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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - July 19, 1935, Hammond, Indiana NEWS OF THE CALUMET REGION FHE HAMMOND TIMES TRI-CITY EDITION VOL XXX NO 27 MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL NEWS HAMMOND INDIANA FRIDAY JULY 19 1935 MEMBER OP- UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS PRICE TWO CENTS EAST CHICAGO WHITING INDIANA HARBOR Relief Work Planned for Year After July 1936 PRESIDENT TELLS AIDS TO LINE UP Reports Show that 000 Jobs So Far for Idle INTERNATIONAL NEWS WASHINGTON July 19 Continuation of direct relief and federal relief at least for another year after July I 1936 and perhaps for several years to come was foreseen day as a result of a White House conference which President Roosevelt directed his aids to make a study of needs for the next fiscal year The announcement came shortly after emergency relief tor Harry L Hopkins predicting a of direct relief by ber 1 had admitted that only 000 of the workers on re- have been given jobs under the work relief program Of these were new lees in the C C C Only have found jobs by the other 65 governmental agencies and bureaus under the work relief program since the act was passed three months ago Orders Are Issued The president's instructions were Issued at a conference with of Labor Perkins trator Hopkins and Frank C Walker head of the division of and information for the work relief setup They were directed to prepare estimates of the needs for viding for the jobless for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 in time for presentation to the next sion of congress in January Meanwhile the governmental agencies faced the task of finding jobs for persons from the relief rolls each week for the next Continued on Page Eighteen THE WEATHER 3 CHILDREN ARE HURT IN SERIES OF ACCIDENTS Generally fair tonight and day except locally unsettled at times continued warm Sunrise a m Sunset p m rise p m today REGION Temperature today In Hammond was 80 degrees above zero at a degrees above zero at noon Weather fair at noon Did You Hear WHITING DR G S MILLIARD ing dentist has returned from a week's rest spent at Paw Paw Lake Michigan THE REV JOHN KOSTIK pastor of St John's Catholic church is in Orlando Fla ing with the Rev Benedict former pastor of the Whiting church Painful injuries were dealt three Juvenile pedestrians the toll to traffic in Hammond ing the early evening rush hours from 5 to S yesterday The more seriously injured was Jacqueline Harle of 221 West Warren street Calumet City who was taken to St Margaret's hospital by George Bechtold of 6434 street Hammond driver of the car that struck her in Harrison park suffering a deep cut on the head and bruises about the body legs and face Witnesses to the mishap said that the Harle girl was taking a drink from the fountain in the park and after running about 50 feet along the road she stepped in front of car going west through the park and was knocked down after being struck by the front of the car The wheels did not pass over her The driver claims that he did not see the girl until someone yelled after him that he ran her down He stopped the car and rushed the girl to the hospital Hilda Hepworth 12 1310 gan street Hammond was scratched and bruised about the face hands and left shoulder when knocked to the pavement by a car by F D Doyle 1132 avenue Hammond at the Michigan street and Columbia nue crossing The driver told lice that the girl stopped in the middle of the intersection to let him pass while he was driving west on Michigan street ently confused she began running across and into the path of the oncoming auto Her hurts were treated by Dr Ray Elledge A car driven by Frank Kielbasa 3803 Pulaski street Indiana bor struck the youngest of the three victims Paul Hartz age 5 of Kennedy avenue in Highland The tot suffered a small cut on his right ear and body bruises in the mishap that occurred on avenue about one mile south Ridge road Dr J THE HEAT WAVE IS ing thousands of people to cool off at the Whiting park beach on the shores of Lake Michigan A record crowd thronged the beach yesterday A TOUR THROUGH THE ana state penitentiary at Michigan will be enjoyed by members of the Whiting Post No 80 ican Legion Junior baseball team tomorrow A baseball game will follow MANY WHITING PEOPLE lave planned to attend the annual Russian day picnic at Wicker park next Sunday Special buses will available A fine program has been arranged DR j A MCCARTHY OF Whiting has been elected a ber of the state executive tee of the newly organized Pure Foods Drug and Health tion of Indiana GAMES THIS EVENING IN the Community Twilight Softball league will be between St John A A and Owens and Garage and the The first game begins at 6 WALTER OLSZEWSKI OF West Fred street in company with friends is looking over the Black Hills of South Dakota on a tion motor tour EAST CHICAGO LITTLE PAL LOCAL BOXING sensation blushes every time he is asked to relate his recent west coast ring tour episode when Lue Velez the flicker queen planted one of her intoxicating kisses on him THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS will hold installation of officers night VALLIE FISHEL OF mond reported that a wheel and tire was stolen off his car parked on Regent street last night A BICYCLE BELONGING TO Herbert Farmer 3908 Fern street was stolen from the animal house at Washington park yesterday WONDER WHAT HAPPENED to the campaign to eliminate rough railroad crossings in East Chicago SINCE THE STATE ORDERED the sale of liquor stopped in un- licensed taverns East Chicago is as dry as the city hall drinking fountains JOHN DEJONG IS SPORTING a snappy green which has the new electric gear shift FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE held tomorrow afternoon at Terre Haute Ind for Mrs Louise rico 49 a resident of this city for the last twelve years FOUR HEAT VICTIMS WERE taken to St Catherine's hospital yesterday when the mercury reached 95 the highest ture of the summer THE SONS OF ITALY WILL hold its fourth annual picnic day at Kline grove MR STEVEN CONSTATINE was elected president the Beta chapter of Rho Alpha Sigma ATTORNEY JOE MEADE SAID that we could quote him as ing The weather is a little bit warm GOVERNOR CELEBRATES HIS 44TH BIRTHDAY TAX BOARD APPROVES PROJECTS IN COUNTY Many Jobs Will Put In- lo Buys Materials C 0 FORESTERS WILL PICNIC Eighteen Lake Co Courts Are Acting as Hosts for the Outing CROWN POINT Ind July 19 Approximately indigents of Lake county will be put to work im- mediately on a variety of W P A projects for which the state tax board today approved material appropriations voted by the fore- part of this month The projects and the amount of the material appropriations Repairs to the Lake county fair grounds at Crown Point County highway garage at ell Repairs to the county jail Calumet Avenue Job Rights-of-way for extending the following Calumet avenue in Hammond and Cleveland and Broadway in Gary Repairs to county bridges Repairs to dirt roads in southern Lake county Housing survey The state tax board also proved the following for a full time tion officer at the Criminal court for a deputy sheriff at Cedar Lake for a male nurse at the county poor farm and for two special investigators for the office for the last six months of 1935 The state board refused to allow the appropriation for Miss Alma Grace Martin of the People's State bank at Crown Point Miss Martin who is the daughter of Commissioner Joseph Martin of Lowell is receiving a month as of the ing now owned by the county The appropriation would have in- creased her salary to a month Cut Travel Expenses The state board reduced the appropriation for county commissioners traveling expenses to The commissioners already have received for this pose since the beginning of the year Another appropriation of for repairs to the courthouse at Crown Point was cut to by the state hoard The Works Progress tion already has allocated federal funds for wages for the foregoing projects MICHIGAN CITY Ind July 19 Paul V McNutt observed his 44th birthday today at the executive mer at Dunea State Park SILVER DOLLAR IS HUNTED BY THIS SHERIFF Silver Dollar Jim Taylor a young man who gained able fame during the most ing years of the depression by ting green goggles on circus mals and fooling them with straw today was the object of search by a local auto finance company The ingenious Taylor who is be- to have rejoined a circus after spending two seasons on a farm near Hebron is wanted for theft and transportation of stolen property Taylor is now in Iowa or some state farther west He left in the financed auto several days ago taking along some personal effects of his employer Officers of the Jaw are convinced of this because a representative of the finance company received a telegram which reads as Your car is in the local Chewy garage Produce your and the car is yours The message was signed in ver Dollar's personal manner The current suspicion is that the circus man has joined another troupe in hopes of trying his green goggles and straw experiment again next winter Deputy Sheriff O F Monnett is just one of the many persons who would like to confer with Silver Dollar Armed with a warrant Deputy Monnett yesterday searched high and low in tho Barnett Bros circus for the notorious Mr lor Monnett lost four pounds via and much of his good disposition while looking for his man TO CROWN POINT July proximately persons are ex- to gather here at the fair grounds Sunday for the annual state-wide picnic of the Catholic Order of Foresters Eighteen Lake county courts are acting as hosts for the picnic to which families and friends of the order are invited The executive committee consists of August J Schuster of Hammond chairman Joseph Biel of Whiting vice man Bernard of Hammond secretary J Edward Burns of Hammond treasurer Chairmen of the various com- Edwin Huber and John Carl of Crown Point ing A Fedorka of Whiting re- Heinrich of Gary bingo Charles Schaefer of Hammond sports and J Hornan of Schererville soft drinks Officials who will be present in- clude Herman Bueter of Fort Wayne state chief ranger J tenberger of Lafayette vice chief ranger J A Kustad of apolis state secretary State urer Burns of Hammond Thomas R Heaney of Chicago national secretary and state court trustees from all parts of Indiana Races and contests for which prizes will be awarded have been arranged There will be ment for the and dancing from to midnight in the fine arts building Bus transportation will be able from Hammond Whiting Gary and Michigan City Hammond buses will leave at a m and 1 p m from St Joseph atheneum at 44 Russell street LAKE COUNTY IS AHEAD OF REST IN HOLC LOANS Lake county has received the lion's share of H O L C gages closed in Indiana to date according to the booklet Recovery in published by the commission on employment relief The pamphlet states that proximately loans ing to almost have been authorized by the H 0 L C on distressed mortgages in Indiana The Lake county total last week was loans representing a mortgage investment of or about of the Indiana total The same situation however does not prevail in loans for re- conditioning homes For the state as a whole the H O L C has granted such loans gating approximately In Lake county 674 ing loans totaling have authorized or about one- thirteenth of the Indiana total Lake county's record for re- financing on distressed gages is one of the best in the nation according to a recent tabu- lation received here The Lake county office is aged by J Clinn Ellyson of mond It is located in the ing lobby of the First Trust ing in Hammond Mr now is concluding the work of his department by con- the remaining tions for refinancing He is ex- to wind up loan activities by the end of the year CHESTER Pa July armed desperadoes in- a branch office of the ware County National bank scooped up in currency and escaped in a sedan bearing ware license plates Leaving one man parked at the wheel of their car the gunmen casually walked into the bank and up to the cashier's cage suddenly they dmy pistols and threatened three clerks the only of the building located in the very center of the industrial section With speed and precision they gathered into satchels the rency intended to meet hood mill pay rolls After warning the victims that any outcry would result in gun play the robbers dashed out and leaped into their car TRUSTEES INTEND TO BUY FIELD Old Fight May End Soon Un- less Obstacles Are Raised By Taxpayers The beginning of the end of the long dispute over the chase of a athletic field for George Rogers Clark school in the Robertsdale tion appeared possible today with the school cation that it intended to make a special appropriation or to buy the land If there are no objections to the appropriation at a hearing before the school board July 29 and if the state tax commission in the ing two weeks approves the action George Rogers Clark pupils will have their own athletic field before the fall term opens Although there were no objectors present last Monday night when the board approved a bond sale with which to borrow P W A funds to build a new Edison and Morton school in there may be at the athletic field hearing in view of the long bitter dispute over the purchase price Approves Condemnation The asked by the Lake Land company owner of the tract drew sharp protests from the mond Taxpayers association and others who claimed it Residents of Robertsdale in general contended that price was fair Circuit Judge T Joseph Sullivan approved condemnation of the usable acre tract several weeks ago and three appraisers appointed by him set the price at the other in the appropriation asked for by the school board resents appraisers fees Despite the fact that the land company has the matter in tion which may extend into years the only thing that can happen in the negotiation if the appropriation action is successful is a change in price when the matter is finally settled In the end the price may be more or less than or may be exactly If the appropriation procedure is successful the school board bly will borrow the sum from a bank for a short period and then include the sum in its budget for repayment It is estimated that acquisition of the property would add about cents to the school levy TRAGIC DEATH BY DROWNING AT GARY BEACH High school students and sports fans of Gary were saddened today at the tragic death by drowning yesterday of John Price old Horace Mann High school track and basketball star Young Price drowned as two companions Henry Laube 836 Tyler St and Jack Bennett 532 Rhode Island st swam frantically to his aid He was under water only about five minutes but efforts to revive him failed Deputy Coroner ert L Doty said the youth died oC a heart attack by in the intense heat It was Gary's first drowning of the season Price had been Softball on the beach for 45 minutes before he and his companions plunged into the cold waters of Lake Michigan to swim a quarter of a mile to a sandbar The drowning occurred at the foot of Randolph st in Miller which is quite a distance from the well guarded beach at Marquette park Laube and Bennett with other members of the swimming party dived for the body and recovered it With some difficulty they brought it ashore where Laube and nett gave Price artificial tion He failed to respond to this or a fire department inhalator squad The youth resided at 527 Rhode Island st with his parents Mr and Mrs Ben Price He is also vived bj three sisters STEEL PLANTS ARE AIDED BY 2 RAIL ORDERS More Are Expected From Railroads and Pipe ness Takes on Life Two large orders for rails were awarded to Calumet district steel mills today to provide a more firm foundation for the sharp upturn in steel operations scheduled to start next September The Illinois Central railroad ordered tons from the Illinois Steel company at Gary and South Chicago and tons from the In- land Steel company at Indiana Harbor The Milwaukee road placed an order for tons with the Illinois Steel and tons with Inland Steel Next Monday the Chesapeake Ohio will open bids on tons of rails This order is expected to go to the two local companies Inland Steel company received a large order from another source today It came from the Chicago Sanitary district and calls for tons of reenforcing steel for the sewage disposal plant to be built in Chicago this summer New Pipe Lines Planned Norfolk Southern railroad will open bids next week on 500 box cars Most of the steel is expected to be purchased here Pipe line business is expected to develop this fall for the first time in five years An line will be laid from the Oklahoma oil fields to the Chicago territory re- quiring considerable steel Texas is negotiating with the P W A for a loan to finance construction of a gas pipe line from the Panhandle district in Texas to Detroit the only large city in the United States without tural gas Automobile producers are pre- paring to introduce new models in September This business will stimulate local steel mills to the highest level of 1935 inasmuch as it is expected to be even more sub- stantial than that which materialize for 1935 models SPEEDWAY'S PETITION IS CONTINUED Judge B C Jenkins Will Pass on Legal Question After His Vacation OFFICIALS TALK OVER ELEVATION IN CHICAGO Mayor Martin and 01 tiers Meet Witt Railroad tor Conference The petition of the Hammond Speedway corporation for a rary injunction against Mayor Frank R Martin and Chief of Police Thomas J Martinson which would permit racing and a form of betting was con- indefinitely in the Gary court by Judge B C Jenkines today Attorney Frank Greenwald resenting tho Speedway corporation which plant is under construction on Sheffield in north mond said shortly after the brief hearing that he would dismiss the petition in Judge Jenkines court Although he did not say so it was expected that a petition would be filed elsewhere in the county Judge Jenkines who was to leave for a vacation this morning that he would not rule on the hearing anyway until after his return from the north City Attorney Harry Stilley on behalf of the mayor and chief of police Three tives of the Hammond Ministerial association Dr James E Lawson Dr J C Parrett and the Rev J M Horton were also present in court Concluding a whirlwind campaign for federal state and local approval of mond's track vation project Mayor Frank R Martin in company with City with representatives of the railroads in Chicago this morning He asked them to approve the project as drawn up by Edward J Noonan consulting engineer of Chicago City Engineer Clarence Mason and engineers assigned to the project by the F E R A Mayor Martin also requested the carriers to collaborate with the city in obtaining necessary way for the elevation This phase of the project will cost mately The mayor hopes to induce the railroads to share this cost with the city Mayor Martin's conference in Chicago this morning follows closely on the heels of his meeting with state highway officials at Indianapolis In his Indianapolis conference the mayor requested the state highway commission to allocate a proportionately large share of the state's federal work relief funds to the Hammond project The commission has received for highways and roads and for grade crossing elimination It is empowered to spend this money in Indiana municipalities Mayor Martin is seeking as much of this money as is possible for Hammond to receive under the provisions of the federal set-up In event a proportionately large share is allocated to Hammond the be in a relatively good position to apply for a federal loan and grant to finance the remainder of the cost The grant on such loans amounts to 45 per cent of the entire sum Just prior to his Indianapolis trip Mayor Martin had gone to Washington to seek federal proval He collaborated with William T Schulte of Hammond In contacting the officials in charge of such projects The mayor plans to obtain the major share of the cost of track elevation as an outright grant to the city so as not to burden payers and railroads with a heavy indebtedness WOMAN SOLON DEAD TERRE HAUTE Ind July Bertha A man a republican state tive elected in 1927 was dead here today She had been in poor health for some time STATE INJURED LOGANSPORT Ind July Dr George D Miller of Logansport state senator Cass and Fulton counties was Injured seriously here when the automobile in which he was riding was by a truck on state road 24 He was taken to a local hospital where It was believed he had a skull fracture in the dent 11 LAKE TOWNS ANNOUNCE NEW CHAIRMEN Peters Gives Out List of Latest Appointments to Community Jobs Eleven municipalities of Lake county have named F H A community chairmen during the last few weeks according to the latest released today by R Earl Peters state F di- rector They East Chicago Karl D Norris Griffith Mat Beiriger Hammond E Woods Highland E L LeRoy Leo Fox Lowell win Munster Edward Emmerling New Chicago Fred Mioduski Schererville John Schneider Harry Sims and St John Ben Kiein Former chairmen in Gary ing Crown Point Hobart East Gary Dyer and Griffith still retain their positions Joseph L of Gary is the general chairman for Lake county and John Tokarz of ing is the F H A field for nine northwestern ana counties HAMMOND MAN DROVE TRUCK THAT KILLED BOY Johnson Figures in Accident at Valparaiso Yesterday VALPARAISO Ind July Bruce Bagdon son of A J Bagdon 104 Weston ave was fatally injured at o'clock afternoon when he was struck by a truck at Weston and intersection He died ten minutes later In Christian hospital of a skull ture Johnson 1123 Moss St Hammond was driver of the truck He is employed by R P Shipp of Hammond and was engaged in hauling cement for the Gross Con- struction company paving contractors The truck headed east on at a speed of from twenty to twenty-five miles an hour passed another truck which was emptying cement According to one eye witness of the tragedy Arthur Bright of 254 West Chicago St in testimony given before Dr Carl M Davis Porter county coroner the boy ran directly in front of the truck Bright said he was standing about fifty feet away at the time Leo Owen of Gary a truck driver told Coroner Davis the Bagdon boy had asked him to ride on his truck but he informed him it was against the rules He also testified the boy had been warned several times about running across the street SPURS HUNT FOR COUPLE WHO KILLED Severed Limbs Jammed in Small Trunk Near the Maynard Brickyard Spurred to efforts by the discovery of the legs of Ervin J Lang 2 murder victim of a grandmother in a ditch on avenue in Munster police pushed the search for his slayers Mrs Evelyn Smith and her Chinese band Harry Jung alias Jung Moy Gee In a small cheap trunk tied with light rope Lang's legs and the hacksaw with which wore severed were found by three youths cutting hay late yesterday noon The trunk was less than a quarter of a mile from avenue and north of the Maynard ANOTHER LAD IS HURT CLIMBING IN STATE RUINS Falls 20 Feet and Suiters Cuts Bruises and a Broken Nose The Hammond Board of Safety was given an incentive to push condemnation proceedings on the old State theater building after a boy narrowly missed death and sustained painful ies by falling from a ledge to the basement floor while playing there last night The mishap was but one of the many that have occurred in the perilous ruins since children began using the wrecked building for a playground The boy William Doyle of 4415 Torrence avenue Hammond a broken nose arid cuts and bruises about the face legs and hands in the fall a distance of about 20 feet Taken to Hospital He was rushed to St Margaret's hospital by Walter Leeple 5651 Sohl street Hammond and Frank Risher 4705 Hohman avenue mond who were summoned to the scene by several other boys ing with Doyle Action for razing the bombed structure was taken by the local board of works and safety of City Attorney Harry H Stilley City Comptroller Bertram Smith and City Engineer Clarence A Mason after a fence constructed by the city at a cost of was torn down and complaints received that the site was an eyesore among other things Commenting on the deplorable condition City Comptroller tram Smith this morning The city will not be responsible if anyone is hurt while trespassing near the place means of safety should be taken by the bond ers who must take the risk if sons are injured there We have even gone out of our jurisdiction to comply with complaints and edy the situation for the place is too far from the main street and we are relieved of the ity Can't Tear It Down At present it is impossible for the city to tear the structure down at its own expense but as a last resort another fence will be con- as guard with signs ing trespassers The board will do everything in its power to contact owners of the place order the building razed and enforce the measure A number of drunks have been using the building for a rendezvous also brick yard The gruesome discovery was madn Victor 19 and his John 14 of Munster and Fred 17 of Easily Identified Clad in white cotton trousers gray-blue silk sox and black shoes the legs which had been severed at the thighs of the strangled grocery clerk were Into the small trunk The legs were wrapped in a cago newspaper and a towel ing the same trademark as those found in the apartment of Mrs Smith former burlesque dancer and bore out the story told police by Mrs Blanche Dunkel 42 j mother-in-law of Lang who has confessed plotting Lang's murder Mrs Dunkel has admitted that paid of an agreed to Mrs Smith to accomplish the der of Lang whom she said was unfaithful to the memory of her 1 daughter Mallie now dead about six months Police however de- j clare that it was the law's unrequited love and jealousy which caused her to seek Lang's death He was to marry another woman Miss Josephine McKinley j soon j Boys Didn't Suspect Police already have obtained Iler f admission that she was present when young man was strangled but she denied having a part in the butchering and disposal of the body The youths who found the trunk yesterday said they first thought it contaned a dead dog Gosh the odor was said Victor Kirsch Kirsch said he and his com- panions lifted the trunk onto the road and removed the ropes I didn't think about this Lang murder even after we opened the said young Kirsch I went over to Al Spartz house and he came back with a truck Spartz was the first one to suggest that they might be the missing legs Young Kirsch said he was going to haul his load of hay home be- fore reporting the discovery but Spartz disagreed saying this might have something to do with the murder They summoned Marshal Ed Bennett who in turn called mond police and the sheriff's office Captain of Detectives Sandor Singer of Hammond upon viewing the legs said they were Lang's Taken to Chicago After they were examined by Dr Andrew A Hofmann Lake coroner the severed members were removed to the Cook county morgue by South Chicago police Mrs Dunkel was to be taken to the morgue today to view the ghastly sight Police believe this will hasten any further confession she may wish to make Meanwhile today Captain Daniel Gilbert in charge of the tion asked for cooperation from all agencies in getting pictures of the Smith woman and Jung Police of San Francisco and New were scouring their records and conducting intermitent raids in their respective Chinatowns in an effort to apprehend the slayers Leading Chinese of Chicago and other cities fearing the reaction might be unfavorable to their have promised police operation in finding the couple Lang's legless body was discovered in a swamp near Sheffield avenue in North Hammond a week ago Tuesday He had been murdered four days before Mrs Dunkel told police CARMEL Ind July Raymond W was killed here while riding his bicycle home from a swimming trip He was struck at a crossing by an Indiana railroad traction car
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