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1 M EAIMMOUNT 1 1 NEWS PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1922 Number 32 i i , . i i Buck Air-Craft VIGUS PLACED Boyts Leaves II. S. ORCHESTRA FRIENDLY SUIT HARDIN GIVEN BIGCONTRACT PENDLETON CONCERN WILL CONSTRUCT NEW RESERVOIR AT WATER WORKS PLANT MAKES BIG HIT CAPACITY AUDIENCE WITNESSES PRODUCTION OF MUSICAL COMEDY THURSDAY NIGHT Production First of Series of Entertainments to be Given During Closing Weeks of the School Year Members of Cast Acquit Themselves Exceedingly Well. An audience which filled the audit orium to capacity Thursday nigiht witnessed the presentation of the first of the season's plays given by the high school incident to the closing of the school year which is now but a few weeks off. The production Thurs- day night was given by the high school orchestra under the direction of Miss Sample, and gave the mem- bers of the cast ample opportunity to ,n ine college and at the same time display their ability. The play, or . finish his college work and get his de-rather musical comedy, was entitled ree. Prior to taking up his college "What Next." and the three scenes , work, he expects to come back to kept the audience guessing as to what would be "next." The production was entirely different from any thing ever before presented by the school. it being a white faced minstrel in ' cause of Christ and made for himself the nature of a musical comedy and many warm friends, both in the Chris-vaudeville. The first act, "School . tian congregation and without, who Days" gave opportunity for all sorts will regret to see him leave. He of fun and clever stunts, and was en- J came to this charge on Nov. 13 last thusiastically applauded by the au- and left Monday night, March 20, dience. having been here a little more than The second act presented a Colonial four months. During that time there party where the old Colonial style of f have been nine additions to the dress was shown with elaborate dis- church, he has made three special ad-play of the quaint femine wear of dresses, preached two funerals and the old Colonial days. In the final officiated at two weddings. He has act tho members of the orchestra ap- made some forty-five or fifty pastoral peared in their new uniforms, white : calls and has been an indefatigable trimmed with gold braid, presenting , worker in all departments of the a most attractive appearance. This church and will be missed not only by final act was chiefly music, the or- j the members of his church, but other chestra giving all sorts of musical co-workers. It is not known who will numbers ranging from rag time to be called to fill the pulpit at the classics, and from concert selections , Christian church. Local Church Closes Pastorate at Christian Church Going to Pennsylvania Charge For a Few Months Rev. Clay Boyts closed his pastor ate of the Christian church Sunday, preaching his last sermon that evening. Rev. Boyts was a student in the Moody Bible Institute when he accepted the call to the Christian church here. This was his first re gular charge, although he had sup Plied in the Christian churches at Warsaw, Palestine and Milford. He has accepted a call to the Christian church at Hooversville, Pa., where he will remain until fall when he will go to Johnson Bible College in North Carolina, having sipned up a two years' contract whereby he will teach Warsaw, Palestine and Milford for a short time. While in Fairmount Rev. Boyts was an untiring, zealous worker in the BORREY BLOCK FIRE CHECKED IN TIME Blaze in Room on Second Story Gets Good Start Before it is Discovered Timely discovery of a blaze in one of the r?ar roQms on the second floor of the Borrey block corner of Main and Wasninjrton streets, Monday . . . . t g 30 0vlock evented h t j ht have proven the most disastrous fire in tne history of the town As William Borrey, who had Rone tQ the room opened the door a . . nf noured into the hall- stay the flames until the arrival of and burning embers were dropping into the rear room of the Harley Fritz grocery, where the fire would soon have gained a start. The fire boys soon had the blaze under control with the chemical, although two lines of hose were laid ready for use. How the blaze started has not been determined, although it is believed that a short circuit in some of the electric wiring may have been the cause. Some damage was sustained in the f J barber shop by water, h. 1 the M?ama J biWin mount to 5200 or mor' Dn . n ATTRR WII L BE CONSIDERED SOON. John Flanagan, chairman of the joint committee of Grant and Madison county land owners along the route of State Highway No. 11, running between Alexandria and Marion one mile west of Fairmount, was in Indianapolis Monday consulting with officials of the highway commission relative to setting back fences along the highway in order to provide a fifty foot roadbed. The officials pro- ! mised Mr. Flanagan that they would an oarlv date for a meeting with the loca, committee when the matter t,ld M1 y considered. GOLD BOND HOLDERS FILE THEIR CLAIMS. A number of Fairmount -Deonle who J own blocks of gold note bonds issued by the Service Oil Refining1 Company, and which are secured by a first mort- gage on all, the physical property of to solos. The production was thoroughly en- ; joyed by the audience. The coming weeks will be full of . , ' . rri. school, as well as the grades. The Black and Gold staff, the high school annual, is busy preparing for the coming issue of that publication, while those cast for parts in the plays yet to oe given are worthing nara to make each succeeding production ex- cell the preceding one. The students are also preparing for the coming county track and field meet, and the scnooi autnonTies nave wpin me work of building a cinder track on the school campus, a thing the need ior wnicn nas iong Deen ieiu t Receiver Next Indianapolis Creditor Demands For-closure of Mortgage on Old Bell Manufacturing Company's Plant The Buck Air-Craft company will be the next to go into the hands of a receiver, according to action filed in the courts, and this will wind up the last of the schemes that promised much for Fairmount and resulted in I nothing. Herman T. Cohen, of Indianapolis, has filed suit in the Grant Circuit court demanding foreclosure ;of a mortgagee amounting to $3,700, 'the defendants named being Fred B. j Buck and Marguerite Buck. These, 'the complaint recites, purchased the old Bell Manufacturing plant in Fair-mount, which was to be "Factory No. 1" of the Buck Air-Craft Co., afterward reorganized in Denver, Colo., as jthe Buck Air-Craft Syndicate, and, 'according to the suit, the Indianapolis man holds a mortgage on the real estate, payments on which are in default and on which he now asks judgment in foreclosure. There are a number of stockholders in the Buck Air-Craft concern in southern Grant county and in Fair- mount, and these are interested in the outcome of the action filed in the Grant countv court- SUNDAY SERVICES WESLEYAN CHURCH The meetings for Sabbath will be continued at the usual hours, but the evangelist. Rev. Harry Hays, will do the preaching. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Preaching. 10:30 a. m. Evening service, 7 p. m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday eve- 'ning, 7:30 p. m. The public are cordially welcomed to all the meetings. J. J. COLEMAN, Pastor. M. E. CHURCH Next Sunday is Tithe Sunday. The pastor will speak both morning and evening. "Bring ve all the tithes" is the slogan for the morning. Sunday j school at 9:30 followed by presenta- j tion of tithes. Junior League at 2:30, j Epworth League at 6:30 and evening sermon at 7:30. C. B. SWEENEY. BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. B. Y. P. U., 6 p. m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening. I W. I. McKinley, Chairman Pulpit Committee. BIRNEY ALLRED HAS WIRELESS TELETnONE. Birney Allred local electrician has .'installed a complete wireless telephone outfit at his north Main street home, with which he and his wife are j receivinn messages from many parts oi tr.e country. Mrs. William H. Lindsey returned home Monday after a visit with Mrs. John George at Rushville. County Superintendent A. R. Hall announced that the regular teachers examination will be held Saturday in the Martin Boots building in Marion. The examination will be started at 8 I o'clock in the morning. Frank Ferguson, of the Royal theatre, has received an invitation to be present at the reunion and stag party to be given for members of his old squadron, the 37th Aero Squadron, in San Francisco on April 1. Mr. Ferguson was with the 37th overseas for nineteen months. The W. F. M. S. of the M. E. church was organized March 23, 1869 and was to have been observed with a program today, but owing to many conflicting! events, was postponed until Sunday evening April 2, when the ! Founders' Day program will be given. j Thank offering day will be observed at the same time. The reeular monthly meeting of the W5. F. M. S., of the M. E. church will be held with Mrs. Mable Selby next Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. John Dare will give the lesson in the place of Mrs. Hollingpworth who will not .be able to attend. Current events j will be in the hands of iMVs. Payne, 'Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Olfather. Mrs. Selby will be assisted in her j duty as hostess by Mrs. L. Kircher, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. McAtee and Mrs. Edwards. ON ALL STATE FORMER FAIRMOUNT BOY WINS HIGHEST HONORS AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT Rated as the Best Floor Guard Ap pearing in Play in the Coliseum in Indianapolis Much of Marion's Success Due to His Superior Work and Gameness in Play. All State Team Forward Vandivier, Franklin Forward Gant, Franklin. Center Wheeler, Garfield. Floor Guard Vigus, Marion. Back Guard Sponsler, Blooming-ton. Now that the basketball season is over, the state championship decided, and rivalries buried until the opening ft NOW 1 & WW DAN E. VIGUS of the next season, at least. Fair- 1 mount fans may take not a little satisfaction in the fact that a former Fairmount boy, Dan E. Vigus, be-' cause of his showing in the games at ! the state tournament in Indianapolis last week, has made for himself a place on the mythical "all-state 1 team, annually picked by the sport writers. Thomas A. Hendricks, of the Indianapolis News, picks Vigus ' as the star floor guard of the state and gives him a place on the "all state" team. Vigus is a grandson of Mrs. S. M. Latham, and at one time lived in Fairmount and attended school here. His work on the Marion team throughout the season attracted much attention, and it was conceded that he was the mainstay of the team. In picking his "all state" team the Indianapolis News sporting editor explains that this year, as always heretofore, the team has been limited to five men. It has been picked only from the sixteen teams taking part in the final tournament and only upon the showings of the individual players. It is an honor list of the men who filled the positions assigned to them by their coaches in the most acceptable manner. Sneakinr. of Vigus Hendricks says: "Vigus, of Marion, although light of weight, was the best floor guard of the tournament. Not only was his defensive work of a high order, but he carried on with some of that punch that made White, of Lebanon; Kyle, of the old Emerson of Gary team; Crowe, of Jeff, and Robbins, of Rochester, great floor guards in high school history. It was largely due to his work that there was a four-point difference in the score when Marion spilled the Anderson beans." REV HAROLD COOPER BENEFICIARY IN WILL. , Friends of Rev. Harold Cooper, former pastor of the Congregational church of this place and well known all over this section of the country because of his graphic lectures on his ' work in India, will be glad to learn that he was left a legacy amounting to $2,000 by the terms of the will of Mrs. Harriett E. Coon, who was a member of the Mayflower Congregational church at Columbus, of which Rev. Cooper is pastor. The church also benefitted to the amount of $14,- 000 bv the same will which apportion ed an estate estimated at about $40,- 000. 5 ... V.V.V-'-'.W.W.'.v f ( Si U M 1 IN SCHOOL MATTER SCHOOL TOWN AND SCHOOL TOWNSHIP SEEK LEGAL DE-SION ON EXPENSE PROBLEM Interpretation of Contract Relative to Operation of Joint High School Asked on Account of Conflicting Ruling of Board of Accounts and Attorney General. A friendly suit has been filed in the Grant circuit court with the Fair-mount school board as plaintiff and the Fairmount school township as defendants, in which the sum of $8,734-.60 is asked by the school town from the school township, consisting of Township Trustee Orville Wells and the members of his advisory board, Arthur Sommers, W. A. Lewis and John S. Butler. The question between the two corporations arose several months ago when the Fairmount school township joined the school town in the operation of the joint high school. At that time the question arose as to payment of expenses of the school, and a suit was entered in the Grant circuit court to determine the matter. Judge J. Frank Charles appointed Phillip Matter, C C Heinzman and Samuel Kirk to appraise the property and determine the amount of expense each corporation should bear. The appraisers reported back to the court that the property was valued at $34,-000, and that the Fairmount school township should bear 25.69 per cent of cost of operation of the school, and the school town should pay the remaining 74.31 per cent. This amounts to 5S.734.60 and the school town asks judgment for this sum with all costs and other relief. The complaint was filed in the circuit court by the agreement of both boards in order to get an interpretation of the contract entered into when the joint high school was formed. The two boards are in complete harmony with the exception of the clause relative to the transportation of students living in the country to and from tchool. On this point there would have been no misunderstanding except that the rulings of the state board of accounts and of the attorney general of the state conflict, one saying the town hould pay its proportionate share of the cost of transporting the rural students, while the other opinion contends that the township should pay all of his expense. Judge J. Frank Charles of the circuit court will decide the matter, and his decision will be final. JUNIOR CONTEST THURSDAY NIGHT. A Junior Contest will be held in the Friends church, Thursday, March ?0 at 7:30 p. m., at which time the following program will be given: Orcnestra. Invocation, Rev. Frank Edwards. Comet Solo, Sybil Kramme. "Fourteen to One," Vergia Elliott. "How I Killed the fcuse," Wilbur McCoy. "The Hazing of Valient," Irene Pavne. "Cherokee Roses," Luella Garner. Orchestra. "Minnie at the Movies," Lucille Haisley. "The Fifth Degree," Everett Smith. "The Soldier's Reprieve," Frances Jones. "Aunt Sarah on Bicycles," Carmella Dickerson. Orchestra. Decision of Judges. Benediction, Mr. Purvianee. LEAGUE CONTEST AT HIGH SCHOOL In the auditorium of Fairmount high school Tuesday afternoon the high school discussion league contest was held, the question under debate being "A Comprehensive Program for the Solution of the Immigration Pro blem." Eight students took part tn a very animated discussion of the subject with the result that Superintendent Hamilton, Miss Lenore Ramsey and Town Clerk John R. Little, judges, awarded honors as follows: First, Miss Merle Carter, second. Miss Suzanne Barruett, third, Miss Mary Kind. Other speakers were Stewart Bosley, Orpha Kirkwood, Harrold Jay, Zola Vorhis and Matilda Corbin. Miss Carter will represent Fairmount-high school in the county contest to be held at Jonesboro on Friday, March 31. ' I i ! ! j ! i Bids for Installation of Air Lift Pumps Rejected That Matter Being Deferred Until After the Addition of New Wells Increasing the Water Supply. Seven bids for the construction of the new reservoir at the water works plant were submitted to the town board at its regular meetingj Monday night and considered, but final decision was withheld until an adjourned meeting Wednesday night, when the contract was awarded to J. H. Hardin & Co., of Pendleton, on their bid cC $3,194.00. Four bids were also sub mitted for the installation -of air lift pumps at the plant, and these were also held over until the adjourned meeting when all were rejected.. The board, after full investigation, decided that the present supply of water was inadequate and that more wells will have to be sunk. This being done some other pumping system than that figured on at this time might be found to be necessary, hence the matter of pumps will be held open until after the addition of the new wells. The bids for the pumps were as follows: Indiana Air Pump Co., Indianapolis, $2813; Harris Pump Co., Indianapolis, $3,344; Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Cincinnati, $2,973, and the S.ullivan Machinery Co., Chicago, $2,-935. The bids received for the construction of the cement reservoir were as follows: Indiana Construction Co., Indianapolis, $5,744; Well & Cline, Fair-mount, $3,950; C. W. Woo ten & Co., Marion. $4,432; Otto Underwood, Brazil, $3,691.10; Lee McTurnan, Fair-mount, $3,970; C. C. Barley, Marion, $3,622.75; J. H. Hardin & Co., Pendleton, $3,194. Palmer Ice and Mrs. May McTurnan were named as members of the city library board. Sidewalks were ordered improved on both sides of Henley avenue, both sides of Main street, both sides of Washington street and both sides of Vine and Fourth streets. "HOP TOAD" HIDES IN BANANA BUNCH. Just a little "hop toad" threw a scare into Al Underwood that bid fair to create a panic in the whole establishment of the Undewood grocery on South ,M!ain street Tuesday. But this especial specimen of the amphibian genus was direct from . the balmy breezes of the sunny south, was a "stowaway" in fact, stealing a free ride in a bunch of bananas, and when his domicile was rudely shaken as it swung two and fro in the Underwood show window, the only thing for the tiny fellow to do was to follow the instincts of his progenitors and hop, which he did straight at Al Underwood, who of course believed he was attacked by a deadly tarrantula. A force was soon organized and when the quarry was rounded up, it was found to be a poor little frightened toad, a would-be friendly little fellow, too, he seemed, while on exhibition in a glass jar in the window of The News office. Mr. Underwood is grateful to him for being) "just toad" instead of a tarrantula or a deadly viper, the usual inhabitants of ban anna stalks. His toadship was evidently of a southern species and the cold of the north got "under his skin." MRS. HOLLINGSWORTH REPORTER W. C. T. U. Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth was in Marion Wednesday attending the first session of the County W. C. T. U which is holding a two-days' session in the Christian church. Mrs. Hollingsworth was appointed reporter for the Fairmount union. The following ladies will attend today, representing-Fairmount and neighboring unions: Mesdames Hollingsworth, Kirk, Bark-dull, Ware, Doherty and Whiteley. Wayne Fowler, Layton Nolder, Lawrence Buller, William McCormick, Leonard Montgomery, Otto Morris, W. F. White and Emerson Moon were among the Fairmount Ma- sons who went to Marion Wednesday to attend a session of the Marion lodge and witness an initiatory service in the Third Degree. They were also guests at a banquet Wednesday night given by the Marion lodge. The convocations also are taking onjwav Calling to passersby to turn in added interest, one of especial note a fire aarm Mr. Borrey summoned as-being that held last week at which sistance and an effort was made to Byron Traster gave a talk to the stu- dents, Mr. Traster's address being the fire department. The fire had alone full of interest and instruction ready burned a largie hole in the floor which was greatly enjoyed by stu dents and faculty alike. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP UNIT HOLDS BUSINESS SESSION. Owingi to inclement weather the meeting of the Liberty township unit of Grant county Agricultural Association which met in the I. O. O. F. hall at Hackleman was not so largely attended as usual. However, there tpova AnAiifvK at 4 Vt a in Am ruim ft I transact their regular routine work, this being a purel business session with no program rendered. Amone other matters coming forward for at- tention was the expenditure of the county's money and it was decided to appoint a watch dog committee to look after public expenditure of the county money, the appointment to be made later. A committee from the Fairmount unit was present to discuss the matter of establishing! a co-operative cream station at Fairmount and this was received very favorably by the Liberty township unit. A committee was appointed as follows to meet with the Fairmount township committee Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock to perfect plans for the pro - ject and present them at the next meeting of the two units: Alva Johnson, Otto Rigsbee and Von Goody koontz. iMSss Hazel Payne spent in Marion. Monday There was a break in the water i I ' lines, thought to have been caused by the company, making a preferred electrolysis, on north Main street ' claim, were in Marion Tuesday, filing which was repaired by workmen Wed- j a schedule of their holdings with the nesday. This was one of the worst receivers, who have advertised for breaks in the lines which has occurred " all claims to be filed against the com-in a long time. ' pany by April 1.