communion services in the Pictured above, left to right, are Mayor Chester J. Howiler of Caldwell, Mayor Paul Davis of Sarahsville, Rep. James, Mayor James Taylor of New Concord, member of the state executive committee against the law, Mayor Eddie Bailey of Belle Valley and Mayor Dean Oliver of Summerfield. The local resolutions will eventually be presented to the General Assembly in the fight against the county court law which goes into effect, Jan. 1,1960. Caldwell Councilmen Worl W. Thompson and G. T. Jennings also attended the meeting. Photo by Journal-Leader Staff Engineer Controls Disbursement Of Allocated Funds An operation of county gov ernment that has resulted in a great deal of misunderstanding was clarified this week by a spokesman for the board of county commissioners. The question was regarding "what control the board of com missioners has over fund ear marked or appropriated the county engineer for operating the highway program." The commissioner said, "It was thought last year that w could control the amount of labor by appropriating the engineer certain amount each month. However, the prosecuting attor ney reversed this procedure. It was his opinion this method of procedure could not be followed, as we (the commissioners) must appropriate the county engineer the amount of money thfey deem necessary to operate the county for the entire year." Continuing, he said, "The law also delegates the county engi neer complete authority to hire or fire all labor that he sees fit to carry on his highway pi-o gram." In the past the county com' missioners have attempted to regulate the appropriations made to the county engineer. The commissioner said that many people are of the opinion that the board controls certain expenditures in the engineer's office. It is the board's wish that this matter be publicly known that the engineer has complete jurisdiction in the management and conduct of his office and controls the disbursement of money allocated for his opera tion. NOBL-£ United Presbyterian and First Methodist churches. The association viewed with concern the Barrett bill in the state legislature proposing to do away with local option vot ting on 3.2% beer. The minis ters voted to write a letter of appreciation and encourage ment to Rep. Edmund James, who declared himself opposed to depriving the people of the privilege of a vote concerning the sale of 3.2% beer. A letter stating opposition to the bill will be sent to Rep. Barrett of Mahoning county, who is. in troducing the bill. £oUNTy L/-£ VOL. 100 NUMBER 37 ESTABLISHED IN 1859 CALDWELL, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1959 FOURTEEN PAGES THIS W75EK SINGLE COPY 6c The group named a com mittee to obtain permission to have out-door preaching after the Saturday night band con certs at the court house dur ing the summer. Rev. James Mason was named to organize preaching services at the county jail. Rev. Clyde Still and Rev. John Thompson will hold preaching services at the rest homes in Reinersville and Sarahsville. The next meeting will be held April 13 at the United Presbyterian church. A lunch will be served to the ministers and their wives at the host church. New Equipment Purchased For Caldwell School Much needed equipment for the Caldwell high school was purchased Tuesday evening at a recessed meeting of the Caldwell board of education with Presi dent Hilles Keeton presiding Members were Fred McDonald, Charles Dyer. Robert Lorenz and Dr. Stanley Doudna, in addition to Supt. Clayton Smith and Clerk Margaret Archer. Tiie equipment included 90 tablet arm chairs, eight tables 41 Chairs to go with The tables and five teacher^' deajs and chairs. The total amount of this purchase was $1720. The order was placed with the Modern Company of Pittsburgh, Fa., and it is all Samsonite furniture. The board also, authorized the purchase of a Dictating machine for the commercial department and a potato peeler from Ritten house for the school cafeteria The potato peeler cost $225.00. They also adopted a resolution to collect tuition from parents a month in advance as recom mended following the state audit The state recommended that bus drivers must execute their bonds rather than the contractor and this resolution was also adopted by the board. Noble Countians Figure In Wreck A n a u o accident occurred at 4:30 p. m., Sunday on USR 21 when an auto driven by Charles Hill, 20, of Ava, crashed into the rear of a car operated by Janis Buckey, 24, of Belle Valley, ac cording to a report from the state highway patrol. The Buckey auto was struck from behind as the driver slowed down to make a turn into a ser vice station, south of Pleasant City, in Noble county. Both cars were southbound when the collision occurred Extensive damage resulted to the Hill auto and minor damage was reported to the Buckey car Hill was cited by the patrol for failure to stop within assur red clear distance ahead. DISMISSED TO HOME Roy Bradison was dismissed Tuesday to his home on Spruce street from the Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville, where he underwent surgery on his arm Twenty-three New Cars Sold In Noble County Twenty-three new car titles were issued by the Noble county clerk of courts during February, according to a monthly report submitted by John H. Snyder, clerk. New car titles were issued to Clifford D. Misel, express, Dodge: Cervilla Anderson, ranch wagon, Ford Jack L. Frederickson, car Oldsmobile William W. Gilles pie, car, Pontiac Hugh A. Wal ters, car, Ford John Egnot, pick up, Ford Maurice Reed, pickup, Studebaker Johnson Motor Co., car, Oldsmobile Johnson Motor Co., car, Chevrolet Everett T. Bircher, car, Ford C. O. Ginn, car, Ford Carleton M. Spriggs, car, Ford Mary I. Slater, car, Chevrolet. John Palmer, pickup, Chev rolet William Sabo, car, Ford Wayne Schillings, car, Buick Donald D. Nichols, express, Dodge Natie Wickham, car, new and used car titles. Ford May Roe, car, Chevrolet R. C. Moore Lumber Co., cab and chassis, Mack Dwain Dyer, ranch wagon, Ford Homer Larrick car, Pontiac Betty Lou Larrick car, Pontiac. Used vehicle transactions dur ing January totalled 167, includ ing 142 cars, 8 pickups and 4 other motor vehicles. Clerk Sny der reported that $349.14 was turned over to the treasurer of Noble county and $70.75 to the treasurer of the state bureau of motor vehicles from the sale of 7~-A/-£ ROBERT S. RALSTON President BOBBY J. MILLER Vice President County Auditor Assumes Duties Mrs. Ruth McDonald was named deputy auditor for Noble county, Monday, when Stanley Osier assumed his new duties as county auditor, March 9. The new Republican official will serve a term of four years extending to March 11, 1963. He was administered the oath of office by Common Pleas Court Judge W. Vernon Archer. Auditor Osier was unopposed in the November election and succeeds Democratic Auditor C. R. Atkinson, who did not seek another term. This is probably one of the few rare instances in the state of Ohio this year where a Republican succeeded a Demo crat. Mrs. McDonald previously ser ved as bookkeeper in the audi tor's office under Mr. Atkinson. Mrs.. Linda Wells will also con tinue with her duties as clerk typist. Former Auditor C. R. Atkinson will remain in the office for a period of time, Auditor Osier said. BUYS PROPERTY Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Love have purchased the W. E. Cecil prop erty on Belford street. Possession will be given when Mr. and Mrs. Cecil complete their new home in Sunset Park. NEW POLLING PLACE The Noble county Board of Elections has ruled that for the convenience of the electorate in Forest Grove precinct, the poll ing place has been changed to the grange hall in Sharon. The matter will be for public hear ing' on April 4 at 10:00 a. m. in their office at the courthouse, Clerk Harry G. Firhrreek said today. £uNf-H IN-G. I CHARLES MEEK Secretary Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday At Southern Noble New Officers And Directors Announced New officers and eight direc tors will be recognized this Thursday, March 12, when the annual meeting of the Noble County Chamber of Commerce is held at the Southern Noble high school auditorium, Dexter City, beginning at 6:30 o'clock. It will also feature the return of an illustrious native son in the personage of Brig. General Herbert B. Eagon, director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus, who will be the principal speaker. At a business meeting of the C. of C. directors Monday night, the eight new directors for the coming year were announced following the ballot count. They are Clarence J. Estadt, Walter Quick, Mike Brienza, John W. Hazard, Ken L. Leighton, Mal colm Parks, Joe Yontz and C. D. Elliott. The board of directors met Tuesday and selected Robert S. (Bud) Ralston as their president for the coming year. Bobby J. Miller, manager of the City Loan office in Caldwell, will be the new vice president and Charles Meek, affiliated with the Cald well plant, Cleveland Graphite Bronze Co., is the new secretary. The retiring officers are Mal Continued on page two A meeting was held Thurs day evening at the Noble county SCS office, West street, in the interest of a Duck Creek flood control program for Noble county. Guest speaker for the evening was L. C. Wat son, area engineer for the Soil Conservation Service. The guest speaker reviewed to those present, how interest came about and explained how the law applies to this program and the procedure for making application for federal help. SCS farm planner Merle Marietta and Noble county agricultural agent Floyd Hen derson were present in the in terest of Noble county's par ticipation in the proposed sur vey of the Duck Creek valley in Noble and Washington coun ties. It was pointed out that this is only a preliminary in vestigation which is necessary for an' application to be made for federal participation. Sev eral steps are necessary in state and federal government pro cedures before the project could become a reality. After a joint damage sum mary of Noble and Washington counties has been made, the following information is neces sary to make application: the size and location of the water shed, description of the prob lem, extent of damages, details about the work needed and in formation about the organiza tion and source of funds. The Large Barn Is Destroyed By Fire At Middleburg A large barn, owned by George Clark of the Middleburg com munity, was completely des troyed by fire Thursday after noon. The loss including machin ery was estimated at $7,000 by the owner. The Caldwell fire department answered the call at 2:33 p. m. but the flames were beyond con trol when they arrived. They succeeded, however, in saving nearby buildings. The Middleburg blaze was discovered by Mrs. Clark ana her young daughter from their home, some distance from the barn. In addition to a quantity of hay and corn, new plows, a new buckrake and a mower were destroyed. A tractor and second mower were saved. The loss was covered by insurance. Cause of the fire was undeter mined. DIVORCE ACTION A divorce action was filed last week in the Noble county com mon pleas court with Lula Flem ing. of Caldwell route, plaintiff, and Everett Fleming, defendant. Attorney Fred F. Fox is the attorney for the plaintiff. Duck Creek Valley Flood Control Program Planned damage in the area must be vbroken into three catagories residental, agricultural and in dustrial. A committee to conduct a survey in this area has been named. They are as follows: Robert Ball, chairman, Ernefct Huffman, Clarence VanFossen, Blaine Ullman. Raymond Den nis, Virgil Moore, Dan Warren and Gordon Secrest. Other per sons interested n the project include George Hurst. Charles Hayes, Walter T. Crum. Luther Schramm, Floyd Miller, Erval Stevens, Edwin Crum, Rayner BRIG. GEN. HERBERT B. EAGON principal Chamber of Commerce speaker Forest Fire Wardens Listed For This County Schehl, Marquis Gant, Ward Wilson, Norbert Crum, Don Morris, Leander Crock and Ruben Schafer. Persons from Belle Valiey and Caldwell are .still to be appointed to the committee. Most of the farmers having flood damage will be contacted and asked to help fill out the proper questionnaire by one of the committeemen. Small areas may be omitted in the contacts but will be added to the total damage. The com mittee expects to start work immediately. The district office of the Ohio Division of Forestry at New Philadelphia announced today that the spring forest fire season be gins March 1 and continues through May. During these months burn ing permits are required for all fires kindled in the open outside the corporation limits of towns and villages. Burning permits are issued, free of charge, by local forest fire wardens to landowners, their tenants or their agents. Safety precautions as described on the permits must be fully observed. Burning without a per mit, or allowing a fire to escape control is a violation of the State Forest Fire laws and the person responsible is liable to prosecu tion. Report all forest and grass fires to the nearest forest fire wardens listed below: Beaver, George B. Atkinson, Bates ville Brookfield, F. W. Denny, Cumberland route 1 Center, W. E. Jacobs, Sarahsville, Lewis E. Davidson, R. E. Merry and F. L. VanFleet, all of Sarahs ville route 1. Elk, R. L. Smithberger, Lower Salem route 1 Enoch, E. H. Crock. Caldwell route 1 Jack son, W. F. Farson, Macksburg route 1. Continued on page two SIX PASS TEST Six persons were successful in passing driver's examinations given by the state highway patrol in Caldwell, Monday. Two per sons received chauffeur's licens es. They were James Delmar Garvin, Dexter City route 1, and Robert Osmar Ball, South Olive. Four persons received operator's licenses. They included Florence M. Wick, Cumberland route 2: Donald Ray Bettinger, Caldwell route 6 Lionel Vincent Monzel, Cambridge and Edith Annaluise Monzel, Cambridge. SEE US FOR your Bottle Gas needs. D. D. Nichols, Caldwell, Ohio. tf. Parkside Drive-in Entered Tuesday The Parkside Drive-In, owned and operated by Gerald Davis, two miles north of Caldwell on USR 21, was broken into early Tuesday morning but nothing was stolen, according to Sheriff Donald Conaway who investi gated. The official said that entrance was gained by breaking out a rear window in the establish ment. Fingerprints were taken and they indicated that the alleged robbery might have been committed by a juvenile. A thorough investigation was made but the owner said that as far as he knew, nothing of value had been taken. ATTENDS SCHOOL Mildred Teters. of the Teters Floral shop, Caldwell, and her designer, Marjorie Cunningham, attended the Columbus Retail Florist Guild Designers school, Sunday. DISMISSED FROM HOSPITAL Mrs. Bertha Merritt has been dismissed from the Good Samari tan hospital, Zanesville, to her home on Railroad street. BAKE SALE Sponsored by parents of Boy Scout Troop No. 501, Saturday, March 14, 3 0:00 to 1:00. at Permian Oil & Gas Co. display room, West Street. 37 WINDOW GLASS cut to accu rate size. See us for your needs. D. D. Nichols, CaldwelL tf.