THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS The Fairmount News LETTER LIST Letters remaining in the postoffice1 as advertised on March 7, 1922,-which if not called for in two weeks1 will be sen, to the daad letter office: Fay B. Anderson. W. P. VAN ARSDALL. P. M. S THE STAR I By AGNES G. BROGAN O TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS IN FAIRMOUNT A DECADE AGO AS TOLD BY THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS, AND GLEANED FROM THE FILES OF THE PAPER FOR PRESENT DAY REMINISCENT READERS. V day over" the law errand, which forced me into the country. Why " he stretched out his hands enjoyably, "I would not have missed this experience for a great deal. It's happy youth back again; the rows of remembered desks, the great white world of adventure waiting just outside." "I hope," Rhea said matter-of-factly, "that Jack, or Jim Browning will drive over soon In a sleigh to rescue us." "But I don't want to be rescued," Paul Danvers Insisted. "I am going to say something very old but In my case. true. I feel ns If I had known you. always. As If, all my life I have been trying to find my way to just you." From her place before the window, Rhea gave no answer. "Are you," the man asked her, "looking for the sleigh?" Then she turned to htm and smiled; her face was radiant, "No." she said softly, "I was looking at a stur." 5 ' i t Published on Mondays and Thursdays ! A. S. ROBERTS, Editor and Publisher. Hinnie McLucas Roberts, Associate. Office: Main 265 Res., Main 107 TELEPHONES SUBSCRIPTION RATES. (Within Indiana.) One year . . . $1.50 Six months 00 (Outside Indiana.) One year $2.00 Six months 1.25 ' All subscriptions payable strictly In advance; paper diseountinued at expiration of subscription time unless renewal is received prior to expiration date. Entered as second-class matter at the postofliee at Fairmount, lnd., un- gUndav on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. der the Act of Congress of March 8,, KimbaU 1879. "The dutv of the weeklv newspaper ; Gu' Kela the electrician of Mais not to amare, but to report plainly was e uest of ms Parents the life of its people from week m .near here Sunday. week a task deserving the entire n T Stevens of Cairo, 111., was the Copyright, 11J, Western Newspaper Union. Far out at the lonely crossroads huddled the little school house. Now with the dark sky above It lay like blot on the snow, and inside the school house, placing the last available bit of wood in the box stove, Rhea still hopefully waited. She had not gone home after school with her released pupils, for there was to have been a meeting of the school hoard that evening, here in the tiny assembly room. Rheu's presence was desired, so she had brought her supper, folded In one of Mrs. Browning's neat napkins, and enten It, meditatively, seated lefore her teacher's desk. Mrs. Browning was the village mother, with whom Rhea found board, and Mrs. Browning's two growing sons were the girl's comfort and protection. It was to Jack's thoughtfulness that she was indebted for the orderly pile of logs out in the auto shed. Jim had himself filled the oil lamp he- fore departing. Hut as Rhea waited alone the snow which had been fall-' Ing softly all day changed suddenly into a fierce blowing blizzard, so that travel for the time would be dangerous. Jack had Intended to drive the flivver over for her after board meeting, but Rhea, peering through the snow blurred window, wondered, troubled If he might be able to make It. Twilight descended Into darkness. The members of the school board, doubtless discouraged by the weather, failed to arrive. The last bit of wood In the stove burned cheerily, gratefully. But It was the last that Jack had brought In. She put her cloak around her, and made her way with difficulty, even that short distance to the shed. Then Rhea panned in dismay, for there was not one bur among the many piled there, that she could ossibly carry. In her frailness. Jack hail been so sure that the men would be there to assist her by the time the log would be needed. Breathless, a little frightened, Rhea fought her way back through the cutting winds. Sitting before the rapidly freezing , ..... all r " - ix . . . ' i . ..... ... years of her own saddened girlhood. The mother, tender, unselfish and adoring always; yet a mother Invalided, needing constantly her own youthful care. Youth? Rhea sighed over the word. Youth had passed her by, leaving none of its pleasures. Then as she looked through the win- dow Rhea saw the star; unearthed bright It gleamed through the clear of j . I a . . at' me glass, aioue semen, a siirn oi promise In the lull of storm. The girl smiled, and now it was not a wan smile, but one of warm courage. "My star of promise," she said. She went over to the creaky organ, and turned Its rickety stool. Then in i ! : i ! j support ot in emire communuj. Antwerp (Ohio) Bee-Argtns. -BLUE SKY BILL STOPS IXTERSTA i E 1 KAt I IC l J WILD CAT SECURITIES The House Interstate and Foreign J Commerce committee has reported favorably, by unanimous vote, a bill ! to prevent the use of the United ! States mails and other agencies of! interstate commerce for transporting : securities sold contrary to laws of the states and for promoting or secur- ; ing the sale of these securities. ! Briefly, it is a bill to prevent the sale of "blue sky" and wildcat stocks. It is the first attempt of the federal i government to stop the sale of such securties. The author of the bill is Representative Denison, of Illinois. Mr. Deni-son and his colleagues have boon at 'work upon the measure for months. Working with them have been representatives of the states which have blue sky" laws and also representa tives of banking and financial inter ests. The bill as drawn and reported . , . ,. bears the approval of all parties in- . . , ... " .. , . order to . V v v ti i v miiij v i i.ii v. ill protect the public . against swindlers of the Ponzi type, to have a federal law operating against "blue sky" se- curities. Evidence was adduced be- fore the committee showing the Am- erican people are annually robbed of half a billion dollars in gold bricks, wildcat mining and oil stocks and other F?t-rieh-quiek schemes. Al- though 42 states have "blue sky" laws, the fact the federal government had none made it easy for- those in- tcrested in marketing these fake se- curities to evade the laws of a state by opening an office in another state and thereby becoming engaged in interstate commerce, over which the several states had no control. It is to stop this evasion of state laws and assist all states in protecting the people against the many dishonest schemes that the Denison bill has been proposed. I ! 1 j The French hotel burned at Matthews this morning1 at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. Glenn Howell of Indiana Medical College was home over Sunday. E. E. Hiatt has resumed his duties as night policeman after a week's sickness. Will Stewart and family of Alexandria were guests of relatives in this city over Sundaj Ed S. Leach and wife went to Leach f - . Fl!ina(rj,n nrl fam;iv J UV V V. Villi m. " Saturday and Sunday. John A. Hunt, who has been ab- !cnt on A trip to tne Pacific coast for sevcra weeks, is home again. Harry Miller is now in the agonies of mnvino and irettinir "fixed up" at his new place of residence. Atty. Waldo Haisley of Marion visited his mother Mrs. Millicent Haisley in this city Sunday, Loren Larro and wife are packing their household goods and will leave the last of the week for Kane, Pa. ' Lewis & Parrill have determined to build a two-story brick oioeK tnis spring on their lot where the furniture store is, the present frame building j to be removed. J al states in enforcing their laws against "blue sky" practices by mak ing it impossible for parties outside f . a a a- LuamA. ,aiVtin fViaf OI a l" " tate inroutn me inruium vn -l1 United States mails or any other m- terstate medium of communication or tranportawi. D0r0thy GisH ; J .Akvt L FlG JvOVfill Screen Star to be Seen in Picture Comedy That Has Added to Hr Many Admirers ' 1 Few screen stars have enjoyed the sudden leap into prominence which has been the good iortune of Dorjthy Gish. Her success is easily exnla:n- ed There is always a big demand f. the entertainer who can y"viir something new. Miss Gish has oone c: nctiy this. The screen has been Vi Sling impatiently for years fvr Jss'. the kind of picture comedy that xbis star does supremely well. The public has welcomed her with a aemana oi me exniouors mat sir. Griffith elevated Miss Gish to stardom, though he at the same time only carried out his own judgment. "Battling, Jane," "Boots," and "Peggy Polly" proved that Dorothy Gish was no mere flash in the pan. They en- 1 1 e , - a .1 a ' abled her to perfect her technique. The Dorothy Gish of today is the result. How docs sV.e do it? It looks S3 PATRONIZE HOME MERCHANTS. FOR SENATO ti 4' Sir A' ii a: "i V.- w U. Mooretleld ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE A man of the people who knows how to do the people's work. Thanks to the Primary, the men and women of Indiana will say their say on the fcenator-ship on Primary Day, May 2nd The Republican verdict will be: "BEVERIDGE IN MAY MEANS VICTORY IN NOVEMBER." The Nation needs Bev-e ridge, the statesman. The Republican party needs Beveridge, the campaigner. Beveridge on the ticket means the party on the aggressive. Beveridge in the Senate means constructive Americanism on the job. "Never on the defensive!" is the slogan. Keep it in mind. Think twice and vote for Beveridge and victory. Beveridge Will Speak Thursday Night March 16th At KOKOMO Strand Theatre Hear This Speech Fresh Enough to Be One BEVESiDGE caiv-..-.. M dev. .. V:-v.jr'.- X 1 V. Building operations will be resumed in Fairmount soon and new houses will hop-in t n nritn If Je nrn.!fa mere wm be considerable work in this line the coming summer. Mrs. Rachel Scott is still sick. Fowlerton wants to be incorporated. Mrs. E M. Roney is quite seriously sick. Washington ing off badly. street needs a clean- Dr. C. N. Brown has returned from his trip to Arizona. Neal Naylor of Anderson Sundayed in Fairmount. Deputy postmaster Jap Wilson was at Lapel Sunday. Will Taylor is visiting relatives at Muncie this week. Lin Arnclt has been on the sick list more or less all winter. The blue bird has arrived harbinger of spring. a sure Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dalrymple visited Marion friends Sunday. E. R. Long and wife have gone to Albion on a month's visit. Will Goodman and wife of Van. Bur en have moved to Fairmount. Alex Little was absent pari of last week visiting at different points. absurdly easy to get that side-splitting comedy over the perfectly natural way in which Miss Gish goes about it. It isn't. She succeeds because she , 1. . 1.1 a , uas pei MHiaiii,y, naiuiai laiem, iiam. and a voracious appetite for hard ' (work. She says her life consists mainly of thinking up new 'gags" for her pictures. And that is the reason each one is different. Gish-entertain-ment is about the choicest comedy dish offered our patrons. Royal Theatre, Saturday March 11. Hard Names to Pronounce. j The new frontier which has beeu ; drawn up in Upper Silesia will affect ! the place names of a uuiuber of cit-! ies more or less familiar to the Amer-1 lean public. Of the larger cities, Rati- ' bor (Raclborx In Polish), Glelwltz, (Gll- wlce) and Beuthen (Bytoiu) will re- tain their present Gerinau names. Uu the Polish side the place names of towns which, while they have all along been known to the I'oles by their original Polish names, have for the last two centuries officially borne German naiius, will now revert to the Polish forms. Thus Konigshutte again Is Huta Krolewska, Kattowita again becomes Katowice. Pless is changed back to Pszcyyna, Tarnowitz will avaiii be Tarnowskie Gory, and once more Lublinltz will be known as Luh-liniec. Tlie place name of Rybnik will remain unchanged, the Polish and German forms being Identical. Flirtatious Islands. I French grammar is right, for once, ' when it designates islands as feminine; ; many of them appear and disapear j like a faee behind a fan. and have to K wooed ferventlv before thev are won. Charcot's recent landing on the "lost" island of Rockall, east of the Hebrides, recalls other elusive islands, says the Scientific AiuerWan. Jan Meyen modestly veils herself in mist, and is seen but once in 50 years, while an Islet in the Behring straits surrounds herself with water so hot that fishermen sav arnroach is imnossible. nrwentwatfr h a bnthinir nmmh rrf n island that floats for six weeks,' plorer, made his home on a similar one at the mouth of the Amason. un- til the island capsized in an attempt' to get rid of her guest. i - I By Charles Sughroe a i j I : i I Really Nothing to It. The Imperial War museum, London, England, is compiling a record of slang. and will be glad to receive any notes on the subject, giving the slang terms used in the army, together with the meaning of the term, and. If possible, the derivation. It is quite understoiMl that many of these terms are not fit for polite conversation, but at the same lime It Is considered that they will be valuable for record purposes. In this connection may be told the story of the new recruit who questioned an oldtliner on the subject of the French language. Did he have any difficulty in making himself under- stood? None whatever, said the veteran, who was a Scotsman. For example, suppose you wanted a couple of eggs you said "twa oeufs," and the old woman would bring three (trois) whereupon you sent one back again. Quite simple! BETTER ROADS X SEEK DEFINITION FOR TRUCK But Few States Furnish Data as to Size of Vehicles Using Nation's Highways. (Prepared by the Vniteil States Department of Agriculture.) What Is a motortruck? There is no universally accepted standard of what constitutes u motortruck in the various states, says the bureau of public roads, United States department of Agriculture. As a re- suit, only 13 states have furnished the department with the important data so essentiaJ to road building as to the size of trucks and commercial 'cars using the nation's highways during the first six months of 1021. "In some states." says the department, "all motorcars are registered on the sumo basis; in others, only cars having solid- tires are classed as merchandise of any kind whatever are clashed as trucks. Even those states which provide for n separate registra- Truck Used by Dairyman in New York State for Carrying Milk. tlon for motortrucks do not employ the same basis for designating the size of the vehicle. Some states use the total weight of the loaded vehicle, others the weight of the unloaded vehicle or the weight of the chassis, and still others use such Indefinite bases as the horsepower or the cost of the vehicle." The need for definite and uniform information concerning motortrucks In - ... "J W. in the preparation of da a Ich will enable road builders to ta,ke accurately Into consideration the I effect of such traffic. He's - 0 77 cy f the empty room Rhea played a happy! trucks; while in others all motor ve-song. At the lonely crossroad, an oh- ! hides used for carrying freight or Briefly, the bill makes it unlawful Whoop of joy. Her first two pictures for any person, corporation or com- secured her a following, that has been pany in any state or territory to use growing by leaps and bounds. "Gish the United Spates mails, telegraph, fans" are a huge army of movie-telephone, express companies, railroad goers. companies, or any other interstate j David Wark Griffith discovered commerce agency or transportation or Dorothy Gish, but it took even this communication, for the purpose of , astute producer a number of years to selling or offering for sale, or adver- , realize that he had in this girl a com-tisingi or soliciting subscriptions in edy star of the first rank. When he any state for securities or stock which, j cast her for one of the few humorous under the "blue sky" law-s of that j roles in "Hearts of the World," she state, are forbidden. It also prohib- "stopped the show." Critics and the its the use of any interstate transpor- general public alike instantly recog-tation agency or the mails for the i nized that a screen comedienne with transportation or delivery into any , delightfully new methods had appear-state of any stocks which the "blue ; ed. It was in obedience largely to the Jocting automobile abruptly gave up Its struggle with the snow. While the driver, muttering invectives against roads and weather In general, climbed shiverlngly from the car's seat and he:rd the gay notes of an organ. lie did not fully realize that it was an organ, his first realization being merely that shelter was near. The snow had banked Itself against the sehoolhouse windows,, doing its best to conceal the feeble light within, j But Paul Danvers found his way to the sehoolhouse door, and pounded j loud enough to le heard above Rhea's music. X " 1 a, oil A 4tT-k.v-.l1l Aaft t It distal Xt t ll ) A scarlet shawl still about her shoulders. the girl's eyes widened in delight at the prospect of companionship and deliverance, while the man's frown vanished at sight of her. "It was any port In a storm." he explained briefly. And when Rhea pointed to the dead embers and told him her predicament, the attorney hastened to relieve the situation. It had been many years since he had split logs for firewood and carried them to his country boyhood home, and he felt now a strange new exhilaration in this task. Later, as he and Rhea sat before the cheering blar.e, they looked Into each other's eyes and esmlled In sympathetic un oerstanding. "I was thinking," she id. "how wonderful it is. that you Happened away out nere. ro come to my aid.- . "And I was thinking.- the man re- turned laughingly, "how I grumbled all sky" laws of that state forbid sold within the state. The bill is patterned after the Webb-Kenyon act, which, prior to the federal prohibition amendment, prohibited the shipment of liquors from "wet" states into states that were dry." The bill, if it becomes a law, will not attempt to designate what securities are outlawed and what are not. It will merely assist the sever- mCKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL ii ii nmiw um I I 1 ; ; ..
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