The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on September 22, 1921 · Page 1
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The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 1

Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, September 22, 1921
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1 BMOUNT NEWS t 1 1 H r EAT PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-fourth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1921 Number 88 : . . . ; . W. F. M. SOCIETY RED CROSS DRIVE CLOSES BIG YEAR FOR NEW MEMBERS Dl n CHECKING UP ON; SCHOOL CHILDREN Nearing Trail's End KIVVANiAN PLANS UNDERGO CHANGE ANNUAL MEETING HELP AT IIOMlS OF MRS. VICTOR SELBY WITH LARGE ATTENDANCE INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN STARTED OVER THE COUNTY TO ENLIST ACTIVE WORKERS l i' MEMBERS OF FAIRMOUNT CLUB TO GO TO MARION AS GUESTS OF MARION CLUB Unable to Secure Wesleyan Camp Grounds For Gathering Big Social Session Will Be Held in Matter Park Bamberger and Real Pumpkin Pie on the Menu Besides Big Program. Even Kiwanians sometimes change their plans. So in this ease. The Fairmount Kiwanians and the Marion Kiwanians will not "tent on the old camp grounds tonight," but instead will roast wien- tOmfM .K,- v.-..-"- .V" STATE OFFICIALS HAVE MANY INQUIRIES AS TO MEANING OF ATTENDANCE LAW Attendance Office Defines What is Meant and Calls Attention to the Requirements Officers Checking Up on Those In and Out of the Schools. School attendance officers according to the state officials, have been kept busy the last few weeks answering a flood of questions relating u the enforcement of the new school attendance law. This law, enacted by the last session of the state legislature became effective ;May 31, 1021, when it was signed by Governor McCray. It makes school attendance compulsory. Section 5 of the law states: "Unless otherwise provided herein, every child between the ages of seven and sixteen years shall attend public school, or other school taught in the English language, which is open to the inspection of local and state attendance and school officials; and such child shall attend such school each year during the entire time the public schools are in session in the school district in which such child resides." Exemptions from attendance are specified in the law, but Miss Blanche Merry, State Attendance Officer, reports a numbr of attempts of violation by parents seeking permits to - t Fluted and Officers for Coming ltsr i.ieeieu ana, Delegate to Branch Convention m j Tcrre Haute Named District Con- ' vention to be Held in Fairmount During October. The September meeting of the W. F. M. S. of the M. E. church was held on Tuesday afternoon at the home j of Mrs. Victor Sclby with Mrs. Ber- , r.ard Allrod and Mrs. Harley Fritz as assistant hostesses. There was a pood' attendance and the meeting was a very busy one as election of officers ; t.A- nU nn,1 rrorts nf committees given, thereby closing: the year's Woik. 1 The meeting was opened with the president, Mrs. Elsie Traster in the ' chair and after a son?, devotions in ; .-w r tr, Fffie KimA followed. In the course of routine work it was decided to send a delegate to the ' Branch meeting which will convene ... -. . in Torre Haute on uetooor 11 tor a three davs session. Mrs Mort Hoi- lingswerth will represent the society at this meeting. Plans were also o.'scussed for the coming district convention which will bo held in Fair-mour.t sivn after the Branch meeting, or "bout the middle of October, al- ; MISS MARTHA BELL WEDS MILWAUKEE MAN Daughter of Former Fairmount Residents Bride in Pretty Wedding in Her Terre Haute Home nies and enjoy hambergers at Matter park, Marion. It was announced that the joint gathering of he two clubs would be held on the Wesleyan camp grounds just east of Fairmount, but well, it became necssary to change the plans, and as a consequence the Fairmount Kiwanians will go to Matter park tonight, instead of the Marion hosts coming here. Every Fairmount Kiwanian is arranging to go, and to go early and stay to the finish. Besides they are Pomg to taKe tneir wives, or sweet- hearts, ana also some mvitel guests nd their wives or sweethearts. At , . . i . 4 least, that a what is given out for publication, i-uouiHuon. The pngram for the evening, which7 BIG STREET FAIR ON IN VAN BUREN ''" iMuay vi Live JMOCK V nne Boys and Girls Pig Show Attracts Much Attention Van Buren's second annual free street fair opened Tuesday and will continue over Saturday, the fair this : - ' t year orovine bieirer and better in . . , , , , every way than the one held last vear, the displays of live stock, including beine more than onlinarilv attractive. tnis year wnicn are our ieatures ana are sure to attract pople from all though no definite date has as yet membership is classituM as tellows: Veen fixed. A Inre number of dele- Annual membership, $t; sustaining JTites are expected to be present at membership, annually; life mem-this meeting. bership. $2;". The annual dues are Mrs r R Sweeney was then an- used for current expenses; sustaining " elaborate one. The Boy Scouts ofjior causes which are not provided for j" ;.T"h? day aIso niarked the twentv-t One of these is the :, .VPi1liifll, nnivprsflrv n L One of these is the says if pointed by the president to preside over the election ef officers for the coming year and upon calling for a report from the nominating committee Mrs. Charles Haugh submitted the names of the present incumbents as follows: President Mrs. Elsie Traster. First Vice President Mrs. Mattie l.ngsdcr.. Second Vice Pivsnlent- -Mrs. Leer Secretary Mrs. Claud Huston. Assistant Secretary Mrs. Hort RIbb'.e. Treasurer Mrs. Morton Hollings-worth. Corresponding Secretary Mrs. L. l Holliday. Sup. Little Hort Rilble. Supt. Kings Licht Bearers Mrs. Heralds Mrs. Fffie Kimes. Upon motion the efficers were un- animeus'y elect el by a standing vote. A rnntest which embraces in its credit marks that of membership, at- ra n. iv. ' - ment ef dues is one of the important features of the society, there being j two side working under the name ef the. society eoWs. gold and blue. Mrs. ; C. B. Sweeney is captain of the gold ide and Mrs. Samuel Leer of the blue. : Thi r.,p.Hr closed the contest with .i f mr all it. ' tv Township Organizations Being Per fected to the End That as Large a Number of Members in Each Township Be Secured as Possible Toney Payne Fairmount Chairman. Miss Lila Powell, executive seere-! tary of the Grant County Tubereulos- is society, writes The News that she ! expects Q he in Fairmount in the near future to complete the work of j organization in this township. Tire 'county society is starting its first membership drive by beginning in the county tnrouen tne townsmps wnere j townsmp trustees ana tne lownsnrp, cha - rman of the society are taking an active rart in the work. Toney M. ra ne is chairman for Fairmount township- " who wants to enrolled as "first members' may ake PUt T!. th ! T " ""'i t expect that there w,U be not a ; l?ttl rtvnlrx- nmotic the townsh'ns as - - -- . , ' . . . 13 "n:c: on-- win lum 1:1 i"c M'wi j number or hr?t memberships, j The covnty society is planning to make an intensive membership cam ;;r:;"1';;" paisrn to the end th shall i ink among the first counties in the state in tuberculosis work. The and life memberships are used for durational and prevention work, and money is spent in the county so it returns to the community that giv ... , i The society is anxious for a large , , . . . , that it wants and needs interested ... ... . reople even more than dollars, and 1 , .. interested'. .mss i owe u writes uuu sue much prefer to have twenty-five fami lies giving cne dv'llr.r each than one person giving $25. -Drring the past summer the sooie-, has conducted a number of free cumcs at ninerenr places oxer tue county, one of these being held, m Fairmount. The trsu-t of these cli nics proved that there was urgent ; need in this county for a large amount ot preventative hotk, sucn as tne so- cicty is doing. i SOLDIERS REUNION AND SHAM BATTLE; - ! . ! Bit Event to be Staged in fairmount! In the Near Future With An At! Day Program v 1 Th,? ,ocal Tt of Veterans of Foreign Wars is arranging to hold a j soldiers reunion in Fairmount in ! ine near tulr?, a-u epnis m m.- nrta rf the tirrerpe Ov'"nt: of thi outstanding feature of the pro- Uram - which will be an all day pro- Km ana an unusuauy uni v.e, w5u he a bir. realistic snam uaivie That the committee in charge of the arrangements may be able to definitely formulate all of its plans it is requested that all ex-service men who are willing to participate at once notify C. L. Pemberton. Further an- noucement of the date will be wide: as soon as possible. NEWLY WEDS TAKING NOVEL WEDDING TRIP. Frank Beasley and Miss Effie Corn were married Thursday of last week at the residence of Rev. Elliott of the Friends church at Jonesboro, Rev. Elliott reading the marriage ceremony. Mrs. Elliott was employed for some time at the Club Cafe at this elace and Mr. Beasley Is a well- known farmer living west of Fair-mount. Mr. and Mrs. Beasley were over nisrhfc cuests of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jones Friday while enroute to their, new home near Albany, Ga., where they will reside on a farm Th wedding trip of the newly-weds will be unique inasmuch as they are traveling south in a covered wagon, much the same as their forefathers journeyed across country in. They neet to take their time and enjoy to the utmost theit romatlc trip south- ward. . Miss Dorothy Lutb?r has gone, to St. Paul, Mlmu where she will be the guest of her neice, Mrs. Stanley . ! i ; ; , j j 1 .J 't The Terro Haute Tribune of Tues- day, Sept, 13, contains the account of j nir mail uic lua -lllfLII!C . Martha Catherine iseu, oaugnter or iir. ana Mrs. w. ., , . r,0'!' formcr t'ount residents, to j wedding took place at the home of .... : hriiW& parents. At the mointed i. o.i . ;,...-,;.. .ii,i iiour, 5:o0, the impressne double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. A. Warriner, of the Maple Avenue M. E. . church, in the presence of the im mediate families. The rooms in the Bell home were beautifully decorated with the wedding colors, yellow and white. Before and during the cere mony a program of bridal music was S'vcn by Miss Pearl Nichols, voice, The bride was lovely in her wedding gown of white crepe dechine. Her flowers were sunburst roses arranged in a shower. Miss Gladys Spencer, the bridesmaid, wore an attractive frock of green organdie with corsage iof pink roses. The best man was Richard Voges. Following the ser vice and congratulations a delicious jwetlding luncheon was served carrying iout the color scheme, yellow and white Mr. and Mrs. Merry have gone to Mil- waukee to make their home where Mr. Merry is engaged as a chemical engi- neer in a large concern there. He is a graduate of the Rose Polytechnic in the 1921 class. Mrs. Merry, who is an atractive young woman with a host of friends, is a graduate in the 1921 class at Garfield high school. Among the out of town guests were Mrs. Lemuel Moore and Mrs. Ed C. Harding, of Greenfield, Ind.M SWEETSER BOY WINS HIGH POST AT DEPAUW. Elvin Valentine, son of Rev. J. C. Valentine, formerly of Fairmount, now pastor of the Methodist church in Sweetser, has been elected presid ent of the non-fraternity men of De-Pauw university. The organisation, which includes all men who do not be J long to any of the Greek letter fraternities, has about two hundred members. Mr. Valentine has been president once before. ANC1L RATLIFF STILL MEMBER OF THE BOARD. When Ancil E Ratliff tendered his resignation as a member of the board of trustees of the Fairmount academy, to the business session of Fairmount Quarterly Meeting of Friends, that hodv failed to accept the same. Mr. Ratliff has been a trustee of that institution fof more than twenty years, and fof the greater part of that time, has served as president of the body. SERVICE OIL PLANT TO RES LI ME ACTIVITY The receivers of the Service Oil conlbanv have given orders to the employes of the company' refinery here, to make all necessary repairs and to othrwise put the plant in readi- ness to start on short notice. A targe shipment of cruJIe oil is said to be enroute from the western oil fields, and its arrival will mean the resump . . A . . . . . , . tion or tne piant nere. v I j ! , , - n,. ,l.i .u. n,Mn5 thut rSP.iK'M w f'"n in ine county. mHoosiers so-journing in Traverse keep children from attending school when mentally or physically unfit for attendance, provided such condition is approved and certified to by a physician and the certificate accepted by the attendance officer. Temporary absences are permitted when request is made by the parent or guardian to the issuing officer of the attendance district. Absence is also granted on , a working, certificate when a child is fourteen and has completed the eighth grade, provided the parent or guardian can prove to the satisfaction of the issuing officer that the child has (complied with the rules and regula tion which the state board of nttend-anc3 has made. Copies of these rules have been sent to alt county school officials, city and town superintendents, and local attendance officers. "There are 148 county and city at tendance officers in the state," says Miss Merry, "Unlike the ohf truant officers, they do not look after truants only, but visit schools, check up on the entire attendance and report absence to the state attendance officer." Their object is to see that every child s given an opportunity to take advant age of te splendid educational facili ties which the state offers." She calls attention to Sx-tion 2 of the law, which is mandatory, but which she says, is being violated in some cases by county councils. Tha part of the law to which she refers relates to the appointments and salaries of attendance officers and says salaries and expenses of attendance officers are to be paid from the county treasurer upon the warrant signed by the county auditor, and the county council shall appropriate, and the board of county commissioners shall allow, the funds necessary to make such pay ments. Many of the questions received in Miss Merry's office relate to children who have working certificates, by rea son of which the parents desire to have their children -employed rather than sent to school. In this connection Miss Merry says if a child is working wider the same certificates that he had on May 1, 1921, he is ex empt from school. Otherwise he must comply with. the new attendance law. It is the judgment of the board that the requirements of the law have not been met when a pupil remains at home to assist his parents. FIRST INSTrrUTE ' BOOKED FOR SATURDAY. The first township teachers institute for the school year will be held Saturday, in -the office of Township Trustee Orville Wells, the institute being in charge of Charles Lloyd, township principal. The institutes are held regularly on the fourth Saturday in each month, and as this will be the first for the present year much interest is being shown on the part of the teachers, as matters of especial importance pertaining to the school work will come up. An interesting pro-' jgram is being arranged for the day. over the eountv. .Boys and Girls Pig club show which will oe given rrntav ami entries re i in from all parts of the county. This feature was to have been given at the ,i Grant county fair, but since that fair has been abandoned, the show will be lu'" 1 . , u . . ,l . , given hero. aiuatne prizes win oe awarded the boys and girls, who have been raising their pigs for several months for the show. The other big attraction is the west- , .... than th,rtv westPrn horscs aml a num. ; ber of cowboys, who put on a genuine J western show. Husie for the fair is being given by Van Btvon's new band, the F. ami A. M ban m, CORcerts are 5,- dailv A number of big free acts are also given each day of the fair. HAY FEVER VICTIMS FORM ASSOCIATION. Frank W. Davis returned this week ! from Traverse City, Mich., where he j went at the beginning of the hay j fever season, as he has done for the past forty years. Hs returned feel- ing. fim?t ne saV51. Tnis vyear th Hoosier hay fever victims formed an association, the railing for the meet- f.. l,.;nr. nil Citv am1 on the night of the meeting more than one hundred gathered in the Fr,ends church. An unusually hard rain that night prevented a large number from attending who otherwise would have been present. A permanent association was formed and officers elected for the year. Committees were also named and a plan of work outlined. The duty of one of the committees will be to undertake to cause the city officials of Traverse City to have all noxious eeds cut before the beginning of the season next year, and to keep them cut. As an outgrowth of the Hoosier association it is probable that next year a national association will be formed. STUDENTS OF CENTER SCHOOL IN REUNION. At a reunion of the former students and patrons of Center school in Lib erty township which was held last Saturday, it was decided to make the affair an annual event, as the initial meeting was so largely attended and jso greatly enjoyed. W. C Goble, of Swayeee, was elected president and , Wiley Hosier, secretary-treasurer of j the nevr organisation. Dr. Hood, of Poinh Isabel, who attended school in J the old log school house which ooott ( pied the site of the present building from 1858 to 1863, was present thxs Saturday meeting and gave most interesting talks v . -,, at a i ! ! ! j j 'm" lv' V,",V, Mrs. Susie Burden, famous cateress, will be present arid serve the supper, promptly at 6 o'clock, and in addition to the hambergers hungry Kiwanians will be treated to pumpkin pies and hot coffee, and they do say up Ma rion wav that Mrs. Burden's pump kin pies are wonderful pies. In addition to the supper a big pro-! gram of entertainment and surprise features have been provided. Among, these features will lie Jess Pugh, famous humorist, well known on the Chautauqua platform, with Mrs. Pugh at the piano, Billy Conner's famous orchestra and the Marion Kiwanis clti.b quartet. It is also hinted that some real mystery stunts will also add to the evening's fun. The entertainment will be given in the pavilion at the park, and this as well as the grounds will be well lighted. that meeting would bo held on the Wesleyan camp grounds was, it appears, without authority iurtner than thos3 in charge of the meeting had taken it for granted that arrangements could be made, without having consulted with the proper church officials. The church rules strictly forbid the use of the camp grounds for any other than religious purposes, ;and the church authorities are with out power to pcrant the use of the grounds to any secular organization. This statement is made in justice to the church officials. ANNUAL REUNION OF ALLRED FAMILY. The second annual reunion of the Allrl family wa held September 18, at the home of Charles C. Allred, two and one-half milea east of Fairmount. All enjoyed a basket dinner at the noon hour, after which a business meeting was held and officers were elected for the ensuing, year. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allred, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Allred and family Donald and Ester, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Loy and family Ernest and Hubert, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allred and family Charles and Mary Elizabeth. Georee N. Allred and daughter. Dora of Fairmount, Frank j;n Allred of Huntington, George W. Allred and family, Ida, Emma Dell, Frankie. and Guy, of HuntingtonJ Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Cletts Stokes of Gaston, Russel Dare of Anderson. The visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. Pur-rey Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howell and family Ethel, Gordon and Fred, Mrs. Zena Jones, Mr. and Mrs. , John Dare, Howard Tedrick. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Burnis Allred and son Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Keever, Mr. and Mrs. Ben- net Knight and family, Chalmers and Thurlo. ! . Eskimos own aproximately 70 per . A ,.. 1 .1 1 cent, 01 au m ramaeer in uasita. ta?n Ler and her aids will banquet Captain SNveeney and her supporters ; ih nMr fH,re. How- ever, the gold side will be called upon j t furnish the evenings entertainment. During the social hour, the hostess and her assistant served dainty refreshments. AUTOMOBILES MEET ON NARROW ROADWAY. An automobile accident occurred on the Wabash pike about a mile south of Marion Monday in which Dr. C. S. Ferguson of Marion, driving a roadster, and a salesman for the Service Oil Company, driving a big seven passenger touring ar narrowly escaped serious injury. The two cars met on a narrow stretch tot the road, as they approached a bridge, the larger tai d-c-. ipping the smaller and knocking it down a five foot embankment, through a fence before it stepped. Mr. Ferguson es-saped with a few scratches. Both cars were badly damaged. SUGAR BEET YIELD FAR ABOVE AVERAGE. Samuel Leer, field agent of the Holland-St, Louis S,ugar company, ot Decatur, in this vicinity, is authority for the statement that this year's crop will be above the average in the yield of sugar beets per acre, despite the long drought which prevailed in midsummer. Mr. Leer states that the rains have rot only saved the crop, but have caused the beets to assume a site which they have not attained for a number cf years In this vicinity. j Mrs. Elmer fay living west of town, who has been 111 for some time, was able to ride to FatttnoUftt Tuesday. i

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