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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, August 22, 1921
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E FAIBM 1 t ' ts r- JL 1 ifnTTTT NEWS PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW t TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. ' ' Forty-fourth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1921 Number 78 r '.Mr The End of a Perfect Day i ! -i Concerning The Closing Hours Of The Contest SUGGESTIONS FOR CONTESTANTS TO FOLLOW IN ORDER TO ASSURE A SPEEDY FINAL COUNT A PRIZE LIST THAT IS WORTH WHILE, AND ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS IN WHICH TO EARN ONE OF THEM WORKERS WILL DO WELL TO GRASP THE OPPORTUNITIES THESE LAST FIVE DAYS BRING. DAY FOR BONUS VOTES NEW PASTOR FOR FAIRMOUNT CHURCH NUMBER OF CHANGES MADE BY WESLEYAN CONFERENCE STATIONING COMMITTEE Rev. H. T. Arnold Sent to Mt. Etna While Rev. J. Coleman of Marion Comes to the Fairmount Church Conference JLargest in History of the Church. With the report of the stationing committee giving the assignment of pastors for the coming year Saturday afternoon, the 73rd annual conference of the Wesleyan Methodist church, which had been in session on the permanent camp grounds west of Fairmount, came to an official close. The assignments showed a considerable number of changes in location of pastors, one of especial interest to the Fairmount congregation being the transfer of Rev. H. T. Arnold from the Fairmount church to that at Mt. Etna, in Huntington county. Rev. J. J. Coleman, now a resident 3f Marion, RECEIVER FOR SERVICE OIL CO. AFFAIRS 5F FAIRMOUNT PLANT PLACED IN HANDS OF RECEIVERS BY JUDGE CHARLES Drop in Price of Gasoline Causes Heavy Loss to Company Making it Impossible to Secure Necessary Cash for Operation of the Business Company is Not Insolvent. Friday afternoon in the Grant circuit court at Marion, Judge J. Frank Charles named Willard H. Elkins, president of the Marion Savings & Trust Company, and William H. Arnold, president of the American Trust Company, of Kokomo, as joint receivers of the property of the Service Oil and Refining Company, of Fair-mount, with instructions that they operate the business. A bond of $50,-000 was given by the receivers with the Marion Trust and Savings Company, and the American Trust Company as sureties The application for a receiver was filed by Hogan, McKinney & Co., of Marion, it being set forth in the petition that the Service Oil Company had debts of more that $50,000 which it could not meet, and had on April 21, 1921 executed a promissory note in the sum of $712.45 to the plaintiff which was due in thirty days from date. The note, it is claimed, was past due and unpaid. It was brought out in the hearing that the company is solvent, but the condition of the oil market at this time has made it impossible for the WHAT IT COSTS TO RUN THE SCHOOLS Report of County Superintendent Gives Interesting Facts Resrardinsr iteresting Facts Regarding Expense to Taxpayers Chas. H. Terrell, county superintendent of schools, has filed an item ized list of township and corporation j old home conference and will remove schools in Grant county, showing the hi family to Fairmount at once. total cost of maintainance and num- Rev' Arnold has been ? v ! , . , church for two years and during that ber of graduates of each school. The time he and his family have endeared report shows that the cost per pupil j themselves to the membership and in Fairmount township was for the j have made a host of friends who repast year $31.80. There were 38 ele- Kret to see them leave, but who wish I: 'K r I r V v 4 -1 mentary graduates, and the total cost of the schools to the townsmp was nt corporation $10,049. In Fairmount corporation the cost per pupil was $35.40. There were 36 elementary graduates and 12 high school graduates, and the total cost to the school corporation was 17,244. reports on otner townsnips in ; woodf s A Mow; Fairmount, J. J. southern Grant show the. following Coeman. Fowlei Hlgnry Hamma; facts: V ; Fountain City, W. W. McMicheal; Green township Graduates, ele-, FihersbUrg Emma Payne; Greeens mentary, 8; total cost, $7,519; aver-; borQ c c Fields; Greentown, E. A. age cost per pupil, $48.51. j Crim. Gunkl,3 Zion T. M. Bodenhorn; Jefferson township Graduates, ele- IIamiet, J. W. Drake; Hartford City, J. mentary, 43; high school, 11; total W- Croy. Huntington, O. G. McKin-cost, $19,764; average cost per pupil, j ley; indianapolis, Robert Johnson; $32-72- I Kokomo, E. A. Davis; Kirklin, A. U. Liberty township Graduates, ele- j and Lydia Murphy; Larwill, H. T. mentary, 15; total cost, $14,358; aver- J Hawkins and Setta Caldwell to supply age cost per pupil, $42.10. . Warsaw; Lebanon, John Enew; Lewis Mill township Graduates, elemen- c , Furene Hunter, with Andrew TUESDAY IS THE LAST A. J. Weyler Miss Indus Pierce Miss Maude Kimbrough Mrs. Herman Jones Miss Lova Moon Mrs. Lou Kimes Miss Zola M. Little Frank Hilton Mrs. Minnie Crecraft Mrs. D. E. Richards Mrs. Doxey Miller Floyd H. Brown On next Saturday, August 27th, at END. The time left in which real w and the time in which subscribers ca prospective subscribers can get their a hand to a friend who is standing on There is just one more day (Tuesda give a candidate EXTRA VOTES, fo Votes are discontinued; there are jus PORTUNITY to show somebody that you are a friend and at the same time to become a reader of your representr ative home paper, will be gone forever. So if you would really and truly help another in a very material way, subscribe for the News today, and on next Saturday your friend will "win A Ford Sedan Car A Victrola An Electric Washing Machine . A Seller's Kitchen Cabinet, or A Big Cash Commission. This campaign will end promptly at 7:45 P. M., Saturday, August 27th. Every candidate must have every subscription TAID IN BY THAT HOUR. Absolutely no money will be received on subscriptions after 7:45 P. M. So, please be sure and be on time. Please Remember When subscriptions are brought in on Saturday, all stubs MUST be properly filled out, as there will be no time to fill out office receipts or voting certificates on the last day. If possible make a preliminary report on all business on hand by 10 A. M., on Saturday morning and turn in any subscriptions, names and cash taken in up to that time. This will avoid a rush at 7:45 o'clock. Then be sure to be in the News office early fwith your FINAL REPORT of such business as you may have secured after your preliminary report in the morning. If candidates will observe these few rules they will greatly assist in securing a speedy count of the votes. FARMERS TO MEET ON BASE BALL DIAMOND. The base ball tourney arranged by the Farmers Federation of the county has started, and one of the first games to be played will be that scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon on the farm of J. A. Holloway, two miles east of Fairmount. This game will be between the teams representing the Fairmount township unit of the federation and that representing the Monroe township unit. A regular schedule for this series of games has been arranged, and the rivalry between the teams promises to make the tourney a most interesting one and will decide tha base ball championship of the county for the farmers. FAIRMOUNT BOYS HOME FROM TRAINING CAMP. The Fairmount boys who have for the past two weeks been in the military training camp- at Camp Knox, Ky., with the 138th ambulance company, returned home Sunday evening, all looking well and declaring themselves as feeling mighty fit and fine. Charley and William Barrick have gone to Culver after a visit with their brother, G. M. Barrick 715,000 714,900 714,600 712,000 695,000 675,000 600,500 660,500 596,800 397,400 265,800 270,700 7:45 P. M., the News Contest will orkers can WORK is growing short; n renew- their subscription, or in which home paper, and at the same time lend the brink of success is growing short, y) in which your subscription will r on Tuesday at 3:00 P. M., all Extra t five more days and THIS BIG OP- "JUNK" HEARING INTERESTING ONE So Long as Cause for Complaint is Avoided Board Tells Halperin He May Stay Where He Is Discussion of "junk" occupied the attention of the members of the town i council in their special session Thursday night, when the question on the petition asking a removal of the Hal- i perin junk yard from its present loca- j i tion on East Washington street to j i . " .... i ; som-e other more secluded location was under consideration. A number of witnesses were heard, some of whom gave their testimony with considerable warmth and emphasis. The hearing resulted in Halperin being told that his place would be inspected regularly by a committee of he council, and so long as he kept down the noxious odors and avoided other objectionable features complained of, he would not be molested. Otherwise he would be given a certain length of time in which to remove his junk yard to sone other place. Halperin told the board that for two years he had been trying to buy another location near the Big Four railroad, but because of high prices asked he had been unable to close a deal. Much of the present seeming confusion about his place, he told the board was due to the fact that his stock is involved in litigation, and he is forbidden by court orders to ship or touch it. ENTERTAINS IN HONOR OF CLARICE SHOFFNER. Miss Bess Winslow entertained Thursday evening in honor of Miss Clarice Shoffner who is visiting, here from Greensburg. The evening was spent in a general social time, during the course of which a dainty? luncheon was served. The guests included the following: May Salyers, Treva Parker, Lois Fankboner, Zola Albertson, May Albertson, Hazel Smith, Margaret Taylor, Suzanne Barreut, Mildred Lyons, Emma Davis, Edith Bev-ington, Vada Downing Mary Seright, Lavena Smiley, . Bess Winslow, Car-old Olfather, Harry Williams, Carol Downing, Jack Bonner, Dale Bonner, Paul Barkdull, Paul Cobb, Russel Underwood, John Jones, Fredrick Hendricks and Harold LaRue. Out of town guests were Misses Kate Skin-? ner, Esther Wagner, Ether Curtis, Russel Skinner, Arthur Glaize, Howard Alberts and George Weagant, of Marion j.Francis Wright, Oren Collier, Harold Lynch and Clarence Lynch, of ! ummitviUe and William Lamb, bf Ohio. Mrs. John Chamberlain and son Roland of Detroit, Jich, are guests; of Mrs. Monroe Cecil and other rela-! tives in this city since last Tuesday. tary, 14; total cost, $6,965; average cost per pupil, $36.86. FAIRMOUNT MAN ESCAPES PRISON. BIG DECREASE IN ASSESSMENTS SHRINKAGE OF OVER $9,000,000 IN VALUATION OF TAXABLE PROPERTY IN COUNTY Inofficial Figures Complied From Reports of the Township Assessors Given Out by Deputy County Auditor Charles Thomas Private Property Shows Million Decrease. Unofficial figures given out by Chas. Thomas, deputy county auditor, fix the total assessment of taxable property in the county for 1921 at $87,-359,430, as compared with $96,444,r 930, for 1920. Although these figures may vary slightly from the final totals they represent an accurate review of all taxable property for this year, gathered from reports of the township assessors and board of review. The shrinkage in the total appraisement under last year is approximately $9,085,500, due to a drop of nearly five million in domestic corporation values and a four million decrease in real estate and other taxables. This big decrease will mean a jump in the tax levy per cent, but it is thought with strict economy the rate may be maintained without much increase over that effected last year. Total taxable property in the city of Marion is given as $25,819,910. This is a fall of slightly less than five million from the 1920 appraisement, which was $30,359,430. The real estate is practically the same as last year. Dissolvement of a number of big corporations and the distribution of taxables to other states accounts for a large amount of the decrease. Domestic corporations, certified by Nelson Todd, representative of the state board of tax commissioners, total all taxables at $6,797,960. Last year this was nearly double that amount or about $12,000,000. The domestic corporations are not in the personal column as formerly done but is itemized as a separate item in the report of the county auditor. The preliminary estimate gotten out by the auditors office, from which these figures are taken, will probably be the same figures on which the county council will base their tax rate, when they meet the first week in September. Private property shows a decrease of almost a million. The increase on automobiles of twenty per cent, as ordered by the state board, does not effect the total assessment 'off the county materially. The present industrial condition, coupled with a certain increase in purchasing power, has been given as one of the reasons for the general decrease. Official figures will not be made public for some months, but the county council will base their levies on the figures given out by the auditor at this time. LEE HALPERIN LOSES WATCH FROfM HIS VEST. Lee Halperin removed his vest in a downtown business -house Friday morning, going away and forgetting the garment. When he returned an hour later, a gold watch which he stated had reposed in the pocket, was gone, and .Marshal Isaac Malone, to whom he made complaint, was unable to locate the time piece or the culprit who - was responsible for its disappearance. being assigned to the local church. Rev. Coleman for the past year or ' more has had charge of mission work . ti : j in Illinois, and for some time was president of the Holman seminary, and also a member of the faculty for a time of the Wesleyan college in Georgia. He is now returning to his ! them well in their new field of labor ! "Rev. Arnold came to Fairmount from jRy, in Hamilton county, The assignments of mini J The assignments of ministers for the year follows: j Albion, Glenn Appleman; Anderson, L- R- Mitchell; Cicero, Mrs. Carrie Hutchins; Blue River, E. L. Glover; Bluffton, A. E. Dayton; Boxle, D. C. T-V - . 1 T) 1. IT Tir Vn- s.V.svirn1 . TT1 uooiey , xryaiiL, n. r . nciiiicioi, jl- , Wt,w t. nnlv Hote: Louisville. Jesse Whitecotton ; Laketon, A. E. Fooshee; Mt. Etna, H. T. Arnold; Mt. Zion, Henry County, Bessie and Lee Pet.rv: Mt. Zion. Howard County, to Enyeart; Plymouth, E. J. Pitts; Rose- r Ca rlo nats. Santa Fe. W. G o ' Bo e. Sheridan, Paul Hodge; South Bend, C. N. Porteer, Summitville, Ev erett Mills; Shelbyville, W. C. Ott; Thorntown, Dallas Ricker; Wabash, F. O. Spitler; Warren, H. G. Brown; Waveland, Eddie Smith; Westfield, C. W. Harmon; Whitehall in hands of president. 'The report of the statistical committee showed that there had been a substantial increase in membership, that a number of new churches had n estabHshed and the finances were in a splendid condition. Marion college, established last year and supported by the Inidana conference, has closed a most . successful year, with an enrollment of more than 500 students. One of the prominent features of the week's session has been the conference meetings of the Woman's Home and Foreign missionary society, headquarters for which have been maintained in a building on the camp grounds, in charge of (Miss Edna Leonard of Baker's Corner, who graciously responded to all questions giving all information regarding matters pertaining to her special work. Miss Bake' haS chare f eotUf a.nd ms on. he nnd- mg personal supervision over some tt v , delegates it was Miss Baker's duty to assign them to their rooms, look after ... , . . ' . their accommodations and collect the . .... ... rents. Although the camp meeting ... . . , proper did not begin until today, prac- According to a card issued by Ward- be supplied;" Mt. Olive, Carlos Coats; en E. J. Fogarty of the Michigan City MaTion, south. C. A. Billheimer; Ma-oenitentiary, and received by Marshal ; rf w3st john Snleltzer; Marion, Isaac Malone, Marshall Dilly, a Fair- j Nelson street E. E. Cory; North Lib-mount man who was sentenced to that j erty Alva Barr. NeWcastle, W. D. institution on February 21, of this , ,,. TaVT1 rr a Pavne: Peru. C. L. company to secure the cash with which to operate its business. Every timw gasoline dropped two cents in price, with the large amount of gas on hand, the company lost $8,000, it was brought out. The company, it is said, has assets of more than a million dollars, while its liabilities do not exceed $350,000. The company operates a big refinery at Fairmount and has filling stations at Marion, Tipton, Bluffton, Wabash, Kokomo, Anderson and other points and has a wholesale place at Indianapolis. The capital stock it was shown is $300,000 and there is preferred stock of $290,000. It has $158,000 of indebt-erness in gold notes or bonds and some other indebtedness. M. W. Frie-dell, of the Black Panther Oil company, is said to own $200,000 of the capital stock of the Service company. J. E. Jones is president, J. F. C. Martin is vice president and J. G. Copple is secretary and treasurer. The receivers, it is understood, will continue operation of the company, without delay. Drops in gasoline prices, large surplus stocks when such drops occurred, and consequent heavy losses, caused the company considerable difficulty, it was related in the testimony before Judge Charles. The company carried about 400,000 gallons of gas on hand at all times. - BUCK AIR CRAFT HAS A NEW PLAN Present Holders of Stock in Syndicate Offered Chance to Get in on the Ground Floor Once mors word jcomes from the West. The Buck Air-Craft Syndicate is still syndicating, and this time according to the latest communication issued by Dr. F. W. Buck, president of the syndicate, "the skies are clearing." This communication is in the form of a lengthy circular letter which is being sent to all of the old subscribers to the stock of the old company and those of the syndicate, detailing at some length the efforts being made to finance the syndicate, with a statement that the outlook is now encouraging, and leaving the inference that as soon as a certain amount of capital is available the Fairmount factory Factory No. 1 will be put into operation. The latest plan for raising money is by the sale of $30,000 in Preferred Units of the syndicate, these units being of the par value of one dollar each. Present holders of stock in the syndicate are given an opportunity to get in on the ground floor, by being offered a chance to be the first subscribers to these "units." The terms of sala are "sfrictly cash." Mrs. Will Ware is in Winona Lake for a week where she will attend Bible Conference. year to serve from one to three years for wife and child desertion, by Judge'. yi "I x i r r r i varies oi me uram circuit court, has escaped. The usual reward offered for his apprehension, TEACHERS INSTITUTE TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK. County Superintendent Albert R. Hall has issued announcement that the Grant county teachers' institute will be held Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, in the Martin Boots building, Marion. The instructors will be Dean Thos. C. Blaisdell, Pennsylvania state normal; ur. Derirara d. mcroona, neurasKa Wesleyan university, and Prof. Glenn M. Tundall, St. Louis, Mo. MATTHEWS STREET FAIR BOOKED FOR OCTOBER. At a meeting of Matthews business men held last week it was dec'ded that the Matthews street fair this year should be held October 19 and 20. Superintendents of departments were appointed and plans made to make the coming fair the most elaborate of any yet held in that place. REV. WILHELM PREACHES AT BAPTIST CHURCH. Wilhelm of Marion, occupied the pul-1 pit of the Baptist church here, preach-1 - , . , .. ' ing a powerful sermon to a large audi-1 ence, his subject being "Just a Touch." - , . , j well as forceful speaker, and those , ..... . , . .who failed to hear him last Friday , . . . . evening missed a real treat. Services !,Au 4v v u ... w hi uxz iiciu xii viivz uaptist viiuitu ur:At Friday evening, and all are invited. I (Continued on Pug Two) I ... 1

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