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FAIEMOUNT NEW H PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Mondajyaivd Thursday. SOUTHERN lNT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA MONDAY, MAY 15. 1922 Number 47 HOME COMING CLOSING WEEK jLynch Trial AT HIGH SCHOOL; StarUTuesday PROGRAM FOR DECORATION DAY COMMITTEE IN CHARGE COMPLETE PROGRAM DR. HARRY ADLRICH, OFFICER OF DAY tVABASH WINNER SECTIONAL MEET FAIRMOUNT ACADEMY BADLY HANDICAPPED, UNABLE TO SECURE PLACE AMONG WINNERS Alva Lynch to be Tried in Delaware BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS GIV EN SUNDAY NIGHT BY SUPERINTENDENT HAMILTON Busiuess Men Furnish Band In Appreciation of Securing Sectional Meet Citizens Hire Band for Afternoon That the business men of Fair-mount appreciated the sectional track and field meet being sent to Fair-mount was demonstrated by hiring the Fairmount band for the afternoon. Prior to going) to Rush field the band gave a short concert at Washington and Main streets. This was the first AT ACADEMY SPLENDID DINNER AND PROGRAM TO FEATURE THE DAY'S EVENTS MANY VISITORS Hon. Fred Van Nyse, Federal Prose- cutor Under Judge Anderson to Give Chief Address Address by Dr. Carl Lucas and Reading by Ruth Covalt Will be Given. Thursday is Home Coming day at Fairmount acadjcmy and preparations are in opei-ation to make this a day r long to be remembered. Former have arranged for Decoration Ser-teachers, students, patrons, and every ( vices Tuesday afternoon, May 30, with one interested in the institution as Dr. Harry Aldrich, Officer of the Day. Excellent Discourse Attentively Heard , three Fairmount men arrested about by Audience that Taxed Capacity of j four months ago for robbing a mer-Auditorium Commencement Pro- chant at Wheeling1, will come up to-gram and Black and Gold Day Fea-' morrow (Tuesday) in the Delaware tures for Latter Part of Week. , circuit court at Muncie. Lynch, who j has been in the Delaware county jail Sunday evening was the beginning ' since that time on a charge of high-of a busy week for the students, fae- , wa-v bbery, will be represented by , , . , . . ' Attorney David M. Bell of Marion, ultv and friends of the Fairmount j . , , ..... s A request for a separate trial and a high school, when the baccalaureate ; TCJuest for a change of judges in the exercises for the class of 22 were ' case was filed by Lynch and both re-held in the high school auditorium be- Quests were sustained by Judge fore an audience that overflowed the ) "Thompson of the Delaware circuit seating capacity. The auditorium court. -with its new decorations and stage ; Cecil Payne and R. McKinley, settings never presented a more at- were arrested at the same time, but tractive appearance, the profusion of , were released some time ago on bonds, cut flowers with which the fiwnt of , Their cases are set for trial at the the stage was banked adding to the September term of court, beauty of the scene. Shortly after . The men were accused of being, im-S o'clock Mis? Rhxia Helms, at the plicated in the robbery of the proprie- orchestra piano, began the class tor of the general store at that place, i appearance of the band on the street ' in concert this year and it was mani- j est that their many practices during the winter had put them in fine form for the summer concerts. The business men contributing to the fund . were as follows: I Chas. Stephens, Community Meat Market, Lewis & Parrill, Hill Bros., Osborn & Behimer, Bee Hive, Moon Cafe, P. H. O'Mara, Fairmount State j Bank, Citizens State Bank, Fairmount j News, Bert Briles, Quality Bakery, ' Al Underwood, L. A. McNeil, Tele phone Office, Will McGormiek, Wayne Fowler, Jas. Albertson, John Mont- Boyjsomery, J. . Dale, Mayflower Mar- J. W. Dale, Mayflower Mar- Weather Ideal and Events on Rush Field Witnessed by More Than a Thousand Enthusiastic Friends of the Ten Schools Entered Excellcu Records Made by Contestants. Wabash won the sectional track and field meet held on Rush field at Fairmount academy Saturday afternoon, nosing out Anderson in a neck and neck race until the final event, the broad jump. The events of the afternoon furnished abundance of thrills for the thousand or more spectators that crowded Rush field and cheered the high school athletes in their efforts. Marks, of Wabash w 'on the meet for his team when he placed first in the broad jump, and Anderson's entry, Beatty, who had been expected to finish second, dropped back to third place. The final score was. Wabash. 33: Anderson. .1 Tin! 1 Citv finisne( tlli,.(. j Shot to pieces by injuries, Fair-1 mount academy's stellar squad which , , 'clU HOC .0Sl a meet previously this year, went down in defeat. Only two points were scored by the Quakers. The absence of Pat Little and Brook-shire, valuable men on track and field, i was felt keenly by the Grant county team. Marks, of Wabash, was individual high point scorer. He took first place in four events, the 100 yard dash, 120 yard high hurdles, 220 yard low hurdles and broad jump. The Fairmount academy relay team, after a wonderful spirt, lost out when White, of Union City, fell in front of Woods, the academy's fourth re- 'lay runner, sending, him to the ground also. The charge was made that White crossed in front of Woods illegally, hut apparently this was not sustained. - As a result, the EKvood relay team lenpped the event. Anderson's team finished second. Elwood started in front when its first runner darted off, and the second man kept in front, but at the finish of the third man's trip ( Continued on Thrppl - rr ' ACADEMY SENIORS march and the eighteen members of Ihe graduating class follow red bv the entire lacuuv oi ine ciiv jinwws facultv of the marched in taking scats reserved for ahera while Surt. Otto T. HamiP n ard the ministers of the local church- es took their place? in the stage. Following the class march the hich school orchestra, under the direction: vf Mi? Sa .pie. cave a rendition of fthe "Trumreter ry ere.;ay bv 5! ere.1, a v. The invocation was given by thte Rev-Martin Lee Grant, of the Congrega tional chure he :r: re road- .'ng by Rev. Wr.i. F. Meyer, head of the manual training department of the high sclice'.. Tic-va Parker sang. 'We Love the Lord." with violin eb-Iicrato by Kenneth John, following which Supt. Isanri'ito-.i delivered the baccalaureate addre hi suV-eet b ire "Mar's Ir.terrretation of Service to God." He t raced the changes that have taken place :n r:?.ns c nocptri of his duty to God since the dark aces to the- pre r.t time, unt il today ne God, all roc-gr.izes but c to wh n each ir.-'Mdual owes seivice. but each n i-suft choose f.nd deterntir.o that service as his own con science may dictate. The dav has passed, or is rarMly passine. when cne person or scot may o.-.etate to another the manner of service to be giv- , - ,i. . 1,,-.- en. in actcsressirg ine nivi:.e.5 v i, v,e r' ?uit. Hamilton impressed on . them that as they left the high school ' Citcuit Court Tuesday on Charge of Highway Robbery J The trial of Alva Lynch, one of the one of the men being stationed in an automobile, while the others entered I i". nn.i iuc 'vim vi i ivi , compelled the owner to hand over his j money. The fourth member of the , crowd, w ho was thought to have been j the leader, escaped and has never i been found. J WOOL RECEIVED AT FAIRMOUNT FARMERS OF SOUTHERN GRANT: WILL DELIVER WOOL IN FAIRMOUNT JUNE 6 Hundreds of Letters Sent to Farmers Regarding 1922 Wool Clip and Advantages Derived From Pooling it No Definite Action For Stock Yard For Fairmount Taken Yet. The farmers of Grant county :l;t .uh oiganized :Tort are making 1 their plans an.i working consistently toward tiie end of securing; better con.i.ti. tions for the agricultural busi- ness. Hundreds of letters are being sent out from the office of the Grant County Agricultural association to farmers in all parts of the county re- north of the Jay furniture store on North Main street and the collection xnll be made on June 6. June 7 and g, wool will be received at Upland at the Farmers Elevator, A. J. Atkinson, Frank Clanin and George Slater, members of the wool committee of the county association, have been busy during the past few days arranging for the receiving of the wpol clip. The Grant County Agricultural association has also received notice from the Producers Commission association of Indianapolis that the cpmmis. sion house which was organized for farm organizations would be ready for business on Monday May 15. The new firm will be ready to handle live stock for farmers at the Indianapolis stock yards on and after that date. The Indianapolis house is one of five which are located in the central west and organized for the purpose of handling) live stock for farmers at less cost than private houses. The Grant county association assisted in the organizing of the branch at Buffalo, but farmers may ship to the Indianapolis house. No definite action has yet been taken in regard to the stock yards and loading pens at Fairmount. However, there will be a meeting of the Fairmount unit on Wesdnesday evening of this week. j Vererans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, G. A. R-, War Mothers, Fairmount Band, Organizations and Citizens to be in Line of March Committees Named. The committees composed of mem- bers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars J the American Legion and citizens J A line of march will be formed at the ; intersection of Main and Washington j streets at 2 p. m., the line of march being as follows: j Leading in autos, G. A. R., W. R. C, ; War Mothers. Fairmount Band, Colors and Guard, Firing Squad, j Members of V. F. W., American Le- gon and Liberty Guards. j Organizations: I. O. O. F., Kiwanis, , Knights of Pythias, Phi Dolt Scouts, Red Cross, Business Girls Club. All other organizations are "cordially invited to participate. Citizens walking, all school chil- . . - - - . ... tjren with Hags and ftawers and citi- j zens jn autos. j The march will be to Fark cemetery' wnoro appropriate services will be hM aml ti10 decoration of craves. TV, mwnhm nf the firino- souad as . 1 follows: Louis Freital, Harry Flanagan, James Howell, Charles Lumbar, Elmer Gunn, Buck McKinley, Henry Cassell. Wessie Tayne, Basil Underwood. William Freital. Elmer Riggs, m.omer McCoy and Ilort Ribble. f0or Guard: Carl McCombs, Rob-j ert Davis, Emery Adams and Charles York. Ccnvevance Committee: Oliver Duller ar.d Claude Huston. Flower Committee: Roscoe Kirch-j er, Lillian Dunbar and Mrs. Ed Hoi- lingsworth. Program Committee tt vc-;m;o, M. Jones and Ilort Ribble. Location Committee: Victor Selby, Jasper Friend and John Osborne. (Continued on Page Three) FAIRMOUNT FOLKS IN A WIND STORM Roval Theatre People See a Real Show While Enroute to Indianapoli Not on the Screen Mr. and Mrs. George Ferguson, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ferguson, drove to Indianapolis Friday. While en-route they witnessed a minature cyclone. The storm was about a half mile south of them, but with the sud denness of the real cyclone, the wind swooped down upon them and ripped through the cover of their car and buffeted it about with a suggestion of what it might be able to do, while in the distance the trees were writhing in the fury of the gale, and unfinished buildings were yielding portions of their timber to the onslaught. It was near enough to the real thing to make the Royal Theatre people prefer to witness tornadoes on the screen their own theatre. in JONESBORO GIRL SIGNALLY HONORED. Miss Colene Carter, a Jonesboro young lady has been signally honored at DePauw university. Miss Carter received second prize in the May competition for musicians being conducted by the The Musical Observer. Her composition, "Scherzmo in F Major" was published in that magazine for this month, together with her photograph and writeup. The Observer says that Miss Carter's further musical development will be watched with interest by her many friends. DR. GLEN HENLEY "WILL RETURN THIS WEEK. Dr. Glenn Henlev. who has been fin St. Petersburg, Fla., for several weeks to recuperate after a severe illness, will arrive home this week. Mrs. Henley will gp to Indianapolis Wednesday tp meet the doctor and together they will return to Fairmount possibly Thursday or Friday. ACADEMY ALUMNI TO MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT. There will be a meeting of the academy alumni at the academy Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. ! j ! : j well as all the home folks" are expect- ed to be present and take some part in the festivities. Following, the noon dinner which will be served in the gymnasium, ca- feteria style, a splendid program has been arranged. Special features will be the address mf Hon. Fred Van Xyse, Federal Prosecutor under Judge Anderson and an address by Dr. Carl Lucas of Indianapous. Miss Ruth Covalt, winner in various declamatory contests in Fairmount and Grant county and also winner in the final inter-aeademie declamatory- contest at - -, . - TU - -11 ermuuon ciroe, 111., ao oe on the program for a recitation. The program follows: Music. . . . Quartette. Academy Orchestra Kelsey. Payne Adams, and Barkdull. Recitation . . . Music Address Cornet Solo . Address Miss Ruth Covalt Orchestra H,vn. Fred Van Nyse Miss Kramme Dr. Carl Lucas Quartette. .Kelsey, Payne Adams, and Barkdull. 1 CURIOUS FREAK OF LIGHTNING" More Damage Reported From the Storm of Last Wednesday Window-Lights Broken Boy Shocked I During the storm of last Wednes dav considerable damage was done in the countrv near Fairmount. On the ; farm of C. A. Eakins more than fifty : window lights were broken and knock- : ed out ef the windows, while on the adioinimr farm belonging to Frank , Downs the lightning played a curious j freak and badly shocked the son of i Mr. Downs who was trying to assist his father. The lightning struck a fence on one side of the field, then jumped to the "check row and fol lowed it to the planter which it badly ruined. The horses, hitched to the planter became almost unmanageable and it was while trying to help control the team and disentangle them from the badly twisted wire that the bov was knocked several feet by the J force of the shock. ; . CLARENCE DAVIS DIES IN MARION HOSPITAL. Clarence Davis, who shot himself in a fit of despondency because of the death of his wife at the home of his father-in-law, Will Lynch living northeast of Fairmount, and who was immediately rushed to the Grant county hospital, died Thursday as a result of the shooting;. The body was taken to Jonesboro where it was prepared for burial, and afterward to the home of his father-in-law and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Jefferson church east of Gas City. Burial was made in Jefferson cemetery. MRS. W. T. STEWART HONOR GUEST AT PARTY. Mrs. R. A. Morris was a charming hostess Friday evening to a company of friends at her home on South Main street. The party was given complimentary to Mrs. W. T. Stewart of Oxford, O., who is the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln S,tookey. The reception rooms of the Morris home were beautifully decorated for the occasion, being) a perfect bower of spiraea, the long trailing clusters of the dainty white blossoms lending themselves so perfectly to artistic effect. During the evening a delicious two-course luncheon was served. MAY EXAMINATIONS AT EAST BRANCH SCHOOL. The May examination in Fairmount township will be held at East Branch school house Saturday, May 20. The examination will be conducted by Orville Wells, Township Trustee. j i : i ket, II. Gunn, S. A. Hockett, Club Cafe, Dale Long, Rexall Drug Store, John Flanagan, Lewis' Shoe Repair S.hop, Olfather Garage, Rignrs Garage, ilT tl' TT.1 TT 1 T" Z nanne, naney rnu, r air- mount Hardware, Leonard Montgom- ery, Birney Allied, Ribble Bros., L. E. Nolder, Busing & Co., Cyrus Pember- ton, M. W. Hunt, Buller s Bakery, Emory Adams. Roads Closed Exit Spooning Initiatory Steps Taken to Stop Spoon- ing on Unfrequently Traveled Roads Petition Filed A petition with forty-nine names signed to it was filed with the county auditor Friday, asking that the road iat the south end of Fairmount be put under a vacating order of the county commissioners. According to the petition the high- way is rot improved in any way and is a dirt road, very seldom used and infrequently traveled. Since there is a good improved road a quarter of a mile west of the dirt road, the petitioners claim that the seldom used highway is thus of no benefit or necessity to any one and they state that no one is damaged or inconvenienced by its closing. It is thought this is the initiatory step by persons to put a stop to spooning along unfrequent-lv traveled roads in Grant county. H. S. SENIOR PLAY PROVES BIG SUCCESS The Charm School" Put On By the Seniors of the High School in True Professional Style "The Charm School," put on by the senior class of the high school, was greeted by full houses both on Wednesday and Friday nights of last week. This was indubitably a school play and the natural situations that were brought about were such as might happen in any school. The comedy, as stated in a previous issue of the News, was of ' the highest type and the cast, which included the entire senior class, outdid even their Former records in the interpretation of the various parts of the play. At least they had their audience right with them with unstinted aplause to the end of the story. The stage settingB were unusually good, the third scene, being especially beautiful with its artistic lighting, winning curtain calls as did one or two other scenes. It would be difficult to pick a star out of the cast, in fact it was an all star cast, but mention might be made of John Payne and Thelma Hill who carried the heavy parts and whose work was excellent throughout. FAIRMOUNT GIRL WEDS DENVER MAN. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Nelson received a telegram Monday telling them that their daughter Miss Nellie was married at high noon on Mothers' Day in the M. E. church at Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Mooney. Miss Nelson is a former Fairmount young lady and has. a large circle of friends here. Mr. Mooney is a Denver young man and they will make their home in that vlays behind and entered upon life m ; gaming tne pooling ot ine i.'-z wooi its broader sense, each must choose! clip and the advantages derived from what service he may render to him- ; pooling the wool crop. self, to his community and to his God, j Farmers will have the advantage of and'emphasized that in their perform- having woolen blankets and wool of whatever they may undertake ; batts made from the wool he sends in in life each must be imbued with and samples of these articles have J yeen received at the office of the as- C Continued on Pape Four) sociation. The Ohio Sheep and Wool " j Growers association, w hich will hand- MUSIC CONTEST lie the Grant county wool clip has GREAT SUCCESS arrangements with mills locat- 'cd at Columbia City to do this work , . . n . ,. c . ' for all farmers who desire it. The Students of Fa-rmount Public Schools . . tluar farmer is not required to order part Reflect Great Credit Upon Super- jof h-s wool made ;nto these arTjcies, visor and Teachers j jt js jeft to hi mto decide. i The location Sor receiving wool in The result of the music memory Fairmount will be in a vacant room IN CLASS PLAY "The Spell of the Image" to be Presented in the Academy Gym by Graduating Class The senior class of Fairmount academy will present "The Spell of the Image" tonight and tomorrow night in the academy gymnasium under the direction of Mrs. Irma Smith Kimmel. The academy orchestra will furnish music between the acts. The play itself is in three acts, the basis of the plot being given in the prologue. It is a clean cut play with higih ideals and as the tale unfolds many interesting situations arise in which there are both smiles and thrills. The cast of characters follows: The Prologue The Host Wesley Lewis Phyllis Castleman, his daughter Pauline Scott Rupert Huntley Everett Ritchie A Gypsy Mary Moon The Play Kitty Aldrich, secretly romantic .... Mildred Elliott Belinda, a maid, also romantic Louise Cecil Mrs. Breckinridge, an. aunt. on. the Castleman side .... Frances Nolder Phyllis Castleman Aldrich, of modern tendencies Dora Reeder Carolyn Alexander, her closest friend Mildred Scott MacDonald Dunbar, a young millionaire Glen Rich John Harlan, his friend and lawyer. . Herbert Scott Mrs. Van Alstyne, an aunt on the Aldrich side Hazel Leach Terrence Donovan, "Adventure". .... Harold O'Mara Ted, an office boy. .Wilbur Ellingwood Lester Ross, Managing Editor of the Clarion Dwight Lamm Fredericka Farr, a reporter for the Clarion Pauline Smith Burton Mathews, Business and Adv.' Mgr. Leslie Davis Henry Carter, a political candidate. . . Parke McCombs Scene Near New York. Time Present. contest held Thursday evening in the auditorium of the high school, and which was given under the direction j of Miss Idary Sample, teacaer of mu- ' ?ic and art in the local schools, being the first of the kind ever attempted here, was most gratifying and reflected great credit upon all who took part. Students from the 5th, 6th, 7A, and 7B grades, as well as students from the high school took part and winners of the 15 prizes donated by local business firms were as follows: In the 5th grade, Ruth Bevington was 1st; Ira Louise Taylor, 2nd and Kathleen Haw,-rth, 3rd. In the 6th grade, Leah Linville was 1st, Phillip Holli-day, 2nd and Grace Eddy, 3rd. In the 7B grade, Ruth Seale was 1st; Donald . Jenkins, 2nd and Robert Linrille, 3rd. In the 7A grade, the following six students made perfect grades: Clarice "Rigsbee, Madonna Everhardt, Lucile Eddy, Otis Decter, Clymer Jones and James Nolder. As only three pnxes "had been arranged for in this grade, it was necessary that the winners be decided by lot. After drawing, pre- " pared blanks from a hat, it - was 'announced that the prixes went to Cly- ; tner Jones, Clarice Rigsbe and Madonna Everhardt. In the high school test, honors and prixes were given to Miss Lora Brown, 1st; Miss Treva Parker, 2nd-and Miss Bertha Ha- - worth, 3rd. 1 city.

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