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THE FAIBMOHMT NEW 1 PRICTEtf FOR A PtRTOSE-roLP rAlRMOUNT crow TWICE A WEK-., .M TV., SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year J FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA. tpNDAY, APRIL 10, 1922 Number 37 TRACK MEET WON Plans To Aid MORPHET TO GO TO PHILIPPINES Farmers To Have Wool Pool Again Outlook for Wool Market Better Than For Several Years and Price Expected to "Come Back The Grant County Agricultural association has decided to conduct a wool pool again in 1922. The wool market has been bad for the past two years, but the prospect jior tne luture is unite eood. The sheep industry has been on the toboggan since the war until a few months ago when prices swung BIRLEY WANTS TO KILL CROWS OLD TIME MARION HUNTER ASKS THAT STATE ESTABLISH A "CROW KILLING" DAY Argues That "Pesky Creatures" Cost Hoosier Farmers Thousands of Dollars Annually State Officials Not in Favor of Entire Extermination of the Birds. E. W. Wilson, bureau chief of the U. S. biological survey, has written to Richard Lieber, director of conservation in Indiana, asking that the Indiana conservation department co-operate with the federal government for locating banded crows killed. He says his attention was directed to In- .liir, tl,rrK . ... w , 7 a movement proposea to Kill DiaCK crows in this state. The biological survey, Mr. Wilson explained, is conducting an extensive co-operative movement in the banding of birds for the purpose of learn ing important facts regarding their! 1 ( There are fewer sheep in the United ! students taking part in declamatory, States than for several years past if i inter-academic and oratorical con-live-stock reports are to be taken asftests The students all over the a guide. The statistics gathered by the Indiana Federation of Farmers Association indicates a loss of 126, uu. Breeding ewes m Indiana alone . . . being of the number on farms a!have developed. year ago besides the decline in the j In the High School Discussion Lea-number of sheep. There is a smaller gue contest held at Jonesboro Wed-carry-over of wool than normal, so ' nesday night of last week, Rov Guver that everything considered it looks as i of Marion was the winner and repre-if the price of wool is coming back. sented Grant county in the contest of The committee in charge of last ! the high schools of the eleventh dis-year's pool are well satisfied with the ( trict belonging! to the league, which way in which the Ohio Sheep and was held at Wabash Friday night and YOUNG ORATORS HONOR WINNERS STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS OF COUNTY PARTICID-VTE IN THEIR ANNUAL CONTESTS Miss Ruth Covalt First Place Winner of Academy Declamatory Contest and Also of Sophomore Contest Gregory Dale and Sutanne Barruet H. S. Winners. The past week in Grant county schools has been full of interest to county have been taking unusual interest in this phase of high school work this year with the result that --., -.. X". - 1 M . . - ft o-veui ana eloquent speaiters Mi iss Ruth Covalt won first place among the girls and Clyde Prine first among the boys. These two will re- present the academy in the countv 'contest to be held in the high school gymnasium Saturday night. April 15. . v. lmci-n.iiiiiv ivinv.-i iiv-ivi . iiir sophomores in the Friends church : Friday evening. She will represent hei class in a contest compose,! of two u t .1. , speakers from each class in the acad- riy which will be held in the Friends env n'hih will heM in th Kr on.u : vnuren rrmay, Apni i. i ne winner ; ;n this will go to the final contest j ;vi-oe, I The Fairmount high Sfhoo, heli its I l!vUiratory contest Kriday evcninff In ...j:,,,- anA y j I i r ! l distribution and life histories, their association, whose address is Fair-economic value, et cetera ,and as a mount Indiana u ooi growers Association handled ; again acquitted himself in fine style, i number of black crows have been the clip and the Grant county farm coming off second. Miss Marjorie ! banded in some localities ,it is posers will, no doubt, consign to them Ballsbaugh, of North Manchester, will sible that some will be found in In-again. i represent the district at the state 'diana. I meet. j A few wee-a aj-0 Shy Birley, old Experienced Mlin ' In the dec,amatory contest held at time hunter of Marion, wrote the con- t -v- ! Fairmount academy Wednesday af- j servation department urging estab- SeiMCinCT Orrif ternoon speakers took part. ! lishmcnt of a "crow day" when citi- , Capt. Jake Campbell, of Marion Police Force, Making Race for Nomination for Sheriff ' j Jake Camnbell. captain of nol 1 tens generally would launch an of- j fensive against this bird. Mr. Bir- ... ... inu.ana ur forty years, and from personal oh- : : l, i ... j : t i; servation reached the conclusion that' crows cost Hoosier farmers . . ntanv iiuuanus oi miliars annually. lie . . , , . i. . . i r i ii 1 1 t r inousanus oi aouars annua v. no viaiins iu nave piautnierea inousanas corned on farms posted airainst h.int- ors when owners or tenants learn his . . , ' .."" ... intentions are to kill crows. "From (the corn consumed bv these neskv uu. i . i "MU "'u","u " . j . . ! - ..-.- v i oi inr .-.iiiiii in Miarion. and a candidate for .Jimff.'ii.. ii..,.-t-i u t w t in vyiSvcondt some in the third and a few , suPjeci 10 me repuop.can voters at the primary May 2nd. was m Fair- mount tnis weeK visiting nis mends visiting his friends naintv,i rmnKll ' acquainted. Lmpbell, ; ersonally known by a and getting a aiuiuuiiii iioi iivrsona iv Known ov a -11 - B . , ........ ... .... county, has a wide reputation as an ----- - - Marion police force and has been re- sponsible for the ast work disphiye on several occasions in the apprehend- ing of criminals A man with the ai'iiiiv oi v iu. jane amnoeii is i fi-. . , . i i hound to be reconi2ed bv the voters j of the county in this primary. With the present crime wave which seems to be threatening the entire nation, it becomes almost necessary that a man of high experience and good references in this line of work, be given the sheriff's office. The business of this office is in creasing each year, possibly brought j j ! , ! I 1 ... ... ...... nurtlS lb IS ISt- IU ll'UUVV IIIC IlUlll- crs, consisting of eight Kys and eight I hor of crows, but injudicious to andU;,!. fnni. narf Tl. inw Mru!. t:i- BY THE ACADEMY QUAKERS TAKE TRIANGULAR EVENT ON RUSH FIELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON High School Squad Takes Second With 22 Points to Their Score While Sweetser Lands Third With IT Anderson of Sweetser Single High Point Entrant, The triangular track and field meet held Saturday afternoon on Rush Field "with the Academy, Fairmount high school and Sweetser high school squads as entrants, was taken by the Academy, the Quakers making 60 of the 99 points. Burvia Anderson, Sweetser's crack dash runner, was single high point entrant with 16 points. Some pood records were made, especially considering the fact that the track and field were wet from the heavy rains of Friday. The events were witnessed by a large crowd. Summary of the events follows: 100 yard dash: Anderson, Sweetser, first; Brookshire, Fairmount Academy, second; Little, Fairmount Academy, third; time, 11 seconds. 120 yard hurdles: Harshbargcr, Fairmount Academy; Rich. Fairmount Academy; Kimes, Fairmount high school; 20 4-5 seconds. 220 yard dash: Anderson, Sweetser; Brookshire. Fairmount Academy; Little, Fairmount Academy; 24 seconds. 220 yard low hurdles: Brookshire, Fairmount Academy; Kimes, Fair-mount high school ; Rich, Fairmount Academv, SO 1-5 secor.ds. i Shot put: J. Pickard, Fairmount high school; Lewis, Fairmount Acad- emy; Anderson, Sweetser; 36 feet 3 ' inches. Pole vault: Cecil, Fairmount Academy, and Woods, Fairmount Academy, tied for first place; Hollings-worth. Fail mount high school; 9 feet 7 inches. 440 yard dash: Anderson, Sweetser, Little, Fairmount Academy; Gai-ther, Fairmount Academy; 56 2-5 seconds. High jump: Flanagan, Fairmount j high school; H&rshlvarger, Fairmount Academy; LtRue, Fairmount high school; 6 feet 1 inch. S0 yards: Haisley, Fairmount Academy; Kimes, Fairmount high school; Lewis, Fairmount Academy; 2 minutes 19 2-5 seconds. Mile: Haisley, Fairmount Academy Osborn, Fairmount high school; Cobert, Fairmount Academy; 5 minutes 22 seconds. Broad jump: Little, Fairmount Academy; Gaither, Fairmount Academy; Rhonemus, Sweetser; 19 feet. REV, WILLIAMS CALLED BY BAPTISTS Local Church Issues CU Rev. Williams to Take Charge Easter Svnday Rev. J. P. Williams, who has been called to the pulpit of the Baptist church, and who is at present stationed in Anderson, will preach his first sermon as pastor of the local church on Easter Sunday. Rev. Williams has preached before to Fairmount Baptists, and it was owing to the splendid impression he made on all who heard him, that the call to the Fairmount pulpit was made. While Rev. Williams home was originally in Henderson, Ky-, he is now in Anderson and will serve the local church half time or every two wsk- Owing to the fact that Rev. Wililams children are in school in Anderson, it will be impossible for him to take up hi? residence here at once, butt the close of the school term he will very probably move to Fairmount for residence. MRS BARNABY BOGUS ENTERTAINED S. & CLASS, The married people's class of the Friends church taught by Mary Wood was entertained at the home of Bar-naby Bogue Friday evening. A contest which embraced the quarterly review of the Sunday school lessons was cleverly arranged as game of base ball and captains were chosen for the two sides as follows: Will Jones and Mrs. Throckmorton, with Mrs. Throckmorton's side coming out victorious. Durina the course of the evening a light luncheon was served by the hostess. The Pig Clubs Poland China Association Will Co operate With Agricultural Association in Promotion Work At a meeting of the Grant County Poland China association, held in Marion Saturday, plans were made for their part in the boys and girls pig club, which will be organized again this year, and which promises to be even bigiger and better than last year. The Poland China association, in order to promote the Poland China breed, will co-operate with the county pig club, by offering $100 in gold, which will be given in ten premiums, as an addition to the premiums already offered by the agricultural association. TTVl pen nrominma i 1 1 A V, - 3 who feed Poland China pigs. These pigs must be selected by a committee of three of the members of the Poland China association and from the herds of the members of the association. Any boy wishing to raise Poland China pigs can communicate with V . . . v V UICIUCIIL 111 Llir III1IIIIV WESLEYAN CHURCH HOLDS INSTITUTE Young Men of Church Taking Course Preparatory for Ordination Thursday night of last week closed one of the most successful theologic al institutes ever held in the local Wesleyan church, both from point of ftori Anna a ;f.. .i - p meeting which commenced on ,i . dionaay was composed ot a class of ,..,,, ,,, 5oung men taking a preparatory - course of study for ordination as ministers in th T ,. a I teen candItlates studying), some of tK-ni : tua fircf ' - !h! m fL t ,n four years' course and there were fif- ; f,,-fu MrtQ v "I e "J ad"e The d'ass s" committee which will convene about the middle of August. Rev. E. J. Pitts of Plymouth was chairman of the institute, assisted by Rev. Hawkins of Larwill and Rev. F. R. Eddy of Fairmount. Quite a num. ber of the young ministers were suc- cessful in making grades and on each evening of the institute the pulpit J W. V M . V .IIV Ilil'V 1 VJk V 4 1 class. In addition to the fifteen can didates there were fifteen or twenty ( visiting ministers. j PROF. EDGAR L. MORPHET : ENTERTAINED BY FACULTY, j Prof. Edgar L. Morphet, who has ! been the recipient of numerous so- cial favors prior to his departure for rooms of the high school was in the nature of a pot luck dinner and was most enjoyable event, expressing as it did, the good fellowship and esteem entertained for Principal Morphet by his co-workers. The wives of the teachers were guests. RE-APPOINTS DAVID G. LEWIS David G- L3 has appointed Jude Charles as a member of the library board to cceed himself, 0ther members of the board are Pal mer Ice, Claude Huston, rarl Morris, Mrs. Wayne Fowler, Mrs. Lea Mc- Turnan and Mrs. Xen Edwards. Prospects are bright to accomplishing something this summer toward establishing a public library in Fair-mount. It is thougtht that they will have the use of the tax levy by fall and are working with the view of pushing the matter to conclusion as rapidly as possible. There will be meeting of the board in the near future when plans will be discussed and put in operation at the first possible moment. E. H. DEPOY PRESENTS FINE EASTER ISSUE. The Van Buren News Eagle came out last week in all its fine Easter toggery. The cover sheet was in green and the make-up of the whole paper was beautifully suggestive of the Eastertide. The issue consisted of sixteen pages and the entire advertising space was taken up by Van Buren merchants showing that they are wide-awake and alive to their op- portunities. WILL LEAVE NEXT WEEK TO TAKE UP WORK IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ON ISLANDS Offer Received Most Flattering One -Necessitating His Leaving Fair-mount Before the Close of the Present School Year Has Been Most Successful Here. Although it has been known amonir his friends for some time that Prof. i-dgar L. Morphet, principal of the combined Junior-Senior high schools, had received a most flattering offer to take up work in the government schools in the Philippines, formal an nouncement of his acceptance of the offer, and his resignation from the faculty of the Fairmount schools was not made until last week. Mr. Mor pheas resignation is to become effect ive on April 21, on which date he will start for the coast, and will sail for the Philippines from San Francisco on the S.. S. Hoosier State on Saturday, May 13. In speaking to The News of his new work and his resignation from the Fairmount schools, with the growth of which durinjr the past three years he has had a most important part, Mr. Morphet expressed himself as not only regretting to leave Fairmount, but also regretful of the fact that, in order that he migiht avail himself of the opportunity offered him, it was necessary that he leave before the close of the present school year. However, the position tendered to him is such that he felt that he could not afford to let it pass, and after consulting with Supt. Hamilton and the members of the school board, it was agreed that he be relieved next week that he might make his start for his new field of labor. This is Mr. Morphet's third year in Fairmount, the first year he being principal of the senior high school and the last two years principal of the combined junior-senior high schools. He received his A. B. degree from Indiana State Normal in 1018, and was in army work the year before coming to Fairmount, part of the time in Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Grant, and part of the time as recreational director in the Psychiature department at Fort Benj. Harrison. Enroute to the coast Mr. Morphet will stop over at the Petrified National forest in Arizona, at the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Sequbia National park and the Yosemite, arriving in San Francisco in time to catch his boat for Japan. Enroute he will stop at Honolulu, Hawiaii, and at Tokio, Yokohama and Kobe, Japan, and Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, and thence on to Manila. Mr. Morphet is not yet advised as to his exact location on the Philippine Islands, but wherever it is his work in the high schools of the Islands will probably be in connection with the athletic department. During his residence in Fairmount Mr. Morphet has made a host of friends, both in and out of the school, and his work in the school has been of such a high order of merit and efficiency as to attract attention not only throughout the state, but that of the government, as evidenced by the offer of the position he has ac cepted, which came to him unsolicited. While his friends and the schools re gret his leaving, he nevertheless will carry with him the best good wishes of all, and abundant success is predicted tors him in his new work. Ar. Morphet considers the prospects for the Fairmount high school as exceedingly bright for next year and another year of marked advancement is predicted by him. MRS. I. S. BENBOW, DIES AT OAK RIDGE Mrs. I. S. Benbow, 61, passed away Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home northwest of Fairmount, death following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Benbow was a well known and highly respected lady and had many friends in the Oak Ridge neighborhood where she lived. She is survived by her husband. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 o'clock from a church four miles east of the Soldiers Home and burial will be made in the Puckett cemetery. Steam, has been turned into the' hot beds at the Snider plant in which thousands of tomato plants will be - ...... t . - j . ......... ,i. . i . r rrrJL. uV creatures to the quail and other birds, and eggs destroyed, forms a line of rants a death sentence in every case, Birley says. , the inion of conMrvation of. .i. . j.. . . .i iviiiih, -uiii? finiiiiiiiv.uii. .i. r. ut'wr .... doubt about a crow day" nlete eradication oossiblv would he K -. more harmful than to permit some birds to live and forage crops, be- cause although we may underestimate the crow's economic value, it has some fixed position in nature's scheme for maintaining a fine balance, he thinks. The conservation department will co-operate with the government bureau, and suggests that persons .....v,,. .,,s .jana universal siaupnter, out iavors Suzanne Barruet. Gregory Dale,a thinning out of these birds. Com-' on by the increasing population ofMRS NELLIE BUCK ' killing crows with bands attached to .his post in the Philippines, was their legs, send the bands to the de-' again the honor guest at a party giv-partment at 109 Stathouse, Indian- j en Friday night by the faculty of apolis, together with a description of I Fairmount public schools. The af-where the bird was killed. fair which was held in the vocational gave .Mrs. Casey at the fc.uehre J in the law. Mr. Dale and nss Barruet will represent Fairmount high school at the county contest to be held in the high school gymnasium Saturday night, April 15. HOSTESS TO PLYMOUTH CIRCLE. ( Plymouth Circle of the Congrega I tional church was entertained Thurs day evening by Mlrs. Nellie Buck at her home on Vine street. After the business session, which was in charge of Mrs. W. F. Meyers and Mrs. Warren Relf, was concluded, a social time ensued during which a delicious two -course luncheon was served to the following: Mrs. Warren Relfe, Mrs. John Montgomery, Mrs. J. J. Mc-Evoy, Mrs. Gardner Bosley, Mrs. Sallie Heaston, Mrs. Mitchell Costion and daughter, Mrs. Otho Compton, Mrs. W. F. Meyers and Mrs. Nellie Buck all of whom are members of the circle. Other guests were Mrs. Ros- coe Kircher, Mrs. James Kircher and Mrs. Lora Kircher. NEW GARAGE ON NORTH MAIN STREET. Leroy Schrontt, who operates a grocery store on North Main street, is making preparation for building a modem up-to-date garage on his lot at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. The building, which will be 36x66 feet, will be a modern structure and equipped with all the modern conveniences for the traveling public Mr. Schrontx has a force of men at work removing the house on the lot and will rash the erection of the parage. MISS BOBBIE WEYLER ENTERTAINS AT LUNCHEON. Miss Bobbie Weyler was hostess to a small company Thursday evening at her home on West Second street. The evening was spent in conversation and a delightful three course luncheon was served to the following: Mrs. Ida Lewis, Miss Addie Leach, Miss Lillian Dunbar and Mss Indus Peiree. I the county and the numerous auto thefts. Men of training and men who are ready to step in and go right to work should only be considered for this position. Campbell's friends with this particular matter in view, have urged that he make the race for the job. V. L, TETRICK -LISTENS IN." V. L. Tetrick, son of Mrs, John Dare of South Walnut street, has been "listening in at last as the Carthage Citizen states and gives the account as follows: "V. L. Tetrick heard the first message over his wireless receiving out fit, Saturday afternoon at his home, it being a part of Keith's theatre vaudeville at Indianapolis. Sunday a sermon delivered at the First Presbyterian church at Pittsburgh, Pa., was heard, and other messages were a lecture by the president of Kentucky University, a piano concert at the Hatfield Electric Co.'s station in Indianapolis, some market reports, and one from Detroit. R. P. Chambers assisted in adjusting the apparatus. DEATH OF MRS, HOOD AT POINT ISABELLE. Mrs, Elitabeth A. Hood, wife of A. W. (Doc) Hood, died at her home in Point Isabel Thursday evening at 6 o'clock, at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 13 days. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Earl Hood of Leisure and Frank Hood of AEarion, and two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Hauk of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Earl Martin of Point Isabel. Funeral services were conducted from the residence at I oclock Saturday afternoon, in charge of Rev. JJherman Johns. Burial was made in the Knox Chapel cemetery. NEWLY-WEDS GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY. Complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Truss, newly-weds, the Sunday school classes of the M. E. church taught by Mrs. Otto Wells and Miss Lenore Ramsev p-ave a surnrise nartv at the home of the bride's narents. J Mir. and Mrs. Mort HolHntrsworth i Thursday evening. Music and a gen- eral social time contributed to thej enjoyment of the evening, during the! course of which a beautiful bridal ; gift was presented to the young couple. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Truss, Esther Menden- hall, Vensetta Lewis, Mrs. Helen Wells, Elsie Sweeney, Ruth Cooper, Lucile Lewis, Mrs. Opal Bilbee, Treva Parker, Uva Salyers, Margaret Taylor, Mary Bevington, Mr. and Mrs. Mort Hollingpworth. THE DENNICKS SURPRISED WITH POT LUCK SUPPER, The lady Maccabees gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Den-nick, 515 South Walnut street Thursday evening in the form of a surprise, which was successfully carried out by bringing equipment for a bountiful pot luck supper which was enjoyed by the following: Mrs. Ellen Ellison and daughter Rhoda, Miss Maud Kimbrough, Miss Belle Flanagan, Mrs. James Albertson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mann and son Delbert, Mrs. J. P. O'Shaughnessy, Mrs. Sarah B riles. Miss Maud Briles, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kibby, Mrs, Alice Ram- sey and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dennick. a a propagated.