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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, September 12, 1921
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MMLOUNT NEWS 1 FAI PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-fourth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1921 Number 83 TY IPVY PIYFH I fcCLEAN - UP" SQUAD ID Tlie End of a irti Ltin i SAME AS IN 1921 COUNTY COUNCIL PARES ESTIMATES SO AS TO COME WITHIN LIMIT OF LAST YEAR Expenses in Court House Cut and Vvrr FrniMRiT Pnssihle Made Ne- cessaVv Improvements Not Actu-' ally Needed at This Time Must Wait, Say Members of Council. i MORTON RIFLE BOYS IN ANNUAL REUNION Survivors of Famous Regiment of the Civil War Meet in Marion For Business and Pleasure Lewis Turner, a former resident of Fairmount, but who for a number of years has been making his home near Marshalltown, la., at the home of his daughter, was in Fairmount last week on a short visit to old friends and acquaintances. Mr. Turner was one of the famous Morton Rifles during the Civil war, and it happened that he had unexpectedly so timed his visit to Grant county that he was in Marion Thursday when the surviving members of the Morton Rifles were holding their thirty-ninth annual reunion. There are now but some fifty survivors of this company that did such valient service during the Civil war, COMMERCIAL CLUB HELPS JIN SEWER STEPS TAKEN TO SOLVE PROBLEM CREATED BY SEWAGE FROM SNIDER FACTORY New Sewer To Be Constructed From the Plant to the Charles C. Thomas Gravel Pit the Club Appropriating $400 For That PurposeWork to Start at Once. Friday morning the board of directors of the Fairmount Commercial club took action which, it is hoped, will permanently solve the sewerage problem-caused by the operation of the Snider Preserve Company's factory, and may form the neucleus for the ultimate establishm- nt of a sewerage system for the entire town, a thing which is much needed. After a trip of inspection the directors voted for the expenditure from the funds of the club of $400 for the completion of a sewer for the Snider Company, from the factory to the Charles C. Thomas gravel pit, immediately west of Park cemetery, more than half a mile north of town, and which has been leased by the company as a cess pool for a number of years. This will keep the sewerage from the factory from entering Back Creek until aftr it has been filtered through several feet of sand and gravel, which through experiments already made, proves to be a perfect filter. The company sewer, which now enters Back Creek about 500 feet north of Eighth street, will be diverted from the stream and extended down the In the matter of expenses the Grant - County Council has cut to the bone, J an effort to get the chums of all ex-and everr conceivable expense for ex-pervice men adjusted, cess en,Ploves about the court house! The schedule of the advance squad s and in the county institutions, as well. tour starts Monday, September 12, as improvements which may be done , s as foLows: without for awhile, has been pared , September 12 Sim,., from the bud-et of estimates sub- Roseburg, and Herbst. Sid to the Council. The knife was September 13-Sweetser and .Mier. reelv uod at the session of the Coun-! September 14 Converse cHnrion last week during its J September 15-Point Isabel, Radley, three day session during which the . Hackleman, ;eaver, Rigdon. members struggled with the prob- ! September 16 Matthews and Fowl-lem of setting the tax levy for the erton. ountv for the coming year. When ; September 19-Upland. the meeting adjourned Thursday ev-' September 20- an Buren and i .-. Kocr. caK but Farrville. Perfect Day NEW KIWANIS CLUB ABOUT READY TO GO More Than Fifty Charter Membership Applications Now in Hand With More to Follow According to latest reports the new Fairmount Kiwanis club has to date fifty-seven charter membership appli- cations in of these 1 hand, and more than forty hav ve paid in their initiation surer Vic Selby. Applica- fee to Treas tion for the charter has not yet been made, it having been voted at a recent meeting that this would not be done until all the charter members had paid in their initiation fee, so that the club would start off 100 per cent clear, them right. However, it is the in- tention to hold the regular weekly meeting this week on Wednesday night, announcement of which will be made bv the secretary as soon as the committee completes arrangements. i j.: 4- v,l.l icic-l, n tilt IHWl.H"5 " ' ' ... . - , on account ot tne memoers atrenuing , i i - ii ti . - i " : tne meeting oi tne .uanun mwiims club in Marion on Wednesday night. PRINTER GOT HIS BIBLE NAMES MIXED. POPULAR COUPLE WEDDED SUNDAY Miss Estella Duller Becomes the Bride of Bert Kelly in a Pretty Home Wedding An early fall wedding, beautiful in quiet simplicity, was that of Miss Estella Builer and Bert Kelley which place at the home of the brides j father, B. F. Builer at 3 o'clock Sun- J afternoon, the Rev. C. B. Swee- ney reading the marriage service, Only the immediate families of the bride and groom were present. Im- mediately following the ceremony re-' reshments were served after which Mr. and Mrs Kelley left on a motor : trip through the northern part of the and be ready to "Go" and go at a pace ter from County Superintendent of state. Mrs. Kelley is a charming j that will mean doing things for Fair- j Schools, Mr. Albert R. Hall, regard-voung kdv and a general favorite j mount and the community and doing . ing .the new Compulsory Attendance eninjT me itv n-v - the estimates submitted had been thoroughly gone over and every pos- ; sible penny that could be saved had j .been cut off the accounts. ! Friday the Council again met and after checking up their figures with the estimates fixed the county tax lew at the same figures as last year, 47 cents. Although the levy for the county fund is 2S cents as opposed to , 25 cents last year, the bond and interest levy has been reduced from 2 cents to 1 ce:, and 2 cent cut has been made from the levy for gravel roads. , This makes the levy for the county ; for 1922 total 47 cents, which is ex- jaCL2 lilt? ? The new levy as compared with that f 1921 is as follows: 1922 1921 County Fund 2S 2o Bond and Interest 1 - Gravel Road IS 20 i . ; The -amount appwpnatad by eov-.eil amounted to $oS,.4..-J. inu amount compares tavoran- Aww.- amount appropriated ior x. . . - but a decrease m tne vaiuaiu u ui liable property helped to raise the one part oi tne ievy. in, .v,.. .- , r a .i To-ct an.l the Graxel, JJOiit t-."- - - Tioads saved the total levy from being higher than that of last year. A drop of $4,000,000.00 is shown in the valu ation of taxable property this year. The low figure is attributed to the j dustrial depression. Faced with an unusually large u- , mate of expense and an unusua.i return of taxable property, the coun- , cil was forced to empio tne ..i - r V ociTnaTPR. r imc 1 . i "' I j ! COMING THIS MONTH Red Cross and American Legion to Lock Up All Ex-service Men Date For Fairmount, Sept. 23 A schedule of the dates on which Red Cross and American Legion officials will meet all ex-service men, in 'various parts of the county, has been announced. The Red Cross and Legion officials constitute an advance squad preced-1 insr the government "Clean Up" squad September 21 Landesville and Hanfield. September 22 Jalapa and Conrad. September 23 Fairmount. September 26 Gas City. September 27 Jonesboro. TWO WILLS FILED WITH THE COURT J Wills of John S. Hilton. Liberty Township and Luther Hale, Green Township are Probated The will of John S. Hilton, Liberty township, who died September 3, 1921 has been admitted to probate. His wife, Mary E. Hilton is the benefici-: ary. On her death the estate is bequeathed to Parthula Wilson, and Pearley Elliott, daughters; Elbert P. Hilton a son, and son of J. K. Hilton, deceased. The will of Luiher T. Hale, Green ,twnship who died September 7 .;mitted to probate. The - . b.- -- enef.ciar:os re Wg a A Hale, and , . . . , T i.. - u-i- n aau!;nier-ui-iaH, lua vi. utic. On the death of the wife her share is to go to Mary Cecil McDonald, daughter. Edw,n E Robert . . R. Hale, grandsons. On the death of the daughter-iri-law, her share is to go to Robert R. Hale her son. EXCIXEER,XG CONCERX DELAYING WORK HERE, fV.-t,n.ln1.-.j i,n5 for improve-! .t;, tn the Water- am f new wells bui1din, of a lae reservoir mat-riali thi summer, or " . vnertel. The esti- aeiay on tne pari, ui uiuonauo concern nothing is known, as the au- . . hrT-iHe bre have been unaDie to get any satisfactory explanation from them. BUSINESS GIRLS PLAN UNIQUE SOCIAL TIME. The committee in charge of the regular monthly meeting of the Fair-mount Business Girls club have issued the following unique invitations: The members of the Fairmount Business Girls Club are invited to attend the wedding of Matilda Ann Stepanfetchit and Obediah Gogetit, next Tuesday evening, Sept, 13 at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Albert Morris. Rev. Benjamin JeHosophat will officiate. This affair is to be in the nature of a hard time party and all members are asked to dress accordingly. The committee in charge, Maud Briles, Muriel Cox, Doris Kiplinger ana Mrs. Aioerx morns no pains to make this a most enjoy- ahl vPt and it is safe to say that the hostesses will receive no "regrets. LACK OF CRUDE OIL FORCES SHUT DOWN. Inability to purchase crude oil in the Kentucky field, th usual sbi jol supply; has: cuse a lempi source j , ! Anwn n et;n. , Rr vie Oil company here, the plant hav inff been idle for several days. A big' i.Mnmont nil tmnrisJn, - rir r & J I its I 'day j i f as j on at j j 1 I ! f i. r j ' - - - - In the last publication of the ad- the list of names of all children be-vertis-ement of Isaiah Jay, appear- J tween the ages of seven and sixteen ing on page 3, the printer got some- . who are in the town school census what mixed on Bible names, and as a and who are not known to be in school, result Mr. Jay's references to air- to the Grant County Attendance Of-planes and automobiles were confus- fleer this week. This officer will then ing. Mr. Jay referred to Isaiah xxxi- J be under the duty of seeing that 5 as to airplanes, and not xxxi-15 as ! these children attend' school accord-was printed. For automobiles Mr. ing to law. Jay referred to the book of Nahum j . and not Nathan as was printed Look TWO PERSONS HURT and but twenty-eignt of these were able to attend the reunion in Marion. The ohers axe living in remote parts of the country making it impossible for them to be present. Mr. Turner was happily surprised when he found his old comrades gathered in reunion and he enjoyed a delightful time with them recalling the events of those tragic days of '61 to '63. At the noon hour a sumptious dinner was served in the G. A. R. hall by the regiment women, following which a business session was held. COMPULSORY SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT County Suprintendent and State Attendance Officer Define Who Shall Attend Public Schools The Superintendent of the Fair-mount Schools has just received a lct- . Law. Mr. Hall recently received a ; decision from the State Attendance Officer on this matter and he desires publicity given to the fact that every child between the ages of seven and 1 sixteen years shall attend the public i i .ti i l (n-V,t ; r, ia tt v i viiivi v t . - - . ' .... . t tnglisn language, ne aiw . i 3 x 1 1 1. 1 ..11 .V il ,! vi.n tnai it De unuersiuuu liuil. cm who have completed the eighth grade and have not reached the age of sixteen must go into the high school. Superintendent Hamilton will hand IN AUTO COLLISION. A cornfield near a cross road, one mile north of Herbst, caused a col- lision between a Ford truck, driven by Cecil Thorpe of Herbst and a Lex ington car, driven by John W. Whit-taker, residing east of Marion on the Montpelier pike, about eleven o'clock Thursday morning. As a result Mr. Whittaker wa badly cut and bruised, John Sanders, two year old nephew of Whittaker was also cut and bruised and Thorpe received a slight concus- sion of the brain. None of the victims were seriously injured. Dr. C. B. Vigus of Point Isabel attended to the injured and reported that all would recover. Whittaker was driving, to Kokomo with two children, whose father is ill in hospital. When the cross road was reached and Whittaker saw that a collision was unavoidable he jammed on the brakes. Thorpe, who was driving the Ford truck, also at tempted to stop, but without success The auto was badly damaged and the lJom MEETS WITH MRS. STOOKEY. The Farm Culture Club held an all day session at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Stookey .Friday. Owing, to the fact that so many members of the club were busily engaged in fill- jine silos, the attendance at this meet ing .was not up to standard, but those who. did. attend had a most enjoyable day. The dinner was. everything, that a dinner should be and the program which was given in the afternoon was highly entertaining an instructive Those present were Mr. an Mrs. Hude Dvson. airland Mrs. 'Will Harvev. Mr. Owen Kelsay,Mr; and Mrs. Ed. Har vey tk& Chester TayUir, i-' t - In the interest of a lower tax ratf'imatps and planSj which have been inj recent visit to Mayo Brothers hospit-they made material cuts from the eti- Indianapolis engineer- jal and also gave a good description mates submitted by nearly every a;- i preparation have not yet ' of their new methods in dental surg-partment and officer. Clerical help m j bv the citr and until ery. The next meeting of the society - the auditor's office, the office tne r?Ceived nothing can be done will be held the first Thursday in STlerk and other county official will j Ag to the cause f or 0ctober. east bank of Back Creek to the gravel pit, which is being made larger and deeper each year by the extraction of gravel in large quantities. Earlier in the season the company erected a dam across Back Creek, forcing the entire flow of the creek into the pit, but recent rains have swollen the stream until the dam and pit are unable to care for the large volume of water. Work on the sewer extension, which will be about 3,000 feet in length, will it is thought, commence at once, and be completed within a week, unless weather conditions prevent. The new part of the factory sewer will consist of ten or twelve inch tile, which will be sufficient, it is thought, to care for a similar extension to the north part of the town, and parellel to Back Creek, and intersecting all sewers now emptying into the stream, should the town ever wish to do so. This is in line with the plan sug gested a few years ago by a sanitary expert who at the request of the town council, made a complete survey of the town. The chemical action of the sun on the tomato juice coming from the factory, has for many years created a condition which has been very annoy ing to persons residing near Back creek, even as far north as Jonesboro, and has been the cause of much litigation at different times, in years past. The contemplated improvements will it is thought, solve the problem for all time to come, with the result that all concerned are in a happy frame of mind. SCHOOLS IN FRANKLIN MAKE FINE SHOWING. The enrollment of the Franklin township schools 'for the coming year is the largest that the township schools have enjoyed in ten years. The enrollment by schools is as fol lows: No. 2 Fansler school, Clarence Nelson, teacher, 47 enrolled. No. 3 Babb schools, Mrs. Lola Needham, teacher, 45 enrolled. No. 10 -West Branch school, Fred Ratliff, teacher, 34 enrolled. No. 6 Maple Run school, Paul Gil- liland, teacher, 44 enrolled. No. 11 Broffiel Block school, Susie Mercer, teacher, 40 enrolled. Two trucks are now being used to haul pupils - to and from school, but when the township schools consolidate in the new consolidated school in Roseburg, three additional trucks will be used. "MONKEY FACED" OWL CAUGHT NEAR SWAYZEE. A large 'monkey face" "owl, which masured four feet from tip to tip of the wings, was captured last Monday near Swayzee, by Everett Hamo-lin. This specimen is rarely found in this Jparfc of the estate and it is presumed . that the bird came from Canada where they are frequently J found. 1 poli. ' found. The owl was sent to Iftdiana- throughout Grant county, her work ; the woman count v chairman dur- ing the last presidential campaign re- j fleeting much credit upon her execu- tive powers as wen as her social ; qualities. Mr. Kelley is a popular , . i i t ( I i , U ItlllCl dill T 1 i Lino i i v axvc . - , cu - , - I engaged with his iatner m pusmess j - . . . i . i. : r irst street, tne nrm nnerann under the name of Kelley & Son Feed Store. After Oct. 1, Mr. and Mrs. I Kelley will be at home to their f riends i 318 South Mill street. ! DR. RIGSBEE WILL MAKE "PUBLICITY." At a meeting of the Grant County Dental Society which was held Thurs- dav evenine "in the office of Dr. J. W Brimacomb in Marion, Dr. S. T. Rigs- bee. recently of this place, was ap- pointed chairman of the publicity committee of the society. Dr. Kigs- . . bee eave an interesting talK on nis VERN ROSS GIVEN . PLEASANT SURPRISE. Vern Ross was pleasantly surprised by a party of young peonje at his home on East Tyler street Wednesday evening. Mr. Ross leaves for DePauw University Monday where he will study for the ministry. Games and music were enjoyed throughout the evening, after which refreshments were served. Those present were Anna Bosley, Mary Parker, Uva Sal-yers, Thelma Hill, Deloras Schlagen-hoft, Phyllis Cooper, Robert Hollings-worth, Hal Langsdon, Lloyd Leach, Harlan Boner, Vern Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Ross and son Merle. COUNTRY HOME ENTERED BY SNEAK THIEVES. While D. E. Richards and wife were away from home on last Wednesday night sneak thieves entered the house land stole a very valuable watch be- longing to Mrs. Richards. The house . . . Riehards. The house MT,sapked and .other "" B. u ... but the IlTXie items mtic watch was the . only article of value stolen. "OLD HOME PAPER" MUCH APPRECIATED. The News 'is in receipt of a letter rrmMrs. John Monroe of Rutland, N. Dak in which she says: j3oine kind friend has sent me the Fairmount Kom which is woiiderfulrrN&r)Teiat- - . . . . - - . . It seems tvonderf litty good to hear of the hear of the home folks nee"- in a up these references and note the pro- phecy of modern day inventions. Brother Jay knows his Bible; it was the printer who evidently did not. GEO. FLETCHER FATALLY ILL IN OKLAHOMA. Word has been received here that George A. Fletcher was taken serious - ry ill while on a business trip in Okla- homa and no hopes are entertained for his recovery. He wi s accompani- ed by his wife. Mr. Fletcher was formerlv of this nlacs and was at one time town clerk and treasurer. Ssv eral years ago he submitted to a surgical operation in the Mayo Bros, hnsnital bv which one half of his stomach was removed and it is thought that his present trouble is similar to that which obtained before the operation. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP MEETING TUESDAY. county Agricultural association will have a called meeting Tuesday night, ; Sept. 13, at the Hackleman I. O. O. P. hall. The board of directors and dis- fof lenders are unred to be present r,lan- for townshin irrouD display t. the county fair will be made. Any one interested in the display will be welcome at this meeting ; as the or- ganization desires the co-operation of the entire township. ' SUMMITVILLE MAKING FALL- FESTIVAL PLANS. The officials of the Fall Festival which is to be held in Summitville in Octobers-met in a short business ses sion Saturday ? evening. .: The finance knA all other committees of tne fes- J j j j . , . . , - have to be reducd in nmnlint. the council ciaae - Vnred dollars irom - . 1 the extra salaries oi which go to pay their clerical help. The elevator in the court house will run no more, at least not during 1922, and John Citizen will have to use the staircases, becaus-e an elevator is an expense and so is the elevator conduc tor. TVvp p-T-ound keener of the court i io- will he no more, because lJ " the janitor service has been cut down, not only in number but in salary. The ninety dollars per month which the janitors formerly received has faded to seventy-five dollars since the council met. A similar fate will meet the ground keeper of the Orphans Home, and some painting that the in firmary thought it ought to ao. ; The county assessors will have to do their work with less help because their estimates were too high to ' please the council. And just to show that there were no hard feelings, the council cut their own charges substantially. estimated budget of the county superintendent of schools which came to $3,683, and the recorders estimate of $5,075, were among the very few W a close observer could find that that a ciose cii had escaped the fe or . . . . - and had come out waoic. Five hundred aoiiare -. estimate oi me , Kf sneriu i flZ,l3U. mecoomy,i.i , oeS wThHdltOIS DUU rr4:: .I lV:715 losfnearly ! ! S - , - . tival made their weekly report andKvand Mrs. johri"1Scott,"Mr..'and Mrs. loads, is MM. nroute from the,ed Texas" oil fields and is-due to arrive .the premium committees started their whiles . . ,11, IwM (Continued on Fag Two), wjthin'a (Short time. k

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