The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on April 13, 1922 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, April 13, 1922
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1 E EAIBMOTJOT NEW PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN JGRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1922 7 Number 38 Rush Field Gets Helms Will Not Make Active Race REBEKAH LODGES IN DISTRICT MEET SEVEN SCHOOLS IN TRACK MEET KIWANIS WISHES LUCK TO MORPHET NEW MINISTER FOR AlETHODISTS EIGHTY-FIVE CANDIDATES FOR HONORS ENTERED IN EVENTS BOOKED FOR SATURDAY Third Annual Grant County Track and lira Annual urani vounn iracK iiujr"i - , i-.- u ... . iii. Vioiri Itownshirt and one of the townshiD's i LADIES NIGHT AND FAREWELL DINNER IN HONOR OF DEPARTING BROTHER h Young Ladies of H. S. Domestic Science Department Directed by Miss Wright, Serve Elaborate Menu in Gym Auditorium Fine Program and Entertainment. Kiwanians gave official farewell to Prof. Edgar L. Morphet at the regular dinner of the club Tuesday night, and the manner in which they did this left no doubt in the mind of Prof. Morphet of the sincerity of the regrets of his fellow Kiwanians over his leaving, nor of the fact that the very best good wishes of every Kiwanian will go with him on this voyage across the Pacific and to his new field of labor in the Philippines. Prof. Morphet will leave Fairmount next week for San Francisco from where he will sail for the Philippines where he goes to take up educational work under the government. The dinner was served by the young ladies of the high school domestic science class, under the direction of Miss Wright, tables being laid on the main floor of the new gym, the large room being profusely decorated in white and gold colors, streamers hanging from the balconies and on the side walls, while the tables were arranged in the form of a large capital letter "K," the table decorations being in large bowls with yellow ribbons bordering the table coverings. The three course dinner was faultlessly served by the young ladies and the menu was most excellent in every rvrioc r.A,!.J,.r wn rh airman of' the evening, and presented a varied program of entertainment, the chief , two miles east or fairmount. nas an-attractym of which proved to be Mas- ! nounced himself as a candidate for tor Billv and Miss Mary Baughman, ; trustee of Fairmount township, sub-of Marion, who gave a decidedly en-! jeet to the will of the Republican vot-tertaining program of sleight-of- ; ers at the primary election to be held hand tricks and mind-reading;. Master ' on M.'ay 2. Mr. Holloway states that Billy proving to be an adept in con- he will make his campaign for the jurer's tricks, while Miss Mary ably nomination on a platform of economy assisted him,' and also gave a clever in the expenditure of public monies, exhibition of mind-reading. The ' ard that this will be his motto during young folks were enthusiastically ap- the campaign, if nominated, and be plauded. ! n's watchword throughout his admin- John Seigle thrilled the guests with istration if elected. Mr. Holloway . i has been a resident of Fairmount (Continued on Puge Two) j township since boyhood, and is one of ! the best known men in the township. FRANK SIMMONS, JR. ' For a number of years he taught rM IX COD AIiniTOR school in the township, and served as UU 1 rJK AUUUUR.g member and secretary of the town Big Track Meet Indiana High School Athletic Association Awards Sectional to Fairmount Fairmount is to have the sectional field and track meet, as was definite ly decided by the Indiana High School Athletic association, notification of the fact having been sent put by A. L. Trester of Laporte, who is secretary of the association. Fairmount athletes are inclined to consider this some victory as they have been trying for five years to bring the meet here. The meeting this year will be held May 18 at Fairmount academy and it is expected that 15 or 20 schools from Grant, Madison, Blackford, Delaware, Jay, Randolph, Tipton and Howard countries will take part. Heretofore the meet has been held at Anderson. Fairmount academy has one of the best quarter-mile tracks in the state and work is under way to put it in running condition. Added to this a new board fence will be built around the field and new bleachers will be erected. Winners of first and second places in the Fairmount meet will represent their schools in the state field and track meet to be held at Richmond one week later. Fairmount Kiwanis Club was an active supporter in getting the meet for Fairmount. HOLLOWAY IS OUT FOR TP. TRUSTEE Well Known Fairmount Township Resident Announces as Candidate Before Primary Election James A. Holloway, well-known 1 Fairmount township resident, living j ship adivsory board under the administration of John R. Little, when Mr. Little was trustee. Mr. Holloway intends to make a vigorous campaign a i : : I ipr ine Humiliation. BUGHER PLEASED WITH PROSPECTS I t .... . J A Candidate for iom mat ion tor uaiior Finds Sentiment Growing in His Favor Sentiment seems to be growing in favor of Earl E. Bugher, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination to the office of county auditor of Grant county. Mr. Bugher is at present deputy county auditor and has made hosts of friends throughout the county, during his four years' service. Always obliging and accomodating, Mr. Bugher has sought to serve both city and county residents in every way possible. He has been the subject of much favorable comment through his ready willingness and efficient attention to the duties of office. Now that the primary election is only two weeks distant, Mr. Bugher UllIJT VTv ' , ig devoting his spare hours to travel l A. A. 1 A. -a. -adVi !t fM 11 ling about the county, refreshing) his acquaintanceships. He is promising all a fair and capable administration of the office of county auditor if elected. A son of Anson Bugher of Upland, and a grandson of Jacob Bugher, who founded that town, Earl E. Bugher has been a life long resident of Grant county. Thoroughly experienced in the office for which he is contesting, the friends of Mr. Bugher feel that he is best qualified to be county auditor. Mort McRae and Austin D. Hunt are auditors under whom Mr. Bugher has served. Elmer Davis and family, who have been living southwest of Fowlerton, have moved to Fairmount into property on South Sycamore street. Because of Triangular Contest and Other Demands on His Time Will Not Contest for Trusteeship Clvde E. Helms, well known and popular youngi larmer 01 f airmount staunchest republicans, who some j time ap announced himself as a can-j didate for the office of trustee of Fairmount township, finds it advisable ! for him to wt take an active art in j lne FaCe" i Mr. Helms was the first candidate for trustee to announce himself. Since then two other candidates have an- ) nounced and Mr. Helms, because of i the fact that to make the active cam- j paign necessary would necessitate , him neglecting his farm at a conse- ; quent financial loss, he has decided to ask his friends and supporters to cast j their votes for one of the other candidates, leavinp him out of consideration. In a statement to The News Mr. -r 1 a f 11 Z X - nas me i v . ''Because of the number of candi- dates in the field for the nomination of township trustee on the Republi-; can ticket, and because the weather has made it such that my farm work needs my attention and that I have not the time to work for votes I have ' resolved to ask my friends to vote for one of the other candidates. I wish ; to thank those of my friends who have ; ........ j .1..: ridged me tneir supporx ana oi , courtesy they have shown me. LESLIE E.SANDERS STARTS FOR CUBA Former Fairmount Boy Going to Central America to Gather Mat- j erial for His Writings j Leslie E. Sanders, a former Fair-; mount boy, a graduate of the Acad- emy and president of his cljiss, and also at one time an employe of The j News, but who for the past several mor.hs has been connected with the staff of the Charleston. S. C. Ameri- ' ca. has g.-ne to Cuba where he will .., -.- n rrnrvam manned out, . x- - - month? ago along the line of research j 'and literary worK. speaking oi rns cennection with the paper and his fu- ture plans the Charleston American i of a recent date contains the follow.. "Known by all wearers of our j navy's uniform who are sojourning in j our midst as "skipper." Mr. Sanders; has endeared himself to officers and j men alike, ins viii .vtiuiiii. -. American telling of the doings of the navy men has been widely read, and h.m.wu rf Vii little stories and poems have been sent by the blue jackets to all parts of the countyr. 1 11U1IVI1 veto V. 1 "Mr. Sanders came to Charleston early last fall to engage in literary and research work, and in going to Cuba at this time he is but carrying) out a program mapped out months ago. "When he completes his work in Cuba, Mr. Sanders will visit Haiti, San Domingo, Panama and other points in Central America. He goes smith for the purpose of gathering material for stories, geographical articles and fiction. He hopes to have some articles ready for the National Geographic Magazine by the spring! of 1923. "It is Mr. Sanders' hope to accom plish something worth while in the San Bias Indian country, where, so far as it is known, no stranger has remained within the borders over night. "Exnectincr to meet several broth ers in the West Indies, Mr. Sanders is looking forward to his visit to these islands with much pleasure. He spent the winter of 1917-1918 in this city, going overseas from this port. He made a splendid record as senior officer for a detachment of submarine chasers.' FAIRMOUNT BAND TO CO OPERATE WITH WAR MOTHERS Fairmount Band will give a benefit program in the high school gymna sium Wednesday night, Apnl.19. lney will be assisted by Mass Floy Huston and two of her friends who will have several numbers on the program. The proceeds of the concert are to be applied to the memorial fund which is in the hands of Fairmount chapter of War Mothers. A complete program will be given in Monday's Fairmount News. Mrs. J. P. O'Shaughnessy has gone to Chicago where she will make a few days' visit with her daughter. CONFERENCE MAKES AN UNEX PECTED CHANGE SENDING REV MR. SWEENEY TO MENTONE Rev. David S. Jones, Who Has Been Stationed at Mentone, Is Transferred to the Fairmount Church .Ministers Will .Make Change of Residences Next Week. The Methodists of Fairmount will have a new minister for the coming year, the conference which closed its annual session held in Elkhart on Monday with the announcement of the assignments for the year, sprung a surprise in taking Rev. C. B. Sweeney from the Fairmount church and transferring) him to Mentone, sending the Rev. David S. Jones, who was pastor of the Mentone church, to Fairmount. This action on the part of the conference was unexpected not only by the Rev. Sweeney, but to a large portion of the local congregation. However, there were matters taken into consideration by the bishop and the district superintendent which impelled them to make a change notwithstanding the fact that Rev. Sweeney had only been with the local church for one year. However, duringi his year's ministry in Fairmount Rev. Sweeney has accomplished much toward the advancement of the interests of the church, and by his forceful and thoughtful sermons had made for himself many warm admirers in Fairmount, not only within the membership of his own church, but elsewhere as well. lie came to Fairmount from Gaston, which charge last year was loath to lose him, but the conference then felt that a change was advisable, and Rev. E. B. Meginity, who was then occupying, the local pulpit, was transferred to Gaston, Rev. Sweeney coming to Fairmount. The new minister, the Rev. Jones, while not known in Fairmount, is a man of high standing in the conference, he having, it is said, occupied syimc of the best charges, and some years ago was located in Marion, being pastor of one of the Methodist churches in that place. He will occupy the pulpit of the Fairmount church next Sunday, Rev. Sweeney going to his new charge for that day. Rev. Sweeney and his family are arranging to remove to Mentone next week, while Rev. Jones and his family will come to Fairmount, taking up their residence in the M. E. parsonage. HIGH SCHOOL PLAY GIVEN BY STUDENTS At High School Auditorium Tonight Something Different Ludicrous Situations This evening at 8:15 the play "Nothing But the Truth" is to be presented at the Fairmount high school auditorium and will be something! different, enough that it will be of unusual interest. Regardless of the fact that it is an unusually difficult play it has been well worked up, and will undoubtedly prove popular here as it has in other places. The plot of "Nothing But the Truth" is built around this question, "Could you tell the truth, nothing but the truth, for twenty four hours?" In the play "Bob" makes a wager that he can tell the truth for one complete day. Rolston, his employer, and two of his fellow salesmen say that it can't be done. Bob wins the wager all right, but has a multitude of close shaves. In fact these narrow escapes provide many of the thrills as well as much of the comedy of the production. Not only does he win in this respect, but he also succeeds in winning the love of Ralston's daughter, Gwen. However, a brief synopsis cannot give any idea of the keen interest aroused by the unusual plot, nor of the frequent laughs that are sure to come as the result of the many com plications. Music for the evening is to be provided by the first orchestra. C. L. ROBERTS SURPRISED BY FRIENDS. A number of the friends of C. L. Roberts, linotype operator of The Fairmount News, planned and carried out a complete surprise on him Tuesday evening. The occasion was the anniversary of his birth and the evening) was most enjoyably spent in a general social way. A seven o'clock dinner was served. SOME THREE HUNDRED DELEGATES GUESTS OF FAIRMOUNT LODGE FOR SESSION Important Business Transacted and Ritualistic Work Exemplified in Excellent Manner by Team From Matthews Lodge With Telbax Hall as Lodge Room. Telbax hall was again the scene of a large gathering of people on Wednesday afternoon and evening when the district meeting of the Rebekah lodge was held there. Not since the charter night of the Kiwanis club has so large a concourse of people assembled within its walls. At that time the Kiwanis colors gaily decorated the room and 300 Kiwanians merrily banqueted at tables filling the entire floor. On Wednesday the room was fitted up into a lodge room, the charter of the lodge and the desks of its various officers lending a dignity to the impressive ceremonies that followed. Between 300 and 400 delegates from over the district were present, nearly all of the lodges from Grant county K-irg represented. By far the largest delegation came from Matthews, ' .- Matthews degree team oenferring the ritualistic work on a class of candidates. The meeting opened at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon with a school of Instruction. This was in the hands of the distric: assembly officers and consisted of infor.r.3tion on the work of the order. Following the school of instruction in the afternoon officers for the year were elected as follows: President, Mrs. C. Randall, Alexandria; vice-president, Mrs. Emma Wolverton, Elwood; secretary, Mrs. Mary Brown, Chesterfield: treasurer, Mrs. Bella Draper. Fairmount. The evening was largely taken up with ritualistic services, degrees being conferred upon five candidates, all residents of Fairmount. The degree team from Matthews lode had charge of this work which was faultless. At the conclusion of the lodge work refreshments were served. Mrs. Eva McDaniels of Shelbyville. president of the state assembly was present and assisted in the program. Representatives were here from Anderson, Elwood, Gas City, Jonesboro, Alexandria, Pendleton, Hackleman, Chesterfield, Matthews and Fair-mount. LADIES AID SOCIETY MEETS WITH MRS. CURLESS. There was an unusually large attendance at the meeting of the Ladies Aid society of the M. E. church which was held at the home of Mrs. O. E. Curless on South Main street Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Curless was assisted in her duties as hostess by Mrs. R. A. Morris, Mrs. Samuel Leer and Mrs. Brown. During the regular order of business, Mrs. Edith Bev- ington, president, appointed the fol lowing committees: Flower committee, Mrs. Everett Parker and Mrs. Effie Kimes; Chairmen of four divisions of committee on entertainment, Mrs. Minnie Dreyer, Mrs. O. C. Al- bertson, Mrs. Clyde Lewis and Mrs. Palmer Ice; Finance committee, Mrs. Will Taylor and Mrs. I. T. Day; Visiting! committee, Mrs. Simons and Mrs. Ethel Payne. During the course of the business session a vote of thanks was extended to Rev. C. B. Sweeney, for his liberal aid to the society during his year in Fairmount and especially for his work on the tables for the dining room of the church. These were always so cumbersome it was impossible for the ladies to handle them without help. Through Rev. Sweeney's effort the tables can now be folded into compact form, to stow away in the basement when not in use and are easily hand led. Following the business session a social hour ensued which was largely complimentary to the pastor's wife, who will soon be leaving for their new home in Mentone. Mrs. Lea MfcTur-nan gave a beautiful vocal solo and Mrs. John Dare gave a reading, re sponding! with an enchore. The hos 'tesses served a delicious luncheon. Earl Bryan of Indianapolis has been called here by the serious illness of his father. Lewis Bryan, another son, and his daughter Pearl of Danville, HI., came last week. Mr. Bryan re turned to Danville Monday and his daughter remained. at the Academy With Declamatory j Contest in High School Gym in the Evening, j B. T. Purviar.ce, principal of Fair- ni.Mint Academv. whit h will be host ! , , to the visiting schools of the county on Saturday at the third annual county high school track and field meet, to be held on Rush field, yesterday announced that seven schools will be entered in the events of the day. These are the Academy, Sweetser, Fair-mount high school. Van Buren. Jones-boro, Gas City and Swayzee. Marion, Matthews and Upland are the three members of the Grant County associa tion not entering. Eighty-five school athletes are entered in the eleven events on the card. The meet will start at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon and indications point to one of the largest crowds ever gathered on Rush field. The eleven events are those endorsed by the state high school athletic Voard and include the 100, 220, 440, JS0 and mile runs, the 120 high and 220 low hurdles, the shot put, pole 1C " i vault, broad jump and high jump, j Each of the seven high schools enter- j -d have at least ore candidate in each j event, and some have two. i Dale Miller of Anderson, who refer- j rr.i thp mimtv meet last year, nas Veen obtained to officiate again Saturday. Other officials will be: rwk nf Course Prof. Otto T. Hamilton. ! Timers Baker, Jonesboro; Sims. Gas City; Eager, Matthews. Judge of Finish Sutton. Montpelier; Mullen?, Sun-.muville; Coryell. Marion. Field Judges Lewis, Fairmount; Mitank, Fairmount; GUvh. Fairmount. Tnsneetors Gob'.e. Swayzee; Brook. Sweetser; Henderson, Jonesboro. j r t t TArctKiitvi score r iiti'!itu -.;.-, s rnouncer McCombs. j Ti.-k,-t -sellers O. M. Wood. Gas City; Lin Wilson Fairmount; Wil- bern. Fairmount Rush field is the best track and; field location in the county. It is lo cated on high ground, the track has been made for several years and is very solid and unless it rains hard after ten o'clock. Saturday morning, the rainy weather of the days preceding the meet will not in any degree (Continued on Fage Two) SIXTEEN YEARS OF MARRIED LIFE Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones Hosts to Young Matron's Club and Husbands Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones entertained the Young Matron's club and their husbands Wednesday evening at their home on East First street at six o'clock dinner. This was also the anniversary of their wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Jones having been married sixteen years. The dining room was beautifully decorated for the occasion, the decorations symbolic of Easter, yellow jonquils being used with profusion and the general color scheme of yellow being carried out in the candles and shades, the nut cups and the ice cream cups. The dinner was served in four courses, Miss Georgia Wesser and John and Clymer Jones, sons of the hosts, had charge of the serving. Following the dinner, music j nUier amusmflnt constituted a most enjoyable evening. MRS. GEORGE POWERS DIES AT MARION HOSPrTAL. Mrs. George Powers, who was taken to the Grant county hospital some-Lhinc. like two months ago on account of a broken hip caused by a fall at iet home on Barclay street, and who submitted to an operation Tuesday for tumor of the stomach, died Tues day night. Mrs. Powers was about 68 vears of age and is survived by a husband, two 90ns, Milton and Oscar, of this city and a granddaughter, Miss June Zimmer a student at the high school. The body was brought to her home Wednesday afternoon and the funeral will be held from the resi dence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mow of Elwood in charge. Burial I Young Farmer of Center Township and World War Veteran is in the Race Frank Simmons Jr., candidate for the republican nomination for , audi tor, was in Fairmount Wednesday in the interests of his campaign. Mr. Simmnne J a voiinp- man. 28 vears UiiiiiiiviiiJ " " J ' w old and is a farmer living on the Monroe pike in Center township. He is a son of Frank Simmons, Sr., a graduate of Marion high school and a World War veteran. He is a staunch and active republican, a young man of excellent character and reputation, and one who would make an excellent official if nominated and elected. FLOY HUSTON HOME FOR SPRING VACATION. Miss Flov Huston, accompanied by Miss Lennette Pugh of Wolcott, will arrive home from DePauw university for her spring vacation. She will also entertain Miss Josephine Drischel of Marion and Miss Dorothy Shinn of Hartford City during her visit home. Huston will evidently not be per- mnVo this n. rest neriod. for IILltlCU w ' she is scheduled to take part m sev- A. wnlillA VkAma On ts while home. On the 20th of the month she will assist the Marion symphony orchestra at an entertainment in that city and on Wednesday night of next week she will assist the Fairmount band in a concert under the auspices of the War Mothers which will be given in the Fairmount high school gymnasium. These and other engagements will make a full week for Miss Huston. EXTRA SESSION OF O. E. S. FOR GRAND MATRON. There will be an extra session of the O. E. S. Friday night, April 14, for the purpose of entertaining the Grand Matron who will come from Indianapolis. Ritualistic work will also be conferred and after the chapter is dismissed, a pot luck supper will be served in the banqueting hall. will be made at Park cemetery. t

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