Hammond Times, December 11, 1951

Hammond Times

December 11, 1951

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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - December 11, 1951, Hammond, Indiana THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Wednes- day increasing cloudiness followed by light snow in afternoon and night. Low tonight 16. High Wednesday 34. Low Wednesday night 18. Outlook for Thursday, cloudy and colder. THE TIMES Calumet Region's Home Newspaper N L Vol. XLYI No. 149 Call Sheffield 3100 Hammond, Indiana, Tuesday, December 11, 1951 AP, IKS, UP, CP, AP Pholo 26 Pages Price 5 Cento NcGRATH OUSTER HINTED Cars Kill Hammond. Hegewisch Men Hanchar, Milasinovich Are Traffic Victims Retired Standard Oil Worker Hit at Indianapolis-Roberts by Gary Auto Two elderly pedestrians, a retired Standard Oil worker living in Hammond's Robertsdale district and a 65-year-old Hegewisch man, died today in Calumet region traffic accidents. A Dolton man was injured in a Calumet City accident this morning. Killed about a. m. today while he was walking across Indianapolis Blvd. at Roberts Ave. in the Robertsdale area Hammond was Andrew Hanchar, 74, of 1704 Atchison Ave., Hammond. Seek Kidnaper Of Couple in Desert Wastes YUMA, Ariz. (UP) and airplanes fanned out across the desert near here today in a desperate search for a boastful gunman believed hiding in the sun-baked wastes with a young couple he kidnaped from a road- side. Authorities said the gunman boasted of being "smarter" than mass-murderer Billy Cook, killer of six persons. The sheriff's office men on foot across the mesquite-covered sands and up all sideroads leading mto the area from U. S. Highway 8094 while civil air patrol planes took off to scan the region from the air for the missing couple's car. THE FBI also was asked to join in the'search. Undcrsheriff Lloyd Mabery said the desert search was ordered after deputies patroling all highways and manning roadblocks in northwest Arizona and Southern California failed to find the car in which the desperado was believed fleeing. Authorities believe the man either is hiding out on the desert or has slipped over the border into Mexi- co with his captives, Mabery said, The kidnaping was reported by a Casa Grande, Ariz., mechanic, E. Beaird, who said the egotistical gunman kidnaped him near Casa Grande and forced him to drive to a spot near here. Beaird said the bandit flagged him down on the highway and robbed him of at gunpoint. The man then ordered him to drive nearly 200 miles at 80 miles an hour before he spotted the couple's car parked beside the highway 22 miles from here. THE MECHANIC said the couple was standing beside a 1951 model car with green out-of-state license plates and appeared to be watching the sunset. The highwayman ordered Beaird to stop car, Beaird said, and he ripped some wiring from the en- gine. He then approached the couple gun in hand and curtly told them to get in their car and drive away. Beaird said the car headed toward the California border, bu a California entry station oat side Yuma reported that no ca fitting the mechanic's description had crossed the border. Beaird wid the gunman boasted being "smarter" than Badman Billy Cook, the 23-year-old Mis Kouri highwayman whose quick trigger finger cost the lives o .iix persons, including five mem bers of one family, before he wa captured in Mexico. The Hegewisch man, EH Milas- inovich, 65, of 11759 S. Burley Ave., died at a. m. today in South Chicago Community hospital of in- juries suffered five hours earlier when he was struck by an mobile while walking across Ave. O at 118th St., in Hegewisch. DBIVER of the car involved in the Hammond accident, Levi Levels, 26, of 1432 Jefferson St., Gary, booked by Hammond police pending investigation of the accident. Levels told police he was driving northwest on Indianapolis Blvd. and didn't see Hanchar, he said, until he noticed his body flying through the air, about the time a "big black car" was going south- east on Indianapolis Blvd. Police said Hanchar's left leg was torn almost completely off be- llow the knee in the accident. The ont of Levels' car showed exten- ve damage. Police said Hanchar as crossing Indianapolis Blvd. om the west side OFFICERS Raymond Baars and oland Hopp rushed Hanchar to t. Margaret hospital after the ac- dent, which they came upon while rulsing in a squad car shortly fter it happened. Hanchar was renounced dead on arrival at the ospital. The body was taken to Vhiting's Baran funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not een completed. Driver of the northbound car nat struck Milasinovich in Hegc- isch last night, Jack Krolak, 20, f 13209 Houston Hegewisch, was charged by East Side police ith failing to grant right-of-way o the pedestrian. Police said Milasinovich, crossing .ve. O from the west side of the treet at a crosswalk, was struck y the left front side of the car hich Krolak was driving at ,m. last night. They took him to he hospital, where he succumbed t a.m. today. IN CALUMET CITY, Robert Drummond, 23, of 14123 Manor ve., DoltoVi, a store clerk, suffered possible broken left leg when his ar ran off State St. and plunged nto a ditch at a curve near the ennsylvania railroad crossing. The accident happened at a.m. to- day. Drummond told Calumet City po- ice he was driving west on State St., and failed to note a sudden curve in the road. He was taken to St. Margaret hospital, Hammond, where X-rays were to be taken oday to determine U his leg was 'ractured. Says Glass of Beer, Wine Induces Sleep GALVESTON, sleep? Try a beer or a glass o wine. That's the recommendation o Dr. Judmund Macnunen, of the Mental Hygiene elinlc a Copenhagen, Denmark. A specialist in sleep disturbances Magnussen told a clan at the Uni versity ol Texas Medical schoo branch here yesterday that thos who wish to avoid insomnia ibouU rat "a light meal in the evenln and drink a glass of wine or bottle of beer." I! SHOPHNG DAYS U TO CHRISTMAS Yule Shoppers Throng Downtown Hammond as Late Store Hours Begin In Tax Scandal Truman Sel lo 'Clean Attorney General Clears Caudle BULLKTIN Howard Mclinth said today he did not fire T. Lamar Caudle when he became attorney general in 1949 because he knew of "no serious irregularities" on Candle's part. tax investigators called At- torney General J. Howard McGrath to testify today amid specu- lation he soon may quit or be fired. A close friend of President Truman who lias been in touch with the president since his sudden early return from a Florida vacation said Mr. Truman is "disgusted by the stuff coming out" in the tax scandal inquiry and "is in a mood to clean house." __ Asked whether McGrath might be on the way out, the United Press informant said that "he certainly looks like a good bet to get out." Draft Dodger Turns Jut to Be Marine ROCKFORD, bago county selective service offi- cials had red faces today because pf their action in listing Willard s'orman Swinson of Rockford as a draft dodger. Then they discovered he Is J. S. marine corporal recently re- turned from the fighting in Korea and now stationed at Seal Beach lif. pending his discharge in February. HUNDREDS OF SHOPPERS flocked to Hammond's downtown business area last night as stores began their 9 p. m. closing hours for the convenience of Christmas buyers. The Hammond stores will stay open nightly, except Sundays, until Christmas Eve Two scenes caught by photographer at height of evening Hammond Tlmei Photo shopping parade show density of shopping crowds at Sibley and Hohman. Store hours each-day except Monday, Dec. 17, will be 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. 'On Dec. they will be from noon to 9 p. m. Christmas Eve, store hours will be noon to 5 p. m. 35 Injured as Riot Disrupts Iran Assembly "THE PRESIDENT doesn't ques- tion McGrath's Mr. Tru- man's friend said, "but there just can't be any doubt that the depart- ment has. been dreadfully miiman- mruoAV