The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on May 8, 1922 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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M I i 7 S . E AI JEMOUKTT NEW i PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thnraday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, MAY 8. 1922 Number 45 Dual Tragedy Ends In Death BITTER FIGHT IN G. 0. P. RANKS MARK PAYNE HEN VS. WILTSEE HEN H. S. STUDENTS IN FINE CONCERT Bowman's Case Set For Trial Marion Contractor Charged With Bribery in Connection With Clifton Affairs to Face Court Francis M. Bowman, Marion contractor, who was indicted by a grand VISITORS COME TO VIEW PLANT ALEXANDRIA OFFICIALS HEADED BY MAYOR J. H. EDWARDS VISIT WATER WORKS Investigate Equipment, Installation 4 Oliver Johnson Shoots Carthage Lady Then Ends Own Life Known in Fairmount Mrs. Alonza Cline, living on West First street is in receipt of the news of a tragedy that has come in the life of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Johnson, who lives in Carthage and whose husband is the son of James Oliver Johnson, aged 54 years, who fatally shot Miss Stella A. Kennedy, 48, and then ended his own life bun-day night a week ago. Three shots were fired at Miss Kennedy, the first passing entirely through the right jaw, and neck, severing the jugular vein. A second cartridge failed to discharge and the third entered the back of the head. Mr. Johnson then placed the gun to his own head, the bullet entering above the right ear, ranging forward and downward back of the right eye. Both Miss Kennedy and Mr. Johnson were higihly respected in the community in which they lived and according to the Carthage Citizen, no motive for the trgedy can be found. It is thought that a state of irresponsibility from undermined health might have caused the act. Fellow employees at the Carthage paper mill state that he had seemed unlike himself for a week. To others in the town he appeared rational as usual, but Friday night complained of his head hurting. The shooting took place at Miss Kennedy's home to which place Mr. Johnson accompanied her after church services. High School Senior Play "The Charm School" to be Presented By Fairmount H. S. Seniors Wednesday Night On Wednesdav evening! at 8 o'clock j the first perf ormance of the class i nlav to be nresented bv the high ; school seniors will occur. On Friday night a second performance will be given. "The Charm School" is a comedy arranged by Alice Duer Miller and Robert Milton from the story as written by Alice Duer Miller. The humor and fun provided by this high class royalty play is of the highest type of clean comedy founded upon a theme that requires no stretch of the imagination to apply: the situation to actual life. The characters in the play and the high school students who take the different parts are: Austin Bevans, John Payne, an automobile salesman with ideas, which David MacKenzie. Hubert Leer, a law student, considers unpractical, though George Boyd, Gerald Olfather, an expert accountant, is willingi to co-operate and also Jim Simkins, Dee Briles, and Tim Simkins, Raymond Craw, twins, who toil not and have never serious-lv considered spinning. Homer Johns, Roy Johns, is the guardian of . Elise Benedot'i, Thelma Hill. President of the senior class at a school presided over by Miss Hays, Phyllis Cooper, who is loved and feared by ail wno mow V,ot- inrlndinjr her secretary. Miss Curtis, June Zimmer, who is al ways trying to think well oi xne senyr class, consisting of Sally Boyd, Dolores Schlagennait, who is (ieorge s sistjer, ana Muriel Doughty, Uva Salyers; Ethel Spelvin, Ruth Cooper; Alix Mercier. Ueo Komnson; Lillian Stafford, Merle Carter; Madge Kent, Fay Peirce; Charlotte Grey, E .th Davis; . Faith Marley, Ethel Corya; and it is hardly worth while to mention Dot-sie, Anna Bosley, who is always in the way. The boys are living in a flat in New York tryingj to get along in the world and making poor success when Austin inherits, from an aunt, Fairview School for Girls, a girl's boarding school Austin has some decided views in education and the running of a school and despite the protest of Homer Johns who has a mortgage on the school, Austin decides to take charge of the school in person and run it for the purpose of teaching the girls "charm." The rest of the boys persuade Austin to give them positions as professors in the school and then the fun begins. Austin succeeds in teaching "charm" too well m.nv frniTiv complications arise. miu u..j . . ftii i t.h last nlav of the high school season and those who know of the high class productions put out by the high school will want to be sure to see "The Charm School." All seats will be reserved and will he sold for twenty-five cents each. Seats on sale at Edwards Drug Store. KIWANIS CLUB MEETS TONIGHT The regular bi-weekly meeting of Kiwani will be held this evening in the basement of the M. E. church, the-ladies of the church serving) the dinner at 6:30 o'clock. The program committee has arranged a program of especial "interest on which the principal speaker of the evening will be W. F. Sharpe, Director of the Division of Housing of the State Board of Hearth, who will discuss matters of vital interest to community welfare. HEN WITH RECORD FOR LAYING EGGS OWNED BY MARK PAYNE Former Fairmount Man Claims Hen That Will Break the Record of Hen Owned by Phoenix Arizona Man Gives Reasons Why His Fowl Should Have Medal. Mark Payne of Hendersonville, N. C, and a former Fairmounter, wishes tio take issue with Wiltsee of Arizona on the egg question and claims he has a hen that, given the same care and conditions bestowed upon the Wiltsee hen, would be able to lay two eggs a day. His argument is contained in the following letter: Hendersonville, N. C, May 1, 1922. My Dear Mr. Roberts: One of my friends in Indiana sent me a copy of The News which we appreciated very much. In glancing over its pages I was attracted by a j letter from our old friend C. A. Wilt- ! see about his famous laying hen of Phoenix Ariz., which I say is remarkable. But say, we have a hen with us which we brought from Melbourne, r la., that has a record for laying eggs under all kinds of conditions that I don't believe can be duplicated, so here is the story: Last fall we motored to Melbourne, Fla. We were in a cottage a month, then we moved out to the Melbourne camp ground of which I had charge. As soon as we got rigged up, we called on our old friend Dr. A. Henley, whom everybody around Fairmount knows, and before we left Mrs. Henley said, "We have a hen we can't keep at home. You folks take her to camp and have a chicken dinner Sunday." I thanked her very much and when we left we had a sack full of all kinds of fruit and our famous old hen under my arm. My wife said to tie her out by an old camp stove where she would have a place to roost, so I did. When we got up Friday morning she seemed ; ( l V iiduuj lining iu .i. i a n n anu , sinjrv About noon my wife heard her cackle, went out to ihe old stove and j sure enough, she had laid an egg. She did the same thing Saturday and j Sunday. We got up late and before we could get things ready to have her I for dinner she had laid a jain. My ' wife said, "We'll not kill that hen as long as she lays this way. When j eggis are 75c and $1.00 a dozen." She kept this up until she had laid about 30 eggs, when she took a brief rest j and commenced laying aeain almost j every day until we started for North i Carolina, which was on the 16th day j of March. We got to turning her ; loose and some times she would lay j in our neighbors tents, but they always brought the eggis over as every onp I'ew our old hen. When we got ready to start for here I made her a box just big enough for her to crowd into. Mr "wife says, "Now she will stop laying," but she didn't. She laid in that box every day but four and we were on the road three weeks. When she would pop her head out through the slats and cackle I would reach in the box and get the egg. Then she would singi for us the rest of the day. She laid many an egg while I would be driving 20 to 30 tniles an hour. The faster I drove the better she liked it. We camped at St. Augustine one night, got in camp about 2:30. We turned the old hen loose and she called on all the tourists (about 30 in number), but when night came she was at our camp to roost on top of the car in her box, she kept this up all the way, and has oeen laying steady for five months. As for food she eats any thing she can get and rfad to Bret it. How many eggs do you suppose she would have laid if she had had the feed, care ana climate that our friend's hen has 7 Two a day I bet. When we left Mel bourne. Fla.. it was 80 to 9U in tne shade, it is 30 to 40 here on tne Blue Ridge mountains, and different in every way, but she still lays. Now if our friend C. A, Wiltsee hears about this wonderful hen he will want to shake some change at me, but you tell him there is nothing doing, as she is one of the family now and we will bring her to Indiana when we return this fall. Yours as ever, MARK PAYNE, Hendersonville, N. C. MRS CYNTHIA WINS LOW HONOR GUEST AT DINNER. In honor of the 90th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Cynthia Winslow, a dinner was given Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Webster Wins- low on East Washington street. It was a happy gathering of mostly home folks that paid their respect to the aged lady and the coming together was featured by a wonderful dinner comprised of everything to tempt the appetite. Those who en joyed the dinner with Mrs. Winslow were Mr. ana Mrs. Denny Winslow, A." E. Andrews and family of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jefferies and baby of New Castle, Arthur Winslow. Ancil Winslow, wife and son Ren. Clinton Winslow and wife, Wessie Payne, wife and baby. Will Jones and family, Louvena Kelsey, Oren Kelsey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jay of Jonesboro, Helen and Joe Johnson of Yarbalmda, Cal., Prof. Jones, Miss Kramme and Miss Ella Wmslow. CHAIRMAN JONES RETAINS CONTROL OF GRANT COUNTY PARTY ORGANIZATION Opposition of Marion Chronicle and Attacks of its Editor on Jones Ignored by Precinct Committeemen Who Read Lindsay and His Paper ! Oat of the Party. The opening guns in what may prove to be the bitterest campaign ever conducted in the history of Grant county were fired in Marion Saturday when the committeemen elected at the primary last Tuesday gathered to effect the reorganization of their respective county committees. The meeting of the democratic committeemen and the reorganization of the democratic county central committee was a quiet and tame affair compared with that held by the republican committeemen. Among the the republican committeemen them-selve there appeared no dissention. They were all in harmony as to the action they took, and their selection of John A. Jones to again head the county republican committee as chairman was unanimous. However, there was displayed an intense bitterness of feeling against those withtin the party ranks, but outside the Jones organization and this was manifested in a series of acrimonious resolutions, reading The Marion Chronicle and its editor, Lindsey, out of the republican party, these resolutions "that The 3'arion Chronicle is not now and shall no longer be considered and recognized as the official organ for the county." This action was the outcome of the attack made upon Chairman Jones by the Chronicle for Jones' attack on Mrs. Culla J. Vayhinger, candidate for nomination for the state senate on the primary election. Commenting on the action of the precinct committeemen in their selection of Jones to remain at the head of the county committee and of their attempt to read him and his paper out of the party, Mr. Lindsey said: "If the time ever comes when the republican party of Grant county is absolutely under the control of John A. Jones and the kind of men he can control in the manipulation of political affairs, it will be a sad day for the county. Predatory machine politics and their methods must go in Grant county. The Chronicle is in the fight to stand to the last ditch for clean politics and honest and capable men in public office. We expect the decent people of Grant county to stand with us and believe that they will do so. We expect the republican party to survive John A. and his methods. No party with this type of leadership can hope for success." On the other hand Jones calls attention to the fact that when he was first placed at the head of the republican county organization, Grant county was full of democrat officials and the republican central committee had a deficit of about $2,000.00. That was at a time when the republicans thought that if they were to be loyal they had to vote the democratic tic ket, but we elected every repunucan on the ticket and Lindsey thought it was mismanagement. We are going to elect the entire county ticket," said Mr. Jones, "this time by at least 5000 majority, and if Lindsey doesn't bother iis too much, we may make it 6000." The democratic committeemen at their meeting effected their organization with the re-election of Carl L. Houston as chairman tof the democratic county central committee, although it required three ballots to accomplish this. Mr. Houston being elected on the third ballot by a vote of 32 to 29. RURAL CARRIERS CROP REPORTERS Government Ask That Rural Mail Carriers Distribute" Cards to be Filled Oat Some time ago rural mail carriers were notified by Postmaster General W&rk that they might be used as crop reporters for the Agricultural Department, this with a view to increasing the value of the services of rural MT-i-iM-s nH tn1srpin? their resnonsi- bility and importance in the commun ity- A oxnnflnirlv mrl carriers were furnished with cards asking for information desired by the government and requesting that they be filled put and returned. These cards were distributed along the rural routes, but few of them have been handed in according to reports of the carriers, who are expected to report not later than May 10 to the Department. "BUSINESS GIRLS ENTERTAIN IN HONOR OF MOTHERS DAY. The Business Girls Club will entertain Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Blanch Horine on West Second street, with Mrs. Horine. Misses Leonie Day and Lillian Dunbar as "hostesses. The party is in honor of Mothers Day and the invitations re-quest that each member bring her mother, or some mother to the party. A pot luck dinner will be a feature of the entertainment. MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE SCHOOL GIVE EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT Orchestras and Glee Clubs Render Program of High Order of Merit Delighting Large Audience That Well Filled the H. S. Auditorium Friday Night. The most extensive musical entertainment ever put on by the Fair-mount public schools was given in the high school auditorium by the pupils of the Junior-Senior high school and the fifth and sixth grades under the direction of Miss Alary Sample, director of Music and Art in these grades, on last Friday night. The program opened by the assem bled musical organizations rendering America. The organizations tak ing part were the First orchestra, Second orchestra, Third orchestra, High - School chorus, Boys Glee club, and Girls Glee club from the fifth and sixth grades. This was followed by a short concert by the Third orchestra. These little folks are not yet large enough for their feet to reach the floor when sitting on the chairs but the largo audience appreciated their efforts immensely and they are to be congratulated on the progress they have made under the able super, vision of Miss Sample. The Girls Glee club and the Boys Glee club from the fifth and sixth grades gave excellent numbers selected from the best musical productions and there is the foundation for wonderfully good glee clubs for the future in these classes. The High School chorus gave "Anchored" in a superior way and sang as if it were a real pleasure to be isnging- such music. Later a quartet gave a fine selection as a "Good-bye Song" that was especially pleasing. This quartet was made up of Treva Parker, Llora Brown, Victor Love and Loren Cain. The concert given by the Second orchestra showed that here is some very promising material for the First orchestra next year. Four members of the First orchestra are Seniors and their places will have to be filled. Material for fillirg these vacancies and for supplementing the present membership will be found in this Second orchestra next year. The faithful work of this Second orchestra is to be highly commended. This Second orchestra is essential for the proper training of students for the First orchestra which should be the ultimate goal of all the students who are interested in music. The concert given by the First orchestra was perhaps the best that it has given. The rendition of the high class music which made up this program was very commendable. Such a finished orchestra is rarely found in schools of the size of Fairmount and everyone is justly proud of each and every member of this organization. The degree of perfection which has been attained by these young people shows clearly the value of hard conscientious work and patient practice. Miss Sample is to be congratulated upon the work that she has done in building up these various organizations. MEETING TO ORGANIZE FOR DECORATION DAY. A meeting of the representatives of the various organizations in the town was held in the Fairmount State bank Friday evening to discuss plans for Decoration Day. Nothing of a definite nature was adopted except that there would be another meeting on Wednesday night of this week when the final plans will be completed. The meeting of Wednesday eve ning will be held in the rooms oi tne Veterans of Foreign Wars. Those present at the -Friday night meeting! were Hort RiE2e, Cyrus Pemberton, Ray Buck, Milo McKmley, lony Payne. Ora Couch, Bert Kelly, and Orville Wells. MRS. WILL JONES HOSTESS TO MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Mrs. Will Jones was hostess Fri day afternoon to the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary society of Mm Friends church. Devotions were in charge of iMrs. Charles Harshbar-ger while Mrs. Ella Winslow gave the lesson on "Kings of Nations, and Mrs. Lou Kelsey gave the lesson on "From urvey to Service. follow ing the lessons Miss Lreta nusn talked entertainingly of her work in Serbia, illustrating! her talk with some pictures she had brought back with her and some hand work made bv the native women. During the social hour light refreshments were served. DEATH CALLS JAMES WATT. James Watt. 39, died Monday morning at 4:30 at the home of his father Wesley Watt on North Barclay street. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the M. E.' church, Rev. D. I Jones in charge. He is survived by his widow, " a father and mother and one sister, Mrs. Stella Bermitz of Indianapolis. Burial at Park cemetery. j Mr. and Mrs. Dale Long entertained at Sunday dinner Miss Pauline Ferree of Jonesboro and Miss Deloras Schlagenhaft. pury on a charge of bribery in connection with the case of James Clifton, ex-Center township trustee, now at the state penitentiary serving a term on charges of embezzlement, will be tried by the state on the charges of the indictment, the case being set in Grant circuit court for May 22, Judge J. Frank Charles of the circuit court announced Friday. The contractor was alleged to have bribed Clifton during the contsruction of the Roosevelt school in Center township, by the grand jury indictment. Mr. Browman was awarded the contract for the building of the pchool and it was stated in the indict ment that the actions between hira and Mr. Clifton were unlawful. Gus Condo, has been retained by Mr. Bowman as attorney, according to the court. Mr. Bowman is charged with having paid Mr. Clifton $500 by check for the contract of the Roosevelt school. The contractor denied the chargo and said the $500 check was in payment of some materials he had bought frfluT Mr. Clifton which were used on the building. ORESTES WILL HAVE A CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL Mass Meeting Held in Orestes to Defeat Plan to Transport Children to - Alexandria Consolidated School Orestes folks opposed a plan to transport the school children to a consolidated school at Alexandria and won out in the stand they took. The Orestes school was demolished in the recent tornado and The Summitville News says: "Plans for the abandonment of the demolished school building at Orestes, and the transfer of the school children there to Alexandria, where there is plenty of room for them, were shattered by a mass meeting of Orestes citizens which was held a few nights ago at the Davis store. About 75 persons were present, and a special committee was named to carry the protest of the Orestes people against such a change to the township trustee and advisory board. The committee met with Trustee Wm. Cunningham and the board Friday nighi, and a decision was reached for the township to build a new consolidated school at Orestes to replace the building which was wrecked in the tornaCfO. It will be a large and more complete buildinp, calculated to accommodate the pupils from seven school districts in the west part of Monroe township, and to do away with several country schools, the children being brought in in trucks or hacks. A new location will have to be obtained, as the law prohibits the erection of a school building within 500 feet of a railroad or electric line, it is planned to Degm work on the new structure as soon as possible, but if it is not completed in time for the opening of school next fall, the Orestes children will be temporarily transferred to Alexandria in a special trailer on the traction line. THE CLUB CAFE CHANGES OWNERSHIP. Clyde and Walker Smythe who recently sold The Club Cafe to Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Snavely of Van Buren, left Friday forWarren, their former home. Messrs Smythe while proprietors of the Club Cafe gave their patrons excellent service and conducted a first class restaurant. They have hosts of friends here whose good wishes are with them in the wholesale candy business in which they expect to engage in Warren. Mr. and Mrs. Snavely who are now in charge of The Club Cafe, are well qualified Dor their business, having been in the restaurant business prior to coming to Fairmount and expect to take care of the public with the same efficiency as their predecessors. FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN DIES AT SULLIVAN Miss Addie Leach is in receipt of a telegram stating that her father's youngest brother, Ed" Leach, passed away at Sullivan. Mr. Leach's home was in Gordon, Neb., and the body is being shipped back there for burial. About four years ago he had his hip broken and has been in poor health ever since. Mr. Leach formerly lived in Fairmount and is well known in southern Grant county. On January 1, 1922, there were ap proximately 1,400 passenger cars. 160 trucks and sixty-two motorcycles registered in the Dominican Republic, says Vice-Consul Makinson, Santo Domingo, in a report to the department of commerce. All these vehicles are of American manufacture and are equipped with American tires and tubes. Ellen Terry, the famous English actress, has declined the title of "dame commander of the British empire," an honor which was to be conferred on her by the British government in recognition of her talents and long service to art. a a. i a. x z : A operating lines in Germany. of Machinery, Cost of Operating and Results With View of Chang-, ing Alexandria System Inspect H. S. ,Gym, Also. Town Clerk, John R. Little and Mark H. Parker engineer at the water works plant, were hosts Thursday to a motoring party from Alexandria who were on a tour of inspection. The party was headed by J. H. Edwards, mayor of Alexandria, City Clerk and Treasurer B. M. Madden, C. C. Hall, chairman of the waterworks committee, E. V. Beigh, member of the water works committee, J. S. Wales, ex-mayor and C. M. Robinson, a member of the city council. Alexandria is figuring on making a changie in its water works plant and of installing electrically driven machinery similar to the equipment of the Fairmount plant. They found upon investigation that the expenditure for power for the entire plant here amounted to less than the cost of the coal necessary to run the Alexandria plant and expressed themselves as more than pleased with the data gathered in regard to equipment, installation of machinery, cost of operations and results obtained. Word had also reached them of the new gymnasium at the Fairmount high school and as the authorities contemplate building a new gymna sium, tne party made a visit to the high school gathering, data in this connection also. Academy Vich At Vermillion Fairmounters Capture Track and Field Meet and Miss Covalt Takes Declamatory Honors The academy track and field team and representatives returned home Saturday, evening from the meet and the oratorical and declamatory contest held in Vermilion Grove, 111., that day, bringing the honors of the event with them. The track and field team Added another victory to their un broken list by capturing the meet with a score of 63 points to 31 for the Vermillion school. Brookshire won the 50, the 100 and the 220 yard dashes; Haisley the mile run, Cecil the half-mile run, Cecil the pole vault. Wood the standing broad jump and Smith the running broad jump. Vermillion won first in the shot pu quaxier mile run and the high jump. Speaking for Fairmount academy. Miss Ruth Covalt won first honors in declamation, while representatives of the Vermillion academy took first and second position in the oratorical and second place in declamation in the inter-academic contests which were-held Friday night. DIAMOND JUBILEE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE Herbert Hoover to be the Principal Speaker of the Occasion Large Preparations Making Herbert Hoover, United States Secretary of Commerce, has accepted the invitation of the Diamond Jubilee Committee of Earlham College to be the principal speaker on the program of the seventy-fifth anniversary celebration. Mr. Hoover will arrive in Richmond on Tuesday June 6, and will speak at two o'clock in the afternoon remaining for the reception and banquet that, night. Henry Churchill King, President of Oberlin College and Elbert Russell, formerly head of the department of Biblical Literature at Earlham and now principal of the Woolman School of Swarthmore, Pa., have been secured by the Senior class for the speakers at the commencement and baccalaureate services respectively. The program of the four day celebration of the Diamond Jubilee is as follows : Sunday, June 4th, 10:30 a. m. Baccaleaurate address by Elbert Russell; Sacred Concert on Chase Stage by Richmond high school, seventy-five piece orchestra. Monday, June 5th. 1:00 p. m. May Day Festival; May pole drills; Revels Old English Plays. 8:00 p. m., Historical Pageant. "Tuesday, June 6th, 9:00 p. m. Commemoration Day Class reunions; Greetings from other Indiana Colleges and addresses; Principal address by Herbert Hoover, 2:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m., Jubilee Banquet. Wednesday, June 7th, 10:00 a. m.- Commencement address by Dr. King, president of Oberlin College. 2:30 p.-m., Repetition of Historical Pageant. . In a recent automobile truck test by the Argentine army over earth roads, with trucks loaded to capacity, the one American entry was the only truck to finish the entire course and complete the trials in a satisfactory 'manner. A I 4 i

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