The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on March 9, 1922 · Page 1
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The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 1

Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, March 9, 1922
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1 1 1 E EAIEMOTOJT NEW PRINTED FOR A rURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA. THURSDAY, MARCH 9, jl922 Number 28 ii iTTunirc uriVTC ACADEMY ENDS SCHLOSSER BROS. CAPTURE PRIZES SWAYZEE DOCTOR AGAIN IN JAIL First Charged With Violating Liquor Laws Now Arrested For Stealing Hogs From Train DeWitt Talbot, veterinary doctor, of Swayzee, who was arrested last week at his home in that place on a Annual Event Thing of Past County Commencement Feature of Closing Days of Schools Abandoned by Township Trustees The advisability of holding township commencements hereafter in Grant countv will be left to the His- mai men a NEW TOWNSHIP TAXPAYERS FILE PETITION ASKING FOR A DIVISION OF JEFFERSON Action Outgrowth of the Controversy JONES WILL NOT SERVE JHIS YEAR ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT REMAIN AT HEAD OF COUNTY G. O. P. COMMITTEE Desires to Devote AH of His Time to the Work of District Chairman W. D. Moss of Marion Said to be an Aspirant for the Place to be Vacated By Mr. Jones. John A. Jones, chairman of the re Win First, Second, Third. Fourth, and Seventh at Butter Making Show At Purdue The regonized superiority of the Schlosser Bros., Oak Grove creamery butter was again thoroughly demon- , , , , . Schlosser Bros., creameries won first, second, third, fourth and seventh places in the state ' butter scoring, contest, held at Purdue Over the School Situation and the!"?.01?"1" V. . mpn-s ?uu- r.i: r. . .- ...imittea ty tne nve i iiinj4 in ixrmvnM ranee .-igainM inr Proposed $90,000 Bond Issue for New Building: in L'pland. The county commissioners are to- university. The Frankfort factory led trustees decided in their session with day conducting a hearing of a peti- the pntire state winning first place countv school superintendent Albert tion filed Monday by 325 taxpayers of th a score of 96 per cent over 21 . R. Hall in his offices in Marion Mon. Jefferson township asking the division other competitors. 'day. of that township and the portion of j The scoring was based upon taste, J For the past several years, deelama-Lincoln township which would in-' appearance, quality, body, per cent of tory contests have been held in each elude the town of Matthews. J salt, color, etc. As the highest pos- township in which a few of the grad- Jefferson township has within its 5'e score is 100 per cent, the points uates vie with each other for premier present boundary lines two commun- , hing divided into a number of de- honors. After the township meetings, ity centers of diverse interest. Mat- partments depending on the qualities a county commencement was held, at thews and Upland, alleges the peti- tested for, it may be seen that the i which time, the winners in the thir-tion. product of the local factory j teen townships spoke in the county The petition was filed by citizens in lacke1 but four points of absolute contest, and the winners were pre-and artrnnd Matthews, comprising the perfection The lowest score made sent ed with suitable prites. southern end of Jefferson township, a saTnP,e from a Schlosser Bros., j Seventh grade pupils can take di-It has about 35 signers j factorF was 92 per cent. In the but- ploma examinations in geography and It is contended ihe school situation I scoring as high j physiology only hereafter, the trus- is iiasMru as miamj. mus tees aecidea in tneir session, tieorge all butter entered in the contest by Mark, Richland township trustee was the plants of this firm was either of j presented with a wedding present, as extra quality or of a higher grade. he was recently married. The trus-As a result of their splendid vie- tees were the sruests of Trustee E. tories in butter-making, Schlosser : Bros., will be awarded the state silver ; The doing away with a county com-cup. The butter makers at the meneement, it was said, was based on which has recently become acute in Jefferson township, is the leading cause of the controversy, ard the fore- ! runner of the petition. Both the Mat- j thews and Upland high schools have ' been in the limelight recently, and af- ter action by the state commission, on the Upland school, it was announced that a new building would be erected. ! A hearing on the remonstrance, call- ' ing for a $90,000 bod is?ue, to build f the Upland building??, is to be heard ', before representatives of the state tax board in a short time. The petition alleges there exists a continual strife which threatens the industrial, social and political welfare and peace of Jefferson towrhip, and the two community centers. The petitioners contend they believe if two separate units were formed m .,... ., i 4u economically operate ana maintain the schools, roads, and other public at- The petition further states, that the m-noro! irclfar rsf crtmmnnitr ran 1 local plant and at the other ; - . : - i i... u ; ...:n i i so receive special awards. Following are the scores made by the five creameries at the contest: Frankfort. P6 per cent. Bremen, P5H per cent. Ft. Wayne. P5 per cent. Plymouth. 94 H per cent, Indianaoolis, 92 per cent. Probably the most striking facts revealed by these figures is that not , only in Frankfort is butter of super- i excellence manufactured, but that practically the same standard of per ' . fection is maintained in every cream lerv owned bv the Schlosser Bros Company, The local factory is one of be more advantageously promoted for Frankfort's largest and most import-the rood of all concerned, if the town- ant industries. In addition to giving permanent employment to a lareejlast week, met in Blutfton Monday to force of workers, it also brines the i 'entire surrounding- territory into com- NET JCHEDULE CLOSES 1922 BASKET BALL SEA. SON WITH WIN OVER GAS CITY Benefit Game Played Tuesday Night Proceeds to be Used for Purchase of Sweaters for Gas City Five-John Edwards to be Captain of Quakers for Coming Season Prospects for Next Season Bright. In a past season benefit game at Gas City Tuesday night the Fair-mount Academy varsity basket ball , ,. . . , - , from the Gas City hio:h school five by . . mx. the score of 28 to 18. The game was i. j j j fast and hotly contested and produced . ,. many a thrill for the large audience. , , ... 1 lie IMVJVtia At.Ill IIIC KdllICO wilt . . , i for the Gas City players. An exceedingly large crowd attended the contest and many Fairmount basketeer fans were on hand to witness the last giame of the season. Different combinations were used by Coach Jones so as to give next year's prospects a chance to show their worth. The game see-sawed back and forth during the greater part of the time until the last four minutes with the score tied at 18-18, Edwards, of the Academy, was suosiumea lor ecu. ft J . " 21 When Edwards entered the fray the works started for r airmount. At this point Fairmount staged a rally with Edwards heading it by making three field goals while McCombs and Lewis both added one for the Academy in the last four minutes ending the eae 28 to 18 in favor of Fairmount. . . i l i i j . r airmount snowea reai ciass uu.ik the final moments of play, displaying classy team work which completely baffled their opponent's guards. 5?rtK Mi-rnmh anil Rich who nlav- ed during the contest, played their last game as a member of an Acad emy basket ball squad, as the three . men are seniors and will graduate in May. The prospect for a winning team next year is exceedingly good as the squad will not be hurt to any ffreat extent by graduation, as Cecil, r.luar.k Rrpwer. T-ewis. Harshbari?- r er and Ratliff will all be in school these are next year. Aside from manv orond and f rehmi manv seconn ana iresnman team men sive throughout, leading from two to four points during practically all the game. At a meeting of the varsity mem- bers of the Academy basket ball squad Tuesday evening, John Edwards a Junior, was elected captain for the Academy 1922-1923 team. Edwards has been a valuable member of the varsity squad for the past two years and he should make a good leader for next year's team. W. W. WARE NAMED ASSISTANT CASHIER W. W. Ware, a well-known farmer living southwest of town, was named assistant cashier of the Citizens State bank at a meeting of the directors of the bank Wednesday night. Mr. Ware succeeds Palmer Ice whose resignation took effect Wednesday. Charles Davis and family who have jbeen living on South Sycamore street nave moved into tne James ueii property on Henley avenue. John Heavelin, the genial county commissioner who has been seriously ill for several months, is able to be out once more. Charles Gossett has resigned his position with the tin plate factory at Elwood on account of ill health and with his family is now at the home of his mother, Mrs. Allie Gossett. Donna Jean, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heck, who submit- ted to an operation in Indianapolis short time ago, was able to leave the hospital Tuesday and her parents ex- pect to bring her home within a short time. There will be a social and business meeting of the Sunday school class of i the M. E. church taught by Mrs. Ella Patterson Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Ralph Parker on North Sycamore street. Mrs. 'Bernard All- red and Mrs. C L. Salyers will be as- sistant hostesses to Mrs. Parker. , 1 ; i J . mercial relationship with Frankfort, j who officiated at the tournament Wno wjh make a strong bid for a re-Through their system of reaching all games. g,ular varsity berth next year, who sell cream to them by truck j In a resolution passed at the meet- j n a curtain raiser to the Gas City-routes, the firm has built up a great j ing, the charge of unfairness was ' Academy fray the Academy f resh-bu siness in the country. And the made by the schools of Bluffton, Mon- j man team defeated the Gas City sec-management is to be conrratulated . roe. Liberty Center, Berne, Geneva, on(j team, 13 to l(t in a hard fought both unon its success in butter mak-'and Portland. A letter was also re- contest. The freshmen were aggres- charge of violating the liquor laws. and who was released on bond, was returned to the county jail Monday by Sheriff Bert Fowler, W. W. Stigiall, chief of detectives of the Clover Leaf railroad, and Patrolman Humble, wher he now faces a charge of lar ceny which has been placed against him. Talbot is accused of being im- ( .plicated in the killing of two hogs, .... , . T which took place on a Clover Leaf , t r v freight train early in February, in . . . , , , .which the hogs were thrown from ., j i . i j i the tram and later picked up by a , , truck and carried away. HELMS IN RACE FOR TP. TRUSTEE Well Known Young Farmer of Fowler-ton Neighborhood Announces Himself as Candidate on Republican Ticket Of especial interest to the taxpayers of the township is the caliber and qualifications of the man who shall occupy the position of trustee, the t 5mnortant ofr,rP within the town- sh- orfranization. The manner in which the schools of the township may bJ conjucte the manner in which the roa(ls are kept up an(1 an the various ramincations of the public business of thp townsnip depend upon the capabil- -tj encrFy ana efficiency with which th? trustpe performs the manifold duties involving upon him. It is the most important office and one which taxpayers owe it to themselves to give careful and thoughtful consideration. Clyde E. Helms, a well known and popular young farmer living east of Fowlerton, is the first in Fairmount , township to announce himself as candidate for the nomination in the coming primaries. ..M. Helms presents himself for the consideration of the Republican voters of the township and points to the fact that he has not only taught in the graded schools of the township, but has had two years of snpri al college training, being thus r well eauinDed with a knowledge c . , .1... ,.r;n ki0 tiim busmess methods that will enable mm Kiieinnea nf the tewn. -v:- : rA rpUablv cor- t U in owv.ivv - ' w rect manner. He is a nusiness iarm-er and as such is well qualified in every way for the position he seeks at the hands of the voters in the coming election. He promises if nomin- nri nni ol ootorl tn Hp vote his entire t interests of the townshiP the Uxp.yerfc m . t , - SUNDAY SERVICES j CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Young People's meeting, 7 p. m. Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Suject Jesus The Master of Life. Welcome. MARTIN LEE GRANT, Pastor. FRIENDS CHURCH Bible school, 9:15 a. m. Preaching service, 10:30 a. m. Junior Mission Band, 3 p. m. Intermediate department, 4 p. m. Young People's Christian Endeavor, 6 p. m. Evening service, 7 p. m. BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school, 9:15 a. m. iMjorning service, 10:30 a. m. B. Y. P. U., 6:30 a. m. Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday eve- IIIUK. W. I. McKINLEY, Chairman Pul- Committee. M. E. CHURCH Services for next Sunday will be he'id at the regular hours. Sunday school at 9:30; preaching! at 10:30. (The Junior League meets at 2:30, the Epworth League at 6:00. Evening 8ermon at 7:00. The pastor will preach both morning and evening, Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7:15. Every body cordially invited to an these service-s Georgia Stroup, employed as a steel tank builder at Port Arthur, Texas, is the first of a crew of Fairmount .men employed in the same work to arrive home. The others will return later. j 1 ' the annual county commencement of praduates in the county schools wm be a thine of tht st th toWTlsnJn McGraw at luncheon. the premise, largely, of the fact that j students leaving the grades go to high : school, have another graduation and the double exercises are unnecessary j and unwarranteil. It was further j urged, it was said, that it compels j patrons to incur additional expense : and demands time of the students j from the regular school work, un- necessarilv. CHARGES AGAINST REFEREE ARE MADE Schools in Decatur District Allege Hale and Hutnke Were Unfair In Decisions Representatives of seven schools. which participated in the sectional basket ball tournament at Dectaur make formal protest against the ac- tions of Referees Hale and Humke, ; ceived from the Bryant hig,h school making protest. Officials of the Decatur high school were also present, but they were exonerated of any ib,lme in the matter l ne resolution was teiegrapnea to A. L. Trester, secretary of the Indiana High School Athletic association and a representative will be asked to visit Decatur and make an investigation. Hale has officiated at a number of games in Fairmount during the past season, and is well known here. WAR MOTHERS MEET WrrH MRS. ALICE RAMSEY. The March meeting of Fairmount chapter of War Mothers was held 'Mkmdav nirM at the home of Mrs. Alice Rmsev on South Walnut street, j War Mother, Mrs. Addie Winslow pre- siding. There was a good attendance at this meeting and some business was transacted and a short interesting program given. Mrs. Draper gave a reading on "Citizenship." During the social session following the hostess served delictus refreshments consisting of fruit salad, devils-food cake and coffee. The next meeting, of the club will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles Parker. MR. AND MRS. McCORKILL CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING A golden wedding anniversary that will be unusually interesting is that of tMjr. and Mrs. Robert McCorkill, inasmuch as that day is the 74th anniversary of Mr. McCorkilPs birth. In honor of the two events, a dinner will be given at the home of their son Rev. John McCorkill and wife of West Harrison street. It is regretted that Marion McCorkill, another son, who is a wireless operator in charge of a government radio station in the interior of Alaska, will be unable to be present. The Amoma Girls of the Baptist church will hold their regular meeting next Friday evening at the home of their teacher Mrs. John Bitner. l ! i I publican county central committee, made the announcement from Marion Monday afternoon that he would not De a candidate for re-election. Mr. Jones said he expected to devote all of his time to the work of district chairman. The announcement of Mr. Jones created surprise. It was believed in political circles that he would again ask for the appointment. The work of ,M!r. Jones as pilot of the republican organization has been eminently successful, and he has given valuable service to the party. He said, however, that he felt the work of district chairman was such that he could not handle both places satisfactorily, and at the same time look after his personal interests. The statement that Mr. Jones would not be a candidate gave rise to speculation as to his probable successor. The new chairman will be named the Saturday following the primary on May 2, which falls on May 7. It was said in responsible sources that W. D. Moss, member of the Marion school board and well-known republican worker, would in all probability be chosen chairman. Connected with the chairmanship vacancy there is speculation on the next Marion postmaster. Many believe the next chairman, whoever he may be will also be the next post- master of the u.ntV ea- Joh" A. Jones it is said will make no effort to get the place. The fact that he is not to be a candidate for chairman gives strong reason for the supposition that he will not be an aspirant for the position. J. E. DEVORE IS TO MAKE RACE The second announcement of can- didacy for the republican nomination Ior commissioner irom tne second ais- trict was made yesterday when James E- Devore, a prominent T? HavAfo t nrArninonf farmiir Sims township, made his announcement. In conducting his campaign, Mr. Devore promises a rigid economy in the expenditure of public funds and promises to be as careful with the people's money as he was with his own. Mr. Devore, who was born in Grant county, has spent all his life in Sims and Green townships. LADIES AID OF M. E. CHURCH MEET WITH MRS. AL DREYER. One of the most successful meetings of the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Al F. Dreyer on East Washington street. There were 54 members present and the meeting was presided over by Mrs. Tony Payne, first vice-president, in the absence of the president, Mrs. Edith Bevington. Mrs. Dreyer had charge of the devotions and Mrs. Mattie Langsdon and Mrs. James Omelvena lead in prayer. This being the last meeting of the year for this organization, election of officers took place. Rev. C. B. Sweeney having charge of the election. It was voted to retain all the old officers, who are as follows: President, Mrs. Edith Bevington, first vice-president, Mrs. Tony Payne; second vice-president, Mrs. I. T. Day; secretary, Mrs. Will Taylor and treasurer, Mrs. Reuben Fritz. Following the business meeting a social session ensued which was in charge of the following hostesses: Mrs. Al F. Dreyer, Mrs. Clyde Lewis, Mrs. Toney Payne, Mrs. Claude Huston, Mrs. Palmer Ice and Mrs. Bevington. For this social time, special decorations with the St. Patrick Day idea were carried out, the color scheme being green which was also used in the refreshments, and green flags were given as favors. The basket for the silver offering was in green, and the silver offering proved very gratifying, inasmuch as it netted the society ten dollars. Mrs. Hubert Wilson, living north of town was a guest. The members of the Red Men's lodge at Rigdon went to Marion Wed- jnesday night to put on the work fof the Marion lodge. j rfj ship is divided and hence there is a request that the petition be granted. MRS. B. F. BIXLER SEARCHES FOR MOTHER Gets Valuable Information From Ancil Ratliff, Well Known Liberty Township Farmer Mrs. B. F. Bixler, living south of Indianapolis, was in Fairmount Wednesday searching for some trace of her mother, Mrs. Maggie Vaughn, widow of a well known gunsmith who moved from Fairmount some seven or eight years ago. Mrs. Bixler, who is now about 40 years of age, was adopted by another family at the (toath nf her father, when a mere cUr.l f, fnrtr nmr. t ' J A ents'her only parents until she was'n Alexandria and Marion whose a i i i.T-r,J land abutts what is known as the i 4 I fl I 3 VIlVjl, . 1 1 V 1 1 cue Kanivu through a school girl friend that she had been adopted by these people Later she found out that her mother had married a gunsmith living at Fairmount. One day whil. at the union station in Indianapolis she over- u.A p.mff -!! fcnnirn Lib- ertr township farmer, state that he was from Fairmount, and taking up the intention of the commis- her clue she found out that he was',810" establish a 50-foot roadbed, acquainted with her mother. Mrs. ill mean the getting back of ing and upon its snlendid commercial progress. Frankfort Crescent-News. CONSIDER WIDENING OF STATE HIGHWAY Meetinr of Farmers With Highway Officials to be Held Here Next Wednesday A meeting of farmers living be- ....... Ran?e Line road, will be held in Fair-mount on next Tuesday in the base- mnt of the Fairmount State bank, A- M Senght patrolman of Indiana State highway No 11, has announced meeting will be in the nature of conference with state highway offi- cials relative to widening the roadbed, """ ,YV ..V. . ' points, just now tnis win oe none, and who will be called upon to lose ground will be worked out at Grey, of Wabash, and Engineer Horn of Fort Wayne, will be among state officials present. RICHMOND MEN TALK .TO ACADEMY STUDENTS ; neea oi missions m ioreigfi countries and what religion is doing for the world today. They told of the educa- tion necessary for missionaries of the Bixler has every reason to believe that her mother is livings in the northern part of the state and some data gathered, points to the fact that Mrs.! Vaughn moved from Argon, Marshall county married again. where she Watt rf Pptm street. who has been seriously ill for some time, r taken to tlie Marion hosnital I Thursday for treatment. j Willis Beede, general secretary of . j Foreign Missions, and Clarence Pic- Mrs. Edith Bevington was called to . kett, secretary of The Young Friends, Montpelier Wednesday by the serious J of Richmond, spent the greater part illness of her mother, Mrs. H. C Bran- j of Monday visiting Fairmount Acad-num. Mrs. Brannum is 84 years of jemy. Each gave a very interesting age and her recovery is regarded as j talk during chapel period relating extremely doubtful. She is well-! different missionary experiences, the ... - . . i . . . . . . Known in r airmount wnere sne nas visited many times. Victor A. Selby and Oliver Buller have been appointed appraisers for present day and how rapidly the na-real estate located within the corpor-' tivea of some foreign countries are ate limits of the city by township as- being educated. During the remalnd-sessor J. W. Relfe, who commenced , er of the day Mr. Beede and Mr. Pie-Ms annual work on March 1. nerry kett held personal interviews with Marsh will assist Mr. Relf tn apprais- students who are interested in mis-Ing the farm land in the township, (sionary work. 1

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