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Monday, January 9, 1922
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rnr - ..... .r EAIEMOHEOT MEW 1 PRINTED FOR A PURTOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fif th Year S FAIRMOUNT, INDIAN A.MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1922 Number 11 n . Kenilworth Club Here Next Thursday FARMERS TO HOLD A GREAT MEETING ACADEMY FIVE WHIPS SWAYZEE Third Number In Series of Entertainments Under Auspices Masons and Eastern Star When a merchant talks about "affording" advertising:, he is get-ing ready for the live merchant to take his trade away from him. People do not "afford" advertising any more than the man who needs a suit of clothes "affords" them. It is not a question of "affording'' advertising, it is a vital necessity. CONTRACTOR HELD ON BRIBERY CHARGE Member of Bowman Construction Company Alleged to be Implicated With James M. Clifton After a three days deliberation over the reports and evidence in relation to the alleged defalcations and irregularities committed by James M. Clifton, during his administration as trustee of Center township, the grand jury, empannelled by order of Judge J. Frank Charles, of the Grant circuit court, early in the week, Friday afternoon returned nine indictments, seven of which were against Clifton, five for forgery, one for embezzlement, one for bribery, and two which were returned against Francis M. Bowman, of the Bowman Construction Com- VISITORS HELD TO ZERO SCORE DURING FIRST HALF HARD FOUGHT CONTEST Gym Crowded to Capacity Friday Night to Witness Battle Between Old Time Rivals Game Replete With Thrills With the Quakers Outplaying Opponents at Every Point. The Fairmount Academy "fighting five" showing tre best form of the season, defeated the Swayzee high school net five 26 to 5 at the Academy gvm Friday night. The contest was worths promises to be one of the best of the series. Tickets are now on sale. favor of Kokomo, the score at the end of the half standing 22 for Kokomo and 7 for Fairmount. Several changes were made in the lineup in the second half, substitutes being) put in, and the Black and Gold five held far more interesting than the score at the Academy gym during the first would indicate, as Swayzee fought er. half, Swayzee not being able to score ery second of the fray. ! while Fairmount marked up 26. The Academy team showed an im-! The two hardest games on the provement in all departments of the , Quaker's schedule come next week, game, getting most of their points . one on Wednesday night, when they from under the basket shots, and only , travel to Marion and on Friday night hard luck kept them from running ' when they go to Tipton, the score much higher, as many easy j Woods, for Fairmount, played a shots were missed. On the other 1 good game the first half, netting four hand Swayzee was unable to break beautiful shots, but failed dismally through the Academy defense for j in the las half. good shots and what few shots they Lamm, for Fairmount, pullet! the did make were guarded so closely that feature shot of the evening with a they w ere unable to shoot accurately, one-handed shot over his head from Swayzee w as on?r able to score from close to the foul line, counting Fair-the field once and that was during the-- mount's first points of the game. last few moments of play, when Clark got a neat one-handed shot over his CHRISTMAS TREE hc2f- . , , . ROBBED OF LAMPS The game started out slow and for The next number in the Century Festival series of entertainments being given under the auspices of the Order of Eastern Star and the local Masonic lodge will be given on Thursday night of this week in the high school auditorium by the Kenilworth Glee Club. Each member of this company is both vocalist and instrumentalist. They speciaize in 'quartet singing with stringed instrument accompaniment. The preceeding numbers in this winter's course of entertainment have proven to be of unusual high order of merit, and the entertainment to be given by the Kenil- ELWOOD'S FIVE COMES FRIDAY BLACK AND GOLD QUINTET PREPARING TO TAKE YEAR'S FIRST GAME HERE . Some Changes in the Line-up Expected and an Interesting Contest is Promised to" the Fans Lose Game to Kokoroo on Last Friday Night Balconies Started The first basket ball game of the year 1922 is booked to be played on the F. H. S. "floor next Fridav nieht. 'Jan 13. On that occasion Elwood I will be the visiting, team and local ; tans are looking torward to another interesting contest. About Thanksgiving time the El- wood team won from the locals on the I Elwood floor by the score of 18 to 13. i In that contest the locals were not : playing up to par and moreover were j handicapped by the peculiar Elwood floor, j Fairmount fans feel that the Black j i 1 I the Kokomo quintet to a close fight, arraigned and tried on the seven ad-j the final score being 37 to 21. Koko- ditional indictments until after the mo's lead in the first half, however, expiration of his term, or until after pany, charging bribery Bowman, who denies the charge, was immediately arrested by Sheriff Bert Fowler, after the issue of the summons, and was released from custody, after he had given bond in the sum of $2,000. Clifton is now serving a term of from two to tw-enty-one years in the Northern Indiana prison at Michigan citv, and it is presumed will not he his release from prison. The charge against Bowman is that he rave to Clifton the sum of $500 to induce Clifton to award to his com- pany the contract for the construction of the Roosevelt school building in Marion. BIGE ALEXANDER QUITS NIGHT JOB Resigns Place as Deputy Town Marshall and is5 Succeeded at Once By Erwin Hodson Erwin Hod son was last week ap- I pointed deputy marshal by Marshal district meeting will be held and hun-, Isaac Malone, to succeed Bige Alex- i dreds of farmers are expected to at-ander, resigned, the appointment be-I tend. The fourth district is composed the first three minutes swayzee entirely out played the Academy, having the ball in their possesion three-fourths of the time. After the first four minutes the Academy offense began to open up, but it took IS shots at the basket before Iamm counted one on a beautiful one-handed shot. Woods followed this by a long shot. At this stage Swayzee called time out. When time was called again Cecil -shot one from far out on the side on a tip play. On the next play Rich made an under the basket shot, followed by three long shots by Woods in quick succession. During the rest of the half the "fighting five" kept counting shot after shot, the first half ending 26 to 0 in favor of the local quintet. Just before the end of the half Brewer, playing back guard, was injured, Scott taking his place. Swayzee opened the second half witr scoring a foul, but the Fairmount aggregation soon found themselves and their machine like team play began to co-ant. During, the last twelve minutes Fairmount used substitutes, and Gold quintet should have a good j ards south of Fowlerton. The guests Alexander, who had served as night ! Adams counties. show for a victory in the coming con. . brought many useful and beautiful marshal and merchant police for the j Ex-Governor Harding is in great detest which is to be played on the j presents and spent a very merry even- past three years unexpectedly tender- j mand as a speaker before farm or-home floor. This will be a larger ing- during which time refreshments ej his resignation to W. H. Ribble, ganizations and the county organiza- was too much to be overcome. Line-up and summary: J Kokomo, 27 Fairmount, 21 ' Armstrong Hohler Roe Payne Hollingsworth Forwards Olfather Centers Cunningham Puckett Leer and Pickard Williams Guards Field goals Payne 1, Leer 1, Ol- father 2, Hollingsworth 2. Foul goals Payne, 9 out of 15. MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER FOR MR. AND MRS. KIMES. A miscellaneous shower was given for Mr. and Mrs. Russell KinTes, new- ly-weds, Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Rich- consisting of home-made candy, crack- erjack and cigars were served. The guests included the following: Cleo Holloway and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leach, Willie Craw and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Leach, D. E. Richards ani family, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Car- mony, Mrs. B. F. Kimes and sonMrs. Lerov Collins and baby, Mr. and Mrs. E. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. James Howell and son, B. W. Couch, Tony Spence, Gertrude Holloway, Wayne Pyle, Emma Daris, Frances Murray, Alex Deeren, May Brewer, Frank Brewer, May Deeren, Lee Williams, Cordia Slain Martha Couch, Ruby Harold. Gladvs Payne, iMaude Reeves arid Anna Smith. HEAD TAYLOR UNIVERSITY OCCUPIES M. E. PULPrT. A congregation that completely filled the auditorium at the M. E. church Sunday morning heard Dr. J. M. Taylor, president of Taylor univer- sity at Upland, deliver an address on the subject of foreign missions. His DISTRICT AND COUNTY UNITS TO UNITE IN SESSION IN MARION Representatives From Ten Counties Will be Present at Two Day Meeting Ex-Governor Harding of Iowa to Address the Farmers on Vital Farm Topics. What promises to be one of the largest meetings of farmers ever held in Grant county is promised for j Thursday and Friday, January 12 and 16, when a combined meeting of the Grant County Agricultural Association and the district meeting of members of the fourth district of Indiana, composed of ten counties will be held in Marion. Ex-Governor Y. L. Harding of Iowa has been engaged to give two addresses on the afternoon and evening of January 12, and the fact that Mr. Harding will speak on farm problems is sufficient to attract farmers from all parts of Grant and adjoining counties. The meetings will be held at the high school auditorium and the first day will be devoted to the annual meeting of the Grant County Agricultural association. Mr. Harding will speak in the afternoon and evening on this day, coming to Marion from La fayette, where he will speak at the , FarmerV short Course to be heId next week at Purdue university. Music will be furnished by the Bowman-Gibson orchestra. Prominent state officials of the Indiana Federation of Farmers' associations will be present at this meeting and take part in the program. Among them will be Perry Crane, state secretary, and Lewis Taylor, treasurer and director of organization. On Friday, January 13, the fourth of Miami, Howard, Wabash Hunting- ton, Grant, Wells, Blackford, Jay and tion has been very fortunate in sceur. ing him for two addresses. Owing to the fact that he appears at Purdue university earlier in the week, enabled him to accept the Marion engagement. Mr. Harding is an orator and a real friend of the farmer. J. R. Howard, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, says that he has known Governor Harding for many years and that he knows of no stauncher advocate of the Farmers' in- terests than Mr. Harding. "He will have a real message for the farmers and every farmer and his wife should hear him," according to Mr. Howard. PHI DELTA KAPPA ELECTS OFFICERS Outlook for Year Bright for Local Chapter Rooms Being Redecorated The members of Epsilon chapter. Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, at a busi- ness session last luesaay elected officers for the coming) year as follows: Russell Dale, president; Leo Moon, master of ceremonies; Emerson Moon, secretary; Thurman Lewis, treasurer; Robert Davis, sergeant-at-arms; Dewey Smith, inner guard; Art Sing leton, outer guard and publicity man. This promises to be one of the best years in the history of the fraternity for the local chapter, as there has been more enthusiasm and good will shown by this evergrowing fraternity than ever before. The rooms of the local chapter are being remodeled, redecorated and -refurnished, putting this chapter on an equal basis with the best in the entire fraternity. An informal party will be given at the rooms Thursday night, Jan. 12, 1922 for Phi Delt members and their lady friends. All ex-members are cordially invited. Committee in charge is Art Single, ton, Ed Olfather and Russell Dale. DISTRICT MEETING REBEKAH LODGES. The next meeting place of the district assembly of Rebekah lodges, including those in Grant and Madison counties, will be held in April in this city. The first meeting of the. year of the district 'assembly of Rebekahs convened Thursday evening at Alexandria, eighteen members of the Fairmount lodge being) present. If the Academy team continues to improve as it has in the last week, Academy fans declare it will be heard of before the season is over, although there is still room for improvements; their offense must be improved and their defense tightened. For the first time in years this was the first team that was held scoreless ELcctric Light Globes Stolen From Community Tree on its First Night of Darkness Regrettable as it may be, it ap- pears that there are some persons m . Fairmmirt who have but little resrard i fVf benevolent effort. When the Ki-: wanis club took up the project of hav- i inc. a communitv Christmas tree it was solely for the purpose of endear-! oring to do something that might im- i press on all the Christmas spirit as ; well as to give the children a treat, j The club was at a considerable expense in fitting up the tree and having ij wired and prepared for illumination. The tree was kept illuminated by Harley Fritz, who supplied the eurrcnt through the meter at his ; home, for the week of the holidays, j but some one seemed to be watching : the tree for its first night in darkness. When the Kiwanis committee last Monday went to rerove the wiring and electric lamps from the tree they found it practically denuded. Someone had been there ahead of them and i sons, this act of vandalism costs the club no small amount cf m0ney. It ; ig grebie that there are those in j Fairniunt who hare no sense of ;nonor or aspect for community effort. i ANOTHER REMEMBERS THAT COLD NEW YEAR'S. 1 B. F. Dickey, a prominent farmer . ,7, I jOf Liberty township, also has recollec-i tions of "That Cold New Year's Day, j Mr. Dickey was at that time at his j old home in Fayette county and was out in the orchard milking. Sudden- ly the old cow kicked the bucket over. to her heels and ran to the other side of the orchard where she stopped and bawled. As Mr. Dickey looked toward the northwest he saw a solid t sheet of snow approaching and in an instant the storm was upon him that -1864. j WM. M." JONES FINANCIAL HEAD STATE FAIR BOARD. At the annual meeting of the In-4ir Rrd nf Agriculture held in Indianapolis last Thursday William M. Jones of Fairmount was elected finan - cial secretary, which position he has held for some years. Thomas A. Grant, of Lowell, was re-elected president: S, W. Taylor, of Booneville, 1 vice-president; I. Newton Brown, of Franklin, recording secretary, and Forest ' Neal, general superintendent of the state fair grounds. LADIES AID The Baptist Ladies Aid will meet L?wis taking center with Rich taking taken the amps. The cluD had ex-Cecil's place at forward, Harshbarger pecte1 to preserve the wirings and going, in for Lamm and later Wright lamps for possible future use pos-taking Rich's place at forward. ; iWv ariotner tree would be erected For Fairmount, Rich played well net Christmas, and, the wiring and with ten baskets to his credit, being, lamrs for inclination wouM then be high point man of the erening. Lewis : al! ready. The club had been to eon-playing part of the last half at center, si(3eraUe expense, but because of the scored five field goals. For Sawyzee, ; -tennoss of some person, or rer- Clark played the best. McCombs, captain and torward, was out of the contest because of serious illness, McCombs late Friday morn, Ir.g took seriously ill with blood pois- on from a cut received some time ago when the Academy played Pendleton. While his condition is serious it Is thought that he should be able to get back in the game in two or three weeks. Line-up and summary: Academy Cecil Swayzee HI. Marshall ing approved at a special meeting of the town council Thursday night, presient of the town board, Thurs - day morning, giving as his reason that he was tired of the work and wanted to take a rest. Alexander had been one Df the most efficient and satisfac - tory men who ever held the position ana his resignation is regretted by especially the business men.! Heretofore the nieht marshal has se- cured most h's compensation from merchants -.nd other business men for whom he did special work. Hereafter the deputy marshal is to carry no kers and must stay on the streets a.l the time, for which the council will pay him $80 a month. In the past the town ha naid the denuty mar- shal $50 a month. V LOCAL MEN ORGANIZE NEW OIL COMPANY. Elmer Riggs, of this city, for many years a truck driver for the Service Oil Refining company, and Bruce Pierce and William Lams, of Jones- tx. ave organized tne xnangie v.i . a i rr l TVM company, ior tne wnoiesaie u.r.uu- J TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY in.MAKiss tuwuTiur ALuwa. days, left Thursday evening for his , . CIA. T A. 1 ..A I home in St. Petersburg, Fla., travel ing alone and expecting) to reach his destination last Saturday evening. He was accompanied to Fairmount by his mother, Mrs. Frank W. Riggs, who expects to remain in Fairmount for some time yet. PIONEER OF LIBERTY CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Owen Kimbrough, 81, a pio- neer of Liberty itownship, passed away at 'her home Friday night about 10 . to Richmond for burial. Leon," Emmanuel and Mary Mayer of Fowlerton, spent Friday night, Saturday' and Sunday with their grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welyer of this city. j , ; , ! j j i . j ! ! talk was filled with graphic descrip-! "on ot petroleum proaucis m rations of the conditions existing in the mount, Jonesboro, Summitville and far eastern countries, particularly Marion. All necessary equipment has Inda, and was listened too with in- jbeen purchased and is expected to ar-tense interest throughout. An inter- r,Ve soon- floor iran the 1 1 wood players are ac- customed to, and in fact will be a much better floor. It is not yet known just what line- up will start Friday night's contest, for the locals, but fans can be assured that Coach Walters will start a hard working, hard hghving quintet m this game. Sereral strenuous practice sessions are on the docket for the first of the week and the lineup for Friday night will depend somewhat on the showing made by the various men in these scrimmages. The Black and Gold won the last hcivi3 game from Van Buren by the one-sided score of 61 to 22. However, the evening was so bad that the usual larga crowd of local fans did not venture out, so there are many who have not seen the locals in action on the home floor since Marion played here. Ereryone will therefore be anxious to watch the F. H. S. team in action again, and will moieover bo interested in seeing the snappy Elwood team that has been givingi many of the leading teams quite a lot of trouble this season.. It is expected that quite a large crowd will be over from Elwood as last year the Tin -Plate aggregation brought a special car of rooters as well as their local brass band for the Fairmount game. WORK ON BALCONIES AT H. S. GYM STARTS The material required for the installation of the balconies on the four sides of the new high' school gymnasium has been ordered and work on the same will commence this week. A stairway will be constructed at both the north and south ends of the build ing, immediately behind the basket ball banking) boards, and when the 1 Pns of the committee in charge have jbeen completed the building will have a seating capacity ox z,uuu. mis practically assures the bringing of the county basketall tournament here next month. BLACK AND GOLD LOSE ON THE KOKOMO FLOOR The high school basket ball team, which went to Kokomo Friday night for its scheduled game with the How. ard county lads found itself unable to connect with the basket a sufficient number of tames to count a victory. There were reasons for this. The first half was decidedly one-sided in , ; ; i ' t ! j , esting feature of the service was a solo by Senor Dias, a student at the uni- versity. Senor Dias sang both Forwards Clark Woods Forwards Hardesty Rich Centers G. Marshall " Lamm Guards Malston Brewer Guards Engjish and in his native tongue, Palmer Riggs, a 12-year old boy, Spanish, being accompanied on the . who has been the guest of his grand-piano by one of the young'lady musical ' mother, Mrs. Elimina Luce, for some students at the university. At the conclusion of his address ur. layior .. . .. - M. . briefly presented the work and needs of the university. BUGGY DEMOLISHED IN AUTO ACCIDENT. While driving to their home in Lib erty township last Friday night from the basket ball game at the Academy, Mrs. Arthur Throckmorton and daughter, Miss Juanita, who were in an enclosed buggy, firnired in a collision with an automobile on West Eighth X Field goals Rich 10, Lewis 5, Woods, 4, Lamm 1, Clark 1. Foul goals Hardestr, 2 out of 4; Clark, 1 out of 2; Cecil, 0 out of 2; Lewis 0 out of 1. Timer, scorer: Barkdull; referee, Parker, Fairmount. Time of halves: 20 minutes. In a curtain raiser during the evening the Matthews first team proved too strong for the local seconds and won by a 28 to 14 score- Draperies Ticklers Brewer playing back guard was in jured after about 15 minutes of play ing by a severe cut on ris nose. McCombs illness comes during the two hardest games of the season, but the subs are showing up well. If Rich of Fairmount, had been - street, from which they miraculously j o'clock, after an illness lasting about escaped without injury. The buggy j two months. A short funeral service bed was torn completely off of the j was conducted at the home this mom-wheels and thrown to one side of the ing after Which the body was taken road, but the two women sustained only minor bruises. The identity of the driver of the automobile could not be learned. Robert Uorris spent several days of last week in Indianapolis. hitting the draperies In the Marion at the 'home of Mrs. John Ackerman game, with the number of chances he ! Thursday afternoon, all the ladies of had Friday night, the Marion game j the church are requested to be pres-misht have been a different story. ent, business of importance. i r

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