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m E FAIEMOUKT NEW - i 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, OCTOBER 13, 1921 Number 92 ' i CENTER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE , CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT There's a Big Welcome Awaiting Him FAIRMOUNT KIAWANIS CLUB PRESENTED WITH CHARTER JAMES CLIFTON DISAPPEARS FROM HIS HOME IN MARION AFTER WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST IS ISSUED AT INSTANCE OF EXAMINERS FOR THE STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTS SHORTAGE SAID TO RUN INTO HIGH FIGURES WIFE SAYS SHE NEVER EXPECTS TO SEE HIM AGAIN. NEARLY THREE HUNDRED VISITORS, KIWANIANS AND THEIR WIVES, JOIN WITH FAIRMOUNT MEMBERS IN EVENING OF RARE ENJOYMENT AND HAPPY GREETINGS DELEGATIONS HERE FROM MARION, MUNCIE, KOKOMO AND SURROUNDING TOWNS LADIES OF COMBINED CHURCHES OF TOWN SERVE BANQUET IN TELBAX HALL. said, "to da his best, to keep down expenses. James Clifton has lived id Marion for many years. At one time he served in the poliee force. He was a candidate for mayor in the present primary, but withdrew his name before the election. THE babe is born; the child is named. 1 And it is the "Fairmount Kiwanis Club." j The christening was some event; n'oisy with goodfellow- ship and comradship, but altogether decorous noise; the kind J that drives dull care away, and makes one for the time forget the worries and cares of a restless and fretful world. i Kiwanians let themselves loose, Wednesday night it Fairmount, and forced j the staidest citizens to admit that Kiwanis means, after all, something more than just a good time, although Kiwanians know how to have a good time. , Wednesday night was charter tight for the new Fairmount Kiwanis Club, and more than three hundred Kiwanians and their. guests sat down to the tables prepared by the ladies of the churches of Fairmourft in the large hall on the third floor of the Telbax j White of Lafontaine, Mr. and Mrs. ' Albert Howell of Elwood, and Mr. and Mrs. William Lenf esty of Marion. ; Col. McCullovKfh introduced Bob Miller, of the Muncie club, who had a prepared speech, all written out, and who was determined to get it off his mind at all costs -and he did. Lloyd McClure, who at one of the preliminary meetings of the Fairmount club, gave a most eloquent and appreciated talk, responded for the Kokomo club and was warmly applauded. The evening's formal program closed with all standing, and singing the Star Spangled Banner." It had been the purpose to have all of the merchants decorate their places of business with Kiwanis colors and building, and from the moment Presi dent Lafe Ribble called the assemblage to order the fun was fast and furious, with just enough of the serious " to keep uppermost the great principles and the chief aim of Kiwanis. The visitors began to arrive early irJ the evening, and by the hour set for the beginning of the program there were delegations present from Marion, Muncie, Kokomo, Hartford City, And- erson, Elwood and other nearby cities, while" New Castle, and several other towife were represented by visiting Kiwanians. Marion sent a delegation of ninety headed by Louis Wolf, pre- sident of the Marion club; Muncie sixty-three strong, bringing ' with them the Warner band of that tne program oi tne evemnp in me FIFTY YEARS MARRIED LIFE MR. AND MRS. BENJAMIN F. DICKEY CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WEDDINfJ Comfortable Farm Home Five Miles West of Fairmount Scene of Happy Gathering of Friends and Relatives j of Couple Family Dinner and Many Presents. i On Tuesdav, October 11, Mr. and ! Mrs. Eeniamin F. Dickev, having j farm home about five miles west of i passed the fiftieth milestone of their ; vest llome-Coming, and it is expected , XVU,VUI"" ""'J. oine. wedJed ..f ceIebrated their lden that one of the largest crowds ever towns small, but none the less en-'"J wedding dav at their comfortable seen in Little Ridge will be present, j thusiastic delegations. Preceeding JUNIOR-SENIORS MEET FRIDAY NIGHT Finals in Inter-Class Basket Ball Games to be Played Off Tomorrow -At H. S. Gym A most interesting and excitirg game is anticipated when the high school Juniors and Seniors clash tomorrow nif.ht. Both classes are eager 'for this championship, as neither have ever been victorious it? 1 f J 1 T A. fl me nnais oi me iiue r-iass gauifs. i Coach Walters has been putting the i teams through strenuous practices, j and both squads are confident of vie- tory. Those who witnessed the preliminaries ki.'ow how evenly matched ; the t?ams are and that either will j have to fight to the finish to bring the honor to their class. f The entire student body is interest- ed in the outcome of this game and will turn out to boost their team to This should, also, be of in- victory. earne. The line-up will be as follows: seniors fayne, iorwara; ernes, y -r l forward; Oldfather, center; Leer, V . - 1 ' 1 , tfUlill, llimi. J Tnninrc Roslev forward- C. Pick- r,l fY.rivarvJ- TTnllii.Vswnrt h center: Pickard. f:uard; Williams, guard. j Substitutes Kimes, Wilbern, Com- er- ... .... 1 The game will be called promptly 50. Walters will officiate as re- feree. i . -1 1 1 1 ine curtain raiser oe pia ea bv the Freshmen and Eiehtn VII civic This is also, expected to be contest. FAIRMOUNT HELPS MA 1 i riAYw rll j ! Business Men Liberal in Donations For : Swine Exhibit to be Given There j Next Week Clyde Gossett, superintendent of ; the swine exhibit of the Matthews ' Fair and Live Stock Show to be held j in Matthews the 19th. anM 20th. of this month, was in town' Wednesdav terest to tne puonc, as an nieir m will represent the Jhigh school in bas- f Se5n' 11 be m aCtl0n! i:ti i m ii . ! f i j ( j ! - i - vlMl"IS wc,lu"1l "y Although Sheriff Fowler has instituted a state-wide search for James Clifton, missing trustee of Center township, who is charged with embezzlement of public funds, no trace of the missing man has been found... Mrs. Clifton says that she does not expect to see him again.. .He came home last Saturday forenoon, shc sajs, and after entering th? bouse, laid his overcoat on a chair, but almost immediately picked it up nrrain and started out... Asked where he was going, he said to his wife: "God knows where," and left iSe house... That is the last ;-he has seen cr heard of him James Clifton, trustee of Center township, and well-known throughout the county, is wanted by the state of Indiana, on charge of embezzlement filed against him MoiAIay before the prosecuting attorney by members of the Center township advisory board. The affidavit charges specifically that Clifton has embezzeled funds belonging to the township in the form of dog tax, amounting to approximately $1,500, but this item covers only a part of Clifton's alleged defalcations. Mr. Clifton' it is said is not in the city, but the authorities are making a search for him. It is said he has not been in Marion siike Friday night. At least, members of the advisory board have been unable to locate, although Ellsworth Harvey and James Westfall, members of the board, admitted yesterday they had tried repeatedly to get in touch with him in the last few days. The members of the state board of accounts have been going over Clifton's books for several weeks. Ot.'e hundred or mere witnesses coming from every part of the county, and some even frcm Wabash county, have appeared before them. What the finding of the board is will net be known untl the report is made to the state board at Indianapolis, but it is presumed that sufficient facts have been divulged to warrant the charges filed against Mr. Clifton. The members of the Center township advisory board are James West-fall, Ellsworth Harvey and Charles R-Brui.:. The board was in session in the office of the county clerk for several hours last Saturday. Mr. Clifion had been asked to appear before the board, and "before the two accountants. He did not do so. The board remained in " session? until late in the day, hoping that Mr. Clifton would put in his appearance. However, he did not come. On last Thursday night, Mr. Clifton gave a member of the Marion police department $1,500 in cash to keep for him until Friday mornhJg. The pa- j trolman demurred, but Mr. Clifton ! said, according to him, "I do not know of any safer place to keep money than with a policeman. The officer, not kiJowing. anything of the investigation took the money to a local cigar store, liad it kept there in the safe during the night, and returned it to Mr. Clifton Friday morning. The? amount of Mr. Clifton's alleged defalcations are riot know, definitely. As stated, the deliberations of the two accountants are held in the closest secrecy. It is known, however, from witnesses who have appeared before the examiners, that they have made inquiry into a long series of alleged irregulariies. teamsters whose flames have appeared to hauling contracts; school teachers who have been em ployed by the trustee; painters and - men who have worked on school buildings; contractors antr workmen on various contracts, all manner of in quiry has been followed. Members of the township advisory board have been in close touch with the accountants for several days. The members of the advisory board it is said on excellent authority warned Mr. Clifton at the last meeting to keep down expenditures. At that time, they had no knowledge of any alleged lr regularities, other than they felt the bills for medical service anoTfor other items were too large. Mr. Clifton promised them, it was J , J. .'i "FARMERS' DAY" AT LITTLE RIDGE Harvest Home Coming Services To Be Held Next Sunday With Special j Program and Music i Next Sundav will be a memorable day in the history of the Little Ridge church when the dav will be devoted to the farmers. It will be "Farmers Day," and a program of un'usual in- I terest has been arranged. The casion will be in the nature of a Har- j There will be many special features . the Droeram. one of the most able being the presence of Mrs. C. W. I who xium x uiuc u.n.cisnj, will deliver an address on the subject, "The Place of the Church on Farm ; Life." Special music will be provided .,n an rninvnWa ai'.l nrnfitahlp timp is ...j. , assured. Everyone is invited HALLOWE'EN PARTY BY BUSINESS GIRLS. . v x i j- i A number of ladies were surprised - , . . , Wednesday morning to receive by mail a scroll sealed with a very good liriCUCoS Ul L-i I V 1 vi v ui.il iiivuuivu via her broomstick enroute to seventy Tll. times as high as the moon. ceiver instead of asking whitner was nevertheless curious and unroll- mg the missive read as lollows: Well, I declare, This isn't fair; To fool a person so. But if you stick AnvL keep this trick And tvrn another row, You'll find, my land-You are invited To our K. of P. Hall, To a masquerade on the 18th, A good time awaits you alL Fairmount Business Girls Club, 7:30 prompt. Please bring a fork, spoon and cup." GAS SUPPLY FAILS- BROKEN VALVE CAUSE In order to make repairs on the line of the Logan Gas Company at a point several miles east of this city, the supply of West Virginia gas, which is supplied exclusively to patrons of the Central IiMiana Gas Company here, was cut off for several hoars Tuesday. On account of the breaking, of a valve stem in a gate, through which it had been expected that sufficient artificial gas to ' tide over the emergency would be -let into the lines here, this source of supply failed also, with the result that for more tharl an hour no service was available. BEG PARDON In the announcement published last Monday the date for the Jno. W. Himelick sale of Durocs was erron-eouslv eriven as Thursday, Oct. 27. Mr. Himelick's sale is to be hetd orl Monday, Oct. 24, as indicated by the sale bills posted and by the catalogue, The error in date published in The j News was not noticed until too late to make correctior in the issue of last Monday. Mr. Himelick is offering ati unusually fine selection of Durocs, and his sale on Monday, Oct. 24, will j undoubtedly attract a large number j of breeders who desire to improve j their herds. j ! I f : i ; boosting his part of the show and j of which Mr and. Mrs. Dickey are was more than pleased with the inter- ' members. This was a white French est and generosity shown by the busi- basket containing large golden chry-iAjss men of Fairmount. Below is a santhemums. Mrs. Tirrgley's sister, list of those contributing to the pre- Mrs. Nora Hubbard of LaFontaine, mium fund: brought a large boquet of golden chry- Dr. L. D. Holliday $5.00 J santhemums. Another present which rihSone Qtotn Rant 5 dfl came as a verv ere at stirnrise was a decorations, but the supply of these ordered failed to arrive in time. However, Xen Edwards, of the Pioneer drug store, not to be balkr-d by a little thing like miscarriage of freights, express or mails, prepared most attractive decorations for his store, covering the front with a large Kiwanis emblem and large streamers of the Kiwan'is colors. The display was a most artistic one and attracted much favorable comment from the visiting delegations. During the course of the evening, while the diners were at the tables, teler.rams were received from Harry Karr, of Baltimore, International president; Fred C. Parker, of Chicago, International secretary, and also from a Kiwanis club in Kansas which was, like the Fairmount club, receiving its charter Wednesday nght. These tele grams were congratulatory messages to the 'lew Fairmount club. Yes, it vT.o. a great night. The fun is over. It's now "Up to Kiwanis." SUNDAY SERVICES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Sermon subject "The Christian and the World." Everybody welcome. MARTIN LEE GRANT, Pastor. WESLEYAN CHURCH Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. ' Class meeting, 10:30 a. m. Young people's meeting, 6 p. m. Preaching by the pastor, 7 p. m. Mid-week prayer meeting, Tuesday 7:30 p. m. All truly welcome. J. J. COLEMAN, Pastor. FRIENDS CHURCH Bible school, 9:15 a. m. Preachir'g, 10:30 a. m. Preaching, 7 p. m. Junior Mission Band, 3 p. m. Intermediate Christian Endeavor, 6 p.m. Note: On account of the days grow ing, shorter the hours of the evening services have beerl changed. A welcome to all. S. ADELBERT WOOD, Pastor FIRST CONCERT NEXT THURSDAY EVENING. The first of the series of coricerts to be given during the winter under the auspices of the Masonic lodge and the Order of Eastern Star will be- on next Thursday night in the high school auditorium. This number will be by the Festival Orchestra, presetting a program that has a rich variety of standard and popular music, including the beautiful Venetian Gondola melodies. The advance sale of season tickets indicate that these concerts will meet with much favor oii the , part of the music lovers of Fairmount. 1 114.1 .;. .!-. 1 W the members of the local reception committee in the large hall on the second floor of the building, where the bands played and an "all-get-ac cuainted" short half hour was enjoy ed. Then the baiMs and the Kiwani ans, forming in front of the building on Main street, paraded through the business district. In this the ladias took as promineiJt part as did the men. as each Kiwanian was accom- "l" "s , , , . , , nanied bv his wife or lady friend, and ta',l, y t . tne Planers vokp ine Immediately after the parade doors f tVio Hinintr rnnm wprp thrown Mien. an'd the three hundred places at the tables were quickly filled while ad-jditional places were necessary lor the (overflow. The tables presented a pretty sight and with the room decorated with the colors of Kiwanis, windows curtained and streamers fes tooned from he ceiling, and thy charming presence of the ladies the scene was one not soon to be forgotten. The ladies of the churches who served the dinner, all garbed in white with caps of Kiwanis colors, yellow and blue, added to the real beauty of the scene, arAd with the delicious menu, and the excellent service, nothing was left to be desired. The formal program of the evening was opened by President Lafe Ribble introducing "Bill" Mallard, the international organizer, of Chicago who invocked the Divine blessing on the exercses of the evening, and then the Fairmount band and the visiting Muncie band enlived the progress of the dinner with a varied musical program, while Kiwanians sang Kiwan-iar songs, and joked and made merry. The Muncie delegation was out for fun, and had it, while the other delegations hesitated not to make their presence known. Following the dinner, President Ribble introduced Attorney Charles T. Parker, of the Fairmount club, who gave the address of welcome to the visiting Kiwanians. Col. J. L. McCullough, of Marion, past (district governor, and international trustee, therf presented the charter to the new club, formally welcoming Fairmount, not as the smallest club, but as the club in the smallest town, to the Kiwanis International. Col. McCullough gave briefly a history of !the Kiwanis organization, its aims and ideals. He was followed by J. N. j Brommert, the new dstrict governor i for Indiana, who delivered the address of the evening. President Ribble then turned the program over to Col. McCullough who acted as toastmaster, arAd intro duced President Wolf of the Marion club, who in turn introduced Dr. Hor ace Gear, Field Swexey and John Rhue of the Marion club, each of whom made shot and snappy talks. : tfVTi Fiftv vm am fin thP llth of Q , ,: . p m k un-! . itea m marriage 10 uiss v,eceua a mg- , lev at her home in Harrisburr near Connersville. Mr. Dickev had built a new hou?e the cne in wnich they now 'v.; r a ;.,n.i;.,t0i,. 1 if3iu:, ma j.hu nu num.alcl, brought his bride to Grant county, where thev have since lived and ac- cumulated lands and much of this world s goods, and wnere tneir m-l fluence obtains throughout southern Grant county. ... . . . .,. The entertainment of Tuesday em- U i cu ill c a I i uouii . iwi..wi vwjj "wv j the least of which were the many ' congratulatory messages by both mail and wire and the beautitul nowers . with which they were showered. Mrs. jTmgley s brother, L.. it. imgiey ana her sister Miss Rosa Tin'gley, of Con- nersville, brought a large boquet from the home where the wedding j took place, and Miss Gertie Dickey, ! a niece, Droougnt a Deautuui norm j emblem, the gift of the Rigdon church floral j - m tr golden dish sent by Fr?nk Tingley of Washington', D. C, who was born just three days prior to the wedding day of Mr. and Mrs. Dickey, and remembering that this was the fall of their golden wedding anniversary, sent the pretty gift with a message of con- gratulations. The entertainment began with a family dinner at noon to which twenty-eight guests were seated, Mrs. Elizabeth Bogue and Mrs Charles Haugh of Fairmount being the only guests who were not relatives. The dinner was served by a cateress from Ma-rior! and was replete with everything, that couJd be desired in the way of culinary skill and the dining table was brightrJed with cut floweis. The reception hours were from 2 to 5 p. m., during which time between seventy- five and a hundred guests paid their respects to the bridal pair, sizfy-tw o 1 registering their rtames. uunng tne afternoon refreshments consisting of ice cream in pink and yellow, pink and white mints arid cake and assorted candies were served. Throughout the entire day an orchestra from Marion rendered many beautiful selections of music. Those attending the celebration from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Thomas and' daughter Helene, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Tingley and son Malcolm, Miss Rosa Tingley and Ed i Hacklematt, of Connersville, Pearl Bogue and wife of LaGro, Mrs. Nora Hubbard arid Mr. and Mrs. Maurice ion I j , j VlblALlia IVMVV, www Fairmount .State Bank 5.00 M.W.Hunt... 1.00 Central Garage 2.00 John Flanagan 2.00 H. W. Hahrl 1.00 Franklin Store Co 1.00 E. Montgomery 1.0)! Ribble Bros. 2.00 Busing & Co. 100 orter Atkinson 1-00 Parrill & Lewis 1-00 Hill Bros 1-00 Osborn & Behymer .' 1-00 Bee Hive Cash Store -1-00 Pat OMara ... 100 Fairmount Hdw. Co. Xen H. Edwards 1.00" 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 W. D. Long Fairmount Lbr. Co. Chas. F. Naber ... E. O. Ellis Auto Sup. Co 1-00 Bert Briles 1-00 City Garage 1-00 Fairmount News 2.00 Mr. Gossett thirSts the pig club boys and girls will be interested in the fact that there will be some special premiums offered in each of the four classes outside of the regular cash premium as there has been a pure bred gilt donated for each class. Chas. Lewellen has given a Big Type Poland; Carter Bros., a Duroc; Clyde Gossett, a Hampshire and there will also be a Hampshire eilt eiven as first prize in the boys judgirJg con- test bv W O Modlin. These are all to be March farrowed gilts and are to h. tt-A in 1h wnrfc nt vear.