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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Hammond, Indiana K and old rom Fly monday the Hammond times Tri City edition Hammond. Indiana sunday. February 25, 1940 Price three cents finns halt Buss drive Hitler assures nazis Victory Germany will not make old War mistakes Springs Surprise broadcast when Chamberlain starts speaking in England Munich. Orig tiny. Fob. " i i Hitler said it 11 input of a dirty lenders tonight hint Faith Aii l founded would i now lend is in Victory Over nil our ill err told the Miti ii that if to hid been Chancellor Thoj world our. Gennity would inv cd me Rod victorious. The up Hrnry spoke in the of Tho to n cheering a 2.000 por storm and by to Tho or Man people who not known in nil mice it his for observing the until or Spry of the promulgation of the of the National socialist cheats execution kills self with gun i Ceil 1 Ian Villa. Ken. Wllliam ii. Yeager. Police Linyer. Committed Iii Midi in Roll today n few hours be fore was be transported to kor Kwh a i to exc in tin Al in talc chair shortly Midnight tomorrow. mild that Miot himself in the head with n Rii Liber revolver. An investigation was begun Ini to deter Mutik How vender i not Ninny the gun. Yenzer was convicted of the in Itil shoot Lynx of state trooper John i k. Fussler on april 19.17. Ler was hot while trying to serve n warrant sworn out by y anger s ii and charging him with heating wife. 600 to attend Lake county gop banquet National chairman Hamilton will arrive in Gary at . Tomorrow City gets Utility firm s in Zolotor Hud not come from n t a Ifft into thin room in mrs Njoto. Impi Nin w Frari Ann Twenty years ago. For first tune f slopped before n great mull lit1 it is remarkable that t Mil still Here t Don t know How Many in Tho democratic i units could come Buck to old com Nufler in years. Truh i was still Soldier. My soldierly sentiment brought me Here during lie i Opest shame of our German nation. Then were really no victors in Uip world who i. To and become Sho of it tremendous world fraud. All were Dice loud it Zillann. The and Lens. The arabs who Wero promised a big Empire even the Laws because they were promised the same territory. The a called victors even to their own people who were promised new Reg Mie of indeed the Confidence of the Ger Man people in those pro mines Wurfl ill Ali i went on to dts i be the details of the ii lid Worril Wiir . Takes hand in Louisiana Calls for records of Pri Mary election and sum Mons grand jury no Vav . Ken. 2-1. The Federal government tonight i no cd Tor from the to Ulsta six Hundred Lake county re publicans paying 510 a plate will Honor John d. Hamilton a ten Tel gop chairman at tomorrow no kit h banquet hotel Gary in i Guiry. Of the affair will help finance the party s 19 ice county 1 election Campaign. Through the cookie Rillon of state 1 chairman Arch n. Bobbitt or. Diu old r. Of Chicago Kirst District chairman last night arranged for Hamilton to reach Lake county at in earlier hour to afternoon. Arrives lit u. In. The National chairman will arrive at the Pennsylvania station in Gary at p. M., attend a reception at Tho hotel Gary and Confer with the county and City Republican leaders on organization work before at Hammond Man Dies in crash on route 20 Gars collide near Michigan City Jack Jems 22, is the victim Law of averages Cost store clerk his life a head on collision Between two coupes on icy route 20. Seven Miles tending the banquet. Scheduled for p. In. Open House will be held it Tho hotel from 3 o clock on. Democratic primary election i Kathryn Randolph county summoned the Federal grand chairman announced from Hammond times photo first Aid equipment of the Hammond fire department was in creased yesterday by a presentation to the department of an in Alator by the Northern Indiana Public service company. The Auto Matic resuscitator was riven to Tho department by Dean Mitchell president of the Utility firm in a ceremony in the office of mayor Frank r. Martin. Shown from left mayor Martin Mitchell As sub tent chief Gerhard Schultz and fire chief Joseph j. Scherr. Is Woodrow Jinn s it Points and Inid that Ger Many was not vanquished but just hell for Lewent men he sold and no Hunts acc Juipe she had no arms. This democracy became a hell for nil decent men. An Insorn ton us a Liao of plutocrats still not of Tho countries Thoro was no Confidence in any authority in for Runny. There was n breakdown a Holcli was bound to u was obvious that a tremendous task was before us. Fulfilment of this task demanded unprecedented nit Horley. Sooner or later a. New or Der had u come. International marxist Hood against nil Tiona socialism and Only one. Could survive. A was obvious that the hour Geola world of mini time was in to absorb the socialist musses neither Raum we expect the socialist parties to win Over Tho Bour Lcou. A revolution had to come that absorb rather than de stroy killer old that what had broken Down was the formal Monarch Tat system and added tint continued on Page two new optimists Center popular my and jury to reconvene. Assistant a s. Attorney then Crail Herman Fum a would and u. S. District attorney Rene a. Announced they Hail subpoenaed bal lot boxes tally and returns from parts of Orleans new or leans Parish and that their investigations would extend As far Over the state complaints of irregularities warranted Rozenv veld confirmed that the government Hud taken n hand in chocking Tho voting by which sum to Wihton Jones a Lake Charles at Flornoy. Defeated gov Earl k. Long for Tho gubernatorial nomination lust us Landing the investigations of civil liberties and mull fraud complain a that began Whan Tho machine of Tho King fish Ticy t. Long first got a threat of defeat in the Jan. In primary. Several scr Loun complaints have been Rosenwald said. The government called Buck into Sens Lon beginning monday the fed pm grand jury which formerly was scheduled to reconvene wednesday to continue its probe of alleged Vio lations of u. S. Statutes resulting from Tho Louisiana scandals and Tho elections. Two Federal attorneys left for Washington to join ass stunt at Torney general o. John Rogge in preparing use government s fight against appeals from convictions obtained in two of the major scandals cases. Welles Luyas mail is seized recreational Center Lishco by the Hammond optimists club Calumet Avenue and Hoff Man Street in Hammond one of the year s in pro v deny Leisure time activities for Hammond youth according to a. B. Scott City recreational director. Officers Optimist club mid Center is popular a Centiu for met Tings and activities. Trie Prog Nuh includes basketball volleyball. Pink Ponier and dancing. The Junior Optimist club consisting of 70 men bars holds its meetings on Friday. The Center is financed by the Optimist and is supervised by City and w1pa recreational leaders. Free socta.1 dances Are Hok Friday Fatmi saturday and attract about 200 Young persons at Tach session. Aboard it nor Rex at sea feb. Through Tho British contraband control Sta Tion lit Gibraltar in Tho record time o the Etc Houra and 40 Man Tea due presumably to presence aboard of Sumner Welics United states Emder Secretary of state became a serious one Cio leaders recently indicate that the members of their unions would not commit themselves in favor of n by party or candidates officials ban film on birth eague protests movie theater owner says it s educational Alert however. Bailey give. New trophy for l o an group delegates of the chapter american Lake county savings ant loan Institute yeast Day from the organisation s Josd win str conference in Pittsburgh pa., with permanent Possession the Institute. for the Best attendance at night schools for chapter members. Bagley. Former presi Dent of the Lake chapter am of the citizen s Ltd Here savings and loan association of Hammond donated trophy for the the this Gams new guests drop in almost fliers Enro Ute to Ham m o n d make forced Landing in Woodman District mayor Frank r. Martin and to ice chief Thomas to. Martinson indicated Friday afternoon that they vill prohibit screening of the motion picture birth of a baby at he Calumet theater m Hammond. Tho protest was relayed to Mel Vin Gold manager of the theater by detective capt. Sandor Singer Evhen the police official arrived at the theater Friday to attend a pro View of the picture. A similar protest was received by Gold from the civic league of decency after Gold announced plans to show the picture on March 11. Gold said he staged the preview Friday to gain the opinion of City officials. Capt. Singer represented chief Martinson. Mayor Martin did not attend. The Lone Council Man in the audience was William Metsel. Gold said capt. Singer did not voice objection to the picture. Atty judge Joseph v. Stodola or. Said the picture educational Merit. The City has no censor Board the police department being responsible for judging whether theater presentations violate Laws that forbid screening of pictures that Are against Public morals. Gold said the picture would be screened As a Public service. He said leading pub Lic welfare and Federal child bureaus have endorsed the picture declaring that its depiction of pro per pre birth and Post birth care will be instrumental in decreasing infant maternity mortality rates. That might take away that were made under Deal but they also took a swing at the Roosevelt administration for its recent trend toward conservatism. The banquet reception committe continued on Page two Mercury drops to 15 degrees in scheduled to crack his wintry whip Over Central Thia. The net Reiuitt of sub Normal attic born of the to arrive Felt night and Mort of the wok. Mercury to 15 i o clock night to to forecasts for ther. Fly Over Holland feb. British planes flew Over dutch territory last night bringing total British violations of dutch Neutral Ity during the past week to 12, it was asserted in Berlin today. Louis h. Ruyter of 29 mid Way court Hamm Onci had some guests act in for a visit Fri Day. The guests were Hartley Haines and m. Arnson both of Escanaba mich., and they arrived in Hammond when forced Down in a Field opposite the Home of mrs. Alfred c. Proud foot 7031 Woodman Avenue by Frost on the Windshield of their plane. They were Croute to the Lansing Airport when they lost the Airport beam because of Low visibility and then decided to land on any available open stretch of land. Yesterday they wiped the Frost and ice from the wings and windshields arid took off again after having visited at the Rueter Home. Seek to remove Auto junkyard a petition requesting the Ham mond common Council to order the removal of an Auto junk Yard from the Southeast Corner of Indianapolis Boulevard and summer Street will be submitted Council at its regular meeting tomorrow night by City clerk Arthur Spoerner. Twenty five residents of the Vicinity signed the petition. They claim that the allegedly unsightly Jur Kyard is causing the depreciation of property value and is Radii in health. West of Michigan City resulted i fatal injuries late yesterday to Nek Jarvis 22, of 6425 Jefferson venue. Hammond. Jarvis and the other Driver Eri Lund s. Terske of . Mich., Ere alone in their machines when Cir cars crashed near the Beverly horns Golf course. Terske was Aken to the Michigan City Clinio serious injuries. It was reported that Jarvis was westbound and Terske was cast Loid w i c n the former s Auto kidded against the front of Star be s machine. Jervis reportedly led of a broken neck. His body Vas taken to the Carlisle mortuary n Michigan City. Hammond police Learned that Ervis resided temporarily at the Hammond address and was in Ute to Hammond from new Troy mich., where his father a clergy Nan resides it was reported that he victim was single and was employed by the Northern Indiana Public service company. Stats police Sast night were issuing warnings that caution should be exercised on highways that arc n hazardous condition because of packed Snow and ice. State High Ivay department Crews were employed in spreading cinders at Dan Erous curves and blowing through snowdrifts. New Orleans. Feb. Law of average is inexorable officers of the Imperial russian army laughed in the once of this Many died. Twenty one year old Lawrence i Fulterman. Or. Clerk re living the. Drama that must been commonplace in the Days of the i russian , also laughed in the face of the Law. Twice he succeeded. Felterman had been told that russian officers to prove their daring often placed one Bullet in n revolver blindly spinner the Cylinder placed the muzzle against a Temple and then pulled the trigger. Twice Felterman performed the trick and escaped. The third time the Law of averages caught up. Today the Coroner s office wrote accidental estimate red dead in karelian War heavy Snow hampers soviet troops while Island fort Ress still holds out youth in car hit by train Joseph Zimny. 18 years old 250 East 14th Street Chicago Heights was seriously injured at the 23rd Street crossing in Chicago Heights when the Chicago and Eastern Illi Nois Dixieland struck his truck and carried Tho wreckage and Zimny for four blocks. Witnesses said the crossing lights were flashing and the train whistle sounded. Turkey ready for emergency does t want War pre paring to protect rights Border clash bulletin Rome feb. Informal Ion Del Giorno Sakl tonight that there foundation for that Russia is moving troops into the Couo Unin area opposite Turkey and toward Murmansk on the Arctic coast. Istanbul. Turkey feb. 24. . Turkey is preparing to protect her rights in the near East. An. Informed source told the United press tonight Turkey does not want War if she can help this turkish music group to open rive membership Campaign to Start tomorrow plan three concerts _ weather throughout the reported highways and ice and Middle cot Ltd with know asked that Riff ram from driving except of emergency cuts Marks 92nd birthday shovelling Snow tomorrow Wili Mark the opening of the 1940 membership drive by the. Hammond civic music association. The drive will continue throughout the week from head quarters established at 5241v4 Hoh Man Avenue. The organization annually will sponsor the local appearance of nationally and internationally known artists in the music world and admission to the concerts three in number is limited to holders of membership cards. Immediately following the close of the membership Campaign the executive committee will select per formers for the coming concerts. The Choice will depend on the amount of Money collected from membership tickets. Organization work is the direction of George f. Stewart representative of the civic concert service a Abc affiliate. The executive committee includes mrs. L. Bomberger or. E. S. Jones or. Hedwig Kuta Robert White George Calder miss Kae Oberlin miss Rachel Knuth miss Lillian Whitaker Rev. Richard Gruenberg mrs. Forrest Tevis miss Virginia Dietrich and Fred c Crum a Cicer president. Source said. She is not going to stand by and see her National interests menaced and is preparing to protect her rights. But no state of emergency has been declared there has been no Russo turkish clash As reported abroad on the caucasian Frontier and there has been no new mobilization of troops in the caucasus dispatches from Jerusalem How Ever indicated that All was not tranquil in the near East. All Allied forces in the Region estimated at about were said to be on the Alert ready for any eventuality one dispatch said. A reliable military source Here said that the russians have at the most no More than men in the caucasus Region and pointed out that such a Force was hardly sufficient for offensive purposes. So far As is known the military source said the turks have about the same number of the caucasus As the russians and re ports of turkish mobilizations and reinforcements in the area probably stemmed from the fart that re placements were being sent in to relieve troops which have been engaged in earthquake rehabilitation work. Because of the difficult terrain one of Hammond s two surviving civil War feted at party Georje of Ham mond one of two Stirr tint Carfl War veterans 92nd birthday out priday was seen Eling Snow f t oth the porch and walks of he boat 224 often All the gusto of at youth. Friends a n d representatives of patriotic organizations assembled in Hammond Republican Headquarters at 52v54 state Street to Honor the him. I veterans of foreign Wara women s Relief corps and of Union veterans presented him. With a cake that was topped Soi Canute the report that he flew could not be confirmed. Moscow. Sunday is Leningrad Mili tary command Unno Natl to Day that the army Hjul the important Fin Nish Island of Kol Vimo after heavy fish Liik through Foje Snow in drive toward Valpuri. By he beat sex Kukull. Helsinki. Finland feb. Finnish sources snid tonight that the red army offensive against Vii Puri had been halted and that the russians had suffered huge estimate said 86.000 their 25-Day drive up the karelian Isth mus. Finnish messages indicated a More favourable situation for the moment at least on the new de sense positions along the manner Helm line although it was pointed out that Tho russians were putting More and More fresh troops into the fighting. Thousands of casualties were re ported inflicted on the russians in finnish counter thrusts along the karelian front and on the Eastern Frontier. Estt Mitt dead authoritative sources comment ing on Tho Power of the russian drive on the isthmus said that it was estimated that in the entire offensive the red army had lost from to killed. Nor Mally Tho wounded Are several times the number of dead in such offensives. The second line of defences now held by the finns before Vii Puri continues to withstand All russian attacks late messages said Al though wave after wave of fresh red army forces were thrown against the positions around nay Kiaei i and the Kamara Railroad station. Finnish military officials said at 7 o clock tonight that they were certain the fortress of Koivisto had not been taken although the town ship Koivisto now is a no Man a about russians were killed in fighting on Friday an official communique said in reporting that the red army had been hurled Back time and again on the Karel Ian isthmus. Military sources said that tens of thousands of fresh russian troops had been thrown into the Battle before Vii Puri again Thia morning but that the finnish had held their new defense positions which run approximately from the Somme sector on the Gulf of Finland to a Point Northwest of Tim Calvin will address k. Of c. Banquet tonight attorney Timothy Galvin of Hammond supreme director will be the toastmaster at. A District. And weather conditions in the Cau Casus the source said the turks have always maintained forces there Large enough to meet what Ever eventualities arose. While turkish continued to speculate As to what Steps the allies might take to Stop the flow of russian Oil from Baku to Germany dispatches from pales Tine reported that members of the Saad Abad military pact were in close communication with each other As to their probable roles in the event hostilities break out. Opinion Rin moslem quarters the dispatches said was that these countries Iran and be toppled into any conflict involving the allies. The dispatches said that Ever since the european War started there had been a. Growing tendency in the moslem world toward joint action on the Side of France and great Britain. In the event of War in the Middle East mobility of transport would be of prime importance Rushing to fighting fronts. Over deserts and through Mountain i. On the Allied Side it would be a cosmopolitan army with English scotch australian new zealand Indian egyptian French Senegal and palestinian Anniti flatting together. The Kamara Railroad station and thence to Lake Mola and along the interlocking lakes to Taipale on Lake Ladoga. Snow aids russian forces were attacking with tanks massed to act Snow Breakers for the soldiers. Artil Lery barrages were hammering at the finnish lines but there was an increasing optimism in Helsinki to night Aid by the the finns had halted the russian push for the time being at least it still was not admitted that Koi Visto fortress on the right flank. Of the manner Efan line had fal Len to the russians but communique supplemented previous admissions thut Koivisto town had been captured by saying that rus Sian attacks from the Region of Koivisto and Kiis Ahtl were re pulsed. The russians were attempting to clean up the finnish forces on the Gulf of Finland which lie South of Vii Puri in an apparent at tempt to attack the City from that direction or to Cross to the main knights of Columbus degree Din Ner tonight in the k. Of c. Building a. Total of 7? candidates will re Active second degrees Dur in the of lodges located in Hammond East Chicago and the vet and John Tayt Oref to Michigan City. The degree work Well share1 the Honor will be conducted by the Virgo Jordan preside county s Only living vets team anal Industrial seer . In War Philadelphia that America s army Navy and air forces Wie be fighting to Fth a year in Europe Asia and sooth America was made to the foreign policy association today by Virgil Jordan president of the a land and encircle All of these were repulsed Thev finnish communique said. Vii Puri itself has been heavily shelled but All civilians have evacuated. Fighting extended North of Laka Ladoga the communique re porting that red army had fired big losses Northeast of the Lake on the Khmo sector of the Central front and As far North my Salla. Bezabe attacks the Coin unique said that Tiro russian detachments East of Xou. Latanja Eilf were trapped finnish lines sad annihilated with Mere than killed in the Tai Pate it said repeated enemy attacks were driven off Baisu come Ful furnish counterattacks. North East of Lake Ladoga it Wojt announced the russians retreated leaving dead and deserting is Manber Hein Day tanks. Baron Gustav von in an order of the swedish and norwegian and extended the gratitude of the for your Hajj f or

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