The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on August 8, 1921 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, August 8, 1921
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FAIBMOWT 1 f L V 1 NEWS r- FRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-fourth Yemr FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, AUGUST 0, 1921 Number 74 i ID Ttw End of a KIWANIS IDEA FULLY ORGANIZED Winner Of The Must Be The Ford Sedan Best Worker . ' ALL SINCERE PROMISES SHOULD BE MET THIS WEEK IF A FRIEND CONTESTANT IS TO BE HELPED THE BEST WORKERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NECESSITY OF SYSTEMATIC WORK IF THEY WOULD TROVE THEMSELVES WINNERS NOT ONLY OF A CASH FRtfcR BUT OF ONE OF THE GRAND FEMES TO BE AWARDED IN THIS CAMPAIGN FOURTH CASH PRIZE CFFERED FCR TUESDAY V Mis Maude Klmbreugh . - 556,500 Miss Indus Fierce .............. ......................... 556,100 A J. W ey ler ... 555,800 Mm. Dttnin Jones .,..... .................... ......... 555,000 Miss Leva Moon 550,000 Frank Hilton . . 550,000 Mis fcla M. Little . , 500,000 Mr. D. E. Rkhards 35t,S00 Mr. Doxey Miller . . . . . 265.S00 Mt. Minnie Crecraf t .................................... 358,900 Flovd H. BtDwn 2T0,TOO Mis Lillian Dunbar . 200.000 Franklin Packard . . 200,000 Fdard E Hale , 200,000 Miss Beatrice Howell . IOT,200 Miss Fay Shan 103,600 Mis Mable Mann 103,600 Barnard Stnre . 100.000 The News subscription contest ha progressed to a point where it ha become xitalty important to contestant that the "promised subscriptions tnaterialite into real win of the realm. Every worker has hundreds of "promises of help a little later on, should it be needed. It is needed now, and now Is the time to give it, while the big extra votes are being Riven with each $20.00 worth of subscription business turned in. We request that persons interested in this race, or in the welfare of any candidate look over the vote schedule itiven below, and then hand in their swbsrirition t!5 week. Bv waiting I until "later on, they will lessen-. ing the chance of that fawrite candi date, while by adding another sub scrirtion to what the candidate al-J ready has, may make just that little bit moie necessary to turn the scale and make somebody a winner instead of a loser. Candidates are reminded that it is not necessary to wait until August fitth to taste the wnls of good j Perfect Day FAIRMOUNT GIRLS CAUGHT IN TORNADO Guests of Mis Clarice Shoffner Greenshurg Have an Exciting nd Thrilling Time in Misses Vada Downing, Mary Se- right, Bess Winslow and La vena Smiley returned Thursday evening from ureensburg where they were the guests at a house party given by Miss Clarice Shoffner, formerly of this place. Besides being guests at numerous social functions in their honor, the Fairmount young ladies experienced one of the most thrilling experiences in their lives. While attending a picnic at Lake McCoy, a tornado, which according" to the Greensburg Daily News, was or? of the worst storms within the memory of the oldest inhabitants of Greensburg, struck the town and vicinity. FTate glass windows were smashed, roofs were blown off of houses, trees uprooted. . . . ' , . .: J1 ui. i u- ciiiu vjis uivnu uunu ctiiu nic hail accompanying the storm did inestimable damage to growing corn and other crops. Miss Shoffner s party took refuge in a hall on the picnic grounds which stood the brunt of the storm- very well, although according to th2 News, there was really grave danger as the sides of some portions of the building were blown away. The girls were forced to stand in water over their ankles and the wind buffeted them about unmercifully, but asids frmn a few cuts from the flying debris, were unhurt. METHODISTS BUY LARGE LAND TRACT Plan to Establish Methodist Assembly At Webster Lake Similar to Cleveland Assembly District superintendents of the North Indiana M. E. conference have closed a d?al for the purchase of 240 acres, including the entire north shore of Lake Webster. The consideration was said to have been $25,000. The land was obtained for the purpose of establishing a Methodist assembly, similar to the one owned by the denomination at Lakeside in Cleveland. Engineers will be engaged to survey the tract, platting streets and lots, and when the work is completed, the choice lake front lots will be of fered for sale. It is the intention to construct a tabernacle with a seating capacity of 5,000 and to build a hotel. District superintendents who will have temporary charge of the property are the Rev. W. W. Martin, of Ft. Wayne; the Rev. F. A. Hall, of Koko-mo, and the Rev. W. B. Freeland, of Wabash, of the Fairmount district. A meeting of twenty-five prominent ministers of the conference and aa many laymen has been called at Warsaw next Thursday, when the plans for the assembly will be explained and a permanent organisation will be effected, after which articles of incorporation will be filed. POSTPONED PICNIC TO BE HELD THURSDAY. GROWING FAST PROSPECT FOR EARLY ORGANI ZATION OF CLUB IN FAIR-MOUNT EXCEEDING BRIGHT Second Meeting Held Thursday Night When a Number of New Applications Were Received and Promises Given For More Volunteers Ask ing for Membership. Some night in the near future is going to be "Kiwanis Night" in Fair-mount. And it will be a real night, with good fellowship and the inauguration of a comradship and good will to all fellowmen that will mark the beginning of a new era for Fairmount. That is the promise given, and the two preliminary organization meetings held give assurance that the promise will be fulfilled. The second of these meetings was held in the Masonic hall dining room on Thursday night, and was attended by forty or more of the business and professional men of the town, many being present who had not attended the first meeting held a week before. The meeting was full of enthusiasm for the organization of a Kiwanis club in Fairmount, and during the course of the evening a number of applications were signed up, bringing the total number of applicants for charter membership to over the forty mark. The meeting was presided over by Lafe Ribble, temporary president, and after the "eats" and after Iasiah Jay had be?n declared the winner of the evening's "attendance prize," which was a handsome necktie, donated by Ribble Bros., Dr. Horace Gear, of the Marion Kiwanis club, was introduced, and in a stirring and eloquent address on the purposes", objects and aims of Kiwanis roused the utmost interest of those present in the proposed organization. Bill Mallard was also present and gave one of his characteristic talks adding to the enthusiasm. Mallard is from Chicago headquarters of the international organization, and has the happy faculty of putting every one at ease, and making them join in the good fellowship of th-3 evening, even making those sing who had never before carried a tune, -even though provided with a basket. The singing at a Kiwanis meeting is alons worth the "price of admission," one of the boys remarked Thursday evening. Only a few more names are needed to secure tha required charter membership, but from the present outlook this number will be exceeded before the charter list is closed, and the Fairmount Kiwanis club, giving Fair-mount the distinction of being the smallest town in the world having a Kiwanis club, will start on its career of "building" with a charter membership much in excess of the fifty required. Volunteer applications are coming, and a personal solicitation is being made, the expectation being that the big meeting for the institution of the club will be held in the immediate future. It is ths purpose to make that meeting the biggest eveat Fairmount has ever known. Kiwanis clubs of Marion, Kokomo, Peru, Bluffton, New Castle and from all eastern Indiana towns having Kiwanis clubs, are preparing to send delegations, Marion promising to outdo in point of numbers any other delegation that may come. MISS SHOFFNER HOSTESS AT THEATRE PARTY. Miss Clarice Shoffner will entertain a number of friends this evening at a theatre party in honor of her house guests, Bess Winslow, Vada Downing, Lavina Smiley and Mary Seright of Fairmount. The other guests will be Kathleen Sanders, Dorothy Deem, Louise Adams, Freda Mae Prensky, Francis Adams, Adelaide Diewert, Harriet Taylor, Mary Thomas, Harriet Wright, of Jonesboro, and Marietta Porter of Hope. Following the show they will go to the Creeks where refreshments will be served. Greensburg Daily News. SNIDER COMPANY SOON TO BEGIN ACTIVITIES. Tha Snider Preserve Company is making preparations to begin the season's work, and last week a representative of the company began making a canvass of the town for the listing of women and girls who expect to be employed at the plant during the packing season. It is expected that thejfactory will begin operations be-! tween Aug. 15 and 20. OTville Wells President and Oti Wil- bern Secretary of New Board-New Instructors At a meeting held in the office of the superintendent of schools the members of the Fairmount school town board and Trustee Orville Wells of Fair- mount township orgar'xed as a joint high school board by electing the following officer: President, Orville Wells; secretary, Oti Wilbern. It was decided to open the Fair- mount schools on Sept. 5. Great interest is being manifested in the new joint high school. A class in agricul ture will be started this year and it is the plan of the board to develop utim- ately a strong vocational agricultural department in Fairmount high school. The new teachers in the Fairmount high school faculty this year are: Clyde Walters of Whiteland, Ind., who will have charge of the physical education and the work in agriculture, and Miss Mary Louise Arnold, who will teach French, Latin, and physical education for Uk; Junior Senior high school. Mr. Walters was prominent in all branches of athletics in the Whiteland high school. He spent one year in Franklin college and played on the football, basket-ball and track teams He specialised in agriculture in Beth any college of West Virginia, and was a four-letter man in athletics. This summer Mr. Walters was in the school for coaches in Illinois university. Mr. Walters has always boen interested in the special subjects that he will teach and it is expected that his work will be very successful in Fairmount high school. Miss Arnold is a graduate of De-Pauw university, having majored in Latin with French and physical train ing as minor courses. Miss Arnold was one of the honor students of her class at DsPauw and comes with the highest of recommendations for the work that she is to take up in Fair-mount high school. S.he is doing physical education work at a recreation camp at Camp Millhurst, near Piano, 111., this summer. NEW PASTOR COMES TO MARION CHURCH First Friends Church Secures Rev. t Albert J. Brown, of Wide Experience, as Minister The pulpit of the First Friends church in Marion was Sunday accupied for the first time by the church's new pastor, the Rev. Albert J. Brown. Rev. Brown has had a varied career. He was president of Wilmington Friends college, Wilmington, O., for some years. He has had also a wide experience in business life. For some time he was pastor of the Friends church in Indianapolis. His work has taken him through many parts of the United States and Europe. Recently he assisted in the management of the well known Friends relief work in Germany and elsewhere. Before entering upon a contract with the Marion church he had agree 1 to become a part of the teaching force in the Biblican department of Penn College, Iowa, until February, 1922. In the meantime the church will secure one of the more supply preachers to fill the pulpit. About once a month however. Rev. Brown plans to spend his weekends in Marion and thus keep in touch with the work, until February, when he will bring his family to Marion. PUBLIC SALE SEASON WILL START MONDAY. The public sale season in Fairmount vicinity will start next Monday when O. A. Kierstead will dispose of a number of head of horses, cows, hogs, some grain and farming implements. ths sale to be held on the W. L. i Thompson farmcnown as the Dick Wiley farm, two miles north and one- half mile west of Fairmount academy. On Thursday following Everett Cj-valt and Loroy Collins will offer for sale on thw aae Slider farm, seven miles east of Rigdon and three miles south of Fa'i mount 240 head of full-blooded Hampshire hogs. In addition I "T will sell lour neaa ox good horses ahaep tad urge quanuy or Warren, Miss Earline Bennett, of North (Manchester and Mrs. Robert Bonham, of La Grange, Ky. NO PLACE LIKE HOME WRITES OLD RESIDENT Micajah Thomas Says He Still Longs To Be Back in Fairmount Sends Letter From Son . ; Micajah. Ihomas, of West rims, - Mo., svnds The News an interesting letter f rom his son, Everett, from ; making a trip as guarantee engineer i for the General Electric Co., who stalled the "electric drive m this ship. The S. S. Eclipse has a tonnage of 12,000 tons and is 438 feet long with , won,, tor ne resi worKcri he. v,;c.Wnom ine ews recently printer aUers Mrs. J. D. Garr; Woman's Auxi-WHO HAS REALL t OFTEN OUT letter written to his grandfather. En H Mr, El1a Embroidery AND GOTTEN RESULTS this week, s Rkh, here. Mr. Thomas writes that dub Mr? r R Montgomery; Friscil-will receive $10.00 in cash tomorrow, the wheat crop in Missouri is fairly cju ' Newhorger; Boone Tuesdsy. The title of BEST means ; pood, but tha dry weather has cut ; Town5hp Farmers Association, John a great deal in the N?ws Auto Con- , .the hay crop. The corn, however, he A Eaton. Vn Buren Township Farm-test, and it is the only title a candi-Jy, i$ looking fine. He further Association, Alpha Tomlinson; M. date can afford to wear if he expects Mjrs that there is no place like home, , E chun.h j. M. Kaufman; Baptist to win a FORD SEDAN CAR. ami should he ever sell his interests ' cnurcn E p, Thurston Christian Remember the Votes, jin Missouri he wants to get back to ' huwn Oscar A. Vinson; Brethren For every $20.00 turnel in before fgwd old Fairmount to live. The'rnurcn) w. L. Hatcher; Wesleyatv Tuesday, Ausrust 9th, at 3 o'clock p.? letter from Everett is as follows: 'church, Alva O. Ice; Union church, m., we will give 100.000 EXTRA j A yar ago I moved from Philadel- Chester Itchaw; Bloodwashed Band, VOTES; for every $20.00 tumevi in j pbia to Schenectady, and I am now Newton McCune; Summitville Corn- ' i !: SUMMITNILLE HAS A COMMUNITY CONGRESS Organitation Will Investigate and I Fass Upon All Matter of Com-j munlty Interest i i i i Citizens of Summitville hava organised a con gross which will look after the commercial, social and moral j w-elfare of that town. The congress is composed of all the social and civic organisations of the place, and will be governed by a board of directors composed of one representative from each of the organitations composing the congress. All matters of community interest or welfare which the congress takes up will first be considered by the board of directors and must receive their approval before being carried out. Robert MeLain is president of the congres, and has announced the following to compose the board of directors from the various organisations: Knights of Pythias, J. W. Potts; I. O. O. F. E. R. Monetgomery; I. O. R. M., R. E. Ball; F. and A. M., Ludie w ... f . ,A An t Mn rVanmer: Phi . ... ---t DoU? CiWn UwnN. Pythian Sis- mereial Club, M. Warner; Summit- schools, V. R. Mullins; vocation Sul clubs, Wm. M. Coahran; Van Buren townshin. W. L. Garlic: Boone town- ship, Wm. Doyle, town board, John F. FAIRMOUNT BOYS FOR TRAINING CAMP. Bob Winslow, E. M. Penrod and Russel Dale, ex-service men, and Paul Winslow, Charts Fowler, Ellis Gift, Harry Haugh and Ronald Zike left Sunday for Camp Knox to participate for the next fifteen days in the training course of the Federal Reserve Ambulance Corns. No. 1S8, a motor contingent with headquarters at Ma rion. While in camp the Fairmount boys expect to take the final steps to- warvs securing an ambulance com pany for Fairmount, a sufficient number of recruits having been signed up some time ago. MONEY FROM COUNTY FOR STREET REPAIRS. Town Clerk John R. Little has received from the county treasurer a check for a little more than $700 for money the town spent for the repair of streets which were originally improved under the provision of the three-mile road law. It was only recently the council learned that this money could be recovered from the county, and the receipt of the check is expected to stimulate a general re- Paring f the streets and alleys which need attention. 1 1 1 1 ' Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Heavelin, Mable Riggs and Roten Martin spent (Sunday in Kokomo. - a oeam wuttn or so teet. me pro- Sparks; town marshal, Frank ttamil-peller is driven by a 3,000 horsepower ton; Monroe Detective Co., Denton motor and we have had a successful Tomlinson; at large, Sherman Love, trip to date. Elmer Clarke; ministers, Daniel Hol-W left New York on Nov. 12, ! lingsworth, E. J. Mills, J. G. Butler, 1920, and arrived in Shingapore on 'A. W. Haven and J. R. Stelle. Christmas day coming through the I by Thursday, we will give 55,vw r.A- TRA VOTES; for every $20.00 turn ed in by Saturday, we will give 90,-000 EXTRA VOTES; for every $20.00 turned in by Monday, we will give $3,000 EXTRA VOTES; Tor very $20.00 turned in by Tuesday, Aug. 16, we will give 0,000 EXTRA VOTES, it is decidedly to the interest of all workers to take advantage of these gradually decreasing vote values. An added interest was injected Into the contest this week, by the develop- ed strength of M;.ss Maude Kimbrough and Miss Lova Moon. .nese candi- dates and other candidates are begin- nmg to roalite the value of systematic work and are going about this busi- ness of subscription-getting in a way that is showing results. SPECIFICATIONS TIERS FOR NEW RESERVOIR. At a special meeting of the town board held Thursday night plans and specifications for the proposed 250,-000 gallon reservoir at the water works pumping station were received and considered. These were ordered several weeks ago from an Indianapolis consulting engineer, but he was delayed in completing the work. The members of the board are anxious that the construction work: be commenced at once end rushed to an early completion. At the meeting it was decided fc sell $7,000 worth of 5 per cent bond In order to provide money for the con struction of the reservoir and drilling of the necessary new wells. The third Sunday in August the members of the Howell school will hold their annual reunion in the grove at ths home of Alice HowelL All former students and teachers ar In vited to be present and to bring well filled baskets. j gues cani ami Red Sea. We saw ginai on the evening of Dec. 5, i20, and expect to pass it tonight on our back. From Sinapore we went t0 Batavia Java, in the Dutch East inJis. We unloaded most of our cargo at Batavia, Semarang and Sou-rabaya, all in Java. While there I went inland and saw the Borobudur temple ruins, which were built sev eral thousand years ago by the Hindoos. Then we went to Borneo, for fuel oil and back for 3000 tons of Java sugar to take to Galatt, Roumania. We have 2700 tons for New lork, con sisting of coffee, tea, tapioca, straw hats, rubber, rattan and lots of Oriental goods from Bombay, India. We s toped at Belawan, Sumatra, for rubber. We expect to get more car go for New York at Port Said, Egypt, and will probably be in New lork City the last of May. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP MEETING FOR TONIGHT. A meeting of the Liberty township nnit of the County Agricultural as sociation has been called for tonight in the L O. O. F. hall at Hackleman, the call being sent out by W. F. Clark, chairman, and Bert Todd, secretary, The spring business on feed and coal wiu be settled up, and also coal and; fertiliser for fall and winter use will he ordered at this time. ! t j The Junior League picnic, which farming implements, was to have been held last Tuesday! "" afternoon and evening at the Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dare enter-farm, but was postponed on account tained as week-end guests, Mr. and of the rain, will be held next Thurs- Mrs. E. E.' Bennet and son J. B., of day -aftemon and evening at the Ross farm. Mrs. William H." Brown is superintendent of the League.

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