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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, March 13, 1922
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1 i E EAiEMOTOJT MEWS PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. f Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1922 " Number 29 s i H. S. Teachers Lafe Ribble Out ACADEMY TRACK WAR MOTHERS WIN FOR PARK GREEN PLANS NEW SCHOOL TOWNSHIP ADVISORY BOARD ACTS FAVORABLY ON BOND ISSUE WOMAN IS NAMED FOR POSTOFFICE MRS. MINNIE WALPOLE RECEIVES APPOINTMENT TO SUCCEED W. P. VAN ARSDALL Will Erect Modern, Up-to-date Central Building Near Point Isabel Will be Community Center Also Cost v i REMONSTRANCE AGAINST MEMORIAL PLAN TURNED DOWN BY TOWN BOARD Council Stands by Project to Beautify Triangular Bit of Ground at Main Street and Henley Avenue Interesting Special Session Held Thurs day Night to Consider Petition. Remonstrators against the propos ed memorial park to be established by the local chapter of War Mothers on the triangular plat of ground at the intersection of Main street and Hen ley avenue, did not get far with the town board at the special meeting of that body held Thursday night for the purpose of considering the remon strance and counter petition presented by the War Mothers. Some short time ago the local chap - ter of War Mothers secured from the Estimated at Sixty Thousand Dol- J the facutly at dinner, lars, I The guests were received in the , 'faculty room which had been trans- Green township will be the second formed into a reception room and township in the county to have a cen- which was decorated with green car- tralized school when present plans are nations carried out. Franklin township was J At six-thirty the guests were es-first and the fine new building at corted to the Vocational home econom-Roseburg will be ready to open on ics room where the dinner was served. S.ept. 1. J Green and white formed the color Last week a petition signed by a scheme for this room. A canopy of big, majority of voters of the township ' reen and white crepe paper over-was presented to Trustee Edward hung the tables, from the curtains MfcGraw and on Wednesdav the ad-i"? suspended ribbons of green to PROSPECTS GOOD QUAKER ATHLETES NOW TURN ATTENTION TO THE CINDER PATH SCHEDULE School Expects to be Represented by a Winning Squad, Maintaining the Record of Previous Years Some of Strongest Teams of State Will be Seen Here. With the basket ball season over Fairmount Academy athletes will turn their attention now to what is expected to be a successful track season. The basket ball season just completed was termed fairly successful but it is predicted that this year's track team will far outshine the record of the basketball quintet. In the past 20 years Fairmount Academy has been known state wide for its numerous successes on the cin- ning track squad, always meeting the strongest teams of the state. at present .MittanK, a graduate of he Academ 5till holds the state pole vauit roconi made in 1916, at the At present Mittank, a graduate of vault record made in 1916, height of 11 feet, 7 inches Since the Indiana State High School Athlet ic Association has been orranixed representatives s of the Academy havejne visorv board of the township was call- ed into special session, and that body.ptp A border of shamrocks andjder path. With the exception of one acted favorably on the proposition, "snakes trimmed the last side of the . or two of the last 20 years, the Acad-ordering the trustee to advertise forjrwm- Tn tables were beautiful . emy has been represented bv a win- town board permission to convert this j was first president of the Fairmount neglected spot of ground into a park Kiwanis club, and it was largely as a memorial to the memory of the through his activity and energy that eight Fairmount boys who made the j the club was organized here. He is supreme sacrifice on the battle fields married and the father of four chil-of France and in honor of the boys dren. who returned. The War Mothers i the sale of bonds to the amount of j $60,000, for the construction of thej building. It is the intention of the board to ild a centralised graded school near Vuild a centralised graded school near Pt. Isabel, this town being geographi- callv located near the center of the . . owns ip. Among the various departments j For County Clerk Fairmount Man Announces His Candidacy for Nomination on the Republican Ticket at Primary Election Lafe H. Ribble, Fairmount, has announced he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for county clerk. Mr. Ribble is the second to announce his candidacy for this position, S. A. I Connelly having made his announce ment several days ago. Mr. Ribble and Mr. Connelly were opposing candidates four years ago, when the latter nosed out ahead for the nomination by 200 votes. Follow-in the primary election, Mr. Ribble got behind the entire Republican ticket and worked for its success. He always has been a Republican and has been an active worker for the party. Mr. Ribble is connected with the well known tailoring and gent's fur- nishing goods firm of Ribble Brothers. 1 and is one of Fairmount's enterpris- incr and successful business mpn. Hp COURT PUTS COSTS tT1. L,f r. kT wr UHIV. 'Complete Reversal of Lower Court Decision Rendered in Madison Circuit Court A complete reversal of the result which was obtained in the lower court ; in the suit of Purl Dean against Leo ; j T- I trj 1 jj i arm i uui unuerwoou was rccurutni in , the Madison circuit court at Madison last Thursday when the case was heard there on an appeal. The case grew out of an accident north of town one Sunday evening last summer when Paul Underwood, while driving the automobile of his uncle, Leo Underwood, ran into a flock of ,' sheep which Dean was driving from the stockyards here to his farm , Two ot the sneep were Kinea ana six others maimed so they died later. Dean brought suit to recover dam- ages and when the case was tried in Justice court m Summitville he was awarded $64. U"'00'1 once took an appeal and when the face wa rnninieted Tnursdav. Judee in,tnJcted the ju " to find Klttir,Per instructed the jur to nna f th rieterwlnnt. I J ndpnvood. on... ; : , i : , for ?ach of the rtad heroes and. called for by the petition, the building j ,njmrwks tm? w of whJch is to contain a modern auditorium for importw, from Irtland. community purposes. This idea is in j The dinn?r was spr Jn line with those bemg advocated H'ej The color scheme was carried mv-KM- iKo .nlr- of having larce au- . ... . .. . . ' , .... . . . . - .trtHums in school buildinos m which . the patrvns might gather tor social or intellectual purposes and the scholars might haxe various pla, programs, etc. , : tne ouiuung .v, v - wun green peppers seoovi with sham- ( "l " who did not approve of this plan and and have all the latest school equip- rxvk shapeil breads made up the third j filled by last year's second string men, jth preented a remonstrance ment. Manual training and domestic Wurse. For the fourth course, the j while the freshman class offers sever- j inj8t the transforming of the bit science departments and other special brick ice cream a white with a j al good prospects, especially in Gaith- pvouna into a park as proposed, study rooms will be made a part of shamrock imbedded in the center and r, a sprinter, who should develop in- arjrumnts being presented that the building. ; small silk flag of Erin waved f rom j to a valuable runner. ! Jt wouja obst;.uct the traffic view at Legal preparations will be made, the angel food cake. At present it looks as if Gaithertne intersection of Main street and immediately in order that construe-' Martelle Kimes, ulrtsed in a white j would be the chief sprinter but he itpniY avenue, and Vecause of the in-tion on the building may be started at dress with green ribbon furnished : will have to step some to hold down ; tcrurban line on Main street, might Hosts at Dinner Ce-Workers of North Building and Wifes of Faculty Enjoy Elaborate St Patrick's Day Banquet Thursday evening the women teachers of the high school entertained the teachers of the north building and the wives of the gentlemen of nieh were attached shamrocks and xr,th their snowy clothes festooned preen ribbon. Place cards and nut cups were indicative of St. Pat- . , . , rK a lhe cr candle sticks sup- . l?1 n candle with shamrock j t "-""""j P' . " Bt.w . . , "T1 I the Irish. A harp of smilax formed jthe centerpiece while at each end of ,v . , . out in me soup course oy the pars- . . . . ... , ' .. ltJ ,,5 a jrarmn. me secona course; o callop chicken, mash- potatoes and gravy, pea patties a Klkt n the Vhape of sham-1 'rcks. Perfection salad garnished I iciroia music, an insn songs, our-: ing the meal. While seated around the table each 1 i v-;.- i'ivjviu ivjiu n iiini MiMj. i t, i After dinner each one tried to kiss it . . , , , , the blarney stone which had been .... . 1 drawn on a sheet. The lips were . . I t. .. .. i v noi aim vacn m?j Tt a revt mark upon The sheet. Marie- t i : .u .. . ; -''.r " w.e nwr amt rece,.eu a u,m- mutive Irish coleen as a reward. chewing gum. All present were then given white', . clay pipes and were conducted to the i - - kitchen where a bubble blowing period ended the evening's fun. 'DR. COUCH READS PAPER BEFORE DENTAL SOCIETY, Dr. Ernest Couch read a paper on "Dermatitis before a meeting of the fJrant Pnimt Dental srtrietv whirh Wms hel1 Tnursday evening in the Joffice of Q M FUnn ft GaM Wock n Mariofu tj, lhe monthly raeeUng ot the society and attended by fifteen members. HIGH SCHOOL AND ACADEMY RECEIVE CHECKS Both the Fairmount high school and jthe Fairmount academy have received checks representing their proportion- te shares ot the profits in the dis- tournamenU After lunrir all mMiM nf the meet, the committee in charge issued refund checks on the basis of the number of SMlson tkketa sold by each school tnan te7 nd raJrmnt.nt .r-d- emy, $127. BUSINESS GIRLS GIVE ST. PATRICK'S PARTY. The Business Girls Club will hold .their March meeting in the rooms i j j ' j ( ! planned to plant nine memorial trees, one tree in honor of the living who came home, and another tree for f?rt., ,-r,r, I, : hospital service. Arrangements were madf with Rvmn Tratr to 5imrirtw maae VUn J1" raster to supenir- tend this work and make such land- scape gardening as to make the small plat of ground a beauty spot, as well as a fitting memorial. Last week it developed there were some caUJ!e serious accidents. Hearing of the action the War . . .. . .i Mothers immediately circulated a peti- . . . . .. i . . u Ition which was arso presented to the r , , . . f town board at the Thursday night . . . - f. toard stand by its former agreement. permitting the planting of trees and iL i.:..: r r,.l Thi, iauiuivouv.. ... . 'Petition contained more than 150 names of the leading, citizens of the Itown. The members or the ooara a . m quickly determined the matter after very short deliberation, deciding in favor of the War Mothers. More than forty War Mothers attended the meeting. MRS. PATTERSON'S CLASS HAS DELIGHTFUL PARTY Mrs Ralph Parker, Mrs. Bcttmri AUred and Mrs. C. L. Salyers were hostesses to the members of the Sunday school class of the M. E. chu h ;vjg.t by Mrs. Elia Paterson at tho home of Mrs. Ralph Parker on Thurs-d" evening of last week. This w. s a special meeting of the class inn- nu h as election of officers took pi i a, once. Franklin township was the premier one to establish a centralised school system and the large, modern Franklin township school building which is located at Roseburg. is practically completed. prJiriin building will be ready .... . ,t September 1. This 111 - 't- ' . . . . building has manual training, aomes- tic science and other special depart- ... i t .-itttnHl , Announcement of Her Selection Made Through Press Dispatches From Washington, and Her Commission is Expected to be Received Soon Stood First in Eligibles. Fairmount's next postmaster bee pardon; "postmistress" will be Mrs. Minnie Walpole, daughter of Attornev O. R. Scott. Announcement of the appointment was made through the fresa uispatcnes irom Washington last Friday, and it is expected that-approval of the appointment by the senate will be given within the next few days, as soon as that much overworked body can find time to take up important matters, following which Mrs. Walpole will receive her commis sion, a postofnee inspector will come to Fairmount and check out W. P. VanArsdall, and check in the new postmistress. According to the grading given the seven aspirants for the position who took the examination last November in Marion, the Civil Service hoard in Washington placed Mrs. Walpole first on the list of eligibles. Mrs. Walpole had already received the endorsement of County Chairman John A. 'Jones, and through his recommenda tion, the recommendation of Congressman Kraus, which made her appointment appear to be a foreepne conclusion, provided she should be successful in passing the required civil service examination and be placed in the list of eligibles. This she did, and after the authorities at Washington had given out the examination grades, Mrs. Wal pole's appointment came as no surprise to patrons of the Fairmount office. Mrs. Walpole stated to The News Monday morning that as yet she had received no notification nf Vipr sn pointmentt and had no other informa. tion other than that contained in the press dispatches from Washington. However, she stater! she fYnwtoH r receive her commission in a short tjmej anJ wouM at once be ed tf take ovpr the duties of the office As regards any local appointments she m5ght haye tQ make -n repard tQ .... T Sl&n T ass,stLants ln . tlie ottlce. ghe stflted that shp afc thJs time had ... . . termined. There has, however, been " ' . ... , a pci sisieiiL rumor inai misses VOra and Edna Jones, daughters, of Chairman Jones, had been slated for the places in the office now occupied by Miss Anna Delph and Mrs. Irene Brewer Stout, but Mrs. Walpole stated that no promises had been made by her. MISS ALICE RATLIFF RETURNS FROM GERMANY. Miss Alice Ratlin returned last Thursday to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Ratliff of Liberty township after an absence of nearly two years. Miss , RatlifT was sent abroad under the auspices of the American Friends Service committee and was stationed at Hamburg, Germany. Her work consisted of the supervision of the feeding of under-nourished children and took her over the northern part of the empire. When the work, which is still being carried on, was turned over to the government. Miss Ratliff felt that she could then start on her journey home. Rev. Homer Morris and wife, well known Indiana Friends, remained in Germany being still engaged in the same work. FAIRMOUNT MAN KNOWS THE VAUGHNS Frank Davis, living on Mill street, having read the account of Mrs. Bix-lers search for her mother in The Fairmount News, called at the office Saturday and stated that he had been well acquainted -with Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn 'some years ago. Mr. Davis was a victim of hay fever and found it necessary to go to Michigan each year during the hay fever season. One year Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn accompanied him on his journey north. He states that Mrs. Vaughn went from, here to Argus in Marshall county some seven or eight years ago and that she married again, although he did not know the name of her husband. He also states that she has two married' sisters in Argus. v,. ---- , notning to gave out, not as yet hav- the ground that Paul Underwood was j 5nff made &ny se,ections ghe stated not his agent or employe at the timea,so thafc ghe had made nQ promises of the accident, and that he was notand who ghe wou,d se,ect ag her ag responsible for Pauls acts. The , sistants was a maUer fc be de k. 1 J 4L. vf nil iViA Alirt i grade schools in this part of the state. ; In a "green contest, Mary Louise !3rookshire will probably do the bulk Automobile hacks will convey the chil- Arnold answered every question cor- j of the low hurdling while Harshbarg-dren from every corner of the town- rcUy and received a "Paddy" hat .er win probably be the main stay on hip to the school. jfille.1 with candy. the h?gh sticks. Thi plan does away with all one- Mrs W Meyers received an Irish j The field events will be taken care room school houses in both townships Pddy astride a potato as a reward : of mostly by veteran men. The locals wl S in with the modern trend for the best animal made of white 'should be especially strong! in the pole held five Afferent state records hav Wrn brokeru The team will be practically a vet- eran team as on,y five memlcrs of ,4S!t ivpar's tn vr InsK Pavn. snrin- " - - . iter: Overman. Pole vaulter: J. Hais- ' . . ... ... le-v lpht man and alt mUor' Wen? , by Pra,,uation whi,c Baker' ha,f miler Js in15ble to com ,cto in hi?h schol thl the position as well as rayne oia last year. In the 440 yard dash, Little will i prohablv be the chief contestant. At ' , i .... . V i . I. . . . 1 present mucn uoin- can mu iv m-vuiim , , , . . ., as to who will run the half mile as . , new material will have to be develop- ed for this event. Probably C. Smith. , . . a .: a iroaa juniper ana -4o yarvi man, win . oe shifted to the position. i ji. i ii n i , 1 w ,,e L care oi ey o. na.s.ey,, who made a eood showing last year, (vault, with Lewis and Cecil, two men who should reach the 11-foot mark . v . vi before the season is over. Harshbar 'ger should reach well above the five- foot mark in the high jump, "Tiny Brewer should be the chief weight man and before long should make over 40-feet on the shot. A world of material is available for the broad jump, including Little, Smith, Brookshire, Gaither and White. Other men that should make a good showing are Hook, Rich, Woods, Tedrick, Edwards, Mason, RatlifT, Mann E. Smith, Woolen, Colbert and Lewis. The sched for the coming season has not been completed, but except for one or two of the preliminary meets, only the best teams of the state will be met. Such teams as Wabash, El-wood, Technical or Manual of Indianapolis and probably Anderson will be scheduled. COMMITTEE APPRAISES HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING Phillip Matter, G. W. Heilsman and Samuel Kirk, the committee appointed by Judge J. Frank Charles of the circuit court Thursday made an appraisal of the Fairmount high school building and will report their finding to the judge within a short time. The original high school building, as it stood before the commencement of last summer's additions and enlargements, was all that entered into the consideration of the committee. The report of this committee will determine the valuation of the property, for which Fairmount township will pay, in connection with the creation of a Joint High school, about one year ago. Mr. and Mrs. Will Dill, who have rbeen living west of Fairmount, have moved to a farm on route 4 out of . i t i ii .ivities all over the coun- . ' I try. i WISHES JOB OF COUNTY SHERIFF Artfcvr Shnart Frmlly Announce His Candidacy for Place on Republican Ticket Arthur Shugart, one of the most prominent farmer of Grant county, residing in Franklin township, Fn- day formally announced his candidacy for the Kepuoncan nommaUW. fourth perso to enter the sheriffs race. Mr. Shugart has resided in Grant county all his life spending most ot his time in Franklin township. He was employed several years the Union Traction lines in Marion, nvi ic vji wt " : farmer. He was a volunteer In the Spanish- American war. and always has been e c j courx oraereu u.e proceedings taxea against imn. Whether there will be another appeal remains to be seen. t FAIRMOUNT NEEDS HITCHING RACKS Telephone Poles and Other Inconvenient Places Prove Cause of Annoyance Fairmount needs hitching racks for the convenience of farmers coming to town to do trading. As it is, they are The regular fortnightly Kiwanis luncheon will be held in the dining room at the M. E. church Monday eve- ! , the following" ladies beinn chosen fir 'compelled to hitch to telephone poles the coming year: President. Mrs.' and other inconvenient places. Tele-Albert Kelley, vice-president, Mrs. C phone poles were never made for L. Salyers, secretary, Mrs. Victor hitch racks and the wear and tear on Selby and treasurer, Mrs. Hort Rib-j them amounts to considerable each ble A letter was read before the year they are used for this purpose, ladies from Mrs. Roy Harms of Ak- even though the company protects ron, O., a former Fairmount lady and them with pole guards. In a htUe a member of the class. To this let-.while these become loosened and the ter the ladies replied, each signing hitching strap is run under the guards her name to the missive. The rest .Instead of over them, thus prying of the evening was spent in a social .them off in a very short time. One way and a dainty luncheon suggestive ' of the telephone employees stated to of St. Patrick's Day was served, a reporter that because of this cus-which consisted of brick ice cream in 'torn, a ground wire on one of their green and white, cake cut in the shape poles became loosened and was pulled of a shamrock with green icing, and . out of the ground. Should an elec-coffee. Those who enjoyed the eve- trical storm have come this way while ning with the hostesses were Mrs. that condition existed, the lightning Charles Kesler, Mrs. Al F. Dreyer. j would have gotten into the cable and Mrs. Everett Parker, Mrs. John Sei-' caused no end of damage and trouble. gf?l, Mrs. Milt Nicholson and daugh-j Ah additional line of hitch racks ter, Mrs, Ella Patterson, Mrs. Victor would help matters some. Selby, Mrs. Ed Olfather, Mrs. Law- rence Buller, Mrs. Bert Kelley, Mrs. Mrs. Ella Patterson, Mrs. J. J. Mc-Clyde Lewis, Mrs. Hort Ribble, Mrs. Evoy, Mrs. Bertha Leming and other Owen Curless, Mrs. Charles York, j friends of Mrs. Edith Bevington are Mrs. Glenn Henley, Mrs. Martha Om- m Montpelier today to attend the elvena, Mrs. Will Taylor, Mrs. Maude funeral of her mother, Mrs. H. C. Brown and MJasters James Alfred Rib- ( Brannum. KepuNtcan. in tne race ior me sner- which took Fairmount high ifTs nomination four years ago, Mr.Lvnni eeivd rWV fnr little Shugart ran second to Bert Fowler, who obtained the nomination. FAIRMOUNT MEN ORGANIZE COMPANY company of Fairmount men with Lester and Elbert Kimes. Oliver Bui ble, Charles York, Jrn Billie Allred and Junior Parker. Mrs. J. B. Millikan was in Jones- ler and John H. Carson directors for t over the Fairmount State bank Tues-the first year, was recently incorpor-' day evening, March 14, and have is-ated as The Auto Improvement Com-j sued shamrock invitations; so the pany, with a capital stock of $10,000. j supposition is that it will be a St. Flans are made to manufacture a Patricks Day party. At any rate number of articles which it is claimed there will be one of the Business will increase the efficiency f auto-'Girls famous pot-luck suppers and mobiles and which will eradicate cer- the entertainment which is in the tain phases that have a tendency to t hands of Miss 3&ry Armfield, Jennie try the patience and temper of driv- Monnahan and Mrs. Dale Long, will ers. The home ofSce of the company without doubt constitute most en-Trill be in Fairmount. joyable evening. bo ro Friday to attend a meeting of ning at 6:S0 o'clock. .Although no de the Jonesboro chapter of War Moth- finite program has been announced it era which was held at the home . ,of is understood that matters of twport-Mrs. Frank Sieberling. ance will come up for consideration. i

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