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May 18, 1922

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E EAIJRMOUNT NEW PRINTED FOR A PURTOSE TO II ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thureday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST A LAV AYS. porty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA. THURSDAY, MAY 18. 1922 Number 48 1 ' - - ' '' - ' ...i -i i ii S Senior Class JONES BOOMED FOR GOVERNOR Alvah Lynch Found Guilty Charged With Highway Robbery Found Guilty in Delaware Court Sentence Not Yet Pronounced SEASON OPENS JUNE FIFTEEN LAKE GALATEA TO BE MODERN SUMMER RESORT WITH PARK, PLEASURE BOATS, FISHING Beautiful Spot With Legends and Historic Interest to be "Beautified" With Parks, Camps, Boat Houses and Everything That Goes to Make it Modern. DEMOCRATS OF DISTRICT DECLARE THEMSELVES IX FAVOR OF FAIRMOUNT MAN Committee Reorganized by Naming Z. T. Dugan of Huntington for Chairman Succeeding Mr. Jones Who Was Not a Candidate for Reelection Much Enthusiasm Shown. E. L. MORPHET WRITES ENROUTE FORMER F. II. S. 31 AN ENDS FIRST LEG OF TRIP TO PHILIPPINES Hikes Close to a Hundred MiJes While Sight Seeing in the Grand Canyon Writes Entertainingly of Many Beautiful Sights Is Now on the Pacific. Edgar L. Morphet, former principal of the high school, has ended the first leg of his trip to the orient and has embarked fior the final passage. In a letter to The News he tells in his CHRISTIE HERE FOR KIWANIS PURDUE BIG MAN COMING TO ENTERTAIN AND BE ENTERTAINED BY KIWANIANS Open Meeting Will be Held Monday Night Following Regular Meeting of the Club When Prof. Christie Will Speak, the Public and Farmers Especially Invited. The next meeting of the Kiwanis club to be held in the Congregational church on Monday evening will be a big one. First, the regular luncheon and meeting! of the club will be held in the dining rooms of the church, the ladies of the church serving the din- -rv , . t , 'Kinley, Cecil Payne and one other The big feature of the meeting of , ' . , , . f young man, whose identitv is un- the democratic committeemen of the,;7 i -r t, ; known, were accused of holding up eleventh district, held m Marion Tues-, , . , Beautiful Lake Galatia, once known as thi Tool of Siloam, with Its wild naeuir.1 scenery, its dense growth f luxurious trees and shrubbery, with its lure of adventure ,its reminiscences and legends, is to be modernized commercialized, if you please. Y.s, picnic parties ma; p - trate its glade, wander al jng itsjjourn to the auditorium of the church banks and climb its ravines, go ! where at 8 o'clock, Prof. G. I Chris-fishing as in olden days but with a j tie, Purdue university, wl p will be the permit that represents a certain amount of the cpin of the realm. An old timer may sit beneath the spreading branches of the forest trees that yet adorn the place and try to muse of the Indian days when steal- thy warriers camped there; of Gen. j Scott and his brave soldiers, who tra- J dition states, blazed the trail through j its wilderness known as "The Anthony j from other townships in southern Trail," on their way to the relief of j Grant as can attend will avail them-Ft. Wayne; he may look for old flint ; selves of this opportunity to hear arrows that could be found in abund- j Pmf. Christie. ance some years ago; he may picture j Wednesday evening a delegation of the mushroon town that came to being ! ten Kiwanians motored over to Hart-on its banks as if by magic when a ford City where they attended a meet-company of spiritualists came, erect- of the club at that place. This ed cabins, established a saw mill, grist j was a special meeting and delegations mill, tannery, printing press and pub-j were also present from the Marion lished their paper The Galatia Mes- and Rluflfton clubs. A fine dinner senger. and bathed in the "healing ' was served by the Hartford City club, waters" of The Pool of Siloam as they after which the question of holding a called the lake, until spiritualism be- Wpr mooting in Hartford City on came odious and the little town van- j June 14. when the clubs from Fair-ished as it came and Lake Galatia re- , mount, Bluff ton, and Marion will join verted to its former svlvan scenes, its with the Hartford City club in a Scores Success Academy Seniors Present Play to Two . Full Houses Appreciative Audience Greets Young Actors The senior class of Fairmount academy presented their class play "The Spell of the Image" Monday night of this week to a full house and for the benefit iof those who could not attend the first night it was repeated Tuesday night to even a larger house than on the previous night. The play was stagiod in the gymnasium and was directed by Mrs. lima Smith Kimmel. The academy orchestra furnished the music before the play and between acts, under the direction of Miss Syble Kramme, supervisor of music at the academy, and the music was no small part of the evening's entertainment. Both Mrs. Kimmel and Miss Kramme are tp be congratulated, for the young actors and musicians were a credit to the training received. The cast was well balanced, each member depicting the character represented in a manner that would have done credit to more experienced actors, and the audience was pleased was denced by hearty applause. that evi- A scene in the play that was well worth mentioning was thte prologue which showed the Castleman home in colonial daysf the stage being lighted with candles, which gave a mild effect that was very pleasing. The quaint colonial costumes worn bv the char- acters represented were quite capti- vating. At the end of thte play on Monday night the Class Prophecy was given by Russell Wood and Chester Hipes, and on Tuesdav nicht following the play, the Valedictorian speech was given by Zella Lewis, after which, Glenn Rich, president of the senior class presented the spade, as is the usual custom, to Gladys Leach president of the Junior class. J ALUMNI BANQUET HELD AT ACADEMY Interesting Program Snappy Toasts Splendid Banquet Election of Officers Order of Evening The academv alumni bannuet which was held in the gymnasium Wednes- day evening was one of the most en- joyable that was ever held and was attended by approximately one hundred members and guests. Long tables had been arranged in the gymnasium in the form of a cross, a great centerpiece of beautiful flowers at the intersection, and lighted by candles. Sniraea. snowballs and other flowers of the season were used in abundance. A nr .nn.t WQ COTOt Kv members of the, Junior class and a short program was given consisting of a vocal solo by Miss Reda Trader, accompanied by Miss Pearl Buller. Mrs. Margaret Gift of Indianapolis, who is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wilson, gave several readings by request. Ancil Ratliff acted as toastmaster fjor the evening and the toasts and responses were short, snappy and received with much appreciation, the following being called upon: Lowell Harris, Everett Ritchie, Miss Ethel Green, Leonard Little, and Alice Ratliff. There were short talks by Will Jones and Lin Wilson. In the reorganization of the alumni association, the following officers for the coming year were elected: President, Clarence Mason; vice-president, Edith Holloway; secretary, Alice Ratliff; marshall, Parke McCombs and treasurer, Louise Cecil. In the address by Will Jones some general suggestions were made that the program and banquet for next year be more elaborate and measures taken to see that alumni members who have not attended for years be induced to come in 1923. These suggestions were unanimously adopted by the committee in charge. MRS. MOORE CALLED HOME. Mrs. Minnie Moore, 47, wife of Leonard Moore living in the Jones Chapel neighborhood, passed away Saturday, May 13, following, an operation at the Grant county hpspita1. Beside her husband she is survived by a sister and a brother. Funeral services were held at the First Christian church in Marion Monday after-noonat 2 o'clock with the pastor from the Chrstian church at Lafontaine in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery at Marion. j , ! Word was received late Wednesday night by Atty. M. Bell of Marion, who represented Alvah Lynch at his j trial at Muncie on a charge of high-;way robbery, that Lynch had been found guilty but sentence had not j been pronounced by the judge. Lynch, in company with Buck Me . , , , . , ing and has been in the Delaware county jail since his arrest. Payne and McKmlev were released on bail ... .... . . J : j j v. ii..' aim it. t; uiiucr?n.M iriai ineir iiiai n-!11 n r tk. Cv...V.m . . ., 'wi me L'ciaare ruuniy circuit, cuuru TP. COMMENCEMENT AT FRIENDS CHURCH Graduation Class of Fairmount Town- sn,P " Ul uold commencement June 8 Fairmount township schools will hold their commencement Thursday afternoon, June 8, in the Friends church, according to arrangements made at a meeting held in the office j of township trustee Orville Wells on Wednesday evening. Officers were j a;50 elected and committees appoint-1 CJ as follows: President, Harold j Mahoney, vice-president, Arthur j Payne and secretary, Wilma Leach, j Song committee, Vernice Lees, Tau- ijne Swaim, Helen Delong and Wil-1 ma Leach. The carnation was chosen j as tjie ciass flower and the class col- ors are to fc0 s-lver and blue. "We ; ioujjj for character not for fame," is j to he the class motto. j The names of the students who have succcssfuly passed the examina- tion up to this time are as follows: Louise J. Yarb rough, Pauline U. Swaim, Kathryn E. Davis, Fannie J. Kerr, Helen B. Delong, Hazel E. Hoi- , lowav, Vernice L. Lees, Robert S. j Kirkpatriek, Walter E. Garrison, Har roM Q Mahoney, John H. Holloway, j Clifford W. Ice Robert E. Weimer, j ,Jamcs D McConnauf,hey, Olive Scott, Ruth M. Hoskins, Wilma Leach, Geor?e Herbert Leach, Delbert H. t cach, Arthur R. Payne, Joseph W. Loaol jr Kenneth H. Underwood, Jof!iph p payr,e? Winton A. Dean, Mable Mason, Evelyn H. Himelick, Lca. Mae Snrlth, Vclma Margarlte Pennington ACADEMY SENIORS END YEAR'S WORK , Commencement Exercises Friday Xight Address by Dr. Stott of Wabash College Fairmount Academy commence- ment exercises will be held in the Friends church Friday evening, May 19 at 8 o'clock. Dr. Roscoe Stott, of Wabash College, will address the class and music will be furnished by the Fairmount orcehstra. The program follows: Music, "Rebecca," by Shulz Orchestra "Down in Quaker Town," by Wendling Orchestra March, "Little Toy Soldier," by Rosey Invocation Rev. S. A. Wood "Sweetheart," by Davis ..Orchestra Address Dr. Roscoe Gilmore Stott "The Shiek," by Snyder Orchestra Presentation of Diplomas Benediction Rev. B. T. Purviance MOVEMENT TO RESTORE HISTORIC GROUNDS. Readers of the Indianapolis News no doubt recognized a familiar face when they looked into the inside paces of the Saturday issue. Chief Me-shing-o-me-sias picture has many times illustrated articles in The Fair-mount News concerning his romantic history. The article in the Indianapolis News is from the pen pf Mrs. Myra Baldwin and it is further illustrated by a picture of the old Indian church near Jalapa five mile northwest of Marion, and also a picture of the old chiefs monument. The occasion fior the article at this time is that a movement has been started to repair and to preserve the old Indian church and burial ground, with the endorsement of the state historical commission and other organizations back of it. day for the reorganization of the : committee, was the launching of a V.-k.-iri f,w William -T,-vnc -f FairniiMint. .. . , - r- ! retiring- chairman, for governor. The: meeting, wii'tii was iiviu in inr v-'im.- . er hotel, was a most enthusiastic one, .... e T ... ana wnen ine name vi ijut-s o suggested by J. W. McClellan, a Matthews attorney, for the governorship, there was loud applause and hand-clapping. Z. T. Dugan, lawyer, of Huntington was named chairman in place of Mr. Jones, who was not a candidate j for re-election. Mrs. Adelbert Flynn, j of Logansport, was named vice- j chairman to succeed herself. William J Hays, of Marion, was the clwiee for j secretary, and Harvey Colo, lawyer, j of Peru, was named treasurer. Mr. Du?,an, the new chairman, is a personal friend of Judge Samuel Cook, democratic candidate for can- jrress. In his speech accepting the , chairmanship, he said that it was with ; the understanding that each county chairman wwuld be expected to work twenty-four hours a day, if necessary, for the success of the party at the polls this fall. : In his speech leaving the chairman- ; ship, Mr. Jones said that the demo j cratic party never had a better chance : for success than today. He declared , there was discontent throughout the entire state of Indiana over taxation and the failure of both the national and state administrations to meet conditions. He said the situation in Grant county, whore the sentiment was widespread against the party m power and its admmstranon of lex-al government was very simmar to the situation in other counties in the district, the peen ie were saK and tired, he declared, of so many commissions and the usurping of pow- er belonging, to the people by the state government. He centrasted the Rals- ton to recent administrations in the state and said where Mr. Ralston loft money in the treasury the governor? since tjjviiuiiig ii. u.a.i could be collected. "The situation in the eleventh district." said Mr. Dunsran. the new chairman, is excellent. "The people are tired of Kraus. He has done ab- j solutely nothing of a constructive J character. No legislation has he promoted, nor no act of statesmanship is his. The only thing I know he ever did was to send out a few packages of garden seed, or write a letter say- ing, he was very sorry he could not do , something which iought to be done." Mrs. Flynn, lady vice-chairman, ! said the democratic women were pre- I paring to organize in every county in j the district. We want to have a com- plete precinct organization, Mrs. j Flynn said. She pleaded with the men precinct committeemen to name aggressive and capable vice-commit-' tee wmen. The rules of the state primary provide that the precinct committeeman must nominate a woman for vice committeeman. Mr. Jones, retiring) chairman, spoke of finances and said all pf the counties owed a balance to the state committee. Grant county, he said, had done better than many of them although there is still a balance due from this county. Mr. Jones urged county chairmen to (organize thoroughly and said he was assured party workers would give generously to the campaign fund. "However X would urge chairmen to make no expenditures unless the money is available, said Mr. Jones. "If county candidates and those interested are unwilling to contribute sufficiently to maintain needed expenditures, then the campaign ought to be on the basis of money received and on that basis alone. WILLIAM RUSH BURIED MONDAY The funeral of William Rash, 77, was conducted Monday afternoon from the residence on East Jefferson street, with Rev. David S. Jones, pastor of the M. E. church in charge. 'Burial was made at Park cemetery. ! ' I ; j j , ; own entertaining manner of the beau- j tiful sights to be seen from here to Los Angeles, as follows: San Francisco, May 12, 1922 Since leaving Fairmount three weeks ago I have certainly enjoyed a variety of new and interesting experiences. However the next sever- al weeks will undoubtedly bring) even more novel experiences for tomorrow evening at this time I'll be many , milcs out on the Paciflc on my way . to tne Orient Enroute to Sm Francisco I stopped over at Grand Canyon, Los Angeles and Yosemite for a number of days. Although I spent only three days at Grand Canyon, I hiked nearly eighty . miles during that time, for hikin is to me the mo.st enjoyable and satisfy. ; inS way of see ing what I want to see. ne can hike to many unusual points f interest that could not be reached m any other way. My first day at Grand Canyon I spent hiking along the rim as far as Inspiration Point. The wonderful views I had into the depths of the beautiful, harmoniously and multicolored canyon were, especially at first, almost overwhelming!. Not for a long time could I realize that the slowly moving specks almost directly below me constituted a pack train descending the trail. One cannot seem to grasp the terrible immensity even after standing on the rim and jrazins1 hour after hour into the depths. Early in the morning of my second ij - ii i i i i na "un a wt'M P'"eu uncn uox, can- tecn filk'a with watcr' koIak and ficId A, I began the descent of the well known lirigint Angel irau into the canyon. Down, down and down I climbed until my knees began to feel weak and my "elescending" muscles were almost exhausted. Only then did I begin to get an idea pf the great depth. At length I reached Indian Gardens on the Plateau and from ithere on the "ent was less abrupt. had determined to go to the new suspension bridge even though this is not yet open to tourists. So I branched off on the new trail winding over the plateau following! this for about six miles over rock piles, and anound deep chasms, too deep or whose walls were too steep to descend. Eventually I came to the top of the Inner Gorge and a descent of nearly two thousand feet more to the Colorado river. Talk about steep! The first look down over the zig zag trail to the river almost below me made my head swim. But down I went, along narrow ledges, over sharp ridges, but ever down, and at last I reached the new bridge which from above I had first taken to be merely a rope! I expected to find o number of men working on the bridge, but not a soul was around. A strong wind was blowing and the nearly completed bridge was swaying so that for a time I hesitated to venture out on it. Finding myself high above the roaring, rushing Colorado on the violently swaying bridge was indeed a novel sensation. When I was nearly across the bridge I found the other end was closed and a sign of some sort erected. I began to think that perhaps the bridge might not yet be safe and that the sign had been posted as a warning. However, being already nearly across I went ahead, thinking that would be just as safe as returning. I found that the sign read as follows, " Only one animal permitted on this bridge at a time by order Supt." So. of course after reading) that, I felt safe. After taking a number of pictures of the bridge and the new, soon to be opened, Camp Roosevelt, I began the long tiring climb back to the top of the Inner Gorge. When I reached the top I felt completely tired out but I felt much refreshed after eating my lunch and taking a short rest. At ner, after which the members will ad guest of the club, will give a talk of especial interest to farmers, but of interest to the townspeople, also. This meeting at 8 o'clock will be an open meeting and the public is invited to hear Prof. Christie. This invitat'pn is cspecally extended to the farmers, and it is hoped that every farmer in Fairmount township, and as many monster Kiwanis raiiy. tacn oi me clubs will furnish its share oi the entertainments and program, and plans were laid for the local club to ..... . be accompanied by the Fairmount hand. There will be prominent speak ers on the program and the purpose of the gathering will be to enable each . ,t .. ., . .. club to so organize itself that it may . . enlarge its work in the interest of its 'Unit iui il auu vuiiiuiuuiii! Kiwanis Short Notes Kiwanian Rene Jones has recovered from the effects of trying to tame a motorcycle. Kiwanian Glenn Henley returned Wednesday from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he spent the winter. BLACK PANTHER IN COURT AGAIN Stockholders Ask That a Receiver be Appointed for Black Panther Oil and Refining Company Walter S. Gibson, representing a number of stockholders has made ap plication in common pleas court for the appointment of a receiver for the Black Panther Oil and Refining, company, declaring it to be insolvent. According to evidence submitted, the corporation was organized in Delaware with a capital stock of $10,-000,000 and owns pnoperty in Indiana, Kentucky an'd Ohio, but since July 30, the assets, which at that time were said to have been $2,129-239, have dwindled to $548,850. Evidence also was submitted to show that M. W. Friedell, former president of the company, absconded with $90,000 last April, and has not been heard from since. The corporation was said to have less than $800 in cash. Certain officers and erployes declared they had not received their salaries for several month sf WELL KNOWN FARMER CALLED BY DEATH Ernest E. Elliott, 38, a prominent farmer living in Liberty township passed away Sunday night after a lingering illness at the home of his brother Jack Elliott. He is the son of the late Judge Patrick Elliott and is survived by the widow, three sons, his mother and - eight brothers and sisters. The body was removed to his home south of Herbst where it will lay in state until the funeral, which was held from Jones chapel southwest of Weaver at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. The services were in in charge of Rev. J. O. Campbell and interment was made at the Thail-kill cemetery. V morasses, its beautiful growth of trees, shrubs and wild life. TUrt 1.1 timnt iyiox mncn rm I Vl o c o ... ., , i, . r. . t thinrs if he is allowed. But Lake Galatea promises to be a hustling, bustling place this summer, with its 1 a. i- e-r.Aiit .OVM 1T-itVl 1 f C laTfffl 1 1 1 - ' . 4 . . ,ii i ii,-: ing containing a mess hall, dance hall, - , t i tV,a rooms for the scouts, etc., and the , , . - , , . -i bov scouts do not intend that there ; , , i ii . a. ii shall be a dull moment at the lake this summer. As Oliver Lewis has anounced that the fishing season will open June 15, from that time on the "Pool of Siloam" will take on more activity than they ever did in the days when people journeyed from afar to test its healing properties. Pleasure boats and also fishing boats with all the modern lure of rod, reel, line, flies, minnows, etc., to lure the finney tribe, will dot its fair bosom. On the iJim Hubert farm a park is being opened up. One cottage has already been erected which Mr. Hubert will occupy and another is in the course of erection. There will be praveled driveways, play grounds on the sand for the children, cement abutment along the ravines and cement approaches to the springs. Mr. Hubert who has been ill fpr some time was out Tuesday for the first, states he will push the work to eompletion in time for the summer outing parties. In fact, Lake Galatia promises to be one of the most modern and enjoyable summer resorts in this part of the state. STATE TRACK MEET TO BE AT EARLHAM Wabash to Represent Section in State Track Meet Held at Earlham May 20 B. F. Purviance, superintendent pf Fairmount Academy, has been notified that the State High School Track Meet m to be held at Earlham May 20 and that the teams taking part are to be entertained at the college. For better accommodations of the guests, the Y. W. C. A. will serve lunch on the campus Saturday. Wabash, having wpn in the sectional track and field meet held at the academy on Rush field, will represent the section at the state meet. Quite a number of fans from Fairmount have signified their intention of attending the state meet. The fish and gjame commission of California, during the fifty-one years of its existence, has been responsible for the planting of the almost unbelievable total of 1,128300,000 fish. j ' X (Continued on Page Two)

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