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Monday, May 22, 1922
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I. t 1 E EAIEMOHNT NEW PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO H ELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. " SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. porty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, MAY 22, 1922 Number 49 r t MULLINS VICTIM AUTO ACCIDENT t i Kiwanis, Attention How's Your Pulse? Further Examination Tuesday Night Dinner at Congregational church Prof. Christie' to Speak Each member of the Fairmounl Kiwanis club has received his "diagnosis" and will be expected to report High School Graduates Given Their Diplomas DNE OF MOST SUCESSFUL YEARS IN HISTORY OF THE SCHOOLS ENDED THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN EIGHTEEN SENIORS, CLASS OF '22. RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS, ADDRESS TO CLASS BEING DELIVERED BY DR. GROSE, PRESIDENT OF DEPAUW WEEK OF MOST INTERESTING EVENTS. Academy Class of '22 Completes School Work TWENTY-SEVEN GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS AT COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES HELD FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE FRIENDS CHURCH ADDRESS TO CLASS DELIVERED BY DR. STOTT OF WABASH COLLEGE HOME-CO MING THURSDAY MOST SUCESSFUL EVENT ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OP FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTION. ! Entries were made in the follow "Annual Sale" started. From the time that each secured his copy of the annual, he was busy securing: the signature of every body else for the autograph pages, throughout the re- mair.der of the day. Convocation was called duringi the morning. Mr. Walters, the coach, presented the letters won in athletics, including tennis, base ball, basket ball and track. Mr. Mullin's classes j in public speaking then presented two J one-act plays, "The Button" and "A both of which , , , , were very clever! v rendered. The j people completing their junior school course were then given their certificates of promotion. Following tms was the dinner which ' was served from four rooms to a crowd estimated at seven hundred. The afternoon pnogram was m ..... up of songrs, rc-adrnfway-poie cnllj dedication of the permanent flower-, for which it will ever be remembered, i The remanent flower bed on the i front campus, was presented in ac-! v the Student Council. The movinsr picture machine purchased bv the .classes of '21 and 22 will be of great educational and cultural value. .rTif,,--afc rtf rniT-v; fri j I j i i oea 01 snrupnery, tne vaieaxtory giv- , , i . - Fowler to lose contnol of the machine en bv Lva Salvers and the senior, . , , . . , , ' with the result that it turned over, Fairmount high school on Thursday j Tiight closed one of the most success- j ful years in its history when diplomas j were given to 18 graduates at the j commencement exercises held in the ; high school auditorium which was ; filled to overflowing capacity by the friends of the class of '22 and of the school. The address to the class was given by Dr. George Grose, President cf DePauw university gave a splendid address on "What Is An Education For?" In an interesting and entertaining way he emphasized these points: An education 'makes one self-supporting; he directed this question to the tax-payers, "Which would you rather pay taxes for, 'to keep dependents or to educate boys and girls who will be able to care for themselves?'" Stec-r.d, an education gives a person the ability to conserve his efforts. counts. Third, educated reope nake better citizens. However, the worst j view and gives him a better arprecia tion of nature and aU the fine arts. The nvuie was furnished by the high school orchestra. They gave in vcvr,! eVillful ard pleasing way. niStir.r M five spkndid v v.' i - v - 1. c--t;.. at the becirnir.g cf the program. This was followed with a class march played by Rhoda Helms and the clas? with th sperkers of the eve-;rr tc-k their r''ce or. the bcauti- deoorat' sf.ce. Prayer was rfTcred by Rev. W. F. Meyers. Following this. Mr?. Lea sang, in her sweet way." Ju?t be Glad" from Riley's poem. Superintendent .Ur.t O T. Hamutcn wit it a few verv rrrrrorr-.ate remarks, pis- tr.ted the d:plomas. In the course of his remarks he awarded Jor.n v., Payne the Rector Scholarship to De- , Pauw university. This was followed with a beautiful class scr.g, which had been written by Merle Carter. fraud tbat there i". is the person wno ; iraua r.a i faiU after be ha been eaucated, to lais. aiier i.t? i.a. 4 ,- . i " . , ,-, j tion by living a clear useful h,f. ir.,.u en.-ation broaaer.s ore s m. v . ... I t I ,. , , , . trt.,., , 'plunged down the tank where it The senior h:gh school of 1922 has fc broke & e left two memorials to its Alma Mater, ! ... . . : v-n c tuTr v i-rr- ! I't it' V Ju-ior Hich school were" presented toihaJ heard the trash, were on their ; the following peonle on Black andJw2T to tne vrrecK wnen tney xouna Gold Dav: Don Fowler, Llcvd Smith. ! young Fowler on the porch. ; 1- T nthr Ki iiWa I The impact of the machine with PRINCIPAL OF SUMMITVILLE SCHOOLS SUFFERS SEVERE INJURIES IN WRECK Caught L'nder Overturned and Heav-ey Auto Truck Sustailns Fracture of Both Legs Young Man With Him Alsa Painfully Injured Accident Occurs South of Marion. An aut6mobile accident which (occurred Saturday night about midnight on the range line road where it crosses the Pennsylvania railroad tracks that almost cost the lives of two men and seemed little less than a miracle that they escaped. Prof. Vergil Mullins, who lately took over the classes in the local high school formerly taught by Edgar L. Morrret d h. fm, -iT was connected with the Summitville hieh school was re- turning irom tne nome 01 ms tatner- . , n, r , , ... . , I jwhere he had deHvered a load of ho?s. j The n a trucfc ! k,. - ij' cf And A8 the i .. ,. ., ., j machine was approaching, the rail-jroad, some impetus was given it in order to make the grade. The night heels "of the truck ; :was nark ana th v u . . , 4 . ! Pro- Mullins was thrown out in an ' adjoining f.eld while the boy was j thrown clear of the machine. Fowler; although badly bruised, states that he crawiea to tne sine 01 ..uumns aiiu , triel to assist him, then crawled to tViA lirtmc rf Harrv Davis some rods distant lor HCip distant for help. Davis and wife, who ! the telephone pole put the Davis tele- ; pbone out of commission and Mr. ( Davis ran to the home of Mr. Under-- iood, a nearby neighbor, secured a j machine, and together they drove to ; Fsirninnnt whre ihc- found Dr. ' Seale and Dr. Aldrich. Parrill & j Lewis ambulance was also sent to the , scene of the accident. In the meantime, Mrs. Davis with some help was giving first aid to the sufferers until the arrival of the physicians. The men were taken in the ambulance to the Grant county hospital, Marion, where it was found that Prof. Mullins had both legs broken just below the knees, and in addition was badly bruised. The Fowler lad sustained a badly lacerated leg and a bruised arm, but no bones were broken. MARCELLUS DICKEY IS CALLED HOME Former Well Known Fairmount Man Dies at His Home in Marion Buried in Fairmount The death of Marcellus Dickey oc curred at the family home in Marion at 6 o'clock Thursday morning) after an extended illness lasting about a year. Mc Dickey was well known through the county and only moved to Marion last fall. He was a familiar figure in Fairmount for years where he distributed fresh fruit and vegetables to his many customers. Surviving him are his widow and four children, Walter Dickey and Mrs. Floyd Van Antwerp of Marion, Mrs. Watson of Anderson and Mrs. Alon-zo Vernon of Summitville. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Saturday from the Friends church and burial was made at Park cemetery. BAND CONCERT PLEASES LARGE CROWD Fairmount band gave the first of its series of summer concerts Saturday night in the usual place. The announcement that the band would play had gone abroad through the adjoining townships and the usual largp crowd greeted them on their first appearance. Three young ladies. Wan-eta Throckmdrton who plays the snare drums, Evaline Payson, alto clarinet, and Miss Schmidt, clarinet, are with the band this season. The oncert Saturday night was up to the old time standard and even better and the program rendered received much favorable comment. j 1 promptly on Tuesday evening at 6:30 at the Congregational church for further examination, and while the examination is expected to be as severe as "Slim" and his co-agitators will be able to make it, the severity will be materially alleviated by one of those excellent dinners to be served j by the ladies of the Congregational church. Prof. George I. Christie of Purdue university will be the guest of honor and is expected to materially aid in the "diagnosis" which is expected to divulge, to a large degree, i"What is the matter?" Following the dinner the Kiwanians wiU adJourn to the auditorium of the church where at 8 o'clock Prof. Chris- tie will deliver the address of the evening, to which especial invitation has been extended to all farmers in southern Grant county and the pub- He in general. As "Slim" puts it, no j admission fee will be charged no- thing to get in and the same amount to get out. It is expected that Prof. Christie wiU be eeted b a !arge audience. Special Judge on the Bench Trial of Buck McKinley and Cecil Pavne Begins in the Delaware Circuit Court ine inai pi najimmu v"u .'iv.- kinley and Cecil Payne, both of r air- j mount allec.ed companions of Alvah ! Lynch on the night of J fan. 23, last, when it is charged they robbed Lafe j noover m me lae-i -u at Wheeler, just over the line in Del- aware county, was started this morn- ing in the Delawar- circuit court at! Muncie, a special judge being on the bench. A motion for a change of venue from the judge was sustained Thursday last by Judge W. A. Thomp- son. Lvnch was convicted in the Delaware court last week and is now in the Muncie jail awaiting imposi- tion of sentence by the court. Clarence Eskridg-e, the Clover Leaf railway brakeman who shot and killed Kenneth Knotts of Summitville, on the streets at Frankfort a few weeks ago, will be arraigned for trial in the Clinton circuit court on June 12. A grand jury indictment charging him with murder in the first degree was returned a few days after the killing, and Eskridge has been in jail since. Being without means, the court appointed the pauper attorney there to defend him when his trial is called. Eskridge was tried about two years ago for shooting another man, but obtained an acquittal. It is like ly that some of Knott's relatives from Summitville will arrange to attend the trial. SWIMMING POOL j kOW CERTAIN Promotors of the swimming pool for Fairmount who had a set back last year on account of funds, have renewed vision for success of their plans during the coming year. It has been found that the town must provide several hundred wagon loads of dirt to be used to bank up around the new reservoir as provided in the specifications and if the dirt is secured from the ground recently purchased from Eri Rich and on which it was planned to build the pool, this will provide the necessary excavation and eliminate a considerable part 01 tne expense. All that will be necessary to provide by popular subscription will be funds for the concrete for the pool and the greater portion of this was pledged last year. MRS. ED OLFATHER HOSTESS TO MAY W. M. F. S. The May meeting of the W. M. F. S. of the M. E. church, as announced in a previous issue of The News, will be held at the home of Mrs. Ed 01-father on North Main street Wednesday afternoon. Assisting Mrs. Ol-father will be Mrs. Clyde Lewis, Mrs. Mort Hollingsworth, Mrs. Ethel All-red and Mrs. A. S. Roberts. The pro gram leader for the day will be Mrs. Hort Ribble and Mesdames Mary Parker, Lou Kimes and Claude Jones (will have charge of current events. Friday night saw the closing of the school year at the academy. The week's activities had been replete with stirring events, programs, banquets, etc., and the home-coming) day-was one long to be remembered, but each event was but the lead to the final commencement exercises in which twenty-seven of the academy's bp5s and girls received their diplomas from Principal B. T. Purviance and were ushered out of the academy school life into life's school. Dr. Roscoe Stott of Wabash College gave the address t- the class. The activities of the week ended Friday night when a class of twenty-seven students received their diplomas in connection with the commence ment exercises which were held in the Friends church. The large auditorium of the church was completely filled when the graduating class filed in and took their places. Fairmount orchestra furnished a number of beautiful selections on the program and the class address, which was a masterful discourse and an uplift not only to the members of the class but to cne entire audience, was given ny Dr. R. G. Stott of Wabash college, who also gave the commencement address last year. B. T. Purviance, Principal, presented the diplomas to the members of the class, who were as follows: Cleo Altice. Velma Bennett, Mary Moon, Pauline Scott, Zella Lew- is, Dora Reeder, Mildred Elliott, Louise Cecil, Pauline Smith, Hazel Leach, Mildred Scott, Frances Nolder, Wilbur Ellingwood, Leslie Davis, Horace Sjnith, Herbert Soott, Everett Ritchia, Ernest Baker, Glen .Rich, Harrold O'Mara, Parke McCombs, Iliff Lewis, -Wesley Lewis, Dwight Lamm, Chester Hipes, Russell Wood and Emmet Carmony. Home-Coming Day. Home coming day at the academy was one of the most enjoyable ever held in the history of the institution. It was more largely attended and interest more keen, while socially, it was a day of rare enjoyment, homecoming being manifest by all that the word stands for visiting, music, athletic sports and finally the dinner which was the last word in culinary art. If there was any thing under the name of good eats that was left out, it was not missed because of the abundance provided. Following the dinner the program as published in a former issue of The News was carried out with the exception of the principal address which was to have been gtfven by Hon. Fred Van Neys who was unable to be pres ent. An excellent address was given in its place by Rev. Aaron Napier of Anderson. Election of officers for the coming year was as follows: Chairman, Glenn S.mith, vice-chairman, Dorothy Luther, and secretary, Mrs. Olive Wilson. Committee, Miss Stella Bogue and Arthur Winslow. Letters were awarded by Coach Jones to the following athletes: Brookshire, who had a credit of 59 points, Burr Haisley, 45 points, Palmer Little, 39 points, Henry Gaither, 24 points, Russell Wood, 20 points, Webster Lewis, 19 points, Donald Cecil, 18 1-2 points, Leslie Harshbarg-er, 15 1-2 points, Glenn Rich, 12 1-2 points ana vnesier omiiu, fV . j j 11. No letters were awarded for less than . 1 rn a. 0 r . 5 points, but Park McCombs and Philip Cobert won honorable mention, having made 3 and 1 points respectively. Home Economics Display. Girls of the Home Economics de partment of the academy held a large display Thursday at Home Coming. Between forty and fifty girls entered, each displaying six articles they had made during the school year. The entries were made Wednesday morning and that afternoon were judged by Reta Trader, head of the Home Economics department of Sweetzer high school, and Pearl Buller. First, second and third places were marked with ribbons and the points of each exhibitor were derived from these. J j j j j ,-inci classes: Cooking Cake, pie, yeast bread and quick bread. Sewing Dress making .tailoring. Embroidery Plain sewing, millinery and fancy sewing. Art Basketry, wax beads, enameling, batic, Tie and dye, parchment shades, pencil, charcoal and water color sketching. The competion was keen and any girl was justified in feeling) proud of a place. The results of the contest were as follows: - Louise Cecil, Senior, won first place, receiving mahogany tray. Madaline Payne, Junior, second place, mahogany candle sticks. Margurette Purviance, Sophomore, third place, chocolate tray. Zola Little, Junior, fourth place, hand-painted plate. Eva Hursh, Freshman, fifth place, hand-painted plate. Six girls tied fnr sixth place, each receiving lingerie clasps. Shopho- mores Geneva Bennett and Fern scotf J uniors Edith Lloyd and Irene Payne; Seniors Frances Nolder, Mildred Elliott. Those receiving honorable mention by winning) one or more first places, but not winning enough points to be "" Freshmen Pauline McCoy, Lucille Spence. Mable Scott, Ruth Mil!?Paugh and Mable Deshon. S,ophomores Dessie Carmony and Georgia Kimes. Junyirs Carmella Ditkerson and Josephine Hipes. Seniors Mildred Scott. Other exhibitors were Charity Dick-erson, Bernieee Robertson, Julia Altice, Ruth Allen, Eula Lewis, Ruby Lcwks, Zola IlarrplJ, Pauline Curtis, Marjory Underwood, Miriam Over. man, Mildred Waymire, Mary Thomas, Sarah Leach, Velma Addison. Prof. B. T. Purviance has announced in connection with the 34 th annual commencement eexreises of the academy that Miss Zella Lewis had been awarded the Earlham college scholarship for havinpi made the highest grades of her class. NOTED LECTURER AT M. E. CHURCH Brother of Mrs. O. C. Atkinson to Give Famous Chautauqua Lectures Thursday Night Chester Birch, noted chautauqua lecturer and for many years connected with assembly and evangelistic work all over the country, is coming to Fairmount this week and on Thursday evening, May 25, will give one of his lectures in the M. E. church. Some of the press notices credit him with messages that 'kindled patriotism, uplifted downtrodden, cheered despondent, blessed homes, converted sinners and turned election tides." A New York paper says: "Chester Birch is from the West, and blends the western swing and enthusiasm with the culture and intellectual acuteness of the East. He is conser vative, and yet progressive. In per- 1 u ... . , , . I SOI he is of solid physique, the pic 1 . - , ... . " , ture of health, with well shaped head, prominent forehead, keen eyes that sparkle with good humor. His smile is charming, the outbeaming of a radiant soul. His articulation distinct, his movements graceful and easy. He is the antipode of the cow ard. He riddles the popular follies and destructive vices of the age with consumate skill, never giving offense to his hearers. He is interested more in the flock than the fleece." There will be no charge for admission to the lecture Thursday evening but .a free will offering will be takes. A matter of local interest in the coming of Chester Birch to lecture for Fairmount people is the fact that he is the brother of Mrs. O. C. Atkinson, living on Henley avenue. The benediction by Rev. Jones j closed the evening's program. j The four-fold program recommend- The members of the graduating ; d by the retiring county president at cla are Hubert Leer, Phvllis Cooper, ' the county Sunday school convention June Zimmer, Edith Davis, Garold and recently reported by the resolu-Olfather, Deloras Schlagenhaft, Anna tions committee is as follows: Louise Bosley, Thelma Hill, Raymond j First, county wide house to house Craw, Cleo Robinson, Fay Peirce, visitation campaign some time next John ' Payne, Merle Carter, Ethel ; fall for all communities in Grant coun-Corya Rav John, Ruth Cooper, Dee ; ty including the city of Marion but Bril"esndUva Salvers. j excluding Jonesboro where a similar o. , cl j survey was recently made. Second, The Style Show. J , , , county wide system of vacation bible Perhaps the most novel of the clos- j Hy training, ing events of the school year was the .n Marim Fourth Style Show, given in the high school . townsh-p Sundav school institutes. auditorium by the home economics J Cc,or p Ry,n who has served aS department under the efficient direc- j president has asked to be re- tion of Miss Wright, their instructor, j an, n h5s 3 The show was m the form of a play . Rev Smith Ha of jom?sboro was tt-,, Tv.7. R,ck Mario! Smith, Ltila Watson, Gerald Eddy Russel Wilson, Olive Pierce. Paul De' Weerd. Eunice DeWeerd. Harrv '. ! 1 C Continued on Page Two) REV. SMITH HARPER COUNTY S. S. HEAD Jonesboro Man President of Grant County Sunday School Association Four-Fold Program Adopted selected in his dace. The countv officers for the coming year are as follows: President Rev. W. Smith Harper, Jonesboro. First vice president Arthur "Walton, Marion. R. R. Second vice president Rev. Martin Lv Grant, Marion. Fourth vice president Charles F. Boxell, Marion, R. R. Secretary-treasurer Mary E. Hays Marion. Divisional superintendents were chosen as follows: Children, Mrs, Frank Smith, Jonesboro: Young Peo ple, Mrs. J, B. Whiteley; Adult, John A. Peterson, S,wayzee; Administration W. C Coryell; Education, Miss Ella Brewer. ' G. A. R. VETERANS TO HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES Memorial services will be held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. May 28, at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of members of the G. A. R. The sermon will be delivered by the pastor of the church. Rev. J. P. Williams and it is requested that all ex- soldiers, whether of the G. A. IL, or other wars, will attend, while a cor- J dial weclome is extended to every one. ! i wnxxen oy ., cf one of the classes. It represented the girls being entertained at a house party in the country. This gave them abundant opportunity to display the dresses made during the term. Lovely dresses of organdie, sport dresses of gingham and linen, and house dresses of various materials were charmingly displayed during the party. One of the noticeable features of their suits were the hats of organdie and gingham, which matched their dresses. The play ended in a goodnight drill in which the girls wore beautiful kimonas and carried large lighted candles. Following the play was the moving picture show, featuring "The Adventures of Ulysses." The program throughout was supplemented by music from the first orchestra. Black and Gold Day In spite of unfavorable weather. Black and Gold Day was an unqualified success, the program for the day practically beginning at 8 o'clock a. m and ending at night. Although the formal program was not scheduled to begin until 10:30, students, friends and alumni of the school were determined to' ssend a full day and were there wh& the

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