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. 1 M FAIMMOHN r 1 it NEWS PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP F'AIRMOfcNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. . ' SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-fourth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1921 Number 79 MISSIONARY SOCIETY D Dear Hubby:- KIDNAPPED CHILD AND SHOT AT WIFE 1 ICVIE5T 3PRIN6 CHICKEN ' r.Aoncj AMD twc I GAFDEri AW? Int. Two More Days and News Subscription Campaign Ends NARROW MARGINS MARK STANDING OF CONTESTANTS WHOSE EFFORTS WILL BE REWARDED ON SATURDAY CONTEST CLOSES PROMPTLY AT SEVEN FORTY FIVE P. M. LAST EXTRA VOTE WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY THOSE WHO WOULD WIN A GRAND PRIZE RULES FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES TO OBSERVE 'Wl w -w irw APPLE PlE- -J Miss Indus Pierce . Miss Maude Kimbrough Mrs, Herman Jones A. J. Weyler Miss Lova Mon Mrs, Lou Kimes Miss Zola M. Little Frank Hilton .... Mrs, Minnie Crecraft Mrs, D. E. Richards Mrs. Doxey Miller Fiord H. Brown . 733,200 733,100 729,400 728,700 721,300 700,000 602,300 700,000 -"- 600.000 399.200 : 265.S00 270,700 i -4 r - At 7:45 P. M on Saturday, August 27th the News Subscription Cam-paign which has been in progress for some time, will come to an end. The final count of the workers will probably show a very narrow margin, as no one. even at this point in the campaign, can be said to have an absolutely winning lead over anybody else; and no one is able to properly guage the amount of business an energetic worker will be able to collect during these last two days or even up until the last minute of the race. In any event the contest will close promptly at the time specified, Saturday, August 27th. at 7:45 P. M. When all business is in. the judges. who will be representative business ; men of the town, will take charge and i LITTLE LIGHT BEARERS - two;, j!AND KINGS HERALDS PA will be final. . , ", , lc; '-st f , Hort Ribble and Mrs. Otto Wells, and here, as Fairmount will have the dis- Tueday and many took advantage of R Heralds, superintended by ' tinction of being the smallest town in it, as is indicated by the change in Samue, j the country having a Kiwanis organise stanomg of canoidates m this is- entertamed, tojrether with ! zation. sue. The standing as given above is their mothers Monday afternoon at The meeting tonight will be a rous- the last information that will be giv- the home of Mrs. Hort Ribble onjr as there wiU bf v5sitors present on as before the next issue of the South Sycamore street. Blue and j from other paces? aml iRteresting News the names of the winners of the ?0ld are the colors of these organiza-- j speakers wiU tell what Riwanis has prizes will be known. ; tions and the color scheme was carried J . a is HAifl frtr thpr tewn. ARTY. .The Little Light Bearers of the' M. E. church, superintendended by Mrs. j out m the decorations and refresh- ; . . , , t , , i improvised for m ?nts. Games were the your.g guests and the afternoon , . was a nappv one ior ooui cnuaren ana ! pare ms. ir.e memwrs presets (r; r.M'ii, Norma and Madonna Campbell, Billy Tl i . r-i.-i! A11t,1 Jnninr Tvlnr Ruth Mn.in t t. ; sl r : v :rz a:;. ' LLwn 1r"cne.. n . .. I HOW llSnNTOfHS MATE5- VJE HAP "WE FOR PINNER OUT On TOE GRANDEST KIWANIS READY FOE A BIG START Final Meeting Before Receipt of Charter to be Held Tonight Big Speakers Coming. The Fairmount Kiwanis club will i have another meeting - tonight and this will be the last maeting before j the receipt of the charter and the j "Big Doings incident to the formal institution of the club by the international organization. At the meet- ing tonight final arrangements, it is expaeted, will be made for this event, ( i which it is promised will be one of the biggest evants ever known in Fair- : mount. Delegations of visiting Ki- wanians from all of the towns in eastern Indiana are expected to be present, unusual interest having been taken in the organization of a club , ... ine evening s uruKiam m Man The evening's program , . , vith th2 supper, which it is anncunc- ed will be served at 7 o clock, and , , ... . ,. .. then the fun will begin. Indications point to a larger attendance tonight than at any previous meeting. family reunion AT OSBORN HOME. consisting of the children, grandchil- dren and great grandchildren of Zimri Osborn was held Sunday at the country home of Elzie Smith, three and a half miles southeast of Fair- i mount. A "pitch-in dinner consist- I ;no- nf ororr tKinrr tTmt cmoe tn nut ""& a hiS dinner most enjoyable, was served at the noon hour. Those pres- ent were Mrs. Noah Tomlinson and daughters Mary, :Martha and Gladys, and sons Ovid, Howard and Earl, of j Sydney; Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn j and son Luther, of Carthage, Mr. and Mrs. Will Osborn and Mrs. Ed Osborn and son Charles, of Gas City; Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers and daughters Edna and Irene, of Straughn; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kelley and little daughter Wilma, of Straughn; Mr. and Mrs. Claud Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Zimri Osborn, Mrs. Ida Osborn and daughter Edna and sons Roy, Arthur and Jesse; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Reidel and sons Glenford and Claude; Mrs. Roscoe George and daughter Opal Alice, of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Smith, Lawrence Tomlinson, Everett Smith and Lester Gill. . FAREWELL RECEPTION BY THE YOUNG FOLKS. Tha farewell reception to be given t? Kev. and Mrs. W. R. Tel toe at the home of Glenn Rhoads Friday night will be given by the young people of the Grant church, and not by the members of the ent're congregation, as erroneously stated in the last issue of The News. Rev. Teltoe will soon close his pastor .e at Grant church, having been trjinsfered to another church north of Fairmount. EAST EIGHTH STREET BEING MACADAMIZED. East Eighth street is receiving a i mit fue I VVI Vn HIV i f CPENS MITE BOXES Regular Monthly Meeting Held at Home of Mrs. A. F. Dreyer an Interesting One The W. F. M. S. of the M. E. church met in regular monthly session Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. F. Drayer on East Washington street, a large number of members and some guests being present. The home of Mrs. Dreyer was prettily decorated for tha occasion, the color scheme being gold which is one of the colors of the society. The basket holding the mite boxes was made of gold colored crepe paper and ribbons of same were festooned from the corners of the basket to the chandelier. Golden crysantheniums were used in boqusts. The meeting was opened by the president, Mrs. Elsie Traster. After devotions which were in charge of Mrs. Martha Omelvana, Mrs. Hol-lingsworth rendered a beautiful solo. Miss Uva Salyers accompanying hsr on the piano. Roll call and the minutes by the secretary, Mrs. Claude Huston, fallowed Communications from various officials of the. society and from missionaries were read by Mrs. Holliday, !Mrs. S?lby and Miss Lucia Parrill. Mrs. Paul La Rue gave the leaflet. Committees to report at the next meeting were appointed by the president as follows: v j Nominating Committee Mrs. Par-! ker, Mrs. Salyers and Mrs. Atkin son. Hostess committee Mrs. Huston, Mrs. Olfather, Mrs. Curlass. Program conimittee Mrs. "Dreyer, ' Mrs. Xen Edwards, Mrs. McAtee, Mrs. j Hollingsworth. Mrs. La Rue and Mrs. Previous to the opening of the mite boxes, which was in charge of Mrs. Mattie Langsdon, slips of papers containing answers to tha questions which were put to each member by Mrs. Langsdon, were given each member. These were not unlike the jold game of childhood days called Cross Questions and Crooked Answers" and contained some very clever take offs on the negligent mite box holder as well as some worth while suggestions for the future, and altogether it caused much merriment. j While the money in the mite boxes was being counted, Miss Treva Parker favored the company with a vocal j solo, accompanied by Miss Uva Sal yers.. It was found that tha mite boxes delivered something like $59, and pledges for the subscription to the Bible Woman fund were very gratify ing. At the next meeting of the society vnrhih -will he Sent. 20. or one weak J earlier than the regular date, at the home of Mrs. Victor Selby, election ! of officers for the ensuing year will take place. During the social hour refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Dreyer, Mrs. Bartling and Mrs. Langsdon. CARTER-HEAL REUNION HELD LAST SUNDAY. The thirteenth annual reunion of the Carter-Heal families was held in the grove at the home of John W. Heavilin Sunday, Aug. 21. A pleasant time was had by all in greeting one another. Mr. and .Mrs. Claire H. Fellows and daughter of Redlands, Mich., Mrs. E. E. Hiatt and Thos. Heal, Jr., and family of Gary, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lewis and daughter of Mulberry, Ind., were the relatives from a distance. At the noon hour a bounteous repast was served. In the afternoon the following program was rendered: Invocation W. A. Helms. Song, America Audience. Welcome address J. W. Heavilin. Address Roscoe A. Heavilin. Reading Verna Doggatt. Reading Mary Kibbey. Reading Cara Knapp. Reading Virginia Heavilin. ding Mildred Pence. Story Robert Heavilin. Reading Eva Kibbey. Short talks by Frank Heal, Margar-ite Fellows, E. E. Heal, Samuel Lewis, Mary Hiat, Glen Carter, Chas. ; P. Kibbey, Claire Fellows, - Irene Wright and others. j The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: 'Ross Doggatt, president; Mrs. Mary Kibbey, vice-president; Dora E. Carter, i nea WITH FRESH VfGETBWfS ELECTRIC CURRENT v CUTS QUEER CAPERS Stray Lot of "Juice" Causing Electricians of Two Big Companies Whole Lot of Trouble One of the big utility companies operating in Fairmount has lost an electric current, but whether it is the Union Traction Company's current that is astray or a current from the lines of the Indiana Gen2ral Service company seems to be a question, as neither of these big corporations is able to identify the wandering current. Tl3 current has for some time past been making its unexpected appearance at different places up and down North Main street. The current has baen making its headquarters the most of the time at the home of Mrs. Christian Buller, and in the bakery which she owns and pperates in the adjoining business room at the corner of First and Main streets. Evidently of high tension parentage, the current first mad2 its appearance in the Buller home, where the water pipes and all other metals of the bath room became highly charged. At points vh3re the water and gas pipes came in close proximity, the uncontrolled electricity hopped across, making a beautiful arc with an accompanying blue flame which gave an ominous warning to keep away. In the bak?ry, Henry Ackerman, in charge of the shop, was surprised to look up one night at midnight, to the corner of the room, where a display of fireworks had suddenly started, to see that the building was on fire. Local electricians were unable to locate the trouble. Marion experts after a careful investigation and many tests, determined the vagabond current did com? from the lines of the Indiana General Service company, and the officials of the Union Traction company were next notified to come and get their child. They have not acknowledged respon sibility, but have so far assume the blame that a force of ten or twelve man are at work on North Main street renewing all of the copper bonds which connect the rails of that company between First and Eighth streets, in an apparent effort to keep the wandering current at home. ENTERTAINS IN HONOR OF VISITING GUESTS. In honor of Mrs. Martha P. Wright and Miss Leona Wright of Indianapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Barclay Johnson of Fullerton, Caln Miss Dorothy Luther entartained a few of her many friends Tuesday afternoon at her home on Henley avenue. Conversation and the renewal of friendships mada the afternoon a happy one. fee Cream, cake and fruit punch were served. Those present besides the honor guests were Mrs. John Flana-nn. Mrs. Will A. Baaslev. Mrs. David Jonas, Mrs. Harley Fritz, Mrs. Wal ter W. Rush, Mrs. Will Jones, Mrs. Clinton Winslow,- Mrs. Wessie Payne and little daughter, Mrs. Edgar M. Baldwin, Miss Zola Beasley, Miss Rena Fritch, Miss Lucile Hiatt and Mrs. Glen Lewis of Albany, Ga. ACADEMY ENDOWMENT FUND PAYMENTS DUE. Earl Morris, in charge of the Fair-mount Academy endowment, fund, has mailed notices calling attention of subscribers to the fact that the annual payment on the student fund I notes, given two years agowill be due September 1. - HARRY ARMSTRONG UNDER $1,000 BOND ON ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO KILL CHARGE Alleged to Have Waylaid Former Wife and Her Companion on Road Near Jonesboro Emptying Automatic Revolver at Them Is Arrested in Anderson. Harry Armstrong, aged 28, living near Summitville, but who is said to have been staying in Fairmount much of the time during the past two weeks, is now undar bond to the Grant circuit court on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Last week Armstrong was defendant in a divorce suit tried before Judge Kittinger of the Madison circuit court at Anderson, tha suit being filed by his wife, Mrs. Vada Armstrong, a sister to Mrs. Fawn Hockett of Fairmount, Mrs. Armstrong being granted a decree on her charge that her husband neglected her and associated with other women. Mrs. Armstrong was given custody of a two and one-half yaar old child, and since the granting of the decree had been, with her little child, staying at the home of her sister here. On Monday night Armstrong is said to have trailed his former wife who was in company with Otto C. Louderback, aged 29, a travejing salesman from Greenfield, who ware out for an evening's auto ride, Armstrong following the two from Jonesboro. When a mile west of Jones- Jbor Armstrng, while standing on the j running board of his machine, which. it is said, was baing driven by a woman, is alleged to have emptied an automatic pistol at the other machine in which his wife and her compion were riding. Armstrong denies firing any shots, claiming that it was only a monkey wr.anch he pointed at the. other parties. Louderback made his escape, but Mrs. Armstrong, after remaining in the machine for a time, walked to Fairmount reaching here about 1 o'clock in the morning. Louderback reached town Tuesday morning. On reaching the home of her sister Mrs. Armstrong found that her husband had forced his way into th3 Hockett home and taken her child. Armstrong was arrested at Anderson Tuesday and the child was found in his possession when arrested. Mrs. Armstrong, it is said, will institute habaas corpus proceedings to recover possession of her child. Armstrong was placed under a $1,000 bond, furnished by his father, John L. Armstrong of Anderson, and his case was at once certified to the Grant circuit court, and set for hearing at the opening of the September term. FIND PART OF STOLEN CASH IN MARION ALLEY. With four persons in jail, and the police searching for a fifth, and with $91 mors of the $1,800 in cash and checks stolen, recovered by the police late Tuesday evening, the mystery of the robbery of the safe in the Hurst & Co. store at Marion on the morning of August 14, is nearing solution. The $91 in money was found scattered in an alley, one square west of the Hurst & Co. store, where it had lain several days without molestation from passersby. The bulk of the money has not been found, but officers are hot on its trail. MISS DUNBAR HOSTESS TO DETROIT GUEST. IMiss Lillian Dunbar entertained a number of friends at her home on Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. Icie Chamberlain, of Detroit. Victrola music and general conversation formed the evening's entertainment. Refreshments of home-made candy and pop-corn served to the following: Mrs. Icia Chamberlain of Detroit, Mrs. Blanche Horine, Bobbie Weyler, Maude Briles, Mrs. Monroe Cecil, Maude Kimbrough, Leona Day and Mrs. Nellie Buck. A good time was enjoyed by all. You will regret it if you fail to -get something good to eat Saturday at the Christian church market. Don't forget the place. Swift creamery station. North Main street. Mrs. Hugh Dee Pope arrived from Lake Manitau Wednesday, where her husband is engaged with an orchestra, for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zike. A very -enjoyable family reunion The Prizes. First Grand Priz A Ford Sedan Car. Second Grand Prize-Third Grand Prize-Washing Machine. Fourth Grand Pri Kitchen Cabinet. -A Victrola. 3 An Electric ! 5l?ers Cash Commisss-Forjevery can cbdate wno competes ,o e - lavt, four grand prizes, or a special cash prize, and who turns in as much as -. .cK ciihcrr ni ion rilm?SS Will . . nfi receive 10 per cent on the amount of work that candidate has turned in to us. Thus there are no losers. When subscriptions are brought in on Saturday, all stubs MUST be pro perly 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 re- port on all business on hand by 10 a. on Saturday morning and turn in any subscxiptios, names and cash taken in up to that time. This will avoid a rush at 7:45 o'clock. Then be surs to be in the News office early with 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. MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SALLY WINSLOW STEPHENS. Mr. and Mrs. Will A. Beasley, Mrs. Edgar M. Baldwin, Miss Zola Beasley, Miss Elizabeth Beasley and their house gossts, Mrs. Thana Wylie and daughter Louise, of Bloomington, attended a memorial service Sunday morning at the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro given in honor of the late Mrs. Sallie Win slow Stephens, a missionary to India who passed away in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. A star was placed on the church service flag in her honor by her daughter, Mrs. Veda Bateman. Anna Mae Darnall has returned from a two wseks vacation at Sylvian Lake, Rome City. IndL She was ac companied by Mr. and . Lane and daughter Toledo, Ohio. - Mrs. Forest Gertrude of a I ; ! ! ! 1 I . j j Celia Hayworth, Kathleen Hayworth, T..i; IT ta 41 Ti-: i Kathleen Cain, Betty Bartling, Junior T l : T ti: xt' i - rv - Allen Paul Dr iver, William, Harriett - and Marv Jane Ribble, ToMkita - rayne, .Minora oweeney, wpai jiay iSweenev. Helen. Ruth and Martha Airni P?,KKio Bryson WeUs Robert Gift and Campbell. The mothers present were Mrs. Lloyd Campbell, Mrs. Birney Allred, Mrs. ill Taylor, Mrs. Leo Moon, Mrs. Effie Rimes, Mrs. Alice Ramsey, Mrs. E. H. Parker, Mrs. Sam Leer, Mrs. Edith Hayworth, Mrs. M. L. Bartling, Mrs Elsie Traster, Mrs. Al Drey-r. Mrs. A. S. Roberts, Mrs. Lafe Ribble, Mrs. Tony Payne, Mrs. Edith Bevington, Mrs. Hort Ribble, Mrs. Otto Wells and Mrs. Glen Gift. MILTON POWERS TO UNDERGO OPERATION. Milton Powers will leave Monday accompanied by his physician, Dr. Glenn Henley, for Ann Arbor, Mich., where he will submit to an operation to relieve some trouble in his hip which was caused by a fall some years ago while he was employed as a paper hanger and decorator, when a scaffold on which he was standing gave way. This is the sixth time Mr. Powers has gone under the knife, the last time being about a year ago at Ann Arbor and from this operation he- obtained some relief. Since his fall Mr. Powers has been badly crippled and unable to walk without crutches. - - FRANK KIRK WOOD NAMED ADMLNISTRATOR OF ESTATE. Frank H. Kirk wood- has been appointed administrator for tha estate of Harriet Kirkwood who died July 25, coating- of crushed stone, for the first 1921. Only one heir is named. Mar- time since it was made a macadam-cus J. Kirkwood, son. The estate is ized thoroughfare. ' The stone is being valued at $13,500. Frank H. , Kirk- j placed from Main street to the Big wood is a brother-in-law of the de-Four Railroad under the directios of ceased. jStreat Commissioner Isaac Malone. -i s X a. - .