The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on October 31, 1921 · Page 2
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Monday, October 31, 1921
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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS SPECIAL PRICE Now On DENATURED MANY REFUGES FOR GAME BIRDS Legislative Protection Extended to Prevent Their Extinction. Tl. Al The Fairmount News;Academy SUT n , .. , . . , , . i . Shows Up Well Published on Mondays and Thursdays, A. S. ROBERT?, j (Continued from Page One) Editor and Publisher. f Minnie Mc Lucas Roberts Assgoiatg. j nf ScoU Rnd EawarJs are TELEPHONES rS? actSl ("1 while McComb, and Baker are " ; ineligible for the remainder of the SUBSCRIPTION RATES. i season, but it will be a fighting? team (Within Indiana.) One vcar $2.00 that takes the floor and the coach ex-Six months lJ poets to do much to improve the team Three months : ' . . , (Outside Indiana.) ; this coming week. One year $3.00 : Season tickets mav be obtained of Six months 1.6o : ,.,". , . Three months .90 the students which will admit one to All subscriptions payable strictly t any of the home panics this coming in advance; paper d:scountmued at expiration of subscription time un-iseason- The spectator may save much less renewal is received prior to ex- by purchasing these tickets as the piration date. , . . . . - , - : general admission this year will be Entered as second-class matter at j25 cent anJ there are t prescnt ten the postolnee at Fairmount, Ind., un- ! dor the Act of Congress of March S, games on the schedule with a possibil- jty. Qf one cr wo more being added. ' The weeklv Wednesday iJoon prayer In other words, the railroad men ; meetmjr was" n,M with a iarg.e attend-"marched the hill, and then march- Rnce Everett Richie was leader and ed down apaiii" ' the subject was "Ferservance." ' Prof Kittering, head of the depart One week from tomorrow and we'll ment of music at Marion college, pave be ab?e to figure a little more definite- a very interestinp talk durinp chapel !y on the "woman vote." ' exercises Wednesday morniiJg. 188 PROOF find hides so well that it cannot be found. At night they come out to fed in the bays and lakes, but retreat again to the shelters of the rushes at daybreak. Most of the female ducks are busied with their young during the period that the males are molting into the eclipse plumage, but soon after the ducklings can care for themselws the females join the other ducks in the bays and In turn soon shed their flight feathers. Grow in Number. "The number nf wild ducks on the Bear river marshes continues to grow until about the first of September; during the latter part of August the increase is rapid, as hordes of young ducks that have been reared on the uplands and along small streams and lakes In tho mountain valleys betin to arrive. -Between the 1st and 10th of September there is a sudden diminution in the numbers, and at this time fully two-thirds of the ducks leave the marsh. The sudden disappearance of numbers of the ducks is noticeable, and cannot fail to attract one closely in touch with tlie daily course of tht? wild life on the marsh. The exodus seems to take place at night, and bays and lagoons that one day are banked solidly with rank after rank of resting foul may 24 hours .later show Individuals only in tens where before they were represented in hundreds. That this migration is to distant points seems certain. "Ducks again begin to gather on the flat?, however, and by the opening of the hunting season enormous numbers are once more present. These are composed of young birds and adults that have come in from other regions." Your Season's Supply at 70c per Gallon If you buy between now and November 10th 1 M N N M M M M H N N N X M M M We cannot guarantee this price after November 10th, as it is almost certain to go higher. 188 Proof Denatured Alcohol is the only real and safe Freeze Proof for your Radiator. You cannot afford to be without it at such a low price. Come in at Once or Phone 226 F. H. S. Wollops Jonesboro Lads (Continued from Pape One) H H H M H M M X l N M M E.lO. Ellis Auto Supply Co. STORAGE BATTERIES Tires, Accessories, Oils, Gasoline, Vulcanizing W. V. Fowler, Mgr. Phone 226 Summitville is already arranging to hold a five day fair next September. Southern Grant county ought to have a real fair, ar.d Fairmour.t is the place for it. POOR PROPHETS. "TeiJ years from now everybody will bo living in hotels." That is the prophecy of the Amen- ' can Hotel Men s Association, which adds: It is merely a matter of evolution." . The high cost of living, burglars and inability to obtain household help, hotel men believe, will bvTT-p about the revolution in home life. If there ever was a more leaky prediction' made, it was done before they began recording prophecies in type. They may be pood hotel men. Indeed, most of them have proven thtir ar.iMty in that line. But as prophets? They couldn't bat .014 in the Tall Grass League. Never will even a majority of mankind live in hotels. Never man and woman have so changed that they no longer care for a home of then-own, a bit o3 yard for the kiddies to play in, and that homey atmosphere impossible to reproduce in a hotel. row persons .e ... They live there only because they have . ii i no nomes to me .... dwellers aont live mere. merelv "stop" there. It is a handy stopping place, en route to or x... home. And that is the best that can be said about it. THE WAR RAGETH Most human beings atv concerned with the cost of living, baby's newest tooth, or where shall we spend our vacation? But not so with the world's astronomers. They are waging a war all their own, with t.Vne on the side- lines nor in the prandstand, and none to care who wins the argument. Astronomer Sola of Barcelona, Spain, i3ot long since announced the discovery of a planet. Its position is given as "right ascension 12 h., 25 min., 12 s., declination plus 15 degrees. Its daily motion was "right ascension minus one mirAite, declination plus one minute." All of which is more or less Greek to non-astronomers. That, however, is not the cause of the war. ! t ! i ! ' : 1 WHERE THE DUCKS GATHER Eleven Varieties Breed and Molt on the Great Bear River Marshes in Utah Canada Geese Also Are Found There They Drop Their Feathers Symetrically and When They Regain Them Are en the Move Government Seeks to Increase Waterfowl. The economic value of wild ducks and geese as a source of sport, an incentive to healthful outdoor recreation and nn adjunct to the food supply ts universally recognized In this country. Legislative measures for the protection of these birds, designed to enable them to hold their own against an ever-increasing army of gunners, have multiplied and have added to the restriction on hunting as need for them has been realized by sportsmen and persons Interested in birds In general. To encourage our larger waterfowl a number of extensive marsh areas have been made permanent refusres under the guardianship of the United States Department of Agriculture, and many private preserves, some of them formed by artificial means, have been established where the birds are protected while nesting and are shot under more or less rigid local restrictions during designated open seasons for hunt!ng. As a means of co operating lu such efforts to maintain and Increase the numbers of our waterfowl, the biological survey has undertaken Investlratbms of the jnoral conditions under which wild ducks live and thrive, coupled with counts of the numerical abundance of these b"rds In different areas vhrylng In character. The Bear river marshes In Utah are noted for wild ducks. Eleven Species of Duck. "Eleven species of wild ducks." says Alexander Wet more, assistant biologist In a bulletin of the department, "and the Canada goose are now known to nest on the Bear river marshes. Eight of the ducks are of common occurrence. Arranged In order of their abundance as breeding birds, these are the redhead, cinnamon teal, mallard, shoveler or spoonbill, gadwell. ruddy duck, pintail and green-winged teal. "In addition to the ducks about 100 pairs of Canada geese breed on these marshes. Allowing three young as the average number brought to maturity by this species, there would be a total of 500 birds at the close of the sen son. The nesting season for these geese Is practically over by May lo. and their numbers were estimated from observations made before they disappeared In the lower marshes for their annual molt. This marsh area produces between 25.V nud 3O.000 ducks In the average season. "Tn the course of studies in this region it was learned that the treat marshes in the delta of Bear river offer a favorable breeding ground for a much larger number of birds after these are freed from family cares in other regions. To maintain themselves In condition all species of birds must renew their bodily covering of feathers at least once each year, while many forms molt partially or entirely at shorter intervals. This usually is a gradual process, as only a few feathers drop out at one time and are replaced by new ones. One or two feathers fall in either wine at approximately the same time and more are not lost until the first ones are partly grown. By this continuous renewal the powers of fiitht of the ordinary bird are not seriously hampered, and it is able to feed, fly about and evade Its enemies as usual. Males Desert Mates. "In all the secies of ducks that frequent this area in summer, except the ruddy duck, the males nearly al-days desert their mates as soon as the complete set of eggs lias been deposited and Incubation has begun. The male ruddy duck, like the Canada goose, usually stays with the female until the duckling are well grown, and It Is common to see one at the head of a brood- of dusky young, swimming with chest and neck puffed out and tall spread. "After the pairing season the drakes beiin to join In flocks, and large bands of these males gather to feed and rest on the great open bays. At this time ther are in bright, showy plumage, but early in summer a change takes place. The body feathers are replaced by a p'ain. dull plumage more or less resembling that of the female, and entirely different from the winter dress. This Is known as the 'eclipse plumage, and Is found In all of the ducks that occur here except the ruddy duck. Sn after going into the eclipse plumage the drakes drop their wing and tall feathers, and then hide In the marsh growth until again able to fly. So well do they keep concealed that they are seldom seen, and few local sportsmen or others are acquainted with this peculiar habit, while persons who may happen to see them usually consider them young birds because of their bare wings. Ducks In this flightless mn'tton are known as 'flappers In working through the marshes they may be heard qurckln? nd ferd;n? In evv fii---f lv rr f one 1 ysrtMl is t.a; ."V u ii-IJ rnto High School Art Exhibit (Continued from Page One) al programs have been arranged for both Thursday evening and Friday evening and many people are planning to come both times for the programs will be entirely different each evening. On Thursday evening the members of the art class of the high school will present a number of tableau pictures reproducing some of the masterpieces to be seen in the exhibit. This will be decidedly unique and worth while. Also on the same evening will be a number of selection's by the splendid chorus organized in the high school this year and probably on this evening the high school second orchesti. will appear for the first time for a public performance. The bir;. feature of the Friday evening's entertainment will be the talk on art by Miss Sellick, art instructor of Shortridge high school in Indianapolis. In addition to this talk a number of special-vocal and instrumental musical number are be-in'g prepared. The members of the Art Class have made a special study of these pictures and will be present each time to explain them and tell interesting facts concerning each picture to the visitors. The funds derived frcm the sale of Royal THIS tickets will be used to purchase pictures for the local schools. Another feature of interest will be an exhibition of the art work being done by local students. Some of this has been prepared by the art class of j the high school, some by the Junior J high school, and some by the fifth and j sixth and the lower grades. : Single admission for either even-! ing or af tcrnoorJ for adults will be ! twenty cents while tickets for chil-! dren will be ten cents. Adult ticket? good for both evenings and for Fri- day afternoon may be had for thirty ! cents and for fifteen' for children. SUGAR BEETS LOADED FROM SUMMITVILLE. Nearly a thousand tons of sugar beets, raised on the farms of Covalt and Collins, Dwight Daugherty, Leo Underwood an Porter Corvvir, be tween Summitville and Fairmount, were loaded last week in the Big Four yards at Summitville for shipment to the sivrar factory at Decatur. This is the first time beets have been raised in the immediate community of Summitville, and they have averaged a yield of about ten tons to the acre. An old print in Paris, depicting a moving "fortress." and dated 1871, sshowc manv of fVio foofn.poo nf . .... . . 0 ...u.. fit- J.ul- WMA ' VA. W day's "tanks." It always pays to advertise in The Fairmount News. Theatre WEEK each half. The local second team j played a clever fame considering the . wnhern anJ j Pickard at guard won j muh fnm everyone concerned. j wna their r-wl defensie work that ' . jrtTUw r, r low fiire ! while Bosley playinp a splendid game ; at forward chalked up five field poals ! for the locals, and C. Pickard rktted ! two from the field and four from the foul line. Wilbern also added one j from the field. Lineup and Summary: j F. II S. Seconds 20 J. H. S. Seconds 6 ! C. Pickard Nickerson, Wymer S,. Bosley Barton Forwards iBriles, LaRue Burrfe Center Wilbern Younp, Jay J. Pickard Scott Guards BRILLIANT OUTLOOK. j No brighter prospect for the Inter- national Live Srock Exposition ever . than h f h semblage of the aristocracv , r r- .i oi tne pedigreed draft horses, beef cattle, kan colft5nent and Europe at Chicago Xovember 26th to DeCember 3rd. Despite a period of depression, for which there is scant precedent in trade annals, breeders and feeders both ' manifest surprisinp interest, as evi- denced by an imposing array of etr- ' tries. Both numerically and from the standpoint of quality, the basic princi- j pie of the Exposition, the 1921 aggre- I pation at Chicago will demonstrate the j virility of this most important indus try, essential alike to the conVersion of coarse prams and grasses into mer ! chantable product, and to the daily j replenishment of the larder of the Na- ! tion. j All through the stress of the post- ! war readjustment the live stock indus- try has functioned unfalteringly. The ; 1921 International Live Stock Exposi- j tion will constitute a convincing dem- j onstration of its virility. The seed stock of the country, incalculable in ! ners of the globe. Mr. and Mrs. Will Lanpan and family are moving today to Logan- J ' . Langan and family are leaving many 1 warm friends in Fairmount who will regret to see them leave, but whose ; best wishes go with them to their new" . 6 nuiuc. Before the war very liule industrial akhohol was used in thig Productmn urm al -Qc pun to supply the needs of mutAtion makers, and now the annual production of denatured alcohol exceeds 90,000,000 gallons. - Blottintr -i frnm hatch of r,r-r K; Aa .MT,t. SAVE $50,000.COa IN CANDY Cosmetics. Jewelrv. Art and Autos J Show Nation Is Spending Less. I It cost the nation $."i4.0O0.(H0 less to ; fill its sweet tooth during the last fis-! cal year than In the previous year, ac-' cording to preliminary annual statistics of the Internal revenue bureau. ? heins spent for candy In the country as compared with $4(12,-i 840.000 in "li20. It cost more, however, to keep the country's jaws in motion, the chewing gum bill for 1021 amounting to $44.-4O5.sO0, as against $37,4iS.100 In the j previous year. t Facial decoration was less costly during the past year, the amount spent i on paints, cosnn:tics and perfumes amounting to $145,010,100, as compared with $100.!K1.025 during 1020. J The country's spending also fell off j considerably in other lines, the total ! outlay on automobiles being $1,075.-j 703.800, as against $2.0SS.0r,0o0 In ! 1020, and on jewelry $4 0,078,100, as j against $517,272,140 In 1020. ; In the field of art, the curtailment was heavy, the amount spent for pia-i nos and musical instruments dropping ! from $273,582,420 In 1020 to $231,358.-j 02o in 1021, and the national bill for i sculpture, paintings and statuary fall-j ing from $15,431,330 in 1020 to $11.1G3,-i 370 in 1021. MANY OPERATIONS Man Riddled by Bullets in France Under Surgeons' Knives. Recuperating from his eighteenth operation, sixteen of them jerforined with an anesthetic, Herbert McCarty is home at Catawassa, Pa., on a ton-day furlough from the Polyclinic hospital in New York. In the last operations portions of his right collar bone and shoulder blade were removed, and two machine gun bullets received in France, m here he was picked up for dead, were removed from his side. Two other bullets were found to have grown fast to the jugular vein. Mo "arty was riddled with machine gun bullets by a Jerman aviator. Seven of his ribs were found to be diseased, and these were removed, making ten ribs that have been entirely removed, while he still has half of the eleventh. The young man was a member of Company K, Three Hundred Fourteenth infantry. "Two weeks after the last operation." he said, "I was able to go out with my brother Lew and have dinner. Everything is fine." COW DIES OF ALCOHOLISM Had a Taste for Moonshine Mash and Indulged Too Freely. A jump at the moon, a "moo" and It was all over with poor Bess. Bess was a highly bred Jersey cow belonging to Samuel Young of Campbell's Creek, V. Ya. In some manner unknown to Young she had acquired a taste for mountain dew. One day Bess ate her fill of mash lying where it had been thrown by moonshiners. When Young found Bess she was cutting figures around the fences, trees and hillocks. Young tried to lead her home, but Bess crumpled on her side and died of acute alcoholism. JOINT HONEYMOON Twin Sisters in Double Wedding at Parents' Home. One of the most unique weddings in the city's history took place at Mitchell, S. D., when Miss Erna Hagge-and Miss Erma Hagge, twin sisters, who look as much alike as the proverbial peas In a pod, were united In marriage at a double wedding ceremony to Floyd Wilder . and Herbert Fox, both of Mitchell. The marriage took place at the home of the brides' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Haege. The twin brides and their husbands left fmmc!fcfTY on c J.-iIct automobile ! Other astronomers insist this is no ' value, has not only been preserved but tfewly discovered planet. They say improved, as will be shown by the most it is No. 99, one of the long list of imposing array of young animals ever small planets previously mapped. . presented in an American show yard, Considerable time, and many learned ! together with their progenitors, im-debates will be hurled broadside in de- J ported and domestic origiii the whole ciding if this is No. 99 or a new planet. ( constituting a galaxy of merit possible When it is decided this little old world only at this annual Chicago event, will wag along just as it has been do- The 1921 "International" will be the itg these many years. J defiance of the American stockman to Most human beings will continue , adversity. More and better draft concerning themselves in the cost of horses, beef cattle, swire and sheep living, baby's newest tooth, or where 'will be presented to probably the shall we spend our vacation? '.largest audiences the "International" , , has ever attracted from the four cor Tuesday Bert Lytell in "The Miss Leading Lady" The snappy screen version of a 20th Century Cave Man. Also WILL 3IAKE FAIRMOUNT THEIR HOME ONCE MORE. , . . . . i town, former Fairmount residents, j , . . , , . , -. sport where Mr. Langan has employ-last week looking for resid ; ' . iL , . . , -, . - . ment m the Pennsylvania shops. Mr. were here ence property, with a view of return- ing to this city to make their home. Mr. Howard for many years was tele- , ' , . , , - ; al Gas & Oil company, which during , r the active years oi ine inaiana nas i belt, mainta:r,ed a private telegraph , line between this city and the Chicago office of the company. PICKARD FIGURES HE'S WALKED SOME. W. B. Pickard, who recently sold his West Washington street black- smitn snop to rrant xvj, Uma- ted that during the thirty-three years Thursday "Black Beauty" A Vitagraph Special production taken from the book by the same name by) Anna Sewell. This is a story of human beirJgs as well as horses. If you have read the book you will .want to see it. Also Pathe Review. Friday Ethel Clayton in "Wealth" A Cosmo Hamilton story of a girl with a dollar mark instead of a heart. Also Comedy. Saturday "Life" A Paramount Picture Though you may krfow what life is come and see the thing it is made of! The top and the bottom, the body and the soul, the strife, the love and the glory. A great human stcry. Also Comedy. he occupied the shop he walked more ally without sizing. It made a for-than 7,000 miles id going from his for the lucky man. home. Sixth and Vine streets, to the shop and return. In making the j Castiron cannon were not known j computation, Mr. Pickard says hniMl the latter half of the fifteenth I eliminated all extra trips 'he might century. Previously cannon were al-I have made for various reasons, way made of bronze, ' honeymoon.

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