The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on March 2, 1922 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, March 2, 1922
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4 1 IB ' F AI EMOUOT MEW 7 1 i PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H EP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year j FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1922 Number 26 FARMERS TO HAVE A CREAM STATION Tomato Pulp Factory Here Hiatt Brothers of Elwood Hope to Arrange to Establish Plant in Old Munitions and Shell Factory CLIFTON GOT HIS BOND JUT DOWN REMARKABLE SITUATION DEVELOPED IN THE AFFAIRS OF FORMER TRUSTEE NEW FACTORY FOR FAIRMOUNT CONTRACT CLOSED FOR ESTAB-j LISHMENT OF PAPER PRO- i DUCTS PLANT HERE i , Work on Construction of Building K Following is the complete Marion sectional schedule, Friday 9:00 a.m. Peru vs. Bunker Hill. 10:00 a.m. Fairmount Academy vs. Butler Township (Peru) 11:00 a.m. Fairmount High vs. Sweetser. 1 :00 p.m. Marion vs. Hartford City. 2 :00 p.m. Amboy vs. Jonesboro. 3 :00 p.m. Gas City vs. Matthews. 4 :00 p.m. Montpelier vs. Sweetser. 7:30 p.m. Converse vs. Roll. 8 :30 p.m. Winner 9 a. m. vs Winner 10 a. m. Saturday , A new" tomato factory is practically assured Fairmount if arrangements can be made to secure the buildings once used for the manufacture of shells and ammunition, located just east of the fair grounds. There ings ca obtained as they have not uge o . umbe Qf The Hi&tt Brothers of Elwcod are ones brin this new enterpriSe . v5-m.,-t at Will be Started as Soon as Weather Conditions Permit None But Home People to be Employed in Plant it is Announced. Another new factory is now assured for Fairmount, and through the combined efforts of the Commercial club and the Kiwanis club, it is anounced that work will start in a few days on jthe grounds and buildings for the Fairmount Paper Products Company, which will be located on Adams street, 'just east of the Bigi Four railroad. The company will manufacture differ-jent kinds of paper products, such as drinking cups, pie plates, ice cream buckets and similar articles. The f ac-! tory will employ about twenty people at the start, but with the number of 'orders the company now has in hand and the enlarging business outlook it expected that this number will be 'doubled within a short time after the plant is able to start operations. The work of construction on the building, and the help needed in the factory will be done by Fairmount people, it being the announced policy of the company that only those living in Fair-mount will be employed in the factory. The plant will be owned by Harry T"lw,-,. rf T a ti rn XMjYin fvlll alcn Vo ' ..... , the general manager, and who will i i iv.-. : t Hf-:- XT ! , ; . mount, having some twenty years ago been employed at the plant of the Fairmount Glass works, and is well known to many people here. - t i 1 i 1 " 1 ll Ane oeea lor ine ,ox:s on wmcn factory buildings will be erected was ; received by the factory committees of j the Commercial and Kiwanis clubs ; j i CAinilAflVT iCTEIV MARION'S GOAT 1 EVERYBODY BOOSTING FOR SUC- 1 CESS OF BLACK AND GOLD j IN TOURNAMENT j Academy Turns Out With Big Street i Parade Thursday Morning Follow-1 ing Lively Pep Meeting Boosting ' the Fighting Fire and the Black; and Gold Teams. j Sixteen teams from Blackford, Grant and Miami counties will line up in Marion at Civic Hall, on the "Wonder Five's" five acre lot for the intial lap of the sectional basket ball tournament. .Both Fairmount teams, the high school and the Academy, are out after the "Wonder Five's goat, along with every other team in the district outside of Marion, and the dope mixers are free in their predictions that some one of them will get it early in the race. The Academy will meet the Butler township (Peru) team at 10 o'clock Friday morningj while the Fairmount high school team will stack up against Sweetser at 11 o'clock, and at 1 o'clock in the afternoon Marion's "Wonder Five" will go against Hartford City. On the result I of this latter game will depend Ma-' rion's fate. Should Coach Gilbert's ' pets succeed in winning over Hartford : day morning meet the winner of the 11 o'clock Friday game. The dope sheet has it that Fairmount high should have no serious difficutly in winning over Sweetser, in which case the Black and Gold squad will be up agtJnst either Hartford City or Marion. Whether Marion will survive its first clash appears to be considerable of a question, and manv there are who . are predicting-, that Gilbert's bunch will not he nbl to rtnallr n ,-, Hartford City, notwithstanding the fact that they will have the advantage of playing on their own floor. Hartford City has a strong team and one that should give Marion a tough task. Should Hartford City win the Black and Gold team will have the Blackford county lads to oppose in Saturday morning's game. Those who have been studying the dope sheet are firm t, in their predictions that Marion will , not last longer than Saturday morn- . ing, even should they be so fortunate . as to last that longv One of the "peppiest" "pep" meet ings in the history of the Academy, was held Thursday morning, when the student body gathered in the chapel , and listened to several speeches lauding the "Fighting Five" and the Academy's chances in the tournament. The Academy would be exceedingly pleased to have a chance at Marion, but the schedule precludes that possibility, and as a result the Academy students are boosting for the success of the Black and Gold team. After the impromptu program in the chapel the students formed in line and had a "snake dance march to town, where at Washington and Main streets they gave their yells, sangi songs and gave vent to their hopes for Marion's downfall. Marion's treatment of the Academy in the tournament last year still Secured Sanction of Court to Reduce His Bond From $12,000 to $8,000 When Monies in His Hands Required Under the Law a Bond of $20,00 or More. A most remarkable situation has developed m connection with the fairs of James Clifton, former trus- tee of Center township, now serving a term in the penitentiary for embez- zling money belonging to the county, ' in connection with the repayment of $8,000 by the Southern Surety com - pany, representing me.r uaonn.y on his bond when it was shown that Chf- toVAS . frm $12'00 ! iu o,wu, iter ms ursb term. The law provides that the bond of an official shall be twice the amount of funds handled by him at any particular time. Yet, on April 1, 1916, appearing! before Judge Paulus, of the j circuit court, the bond of Clifton was reduced, upon his request. j Almost at that identical time Clifton received from .the treasury in township funds the sum of $9,663.30, representing just a partial payment, which would have made it necessary for him to have given bond in the 1 sum of $20,000, had the law been strictly complied with. The records show Clifton appeared - .. before the court, and asked the judge tn roHnro ViJc Knnrl TCnthincr nnrtpars L v .v,:- a tv0- n,on the demand. The record then shows that the reduced bond of $8,000 was accepted by the court, The auditor accepted the reduced iV t-r . A v - rn wt T-v rg- mien r t V r rrn tt" i j .... v action. Lawyers say Clifton probably con- tended in appearing before Judge tt i 1.1 i . it .... U.or;4v ne 4V.P court tn trrant such au - nnwever. uimcr ine an. iiic ou- thority is not clear. The law says the auditor shall pass on the bond and states that it shall be double the sum VinnHW. Mort MrRap. then auditor. could not be seen Monday but it is presumed he giot the finding of the court and accepted it in the regular course of business, Although promin- ent attorneys declared the court, un- der a strict interpretation of the law, had nothing to say about reduction in the bond; that the statutes declared what the bond should be and no ex- ceptions would prevail. Center township, is to receive from the state board of accounts in a few days the sum of $8,000 representing the amount of the bond of James Clifton, former trustee, who was recently sent to prison from two to twenty-one years for embezzlement. The check was received at Indian apolis yesterday from the Southern Surety company and it was announced last night by Jesse Eschbach, chief ' this week, ana the aeai wun wr. ! Faulus that the monies under his Dwyer closed at once. The buildings ! care did not warrant a bond of $12,-will be erected just as soon as the j 000 and on his verified showing the weather conditions will permit, it be- court granted the reduction. V- i 1 V - 4 'i 4; . f V i i - v u FAIRMOUNT UNIT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION PLAN COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE Board of Directors Named at Meeting Held at East Branch and Station Will be Opened in Near Future J. W. Monahan Elected Chairman of Township Unit. By the decision made by the members of the Fairmount township agricultural association made Tuesday a meeting held at the East Branch school, the farmers will enter a new line of co-operative efforts, when they will establish a co-operative cream station, the first in the county, at Fairmount within the next few days. There are four or five cream stations at Fairmount at the present time, which are owned and operated by creamery and packing companies. Farmers say there is a difference in the price they receive at the local stations on butterfat of five or six cents, compared to the Marion price and that by establishing a co-operative station, they will be able to get the difference and at the same time operate the station at much less expense than the present stations are able to do. A board of directors for the cooperative creamery was appointed, which will meet Saturday at the Fair-mount State Bank. This committee consists of Wick O. Leach, Charles Dean, John Himelick, Joe Holloway, Wessie Payne and Willard Compton. J. W. Monahan was elected vice-chairman of the township unit and John Morrish. Secretary, who will serve for this year. A "watchdog" committee was appointed, which will co-operate with the county committee on public expenditures. This committee consists of Wick Leach and Robert Reeder. These two members will appoint the third member later. L. L. Needier, county president, who was at Indianapolis Tuesday stopped off at Fairmount and attended the meeting giving a talk on taxation problems. Grant County News In Brief Dewitt Talbot,t 34, a veterinary, of Swayzee, was arrested Monday night by Sheriff Fowler and detectives from the Clover Leaf railroad, after they had raided his home and barn one square west of the traction station in Swayzee. A 20-gallon still, a quantity of peach brandy, raisin jack and corn mash, and complete equipment, were found in the barn, and in addHion a large amount of merchandise was found in the barn and house. Von Collins, aged 22, living south of Marion, and Harry Harper, 13, Robert Ballard, 14, and Joe Dcherty, 15, all of Marion, were arrested Mon day. Collins is charged with receiv ing stolen goods, and the boys with larency. The arrests followed the discovery that the Co-Operative Grain company, in Marion, had been robbed of about $200 worth of belting and other equipment. Gas City is arranging a big industrial and merchants exposition for one week, beginning March 13. Miss Margaret Lung, formerly deputy county clerk, was united in marriage recently in South Bend to Donald A. Cowgill, of that city, where they will live. A joint meeting of farmers and township assessors was held in Marion Monday, at which an address was given by Nelson Todd, a member of the state tax board. The state officials say that they expect the assessors and farmer, to work together and bring about a fair adjustment of the question. Jack Wallace, who was arrested at Anderson last Sunday and taken to Marion in conection with the stealing of a largie quantity of morphine and other drugs from the Davis drug store, attempted to commit suicide in the county jail Tuesday evening by-attempting to hang himself by means of a necktie. He was prevented by the appearance of Deputy Sheriff Winchell, just before he was able to kick the box on which he was standing from under him. plant in Elwood at present. This factory will be in operation duri the tomto seaso whe pulp made nj ca-ej It U ex pected tht durmg the 8eagon more than 100 people can be employed. Prospects for this industry are ex- ceedingly good as it is expected there will be no trouble in contracting for enough acreage in this vicinity. This industry is expected to mean much to the city and vicinity as it will give many local people employment. This is the second industry this week that has signified its inten- tion of locating in Fairmount. The other being, the Fairmount Paper Products Co. MARION COMMUNITY CONCERT COURSE. An attractive little two-page folder prospectus V, . Concert of Marion Community Concert Course has been issued. Eleven concerts will be given on this . . T- rkiivcA lnplnHincr cm1 n .v 1 1 knnwn art.- ists as Pfitzner (pianist), Kraft (tenor) and Sametini (violinist), beside some local soloists. The course has the hearty endorsement of the I Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and Depart-'ment Clubs, by individuals connected ,with tho different musical schools and studios of the city of Marion, and also by others. The program, which 'will be subject to change, is as follows: 'Jan. 31 Dr. Heinrich Pfitzner Con- I a. t i cen iaiusi.. ' Feb. 16 Miarion Civic Orchestra. P. i Marinus Paulsen, Conductor, Feb. 28 Marion Choral Society, i Chas. V. Kettering, Conductor. Mar. 23 Marion School of Music . Boy's Band, Coloston R. Tuttle, j j Conductor. Apr. 3 Arthur Kraft, Tenor. Apr. 20 Marion Civic Orchestra. Apr. 27 Marion School of Music l Boys' Band, May Festival. May 10 Leon Sametini, Violinist. May 11 Marion Civic Orchestra. May 12 Marion Choral Society, May 14 Marion School of Music Boys' Band, Marion Civic Orches tra, with Chas. V. Kettering, ooio-ist; P. Marinus Paulsen, Conductor. County Chorus (Every chorus in Grant County will be invited to join for this concert); Edward Turecheck, Conductor. INCOME TAX FACTS siiuuiu uvu itvi mx.. " c ' any amount received under the provi- sions of the war risk insurance and . vocational rehabilitation acts and as "pensions from the United S.tates for military or naval service during the . war. The special exemption of $3,500 formerly allowed soldiers and sailors m active service is noi conunuea u, the revenue act of 1921. "Persons in active military or naval service of the United States" are allowed, only the exemptions granted other individuals, $1,000 if single (or if married and not living with husband or wife); $2,500 if married and the combined net income of husband and wife was $5,000 or less; and $2,000 if married and the combined net income of husband and wife was more than $5,000. An unmarried soldier, sailor, marine, or ex-service man must file a return if his net income from all sources for 1921 was $1,000 or more or if his -roga income was $5,000 or more. If married and living with his wife on December 31, 1921, he must file a return if the net income of himself and wife and dependent minor children 9:00 a.m. Winner 11 a. m. vs. Winner 1 p. m. Winner 2 p. m. vs. Win 10:00 a.m. ner 3 p. m. 11:00 a.m. Winner 4 p. m. vs. Winner 7:30 p. m. 2:00 p.m. Winner 8:30 p. m. vs. Winner 9 a. m. (semifinal). 3:00 p.m. Winner 10 a. m. vs. Winner 11 a. m. (semifinal) 8:00 p.m. Winner 2 p. m. vs. Winner 3 p. m. (final). Officials at the Marion sectional will be Edwards and Mattingly. They will alternate in referring games. ZZ JgtV HclVC Nc WT Postmaster Soon Candidates Who Took the Civil Ser vice Examination Receive Their Kviraues r rum me airmount may so Grades From the Commission airmount may soon have a new 'postmaster, and, then, again, may not" ne never can teI1 about such thinP5- However, the fact that the several candidates, seven or eight in number, who took the civil service ex- amination held in Marion last Nov- ember, this week received their grades i is taken as an indication by some that ! the announcement of the appointment I may be expected at an early date. W. P. VanArsdall's term expired on Jan. 23. TEBRUARY MEETING "W. F. M. S. OF M. E. CHURCH The W. F. M. S. of the M E. church held their Februarv meetine- on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Parrill on Henley ave- - i "nue. There were 29 present and the program was unusually interesting. tMrs. Mort Hollingisworth gave the lesson in the absence of Mrs. Lloyd Campbell, who was unable to attend on account of sickness in the family. Mrs. Anna Wells and Mrs. Bartling had charge of current events and .handled their topics in a most entertaining manner. It was decided at this meeting to observe Founders Day, March 23, with a public meeting and also the thank offering will be given at this time. During the social hour following the meeting the hostess and her assistants, Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. 'Pearson, Mrs. Day and Miss Lucia Parrill, served delicious refreshments. The next meeting will be in March and Mrs. Victor Selby will be hostess at that time. . tua mnrn:nm anA A;aA .t K 5 , afternoon. Rev. Wooton was at one time pastor of the M. E. church at this place and was well known here and loved for his upright christian character. The funeral will probably be held Friday although definite arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Isaac Wooton left this morning for Greentown. Eneeze wood is a product of South African forests, and is so called because . its dust' causes the man - who works the wood to cough and sneeze. The Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the ML E. church at Point Isabel gave a farewell surprise party today for Mrs. C Vigws, one of their members who will leave tn a short tima. ft anit tr Vttmat a r rVi n n f. . .--.. ... . . . u 1U " u . . ...4 I ing their place of residence from Point j Isabel to Swayxee and Mrs. Vigus was l planning to entertain the society, this I af tenioon, when the ladies f orestalled her hospitable intentions by arriving) before noon with baskets filled with , everything for a most delightful din nef. The sui-pri was complete and ft pleasant day wr l spent. . j ' . j iis i i i 1 accountant, that the check would be j Former soldiers and sailors, in nl-mailed to Marion at once. The amount .ing an income-tax return for 1921, .1 m: bv-4 ll I InninAik o orroaa income rankles in the breasts of all Fair- jgy A S WOOTON mounters. The students were headed tjjes in GREENTOWN by thebig blue and white baner F. Isaac Wooton receiv word that A. and m the line were some ten or ,., brother Rev. A. g. Wooton more banners, bearing such inscnp-1 away at his home Greentown at Z ? Ut -t0 le P T dOWn 5 P- Wednesday. Rev. Wooton was Marion-"Were going to help you ffl a ery 8nort tIme and his get Marions goat,- and Similar.death wag touU une-pected. He phrases After indulging in their wHh fflneM t g Q,clock in- Mr. Dwver's desire to get into production as quickly as possible. The product of the factory will be one for which there is a constant and steady demand, and the outlook is that a large business will be quickly established. KIWANIS CLUB HOLDS STAG MEETING AND SMOKER The regular meeting of the Kiwanis club was held Monday evening, the dinner being served by Emerson Moon at the Moon Eat Shop, after which the members adjourned to the Knights of Pythias lodgie rooms over the Fair-mount State bank, where a. social session was held, and reports of committees heard and matters of business pertaining to the future activities of the club discussed. There was no set program, the meeting being a stag affair and and in the nature of a smoker. The Kiwanis club is considering a number" of community activities, and also a big ministrel show as well as a fall festival. THE WEATHER J. N. Elliott, who keeps an accurant record of the local weather conditions, has furnished The News with the following report of the weather during the month of February: Mean maximum (highest daily average) 5 degrees. Mean minimum (lowest daily average) 6 degrees. Mean (for the month).. 30 degrees. Maximum (date Feb. 22. .60 degrees Minimum (date Feb. 16) Zero.... ..... . . . ...." u degrees. Greatest daily average.. 24 degrees For the month 60 degrees Clear days, 5; fair, 11; cloudy, 12. Rain on 5 days; snow on 6. STOCK HOLDERS ANNUAL MEETING FAIRMOUNT STATE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Fairmount State bank was held at the bank Tuesday evening February 28. Vf .Tn f Vtsfrrf the annual meeting ( mw was held the stockholder attended a supper given by the bank, which was very much enjoyed by all The stockholders consist of about twenty-five substantial business men and farmers of southern Grant county and they expressed great satisfaction over the strong? condition of the bank as shown by the reports submitted. Ul lliv vllliuu biiui ktiCf aibci an ia j ments have been made, including the bond is $2,342.07. Of this sum, $1,500 covers a bond premium it is said and there is a probable joint liability be - tween the contractor and Clifton, ac- cording to members of the accountant board. The original amount of the shortage was $14,322.31. Of this sum $3,980.- at nit.4 ,.,--- -Bmr.. . n KB .Ua T ka Ul C & bill! i; Allllllt- tion. This with the bond makes $11,- 980.24 which was turned back into the treasury and $342.07 still due. LITTLE TOTS ENJOY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY. Nt Thurman Dee Lewis, Jr., on Tues- 1 . i yt V nr . 1. i aay aiieraoon r eo. o, at ms nome on East Second street pleasantly entertained in honor of his fourth birthday the following little young folks: Martha and Jack Moon, Margaret and Ruth Ann Wilson, Junior Parker, Donna Couch, Roger Krouskup, Ruth Moon, Phillip Albertson, jac Norman Roberts, Barbara Jones, Robert Gift, William Gregg, Jr., Virginia MlcCoy, Jack Hannon, James Alfred Ribble, Maxine : Bevington, Helen and Thurman color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the table decorations and also in refreshments of ice cream and cake. Thurman Dee received many nice gifts and a good time was enjoyed by alL James Sellers, Lewis. A yens buu sunge, whii icn .-uer rv Little in charge, the students marched back to the Academy. There will be a large crowd of Fair-mount rooters attend the games in Marion Friday and Saturday. PRETTY BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE DREYER HOME. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Dreyer entertained at a beautifully appointed six o'clock dinner Wednesday evening) in honor of the seventh anniversary of the birth of their son. The dining room was decorated in a manner appropriate to St. Patrick's Day, a color scheme of green being used. The place cards, green shamrocks, were done by their son Wade and were very artistic The same Idea was carried out in the dinner courses. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Tony Payne 1ULIUUCU ATXX. OUU AU&o. . and daughter Marabelle, and Mrs. Bartling and children, Betty, Martin and Jane. . -r- . , i, rTn-i . Mrs. Campbell, mother of Lloyd Campbell remains seriously ill at the home of her son. A son and his family living in Ohio have arrived to he at her bedside. J wag $2,000 or more, or if the com-Dee bined gross income was $5,000 or m0re. . Mrs. Addie Winslow entertained at Tuesday dinner Mr. and Mrs. Ed Winslow and wife of Marion and Miss Lilian Dunbar. i

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