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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - December 1, 1928, Hammond, Indiana J Mir. A a j y ,4 i. A f -7. A a y in Hladia. Weather fair tonight. Suntay probably partly clo Cly to clo utly wit i possibly rain in extreme Northwest i it or Toxi. Slightly a Varmer sunday. The last night s circulation we. edition 1,835 combined circulation 21,24s vol. I., no. 206. Whiting Indiana saturday december 1, 1928. Price two cents another Calumet Region Plant has received big car order % Western Crown Point Man named securities examiner temperature for Region governor Al Quot outlays Quot Bobby temperature today As Reni in it Ere Ltd by thermometer Ltd in first and Szivi Tifis Bank Iii ldln4hammond ,17 decrees fahrenheit at 7 30 a. ii Trenheit in noon. Weather Eloi Idy at noon. From a Etc edition of a a times Hegewisch Plant to build 1,000 refrigerator cars the Western steel car and foundry company Plant at Hege Wisch will Start construction shortly after the first of the year on an order for 1,000 refrigerator cars to be attended by a corresponding increase in the number of employees at the factory it was Learned today from a reliable source. This order is said to be one of several which have been awarded to the Western steel company but is the Only one thus far which has been definitely awarded to the Hege Wisch Plant for construction. Prices Quot of revealed the american. Refrigerator transit company has ordered the 1,000 cars to be delivered As soon As possible after the fix St of the year. Owing to the fact that the contract prices Are filed in the general offices at Pittsburgh no information a was forthcoming As to the Money which will be expended in filling this order. The estimate of a Layman however would place the contract Price conservatively in the Vicinity of 000,000 and possibly More. It is understood that immediately upon starting construction operations in amp personnel of Tho Hege Wisch Plant will be increased by several Hundred men. This Annex increment follows Ripon a similar one from Tho Standard steel car company in Hammond a week ago to the effect that orders i had been received for 700 Ore and Coal cars to be built at a Cost of about $1,500,000 and to necessitate the employment of additional labor. Region gets share a Survey of the car building Industry conducted about ten Days ago revealed that orders were actually placed by i railroads or were contemplated for approximately 20,-000 freight cars of various types. A sizeable portion of this order has been expected to be placed in the car and accessory factories in the Calumet Region including orders for some 200,000 tons of steel which be required. Practically All building operations in the car Industry Are scheduled to Start shortly after the first of the year. The general american tank car corporation at East Chicago has not divulged As yet any orders which Detroit nov. So . A an erg it months investigation of graft and corruption Mong the customs bord Tir patrol was climaxed today with the arrest of nine inspectors on charges of conspiracy and accepting bribes. The men were stripped of their uniforms and Retli it gals when taken before Tohn r. \vatkin5, United states District attorney. Tiie Herald a wholesale Hoxie cleaning in the service wat Kins said. Quot but if orc we Are through we expect that approximately 50 inspectors will have been dropped from the service Quot Atkins said. The customs Border patrol service is charged with the prevention of liquor smuggling from Canada. Some of the inspectors live been receiving As High As $1,000 a month in bribes Sunier c. Sleeper chief of the Border patrol said. May have been received Striction at that Plant. For con by sweetheart Ilhard rapids mich., nov. I0. A ins a Harold Fleming 17, is dying in a Hospital today from a Bullet found in his head. Alberta Bush 16, Fleming s alleged sweetheart has admitted the shooting. Quot i did t Nisan to kill him Quot the girl sobbed in a police cell. Quot i fired when Harold tried to attack the shooting took place in a grocery store where miss Bush is employed. She took the gun from the Cash drawer when Fleming approached her she told police. The youth walked ten blocks to his Home after the shooting and col his Home after the shooting and collapsed at his Mother s feet. He was rushed to a Hospital where it was said he would die. No charges have been made against the girl. Bobby Jones the Atlanta Golf wizard and governor Alfred e. Smith of new York snapped at the East Lake country club Atlanta Giu where they were in a Golf foursome. According to a score card kept by senator Pat Harrison the governor turned in a better score than Jones but spectators attributed the score to the congressional methods of tallying 15 Mann act Sines the epidemic of diphtheria in Calumet City which reached its height about three weeks ago and has been checked to the Point where now there Are merely a few convalescent cases still in quarantine e. S. O Brien the municipal health commissioner has revealed the figures of his office which indicate the exact extent of the spread of the disease. The first Case was reported to the health authorities on oct. 4, according to o Brien. Following that Date a total of. 71 cases were handled Over the City 54 Homes being placed tinder quarantine. In the Public schools immediate precautionary measures resulted in the culturing of 3,222 school children and 29 teachers and employees. From these cultures the state analytical Laboratory reported 34 cases of diphtheria of which 19 were re a sorted As positive or communicable to others. In the last ten Days Only two new cases have been reported to the health commissioner s office whue 60 have been released from quarantine Quot acc sisting o Brien in handling the situation during the epidemic crisis were or. W. C. Vanwormer a state doctor. Miss Faith Bailey and Isis. Cameron the City nurses and extra nurses furnished by the Chicago tuberculosis Institute from time to time. Dur ing the epidemic $1,600 i the of Antitoxin was distributed tree of charge to people who were afflicted with the disease under the Illinois state Law which furnishes Antitoxin for d Strib ution by health authorities. Indiana polls nov. 80.�? . Twenty four hours before taking Rico As Secretary of state Otto g. Fifield Crown Point discharged fifteen women clerks in the automobile License division effective Forti with. They were Given notice to leave with their pay Clicks today. All left at once. Fifield takes office at 10 a. M., saturday. Lie will be introduced by Frederick e. Schortemeier retiring Secretary of state. Judge Clarence b. Martin of the super Gie court will administer the oath. For the present Fifield will retain Tho various department Heads. He has announced these include the securities commissioner automobile licensing Bureau and state police and Bureau of criminal identification. Archie Bobbitt will take office As a u d i t o r s a t u r d a Wolfard present Secretary to governor de Jackson will assume his duties on the Tate tax commission tomorrow. Severe quake is Chicago dec. . A a severe earthquake was reported on the University of Chicago Seismograph at 10 18 p. Last night University officials reported today. In session the county Council convened in a special two Day session at Crown Point this morning for the purpose of considering requests for appropriations involving a total sex Pendi tire of $86,343. The appropriations Are Teing asked in order to pay Bill for which no Money was provided in the 1928 budget. There was no argument Over the appropriation this morning. Senator c. Oliver Holmes of Gary appeared before the Council As the representative of tie newly organized and in co Poi ated Lake county taxpayers association but he offered to remonstrance to the action which the a Council was asked to take. He merely explained to the Council that he was present not As a regulator but merely represented an org Aniza Tion which wanted to co operate with officials to facilitate the execution of tax matters. Tiie Council concluded its session for today at noon but will reconvene tomorrow to take final action on the Bills which were presented today. They Are expected to be approved. By Keith Jones u. P. Staff correspondent London dec. 1.�?a crisis May be reached today or tomorrow in King George s illness ome British physicians thought today. Writing in the morning papers medical authorities Analysed the latest bulletins and Many were of the opinion that if the King survived the crisis it would be in pos sible for him to recover his full health immediately a an official bulletin issued at Buckingham Palace at 11 a. M., today said Quot in spite of his majesty s having passed a fair night there has been a slight Rise in temperature since yesterday. His general condition remains unchanged. Quot signed Stanley Hewett. Quot Dawson of sir Stanley and lord Dawson arrived at the Palace shortly before 9 30 a. Sir Humphrey Rolleston Royal physician in Ordinary who conferred with them yesterday was not present. Some Impi has been noted in the 63-year-old King s condition during the preceding 24 and the last night s bulletin said Quot the condition of the King showed no change this the King was still in Janger the physicians writing in the news continued on Page seventeen is violated at Chicago italian sentenced for transporting Young woman there Federal judge Slick in Hammond yesterday sentenced Tony Coranzo to two years in it. Leavenworth Penitentiary and his brother Nick to three months in jail for violation of the Mann act. The two Chicago italians were found guilty by a jury in United Stales District court nov. 23, of transporting miss Nellie Bowman 18 years old and miss to Ephine Miller 19 years old. From Chicago to Indiana Harbor for immoral purposes. The jury was out six hours and 55 minutes. Nick costible Chicago Sleights attorney declared his intention of appealing the Case to the United court of appeals of the seventh District Chicago. Judge Slick overruled his motion of k a new trial. Pending the Appeal Tony is out on $.3,000 Bond and Nick on $1,500 of officers and privates Are to be transferred South Bend ind., dec. 1.�? under direction of James g. Browning acting de pity prohibition director of Indiana 30 Federal agents armed with search warrants raided 40 saloons and Beer Flats Here last night. More than 25 arrests had been made and More were expected. Without warning 10 of agents drove Here from Elkhart ind., 15 Miles a stay where they had assembled and been Given instructions and warrants by Deputy Browning. Eracli squad had at least four warrant.-. Not until it had been Given its warrants did a squad know where it was going. The squads left Elkhart in separate cars. International news service Chicago dec. 1 a a drastic shake up the Chicago police department appeared certain today following the recommendation of the special Cook county grand jury investigating crime that the local police department become the subject for a Quot sweeping several Hundred police officers and privates wi-11 be transferred to new posts by commissioner William f. Russell it was announced. The commissioner is d is satisfied with certain commanders for their failure to Clamp the lid on vice and gambling in their districts. Beside the shifts in command at least two Deputy Are slated for the a it was reliably reported at the City Hail. Although the proposed shake up was predicted coincident with the report of the special grand jury calling for a searching investigation of the department the grand jurors made it Clear their complaint is directed More against the former administration under commissioner Michael Hughes than against the regime of commissioner Russell. Two More indictments were returned in the report which was signed by chairman Joseph. Ryer son millionaire steel manufacturer. One of the True Bills named Dan Jackson negro political Leader and a member of the Illinois Commerce commission. Jackson and seven other persons named in the indictment Are charged with conspiracy to make false returns in the primary last april. Two policemen charged with perjury Are David j. Burke an acting detective sergeant and Joseph b. Burke a Plain clothes Man not relatives. Hollywood film stars fight influenza attack Columbia City Man is named automobile License director bulletin a Indianapolis ind., dec. T . A surrounded by applauding friends and in a veritable Bowel of . Otto g. Fifield Republican of Crown Point ind., to it May was a Vorn in the Jie a Secretary of state by Clarence r. Martin Clinef of the Inci Iana supreme court. Fifield sue needed Frederick c. Schortemeier by virtue of Liik Victory in the general election november 6th Over Arthur j. Hamri Elv Democrat by a vote of 7s2,2.37 to �18,803. Indianapolis. Ind., dec. 1.�? . A appointment of Clarence p. Fate of crop to Point As chief examiner for the securities commission was announced by Otto g. Fifield who today took office As Secretary of state to succeed Frederick e. Schortemeier. Fate has been representing an insurance company Fifield also Annoti iced the reappointment of Mark v. Rhoady of Columbia life As director of the automobile License department and Jamse l. Bradley of frat Iklin As assistant director. However Fifield am bounced the discharge of 15 typists and clerks in the automobile License department. Hammond Man May be Choice. Increasing of the state police Force and creation of an assistant chief of state police Are two changes that Fifield is expected to make. Fifield is declared to have already decided on his Choice for assistant chief. His Choice is George Mchie of Hammond who has been acting As garage checker in Lake county for the state automobile licensing division it was understood. There has not been an assistant chief since August 1927, when Ollie Wright the then assistant Quot chief was transferred to the Bureau of criminal identification and investigation. Governor de Jackson today named Gaylord s. Morton audit clerk in the office of the state auditor As his Secretary to succeed Pliny Wolfard who became a member of the state tax Board to Day. Archie n. Bobbitt who took office As auditor today announced he would appoint a successor to Morton within the next few Days. Movie production in Hollywood has been almost at a standstill during the past few Days because of the illness of More than a score of the stars. Among those confined to their Homes by an attack of influenza Are left to right above Corinne Griffith Clara Bow diary Philbin and Richard Bari illness below John Gilbert Phyllis Haver and William Haines. A b $ 25,000 damage from fire smoke and water was sustained late yesterday afternoon in a Blaze which threatened to destroy five stores in a one Story Brick business Block at Michigan and Block avenues. The fire had its inception in wires Short circuited in the basement of Dan s ice Cream parlor at 3322 Michigan and the Blaze itself was largely confined to that store which was completely gutted. Lights in the ice Cream parlor and in the Michigan Avenue cleaners and Shie repair shop went out about 4 30 o clock and smoke was seen from the basement of both businesses shortly afterwards. By the time firemen were Able to respond to the alarm the Blaze had a Good Start and had attacked Flors and Walls of the place. Efforts were made to confine the actual fire to the ice Cream parlor but the Blaze crept thro Tigh the Walls to the cleaning Plant and to the club Barber shop on either Side and these were badly wrecked. The club Cigar store and the Michigan Avenue grocery on Block Avenue Side of the burning building. Body cuts $13,100 from appropriations it was asked to provide Crown Point ind., dec. 1.�?the Lake county Council concluded its were both damaged greatly by a two Day special session Here this Ter and smoke and their stocks Are morning by slashing $13,100 from almost a Complete loss. I the total of appropriations which it goods stored in the basements of the Busi Ness Block were flooded and owners of the businesses set their combined losses from this source alone at about $10,000. The building belong to Mike Niksic of the citizens lumber and Coal company. Society judge Joe Todd turned auctioneer in the Hammond City court yesterday and after a Little bidding on the part of the three customers sold each a Turkey at $6.50 per fowl. The court also assessed the customers $5 and costs for the privilege of buying. He customers were John Mihalso 740 new York Avenue. Whiting p rank Gradich 116s Reese Avenue Robertsdale and John Brecka 700 Schrage Avenue. Whiting. The turkeys were sold postmortem for they were eaten before the Sale by the customers. The three men stole the turkeys wednesday and were arrested at their Homes thursday afternoon As they gnawed drumsticks wishbones and pieces that went Over the Fence last. They were charged with Petit larceny. In court yesterday the were forced to pay for the turkeys at a High rate per Pound for they were fancy dressed turkeys. Each was also fined and Given a suspended penal farm sentence of six months. Facing reckless driving charges Russell Baldwin is year old Dolton 111., youth and Frank paymaster. Hessville were each fined $10 and costs and Given 3 0 Day jail terms by judge Todd. was arrested recently when chief of police r. G. I Laege of Dolton was forced to Chase the youth from that cite to Hammond to arrest him. Paymaster was arrested on a warrant after he failed to appear at the police station when arrested wednesday. John Bergstrom fined �40 for intoxication completed findings made in City court yesterday. Two chicag o Brick truck Drivers were arrested Oil Hohman Street in Hammond this morning by motor cop Harry Schaetzel for violating the ordinance prohibiting overloading. One truck including its own weight weighed More than fifteen tons while the other had a total weight of Over seventeen tons. Lawrence Hogan 7117 Howard Avenue Chicago and Robert twombly Union Avenue Chi Cago the Drivers were released under Bond pending their trials in the local City court. Twombly s truck was seven tons Over the allowable weight and hog an s vehicle carried five tons in excess. George Justak 911 Schrage Avenue a listing was arrested at his Home last night on a warrant charging him with forgery. He was arrested by Sergt Frank Horlbeck and officer Stanley and released until his trial next tuesday under $1,000 Bond. L. Railey 1019 v Lumbia , was arrested at his Home yesterday by detective Oscar Borchert on a warrant charging Railey with reckless driving. Railey was arraigned to appear in the City court monday and released under 1250 Bond. Detective Borchert also arrested f. G. Lukman 414 Drackert Street yesterday on a warrant charging Lukman with uttering worthless checks. Lukman was released under $500 Bond pending his trial monday. Hollywood Cal. Dec. 1�? . So two noted Silver Sheet stars and one actor were added today to Hollywood s sick list in the waning epidemic of influenza which has been prevalent in the Cinea capital. The three players m to left their studios because of mild forms of influenza Are Dolores costello recent Bride of John Barrymore myi Naloy and Howard Bretherton. The epidemic is rapidly approaching its end and the number of cases reported is decreasing daily according to a statement Given out by do George Parrish City health officer. A Large group of Calumet District prominent citizens will attend the famous and traditional Indiana society banquet tonight at the Palmer House in Chicago where notables from All Over the nation who had Hoosier state As their Birthplace will gather in Celebration. The Indiana society holds on annual meeting which is the moment when its members gather from far and wide for the purpose of in the distinguished and honorable name of the state of Indiana. This annual meeting is one of the outstanding events of the year in Chicago from the social standpoint. Col. Walter j. Riley East Chicago financier and business Man is serving on the important reception committee which acts As Host to the members and guests and also will act As personal Host to a number of friends. George Hannauer formerly of Hammond and the president of the Boston and Maine Railroad will arrive today from new York As the guest of col. Riley. W. G. Paxton Hammond banker. Will also act As Host to a number of friends. Inc tided in the number of noted people from the Region will be governor elect Harry Leslie Secretary of state elect Otto Fifield a. Murray Turner Hammond banker mayor Walter Schrage of Whiting w. B. , head of the Indiana i newly Harbor Plant of the Youngstown steel co. J. H. Walsh head of the Inland steel Plant Alfred Jones c. H. , vice president of the superheated co. Fred Crumpacker Hammond attorney Carl Kaufmann Hammond merchant Paul Fedder and toward Gescheidler. Vice president Charles g. Dawes will be the principal speaker of tie evening in a program occupied entirely by notables. A proper was asked to approve in order to pay Bills for which no Money was provided under the 192s budget. One appropriation item of $s,700 for land for the children s Home at Gary was stricken out entirely while reductions were made in three items All of which will reduce the appropriation total to a figure of $75,243 of $ss,343 As was originally requested. The largest single clash came in the contested figure of ?10,000 for cemetery lots for paupers. This sum was chopped Down to $7,20u by the Council. With this sum the pair Chase and perpetual care of 560 cemetery lots will be contracted for which is a Cost of slightly than $3 3 per lot. Considering the fact that perpetual care is included in arranged int the county will have one of the lowest expenditures in the state for the provision of pauper cemetery lots. The figure requested by the North township assessor was reduced from �3,000 to $2,000, while the Calumet township assessor appropriation was Cut from to $1,200. All Tho other items of Tho , totalling 24 originally went through without any tampering. The list of appropriations which was approved by the county Council this morning is As follows treasurer s office $2,r 00 recorder s 60 per cent fees .$14,000 sheriff for dieting prisoners .$10,000 Surveyor s office , f.200 Surveyor s automobile expense $200 school superintendent s office $300 Coroner s office expense $300 Calumet township , $1,200 North township assessor $2,000. Janitor and other employees salaries $1,000 jail supplies $4,000 poor farm repairs ?500 poor farm salary account s300 poor farm maintenance s7,500 expense of orphans in institutions $7,500 election expense $7.5n0 burials $1,000 Public printing $1,000 highways $50 repairs to Fairgrounds $1,000 a cemetery lots for , $7,200 juvenile court expense .$3,000 circuit court ditches $1,300, and return of fugitives $1,693. There Little to the appropriations at the hearing held . Senator Oliver Holmes a geared on behalf of the incorporated Lake county taxpayers association and after explaining the of the organization. Dealt briefly w.. The cemetery lot situation asking the Council to consider it closely. The Council slashed this appropriation. Unsavoury charges Are made by wife Rock Island Des Moines dec. 1.�? . A More than a score of persons were injured today when a Rock Island train from Kansas City to Minneapolis crashed into the rear of a local near knterpri.�3e, fourteen Miles North of Des Moines. Four persons were injured so badly they were brought to a Des Moines Hospital. .s. Olive Sadler 4413 Homer Lee Avenue Hast clinic ago filed suit for a divorce in the Hammond Superior court from her husband John former policeman Ive Wanee 111., alleging that her husband is a Moron and has attacked their two Young daughters. The Bill claims that the husband was kicked use the police Force for attacking a girl several years ago. The wife also charges non support. They were married october 10, 1905, and separated August is 1926.witness testifies to meeting with Goodman and Quot interesting Quot him in clot ii counsel for the defense in the Louis Gooodman Case now being heard before Federal judge Slick and a jury in the United states District court of Hammond in Cross examining Otto Schechtel Quot key Quot witness of the government quartet of Star witnesses yesterday endeavoured to Lay the foundation of impeachment proceedings of Schech Tefs testimony by quoting statements made by other witnesses. C. B. Tinkham chief counsel for the Gary merchant charged with receiving stolen property ask e d Schechtel on a grilling Cross examination if he did t make statements to other Jie Ople contrary to the testimony he was giving on the stand. The witness was also quizzed by attorneys Tinkham and Calvin relative to statements alleged to have been made to the effect that he Schechtel was going to Send the wealthy Deji Arment store owner to the Penitentiary unless he paid him Money. Sums of $5,000 and $10,000 was mentioned by Tinkham. Schechtel followed John Nord strand to the witness stand immediately upon resumption of court yesterday afternoon. On direct examination by attorney Moaier chief g o v e r n m e n t prosecutor Schechtel declared that he was married the father of two boys and was now a manager of a jewelry store in Harvey 111., a position he has held for six months. Schechtel proved a willing witness and often elaborated on questions beyond the Point of a terse answer which brought Sharp objections from attorneys Tinkham and Gal Vin who watched his every move with utmost scrutiny. After Mcaleer asked Schechtel if he Ever knew or. Goodman and he answered in the affirmative he then said i q. Did you do any business wit i him of any kind without mention ing the kind the first time you savr him Schechter meets Goodman a. Of i interested him in 2,500 Yards of some cheap fabric we gave it a name we called it Gypsy cloth because it was so loud in color and there was a Small Bolt of Woolen goods and then there was about 300 Yards of ladies Serge cloth there was quite a raft of that stuff. Q. How did you come to go Over there the attorney was referring to the witness going to or. Goodman s store. A. Well Louis Goodman had Sony dealings with the Nordstrand Brothers who was buying he was buying some merchandise they were stealing off Box cars and they knew they could always find Goldman there in my store and one Day Neal came Over to see Goldman but he was t in my Tho witness then told of Neal Nordstrand showing him some samples of goods stolen from a Box car and asked him if he could use them in the Little store he owned in Gary a hich was near Goodman s department store. The witness told of going to Goodman s store and bickering with the Gary merchant for the Purchase of these goods. Goodman buys merchandise Otto declared that Goodman offered him three cents a Yard for the 2,500 Yards of the cheap material and about $1 a Yard for the 300 Yards of Serge. Schechtel however had to Dicker with Nordstrand and As he was leaving the store he testified Goodman said a Quot listen does anybody know that you have talked to me about it Quot Quot no nobody knows i have talked to you about it. It is my own idea. He Goodman said Quot i can use All this stuff you can get if you Don t let anybody know that you Are doing business with me. And i will treat you the witness then told of the difficulty he had with Neal to get him to turn Over the goods at the Price offered and Neal pres cd him for Money. Mcateer next turned questions on the theft of the Beacon shoes and Ali in alleged Sale to or. Goodman. The men Nordstrand Schechtel Fay and Mussel Man always seemed to to in dire need of ready Cash and impatient if they were not paid spot Cash. Tells of Mandell Bros. Case Schechtel related the theft and delivery of goods consigned to Jan Dell and the Over the amount of Money he was to get from Goodman and Divide up with Fay and Musselman who stole the goods from a Box car from new York. Goodman was alleged to have offered the men less for the silk goods than they thought they ought to have gotten and Otto went Back to Confer again with Goodman. Otto showed or. Goodman a duplicate invoice of the goods shipped showing the silk Worth $1.25 a Yard. Goodman was alleged to have said Quot of Mandell Brothers in Chicago get a big discount off of that. I can buy that stuff legitimately for loss than a $1.25 a Yard. Quot after continued on Page Sim r. Y
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