The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on October 10, 1921 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, October 10, 1921
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E FAIBMOUOT?. NEW PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. ,Forty-foiftth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1921 Number 91 QUARANTINE CARDS n BIG STOCK SALES Tltis Time of Year. SNIDER PRAISES COMMERCIAL CLUB Appreciation Shown of Action in Solving the Perplexing Sewage Problem Taken by Club Wade L. Street, general manager of the T. A. Slider Preserve company, WHEN PUPILS ARE EXCUSABLE STATE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICIAL DEFINES MEANING OF THE LAW Every Child Between Ages of 7 and 16 Must Attend School During the School Period Cannot Remain at J Happens About ( NO COUNTY AGENT FOR YEAR AT LEAST! State Department of Public Instruction Says It Can Make No More Appointments The last vestige of hope that. Grant county will be able to get a ' county ajvei-fc seems to have vanish ed witb the anmniTirpiiiunt fmnt tlm " - sxate superintendent ot public instruction that, because of the cur- tailment of the departments fuiAl, it will be impossible to make any addi- tional appointments now. The announcement means that Grai.'c county will have to wait an other year or more before asking an appropriation from the county coun- oil for a part of the agent's salary. 1 i ' FOR THE MONTH FOUR IMPORTANT OFFERINGS OF PURE BRED STOCK BOOKED FOR OCTOBER Brewer Duroc Sale Tomorrow to Be Followed bv Annual Academy Sale By the County Duroc Association . . . "i. ci .ikc tw4 ana i.eacn aie i Himelick Duroc Sale. Reports from early sales so vear indicate that "hogs far are hogs," Pre trea nogs S prices, and there is a large amount of interest being shown in these sales by , breeders, who are looking for stock to better their herds. The first of these sales in this vicinity will be the A. B. Brewer & Son sale of quality Duroes "tomorrow, (Tuesday) on their farm ; one mile south ana tnree mu of Fairmount, their catalog showing j an offering of fifty spring boars atJd - gilts, all immuned and breeding guar- ar.teed. Col. H. 1- lglenart, 01 Col. 11. I- lgienari, Hengst and Col. Purl Dean will be, the auctioneers, with Tony M. Payifc, clerk. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Lester Wood, in a combination sale, on his farm four and one-half miles west of Fair-r.ieur.t will offer ten head of cattle and 53 head of hogs, among the latter being two registered Spotted Poland sows, one registered Spotted Poland boar, six gilts ai?d three boars, and in addition S3 head of feeders, averaging from 125 to 10 pounds. Col. Frank Relfe will cry this sale. , The second annual sale of Durocs ; held by the Grant County Duroc Breeder's association will be held in the Academy sales pavilion on Monday night, Oct. 17. This offering will consist of Sfty head of spring gilts and boars, choice individuals from the best herds in Grant cotinty. Col. II- 4 L. Iglehart will be on the block at-this sale, with Earl Morris, clerk. j The next sale of importance will be , on3 the following Thursday, Oct. 20, W. O. Leach & Sons big draft sale of thirty-four head of Scotch Topped ar 1 i Bates Shorthorn cattle. The sale will be on the Maple Grove Stock farm, three miles southeast of Fairmount, and the offering consisting of an unusually excellent selection of Shorthorn breeding cattle, animals that will excite the admiration of all lovers of Shorthorns. The sale will be under "cover, rain or shine, and fi-ee transportation from the Faivmoui.'t State bank to Maple Grove farm will be furnished on day of sale up to 12:30 p. m. Col. Scctty Millr.e, Col. Pari Dean, Puekeit & Son, Col. Clayton Dickcrson and Col. Lew Caskey are tbe aueticneers. with Robert A. Mor ris, clerk- The third Duroc sale listed for the j . TUBERCULOSIS WORK GOES ON Education Program in the Public Schools an Important Part of the Campaign Organization of the countv hv townships is the manner of proeed- uic in me uiL- iifuiL.i irusaue oeintr .,- u. n r-. . . 1 r..i I ru- vm. u. i..r vim:!-. .uu"iy i uoer-j educational program in the public schools is an important part of the program. Gas City, Jonejboro and Van l.tren schools have asked th"t this coarse of instruction be placed in the grades and work is to begin next w tk, to continue J" 15 weeks. Kievn chore of chanliness pr 1 j be rcrformed by urade seir is each day ana e'.:rts are kit viuriiiij uie la ttK, uji aim lilies ne tYvsrded those pvpUs who haw .v.ade t'.i required poitt'.s. The eleven di'ly chores are: 1 -1 washed my hanij 1 efore each meal today. 2 I washed my fac?, ears and neck, and I cleaned my fingernails. 3 I kept fingers, pencils aiAl every thing likely to be unclean or injurious out of my mouth and nose. 4 I brushed my -teeth thoroughly after breakfast and after the evening meal. 5 I took ten or more slow, deep I ; ' I ' 1 university and a large part of thejK the teacher. At eeain per;o'!s I r J;. n;.l V. cnt i-.-vnt-Jv. I 1 J I. ,r t- I... ilil-.! ON SOME HOMES! Local Authorities Take Prompt Action : To Prevent Spread of Diptheria i Here While a large number of diptheria ' . eases have been showing: up in some j 'other towns in' the county, Fan-mount; has not, as yet, had any occasion to ' fear an epidemic of the disease, al-1 thouch some cases have been rencrt- . .. . . . . . . ) ei to the neaitn authorities, ana some ; homes are under quarantine. During ; the past week especial attention has j been given to the schools, and all cases of sore throat or of pupils show- ing anv suspicious symptons, have: had prompt examination. In some of j tlwge indications of diptheria have omi the pupU immediately j taken out of schooL and the lwme j either quarantmed, or close watch ! kept cn th? cas? urtiJ definite ymp. I ton develope! or the c?se rroven to other than diptheria. Because of the s5tuation aTvi the rather condi- t- hich school ir.ter-ela?s bas- I jet rae scy1( duled for Fridav , rostr,oned. In some other towns of the county j the situation became serious during the week, and for a time the school authorities in Gas City considered the advisability of closing the schools, j Some twenty well-defined cases had been reported ar.'l the disease peared to be spreading rapidly. ap-, Local authorities urge upon parents the necessity of exercising every preeaution, and no ise of sore throat should bo permitted to go without at- tcr.tion. In all such cases ail immedi- ate examination shcu2d be made. This is insisted upon by the health r.uthori- , ties, not only as a matter of self-pro- tection but also for the protection of the general health of the community, KIWANIS NIGHT TO BE BIG ONE Elaborate Preparations Being Made For Great Time When Charter Is Presented The Fairmoui;'i club is making extensive preparations for a great time cn next Wednesday night when the charter will be presented to the new organization by Past J. L. McOalloch of Marion. The program of the evening will be given in Teibax hall, while the dinner to the guests will be served by the ladies of the various churches in the large rooms on the third floor of the build-h.'g. The program of the evening will be preceded by a big parade in which the visiting delegations from surrounding cities will particpate. The Farmount band will head the parade and will also f urnish a musical program in the hall during the even- ; will start with, the parade at 6:30; o'clock and continue until it is all ; over. MISSIONARY FROM CHINA WILL GIVE TALK HERE. The ladies of the missionary society of the Congregational church will have a special meeting Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. E. M. Lafler on East Washington street. The meeting is out of the ordinary inasmuch as the company will be addressed by Mrs. Lydia Lloyd Davis, a returned missionary from China, who with her husband was in China during the Borer rebellion. It was then that Mr. Davis lost his life, beirjg killed by one of the insurgents. j ' j i i t has written the secretary of the Fair-mount Commercial Club a letter, in which he expresses the appreciation of his company for the action of the directors of the Commercial Club in effectually solving the sewage problem which for many years has been facing the company, through the construction of a 3,000 feet 10 inch sewer to divert the water which comes from the Charles Thomas gravel pit, near . Park cemetery. The gravel pit, in acting as a sand and gravel filter, so thoroughly purifies the water before it reaches the creek, that it has caused absolutely ino trouble beyond. The plan has j provei a perfect success and there j seems no reason to believe that the troubles of the company in this respect will ever arise again. The following is a copy of the letter written by Mr. Street: Chicago, October 5, 1921 Fairmount Commercial Club, Fairmount, Ind., Gentlemen : We wish to thank you, and all of the members of the Commercial Club . . in . 1 UivA cV-- n c nf nil TimfQ nmi PS- ... sewer at our Fairmount factory. It is just such spirit as this, shown by the Comercial Club, that prompt-! ed us with Mr. Dreyer's urgent solici- tation to operate the fairmount plant this year instead of one of the other plants as originally planned. Again I would ask that you convey to the Commercial Club our apprecia-1 tion of their spirit ill this matter. Very truly yours. THE T. A. SNIDER PRESERVE CO., By W. L. Street, General Manager. INDIANA INFECTED WITH HOG CHOLERA Scourge Becoming Serious in Some Parts of the State But Grant County Escapes So Far While no serious outbreak of hog cholera has been reported in Grant county, it is reported that some sec- tioi.'s are being afflicted with it, one -r ,vr, f:mieri havinsr reported losses ravages are a source of grave concert to the state veterinarian, Dr. R. C Julian, whose observation of conditions brouE-ht about by the scourge leads himto the realization that the disease means almost financial ruin for many hog raisers, atJd warnings are being sent all over the state to be on the alert for the ailment. Strict sanitation in hog quarters is urged, along with the keeping of sick porkers isolated and particularly off of the highways and out of the markets. Vaccination atM consultation with local veterinarians as soon as any indications of the disease are noted are also urged by Dr. Julian. Because of the financial depressior from which many farmers are suffering, the doctor says, not as many farmers went to the expense this year of having their herds immunized from the disease as formerly, and this has left a more fertile field for the disease. He says that while there usually is more or less hog cholera at this time of the year in some localities, the ailmett now seems more general than usual. The last severe hog cholera epidemic in Indiana was in 1913. v PLAN BIG EXHIBITS FOR MATTHEWS FAIR. The annual Matthews Agricultural Fair will be held October 19-20. The committee in charge promises that it will be "the best ever." Big exhibits of live stock, poultry, farm products, culinary, and handiwork are being planned with suitable premiums for witmers. Earl Browning Is secretary of the fair this year and all who desire to make entries or get premium lists are asked to write him. . . ' Lois Fankboner was the guest of Caroline Adams Thursday everAng and with the family took supper at the Matter cottage north of Marion. Home to "Help Parents" as is Employ- ment Excuse. Miss Blanch Merry, state attendance officer, has isucd a circular letter defining the rules, under the state law, governing attendaiAre work. She calls' attention to the fact that the law requires that every child beween the ages of 7 and 16 years shall attend public school, or other school taught in the English language which is open to the irspection of local and state attendance and school officers; 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. Interpreting the meaning of he law as to age, Miss Merry says the state department holds that it means that the child must attend school until he has attained the age of 16. As to when a child may be legally absent from school the state attendance officer says a child may be absent: 1. If the child is not 7 years of age. 2. When a child is 16 years of age. 3. If a child has beeii proven feeble minded. 4. If a child has been excluded or excused by the superintendent of the county or city on an examination as provided for in section 5 of the law. 5. For temporary causes wheil the request is made by the parent or guardian to the issring officer of the attendance district. (Illness in the family or child; some urgent need, etc.). This matter is left to the discretion if the issuing officer. No teacher is allowed to excuse any ab-sei'ee. 6. On a working certificate when a child is 14 and has completed the eighth grade, providing the parent or guardian can prove to the satisfaction of the issuing officer that the child has: (1) The necessary qualifications provided by the law( section 19) for employment, and furthermore, that the child to be employed complies with the rulings of the state board ot attendance, which are as follows: "It is the judgment of this Board that the term employment as used in the law (Section 6) applies oily when a pupil is employed by an employer for hire. vThe except ioiJ in the law, permitting pupils under certain conditions to accept employment and remain out of school was made primarily for the purpose of enabling them to accept employment as a means of firancial support either for themselves, their parents, or near relatives. The Board reaches this conclusion (1) because of its knowledge of conditions that brought about the enactment of this law, the evils the law intended to remedy, and (2) because of the read-iife of the law in sections 6 and 19. In section 6 the law says, "Any child so permitted to withdraw from school shall return to school within five days after the termination of the employment fir which such employment certificate was issued." Section 19 says, "The issuing officer of such school corporation or the person authorized by him in writing so to act shall issue such certificate only to a minor whose employment is necessary and not prohibited by law." "It is, therefore, the judgment of the State Attendance Board that for a pupil to escape the provisions of this act and remain out of school, it is necessary for him to be actually employed; that the transaction must, in every sense, be made in good faith, and that the relationship of employer and employee must exist. It is the judgment of the Board that the require-merits of the law have not been met vhere a pupil remains at home to assist his parents. Parents are not required to employ their children. Children owe their services to their parents until they are twenty-one years of age and, indeed, they carhot collect pay for services rendered their parents unless they have been emancipated." 1 Therefore, an issuing officer may not legally issue a working certificate to any child between the ages of fourteen and sixteen unless that officer is breaths of fresh air. I protect-' 0f hogs from what is though to be ed others if I spit, coughed or j ch0lera. In all of these classes pre-siJeezed. cacuions have been promptly taken to 6 I played outdoors or with win- ; prevent any spread of the disease. dows open more than thirty j jn some parts of Indiana, however, minutes. I tried hard to sit ' so prevalent is the cholera that its month will be that of Ji.'o. W. Hime- h-g- In addition to this there will be Interurban Line Discontinues Four lick cn Thursday. Oct. 27, which will ; a varied program that is promised to Trains Each Way Daily. Given be held on the Himelick stock farm, be surprising as well as "fetching.". Only Two Hour Service ix and one-half miles southeast of , Marion Kiwanians are coming in a Fairmount. The offering consists of j big bunch, and they promise to bring Monday morning the Union Traction about fifty head, a selection from the j "with them some features to add to the company made a radical cut in its best in the Himelick herd. Cols. Gil- 3 merit of the evening's program. Mutl- service on its Anderson-Wabash divi-lispie Bros., of Columbus City, and j cie will also send a large delegation sjon eliminating four train each way, CoL Frank Relfe arid CoL Clayton! as will also Kokomo, New Castle, j returning to practically the schedule Dickcrson will be the auctioneers. Winchester, Hartford City, and other The catalogues for all of the above j towns in eastern Indiana where Ki-sales wre printed bv the Fairmount I wanis cubs are orgarl.zed. The fun .iii,i I'aiu iivi.i al fund. Frai3c Tippey, president of the j Grant Cor.ty Agricultural associa- tion, has appeared before the county j council twice to ask an appropriation for a county agent. Mr. Tippey held the opinion that once a couiity agent ; is appointed, the position becomes 1 permanent. j Mr. Tippey's belief was upheld by j -ihe association's attorney, William C. , Coryell, who row is contemplating i niai.vlamus proceedings in Tipton county, where a similar condition ex- j ists. Citizens of the county have ob- j .tained his 'Services. The suit will pro-j bably have a bearing on the Grant ; countv case. UNION TRACTION j CUTS ITS SERVICE in effect during war times. Iilstead of a regular hourly service, only a two hour service will be given during the ith the exception of the early mnrnin? and late evening hours, this morning and late , evening hours, this being maintained in order that persons employed in Marion may be accommodated. North bound cars passing through Fairmourt under the old schedule at 8:51, 10:51, 12:61, and 2:51 have-been taken off, while south bound cars which under the old schedule at 8:51, 10:51, 1:18 and 6:54 have been discontinued. The last south bound car will hereafter arrive in Fairmount at 11 p. m., irtetead of 11:30 as heretofore. FIFTY POUND PUMPKIN LOCAL GARDEN PRODUCT Glen Huston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Huston (during the past sum- j prove a prize wiriier of the first class, if not the champion pumpkin of the county to be grown in a town garden. This pumpkin tips the scales at exactly 50 1-2 pounds, and is a beautiful specimen. Wherf one looks at it his mouth waters as his thoughts turn to pies good, old-fashioned pumpkin pies, you know. . -' I Mr. and. Mrs. Harley Fritx will en tertain relatives from West Virginia this week. and stand straight. 7 I was in bed ten or more hours last night, and kept niy win- dows open. 8 I dratic four glasses of water, drinkinsr some before each meal, and drank no tea, coffee nor any injurious drinks. 9 I tried to eat slowly, and only wholesome food including milk, vegetables, fruit. I went to toilet at regular time. 10 I tried hard to ke-T neat to be cheerful, straightforward and clean-minded; and to be helpful to others. I took a full bath on each day 11 of the week that is checked (X) The membership campaign is pro gressing satisfactorily, reports from Miss Powell, county executive secretary, state, and the organization of the county is progressing nicely. Tony M. Payne is chairman of the Fairmount township organization, and the campaign committees are arrang ing for an active canvass of the town and county. "PITCH IN DINNER IN HONOR MRS. SIMONS. A "pitch injlinner was given Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Jay in Jonesboro in honor of Mr. arAl Mrs. P. T. Simons of Washington, D. C, who are visiting friends and relatives in Fairmount and other points in Grarft county. The dinner was served cafeteria style and those present to enjoy the sumptuous repast were Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Simons of Washington, D. C, Mr. and Mr. William Stover and daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, Mr.. and Mrs. James Stover, Mrs. Emma Stover, Mrs. Meda Stover arM Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Will Simons,! Mrs. C A. Lewis and daughters Ven - setta and Lucille, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Parrill and son NoeL 1 News job department. UNVERIFIED RUMOR ABOUT BOTLLE WORKS. A rather persistent rumor has been afloat during the past few days to the effect that the McBeth Glass Company was arranging to secure the old bottle plarA on the south side and start up operations here, but no confirma tion of the rumor can be obtained. The plant is in the hands of the government, or tied up in such a way that for arJy company to secure control of it means goinc through a mass of red tape, and in addition the plant is now in such a dilapidated shape that it would require a couple of months work to put it in condition for operation. The McBeth people have an- rtounced a resumption of operations at their old El wood plant, and also that thev will probably resume at the Marion plant, and it Is thought that the rumor concerning the Fairmount plant grew out of these announcements. " - Curtis Smith and sister, Mrs Ida insert, received me saa news i me sudden death of their brother, Leroy Smith of Sana Cruz, Cal. The funeral will be hell Monday and burial will be at Santa Crux. Mr. Smith was raised near Fairmount, leaving here thirty-nine years ago .. . . Mrs. Davis is one of the National or- , r.ier proved himself to be a real ag-gani ration of Congregational Women riculturist, as the product of his gar-in the United States who give lectures j derf has shown. Glen is now proud-throughout the country and it will be j ly showing a pumpkin that ought to a rare privilege to hear her. Not only the ladies of the Congregational church, but members from other organizations are cordially invited to at- itend, in fact a welcome is extended to i all who wish to hear this noted speak- er. Prof. J. O. James and family moved their household goods to Alexandria Monday which will be their future home. Prof. James being superintend- ent of the Aleraridria schools. (Continued on Page Four)

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