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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY Problems Of The Small Town; Competition or Cooperation? Clioclhieif Tires 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. unsaid! Enlist the aid of your fellow-businessmen, the citizenship! bition Alliance will be held in Parker's We can show you some real tires for your car in the Clincher sizes, 30x3, 30x3, 31x4. They're Goodyears. You know their reputation for Quality. And you'll be surprised at the price, because you'll find a Goodyear at just about the price you've been paying for ordinary tires. Why not avoid annoyance and costly delays on the road. Let us put on a Goodyear for you next time. 30x3 2 non-skid, $10:95. 30x3, smooth, $9.85. E.O. Ellis Auto Supply Co. Start an advertising campaign and keep it going for fifty-two weeks in the year. This will not only bring in satisfactory returns to your till and increase the list of satisfied customers, but also like the boomerang, it will rebound, and carry the entire town up a notch with the impetus. Only a "hook-up with National Advertising, but it changes competition to co-operation. You can't sell goods in the dark, any more. Come out in the open. Get the fever of advertising yourself. Do it judiciously then hope that your brother-merchant catches the same germ. In a town where most of the merchants are advertising) and merchandising along modern lines; who are fighting bravely to keep the farmers coming to their town, it be- c vm -r, A not advertise; do not team-work with their fellow merchants to meet thel competition of nearby larger towns, or cities.- The firm which does not use advertising, is holding back the others business, is holding back the town. Such a store is like the ship that j steams out of port with her engines m - V i working) pertecuy ana me ancnor dragging. Her engines are working but she can't make any time, while her sister ship which sailed out with her , at the same time, has soon passed out j of sight. Don't let any merchant be a dragging anchor! j Hook-up" with National Advertis- ing; carry on xne sneives oniy inose products which have stood the acid ! STORAGE BATTERIES Tires, Accessories, Oils, Gasoline, Vulcanizing W. V. Fowler, Mgr. Phoce 226 lXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is the day of the small town's biggest problem, says L. IL Houek, proprietor of The Chilhowee (Mo.) Blade. It is a day when the small town is fighting: for its life. And it is like a ray of sunshine from a cloudy sky to know that some small towns are winning the battle. It is still a greater satisfaction to know that all small towns can win the battle if they but play the game by the rules. This is a swiftly moving age. The trip for the farmer's family to town in the big wxpxm is no longer an event in the lives of the children. Good roads and automobiles have placed at the disposal of the people of any community a wider range in which they seek the pleasures and necessities of life, which they are paying for with real cash. The 1922 farmer has his daily paper delivered by rural route carrier, and other farm papers. He and his familv subscribe to their favorite weeklr or monthly national maga zines. The modern farmer is a read er; he forms his own opinions. All of this progress which has come to us within the past ten years and less, and which is growing every day, has increased the competition of the count rv town merchants. Good roads and automobiles have placed the small town in direct com petition with its neighbor town or city. It is a wide competition of both merchants and towns. And the town that progresses and pushes ahead, is the town that is at all times up on its toes and alive to the problems of its citizens, and the advantages of the present age. And in order for the small town to survive, its merchants and its citizens must be alive and wideawake, ready and eaper to grasp every opportunity for the advancement of the community, and the betterment and progress of the town, or time will wash away the feeble marks which have been made and called a town. So much for the problem, which is a large one but the answer is easy. Fifty per cent, of the direct competition can be changed to co-operation. It means that merchants must adver tise and sell Nationally Advertised, Standardized Products just the same roods the bie city stores sell for Hall next Monday evening. A number of persons of Fairmount have bought land in Alabama. G. T. Phillips, Phil Armstrong, Schuyler Smithson and Emory Qcott. It is their purpose to improve and cultivate the land. John Flanagan, N. N. Edwards and Dr. J. W. Patterson, composing the school board, visited Anderson yesterday on official business. Lieutenant Allen Parker will probably be returned to the states the comingi summer and will visit Fair-mount relatives and friends. Rev. C. H. Fry who has been assist ing in revival work at the Baptist church, returned home to Pleasant Lake yesterday. Tuesday night a large number of Rebekahs of Fairmount lodge attend ed Marion lodge on special invitation. i Mrs. Will Weaver is shipping her household goods to Chicago, where she will reside in the future. Mrs. William McConn and son James have returned from a visit with Mrs. William Hood of Matthews. Mrs. Dolly Keely has returned from a visit with her sister Mrs. Dave Baldwin at Matthews. Rev. Hasting and Rev. Bartling made a business trip to Wabash Mon- day. Mrs. E. D. Leland will entertain the Ladies Shakespeare club Saturday afternoon M. J. Carson, agent at the Big Four station, was in Alexandria Saturday night. LAND DECLINES the carry-over was 16.240,000 bushels, Last year's production was one of the smallest ever reported in the state, with the quality also very poor. The xmnunt shinned or to be shiDDed out x i ,.v,,, -.., or cent of the crop. Considerably more oats were fed on farms than usual, because of the poor quality and low Vl 1- V- . "The reserves of barley on Indiana farms March 1, which were 23 per cent of last year s production, amount Jto 284,000 bushels, compared with . , inn. j ooo nM test of that advertising because if j saw mill accident in that city last they are not pood, advertising will : Thursday and that only his presence kill them qucker than any other force j of mind saved him from instant death, known to man. Team-work with your Roy was a member of the 160th In-fellow merchants and let them catch diana regiment during the Spanish- V the fever of modern advertising and modern merchandising. And then ' friends over the county who are more soon in the small town the air has j than sorry to hear of the accident. been charged with progress and pros- perity and the people "flivver" from j The regular meeting of the Prohi-the farms and buy; pay cash and soon j Rev. Madison Swadener, of the First M. E. church of Marion, will exchange pulpits with H. S. Smith next Sunday. It is in Rev. Swandener's church that the North Indiana conference convenes the 10th of April. Rev. C S. Smith of the Wesleyan church will occupy the same pulpit in the evening. The Friends Quarterly Meeting) Temperance Committee has secured William D. Sloan, one of Indiana's best orators, to deliver an address next Sabbath at the Friends church. Rev. Harvey will fill the pulpit at the Congregational church for Rev. Oscar Lowry, pastor. Neal VanDyne arrived here the first the week direct from the Pilhpines, h has ben olhenn. He is stopping with his father. He has been gone about two years. John Garrison, living in the north part of town suffered a fracture of the left wnst Wednesday evening while unloading a large marble shaft at tne Mongomery & Dye Marble shop. Misses Kittie Patterson and Dottie wmcnell have returned to their homes in Fairmount after a visit with Misses Goa and viva Worden in Marion, Barney Smith received a letter from riKiu, v., ....... Smith came near losing his life in a 1 American war, and has a host of VALUE OF FARM Co-Onerative Crop Keporting service for Indiana Issues Monthly Report Showing Conditions on the Farms The amount of cereal grains in! farmers hands March 1, this year, is considerably less than last 5ear, according to the monthly report of the i co-operative crop reporting service for Indiana, issued today. Value of farm lands also show a heavy de- i crease, the amount for improved lands j being $22 an acre, and for unimprov lands $20 an acre. This is a de- j $350,000,000 on the total acreage of farm lands. The report follows: j "Reserves of corn on Indiana farms i March 1, which were 45 per cent, of jthe 1921 crop, amount to 76,432,000 bushels and are second only to last j year's reserves. This is due largely ; to the low prices offered since the crop :was harvested. In 1921, the reserves ! amounted to 99,846.000 bushels and j were the largest carry-over ever re- i' corded in the state, while in 1920 the carry-over amounted to 68,641,000 bushels. The quantity that has been I or is to be shipped out of the country where grown is reported at 22 per cent of last year's production and is about the average, although consid erably more trading than usual took nlace amonir farmers The aualitv of piace among iarmers. ine quality oi ! the crop is somewhat below overage, ! only 80 per, cent, of it being consider-ed merchantable. Ear worm and mold were the greatest factors contributing to the damage, but chinch bugs and other insects were exceptionally prevalent in some sections of the state. "Wheat reserves on Indiana farms March 1, which were 17 per cent of last year's crop, amounted to 4,113,000 bushels, this being somewhat less than the average carry-over, although the percentage is somewhat larger than usual. Last year's crop was an un- I usually small one, the quality only 'fair. The 1921 reserves amounted to 5,741,000 bushels, and the 1920 r serves amounted to 5.845.000 bushels. re , : 1 , ' : i then they can cash-in on the efforts farrner boyf drives to town for sup-and the money which have been spent ITorace started to train the come back again. A common sight on Dayton's streets j is a team of four sheep which Hor- j ace ue ixmg, an eieven-year-oia sheep for the harness last summer when they were lambs. The animals obediently respond to the command of their master, whether hitched as tan dem, singly or side by side. They are good travelers and make the two- mile trip to town in half an hour. In some of the remote parts Switzerland a maid becomes engaged to a man it sne accepts irom mm a j that the man has risked his life to ob- tain the flowers for the woman ne . loves. RIBBLE f by the manufacturer and also by hundreds upon hundreds of retail merchants. The world is too large and knows too much by bitter experience for one man or one merchant to go it alone with an unknown brand. He might as well start a voyage on an uncharted ocean in a rowboat, for they will both end with disaster. The Salvation of the Small Town and Likewise the Small Town Merchant is Word "Competition" to "Co-Opera- tion." Drop the fight and do not speak the words that are better left LAFE PoH tiCal AlHlOU fl CeiTICl! t S FOR CONGRESS Samuel E. Cooks, of Huntington County, Democratic candidate for Congressman in the eleventh district at the election two years ago, is a candidate for re-nomination, and asks your support at the primary May 2, 1922. FOR STATE SENATOR Alfred Hogston authorizes the an- nouncement of his name as a candi date for the nomination for state senator from Grant county in the Indiana General Assembly, subject to the decision of the Republican primary election to be held on May 2, 1922. FOR SHERIFF Frank C. Tukey, who has several years as deputy sheriff: and! who has seen active service in the U. S. Army, as well as law enforcement work for both the state-and federal government, authorizes the announce- ment of his name as a candidate for nomination for sheriff of Grant coun .riff nf f.ront ,nn. ty, subject to the decision of the Republican primary election to be held on May 2, 1922. FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR John W. Pittenger, of Center town- . . . . . snip, authorizes the announcement of ination for County Assessor, subject to the decision of the Republican primary election to be held on May 2, FOR SURVEYOR Frank W. Whte, of Fairmount, au- thorizes the announcement of his name as a Republican candidate for Countv Survevor. Grant rmmtv in NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENTS. State of Indiana, County of Grant, ss: Grant Circuit Court, February Term 1922. j Complaint to Quiet Title, t Orestes Ballenger vs. Lydia Cook, et a'- "Known, tnat on tnis 4tn day of March A. D., 1922. the above nam- i plaintiff by his attorneys, filed in i ? i ri i. ll : i lie iiiiirr in li it rv ill i iih i iri'u i Court of the said Grant County, his complaint and plaintiff's affidavit, against the defendant in the above entitled cause, together with the affi davit of a competent person that the 'followings named defendants: Lydia Cook, Zimri Cook, her hubsand; ' known heirs, legatees and devisees of Lydia Cook, deceased; Leah Pegg Weesner, Michael Weesner, her husband; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of Leah Pegg Weesner, deceased; Elizabeth Nicholson. Nich olson, her husband whose christian name is unknown; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of Elizabeth Nicholson, deceased; Mary Menden- all, Mendenall, her husband whose christian name is unknown: Un a-'ctTiOf wai an m-J c v top ill-) wixry uu known heirs, legatees and devisees of j , i known heirs, legatees and devisees of Mary Pearson, deceased; Ruth Pearson, Benjamin Pearson, her husband; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of Ruth Pearson, deceased; Sarah Baxter, Joseph Baxter, her husband; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of Sarah Baxter, deceased; Margaret Study, John W. Study, her husband; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees oi Margaret JS.tudy, deceased; valentine Pegg, Mary Ann Pegg, his wife; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of Valentine Peggw deceased; John Pegg, Demaris Pegg, his wife; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of John Pegg, deceased; Davis Pegg-Jane Peggi, his wife; Unknown heirs,, legatees and devisees of Davis Pegg,. deceased; Unknown heirs, legatees and devisees of James Pegg, deceased, are not residents of the state of Indiana and that the residence of each of said defendants, after diligent in- nuiry and search, is unknown, and Hlat faid cause is an action toquiet "wf lo, rTeaJ. estaie ,Vrf n ou"y T Viff Sf"'.? 5"-lli'ty"TTf n.l??nr. I ths aT r r ? the north end ot i L?.a lhZrca ??JJ' I 1 Ul"L -UWIIMl.p Onn. Range 7 East, excepting twenty acres; off of the west side of said real estate.. Also the followingi: Beginning fifty one rods seven feet west of the northeast corner of Section 26, Township 23 North, Range 7 East, running south eighty-four rods nine feet, thence west thirteen and one-third rods, thence north eighty-four rod nine feet, thence east thirteen and one-third rods to the place of beginning, containing seven acres, and containing in all the above tract forty-five and thirty-seven hundreths acres, more or less. That said action is instituted and prosecuted by plaintiff for the purpose of quieting the title to the above described real estate as against all defendants, claims and claimants, whatsoever and whomsoever, and as against the world. Said defendants are therefore hereby notified of the filing and pendency of said complaint and that unless, they appear and answer or demur thereto at the calling of said cause on the 3rd day of May, A. D. 1922, the same being the 9th Judicial Day of the April Term, 1922, of said Court, to be begun and held at the Courthouse in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, on the Fourth Monday in April, 1922, said complaint and the matters and things therein contained and alleged will be determined in their absence. Witness the Clerk and seal of said Court this 4th day of March ,1922. S. A. CONNELLY, Clerk of the Grant Circuit Court.. HOGSTON & DICKEY, Attorneys for Plaintiff. March 6-12-20-27. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE No. 3687. Notice is hereby given to the creditors, heirs and legatees of Robert A. Seward, Deceased, to appear in the Grant Circuit Court, held at Marion, Indiana, on the 20th day of March 1922, and show cause, if any why the FINAL SETTLEMENT ACCOUNTS: with the estate of said decedent should not be approved; and said heirs are notified to then and there make proof of heirship and receive their distributive shares. WITNESS, the Clerk of said Court, this 25th day of February 1922. S. A. CONNELLY, Clerk of Grant Circuit Court. . Feb. 27, March 6-13. i 4 rj7ks rv t ''" c u K-'i rv t- iu IIIC UrvlSlUII Ul lilt? bushels for 1920. The crop produced RpnHicanJ primary election of May last year was unusually small and of 2, 1922. only fair quality. The amount ship- ped or to be shipped out of the coun- j FOR TRUSTEE ty where grown is 14 per cent of the Clyde E. Helms authorizes the an-total production, which is about aver- nouncement of his name as candidate . . u i fr nomination for trustee of Fair-age. A great portion of the barley mount toWTI8hip subject to the deci. produced in Indiana is used on the sion of the Republican primary elec-farm where grown and is confined tion to be held May 2, 1922. Fairmounts Candidate for the Republican Nomination For County Clerk 'Sit V " tv principally to a few counties in the northeastern part of the state. "Land values in Indiana compared with last year show a decline of ap- nroximatelv $22 an acre for imnmvwl on i i v out improvements. Plow lands de- creased about $24 an acre in value. "The average value an acre of Indi- ana farms renting for cash in 1921 ini . , Ie uL $101' and he r!ntal $6 an acre' n,-, .psram vJn nt i.n. v. ---,-, v.- x. Brw- miiuo naa $105 an acre, and the rental $7 an acre. Pasture lands were valued at $67 an acre, and the rental $4 an acre, RESULTS TELL There Can Be No Doubt About Results in Fairmount Results tell the tale. All doubt is removed. The testimony of a Fairmount citi-en can be easily investigated. What better proof can be had ? Fred Smithson, 622 E. Washington st,, Fairmount, says: "My kidnevs -. 'S!y. were out of order and I had a dull known heirs, legatees and devisees of aching across the small of my tmck'S&rS The quality that has been or will be stooping! or lifting. Mornings es-' son, JohmF.Pearson, her husband; Unshipped out of the county where j PecHy I was lame and stiff. The John F- Pearson, her husband; Un-grown amounts to 56 per cent, of the!action of my kidneys was irregular ! total production. . "The growing crop of wheat in In- v diana is not looking- as srood as it ! ! should at this time of the year. Much!druS store- T1 were ius wat I . , lu jp i !tnat made " hard for m to do any and annoyed me especially at night. A friend advised Doan's Kidney Pills and I bought some from O'Mara's needed and soon rid me of the" back aches and regulated my kidneys. Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Smithson had. Foster Milburn Co. Mfrs Buffalo, N. Y. Advertisement. FOR COMMISSIONER. James E. Devore, of Sims township, authorizes the announcement of his name as a candidate for commissioner j from the second district, subject to damage has been done by freezing and thawing weather, and insects are prevalent in many localities. Present indications point to a very low condition figwre for the entire country, with Kansas and the Southwest states in very poor condition. , "The reserves of oats on Indiana farms on March 1, which were 39 per cent of last year's production, amount to 17,578,000 bushels, which is about the average. Last year the carry - v 1 RALPH C. COTTRELL SPECIALIST ON THE FITTING OF GLASSES 409 Marion National Bank Building MARION, INDIANA Phcnc24C Sunday by Appointment w bver was 83,835,000 bushels, and one the decision of the Republican Pri-of the largest ever reported. In 1S21, mary election to be held May 2, 1922. ..... - -.