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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - July 11, 1928, Hammond, Indiana Is a Jana a Kathait slow tier North Giro bibly local in a ont i portion to a it but a us Thura Day. Not quite so warm tool she. The Whiting evening last night s circulation Whiting edit of 1.835 combined circulation 201 Whiting Indiana wednesday july 11, 1928. Price two cents times Story of location of Plant verified confident democrats hold important meeting in new York m in the Lerness importance of ind. Harbor ship canal rapidly augmented temperature for Region a go moguls come together with their Hopes High Quot by Percy b. Scott limited press staff correspondent jew York july 11.�? . A in j. Raskob who Rose Felt a a ?7.50 a week Steno in pm a to the status of a i want in world of finance was tic cd today to direct the pm Side Ittin Campaign of gov a or Alfred e. Smith of new yrs Fol Mer newsboy. A he cd nirman of the finance committee of the general motors corporation was Smith s own Choice for the chairmanship of the democratic National committee which ratified his selection at its Nie Tini Here. Raskob s election marked a Climax in the Orr animation for the Campai Pirn by leaders of the democratic party. They meth re with Smith and his Runny of mate. Senator Joseph Robinson of Arkansas and senator James a a. Reed of Missouri who opposed Smith for the presidential nomination at Houston. By George r. Holmes a staff correspondent i. N. Service new York july get last after eight years wandering n the wilderness of defeat and despair the leaders of the demo Ratic party assembled Here today 0 pledge allegiance to the new Smith dynasty and to map out a militant Campaign for restoration to Ower. They came together with Hopes High with �200,000 already in i he dirty Chest and Avith the Assurance lat for the first time since 1916 by Are to have an aggressive ii organized and amp financed in pain led by a Man whose vote sitting ability even the enemy con marked contrast the spirit that animated today s gathering of. Demo it Ratic leaders was 1 marked contrast to the Oisin a rested Ness of the Cox Campaign of >20, and the hopelessness that Fol aved in the Wake of the Madison lure Garden debacle. Only the rumble of rebellion in the Juth made by the Radical Drys and be anti tammany bitter Enders As present to dist Riib the Harmony f the gathering. And most of the readers believe that this rumble continued on Page fifteen temperature today us registered by thermometer on first Trust and saving Bank building Hammond was 68 Dei Rees fahrenheit at 7i30 a. "��?��?78 Dejor Rees fahrenheit at noon. Weather fair at noon. Did you hear that East Chicago the Washington a m swim Ming Pool for girls will be closed today and tomorrow. City Community play ground recorded More than 10,000 attendance during the past week. Boys of the City Are build ing air plane models for a big City meet to be held soon. Slow traffic is still. Being maintained Over Dickey Road Bridge in order to protect the Structure. Installation of sewers on the South end of Forsyth Avenue is expected to be completed sometime today. It s been too hot to be bad in the Harbor with two big pay Days this week and not a single major crime on police records. All roads in East Chicago seem to Lead to the Tod Park bathing Pool these sweltering summer Days. The extensive number of vacations now in order is playing havoc on attendance at various twin City organization gatherings. Following a week of in activity in which repairs were made the Sheet Mills of the Inland steel re opened this week. The old Structure at 3452 Pennsylvania Avenue known As Quot the wigwam Quot is now being torn Down to make room for a new Brick building to be erected on its site. Frank Lynch local sales Man is making his rounds in Quot scintillating Quot fashion this we a a. It s a girls Quot Nancy Johnny rep a was the Only collegian at the kiwanis luncheon yesterday when members peeled off their Coats. John sat smilingly aside mayor half trusty Campus who upheld in by. Smiting july 11.�?Whiting Poh authorities today forwarded of davits and a warrant for the arrest of Clarence Ford who last year held up and robbed policeman John Callahan of Whiting and who now is facing charges of rape in Shepherdsville by. Ford has been sought by local police since april 15, 1927, when he held up policeman Callahan in the Whiting Park and robbed the officer of his gun Cartridge Belt and Star. Can Lahan had been on the local Force but four Days Quot Vohen the hold up oct Urt de. Ford was assisted by his by other Henry p. Ford who was of Cfred at the Point of a gun to Rob Callahan. Louisville detective Bureau oper Atves arrested Ford on june 29, of la is year on a charge by indictment of the rape of a 15-year-old girl Olio according to police accompany i so Ford in his escape. He is now a glad it the bullitt county jail at Nilep Headsville and in the event ii a he is not convicted on the rape charge he will be la a red Over to a hiting police. W. A. Oeltjen acting chief of detectives Louisville in a letter to chief of police c. C. Collins Whit no suggests that extradition papers be secured. According to chief Collins the girl accompanied Ford of her own free will and the rape charges against Ford May not materialise. In that Case he will be prosecuted on the hold up charge in Lake county. To wording to policeman Callahan a report of the hold up at Whiting Park he was walking on his beat there when he heard some shot. He accosted Ford and Ford s brother Henry and asked them if they knew where the shooting had occurred. Clarence Ford suddenly Drew a gun forced Callahan to hold he his hands and then forced his brother Henry to take the officer s gun. Belt and Star off. Henry Ford was arrested the next Day but found not guilty on a Hola up charge when Callahan testified that Clarence Ford had forced his brother to Rob him. Clarence Ford escaped and was reported to be in Law Iteline shortly after where de to it Lam have conducted a search for him for More to lib a a year. Quot shorty Quot Hitchcock fair Way fan was not among the crowd that saw Walter Hagen exhibit at Woodman yesterday because he is Quot not Fleet of foot and Strong of traffic on Forsythe ave nue at the b. Amp o. And Wabash tracks was blocked for a while this morning during the installation of a new Telephone pole. Although an ardent golfer himself Jimmy Johnston feels that the game with its Low scores and holes in one has put out of Kilter the old adage Quot Tell the truth and shame the attendance in twin City summer schools is holding wonderfully a Well despite the blistering heat according to records which indicate a daily average attendance of 91 per cent. Reed Thomson East Chi Cago correspondent of the times left Here saturday on a vacation trip through the Southland to evade the City s heat. Now he write he s having a hot time. Wilbur Jackson of the East Chicago state Bank is accompanying Reed. May take demo chairmanship it a new portrait of Owen d. Young of new Sci chairman of the Boa of the general electric company \ Lio a As been mentioned As the probable successor to Clem Shaver of West Virginia As chairman of the democratic National committee. Young has been a close Friend of governor Alfred e. Smith the democratic residential nominee and is generally credited with being the author of the Dawes plan of reparations. Should Smith win he is looked upon As probable Secretary of the Treasury. Rmer fire chief f special to the times Munster ind. July 11.�?jumping into the cold Waters of the old Lansing Clayhole last evening Edward o. Oms 15 years old was overcome by the sudden chill and Sank to his death in spite of efforts of his companions to save him. The youth with a number of friends had gone to the old Clay pit at 8 o clock for a Cooling plunge after the heat of the afternoon. Several bathers were already in the water. After undressing oms did not hesitate but dived from the Bank into deep water. After a time he came to the surface and his friends saw that he thrashed wildly in his efforts to keep afloat. Peter Portinga a Cousin leaped into the water and managed to get hold of his Arm but the boy s struggles broke the grip. Oms went Down and did not reappear. In a Short time a Large crowd of Munster and Lansing residents had gathered. Expert swimmers dived repeatedly but could not reach the body owing to the extreme cold the water near the Shore is about 30 feet deep. Employees of the Lansing office of the Public service co., brought a Pul motor to be held in readiness and then started dragging the water. It was nearly two hours before William winterhoff former Lansing fire chief succeeded in locating the Whiting Milton Hein of the Whit ing news company returned monday from his vacation hither and Yon. Photographs in the win Dow of the Whiting news company of the july fourth air plane crash Are attracting a lot of attention. No arrests were made yesterday or last night by Whiting police and no accidents were reported during that time. Many Whiting citizens Are objecting to the chicagoan who Over run Whiting Park and Beach on. Sundays and holidays. Events of dedication week at the new Plymouth congregational Church Are attracting capacity crowds of members and friends. The owner of the boy s clothing left at Whiting Beach last sunday night has not been located and neither has the missing bathing suit. Body and bringing it to the surface. Several physicians who were present pronounced the boy dead and expressed the belief that his heart action had been stopped by the sudden plunge into the cold water. The body was removed to the Emmerling undertaking Parlours in Hammond. As the fatality occurred on the Indiana Side of the Clayhole which is located on the state line the inquest will be conducted by Deputy Coroner Oliver Daugherty of Hammond. Oms was the son of mrs. Jessie o. Oms a widow residing West of Calumet Avenue Between Ridge Road and Maynard. Of a family of four to children he was the oldest son. Although Only 15 years old he was a strapping youth six feet tall and was doing much of the work on his Mother s farm. Surviving Are the Mother ten Sisters mrs. Bert Boomsma mrs. Dick Kuizenga mrs. Lenry Nui Zenga mrs. Nick Swart mrs. Dick Kaulf and misses Theresa Bora Sadie Anna and Jeanette and three Brothers Willie Gerrard and Thenia. The father died three years ago. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o clock from the Home and at 2 o clock from the Christian reformed Church of Munster Rev. P. H. Monsma officiating. Burial will be in the Munster cemetery with undertaker Emmerling in charge. Hammond Man is Camp Knox ky., july 11.�?first lieutenant Harold j. Anderson of the Field artillery Reserve corps of 456 Merrill av�., Hammond ind., is on duty Here from june 17 to july 30. He has been assigned to Battery b of the citizens military training Camp at Camp Knox by. Arrive in Korea Tokio july 11.�? . A John Mears and Charles b. D. Collyer americans trying to Circle the world in 23 Days arrived at 7 45 p. M. Today in their air plane City of new York from Seoul Korea after an 11% hour flight. The tourist racers plan to catch a fast Steamer for san Francisco and then Fly to new York their starting place. Girl drowned John Clark is improving his Golf game this week at the various courses of Lake county. The scores Are apparently kept a secret. Whiting motor cops have been Given orders by chief Collins to Stop speeding in Whiting Park where the lives of hundreds of children Are endangered. A Young lad was in the police station this morning pleading for his Pup which the dog Catcher picked up minus License and or Iuvale. St. Joe ind., july 11.�? . A Romaine Curie 10, daughter of or. And mrs. Grover Curie was drowned in the St. Joseph River while bathing. The body was recovered half an hour later by Frank Meese adding insult to injury Hiram Dinkin of Gary knows what Quot adding insult to injury Quot Means. He has just received a Quot postage due Quot letter from two bandits who robbed him and two girl employees in his noes tonary and escaped with $345 in Cash and $544 in checks. The letter was used to return the checks and with them was this note Quot hello Hymie Here s your checks. Give my. Love to the girls. Cal the letter made no mention of the Money. It was mailed in Chicago without a stamp and Dinkin was forced to pay 2 cents to get it. R 928 record rebles since it was Quot ene Quot canal becoming one of leading commercial streams in West with a revival of interest in water shipping throughout t h e country the Indiana Harbor ship canal is rapidly becoming one of the principal commercial streams in the Middle West according to a Survey completed today. The tonnage received and shipped through the canal during the last six months has steadily grown in proportion until now the first six months record for 19 almost trebles the highest record for any similar period since the canal was opened to shipping. Industries along the canal. Which heretofore have taken advantage of its facilities Are Noav shipping by water. Others Are constructing Lake freighters for use Here before the end of the current year. The establishment of the East Chicago Dock and terminal company at the Fork of the canal Between Indiana Harbor and East Chicago has materially aided the impetus that is developing the canal into an intensive shipping Center. Distributing Point this concern is receiving almost daily shipments of various products from All parts of the world and the coast and is redistributing them to local plants by Railroad. Its business alone is mounting into thousands of tons weekly and promises to become even greater when the Dock facilities Are increased to their maximum capacity. Before the end of the year the Roxana company will have received the first of its two tankers and will then begin the shipment of its products by water to various ports along the great lakes. The Sinclair refining company is also contemplating the Purchase of tankers for the shipment of its products b water from the local Plant. Reports from new York have it that negotiations for a Fleet of freighters Are now going Forward Between Sinclair officials and a ship building firm in the East but no definite verification has been obtained yet. With the projected construction this year of the United states Gypsum company Plant on its newly acquired site along the canal the Stream will be even More intensely used next year for the Gypsum company plans to ship the greater portion of its products by water and to receive virtually All of its Raav materials by boat. Increases Fleet the Standard Oil company Long one of the principal users of the canal has increased its local Fleet of three tankers and a Barge with the addition of a Quot new Anker. Other industries making extensive use of the canal Are the Inland steel company which annually receives hundreds of thousands of tons of Ore and Coal by boat and the Youngs town Sheet and tube company which also receives the greater portion of its Coal and Ore by water. According to present indications the canal next year will be the seat of shipping operations that will establish it As the Foremost commercial Stream in this part of the country. Review by. In e. Chicago tomorrow further reduction of real estate assessments or dered in Hammond Utility valuations reduced Indianapolis july 11.�? . A Indiana state tax Board yesterday afternoon reduced the proposed valuation of the Gary heat Light and water company $1,000,000. The original figure for 1928 was $7,688,-660 and the present and final one is $6,688,660. Last year the valuation was $5,530,000. Special to the times Crown Point ind., july 11�? further reduction of real estate assessments in Hammond were ordered by the Lake county Board of review yesterday following a hearing granted to Hammond sub Divi Ders. Property lying in the extreme Southeastern part of Hammond which has recently been subdivided had been valued from $10 to $12 a foot by township assessor James e. Clements the Board yesterday slashed these valuations approximately 50 per cent. Hammond realtors who petitioned for the reduction contended that although the land is subdivided into lots it is unsaleable inasmuch As most of it is Marshland. Further hearings into Hammond valuations will be continued by the Board today. Several owners of valuable residential property in the City will be summoned before the Board to show cause Why their assessments should not be increased. Tomorrow the Board will motor to East Chicago where it will conduct a personal investigation into the claims of several property holders that their valuations Are too High. An investigation into the Indus trial situation at East Chicago is also scheduled by the expected Indianapolis july 11.�? . A directors of the Indiana farm Bureau federation today were expected to announce their views regarding the farm Plank in both National party platforms. The directors met yesterday morning and discussed Quot farm celled Quot throughout the Day. They were to Convene at the close of the meeting. It was believed that there will be a general Quot leave it to the Farmer the directors have considered the Republican platform and were reported to believe it the democratic platform which they believe favourable. Governor Alfred e. Smith s Promise of spa a by farm Relief and Secretary Herbert Hoover s silence following their request for his farm Relief stand. William h. Settle president of the federation termed Hoover s silence As Quot ignoring the request for his personal artists perfection in blonds Bunche Satchel English importation for a new York production has been characterized by Howard Chandler Christy noted artist As the Quot most Beautiful she is five feet six inches tall weighs 125 pounds and has Brown eyes. Quot s prohm m Lal or welfare the silent colonel Cheyenne wyo., july 11.�? u. Pm col. Charles Lindbergh stopped Here an hour today on his trip West in a Curtis Falcon mail Plain. Quot just say i m going West Quot Lindbergh told newj5papermen who inquired about his scolds takes Poison Arcadia ind., july 11.�? . A Agnes Carroll 14 was in a serious condition today a result of swallowing Poison tablets in a suicide attempt because she was scolded by her father Lewis Carroll 34 rescued from sea Rockport mass., july 11 . So thirty four persons including sixteen girls were rescued by coast guardsmen in a big. Surf boat Early today after the pleasure yacht Connie out of Gloucester ran into the unfinished breakwater of Sandy Bay two Miles out of this Cape Ann port. With a slipping clutch Captain James Macdonald was unable to guide the Connie and she rolled up on the rocks which were hidden by the High tide. The sixteen girl passengers the fifteen men passengers and the Crew of three put on life preservers to be ready should the yacht break up. Captain Mcdonald rigged up an improvised flashlight by using one of the storage batteries which he rescued from the motor room. The flashes from the Connie were seen by Captain j. J. Glynn and his men of the coastguard and they put out to the fast sinking yacht. The code of the sea women first a was followed in the Rescue. Some of those on Board it was stated were members of the summer Colony of Cape Ann to which yearly come hundreds of summer visitors from Many sections of the country. College graduate 103yrs0u Greensburg ind., july 11.�? . A a Parchment scroll of greeting to the Rev. Jan. S. La Throp 103, oldest University graduate in the unite states who was Given a diploma from Indianu. University in 1847, was presented to him at his Home Here by a party headed by will Arr Lowe Bryan i. U. President. During the student Days of the Rev. Or. Lathrop Indiana unifier sly had an enrolment of Only 100. Students worked at night by candlelight. There were no sidewalks in Bloomin i in. The oldest graduate was a methodist minister 31 years serving As pastor in Martinsville Greenville Franklin Connersville Madison and other Indiana towns. Drove liquor h car to see babe Columbus ind., july 11.�? . A desire to see her babe which is Avith her estranged husband Andrew Hawkins was the excuse Given by mrs. Iva Hawkins 35, for her presence in an automobile carrying liquor. Mrs. Hawkins was arrested with Leslie Payne 59, near Rock i be driving the car. In Bartholomew circuit court Here Payne was fined $300 and Given a three months penal farm term. The woman was held pending words from her father having been fined $10 and costs which she was unable to pay. Mrs. Hawkins told the court the automobile was her Only Means of getting to her baby. Chicago july 11 .s. A which is the More important prohibition or the a welfare of the Farmer. This question was agitating the prohibition party and Farmer labor National conventions Here today. The two organizations which started out with the announced intention of merging interests and voting strength if possible today were said to be headed in opposite directions. Neither faction is was indicated will accept the leadership of the other. Only 22 states Are represented at the prohibition party convention and Only 10 states have sent delegates to. The Farmer labor meeting. A Call for contributions to meet expenses at the Farmer labor meet ing in the hotel Stevens last night brought Only $63 from some thirty one persons present. The Jefferson Lincoln league also meeting Here composed of Quot dry Quot democrats today continued its efforts toward consolidation with the prohibition party. A committee of three representatives of each group was to discuss the proposal during the Day. Senator George w. It Norris of Nebraska yesterday announced that he would not be a candidate for the presidency either upon a prohibition or Farmer labor ticket nor upon a consolidation ticket. Senator Norris declared that in his opinion so Little time is left to select electors in the various states and have their names placed on the ballot that the task would by too costly and Chicago woman gets a divorce it mrs. Anna Pandak 4853 Mccook Avenue East Chicago was awarded a divorce from her husband John in judge Reiter s Hammond Superior court room last week on a Cross complaint. The husband was ordered to pay $60 a month support Money for the support of his five children. The original complaint for a divorce was filed by attorneys Koe and Peterson East Chicago for the husband in which he charged his wife accused him openly in Public with associating with other Weipen and of being cruel and inhuman. In her Cross complaint filed by attorneys Twyman and Meade she denied the allegations and charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were j married in new York june 14, 1908 and separated sept. 9, last year. A a will be questioned Washington july 11 .s. A postmaster general new will be questioned tomorrow by the special Senate sub committee investigating alleged irregularities in Post office appointments in Georgia and Mississippi. Chairman Brookhart Iowa adjourned the inquiry at Atlanta yesterday following presentation of evidence which he demanded hearings Here where postal officials Are accessible. New said he would be pleased to appear before the committee. He declined however to discuss the charges aired in the Atlanta proceeding. How not to pay Cost of divorce Valpa Tiaiso ind., july 11.--Money received by a wife from her first husband s estate should not be used in paying the costs of a divorce from a second husband. This was the ruling yesterday by judge Grant Crumpacker in the Case of Irma Erickson against Eric Erickson of Hammond up for hearing on support Money and attorney s fees. Mrs. Erickson s first husband a Soldier was. Accidentally killed in the Gibson Railroad Yards while switching cars. She received $5,000 settlement for his death. Also the government paid her $500 As a Bonus. F this Money Quot judge Crumpacker declared should not be touched for divorce proceedings. So i tiered an order compelling Erickson to pay $100 attorney fees and $10 per month for her support pending the divorce. Was. Erickson has three children by her former marriage but none by the second. 32 acres i North in of canal new Plant at East Chicago to de largest of its kind in country immediate construction of a Large Plant on the Indiana Harbor ship canal in East Chicago will be undertaken by the United states Gypsum company the largest firm of its kind in the world As forecast last week by the times. This announcement was made by officials of the company yesterday following their Purchase of a 32-acre Plant site on the North Side of the canal opposite the East Chicago Dock terminal company. The Purchase was made from Stone amp Melchor for a reported $170,000. Sites for similar plants have also been obtained in Philadelphia and Detroit and a Plant is already under construction at Boston. The entire construction project it is said will Cost approximately $6,-000,000. Largest in country according to information received Here this morning the East Chicago Plant will be the largest of its kind in the country. The production Here will be used to Supply the Chicago metropolitan District and will supplement shipments which heretofore have been made to Chicago from the company s plants at fort Dodge la., and grand rapids Michigan. The company is having special freight steamers built which it will use in carrying raw Gypsum from the company s quarries at Windsor Nova Scotia and Alabaster Mich. The product will be stored in special silos at the various plants. East Chicago was chosen for the local unit because of its Railroad and water transportation facilities. It is proposed to reduce the Cost of production by employing water continued on Page fifteen Hammond Boytim severely Chester Potkul age 6, 10s6 Baring Avenue is recovering at his Home today from the effects of a wound in his leg inflicted when he was severely bitten by a dog last night about 8 30., officers Walter Mroz Harry Schaetzel and Henry Eckstein were called to the scene and were . That As Chester was walking a Shoil distance South of the Corner of Michigan and Forsythe avenues with several other boys the dog ran out and attacked him. He was taken Home for treatment. Officer Schaetzel later in the evening captured the dog which was found to belong to Mike Tomsic 1165 summer Street. It is being held at the police station and will by turned Over to or. Ebright for an examination. Richard Specker 13, 96 Douglas Street was also bitten yesterday by a stray dog a few doors East of his Home. He received a bad laceration in the hip which was Given medical attention at his Home. To visit fort Wayne Friday fort Wayne ii-d., july 11 i pm in preparation for the visit Here Friday of the Polar aviators capt. George h. Wilkins and Lieut. Carl b. Eielson the Ludwig Road is being graded providing a route from the City to pay Al Baer Field local Airport for t e thousands of visitors expected to motor to the Field to see the fliers and Lockheed Vega plane in which they flew Over the North he sold rim liquor John Wachowiak 18 Wabash was arrested last night by detectives Fred Fandrel and Leo Fox on a charge of violation of the liquor Law after a warrant had been sworn out for his arrest by Mike Zaloski 94 Polk St. Fox and Fandrel searched Wachowiak s House at the Tims it he was taken into custody but were unable to discover any liquor. When Naej Powlak was brought to Trigil in the City court this morning Zaloski testified on behalf of the state that he had been purchasing Moonshine at Wachowiak s House for the past two years at the nominal pro cd of a Dollar a pint. When Zaloski was arrested sunday night on a charge of intoxication he claimed to have obtained the booze from Wachowiak. The defendant attempted to bring out evidence to the effect that a spirit of revenge had led Zalo Sld to swear out the warrant after. He had been kicked out of Wachowiak s Home. Wachowiak entered a general denial to All allegations from Zaloski. Judge Todd continued the Case for a few Days until a special investigator can ascertain whether or not Wachowiak has been dispensing intoxicants at his House. Ii 8
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