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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - February 11, 1930, Hammond, Indiana In \ the weather increasing cloudiness probably rain in Northwest portion late tonight and wednesday and in East and South portions wednesday rising temperature. The Whiting evening times last night s circulation Whiting edition 2,372 combined circulation 22468 / vol in no. 265. Whiting Indiana tuesday february 11, 1930. Price two Specif against East Chicago announces million Dollar school program school eclipsed Bynon Eeast Ghi ago building program extends Over period of five years a building program extending Over the next five years and involving an expenditure of Over one million dollars for improvements of East Chicago s Public school system was announced last night in petitions presented by the Board of education to the City Council for that body s approval. Immediate approval of a part of the plan to Purchase a site bounded by 141st Street Melville Avenue Avenue and Alexander Avenue at a Price of $25,000, is requested. The Board holds an option on this site an wishes to acquire it before this option runs out. Outline of program the building program was outlined As follows Field school site $15,000. Michigan Avenue site $25,000. Ilic Higan Avenue by gilding 590,000. Harrison school addition $90,000. This much of the program is needed at once and was petitioned for approval in one of the petitions last night. The Harrison building will Start As soon As the Council gives its approval according to superintendent John g. Rossman. The funds for this part of the work Are immediately available. Next in the line of contemplated additions comes the Washington High school ind mistrial departments expansion. The Cost and order in which the building is to be carried out is listed As follows Washington Industrial $350,000. Roosevelt Annex of gymnasium $350,000. Office building $90,000. Harrison started first the total contemplated expenditure expenditure is $1,010,000 and it is. Estimated that $1,051,000 will be available at the nearest Date prior to completion of the entire plan. The Harrison work is to be started at once and the Michigan Avenue project will be started soon after the first mentioned. It is intended to Start the Washington school expansion september 1 and have it completed in 1932. The Roosevelt program will be next and is to be finished in 1934. Plans Call for additional class rooms at All schools mentioned. Roosevelt s addition will consist of a gymnasium and auditorium Annex As Well As More class rooms. Washington expansion is to be mainly in shops for Industrial training. The Council placed the petitions in the hands of its buildings committee. Only had half pint of whisky prefers death to jail temperature for Region temp conture today As Rock list Rcd by thermometer on fir to Trust and savings Bank Bull Din Hammond was 20 do sprees above Zero at 7 30 a. 44 dei2rree.s above Zero at noon. Weather fair at noon. Sunrise 0 52 a. run Iet 5 18 p. raid from late edition of Cater any time injured when he stops car to fix lights John Mika is year old Calumet City youth who was seriously injure in Calumet City last night when struck by an automobile when about to step into his own car after fixing the lights is improving at St. Margaret s Hospital where he is confined according to word from the Hospital this afternoon. He has a fighting Chance to live. Quot Mika and his parked car were struck by a car driven by Mike Sroka 147 Grover Street Hammond. The Accident happened on 154th Street near May Street. Mika who resides at 116 155th Street Calumet City was getting into his car when Sroka rammed into the rear end. The Impact caused the Sroka car to turn Over. Sroka escaped injury. Andrew Zurowski 21, of 127 Lasalle Street Hammond received minor injuries. After receiving medical Aid he was Able to go Home. Mika is suffering with a possible Skull fracture lacerations on his face and forehead concussion of the brain and fracture of the lower jaw and right Clavicle. His condition since last night has improved. He May recover. In another Accident on 154th Street 45 minutes following the Mika Accident Harold e. Str Aslton 354 Indiana Avenue Hammond alleged Drunken Driver skidded and struck the car of Casimer Kosinski 19 154th Street. Calumet City and then drove into and broke an ornamental Light pole St Ralston was arrested by the Calumet City police for driving while drunk and knocking Down a Light pole. 4uto crash May reveal mystery raises work Cin has done to Cut thefts Hammond s Campaign against shoplifters which has resulted in three convictions since the first of the year was commended today by j. A. Wise of the har Greave secret service in an address before the Hammond merchants association at the elks club. Chief of police Tom Martinson was honoured guest today because the subject under consideration was one involving police cooperation. Judge Virgil Whitaker and Deputy prosecutor Harold Hammond were praised for their work in the shoplifting cases. All shoplifters belong to an organized crowd according to or. Wise. They have lawyers ready to get them out on Bond even before they Are booked at the police station. He said that the average merchant is not watchful enough and that employers should be educated to be on the Lookout for shoplifters and make a personal study when there Are unexplained losses. Quot each merchant must be his own detective Quot the speaker said. Contending that they have the solution of the mystery murder two years ago of John 1. Glab wealthy chicagoan who As shot outside his los Angeles mansion police of the coast City Are guarding information elicited from Ruby Burroughs right who with w. R. Mcintire former policeman left was taken into custody in connection with an Auto Accident and Mcintire charged with manslaughter. Mcintire questioned at the time of the Glab killing proved an Alibi. Inset below is of mrs. Hazel Glab widow of the a lain Man who accidentally shot Mcintire a few Days before her husband s Republican club selects Don Spurrier saves life of for Endza Tietig Story of sick Man. Who did t want to go to jail Hammond child was poisoned two year old lad seeks cough s roup for his own treatment Belle Quot reconquer Quot washing cd a what is believed to be an Indiana Harbor station of a Chicago dope Ting was uncovered by East Chicago police last night when they arrested Ernest Walker coloured of 3714 Block Avenue and eight other persons including two Chicago girls on open charges. All Are held for action by the narcotic division of the Federal Revenue department. Walker was arrested in a place at 3599 Block Avenue and on his person was found a Needle and a Quantity of a drug believed to be morphine. The eight other persons who Are said to be drug addicts include Pra Iscis Johnson and Mercedes Hutchinson of Chicago Noah Harris and George Paull of Gibson Tom Buggs of 854 summer Street Hammond Hames Thompson d. O. Mcclellen of 3624 Block Avenue William Woods of 3591 Block Avenue and Walker. All of the persons were coloured. Sergeants o Neil and Minnaugh and officer Sopsic took part in the raid in the raid on the House at 3589 Block Avenue which has been mentioned in connection with similar discoveries last summer when a Chicago coloured woman and a Quantity of coca Ine was uncovered and turned Over to Federal authorities. The same squad of officers was also responsible for of More liquor raids in the Harbor last night when they confiscated eight fancy bottles and a half gallon of alleged alcohol at 3340 Block Avenue. Arthur Makon was arrested in the place on charges of violating the state liquor Laws ask was Angel Garcia of the new York Central bunk House. A negro Goe his death san Quentin cal., feb. 10.�? i. . A repeating the words of the 23rd psalm Quot the i Ord is my Shepherd i shall not want. Quot James Chandler Mississippi negro went to his death on the Gallows at the state prison Here today for the murder of his common Law wife in los Angeles. The trap was sprung at 10 05 a. M. And he was pronounced dead 13 minutes later by or. L. A Stanley prison at country glub Whiting ihd., feb. 11.�?at a meeting at the Community Center last evening the Washington club a Republican men s Olga citation for Whiting and the fourth Ward of Hammond was organized. Donald p. Spurrier was elected president. The other officers Are As follows Oscar Galles first vice president Henry Ehlert second vice president James a Griffith Secretary Joseph j. Chilla jr., treasurer. The directors Are John Byrne Henry Eggers j. H. Fetterhoff Peter forded Greenwald Julius Kinsock James Mcnamara Orville Schlatter George Senchak Mike Silvasi r. S. Spring Gate Ernest Vater. Much enthusiasm was evinced by those present and from the interest taken much is expected of this the newest Republican organization in Lake county. Two membership teams were formed one being headed by Oscar Galles and the other by the judge Charless. Perel. No mention was made of the number of members expected but one of the leaders of the organization predicted that not less than 250 or 300 would belong before the end of this week. Spurrier superhighway meeting held last night leaders decide to push remaining preliminaries to a conclusion Lebanon ind., feb. 10.�? . A bandits Early today terrorized the fashionable Ulen country club addition Hei quote when they broke into the Ulen country club and three private Homes. At the country club the robbers got an Undener ruined amount of Money and a Large Quantity of cigars and Cigar ets. A George Mchie resigns Indianapolis ind., feb. 10.�? George Mchie assistant superintendent of state police today resigned effective immediately. The letter of resignation to Otto g. Fifield Secretary of state set Forth that he intends to enter business in Hammond. No Stic Cessor will be appointed immediately Fifield told the United ?, pursuant with the trend of opinion in Calumet township which has risen to support the proposed three state superhighway from Milwaukee to Michigan City a group of North township civic leaders interested in Road matters met last night to a push the few remaining preliminaries to the project to a conclusion. North township since the inception of the superhighway proposal has shown the most interest in it and at an Early Date had accumulated approximately 90 per cent of the land dedications necessary for the right of Way. The meeting last night was for continued Oil Page seventeen editor is burned Jasper ind., feb. 11.�? . A John w. Lewis 70, editor of the Huntingburg ind., weekly Argus and former postmaster of Huntingburg was dead today As the result of a horrible automobile Accident on a Highway a half a mile North of Hie. Lewis Sedan overturned and the car caught fire. Lewis was burned to death before help arrived. He was identified through License plates on the wrecked Macherie. Preferring death to a possible jail sentence for violation of the liquor Law Costa Jas Ciewicz 54, of the East Hammond company houses attempted to end his life yesterday afternoon by firing a Bullet into his head. A few minutes before the suicide attempt judge Virgil Whitaker in the Hammond City court had ordered Jas Ciewicz $1,000 Bond forfeited when the latter failed to appear to face the booze charge. A Bench warrant was issued. Will Proi ably recover Costa is in St. Margaret s Hospital today and will probably recover from the Bullet wound. His arrest on january 31, culminated a neighbourhood squabble. Police who searched Costa s Home found a half pint of liquor. Neighbors told him he would be sent to jail. Worry caused illness which kept Costa in bed yesterday. He knew the penalty for failure to appear in court and As the time for trial grew near yesterday afternoon he loaded his revolver presses gun to head then As he pressed the gun to his Light ear John Garya a Roomer at the Jas Ciewicz Home walked into Costa s room. Costa jerked the gun As he fired and the Bullet instead of enter ing his Brait ranged downward through his jaw. In route to the Hospital in the police ambulance Jas Ciewicz told officers Walter Mroz and John Ratajczak that he wished to die. Quot i be never been in trouble Quot he said. Quot i must die not go to at Hospital special to the times Crown Point ind., feb. 11.�? Joseph Miller 23, of Crown Point who was injured saturday evening in an automobile crash died last night in mercy Hospital Gary. Miller and Arthur Houk were driving on North main Street when their machine skidded on the icy pavement and struck a service pole. Both boys were badly Cut and bruised but it was believed they would recover. Miller s injuries proved More serious than first suspected. Houk is considered out of danger. The funeral of Miller will be held at 9 30 o clock Friday morning from St. Mary s Church in Crown Point. He is survived by his Mother mrs. Matt Miller a sister miss Adeline Miller who is employed As a Deputy in the office of treasurer Groves and three Brothers Lawrence Louis and Clarence. Joseph avas employed As stenographer in the office of attorney Frank b. Pattee. Special to the times Crown Point ind., feb. 11.�? county Engineer c. K. Wallace yesterday submitted an estimate of �500 As the Cost of improving the piling on the canal Street Bridge at East Chicago. Attention of the commissioners had been called to the bad condition of the Bridge pilings with the request that work be done upon them. The Impi movementprobably., will be undertaken in the near future. A change in the time of the arrival of senator Arthur Robinson As indicated in a Telegram received from him this morning will in no Way affect the plans for the Lincoln Day Celebration tomorrow evening at which the senator will toe the speaker according to Harold w. Hammond president of the Lincoln club which is sponsoring the affair. Senator Robinson was expected to arrive in Gary tomorrow at 7 42 on the Capitol limited but it has since been Learned that he will come on a train arriving at 12 40 in the afternoon. However this will not interfere with the reception in his Honor tomorrow afternoon at three o clock at the Lincoln club which will precede the banquet at 6 30 in the evening. Practically the entire county administration is planning to attend the banquet according to intelligence received this morning from county auditor William Whitaker at Crown Point while similar expressions have come from the entire business and civic life of the District. Ticket sales for the event have been entirely satisfactory and it is certain that there will be no empty seats in the banquet Hall of the masonic Temple when senator Robinson is delivering the Lincoln Day address. Thomas Pouch two years old of 633 state line Street Hammond is a Wise youngster. He even administers his own medicinal treatments. Yesterday he was proving his ability As youngsters will and got hold of the wrong bottle. I it was Poison. Deadly Poison. And the Only reason Little Tommy in t lying cold in a silk lined casket today is because of some Quick witted work by his Mother mrs. Frank Pouch and a hurry up run by or. J. Schlesinger. The Pouch family was sitting in the parlor of its Home yesterday at 11 o clock. All but Little Tommy. He was playing falling tugging at dresses and trousers legs and having himself a lot of fun. Then All of a sudden he uttered baby shy Quot cough no one paid any attention to the boy. Rather they marvelled at a two year old who was so precocious. Tommy scooted into a bedroom still unnoticed. Up on a chair he climbed. Cough syrup he would get because cough syrup in t such a bad drink after All especially when your Throat is Kinda sore. So he reached in the Medicine Cabinet and got hold of a bottle. The Poison. His folks thought the tot had tired from too much play and had sought a bed. Instead Tommy was gurgling Quot cough it did t taste just right though and the boy blurted Quot cough syrup Quot in an appealing tone of voice. His Mother intuitively suspected something. A smell of the baby breath convinced her. So doctor Schlesinger was called. After considerable work with a stomach pump the boy was reported out of danger. But he suffered a lot of pain from Burns in his Mouth and Throat. Today his Mother told the times that the boy was getting along Fine. It s ten to one that Tommy asks for service in the purse for Gallant Engineer Ben Rhodes Elkhart engine Driver in Pine wreck rewarded Man ends use Crown Point ind., feb. 11.�? Walter Weiderman 24 years old and single was found dead in his bedroom at his Home near Cedar Lake shortly before noon today. Carbolic acid Burns around his Mouth indicated that he had committed suicide. He is the son of Fred Weiderman Well known Farmer of Cedar Lake Vicinity. Weiderman had just finished a period of enlistment in the army january 1 and had returned Home on receiving his discharge. Since then acquaintances had remarked about his strange actions and it is believed that he drank the Poison while mentally deranged. Sheriff Joe Kyle was called to the Home and at once summoned the Coroner. The tidy was removed to the Linton undertaking Parlours. Heroism of a Railroad Engineer won the admiration of those for whom he risked his life and today the passengers were speaking their appreciation with dollars. Ben Rhodes Elkhart stood by the throttle of his engine when his six coach train left the rails near Pine station at Gary last week. His masterful handling brought the train to a Stop after a Quarter of a mile of track had been ripped up. No one was injured. Appreciative passengers were raising a purse with which to further show their gratitude for Rhodes Bandit is Given 20 yrs. Two draw 10 special to the times Crown Point ind., feb. 11.�?a Holdup which netted Only $9 sent a Hammond Bandit to prison for 20 years and his two companions for 10 years when the Trio was found guilty in the Lake criminal court Here yesterday by judge Martin Smith. John Blacketer judged guilty by a jury after five minutes deliberation is the gunman to receive the 20 year Flat sentence. Edwin Lewis and William Kralowitz who pleaded guilty to the St cup charges were Given the lighter sentences. The men on january 17, held up and robbed Charles Drake a Shore line bus Driver in Hammond and obtained but $9. Each Bandit got ?3.00. As the youngest and newest Cabinet hostess mrs. Patrick j. Hurley Beautiful wife of the recently appointed Secretary of War has recaptured Washington where most of her childhood was passed where she made Hei debut and where she met Patrick Jay Hurley Soldier lawyer of Tulsa okla. Accused of signing illegal contract Hammond Man May be named next defendant Btl Wietin prosecutor Oliver Starr re cell eco the complaint i prepared by the attorney ii neral s office relative to the suit to cover a a a expend Fryni the county , and filed it this afternoon in the circuit court at Crown Point. Or. Starr had no comment to offer on the situation. I ind., feb. 11. A . A Eprene s. Carpenter Hammond furniture broker probably be the next de fend Atit in attorney general James m. Of Den a Campag a. To recover alleged overpayment to talons a $2. >d,000 which Wert authorized by Lake county com-mir.sioner8, Ogden said Here today. Carpenter bras Chart Eli a a Atli Selling commissioners la i mature for the like county courthouse at prices approximately $50,000 Over fair Market values in a report of examiners of the state Board of accounts. Ogden said a civil suit to collect this Money probably would be filed the latter part of this Welc in the county circuit court at Croton Point naming Carpenter a a defendant. Prosecutor Oliver Starr of like county today was expected to file in Lake circuit court the complaint sent to him by Ogden naming two present county commissioners As arrive sat Mombasa Mombasa Africa feb. 11.�? u. Pm the Prince of Wales bound Inland on his Hunting expedition arrived Here today. He was greeted without ceremony and taken to the government hous amp a in a is eased up special to the times Crown Point feb. 11. A City employees today were Happy As larks but there is no telling How Long their happiness will last. The Crown Point City Council last night decided to pay the City s workers for their january work despite a Treasury condition which is comparable to that in the City of Chi Cago but no decision was reached on How the employees will be paid on feb. 17, when the next pay Day Rolls around. The pay of order came at a special meeting of the Council called to discuss the City s drainage problems. There were other pressing debts but the workers Many of them figuratively on their last Dollar were paid with checks that can be cashed. Mayor Youkey today was reticent about the moves that will be made to get salary Money to be used feb. 17. It is planned to sell 5,000 in tax anticipation warrants and in Case local Banks Are not in position to take them wealthy residents of the Community will be asked to lend a hand. Affairs Are complicated still More because mayor Youkey has refused to pay the Northern Indiana Public service company saying the Bill is excessive. The City s lights May even be turned . E. Williams defendant in court anon former mayor Floyd e. Williams of Gary was named a defendant in a $2,000 personal injury suit filed today in Hammond Superior court by attorneys for Naomi Brelsford 474 Johnson Street Gary. According to the complaint the woman is suing for injuries she. Received when she missed her footing and fell Down the stairs outside an apartment which she rented from or. Williams. The Accident happened at 9 30 p. M. Oct. 13, last. The petition prepared by attorneys Stiles and Reynolds charges that the stairs were not properly lighted. In the fall the woman received a Cut on her head a fractured Finger and other bruises. Other Quot suits filed today in Hammond Superior court Are Mutual savings amp loan association is. Perry j. Swank it al., action to foreclose a mortgage. Dora h. Johnson is. William c. Roberts 1773 Jefferson Street Hammond and Hub Ert b. Griner 1775 Jefferson Street Hammond actions on two contracts. Dies from meningitis Michigan City ind., feb. 11.�? Oscar Grant sentenced to serve from two to fourteen years in the state Penitentiary Here for embezzlement died today of cerebrospinal meningitis. His death makes the fifth victim to succumb within the last few weeks. The body is to be sent to his Home at Newcastle. Dru6gan brewery Solo Chicago feb. 11.�? . A one first class brewery was scheduled to be sold Here today and by the Federal government too. The brewery known As the Standard beverage company is owed by Terry Druggan and Frankie Lake Chicago s Pioneer bootleggers since retire at millionaires and is to be sold because of failure of the pair to pay incomes Taes of $473,842.negro Trio Rob Hammond truck Drivers Hammond men returning from Michigan qty Are victims of Auto bandits two Hammond men Joe Carlson 493 Wilcox Street and Charles de Rickson 719 Tell Street truck Driver and Helper employees of the Kraus amp sons store fixtures 482 Hohman St., were victims of a hold up shortly after Midnight in Gary this morning. Returning Over dunes Highway from Michigan City the truck was halted because of a Flat tire near the i. H. Bal highline and the Gary screw and Bolt co. Plant. They were on the Roadside making the repair when three negroes using a dark coloured Essex car drove up alongside and inquired if they needed help. As two of them jumped out of the car they flashed guns and commanded Carlson and Derickson to Quot stick pm they complied and the Auto bandits rifled their pockets taking $35 of the company s Money from Carlson and $1.45 in Cash of Derickson s own Money. Jumping Back into the machine the bandits sped Quot East. The victims reported the stick up at police Headquarters As soon As they were Able to repair the damaged mrs. Nancy Gloser 513 Hoffman Street Hammond was granted a divorce this morning from her husband John j. Gloser of Logansport ind., by judge Clyde Cleveland of Hammond Superior court room no 5. On the witness stand mrs. Gloser said that her husband would not support her abandoning her sept. 1, 1925. They were married aug. 28, 190s. She was also Given custody of their two children Indianapolis feb. 1 a u. Pm three Lake county commissioners two of them on the present b<3ard, will be asked to answer charges of signing illegal contracts making pay-4 ments of Public funds on allege of contracts and conspiring Toi defraud. This was disclosed late yesterday in a complaint drawn by Deputy attorneys general Charles Edwards and Earl Stroup and mailed to it Oliver Starr county prosecutor its be filed in circuit court at crowns Point William h. Linton John m. Vire i cent and James Black were mad Hal defendants in the suit they having composed the Board in 1927 wheat the Deal cations Are alleged to have occurred. Linton and Black Are present members of the Board. Compi Saint Alp rated. To complaint was approved Quot by Jwj attorney general James m. Ogda i who previously had indicated oth suits would be filed in Federal Cour and that criminal action May by taken before the Case is comp Teece of Ogden planned to go to Lake i county tomorrow where he will formulate plans for further action that probably will involve three other former county commissioner Sij he said. The suit to be instituted in Cir Cuit court will be the first step continued on Pae seventeen drives car into Side of train Rensselaer ind., feb 11�?unmindful of the fact that Monon a Senger train no. 38, was Clearing the Oros Sieg Thomas Tanner if Ford he Chister drove his touring Caw into the Elde of the baggage a coach Fri of the train at the Mckinley Ayer nue crossing saturday. The car was almost destroyed a i i or. Tanner escaped injury othe. Than some outs on his face and hand which resulted from his being. Hurled against the broken win shield after crashing into the train the car was whipped around and the rear end of it was struck. Or Tannei Vas taken to his Home an the oar was taken to a garage see if it were beyond redemption. Lansing feb. 11.�?suit by m. A Weinberg local real estate dealer for $75,000 damages he claims to have suffered because of malicious prosecution by chief of policy John a Eckstein former Justice of the peace Fred Kester and William Hart of Thornton will by heard in i Cook county court next week it Quot a indicated today police nabbed Weinberg in Marc of 1927, charging him with using fictitious Auto License plates. Found guilty Weinberg appealed to a higher court and won a reversal late in 1928. He then filed the us s which will by heard next m
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