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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - August 18, 1957, Hammond, Indiana Home newspaper of the Calumet Region lil no. 52 the Hammond times formerly tha Lake county tunes Hammond East Chicago ind., sunday August 18, 1957 final Price 15 cents a iks. Cap photo 112 pages sex envoy s daughter is named As russian spy counterspy of Fri tells of network urged to obtain personal data on Ike spy on Cardinal Washington Boris Morros counterspy for the Fri has named Martha Dodd Stern daughter of a former . Ambassador As the soviet spy who once tried to betray him to the russians the House committee on in american activities announced saturday. The announcement came after the committee took sworn Testi Mony from Morros Hollywood composer director who recently disclosed his sensational career in International undercover work. For 12 years he worked in what the russians believed was the role of spy for them but he really was agent for the Fri. The House committee said it had gleaned much valuable in formation from him including statements that 1, a Secretary in the . Embassy at Prague Czechoslovakia and a member of the . Intelligence Agency in Germany were involved in. Soviet spy work. These persons were not named. B. Morros superiors in the soviet espionage network asked him to get compromising information about High americans including president Eisenhower. I. They also asked him to Plant a spy in the office of Cardinal Spellman of new York to re port on the Churchman s activities. T fifty five business firms in the United states were covers for soviet espionage. Children steal to play machines Call Batts top Factor in juvenile delinquency see editorial Page a-18 pinball machines Are contributing More to the Calumet Region s shocking increases in juvenile crime than any other single Factor in the opinion of local police authorities Church leaders and social workers. Police blotters and court records almost daily spell out details of children s thievery Conn Ivery and deception to obtain Money for the Coin hungry devices. The Gaudy machines Are devour ing children s school lunch Money bus fare and other vital expenses in restaurants and stores available to minors officials report. Can t we give youth constructive to juvenile authorities cite fre quent cases of children robbing from their parents burglar izing youth returns to steal loss reported sat urday a 21-year-old Man was seized while burglar izing a tavern where he had lost in a pinball machine. The Man was startled by police at the rear door of the Aetna lounge 932 Aetna St. He reportedly admitted his in Tention of burglar izing the tavern to reclaim he had emptied into a pinball at the bar. Homes and stores and even com mitting outright robbery assaults to keep the pinball fed. All cases officials recognize the True motive for the pinball mania among youth gambling. Where will it All asked the Rev. Dwight Klinck head of Hammond Brooks House. There s no horus Pokus about it. Many of us parents careless about the influences we allow to come into our children s life Are sowing the seeds now for greater delinquency than the country has Ever what Are pinball and what Martha Dodd Stern is the is the status of their legality daughter of the late William e. Those which record Dodd ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1938. In 1939 she came to Public notice when a Book she wrote was banned in Germany by free games or build up Odds on Bingo Type score cards Are Classi fied As Slot machines in a . Supreme court decision rendered continued on Page 2, col. 4 this year. There is no Federal Law against Slot machines though the decision now forces All pinball operators to Purchase an annual Federal Slot machine stamp. Indiana and Illinois state Laws outlaw gambling but recognize balls As amusement devices not gambling machines. Indiana however prohibits minors from playing the machines. The free game actually is a subterfuge for the Slot machine reports Virgil Peterson director of the Chicago crime commission. Peterson estimates the weekly yield of pinball in Good locations at per machine. The Rise of hoodlum ism in pinball operations is not Surpris he added. The Lifeblood of organized crime has always been commercialized gambling opera the machines Are found in Public places in every Calumet Region Community with the exception of Lansing which has none. East Chicago Calumet City and Burnham Are among communities which License the devices. Ham mond collects no fee at All due to an ordinance which banned the machines several years ago. The ban was voided by a subsequent state Law and Hammond has failed to enact a pinball licensing Ordi Nance since then pinball came under heavy attack from the Rev. Eugene r. Balsley pastor of the first meth Odist Church 6635 Hohman ave., Hammond who stated pinball Are As a Rule gambling devices. When people get the idea they can get something for nothing watch out. It becomes a severe problem As far As children Are concerned Learned especially in about where cases i be youngsters take a Dollar or two from their Home and spend it gambling. Why crash kills Cal City Man 28 a 28-year-old Calumet City Motorist was killed and a Pas Senger in his car injured when their Auto smashed into a Tele phone pole police reported Calumet City police and firemen used torches to free the Driver John Ted Kolsut jr., of 348 155th Jpn. From the wreckage. He was pronounced dead shortly ter Ward at St. Margaret Hospital Hammond. Injured was Jerry Janiga 19, of 125 Webb St., Calumet City a taxi Driver. He was treated for left Elbow lacerations and left thigh contusion. Officers Joseph Pomilia and Ted Maysak reported the Accident of cured when Kolsut s Auto speeding j control after crossing a Railroad track struck a soft shoulder off the Road sailed off the ground and crashed into the Telephone Post 10 feet from the ground. The officers stated Kolsut s Auto had passed two cars on a curve in the Road just before the collision which took place Friday night. The Auto travelled 280 feet on the Road after the Driver lost control at the Tracki crossing. After sailing off the Street the vehicle travelled another 120 feet through the air before crashing against the Post. Cause of death was ruled due to a Skull fracture and multiple in juries at an inquest saturday. Kolsut a native of Calumet City worked As a clerk in his father s grocery store. He was a member West on state Street veered out the Calumet memorial Post no. 330, american legion and belonged to the fraternal order of police. He was also a member of nest no. 167, the polish Falcon and group no. 1962, the polish National Alliance. Services will be held at . Tuesday in Czechanski funeral Home 248 155th pi., Calumet City and at 10 . In St. Andrew Church with funeral mass to be Sung by the it. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Sehnke. Burial will be at holy Cross cemetery Calumet City. Something pinball Are definitely a trend in the wrong said the Rev. Carver Tinsley pastor of Southern Baptist missionary Church 860 state St. Hammond. Their influence cannot be Over investigations into reports of juveniles using the pinball in Hammond led even to the Ham mond times where Donald a. Cornwell circulation manager re ported three recent cases of news paper carriers who poured their entire route collections into balls. The spent a total of on he said. They Are More vicious than Slot machines. They take your Money faster and give you less in return. Pinball Are strictly gambling de vices nothing else. When they Are made available to Small children it is All the More Cornwell identified the Sites of the newsboys pinball escapades As a restaurant High school hangout on Conkey Street another near Michigan and Calumet aves., and a shop in Robertsdale. Hammond police chief John Mahoney agreed that pinball pre sent a Law enforcement problem that requires constant he reported two recent cases where Young boys had broken into parking meters for coins to use on the machines. Harry Davis chief probation officer of the Luke county juvenile court reported cases in the court s jurisdiction where children stole robbed and burglarized because of pinball. Some of it occurs in Pool he said where there is a double statutory violation. State Law prohibits minors from being in Pool rooms and it prohibits minors from playing East Chicago s asst. Police chief Frank rut Aesha reported the twin City s Force is on standing orders to keep minors from play ing the machines. The operators Are told he said. The availability children have to pinball and other gambling activities is subject of increasing entries to the Hammond times letter to the editor column. One correspondent indignantly reported children were taking part in games of Chance at the fourth of july Celebration staged by vet Erans at Whiting Park. For the past 30 he added the july 4th Celebration in Whit ing has been an event in which Whiting families and their friends got together for recreation and relaxation. We admit that children accompanied by their parents participate in games and various events but it is not True to say that organized gambling is being permitted. The event which opens with a big Parade each year has been one of the finest july 4th affairs in the Region and the arrange ments Haven t been changed in nearly 30 years in pick up 26 teens for breaking curfew Lake county juvenile authorities in a Surprise visit to trouble spots in Eastern portions of the county Friday night nabbed 26 teenagers for curfew Harry Davis chief probation officer disclosed. Promising that More personal investigations will be con ducted Davis said the group included 23 boys and 3 girls. Three of the youths had previous juvenile records Davis said. All 26 were released to their parents after authorities had taken them to Hobart police station according to Davis. Chiang sees collapse of red Empire warns Russ will resort to atom War if necessary by Marvin Stone Taipei Formosa in a Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek said today that the general collapse of the entire soviet Empire and International communism is under Way. In an exclusive questionnaire interview with International news service the chinese nationalist president said that up risings on the communist held Mainland Are in fact on a larger scale than the revolt in the chinese Leader also warned that the soviet leaders will not re Frain from an atomic War if they become convinced that such a War is the Only Way to maintain their tottering questions submitted to the Generalissimo and his answers Fol Low question what in your judgment were the most significant events of the past decade it order of in Ortance answer the meteoric Rise to Power of International com Rounis in the Early part of the past decade and the beginning of its disintegration in the latter part Are in my judgment the most significant events of the last decade. The Rise of communism after world War ii reached its Peak in 1949, when the chinese comm Conti Mied on Page a-4 acting on complaints of vandalism and juvenile activity the seven Man delegation led by Davis and Joseph Baltovich chief investigator for judge Joseph Meszar s juvenile court swooped in on the big six truck Stop 1433 e. Ridge rd., the nearby hitching Post the Villa Road and a Bowling Alley in new Chicago and the rocket drive in at Hobart. Davis explained that managers of the establishments had complained repeatedly about juvenile activity particularly late at night. Friends May Call at the Chapel he noted that a group of Young after 9 ., today. Survivors include his parents or. And mrs. John Kolsut or. Four Sisters mrs. Sabina Voight mrs. Evelyn Burke misses Sally and Violet and a brother Edwin All of Calumet City. Sters recently caused considerable damage at one of the places when the manager complained to police about their activities. Davis said the investigation of times poll. The blame for juvenile Delin Quency turn to Page a-8 for opinions expressed by Calumet Region parents contacted in a poll by the times. Death car mangled steel is what remains of car which crashed into Telephone Post in Calu met City. Motorist 28, was killed when Auto reportedly travelling at High Speed jolted out of control at Railroad crossing and sailed into Post 10 feet off the ground. Weather mostly sunny and warm today with the High in the mid 80s. Tonight cooler with the Low near 60. Monday partly Cloudy but with Little change in temperatures. Sunset today . Sunrise monday am. Indiana Illinois continued sunny and warm today with cooler temperatures expected tonight. Monday continued warm but partly Cloudy skies expected. Lam 2 3 6fi Sam 69 unofficial temperatures 66 9 73 5 10 11 12 n 1 3 4pm 6pm 7pm s 9 10 11 12 m 1957 August 1957 s m t w t f s i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ii 12 13 14 is 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 classified ads .d7-13 editorials obituaries .a19 radio programs a16 sports.dl-4 theater Page d6 to previews .a1b to programs voice of the people a18 woman s pages ----c13-17 juvenile hangouts was launched at 11 ., one hour after curfew. He said it was 3 . Saturday when All 26 had been disposed of. The interesting Davis explained is that few of the youngsters claimed knowledge of the 10 .-5 . State curfew Law while most parents also denied knowledge of the Davis said the parents living in areas from Hobart West to Chicago Heights were Davis said the youths ranged from 15 to 17 years. He said two of the boys were known to have cases pending in juvenile court while another was a boys school parolee. One of the girls was Clad Only in pyjamas a Houseboat and was barefooted Davis said. Sutherland., Ranich get promotions the appointments of Charles e. Sutherland of Chesterton As commander of the dunes Park Post of the Indiana state police and Steve Ranich of Highland As first sergeant were announced saturday at Indianapolis. Sutherland has been acting com Mander of the Post since aug. 1 when it. Mark a. Nelson of la Porte left to become a staff Cap Tain in charge of the traffic and uniform division at Indianapolis Sutherland held the rank of firs sergeant. Ranich now a sergeant will be succeeded by Cpl. Myrick b. Crampton of Chesterton. The pro motions of Sutherland Ranich and Crampton Are effective sept. 1. Ranich 38, was safety education director for the nine counties in the dunes Park District before his promotion to sergeant. To comes from a Well known East Chicago police family. His father the late Nick Ranich was continued on a-4 getting in Early licks at the Lake county fair Don left and Jim Schassberger of Crown Point 4 and 3, respectively take time out away from the horses and cows to enjoy some Cool 106th edition of the fair opened Satur Day. Other photos on Page a-3, Story on. Page a-14. Hammond times photo Jam Lake fair Crown Point some persons thronged the Lake county fair grounds on saturday the opening Day of the week Long fair. Fair officials said the crowd virtually doubled the first Day attendance of the 1956 fair marred by a Rainy Start. The at Tendance figure this saturday brought comments that the fair had its Best opening Day in Many years. Mrs. Wilfried Luebcke of Crown Point was named the winning Horticulturist after she took most of the Blue ribbons in the Flower show. Robert Walker of Gary was picked top Man Horticulturist for his surplus of Blue ribbons. Miss Nancy Ritz of Turkey Creek was picked the Junior sweepstakes award Winner in the Flower com petition. Mrs. Maurice Smith of Hobart was selected women s sweepstakes Arranger award. George and John Malo of it. 1, Cedar Lake members of the Han Over haymakers 4-h club were selected to represent Lake county in the Indiana 4-h club entomology exhibition sat the Indiana state fair. George was also awarded the trophy for the grand Champion Garden display at the fair on sat urday. The Reserve award was Given to William Guske of it. 4, Crown Point a member of the Washington Ramblers 4-h club who also was Reserve Champion for having a top pen of Pullett hens. Rita Clinton of Shelby was named grand Champion of All divisions in the 4-h food preparation Competition with Rosemary Riley of Crown Point As Reserve grand Champ. The grand Champion of All divisions of baking was Shirley Devries of Lowell with the re serve Champ title going to Nancy Cloyd of Munster. Carlie Gernenz of Crown Point member of the Ross Blue ribbon 4-h club took the trophy for the Best pea of pullets. Paul Reeder of it. 1, Crown Point washing ton Ramblers 4-h, took the Blue ribbon for the grand Nam Pisa Barrow a White Chester. The re serve championship went to Carol Jurs of Hebron with a spotted Poland China. Harold Walter of it. 4, Crown Point a member of the Leroy 4-h club was awarded first place for the Best Rabbit of the show. Larry Scheub of it. 4, Crown Point Washington Ramblers 4-h, won with the Best Doe and litter of rabbits in the show and was also named Reserve Champion for the Best meat pen of the show. The championship for the meat pen went to Craig sprout of it. 4, Crown Point Washington Ramblers 4-h. Today s fair schedule includes horse show a performance by Shriner in the grandstand and a Parade of champions in the after noon. Be ready for school school Days Are just around the Corner and parents Are facing numerous problems in preparing for the 1957-58 term. A special 25-Page Back to school fashion Section is included in today s Issue of the Hammond limes to help parents and students in lining up their wardrobes. Tha special Section includes pictures taken by times photographer Orville Katz in which dozens of Calumet Region Resi dents posed As models to show the latest in fashions for the new school term. Also parents will want to read the interesting articles on How to prepare for the new school their children should take to school Etc. After huddle with Holovachka state police to take Lake gaming cases to City courts not to Crown Point Indiana state police and Lake county prosecutor metro m. Holovachka have resolved their differences Over handling of Gam bling arrests but Holovachka disagrees with state police superintendent Harold s. Zies that a Chicago gambling Syndi Cate is invading Indiana. Holovachka said that state police Friday agreed to handle prosecution of gamblers through his office instead of the Justice of peace courts previously used. I state police have invaded Lake county gambling houses on five occasions in recent weeks with arrests being made in Hammond East Chicago Whiting and Gary. Holovachka met with it. Charles a. Sutherland of dunes Park District and capt. Mark a Nelson of Indianapolis police Headquarters to resolve the prosecution problem. He said it was agreed that when rambling arrests Are tirade in Lake county hereafter they will be handled through Holovachka s office. Holovachka Sani that Means that charges will be filed in the City courts where penalties Are sufficient to deter gambling activities. State police will take their prisoners to City jails and the follow ing morning will Contact the Deputy prosecutor to file affidavits in City court. Pines of up to and jail sentences Are possible in City court compared to the maximum me in Justice courts it was explained. Nelson and Sutherland acknowledged that Justice of peace courts have been used for expediency and to evade the Many continuances permitted in City courts. It was indicated that state police will not Only continue their raids on Lake county gambling places but will also probably step them up. The issues were resolved after Holovachka complained that state police were bypassing his office in taking defendants to peace court in Schererville. Holovachka asserted that the state police Are not going to usurp the Powers of my offices As they have in the in answering pics charges that a Chicago gambling Syndicate is try ing to invade Indiana Holovachka declared that they have been say ing that for 30 Zeis stated that the Lake county gambling raids have been con ducted and Are being stepped up to Stop the Syndicate movement. Once a gambling Syndicate be comes firmly entrenched other organized crime Zeis said. Racketeering of All kinds flourishes and the longer it is neglected the harder it is to stamp he added. Zeis said he Han turned Over to Federal internal Revenue agents Evi Dence of Illinois gamblers operating in Indiana and that if any information concerning transportation of gaming machines is uncovered it will also be submitted to Federal authorities. Not denying that Illinois hoods May flow across the state line Holovachka said he knows that syndicated Gam bling does not exist in Lake county. Charging that republicans continually bring up the gambling Syndicate charges the county prosecutor said they have been saying that for 30 there has been none in my five years in office none in the two years previous and there will be none the rest of my Holovachka declared. In recent raids state police made arrests at Newman smoke shop 570 state St., Hammond Nardi s lunch 1612 i19th St., Whit ing up town lunch 1604 119th St., Whiting Glen Park Hunting and fishing club 22 e. Ridge rd., Gary and twin City handbook 720 Exchange ave., East. Chicago. State police have confiscated More than. In the five raids while the 15 operators each paid fines of plus for court costs. Fray gov. Harold w. To whom credit for the raids has gone lashed out against Holovachka s charges of politics declaring that if Holovachka thinks he is bigger than the state of Indiana and wants to make a Case of it we will show him what we can the governor said we Are mov ing in on Lake county because Holovachka has consistently re fused to the Lake county prosecutor had contended that the Republican stronghold of Lafayette called by Holovachka the biggest gambling Emporium in the had t been touched but that predominately democratic Lare county has been the gambling target

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