The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on November 10, 1921 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, November 10, 1921
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r 1 i ".""mMfr NEWS 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, NOVEMBER 10, 1921 Number 9 Republicans Win Ait the Polls H Flurries FIGURE GASTON FOR A VICTIM Two to One Victory 0l W KE Official Vote in Tuesday's Election ' t ' IK ; 5.E : .e ! J . ! - FOR CLERK John R. Little 261 279 540 540 FOR TRUSTEE f Jasper A. Friend. R. 225 236 461 27 S. Albert Riggs, D. 110 124 234 Jhon L. Conrad, R. j 200 210 410 139 John A. Osborn, D. , 127 144 271 W. Hortot. Ribble, R. 218 237 455 215 William F. Davis, D. 120 120 240 Roscce W. Kircher, R. 226 227 453 211 Albert Morris, D. 114 128 242 U fEATMf Ri WAR MOTHERS NAME OFFICERS FOR YEAR Fairmount Chapter to Entertain Other Chapters of County at Pot-Luck Supper Soon The regular monthly meeting of the War Mothers was held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. A. Bur-gan oii West Fourth street. After the regular order of business was transacted, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: War mother Mrs. Addie Winslow. Vice War Mother Mrs. Myrtle Winslow. Secretary Mrs. Nellie Buck. Treasurer Mrs. Maria Scott. Historian Mrs. Draper. Plans were made for a pot-Iucl supper to be held at the home of Mrs. Maude Winslow on the evening of Armistice Day. Plans were also 1 , i xt 10 ...1 41 . , Local JAMES CLIFTON WANS IN JAIL FORMER TRUSTEE OF CENTER TOWNSHIP RETURNED TO MARION BY SHERIFF FOWLER Official Charged With Embezzlement and Alleged to be Many Thousands of Dollars Short in His Accounts Says He's Glad to Get Home Declines to Talk. Sheriff Bert Fowler arrived in Ma- r,on Tuesday ni,ht irom .Miami, Ma., with James Clifton, Center township trustee charged with the embezzle- f f i 500 in do"- tax and alleged gard and at least fifteen pounds underweight. Clifton, it is said, was homesick, and when he saw Sheriff Fowler in Miami a smile crossed his face, there were tears of gladness in his eyes as he said : "Gee, Bert, but it's gocd to see you. You are the first I've seen from home for a long time." On his arrival in Marion Clifton had NEIGHBORS JOIN IN, CORN HUSKING Friends of John Woolen Assemble at His Home and Gather His Crop For Him The members and neighbors of Wes- ; leyan Back Creek church, to show a, - . . . . , .,, ... ' neighborly and good will spirit met the home of John' Woolen Tuesday i Nov. 8, for an all day corn husking. Fourteen teams and about thirty men in..4- i oti l 1 7 r 1 uu&i.-. A torn and while the men were busv in the field the women did their nart smen- di(1iy by emptying their well-filled i baskets, preparing for the noon hour, j The women also enjoyed an old time ; With a ELECT ENTIRE TICKET WITH SURPRISINGLY OVERWELMING MAJORITIES FOR ALL Women Pol! a Large Yote the New Yoters Showing Much Interest in the Result Conrad Defeats Osborn in Closest Race of the Day But Still With a Wide Margin :Ribble Takes His Office at Once. Election day in Fairmount brought surprises to Republicans and Democrats alike to the Republicans because of the magnitude of their victory, and to the Democrats because of the decisive defeat which was theirs. Predictions during the day were that the race would, in all probability, prove to be a close one, with the possibility that the Democrats might elect at least one trustee, John Osborn, in the third w ard. The count of the ballots, however, proved that all predictions had gone far wide of the mark, and further proved that while they did but little talking during the campaign, the voters vote as they think regardless of campaign oratory or pre-election propaganda. Despite the predictions of the weatherman the day was pleasant, although there was a wintry chill in the air, and the afternoon was cloudy and threatening. Voting at both the north and south precincts was steady throughout the day although at no time was there a rush. One of the features of the day was the interest shown by the women voters, they turning out in large numbers," nearly, if not quite equal to the men. During the hist hour of the day before the poles closed there war the only rush of the day, the party workers hustling to get in their vote, feature of the dav wa One party lines appeared to be pretty well broken down, and leading party workers from one side were found working for "the other fellow." While there were, to all appearances, no special issues involved in the elect:on, nor talked of during the campaign, there seemed to be a feeling that there was an issu? involved, and much quiet work was done cn both sides, the result proving to be a decided victory for the entire Republican ticket. j Of the cour.cilmen elected Hort Rib- ble, representing the fourth ward, will take his seat immediately, he having been elected to fill out the un- j expired term of Jos, A. Koberts. . Following the death of Mr. Roberts,' Xen Edwards was, on April 1, 19: nnrointed to f.ll the vacancy and r x serve until his successor should elected. Mr. Edwards served until , Nov. 1, when he retired from the board having served as president of the j hoard dunne' nis mcumoencj. oeiag 1 . - 1 Bein" i I I ' j j j I j ; i at .at J ' 1 0 '. quilting. " , , , , to be manv thousands of dollars short Mr. and Mrs. Woolen s son, Weslev, ' has been very sick for many weeks 1 in his account, and Clifton slept Tues-and the neighbors thought it a good day night as a prisoner in the Grant way to express their sympathy". Mr. ' county jail. and Mrs. Woolen were grateful indeed j Clifton looked tired, worn and hag- MARK ALBERTSON VICTIM TYPHOID Well Known Young Man Passes Away at the Home of His Parents Funeral Friday. After an illness of four weeks suf- ! . . , i fenng with tvphoid fever, Mark AI- ! bertson, only son' of Mr. and Mrs. J. j C. Albertson, died Tuesday at the ' home of his parents on South Mill ; ! street- Mr. Albertson was taken in;fci his home in Marion, but soon after was brought to the home of his par - ei'ts here. Mr. Albertson was 22 t years of age and is survived by a age and is widow and one child, besides his parents and four sisters. He was employed as bookkeeper in the Marion office of Armour & Co., and was a most estimable voung man, havii'g a who will ' The fun'er- i ! sincerelv 'mourn his death. al will be hel l from the familv home ! on South Mill street Friday afternoon j 1:30 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. j FranV TTarhUor. fnrmor rtnr of I the Fairniount Christian church of which Mr. Albetsoi was a member. ' Burial will be made in Park cemetery KIWANIANS HEAR STORIES OF WAR Members Who Saw Service Relate Some of Their Experiences at Meeting Wednesday Night In keeping with the spirit of Armis- at I 1 r rd, I,uuu"1 YMlTr , ,uul,":,pmes, Gaston is in for for the gathering. Ihose present were Kev- and .Mrs. j. i. toieman and daughter Carrie, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 1 - .1 1 v - r 1 r -imstopner and Irene. Jir. ana .urs. Geo- Hollenbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gaither, Mr. and Mrs: M. E. Elling- wood, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, Mr. 1 - r t- t 1 r m and -Mrs. ta n ooien, mt. ana .nrs. Kay larK and lamiiy, jir. ana .Mrs. John Manning and John Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frai'k Relfe and daughter Eve- Ivn, Mr. and Mrs. Harrold Clark and at. t ir.i r Pa : -' ' ! -Mr. ana 3irs. turns ivitterman, Jir. 1 Mrs W W Ware Mesdames Maria r i n' 'nmt ri,,5 n i i ; 1 HIGH SCHOOL QUINTET DETERMINED TO TAKE LONG WAITED REVENGE Team That Eliminated Local Five From District Tournament'to Meet Black and Gold on Floor of New Gym. Friday Night Matthews Plays Second Team. On Friday night, Nov 11, Armistice night, the Fairmount high school basket ball teams, both first and second, are scheduled, to clash with opponents that probably will prove quite formidable, h! the first game of the double header scheduled for that everting' on the home floor the Fair-mount higih school second squad will clash with the strong Matthews first team. Immediately following this game will come the big contest of the evening between the Black aiil Gold regulars and the Gaston high school quintet. Both of these games are attracting quite a bit of attention and a big crowd is expected out for Friday ev-enir.'g's contests. . The Fairmount high school teams have been hittingi a mighty fast stride and fans are getting quite interested in the prospects for the season. Moreover Gaston is the team that eliminated the Fair-moui.C quintet last year in the district tournament by the score of 21 to 15 after the locals had fought up to the semi-finals. The big question now is whether the Gaston team can repeat ! again this year. Local fans think not, j but reports from the Gaston noighbor-j hood show that the Gaston team has .made a very promising start this sea-j son. Gaston, according to all available information, has won all games played this reason and is all set for another victory or Friday night. However with the locals hitting such . speed as they have displayed in past a world of trouble and local fans hope for a de- . TM. : :n 1 . ii 1 ieaL. 1 111s game win prooi'.oiy oe close and hard fought from start to frrnsh but ovprvonp ic nulliTm" for ai- , , ', . . other Black and Gold victory, . p to the lire?cnt thc Amount quintet has played four games and won four, piling up a total af 1G6 points while the opponent have been able to register but 53. With Olfath- ?r. Payne and Hollingsworth the loc- combination of Williams ai.'J Hubert Leer or Joe Pickard for the defensive has proven practically air tight at all times. Practically all the points that ave been scored against the locals have been the result of long shots or ' free throws. In fact oiHy two or three of the baskets made by the opponents in the contests to date have been made from beneath the basket, all the remainder being from far out on the floor. So Gaston will find Fair- mount well prepared irt every way and will have to display a world of speed and skill if the honors are to be taken from the locals Friday right. Carpenters have been busy on . the floor of the new gym during the past week and this is now practically com-pleted. It has been dressed down and sarAled until not a rough place can be found. It is now being carefully waxed and dressed so that by Friday night it should be almost in perfect condition and truly should be one of the very best floors hi the state. Carpenters have also been busy on thev seats and these are now practically completed so that on Friday night a much larger crowd can be accommodated than was possible at the Lapel game. The Fairmount high school secori team has also been showing up well this season and will undoubtely give the Matthews first squad a battle royal on Friday night. Some time ago the local seconds won from the Jorfesboro seconds by the score of 20 to 6. However the Matthews team beat the Jonesboro first team according) to report, so the local second string men will probably have a big chunk to bite off. However with Bosley and Charles Pickard for the offensive, Briles or LaRue holding down the pivot arM Wilbern and J. Pickard for the defense the squad is capable of putting up a mighty classy game and many are predicting that the honors in this contest should go to Fairmount' as well as in the big game of the ev-erAng. At any rate It ought to prove a mighty good gjame. The lineup to oppose the Gaston (Continued on P&s Two) but little to av declining to alk forcf the intense neat wftlle soaring at,", """" . " dtCUning to alk lor;an altitude of 3,000 feet, until one j that would be hard to beat while the Dean, Ed. C. Ribelin, Cal Dean, Mr. 1 " ' . , V" "e ! ice cream win De oraerea wnen tne Jake Davis, Ol Davis, O. H. Riesbee, ! a b,y hf a"aigned before Judge Char- , travelers return to Paris agaiiJ. Chas. Kimer, Roy Brookshire, Gaylor ; ,es ody- 4 M ov .a , , Ice cream is always welcome, espec-Bowsman, O. S. Scott, Geo. Felton, j Further details of Sheriff Fowler s j ially if its Banquet Ice Cream. There Burl Brewer, Jack Cunningham, T. S. ,p afteJ". Chft?n were revealed by is none better-always demand it.- tice Dav the Kiwanis club at its re-to pular meeting ai.U dinner Wednesday be"ni?ht turned its attention largely to VilA T R PhSllinc Wilh nr."" "" .uv.t w.a t f i 1 elected to fill this vacancy Mr. Ribble portunity to tell some of their most will enter upon" the duties of his office interesting experiences. Hal Dale at once, and serve two years. The ; told of experiences in the Boxer up-other members elected, Jasper A. j rising in China; Hort Ribble related Friend, from the second ward; John : experiences in the Phillipines; Dr. L. Conrad from the third ward, and j Harry Aldrich arAi Edgar Morphet Rorcoe Kircher from the fourth ward,! told of some phases of life in hospital will assume the duties of their office ! and army camp. This part of the on the first Monday in January and J meeting was in charge of Otto Homil-serve four years. They will, however, j ton, superintendent of Fairmount qualify at once. schools, arM who served with the Y. John R. Little, elected to succeed M. C A. in France during the greater Inortion of the war. Prof Hamilton win entertain tne war jiomets. 01 Grant county at a pot-luck supper which will be served in the M. E. church. During the social hour which followed, the hostess served refresh- . ' . . , , . , , , mei.'ts consisting of fruit salad, home made doughnuts and coffee. . ALTHOUGH SKY-HIGH ICECREAM PLEASES. Passengers on airships traveling be-j tween Paris and London complained clever confectioner had an idea and ,u pome big advertising for himself by sending ice cream fer the travelers While enreute. Needless to say his . ... 1 , mi ii Aavenlsemeni GOOD SIZED AUDIENCE AT PIANO RECITAL. Notwithstanding the fact that the recital given by the piano pupils of Edward Truchek of the Marion School of Music came on election night and that there were a number of other meetings on for the same evening, a fair sized audience congregated at the M. E. church Tesday night and enjoyed one of the best musical programs given in recital in Fairmount. The progiram consisted of the best of the old and modern classics, the work of the pupils reflecting much credit upon the instructor, .and it is to be regretted that this program so full of merit, could not have been heard by a capacity house. SUNDAY MUSIC DAY AT LITTLE RIDGE CHURCH Next Sunday, Nov. 13, will be Mu sic Day at Little Ridge church. There will be special music for Sunday school and special music for church services including a male quartet from Fairmount, Roy Mitchell, the boy whistler from Elwood, and Miss Sybil Kramer, cornetist, accompanied by Miss Pearl Buller. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a. m. and church at 11 a. m. Christianity is the religion of scriptual song. A cordial welcome is extended to every one. Armistice Day will be observed by the Fairmount chapter of War Mothers Friday evening at the home of Mr. arAl Mrs. Jabe Winslow on West Washingjton street. At roll call each member is requested to respond with something appropriate to the occasion. A pot luck supper will be served, each member contributing one article to-' ward it. 1 j i ; j ! ! j puoncation After reaching the jail, Clifton con- ferred with Harry Roberts, attorney, and his brother, after which he retired n - TT. :11 V. wo weeks ago Fowler went to Wash in&n D- C- w,here he ot in touch with the state department and the American consul at Havana, Cuba. where it was thought Clifton had gone. A few days later Fowler was notified that Clifton had left Cuba on Oct. 28 and he left Marion at once, stopping at Indianapolis, where he secured requisition papers from Governor Mc-Cray. Fowler arrived in Miami Friday noon and went at once to a hotel near the police station, after notifying the police of his mission and giving them a picture of Clifton. A close watch was maintained at the Miami postoffice and late that evening a wo man called for mail for Fred Smith, under which name Clifton was going. The woman was trailed to a boarding) 1 . 1 a 1 . vest; ti only to . ii.use, wnere tne omcers maue an in- a genuine Fred Smith lived there At 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Fowler was notified by the Miami po- j lice that his man had been caught, and he left at once for the jail where he was greeted by the words: "Hello-Bert," from Clifton, who had been lodged there, after calling for his mail at the postoffice. Fowler, accompanied by Clifton left Saturday night on the return trip, stopping at Jacksonville, where they remained until Saturday night. They j arrived in Indianapolis Tuesday and j left there on the evening Big Four have nothing to give out at the pres- ' ent time, in connection with their work ion Cliftoifa accounts. i j . c ..t ' o t -j-. t i,. r . Mart Ranley Thomas, J. Templeton, Mr. and Mrs. John Woolen, Adaline Wesley, Chas. Nolan, Martha and Emma Jean, Virginia Ribelin and Elmer Flint. TONY PAYNE GOES 7 UNDER KNIFE AGAIN Submits to Second Operation Reports From Hospital Being Most Encouraging Tony M. Payrfe, assistant cashier of the Fairmount State Bank, who in July last underwent a minor operation hJ the Grant county hospital for goitre from which he had been suffering for some time, returned to the hospital this week, and on Tuesday submitted to a second operation for the purpose m m ir :.L:mM 4-Via oMima ftf 01 entirely eumi..uu8 trouble. The operation was penorm- ed Tuesday morning, and reports from the hospital state that he withstood the shock of the operation well, and the physicians state that he is getting along as well as could be expected. While still weak his strength is begin ning to gain and his complete recovery is now thought to be but a question of sufficient time for him to regain his old time strength and vigor. Mr. and Mrs. Charles York were hosts at a dinner partyS unday at their I "war talk." The Kiwanis club is not contemplating goiife to war, but many j of the members have seen service, and eanesaay nij.;nt iney were gien up gave the principal talk of the even ing, dwelling on experiences in camp with the doug"hboys and scenes and incidents just back of the battle lines as he drove trucks carrying supplies to the fightirJgi Yanks, concluding his talk with an eloquent word picture of what the realization of Armistice day meant to those who, in camp and on the firing lirfe, had been anxiously awaiting the "peaceful hour," the hour when the guns ceased to roar and the church bells to ring. The talk was one of he best ever given before the club arM was heartily applauded. In the auditorium of the Congrega tional church where the dinner was served by the ladies of the church, Prof. Hamilton and other boys who had seen service had a collectiot of war relics that attracted much interest. The club also began preparations for Christmas and will take an active part in making Old Satfta a welcome visitor to homes he might otherwise overlook. It was also voted that hereafter the club will meet on Wed nesday night every two weeks instead of every week. i will go along in the "same old. way, completing his present term, and be-ginningi on his new term the first of the year. His election is for a two year term. Charley Thomas, of the first ward, is the holdover member and with this exception the new board will consist f ontirelv new members. At the next meeting of the board it will be necessary for the members to elect a president to take the place made vacant by the retirement of Mr. Edwards. This election will be only for the remainder of the term of the present board, and when the new board or ganizes the first of the year a president will have to be named. new ru Frances Jones entertained at a six o'clock dinner and slumber party Wednesday night, the affair being m celebration of her 16th birthday at niversary. The dining table was prettily decorated featuring a large birthday cake lighted with sixteen candles. Those present to wish Miss Jones many happy returns of the day were Waneta Throckmorton, Martha L,itue, Edith Lloyd arid Lucille Jones. , ' i .1 ' i ... i 1 1 home on East Washington street, the j train. occasion being Mrs. York's birthday It is understood that in the event anniversary. Those present to en- Clifton pleads gjuilty when arraigned joy the day were Mr. and Mrs. John that Judge Charles will probably sen-York, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lemler tence him at once, and son, and Bill Cline Smith of Fort The state accountants say" that they Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark from near Jonesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Hin son Wilson. - v

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