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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - August 4, 1957, Hammond, Indiana Home newspaper of the Calumet Region vol. Lil no. 40 the Hammond times final Price 15 cents formerly the Lake county times pens westmor82-3ioo Hammond East Chicago ind., sunday August 4, 1957 a. Ins. Up. Cap win photo 96 pages lightning kills pair on Golf course Call Lake Hospital bed shortage Parley wind victim this big Elm tree already eaten away by dutch Elm disease fell beneath Friday night s heavy wind at the Corner of Hohman ave. And Clinton st. In Hammond. While the winds reached 65 Miles an hour Little rain was evidenced. In Hammond 50 or 60 Trees were blown Down. Additional storm pictures Page d-6. Hammond times photo r at South Shore country club 2 others in foursome knocked unconscious two men who sought Refuge under a tree during saturday s crashing thunderstorm were killed by lightning on the Golf course at South Shore country club Cedar Lake. While panic stricken fellow golfers watched lightning struck James Fitzgerald 21, of 126 w. Detroit st., Calumet City and Charles Griner 38, of 233 w. Oak pi., Griffith. Two others in the same Golf four some were reported stunned in to unconsciousness by the Bolt. The tragedy occurred during the second of two violent storms that lashed the Calumet Region within a 24-hour period. Total rainfall sat urday approximated two inches varying by communities. The jolting storm struck shortly before noon saturday rip Ping Down Power lines in isolated areas flooding streets and swamp ing dozens of sailboats on Lake Michigan. A Sharp temperature drop accompanied the storm. At the Cedar Lake Golf course Fitzgerald and Griner were taking part in a tournament sponsored by he East Chicago Grasselli chem ical Plant of the Dupont co. Around ., their foursome dashed to huddle beneath a tree some 35 Yards West of the 17th tee. The lightning was reported to have struck and passed through the tree elect routing Fitzgerald and Griner. The Lake county sheriff s office reported Edward Fitzgerald 45, father of James and c. B. Mitchell of lapsing were knocked unconscious by the Bolt. The Hammond times was unable to locate a Lansing address for Mitchell golfers in the immediate among them Don Warner of Cedar Lake and Thomas Fitzpatrick of East to administer artificial respiration. The elder Fitzgerald an engineering executive at Dupont was reported temporarily paralysed by the Jolt. The Yong Fitzgerald recently discharged from the army was Whiting hardest hit Friday water Safe with water now reported As Safe for drinking Whiting Resi dents face further cleanup activities after the 65-mile-per-hour windstorm which devastated the Community Friday night. Bearing the Brunt of the big blow Whiting lost 50 or More Trees and four garages in the Freak thunderstorm which devel oped suddenly at 4 ., Friday and Cut off Power and water throughout the Community for three hours. Whiting mayor William Bercik preparing to enter Purdue univer sity this fall to study engineering Ile is a Nephew of Richard Fitz Erald prominent Calumet City at Orney and Thornton township democratic committeeman. In charge of services is Burns funeral Home 5840 Hohman ave., Hammond. Arrangements Are in Complete although it was unofficially reported that friends May visit the Chapel after 7 tonight. Fitzgerald attended st. Victor s school Calumet City and was graduated from it. Carmel High school Chicago. He attended Pur due for a year before entering the army paratroop division. He was stationed in Germany for two years and was discharged in May. While in Basic training at it. Leonard Wood mo., the youth received the outstanding Merit award for serv ice in his unit. Survivors include his parents or and mrs. Edward Fitzgerald a Sis Ter mrs. Katheryn Webster of Anchorage Alaska two Brothers Donald and Edward both at Home and a maternal and paternal grandmother. Services for Griner will be held at 7 Monday at Johns ton s funeral Home 242 n. Griffith blvd., Griffith with the Rev. Wil Bur Littrell officiating. An employee of the Dupont co. For 16 years he belonged to first methodist Church in Griffith and the East Chicago chamber of com Merce. Friends May Call at the Chapel after 7 tonight surviving Are his widow Phyllis two daughters. Lee and Lynn at Home his parents or. And mrs. Charles e. Griner sr., of saunas mass., and a sister mrs. Frances Anderson of Saugus. Announced officially saturday after noon the water had been tested and found Safe for drinking. On Friday night residents were warned to boil All water before drinking for fear of contamination. A giant Maple tree felled by the winds smashed Down the Power lines at the Whiting water works and other Trees in town put out the rest of the City s electricity. With the stores prepared for their Friday night shoppers Busi Nesses on the North Side of 119tti Street had to operate by Candle Light while those on the South Side were electrically lit. In Whiting City Park. 18 big Trees were either uprooted or had their trunks snapped like match Sticks when the big winds first hit. Street commissioner John Pictro said the Beach was entirely cleared of bathers by 4 After a fore warning of the northerly blast was received. Mayor Bercik and police chief Michael Zubeck and City Council men worked until 11 ., Friday and throughout saturday Clearing broken Trees and limbs from the blocked streets. The councilmen included Edward Kaminsky Sam Cera John Sopo Joe Dernay Joseph Walsko. Edward g. Pohl and Frank Murzyn the mayor noted. The Community thunderstorms w r r p l h e leaders were aided end by Rule Over wide areas of the nation continued on Page 2, col. 1 other City workers and volunteers. Large Trees barricaded 117th Street until the men working with hand and Power tools cleared away the shattered and twisted Timber. Wires trunks limbs and branches cluttered and piled on almost every Street in the Community especially the North Side next to the Park. Mayor Bercik personally attacked several Large tree trunks with Power and hand saws throughout saturday. He was spelled by chief Zubeck and Kaminsky. Garages were smashed completely to the ground beside four Homes and several porches were brushed by branches and leaves but with no damage. Three cars were re ported scratched or slightly dented by falling limbs. Several reports were made of shorted wires throwing Sparks and causing minor burning but the Power was shut off before major damage could occur. A Hammond Man and an East Chicago Man managed to cling to pieces of a broken boat and be washed ashore off Buffington har Bor in Indiana Harbor. Joseph Holobek 26 of 1921 Clay st., Hammond owner of the boat and Michael Jurasevich 37, of 3603 Elm st., East Chicago were continued on Page a-6 a times special a Day with governor what is governor s work Day like How does he carry on the heavy schedule required in heading up the state government who Are the people he sees to find out the Ham mond times sent a photographer and a stuff writer to Indianapolis to spend a Day with gov. Harold w. Hand Ley. Their report is Given in a full Page of pictures in to Day s times. Don t miss a Day in the life of the gov Page c-20 crash kills Hammond woman 65 mrs. Grace Jaeger mashup victim in Schererville Schererville a 65- year old Hammond woman was killed and two others injured in a head on traffic collision Here during saturday afternoon s rainstorm. Mrs. Grace Jaeger of 4835 Elm st., Hammond died at st. Margaret Hospital Hammond shortly after she had been admitted for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash on . 41, about one half mile North of . 30, in Schererville. Injured were Joseph Jaeger 66, the victim s husband and Driver of the car and Murrell b. Aydelott 51, of it. 2, Cedar Lake Driver of a car which smashed into Jaeger s. Both Jaeger and Aydelott were reported fair condition late saturday at st. Margaret. The Hammond Man reportedly suffered internal and head injuries Ayde Lott multiple cuts and a possible leg fracture. Pleasant weather fair and pleasant today Cool tonight. Monday fair with Little change in temperature. Low to night in Low 60s High monday in Low 80s. Sunset today Sunrise monday . Indians Illinois fair and pleasant today North and Cen trial portions partly Cloudy with Chance of showers in South. High today ranging from 83 in North to 90 in. South. Little change monday. I Emrill latkes 1 . 2 a . . R 7 . S . 1 . So 10 s11 12 n 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm i i 7 . S . 9pm 30 31 12 m 1957 august_j957_ m t a i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ii 12 13 14 15 i 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 classified ads d6-11 editorials b-2 obituaries .b-3 radio programs c-18 sports .dl-3 theater Page .d-4 to previews .c-18 to programs d-5 voice of the people b-2 woman s pages .cl-9 Council to act monday need 28-cent tax hike for proposed Hammond budget a three cent special Railroad Grade separation Levy figures prominently in mayor Edward c. Bowling s budget proposal for 1958 which Calls for a 27.71 cent tax increase per of assessed valuation. The budget will go before the Hammond City Council monday night at a special session. The budget calling for to come from taxes would require a civil City Levy of on each s100 of assessed valuation based on the current assessed valuation for the City of 990.015. The civil City is operating this year on a Levy. Once in receipt of the budget monday night the City Council will begin a series of special finance committee hearings before giving a final Okay. Dowlings recommendations Call Schererville town mar a for a monthly salary increase Shal Pete Rodar and state troop for City employees outside the police or Paul Hinkle reported Jaeger s car was northbound on . 41 around ., when Aydelott s Auto approaching in the opposite Lane went out of control and veered into the northbound Lane. The cars crashed head on. A third car the officers re ported hit Aydelott s car from the rear. The Driver was identified As Gene l. Knudson Cedar Lake. And fire departments where he has proposed a longevity system ranging from to per month. Hourly workers have been Given a 5-cent an hour wage boost while some department Heads received salary hikes ranging up to per year. Council Nen Are expected to wage their most treated debate on the requested from police department motor equipment re quests from health department salaries for a consulting Engineer requested by the plan commission and from salaries asked by the building inspector. At the same time Dowling has asked for the to establish a Grade separation cumulative fund wants for revising coun cil manic boundaries has okayed City clerk Stanley Kulik s request for for revising Hammond City codes and awarded the Vari Ous salary increases. City controller Joseph e. Klen said a tax of per each valuation is needed to raise the funds. He said some drop can be expected if Hammond s assessed valuation is increased. Art increase of Between seven and nine million dollars has been predicted Accord ing to Klen. Hebe s How Klen broke Down the tax Levy general fund water rental Bond intercut and notes Light fund Park fund 1 Ark dint. Bond fund pollen pension fund pension fund Curmi Latue Grade fund five Man juvenile Bureau in the police department and authorized nine More policemen and nine fire men approved one additional Sani tarian in the health department while denying an additional nurse and dental hygienist and allowed the plan commission for a consulting Engineer or architect. Aside from the general fund the budget recommendations Are fixed and some Are self sustaining. The Street department receives most of its income from the state gasoline tax and has no tax Levy while costs for Street lighting Bonds fire and police pensions and water hydrant rental Are fixed. .047.1 amount .017 1st British troops join Oman fight Bahrein persian Gulf threw its own ground forces into the Vest pocket Battle against the rebels of Oman for the first time sat urday. Vice marshal l. F. Sinclair Brit ish commander Here announced British troops and armoured cars were being sent into Oman to sup port native trucial scouts and forces of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman. The prime objective is to capture the fortress at Mizwa where the forces of the rebel Imam of Oman have their Headquarters he said. In Cairo the Imam s representative sheikh Mohamed al Earithy expressed Confidence that the Imam s forces could handle the enemy ground he said it s air attacks that we have no defense al Earithy announced that he had been instructed to Appeal to the United nations to Stop Brit ish aggression in Oman. He said he was told to Send the Appeal to Secretary Gen. Dag Hammarskjold in Hopes that some Friendly nation would initiate a discussion of the trouble. Oman is not a member of the . And therefore has no Legal right to ask directly for . Dis Cussion. Al Earithy also said the Arab league states had hoped that Secretary of state John Foster Dulles would intercede in the Situa Tion while he was in London for disarmament talks. Al Earithy charged Dulles who did not inter cede was ignoring the facts of history by saying omani trouble was a local affair. A High government source said the decision to commit British Tom Mies to the land Battle taken after a serious reappraisal of the j rebel strength and determination. The source indicated British troops were preparing to meet Tough resistance in the rebels Mountain strongholds. This a Sharp change from the original British assessment which had led military men to be i Lieve Britain could confine its sup i port of the Sultan to air raids. I we Are going to strike at j Mizwa and we Are proposing to use limited numbers of British forces to assist the Muscat army and trucial Oman Sinclair said. 29, of it. Longevity system which police men want and firemen Don t. I before submitting his recommend 951.60 disarming up to Friiss Dulles says Washington a Secretary of state Dulles flew Back saturday from disarmament talks in London and promptly challenged Russia to join the West in lessening the danger of a great atomic War by opening vast territories to Aerial and nations Dowling whacked nearly from department requests in the general fund cutting it from to with each department feeling the cuts. Major cuts by Dowling included one of from new equipment asked by the garbage department from equip ment wanted by the sewer department requested for a traffic Engineer from police department salaries by not authorizing All the additional men Klen said the present civil City Levy of does not include levies of and respectively for the Library fund and sanitary District. In other budget factors Dowling gave his approval to an additional clerk for the City clerk authorized a referee for City judge Frank a. J. Stodola authorized an additional building inspector granted one More Driver and two helpers in the garbage department okayed new motor equipment for the Ani Mal shelter allowed a Barret Bond craftsman and stenographer for the City Engineer established a ground inspection. At Wicker Park Dulles reported to the president according to information in Diplo Matic quarters that he had succeeded in pulling the Western allies out of a logjam of disagreement on inspection zones. They concurred in a plan he presented to Russia at a Friday meeting of the . Disarmament subcommittee n London. What he proposed in essence was that Russia agree to Aerial and around inspection Over great areas of Europe North America and the soviet Union. The object is to pre clude the possibility of a massive Surprise attack in this atomic age in an Airport statement Dulles said that it is now up to the soviet Union to less than 2 of 3 golfing fees a spot Check saturday by the Hammond times indicates less than two of three players at the Wicker Park Golf course the greens fee. The Survey was made As a result of complaints there is an excessive number of pass holders at the Public owned North township course. A Hammond times staffer was posted at the first tee from 6 to . The first golfer teed off at and in the next five hours 46 golfers started play. Of these 46, Only 29 paid greens fees. The pro shop attendant explained the other 17 held either passes or paid season tickets the attendant said there was no Way of determining which were free passes and which paid season tickets. The weather reduced saturday s activity at the course where an average of 250 players turn out on a saturday in Good weather. There is no record of pass holders or the number of passes distributed. The number has been unofficially estimated at Between 200 and North township trustee John Sertich who oversees the Park s operation said passes were printed before the Start of this season. But no t nearly All of these have been distributed he said. Sertich said the passes customarily Are Given to clergymen policemen firemen and disabled veterans. The practice originated years before he took office As township trustee and has not been abused during his administration he said. Greens fees at Wicker Park on weekdays Are 75 cents for North township residents and for non residents. On saturdays sundays and holidays the fees Are for township residents and 25 for outsiders. Season tickets Are sold to township residents at for individuals and for a Man and wife. Sertich estimated that about 150 of these season tickets have been sold this season. During 1956, Park records show fees tickets were sold. Total income from the Golf course including the amounts paid by season ticket holders is listed As these fees Are the Only income to the township from the Golf course. John Pavelich who has been pro at the Golf course since Sertich became trustee in 1955, is permitted to keep All income from equipment sales Caddy cart rentals and lessons. He is also paid a monthly salary of Sertich pointed out play at the Wicker Park course has been sharply curtailed this year due to the recent flood when the course was closed for about 10 Days. Nine temporary greens Are now in use As a result of damage caused by the flood and this has further reduced the number of players. Reds blast Dulles for no results London a the Moscow radio charged saturday night Secretary of state Dulles reduced to nothing the four months of work of the London disarmament con say disaster Gould not be handled medical society to Host business Vic leaders Lake county s top leaders will meet next sunday to Dis cuss the county s top problem growing shortage of hos Pital facilities. The Lake county medical society will Host the county s mayors and chamber of com Merce presidents at a breakfast meeting at the hotel Gary to re View a Survey Lof the county s medical needs newly completed by the state Board of health. Since a solution to the shortage will undoubtedly involve several millions of dollars it is beyond the ability a relative handful of doctors to do much about it explained or p. F. Premuda medi Cal society president in letters of invitations to the City officials and Commerce leaders. The Survey or. Premuda stated there Are already Days when not a single bed is available in the entire county. Any sort of disaster under existing con would be a real Catas the continuing growth of the county and the establishment of new industries Here will place additional loads on hospitals already incapable of handling the present or. Premuda stated. Invited to next sunday s Confer ence Are mayors Edward c. Dow Ling Hammond Walter Jeorse East Chicago William Bercik Whiting Fred Rose Hobart mar Vin erlenbach Crown Point and Peter Mandich Gary. Chamber presidents invited in clude Richard Weiss Hammond Theodore Plimpton East Chicago Carl Binhammer Whiting Roy Christenson Hobart Jorgen an Dersen Gary and Robert Everett Crown Point. H. B. Snyder chair Man of the Lake county citizens advisory committee or. J. J. Forszt county commissioner and Everett Johnson president North Western Indiana Hospital service will also attend. The state Board of health s lengthy Survey report a based among other sources on statistics from the county s Jour general and two specialized hospitals. Of the general hospitals the report notes there Are available Beds 951 housed in fire resistive Only one of the six tuberculosis supported by tax funds. The others st. Mar Garet Hammond st. Catherine East Chicago st. Mary mercy Ference Powals. With his inspection pro i Gary our lady of mercy Dyer continued on Page a a Needle in Haystack Barbara Summers 20, of Philadelphia uses surplus mine Detector to search for an engagement ring in 15 tons of Straw. Or. And mrs. Donald Wakeling of Hellam pa., of whose farm ring was lost Aid in search. Story Page a wire photo newspaper i

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