The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on May 25, 1922 · Page 1
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The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 1

Fairmount, Indiana
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Thursday, May 25, 1922
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1 E FAIBMOTJHT NEW 1 PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIRMOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Tharsday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fifth Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 25. 1922 Number 50 NOTICE The Flower committee appointed to secure flowers for Decoration day, to decorate the graves of our soldier dead, are needing 120 hp-quets and earnestly request all who have flowers to give, to please deliver them to Roscoe Kircher on Mill street in time so they can be arranged Monday evening for decoration day. COMMITTEE. Taxables Less In Southern Grant Co. Assessed Valuations Decreased In Green, Liberty and Jefferson Fairmount's Not Compiled Valuations of taxables in Green, Jefferson and Liberty townships show a decrease as compared with the year before. According to the assessors reports, valuation, appraisals of land NEW RESERVOIR NOW COMPLETED CONTRACTOR FINISHES POURING CEMENT IN WATER WORKS IMPROVEMENT Work of Removing Forms Will be Begun as Soon as Cement is Well Set and Reservoir Will Then be Ready For Use Structure Ample for Town's Present Needs. MY TOWN. I know my town, and I love my town, And I want to help it be As great a town to every one As it seems to be to me! I praise my town and I cheer my town. And I try to spread its fame; And I know what a splendid thing 'twould be If you would do the same! I trust my town and I boost my town, And I want to do my part To make it a town that all may praise From the depths of every heart! I like my town and I sing my tpwn. And I want my town to grow; If I knocked my town or I blocked my town, That wouldn't be nice, you know! I think my town is the very best tpwn In all the world to me! Or if it's not, I want to get out And try to make it be! I talk my town and I preach my town. As I think a fellow should Who has more at stake than to win or make For the love of the common g;ood! I bet on my town, and I bank on my town, And I think it fine to feel When you know your town and you love your town And I want to help it rise And that's the way to help a town Not curse it and despise. J. H. Hardin & Co., contractors on the new reservoir at the water works plant, this week completed their work, and the new 200,000 gallon reservoir will be ready to turn over to the town and for use within the next two or three weeks. The wrk of pouring the cement was finished this week, and as soon as this sets thoroughly and the frames can be removed the reservoir will be ready for service. The large amount of frame work inside the structure will require time to remove. The reservoir is said to ENDEAVORERS IN TWO DAYS MEET LARGE NUMBER OF LOCAL C, ETs. IN MARION ATTENDING CONVENTION Dr. Bedford of Marion College, Recently United With Friends Church to Address Meeting State Secretary and Rev. Aaron Napier on Program. Fairmount Quarterly meeting will are Kev. liaries man, lormer , t. . , , , ' MRS. ED OLFATHER HOSTESS TO W. F. M. S. Ve an excellent bit of work, and when ; represented by delegates and a the embankments surrounding it are . iar?e number of workers from Fair-completed and placed in condition and j mount at the two-day convention of the ground surrounding beautified as . tne christian Endeavor society which is the intention it will not only add Cpened yesterday in the Second to the water supply of the town, and , Friends church at Marion. Invita-to the fire protection the water works tims were issuei to aj yearly meet-plant will be able to give, but also i in Indiana to send representa-to the beauty of the already artistic . tiveg Q the conventjon. water works property. The new ; fine program has been arranged structure is 45x40x15 feet in dimen- ; Christian Endeavor picnic tions, and will be so connected thj evening prior SWIMMING POOL SEEMS ASSURED KIWANIS GETS BACK OF PROPOSITION AND HOPES TO PUT IT SPEEDILY OVER Meeting Tuesday Night One of Vital Interest to the Community With Prof. Geo. I. Christie of Purdue University as the Guest of Honor-Talks to the Public. Fairmount Kiwanis club, at its meeting Tuesday night, got enthusiastically back of the municipal swimming pool movement, and will use every endeavor to put the proposition successfully over. Lafe Ribble reported that the subscription list secured last summer aggregating some $800 was still intact, and each of these subscribers will be seen and asked to make good his subscription. Ribble also reported that the city would next week begin making excavations on the city lot north of the water works for the purpose of securing! dirt needed for embankments to the new reservoir, and that these excavations would be so made as to provide for the swimming pool, provided the proposition be speedly put over. The contractor having in charge the construction work on the reservoir and who has completed his work, agrees to put in the cement work for a pool 100 feet long by fifty or more wide, completing the work in every respect, for $1,000, provided the work be done now before he removes his machinery and paraphanalia. This, amount, Mr. Ribble reported was about one-third less than the work could b done for under other conditions, other cities where swimming pools of the size contemplated here having to stand a cost of from $5,000 to $6,000. President Holliday appointed a committee consisting of Jesse Hippie, Earl Morris, Tony Payne, Lafe Ribble and Rene Jones, to secure the necessary fund at once and arrange for the immediate completion of the work. The club also voted to participate as a body in the Decoration day parade, and to also go as a body to Hartford City on June 14 to attend the big inter-city Kiwanis meeting to be held in that place on that date. The meeting Tuesday night was held in the Congregational church where the ladies of the church served an excellent dinner to the Kiwanians. Prof. Gc. I. Christie, of Purdue university, was the honor guest of the evening, and complimented Fairmount on having a Kiwanis club, saying that such organizations as Kiwanis, Rotary and similar organizations were doing more for community advancement than probably any one other agency. A feature of the evening was the musical program given by the Fairmount orchestra, and the Kiwanis singing,' led by song leader Rene Jonse, went with a vim and pep that excelled that of any previous meeting. At the conclusion of the regular session program and the dinner, President Holliday introduced Will Jones, as the "next governor of Indiana," and turned the meeting over to him as chairman, the club then adjourning to the auditorium of the church, for the open meeting to which the farmers and general public had been invited, to hear Mr. Christie in a talk to the farmers, especially and the community in general. Because of the busy season there was not as large a turnout as had been hoped for, but on the plant water will be flowing in" Davis Woods just south of Marion. 1 party Monday afternoon for Miss to the Those to appear on the program Sibyl Kramme, member of the acaTi-is in excess of the pumpmg capacity ; r Uwiv f,,itr lf ATrmHav nio-ht ,ir.nlv from of the plant the reserve suPPl " , the reservoir may .e cra ! spend !... 7:: icollec-e who has recently united with lor to level up the ground ground J FH' rWh Rev. Zeno Hi ir.g the reservoir to tne iei oi me , i Air remove in making the excavations will be used and prominent Friends minister, and for this purpose, but it is found that ! Rv. R. Aaron Napier, former yearly this will rot be sufficient, so that the fleeting superintendent Evan il-additional dirt needed will be taken .Ws, state Christian Endeavor field from the town property just north , secretary will also be present at the of the plant, recently purchased from: convention. Special music will be Eri Rich. The town board proposes ! jnven at each of the meetings and that in making these excavations it 1 members of the Friends church Stl makT them ro as to conform to preparing to entertain a large e remeTts for a municipal mber of delegates during the con-swimming pool, provided that matter , vention. can be definitelv determined immedi- j The program follows, ately and the necessary funds for the j Wednesday Afternoon construction of the pool after the ex-j 2:00 p. m Registration Vand improvements are shown below: Green township's valuation this year is put at $2,940,070 compared to $3,642,450 last year. This year Jand is valued at $223,300, improve ments at $268,380, lots at $1,800 and improvements $15,700, with personal property $430,890 and 176 persons subject to poll tax. Liberty township's total valuation this year is $4,586,680 compared to $5,380,091 last year. Land apprais-ments at $3,484,420, improvements $503,800, lots $2,750, improvements $11,070 and personal property $584,-640, with 266 persons subject to poll tax. Jefferson township's value this year is $2,680,695 and last year $3,-330,360. Land is appraised at $8,450 this year, improvements at $4,000 lots at $1,020, improvements at $200 and personal property at $487,025. There are 186 persons subject to poll tax. HAPPY REUNION NEAR FOWLERTON Peter Gillispie Comes From Big Rapids and Meets Relatives Had Not Met in Forty Years Mr. and Mrs. John F. Jones living one and one-half miles northeast of j Fowlerton were host and hostess to some sixty-five guests, relatives and friends who gathered at their beautiful country home Sunday, May 21, the honor guest being an only uncle of Mrs. Jones, Peter Gillespie of Big Rapids, Mich. Mr. Gillespie is eighty-one years old and has been a resident of Michigan for many years. Prior to his moving to Michigan he livd for several years on the same farm owned by and where Mr. and Mrs. Jones have lived for more than forty-five years. The reunion of last Sunday was different from the usual reunion gatherings, inasmuch as Mr. Gillespie's relatives who were present were composed only of nieces and nephews most of whom he had not seen for more than forty years. His next nearest relatives were great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Many members of the Gillespie family met for the first time last Sunday. The "Big Eats" were served on long tables spread beneath the big maples on the front lawn. The entire day was spent in the joys of a reunion longt to be remembered by "Uncle Pete," of Big Rapids, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Whipple and son Glen, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Callaway, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Cassidy and children, all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Swartz, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Swartz, of near Hartford City; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sowson, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Junius Miles, Mir. and Mrs. Harry Miles and son Perry, of near Hartford City; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Howe and daughters Clara, Mary and Asa, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Gillespie, Oma Gillespie, Mrs. Wayne Thorn and children, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Hodson, of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Hershell Kimes and son Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Richards and son Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richards and family, of near Matthews; Mrs. Mariah Richards, Matthews; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pena and son William of Sway zee; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wallace and daughters Marie and Caroline, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Vetors and baby Evelyn, of Fair-mount; Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Richards, of Matthews; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wallace and daughter Louise and Mr. and Mrs. Jphn F. Jones. TAKE MAGAZINES TO SANATORIUM. Mrs. Addie Winslow and Mrs. H. F. Presnall drove to Marion Tuesday and enroute stopped at the Marion National Sanatorium and delivered 90 magazines and papers. Previous to this visit the War Mothers had sent J27 magazines to the institution all , of which were received with many expressions of appreciation. cavations are made shall be secured at once. The town can make these excavations at this time without additional expense, and is willing to do so. CLARICE SHOFFNER IN ARTISTIC RECITAL Former Fairmount Young Lady Gives Ambitious Program and Displays Unasaal Talent Miss Clarice Shoffner, whose musical talent was recognized and enjoyed by her large circle of friends when she MISS RATLIFF TO WED HOWARD MARSHALL Farewell for Miss Kramme is Also Announcement of Ratliff-Marshall Nuptials Misses Alice, Pauline and Eurah RjtliflF entprtiiined at a farewell - for her home in Iowa where she will V T ner vacation, ii iranspireu during the course of the afternoon that the party served a two-fold pur- i.... ..j 0iPVerlv arrantred ;urDri:e ,P and a cleNerlj arranged .urpn e was nernetrated upon the guests. A number of clever games had been arranged for the entertainment of the guests, among them a telegram contest, the winner receiving a prize for the most cleverly worded telegram. Miss Eurah Ratliff won the prize (a diamond ring), her telegram reading as follows: "Assembled guests, Beech Grove, engaged to Howard, wedding August. Eurah." The announcement of the approach ing) nuptials of Miss Ratliff to Howard Marshall, a member of the academy faculty was received with delight by the guests as it is also by her large circle of friends. Those present at the party were Misses Orpha Jones, Reta Trader, Mary Dillon, Sibyl Kramme, Pearl Buller, Mrs. Emory Adams, Mrs. Rene Jones, Mrs, Frank Wright, Mrs. J. P. SeaJe and children, Mrs. A. E. Ratliff and Misses Alice, Pauline and Eurah Rat liff. DEADLY CHINCH BUGS APPEAR IN FIELDS Farmers are Find'jvg the Menace in Great Numbers Both in Wheat and Rye Fields Farmers report that the chinch bugs have appeared and are attack- ins both wheat and rye in great num bers, there being as many as 100 pn a bunch. It is stated that they were tad last year, but considering their early appearance this year, it is fear, ed that the havoc they will work will far exceed that of last year and it is urged that there be combined effort of the farmers to check the onslaught. Arthur Smith, living east of town state that he has examined a number of fields pf rye and wheat and in every case has found the bugs at work. SIDE WALKS ARB TO BE REPAIRED. Following a notice issued by Town Marshall Isaac Malone notifying property holders that the Board of Trus tees had adopted a resolution for the reoair of various side walks in the town at a recent meeting in the Town Clerk's office, the work has commenc ed and pedestrians will no longer have to ford streams and jump lakelets after every rain as formerly. Property owners have been granted the privilege of doing the work themselves, provided it is finished within a given length pf time, otherwise it will be done under the direction of the town and, the expense charged against the property. Interesting Session Held Wednesday Afternoon at the Olfather Home Notwithstanding the inclement weather, the W. F. M. S. of the M. E. church was well represented by the membership at their regular monthly meeting which was entertained at the home of Mrs. Ed Olfather Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Elsie Tras-ter, president, conducted the meeting and Rev. David S. Jones, pastor of the church, was requested to take charge of devotions. This was followed by a brief business session after which Mrs. Lloyd Campbell very ably gave the les?ion, the subject being Africa and Latin America. Mrs. Hort Rib-ble was most interesting in a report she gave of a recent meeting of district superintendents and Rev. Jones gave a short talk which was much appreciated. Current events were in the hands of Mrs. R. A. Morris, Mrs. Claude Jones and Mrs. Lou Kimes, who responded with current topics in conection with missionary work. During a delightful social session refreshments were served by Mrs. Olfather, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Allred. The next meeting of the society will be held in June and will be the occasion of the annual picnic, Mesdames Ross, Dare, Schlagenhaft, Bevington and Dreyer will be the committee in charge, while Mrs. McAtee will be program leader and Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Homer and Mrs. Gunn will have charge of current events. MRS. BELINDA HUCKSTEPP DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Mrs. Belinda Huckstepp, 86 years of age, passed away about 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Emma Storm. She was also the great-aunt of Mrs. Victor Selby. Mrs. Huckstepp has been very low for many weeks, her death being momentarily expected and the end came at a moment when the nurse had stepped from the house to the garden. She was born and raised at Conroe, Tippecanoe county, where she spent her life until about sixteen years ago when she came to Fair-mount and made her home with Mrs. Storm. After a short service at the home of Mrs. Storm this morning, the funeral cortege left for Stockwell where the funeral services will be held from the M. E. church. Mrs. Huckstepp having never removed her membership from that church. Burial will be made in a Stockwell cemetery. DECIDED NOT TO TEST DOG LICENSE ORDINANCE Suit recently brought by the tpwn against parties refusing to buy dog tax license tags in accordance with the ordinance, has been dismissed, the defendant in the case paying all costs accrued and procuring the required license. The case was at first filed in the court of justice of the peace Overman, but later withdrawn from the local opurt and filed in the Grant circuit court. When this action was taken by the town the defendant decided that it would be better to settle than to go to trial. V resided in Fairmount, gave a recital 7.30 Address R. A recently at the high school in Greens. J Friday Morning burg!, her present home, and the7;oo a, nu Business Session. Greensburg Daily News in giving anjg.30 Christian Ideals.. Dr. H. Doan, Chautauqua platform manager 4:00 p. m Get Acquainted Wednesday Evening 7:30 Our Refuge City. .Zeno H. Doan Thursday Morning 8:30 a. m. Praise Service Arthur B. Chilson 10:00 a. m. Group Conferences. Intermediate State Intermediate Superintendent Junior. .State Junior Superintendent Alumni. .State Alumni Superintendent Thursday Afternoon 2:00 p. m. C E. 4 Square Even Williams, State Secretary- 4:00 Recreation Cornelia Collins Thursday Evening Napier C. Bed ford 10:00 Life: Its Supreme Responsibility C E. Hiatt Music in charge of W. C Kinsey and Earl Folger. FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN MRS. DUFF. The Christian church was the scene Monday night of a very enjoyable farewell social given in honor of Mrs. S. E. Duff and family. They are leaving for Frankfort, Kentucky, to join Mr. Duff, who has recently been appointed Director of Vocational Rehabilitation for the state of Kentucky, and will make his home in Frankfort. Church members and friends to the number of 64 were present and after some songs and readings, dainty refreshments were served. The program given was as follows: Recitation Miss Aileen Brown Readings Miss Laura Brown Song Miss Mary Albertson Talk Rev. J. H. Vinson Response Mrs. Duff All acquitted themselves happily and Mrs. Duff and her children know as they depart, that they are higWy esteemed in Fairmount. Mrs. Duff Is the daughter of the late A. R. Long. account of the entertainment stated that although it was an ambitious program for such a young musician to give, she played the difficult numbers with the ease and assuiance of a more experienced pianist and displayed unusual talent in the rendition of her numbers. She was received enthusiastically by her fellow students with whom she is evidently very popular. The program given by Miss Shoffner follows: Moonlight Sonata Beethoven Adagio Sostenato. Allegretta. Presto Agitato. Gamenoi Ostrow Rubenstein Polonaise, A Major Chopin Prelude, C Sharp Minor, Rachmaninoff Le Couvon Daquin Prelude, G Minor Rachmaninoff WAR MOTHERS TO ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICES The War Mothers have been invited to attend in a body the memorial services which are to be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church, and they will meet prior to that time at the home - of Mrs. Maria Soott on First and Vine streets and gp from there to the church. Mr. Christie's talk was none the less appreciatively received. He made strong the point that hearty co-operation between the town and the county was essential to the growth and prosperity of each, and urged that the farmer and the town resident and business man get together in the advancement of every movement fior, the benefit of each. JUNIOR CLASS PARTY AT THE GARNER HOME. "The Junior class of Fairmount academy held their last party at the home of Eldridge and Luella Garner Thursday night. The evening was spent in music, games, and a marshmallow toast. Those present were Misses Zola Underwood, Mary McCoy, Lucilo and Mary . Haisley, Frances Jones, Zola and Martha Little, Vergia Elliott, Edna Ault, Juanita Throckmor-tin, Edith Lloyd, Irene Payne, Ruby. Leach and Luella Garner, Messrs. George Ault, Leslie Harshbarger, Webster Lewis, Palmer Little, Donald Brewer, Ernest Smith, Clarence Mason and Eldridge Garner. I

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