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January 12, 1922

The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 1

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1 F AIMMOUNT NEW PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-FiftkYear FAJRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1922 Number 12 i . . ACADEMY QUINTET S WHIPPED BY MARION Yeggs Interrupted In Work SUPT. HAMILTON TO TEST SCHOOLS LINING UP FOR COMING PRIMARY On Fairmount State Bank NIGHT MARSHAL ERWIX HODSON DISCOVERS TWO MEN MAKING EFFORT TO BREAK OPEN REAR DOOR OF BUILDING AT 2 O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY MORNING AND PROMPTLY OPENS FIRE, THE YEGGMEN RETURNING THE SHOTS AS THEY FLEE TO WAITING AUTOMOBILE ON MILL STREET SHOT FROM YEGG'S REVOLVER PENETRATES CAP OF NERVY OFFICER. INVITED TO ASSIST STATE EDUCATIONAL SURVEY WORK IN HOWARD COUNTY Survey First Step in Organized Effort of Indiana Educators to Lift Indiana Out of 17th Position in the Ranking of the States of the Union. Mr. Shultz, of the Rockfeller Foundatifin wVlirb ic nniitin rr f Vio MEN SEEN ABOUT TOWN DURING EARLY EVENING An attempt to break into the Fairmount State bank was frustrated about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning by the arrival of Erwin Hodson, the newly appointed night marshal, on the scene of the activities cf the two yegg-men, and his prompt action. The yeggmen escaped, as did also the officer, but his escape was an exceedingly narrow one. being by a hair's breadth, only. A bullet frcm the revolver of one of the yeggmen passed through Hodson's cap, stinging the skin of the scalp as it sped over him, striking the front cf Cox's shoe store on the east side of Main street, next door to Flanagan's dry goods store. Hodson had been on South Main street, and was coming north on the west side of the slreet. Just as he turned the corner at the Citizen's State bank, intending to go w est in Washir gton street, he noticed a man working state educational survey, has asked 1 WOn its game not on team WOrk Otto T. Hamilton, superintendent of j ut by accurate shooting at long range, the Fairmount public schools, to par- The Fairmount boys were on their ticipate in the giving of tests and the j toes at aU times and each of the scoring of buildings in Howard county ' eiSht men who participated showed during the week of January 14th to UP "lots of PeP-" With a s0 20th. The state educational survey of 32 to 8 to contend with at the op-was authorized by theregular session eninS of the second half the local of the Indiana General Assembly held bys went at Marion with a rush, in 1921. This is the first step in the played them literally, off their feet, organized attempt of Indiana educat-! scoring nine points to Marion's three ors to lift Indiana out of 17th posi-! in ten minutes of play only to weaken tion in the ranking! of the states on j when Marion began scoring again Lose Game With County Seat Lads by Score of 48 td 20, Butt Put Up Game Fight The Academy basket ball team went, down in its second defeat of the season to the Marion high school team at Civic hall in Marion Wednesday night to the tune of 48 to 20. The Marion lads furnished most of the thrills as their forwards made some sensational shots. As usual Ma- Wltn the game closing 48 to Lineup and summary: Academy McCombs Cecil Rich Marion Englehart Vigus Nessel Wilson Stahr Forwards Centers Laml) Guards Substitutions Marion: Harvey for I Visrus. Cleveneer Tor Stahr. L.von tor " - - Haney, Barley for Lyon; Academy: j " v-w., v..., , , Lewis for Cecil, Rich for Lewis, Scott for McCombs. Personal point record Grant County News In Brief . Austin Curtis, aire 24. an overseas j with a crow bar on the rear door of the Fairmount State bank, facing on Washington just across from the office of the telephone company. An other man was standing a few feet west of the one working on the door. Withou a word Hodson opened fire. At the first shot from the officer the yeggman on the lookout returned the fire his aim being uncomfortably ac curate. The man at the bank door dropped the crowbar with which he i ! NEW II. S. FIVE SHOVVINGUP WELL CHANGED LINE UP WILL MEET ELWOOD ON LOCAL FLOOR FRIDAY NIGHT Reorganized Team Rapidly Rounding Into Shape Giving Promise of Making a Real Showing After a Little Practice Lose Hard Fought Game to the Lapel Five. The Fairmount high school basket ball team will meet the fast Elwood team Friday night on the local gym floor in the first home &ame following the holidays. The Black and Gold quintet stacked up against Elwood on the Elwood floor about Thanksgiving and was defeated by a small margin. Elwood just last week held the strong Muncie team to only a seven point margin in a game that was close and hard fought until the very last. So the locals are in for a hard and fast game Friday night and Fairmount fans are very much interested in the outcome. Coach Walters has been putting) the Black and Gold through some stiff practices this week and as a result the quintet has been rapidly rounding into shape despite the changes it has been found necessary to make. Every man trying out for the various positions has been working hard and the squad, despite the changed lineup, has been developing in a most promising fashion. The lineup for the game with Elwood has not yet been definitely announced but will be chosen from the following: Hollings-worth and C. Pickard, Bosley or Leach, forwards; LaRue-or Comer at center and J. Pickard and Wilbern i or Os-born as guards. Flanagan is another man who has developed quite rapidly this year and will no doubt be seen on the local lineup in the very near future. He is proving a formidible man either as a forward or floor guard. This aggregation of course has had but very few practices together and will be somewhat handicapped for that reason. However, local fans have seen practically all of these men in action this season, either on the first or second teams and there is not a bit of doubt but that they will put up a hard fight and Elwood will not by any means have an easy victory. Nor, if the locals come out on top as most fans feel confident they will, will they have an easy victory over the hard fighting Elwood team. It is reported that Elwood is planning to bring a special car of rooters and consequently quite a largie crowd is being expected at Friday night's game. Construction on the balcony in the gym has beery proceeding rap THAT COLD NEW YEAR 5 DAY, 1864 j William S. Elliott's remisiscient story of the cold New Year's day cf , 1864 has recalled memories in minds of man-v of the oIder readers of j mount for thirty-five years, and who is at present so-journing with a daughter at Knightstown has written had been endeavoring to force the lie .News, and Mrs. Angelina fear-door, and both ran west in Washing- . son, who has been a resident of Fair- the efficiency and adequacy of the , school system. All the Dunils in nine different counties of the state, elected so as to represent as far as posible the , different degrees of efficiency of the school system, will be tested and the 1 buildpigs scored by means of the S.trayer core card. Fiom a study of these tests and scores the experts in conclusions in regard to the efficiency cnarpe oi me ourvey win araw tneir and adequacy of the schools of the cfofo i Superintendent Hamilton has had special training unuer it. trayer m the teachers college of Columbia uni- versity in the giving and interpreting: participate in this important work. When questioned about the matter jMr. Hamilton replied that he would ibe glad to give his services for this work, provided that the Fairmount school board felt disposed to release him for the week from local duties. WXUAL MEETING CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH , ton street, Hodson sending another shot after them. Reac-hig Mill street the yeggmen turned north and an instant after Hodson heard an automobile going a rapid speed north on Mill street. By the time the officer could reach the corner of the town the following interesting letter to Mr. cf mental tests and particularly in the Marion: Englehart 28, Vigus 6, Nes-Elliott. Mrs. Pearson's husband, scoring of school buildings. It was sel 8 Harvey 4, Lyon 2; Academy: Lemuel Pears jn, was t wn council- on this account that he was asked to McCombs 9, Cecil 9, Lewis 3. hall building at Washington and Millman from his foJ Mny streets the men had disappeared. j, , . , , ; . The Elliott mentioned in her ine Dar.K aoor snowea wnere tne robber had been at work, while the was her sweetheart at the commence-bullet from the officer's revolver j ment of the gireat rebellion, and would showed plainly in the brick by the j have been her husband had he not side of the door a few inches from ' been killed in battle, where the man had been when discov- , -,. C V, W.1,1 Vo cn,onl.r!niil) Kn IniliicrJ - mti anH it is 11T1- erea. the first The annual meeting of the Congre- his parents in Swayzee, and after gational church was held in the annex barricading himself in his room at-of the church Tuesday night. After a tempted to set fire to the building, delicious pot-luck supper and social He was finally overpowered by a num. floor of the Citizen's State bank build- j William S. Elliott ing, is closed at night, the operating My dear friend room being up stairs. Miss Ada j After reading the Fairmount News Dicks, the night operator, was on j under date of Jan. 2, I sat and thought duty, but the first intimation she had ": ar.d thought, and in a way I wept, of anything wrong, was when she j Not only vividly did I remember that heard the shots. She could have cold New Year's day with its dread-plainly seen the men at work had she . ful results, but more vividly the other PROBABLE CANDIDATES FOR VARIOUS COUNTY OFFICES BEING TALKED ABOUT Primary Election Several Months Away but Present Indications Point to Lively Contest for Place on Both Republican and Democratic Tickets this Year. While it is several months yet "before the primaries there is beginning to be considerable gossip in political circles as to probable candidates for county offices, and the contest for places on both the Republican and Democratic tickets promises to be lively. About the court house in Marion a number of names are being considered as probabe candidates. Judge Robert Murray of the Grant-Delaware superior court, has already announced he will be a candidate again. 1 is not believed Judge Robert Murray will have any opposition for the nomination. Judge J. Frank Charles of the Grant circuit court has made no public announcement, but it is practically certain he will make the race. It is not believed Judge Charles will have any opposition in the primary. It is not known whether Austin. D. Hunt will again run for auditor. It has been rumored that Mr. Hunt might decide to give all his attention to his . . , j. Dusiness, dui me omciai nas maue no i gtatement . Earl Bugher, deputy audU j tor and well known young man, will, it is believed, be a candidate if Mr. Hun does not run. For clerk, the name of Lafe Rib-ble of Fairmount has been heard, as has Sam Connelly. Mr. Connelly has not said he will run again, although efforts have been made to induce him to do so. For prosecuting attorney, the names of George M. Coon, David Bell, Oren Dickey, Harley Hardin and Willard Gemmill have been heard. However, it is not believed that Mr. Gemmill derstood ,Mr. Caon will not be a candi- date. For commissioners, no names have been mentioned, although it is generally understood none of the present board will stand for re-nomination. For treasurer, George B. Notting-; ham will be a candidate and it is not believed he will have opposition for the nomination For congress, it is understood a number of influential republicans are considering the advisability of running against Mr. Krauss. None of them have come out as yet from under cover, but it is known there is considerable talk going on. The democrats, it is said, are feeling more sanguine than ever before, although no announcements have been made concerningi likely candidates. It is said, however, there is sure to be a full ticket and in some cases there will be several candidates. t SURPRISE PARTY GIVEN REV. BOYTS One of the happiest parties of the New Year was the surprise which was .given Monday night on Rev. H. Clay ! Boyts, the new pastor of the Christian church, at the home of iMrs. uertrude Leer on South Walnut street. The uninvited gmests were members of Rev. Boyts' congregation and there were about fifty who, having meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodall, came in a body and took the place by storm, making the surprise complete. They brought with them baskets containing nearly all the good things the earth provides and from them served a splendid pot luck supper, after which the evening was spent in a pleasant social get-together time, interspersed with music. BUSINESS GIRLS CLUB PLAN BIG PROGRAM Misses Nora Allen, Mabel Rigigs and Blanche Harshbarger comprise the committee in charge of the regu lar' monthly meeting of the Business Girls' Club and the entertainment of next -Tuesday evening without ques tion may be expected to be one of the best yet. While this is the first meet ing of 1922 and New Year's resolutions are taken for granted to yet be in force, it is a safe bet that dieting on this evening will not be included in the list. Mrs. Elsie Traster, who has been suffering for some time with a sprain, ed ankle caused by a fall, is much better. " hour, the regular business session was held. The reports show that the church is in splendid financial condi- tion, with $1,400 paid but to the church and to benevolences during the past year. There has also been an ening. increase in the membership. . The following officers were elected J The Northern Indiana Poultry for the ensuing year: Treasurer, ' show opened at Marion Monday with Estella Ink; clerk, E. M. Kind; organ-' more than a thousand entries. The ist, Mrs. E. M. Lafler; assistant or-' entire lower floor of Civic hall was ganist, Mrs. Mitchel Costian; choris- filled with coops of fowls. Rabbit ter. Mrs. Ottis Compton; Sunday entries, however, are not so numer-school superintendent, Jasper Friend; ous as in previous years, rabbit breed-trustees, John Mostgomery and J. J. ' ers preferring? to make their display looked out of the window. During the early evening two strange men were, noticed on the streets, their actions causing some suspicion, and an effort had been made to keep trace of them, but they managed to keep in the clear. However, Emerson Moon, of the Moon cafe, and Ed Olfather, of the Central garage, had noticed the men about their places, and were suspicious of a late night attempt at a hold-up at either one or both nlaces. with the ii j i "visitors." Mr. Moon had left his i restaurant and gone to his home but a short time before the fellows made their attack on the bank building. The boldness of the attempt is taken as evidence that the fellows were stranp?rs and not familiar with the "lay of the land," or else had assured themselves that there was only one person in, the telephone office, she be- years. letter Knightstown, Ind. Jan. 6, 1922 events tha followed closely on its footsteps, especially the short delightful visit of thy uncle Elisha Elliott, who was one of your party to Johnson's Island. He told me all about the trip and how you had one Confederate general in your number, an old man, a real southern, who had never seen ice before in his life and when you got to the lake and had to walk on ice a mile, the old general could not walk on ice very well. He did not have on overshoes, no sharp tacks in his shoe soles, and no overcoat. How the Por old man shook like a leaf, and Elisha's kind heart felt so sorry for him, he took off the warm overcoat Uncle Sam' had provided him with and put it on the general. But he could not walk on ice, so Elisha with his strong arm around him, bore him up and assisted him over the lake. Oh, those days, those cruel days! Does thee remember the general's ' T Vnn (nrnitfsn it And did . . . . . - :if wnen . was isiuug v Ga., 12 years ago. I went with .m- ma Stoutt to visit a family of southerners, who were elderly people, and it was a most intersting visit. The man had been an officer in the Con- ferate army and had been a prisoner on Johnson's Island and from his ac count he was there when you went there. He spoke highly of the treat ment given them by the Yanks. His name was one of my old ancesters and had emigrated to Florida from Jamestrfwn. Va in early times. So had mine emigrated to North Carolina and we concluded we had descended from the same line ol ancestors. In this same visit in Georgia, I met with many experiences, but it would tire thee out for me to write more about it. Our northern boys died and were in scattered graves all over the South. I was there on Decoration Day, and they made no distinction between our boys and theirs. I saw wreaths of roses placed on our boys graves. Hoping) this will not weary thee, I close Sincerely, -Angelina Pearson j !went insane Monday at the home of j ber of citizens, who bound him with ropes and held him until Sheriff Bert Fowler could come and take charge of him. He was taken to the Nation- al Sanitorium at Marion Monday ev- at the big rabbit show of the state to jbe held in Fairmount next month. At the regular monthly meeting of the township trustees held in the office of County Superintendent, A. R. Hall in Marion Monday both last ; year's officers were re-elected, Joseph . E. Davis of Liberty township being named president, and Orville Wells of Fairmount township, secretary, At noon the trustees were entertain- ed at dinner at the home of James Corbett, the new trustee of Center township. John W. Dunlop, age 72, one of the older residents of Gas City, dropped dead on the streets there Sunday morning. According to friends he had started to walk to the country when death overtook him. The funeral was held Tuesday. Articles of incorporation have been filed with the secretary of state for the organization of a cpmpany in Marion which proposes to erect ' $300,000 hotel in the Grant county , e- Xt s the purpose to dispose of I.j"e stock by popular suoscripuon. The members of the general educa- tion board of the Wesleyan Methodist j church, who were called to Marion to investigate the controversy between i Dr. H. C Bedford, president of Marion 'could only accept tne resignation. j ing the operator at the switchboard , nBmc 1 ZTZ- " Vwt , , . iL thee ever hear anything more about and not at all likely to discover them I , , , f t1 . . .. . , T. him or the rest of the prisoners there! a work by being at the window. Itii " . , . 4.. u,; a rv. ,v u.a u U heard a little more about them, McEvoy; deacon, E. iM". Kind; publicity agent, Mr. Wayne Fowler. INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS OF THE REBEKAH LODGE On Wednesday night the new offic- ers of the Rebekah lodgje were install- ed to take their offices for the ensuing year as follows N. G. Mrs. Mae Seright; V. G., Mrs. Lucile Bertaux; secretary, Mrs. Belle Draper; financial secretary, Mrs. Rosa Parker; warden, Mrs. Sarah Heaston: conductor. Mrs. Lawrence Buller; inside guard, Mrs. Leona Bosley; outside gjuard, Miss Maude Kimbrough; right and left supporters, Mrs. John Conrad, Mrs. Lou Kimes, Mrs. Sarah Briles, Mrs. John Heavelin. Miss Lillian Dunbar acting installing officer. After the lodge session, they were served to coffee and sandwiches by Mrs. Bertaux and Mrs. Heaston. AMOMA GIRLS OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH On Monday nieht. Mrs. Pearl Bryan of Gaston wa- .riven a comnlete sur - prise by theAmoma Girls at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. McKinley, on east Washington street. Mrs. Bryan was formerly a member of the Amoma Girls class and was presented by the class with a beauti- ful friendhip quilt of pink and white, it being the class colors. The even- idly but tnis not Qtuite De ready for use by Friday night. It is hoped however that it can be finished in time for the games with Warren and Pendleton next week. The Fairmoun high school basket ball team made the journey to Lapel Wednesday night and after thawing out proceeded to institute a search for the evmnasium. It was at last located and despite the dangerous looking concrete walls, rough floor and proving low floor, the locals prepared for battle against the Lapel tigers in their own den. In the opening game of the season, the F. H. S. team nosed out Lapel on the home floor in an overtime game by the score of 29 to 27. So every one was prepared for a Hard fight. The combination that started the bat tle for the locals had never worked togejther even in practice. Despite these various handicaps, every man., on the Black and Gold lineup fought every minute! At the end of the first ten minutes the score was tied at 4 all, and the locals in some respects were out-playing their opponents. Lapel rallied the latter part of the hard fought half and finally led by the score of 25 to 16. In the second half the greatly superior weight of Lapel began to tell and more of a margin was piled up despite the fact that the locals fought at every minute. The final score was 55 to 24. Lineup and summaray: Fairmount Lapel Bosley, Hbllingsworth Woodward C. Pickard Lewis, Dickerson Forwards La Rue Gentry Centers Hollingsworth, Wilbern Hoffman J. Pickard . Huffman, Little ' , Guards (Continued on Pae Four) ia lit xzxx viiaii UlCJ uau wzTZii keeping close watch on the movements of the night marshal, and seeing him patrolling south on Main street, had counted on him going further than he did, not getting back to the bank corner before they had been able to finish their work. Early in the evening a man entered the Berteaux bakery on South Main street, while another remained , just outside the door. The first man asked for a loaf of bread, and presented a dollar bill in payment. Mrs. Berteaux asked if he had no smaller change and he saying he did not, she opened the cash register drawer. As she did so the man leaned far over the count er, looking into the drawer, but just at that instant other customers enter. ed, and the man, taking his. bread. joined the fellow waiting at the door and disappeared. Both the Fairmount banks are folly protected by insurance and a successful robbery would not cause the institutions loss. Although officers in surroundingi towns have been notified no trace of the yeggmen has been discovered. 1 ing was spent in general conversation college, and the executive committee and an elaborate three course lunch-' of the Indiana conference, Tuesday eon was served to the following: Mrs. ' accepted Dr. Bedford's resignation John Bitner, teacher of the class, Mrs. which he had tendered to the execu-Pearl Bryan, Misses Maude and Ma- tive committee some weeks ago. The tilda Corbin, Mabel and . Florence board declared that it was neutral in Ackerman, June Zimmerman, Bobbie the matter, but as Dr. Bedford de-Weylsr, Mr. John Ackerman and Mrs. ! clined to reconsider " his action they IW. L McKinley.

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