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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS Could You Change Flat Tire On Your Car In 12 Seconds? The Fairniount News! Published on Mondays and Thursdays '. A . S. ROBERTS, j Editor and Publisher. j Minnie McLueas Roberts. Associate. ! - i OfT.ce : Main 265 i TELEPHONES Rcs., Main 107 ! 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. LANDS MUST BE KEPHT WORK Chief of the Forest Service Issues Warning Against Depletion ! muscles of the shoulder and made its exit with apparently unspent force and lodged in the ceiling of the rpom. Dr. Patterson dressed the wounds which were ugly, but it is thought I ,. v4ir" '3L I SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' Yesterday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. (Within Indiana.) I rvm Galloway had a narrow escape One year $1.50 j from death when the bu?rgy in whieh Six months 90 ' they were ridingi was struck by an (Outside Indiana.) j interurban car just as they were One year ?2.00 ; crossing the street at the corner of Six months 1.25 j Main and Madison. Mr. Galloway ' All subscriptions payable strictly ; was thrown out, taking the lines with in advance; paper discountinued at ; him and drapfred for some distance. expiration of subscription time un- . , . less renewal is received prior to ex- : He was Painfully bruised but not sen-piration date. jously hurt. Mrs. Galloway received i no injuries but was badly shocked. Entered as secor.d-elass matter at j . the postoffice at Fairmount,, Ind., un- ! Will F. Brown was seriously hurt I879the f CcngreSS f March 8' ! Sunday, when a torse he was driving ; became frightened and ran away. V . J F 1.- v 3 . 3FL I a TNDIANAPOLIS, 1ND- JL into the pits, a new tire already mounted on a wheel Is slipped on and in the twinkling of an eye the driver is back in the chase for the $100,000 prize hung up for the 500-mile race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Great rivalry exists annually among the pit crews in the making of changes and will again be true on Tuesday. May 30. In the illustration is Howard '"Nig" Shank, chief pitman for Howdy Wilcox, making a change In 12 seconds. Not always can such skiHed workers as "Nig" get the driver away in quick time as a year ago Jimmy Murphy, the only American to '.f - . j! I -A car dashes When 100,000 Speed Fans Watch $100,000 Conflict - - ft - " - iaX- " of Wocd Supplies. CUR TIMBER IS ROlfJG OUT More Than 80,000,000 Acres Denuded to Point of Absolute Idleness So Far as Production of Timber Is Concerned. Portland, Ore. Forest lands not needed for agriculture must be kept at work trrowins timber instead of be-inp allowed to lie idle. This wnrniiiff was sounded by Col. V. P.. Greeley, chief of the forest service, who stopped here en route to Washington, D. C, from Mather Field, Cal., where he attended the forest; tire conference. j "If we are to remnin a nation of wood-users we must become a nation of wood growers," declared Colonel Greeley, p"iUng out that the United States produces more than half of the entire lumber cut of the world, and ues i5 per cent of the amount "right here at home." Timber Running Out. "The exhaustion of our timber supply is coming about," snid the forest service chief, "not because we have used our forests freely, but becuuse we have failed to use our timber-growing land. The problem in a nutshell is the enormous area of forest land, which has been so logged and burned that it is producing little or nothing. We have more than S0,CMM,-(xx acres, an area greater than all the forests of France, Belgium, Hollund, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, which have been denuded to the point of Absolute idleness so far as the production of any timber of commercial value is concerned. "We have other enormous areas of cutover land now growing but a fraction of the amount of timber which they might produce. And we are adding to these areas of idle or largely idle land from K.om,(nm to 1.",(MX).(KK acres every year, as destructive logging and still more destructive logging progresses. Sees Trouble Ahead. "This situation cannot continue long without grave consequences. "Where Americans need more forests is largely on these SO.imhuhh) timber-denuded acres which could be made productive again with proper attention and proper protection against fires." Some of the reasons why these forests are needed, according to Colonel Greeley, nre: "Our manufacturing centers are drawing at an enormous rate upon our timber supply from two to four times as fast per capita as the country at large. "Our railroads require 12.".OW,KH wooden crossties nnnually to maintain their roadbeds in fit condition an(J take care of new construction. "Our average well-kept farms, using the upper Mississippi valley as an Instance, require 'J.(HN) board feet of lumber annually for repairs and improvements." PROVES HER BROTHER THIEF New York Woman Crosses Continent to Get Revenge in Washington Court. Tacoma. Wash. Without the flicker of an eyelash, devoid of nil emotion Miss Sadie Offerman attained the goal she had long sought as she sat in the Superior court here and heard her brother, Sam Offerman, branded by a jury as a thief. It was her great moment, the time she had looked forward to for more than two years, as, according to her own story, she saved a part of her meager earnings in a New York garment factory to return to Tacoma and prosecute her brother. Brother and sister more than two years ago were partners in a small garment fnctory in Tacoma. They quarreled, and Miss Offerman decided to go to New York. She was residing at her brother's home. After her trunk was packed he took it to the station. When she arrived in the East the trunk. Instead of containing the clothing and other articles she said she packed in it, was filled with card-hoard, according to her story to the jury. FRANCE IS SECOND IN WHEAT Ranks Next to the United States and Canada Is Third, According to Statistics. Winnipeg, Manitoba. France ranks second among the wheat-producing nations of the world, according to figures compiled by the International Instl-j tute of Agriculture here. The United States Is first. Canada is third. The United States produced 740,665,000 bushels; France, 315,63900, and Canada, 294,388. These are the figures shown. The report states that this year's harvest Is the third France has grown since the armistice, and notes that nothing could tell more eloquently than tins great harvest of the rehabilitation of the sturdy French nation and its recovery, from the desolation of war. Jthey will heal without leaving any stiffness. Ethel Harvey spent Sunday in Anderson. Phil Armstrong and wife will make a trip to Alabama shortly. Charles Engle and wife will move to Terre Haute in the near future. Mesdames Clinton Winslow and Nixon Winslow returned Monday from Richmond. O. R. Scott and family of Sims were in Fairmoun Friday evening! attending the graduation exercises of the Fairmount high school- Messrs L. R. Whitney and James Luther and their families have removed from this city to Terre Haute where they will reside. A farewell reception was given James Luther and family at the home of Ivy Luther and family last night by friends and by the Endeavorers of the Friends church. Refreshments were served and a pleasant evening enjoyed. pany are filming an Alaskan picture "The Siren's Call." This held my interest until noon. Then I hiked up to Inspiration Point, far above the floor of the valley and from there on over the Wawong road. Soon I found myself among the snows of the high Sierras. The unmelted winter snow there is still eigiht and ten feet deep, while there was about twenty inches of fresh soft snow. At every step I would sink to my knees while occasionally the crust of the winter snow would break through and I would find myself almost buried in the sno. None of the roads or trails in this region are yet opened. Wednesday night the valley became transformed into a Fairied Paradise under the spell of the full mocn. By this time practically all the snow in the valley floor had disappeared and the brigh t sun Thursday morning fouud Yosemite rapidly becoming transformed into a summer play-GAL 4 MORPET ground, and a most beautiful and inspiring playground for the people not only from all parts of our own country but from all parts of the world. As soon as I leam my permanent address in the Philippines I'll write you again so you may send me the News. Wishing you success, and wishing you and all my Fairmount friends a very pleasant summer, I am, Most sincerely, EDGAR L. MORPHET. BAND CONCERTS TO BEGIN SATURDAY EVENING Beginning on next Saturday evening the Fairmount band will give their regular schedule of concerts for ! the summer. The concerts will be held at the usual place, corner of Washington and Main streets, and if the brief concert given on last Saturday is a forerunner of what is to come, music lovers may expect much enjoyment this summer. OBITUARY Wililam Bush was born in Ross county, Ohio, on the 16th day of June 1844. Departed this life May 13th, 1922. Was united in marriage to Rachel Anna Bossley, Oct. 12, 1865. To this union were born three children, none of whom survive. Mr. Bush became an active member of the Christian church at Colfax, Clinton county, Ind., in early life. Has always lived an upright life, thus making many warm friends. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, one brother, two grandchildren and six gsreat-grandchildren, besides a host of friends. CARD OF THANKS We wish to extend our thanks for the many acts of kindness rendered us during the illness and death of aur beloved husband and grandfather. Mrs. Rachel A. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Garner. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goble. LETTER LIST Letters remaining in the postoffice for the week ending May 16, 1922, which if not called for in two weeks will be sen, to the dead letter office: Dr. C. E. Colgan, J. A. Dickison, Herbert Schweringer. MINNIE A. WALPOLE, P. M. Richard Wiley who was with him had alighted from the buggy to give the horse a drink when it started to run. Mr. Brown realizing) from the course the horse was taking, the buggy would crash into the railings of the bridge across Back Creek jumped out with the result that he landed on his hip and is said to have received severe internal injuries. Will A. Ray, marshal of Summit-ville, while here visiting his mother, Mrs. A. J. Ray, in putting on his coat caused a revolver to drop from the pocket to the floor and as it fell it was discharged. The bullet pasesd through Ray's hand just above the palm and again through the fleshy part of the forearm into the biceps muscle and out again before it reached the shoulder, then through the world. The fascination of such volumes of water madly plunging from such a heighth can hardly be imagined and the terrible shudder and roar is appalling, almost terrifying. In a very few minutes we were nearly wet through from the spray, but notwithstanding that we lingered for quite a while, held by the indescribable spell of the falls. From there we hiked to Happy Isles, two small tree clad islands among, tne roaring rapids of the tumbling Merced river, then crossing a log bridge, we followed the trail hish above the rapids of the river until we came in sight of beautiful Vernal Falls. Not far on either side of out trail were the grim, perpindicu-lar, sheer walls of rock that every where shut in the valley. Thousands of feet above us we could see large patches of snow and ice, but there was none in the valley. We climbed what is known as the Mist Trail to the top of Vernal Falls. It is little more than a series of niches and ledges cut in the face of the wet cliff, with the roaring, falls just at the left and the madly boiling whirlpools and rapids just below. The strong wind blew the spray from the falls across the trail like driving rain. We had to climb carefully, slowly, using both hands and feet. Soon we were wet to the skin, nearly blinded and our hands were numb from the cold water. At last w e were out of the driving spray and just before reaching the top, had to make our way along a twelve inch ledge of rock along the face of the cliff. Water in torrents was pourings down on this from above, but even this could rot make us any wetter than we already were. The view from the very top of the falls, far over the valley, was almost incomparable, but we were so cold we could not linger long, so we began the climb up to Nevada Falls. Here the water seems to become a thing of life and youth, bounding from ledge to ledge, finally dashing itself into spray and dropping almost like a rain into the pool below. It is a beautiful water fall, one of the most beautiful as well as one of the largest of the hundreds of falls to be seen at almost every hand in the valley at this time of year. In the early evening we began our return to camp, taking the "high" and longer, but less dangerous trail and walking rapidly to keep warm. For perhaps half an hour we were in the midst of a blinding mountain snow storm and our outer clothing was soon frozen stiff. To add to our difficulties we found that the trail had not been broken and in places we had to make our way through patches of the winter snow three and four feet deep. But before dark we reached camp and were soon thawed put, dried out, had eaten a good warm supper and were ready to go to our tents and sleep. Tuesday morning we awakened to find the entire valley buried in over a foot of wet snow. In the bright sunlight it was beautiful beyond description. I cannot imagine anything more beautiful than Yosemite was at that time. I spent the day hiking, breaking my trail as I went of course, and getting pictures and again that night I returned to my tent wet through, but thoroughly happy with the day's adventures. On Wednesday morning early I went down the valley to the place where Dorothy Dalton and her com E. L. Morphet Writes Enroute (Continued f-om Page One) two o'clock I reached Indian Gardens again, having) covered in ' all about nineteen miles since starting in the morning. Hermit Camp was the only possible place down in the canyon to secure food and shelter for the night and that was my destination. Thinking it was only about ten miles further I refilled my canteen at the spring and started along, the so called "Tonto Trail" over the plateau. After walking about half a mile I came to a sign, reading! ''Hermit Camp, 19 miles". And it was two o'clock in the afternoon and I had already had nearly twenty miles of strenuous hiking! I knew I must make very rapid progress or spend the night without food other than the one sandwich I had left, without shelter and perhaps without water. I did make good time following the rough trail up steep grades, far down into ravines, among immense boulders, around chasms and branch chasms a thousand feet or more in depth, or skirting the edge of the Inner Gorge with the roaring Colorado fifteen hundred feet directly below, and that description minimizes rather than exaggerates the realities. Had it been a straight road in a level country I could not have made it. But as it was the scenery was fascinating and every bend in the trail unfolded new wonders and oft times new difficulties. Thus my interest in what was just ahead led me on and made me forget the fact that I was getting tired, hot, and thirsty, for my water was nearly gone. About five o'clock, greatly to my relief I came to a small stream of cool water. There I ate my remaining sandwich and rested ten minutes. Then I resumed my journey for I had no means of knowing how far I still had to go. But I must have made even better time than I "had dared hope, for about 6:30 I made out the small buildings of the camp from a high point on which I happened to be, and by seven o'clock I was devouring one of the best meals I ever tasted. Early the next morning I descended the mile trail to the rapids of the Colorado at the foot of Hermit Creek, then climbed back to camp again in time for en eight o'clock breakfast. Then I began the longi tiring seven and one half mile climb up the Hermit Trail to the rim and the eight mile hike along the rim to Bright Angel. Mere words can give very little idea of the wonderful, never to be. forgotten views to be had from every turn in each of these trails. The fact that one may be tired is easily forgotten in wonder at the stupendous views that continuously crowd into one's consciousness. If time and space would permit I would like to try to describe one of the most beautiful sunrises I ever saw, a sunrise in the Mojane Desert with the colors of the early morning blending so harmoniously with the riot of beautiful colors of the wild desert flowers blooming( so freely because of the recent life giving rains; to tell of my trip to the Labrea Tar Pits, where the bones of the Sabre Tooth Tiger and countless other prehistoric animals are found preserved; of my climb up Mt. Lowe with the clouds rolling like a vast ocean far below; or tell of my trips out through the beautiful residential districts of Los Angeles where are to be found houses of every color and of every shape and type of architecture imaginable; large beautiful homes like those of Dorothy and Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford, or small but attractive homes with cozy little breakfast nooks and other innovations typical of Los Angeles ideas of neatness, comfort and variety. In Yosemite I was treated to a variety such as one seldom experiences in so few days. I arrived Sunday evening. Monday was cold, cloudy and rainy. Despite the weather t ran across two other fellows as desirous of seeing things as I. First, we climbed to the foot of Yosemite Falls, the highest water falls in the JlMMV MURPHy win a Grand Prix in France, not only needed a new tire but was forced to lose many precious minutes while he put in a new steering knuckle for his left front wheel. as the daring drivers speed their mechanical steeds down the long straightaways and bend them into the treacherous curves la thrilling speed duels that make the hearts of even the most blase beat faster. Roscoe Sarles, most daring -of the younger set that has taken the place of Oldfleld, Chevrolet and other stars of yesteryear, is shown in one of his speedy moments. fans the rest of the day. The monster band will cover 1,000 feet of the track when formed and will be preceded by color guards with the national emblems of all countries represented fa ' . a i INDIANAPOLIS, IND. The grandstands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the Tenth Annual International dash for glory and gold will be held Tuesday, May 30, are deserted 364 days of the year, but on that one day they are a seething cauldron of humanity. Men and women from all parts of the civilized world, clad in the latest sport raiment of the day, blending into a scene that would make the press chronicler of the old Roman amphitheater with It's chariot race and all, blush for shame, twist and squirm and often arise to their feet One Thousand Piece Band to Lead Motor Speedway Parade vgCT INDIANAPOLIS, IND. The largest brass band In history will parade the homestretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, half an hour before the 500-mile Memorial Day race. President Carl Q. Fisher of the Speedway has steadily increased the size of the massed band annually. Fifty bands from various Indiana cities will be brought to the track, for the parade READ THE CLASSIFIED COLUMN ' aad then drive away dull care for the I the race.

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