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April 20, 1922

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1 E F AIEMOTOJT , NEW PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT CX)UNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1922 Number 40 I Rural Extension NEW SILVER CUP FOR TRACK MEET Death And Devastation Left In Path of Tornado AGED MAN DIES ALONE IN HOME Give Beveridge Big Reception Preparations Making for Rousing Meeting in Marion When Candidate Speaks There Saturday Grant county representatives favoring the nomination of Albert J. Bev I-I' I NARROWLY ESCAPES DROWNING IN CREEK Young Son of Rev. and Mrs. Fred DeWeerd Falls in Creek Swept Down by Current Paul DeWeerd, 14 year old son of Rev. and Mrs. Fred DeWeerd, narrowly escaped death from drowning Monday afternoon when he fell from the Third street bridge over Back Creek where, with some other bpys he had been watching the swollen waters of the creek and leaning too far over the arch, fell headlong into the stream. Youngi DeWeerd, being unable to swim the heavy current FAIRMOUNT RABBIT FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION PUTS UP VALUABLE PRIZE Handsome Silver Cup to be Given to the Grant County High School Scoring the Highest Number of Points and to Go to School With Three Wins. The awarding of the sectional track and field meet by the Indiana State High School Athletic Association is already attracting attention through-out this section of Indiana, as well as creating unusual interest in Fair-mount. The meeting) will be held on Rush field on May 13 andwill bring to this city hundreds of school athletes from all over eastern Indiana who will compete for the valuable prizes and honor awards to be hung , up for the various events and indivi- dual winners. That Fairmount will give to the visitors a royal welcome is evidenced by the thorough preparation making for the event which will be most lib- erally supported by the business men ( carried him under the bridge and j some 75 yards down stream where the current washed the boy near to the bank where his companions were able to reach him and pull him from the water. Aside from a few minor bruises, young DeWeerd suffered no ill effects of his experience. DAGUERRE CLUB MEETS IN JULY A. Hockett of Fairmount a Member and Active in the Work of the Organization The Daguerre club of Indiana, a Belect organization of the leading photographers of Indiana, of which S. A. Hockett of Fairmount is an active member, will hold its summer meeting at Terre Haute in July n ,;. QOt; Tornado Sweeps Over Southern Grant and Northern Madison Counties Monday Evening Causing Loss of Life and Heavy Property Damage Little Town of Orestes, South of Fairmount, Practically "Wiped Out Three People Killed There Much Damage Done in Vicinity of Fow-lerton, Matthews and Gaston Fairmount Escapes With Heavy Downpour of Rain. By a narrow margin Fairmount Monday night escaped the most severe visitation of the elements this section has experienced for many years. Tornadoes which swept through the Mississippi valley and down towards the Ohio left death and destruction in their wake, Indiana and Illinois j suffering the highest toll of life and ! property damage. Latest estimates place the dead in these two states at ' wun more tnan juu senousiy injured and damage to property and crops running into millions of dollars. Although Fairmount escaped the storm itself, it nevertheless hit Fair-mount in, that in its death toll, it took the life of one of Fairmount's best known former residents, John Hasty, who was killed in the tornado which swept over Warren county when his home near Williamsport was demolished Monday afternoon. The tornado struck Grant and Madison counties Monday evening about 6 o'clock, the rain falling in Fair-mount in torrents and flooding the streets, but no property damage was done. The territory south of Fair-mount, however, suffered severely. Three persons at Orestes in Madison county west of Alexandria met death. Here the silo factory, canning plant and the Lake Erie and Western railway station were demolished, an elevator and the K. of P. hall were partly demolished, while a number of residences also suffered heavy damagje. Mrs. Mollie Updegraft, housekeeper for Richard Goodman who was" killed e-ht died Tuesday as a result of - a T tL r.n ' lved when the Goodman i- rwto. imiohshed, and Charles injuries receiv home was demol T.i,fliw wn also killed here, -e The Union Traction company suffered On Route No. 2 Petition of Residents in Rigdon Neighborhood for Mail Facilities Granted Route 2 Extended 4 Miles Emory C. Adams, carrier on rural route No. 2 out of Fairmount post-office now has to go farther each day than he formerly did, but he gets more for it. Several months ago a petition was submitted by the residents of a territory one mile square located north and west of Rigdon, asking that they be given rural route facilities. Last week postmistress, Mrs. Walpole, received prders from the postoffice department in Washington authorizing her to make the four-mile extension of route No. 2 as petitioned for. The change became effective last !Toriday morning and the thirteen families which have heretofpre been denied mail facilities now receive their mail daily. Carrier Adams is granted additional compensation because of his increased mileage. SOCIAL AND ADDRESS AT FRIENDS CHURCH Mothers of the Primary and Cradle Roll Listen to Interesting Talk By Miss Alice Ratliff The social and address to mothers of the primary and cradle roll department of the Friends, bible school, which was held in the annex to the church Tuesday afternoon, was a most interesting and enjoyable event and was well attended. Mrs. Elizabeth Rush had charge of jdevotionals and presided in her usual capable manner. The readings given lnS ner mucn pene.uc worth the telling and which was enlightening to her audience. Tnirint the social hour which was J- i 4.1 V, neia in me am.ng ruum inhere orchard blossoms were used in me aecora- were seated at a and cookies were served to them. The served cake and tea. mothers were BUSINESS GIRLS CLUB SPLENDIDLY ENTERTAINED The April session of the Fairmount Business Girls' Club was held Tuesday night with Misses Bobbie Weyler, Addie Leach and Indus Peirce as hostesses. This meeting was held in th hirh school, the domestic science class serving them with a three course dinner. The dinning room and table were beautifully decorated with emblems suggestive of Easter, the flow ers and place cards emphasizing the and the citizens in general. One of part in furthering Mt. Beveridge s m-the principal prizes for the meet will terest in Grant county, be a handsome silver loving cup to be j The fact that but two men have known as The Fairmount Cup which qualified as candidates for senator be-is to be awarded to the Grant county j fore the republican primary Senator high school winning the highest num- New the present incumbent and Mr. ber of points. The Rabbit Fanciers Beveridge leaves it to the voters to Association Wednesday authorized definitely determine who the nominee Superintendent Otto T. Hamilton of , shall be, there being no chance of the the Fairmount schools t make this contest being thrown into the state announcement and he was informed convention as the result of neither that the cup is now in the hands of , candidate receiving, a majority of the the engravers and will be on display ' votes cast in the primary. Either Mr. in one of the business rooms until . New or Mr. Beveridge will be the retime for the sectional meet. This publican nominee for U. S. Senator cup will be held by the school winning ' and Mr. Beveridge's friends are press-it this year until the 1923 track meet ing their claims for support upon Mr. when it will again be contended f or. j Beveridge's record during his 12 It will then be held by the winner of , years as a member of the U. S.. Sen-the 1923 meet and will become the ate. will be a comparative exhibit of por-i children were delightful, while traits made from the same model. ; the SrouP f by sonSs the Bn' This model will be some f ortunate , lish- French and German, given by young lady, who will make a trip to I Miss Leora Bopue was beautiful. In-the different studios of the members tensely interesting was the talk given of the club, to be photographed by by Ms. Alice Rathffon "The German them individually in June. As the , and her children as I have studios of these Daguerre club mem. krwn them Miss Ratliff s work with bers are in all parts of Indiana, and the undernourished children during the pictures to me made, will be taken ner extended stay in Germany afford- permanent property of the school winning it three times. Rush field is being worked and will be in excellent condition for the meet and it is predicted that some of the state records will be badly shattered. TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS r-i n'on oiirrPOCPltl TURVIS .inHr vrvin0 conditions, the voune ! lady who makes the trip as model, will find her journey a very interest- v,w. Later this model will be the guest of the club at the meeting in Terre ! ORLANDO GOSSETT FOUND DEAD IN RESIDENCE BY FRIENDS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Failing to Report at Flour Mill for Work Employes LMake Investigation Finding Body Lying on Floor in Front Room of House Apoplexy Probably Cause of Death. Orlando Gossett, about 60 years of age, was found dead in the front room of his home on East Third street at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. It was found that blood was flowing from his mouth and had formed a small pool on the carpet, but as no evidence of foul play could be seen, it was thought that death was the result of natural causes. Upon in vestigation no marks of violence, nor any weapon with which a mortal wound could have been inflicted were found. Mr. Gossett had been emplyoed for some time as driver for the Charles F. Naber Milling company, and although he had complained of being slightly under the weather, worked all day Tuesday as usual. On Wednesday morning he fed the horse, but. did not report at the mill for work. When he failed to show up at noon employees of the mill went to his home where they found his body just inside the door. His hat had fallen to the floor and indicatipns pointed to an attack of apoplexy just as he was preparing to leave the house. Death had come several hours before he was found evidently, for his body was stiff and cold. Mr. Gossett has spent the greater part of his life in Fairmount and is well known in southern Grant county. Mrs. Gossett has been in Coving- con, Ky., for the past several days, making a visit with relatives. Mrs. Gossett is expected to arrive in Fairmount some time this (Thurs day) afternoon, at which time ar rangements for the funeral of Mr. Gossett will be made. BAND CONCERT GREAT SUCCESS Splendi dProgram Given at High School for Benefit of the War Mother's Memorial Fund A fairly good sized audience assem bled at the high school Wednesday evening and heard one of the best concert's ever given in the hall. Fair-mount band outdid itself, both in the happy selection of the numbers on the program and in the interpretation of them. All the members of the band were in good form and it would seem that they have never played so welL The soloists, Miss Floy Huston, vocal ist and pianist, and Miss Dorothy Shinn, violinist, were enthusiastically received and were forced to respond to encores over and over agjain. The concert was given under the auspices of the Fairmount chapter of War Mothers and the proceeds will be applied to their memorial fund. QUARTERLY SOCIAL OF MRS. PATTERSON'S S. S. CLASS The M. E. Sunday school class taught by Mrs. Ella Patterson, held their regular quarterly social in the basement of the church Tuesday evening, Mesdames Clyde Lewis, Palmer ce, Milton Nicholson, Charles York, Owen Curless, Lawrence Buller, Glenn Henley and R. A. Morris acting as hostesses. The dining tables were beautifully decorated with spring flowers, the pervading spirit of Easter quite noticeable. There were about 80 present to enjoy the delicious spread, after which a literary program and games had been arranged for the entertainment of the guests. However, part of the enjoyment was denied because the electric lights were temporarily out of commission, but notwithstanding, the evening was a most enjoyable one. TRIANGULAR MEET ON RUSH FIELD. There will be a triangular track and field meet held on Rush field Saturday, April 22, beginning at 1 o'clock. The contesting teams will be Bluffton, Wabash and Fairmount academy. This promises to be one of the stiffest meets this year as the participating teams have been making splendid showingp. Mrs. Culla J. Vayhinger has Wells, trustee of Fairmount nounce(i her candidacy for the state Haute, where she will see all the por- j with beautitui en. ' , I tirn the children traits made of her, on display, andj8 tne cnu7n a. tH where m k s with beautiiui enect table where milk eridge for U. S. Senator are making extensive preparations for the meeting to be held in Marion on April 22 at which Mr. Beveridge will be the principal speaker and the indications are that the former senator will be greeted by a large gathering) of admirers and supporters in Grant county. Mr. Beveridge has always had a strong hold on the republican voters of the county and those who claim to be in a position to know, confidently assert that he not only retains this hold, but that his supporters are growing more numerous. The meeting in Marion will be in the nature of a rallying of the Beveridge forces of Grant county and it is expected to gnve large impetus to the strength he will be able to show at the polls on May 2. Edgar M. Baldwin, former editor of The News, is looking after much of the work preliminary to the Marion meeting and taking an active CULLA J. VAYHINGER FOR STATE SENATOR Prominent Upland Woman in Race For State Senate Forceful Character and Able Speaker mmen 0f tne country. She has always stood true to the Industrial Creed of the organization, written in 1875, "we believe in a living wage, in an eight hour day, in ' court of conciliation and arbitration, in justice as opposea xo grecu in peace on earth, good wall to men; we pledge ourselves to labor and to pray that all these principles, founded upon the gospel of Christ, may oe worked out into the customs of society , and into the laws of the land." She Deiieves m 'cuu" 'a. v juinninn aTiwtiiPii where it uxcs - - . ;l.. AnHnoiorin9 Tnp can be done without endangering the welfare of men, women and children. The state trustees of Indiana W. C T. U. have urged Mrs. Vayhinger to enter this race feeling that the vot ers of Grant county will make no mis take in supporting her, but will do themselves an honor, as well as hon oring a deserving citizen of the coun ty, by sending her to the legislature. Thomas Walsh and wife of Gas City. Maude Eastes, and Mollie Rob arts were the guests of Henry Rob- Mrs. A. B. Scott of Pasadena, Cal., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Stanley dements at St. Paul. Minn. Both Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Clements wil come to Fairmount in June for a visit with OSSss Dorothy Luther a sister of j Mrs. Scott, and other friends. township, announces the closing dates Senate on the republican ticket at the of the seven schools in the township. comin primary election. She is a Most of the schools holding closing coiege graduate with a Master's de-exercises. Mr. Wells states that 1922 gree anj is recognized, not only in has been one of the most successful Tnjiana, but throughout the country school years in the history of the as one Qf tne foremost women of the township. The teachers' work has nation. been very gratifying and there have Two years ago Mrs. McWhirter re-been no special epidemics of contag- 8ignej as state president of the W. C. ious diseases, consequently very little tj anj ater took the directorship time has been lost in the schools of Qf department of Americaniza- the township. Thirty-seven Fair- t-on in the nati0nal W. C. T. U. which mount township students took the jia9 DroUgnt her into close contact county examination for eighth grade the foreigners throughout the diplomas and thirty-two from the country. seventh grade. Back Creek will be . Mrs Felix T. McWhirter says of the first to close, ending) ita term on her She has fine executive ability, Friday April 21, while Fowlerton will ! ,;, ' n(j i- a forceful character heavj damage to its lines between . Alexandria and Summitville. More ' . As all traveling expenses in addi-" tion to a generous sum for her time than three miles of trolley poles ana - A Kr Mi .tnrm provided the model by the Dagh wire were torn down by tne storm - , , . ... i . m ff c uerre club, this position is a desir- comrjletely paralyzing traffic after b SSoA Monday evening no cars being able one from an educational as well run until Tuesday afternoon. The financial view -point. Mr. Hockett Marion flyer from Indianapolis to s busy now trying to secure if pos-MaSon was stopped at Alexandria -We, the select of a Fairmount and held over there Monday night. vng lady for the position of model. Considerable damage was done by the storm in the vicinity of Fowlerton WESTFALL SEEKING nd across the Delaware county line PLACE ON BOARD at Wheeling and Gaston. At Wheel- , 5Csr r5z Easter idea, while a general color be second closing Tuesday April 25. -n wnatever relationship she bears, scheme of lavender and white added The closing dates for the others will Sne is known to be one of the strong-a touch of beauty to the whole effect, be East Branch and Leachburg, April ablest public speakers amongi the wnere sne De asKeu w si-t one which pleases her most, giving date for Commissioner From The Second District J. W. Westf all, of Center township, one of the well-known farmers of that n of lhe county, was Mn Fairmount Wednesday looking after the interests nig candiiacy for commissioner jfrom the second district, subject to .jj of the Republican voters at primary election on May 2. Mr. Westfall is not only an experienced farmer but a successful business man and these qualifications he presents to the voters as qualifications entitling ..m to 8uppprt at the polls. Mr. Jwestfall is making an active canvass n the interests of nia candidacy. Hi advertisement appears m ano . f m issue ACADEMY STUDENTS ,T1SIAt raKTOKTS The final declamatory and oratoric- al contests will be held by tne acaa ... rm ) J emy students this (Thursday) evening in the Friends church, the winner in this event representing -the academy in the inter-academic contest-which is a yearly event and will be held at Vermillion Grove, 111. Those who win 94 j i 26, Pike, April 27 and LaKe ana urani April 28. N COMPLIMENT TO 1MISS FLOY HUSTON. Complimentary of Miss Floy Hus - ton who is home from DePauw univer- sity for a week, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Payne entertained at six o'clock din- ner Monday evening the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hus- ton, Glenn Huston, Miss Lenette Pugh a DePauw student and Miss Dorothy Shinn of Hartford City, who . .... n a i are nouse guests at tne tiuston nome. A delightful four course dinner ....... .. was served. WEDDING BELLS RING AT THE PURVIANCE HOME Miss Nellie Etnier a very special friend of Mrs. Hester Purviance, and her fiance, Mr. Henry J. Ulerick, both of Logansport, motored over to the Purviance home yesterday and at 4 o'clock were united in the happy bonds of wed-Vock by the Rev. B. T. Purviance. ports of damage to farm buildings tn Grant county as received at the office of the Farmers Mutual Insurance company in Marion show that much damage was done, although the losses in individual cases were small. The barn on the iarm occupicu u, Dickey near Independence was dam-'o aged by the wind and the roof blown off of the barn on the farm owned by Palmer Buroker in Green township. Leslie nesDin, " Green township, had a barn damaged and Everett Covalt south of Fair- rtT,K renorted a tool shed demo- lished. Reports from other parts ol the county indicate similar losses. Mr. and Mrs. Omer warns, wnose country home esst or Aiexanana demolished by the storm of Monday evening are well known here. Mrs. Harris is the er of Mr and Keever of North Mill street. Mr. " Mrs. Harris took refuge in the base- tnent of their home and from there watched their barn destroyed and this m was followed by the wrecking of their bouse above their heads. ATTORNEY O. R. SCOTT ARI.K TO VISIT HIS OFFICE Atty. O. R. Scott, who has been con- , - J ' Following the dinner, the club retired to a reception room where they had a short business session, during the course of which Miss Lillian Dunbar, Mrs. Blanche Horine and Miss Leonie Day were appointed as a committee to take charge of the next meeting. It was also left to the committee to find a place for the club to meet. A general social time was enjoyed after the business session and Mrs. Minnie Walpole was awarded the prize in a contest. There were about twenty members present. PltOF. EDGAR L. MORPHET UEST OF JUNIOR CLASS. Prof. Edgar I Mprphet, who leaves the latter part of this week for the first part of his journey toward the Philippines, was the recipient of fur ther social honors Monday evening when the Junior class of the high school gptve a party for him at the home of Miss Beth Winslow on West Washington street. This class was in its Freshman year when Prof. IMor-phet came to the high school and he was immediately chosen faculty spon aer for the class, thus making the re lationship between them somewhat closer than ordinarily exists in such cases. The evening was a most enjoyable one in every way, various games were provided for amusement and a splendid pot luck supper was served. Prof. Morphet was presented with a traveler's case by the class. Ira 1 The hostess had the parlor andjerts Sunday. dining room very artistically decorat ed with ferns, primroses and tulips and after the ceremony served icecream and cake, after which the bride and groom left for Marion and Koko-mo for a few days visit before returning to their new home on a farm near Logansport. fined to his home by illness many ( speak in the declamatory contest are -weeks,, spent a short time in his of- f Berniece Robertson, Milton Jefferies, fice Tuesday afternoon. Although ( Ruth Covalt, Pauline Elliott, Frances Mr. Scott has been down town once ( Jones, Irene Payne and Pauline before, this is the first visit to his Smith. Those taking part in the or-ofSce. He states that he is improving J atorical contest are Zella Lewis, Ches-slowiy. ter Hipes and Wilbur Hoskins.

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