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1 E EAIKMOUNT NEW A PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMGUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1922 Number 18 V Three Straight" WISH METHODIST CONTROL BROKEN KIWANIS DINES ON ROAST PIG Schedule Is Announced For County Tournament COUNTY HAS CASOALANCE STARTED THE YEAR WITH A HEAVY OVERDRAFT BUT COMES OUT WITH MONEY Total Receipts During 1921 Were $362,827.27 and Balance in the Treasury on December 31, was $72,307.54 Large Sums Expended on the County Institutions. BEATS OLD LINE LIFE INSURANCE A Kansas editor has hit on a new way for his subscribers to keep track of the expirations of the subscriptions. He suggests that they subscribe on their birthdays and make it a point to come in each birthday and renew. He adds the persuasion that by so doing they would insure living one year more as no man was ever known to die with his subscription paid up, so this method would be bound to beat any old line ( Friday and Saturday of Next Week ! to be Red Letter Diys in Fairmount , When the Basket Ball Teams and i Fans of Grant County Gather Here j to Contest for Honors on Floor of j the High School's Magnificient New Gym. Friday and Saturday of next week will undoubtedly be red letter days in j Fairmount. These days, Friday and ! Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, are the days set aside for the annual Grant County basket ball tournament to be held at the new Fairmount high school j pym. This will be Fairmount's first op- portunity to entertain the county basket ball tourney and Fairmount should put this across bigv Th;s is an event in which not only every one in this community, but also people from all parts of Grant county will be interest- , , , , . , . ltd. anj large crowds are expected to -k j high school f.iv r. iitr c'it. viit uc gym at every one ot tne lour sessions on the schedule. The fireworks are to start at 2 o'clock the afternoon of the ' 10th. There are to be two sessions Friday Academy Slogan "Fighting Five" Counting on Giving Swayzee a Beating in Game Scheduled for Friday Night Make it "three straight" is the slogan being used by .Academy basket ball fans concerning the contest between the Academy and Swayzee high school teams to be played at Swayzee tomorrow night. The "Fighting Five" is in good stupe for this game and has been showing up good in the light practices that have been held this week. W. H. Jonesf the new coach, has been getting an eye on things and is expected to cut loose with some new stuff that will make the Academy dangerous contenders for sectional honors this springv While all the dope points to an easy victory for Fairmount, it will be a much harder contest than the Sway-zee-Academy game played here some few weeks ago, as Swayzee has unquestionably made a great improvement and should give a better account of themselves. The men that will probably make the trip with Coach Jones are Cecil, Edwards, McCombs, Rich, Lewis, Scott, Woods and Brewer. Greentown Here Saturday Night Black and Gold to Play Last Game on Home Floor Before the County Tournament Go to Warren Friday Night ! On Saturday night of this week j j ..-.- c .;u -on-.o tAicym tomorrow nieht when the strontr the Fairmount high school basket ball j keep of the county infirmary during team will play the last home giame ! the year. The report shows that before the county tournament. Green- j $21,843.26 was expended for the in-town is the team to be met on the lo- ; firmary, while products raised and cal floor on that night and quite a j sold at the institution brought only oi V-; I Thp afternoon n-.irv.oc lri r t-.a tv, r t lv at 9 oVWk ; .while the evenir.sr contests start at - :30, the tourney closing with the : consolation came followed by the chammonship contest to be played . , . , Saturday night, the 11th. ! T-i. . m. .. r r: - ; oweetser. .iuiii'miho, an uui, Swavzee. Matthews and Fairmount , v,;-. r-hnnl n tnt.nl rf seven. As it ki-c , rc. Sn-ooitcr Has fitv , and Fairmount high school seem to " be the favored contestants accord- ; insr to "dope" although it is current- lv reported that a couple of the other teams have been making a mighty eood showine during recent weeks. Sweetser and Gas Citv especially have been coming to the front this semester ; and both of these teams are now play- ing michty good ball. Earlier in the season, Sweetser held the Marion "Wonder Five" to only a three point victory, while Gas City is reported to have won from Sweetser not long 1 ago. Both teams have some mighty prood material and are being, openly boosted as probable tourney winners home fans, - According to the those who have i schedule, several ; "opeu. vul mightv fast and close games - are on ' the docket and one or more surprises mav be snrune ere the tournev ends, The Fairmount hisrh school athletic ... , 1 tassociaiiuii airrauv i uum uii iiic ! : ! large and interested audience is ex- j petted to be present for the occasion. Sometime before the Christmas holidays the Black and Gold quintet journeyed to Greentown for the first ' TAYLOR UNIVERSITY AT UPLAND MAY HEREAFTER BE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION National Association of Local Preach-i rs May Start Suit to Recover Pro-I perty Claiming that Trustees of School Have Not Fulfilled their Obligatitons as to Contract. Negotiations for the transfer of Taylor University at Upland to the Methodist Episcopal Church were regarded as ended Tuesday by a committee of three men apponited by the North Indiana Conference of the church to investigate and report conditions of the school. This decision was reached after the Rev. Rufus A. Morrison, a member of the conference, resigned as president of, the board of trustees. In a letter to the Rev. C. N. Smith, of Upland, member of the conference investigat- ing committee, the Rev. Mr. Morrison said a majority of the trustees of the school were bent on making the university an independent institution. Such a decision, as announced by some of the trustees, who are said to control affairs, is understood to have been one cause of the resignation of James i.vaior, as presiaent oi tne . r m i 1 1 - w i 1. un'vpi"iy- -lr- iayior announcea ins resignatiton to the board of trustees at a meeting last Friday. The Rev. Mr. Morrison, in announcing his own resignation as president of the board, said the board of trustees had decided not only to rescind the plan of reorganizing the school under Methodist control, but also that it proposes to eliminate the Na- ( Continued on Page Three) Fairmount Boys Say Not Guilty Arraigned at Muncie on Charge of Robbing Store at Wheeling and Trial is Set for February 10 Pleas of not p.uilty to the charge of robbery were entered Tuesday at Muncie in police court by Ray Mc-Kinley, 32, Cecil Payne, 29, and Alva Lyneh.20, all 6f Fairmount, who are held in connection with the holdup of a general store and the postoffice at Wheeling, just otr the Grant county-line. The Delaware county grand jury now in session, is expected to re- turn :nlKfmoTite rf rnhViprv aefainst """ .....-v...-... but din th? jury,g o tfce hag been set for Friday, Feb. 10. The attorney for one of the men declares that neither Payne nor Lynch of participating in the robbery, and says he thinks McKinley guilty. Muncie police are searching lor a named Bud Bare and warrant for hinl on suspicion connected with the robbery s CAESARIAN OPERATION to TAVm The body was brought to her home on South Main street Tuesday afternoon. ' Mrs. Odell was 20 w ga aIMj was Miss Hazel c-i,--- nT:or to her marriacre. the , daurfiter of Mr. and Mrs. James Seners living on Seventh and Vine ! streets, who witn ner nusoanu sur- h ftZ&to fm tte Friday afternoon at 1.30 from tne i Christian church with Rev. Frank Harbison in charge if it is possible for him to get here, otherwise the reguiar pastor Rev. H. Clay Boyts win 0fficiate. Burial will be made at cemetery. - - MRS.- MARTHA LEER , DIES AT HOME OF SON Mrs. Martha Leer, 86, one of th- j most widely known and respected encounter of the season between the i of infirmaties in surrounding coun-two teams and returned with the I ties. long end of a 33 to 22 score. Re- ' Insanity inquests conducted during MEMBERS DON WHITE APRONS AND SERVE AS WAITERS TO THEIR LADY Gf ESTS Dr. James M. Taylor, Speaker of Evening, Gives Auditors Insight Into Conditions in Mexico. His Talk Being Rich in Humor and Pathos Stunt Committee Does Fine Work. With the possible exception of Charter night. Monday night's meeting of the Kiwanis club was the livest, peppiest, and altogether bipgest affair of the kind yet held by the club. It was ladies' night, and in addition the program committee, the entertainment committee and the stunt committee had provided some attractions that were more than out of the ordinary they were extraordi- nary. The dinner was served m the Congregational church. The ladies of the church prepared the supper, Ul '-i'"1'-" t tf with the exception of The Pig. Ki-. Wanis furnisher! that. Dr. Jomes r ; Taylor, president of Taylor university at Upland, was the speaker of the evening, jand the Misses Margaret Taylor, "Beth Winslow, and Mildred Lyons and Victor Love furnished the musical part of the program, with the Kiwanians. under the leadership of Song Leader Rene Jones, adding to this part of the program with their Kiwanian sor.srs. There was nearly a 100 per cent at- ' tendance, ana as , olnh arrived thev were met at the and as the members of the nnr bv the reception committee. Hort Ribble, Rene Jones ana Wajll - t Fowler, and given the glad hand. At the entrance, however, there was a suspicious "hump" in the rue which caused the guest to hesitate, and then "sidestep." Most everyone is becoming a little wary of somethings they hear about regarding Kiwanis meeting's. But it was only a hoax the electric cord plainly seen running i-kiimn'' had no "mice in lruin nif i. tne tv. "si.estenrinsr" by guests was the joke. The ladies were given carnations as favors. In the dinning room of the church the tables had been arranged in the form of a hollow square, with the announcement that the ladies would be seated outside and the gentlemen inside the square. On entering each gentleman escorted his lady to her . ti .-. Va--V of her chair. seat, ana .,.:.. ; - . a mMW tfio sinrmcr of America . and the :-.--. H.r. v Dr. lavlor. ur. I - -, Aant nf the club. I i 1 v 'V. i. v i - - - U U. nouiaa, i" n to retire ; -t .l tp trentlemen to retire. ; In the center of the square, on an en .mn, Matter on a table rested a roast pig, browned to turn, while , . i side it, with carving - j car ms wvo-. the Kiwanians Harley Fritz. When the n j jch appeared returned to the room ea wWtel .n4 Kiwanis j r"ntlemen firsj "marched to j B'ir -vhere each was j garbed in cap. The the kitchen door wnere e handed two plates, containing browned potatoes, peas and baked apple tf nlace were side dishes of salads and angelfood cake, and then sa.aas "J Wm-elf before Chef each presented hlse" . , nv,n .erved the roast pig, and then each gentleman served his lady euest, and seated himself opposite. During the course of the dinner the young ladies gave three selections, each of which called out enthusiastic enchores, xrhile Kiwanis songs kept everyone "going. As soon as all were seated after the plates had been served President Holliday turned the program over to A S Roberts, the toastmtster of the evening. Because of the fact that Dr Taylor had to leave as early as possible, having to make the drive to Fort Wayne in order to catch a midnight train for HairisVurg, Pa., were he was to speak Tuesday mght, Toastmaster Roberts introduced him immediately after the dinner. Dr. Taylor spoke for thirty-five minutes, Mexico and the 'menace ifthe southern republic to the United States, bringing out clearly m ,iir rhe attitude of Japan as regard Mexico and against the United States. tt:. tlV- throughout was filled with that rich, rare humor of which the doctor is pastmaster, and his audience Vent convulsed with laughter m ao throughout the evening. T?oht A. Morris followed with short "booster" talk, and then Dr. Holliday took charge of the program, conducting the trial of Secretary Clyde Lewis on a charge of "beating his wife," and also conducting the awarding of the prizes of the evening. The first of these was the attendance "(Continued on Page Three) ; ' ' , Rivals To Meet In Big Battle Fairmount Independent Basket Ball Team to Contest with Marion C. ofC. on H. S. Gym Floor Here The "Battle of Ages" will be played at the Fairmount high school Marion Chamber of Commerce basket ball team will .meet the Fairmount Independents. Thi should prove to b? a great game, one of the best k J, 1 1 pan - res or me season, as tne oope gives . facn tpam acout an equal cnance to !m. Tl ine -iarion namoer 01 wmmerce team has been organized in the last fpv weeks and sinro its orrtni-rit inn --j nas maae a very pooa recora. winning two and losing one out of a tntil nf tnree games, unly recently they tie feated the fast Bluffton Thi Delt five, i hard fought contest and Bluffton ; 15 represented by a formidable five, 'having the reputation as one of the !Wst independent teams in the state, j The Bluffton team line-up includes T?u mon as Kyle, lowns, Klein and; itu I iu"iihii.i. If Marion can win over such an aggregation as this, it looks as! though the local team is in for a hard j battle, one which will not be won till j the timer's gun fires. The Marion line-up will consist of such men as Neets, last year's captain and star forward of the Princeton university team; Bell, of last year's Marion hitrh school "Wonder Five," and other former hvh school and college stars, The local five is also preparing for this biff game as it has practiced this week and has a very strong nne- up being made up of former academy and nign scnooi stars mgr. scnoo, stars. ne p.ooao.e -up for Fairmount will be Haisley T-l L - VI. - I 1 V... Mittank, forwards; II. Jones, center; Fowler and Weyler, guards, and Smith as utility man and who no doubt get mto part of the con- test. ' Local basket ball fans should not 1 t? 'J l A. " -"v - .--v their are still hopes of a Fairmount team defeating a Marion five. Already mucn interest is .nKi shown in this game and much com-j 'ment has been made by both Fair- is sure to happen. 1 he completion oi the new balcony at the high school gym will make it possible for the crowd to be well taken care of. A curtain raiser is now being planned that will also be interesting. The big contest of the evening! will l o m v-iuviu BIRTHDAY SURPRISE w a w a Mivninwil ON ANNA MAY DARNELL As a compliment to Miss Anna May Darnell, whose birthday came , this week, her friends planned a surprise on her in the" wiy of a marshinallow roast,-t)ut as "the best laid plans o' mice and men gang aft aglee," so the little 3ecret leaked ont and Miss Darnell was prepared to receive and welcome the self invited guests. This, however did not m the plea- j Despite the fact the year 1921 was started with an overdraft of $18,-1G2.25 staring it in the face, Grant county went through the year's expenses and started out the year 1922 with a balance in the treasury of $72,307.54, according to the annual report of the county auditor, prepared by Charles Thomas, deputy, and to be submitted to the board of county commissioners at their meeting; next Monday. Total receipts during the year 1921, according to Mr. Thomas "figures were $362,827.27, which with the overdraft deducted, makes the total net receipts $344.3(55.0:?- nihnr. ; ments for the year amounted to $7'' - j 057.48, leaving in the treasury at the start of the present year a balance of $72,307.54. It cost the county during the past year $20, 438.82 to care for the poor, the report shows. This amount was expended while the county received only $16,893.59 from taxes which went to the poor fund. The above amount was forwarded to the various township trustees to be expended for their township poor. A vast sum. in proportion to the amount of money received from the institution, was expended for up- $3,050.05. County officials explain that the large number of persons at the infirmary is responsible for the great expense of upkeep of the in- stitution, compared to the expense the year cost the county $4,074.68, while epileptic inquests caused an ex- penditure of only $18. Expense of operating? the county orphans' home amounted to $23,253,- 91, while rent property on the home grounds and other sources of income netted the county $3?S70.80. Money borrowed for the repair of bridges in the county during the year amounted to $28,518.34, while the county expended $35,759.63 for new Drioges and repair ot old struc tures. Temporary loans, to tide the coun ty over periods of financial depression, amounted to $62,501:15, accord- ing to the report, while the county received from taxes the sum of $214,-436.61. A surprising and interesting item in the report is that showing the cost of assessing county property for taxation. For this purpose $10,938.65 was spent. The referendum election in Sep tember, on the proposed amendments to the state constitution, cost the county $2,297.31, the report shows. With the primary and general county election to be held this year, this figure will be gjreatly increased in the report for 1922. Ditches cost the county $1,724.52, while the improvements about the' court house are listed at $4,400. Circuit court, in 1921 cost the county $7,394.35, but $11.75 of this amount was returned on a refund of jury fees. The report thows that the superior court cost $1,814.14, while docket fees received by the county amounted to $275.72. Payment of temporary loans during the year amounted to $33,889.99. A summary of the report shows the balance on hand, of all funds to be $235,332.61. LOYAL WOMEN'S CLASS ENJOYS SOCIAL EVENT The Loyal Women's class of the Christian church, taught by Mrs. Caroline Ainsworth was entertained at the home of Mrs. J. B. Millikan on South Walnut street Tuesday eve-, ning. There were sixteen member of the class present and after a short business session an entertaining program was gven. Following the meeting a social time was enjoyed during which time refreshments consisting of fried chicken, warm biscuit, butter, angelfood cake and coffee were served. j..ti.; aT1rl iho cians for hand-'and iiino - ,,eopSRful tournev. It will be a successim toumej. no little task to entertain successfully and satisfactorily, these teams of Grant 'county as well as the many; nresent. ! but everyone is interested, entnusias-.; tic and the prospects could not be brighter for a most successful tourna- . i Fairmount fans are exceedingly earer for the event and the basket ball tournament is already the most mount and Marion fans and each one lg FOLLOWED BY DEATH, common topic of conversation. Miller ! seems to think that their team has j Mrs Hazel Odell, wife of Carl and Hale will be the referees for the j the best chance of winning. A large odellf died at the Grant county hospi-occasion. j crowd is expected at this game as Tuesday morning following a The schedule for the two days will j when two such rivals meet, something Caesarian operation from which she ports indicate that Greentown has improved considerably since that time j and Everyone is expecting a battle , royal at the local gym Saturday j night. j Coach Walters has been putting the locals through a series of strenuous workouts this week and much im provement in the style of play is to be predicted for the games of this week end. The chief difficulty with the locals recently seems to have been a combination of too many mdivi- dual long shots and a slow offensive when speed should have been the watch word. Coach Walters' team is to take on Warren at Warren Friday night and the effectiveness of certain combinations to be tried out there may determine the lineup for Saturday nigiht against Greentown. Jtiollingswortn and either Payne or Craw will start as forwards with either Olfather cr Williams playing the pivot, either Flanagan or Craw floor guard and J. Pickard or Williams, back guard. , NORMANDY SINGERS KIWANIS GUESTS. The Normandy Singers, who will appear in Fairmount at the high school auditorium on the evening of Feb. 16, as the fourth number in the Masonic-Eastern Star course of entertainments, have accepted an invitation from the Kiwanis club to be the guests of the club at the club dinner to be driven on that evening. The regular dinner night has been postponed from Monday of that week to Thursday in order that these gentlemen may be entertained by the club. FAREWELL PARTY BY BUSINESS GIRLS CLUB. The Business Girls Club will hold their regular monthly meeting Friday night in their club room over the Fairmount State Bank. The committee, or hostesses for this occasion will be Mrs. Bertha Leming Miss Vern Hardwick and Miss Bonnie Kimes. The affair has been arranged as a farewell party for Miss Estella Jenkins, a member of the club, who will leave soon for an indefinite stay in California. A pot-luck supper will be an important feature of the evening's entertainment. The state fire marshall was in Fairmount Wednesday on a tour of inspection. j. , j i be as follows: FRIDAY Afternoon Session 2:00 F. H. S. Reserves vs. Sweetseif Reserves 3:00 Sweetser vs. Van Buren. Night Session 7:30 Gas City vs. Swayres 8:30 Fairmount H. S. vs. Matthews SATURDAY . Afternoon Session 2:00 Winner of 3:00 Friday vs. Win ner of 7:30 Friday. 3:00 Winner of 8:30 p. m., Friday vs. Jonesboro. Night Session 7:30 Looser of 2:00 p. m., Saturday vs. looser of 3:00 p. m. Saturday (consolation). 8:30 Winner of 2:00 p. m., Saturday vs. winner of 3:00 p. m., Saturday. (Final). Referees Miller and Hale. STEWARDSHIP MEETING AT BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday evening service at the Baptist church will be known at Stewardship meeting, under the direction of theNorthern Baptist Convention and will be conducted by R. P. Tutle and a team from the- Anderson Baptist church. The public is invited, 7: SO p. m. i sure of the evening and in addition women of the county died at , S:3 l to the marshmallows roasted to at- o'clock Tuesday night at the home of appetizing biown, fruit salad and an- her son-Willard Leer in Green town-gelfood cake were served. Those ' ship neRr Point Isabel, death being present were Mary II. Hollingswvirtn, jdue to -the innrmitieS tt old age. She Ada Dicks, Grace Carter, IU f'e;-, is survived by three sons, James L t cock and Marie .Morris. j of Jonesboro, Lud Leef of near Fai1p : J mount and Willard Leer of Green Mrs. Otho Compton will entertain township, and one sister, Mrfe. Hale the Plymouth Circle of the, Congrega- of Lafontaine. The funeral will bp tional church this afternoon at 2:30 held Friday afternoon .it 1 o'ctk o'clock. This is the regular monthly from the home of Lud Leer and burial meeting of the organization. will.be made fat Knox Chfcpel.