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March 27, 1922

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PAIEMOUOT NEW H ! 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, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1922 Number 33 WONDERFUL EXHIBITS SHOWN AT NATIONAL FLOWER SHOW INVENTORY PLAN FOR THE FARMER ENTRY LISTS TO CLOSE J5ATURDAY CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION At COMING PRIMARIES GETTING INTO THE RACE VANARSDALL FOR COUNTY CLERK RETIRING POSTMASTER TO MAKE RACE IN PRIMARIES FOR DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION S. S. Convention At Jonesboro Annual Sessions to be Held in M. E. Church on April 27 and 28 With Interesting Program The annual Grant county Sunday school convention, which will be held Next H. S. Play Friday Night Cast Coached by Prof. Mullins of Summitville To Present "Mr. Easyman's Niece" Fairmount To Present Aspirants for c County Clerk on Both Democratic ; and Republican Tickets Women in ! With delicate, artiseally blended the Race Will Make Contest More hos symbolic of nature's wonderful Than Ordinarily Interesting. j color tinting, thousands of rare speci- mens of butterfly mounts, each with After next Saturday the entry lists ' description of species and nativity, will be closed and the race for places will be the contribution of the division on the ditTerenet party tickets for the of entomology, state conservation de-coming fall election will be on in dead ?artment, to the National Flower earnest, according to the primary Show in Indianapolis March 25-April law. Candidates must file not later 1. bidding for attention amongst the than thirty davs before the date of fairest horticultural productions re-the primary election, which falls on j presenting years of scientific culture. May 2 this year. Therefore next j Sharing attention with the entomo-Saturday will be the last day in which logical exhibit will be a mammoth dis-U file. Already there is a goodly 'rlay in fancy aquariums of practical-number of entrants and the present ly every fish native to Hoosier wat-weck is expected to see this list mat- 1 ers, as well as goldfish of beautiful eriallv increased. In fact, the im- tints, says Richard Lieber, director of riression seems to be that "the water conservation in Indiana, and chairman is fine." and already a number have of the conservation committee of the taken the plunge while others have national show. The goldfish are pro-leen lingering on the bank looking vided by, Eugene Shireman, of Mar-lonsrinp'v into the political pool. In- , tinsville, owner of the largest hateh-..- v,o nrimarv is intense eries in the world where only this among both democrats and republicans. The voters will be confronted with an unusually long ballot from which to make their selections at the comincr election. This interest is due to the fact that a current of unrest has manifested itself among the vot- ers of the county, the taxation and appraisement questions being fore most at this time especially among the farmers. A feature of this primary will be the presence of women candidates on both republican and democratic tickets. Mrs. Lillian rrickett, democrat, of Marion, is announced as a candidate for the office of county treasurer, and Mrs. Cu'la Yayhinger, prominent W. C. T. U. woiker. is a candidate for state senator on the republican ticket. Fairmount w ill be especially interested inasmuch as two candidates for the same office will be in the run-nine from this place. Lafe Kibble, ii i-..a-i bninos man. is a candi date lor nomination for county clerk on the republican ticket, whue . P. ; VanArsdall. retiring postmaster, is a , candidate for the same office on the democratic ticket Mr. Ribble v,k ac" made tr.e race lor nm una- vtars a j iiaae i. v tion and was defeated by S. E. Con- neuy o a smau Ribble is matin an active and ag- gressive campaign and those who are ( in a . position to gauge the tren I f ' ; political affairs predict that Mr. R.b- , We will this year receive the nomma- 1 11 . C .,.,.- Air . 1 f.on oy a larjre majuuij The sheriff's office seems to be es- : ! Nature's Wonderful Color Tintings to be Seen in the Thousands of Rare Specimens of Butterfly Mounts on Exhibit in Indianapolis This Week Specimens of Every Fish Native to Hoosier Waters Also on Exihibit. species is propagated. The fish exhibit will be educational in every respect, says Mr. Mannfeld, and calculated to arouse in young people the future anglers a desire for piscatorial sport. noosiers s-nov.iu know these fish in order to best ob . T . , serve the laws protecting them, and to this end each aquarium will be i'icaiu. .-n. .tidmntnvi v... that the first exhibit of Indiana fish ( Continued on Phjre Two) Table Etiquette At Convocation Miss Wright Gives Illustrated Lecture; With Girls of Class Serving and Demonstrating Convocation at Fairmount high ; school Friday afternoon was in charge ' department, and was auditorium of the hich M.?s .. a iri realitv ,he a beautifully illu- . , .., . .. strated lecture, the illustrations be-! . . she -s , 1 doing in her department. For this of auditorium & d at tractive in all itg a?pointments. anin & buf ' xr - ' in IPC, V 1. ATTT1, 11 vvi ... ......... al training in the high school, con- blr. table cloth and Mrs. some bea-tiful potted ferns, the effect of the whole being very gratifying. The center piece on the dining; table was a boquet of white hyacinths in a g;reen vase which added to the final artistre touch. Miss Wright was assisted by the pirls in her second class, Misses Faye Peirce, Ethel Simons and Elsie Swee ney serving the plates and Misses Zora Albertson, Mary Albertson and Treva Parker serving in the dining room. These girls were all attractively dressed in white middy suit. Seated at the table were MSsses Gladys Smith, Maxine Bannister, Edith Bevington, Laura Brown and Mary Seright. Luncheon was served in four courses and as each course was served Miss Wright pave her lec ture telling how it should be served, and how it should be eaten. The use of fork, knife, spoon, etc., the remov al of everything connected with the course and preparation for the serv ing of the following course, the girls efficiently illustrating these things as they were told. Altogether it was one of the most effective talks ever given at convocation and was witnessed by a large audience. The menu, which was prepared by the class, was served in four courses as follows: Tomato Bouillon with wafers and celery curls Mock Quail Hongroise Potatoes Creamed peas in timbale cases Cloverleaf Rolls Butter Apple Jelly Cucumber relish F. H. S. Salad Cheese straws Pineapple Bavarian cream with An-gelfood Cake Cocoa Wafers PURDUE MAN EXPLAINS ADVANTAGE OF THIS METHOD OF KEEPING ACCOUNTS Start the Year With Inventory and Keep Accurate Record During Year Will Greatly Facilitate Making Out of the Annual Incomoe Tax Report by the Farmers. This is a good year for farmers to study the income tax law. In general, profits if any have been small and the sharp decrease in the value of livestock and crops tends to make them smaller than appears on the surface. There are two ways of reporting the farm income for income tax purposes allowed by the United States Treasury Department. The more common method is called the "cash receipts and disbursements" method. The other is the "accrual" method. The former is not a good or fair bass of accounting as it takes no account of inventories of farm property except an allowance for depreciation on buildings and machinery, according to E. C. Young, of the farm management department, of Purdue College of Agriculture. When the income tax law first became effective, it was found that the records of many farmers were not suited to income tax reporting. The simplest way out was to let the farmer report total sales and total expenses for the year. Many farmers have continued to report in this way j without studying to find out whether or not this is fair to themselves. As a matter of fact, the "cash" method becomes more complicated as time goes on, and each year a farmer finds himself more deeply involved than ' (Continued on Pasre Two) ! APPORTIC NMENTS FOR STATE DELEGATES Chairman of Republican and Democratic Committees Fix Number For Townships The chairmen of the Republican and Democratic county committees have announced the apportionment of delegates from Grant county to the state conventions of the two parties. The apportionment is made on the basis of one delegate to each 400 votes cast for the heads of the tickets at the last election. On this basis the county will be represented at the Republican state convention by 31 delegates apportioned to the townships as follows: Center, 13; Van Buren, Washington, Pleasant and Richland, 1 each; Mill, 3; Jefferson, 2; Fairmount, 3; Franklin, 3; Liberty, Green and Sims, 1 each. At the Democratic state convention Grant county will be represented by 20 delegates, apportioned as follows: Washington, 1; Van Buren, 1; Center, 8; Pleasant and Richland, 1; Mill, 2; Monroe, 1; Jefferson, 1; Fair-mount, 2; Liberty and Green, 1; Sims, 1; Franklin, 1; Union Traction Cuts Expenses Will Dispense With Double Shift of Operators at Local Station, Requiring Agent to "Live on Duty" The Union Traction company is inaugurating! some radical changes in continuance of the policy of retrenchment adopted several months ago. Notice has been received that the section crew, which has been stationed at Fairmount ever since the road was first in operation many years ago, will be dispensed with after April. Orders to this effect were received last week by section foreman Joseph Corn. The Summitville-Jonesboro section crews will be given an enlarged territory covering trackage heretofore in charge of the local crew. Another radical change which it is understood is under contemplation is the discontinuance of a double shift of operators at local stations. Instead of employing two men, one in charge of night and one on the day shift, residence quarters are to be provided at the station and only married men will be employed in the future. Future operators will be expected to live within the stations and be subject to call if needed at all hours of the night. l Fairmount Township Democratic Perfect Organization for the Campaign at Meeting Thursday Night B. B. Shively Candidate for Senator Coming Wednesday. Fairmount township Democrats opened their campaign Thursday night with a rousing meeting in the basement of the Fairmount State bank attended by some two hundred of the party workers of the town and township and an organization was perfected with the selection of precinct committeemen, members of the advisory board and delegates, to the state convention. The meeting was presided over by W. P. VanArsdall as chairman, with Mrs. L. D. Holliday, secretary-It was expected that at this meeting a candidate for township trustee would be selected, but nothing along this 1 ine was done. Prior to the meeting and for several days the name of W. P. VanArsdall, retiring postmaster, had been freely mentioned for this place, and it was thought that he would probably make the race. Mr. VanArsdall, however, before the Thursday night meeting made it known that he would not consider making the race for trustee. Then, a surprise was sprung at the meeting, when Mr. VanArsdall was named as the unanimous choice of the Democrats of Fairmount as the Democratic candidate before the primaries for the office of county clerk. Mr. VanArsdall indicated his willingness to make this race, and his formal announcement is expected to be made within a few days, as he will file for the nomination during the week, Friday being the last day for filing. Wlliiam Jones, district chairman, was the chief speaker of the evening, he devoting his remarks largely to a recital of the record of Woodrow Wilson and comparing it with the administration of Mr. Harding, Mr. Jones declaring! that time was bringing to Mr. Wilson credit which is his due. Referring to conditions in the Republican party, as viewed from the Democratic standpoint, Mr. Jones asserted that the outlook for Democratic success at the polls next November was exceedingly bright. Following Mr. Jones' talk the township organization was perfected with the selection of committeemen, ed-visory board and delegates as follows: Precinct Committeemen: (1) Lon Kimes, (2) John W. Smith, (3) Albert Morris, (4) Clyde Dean, (5) Basil Underwood. Advisory Board: Frank Kirkwood, John Bitner, William Curry, J. W. Monohan, T. J. Lewis, David Payne, Wick O. Leach. Delegates to State Convention: James Monohan, Col. Hipes, Mrs. Will Jones, Charles Hackney, Bobbie Weyler, Mrs. L. D. Holliday, Charles Ackerman. At adjournment it was announced that another meeting will be held on Wednesday night of this week at which time the Hon. Bernard B. Shively, democratic candidate for the nomination for U. S. Senator, will be present and be the chief speaker of the evening, although other prominent Democrats of the district will also be present. Ladies are invited and urged to attend this meeting. JUSTICE ISSUES A WRIT OF REPLIVIN. Squire C. D. Overman, who Thursday heard the evidence of a case sent him on a charge of venue from Mill township, decided that fourteen months is sufficient time for a creditor to await further payments of a $130 debt, and issued a writ of repli-vin, in favor of Fred Garthwaite of the Garthwaite Hardware company, and directed against Nathan Freeman. The evidence showed Freeman had purchased a victrola from Garthwaite for $150, one year ago last October on which payments to the extent of $20 had been made, and that fourteen months had elapsed since the last payment had been tendered, and Justice Overman thought little doubt existed that Garthwaite had been a patient creditor and . was entitled to regain possession of the instruments The case was tried Thursday, occupying the greater portion of the afternoon. in the M. E. church at Jonesboro April 27th and 28th, will be an important occasion. Fairmount township Sunday school workers are busy with plans for their part in the convention, and program for the two days' session will be announced when fully completed. O. S. Ellis, of Indianapolis, representing the Indiana Sunday School Association, was in Marion Wednesday conferring with Colver P. Ryan, county president, and Mary E. Hayes, county secretary, relative to details of the convention. The county officers have decided to have two full days convention, with morning, afternoon and nig,ht sessions on both days. Each Sunday school in the county will be urged to send at least four delegates to the convention, in order that each school may have representatives in four simultaneous divisional conferences, the administrative, adult, young people's and children's divisions. E. T. Albertson, general secretary of the Indiana Sunday school association; Wayne G. Miller, and Nellie C. Young, state superintendents of the young people's and children's departments respectively, will be among the speakers. John Adelberger, president of the .Mill township Sunday school association, is chairman of the program committee. Jonesboro is expecting all sections of Grant county to send representatives to the sessions in large numbers, and it will be made a big occasion. W. C. T. U. Holds County Meeting' Sessions Held in Marion for Annual Institute of Especial Interest to Large Number Women of County The County Institute of the W. C. T. U., which was held in Marion on Wednesday and Thursday of last j week was one of the best attended and I most interesting institutes that has ! been held for years, according to re- j ports from local W. C. T. U. workers I who attended. The morning, afternoon and evening sessions were largely attended and interest was rife. The adresses were potent and timely and the business conference of all county workers showed that work of very important nature had been accomplished. The program as published in The News was carried out. Albert Hall, county superintendent, gave a talk on "The Bible in the Public Schools," in which he explained the reason why the bible was not taught in public schools, stating that it would be a splendid foundation in public schools if it could be taught to the satisfaction of all, but the growth of denominationalsim made this impossible. City superintendent Highly talked on the growing) menace of tobacco, of the increasing number of pupils, both boys and girls, who are forming the habit and of the necessity of work along this line. During the meeting the W. C T. U. pledged themselves to suport only those candidates in the political field who will guarantee to do everything possible towards law enforcement. County president, Mrs. Lida Outland and State President, Mrs. Stanley, were both present and addressed the meet-ingv Those from Fairmount and other nearby Unions were Mhrs. Delia Kirknatrick, Mrs. Effie Wilson, Mrs. Ida Winslow, Mrs. Saddie Harvey, Mrs. Barkdull, Mrs. Nettie Ware, Mrs. Etta Doherty, Mrs. Maggie Wilson, Mrs. Callie Scott, Mrs. Rosa Seale, Mrs. Ana Hancock, Mrs. Nettie B. Hollingsworth. SNIDER FACTORY WILL SOW SEEDS THIS WEEK. Provided weather conditions will permit, seeds will be sown this week in large hot beds at Sniders factory. Steam pipes will keep the beds as near the proper temperature as possible in an effort to have the plants ready for delivery as soon after May 10 as possible. Many thousands of cold bed plants, will also "be raised by the company. The next entertainment on the list for the closing weeks of the high school will be the presentation of the four-act comedy by the high school students in the auditorium on next Friday night, March 31. This play has been coached by Prof. Mullins, of the Summitville high school, and promises to be one of the best of the season. The cast will be as followas: Mr. Stephen Easyman, a wealthy broker Loren Cain. Mr. Carew Carlton, his nephew Edward Kimes. Mr. Tom Ashleigh Joe Payne. Jackson, a servant Luther Kimes. Mr. Sharp, a detective Forest Carter. Michael Fljmn Leslie Wilbern. Miss Judith Carroll, a maiden aunt Mildred Lyons. Mrs. Easyman Fay Peirce. Miss Bessie Carroll Lucile Lewis. Desdcmona Spencer, the ghost Beth Winslow. The Plot: Mr. Easyman is 25 years older than his young wife. When he married Harriet he also took under his roof his wife's aunt, Judith, and sister, Bessie. Aunt Judith feels she is quite a necessity to the household. Mr. Easyman wants his nephew to marry Drusila Norton, a millionaire's daughter, but Carew is in love with an actress, Desdemona Spencer. This is not known to any of the family. Miss Spencer will not marry Carew against his uncle's wishes. All the family except Mr. Easyman and Carew go to the theatre. Carew has planned to take Desdemona to a masquerade ball and she meets him at his home, as there was no one there. While Crew is out of the room Desdemona is left alone and Mr. Easy-man returns after a business trip. As it happens Mr. Easyman had become interested in the spirit world and was getting under the influence of the spirits; all this is known to Desdemona an! she plans to take the part of the ghost in order to get out of the mess she accidently got into. From the time she begins calling Mr. Easyman "My Lord " till the end of the play it is one continuous uproar. For Aunt Judith is determined to prove Mr. Easyman a villian. Mrs. Easyman believes her husband for awhile and then becomes influenced by her aunt. Bessie is a friend to her brother and also to Carew and Desdemona. Bessie is in love with Tom and after a few misunderstandings she becomes Mrs. Ashleigh. Michael is given the scare of his life by Desdemona and helps to make matters worse for his master. The first orchestra will furnish the entertainment between acts. The play is so arranged as not to cause tiresome waiting any time during the evening. JUNIOR CONTEST THURSDAY NIGHT. A Junior Contest will be held in the Friends church, Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p. m., at which time the following program will be given: Orchestra. Invocation, Rev. Frank Edwards. Cornet Solo, Sybil Kramme. "Fourteen to One," Vergia Elliott. "How I Killed the Mouse, Wilbur McCoy. The Hazing of Valient," Irene Payne. "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. Purviance. TO BUY RADIOPHONE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL. High school authorities are planning for the purchase of a radiophone of the must efficient type to be placed in the high school as a part of the equipment. . The radiophone, however, will not be installed until the beginUtg of the next school year. reeiallv popular among candidates.'1 , .- t WI : 1 , , , . ja prtvluct of his own work, Mrs. there bein already a larg? number ' 1 , , , , tnere oem a.reau. - (Downing, a lovely circular damask of entries for places on both tickets. , . Fuller The democratic candidates who have announced to date are W. E. White of Marion, Bert Renbarger now a member of the Marion police force and a former deputy sheriff; Ed Porter, who was at one time a member of the Marion police force, and John Gormly of Marion. The republican candidates are Capt. Jake Campbell, of the Marion police force; Arthur Shugart, prominent farmer; Frank Tukey, former deputy sheriff, and Amos Bannister, well known Liberty township farmer. For congress there are two candidates on the democrat ticket, Samuel E. Cook, Huntington, and Nelson G. Hunter of Wabash. On the republican ticket congressman Milton Kraus will have no opposition. Other candidates now in the field are: For county auditor, Arthur Green, democrat; Earl Bugher and Frank Simmons, Jr., republicans. For clerk, S. E. Connelly, incum-"bant, is seeking renomination on the republican ticket. For prosecuting attorney, Harley Winsett, democrat, E. H. Graves, Miles Goble and Jay Keever, cans. No democrats have filed for judge of the Grant circuit court and judge of the Grant-Delaware superior court, but Judge Charles and Judge Murray, have announced themselves as candidates for renomination on the republican ticket. For county assessor there are three candidates on the republican ticket, J. H. Ketner, incumbant; W. C Mc-Kinney and John W. Pittinger. No democrats hare yet made announcement. The woods are full of candidates for county commissioner. On the ( Continued on Page Two. )

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