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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS VP"- WAR OFFICE FEARSOME PLACE iH lector, and still others haven't paid ! all they legally "owe. Included in the latter class are many wealthy men. j The man of small income, usually salary, hardly can cheat. Uncle Sam. j But the man of millions can do this more easily. His income is a matter off the hot ones at short in admirable fashion, while Joe Pickard, John Payne, Jimmy Johnson, Hubert Leer and Stewart Bosley will constitute the fly chasing force. While previous to this year the Fairmounters have had no experience The Pairniount News Published on Mondays and Thursdays A. S. ROBERTQ, Editor and Publisher. Minnie McLucas Roberts, Associate. M M M N M M M M atteries O 1 M M M M j M B. and G. Storage Batteries are made from the best materials that can be obtained. A two-year guarantee with each Battery. It will pay you to see us before buying a new M Battery for your car. We also rebuild and M recharge storage batteries. You are wel- come to our Free Battery Service. t4 1 H of considerable book-keen inc. and may be juggled to the end that Un- cle Sam gets less than his share. j Does the government get after ; him ? It should. But, have you, heard of j any millionaire getting caught "with ! the goods on him" ? j However, Uncle Sam spent exactly ; 12 months in collecting 1 cent from j man in Grand Junction, Col. The j actual amount the man owed on his ! 1919 tax was 10 per cent of 5 cents. 1 He didn't have half a cent, and forgot about it. Not so with the U. S. Treasury Department, which bomb- arded the Grand Junction fellow with statements until . a check for 1 cent , was forwarded to Washington. j Having displayed this ability as a; collector of pennies, will the treasury ; now set itself to the task of collect- ing the dollars and the thousands which should have been paid, and weren't? 3 THE RESTFULLEST SPOT If we were to pick the spot for a rest cure for the average tired ; business man we woum cnoose tne ; would choose the ; attic of an old down-county house, j that lor three or lour generations naa been the home nest of hard working, j God fearing, thrifty, canny, American ! farmer folk. farmer folk. 1. ...-.... 1 j 1 E. 0. Ellis Auto Supply Co. Tires, Accessories, Oils, Gasoline, Vulcanizing W. V. Fowler, Mgr. Office: Main 265 Res., Black 382-1 TELEPHONES SUBSCRIPTION RATES. (Within Indiana.) One year $2.00 Six months 1.25 Three months .75 (Outside Indiana.) One year $3.00 Six months 1.65 Three months .90 All subscriptions payable strictly in advance; paper discountinued at expiration of subscription time un less renewal is received prior to expiration date. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Fairmount, Ind., under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Even though no man is supposed to be bigger than the law, "Fatty" Ar-buckle appears to think that his bank roll is. "Fatty" Arbuckle says he's going back into the movies. It's more likely, however, that he will go back to his old job of cleaning cuspidors, if the prison warden does his duty. o Cost of living in the United States, according- to the latest government statistics, increased during August ; 4.3 per cent. This "readjustment" j process is becoming painful, to say , say j the least -o The editor of the Muncie Star j lims that there are two ways to , cla eat fried chicken the dainty way, and . the right way. But where does the , Muncie editor manage to get fried : chicken, is what we'd like to know. I 0 j STICK TO IT. Jtirst ct an oeciae mat rne joo is - . . , ., , , . , - , - worth doing. Second, that you are the person wno , should do it. j Third, do it. ; But you won't do it if you don't , stick to it until it is done. Consider the postage stamp. How tar qo you suppose it wouia carry your letter if it dropped off before it . reached the mail box ? 1 The postage stamp carries your let- ter arotvid the world, up to the top j floor of the highest office building, to I the lowest basement room, through a j 1 , An attic like that nas more person- j at convocation Friday morning at ality, more repose, more romance and9:45 T B Krouskun has charge of , ahty, more repose, more romance ana 0.45 t R Kmnstnn has ehare-e of in baseball, the men have all been down to hard work with plenty of j spirit and pep since school began and j have developed in surprising fashion. ! So a victory over Upland Friday to j start the season, is the watchword of ; all despite the fact that this nine is j considered one of the strongest of the J county. - j j The H. S. students are looking for- ' ward to the inter-class basket ball ! games which will be played one week! from Friday at the H. S. gym. The I Seniors will play the Sophomores, and the Juniors will play the Freshmen, j The winners will then play winners : to decide the championship of the j high school. The brick work on the H. S. build- j jng. wju De completed in a couple of j days according to present expecta- ' tions. Several new parts have been ob j Stained for the drums, which are used 'in the orchestra. The IT. S. chorus under the direction arA rtromises to be interesting not. nniv tn nA nmhr. hni. to the nnh- nniVr fn t.y.A m(li,m v,f lic as well It is Miss Sample's aim i to have the chorus appear in public ! often tn--s vear Popular and sacred j mvsic will te sune. The following program will be given i tnis meetine and he urges as many ! pecrie as possible in the community j attend Rev. M. L. Grant of Ma- rion be te speaker. Vocal duet Mrs. W. A. Taylor and daughter, Mar-' garet; cornet solo, Loren Cain; read- Suzanne Barruett: selections. H. nrrnpstra. x The cecond nrcbe-jtra i rroeres -nff nicelv under the direction of Miss Samplej music director, in the H. S. ! The members practice twice each week at the schoo, buiIding:. 1 pIans are being. ma(ie bv the art ; claFg tQ hav? an exhibit at the H g 1 near future. t ranninr- ; tlie T-.-j5n fe;iiiT-e Canninr;, is the mam feature in the vocational classes this week. A special convocation was held Monday morning in behalf of the "good English" campaign which is on at the high school this week. Lenore Ram- seJf head of the English department, gave a talk on English and Edward j Kimes had charge of the "pep" meet- ing which was also held. j The Juniors held a business meeting Monday with the president, Leslie Wilbern, in charge. Charles Pickard ! was elected captain of the Junior j basket ball team and Robert Hollings- worth, Mildred Lyons and Lucille, Lewis were elected as the Junior re- presentatives to the student council. Several artistic posters advertsing ; "good English" week adorn the differ- ; ent rooms of the H. S. building. These 1 posters were made last year by the j members of the art class under the 1 supervision of Miss Sample, art direc- J tor. The Senior class held a business meeting Monday morning. Hubert Leer, president was in charge. ACADEMY NOTES ..................,.., The Sweetser high school base ball team will cross bats with the fast go- ; ing academy nine on the local diam- j lends Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.! Not much dope is to be had on Sweet- ser as this will be their first game of the season and a hard fought game is expected. The academy nine made a very good showing against Gas City in their first game of the season last Friday afternoon with a clean cut victory and are determined to keep a clean slate. The line-un of the team will no doubt Rain this week has made practice very hard and the players are not in the best possible shape, but it will be a fighting nine that will take the field for the academy and will not be defeated until the last man is out. This will be the last home game of the season as the two remaining games with Marion and Matthews are to be played abroad. The Junior class held a party Tues ; I j j ! crowaoa city streets, or iar on into tne tress on tne bunk where the extra har-lonesome desert, all because it sticks. vest band beds down. Next job you tackle consider the 1 Reans -n thfi in gn&t heapSj postage stamp. U-,-o- fr tV,e tVireintr? flower war According to Captain Bairnsfather, British Institution Is Designed to Be an Annoyance. I have not been to the British war office very often, writes Capt. Bruce Itairnsfatiier in "From Mud to Mufti," tion that it jrfvos rise to. You entor i the building ml fill out a form. In time a lioer war veteran tells you bois- j tha " The irlrl. i a guide of sorts in an engineer's dark brown overall, sets off sullenly down a cement passage, with a group of as- . -. 1 . : T mi' revels in the intricacies of those cata- v combs. Having apparently described a com- I ete parallelogram in a forbidding- ' plete parallel" looking corridor, you suddenly corn. i upon a lift. It is always disappearing upwanl when you arrive. It comes down suddenly and disgorges an assorted crowd; headed by the girt guide, you enter and are taken up. We all repeat the corridor-and-parallelo-gram business. Nothing but the girl guide can save you now. Lost in the war office! How awful that would he ! I can imagine how i visitor who had lagged behind the guide would stop, suddenly realizing that he was lost; how he would vainly boat on those stone walls and scream for help; how a typist would find his skeleton weeks later in anattitude that evidently showed that he had succumbed while endeavoring to gnaw his way through a door. I followed the guide and, after being handed to several officials, at last came up with the official whose duty it was to prevent, if possible, anyone from seeing the officer who had summoned me by letter. Youth's Companion. , TREASURE TROVE IN LONDON . Chance Discovery Has Led Antiquar- an to BeUeve Thev Are on Eve of Rare Find. A chance discovery of a piece of mue enamel, curiously marked, iy 11. s- Gordon, a London mining engineer, nas lurneti a uuit p.ol, ..ere r- den truck was grown, into a treasure . , ,. , ,- trove. lodav diggers are busy dig- ging and sifting every bit of the earth. believing that it is on the edge of an old Roman cemetery, used ceu-turies ago. Piecing into one part of it the men say they can trace London's history by strata to thousands of years ago. It Is estimated that London's level increased at the rate of one foot a cen-tiw-y. Things appear to have been thrown into the place, which must have been a queer pit. as though it had been a place for refuses. Its rare treasures are mostly broken bits of jewelry, china, glassware, etc. One exquisitely carved ornament of pure gold, evidently --part of a golden collar, was found, and is estimated to have boon made between 40 and .r00 It. C. Some of the most interesting ob- jer-js are broken pipes, a whole series ascending through nearly four feet of soil, illustrating the pipe's evolution "r" 'he diys of Queen Elizabeth. Swatting the Fly. "Have you stopiied swatting the ilyV asked Charles 11. Taylor of the Boston fllobo, who was here attending a meeting of the international arbitration h:;)rd, an organization that settles disputes between printers and publishers. He was not addressing this question to the board, but simply making an observation as a swarm of flies rose from the street. l know that a year or two ago when I was here you were advising everybxly to swat the flies, and the ,es,,,.t vvas th:U. you ,,a'1 Prntlve irecuom irom rnese pests, .now i no,-tice that they have increased. In Boston we have repented the fly swatting instructions until we are rid of flies This is another case where eternal vigilance is required, but It produces results. I find riles in some of your restaurants and soda places, which, of course, Indianapolis will not long tolerate. Indianaiwlis News. Land and Water Ship. The hipionotaimis is now rivaled bv an amphibious tank that travels equal- ly well byv land and water. It Is a Pank only In the sense that It origl- nated in the fighting tanks of the war, for It tsr as a matter of fact, a pas- senger vehicle. When ashore. It trav- , ,, . j, a., els on endless tread wheels, and looks like a motorbus; when afloat. It is propelled and acts like a launch. It Is the Invention of a Frenchman.' and was recently tested, carrying six passengers, in Marseilles.-the great Mediterranean port. The French got around the difficulty of giving It an appropriate appellation by calling ft the first Jl,ue f ? Japanese Su- preme court Is a work of art and as beavy with embroidery as the vest- ments of the padres of the little San German church In Porto Rico. The color is black and the texture fine. Around the neck Is a collar, woven into the gown itself rnd not worn sop- arntely, as is the coUar of the chief ple, and Is called the "crest of the even flower? of pohlownia." The cap, something after the order of the verv smart snort hats worn by t V American womoVi, is also black, with ; a dbsicm of "clustered clouds" around the top :d sides. New York Tribune. V T 1 r I ! ; ' j i , ; : j , , i I ! j : , , I ' ; , r ' ' ; i I i j j t I j ! ; . ; j j j Phone 226 FOR SALE FOR SALE Good clean seed wheat. Russell Harvey. Black 72G. FOR SALE Best electric washing machine on th? market. High priced machine and one that will out wear any of the cheaper makes. This machine is new, never been us?d, and will be sold at a bargain. Can be seen at The News office. FOR SALE Pure br.?d White Leghorn roosters. Wessie Payne, Phone 75 or 72. FOR S.LE One Big Type male hog; also tomatoes for canning. Phone mornings and evenings. Glenn A. Rhoads. FOR SALE Sead wheat, Michigan Amber recleaned. J. M. Davis & on, Phone 2831 Black. !, LOST LOST Academy class ring with initials "I. W. L." on inside, and "F. A.-22" on outside. Please return to News office. ' FOUND FOUND Two star service pin. Owner can have same by calling at The News office and paying for advertising. WANTED WANTED Big English Clover and Aliske. "Pay highest market price. A. A. Ulrey & Co. MISCELLANEOUS STOLEN Bicycle from front of residence of Lafe Ribble on South Main street Tuesday night. Party taking same is known and will avoid trouble by returning the wheel at once. TYPEWRITERS Cleaned, repaired. sold. Ribbons, supplier. W rite, phone, call, Arnold's Typewriter Shop, Phone 158G. Next to Lyric Theatre downstairs. Marion, Ind. OUR Plan of exchanging 40 pounds of Fairmount Flour for one bushel of No. 2 wheat is bringing us customers from miles around. Figure for yourself; we are paying $1.20 per bushel for good wheat. Fair-mount Flour Mills. Plants whose leaves are remarkable for their extraordinary sweetness are being grown at Kew Gardens in England. The leaves are said to be 200--times sweeter than sugar. READ THE CLASSIFIED COLUMN" Eyes Tested, Glasses Fitted by State Registered OPTOMETRISTS Dr. C C. FARIS and Dr. EMIL FARIS Exclusively Optical Suth ft$d Sm;r HtHon PRETTY ROMANCE SURROUNDS WEDDING. Wednesday afternoon at the home of John Ccx, in Marion, uncle of the groom, Avery Powell, of the Oak Ridge neighborhood, was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Disben-nett Laffler, whose homa for some years has been in Florida. The mar- riage ceremony was performed by -Mrs. Abbie Winslow, of this place, a minister in the Friends church, in th-3 presence of the immediate friends of the contracting parties. Mr. Powell and Miss Laffler met last year at Lake Wales. Fla.. where Mr. .Powell was spenciing the winter. When a child Misg Laffier, whose mother had died, 1 i T ri was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Laffler, 1 J . she in the course of years losing trace of her father, whose home was in El-; wood. The father, however, recently began search for his daughter, and recently learning of her present home, , they got into communication. Miss Laffler this summer came to Elwood to visit her father, and here the ac- iquaintance between herself and Mr. Powell, begun in Florida, was renewed culminating in their marriage. They will, live on a farm near Oak j Ridere. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE GIVEN MISS TAYLOR. A bunch of high school students numbering about twenty, perpertrat- ed a surprise upon Miss Margaret Taylor Tuesday evening at her home on South Walnut street. The occa-: sion was Miss Taylor's sixteenth birthday anniversary and the guests came to celebrate it in a manner to make it long' to be remembered. The affair was in the nature of a taffy pull, games and music combining to make a very merry evening. ' 'Those present were Dee Briles, Oren Collier, Clarence Lynch, Wesley Knupp, Hubert Leer, Harlan Boner, John Jones, Ellis Gift. Harry Williams Fredrick Edwards, Lavena Smiley, Vada Downing, Mildred Lyons, Hazel Smith, Phyllis Cooper, Anna Bosley andjAvis Albertson. TOWN BOARD MEETING 'VERY BRIEF SESSION. The Ki-u'ar meeting of the town board Tuesday nir ht was short. The contract with Ed Overman for the use of his gravel pit as a dumping ground for garbage was renewed, as was also the contract with W. P. Van-Arsdall for street cleaning. Repairs were ordered on sidewalks on North Railroad street batween Eighth and Twelfth, and the interior of the town hall and clerk's office was ordered re- -dacorated. The board then entered an ortjer for the opening of the alley on the east s,:de of the water works . ,,Ko vm irv; eround recently purchased from &n L , , - ... Rch, and that was all for the night. 1 LIL' OL SEDAN IS GOING JUST FINE. Miss Maude Kimbrough, who was awarded the Ford sedan in the sub- scription contest of The Fairmount News, js making a trip in the machine to various points in Ohio and has written friends from Harrisbuarg, O., that she has made the trip so far without mishap and that the little Ford takes all the hills just as though it was made for hill climbing especi- aily. Miss Kimbrough is accompani ed by her uncie? John Kimbrough, and her aunt, Mrs. Mary Stewart. A Shakespearean enthusiast with a turn for statistics has discovered that Reaching the height of 33,000 feet in an airplane, a Frenchman said he seemed to be flying: through a rose- (colored atmosphere when at that al- titude. more contentment in it than all the j sanitariums on earth. j rut your big bed between the north ; window and the stone chimney, that ? all through the night sends out a gentle warmth. Overhead from the cross timoers hang the hams, tVie shoulders, the Jr. , 1 strips 01 oacon, ana me sausage unhs. . . 1 - 1 Drying peppers are there and may- , be garlic, though tne American tasie i runs not to garlic, but at 40 cents the : pound it is becoming more common m I the farm gardens. j Seed com, long rows hanging on , poles slung, from ropes: hung in the 1 husk, tnat rusiies in me eeimiK; winds. ; A skunk skin stretched on. a whit- I tied shingle; maybe a mink skin, and perhaps a horsehide rung, rawhide seated chair or two, and a rope lounge, and a corn husk mat- j den bulbs, and onions and herbs and roots and medicinal barks. Old trunks, with grandmother's love letters, and mother's wedding veil; and the war drum of Uncle Will hang-; ing in a dim corner, with grandfath-1 er's sabre, and great great grand- father's flintlock, that blazed at many ; k pilfering redskin in the Ohio wilder ness. Garments of dead heros, war trappings of four generations, scents of j the fresh fields, and of love gardens of three-score and ten years ago. I Such an attic is a storehouse of ! memory, a museum of history, a : scented place of healing, and over it all hangs the aura of generations of ; men who did things with their hands, even to hewing out the squat beams ! above, and of women who grew old : peacefully, servicefully, fruitfully. In such a place even a business man might quit worrying. o HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Coach Clyde Walters has had the Fairmount high school base ball team quite busy this week in preparation for the game with Upland on Friday. The members of the nine have been on edge all week for the fray and are anticipating a victory over the neighboring squid despite the reports coming from that camp. The Upland team is regarded by many this year as one of the strongest contenders for the county championship so for this reason it will be one of the big games on the high school schedule. The Black and Gold athletes were quite disappointed last week because of the rain that prevented the scheduled game with Van Buren. However, it is hoped that this game can be played off yet some time in the near future. The locals feel that they have the measure of the Up-County lads and for this reason are anxious that the fcame should be played off. Brewer and Barrick will probably do the twirling for the local nine in the coming contest. Both of these men have been showing up with some j mighty clever stuff in practice and should prove quite a problem for opposing batsmen. Barrick will probably start on the mound. Charles Pickard and Paul Royal hava been fighting it out for the position behind the bat, and it has not yet been decided which one of these will start the game, Williams will probably start on the initial sack with Hollingsworth on second and Wilbern on third. Kimes has been grabbing t i ; . J j And Stick. GOT THE PENNY The government has not collected everv dollar due it from income tax 1 sources. Some persons have evaded payment; some -have avoided the col- HIS Keater and range, comLined, will save H to H vour fuel bill ana actually pay for itself inasKort time. For furtker details see us rjefore our supply is exhausted. Parrill & Lewis FURNITURE House Furnishings FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA J 7S1 ! day night at the home of Miss Zola j a 'and and water ship. ropular Mo-Little, southeast of town. It was j Panics. known as a backward party, every- j " thing being done backward. Clothes Japanese Judicial Reflalia. wer xxmm H-Wnrd oniect en. ' Speaking of robes, that WOIT1 bj tered the back door of the house and refreshments were served on the ar- ! rival of the guests. Practically all i members of the class were present and a most enjoyable time was reported. Rev. C. B. Sweeney of the local M. F. rmirrh. ravp a verv interesting ' 1 ta"lk during chapel period Wednesday J 3"sHce of England. The color of the i the plays of the immortal bard con-morninc- " embroidery of this collar Is royal pur- . tain 106,007 lines and 814,780 words. morning The boys of . the Junior class have ordered sweaters of blue and white with their class numeral on them. Prayer meeting was held Wednes- day noon with a fine attendance. Ed - na Prine was leader.