The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on May 29, 1922 · Page 1
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, May 29, 1922
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1 E EAIJEMOUNT K 1 j V PRINTED FOR A PURPOSE TO HELP FAIR-MOUNT GROW TWICE A WEEK Monday and Thursday. SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY FIRST ALWAYS. Forty-Fif th Year FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA, MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922 Number 51 S tup ivrmi'inri? thw ot rc 4 i-. c-Tnintic Everett E. Hiatt Takes Own Life 1 WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO NATION'S DEAD DECORATION" DAY TO BE FITTINGLY OBSERVED WITH AP BRIBERY CHARGE FAILS TO HOLD MARION CONTRACTOR ACQUITTED BY JURY A ITER TEN MINUTES DELIBERATION Evidence Offered Showing that Money Mrs. Lythgoe Dies From Heart Attack While Walking on the Street Mrs. Lythgoe SufFers Heart Aattack and Death Soon Follows Mrs. Hannah Lythgoe, 78, passed away Thursday afternon at her home on First and Barclay streets. Mrs. Lythgoe was stricken with heart trouble on North Factory street while going from the down town district to her home on First and Barclay street. She was unconscious for an hour, then rallied for a time and it was thought that she would recover, but death came at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Lythgoe has resided in Fairmount many years. The funeral was held Saturday morning from the St. Cecelia's Catholic church in chargie of Father P. C. Dur-can of Anderson and burial was made in Park cemetery. 1. The flag should not be raised before sunrise and should be lower ed at sunset. 2. When displayed at half-mast, as on Memorial Day, (May 30) it should be first raised to the top of the stall, then lowered to half-mast position. On Memorial Day it should remain at half-mast only until noon, and then hoisted to the top to remain until sunset. 3. Whenever the flap is formally raiseni all present should stand at attention with right hand raised in salute position. The flag should never be allowed to touch the gjround. 4. Whenever the flag is passing in parade the spectators, if walking, should halt, if sitting, should rise, stand at attention, and uncover. 5. For school children in the primary departments the following: oral salute is recommended: "We give our hands and our hearts to God and our Country one country, one flag, one language." For advancetl pupils: "I pledge allegaence to my flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisable, with liberty and justce for all." These or similar lines should be learned by every American child, and those of foreign-born parents, too. 6. When illustrated alone the flag should always have the stars at the left of the picture, fabric floating to right. 7. On a casket the Union, or stars, should be at the head. 8. When used for decoration certain rules should always be followed: (a) In crossing our flag with any other flag the Stars and Stripes shciuld be at the right. (b) Should never be placed below a person sitting. (c) Nothing should be allowed to rest upon it save the Bible. (d) Should never be draped or twisted into rosettes, but always displayed in full, open and free. Red, white and blue bunting should be used for drapery. When hanging bunting horizontally, the blue band should be on top. 9. Xo advertisement can, ever be placed mn the flag nor can it be usenl as or with a trade-mark. It should never be worn as a whole or part of costume. When worn as a badge should be pinned over left breast or in left lapel. Issued and circulated by the Americanization committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Headquarters, 32 Union Square, N. Y. City. I i ' Formerly Lived in Fairmount Town - : ship Too HI to Work, Left for I Home of Brother 1 Everett Hiatt. who resided in the country Fairmount and who left here last December to make his home with his brother, Ira T. Hiatt in Del aware county, southeast 01 uaston. committed suicide Sunday morning May 22, at the home of his brother, It was thought he was despondent on account of ill health. It is stated he arose about 4 o'clock on Sunday morning, before other members of the fam- ily had left thenr beds, and went down stairs, where he swallowed a quantity of carbolic acid. He was lying dead on the living room floor when his sister-in-law found him abeut 6 o'clock. He had I en sick occasionally during the past year or two, and some- j 1 f ; il.. 1 If1 times complained of pains in the head and loss of memory, but his condition was not thought to have been serious enough to lead him to take his life. The funeral was held at the Antioch j enurcn luesaay morning, witn nevs. W. L. Hatcher and J. F. Spitzer in charge. r tt i Tf nflfll P(JUL DDft lCf T HI? fl IlYUULvI lllMVJJ 1 MANY OF LAST YEAR'S SUBSCRIBERS COMING ACROSS WITH THEIR CHECKS Others Promise to Make Good. But t jX T Memorial Day With I. O. O. F. Park Cemeterv A joint observance of Memorial day s will be held by the I. O. O. F. Lodge ; of Hackleman and Fairmount lodges 1 and also the Rc-bekahs of both organisations Sjunday afternoon, June 4 at 2 o'clock at Park cemetery. The mem- oers win assemoie ai uic- i. e. j. r. hall in Fairmount and proceed in a PROPRIATE PROGRAM Graves of Fallen to he Strewn With j Flowers, AYith Program of Speak-j ing and Music at Park Cemetery " Organizations Parade. and Citizens in NOTICE All Kiwanis members having machines are requested to bo at corner of Main and Washington streets at 2 p. m. Tuesday, to aid in transporting citizens to cemetery. C. T. PARKER, Chairman Committee 1 Decoration dav will be general y ob- , served in Fairmount. all business , houses closing tr.eir doors curing mo, day. The exercises will be in charge of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dr. ! Harry Aldrich. representing the American Legion w ill be Marshall of the Dav and C. I- Pemberton of the V. F. W. will be in command of the firing squad, which wi'.l be composed j of members fi-om the American Le- gion and the Veterans of hereign Wars. The speaker of the day will be Prof. Albert R. Hall, of Manon. The committee in charge of the exercises have arranged for the parade to start promptly at 2 p. m. A meeting of the various organizations will be held at the corner of Main and Washington streets where the line of march will be formed. Automobiles V.ave been provided for the G. A. R.. Women's Relief Corps, and War Mothers. Fo'.lowir.g these will come the band. "Sound. V the 1 -VO V olor liuard. of Fore i en Firing Wars. American Logv n. school child: and v.-, l.vb-es and clubs. All i.: ..... . lodges and clubs have Wen extended invitations to oin in the memorial exercises as it is desired to make it a community rTa-r. It is understood that the I. O. O. F. had representatives at the meeting held recently, as -well as the K. of P. lodge, the Kk wanis club. Thi Delta Kappa and the Business Girls club. The school children who march will be furnished -with f ags and it is desired that they I : s ; : i With Checks and Promises There j Remains Still Some 100 to Raise jJoint Services to be Held With Hack-Between Now and Wednesday ioman Lodge Sunday June 4 at lH ll- IO lIie cemeieij wuc-io mt? ni-j lowingi program will be given under Was Not Paid to James ClifTton to Secure School Building Contract But in Settlement for Unsatisfactory Work. Francis M. Bowman, a Marion contractor, charged with paying a bribe of $500 to James M. Clifton for the contract to construct the Roosevelt School in Marion, was acquitted in the Grant circuit court at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The jury was out only ten minutes. Clifton was a township trustee and recently was convicted of embezzlement of money while In office. He is now serving a term in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City. In his instruction to the jury, Judge Charles cited the law on the subject of bribery, and he said the principal was responsible for the acts of his agent if it were shown that the agent had acted in the course of his regular employment with the concern. In summing up the defense laid great stress on the fact that the S500 check paid by the Bowman Construction Company to Clifton was signed "by Bowman Construction Company, per D. M. Bowman," and that the defendant did not know of its payment. The first act of Bowman after his acquittal was to make arrangements with local officials of the Kiwanis Club to superintend the construction free of charge of a hut by boys and girls which is beingi built by the club members a short distance from Gas City. The trial took on a new angle when the defense developed its line of testimony earlier in the afternoon. Dee Bowman, son of the defendant, said the check for $500 was not tendered Clifton for the school contract, but for the purpose of settling with the township for construction work which was not done in a manner satisfactory to the township board. Dee B.owman said he was first called before the state board of accounts in October, 1921. He was asked, ho said, to bring specifications and receipted plans for the Roosevelt school. In this meeting, the witness said, he was in conversation with the field examiners of the state board, who said they had inspected the building and found it changed in places from the plans, contract and specifications. The witness said the accountants contended that some adjustment should be made, and that he at first demurred, as all the chages made had the approval of the architect, but he finally agreed to make the adjustments. The witness said he drew up the $500 check and delivered the same to Clifton. He denied his father was present at the time the check was drawn or at the time it was handed to Clifton. He said he had always been in charge of the financial end of the concern. He denied the check was given to the trustee for bribery re bate or as a drawback, and said the check was paid to Center township for the refund which it was necessary to supply for certain part3 of the specifications which were not carried out correctly. The witness said he took the $500 check to the accountants, and on the evening of November 10 he was called before them. W. J. Twiname, accountant, he said, attempted "to go over" the supposed things . that had not been done according to contract and said it was necessary to do the work over. "I replied," said the wit ness." "It was partly unjust and I didn't feel like contracting to do it all. I arose to leave the room and picked up my coat and hat, when Mr. Twiname said: 'Young man, if you don't come to our terms I will have the grand jury investigate and return an indictment.' "I came back into the room, but not on account of his threat," the witness said. Hubert Hickman, of Indianapolis, attorney for the state, cross-examined the witness regarding the quality of work on the buildingv The witness said the $500 check in question was paid as a refund for the following items: Canopies, $300; substitution of stair railings, $100, and difference in the cost of the substituted face bricks used in construction, $100. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson are enjoying) a fine new Willys-Knight car. FARMERS COMPANY SHOWS UP WELL PRODITCKIiS COMMISSION ASSO- ! CIATION HANDLES LARGE VOLUME OF BUSINESS . ew company Hanks fourth in a Class of Eighteen Firms at Indian- j apolis Stock Yards Handling 35 j Carloads of Live Stock During First . Three Days. With the edvent of the Producers j Commission Association into the live I stock commission business at the In- j dianapolis stock yards on Monday, May 15th, Indana farmers took over j the selling of their own cattle, hogs I and sheep. That it was done success- j fully is attested by the high sales which were made and the fact that ; the market was topped almost every day in every department. The Producers handled 35 cars of live stock in the first five days, besides a large volume of stock that was hauled in by ; truck. Based on the car lot business . handled by the farmers' company , ranked in fourth place as compared with the other 18 firms in business : on the Indianapolis market. This was accomplished even though the Pro-1 ducers company is a new one at In- j dianapolis and all of the "old line" j firms have been established in busi ness many years. The Producer Commission Associa tion is a co-operative commission j company owned and controlled by the farmers who ship to it. It has a board j of directors made up of successful stockmen in Indiana and Illinois. The Indiana Federation of Farmers Asso ciations and the Illinois Agricultural j Association were instrumental in get- j ting the National Live Stock Produc- ers Association to put a terminal company on the Indianapolis maiket. The Indiana and Illinois Associations campaigned their respective states for funds and support and the first week's results in shipments show that they did a good job. They have brought the support of the various county farm bureaus in the Indianapolis territory to the Producers Commissions Association. With such support as these county farm bureaus can give a terminal marketing organization there is no question but what its success is assured. The Producers Commission Association is a member of the National Live Stock Producer Association which is the national organization that ties together the various producers owned and controlled commission associations. A sister organization of the Indianapolis company has been operating on the East St, Louis market since January 2, 1922. It started out by handling 44 cars of stock the first week, and ranking the 12th place; since then it has consistently been in first place and is now handling upwards of 150 cars a week. Many country shippers have visited the office of the Producers Commis. sVon Association in Indianapolis this week and the news they bring from the country is certainly encouraging. These visitors state that stockmen throughout the Indianapolis territory are lining up behind their company and that they are resolved to make it the largest company at the Indianapolis yards. Miss Esther Jones came over from Fort Wayaa and will remain over Decoration day with her parents, Rev. I and iMrs. Daid S. Jones and family. ?aeh bring, a boquet to put on the Clyde Lewis, secretary of the Kiwanis soldiers graves. 'club. The promises for the payment Proceeding from Washington street, of some S300 more within the next the parade wil iwarch north on Main day or two have been made. This to the cemetery where impressive ex- leaves some $400 yet to be secured in ercises will be held, and the following new subscriptions, and unless these program will be given: promises of payment are fulfilled and Decoration of graves. I additional subscriptions to the amount Selection by Band Grand National ' of $400 are made between this time Reading, Gettysburg Address Otto and Wednesday morningv it is more T. Hamilton. i than probable that the opportunity to Quartette Male. -secure the, construction of the much "America" by Audience. ; needed and long wished for municipal Address Prof. Albert R. Hall. i swimming pool at the unusually low NOTICE All business houses will close their doors all day Tuesday in observance of Decoration Day. Services Held At Baptist Church Patriotic Address by Rev. J. P. Williams in Memory of the Soldier Dead Sunday Afternoon A very impressive and fitting service was held in memory of the soldier dead at the Baptist church S.un-day afternoon. The auditorium had been previously beautifully tlecorated by the girls of the church, flags and black and white memorial bunting being used in abundance, while a profusion of flowers were placed where-ever there was room for flowers and the alter was banked in them. Machines had been provided to con vey the Civil War veterans to the church and two rows of seats were filled by these soldiers. They were followed by the Spanish American war veterans and World War veterans, in full uniform, and the War Mothers, each of these organizations marched to the church in a body. In addition to the veterans and War Mothers a large number of citizens were present, taxing the seating cap acity of the church to the utmost and even standing room was filled. Rev. Coleman of the Wesleyan church, Rev. Jones of the M. E. church and Rev. Wood of the Friends church assisted the pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. J. P. Williams in the services. The address was given by Rev. Williams and it was a splendid address, full of patriotism and honor for the soldiers both living and dead. He. also made special mention of the allegience due the War Mothers. His address covered events from the Civil War down to the present time and was listened to with marked attention. Rev. and Mrs. Frank Harbison had charge of the music, Rev. Harbison singing a solo, "I Love my Uncle Sammy. TWENTY ENDEAVORERS ATTEND MARION MEETING. Twenty members of the senior and intermediate Christian Endeavor soci ety of the Friends church, including the delegates, attended the two-days session of the convention of Christian Endeavorers held at the Second Friends church in Marion Wednesday and Thursday of last wek. Miss Leora Bogue, who has charge of the young people's work in the Friends church, and who had been in Amboy attending) the Ministers and Workers Conference of Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, joined the young people at the Marion meeting. .Morning ijuicK Help Aeeoca. The committee representing the j Kiwams eiuo ana tne moers oi me Commercial club were unable to close the contract with J. H. Hardin cv: Com, '.ruction of the pro posed mn al swimming pool on r e c:.v work Monday morning as hoped. The reason for th: li-.l Vi.-ov. ! tlm I n sufT.i-iert amount o been secured. ' a. - a. - e f. , o ui scrip. ions xo me arnouni ei jjk i were made last ver.r the c'Tort to put over the swimming pool project j was undertaken. Of these subscriptions some $300 has been paid in to figure quoted by the Pendleton con tractors will never again be presented. Mr. Hardin Monday morning stated that his proposition would hold good until Wednesday, but that after that time it would be necessary for him to begin moving his machinery and paraphernalia fnom the new water works reservoir just completed and after that he would be unable to undertake the work at the price named. Fair-mount cannot afford to let this oppor tunity pass and every person with any civic pride should immediately put his shoulder to the wheel and do his part towards putting over this most laudable project. Those who have promised to make good their subscriptions of last year are requested to gtive their checks to C A. Lewis at the Parrill & Lewis furniture store before Wednesday morning and those who may be willing to aid in the project by making new subscriptions are requested to see Mr. Lewis at once and give him their checks. Everything is all set for one of the best municipal swimming pools in Indiana, so now "Let's go." FLOWER MISSION TO MEET FRIDAY The Flower Mission will observe Decoration day Friday, June 2, at the Friends church. It is desired that everybody come early and b rinse dinner and flowe f ard enjoy the day. There will be a mothers' meetine- in the afternoon at 2 o'clock. Sadie Harvey will delivet the address. AH will be welcome. j f had not ' ! , . . 1 . A. .1 iU ,1 the direction of Fred Albert, chair- jman; BVomer McCoy, secretary ana C. R. Behymer and Ouy Lewis, mar- shalls of the day. Decorating of graves of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. Singing of the opening Ode of Odd Fellows. Praver Rev. Campbell Selection High School Orchestra Address. .Rev. Campbell of Pt. Isabel Reading Garland Hilton Selection Quartette Reading . . Frank Worline, Selection Orchestra ! Selection Lois Fankboner Selection Quartette Reading Suzanne Barruet Selection Orchestra Solo Rev. J. Frank Harbison Selection Dorthy Wimmer Selection Quartette Selection Mr. Fear Selection Orchestra Selection Earnest Nicholson Selection Orchestra Reading, Ruth Covalt Benediction. .Rev. J. Frank Harbison KING'S HERALDS WITH MRS. T RASTER The May meeing of the King's Heralds of the M. E. church, which was announced as postponed until June, was held Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elsie Traster on Henley avenue, the announcement being reconsidered. Twelve members were present and one visitor. The lesson was given by Virginia Selby and Mrs. Effie Kimes had charge of the Mystery Box questions. In a contest, which consisted of making a list of the names of growing things on the gsrounds of the Traster home, such as flowers, shrubs, trees, etc., the prize was won by Lucille LeRoy, she having named more than 70 varieties. The meeting, although hurriedly planned, was a delightful one and refreshments consisting of punch and candy well served. Mr. and Mrs. Ward C Bowen of Ithaca, N. Y., are visiting with Rev. J. J. Coleman and family. Mrs. Bow-en is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman and will remain in Indiana for the summer. iMir. Bowen is doing post graduate work and is an instructor in Cornell university. Star Spangled Banner" by Band ! and Audience. Firing Salutes. Taps, IMPROVEMENTS ASKED FOR MATTHEWS SCHOOL Citizens of Southern Jefferson Township Present Petition to Trustee Fishback A petition was presented to Trustee Albert Fishback of Jefferson township last week by 294 citizens of the southern part of the township, asking that certain improvements and repairs be made on the Matthews school building. The improvements asked for would probably cost between $10,00 and $15,-000. The petition was accepted by the trustee and advisory board and a motion passed to employ an engineer to make a survey to the end that the nature and cost of all needful improvements may be ascertained. The trustee and engineers from Indianapolis were in Matthews Wednesday to make the survey and the matter will be pushed as fast as possible. The blue prints of the new Upland school building will probably be completed this week and after being approved by the state board, bids will be advertised for and the work let. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wilson attended the Gift reunion which was held at Jonesboro Sunday.

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