The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on November 21, 1921 · Page 10
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The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 10

Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, November 21, 1921
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PAGE TWO THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS SECTION T O These are two very big tasks for the j pupils but as long: as they are backed j ness correspondence, and commercial ! law. These subjects will probably be j I JOINT HIGH SCHOOL SNIDER PRESERVE CO. Vand faculty, everyone is sure of a big Bv Llora Brown. J success with each of them. j After earnest confereie in many!. Numerous other questions of like , Fresh Meats Cured Meats Groceries, Canned Goods Vegetables Candy Produce Notions Everything on the Thanksgiv t;. f tw- AmW interested in i . .. , , rorminnt the educational welfare of rairmoum., .,-r, nr,A Foimrtimt trtWnSlUP OI de Grant countv, an' agreement was ma and a contract was drawn up on April 27, 1921, for a joint high school be- ; tween these school corporations. j A joint high school board was or- : ganized August 3, 1921, the officers consisting of Orville Wells, towrfehip ' trustee, as president and Ottis Wil-bern a secretary. The main purpose of this joint high school is to unite the interests and i resources of both the school town and j the school township, to the eiAi, tr. 'more extensive and better high school advantages may be offered in the com- i I r.:u-i:ty. The people of the township have r.n increasing interest in the I w fare cf this joint high school, be ' j Goodacre's Cash Market East Washington Street and supported oy tne student Council j uiussea oy tne ; oiuucwi, vvuunii nns ifiiu ana many -nut, , , , J - " uu cil in their future meetings. Every- j - vuiiv.11 is l y enthusiastic and ready to do his best to make Fairmount high school a school of which everyone may have reason to be proud. Athletic Association Glenn C. Buller, Secy. The Atheltic Association of the Fairmount high school is almost en tirely a new" organization, as this is only the second year of its existence. 1 . , f - . . . , . . . , . . . 1 tne association, inose eieciea ior me , term of 1921-'22 were Frederick Ed- ; , ' ; offered again next y-ar. In this way j the pupil may receive all of the sub- jeets, if he or she begins taking corn- mercial work in their junior year. I he shorthand classes are very sue cessful and each pupil takes an interest in the courses. In the first year's work the student learns the rule, and how to apply them to words and also learns the vocabulary. In the second year, they work for speed and accuracy and to be able to read back shorthand notes after they are written. This course he!ps a person to concentrate and makes him able to work under very strenuous conditions. The typing classes are larger this year than they were last year. There are twenty-five enrolled in first year typing and seven enrolled for second year typing. The touch system of . , , iL . ... S lu learn w iiere Aiie Keys are ai.a now to reach them. They type with a vic- trola as this helps them keep better rvthmn. The second year class has transactions. in the center, thus making two rooms ior tne department, one ior typing and the other for shorthand and bookkeeping. This change will tend to make a very interesting and strong de- partmeiit, as the light, heat and ventilation will be of the best. His Limitations. The Congressional candidate for certaii agricultural district was wonder, and he was never shy of tell- a We Carry Everything to Complete the cause evervor'e is interested in what ; ' . j some very interesting speed tests. . . . pose of this was to get some ready; J , , is their own ' money to buy athletic supplies for the The bookkeeping class has eleven The township .now not only will own , one of the members. This class has two periods a Fart cf the high school buildmg and . memb then iven one vote for ;a day of supervised study and recita-equipment, but the township trustee ; & forjtion. They are doing some very inter-also will have a voice in the manage-!.. r . .. , A , .. ... 'pstins- work in the wav of business M I By Harold Jay. j The Slider Preserve Company is an ; extensive organization, and the Fair- j mount branch may be classed as one j of our leading industries. It came here because this is an excellent farming community, arAl it could therefore get plenty of tomatoes. It is interesting to look back into the past and note the improvement made since the factory located here in 1907. Then most of the work was done by haiAJ, such as labeling and vappingj. Now all this work is done by machinery. Recently a peeling machine was installed but proved unsatisfactory. . ' The main offices of the company are located in Chicago. The Fairmount branch is one of the best of its kind, it being well managed by the superintendent, Mr. Alien Dreyer. The chemist employed by the com pany tests each batch of soup, catsup, or chili sauce, and all their products are thus brought up to Pure Food Law requirements. An inspector is also employed to inspect the tomatoes and only good tomatoes are accepted. Fairmount farmers were paid better for their tomatoes than elsewhere. out cost. The rush season extends from the middle of August to the middle of October, covering about a period of two months, during which time between two and three hundred people 1 aTe employed. Work is accomplished rapidly at this season. Sometimes twelve to fourteen hundred cases of soup are put out daily. The different departments ar the engine room, scalding room, peeling room, ware house, labeling room, bot- tie washing room, packing room, and up there must all be canned stuff.' Glenn Henly, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Phone 251 wards, president; John Payne, vice-j The commercial department has just About $400,000 were paid out to to-president; Uva Salyers, treasurer; and moved into its new quarters located mato growers in this community be-Glenn Euller, secretary. The duties in the former cooking room on the sides the plants were furnrished with of these officers are to take care of all j second floor. This room will be re-the business transactions pertaining to . modeled and a glass partition placed Period Furniture Our Specialty Brafoake ing voters why they should elect him. shipping department. "I am a practical farmer," he said ; boastfully at one meeting, "I can plow, ' aaude Common's, "Ma, do cows and reap, milk cows, shoe a horse, in fact," bees po to heaven?" he went on proudly, "I should like you Mother, "Mercy child, what a ques-to tell me any one thing about a farm tjont Whv?" I caiinot do." j Claude, " if they don't the Then in the impressive silence, a mnlc nnH i.nIlpv f1p nrpfhPr said was Furniture Store 209-211 South Washington St. small voice asked from the back of the crowd: "Can j-oui lay an egg?" Mr. Walters, er, John?" John Payrre, ' 'Did you take a show- Why, no; is one miss ing Our Trucks Easy Terms ing Menu M rs Marion, Indiana Go Everywhere if Desired. L0. 1 meats iiiiiiiiiiiiii m I The Franklin Swift & Co. Two Doors North of Postoffice 21 m Stores Buyers of Cream and Eggs Highest Market Price. Accurate weights and Tests athletics aiAl to work for the good of ; the Athletic Association and for the school. Season tickets are usually sold for the basket ball games, so the officers agreed to place them on sale this year. The members of the Athletic Association received a reduction which made them realize that joining the associ ation was a paying proposition as well as a benefit to the school. Last year the officers were called the athletic council, consisting of three seniors, three juniors, two sophomores, two freshmen, one eighth grade student and one seventh grade student. This year the four officers -cj-e elected frcm the Senior high school, but the purpose is the same as it was last year. In other words we want better and clearer athletics; the co-operation of the student body as a whole in the management of the Athletic Association and to make better the school athletics in every way. Vocational Guidance By J. Forrest Carter. The class of vocational guidance was formed in Fairmount junior high school Sept. 6, 1921, under the super vision cf Miss Edna Gregg, who is well qualified along this line of work. The purpose of this course in the curriculum of the school was to get the pupils to choose a vocation they would be satisfied with for their life i occupation. Vocational guidance is a study of occupations. The text book itself merely serves as a gfuide in the study of this subject, because life offers abundant opportunities for observation. Vocational guidance is as essential in life as arithmetic, reading, aiAl writing, because one would have no use for these fundamentals if he couldn't apply them. Most people do not realize what a mistake they are makir.'g when they go to the first position offered them. It isn't always the job that pays the best wages to begin on that holds the best future for its employees. So many graduates of different schools make the mistake of going through school and not knowing what they are fitted for in life. The thing they should do would ,be to take a course in some line of business that appeals to them most. In conclusion the aim of this course is to enable the students to choose a vocation that he is best fitted for and help him to make a success of it. Commercial Department By June Zimmer. . One of the important courses given in Fairmount high school is the com mercial course. This is in charge of : Mr. Krouskup, who has been herefor j the past two years. He is a very cap- ' able and successful instructor. He ' presents the work in a most forceful way and tryg to find out the weak poirt of each of his pupils, that he may aid them. j At the present time they are just preserving the three commercial subjects, shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping. Last year they . gave a course in commercial arithmetic, bust- ment aiAi control of the joint high school. The part of the high school building owned by the township is determined ""by the proportion of the high school students attending from Fair-mount township as compared to the number attending from Fairmount town. The voting strength of the township trustee in the joint high school board is determined in the same manner. At the present timt this proportion is about one from the township to every three from the town. The joint high school in addition to providing better school facilities, will tend to create a better spirit of cooperation, which is necessary to all public enterprises. Those persons who are interested in the jcii.'c high school are especially weil pleased with the progress made, and confidently predict great and beneficial results to grow out of this organization. STUDENT COUNCIL By Rhoda Helms. The Student Council is almost a new orgr.!.'.7ation in Fairmomt high school, this being only the second year of its existence. This is aii organization ! which few schools of the size of Fair-mount high school have, and for this reason every member of the student body and friends of the school should be proud of the StudeiA Council, and should support fnd help n inuefc. as possible. The membership of the Student Council consists of three Seniors, three Juniors, two Sophomores, two Freshmen, one eighth grade student, and cih seventh grade student. These, members are elected by vote of the students of their respective classes. As the constitution of the Student Council has certain qualifications for membership the members of the organization should feel highly honored to be a member of such, and show their appreciation by doing their part in' the meetings. The officers of the Student Council are the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, elected by the vote of the members cf the Student Council. The main purpose of this Student Council is to secure more co-operation between the student body arAi the faculty and to foster the movements for the betterment of the school. The Student Council for this school year of 1921-'22, was organized at the very beginning of the term. The members are: Seniors, Merle Carter, Dee Briles and Roy John'; Juniors, Mildred Lyons Loren Cain and Robert Hollingsworth; Sophomores, Rhoda Helms, and Harlan Bonar; Freshmen, Ruth Weaver and Donald BuJler; eighth grade, Merl Ross, seventh trade, Murray Holliday. The officers are: President, Robert Hollingsworth; vice-president, Merle Carter; secretary, Loren Cain; treasurer, Har-lon Bonar. One of the first things that the Student Council did was to adopt a hew constitution which was written by a special committee of the members of the StuderJt Council. Last year's constitution had been accident-iy lost, making it necessary for the new Student Council to adopt a new constitution. However, the new con-stitution is similiar to the old one. Besides this, they have discussed many important questions of which two of the main ones were these ka. the publication of the high school news paper and the high school Armual. FREE' ! i ! Charlotte Payne, Operator 1 l!lllll!!liilllll!i!lllll!lil!!ll!lllllill!:illl!lll!!!ll!ll!ll!!i!jn;i! I g Cordially invites the public B g to inspect our stock of f Quality Groceries i Theatre loyal i aim The Home of Good PHOTOPLAYS Also to make our Rest Room yours while in town. m mini Jomn E. The Franklin I Proprietor S waami FREE! 1 Stores - Co. i Extra Trousers With Your Suit. Ribble Bros, of Courcc Mrs. Edgar Lane, Manager j Ml r e m m I I f-fJIIIIIHIMWMlfirrimTO 7T - in f -M

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