The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on March 16, 1922 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, March 16, 1922
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A 7 1 E FAIEMOTOT NEW 1 to PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1922 " Number 30 i i . . ""a I i i H "T. B." HOSPITAL SITE INSPECTED FIELD AND TRACK MEET DATE FIXED SELBY AT HEAD CITIZENS STATE Penknife Saved Child's Life Dr. C. C. Payne, Son of Zim Payne of Fairmount Performs Remarkable Operation in Cincinnati Hospital Kiwanis Hears Real Entertainer Finch B. Cooper Guest at Monday Night's Meeting and Delights Members With His Versatile Work Kiwanis enjoyed an extraordinary Would Widen Much Used Road Farmers Along Range Line Name Committee to Meet With State Officials to Consider Expense Interested landowners of Grant and Madison counties to the number of about one hundred gathered in Fair- ( i I i i I fi .1: 1 1 I 1 Surgery with a penknife was executed at the Cincinnati General hospital a few days ago by Dr. C. C. Payne, son of Zim Payne, of Fair- mount, who has been attached to the hospital staff for some two vears cast. : Dr. fayne, in an emergency, per formed trecheotomy upon a two year old lad, John Washington, living at j 665 West Sixth street, Cincinnati, who ! was in one of the wards at the hos- pital. The child, the Cincinnatf Enquirer says, in an account of the remarkable feat, had been admitted to the hospital the day before after having swallowed a peanut. A few minutes after he was admitted to the hospital the peanut stopped up his windpipe, causing strangulation. The lad had stopped breathing when Dr. Payne reached the ward. Realizing that death was imminent, and he had no time to send for surgical instruments, Dr. Payne took out his pocket knife, slit open the child's throat and incised the trachea just below where the peanut had lodged. This operation permitted the passage of air and the child was soon revived. Later Dr. Samuel Iglauer, attend- ingj surgeon on the General hospital staff, was summoned and removed the peanut from the bov's throat. Dr. Payne explained that if he had ; .waited until a surgeon's knife was obtained from one of the surgical wards the child would have died. MRS. WINSLOW ATTENDS WAR MOTHERS MEETING. Mrs. Addie Winslow, War Mother of 1., - , f if r ii. tne r airmount cnapter 01 ar iuoxn- ers, was in Indianapolis this week to attend a meeting ofl the state execu- tive board meeting which was held in the Y. W. C. A. building. Very im-was taken up at this portant work meeting, chief of which was the membership campaign which is to be launched soon, and the furtherance of legislation in favor cf former service men. Mrs. Daisy Douglas Barr of New Castle, state war mother, urged the members to enter party polities and vote for the men who will favor the bonus bill, and all legisla- tion favoring former service men. The membership campaign is to be i - j ii i. ii.. .i:.i.:. i. cameu on inruu.nii nit- uiMiit.s, ciin vice war motner acting as a captain , mother acting as a captain i . INSTITUTIONAL SECRETARY OF NATION A L ASSOCIATION VISITS GRANT COUNTY Five Proposed Sites for County Institution Inspected and Report Will be Made to National Association After Which Local Organization Will Take Up Work. Five proposed sites for a tuberculosis hospital in Grant county were inspected Monday by T. B. Kidner, institutional secretary of the National Tuberculosis Association of New York, and Murray A. Auerbach, of Indianapolis, executive secretary of the Indiana Tuberculosis .Association. According to Mr. Kidner, of the. five sites inspected, two could be considered as excellent locations, while the third was fairly satisfactory and the other two could not be considered advisable, lie stated that it was not advisable at this time to make public the location of the sites visited. .Mr. Kidner will return to New York and make his report to the National Association, who in turn will send a report to the Grant County Tuberculosis Society within the next ten days. This report will contain all facts and data, showing the standard requirements for a hospital of this kind, to- gether with the data on the sites vis- ited. Miss Lila Powell, secretary of the I Grant County association stated that a meeting of the board of directors of the county association would be held after the report has been received from the National Association and that all constructive data would bo ready to be presented to the county commissioners, to whom the tubercu losis society will go for an appropria- i tion for the construction of a hospital in this county. j Mr. Kidner stated that from infor- a: a l ' a l f i i mauon secured, a nospuai 01 not less i k.o. i,m ! ed. This would be required for the use of Grant county alone, he said. If more than one county should use the hospital, then mare beds would be required. This estimate of the number of beds is made on the basis of one death in the county each year for one bed in the hospital. Mr. Kidner urged that whether or not the money was available to construct the hospital at first, that plans for the whole institution should be made. Any construction of an individual building should be made a part of the ultimate whole hospital, he said. "All over the country, the National Hospital Association is being called to advise schemes of expansion of existing hospitals, which have grown without a co-ordinated plan, which has ... . . . v v with inefficient buildingp which are costly to maintain. "Accessibility is the most important factor in requirements for a site There must be sufficient level space for the buildings and space in which the patients can exercise. Shelter from prevailing disagreeable winds must also be provided, either by the topography of the ground, which should rise behind the building area, or by a belt of trees. "It is important that a site must "have some natural beauty. Treatment of tuberculosis in a sanatorium Is a long tedious process and pleasant surroundings have a great effect on, treatment. Having this in mmd, the modern sanatorium architects include in designs, planting) schemes for shrubs, flower beds, lawns and walks. Great changes have taken place in ideas in sanatorium construction in late years. It is no longer considered proper to house tuberculosis patients in flimsy buildings or "shacks," which, were formerly all too common. Mr. Kidner is a consulting architect for the United States government and visited the Marion National Sanatorium Tuesday to confer with officials regarding the construction of the new tugerculosis hospital, which will shortly be started. There was a meeting of the War Mothers Monday evening for the purpose of considering bids for the contract of planting trees in Memorial park, the triangular piece of ground at the intersection of South iMain street and Henley avenue, and David Lewis was awarded the contract. The work of transplanting the trees was begun this morning: and Mr. Lewis stated he thought it would be finished before three o'clock this afternoon. i j I I . j ! i 1 i BUYS ALL OF FOREIGN OWNED STOCK AND THE CONTROLLING INTERESTS Takes Active Management of Fair-mount Banking Institution Which He and His Father Founded More Than Twenty-Five Years Ago Palmier Ice in Old Position. Controlling interest in the Citizens State bank this week passed into the hands of Victor A. Selby, who purchased all of the foreign owned stock. Immediately after the consumation of the deal Mr. Selby took entire charge of the affairs of the bank, and will hereafter devote his time to the active management of the institution. Pal mer Ice, who recently resigned his position in the bank, after the bank some several weeks ago had been taken over by a syndicate of Chicago and New 'York bankers, returns to his position with the transfer of the management to Mr. S.elby. A short time ago a syndicate of New York and Chicagp capitalists secured the controlling stock in the Fairmount bank, it being then announced that these bankers were forming a chain of banks within the Chicago district which should be under their control, and through which they could control the banking business of the smaller towns within the territory. Immediately radical changes in tho management of the local bank were inaugurated, W. D. Garri-tson from Chicago coming to Fair-mount as cashier, the reorganization placing A. R. Maloney, of Chicago, as president, while Henry Loeb of New York, was announced as chairman of the board of directors. Within a few weeks Mr. Garritson was succeeded as cashier by E. .MI. Blose, of Summit-ville. and upon the retirement of Mr. Ice, W. W. Ware of Summitville came in as assistant cashier. Meanwhile Mr. Selby, who with his father more than twenty-five years ago. established the bank, began negotiating with the result that the first of the week a deal was closed whereby he secured all the foreign owned stock and the majority holdings. Immediately on taking charge Mr. Selby announced that a meeting of the stockholders would be immediately called for the purpose of electing a new board of directors, upon which the new directors would perfect the reorganization of the bank. This announcement will be made in a few days. Mr. Selby also stated that the bank would be conducted along the lines upon which he and his father built up a strong financial institution in Fairmount, always work- i ing for and standing for the best in terests of Fairmount and southern Grant county. H. S. ORCHESTRA TO GIVE COMEDY Vaudeville and Musical Entertainment Booked for Next Wednesday Evening The next event on the high school calendar will be the presentation of the vaudeville and musical revue sketch, "What Next" by the high school orchestra, under the direction of Miss Sample. This will be given next Wednesday evening, March 22, at 8:15 o'clock. For this there will be no reserved seat sale, general admission tickets only being on sale, and the proceeds will be applied on the expenses incurred in the improvement and remodeling) of the high school auditorium. "What Next" is in the nature of a three act vaudeville and musical comedy sketch, the first act being entitled "School Days" and consisting of vaudeville sketches. The second act is "Colonial Days" a sketch in costume, while the finale will be a Military concert, in costume. The coming weeks will be busy ones on the high school calendar and students and faculty alike are working hard to make the series of entertainments booked for the closing weeks of the school greater successes than ever before. The cast of characters will be as follows: Llora Brown, Leslie W0-bern, Victor Love, Loren Cain, Mae Salyers, Dee Briles, Thelma Hill, Kenneth John, Anna Bosley, Roy John. In Great Britain the Society of Ar7??!Juaries of London was founded in 1574. ANNUAL COUNTY EVENT TO BE HELD IN FAIRMOUNT SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Outdoor Events to be Held on Rush Field at the Academy While the Oratorical Contest Will be Held in the New High School Auditorium Drawings for Oratorical. The annual Grant county high school field and track meet and oratorical contests will be held at Fair-mount, Saturday, April 15, it was decided Monday in a meeting of the Grant County Interscholastic association, held in the offices of county school Superintendent A. R. Hall in Marion. Principal Purviance of Fairmount Academy, invited the county schools to hold the field and track events at Rush Feld again this year, as in past seasens, and his invitation was ac-tep'd by the board. Edgar Morphet of Fairmount high school, member of the board, invited the high schools to hold their oratorical contest in the new auditorium of that high school, and the board voted to accept this offer. It was decided to charge thir.y-tive cents for the afternoon admittance ind 'wenty-five cents for the night program. The rules and regulations concerning the entrants of the field and track events will le modeled those of the county basketball tournament, held at Fairmount high school a few wi-ei s ago. All higih schools entering the events, must certify their entrance the Monday before the meet. The same events, which were held last ;oni will be hld ti-i sea son. in-rlud'ng the 100, 220, 440 yar i d n s, the ".-tile and half-m'lc n-ns, the 22i hi'V.ies, relay races, ;H '. pu!, r-'icn jump, broad jump and poie vault. The speeches in the oratorical contest will be limited absolutely to eight minutes. Drawings were made yesterday at the meeting for the "lineup" the speakers from the various schools should appear in the program, with the following results: Upland boy, Gas City girl, Matthews boy, Van Buren girl. Jonesboro boy, Fairmount higih school girl, Van Buren Boy, Upland girl. Swayree boy, Jonesboro girl, Sweetser boy, Fairmount Academy girl, Marion boy, Matthews girl, Fairmount Academy boy, Swayzee girl, Gas City boy, Sweetser girl. BUSINESS GIRLS CLUB ELECT OFFICERS The Business Girls Club enjoyed one of their famous pot luck suppers Tuesday evening in the rear room of the Fairmount State Bank. This was the regular monthly meeting and prior to the social festivities some important business was transacted, chief of which was election of officers as follows: President, Miss Jennie Monohan, vice-president, Miss Vernie Hardwick. secretary-treasurer, Miss Blanche Harshbarger. The new officers were also appointed as a committee to seek new quarters for a meet ing place for the club. Miss Mary Armfield, Mrs. Dale Long and Miss Jennie Monohan were hostesses for the social part of the entertainment and one gflance at the decorations made one want to say : rtO Paddy dear! You're surely here; Your colors gay adorning Heart gay and light As Banshee bright; To you the top o' the morning." It was a St. Patrick's Day party and the color scheme of green, which was used profusely, was indeed emblematic of the "auld sod." Irish emblems were given as favors and shamrocks peeped gairy at the guests from every place a shamrock could. In the games and contests, Misses Lepnie Day and Anna Delph were winners. Those present were Blanche Harsh-bargier, Mrs. Ruth Long, Ada Dicks, Mkiriel Cox, Nora Alien, Vernie Hardwick, Addie Leach, Indus Peirce, Leonie Day, Essie Ink, Bobbie Wey-ler, Jennie Monahan, Mable Riggs, Anna Delph, Mary Armfield, Inez Albertson and Lillian Dunbar . There will be a meeting of the local W. C. T. U. Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Rose Seale. Mrs. Fred DeWeerd will address the Union on "Social Morality" and there will also be special music Everybody is invited. meeting Monday evening; extraordinary in more ways than one. The meeting was held in the basement of the M. E. church, the supperoysters and all the trimmin's being served by the ladies of the church, and the attendance was such as to make "Slim," the secretary, feel good, being above the average, and the entertainment was entirely different and a pleasing) surprise to those in attendance. Finch B. Cooper formerly of Elwood and a well known vaudeville artist, was present with his nephew, Byron Traster, as guests of the club, and after the serving of the supper Mr. Cooper entertained the club with a series of sketches and songs that was a real treat and a delight to every one. During the evening the club gave consideration to several matters of community interest, among them being the matter of placing signs on all roads leading into town telling of Fairmount as a "Good Town," the outlook as to the location of new manufacturing interests, and the library question was discussed at considerable length, Palmer Ice explaining what the library board had been able to do, and what it had been un-aole to accomplish and what it hoped to be able to do when the necessary funds should be provided with which to carry on the work and finally establish a public library in Fairmount. SCHOOL HEARING ATTRACTS INTEREST Large Crowd of Jefferson Township Taxpayers Attend Meeting in Upland More than three hundred residents of Upland, Matthews and farmers of Jefferson township crowded into the Upland town hall Tuesday afternoon to hear and take part in the hearing of the state tax board, represented by T. P. Tilman, on the remonstrance filed by residents of the southern part of the township agininst the issuing of $90,000 worth of bonds for the construction of a new school building at Upland. The hearing lasted less than two hours, during which time Samuel Stricler, of Marion, representing the remonstrators, E. L. Graves of Upland, representing Upland and Township Trustee Albert Fisherbuck, and other citizens were heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Tilman said that a decision from the state tax board would probably be given within the next week or ten days. BYRON TRASTER TO GIVE CONVOCATION Will Talk to High School Students Friday Morning on the "Home Beautiful" The Fairmount high school students are promised a real treat for Friday morning when Byron Traster, well known Fairmount man, will talk on the "Home Beautiful." Mr. Traster has devoted a greater part of his life to the study and work of landscape gardening and so, of course, has an excellent knowledge of it. In his talk he expects to present some ideas on the proper methods to pursue in the care and beautifying of homes. As everyone should be interested in this talk, especially as spring is drawing near and everyone wishes to do something to aid nature in beautifying) his home, a cordial invitation is extended to the public to come to the high school auditorium Friday morning at 9:45 a. m., to share this unusual treat. Other attractions of the convocation will be music furnished by the Third orchestra. This also, will prove something new and interesting as this is their first public appearance. The orchestra is composed of children from the first to the seventh grade and was just organized this year. The members, of course, are all amateurs but have progressed very remarkably this year and promise to eive some "real" music The even B class will, also, sing. This class has been practicing very , diligtently for the past few weeks and .it is rumored that their songs will be of the very best. 1 xuesuay morning to attend tne to be held with Assistant oupenntenaent j. 1 viray, of Wab-highway ash, of the Indiana state commission, relative to the widening of the Ranffe Line road between Ma- rion ana Alexandria, it is tne wisn of the state highway commission to make this road a fifty foot width to conform with other parts of the road which is under the state supervision. To do this practically every fence along, the line between Alexandria and Marion will have to be set back, and the question is whether the landowners must lose this ground and bear the expense of changing their fences. Grant county representatives at the meeting appointed O. S. Davis of Center township; H. O. P. Cline of Mill township; Albert Shugart of Franklin township; M. K. Vorhis of Liberty township, and John Flanagan of Fairmount township, while Madison county men in attendance named John F. P. Thurston, of Van Buren township; Ozro Tomlinson, of Boone township and E. P. McMahon of Monroe township, as a committee to get in touch with the State Highwya com mission officials, at Indianapolis, and arrive at some conclusion as to whether the farmers must lose the land through the moving back of the fences and whether they must bear the burden of the expense and labor of the movinpv John Flanagan of this city was selected by the committee members as chairman. LAST OF SERIES OF ENTERTAINMENTS Final Number in Series of Musical Programs Given Under Auspices j of Eastern Star and Masons j The fifth and last number in the course of musical entertainments given during the winter in the high school auditorium under the auspices of the local chapter of the Order of Eastern sinrl tViti Va iriYinlint InAcrp nf Mn- .,. i - Tl 1 ! sons, win ue Kiveii on iicai inuiMiay evening, March 23. This number will . . , rw5vi;n. a talented companv 5n a nua5nt humorous program of unusual . . aneiy, solos, duets, trios, readings, and the minstrel harp. This series of entertainments has proven most popular and the musical ta1ent brought to Fairmount during Lu u i r ,. , , , .. , , , inii uiuei vi inn it, eain 11 u 111 i uc- ing greeted by a large and appreciate audience. This last number, it is assured, will be no exception to the rule, and an entertainment affording rare pleasure and enjoyment is promised. APPORTION DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION. John A. Jones, republican county chairman announced the apportionment of delegates from the precincts of Grant county to the republican state convention, which will be held at Indianapolis next May. The apportionments were made on the basis of one delegate to each 400 votes cast for secretary of state at the last preceding! general election. The number of delegates from each township who will represent the county at the state convention are: Center, 13; Van Buren, Washington, Pleasant and Richland, 1 each; iMSll, 3; Jefferson, 2; Fairmount, 3; Franklin, 3; Liberty, Green and Sims, 1 each. A number of the party leaders in the county assisted chairman Jones in the apportioning of the delegates. MR. AND MRS. LEE EVERETT ENTERTAIN S. S. CLASS The Bible Searcher's class No. 3 of Wesleyan Back Creek church was entertained last Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Everett at their home west of town. After the business meeting) a luncheon" was served and a pleasant social hour enjoyed. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. RusseF Mart and daughter Martha, Mr. and Mrs. Theadore Keirstead and children Chester, William and Viola, Otto Rigsbee, wUva Corwin, Clarence Everett, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corwin, Elsie Corwin and Robert Lee Everett I with a flying, squadron of workers. The campaign will be earned on sm-jand prs? unaneousiy in an tne cnapters in me; . . i- i state auring may ana iune, a spean.- ers bureau being organized to take part. Forty-five counties are now jorn.zen, .tn ui muie umF,u3 in cr-ch. Mrs. Elizabeth S. Carr. war mother lor iUarion county, presiaea az me . x. ,r dinner mursuay evening in mc x. W. C. A., the program being given lover to informal talks by members. A number of Grant county war moth- ers attended the meeting. SMALL LAD MEETS PAINFUL ACCIDENT. Allen Dreyer, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Dreyer, met with a very painful accident Monday evening at his home on East Washington street. The little fellow had gpne out to meet his father and had started back around the corner of the house. Unknowing, the mother had gone to the cellar and left the cellar door open, and Allen, at full speed ran into the opening, falling to the cement paving below. Notwithstanding he received some severe bruises, it is thought he will be well in a few days as there were no bones broken. MRS WALPOLE APPOINTS ANNA DELPH ASSISTANT P. M. Announcement of the confirmation by the senate of the appointment of Mrs. Minnie Walpole as postmistress at Fairmount has been made from Washington, and Wednesday Mrs. Walpole made announcement that she would appoint Miss Anna Delph as assistant postmistress. Miss Delph has been assistant postmistress for a number of years and has handled the business in the office in a most efficient and praiseworthy manner. Mrs. Walpole is to be congratulated on her selection and the retention of Miss Delph in her position is a source of gratification to the patrons of the office, n Just when Mrs. , Walpole will assume her duties is not know, but it is expected that her commission will j be received in a few days. ; ; - -.-. V

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