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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - July 27, 1928, Hammond, Indiana Indiana weather Vii settled this afternoon and probably tonight. Mostly Lair saturday. Cooler tonight in Noah portion and Central portion and South portion saturday. The Whiting last night s circulation Whiting edition 1.835 combined circular Iii 20,449 vol. I. No. 99.Whiting, Indiana Friday july 27, 1928. Price two cents Harbodin desperate Tennis match Tilden defeats Rene with Back the Wall. S. Veteran defeats his former foe As spectators go wild i Fried like child i Quot i tried everything i knew Quot skid Lacoste after the match. Quot Tilden is no weaker than he was lat year. His change of Pace was remarkable. I never have found another Man who could so fast and slow play but i believe Tilden s service aces were Best of Lacoste s father came Down from the stand to console him crying like a child in his disappointment. State temperature for Region temperature today As registered by thermometer on first Trust and savings Banc building Hammond was Fis degrees fahren Lieut at 7 30 a. M.�?6.s Fleg Rees fahrenheit at noon. Weather Cloudy Xit noon. Blind since birth now she sees did you hear that East Chicago Wilson k. Jordan sat on the Bench at the East Chicago City court yesterday during the absence of judge Michael Havran. Ralph Heinzen Joni Tell press staff correspondent Roland Garros stadium. Paris july 27�? big Bill Quot Tilden fighting with his Back to the Wall today Defeated Rene Lacoste of France his old conqueror 1-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, in the desperately fought first match of the Davis cup Tennis Challenge round. The stand had Given Tilden and Lacoste one of the greatest ovations in sport history when they entered the court and the French and american spectators watched the flashing baft through the match with intense absorption. A nerve wrecking set the last set was nerve wrecking. It meant Tjie end for one or the other of the two old enemies. Quot big Bill Quot started by losing his service in the first game. He retaliated in the second game but Lacoste broke his service again in the third to Lead 2-1. Quot big Bill Quot with a Brilliant show of Speed and accuracy As he Ever had shown then went on to Lead at 3-2 and 4-3. He fought courageously and successfully to carry on at 5-3, holding his service. He needed but one game to take the set and match and he made Good a com Slif lied the supposedly impossible feat of a Veteran coming Back against a younger Man of higher calibre. Tilden s display of and fighting spirit should be remembered As one of the greatest in the records of the game. goes wild the gallery went wild with enthusiasm As Lacoste drove the Ball out for the last Point. The French Rose from their seats As did the Amer ii is to do Quot big Bill Quot Honor. The Victory one of the most sensational Tilden has gained during his Brilliant and fulsome career Cam amp fas the America s vindication Aften his summary dismissal from the Davis cup team on charges of having violated the player writer rules until the very eve of the Challenge round Tilden himself believe that his part in the matches woul be that of a Spectator. But overnight he was reinstated and returned to the fold in time to carry the american shield on to Victory in the opening match. It was cruel irony at that or at least it seemed so in the eyes of the French gallery that it was France and not America that finally succeeded in gaining Tilden his hearing and his redemption. For the French feared the effect on the Gate of Tilden s absence from the play and through ambassador Herrick prevailed upon the american authorities to permit Tilden to play and How he did play once they got him there sunday the Italo american National Union will hold it annual picnic at Riverview Garden. In the evening ?300 Worth of fireworks will be turned Loose. Although completed Chi Cago Avenue has not yet been opened up through the Baldwin tract East to the Industrial Highway the new Road is Concrete. Wild stories of life in Africa were told at the meeting of the East Chicago chamber of Commerce yesterday noon by or. Owen o Neil. A Small fire was extinguished last evening at 4412 Tod Avenue East Chicago by no. 1 department. It is understood that East Chicago s new Post office building will be located at the Corner of Chicago and Kennedy Avenue. Recent real estate transactions reveal this information. Halstead East Chi Cago City clerk is vacationing in Colorado. He will return to the City Hall in a week or so. The East Chicago kiwanis club has arranged to have George r. Eckert direct their Quot Cap Tain the play will be Given october 25 and 26. Whiting about 150 fans listened to the eleven social rounds last night at Whiting Beach where manager Bab Mcnamara had a radio installed. Police activities last night were practically at a standstill with but one arrest taking place. Or. And mrs. Walter e. Czapek Are the proud parents of an 8-Pound girl born Early yesterday at the Community House where is employed. Mother and daughter Are doing Fine. Or. And mrs. J. A Flinski and son and mrs. Hyzy Are touring Canada during Imp. Sudinski s vacation. Many Whiting boy scouts will leave monday up morning for the opening period of amp Nisski the Whiting sur Amer scout Camp near Chesterton. Scooter races held last night on. Laporte Avenue for All children of the City was a Complete Success according to the playground directors. Mike Wickhorst of the Community service will return in time for the opening of the scout Camp monday of which he will take charge for four weeks. C. B. Wiltshire has received no word of his son Jess who left for work tuesday night and has not returned yet. Many Whiting people heard the track Elevation talk broadcast from station Wwade Hammond this population shows increase As birth rate rises Whiting july 27�?information regarding the Quot whereabouts of Jess Wiltshire 20, of 429 new York Avenue who disappeared tuesday night woul be greatly appreciated by his father and Mother or. And mrs. C. B. Wiltshire who Are conducting a frantic search for their son. According to the lad s father today Jess was last seen waiting for a Street car about 11 o clock tuesday night Jess was employed at the Sinclair refinery but it was Learned that he did not Check in tuesday night for the Midnight shift. Or. Wiltshire also stated that the boy had never left Home in his life without telling his parents where he was going. The father has sought police Aid from All police stations in the Region and efforts to locate Jess have been to no Avail. Chicago newspapers have been asked to search for the boy who his father believes May have met with foul play. A Paris july 27.�? babies were born during 1927 and fewer people did than any year since 1913, according to statistics recently published in France thus bringing about a marked increase in the population. The return.<3 of the ninety departments of France show 40,960,000 inhabitants the highest figure reached since the War. The death rate was Only 676,666 in contrast with 713,458 in 1926 and 731,441 in 1913. Figures also Tell the sad tale that fewer people Are getting married these Days. In 1920 there were 622,724 marriages in 1927 Only 337,-864 couples went before the Justice of peace. The infantile death rate showed a Welcome fall from the High rate of 1926. By Pacific amp at anus starts life anew. Blind since birth Marcella Calkins 20, of Chetek. Wis., now sees after delicate operation. She s shown looking at newspaper comic Section. Crown Point ind. July 27.-temporary and Dis annexation of four Square Miles of land in Hobart and Ross townships and temporary annexation of the property to Calumet township for Road bumming purposes was announced this morning by county auditor William Whitaker. According to or. Whitaker. The Lake county Board of commission Era passed the Dis annexation and annexation ordinance at its meeting on july 3 in order to enable Calumet township to pave two important highways which Hobart and r6ss townships Are unable to pave owing to limited finances. A after the roads Are paved the sections will be returned to their original townships or. Whitaker explained. He added that this procedure is often adopted by the commissioners in paving necessary county highways. The two roads to be paved by Calumet township As a result of the temporary land Transfer a Are the Eastern Extension of loth ave. From Miller to the Porter county line and the improvement of Cleveland ave. In Gary South to the state Highway which leads into Lincoln Highway. The latter project will give Gary another outlet to Crown Point. I. Continued on Page Nineteen overturned machine catches fire when it contained forty persons Rockville Conn., july 27.�? . Three children Are dead today and fifteen others Are recovering from Burns and other injuries sustained when a motor truck in which they were Riding upset on a curve and caught fire Here last evening. The three victims imprisoned underneath the overturned truck were burned to death before they could be extricated. One body was identified As that of Myron Stranton of Manchester Conn. The truck was carrying forty children. They were returning to their Homes from a tobacco Plantation in Ellington where they Hammond Man found today Michael Scherer aged 75, of 42 Ogden Street reported missing Early yesterday morning was found at 2 in clock this morning in South Chicago. The aged Man had wandered Iff and had lost his Way. His description was broadcast Over the radio last . Hammond aerie fraternal order of eagles is planning a big Day for its members tomorrow when the local Lodge holds its annual picnic at Kowalski s Grove in Calumet City. In addition to a program of competitive games and races for All present the Calumet City firemen will tackle the Hammond City firemen in a horse shoe pitching contest in the feature athletic event of the Day. Both teams of Blue shirts Are confident of their ability to ring the stake and the event will undoubtedly attract much interest. Prizes will be awarded to winners of All the various events tomorrow and the prizes were donated by leading Hammond and Calumet City merchants. The committee on arrangements today extended an invitation to the general Public As Well As All the local eagles to take part in the Day s activities t. Indianapolis ind., july 27.�? . A following a run on the Caroll county loan and Trust co., of Delphi the state banking department today closed the Bank which had total resources of $700,000. It was the nineteenth Bank failure in Indiana since Jan. 1, 192s. Thomas ban Deputy banking commissioner ordered closing of the Bank and placed s. K. Billings state examiner in charge. Quot heavy withdrawals yesterday put the Bank in a dangerous position Barr said. Quot there Are two other Banks in Delphi. This was the smallest Bank in that City. I am unable at this time to predict whether the depositors will the Carroll county loan amp Trust company capitalized at ?25,000, a total deposits of $380,000 and outstanding Loans of $320,000. Officers were Yantis Wells president w. M. Goslee vice president and h. E. Reed Secretary treasure. Y tale Hebron ind., july 27.�?charles Berdine Hebron Oil Man who had been missing from his Home since late monday night arrived Back Home wednesday to Tell a tale of having been held up by men who hid in his Oil station and then forced him to drive them to Kentucky. Berdine states that $180 which he had on his person at the time he was held up was taken by the robbers. Berdine stated he drove All night and that after reaching Cincinnati the next Day the men informed him that he was to continue into Kentucky with them. He estimated that he drove to a Point Iso Miles South of Cincinnati before he was turned Loose. Berdine called his wife wednesday afternoon and told her he was on the Way Back Home but that he had to Stop and work at common labor in order to get sufficient funds to get Home on. Three Hurt shares enthusiasm with Curtis Uto fails to make dangerous curve and plunges Down embankment advises Extension of sewage facilities in portions of Region sanitary and drainage conditions in various sections of the Calumet Region but particularly in Hammond Are exceptionally poor owing to the lowness of the ground and the soggy condition of the surface according to the monthly report of May released today by a. E. Wert director of the division of housing and sanitation of the state Board of health. In Hammond much property should be condemned of defective sanitation or. Wert states. However or. Wert adds these proceedings cannot be pushed very rapidly for the reason that the population is increasing constantly while the erection of new is not keeping up with this growth. Said or cinders at. Wert finds that virtually All of the land in the Calumet District is of a Sand or is formed by a cinder fill. In spots where the ground is composed of a combination of Sand and Loam drainage is poor he explains. He advises the Extension of present sewage facilities particularly in East and South Hammond in East Gary and in Selt a ious a of Hobart. Quot or. Wert s Complete report of his findings for the District is As follows Quot in Gary the building season is Well advanced and Pernillo in valuation Are averaging close to fifty thousand dollars per Day which is maintaining the general average of one million dollars per month and this average is expected to continue throughout the season. Thirty five old houses have been razed so far this season and approximately two Hundred permits have been issued for the repair of properties that were subject to condemnation. Investigations covered be eral Large apartment buildings new High school City Hall and City auditorium. Not enough houses Quot in Hammond there is much property that is subject to condemnation but these proceedings cannot continued on Page Nineteen Valparaiso ind., july 27.�? once More a Porter county Case against a Drunken Auto Driver has Quot flunked Quot out. Floyd Williams Martinsville youth whose inability to control his car on state Road no. 30, Zvy Miles East of the City on july 4, resulted in crowding from the Highway a machine driven by John w. Castater Chicago Man will probably never be tried in City court Wiere a charge was filed against him. This was indicated yesterday by Clarence d. Wood Porter county prosecutor who stated that a settlement Between the parties was evident. Quot without the prosecuting witness the state would be powerless to convict Williams prosecutor Wood declared. Williams was arrested by local authorities in Gary following a Chase after his car had caused the Castater machine to make a plunge into a ditch to avoid a Headon crash. Both Castater and his wife were injured the latter seriously. After his arrest Williams was released when Lis father. Judge w. Williams of in Morgan county assured local authorities he would furnish Bond. The Case has been Conti nixed on two occasions and eventually will be dismissed it is believed. Jail if the Louis Diamond 526 Michigan ave., Hammond tried this morning in the City court for assault and Battery and Harry Gubitz of Calumet City complainant were warned by judge Joe Todd that unless they settled Down to a peaceful life both would be sentenced to jail. According to testimony Diamond struck Gubitz in an argument which ensued Between the two j unable to make the dangerous j turn at the intersection of Fulton Road and Oak Street East of the Gary municipal bathing Beach in Miller and scene of a Large number of bad accidents a tourist s Auto occupied by his wife and five children plunged Down a Steep Sand embankment turned Turtle and injured three shortly before 10 o clock this morning. Quot the injured mrs. Irving Bratt and her two children Fannie age i 11, and Harry age 2, were placed in an Auto and rushed to the mercy Hospital for treatment. The Junior member of the family was the most seriously Hurt. Three other children a Jennie 13, Mary 9, and Helen 6, Avith the father Irving Bratt of 92401 Avenue a Detroit luckily escaped uninjured j How some of them escaped Unin i Jared is not Short of a Miracle according to other motorists who witnessed the touring car skid on the turn and Roll Down the Steep Sand Hill. It is evident that Only the top saved them. With the exception of the two injured children All were thrown Clear of the machine. The Mother was found to be suffering from some painful bruises a it and Cut by flying Glass from the wind shield. The turn is considered one of the dangerous places on Fulton Road or Dunos Highway. On account of the Detour caused by the construction of the Miller sewer thousands of motor cars have been using it daily. Three similar accidents were recorded at the same turn yesterday. On both sides of the turn there Are Steep grades. Machines have plunged Over both sides and Many narrow escapes have been recorded. It was understood this morning that Steps will be taken by City officials to either construct a retaining Wall or act posts at the system will reclaim thousands of acres of land thousands of acres of almost useless submerged Marsh land valued at millions of dollars and dying along dunes Highway just East of Miller will be diverted into valuable residential Sites As a result of the encroachment of civilization tomorrow when the new Miller Aetna sewer costing several Hundred thousand dollars and under construction for three months will be thrown open for the first time. At the same time dunes Highway from the b. And o. Tracks to Fulton Road which has been closed to traffic for the past six weeks to Complete that Section of the drainage system will again be thrown open to traffic. Autos have been de toured Over Lake ave., through the Lake front Park and thence onto dunes Highway Over Fulton Oad. The entire Community of Miller and those who own this valuable acreage along the state Highway will feel the Benefit of the improvement. The new sewer system which will care for a growing Community for Many years to come is expected to Drain the High Marsh Waters of tie Region lying East of the South Shore viaduct. Water now fills deep ditches on the West Side of dunes Highway. In some places it is ten twelve and fifteen feet deep. The water also stretches far Back to the first s and hummocks a Hundred Yards or More to tie West. The water filled ditch has always proved itself a danger to motorists As a Large number of cars and trucks which have skidded off the Highway have landed in the ditch a id submerged. Two persons have lost their lives in these accidents and Many narrow escapes from drowning have been recorded. In order not to flood the new sewer the millions of Gallons of water to be drained will be let into the sewage system gradually according to the plan of engineers. The draining will take several weeks it is understood. When the Marsh Waters have been drained it will provide a new dumping ground for the City of Gary. The deep ditch several Miles Long will gradually be filled in providing acreage for land owners which is destined to become the Entrance of Gary s exclusive residential District in years to come. It will Mark another chapter in Progress. The Marsh Region Many years ago was one of the finest fishing and Hunting grounds in the Middle West. Many old timers recall the time when it was the feeding and resting place for millions of water fowl on their Spring and fall migratory flights to the South and North. No one shares the happiness and enthusiasm Over the Prospect of the possible Elevation of senator Charles Curtis to the vice presidency than this Young lady the Republican nominee s Secretary at the United states Capitol. She is miss Lola Williams of co Lux Bia. Kas. Representatives of sayings and loan companies throughout the tenth District gathered at the elks club in Hammond yesterday noon for a round table conference of existing conditions in their Field. William c. Belman president of the Hammond building loan is association presided after j. S. Black Mun had opened the luncheon meeting. Robert Harrington delivered an address of Welcome and w. J. Whin Ery followed with a talk on taxation. The principal speaker of the occasion was Lew o Bannion of Corydon ind., president of the Indiana state league. He spoke on Ivic w other speakers were e. E. Katter Henry of Indianapolis who spoke on building and loan associations g. P. Ogden Secretary of the Indiana league who stressed the value of the league to building loan associations and a. Guthier a clerk in an Indianapolis building loan association who outlined the growth of the building loan business. Following the speakers program the attending representatives held a general discussion of their work and the problems confronting the business. T to mourn Gin dumping rites seventy Gallons of genuine whiskey poured into sewer Bright old sol is a Tad gloomy soul since they dumped Good Gin in a Hammond sewer Hole. Seventy Gallons of government tested whiskey of a let Rand that a aced barroom in the Days of free lunch i counters went splashing along the Street and into the sewer in front of the Hammond police station a esterday afternoon without even a Mourner excl Iive of chief dumper Dan Howard City Hall janitor and overseer chief Emil Bunde. The fish were drunk and the Sun was dark today and never the Twain shall meet parched lips and pre prohibition whiskey. For the booze of a Type that was More than Mere booze has gone the Way of High wheeled bicycles and two Cylinder a to mobiles gone forever Down the Depths of Davy Jones. This sparkling Amber fluid sealed in 14 five gallon bottles has reposed in Hammond police Headquarters for six years. Add to this the question As to How aged the liquor was before its confiscation and the pathos of this weeping yet Sahara dry yarn is Complete. Into the station Dan trudged obediently and Back out again Dan came with another five gallon bottle to Wash the Street. Chief Bunde sat in his duty bound capacity i s chief overseer of the ceremony. The Large whiskey loot is thought by some to have been part of the wholesale liquor delivery made by Gin thieves several years ago on the old Hammond distillery. Many drown in River floods Moscow july 27. A . A Many persons have been drowned by flood of the amur River in Siberia said adv Lees received Here today. A number of villages Are inundated. More than three quarters of a million dollars in life insurance claim payments was received by beneficiaries in Calumet District municipal a last year according to the official list made Public today by the National underwriter a weekly newspaper of insurance. Gary topped the list with �303,000 and Hammond came next with $260,-000. The Complete list of receipts in local cities for the year is As follows Gary .$303,000 Hammond. 260,000 East Chicago. 88,500 Whiting. 63,300 Indiana Harbor. 55,000 total .?771,s00 in Indiana Indianapolis led the list with the receipt of $3,050,000. Fort Wayne placed second with $2,-850,000, and Evansville trailed third with �1,220,000. Gary was eighth in the list and Hammond was tenth. Richmond placed Between Gary and Hammond. Radio station lbt located at Crown Point is one of the broadcasting units of this Vicinity to come under the pad Locking ban of the Federal radio commission according to information received today. Station we by at Chicago Heights 111., was another radio Plant to be denied a broadcasting permit in this Region. Station Wwade of Hammond and station woks of Gary now will be the Only broadcasting units in operation in Lake county with the denial of transmitting rights to station lbt of Crown of respected Indiana Harbor Mercia it said to be implicated after three months of relenting work East Chicago police will at last bring Freddie Brennan son of a respected Indiana Harbor merchant and a1 Arnif Trong Chicago gangster to trial for the murder of Nick Marovich whose body was found on the morning of easter sunday where it had been thrown from an automobile on 141st near the Indiana Harbor ship canal. Armstrong has confessed to his share of the crime and although Brenman still maintains a sulky silence his Confidence is badly taken As police have cured the death car and declare they have brought the crime Home to him. Nearly perfect crime the murder of Marovich came near to being a perfect crime. Police arrested Brenman immediately after it occurred and held him for a week without gaining a confession from him and were forced at Quot St to release him. Armstrong was the weak link in the murder Chain and it was his telegrams for Money that led police to the gangster s hiding place at Susanville calif., and at last cleared up the terrible afar. In his confession to police Armstrong says that he met Brenman at the Tom and Jerry club a hangout if gangsters la Chicago on april 6, and at that time Brenman told him that he wanted a Man Quot bumped off Quot for some bootleggers and that there was 51,009 in the Job. Police believe that Brenman and Armstrong actually met earlier tha the Date set and they. Hav. Evidence that Brentana Armstrong and Marovich were United in a Trio that had corp matted Many daring in the Calumet Region which netted them thousands of dollars. Fought Over spoils it is the police theory that Brenman and Armstrong had fought with Marovich. Over a division of the spoils and the two men were afraid that their companion in crime would give them away. However it is admitted that Armstrong s confession May be the Correct Story As Marovich is known to have belonged to a gang of i Jac kers operating along the dunes Highway it and he was rated As a bad Man in the underworld. Continuing the Story Armstrong told Brenman that he would go with him and the two men caught the last bus to India nil Harbor and there took a taxicab. Marovich was at the strand hotel and Armstrong advanced the theory that they should go to the hotel and hold it up and then kill their Man. This plan was abandoned and continued on Page nine tee Hurt As Auto turns Turtle John Higgins Gary police officer residing at 721 Washington St., and Jim Sherman another steel City policeman escaped with their lives this morning at 6 o clock when the car in which they were Riding turned Turtle on Calumet ave., near 21st St. Sherman escaped uninjured but Higgins sustained severe bruises on his right Side. Hoggins was Given treatment at St. Margaret s Hospital Hammond and was Able to return Home. The Accident occurred when Sherman attempted to Circle about a Large truck of the Ward baking company Chicago driven by c. H. Tucker. Caught in the Street car tracks the Auto was thrown out of Sherman s control. The machine tipped and went sprawling into the siding of the Road. Washington july 27.�?representative will r. Wood of the tenth Indiana District chairman of the Republican congressional Campaign committee has announced that Headquarters of this committee will be moved to Chicago september 1. Wood said that Chicago being centrally situated made it More convenient for party workers called in for conferences. "1 shall go out to Indiana next week and then on to Chicago september 1, after having Given some thought to the Indiana situation Quot said the representative. Quot i have no doubt whatever about the election of a Republican Congress but of course there Are close districts in which be will get Busy. As for Hoover i am just As certain of his election As i am that a Republican Congress will be m a in
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