Valparaiso Vidette Messenger, January 2, 1947

Valparaiso Vidette Messenger

January 02, 1947

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Vidette-Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1947, Valparaiso, Indiana The Weather -mow and colder j anon flurrieit and colder low 1 high low night 5. Vol. 152 Telephones 13 and 14 Voter Purge I ots of Porter county who didn't to the polls In November are goinK to lose out next time un- on page 12. January 1947 The Home of Valparaiso University Four HALLECK SET FOR HOUSE HONORS With Has Sane New Year's Builders See Prospects of Boom In City Liberalized Controls To Bring Housing Local Prediction Jo Davidson A building boom during 1947 was predicted today by Valparaiso and Porter county realtors and bankers who heartily approve liberalization of government re- strictions on materials. Many persons have the money to build the spokesmen said in citing government red tape as the bottleneck that has delayed building since the close of hostil- ities. new program should prove beneficial in providing veterans proper said one spokes- man. look for a building people now can build the type of home they want and it won't be long before materials will be flow- ing freely he added. Another contractor predicted that more homes will be built the com- ing year than were constructed during 1946. Situation Not Yet Solved The homes that were erected while restrictions were in effect did not solve the housing ac- cording to one Valparaiso real es- tate dealer. i is no question that the end of government control will j alleviate the acute housing prob- j he declared. It is pointed out that one of the most important effects of the new program will be to bring down in- flated values of older properties. Contractors emphasized that re- moval of the ceiling on new homes will not affect the cost of construction on new homes in the j ployed at the McGill Manufactur- but that the promotion of building will result in lower costs ultimately. Another provision of the program. Mayor Gets A Suggestion On Crossings Mayor G. D. Conover today is in receipt of a conciele suggestion I made by a local citizen in regard I to the city's railroad crossing prob- lem. Although the letter and an Htnry Frank Kingdon 'Progressive Form Political Party HEADLINE. FIGURES in the newly formed Citizens of are Henry A. former secretary of and the group's co-chairman. Dr. Frank former PAC chair- and Jo former Independent committee chairman. The new formed as an independent group with third party merges 10 liberal organizations. WGill Nurse Lends Plane Crash When an American Airplanes passenger with ice-wings and engine crashed in the heavy woods bordering Interna- tional Friendship near Michigan last a Local Man Is Hurt In Gary Valparaiso-Gary Bus And Truck Collide Wednesday Noon Dr. Morland Edits Laws Of Marriage The extra-curricular work that Dr. John W. dean of the school of law at Valparaiso univer- accompanying sketch arrived be- fore the mayors public plea for comments was published in Mon- day's he hope that this will prove the fore- runner of other similar communi- cations on this subject. The well-timed suggestion came from Malcolm 109 Hickory and was read to council- men at Monday evening's adjourn- ed which officially wound j up the group's 1946 business. In the Hard's proposal is the construction of an underpass on Washington and the elimin- ation of crossings at La- fayette and Napoleon streets. Retired Railroader Before showing the councilmen the the mayor commented that it was and that he such Clerk-Treasurer C. Lee Nelson reported that Hard had come into j the city hall recently to discuss the same matter. He noted that the local resident was a retired locomoive and railroad works em- ploye. In Hard's sketch all traffic would funnel into Washington as the other crossings over the Penn- Few Traffic Mishaps Mar Night's Fun Police Report Town Calm As 1946 Goes Into History Books Valparaiso bade farewell to 1946 Charlie Held One of OOP's Most Astute By SANDOR S. KLEIN 'United Press Stiff i Jan Charles A Hal'eok of Indi- who i.s expected l-o bo GOP hoiibe floor -e idtr tod.iv. is one of the astute in the republican iwir. wavy-liaised 46-jcai-old congressman from Rtr.s.salaei. Ind. is a tou'jh opponent in a scr.ip. The democrats have known thai for j long time His lepublican colleagues wih acknowl- Tuesday night in one of the calm- edge it when chocse est moods exhibited on any New Year's eve here in recent times. i It was a bitterly cold and according to all down- town Valparaiso WOA I undemonstrative at midnight. City police and Sheriff Hany L. Borg found little traffic on the roads' here as 1947 made its but between the hours of two and four a. m. Wednesday the stream of cars was heavy but orderly There were no serious accidents recorded on the city or and onh one an est uas made. him to guide the tne program through the He is a Phi Beta but not the bookisli-appe-ii tvpe He'd just as soon throw the at an opponent as read it. Charlie who is about to start his thntcenth jeai in the has been tagged a man'1 by his political antagonists. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York endowed his ior Will Get GOP Nod As Floor Leader Today Demos Elect Rayburn As Minority Bilbo Faces Challenge BL'LLETIN W VSIIIN'GTO.V Jan. Charles ilallcck. of toda-. won the otneteil post of house republican leader in the new GOP- contrullrd congress uhioh convenes tomorrow Halleck a clear field for the important majority post Hhen his last two opponents with- draw in the interest of party har- rm.nv. were Reps. Everett M. Dirksen. R.. Ill and Thomas A. .Icnkin.s. O. Jenkins announced hli withdraw- al a few hours after Dirksen pulled out of the race fourth contender. Rep. larence R.. O.. with- drew earlier this week. Valparaiso industrial nurse render- j jury when a and seim-trailer ed yeoman service in administer- truck collided New Year's day noon One Valparaiso resident reported- 1sitv- has undertaken during the past j sylvania railroad tracks woujd be ly suffered a broken and sev- months today is proving an i eliminated. In addition to con- eral other local oeoole escaped in- asset to members of the legal structing the Washington street f f .._ J__ 4.1.. 1 1 mg to the 19 injured persons. The pilot and co-pilot were killed. was glad to do Miss Betty Luchtman. a registered em- changing rent ceilings on housing projects from a flat ceiling to a project average of will give builders an opportunity to diversify building units of various sizes into a single which will mean a sounder it was added. Still Scarcities Most of the metal prin- cipally that go into home and apartment buildings still are hard to obtain in any and this is believed to be the chief reason why government controls are being retained in part. One of the big drawback as far as Valparaiso is concerned is the scarcity 'of one contractor pointed out. In the main local rContlr.ued on cage 3. column ing company terviewed by ger reporter. A resident said today when in- the Vidette-Messen- of Michigan on the icy pavement in downtown Gary. T. H. of 4 Locust according to Gary suffered the broken rib and was the only one reported inju. cd. Officials at Mercy hospital in Gary stated this morning that they have no record of Claussen being treated fession who are interested in mar- the local resident sug- riage and divorce statutes m the gests that Boundary street be ex- United States. Dean Morland's lamp he carried on in addition to his regular class Caution and sobriety occupied the driver's seat as the nation concluded one of the safest New year's holidays in decades over ice- coated streets and highways. -six persons were killed in during tin- SG hours ending at midnight last Tne Saietj COLCICII. I had predicted that 130 persons would die in automobile accidents. said that treacherous con- ditions had a sobering effect on New Year's celebrants. sleet and fog inspired careful driving the council said. Many motorists also were impressed the record number of 235 commuting between that city and there. and departmental of completely revising and bringing 1 up to date the late Frank H. Kee- zer's h Although this is the third edition tended straight east to connect i with South which j could be used bv factory employes in that vicinity as a direct route I to Washington. Also Franklin south of the could readilv be connected with Crosbv deaths during the days. Christmas holi- Gifts Cheer County Home Groups Remember Old Folks During Holidays The holidays are orer. but for Ihc 45 inmates of the Porter coun- ty the memory lingers on. There are today stiU evident a Jew yulctjde decorations but these will coine down in a day or Supt. W. H. Dittman reported this morning. inmates are thankful to the var- sorictics of Porter county who torirp a little cheer to They -recall that it was the women of St. PaWs Catholic church tfumisJttod them with a nfoeJy rated and brought them same Among the dozen passengers on a Valparaiso-Gary bus in addition to Miss Luchtman hap-1 pened to be in her home city when the crash occurred. When i Claussen were Ed local she received word that the his son. and a Cross disaster committee was seek- j soldier whose Identity was not es- ing nursing help to bolster tablished other than that his last staffed hospital she. name is Little. the mid-week tmaed to this morning. Now local are wondering ___..... _ whether the ten inches of snow on Law of Marriage exten- forecast for Chicago will spread I as as Valparaiso. Chief of Police Jerome Frakes tne I reported several minor accidents of the former Massachusetts jurist's it is the first in the past Now Check Feasibility Mavor Conover and CHARLES H. HALLECK i the important floor leadership i post. But Halleck wants it known during he is nobody's man. and con- j Charlie Halieck s man. if he recently told a friend. Halleck has been actively mixed up in politics since 1924 when he was elected prosecuting attorney 'or Jasper-Newton counties in In- diana. Tins was just after he was volunteered. Lends Ready Hand Miss Lutchman went to Chink hospital where she worked eight Icy Road Blamed The driven by Claude V. council contemplating whether j occurred Tuesday and j graduated from Indiana university quarter' century. Initial copies of SUch an underpass construction is undertaking. Larger Volume which consiste Clark of traveling on Proximately of pages Fifth avenue and collided with a hours on Saturday and eight hours 1 semi-trailer and truck driven by on Sunday. .Wallace also of Chicago. was happy to be home and i The latter was attempting to make able to lend to be home and my services to aid the Miss Lutchman said- know nurses are always ready to lend a helping hand in an were such splendid pa- tients that it was a pleasure to look after Miss Lutchman added. am happy to say that all are on the Miss Lutchman. a graduate of St. Elizabeth's affiliated with Loyola university. has had flying experience. She was I a left turn off Venfiont. and because of the ice on the neither driver was able halt in time to the new volume just recently came i feasible -and whether Possibly an off the about a -.ear and at the Campbell street a half after the dean began his crossing might be considered in ad- dition. After approving the claims sub- j ject to the appropriation the council hurried through its i final session. In addition to brief- i pages than the treatise which was i ly viewing Hards the group revised in 1923. Dean Morland voted to have a light installed at added several new chapters. I tne intersection of Franklin and Since the new book started to South streets people have the indexj contains 300 more but there were no injuries sus- tained by individuals. The chief stated that New Year's was bat on neither occasion were there arrests made by city police lor intoxication or drunk driving Chief Frakes an- to a direct more this New Year's Eve was calm because there were IT school at the head of his t class. i His first love is politics and he has ambitions that encompass a broader range than service in con- gres.s. His second is law That's a family trait. Both his fa- ther and mother were lawyers j Middle of Reader i He likes to consider himself a WASHINGTON. Jan Southern democrats m the riouse staijeu a last-minute surprise and draited Speaker S.'m of Texas as minority r in the new GOP-controhed which comenos tomorrow Tlu .-outhemers hold a. majontj of remaining democratic in the hou_e They nad been to the croice of a John W mnck lender Ray- buin had insisted thar he did nor wp.nt the job But the -olid democratic Texas delegation decided to stav with Rav- oiirn aiU the dine spread to the delegations of other southern states It ended with McCormack himcelf nominating and the Texan -Aa1- elected op- position. It was learned that Truman strongly supported those put the pressure on Ra-.-jjiim to take the The unexpected democratic switch came as republicans met to complete their party organization for the 80th the first they controlled in 16 years Rep. Ciurles Halleck. R.. was set to be named house majority leader a republican conference later today. Rop Joseph W. Mar- tin. R will succeed Rayburn as speaker One of Halleck's two remaining optwnents the leadership with- drew from tiie contest today. He is Rep. Everett M. Dirksen. R.. v.ho said he was acting the interest of paru left Rep Tnomas A. Jpnfcjnp R. O.. rtill opposing Hal- Uck The fourth contender. Rep come off the presses of Indianapolis reportedly stumbled over objects j publishing firm Bobbs-Mer- rill the local educator has re- in the dark in that according to Councilman Edward citv nolirp 1 ceived various commendations from j ana authorized Fire Chief Wilbur Cowdrey to have the water nesday. John Edgewater re- ported that a man driving a car knocked down the mail box in front of his home. The call came in New lent work. Among the words of praise Dean Morland lias received to date are those ol a -well-known Gary attor- ney who recites that answers to two line in the fire station repaired at a cost not to exceed a member of the army's nurse flying and operated between Honolulu and San Francisco. Commenting on her experiences i Year's day at ajn. Later iof his current PWonal cases were Russell D. Peters brought the whose name was not listed on to the where individual left representing the damages asked by Kuehl for the repair of his mail box and post Chief of Police Jerome Frakes in the army. Miss Luchtman stated that the individual's name remarked that she was never in- j was not given him. Judge Crisman Reported Cases Delayed volved in an otherwise the casualty list would hare been complete Miss Luchtman has been em- ployed at the McGill plant since last July. answered in the revised book. The is dedi- cated my son. Sgt. John Bell who today is principal at Jackson township hich school. Other Features In addition to containing a sum- mary of the marriage and divorce day. statutes of each of the states. J Defendants slated to appear in the book has many other excellent coun Holdren. and interesting features. Chesterton war charged It gives a summary of the failure jo provide for Bnt- siatef- which forbid action for wirj. mA Wilbur Finn. company j tciv-ecticm of Washington and Lin- j breach of of common law Valparaiso man. charged with drank oolnway. Rfdelman said he was nmrnages which today are recog- drivinc. and William Thomas Can- only 18 states including many more private parties than usual. money was and prices at manj drinking establishments were steeper than the average per- son cared to Fire Chief Wilbur Cowdrey and his crew had no calk to answer. were in bed New Years E'.e by 10 p. m.. and New Years Daj we ate oar noontime crejmed chicken without Cowdrey reported. Various churches in the com- munity held special sen-ices iday and spiritual were conducted New Owing to illness of Judge Walter M. Crisman of Porter circuit court. 1 Uiree criminal actions set for trial 'Continued on page 1 column Friday hax'e been postponed. Pros- I---------------------------------------------- ecutor G- L. Burns announced to- New Pastor middle-of-the-road republican. He has voted prettj much as a party man during his list 12 years in the house. Halleck got into politics r in 1940 when he helped put Wen- dell Wil'kie as the GOP presidential nominee at thy repub- lican national convention. He made the nominating speech for WilUne. B--' when becan to play bjll with the se-.ell administrations p. i- cy. Halleck broke with him As chairman the national 'republican tee. Halleck la-is bevii in raisine and for the last one. His oppjnents be- lieve this may h ia a lot to do with the .supp.ct he Jjatlrjed in behalf his Cnntmurd on oaae 3 column 3-Way No One Hurt Boone Grove School Bus Involved In Triple Collision Then Uj'cy also sm51e -wihen thcv think of the Prefajyt-eriam mm and Women who ctotwwJ tJsmi irith bushel oT in which rfiaivd. BHctiUr TvleUde And Uwy anc iwft wsadMy tegjrt- Wng the Garytwi OcmnnanJJy which donated nor Mr. and Mrs. Gotole. whow bushel basket loaded with mixed Tuesh ffnait. as weU as 5Jw canned made the vutetWe They also express thdr to llhe metribm of Mae LSberty township Sunday school which brought gifts TOT and 3. Spral- fcy. who them a large box ol mixed fruite. onJy how- mmfttes rHnember.- bm vas masjc. They were happy when various groups sang carols for bringing back uienwJ tes DIES OF ALEXANDRIA. Jan. Lois 48. died last night of burns suffered Tues- day when a can oT varnish plod-Dd in a stove and set to home. Her survnvpri. Mrs. Sumnrers from the flaming house but was crittraJly toumed- Jeep Vs. Cadilac Paul Kouts. reported that lie was m a collision Wednes- j day morning at 1 ajn. at the in- j a 1946 jeep north on Wash- m nady. charged with petit Baroeny in Jn-j-ton and while attempting to a chapUr on nuuriace by thrft of a Jw-arL--- a left the rear his teJcphone. letter or one on a local church. was Struck by a 1912 Cad- i slave niarriascs. driven oy WestfaU. I aanunwy of as well as various other phases divorce and In Author Morland's eo-ncl-jslon on conunon-law marriage Ire states. pionttr which forte-red cwnrr-on-law 7narria--e In the United Rensselaer. The latter mtortrd to the police later in the day. Both were slightly damaged. At Tuesday -evening police jOontm-jed on page 2. column 21 Woman Taken By Death j At Hospital In Hammond Roads Over Midwest Colder Py CXTTED PRESS Slowly rising lemptralures eased hazardous driving conditions slight- ly in central and sc-uthem Indiana today but ssww clogged upstate roads and the weather bu-ea-Q said roone bad weather was on the way. Coatings of Dee on many high- ways soirth of Indianapolis were breaking but freezing rains. andneavy snowfaEs snarled traffic and grounded an airplanes I The Indiana weather bjureaii said it would be colder lute today and tonight with more snow pre- 'Continaed on 3. column County Schools Reopen Today i Mrs. Marion 77. former rwadcnl of Union township. PorUr oonty. dtod at 3.45 p. m.. New Yearx day in St MarraxrTs hospitaJ. Hammond. j The body wili lie in state at Iht I nornc of a son at 207 HaxnpftT St I until mrmorjal ritxs set State police urged motorists to ranain off highways except for es- sential trips. no fatal w-ane -rafported sSnoe yes- terday and accidents were at a Indiana coooAcA a boUday death toll of only four far below j with operation the anticipated mnnber. AH of for 1 p. m. Saturday at Porter cow-ty schools -pcsunwd united Br-jthtrn church. Jf-ffer- thi-s meaning following the hoi-day stmt. Hamnwnd The body ivaca-Jon. Valparaiso city school-- be fejvnu-Jrt to Blathly I wlK not iw-pen until next Monday jcrar jniJfs of Valparaiso County Siipi- M. E. DinsnKxn-e expiUintttf thait the coiunty pupils retained to today so they have a tnore rxtf-ndfid sjw-lng vacation Trcm April 3 to Snpt. reported tN- heatry snow fall had not He is manaed d-iughtw. fa ins. and fan Mrs. Rose Norton Dies At H os pica I New Year's Day Mrs. ROM- 83. 635 am a dr. .3. pw -.r-us foriiina-ih merrlv ted arrival ol people .T ihe ujmna-inir New Yrrrs d-f. No but nrooertv rinrna-c '-M at S350 or one of rh -B.I.-. .1 oas t-ansport- Kncr.'- rTnio The -3.Z- for the annual -ivTtf ball t.-mrnamrnt KfiW ff the able to Dtj-uty ill lor Thf r'f-ffdi-j4 I in' it' Tir-f h- ij Oibb. H-tr h 'fri in ben 3 rirt Shr had TDTHTA ir Mr- Cobb Myjicif. Christian for burial. S-umving are five -wns. HaroJd. Milton. Marshall. Howard and Francis. of and two and 12 grandchildi-en. The husband tm in ctoath. For many yrars the family resided in the Sedl-r-y conamniitj. Miss Sarah Janett-e Val- rainfall was reported In sou- them oocurred New Year's eve or number of ttMt-a oooaUck. I earty va-MMta-f. I acbocis are of school TeJe-ohone with a pareiso. and L-rwis lUQer and number of townships revealer- Mrs. of town- or thf churrh wene a new ol aopert'inrc' of a nst-nacd 4Iif but offjfnal p jn-ftf-unw- was not made um.a Jus WlH wnh -Jw jix-sJ f-c.-upjing thf Hf ly r. A-rrt at Iniiianao'il a iid Thf V-d. Ind bf fljnT Fnr. Irair- to burial in -THESTRRTON MAX HIES oj ion. died Ycvirv day in C Sulla The taken ar- 11-r delayed about On Briti-te Thf T'-Hfril 1wo aifi Tif-hplf miles of Knu1- mi K1 i'r R nl a br dgr. wr- m last c nv rnrmjr.E .r tn TV-'UtT V-rtirup 24 J VnlrtH' is-- i a Tnr tonr- Oommc west. me Olr on was sedan driven by Otivkr 1.- Hrt-ron. a Hebron hjch srhool two bndef at ramarat. Travrline dbwtljr iJ trtf Ooav txr was the drirc-n Harry SJwr- man. 53. of Sher- rnan was tw in tane and the rrar of Uie Codv car The A-piitv that the daTnAee to rlw car amooct- ed to JJWX. to the bos and i to tbe ;