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Thursday, April 27, 1922
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3 ' TH J F AIMMOXMT NEWS 1 PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ep FAIRMOUNT GROW 7 TWICE A WEEK MamU TW-i.. ' " iwius a WbLK-Moad.y Md Thttrdy. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year j FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27. 1922 Six Fages Number 42 FAIRMOUNT PEOPLE WILL LEAD SINGING ACADEMY TEAM IS BANQUETED TRIBUTE IS PAID TO TRACK AND FIELD TEAM BY FACULTY, STUDENTS AND PATRONS Track Meet on Rush Field Triangular Track and Field Meet Tipton, EI wood and Academy Contest for Honors Track fans are assured a real treat inext Saturday afternoon when Tipton 'high, Ehvood high and Fairmount ac- ademy meet in a triangular track and j field meet to be held at Rush field. This is expected to be another big affair and one as thrilling as last Saturday's meet, when the Academy barely nosed out the strong Wabash squad by three points. The Quaker thinly dads have been working over time to make this their fourth straight victory of the season, but no doubt they will have to step some as Tipton and El wood have ! strong squads in the field this year. The Tipton squad is built around their crack sprinter Coy, who they , . .. are expecting to make the majority , . .1 . A j v i : . . ' brought them. Immediately after sporting experts as being one of thei,, , . , , , . , , . . , . j their short service, they marched out best high school sprinters in the I . . , - ,. ' , w. , T , . . n,. im orderly fashion, and although Ea- i it ? Lrt l T. LHis b cai at iur uitrcri at v. ill eago, where the best high school runners of the country participated, Coy placed in the 100-yard dash. . , , . - jone man to win by placing in four or , . . : five events, hoping to win all of these, i , . , . . . . illr I'VUL.- J. "in J.a.l.iatc ... will probably be the 100-yard and 220 , yard dashes, the broad jump, high ijump and the 220 yard low hurdles. Aside from Coy, Tipton has other en-! trants that will no doubt make a good showing. . mg up exceptionallv well so far this year and with their weu-oaiancea team is expected to make a strong bid for first honors. The Ehvood team is not built around ar.y one man, the jteam being exceedingly well-balanced having good men, for each event. This will be local fans last opportunity to see the local squad in action (before the sectional meet to be held here May 13. A week from Satur-Iday the academy will go to Vermil-i lion Grove. 111., where they will battle with the academy of that place, in the janrual inter-academic contest, The meet Saturday is scheduled to start at 1 p. m., with Winlsow as the probable et. ; i i i KU KLUX KLAN VISITS EATON WHITE ROBED AND MASKED MEN PAY VISIT TO CHURCH Rev. J. J. Fred Former Fai rmnnnt Pastor Visited by Klan Who Leave Nate and $35 During Sunday Even ing Service and Mysteroasly Disappear. Of more than passing interest to Fairmount people is the experience which befell Rev. J. J. Fred, pastor of the M. E. church at Eaton, last Sunday. Twelve persons robed and hood- ed, styling themselves as members of the Ku Klux Klan, with Muncie Klan No. 4, visited his church Sunday evening and in the midst of the service marched to the alter and knelt in silent prayer. While they held their . , , , ... ber, also robed and hooded, kept close , , , . ...... guard over the two automobiles which ton residents tried to keep them under ' surveillance, they drove away in their automobiles and disappeared as .leaving they handed Rev. Fred a let - : ; . ter which also contained S3o as a con- . , , , iA tribution to the church. The letter , , , t. . en of our appreciation, We, the Knights of the Ku Klan wish to inform you, and all the good people of Eaton, that we stand behind all Protestant ministers of the , . , , ii- .1 1 . li ve puunc H aouis, separation ox church and state, liberty, white sup- remacy, just laws, and the pursuit of an honorable happiness at all times, Sincerely yours, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Muncie Klan No. 4, Realm of Indiana, Rev. Fred, who formerly had charge : of the M. E. church at this place and was here during the period of the world war, has a large circle of friends throughout this part Grant county. of i ;mrs. will parrill gives charming party. Mrs. ill famll entertained at a 1 - " : ii i. i v i. : v yellow and white, as were the place cards painted by Reginald Parrill, the nut cups, candles, napkins and flowers. Following the lunchefm, Dorothy sWinslow and Wright Horine were . i . (jarson ana KODert parson were win- ners in an Easter contest. Noel received many beautiful gifts in commemoration of the event. GRANT COUNTY GROWERS OF WOOL TO MEET l he wool growers oi urant county F. Walker, secretary of Ohio Sheep & Wool Growers association, will present the advantages to be gained by pooling wool with his co-operative organization. Mfr. Claude Harper of the Animal Husbandry Department at Purdue, will tell of the experimental work he has done fattening lambs. The meeting has been called at Upland because it is the center of the wool growing section of Grant county, but it is hoped wool growers generally will attend. . The outlook for good wool prices is excellent. FIRE DEPARTMENT MAKES RECORD RUN. The splendid efficiency of the Fair-mount fire department saved the home of Mrs. Mary Archer on East Eighth street from complete desrtuc-tion by fire Tuesday evening. It was about eight o'clock when a blaze was discovered in a shed kitchen at the Archer home and the fire alarm was turned in. The department made a record run saving the main portion of the house. The loss will be between $300 and $400 which is covered by in- Isrurance. ' ' i j j J , i i Death Angel Calls Mrs. Dickey Mrs. Leslie Dickey and New Born Babe Die Monday Night O. E.S. Have Charge of Service The death of Mrs. Phoebe Dickey, 36, wife of Leslie Dickey of Summit- ville, who survives her, which occurred in a hospital in Anderson Monday night at 10 o'clock, comes as a distinct shock to Fairmount people where Mr. and Mrs. Dickey are well known Mrs. Dickey was followed in death by her new bom babe which only survived its mother a very short time. Mrs. Dickey was a member of the Fair-mount Chapter O. E. S. and requested that the Eastern Star ladies have charge of the funeral, which is to be at 1 o'clock from the home. A large delegation from the local lodge will go down this afternoon. It was hoped that the funeral rites might be held in the Christion church in Summit-ville, of which Mrs. Dickey has always been an active worker, but owing to the fact that a strict quarantine has been placed on all public gatherings this was impossible. A quartette from the Christian church will have charge of the music and the Christion minister will officiate. Burial will be made at a cemetery south of Summitville. MRS. VAYHINGER CAMPAIGNS COUNTY Speaks Every Night at Some Place In Grant County Comes to Fair-mount Friday Night Mrs. Culla Vayhinger opened her campaign for the state senate Monday night when she spoke at Marion in the library, a good sized audience composed mostly of women, but also some men, present to hear her. She is making a vigorous campaign this week speaking at some place in the county every evening. Tuesday evening she spoke at Van Buren, Wednesday at Union Chapel in Washington township, Thursday at Swayzee and comes to Fairmount Friday. She ! will speak at the Friends church Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock and those who are in charge of her campaign wish to announce that Mrs. Vayhing-er's message is as much for men as for women. She will finish the week by speaking at Gas City and on Monday of the week following at Jonesboro. "FARMER CANDIDATE" FOR SHERIFF'S SHOES Arthur E. Shugart Again Asks Nomination at the Hands of His Party On Next Tuesday Arthur E. Shugart. of Franklin township, is the only "farmer candidate" for the office of sheriff at the Republican primary. Mr. Shugart has contested for this office twice before, each time finishing second. He commands the wide respect and support, especially of the rural community, where he is better known. In private life Mr. Shugart has always stood for law enforcement. His understanding of the farmers' problems and the nature of their interests which need protection, has made him popular with many. Thoroughly acquainted with the entire county, every country cross road, Mr. Shugart smilingly says: "Evaders of tthe law will have a hard time hiding from rms in this county." He promises to serve all fairly and faithfully, being unbound by any "faction" and standing strictly on his merits. MISS EARLINE BENNETT WEDS CALIFORNIA MAN. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dare, Mr. and Mrs. John Dare, Mrs. Will Ware and Mb-s. Frank Goodall attended the beautiful church wedding Wednesday of Miss Earline Bennett of Warren, grahdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dare, to George Keepin of Gosangis, California, song evangelist. The wedding was at high noon at the M. E. church at Warren and the church was beautiful with its decorations of flowers and roses. Shortly after the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Keepin took the train for Gosangis, California, the groom's home, where they both expect to take up evangelistic work. KIWANIANS BACK OF BOY SCOUTS PROSPECTS BRIGHTEN FOR ORGANIZATION OF A TROOP IN FAIRMOUNTS SOON Committee Indicates That It May Be xioie io secure a Scout Master When Enrollment Will Begin Meeting Monday Night With Dinner by Con-Gregational Ladies Big Success. If Kiwanis backing and effort j accomplish it Fairmount will this summer have a Boy Scout troop that will be really worth while. For some time the Kiwanis club has been giving tthe matter attention, and a committee was appointed to carry ou- the plan and, if possible, effect the organization of the Boy Scouts here. This committee has been active, but the chief obstacle to success has been the difficulty in securing someone willing and capable of taking over the duties of scout master. Palmer Ice, chairman of the Kiwanis committee reported Monday night at the regular meeting of the club, which was held in the Congregational church, that headway was being made and his committee hoped to be able to make definite report within a few days. The members of the club, collectively and individually, pledged themselves to give active support to the Boy Scout movement. Another matter of general community interest that was discussed was that of having a general "cleanup" week in Fairmount. A week when all of the back yards, unsightly alleys and dumping grounds should be cleaned up and the city put in healthful attractive attire. Monday night's meetiner was one of the best yet held by the Kiwanians, and aside from the important business matters given attention, a most excellent dinner served by the ladies of the Congregational church was given deserved attention and heartily enjoyed. The Kiwanians voted that the ladies had sustained their reputation as good cpoks in every way. In addition to the dinner the entertainment committee had provided an unusually good program full of pep and other features. One of the most enjoyable of these was the presence of a colored quartet from Marion which sang and then sang again, and then several times because the Kiwanians just couldn't let them go. A debate on the question, "Resolved that the Pennsylvania railroad in Fairmount is too far south of Fair-mount" was argued and "cussed" and discussed by Otto T. Hamilton and Tony Payne for the affirmative, and Dr. L. D. Holliday and A. S. Roberts for the negative, with the result that the Henley-avenuites won the decision of the judges. In this connection it is regretted to note that there was considerable dissatisfaction on the part of the "north enders," and suspicion that the judges had been "unduly influenced." It is understood that a remonstrance will be circulated against burying any such a "dead one" as the Converse-Muncie division of the "Pennsy" in any Fair-mount graveyard. Short talks were given by several of the members, and some new "stunts" were "pulled" by the stunt committee. MR. AND MRS. BERTAUX HOSTS AT DINNER. !Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bertaux entertained at both dinner and supper Sunday, their guests numbering twenty-two for dinner and twenty-seven for supper, being comprised mostly of motoring parties, and included the following: Chester Hunt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brogneaux, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brogneaux and family of Upland; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bum-gartner, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brand-amour and Mrs. Emile Majat of Alexandria; Mr. and Mrs. Joe DePasse and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Leonard and son of Tipton; Mrs. Nestor Wallott and Amy Wallott of Matthews. SIMS TOWNSHIP WANTS DEVORE FOR COMMISSIONER James E. Devore, of Sims township, candidate for county commissioner before the Republican primary next Tuesday, was in Fairmount the first of the week looking after his interests. Sims township has never been given a county office, and the taxpayers and residents of that township think it is about time that they be recognized, and are determined that this shall be "their year." MUSIC AT JONESBORO COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION LEAD BY "THE HARBISONS." Sytem of Vacation Bible Schools Planned for Various Points in Grant County Big Attendance at Township Convention in Friends Church Officers Elected. Rev. J . Frank Harbison, singing evangelist, who with his wife are home for a brief stay prior to entering into another campaign at Flora, 111., will have charge of the music at the Grant County Sunday school convention which is being held at Jones-boro today and tomorrow. Rev. Harbison will have his trombone and will be assisted by Mrs. Harbison at the piano. Special musical features will be in his hands and as is his custom, he will give some solo numbers. Rev. and Mrs. Harbison are widely known throughout Grant county and other I , ... , . , . t places their work taking them to i . . . ... . . . .. j points both near and remote in the i United States. It is a matter of con- : gratulation that their stop-over at ' home just at this time enables Grant , have them. - - . . , . , . A feature of this meeting which is ' i o j , creating an unusual stir in Sunday , . . , . ... . . , , , j training school and a fonr-fold ! gram for Grant county will be up for j discussion. The program includes a , county-wide system of Vacation Bible Schools for a few weeks during the , TT i j - o r T 1 r j oweetstr, jonuuru, v mi uuitn aim other points. Marion will have three schools. Tpwnship Sunday Schools Institutes, Community Training, School 'and House to House Visitation fea- ture the other parts of this program. Fairmount township is alive to the benefits to be gained from this meet- j ing as was manifest at the convention held in the Friends church Sunday afternoon, which was so largely at- tended. The meeting was in the hands of Miss Dorothy Luther, township president, demonstrating the efficient leadership Fairmount township has had during the past year, Officers for the coming year will be follows: President. Herman Ross. MEETS WITH MRS. HOLLIDAY There was a good attendance at the W. F. M. S. of the M. E. church which met with Mrs. Mable Holliday Tuesday afternoon at her home on ! South Main street, twenty-seven members and six guests being present. Assisting Mrs. Holliday were Mes-dames MlcTurnan, LaRue, Adams and Miss Margaret Wells. Mrs. LaMont Brown had charge of devotions and Mrs. John Dare gave the chapter on India. Mrs. Hort Ribble in the les-syn in ABeCeDary, "Where," gave a brief resume of the work done by the Litle Light Bearers and the Kings Heralds, telling of the work they have accomplished and the money made and expended, closing with, "And this money was spent, where ? in Fairmount. Current events were in the hands of Mrs. O. C. Atkinson, and Mrs. I. T. Day, the latter reading a letter from a missionary in western India. During the social hour the president, Mrs. Elsie Traster, turned the meeting over to Mrs. Edith Bev-ington who spoke for the Ladies Aid society telling "Her Sweet Story," of the candy they are selling, a whole meal in one peace. A delicious luncheon was served by the hosesses. PAST MASTER NIGHT AT MASONS LODGE. An event of much interest in Masonic circles is the past master night of Fairmount lodge No. 635, F. & A. M., for the night of May 3, when the M. IMk degree will be conferred on a class of candidates. It is planned for all positions of the degree staff to be filled by past masters. Invitations have been issued to former residents who still retain their membership in this lodge, to be present and assist in the ceremonies. There will be a banquet served in the banqueting hall, the ladies of the O. E. S. having charge. Splendid Banquet Served by Domestic Science Class W. M. Jones Toast - raaster Responses ruil of rep and Enthusiasm Harold O'Mara, Popular Yell Leader Does His Bit. A banquet and general jollification was held Thursday night of last week at the academy, homage being paid to the Quaker track team in recognition of the splendid track work this year. Nearly 400 attended the meeting, including academy students, faculty, patrons and townspeople generally and it was one of the biggest events of its kind held in the academy in recent years. The academy domestic science class served the banquet which was faultless in all its appointments. W. M. Jones, in his well known happy manner, performed the duty of toastmas-ter, the responses tingling with enthusiasm. Linn Wilson and Ancil Ratliff, members of the board of trustees, gave talks, the latter paying high tribute to the records bemg made bv academv .... . ,, , students in various colleges, while t r -,-, Prof. Purviance, principal, told of the work of the school itself. Prof. Marshall spoke for the faculty while Coach Jcne-s predicted better basket ball, better baseball and track teams for next year, considering the splendid material with which to build. William Coryell, prominent Marion attorney, pleaded for a friendlier spirit, as far as athletics were concerned, between Marion and Farmount schools with the thought of success for Grant county paramount. int tuciiic vi iua?LmdMf i junta s talk was that to be a good loser is just as important as to be a good winner. The Academy quartet, Wessie Payne, Emory Adams, Albert Bark-dull and Oren Kelsey gave several numbers in their inimitable style. They were assisted by Miss Sibyl K ram me. The academy students in whose honor the banquet was given, were Palmer Little, Wilbur Brookshire, Glen Rich, Henry Gaither, Webster i Lewis, Donald Cecil, Russel Woods, Burr Haisley, Leslie Harshbarger, Chester Smith, Parke McCombs and the declamatory winners, Miss Ruth Covalt and Clyde Prine. Harold 0Mira, popular Academy yell leader led the crowd in several peppy yells throughout the banquet. CLOSING EXERCISES AT WISE SCHOOL. Mrs. Olive Buchanan, who taught during the past school term at the Wise school east of town, closed her school .MSonday with very appropriate exercises. At the noon hour a big basket dinner was served and this was followed by a fine program during the afternoon. Souvenir folders were presented to each pupil by their teacher. Two of the pupils, Mary Belle Clanin and Russell Smith had the distinction of never being late and never having missed a day. Patrons of the school are so pleased with the character of the. work done during the term that they have petitioned Trustee Friedline for the return of Mrs. Buchanan another year. KEEVER WILL POLL GOOD VOTE IN FAIRMOUNT. Fairmount people are interested in the candidacy of A. Jay Keever, the well-known attorney of Jonesboro, for prosecuting attorney, before the Republican primary election on Tuesday next, and he is expected to be given a good vote from this township. Mr. Keever was born and raised in Fair-mount township, graduated from the local high school and from the law school at Ann Arbor, Mich. He has been practicing his profession since then and has made for himself a record as an able attorney, and one in whom the utmost confidence may be placed. WESLEY AN W. M. S. MEETS WITH MRS. ISAIAH JAY The Missionary society of the Wes-leyan church met Frday afternoon with Mrs. Isaiah Jay on North Main street. In addition to the routine business, the society is taking up a splendid study course on the mission ary work in India. A goodly num ber of the membership was present. ' i j ! I , J i MOVlNb PIC lUKLb evening for her son Noel, celebrating Fairmount; vice-president, Clyde Part- AT HIGH SCHOOL 'the twelfth anniversary of his birth. I Tid?e, Fowlerton; secretary-treasurer, j Mrs. Clyde Lewis and daughter Lucille j James Payne, Fairmount. Divisional New Machine Will Be Used For First assister Mrs. Parrill. There were superintendents: administration. Char-Time Fridav Afternoon and I about fifteen guests present and theirs Lloyd; adult Rrbert Carter; chil-ight evening's merriment begun when they dren. Mrs- Partridge; young were all given yellow and white caps ;Pople, Mrs. Frank Ray; education, On Friday evening at 8 o'clock the to 7ea': The color schem of yellow; John Himelick. new moving picture machine which ! and .wh,Ae very prettily earned j MISSIONART SOCIETY A- t nil -k W Aj-tsvva tiAn a thA ; has been presented to the high school . as a memorial from the senior classes tww-, !...., of 1921 and 1922 will be used for thejwas sfrved in..a din,n room aplo.w - . .. T. . . . ,i,iwitn tne pervaiung color, was also in first time. It is the custom at the. .... high school for each class to leave something at the school that shall perpetuate the memory of the class. The classes of 1921 and 1922 united ... I f I struction and entertainment to the!,n,,ers " " - school. In recognition of the gift all members of these classes will be ad mitted free on Friday night. The entertainment will include one reel of animated cartoons depicting one of Aesop's Fables and a feature filmed from Rudyard Kiplings most j popular books "Without Benefit of Clergy." This is a selected Patheil hold a meeting at upland Friday picture and is highly recommended as evening, April 28, 7:30 p. m. Mr. J. providing a clean wholesome entertainment for church, school and clubs as well as for regular school instruc tion. In order that many children who might be unable to come at night may be able to see the pictures, a special matinee will be given for all children below the junior high school at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The admission for children below the Junior high school will be ten cents and for all others twenty cents. PLEASING EXERCISES AT FRIENDS CHURCH Sunday evening closed children's week in the Friends church and fitting exercises were held, the children of the junior and primary departments having charge of the evening services under the direction of Miss Leora Bogue. The program given by" the children was carried out in a manner highly creditable to themselves and their leaders and the audience which filled the lower floor enjoyed the numbers given by these talented little folks.

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