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January 23, 1922

The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 1

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PAIBMOTOTT NI PRINTED FOR A rURTOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA. MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1922 Number 15 i . i r i Player Suffers LAGRO REFEREE County Basket Bail Tourney Awarded to LAND VALUATIONS MUST BELOWERED FARMERS DECLARE REDUCTION OF 30 PER CENT ON REAL ESTATE SHOULD BE MADE COLD WAVE HITS FAIRMOUNT HARD Sunday night was the coldest of the year, and Monday morning the thermometers about town registered the lowest here for two years, the mercury standing at 8 hclow eero. Those who keep track of the antics of the weatherman assert that at no time laM winter did the mercury drop so low. BEATS ACADEMY WITH FAIRMOUNT QUINTET IN THE LEAD HE FORCES OVERTIME PERIOD PLAY Failure of Lagro Time-Keeper to Have a Watch Gives Referee Chance to I avor His Home Team bv Refusing . . . . to Recognize Accuracy of Academv s Time Piece. . NEW GLM. WITH STANDARD FLOOR AND SEATING CAPACITY FOR 2,000 CONCEDED TO RE THE REST IN CENTRAL INDIANA - BRINGS FIRST EVENT OF KIND TO FAIRMOUNT EIGHT SCHOOLS, AND POSSIBLY NINE, TO ENTER MARION S CAt-TIOCS- FIVE DECIDES TO TAKE NO CHANCES ON ELIMINATION AND WILL NOT INDULGE IN SUCH "SMALL TOWN STUFF." TWO DAY SCHEDULE WILL BRING BIG CROWD Th.e Academy quintet journeyed to ceived a bad scalp wound when thrown Lagro Friday night where they met against the seats in going after an out. defeat at the hands of the strong of-bound ball. The first accident hap-Lajro high school net five by a 25 to pened during the first tw-o minutes of 25 score in a hard foueht overtime nlav in the came between the Fair- contest. The local five was unable to The annual Grant County Rasket Ball Tournament is to he held in the new Fairmount high school gym, this year on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11. This was determined upon and the contracts were drawn up and "signed at a meeting of the representatives of the various high schools held in County Superintendent Halls office at Marion last Saturday afternoon. Fairmount basket hall fans and the officials and students of Fairmount high school haxe been interested in this since the splendid new gym was completed at the local school early this fall. The unprecedented crowd for a single admission for each ses- overcome the disadvantage of the school teams, Thelman Lewis, 12-small Lagro gym and the usual home year old son of Mrs. Ida Lewis, play-town referee, who officiates at a place ing center for Fairmount, being of this kind. thrown with one of the Marion play-The contest was hard foueht ers near the out-of-bound lines. Lewis A Fractured Arm Thelman Lewis, of the Juniors, Meets With Accident During Game Friday Night Hollingsworth Also Slightly Hurt Friday night vras a night of mis- haps in the basket ball games at the , . , , , , high school gym, one of the players 1 0 jon ne iumor team suffering a broken arm, while one on the first team re- mount junior and Marion Junior hich in falling, in some manner fell in such a wav that his ritrht arm was jammed to the floor und er his knee. It was immediately seer eon that the lad was bady hurt, and he was carried to the dressing rooms. An examination showed a broken arm. ana he was then taken to the office of Dr. Harry Aldrich, where further examination disclosed a double fracture between thi wrist and elbow The fracture was reduced, the lad displaying remark- able nerve throughout the ordeal, i withstanding the agony of the pain . rv, .-;,.,. .n.i i,alf f tV. c-amo 4 - fill lIlVTUMIi KK Miivi v iiiv ton 11. S. Holingsworth was thrown ag.ainst the sharp edge of the lower . w t .,fe n ei'lmmatrp witli 'l . . . ... . i..... i .Marion riaver lor an oui-oi-oouuu hall, sustaining a bad cut on the fore- head. He was taken out of the game and to the dressing rooms where the injury was dressed, but with the j wound protected .by a heavy sweater j cap, he came back into the game after ; n fy- mimi.es. n'avinff to the end. Farmers In Drive For New Members Grant Count v Agricultural Association Makoig Intensive Fffort to Make Grant Banner Count y 0fTk.iaU pf the Grant countv A?- ticuUur' relation are rradv for w5., m,Mobershin drive. tomorrou anvl wn con - trt mi. nrant oounty at the - t . irnn rf tha lit of Indiana counties. VV . ' ' . V ' ' ... - - - - i i ; . ; i i ; ! ; ! 1 throughout with bo Jh teams battling on even terms with neither team ,eadinf Vy Points at anv , jlim W"CP. lra I The overtime period was made nee- ssary by ihe failure of the Lagro time-keeper to have a watch, the Fairmount time-keeper holding it When time was up. with the Academy on the long end of the count wich 24 to Lag:ros 23. the Fairmount timekeeper fired the gun, ending the game and giving Fairmount a well earned victory. As soon as the gun mW,t out trt th f,o n,1 s.ii.l v i i v m..iiiivlfc v v . aiuva iv. notified him that time was up. After a hot argument the referee stated Kii -rtil.l liriV t rt .-M.ta ir favor .,. . .-.. m i. oi tne losiTivr ream ami it wouiei necessary to play an extra five min- utes to decide the game. In the five minutes of overtime Lagi-o scored three ami the Academy one, making, the final count 26 to 25 for Lagro. What rieht the referee bad to make this kind of a decision and whv Lagro could not supply a watch for their time-keeper is still a puzzle to local fans who attended the contest. Despite the many difficulties that arose, the game was interesting and full of thrills. Fairmount had the ' h-!l in their possession two-thirds of the time, but when Lac.ro had the ball . they made it count. For Fairmount, voeil was .he scoring wuar.t. coun- ting It points for his team and 5? ;lr;s turns and twists to good advr.rt- jace. Rich also showed up well by ' pnstort fr t'-e Marion sranie earlv in December brought the realisation that ' greater seating eapae; y would be recessary if the local school was to stand ar.y show of getting the tournament. At once a movement was started that ended in balconies wirh four rows of scats being built, entire ly around the gym, not only doubling the former seating, capacity but also a iding grea:ly to the appearance of the gym. Fnnmur.t h:ch school now has u ','.'il --,''v '.' O of the best cvms in this section of the state, as well as having n' -yle seating capacity to meet any roe ds that are expected to ?.n?e m the roar future, at least. Ore of the striking and attractive featun? is the clever li:t'e s'ace at he west end of the gym., where is located a r-isr.o and ample room for the orchestra or any ether organ'.za- tion that may provide spec ir.l cnter- ta:n:r.ent during, intermissions, is an innovation that all the Tliis fans gre-atly er..;oy. The fir?t real st" toward de-term ir.irc the plae-e of holding the count y Tcurn.ey th;s voir, ws? made at a ec-tine- a,-out the midc.l V-cr when a emmitte-e consisting of -Tames Brc-ck, of Swectser; ,T. L. Henderson, of Jor.eshoro, and C. L. Carson, of Gas City, was ?.ppointHl to draw v.n a t'em for a contract and re- . :- irvitat?on fiom the scho VI de- iHno- to entertain the tvirname At the meeting Saturday thi committee read the tentative certraet which w?s arpvovel. and ree-ommende.l that the toutT-ment this year K given to Fairmount hisrh school. This was unanimously acre oil upon. The contract was then igr.ed by L. N Lasher, f tVa r:T-?r oiiitv Irtor- Fairmount H. S. rf 3. Hc-Vtc m.vt 5 for ad sessions, $1.23. Fairmount high school is to provide referees, scorers, timers, ushers, announcers, doorkeepers, basket balls and other essentia!?; also to give supper Friday ar.d dinner and supper Saturday to visiting teams. All these expenses to be paid from the net proceeds of the tourney then Fairmount high school to receive 23. If the-e is any sur- rjus car fare i5 to la paid, and the rawiir if rtr- K. .li"v.1i.l c.inil. jy a:,lsr. the schools participating. Black and Gold Lose To Pendleton Quintet Fairmount high school ba?ket lx!l quintet stacked up against the Pendleton team's superior weight and height on the local floor Friday night, be- fore a crowd vhat filled the seating capacity of the main floor, and came out w ith the short end of a 4S-23 ; score. The Black and Gold, however, stanl a come-b.ack in the see-on. d half that, bad it not been for an ac- , oidcn; in which llollingswoith suffer- od a badly cut forhead when lie stum- Mei with one of tho Pendleton play-, ers against the sharp edge of the low - 1 er row of sea's in a scrimmage for the bail miht have won the game, j The Fnivmourt player was out , o; ere t ime tor a tew m nutcs. but came back and foucht out the finish, He was weakened by the fall, how- f eh.e r ime for but ev H and il v.ve,! in hi? Playing, .t ne recn m n s woik au.e,i to uir.t - of his team mates during the second j half might have given different story to be written. Pendleton's team displayed perfect md their passing of the w1 Pcrfxt- In n'9 er materially aivled by their height, each ' member of the team being taller than peraieton hut the Black and Gold got together in Vhe seexnd half and made the visitors fight every inch of the oretwme The majority of those who ,0 n, nt ihtk in. ion that the Pendleton team is the strongest team that has appeared on the local floor this season. Line-up and summary: Pendleton 48 F. II. S. 26 Ashbaugh Craw Crosier Hollingsworth, C, Piekard Forwards Taylor LaRue, Briles Centers Ireland, Koeniger Flanagan Dennis J. Piekard Guards Field goals Ashbaugh 10, Crosley 2, Taylor 7, Davis 1, Ireland I, Dennis 1, Hollingsworth 7. Foul goals Crosley 4, LaRue 2. Referee, Parker. Fairmount Junior Whip Marion Juniors As a preliminary to the Fairmount H. S.-Pendleton IL S.. game Friday night at the H. S. gym, the Marion junior hig,H schol team took a whip ping administered by the Fairmount junior high school team in an overtime game that was fast and furious from start to finish and full of thrills. The youngsters fought like tigers and the big crowd thoroughly enjoyed the scrap. The fast display of team work put up by the Fairmount five won the victory. The Marion five out- (Continued on Fug Two) I j i I ( Tax Committees of Grant County Agricultural Association Discuss .Matter of Vital Interest Equalization of Valuations Throughout the County is Demand The equal valuation of kind appraisement in all of the townships of the county occupied the attention of the members of the tax committees of the Grant County Agricultural association Saturday at .1 special meeting held in the office of the association in Marion, in which every township was represented. After a lengthy discussion of the subject, the members of the committee were of the opinion that valuations should be reduced about thirty per cent on real estate, noc including improvements. The meeting, which was attended by many farmers not on the committee, was presided over by Charles Boxell of Franklin township, chairman, and C. O.'Appel, secretary. The morning session was taken up largely with a discussion and suggestions were made that the work should be done jointly with the city, in equalizing the valuation of real estate in the councry and city. Henry J. Ketner, county assessor, was present at the afternoon session and stated that he would he glad to be of any assistance in working, out more equitable appraisements. The following is the complete list of the members of the tax committee from the thirteen townships of the county: Van Buren William Sanderson, Joseph Armstrong. Washington Y. F. White, Frank Ailerton. Pleasant Nelson Shockey, John Kem. Richland Ira Dawson, II. J. Troyer, Edar Foltz. Sims W. A. Friermood, Fr:.nk Ry. bolt. Franklin Alfred Foltz, Charles Kelley. Center Chas. Troyer, James Roye Monroe A Ferguson, J. M. Banter. Jefferson J. L. Richards, George Ilimelick. Mill William Mason, Burr Harris. Fairmount John Ilimelick, II. E. Payne. Liberty William Todd, John Mc-. Combs. Green William Seeley, Frank Ry-bolt. REVIVAL MEETINGS DRAW LARGE CROWDS Evangelist McFarland at. the Friends Church Preaching to Large Audiences Daily Although there has been good attendance all week at the revival services now in progress at the Friends church, Sunday was the banner day so far. Beginning wich the Sunday school with 246 present, great interest was manifest. Both preaching services were largely ' attended and pastors and members of the congregation are looking forward to a great week. Evangleist Lewis McFarland is holding his audiences with increased interest and Earl Folgier, singing evangelist, is sending his song messages forth in a way that reaches the heart. The large chorus choir is also doing it part. On Sunday evening Rev. McFarland took for his subject "The Value of a Soul," and for his text, "What shall it profit a man though he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Mr. Folger and Miss Leora Bogue sang) the beautiful duett "At the Place of Prayer," and hearts were touched at the service, for there were eight conversions. Rev. McFarland is a very busy man, being superintendent of the work of the Friends church in North Carolina and must be back at his work soon. It is with much regret Fairmount people realize that this is his closing week here. There will be services each evening this week at 7:30 and each afternoon, except Monday, at 2 o'clock. Wednesday morning at 10:30 will be held the regular mid-week service and the public is cordially invited to he present at all meetings. ' Mrs. Howard, who moved here from Green town recently, is seriously ill at her home on South Buckeye street. his woik on tollow up snots, tor,,, -o.,W It is tho May Reorganize Service Oil Co. Stockholders Hold Meeting to Take Action on Recent Sale of Fairmount Plant to Mileage Oil Company An effort to effect a reorganization of Yhe Service Oil company, whose refining plant, one of the largest in the central states, is located in Fair-mount, is being made. A meeting of more than one hundred of the stock- holders of the company from Fair mount Kokomo, Wabash! and other Indiana tmvns xvas hcM in j Marion Friday, in the rooms of the i Association of Commerce, for the puf- j pose of taking some action on the re- j cent sale of the property to the Mile- agi? Oil Company, of Kokomo. I After a lengthy discussion a com- , mittee of five was appointed to out- iline a plan of reorganization. The Miloage Oil Company, it is un.ler- ... j j: i .. ,1. i.,M,.j.l I jers in on a reorganization. The committee named consists of Joseph Brown, of North Manchester; S. W. Wmdor. of Marion; J. (.,. r Martin, jof Ifontaine; Mr. Kinsey of North Manchester, and C. Goyer, of Kokomo. !The meeting was presided over by J. C. F. Mar;in, of Lafontaine, and J. S. Dillon, who acted as secretary. ... ' DR. HENLEY LEAVES FOR THE SOUTHLAND , Members of the Kiwanis Club Meet j Him at Depot and Bid Him God- j speed and Return to Health Dr. Glen Henley, who for the pat ' several weeks has been ill at his home in this ckv left Thursday evening for Melbourne. Fla., where he will spend the nox-t several months at the homo! t hi .n rents. Dr. and Mrs. A. Hen- : lev, in an effort to regain his health ' ... .f,.,mvfi, n h5 d.nartnre Dr. 'nni.,v was eiven a mos: pleasant sur- - - ' . , . uric anil PVHienee of the esteem in ...... j bye and God speed to their departing fellow member. Nearly forty Ki- Uvunians were at the station when the Doctor, accompanied by Mrs. Henley, arrived. The demonstration by his friends was deeply appreciated by the doctor. The Kiwanians made it mani- j fest that while he was away he would he constantly in mind at home, and that the hope of all was for his early return fully restored in health and strength. When the train came in and as Dr. Henley and Mrs. Henley entered the coach the Kiwanians joined in the familiar Kiwanian refrain, "We hope he lives to be a hun. dred,' ihe doctor was accompanied as far as Lexington, Ky., by Mrs. Henley, who will return to Fairmount at once, owing to the fact that her mother, Mrs. Robert James, is quite seriously ill at the Henley home here. KALE MOON CELEBRATES HIS 77TH BIRTHDAY. The children and grandchildren of Kale Moon gathered at his home Sun. day in honor of his 77th birthday anniversary. They brought with them n fiUed from which a bon- teous dinner was served at the noon Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Collins, and Mrs. Hannah Price of Marion, John Robbins and family and Delmar Mosburg and family f Swayxee, and Lon Moon, Mir. and Mrs. Everett Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams, Mrs. Lou Kimes, Miss Bonnie Kimes, Mrs. Effie Kimes and daughter Martell, and Mr. and Mrs. Kale Moon. Natural gas was first mentioned by Thomas Shirley in a communication to the Royal Society of England in 1667. .... ,... r t Ar..v.Jam work, v i A and during the week James Covert, wh;ch he is held. Unknown to the j Ij.p or5ranizcr for the farmers, will 'doctor the Kiwanis club, of which Dr. be in the county assisting Louis j Henley is a member, arranged that I Needier, president of the Grant council pf its mcmpers who could possibly! tv association, and the other officers jo o, gather at the Big Four depot -f organization. jat 6 o'clock, a few minutes before! The first meeting, and the onlyithe arrival of the train, to say good- sercMastic associaiion ami i. i-- Ir ,h phet, principal school. of Fairmount . . . . , . . . , i ; Mr. Morpret, remg seciarj m ,, opponents, giving them the ad-rounty association, was instructed to ; . , f . , . T. half ended 21 to 8 in favor of ... h ter, of tne i. n. . -a. a., an.i se i.i ; entry of all schools intending to r- J ticipate, so that this information ; secure the permission ci a. 'VJ'ifirst eoutd oe mi ny Mo, n. o. j vav the locals pilinc up 18 points in that afternoon the board of control j t Visitors 2T. The of the G. C. I. S. A., consisting otjw1 taken bv Pendleton in the first L. N. Lasher, of Gas City, president; . i,x-r f. rrt to be Lag, McClanahan at center, was 'Hch point man of the evening Line-up and summary: Academy Lagro Thompson ni n McClanahan Cecil Edwards, Rich Forwards Me Combs Wood! a Centers . Brewer, Lewis Edwards Guards Field goals Cecil 5, Rich 3, Woods 2, Mctomra l, ici!ananan o, inomp. son ;L Hunt 3. Foul iroals Rich, 2 sRich, 21 7 out of 2; Cecil, 1 out of 6 han, 3 out of 6. El wood Five Lotet To Academy Quintet The Academy "Fighting Five defeated the fast Elwood high school basket ball team Saturday night, 20 to 15. The tin plate basketeers put nn m crood srame. but were completely outplayed, outclassed and out fought by the 'Fighting Five during practically the whole contest. At times the Academy five showed some clever basket ball while at other time theif playing was a little below par, but when a few points were ' nwded they Mrould altnys be W to f"P " j cped by h.vh b.d . cnust th' I ! , 'night meeting of the week, will be held in Mill township, in Riley .hall at Gas City, tomorrow night. On Wed- ncsday afternoon the Fairmount township meeting will be held in the basement of the Fairmount State bank, and it is expected that every farmer in the township who can possibly do so will attend this meeting. Following each meeting Mr. Covert will remain in the township for a half day assisting in the drive. The program for the remainder or the weeR cans lor meeting. ic,. Thursday afternoon, Jefferson town- Mup Friday afternoon, Monroe township. Saturday afternoon, Van Buren township. The drive will continue next week, until a "thorough canvas has been made in each township in the county. ttntt'inn rut'VTV cfntnOT. Sl-RVBY , COMPLETED. The .t Kfmo .nd Hw.nl county of Marion, and Otto Hamil- 01 rinnounS nas e the survey has been made possible in n e?ort to.r w lndian. In tional standards, oeverai counues of the state were selected.' Grant county was not included, educators from here going to Howard county. tKr iirElwo.ber of educators of the Homer Scott of Van Buren vice-presi-1 dent; Jarne Brock, of Sweetser, trea- surer; K. L. Morpnet, oi rmniwuni, secretary, and County Supt. X. ft Hall, will meet in Supt. Hall's offki in Marion, to make th drawing, ar range the schedule of .arnes for tne turnament and take up any other r. lter? that may come up al that time. Probably eight teams will participate in the tomnarrent. Upla.td, wl ,ch has no gym, and Marion's sr cP.ed wWo.ier Five ill po- ' ot enter. In fact, it is certain that Mr. Gilbert's lunch will not be here. Mr. Gilbert is exceedingly particular in picking company for his team being careful in making up his schedule, to select only such teams as he feels confident his boys trill be able to take into camp, tt has also been noticed, that, so far as possible, Marion prefers to play en its own "five-acre lot So Mr. Gilberts "Wonder Five will save its face ty not incurring the danger ot a county tournament. With the eight teams entered, name ly: Sweetser, Stray ee, Jonesboro, Gas City, Yan Buren, Matthews, Fair-mount Mgn school and Fairmount Academy, it is expected that tne schedule will be arranged for two gmes Friday afternoon, two games Friday night, two games Saturday afternoon and the final Saturday night, proceed ed by a consolation game. The terms of the contract provide j ni was fresh for the battle and hot after ; mg oumy uperinrennen, -revenge from the defeat received : H City Superintendent A. E. earlier in the season at the hands of; the locals. Two of the Academy players received Injuries in the Lagro. TO , , , , t , . game that considerably slowed up! The survey took place last week and their playing ! "P01 mde as 1,581111 wlU 1)0 print The first half was well played and ' d iirtributed in book form, with, hotly contested by both teams with ; tef however, to the par-the locals on the long end of the ! tlcuJf ' 8chojf or Z score, leaeding 10 to 7. The half open- PUcity callmg attention to the coned with Cecil scoring, a foul for Fair-,dfns ,n ?? n a fc . R.w kJ Through the Rockefeller foundation goal Elwood. This was the only time EU wood led as McCombs of Fairmount came back with a neat basket putting Fairmount ahead. 'Both Cecil and (Continued on Page Two) J - . ...

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