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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - July 14, 1928, Hammond, Indiana Indiana weather unit Torii she. Sunday partly Cloudy and Warnier probably local Bunde shomers at night. The Whiting evening times last night s circulation Whiting edition 1,835 combined circuit Hon 20,486 Oll no. 88. Whiting Indiana saturday july 14, 1928. Price two cent Rich contractor Breaks his neck in crash indications of general recovery in business conditions Hoover and Watson Are cooperating in present Campaign temperature for Region rescued from ice temperature today As registered Liy ther Rometer on first Trust uni saving a Bank buiu1inr. Hamin Onil inns 03 Dej Krees fahrenheit at 7 30 i �"�?��?75 Ackress fahrenheit at noon. Weather partly Cloudy at noon. From late edition of yesterday time pickup in Industry and much favourable news is reported a i invitations of a general pick up in i it Quot siness conditions throughout the Calumet District took definite for during the last several Days. If is of the Purchase of a Plant site on the Indiana Harbor ship canal in East Chicago by the United states Gypsum company and the reported Sale of the Frick estate to the Inland steel company have enlivened twin City conditions to a material degree. At Hammond the proposal to develop the Erie Railroad Yards into tuites for a number of desirable industries has created a decided upturn of optimism in the City. An increase in the unfilled tonnage of the United states steel corporation at Gary forecasts increased production schedules there. 3vew orders received new orders received recently by the Youngstown Sheet and tube company at Indiana Harbor the Gary tube company at Gary the Graver corporation at East Chicago and the Standard steel car com a Pany at Hammond have also aided in the general betterment of conditions throughout the District. Realtors report increased lot Sale As the result the impetus and business men say they Are beginning to feel the effect of the upturn in increased sales. Additional reports of proposed Industrial expansions and the location of new production units in the Region Are now filtering tji rough und having their Good effect on general conditions. Reports Are persistent according to one unconfirmed report something big is scheduled to break soon on the Jones and Laughlin plan to erect a $75,000,000 steel Mill on its extensive site in North Hammond. Verification from Pittsburgh however cannot be obtained. This report persists owing to the virtual completion of the Elevation on the site for switching track purposes. The Elevation now extends throughout the length of the site and is ready for Railroad operations. Another report has it that one of the big Eastern steel companies not represented Here with a Plant is seeking a big site in the District for the immediate erection of a production unit Here but this report too cannot be confirmed. Seek Industry iii fund stil another cause for the feeling of optimism that is pervading Hammond in particular at this time is tie reported intention of the Hajii Ond chamber of Commerce to Cree a Largo Industrial fund for the attraction of desirable industries to the City. F Elfis fund it is said will bring a diversified line of new plants Here and i will greatly Speed up the Industrial development of the City. Considerable of the Hammond optimism is further augmented by the construction of several Large commercial buildings notably among which Are the new lion store the Hirsch building and the Northern in Iana Public service company addition All on Hohman st., which is now being widened. Other encouraging factors that construction of the Mammoth state a line generating station on the Lake front in North Hammond whip will require five years in which to Complete is still another Factor in the up turn. A final Factor it is said is the action of the Lake county Board of review in authorizing a Flat 20 per Cen l reduction of All North township Lan assessments this week. This reduction according to the taxpayers Lightens the Ever increasing Load of taxation and enables Many property holders to retain Possession of their land. Realtors see in the reduction a More intensive development of newly subdivided property within the near future. For g. 0. P. Washington. July 13�? . A Hoover Curtis Campai g n forces which so far have concentrated their attention if on the East will Start a Western invasion tomorrow and continue operations there for several weeks. Herbert Hoover the Republican presidential nominee will Lead the Westward March. He is to Start tomorrow evening for California where he formally will accept the nomination Charles Curtis the vice presidential nominee will Start West later for notification ? in Kansas. His itinerary has not been announced. Hubert Quot work chairman of the Republican National committee and As such manager of the Campaign will Complete the Western attack with a political tour starting the first week in August. He will go first to Chicago for a two Day conference of National committee members from All Middle Western states. The conferees probably will receive instructions similar to those Given Eastern committeemen at a recent conference Here. Then work will proceed to California to attend the Hoover notification ceremonies and to hold another conference of far Western committee members on August 13. Sex husbands have you any idea what the average amount of support Money is that Lake county husbands pay into the coffers of Hammond Superior court for the maintenance of their estranged families according to figures released today by mrs. Cora Anderson Deputy clerk 206 former spouses paid $37,926.50 into Hammond Superior court last year Quot. reveal that the average amount that each former husband paid weekly was approximately $3.54, while other facts show a yearly average total of $184.10 for each husband. Quot the average is Cut Down considerably Quot said mrs. Anderson today Quot because of the inability of the court to get some husbands to pay. They either run away or a pitying wife Falls to press non support charges against the the average weekly amount is about $7.50 with $3 a week the lowest figure that the judges let the husbands off with. Sues garage state Bank of Hamond is suing Sam Lankin of the tenth Avenue garage for $500 for the detention of an Oldsmobile Landau in a petition filed today in the Hammond Superior court by attorney Rae m. Royce. William Michawls is. G. W. Prevo a suit for $150 was filed by attorney Fred Barnett. Bandit is shot dead Eureka Ca july 13 . A smashing their Way through a ring of officers in a pitched gun Battle bandits who had held up the town of Willow Creek escaped into the Hills in Northeast Humboldt county today leaving a Deputy sheriff and one of their band dead in the Road behind them. The bandits four in number swept Down on Willow Creek Early today firing from both Side of their Small automobile. They dashed into the Brizard general store threatened clerks and escaped with a Small Safe said to contain approximately $6,000. Racing to the North they encountered a posse from Burnt ranch at Salyer Bridge three Miles North of Willow Creek. Deputies and bandits opened fire. Deputy sheriff Charles Carpenter 40, was shot through the head. Two members of the Noble Polar expedition. Captain Adalberto Mariano top and Captain Filippo Zappi Center have been rescued from the ice floes off Northeast land by the giant russian ice breaker Krassin after being sighted by the soviet airman Chudnovsky. A third member of the Little group of three which broke away from Nobile and jigs party after the wreck of the italia and started to walk Over the ice floes toward land finn Malm Gren below swedish meteorologist was found dead. League in nation wide Campaign each of 48 state leagues will organize its own Campaign by Herbert Little United press staff correspondent Washington july 14. A the anti Saloon league s nation wide Campaign against governor Smith and other wet candidates went into High Speed today. Two Denun Chatory leaders statements were issued and National superintendent f. Scott Mcbride left to open the Drys Campaign in the Middle West. League officials explained that each of the 48 state leagues will organize and direct its own Campaign with the National organization furnishing Only a few speakers while the National Headquarters at West Erville Ohio furnishes Campaign propaganda. Herbert Hoover has been endorsed by the league As an unqualified dry. In a statement today Mcbridge called attention to Hoover s ratification of the Plank and at the same time scored Smith s notification statement to the Houston Conven Tion Tion which he claimed was Quot in fact a repudiation Quot of the democratic party s prohibition Plank. The selection of John j. Raskob who favors repeal of the eighteenth amendment is understood to have been the a Quot decisive Factor in bringing the league into action. Ernest h. Cherrington Secretary of the world league against alcoholism and officer added the Quot tammany Quot Angle to the anti Smith offensive. Quot tammany and the liquor group and not the democratic party Are conducting the new York governor s fight Quot he said in a statement. Mcbride s statement called on Smith to come out for repeal of the eighteenth amendment thereby creating what the dry leaders called a real Quot wet and dry Quot 1.5sue in place of what they regard As a Quot nullification Quot Issue. Quot big guns Quot in Battle of Smith for presidency mover Center is scene of Accooe front tire blows out car turns Over three times City pave / templars to Detroit the Indianapolis ind. Knights templars have received final instructions for the triennial conclave at Detroit. Many sir knights will go to Detroit on the Knight Templar special which leaves Indianapolis at 8 00 a. M. Sunday july 15th. A Large number will drive to Detroit and some Are going in special interurban cars. Forest fire in Cau Fornix los Angeles july 14.�?- . A a fire believed to have been caused by explosion of a camper s stove swept through the Southern sierras today. A vast tract in the Fraser Mountain Park District about 80 Miles North of los Angeles was reported to have been swept by the flames and As Many As 88 Cabins destroyed refugees reaching Lebec Lodge cities of East Chicago Gary and Hammond projects nearly done two major paving projects in North township will be completed within the next 30 Days to link the cities of East Chicago Hammond and Gary together according to a Survey of contractors yesterday. Chicago Avenue paving Between Parrish Avenue in East Chicago and Industrial Highway will be completed by next tuesday and will be opened to traffic by the latter part of August. Concrete has All been poured on the stretch from Parrish to Cline Avenue now. Grading on summer Street Between Parrish and Columbia Avenue in Hammond started this week and will be finished by the 23rd, according to officials of the East Chicago construction company. It is expected that the three Miles of Concrete will be finished before the last of this month and the Street will be opened to traffic by the last of Man has his own Lake Valparaiso ind., july 14.�? Henry Roddiger Gary musician and an inveterate Fisherman is not going to be molested by Quot no fishing Quot signs and irate Farmers who often Rush up just when the fish begin to bite brandish a Pitchfork in one s face and order one to move along. Or. Roddiger has is ought himself a Lake and 25 acres of ground surrounding it. The Lake which was without a name but which will be known As Heine s Lake was purchased from Albert Knoblock of Valparaiso and is located six Miles West of Valparaiso and just Miles North of Lincoln Highway. The consideration was $4,000. Endorsement and pledge of cooperation to give labor sufficient to build the factory for Lake county Blind persons m East Chicago was Given William m. Day East Chicago Blind worker in the project by the Hammond building trades unions last night. Announcement was also made today that the Structure a one Story affair measuring 50 by 90 feet will be erected on 141st Street near Alexander Avenue. World on the factory building for Lake county Blind will be started next week. Plans for the Structure will be completed and Okeed next monday at a meeting of the Board of directors. Incorporation papers for the Lake county factory for Blind Are ready and Are to be filed soon. Washington july 14.�?Herbert Hoover it develops is keeping constantly in touch with senator Watson on developments in agricultural states. It is Learned the presidential nominee has repeatedly consulted with Watson on the political situation As it applies to the whole group of Central states As Well As to Indiana. Watson was just departing from the Kansas City convention when he received a wire from Hoover asking him to come to Washington. Since the Kansas City convention Hoover has conferred with Watson on four occasions and in addition they have communicated with each other frequently by Telephone. Watson has met Hoover both at his Home and office. On suggestion of Watson seven or eight Indiana republicans have been called Here to meet Hoover within the last month. Watson is to see Hoover again today before the nominee s departure for the West. Hoover attitude pleases Hoover recognizes Watson s leadership in Indiana and it is said that Complete co operation has been established Between them. It is Nown that Watson is immensely pleased with Hoover s cordial attitude since he became the nominee. While wat Conti nixed on Page five labor Union killing Chicago july 14.�? . A authorities today sought two men who late last night shot and killed Joseph Faul 36, labor Delegate and brother of Frank Faul business agent of the plasterers Union. Faul was shot As he sat in an automobile waiting for his brother in front of Charles Becker s Saloon. He was wounded four times in the head and five bullets penetrated his body. The motive of the killers is not definitely known but police Are convinced it had to do with Faul s activities in a Union election about two weeks ago. Admit leaving pal die alone rescued italians Tell of deserting Malmgren unable to March Moscow july 14�? . A capt. Filippo Zappi aboard the ice breaker Krassin after his Rescue from the Arctic ice said in an interview today that he and his companion capt. Adalberto Mariano left finn Malmgren swedish meteorologist of the italia to die alone on the ice. Quot after two weeks Quot Zappi said Quot Malmgren was unable longer to stand the severe Strain of the March. He had to be left on the Zappi said that Malmgren was alive when he and a Mariano left him. Betz ship at . 4 killed in Berlin bust Berlin july 14.�? . A at least four persons w6re killed and 25 seriously injured today in a powder factory explosion at Hasloch Wuerttemberg that wrecked the entire Plant and neighbouring buildings. The injured persons were recovered from the debris. At the time of the explosion 130 people were working in the factory and it is feared that casualties will prove heavy As some Are missing. Miss Hammond the giant All steel monoplane of the Betz airlines inc., will leave for Kansas City mo., next week at the invitation of the Kansas City chamber of Commerce and the aeronautic associate on of Kansas City to promote aviation in that municipality. Kansas City officials prominent Bui winess men and leading civic figures will be taken aloft in the ship during its stay there. Pilot g. Hough of Hammond will handle the controls. The ship is being conditioned today for the Kansas City Jaunt. It will remain at Ford Airport South of Hammond tomorrow when it will carry local passengers Over the Region. Scott Ferris of a Law a a Hague gov. Harar Byrd Charles a. Here Are the new democratic generals who will Battle to land governor Alfred b. Smith of new York in the White House John j. Raskob head of the finance committee of general motors who is the new chairman of the democratic National committee colonel Herbert h. Lehman new York broker chairman of the party a finance committee James w. Gerard of Brooklyn n. Y., former ambassador to Germany treasurer of the National committee Charles a. Greathouse of Indiana Secretary u. S. Senator Peter g. Gerry of Rhode Island chairman of the advisory committee to the National committee and the following vice chairmen and vice chairwoman As appointed by chairman Raskob at a meeting in new York prank Hague new Jersey governor Harry Byrd of Virginia Scott Ferris Oklah Pinarr mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross former governor of Wyoming and mrs. Florence Farley Kansas arrest a s up whig hardware store in june discuss new Light system new ornamental lights for the business Section of Hohman Street in order to Complete the projected widening program will be discussed at a meeting next week of property owners along the thoroughfare. Peter w. Meyn president of the first Trust and savings Bank declared this morning that the movement for the installation of a new lighting system is rapidly taking form and will perhaps be fully crystallized at the proposed meeting which has not been definitely set yet. Quot we Hope to get together next week on this phase of the widening program Quot or. Meyn said. As a re sult of arrests made by the combined efforts of Hammond and Whiting police three men have been positively identified As having participated in the daring Daylight hold up of Klen s hardware store in a hiting a month ago two other men and two women Are being held As Bandit suspects and the robberies of Boardwalk Park and Thearle Duffield fireworks company May be solved. All seven people Are being held on open charges pending the completion of a police investigation now at its height. The Case has been brought to its present status by detective Sandor Singer on leave of absence from the Hammond Force. Detective sergeants Tom Martinson and Charles Carlson of the Hammond department and motorcycle officer John Surdukowski of the Whiting police. Singer had been employed to work on the Case by John Klen whose store was robbed of ?6,000, and was assisted by Surdukowski while Carlson and Martinson have been following leads since the Boardwalk Park hold up and had also developed the Case when the paths of the four officers crossed and thereafter they worked together. The men and women under arrest at present Are John Carr age 24 Harry Dalton age 24 Dominic Cappeli age 21 Clyde Childs age 26, and Dan a at Kins age 35. Watkins named his residence As 6123 Alice Street Chicago while All the others stated 1157 East 61st Street Chicago As their address. It was at the latter place that the arrests were made. The two women Are mrs. Catherine Carr age 22, and mrs. Marie Childs age 22, who were taken into custody As possible accomplices and Are being held for investigation. The three band tries for which the men and women Are being held took place within a comparatively few Days All of them in Broad Daylight and were similar in character. When police started to work on the Case the Trail eventually led directly into Chicago and after a few Days one or two of the men had been definitely spotted. Police have known practically who the men were but have watched their hang outs continually and waited until the Opportunity came to catch the band simultaneously. This Chance came last thursday night when the entire seven now under arrest were at the apartment on 61st Street. Singer Martinson Carlson and Surdukowski hastily summoned a couple of Chicago police officers and the six men conducted a raid that night and took All of them into custody without a show of resistance. All of them were taken to the Woodlawn police station and booked. Yesterday noon Captain George Hanlon swore out warrants charging the five men with Auto banditry and the papers were served on them at the Woodlawn station. All the accused waived extradition and were brought to Hammond last night about seven o clock. John Klen came to the Hammond station looked Over the captives and identified three of them As being in the Quartetti that entered his store about two o clock in the afternoon of a Day last month held him up and escaped with $6,000 which Klen had on hand to Cash Standard Oil company pay checks. There was a fourth Man with the gang. After this identification Carr Dalton and Cappeli were taken to the Whiting police station where they Are in custody of police there. Childs and Watkins and the two women Are in Hammond. There May be an attempt to get some of the men out on writs inasmuch As a Hammond attorney appeared at the station this morning and sought information concerning Watkins. An Effort will be made today to identify some of the men As having taken part in the two Robertsdale band tries. While one of the women May have been associated in a fruit store hold up in Hammond about the Middle of last month also. When the raid was made on the Chicago apartment the automobile a Buick which is declared to have been used in the Whiting robbery was found parked in front of the residence. An investigation has shown that the car is stolen the motor number has been defaced and the License plates Are fictitious. In the apartment were found three revolvers two Smith and Wesson make and one Spanish gun As Well As a Quantity of ammunition. There were also two sets of fake License plates presi Mably stolen which might have been used in other robberies. Police Are of the opinion that the men were planning further hold ups at the time they were taken into custody. Singer Martinson Carlson and Surdukowski Are questioning the suspects today concerning the band tries and although none of them have made statements implicating themselves police Are hopeful of obtaining confession. A tire blow out while travelling at a High rate of Speed is believed to have caused the High powered machine of Nels wic k s t r o a wealthy building contractor of Chicago to turn Over three times on state Road 41 in Hanover Center yesterday noon. When passing a toasts reached the wreckage or. Wickstrom was dead. His neck had been broken his Skull fractured and his right shoulder Blade snapped. He was 58 years of age. The body was removed last night to his Home at 5943 Augusta ave., Chicago. An inquest into tha death will be held next week by Deputy Coroner or. W. Of Houk of Crown Point. Was going past or. Wickstrom had just left his cottage e at Moody grounds near the Cedar Lake picnic site and was headed for Chicago at a High rate of Speed when the Accident occurred. Front tire blows no Eye witness account could by obtained by Crown Point authorities investigating the Case but an examination of the badly wrecked machine revealed that the front Tir had been blown out. This it is thought caused or. Wickstrom to lose control of his car. Motorists several Hundred feet behind told authorities that they saw Wickstrom s heavy machine suddenly swerve to the right and then hurtle into the air. It rolled Over three times before it came to a Stop they said. Wheel snapped off the Tonneau was crushed and the steering wheel was snapped off. It is believed that the Driver was hurled against the top of the Tony Neau when a Leca overturned the i frs time and that a his neck was broken by the Impact. He is survived by his widow whom he left at his Cedar Lake cottage when he headed for Chicago. He was returning to the City to fill a business engagement. Nelsen s mortar y at Crown Point where the body was removed following the Accident said today that funeral arrangements Are being completed by a Chicago undertaking establishment to where the remains were taken by the family last evening. Sues Boarder for defying name of wife ten thousand dollars Are asked of Harry h. Kight 420 Indiana ave., Hammond by Smith Barker for defaming the character of his wife alleged in a petition filed in Hammond Superior court today. According to the complaint filed by attorneys Mcaleer Dorsey Gillette amp Clark Klught who at one time was employed by Smith and stayed at his Home was guilty of adultery and held Clandestine meetings with mrs. Barker in Chicago. It is also charged that Kight said that if he Avert granted a divorce from his wife that Barker could never get ivies Barker away from him Kight. Tries four times and succeeds Evansville ind., july 14 u. Pm mrs. Mary j. Graham 3s, died Here As a result of her fourth attempt at suicide. She swallowed Poison due to despondency Over illness police said. Her death was the fifth suicide in the House she occupied. Struck by parted Cable Anderson ind., 14.�? u. Pm Luther Kidwell 47, suffered fatal injuries while aiding in moving a House when a Cable tightly drawn struck a truck parted and one end struck him. He was hurled head first to a Street pavement. Killed by a Nickie plate train a Muncie ind., july 14.�? . A Robert Asch 24, negro was killed when struck by a Nickel plate passenger train while walking along the tracks. His body was hurled 200 feet striking against a mlle Post and breaking it off. Mexico is shocked Mexico City july 14.�? . A its populace shocked and grief stricken All Mexico today mourned the untimely death of its greatest aviator capt. Emilio Carranza. The idol of the people of Mexico much As col. Charles a. Lindbergh is the idol of the people of the United states the 22-year-old flier had won the hearts of his compatriot. By his Many daring exploits in the air. He was to have been feted today in one of the country s greatest celebrations. Solemn dirges today took the place of the Gay Celebration says he is victim of my Thornton township Constable contradicts version of prohibition agent Lansing 111., july 14.-�?Fred j. Kester of Lansing a Constable of Thornton township who was arrested recently when Federal prohibition agents raided a roadhouse on the Dyer Road declares that he is the victim of a practical joke or a Frame up. In relating his Story of the arrest Kester contradicts the version of g. E. Golding chief of the special agents of the prohibition department. Kester says he was not in the roadhouse when the officers arrived but was asleep in the rear seat of his car. Quot i had stopped there that evening to get some Barbecue to take along to Cedar Lake the next Day Quot he said. Quot the proprietor was out so i climbed Back into my car to wait for him. A Young woman who is a neighbor of ours works at the roadhouse. When i was in the place she asked if she could ride Home when her work was finished. While i was asleep in the car she came out ready to go Home and got in the front seat. She also had fallen asleep when the officers came. She was not intoxicated As they said. Quot when they searched the car they found a milk bottle filled with wine. How it came there i Don t know. I never put it there and the girl says she did t. Maybe some new Light can be thrown on the affair when it comes up for trial in or. Kester has been employed As a Printer at the w. B. Conkey co. In Hammond for 23 years. Hates Beans runs away Huntington ind., july 14 . A Albert guest 14, who ran away from White s Institute near Wabash because Beans appeared too often on the menu decided they were not such a bad diet when he faced the Prospect of a footless and Lio less night Here and surrendered to police. It i
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