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7 1" EAIfMOUNT NEWS v 5 PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year N FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1921 Number 7 MANY FAMILIES FOUND IN NEED a HERE'S A GOOD DON'T ONE; OVERLOOK IT Fairmount Stores In Holiday Attire Christmas Spirit Shown in Profuse Decorations in Keeping With the Christmas Season and Large Display of Gifts Fairmount has put on its holiday attire, the Christmas colors being NEW LINE-UP MEETS MARION BLACK AND GOLD QUINTET MAKES GAME FIGHT WITH NEW FACES ON FLOOR LaRue Shows Up Exceedingly Well at Center 'Making Eleven of the Sixteen Points Van Buren Comes to Fairmount Friday Night and Second Team Goes to Matthews. MARION SIDESTEPS COUNTY TOURNEY GILBERTS "WONDER 5" "AWFULLY SORRY" THEY CANT PARTICIPATE "Find" They Have "Conflicting" Dates That Will Prevent Them Contending With Other Schools of the County For County Honors and "Send Their Regrets." Coach Gilbert and his Marion high The News' linotype operator's new baby is determined to visit his "other" grandpa and grandma on Christmas; the News' foreman says he's all "worked down to a frazzle," and, besides, has been fooling around with a bad cold something on the order of the prevailing epidemic of "flu," or something of that kind and the "boss" is not inclined to undertake the work oof all the others, and besides, think he's earned a little Christmas vacation along) with the rest of 'em. Hence, because the linotype operator is going along with that new baby, and the foreman is convinced he'll feel better after Christmas if he doesn't have to work on Christmas, and because the "boss" can see no other way to do, and is rather glad he can't, there will be no issue of The News published on next Monday. We'll all enjoy Christmas like the rest of you. The News office will be closed, so don't expect to get a pper Monday. You'll get one next Thursday, as usual, however. The Fairmount high school basket ball team working under a series of handicaps lost a hard fought game to Marion on the Marion five-acre floor Wednesday night by the score of 44 16. The score does not by any means indicate the speed of the game the hard battling by both teams every minute of the contest. ...... ,. mi a ime-up maw nau womeu iu- gether in only two practice periods, Black and Gold quintet fought gamely every minute of the time and made the Marion team put up it's fastest game in order tQ pull to the front safely. Marion scored first from the field. a minute later LaRue dropped in for Fairmount tying the score, T.ien Marion pulled ahead with the courageous locals fighting at every step so that &t the end of the first ten minutes the score stood 11 to 8 in favor of Marion. Then Marion got loose for a time and bombarded the bas from all angles, and making prac- 11 v ftrAT Trinf Aiinf nirinfT . , , . , ,o that ten minutes Marion mane 18 points while the locals made but one, that the score at the end of the i half stood 29 to 9. This was the only j time of the came that Marion obtain Fairmount Rabbits Win Many Firsts Local Fanciers Make a Cleaning at ' Springfield Show Coming Show Here to be State's Biggest Event Fairmount rabbit fanciers made a cleaning at the big show in Spring- field, Ohio, last week, they coming home with six firsts out of six classes, James Draper captured first awards ( nn Sr ortv rlro R.mr. Klalr ' on Jr. black buck and on 8-mo. erev doe. Three Township Institutes Held Largely Attended Meetings of Farmers in Green, Washington and Center With Talks on Practical Subjects by Prominent Speakers The Grant County Farmers institute held a one day session in the public library in Marion Wednesday, a fine program being enjoyed by a large attendance. Following the morning program the Marion high oktnl U. - 1 . igllife. I,u'1 uiiriitrsna jave a snort pro- William llaynes took first on 8-mo. orougni guts to tne new Dom DaDe at one win nave to De missesu. lhe re-Firam of music. Speakers for the L , rev buck. " Bethlehem. j port of the investigating committe anv decided margvn. want uunty Agricultural associa- , The second half started fast with!1!0" e,ecte',1 officers for next year at the. locals showing up well in everv , re-ulaf monthly meeting, held ; a in, 3 3 4 I - - , INVESTIGATIONS OF COMMIT- TEES SHOW OPPORTUNITY FOR REAL XMAS WORK Arrangements for the Big Community Tree and Distribution of Christmas Cheer About Completed Tree in Place and Ready for Its Illumination Saturday Night The community Christmas tree, which will be illuminated Saturday night when the Christmas program being arranged for the occasion is to be given, has been set, and the work of wiring it for lighting, is in progress under the direction of Barney Allred and Ted Parker of the Kiwanis committee. The program committee is arranging for a short program of Christmas carols by the school children at the tree, and the weatherman has authorized his weather forecasters to predict good Christmas weather, so everybody ought to be happy. Donations of various kinds are being received at The News office, and being placed in charge of Guy Lewis and his committee having in charge this part f the work. While not a p.reat many donations have as yet been sent in, it is expected that Fair- mount people will show the Christ- mas spirit by donating liberally to the Community Christmas, so that no ! V 1 rwm-t representing the various churches shows some thirty families in whose hemes Christmas dinners will be wholly lacking or extremely meagre unless Santa Claus through the Community committee makes a visit to their homes. In many of these homes here are children in need of shoes, stockings, and clothing, while in one home it was found that the family is in extremely needy circumstances and a visit of the stork is expected soon with nothing prepared for the reception of the little guest the old bird is to bring. All these conditions make it necessary that all who are able g,et the Christmas spirit into their hearts and do their part to- wards helping those less fortunate, There is also need of money butions. The committee has endeav-I ored t0 avoid expense in every way possible, but the purchase of candy for the kiddies necessitates an outlay, while in connection with the erection of the tree and its lluminaion there will be n small amount of expense, and, then, there may be found a necessity for the purchase of some needed articles for some one which may not De included in the donations. Those desiring to make money contributions are asked to make these to either Rob't A. Morris at the Fair-mount State bank, or to Palmer Ice at the Citizens State bank, not later than Friday evening. The Kiwanis club will have a meet ing tonight at the Moon Eat Shop where the regular bi-weekly dinner will be served, and at this meeting the reports of the various committees will be heard and final details for the disribution of the Christmas treats and presents will be arranged, and the derails for the program Saturday evening, which will be early in the evening. RAYMOND CLARK GIVEN BIG SURPRISE PARTY. A cleverly planned surprise was successfully carried out on Raymond Clark and his mother, Mrs. Elmer' Clark, Thursday night at their home southeast of town. Those enjoying the oyster supper and the after lunch of home made candy, crack'erjack and apples were Harold Clark and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Clark, Mr. and (Mrs. Alfred Kirkpatnck, Mr. and Mrs. Bratton Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Trice, of Summitville; Mr. and Mrs.' Tom Clark and son Jay of El-wood, and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Brook-shire, daughter Marcele and son La-Mont, Mr. and Mrs. George Felton, Robert Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clark and children. Friends of Dr. Glenn Henley will be gratified to learn that he is doing) very nicely, improving' right' along and.it now seems only a question of time until his complete recovery. Dr. Henley has had a severe tussel -with . the prevalent influenza for the past several weeks and at times,his condition was very low, but his splendid constitution is noWrallying from he attack., ,. . ' ' :V:a':.''- -.'.'' used profusely. .Some of the merchants of the town have elaborate de-Jcorations, whole stores being cano pied with red and green streamers, held in place by Christmas bells, while in others attractive booths are arranged to display the Christmas offerings. Even where there are no special decorations, the merchants ' have displayed their most tempting wares for the season until one wonders why there is need to go to any other town to shop. Fairmount has every thing to offer that any other place can proffer and, on comparison, at more reasonable prices. That the people of southern Grant county recognize this, is evidenced by the fact that the stores haVe been wel1 filled every day for. more than two weeks by shoppers who are busying themselves in purchasing their Christmas 'presents, for this is one time m the , year when it is really the time of good i 'will and everybody becomes Christian; for Christmas is simply the substitu tion of the spirit of giving for SOI it of eettinET. God gave his the ! son and in so doing gave to men eternal ; The Wise Men from the East ! 1 1 . a. aal 1 1 1 . , So the Christmas shoppers of today j exemplify this same spirit of giving as they buy their gifts for the season of Peace and good will CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT FRIENDS CHURCH Exercises to be Held, Sunday Evening With Songs and Stereoption Views There will be a Christmas program at the Friends church Sunday even- ing which will consist of songs and Stereoptican scenes from the life of Christ and to which the public is cordially invited. The program will be as follows: Music Orchestra. Song, Congregation "Joy to World." I Scripture Reading Everett Richie. Prayer- -Pastor, Rev. S. Adelbert Wood. Song Primary departmnet. Song Juniors. Solo-Glenn Harshbarger. Marjorie Armfield, June Zimmer, Lucille Jones, Frances Jones, Elizabeth Beasley, Kathleen Cain and Helen Little. Ret.preontican scenes of I he Life of Christ in the Holy Land." Song Congregation. Benediction Stephen Scott. The primary department of the Friends church will have a Christ- 'mas a Christmas tree at I the Sunday school hour and at that 'time will receive their Christmas treat. The Juniors of the Friends church will give their Christmas program (Sunday morning during" the Sunday 'school hour. Loreta Rush will tell the Juniors the Christmas story. DAVID, THE SHEPARD BOY AT H. S. AUDITORIUM TONIGHT. The stage and characters are now fully prepared for the performance of the sacred operetta "David, the . Shepard Boy" at the high school audi torium. The carpenters have completed the work of remodelling the front of the stage and although the new roll cur- I fui scenes, hand painted by Joe Payne and Jack Bonar, to be seen in the back ! ground, with the throne and the gor- j geous costumes of the characters, . Everyone feels that "David, the She- pard Boy" will be an entertainment that will long be pleasantly remem bered by Fairmount people. - The sixty voices of the chorus as well as the several soloists have been j , j j ; school basket ball team will not par- : Hmofa !n V, : i ! v i f ca in lilt CUIIHIlf CUUUIV UilOIVCI. ball tournament. This anouncement was given out from Marion through the sporting editor of the Marion Chronicle to the ; u . o 4. j 'at newspapers of the county Saturday) night with a statement that the Marion team, and Coach Gilbert, magni-mously not wishing to "hog" everything, had decided not to make any effort to secure the county tournamen for Marion, and would therefore with- hold the invitation which it had been ; intended Marion would extend to the j officials of the County Interscholastic j association. And, if was also very iiiutu itgicucu inai me .uanun live would be unable to participate in the ; tourney," which from present indica- j tions will be held in Fairmount. The ! , . . U i 1 il i-1 -nr : reason for the Marion five not being able to participate in the coun- j -u r r ty tourney was giiven as being due to a couple of conflicting dates. Marion has scheduled games with a couple of other teams for February 10 and 11, i and "very regretfully" finds that its team will have tQ "forego" the plea- , sure of contending with the other : teams of the county for county honors. No explanation was offered as how or why these "conflicting" dates occurred. When it is recalled that the ; date for the ccunty tourney was fixed , at the time the schedule for the sea- ' son was announced the latter part of j October it would appear that Marion ; was extremely early in arranging its i entire schedule for the season. J That Fairmount will be awarded the county tourney now appears rea- 1 sonably assured. The committee representing the Interscholastic association, consisting of James Bi-ock, prin cipal of the Sweetser high school; J. i L. Henderson, superintendent of the ; Janesboro schools, and C. L. Carson, i t, . . r, , , , in Fairmount Friday and attended . . .. , ., . the special convocation held in the higih school auditorium that afternoon, and also made an inspection of the new gym., and were fully advised as to the seating capacity with the proposed balconies. The committee then held a meeting in Marion Saturday, and Fairmcunt's invitation for the county tourney was received and con sidered, along will others. While ' final decision has not yet been reached, it is understood that the committee is favorable towards recommending Fairmount as the place for the tourney. ; The balconies for the gym., are assured, and it is expected that the , work of building them will be started within a short ime. The loyal fans and supporters of the school and the . team, when the situation was put up . to them, promptly started to work to Taise by voluntary subscription the $500 needed and to volunteer the work necessary to agument this amount in the cost ' erection of balconies on. all four sides of the gym. Within a couple of days more than he $500 was pledged, and this amount had been paid in to J. C Albertson, treasurer of the fund. The fans have been loyally supporting the basket ball team, and in return for this they rigjitftilly feel that they are et "titled to the earnest and honest efforj of the team members, individually and collectively, and this the fans feel they have a right to insist on. ELMER GOSSETT DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS. Elmer Gossett, about 63 years .of . age, died Monday evening at 5 o'clock i at his home, First and Vine tetreets, following an illlness with paralysis, which extended over a period ofv "more than two years. The deceased, spent practically all of his life in this city, , . and was widely known. He is survived by a widow, one daughter and three sons. Funeral services were conduct-ed Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock . from the residence, with burial ,in Park cemetery. ! to nor the but one j j ; ket tio . , 1 so ed i the all I of j j I i ....... . . Sellers Bros., took first on Sr. black buck. The coming show in Fairmount in February will be, without doubt, the ; bijrBest show of its kind ever held in the state Fairmount fanciers have been wiiminjr afc all of the bij? showSf and this has added to Fairmount's already well-earned reputation of being the leader among rabbit breeders. Officials of the Fairmount association have received word that there will be entries. at the coming show from all j over the country, and in view of these , the local officials are making prepara- tions for an exhibit of some 600 or 700 animals. It is expected that the ( show will be held in Telbax hall, ; which is an ideal place for such an exhibit, where the animals may be given the best of care, such as the Fairmount association gives them, and where they may also be displayed to the best advantage. BUSINESS GIRLS ANNUAL PARTY Enjoy Jolly Time With Presents For All Contribute to Community Tree The Fairmount Business Girls were i entertained at the annual Christmas party in he K. of P. hall, by the committee composed of Misses Vensetta Lewis, Inez Albertson, Muriel Cox and Velma Briles, on Monday even- inff TVi Vigil Wile HoaiiHfiill v Hpcnr. ated in Christmas colors of red and green. Amusements of the evening were Victrola music, games and contests. Prizes were won by Mrs. Ruth Schlag-enhaft Long, Misses Maud Briles, Lillian Dunbar and Mabel Riggjs. The guests were escorted to the Club Cafe at 9:30 where htey were served a most delicious two course rabbit supper, and returned to the hall again, where Santa Claus ap- Ced drawing a sled of red and reen, with presents for each and ev- ;ry guest with two special gifts from the club, to the brides Mrs. Ruth S. Long and Mrs. Mary Mittank W. Hoppes. The Business Girls club gave to the community Christmas fund the I department and holding the scoring edere. The "wonder five" evidently . . .. , lost its punch. Englehart . . - i j t t register a field goal during had couldn ten minutes, of the half he played. The way the Fairmount lads fought through the game looked good to local fans, but especially did the work this half. The "wonder five" having slowed up so that they were barely playing the locals even, Gilbert be-j gan to send in fresh reserves and even these could not turn much of an advantage over the tired, hard fight-i ing locals in the last half. Williams and J. Pickard had a tough row tQ hoe on the defense, but put up a hard, consistent game against the rushing offense of the Marion five, , . 'LaRue, piavmg his first game at A , , f center, although not fully recovered from a recent illness, showed up mighty well, making a total of 11 of the 16 points scored by Fairmount. LaRue looks good with his deadly eye for the basket and bids fair to develop into a most valuable man before the close of the season. Hollingsworth and C. Pickard played a hard game at all times. Hollingsworth adding two from the field. Bosley, replacing Pickard, also showed up well. Payne was still too ill to get into the game and his efficient foul shooting was missed by the locals. Local fans feel with this quintet rapidly rounding into shape, displaying a world of fighting) ability at every stage, and with Craw and Flanagan coming on after the holidays, the Fairmount team will make others sit up and take notice yet before the tourneys. Lineup and Summary i I t. ri A V '" 5 morning and afternoon sessions were M. F. Detrick and Mrs. H. J. Deller. e reen lownsniP unit I the , I uesday night at the M. E. church at j Point Isabel. The new officers are i IF. M. Brizendme, re-elected chairman; , . , . !J A. Peterson, vice-chairman; Ward .... ' ' Kilgore, secretary, and Ben Rybolt, treasurer. Arrangements were made at the meeting for a canvas of the township for the Near East Relief fund, and a committee was appointed to look after the taxation question in the township. Chairman Brizendine called upon Claire Bradford, chairman of the Washington township institute for a talk, which was one of the best heard in the township for some time. The musical part the program was given by the Gibson-Bowman orchestra, which is one of the best in the county and this part of the program was one of the features of the meetingv The Washington township farmers' institute, which was held Tuesday at Morris chapel was featured by good rowds and fine speakers. M. F. Detrick and Mrs. H. J. Deller, the state speakers each gave two splendid talks at both sessions and those who heard them say that they are among the best ever sent to an institute in the county. A big community dinner was serv ed at the noon hour and no one went away hungry. JMusic was furnished by the River side Mixed Quartet and Mrs. White gave a reading. "Some Methods of Saving High Priced Labor" was the morning topic discussed by M. F. Detrick. His afternoon subject was Combatting Insect Pests." Mrs. H. I. Deller discussed "Food Values and Food Habits' in the morning) and Community Activities and Oportuni- ties" was her subject at the afternooi meeting. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE ACADEMY. Everything is all set for the Acad emy Christmas festival which will be held tonight at the Academy building. All the details of this festival have been worked out an the biggest so cial event of the year is planned. All of the rooms have been decorated in Christmas colors. The Christmas tree in the assembly room has also been decorated and many gifts to the Academy have been placed around this tree. The program committee promises the audience a real evening of entertainment. A talk by the Rev. J. M. Taylor, D. D., of Taylor University will be the feature of the evening. The . public as well as the alumni and former students are invited to attend. Open house will be kept. Mrs. Glen Gift is assistsing -as clerk at the Pioneer Drug Store this , Marion F. H. S. Vigus Hollingsworth Forwards Englehart Pickard Forwards Nessel - LaRue Center Wilson Bosley .Guards Stahr Williams Guards amount of $6.25 and on Thursday ev- j tain has not yet arrived, local people ening will sack the candy at the John-will be greeted with a pleasant sur-Little office. j prise in the changie to be noted this Those enjoying this splendid even- . evening, ingi were Mrs. Bertha Lemming, Mrs. The stage setting is mighty pretty, Dale Long, Misses Pearl Buller.Jtoo, with four large arch panels for Maude Briles, Athaleen Zike, Addie . the room of the temple, with beauti- Leach, Mary Armfield, Lillian Dun bar, Indus Pierce, Blanche Harsh- barger, Jennie Monahan, Nora Allen, Mabel. Riggs, Inez Albertson, Velma Briles, Vensetta Lewis and Muriel Cox. - ' Committee appointed for January party, Misses Nora Allen, Blanche Harshbarger and Mabel Riggs. - Personal point record: Marion VI gus, 4; Englehart, 20; Nessel, 6; Wil son, 2; Lawson, 6; Lyons, 2; Harvey, 4. Fairmount LaRue, 11; Bosley, 1; Hollingsworth, 4. Fouls: Marion Vigus, 21; Nessel 2t and lp; Wilson, lp; Stahr, It. Fair. mount Pickard, lp, It; Willians 3p It. Foul gpals Englehart, 6; LaRue, 1; Bosley, 1. Substitutions: Marion Harvey for Englehart, Lyons for Nessel, Nessel for Lyons, Clevenger.for Stahr, Stahr for Clevenger, Lawson for vVijruS; Clevenger for Wilson, Vigus for Clev (Continued On Pae Four) Wilbur Conrad, who is connected well trained, and with the accompam-with the orchestra in the Strand ment "throughout being played by the Theater in Cincinnati, will arrive H. S. orchestra, this is expected to home thi week for the holiday vaca- prove one of the most popular enter-tion. V. tainments ever given. :4 week.; ..- 'V : - f y;. '.-,.,v i. V".;.---'.