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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, April 3, 1922
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1 3 FAIMMOUMT NEW i PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. V 'Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1922 Number 35 MARCH WEATHER WAS REAL STUFF Believe Meyers Was Murdered Former Upland Man Thought to Have Been a Victim of Thugs Body Arrives Home FLOY HUSTON WINS HONORS ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED TO MISS HUSTON FLOY DePauw University Recognizes Un usual Musical Talent and Rewards With Hieest Gift Within its Power. Course of Study to be Finished -Abroad. Fairmount has had reflected honor , many times because of the students who have gone out from its schools into tthe world and made good, some having achieved fame in a way. And once again the Great Opportunity has come to one of its girls. When Miss Floy Huston enrolled at DePauw University, she entered for a Supervisor's course with the aim of fitting herself to teach music and art in the public schools. Bef6re the first semester had come to an end, her ability and talent were patent, not only to the instructors in her department, but to the entire faculty, with the result that she was called to Dean McCutcheon's study for an interview in which to ascertain her future plans. He told Miss Huston that she did not want to be a teacher. He said that DePauw had sent out teachers with- anA would continue to do , so, but that they had not yet sent out an artist, and then he told her of the . Aw;t' Rrholarshin. DePauw being j one of a number of universities who are beneficiaries of a sum set aside for the purpose of developing talent- i i j I ! I i f 1 n I j ri n r "J : ! ed young people who ev've great pro- , tors of The Royal Theatre, advertised mise of becoming artists in music and j in The Fairmount News last week other lines. I that on Saturday April 1, at 10:30 This is the first scholarship given j a. m. a good feature show and a Mack out by Depauw and the honor is em- j Sennett comedy would be given. The phasized by the fact that Miss Hus- I price of admission was to be two po-ton will be the first student to win the j tatoes or the equivolent in any veget-first scholarship, for Dean McCut-; able, the proceeds to be given to the cheon told her that at a meeting of j needy of Fairmount. the faculty they had decided to bestow it upon her. Under" its conditions Miss Huston will have three rears in DePauw, two years in a New The Royal Theatre with their pota-York university and one year abroad, j toes, some bringing two, the price of She will continue the course this j admission, and some whole sacks full, year she is already taking, which con- j As the time for opening the doors ap- LISTS FILLED FOR PRIMARIES LARGEST NUMBER OF ENTRIES REGISTERED EVER KNOWN IN HISTORY OF COUNTY Two Hundred and Sixty-One File De clarations of .Desire to Receive Party Nomination for County or Township Office Contests for Every Coumty Place. When the time for filing office declarations expired at 5 o'clock Saturday evening, exclusive, of precinct committmen and state delegates, 261 candidates had filed their petitions to have their names placed on the primary ballots for election on May 2 on the republican and democratis tickets. This is a record breaker, being the largest number of candidates ever filed in a Grant county primary election. The number of candidates in the field assures an interesting and vigorously fought campaign, and in nearly every instance there are at least two candidates for each office on each ticket. The last men to file Satur day evening were John Himelick of Fairmount township for county coun-cilman-at-large on the democratic ticket, and Elija Hoggatt, Frank Mason, George Kleder, Nelson Duckwall, Georgie A. Kendall, John A. Gadbury and Jerome Shafer. These last also filed as democratic candidates for county council. Fairmount township is directly interested in the campaign on both tickets, each party being represented by a candidate for county clerk, Lafe Ribble on the republican ticket is opposed by Samuel A. Connelly who is seekingi renomination. W. P. VanArs-dall, who last week retired from the postmanstership of Fairmount after serving nearly eight and a half years, is seeking the nomination for clerk on the democratic ticket and is opposed by Phillip G. Middleton. The complete lists of candidates for both ' tickets are as follows: ! Democratic 1 For judge of county circuit court William E. Williams. William C. Coryell, prominent Marion lawyer, filed as candidate for judge of the superior court for Grant , (Continued on Page Four) APRON SHOWER BY BAPTIST LADIES. The ladies of the Baptist church issued invitations last week to an apron shower which was to be in the nature of an all day meeting Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barber, with a dinner at the noon hour. The purpose of the meeting was to start a building fund for the new Baptist church which is be ing planned. Notwithstanding the downpour of rain Thursday, there was quite a gathering at the Barber home, each guest bringing her apron with the pocket containing pennies representing the number of inches of the waist measure. The amount realized : was in the neighborhood of $23 dol- lars and was much more than ex- pected considering weather conditions. The morning hours were devoted to business, many important features being taken care of at this time. The afternoon was social, during which time a very interesting program was ( given. Those present were Mesdames Nellie Buck, Louis Egdorf, Andrew Weyler, John Bitner, William Mc-Kinley, Myra Justice, Ethel Corn, Lucile Powell and Blanche Honne; the Misses Bobbie Weyler, Martilda find Maud Corbin, Lillian Dunbar; Masters Wright Horine and Morris Pernod and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barber. During the business session a sec retary and treasurer were elected as j custodians of the building fund as I follows: Secretary, Mrs. John Bit-. ner and treasurer, Mrs. Lewis Egdorf. MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN FOWLERTON. There will be a missionary meeting and a meeting) of the cradle roll department of the M. P. church of Fowlerton Wednesday afternoon at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Meyers in Fowlerton. On that date Mrs. Will Ware of Fairmount and Mrs. Sallie Scott of Marion will address a mothers' meeting at the public school and will also talk before the meeting at the home of Rev. Meyers. Mrs. Will Craw will give the bible story to the children, and it is urged that there be a good attendance at these IDEM DlDDCTT ULY. DUWVLI I LEAVES UPLAND DELIVERED LAST SERMON AS PASTOR OF M. E. CHURCH SUNDAY NIGHT Forceful and Eloquent Minister and Evangelist Offered Larger Opportunity for Splendid Talent Weil-Known in Fairmount, Where He Has Often Filled the Pulpit. It will be with regret that friends of Rev. M. E. Barrett, pastor of the Upland M. E. church, will learn that he is leaving this part of Grant county. Rev. Barrett is well-known in Fairmount, having filled the pulpit and lecture platform here many times and he has a largie circle of warm friends here. However, like the people, of Upland, they will rejoice in every thing good that comes to Rev. Barrett. Concerning his splendid work in Upland, The Community Courier says: The people of Upland will soon miss the familiar figure and cheery greet- j ing of a man they have all learned to j love and respect, without regard to denomination or creed. j It has sort of leaked out that the church authorities have a bigger job ; in store for Rev. Barrett, and much i as we all regret to lose him, there is , no one who will not rejoice to see him j succeed and attain larper opportuni- j ties for his wonderful talent. So next Sunday will probably be , our last opportunity to hear Rev. j Barrett preach as pastor of the Up- j land M. E. church. There will be ; special music and a record attend- , ance is expected. I Rev. Barrett has played a large j part in the life of the community, j During the war he was chief spokesman at patriotic gatherings. In the tumultous days since the war he has been identified with practically every movement for the progress and uplift of the community. He was a special friend and guide to the young folks of the town, and his influence on them will be felt for generations to come. He always stood ready to fill in a need of any kind; if a farmer needed a hired man for a rush job of haying, or an extra teacher was needed in school or a family down sick needed a nurse, or a bunch of young folks needed a chaperone "Squire" was always "on tap" and seemed like he was seldom prevented by "other business" from responding! to the many and various demands. He demonstrated to people in and out of the church that a preacher could be "human" and still be true to his holy calling. The record he has made here is one that any preacher might be proud of. He tells us he has preached 96 funeral sermons, 435 other sermons, performed 15 marriage ceremonies, led 110 prayer meetings, received 277 into the church, given letters of transfer to 115, and lost 10 members by decease. The gain in membership for the four years has been 162. From a financial standpoint the church is now paying on benevolences $2,319, where they were paying only $1,046 previous to his coming, and the pas tor's salary has been raised from $1,100 to $2,000 a year. BANNISTER OUT OF RACE FOR SHERIFF First to Announce His Candidacy Withdraws Account of 111 Health Amos Bannister, the first Republi can to announce his candidacy for the nomination of sheriff in the pri mary election of May 2, was the first to withdraw, announcement being made Thursday. Mr. Bannister has been unable to make a campaign ow ing to ill health, having) been ill for several weeks, and forbidden by his physician to continue his campaign. Although he cannot keep m the race, Mr. Bannister states that he will be for the ticket nominated by the Republicans. The withdrawal of Mr. Bannister leaves the sheriff's race a triangle affair, with Frank C. Tukey, former deputy sheriff; Jacob C. Campbell, captain of Marion police, and Arthur Shugart, a prominent farmer in the running. Mrs. Louis Henley received word from her sister, Mrs. Louella Mittank, that she started home last Tuesday evening but is going to stop over and visit relatives at Modesta, Cal., and in Colorado. MRS. WALPOLE TAKES OFFICE MR. VANARSDALL RETIRES SAT- UKUAY MORNING AFTER EIGHT YEARS SERVICE New Official Takes Charge of Oiuee With Miss Anna Delph as Assistant Received Commission Friday and Began Her Work With Beginning of New Quarter. After having served the mihliV faithfully for eight years and five months W. P. VanArsdall Saturrlav morning) turned the affairs of the Fairmount postoffice over to his successor, Mrs. Minnie Walpole, who at once assumed charge and began acquainting herself with the details of the office and the work. Mrs. Walpole retains Miss Anna Delph as assistant postmaster, Mrs. Irene Brewer Stout, who has been in the office for the past year, retiring. Mrs. Walpole's commission was received Friday, and she at once arranged her bond, but owing to the fact that Friday was the last day of the quarter, she requested Mr. VanArsdall to remain in charge until the close of business Friday night, so that he would be able to close up the quarter's business in full, she taking charge with the beginning of the new quarter. Mr. VanArsdall has given the patrons of the Fairmount postoffice a faithful and painstaking administration, and with the assistance of iMiss Delph, who has been in the postoffice for many years and is thoroughly familiar with all the details of the work and competent in every way, the patrons of the office have never had any cause for complaint, and in retiring Mr. VanArsdall expresses himself as most grateful for the cordial support and co-operation of the patrons of the office which has been given him and his assistants at all times. His constant effort has been to give good service, and this he feels he has succeeded in doing. In speaking! of his retirement and the incoming official, Mr. VanArsdall said that the patrons of the office were to be congratulated over the appointment of Mrs. Walpole, for the reason that she was fully competent to assume the responsibilities and duties of the office, and he was certain that she would give a most satisfactory administration. Mr. VanArsdall was especially pleased that Mrs. Walpole has retained Miss Delph, of whose work he said he could not speak in terms of praise too high. It is understood that there will be no other changes in the force of the office. The rural mail carriers are under civil service. CHIROPRACTORS FORM v i NEW ASSOCIATION. Fairmount was represented at the organization of the Eastern Indiana Chiropractors' Association, which was held in Marion Sunday, by Dr. Glenn McAtee and wife. The officers elected for the new organization were Dr. C. R. Davidson, Portland, president; Dr. H. D. Elkins of Muncie, vice-president; Dr. C. J. Knott, Hartford City, secretary-treasurer; Dr. R. S. Dull, Marion, Dr. Fred Carey, Alexandria and Dr. Worley of Redkey, members of the advisory board. The object of the association, it is stated, is to form an organization for social and educational purposes, the membership being open to all chiropractors in this section of the state. Meetings will be held once each month, the next one being held in Wabash on April 30. The meeting of last Sunday was an all day affair, the visitors dining at the Spencer hotel and .afterward witnessing a clinic held at the Dull chiropractic parlors. THEATRE PARTY THURSDAY NIGHT. Superintendent Otto T. Hamilton and wife and Prof. T. B. Krouskup and wife entertained the members of the faculty of Fairmount public schools together with the school board of education and their wives at a theater party on Thursday evening of last week. After gathering at the Krouskup home, the party was taken to The Royal Theatre where they witnessed Dougjlas McLean in "The Home Stretch," afterwards returning to Prof. Krouskup's house where various features had been planned for the entertainment of the guests and a dainty luncheon was . served. Besides the members of the cshoot board and the faculty, Mrs. L. D. Holliday was a guest. A range of fifty-four degrees mark- ed the guage of temperature for the month of March, with the mercury registering 16 degrees below zero for its lowest and 70 degjrees for its highest mark, and every one shivered or prepared to make garden according- There were only five clear days and snow fel1 on four das while ? 1 A 1 J 1 ? A 1 lL rained twelve days during the month. This is in accord with the official weather report as prepared by J. N. Elliott, who has kent an accurate re- cord of the weather or many years his work being not only of value but of general interest to the public. Mr. Elliott's report for March is as fol lows: Highest daily average, 58 degrees. Lowest daily average, 20 degrees. Averapie for the month, 38 degrees. Highest during the month, 70 degrees. Lowest during the month, 16 degrees. Greatest daily range, 36 degrees. Range for the month, 54 degrees. Clear days, 5; Fair, 7; Cloudy, 19. Snow fell on 4 days, rain, 12. J. N. ELLIOTT. April Fool" Show A Bisr Success Ferguson & Son Have Full House at Their Vegetable Show Saturday More Than 220 "Kiddies" Present George Ferguson and son, proprie- j Long before the time of the show on Saturday morning, the "kiddies" of the town were lined up in front of preached the crowd was augmented j until the entire lobby of the theatre j Was filled, the sidewalk crowded, and ' the line reached out into the middle j cf the street, so that when the doors were finally thrown open it took al- j most all hands of the theater to admit the happy yelling crowd of children and take care of their contributions. . By the time the children had been comfortably seated, there wasn't much more than standing room for the older people who had come to help a good cause. Altogether there were about 235 or 240 assembled, and the show on the screen was rivaled by the scene in the theatre where more than 200 happy, laughing, generous bright eyed boys and girls enjoyed the Ferguson's show and were in no wise backward in expressing theii appreciation. The "price of admission" showed a varied assortment, including old shoes, canned goods and potatoes, There were about six bushels of po tatoes and one bushel of miscellaneous goods, including; apples and other vegetables which were distributed to the needy of the town. Managers Ferguson & Son are to be congratu lated upon their generous enterprise. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR DOROTHEA GRACE DALE. With the close of March, St. Patrick's day parties with their fascinating adornments of green, shamrocks, pipes, etc., were laid aside, for April ushers in the Eastertide, than which there can be nothing more beautiful with its suggestion of the resurrection and the new life. The first Easter party reported is the surprise given for Miss Dorothea Grace, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Dale Saturday afternoon at their home on Sycamore street in honor of her birthday. All the decorations were suggestive of Easter and the little folk were en tertained at games and enjoyed a happy afternoon. Dorothea Grace re ceived many nice birthday gifts, Those present were Doris Morris, Mary Hill, Ruth Jones, Margaret Gil breath, Ruth DeWeerd, Ruth Meyers, Mlartha Winslow, Margaret Kind, Katherine Hayworth, Mildred Comp ton, Marthine Rigsbee, Dorothea, Ruth and Esther Dale. Mrs. Dale was assisted by Mary- Kind, Donald That Al Meyers, former resident of Upland, who met a sudden death at his home at Everett, Mich., last Tuesday night, was the victim of foul play is the belief of friends in that city and of the coroner, who returned a verdict of foul play. The body arrived in Jonesboro Friday afternoon and was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Sol Johnson. According to Charles Terrell, an uncle of the deceased, Meyers is thought to have been attacked on his way home from work, as his body was found about a half a block from his home, between five and six o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Meyers was the owner of a pool room and was in the habit of closing his place of business about midnight. It is thought tht he was the victim of a highway robber as a scalp wound and scar on the left side of his face I and a swollen right wrist would indicate he had been in a struggle, j Mr. Meyers was 64 years old and is survived by the widow and two children. Funeral services were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon from : the Johnson residence in Jonesboro and interment was made at the Sum-mitville cemetery. HEAVY RAINS CAUSE RIVERS TO OVERFLOW Mississinewa Reaches Flood Stage But No Damage is Reported Traction Lines Hit The heavy rains during the last week caused the rivers and streams of Indiana to rise rapidly, and lowlands were flooded, causing much damage in some places. For a time it was feared that the Mississinewa would go on a rampagie, but although the river neared the flood stage, no damage has yet been reported. North of Marion, especially in the Wabash river valley flood conditions" prevailed and much damage was done. The Indiana Service Company, operating the traction line between Fort Wayne and Lafayette, was forced to abandon trains between Wabash and Peru Thursday and Friday, the tracks being under water for several miles west of Wabash, and for a considerable distance east of that city. Union Traction cars, however, were operated with but litle delay, the delay on this line being caused by slow running over places where the heavy rains had washed the ballast from the tracks. FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN BY TELEPHONE OPERATORS. The operators of the Citizens Telephone company gave a farewell party Wednesday eveningi of last week for Misses Ada Dicks and Mary Hollings-worth who have severed their connection with the company. Miss Ada Dicks will go to Chicago where she will make her home with her brother Raymond Dicks while in that city. Miss Hollingsworth has not announced her future plans as yet. The chief feature of the party Wednesday evening was the splendid pot luck supper and a very happy evening was spent at games, contests -and music. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Morris, Miss Anna May Darnell, Miss Delight Christopher, Miss Orpha Smith, Miss Faye Pierce, Miss Hah Peacock, Miss Lillian Dunbar, Miss Mary M. Hollingsworth, (Miss Ada Dicks, Mrs. Nellie Buck, Mrs. Dicks, Miss Grace Carter, Miss Myrl Peacock and JMiss Blanche Harshbarger. MISS JONES WINS FIRST HONORS. First honors in the Academy Junior class declamatory contest held Thursday eveningi in the Friends church,, were won by Miss Frances Jones who gave The Soldier's Reprieve." Miss Irene Payne speaking "The Hazing of Valient," won second. The program was interspersed by some beautiful musical selections given by the academy orchestra and by Miss Kramme on the coronet. Beside the honor students the following Juniors took part: Vergia Elliott, Wilbur McCoy, Tuella Garner, Lucile Haisley, Everett Smith and Cormella Dickerson. . Miss Jones and Miss Payne will represent their class in the school's final contest to be held soon. s i sists of the he regular supervisors' j idy and in addition, piano, course of tu pipe organ and voice, and for the ; succeeding years, her course of study j will be outlined for her. It has been j said of her that she is absolutely the j most brilliant music scholar that nas entered DePauw and that her capacity for work is marvellous. Miss Huston will be home in April for her spring vacation and at that time will play in the concert p.iven by the Symphony Orchestra of Marion, which will be given April 20. SUNDAY BIG DAY AT M. E. CHURCH Services Well Attended Capacity j House in Evening $40 as Thank Offering Sunday was a record day at the M. E. church. The Sunday school at tendance of more than 200 and the , morning service were correspondingly good, while at the evening service there was a capacity house, the audi torium, Sunday school rooms and bal cony being full. The Sunday school ; and morning service were combined and at the noon hour a picnic dinner was served. It was a sumptuous -feast, nearly everything in season and out of season being included in the menu. More than a hundred, partook. The evening was given over to the "W. F. M. S. of the church and the -program as published was carried out. In addition little Treva Linville gave a vocal solo, her father accompanying! her. The Little Light Bearers and King's Heralds were almost faultless in their part of the program, -while the Boys Club Chorus composed of 30 voices and under the direction of "Miss Sample, supervisor of music in the public schools, won unstinted applause. The high school orchestra gave some beautiful numbers and appeared in their new uniforms . The annual thank offering was giv en and amounted to $40. This will go to the fund which the North Indiana Conference will send to the school in Bargeeling, Indiana, built in memory of iMrs. Bishop Fred B. Tisher, who was a teacher in Bargeeling and died last year, leaving $1,000 for building the school. Mrs. Tisher was a Muncie girl, and was ent out from the Muncie district. Buller and Gregory Dale. ' 4

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