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Thursday, September 8, 1921
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E : lAIMOlJM 1 1 PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HEIJEVFAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-fourth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1921 Number 1" NEWS J- 7 SEASON'S SCHEDULE FOR H. S. BASEBALL PAXTON WILSON ROAD WILL BE COMPLETED BIG ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL MAKES CONNECTION WITH BIG CONCERN Kenneth Hollingsworth Becomes a Member of Firm Dealing in Build- , ing Specialties In the West ANNUAL MEETING OF, BAPTIST CHURCH Reports for Year Show Church Work To Be in Excelelnt Condition Officers Eleceted inncuv CCA CAM OUTLOOK BRIGHT THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF INSTITUTION OPENS WITH LARGE ATTENDANCE Several Changes in Faculty Announced With Rev. Benj. T. Purviance at Head as Principal Future Outlook Encouraging Says President Rat- j liflT of Board. The thirty-seventh session of Fair-mount Academy has started off in a most encouraging way. A large number of the patents and friends of! the school came for the opening Mon- J day morning. ed the assembly room as Lucile Hais- i TV I 7 J V rv 111 ?.uuit, wwj I ! Kenneth D. Hollingsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hollingsworth, and who has been associated with his father in the Hollingsworth Shoe Co.'s store, left Sunday morning for Los Angeles, Cal., where he becomes a member of the firm of Armour- Hollingsworth, representing manufacturers of building specialties, having the entire Pacific coast region as its territory. Associated with Mr. Hollingsworth is John L. Armour of Pomona, Cal., who was a roommate with Mr. Hollingsworth at the University of Pennsylvania, of which both are graduates and both members of the Acacia fraternity. The firm will represent the Struc tural Slate Co., of Penn Argl, Pa., ' which controls 85 to 90 per cent of j the slate output of the United States; the Stedman 'Products Co", of Boston, Mass., manufacturers of flooring, vulcanite rubber, imitation marble, etc.; the Zenitherm Co., of New York, manufacturers of an imitation of building, stone for exterior and interior use, and the Caltox Co., of New ley played "Onward Christian Sol- ! Fairmount. diers." After the singing of "Am- i SEPTEMBER 23 erica" Ernest Harrold, class of 21,j Fairmount High School vs. Upland, read the Scripture lesson and Rev. , at Upland. Adalbert Wood, pastor of the Friend's j Van Buren vs. Gas City, at Gas City fhurch, led in prayer. j -Matthews vs. Swayzee, at Matthews Hon. Ancil E. Ratliff, President of! Fairmount Academy vs. Sweetser, the board of directors for more than ! at Fairmount. -twenty years, opened the school with Jonesboro vs. Marion, at Marion, a fine address. He announced that j SEPTEMBER 30 there had been several changes in the j Fairmount Academy vs. Marion, at faculty for this year and introduced . Marion. the new faculty. - J Van Buren vs. Matthews at Van Miss Sybl Kramme, the new music-; Buren. al director, rendered a cornet solo j Swayzee vs. Upland, at Swayzee. that was greatly appreciated. j Jonesboro vs. Gas City, at Jones- The opening address was delivered boro. by Dr. Bedford, president of Marion ' Sweetser vs. Fairmount High school college. Dr. Bedford very clearly set ; at Fairmount. forth some ideals to be attained in OCTOBER 7 education and emphasized the neces-1 Fairmount High school vs. Marion, sity of religious training. He showed at Fairmount. now the church had been the leader ; Gas City vs. Upland, at Gas City, in merican education by founding j Sweetser vs. Jonesboro at Sweetser. County Inter Scholastic Association j Arranges Dates for Fall Series Of Games A base ball schedule for the sea son's high school tournament was ar- j ranged at a meeting of the Grant Countv Inter-Scholastic association j held in Marion last Thursday, the j first games to be played on Sept. 16J- The schedule as submitted, is as fol - jows. SEPTEMBER 16 ' Van Rnron x F.irmmmt H,Vh school at Van Buren. Upland vs. Marion, at Upland." Jonesboro vs.' Matthews, at Jones- boro. Swayzee vs. Sweetser, at Sweetser. I Gas City vs. Fairmount Academy at afc :vIattnews. , FORMER FAIRMOUNTER yjCTIM qF CCIDENT. The following item the Logansport Press clipped from eives an ac - mtind hx the CUUt:L Ul xii iuJ - " - . : jn scaJ Neutzraan: Mr. Neutz former resident of Fair- man lu""-' mount: - Robert Neutzman, i son of Oscar C. ! VnTmiTi -o-ae nninfullv. but not - c j ocrvn - J wQunds -nflicted . . . , , vOT v,. s !on the side of his head, when he was . , a , :, struck with a horseshoe. The chel l ... .... , ... A dren had been pitching horseshoe at , i !" jm ! ! by - t : t " i i I-W ' , i ork, manufacturers of a . new paint ed : fcr interior decorating. The com- j "Class No. 1 Ethel Coahran, assist-par.y maintains offices and an exhibit ant, Zola Voorhis. on the sixth floor of the Metropolitan Class No. 2 Bobbie Weyler, assist- building in Los Angeles, the entire ' ant, Maude Corbin. floor being given over to a display of J Class No. 3 Matilda Corbin, assist- btvlding materials. An interesting aVit, Hazel Thompson. article appears in the September is- Class No. 4 Mabel Ackerman, as- w -the early schools and showing tne-j Swayzee vs. Van Buren, at ay-, Sol Elliott and family, Raymond, Wal-way. He said America would always zee. . j ter Esther and Ruth of Wabash, need the private denominational? Matthews vs. Fairmount Academy, j Will Pierce and daughter Maybelle of sue of the American Magazine telling , how this exhibit was -established by Miss Louise Schmidt. BOYS FROM GRANT STATE FAIR WINNERS. Four Grant county boys won prizes at the pig. club show at the Indiana state fair, which is being held this week. A total of 142 prize ribbons were given to boys and girls from over that state who had entered pigs in the contest. The winers from this county were Everett Fisherbu?k of Gas City, seventh in Poland Chinas; H. C. King of Sweetser, eleventh, Poland Chinas; Robert Wright, Upland, eighth in Hampshires; Frederick Gossett, Fair-mount, tenth in Hampshires. The show was said to have teen the largest of its kind which the boys and girls of the state have ever taken part. There were fifty-five red Duroc Jerseys in one class, twenty-eight Chester Whites in another, twenty-seven Poland Chinas and twelve Berkshires in each of the spotted Poland Chinas and Hampshire events. MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER FOR A RECENT BRIDE. Miss Mary Rigsbee was hostess Contractor Commences Where He Left Off Months Ago and Says Work Will Now be Finished Active work for the completion of the PaxtonWilson road whkh erses a BUmber strfts f his 2 the work, having arrived that day. ie contract for this road was let the county commissioners under the provisions of the three mile law, more than two years ago. The work was partially finished and then stopped, due to the inability of the contractors to get cars in which to . Mn4AMn1n T m the contract was unfinished. The grade, completed one year ago last spring, is being touched up with graders and the weeds which have grown up in many sections of the thoroughfare are being clipped with a mowing machine. There will be no further delay in completing the entire contract, according o the contractor. ANNUAL REUNION OF NICHOLSON FAMILY" The eighth annual reunion of the Nicholson" family was held at Josiah Nicholson's grove, three miles northeast of Fairmount Sunday Sept. 5. All enjoyed a basket dinner at noon, after which a business meeting was held and officers were elected for the next year. Those " present were Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Allred, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nicholson of Elkhart, Mr. and Mrs. Upland, Earl Nicholson and family, t !i : 1 i -w :n. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brookshire and family Wilbur, Edward, Kenneth and 1 1" T 11.1 A. jJosepnme, Kay iMcnoisen oi r-iKnan. an ilrs- Percy Nicholson, Mr. ana Mrs. aim iMcnoison ana aaugn- ter Norma, Mrs. Pearle Wells and Miss Bess Nicholson of Ft. Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Allred and family JJoriaia ana r,stner, ur. ana jirs. Oscar Lov and family Earnest and Hubert, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allred and family Charles and Mary Elizabeth, Mr. ar.d Mrs. Cletis Stokes of . Gaston, Mr. and Mrs. Harrold Smith of Anderson Mrs. Cynthia White, Mr. onf 1t-c HdiTov WTiito Mr and Mr5. Walter Jessup and family, Carl, Mary Catherine and Harry, Mr. and Mrs. "'- ; " ;of Carthage. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pear son of Anderson. Visitors were Mr. 'and Mrs. John Carey, Stanley Carey and daughters, Pauline and Ida Marie; j Mrs. Hannah Peacock of Byron, Kan., Mrs. Faulder and daughter Audrey, ; . rt;nA, TTnlanrl . The next njon be heid at c. C. AiirecTs home. MISSIONARY PROGRAM baptist CHURCH. Qn Wednesday evening, The Young j Peopie o Marion George Street Baptist church, motored to the Fair-mount Baptist church, where they presented to a full house an excellent missionary program, including the playlet, "Tired of Missions, which was a great success and should help some people solve the problem why we need foreign missions. Program: Hymn Audience. Prayer Rev. Wilhelm. . . Reading Miss Certain. Hymn Audience. Reading "For the Master's Sake, by Miss Carolyn Porter. Violin. Solo Miss Margaret E rick- son. Reading ''The Evolution of Miss Holledge" by Miss Katherine Wilson. , Playlet "Tired of Missions" by Roger Williams and Golden Key Classes." Piano Solo Miss Montana Grin- stead. Reading Miss Carolyn Porter. Violin Solo Margareet Erickson Hymn ''Help' Somebody Today, Audience. Short Talk Miss Lillian Dunbar, Benediction Mr. Collens of Marion. After this snlendid program, a social hour was enjoyed and light re fresnmenta wer served i nephew, Mardell Wigger, the party Imotorini? thronp-h YEAR'S WORK ENTERED UPON wiiH BIUGHTEST OUTLOOK IN HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL Organization of New Joint High School and the Junior High School Made Monday When New Members of Faculty are Introduced and Work For the Year Started. The Fairmount public schools began the year's work Monday with the brightest outlook in the history of the schools. With the increased facilities and enlarged buildings the schools are amply prepared to meet all requirements, and with the new joint high school for the township and the town, Fairmount's public schools will compare with any in the state. , The high school orchestra, which has been in practice during, the summer under the leadership of Loren Cain, furnished music for the opening exercises Monday morning in the high school building, and after several selections Rev. W. F. Meyer read a short scripture lesson and gave the invocation. Superintendent Hamilton then introduced the members of the new joint school board, with Town ship Trustee Orville Wells, represent ing the township and the members of the town board, J. J. McEvoy, J. C. Albertson and Otis Wilbern, and also the new members of the faculty, Miss Lenore Ramsey, of the English department; Miss Mary Arnold, of the Latin, French and physical training for girls department, and Claude L. Walters, in charge of the vocational agriculture and physical training departments. These 'exercises were followed by the registration for the high school proper, which showed the alrgest registration in the history of the school. In the afternoon the organization of the junior high school, 7th and 8th grades, was effected with a large enrollment. In connection with this a "pep" meeting was held which was full of enthusiasm. Tuesday morning a convocation was held during which plans for the year's work were explained. The new class rooms and the new gymnasium now under course of construction are nearing completion and when these are ready for use the schools will have ample room and accomodation for all of the work. Tne new "gym.," which will be on the ground floor, will be a joy and delight to the students, as well as to the basket ball fans who are looking forward to a season of basket ball sport that will put the Fairmount high school well up in the front among the high school teams of the state. Another feature in the athletic program for the season will be the participation of the high school in the county base ball tournament under the direction of the County Inter-Scholastic association, the schedule for which has been announced. Last year the high school was unable to take part in this series of games because of being unable to secure suitable grounds upon which" to play, but Coach Walters announces that this difficulty will be overcome. and the local high school will be a contender for the county base ball honors. There is some excellent baseball material in the school this year and Coach Walters expects to organize a strong team. "DEACON" ROACH'S WIDOW WEDS FORMER FAIRMOUNTER. The Indianapolis News contains an announcement of the marriage of Joel D. Lethan to Georgia M. Roach which took place in Indianapolis, Saturday, Sept. 3. Mr. La than is the son of Mrs.. S. M. Lathan and is well known in Fairmount, having served as postmaster here for a number of years. He is at present deputy clerk of the supreme court. Mrs. Lathan was the widow of the late secretary of state, W. A. Roach, and is a lady of many accomplishments and lovable qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Lathan are spending their honeymoon in Detroit and expect to stop over in Fairmount on their return trip for a visit with the groom's mother, Mrs. S. M. Lath an and niece, Mrs. Lea McTurnan.- A large and appreciative audience greeted Rev. Stephon Haboush, a native of Galillee, who gave an interesting lecture illustrated by moving pictures which had been taken in the Holy Land, iMonday evening in the- The annual election of officers of the Baptist church was held "Thursday night and gratifying, reports from the various departments of church work given, the treasurer's report making an especially good showing. The following officers were elected to serve during the coming year: Clerk Miss Ethel Coahran. Treasurer William Parrill. Organist Mrs. Susan Miller. Assistant Organist Bobbie Weyler Ushers Will Parrill and John Coahran, Bobbie Weyler and Maude Corbin. Officers and teachers for the Sunday school were elected as follows: Superintendent Miss Lillian Dun- bar Assistant superintendent W. I. McKinley. Secretary Florence Ackerman. Assistant secretary Maude Corbin. Treasurer Ethel Coahran. Organist Mrs. Susan Miller. Assistant organist Bobbie Weyler. Librarian Hazel Thompson. The following, teachers were nam- sistant, Mrs. Bartholomew. Class No. 5 Mrs. Nora Bitner, assistant, Mrs. Will Parrill. - Class No. 6 Mrs. Lewis Egdorf, assistant, Mr. McKinley. Election of officers of the B. Y. P. U. for'the current year took place Sunday in the Baptist church as follows : President Maude Corbin. Vice president Hazel Thompson. Secretary 'Matilda Corbin. Treasurer Florence Ackerman. Organist Mrs. S.usan Miller. Chairman ofcommittees were ap pointed as follows: Program Mrs. Nora Bitner. Membership Mildred Coahran. Social Bobbie Weyler. LOCAL KIWANIANS GUESTS OF MARION Member of Fairmount Club Attend Peppy" Session in County Capital Wednesday Night Some fifteen or twenty members of the Fairmount Kiwanis club went to Marion Wednesday night where they were guests of the Marion club at ! the opening meeting of the fall sea- from a number of the surrounding cities, and the Marion Kiwanians proved to be most excellent entertain- The feature of the evening's program was an address by Judge Collins of Indianapolis. ONE AMENDMENT ONLY IS ACCEPTED Proposed Changes in State Constitution Fare Badly at Special Election Held Tuesday Complete returns from over the state show that but one of the thirteen proposed amendments to the constitution voted on at the special election Tuesday received a majority of votes favorable to adoption, that being amendment No. 1, which would require full citizenship to aliens before they can vote. In addition to the provision regarding the alien ballot, the amendment would also enfranchise women. Practically all of the other amendments were defeated by a decisive vote. Proposed amendment No. 10, which would give the legislature power to provide tax laws, and amendment No. 11, which dealt with state income tax were defeated by a four to one vote. - Locally there was but little interest in . the election, the election officials having but little to do during the day. Late in the afternoon the voting be- came more lively but not much more j than half the normal vote was polled. In Grant county Amendments Nos. 1, 2, and 4 carried. Christian school. It was a most . timelv address and was greatly ap-; preciated by students and friends. ? Miss Mildred Elliott sang a solo. Then several ot tne inenas ana . alumni spoke, among these being W. ! t- tt- o hW at the . )1 V I AW CO - years ago. Rev. Daniel" Whybrew, of Upland; Rev. Wood; Earl Henry, of ; the Marion Business college; Miss i - , . , t v T 1 , ethers. The faculty as announced by Mr. Kathff is as follows: r t t. ti Benj. T. Pvurvianee, A. B. Uradu- ii r,o rA,, ate of Franklin college. Post gradu- ate work in Religious Education Un iversity of Chicago. Principal ana . and Engish Bilble. Mary Dillon, A. B., B. b. Uraau - ate of Fairmount Academy, graduate of Earlham college. Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and three and one-half years work toward her Doctor's degree in the same university. Teacher of English and Mathematics. Howard Marshall, A. B., M. A. Graduate of Penn college. Master -wtrk at Haverford college. Has taught and coached at Penn college, Teacher of higher mathematics, his - tory and agriculture. Coach and di-; rector of physical training. i ! i . ! , n,i.of ; j j ! the rear of the Neutzman home, ana:u"" - . " .'. " . - , 0. na , , j j: i.. n,tv, ea, KODert siepptu uhccuj iii : 1 it. He was immediately removea - ' Tuesday afternoon at her home west son. Besides the visitors from Fair-of Fairmount to a number of her mount there were present Kiwanians friends. The entertainment was in the nature of a miscellaneous shower and was given for Mrs. Ralph Trice, a recent bride. Many useful and beau- j ers. An elaborate banquet was serv-tiful presents were received by the ed to nearly two- hundred Marion Ki- guest of honor. The house was beau- j wanians and their guests in the din-tif ully decorated with garden flowers jng room of the Odd Fellows hall. I Etirah Ratliff, A. B M. A. Gradu-; tides in front of the Hunt furniture ate of Fairmormt Academy; graduate store, were entirely destroyed Satur-of Earlham college: Master's work at 'day night, being pulverized with a v . to the house, where he receiv !cal attention. VANDALS DESTROY FINE LOT OF FLOWERS. M. W. Hunt, is convinced that the fellows who have been robbing melon patches and committing other acts Cf vandalism in the vicinity of Fair- mount, have transfered their activities to town. The flowers for which he 'paid $4 earlier in the season, and which have been growing nicely m the two "Hoosier-Dixie flower", recep- clb, according to appearances. There is no clue to the identity of the guilty parties. FAIRMOUNT GIRL WEDS FORT WAYNE MAN. Miss Anna Briles, daughter of John Briles living west of Fairmount, was united in marriage to Joseph Howard at nis home in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon at 2: 30 ,p'clock, coming immediately after the ceremony to Fairmount for a visit with the bride's parents and other relatives. Victor Selby and wife, with whom the bride made her home for some years, were guests at the wedding. Mr. and Mrs Howard returned to Fort Wayne Monday where the groom has a home furnished ready for housekeeping. ELECTRICAL STORM WORST OF SEASON. The electrical storm of Saturday evening was the most severe of the entire summer and caused a consid erable loss to the local telephone and electric companies. Ronald Zike. liv ing on South Mill street, was quite oaaiy snocsea ana naa a narrow es and during the afternoon refresh- ments were served. Those present were -Mrs. Nettie Ware, Mrs. Grace Brookshire, Mrs. Tessie Brookshire, Mrs. Belki Khnes, Mrs. Letha Davis, Ruth Ellingwood, Lucile Peacock, Lola Clark, Ada Fetlon, Myra Trice, Ada-line Woollen and Mildred Ellingwood. WORLD WAR SOLDIER LAID TO REST HERE. Rev. J. O. Baker, of Marion, was in charge of the funeral services of the late Herman Coats, world war soldier, whose death occurred overseas, which were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Park cemetery. The members of the Fairmount post of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars joined in giving full military honors to the remains, in an impressive manner. REV. HYATT ELECTED CONFERENCE SECRETARY. The Rev. J. Z. Hyatt, of Fairmount, was elected secretary1 at the final session of the Annual Miami Reserve conference of the New Light Christian church, at Elm Grove church, Anderson, Friday. Rev. William Cunningham of Alexandria, was re-elected president; Wesley Stewart of Alexan dria, vice president, and the Rev. Mr. Boswell, treasurer. The convention closed Friday after a four day session, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis spent Sun- day evening at the J. L. Rhoads home. Haverford college. Teacher ot English, history and Spanish. Sybl Kramme, A. B. Graduate of! "Penn college; one year of post graduate work at Bryn Mar. Teacher of Latin, French and musical director. Dora E. Wilson, graduate of Fair-mount Academy, graduate student Earlham college; special course in household economy. University of Wisconsin. Head of the Home department. Mr. Ratliff says in all his experience Fairmount Academy has never, had a brighter future nor a more favorable opening than the present session. The enrollment will surpass that of the three or four previous years. There were forty freshmen enrolled the first day. Several are in attendance at the State fair and a few are seriously ilL The complete enrollment will not be known for a few days. FILE PETITION FOR "ADOPTION OF CHILD. Jesse Brookshire and wife, Clista Brookshire, have filed a petition to the Grant circuit court at the county clerk's offile, for the adoption of Lora May Mart, 13, daughter of Benjamin F. Mart, who the petition declares gives his consent to the action. The clerk's office, for the adoption of Lora The mother is dead. it 4 cape from serious injury when light- Will Langan came home from Inning struck the chimney, within two dianapolis Sunday, returning Monday feet of where he was standing. A 1 accompanied by Mrs. Langan and his number of other persons had close calls ,'. JM. E. church. ' V f .

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