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1 E EAIEMOTOJT NEW 1 I 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, APRIL 6, 1922 Number 36 3 SURRENDERS TO Elimination of FARMERS WATCH Auto Mishap North of Town SIX CANDIDATES FOR TRUSTEE RACE FOR FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP OFFICE DEVELOPS INTO REAL CONTEST THINLY CL4DS MEET SATURDAY TRIANGULAR TRACK MEET OX RUSH FIELD ATTRACTING MUCH ATTENTION High School, Academy and Sweetser High School Athletes Will Try For Honors Preliminary to the Grant County Track and Field Meet a Week Later. Rush Field, Fairmount Academy, is in excellent shape for the first track and field meet of the year to be held Saturday at 1 p. m. The meet will be a triangular affair with Sweetser Marion Party Enroute to Summitville to Spend Day Run Into Telephone Post and Other Obstacles An automobile accident near the Charles G. Thomas farm north of town resulted in the serious injuries to James Fite, wife and daughter of Marion, when the machine they were driving ran off the sides of the road, followed the ditch for nearly two hundred feet, knocked down a rural mail box and snapped off a telephone pole near the ground. The cause of the accident was an j cultural Association were present, attemptof the driver to pass another j These men, who for a long time have machine, both machines being south been keeping their eyes on the ex-bound. Mr. Fite and family were ! penditure of public money, were seek-going to S.ummitville where he form- ! ing, to bring a reduction in the ex-erly lived. The mother-in-law, who : pense of local government and thev COUNTY FUNDS WILL SEEK TO BRING ABOUT A REDUCTION OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURES . Delegation From Various Units of Grant County Agricultural Association Meet With the County Commissioners to Discuss Problems. At a meeting of the county commissioners in Marion Tuesday, a delegation of farmers representing vari ous units of the Grant County Agri- remained for the two sessions held both morning and afternoon. While the sessions in the morning assumed a rather heated situation, later the atmosphere cleared for the farmers, clearly showed that they were only present for justice; to make suggestions and in no wise to offer construe- they there iu ncij) nut w iiaiiunap, iu give me board the benefit of their views and . ... ..... , experience and they wished it under- . , . . ... stood that there was a general feel ing that there should be a better spirit of economy. In the morning roads th main subject o dis. j oi.Uit nf Vrirlcrts r-nrin nr unA Hnr. . - j - - - - - . . i' j ingi all these discussions the farmers were fair and reasonable. j The farmers all over the ; have for several months past formed themselves into watchdog committees. This was done in every instance with the time had come for an accounting, Tfcpv took thp nosition this was the j was a passenger in the Fite car, was uninjured and continued her journey to Summitville. The injured parties returned to Marion after receiving first aid at the home of Grant Bark-dull, while waiting for conveyance. REV. BEN KENDALL PREY TO BURGLARS r 1 1 r . .j Home Robbed While Pastor is at . ... , , Church $oj in Money Taken and Valuable Pa ers Rev. Benjamin Kendall, who is well j high school, Fairmount high school and Fairmount academy participating. The academy thinly clads have been showing up in fine style of late. Though it is early in the season some pood records have been hung up. In the few try outs that have been held the academy seems to be stronger in the running events than in the field events. The weak point in the local squad at present lies in the shot put. As yet no one has been developed sufficiently to fill that position as well as J. Haisley, who made such a good showing last year. In the dashes the academy is well fortified with Little, Brookshire and dather, all three having made good -records so far this year. The 440 yard dash will be ably taken care of hy Little, who has done exceedingly jrcod work in this event for the past two years. The 440 yard race Saturday should prove to be a thriller, Known in rairmount, was a Mcum w.CUMio- wh;ie in the afternoon the hnro-la r Hwrtrriincr trt lhi I x era n " J - " -Ogan- sport Press, which says: While Rev. Benjamin Kendall and his family were attending the Broadway Methodist church, of which Rev. Kendall is the pastor, Sunday evening,, their residence at Eigth and Market streets was entered and some the view of bringing down taxation, i The Fairmount high school decla-jewelry and valuable papers were ' Faced with higher taxes and declin- ' matory contest will be held in the stolen. The theft was reported to the ' !ne markets, agriculturalists declared ; high school auditorium Friday eve- i t t 1 1 t - 4 J-:t v M I) j ' for eeonomv rather than extra- vagance in the administration of pub-j lie affairs. They did not take this at- titude with any desire to meddle nor j j to interfere, but as a matter of jus- j The students of the high school bringing it to slow speed when it tice and right and in the manifesta- ; have this year shown much interest finally toppled and fell. Except for tion of public interest. j in this type of work and some excel- ' a rather exciting shake-up none of One significant feature of the con- ' lent speakers have been developed. ' the men were injured and the mn-ference, indicating its possibilities as This contest Friday night is expected chine came off with only a broken well as the need for the same, was : to prove unusually interesting and fender. SHERIFF FOWLER Traveling Under Name of Ora Miller, Omar Mackey Succeeds in Eluding Sheriff Since Feb. 28 While Sheriff Bert Fowler was searching the country for Omar Mac- key, well-konwn Grant county man, wanted on a charge of issuing fraudulent checks, Mackey under the name of Ora Miller, was making a thirty-two mile hike in order to spend a short time with relatives before he walked into the county jail Sunday afternoon and gave himself up. Sheriff Fowler had been on his track since February 28, but Mackey had managed to keep one day ahead of Fowler. Accompanied by a relative, Mackey appeared at the jail Sunday afternoon where he grave himself up. According! to Mackey's alleged admission to Sheriff Fowler, Mackey has passed several worthless checks to the amount of $1,401 in Grant and adjoining counties. Fifteen bad checks were passed in Marion, three in Howard county and three in Miami county. The specific charge on which he was wanted was on a forged check to the amount of $10, the name of R. E. Badger being used. It was also charged that Mackey forged two notes for $500 each, which were payable at Marion banks. Declamatory Contest Next Twelve High School Speakers to Try For Place on Program at County Contest ning, April 7 at 8 o'clock. Twleve J speakers, consisting of eierht Eirls and : four boys are on the program. Sev- oral orchestra numbers and chorus selections have also been arranged as added features. the auditorium will undoubtedly filled nearly to capacity. be This program is to be free and everyone is cordially invited to attend. The judges will award a first and second brth to the boys and to the girls. The boy winning first place and the girl winning first place will represent Fairmount high school in the county contest to be held at the high school gymnasium Saturday night, April 15. The program for Friday night will be as follows: "Starry Emblem" Second Orches- J tra. "Army Reserve" Second Orchestra i ("Nanny Goit") Gladys Miller. "The Price of Sin" Matilda Cor- bin. ("Boob Perkins") Kenneth John. "Morning Bells" High School Chorus. "Mrs. Casey at the Euchre Party" Gregory Dale. "Barbara Fritchie" Carolyn Wal lace. "Naughty Zell" Laura Brown. "Overture Paramount" Second Or chestra. "Toast on Babies" Alice Ramsey. "A Yankee in Lave" Esther j Wright. "Within the Law" Suzanne Bar- met. "Water Lillies" High School Chorus. "Ship of Faith" Claude Commons. "Debutante" Martha Couch. "How Ruby Played" Victor Love. "Post Commander" Second Orch estra. "Dancing All the Time" Second Orchestra. Decision of Judges. "Loves Devotion" Second Orches tra. Judges Otto T. Hamilton, Edna Gregg and Myrtle Gilbreath. ROYAL THEATRE HELPS TEN FAMILIES. At the Vegetable Matinee given by Ferguson and Son, proprietors of the Royal Theatre, April 1, the contributions were turned over to a committee from the Kiwanis club for distribution and it was found that there were sufficient supplies to take care of ten families. Messrs Fergpson are to be congratulated upon the success of their plan. . J : j School Events Washington, Pleasant, and Van Bur- en Townships Will Have No Town ship Commencments This Year At the monthly session of the township trustees held in the office of County Superintendent Albert R. Hall's office in the court house at Marion Tuesday, it was announced that three of the townships will not hold townships common school com mencements this year, nor will there be any special affair of any kind following) the graduation. The three to eliminate township commencements are Washington, Pleasant and Van Buren. Fairmount, Mill, Center, Richland, Sims, Franklin, Green, Liberty, Jefferson and Monroe will continue the annual exercises. Diploma examinations for pupils of the seventh and eighth grades will be held April 15. At a meeting of the trustees on May 8, the dates for the ten township commencements to be held will be announced. FAIRMOUNT MEN IN LUCKY ACCIDENT Li'l Old Ford Sedan Heads for Ditch Coolness of Driver Saves 'Em Had it not been for the splendid presence of mind and expert handling of his Ford sedan, Lafe Ribble, repub- lican candidate for the nomination of county clerk at the May primary, and his two companions, County Commissioner John Heavelin and Edgar M. Baldwin might have suffered injury Tuesday evening when the Ford left the tarvia road near the Wesleyan camp giround and turned over on its side. Tin ni y -i A lipnn t r Afnnnn n rw were on the return trip when sud- denly without warning the machine got beyond control and headed for the side of the road, coolness Mr. Ribble With perfect succeeded in 9 MARION LAD WINS HONORS Flowery Oratory of Roy Guyer of Marion Wins First Honors in Oratorical Contest Roy Guyer of Marion, was awarded first honors bv the judges. Prof. 'Graves of Van Buren, Superintendent J. H. Henderson of Jonesboro and Sewell Baker of Summitville in the county oratorical contest at Jones- boro hiirh school Wednesday eve- ninff. Merle Carter of Fairmount high school was given second honors and Everett Richey of Fairmount academy won third. The High School Discussion League was established six years ago by (Indiana University and any high .school may enter the league, a new subject for dicussion being chosen each year. This year's discussion was "Immigration" and each student was required to give a comprehensive solution of the question. Prior to the announcement of the judges decision at Jonesboro last night, it was the consensus of opinion that the Fairmount representatives had by far the best plans for the working out of the immigration pro- blem, conceding that the first honors should go to Miss Merle Carter, second to Everett Richie and third or possibly fourth to Roy Guyer. However, it transpired that two of the judgies seemed to be swayed by flowery oratory rather than the logpc of a well worked out plan with the re sult mentioned above. Mr. Guyer will represent the county in the eleventh district meeting which will be held at Wabash Saturday evening. The winner at Wabash will have the honor of contesting in the state meeting which will be held at either Indianapolis or Bloomington. REV. C B. SWEENEY ATTENDS CONFERENCE. Rev. C. B. Sweeney is in Elkhart where he is attending the seventy-ninth annual session of the North In diana Conference of the Methodist church, which convened Wednesday at 8:30 p. m., with Bishop Fredrick D Leete presiding. Only preliminary work was taken up yesterday. Three Aspirants for the Place on Both Democratic and Republican Tickets Township Also Has Candidates For the County Clerkship. The race for nomination for office not only promises to be a lively one so far as the fight for place on the county ticket is concerned, but also promises to be unexpectedly lively in Fairmount township, especially the contest for trustee. Six candidates are in the field, some of these being ast minute entries, and what for a time appeared to be a single entrv affair has developed into a steeple chase. Clyde Helms was the first to announce on the Republican side, but was soon followed by Joseph Hollo-way, and at the last minute, just be fore the flag fell in the county clerk's office last Saturday evening Orville Wells, present holder of the office, filed his declaration putting! him in the race for renomination. On the Democratic side there are also three candidates. Charles R Draper, Marvin Wallace and David t. Lewis. In addition to the interest in the ace for the nomination for trustee, Fairmount township is more than ordinarily interested in the contest for place on the county ticket, each party having a candidate for county clerk, Lafe Ribble being in the race on the Republican side, and W. P. VanArsdall, former postmaster, being in the running on the Democratic side. Mr. Ribble has been in the fight from the first and has been making a vigorous campaign. Mr. VanArsdall only jumped into the political swimming pool after he knew definitely when he would be able to relinquish his duties as postmaster, and since turning the office over to his successor he is entered into an active campaign. There's going to be "some politics" in these woods between now and May 2. In the public list of the filing of declarations four names were omitted, these all being from Fairmount township. The declarations were filed Saturday afternoon shortly before closing time at the office of the county clerk. These were Orville Wells for township trustee, Lowry Glass, Virgil B. Duling and John Dav is, the last tnree lor members ot tne advisory board and all four on the Republican ticket. O. E. S. AUXILIARY MEETS WITH MRS. PARKER. The regular monthly meeting of the O. E. S. Auxiliary was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Daphne Parker on East Second street. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. Inez Siegel, Mrs. Mary Adams and Mrs. Emma Lewis. There was a very gratifying attendance. The business session which consisted mostly of routine work was presided over by Mrs. Mabel Holliday, president. A program committee was appointed at this time as follows: Mrs. Hazel Ribble, Mrs. Mary McCormick and Mrs. Minnie ML Roberts. The rest of the afternoon was delightfully social, the hostesses serving a delicious light luncheon and Easter emblems were given as favors. The next meeting will be held the first Tuesday in May at the home of Mrs. Monta Buller with Mrs. Estella Kelley, Mrs. Alice Ramsey and Mrs. Ida Montgomery assistant hostesses. HENRY GARRISON VISITS FAIRMOUNT. Henry Garrison of Fowlerton was in Fairmount Tuesday and" incidentally paid a visit to the office of The News where he renewed his subscrip- tion, having been a subscriber, as he states, "off and on ever since the first Fairmount paper was printed." Mr. Garrison is therefore one of the pioneers of The News family. He states that he remembers Fairmount when the town was nearly all woodland, when there was only one house in the town and when, later, it could look across the street to a neighbor house. These two houses stood, he says where Hahne's drug store and the Fairmount State bank now stand. iMxs. Charles LeRoy, who spent several weeks in St. Petersburg, for the benefit of her health, has returned home much improved. as Anderson oi cweeiser, ana inline of the locals, have met before in this vent, both being about evenly matched. C Smith will probably be the entrant for the half mile. So far Smith has made a good showing for a new man. The mile run, as last year, will be taken care of by Haisley and Colbert, who should be able to hold there own in fast company. The low and high "sticks' will be taken care of by Rich, Harsbbarger and Brookshire. The pole vault should not cause the academy much worry as Lewis and Cecil are 11-foot men in this event. Harshbarger is again in his old position at the high jump and has added a few inches to his last year's jumps. The shot put has Coach Jones guessing and it is not known who he will enter, but probably Little, Brookshire, Smith or Lewis. Not much dope can be obtained from the rival camps, only that Sweetser and Fairmount high schools are predicting that they will give the academy a run for their money. Reports from these two schools are to the effect that they have the strongest squads in years. Sweetser will probably show well in the dashes while the local high school is coming along in good shape in the field events. The cinder track at Rush field has been put into fine condition after many weeks of work and probably fast time will be made in some of the track events. This should give some dope towards the Grant county meet to be held a week later as the three schools in the meet Saturday are doped to be strong contenders for the honors. The one emerging victorious in this meet should be a popular favorite in the county meet. MRS. C, T. PARKER HOSTESS TO WAR MOTHERS. Mrs. Charles T. Parker was hostess - to Fairmount chapter of War Mothers at her home on East Second street Monday night. Twenty-three of the War mothers were present and owingi to the fact that so much important business came up for discussion, the - program which h" 1 been arranged for the occasion, was dispensed with. As each question came up, it was discussed and laid over until some future meeting, no decisions being made. "Wessie Payne, representing the Am erican Legion, was present and gave an interesting talk in regard to the organization of a War Mothers auxiliary to the local Legion. This mat-- ter was also laid over until next meeting, which will be held the first Monday in May at the home of Mrs. J. J. McEvoy. During the social hour the hostess served a dainty two- course luncheon. Atty. Charles E. Parker, who has ' had a serious attack of influenza, is improving slowly. Although he has i not been able to get down stairs as yet, he is able to sit up and is gen- e rally better. , police and efforts are being made to apprehend the culprit. The Kendalls have the doors of their home and the thief or thieves had no difficulty in effect- : ing an entrance. A diamond lava-1 Here, the property of Mrs. A. N. Neal who rooms at the home, was taken although $35 in money was left untouched. Vouchers for between $2,500 and $3,500 for missionary funds were taken from Rev. Kendall's desk which could not possibly be of value to the thief. Rev. Kendall had intended to take the vouchers with him to a con ference at Elkhart to be held today, when the local church would be given credit for this amount. It is believed that the thief was in search of $500 which the church had realized Sunday morning for the mis sionary society. FAIRMOUNT MAY GET TRACK MEET Kiwanis Informed Matter Will be Given Consideration Decision Soon Dr. L. D. Holliday is in receipt of the following reply to a letter written in behalf of the Fairmount Kiwanis club to A. L. Traster, secretary of the Indiana High School Ath letic Association, Laporte, asking that the Sectional Track Meet be held this year" at Fairmount academy. Pres. L. D. Holliday, Fairmount, Indiana. Dear Mr. Holliday: The invitation of Fairmount Acad emy to hold a Sectional Track Meet has been received and I have your letter stating that the Kiwanis club desires to have this Track meet held at the Academy. This invitation will be given careful consideration and a decision will be given soon. Very truly yours, A. L. TRESTER. ROYAL THEATRE SHOWING CABIRIA. The attraction put on by Messrs Ferguson at the Royal Theatre to night and tomorrow night is said to be like a refreshing breeze to man kind. To the public craving for the unusual, this colorful spectacle offers itself at the Cinema Shrine to bewilder, to please and to astound. Mount Etna, whose devostating lava covers a territory sixty miles in diameter when the crater spouts, will be temporarily moved to the Royal Theatre when they show Cabiria. Camera men risked their lives in taking this scene showing the crater in eruption. It took two years to make the picture, taken in five different countries. ' I lookpdstime . the fact that the commissioners turn- ' ed aside all bids for stone, and will advertise them anew. John Weigel, well known contraetoi was awarded a contract to furnish more gravel. He said he could furnish gravel for a much lower price than stone. He represented, he said, the Marion Sand and Gravel company. One question asked concerned the amount of stone and gravel which had been used last year in building the roads. The officials found the question, it was said, a most puzzling one. The spokesman for the farmers said there should be a checking system, and it should be known at all times the amount of gravel and stone used on the roads. Although there was some little "axe grinding" by a few during the morning session, it ia said, the meeting finally developed, especially m the afternoon session, into a harmonious get-together conference, in which the county officials listened more will ingly to the arguments and advice pro pounded by their visitors. The bids for the construction oi bridges were opened at 2 Tuesday afternoon by the county commissioners, and contracts let as follows: Brookshire bridge, Liberty town ship, to A. S. Brumfiel, $840. Carter bridge, Liberty township, to St. Louis Structural Steel Co., $935. Florea bridge, Liberty towsnhip, to St. Louis .Structural Steel Co., $542. Stricter bridge, Van Buren town ship, to Edward Bloon, $638. Strange bridge, Monroe township, to St. Louis Structural Steel Co., $740 The St. Louis Steel Co., which received three of the five contracts, is represented in this county by Sol Carter. Eleven contractors turned in bids for the bridges. A. J. Brady was given the contract for road repair equipment, and John E. Weigal the contract for gravel. MISS MARGUERITE PARRILL MARRIES WESTERN MAN. Mrs. Clyde Lewis has received word that her sister, Miss Marguerite Par-rill of Santa Barbara, Cal., was married March 21 to Jack Knox also of Santa Barbara. Miss Parrill is a former Fairmount young lady and has hosts of friends here whose very best wishes go out to her in her west ern home.