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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS 7 v w T K,v V V V 'V axxx: POSTAL IMPROVEMENT WEEK IS OBSERVED NOTICE ! TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY LOCAL EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS OF TWO DECADES AGO AS TOLD BY THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS, AND GLEANED FROM THE FILES OF THE PAPER FOR PRESENT DAY REMINISCENT READERS. May 1 Sees Inaugurated First General Campaign of Kind in Service. Last Sunday Rev. William Sunday closed his series of revival meetings covering four weeks. Hundreds were turned away at each meeting. Over age of gas. The company has a large amount of territory leased and will make an effort immediately to replenish its supply of fuel. It is not $2,000 was contributed to pay Evan ' thought the shut-down will be for any gelist Sunday and current expenses, j length of time. The other three fac- tories are running full capacity. The name of the E. O. Ellis Auto Supply Co. has been changed, and from now on will be called Ellis-Fowler Service Co. Our policy will continue to be the same, with but one exception, and that is our New Tire Insurance This means that if you buy your tires frcm us they will be kept in service by us for the duration of their life. You can save mcney by buying tires of us. Rev. Isaiah Jay left Sunday for Cin- , cinnati to spend a few days with his Albert Middlehurst returned from Martinsville where he went for a very severe case of inflamatory rheumatsm three weeks ago. He is completely cured and will resume his place at the Headley window glass works next week. family. Dr. H. C. Miller of Greentown was i in Fairmount Friday visiting friends. Miss Pearl Seargent who has been in Anderson the guest of friends returned here Friday. Chester VanArsdall, who has been in Indianapolis for several months, has returned here and will accept a position with Attorney A. R. Long. Ira Sage, the tailor, is confined to his rpom with a very severe case of inflamation of the eyes. About 50 of the academy students accompanied by the contestants Miss Hattie Shugart, Ray Carter, Pnofes- Ellis - Fowler SERVICE. COMFVAiNY Without the Postal Service, business would languish in a day, and be at Standstill in a week. Public opinion would die of dry rt. Sectional hatred or prejudice only would flourish, and narrow-mindedness thrive. It is the biggest distinctive business In the world and it comes nearer to the Innermost interests of a greater number of men and wwmen than any other institution on earth. No private business, however widespread, touches so many lives so often or sharply; no church reaches into so many souls, flutters so many pulses, has so many human beings dependent on Its ministrations. "Postal Improvement Week" has been set for May 1. by the Postmaster General. This is the first general campaign of its kind in the Postal Service for several decades. Business men and their organizations. large users of the mail, newspapers, motion pictures, advertisers, and the entire organization of postal workers are to be enlisted in this country-wide campaign of interest In postal Improvements. Your help is vital. Address your letters plainly with pen or typewriter. Give street address. Spell out name of State, don't abbreviate. Put your return address in the upper left hand corner of envelope (not on the back) and always look at your letter before dropping in the mail to see if it is properly addressed. This care in the use of the mails is for your benefit and speeds up the dispatch and delivery of mail matter. If you have any complaints of poor service make them to your postmaster. He has instructions to investigate them and report to the department. sor Tyler and other members of the Mrs. N. J. Helm of Marion is visiting at the home of Clint Winslow and wife east of town. faculty to Westfield Friday afternoon where the inter-academic contest was held. Miss Shugart won in the contest over six other contestants. Mesdames John Rau and Dr. J. W. Patterson who have been in Indianapolis, have returned home. OTTO C GROFF fOR ! Mesrs Oscar Roberts and Cleo j Weaver and the Misses Jesse Spiting-j er and Carrie Fruchey of Marion spent Sunday in Fairmount, the ! guests of Ed Welsch and wife on ' South Buckeye street. Miss Hattie Cooper was brought home from Frankfort Saturday, where she has been very ill. o rv rv i s;s ioner FIRST DISTRICT Mrs. John Skull of Eaton, who has been the guest of Mrs. Dolly Keely, returned home Friday evening. Elmer E. Hiatt returned Friday from Mobile, Ala. Miss Bessie Glover is recovering Aumict TVntrner of Clpvpland. O.. ! from a bad spell of lung fever. iwas the Sunday guest of John Borrey and family on East Washington street. He solicits your patronage on the ground that he never held public office, is a successful farmer in "Washington township and a supporter of the Republican party thirty years. He is not connected with any political ring and pledges himself to economy in expenditure of public money if elected. Mrs. John Hasty of Elwood visited Fairmount friends Friday. Miss Cora Allred, living two and a half miles northeast of Fairmount, died of brain fever this morning. Factory No. 3 of the Fairmount Glass Works was forced to close down Funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Back Creek. COURTESY Thursdav night on account of a short- No. -4:2 on the Official Ballot government departments by getting 1 rid of "deserving Democrats" and re- i ed to lead to immediate financial aid, to be devoted to maintaining the pres-i ent wasteful and destructive policies. ! Milwaukee Sentinel. ! placing them with more deserving Re It sticks in human relations like postage stamps on letters. The POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT expects it to be used by its postmasters and employees in dealing with the public. Help them in its use beginning with POSTAL IMPROVEMENT WKKK, May 10, 1022. Wally Must Win His Spurs in Musical "Gasoline Alley publicans is something that The Cour-er has been wanting for a long time. We would not have the public service crippled, of course, but we are not to be convinced that there is any government position that cannot be acceptably filled by a Republican. And the right sort of party Democrat will agree with us. New Castle (Ind.) Courier. THANK YOU The Pairmount News Published on Mondays and Thursdays A . S. ROBERTS, Editor and Publisher. Minnie McLwas Roberts. Associate. Office: Main 265 TELEPHONES Res., Main 107 SUBSCRIPTION RATES. (Within Indiana.) One year $1.50 Six months ?0 (Outside Indiana.) One year $2.00 Six months 1-25 All subscriptions payable strictly in advance; paper discountinued at expiration of subscription time unless renewal is received prior to expiration date. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Fairmount, Ind., under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1R79. AMERICA WISELY REFUSED TO JOIN CONFERENCE The Genoa conference represented an effort on the part of certain European powers t,o bolster up bolshevism in exchange for political and trade advantages in Russia. No question of right or wrong, of honor or dishonor, of the way of the scheme to strengthen the strangle hold of the military masters of Russia ton a people already ground deep in the bloody mire of oppression by thieves and murderers. Out of the situation the opportunist statesmen of other European powers sought only to gain some selfish national advantage. The effect cn civilization of such condonation of the most frightful orgy of crime ever inaugurated in the name of government was given no consideration. It was known that if left to herself Russia might soon overthrow her oppressors and establish a government based on public opinion, recognizing the fundamentals of national morality. That the-e were resources in Russia to exploit, wealth to acquire and trade to gain was enough for a statesmanship which thinks only in terms of today, and lets the mornow take care of itself. No good to the world could be expected from a conference so conceived, and it is fortunate indeed that the United States declined to participate. There is no reason why the United States should sacrifice self respect in the hope of gaining economic advantage in Russia or anywhere else in the world. If there are nations so situated, they should be permitted to play the game in their own way ard take the consequences without involving this nation in the trouble sure to follow compromise with wrong. We did not go into a war to overthrow one autocracy in order to go into conference for the purpose of fastening another less intelligent and vastly more brutal and undemocratic autocracy upon a hundred millions of helpless people and through that autocracy to menace all civilized society. It is impossible adequately to charc-terize the European factionalists in this country who would drag the American people into the web of intrigue which enmeshes the Old World. The American who would sacrifice the welfare and safety of the United S.tates by accepting the leadership of Europe, rather than maintain our complete national independence with an invitation to the rest of the world to follow American leadership in international affairs if it cares to do so, is sadly lacking in an understanding of the failure of Europe or of the success of America as illustrated in the visible results of contrasting ideals and policies. National Republican. --. . . THE TERMS ARE KNOWN Uiscussing the question of American assistance in solving the European economic muddle, the Manchester Guardian says: "Now that the Americans are pressing for payment and showing that without their good will even the collection of reparations from Germany will be difficult, it becomes clear that a general reconsideration of both questions must be undertaken and the terms discovered on which America would be willing to assist in their solution." It would seem that a newspaper as well informed as the Manchester Guardian would have been able by this time to have discovered for itself the terms which the United States regards as proper for its participation in the solution of Europe's economic problems. Certainly they have been stated officially with sufficient force and clearness. President Harding and Secretary Hughes have made it plain that until Europe displays some inclination to adjust its own financial affairs, to balance its budgets, to re-cuce the enormous expense of land Ermr.ment which is fast bankrupting its na lens, and to bring some sort of o-der out of the economic chaos, this coun' -y can not take part in any effort at solving the existing perplexities. It is evident that, under conditions now obtaining1, any participation of the Unted States would be expect- WITHOUT STREET ADDRESS YOUR MAIL IS DELAYED AT OFFICE OF DELIVERY M IIP4"?" 1 zyfiy ; SaSsf fe&v mst ii Soon there will be abundance of predictions of the Democratic party's coming back in the next election. Such predictions are always plentiful when there isn't any voting going on. Albany (N. Y.) Journal. ?:; - .V-fl- ! Woodnow Wilson thinks he sees a 'di-ift back toward his "ideals." How-; ever, when it comes to drifting, there - St- 4 'ttfssa. is no limit to how slow that can be moving. Morganpwn (W. Va.) Post. The Dead Letter Office has been In existence ever since Ien Franklin started our postal service. Even then people addressed mail to Mr. K.ekiel Sinithers, "Atlantic (Y.nst, and expected lien to know just where Zeke lived. Perhaps they had Zeke's address in letters up in the garret, maybe a chest full of "em, but then it was easier to let Hen hunt Zeke. Today people are addressing letters to John Smith. New York. X. V., or Chicago, III., thinking Uncle Sam can locate him. which is just as incomplete as was Zeke's address of yore. The Postoffice Department asks you to put the number and street in the address. It helps you. A question that is being considered 'ft ! more and more as the political situa- tion aeveiops nationally is xnis: v nai is the ulterior motive of the Woodrow Wilson foundation? Clarksburg (W. Va.) Daily Telegram. It is stated that James M. Cox still wants to be President. This is his inalienable right and will not be objected to so long as he does not bother the public further witth his ambition. Pittsburg Gazette Times. ALIEN FOOD MUST BE KEPT OUT OF AMERICA Mrs. A. P. Moore, of Pittsburg, better known as Lillian Russell, believes the United States should institute an "immigration holiday" for five years in order thrrt America might escape serious injury from the coming to this country of undesirable foreigners. She has just returned after making an exhaustive study of conditions abroad as a special immigration inspector. Mrs. Moore bases her findings on what she saw in Europe, a motely crowd of aliens besieging the offices of the American consuls seeking permission to come to the United States. She characterized them as "unwashed, ill fed, of low mentality and moral fiber." Mrs. Moore says: "The melting pot has been overcrowded. It has boiled too quickly and is running over. If we don't keep up the bars and make them higher and stronger, there will no longer be an America for Americans." The immigration restriction act, extended by Congress last summer, is not sufficient, in Mrs. Moore's opinion, to protect the United States from undesirable aliens and should be modified in such a way as to establish even greater exclusion than that provided by the 3 per cent quota rule. It is not at all surprising that a great many Europeans now wish to come to America to escape the backwash of the World War. These, it can be inferred from past records, might be for the most part the weaklings seeking freedom from intolerable conditions at home. No doubt it would be a very fine thing for them if they could come to this country and make their homes here. Just now it would not be advisable, for they might become public charges, but in normal times they could not be blamed fior having a strong desire to come to America. America, however, just as Mrs. Moore says, is the first to be considered; what would be eminently good for the oppressed alien would be distressingly bad for the United States. This country already has many undesirables, many of them imported and a large number native born. What it needs and must have if it is to go forward as a great nation is a citizenship of high moral, mental and physical average. Mrs. Moore's report to Secretary of Labor Davis, who sent her to Europe, no doubt will be an interesting expose of immigration conditions abroad as they really are. She is just the kind of American that cpuld, be trusted to spare no race or country in her work of considering America first. Sioux City, (la.) Journal. How do you expect the Postal Clerk to know whether you mean Trinidad, California, or Trinidad. Colorado? ALWAYS SPELL OUT THE NAME OF THE STATE IN FULL IN THE ADIIESS. Bryan has reasons for opposing the theory of evolution. He tried three times to evolve into the presidency and failed. That's enough to convince any man of the falsity of a theory. Pittsburg Gazette. "MORE BUSINESS IN GOVERNMENT INDIANAPOLIS. IND. When Wally Reicl, the famous movie performer swoops down on the training camp of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the 500-mile race Tuesday, May 30, in .which he is entered he will find he has more competition than mere speed brushes over the bricks of the historic Hoosier course. Yes, Sir! In the daily entertainments he will discover that his saxophone, from which he blows jazzy, soulful notes, will be In direct rivalry with Eddie Hearne's talking machine, the mouth organ of Eddie Pullen. the after-lunch speeches of Tom Alley and the flashy claim for attention from. Roscoe Sarles's loud-colored shirts and other noisy accessories of raiment. The movie star is well liked by the race drivers but despite his popularity he will have to go through the initiation stunts of a driver making his debut in the Speedway's "gasoline alley." James M. Cox is understood to be willing to run again for President, probably on the ground he didn't get far enough last time to tax his strength. Philadelphia North This apt phrase was used In President Harding's first message to Congress and applies particularly In postal management where postmasters are being Impressed with the fact that they are managers f local branches of the biggest business in the world. WINNERS OF PREVIOUS 500-MILE RACES HERE COMES A STRANGER! lets make our post office look neat, Mr. Postmaster. Straighten up the rural letter box, Mr. Farmer. Tidy up some, Mr. Rural Carrier. First impressions are lasting. Maybe Mr. Stranger, taking notice of these Improvements, will come back, bringing yon benefits. Start these with "POSTAL IMPROVEMENT WEEK" May HI. Mrs. A. E. Hutchison, of Montreal, is the proud possessor of a scrap of Princess Mary's wedding cake. The souvenir was sent to her by her brother, an officer in the 1st Royal Septs, of which regiment Princess Mary is the honorary colonel-in-chief. The leading character of a motion picture recently shown in the theaters of Paris is a man suffering from paretic dementia. The chacteristic symptoms of the disease are developed pn the screen in a masterly manner. Delusions of grandeur, change of personality and maniacal excitement lead on to murder and incarceration, and finally to death by apoplexy. Undoubtedly an alienist was called in to supervise the depiction of these symptoms. The realism is intense, but from that very intensity objections are arising, with the warning that predisposed spectators may be hurried into a state similar to that portrayed by the chief actor. Scientific American. FIVE drivers born on alien soil have won the Indianapolis Five Hundred-mile classic and four Yankees have copped the world's leading speed event. If an American-born pilot can win the Tenth Annual &00 on May 30 the score will be evened. The first two years the Yanks had it their own way, Ray Harroun being the 1911 victor and Joe Dawson slipping across the wire first in 1912. Then Europe cut in and Jules Goux, a Frenchman, grabbed tne big prize in 1913, Rene Thomas, his countryman, copped in 1914, Ralph DePalma, a naturalized American, but Italian born, gathered In the title in 1915; Dario Resta, born in Italy and reared in England took first honors In 1916, but France came back in 1920 when the late Gaston Chevrolet breezed home after DePalma faltered. "Howdy" Wilcox or Indianapolis won in 1919, in a foreign car. Last year Tommy Milton, world's speed king and Speedway champion made it four for America, the St. Paul lad driving home with a comfortable margin. Out of the nine previous winners Gaston Chevrolet is the only driver not living, Ray Harroun and Joe Dawson have retired, but the remaining hajf-dozen are all still In the game and possibilities for the next race. Thus far only Tommy Milton, last year's winner is an entry, and the majority of the others axe expected to compete. It is not unlikely that both Goux and Thomas will come across the Atlantic to battle for the $20,000, the winner's end of the purse; Resta lives in New York city and may enter, while DePalma and Wilcox, Judging by past performances, ars entered. Thus far no driver has been able to repeat a 500-mile victory, but the dope may be upset la 1922, as a year ago Louis Chevrolet had the honor to be the first engineer to design and build two winners, copping in 1920 and 1921. HUMANIZING THE POSTAL SERVICE There is no unimportant person or part of our service. It Is a total of human units and their co-operation la the key to Its success. In its last analysis, postal duties are accommodations performed for our neighbors and friends and should be so regarded, rather than as a hired service ner- PLENTY OF COMPETENT REPUBLICANS President Harding's announced in-ention of cleaning house in several formed for an absentee employer.' I Postmaster General Uubeit Work. . '