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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - June 22, 1928, Hammond, Indiana Indiana weather mostly Cloudy Torii get and saturday with or Balile local fun Derston Rufi. Not much change in temperature. The evening times last night a circulation Whiting edition 1,835 combined circulation 21,758 vol i. No. 70. Whiting Indiana Friday june 22, 1928 Price two cents men three East when Auto collides with bus m twelve passengers in bus Are also slightly in ured Indiana delegation starting Texas oppose Plank temperature for Region temperature today As registered by thermometer on first Trust and Savl Jis Bank building Hammond a a Vas �4 fahrenheit at 7 30 a. decree Fahre Nieft at noon. Weather partly Cloudy at noon. Maryland s woman Delegate 4j mrs. Alta Meyers age 31. Of Northcote Avenue. East Chi cargo her two children Vera Ruth age 9, and pail Ellis age 8. And Jeffry fish the 16-months-old son of a Detroit Friend were killed outright near Grant Park 111., a Short distance North of Momence yesterday morning when their automobile collided with a bus on the fog i blanketed Dixie Highway. Mrs. Fish May Quot die. Mrs. Etta fish 21, Friend o in Leyers from Detroit also was Riding in the car and was so Hadly Hurt that she has Little Chance of recovery. The last word from the Hospital. Quot where mrs. Fish was taken after the Accident was that Een though she lives both legs will have to be amputated. Mrs. Fish s baby died at nine o clock this morning with a crushed Chest and other internal injuries. According to the Story told by Herbert Meyers mrs Meyers husband his wife was on her Way to visit with her Mother in Hillsboro 111. And mrs. Fish was going to see her Mother a Short distance away. They left East Csc ago Early yesterday. The Accident occurred at 7 s0 a. M. According to witnesses the Road a was foggy and the Grey hound bus St. Louis to Chicago struck the Light Sedan head on. Bus Driver testifies. An inquest was held yesterday afternoon. The Driver w. H. Cody of St. Louis testified that he could not see More than a few feet ahead. When he first saw the Chevrolet he claimed he turned his bus so far to the right of the Road that his wheels went off the pavement. Or. Vmayers is employed by j. H. Mcguire s plumbing shop 911 Calumet Avenue Hammond and yesterday both men drove to Momence and attended an inquest. These men Tell a different Story of the tragedy. Ground to pieces according to Mcguire and Meyers there is a Mark on the paving that indicates that the big bus was in the Center of the Road when the Accident happened. When the bus stopped it was off the Road on the left Side. Witnesses said they had never seen a car so completely demolished. It was ground to pieces underneath the bus. J the Meyers family is Well known i East Chicago and Hammond and views of the Fate of the two Vornen sovid the children is a Shock to Many. Funeral services for mrs. Meyers Ai id her two Childre i will be held Al 2 30 o clock tomorrow afternoon ii it the latter Day saints Church. 1153 Monroe Street Hammond. Interment will be in Oakhill cemetery Hammond with Dalton s funeral in charge. East Chicago elks at East Chicago Are discussing a trip to Cuba in the near future. Drawings for the twin City Tenis tournament will be made tonight at the recreation offices. One Man was Hurt Auto Accident in Indiana last night. In a Harbor the Metal and Hermit corporation will sponsor next week s f or Les to Chicago chamber of Commerce Quot meeting. Next wednesday after noon and evening the kiwanis club members will take their families to a picnic at Washington Park. Robert Estill attorney is organizing a boys baseball team among the mexican Colony of East concede that Indiana is doubtless dry state score is trapped five nations join in great Relief move for missing men Maryland s Only woman Delegate to the democratic National Contention at Houston tex., is mrs. B. Ashby Leavell of Chevy Chase. Two new Roxana Park additions have been registered at Crown Point among East Chicago s subdivisions. Police at the Forsyth Avenue station East Chicago had no crime to handle Over the past 2i hours. Work on the new $100,00 first Baptist Church at Isth and i and Boulevard will be started within the next 30 Days. Trial of Frank Boros who has confessed to killing a Man. Was started in the East Chicago City court yesterday. It was continued until nest wednesday. Firemen at number one station reported a Small Blaze at the old Phlips hotel yesterday. The fire was extinguished before there was any damage. Bartles Mcguire reflects the Prosperity of refiners by putting three More stills in operation with a capacity of 2,000 barrels of gasoline daily. Four persons three of them Felt in East Chicago were killed in a bus Auto Accident near Momence 111., yesterday and a fifth Perso i in the crash has slight Chance of living. The investigation of the Bond at the East Chicago City court will be reopened by judge Michael Havre n and Deputy prosecutor Wayne Ini Cdaniel tomorrow. The Forsyth a quote. Bridge Over the. Grand Calumet River in East Chicago is completed. The county is working on the approaches now and the City is to Widen the Road and put in new sewers. Mayor r. Hale is a Mem Ber of the Chicago world s fair committe 5. At a meeting held this week plans for Calumet Region s part in the fair were discussed. Whiting the St. John s Church Zaar opened last evening and continue for a week. A will two r.4ids and several Are ests yesterday stimulated police activities for the week. Completion of the Survey for the o Penang of 119th Street from Whiting to the state line across North Hammond will be made next week according to Ray Seely chairman of the committee appointed by the Hammond City plan commission to study the project. The committee s report will be bub matted to the commission at its next meeting Friday night june 2s. Or. Seely declared today that he is conferring with officials of the greater South Side chamber of Commerce Chicago on the matter and is striving the outline a program that Wall enable the local project to tie up with several proposed outlets from Chicago which the South Side chamber is sponsoring. Tentative plans discussed for the 119th Street opening would connect it at the state line with 112th Street which is the Eastern terminus of the projected Southeastern Boulevard system from the state line to itch Street and Jackson Park Chicago. Whiting Beach grows More popular is the weather gets warmer and a number of kids enjoyed the Cool water yesterday. Rev. Lachop the immaculate Conception Church is quite proud of the new Grotto erected on the Church grounds. The organized playground pro Grams Are meeting with the approval of children in the Vicinity of the five City Parks. Green line and contractor to learn if Bonds will be acceptable obstacles hampering the completion of paving operations on Hoh Man Street in Hammond from 150th to Gostlin will be ironed out by the Hammond Vav hiting and East Chicago Raih Vay company and the Public construction company in Indianapolis next week. The Street car company desires to undertake the improvement of its right of Way along the stretch by special and the Public construction company contractors on the Job Are agreeable to the plan. Owing to the attendant irregularities in this plan however attorneys for the two companies will Confer with bonding authorities at Indianapolis next a Noonday in order to learn if Bonds issued for the work will be acceptable. In the event the bonding company places its stamp of approval on the project the contractor will begin immediate improvement of the Street car right of Way so As to Complete the Job As soon As possible. The Hohman Street project is part of the Chicago Avenue improvement from Hammond to Gary passing through East Chicago. It begins at Chicago Avenue on Hohman Street and extends North to the intersection of Sheffield Avenue. Pending the settlement of the Street car improvement from 150th Street to Gostlin Street the Public construction company is laying Concrete from Gostlin Street to Sheffield Avenue. The stretch on Chicago Avenue from Hohman Street to White Oak Aventine has been completed for the last two weeks. It will be opened to traffic As soon As the Hohman Street Section is finished. In ea5t Chicago the stretch Between p Arrish Avenue and Cline Avenue passing through the Baldwin locomotive company tract is now being paved and the Gary stretch from Cline Avenue to Industrial Highway will be paved As soon As the Liast Chicago Section is completed. Both of the foregoing jobs Are under contract to the Courtright construction company of Gary. Yesterday in Crown Point circuit court Large posters proclaiming Whiting As the place to spend the f5urth of july Are seen in Many a store windows. The next two is months should see the dedication of the new Central state Bank building and the new Plymouth congregational Church. Crown Point ind. June 22.�? by a decision rendered yester it to in Tho Lake circuit court. Judge e. Miles Norton held the Northwestern Indiana Telephone company had the right to sell and the Winona Telephone company and the Crown Point Telephone company the right to buy the capital Stock and assets of the former company. Judge Norton s opinion was Given in the face of two refusals to Sanction such a. Step on the part of the Indiana Public service commission which supported the Contention of \ Valparaiso City authorities and the chamber of Commerce that such a move would he against sound Community and Public interest. According to the evidence it disclosed that the Northwestern Indiana Telephone company had been l purchased by the first Chicago corporation of Chicago which had an agreement with the Illinois Bell Telephone company to the effect that the first Chicago corporation should Jirucha be the Stock and the Illinois Bell company would obtain a purchaser for the Stock and save the first Chicago company from continued Oit Page Twenty Nino by Al j. staff correspondent i. N. Services Indianapolis ind., june 2z a opposition in adoption of a Quot wet Quot platform Plank by the democratic National convention was noticeable among the members of the Indiana delegation As they prepared to entrain for Houston tex., this afternoon. Although the Hoosier delegation a hich was scheduled to leave on the Quot Evans Woollen special Quot at 5 45 p. M. Is not antagonistic to governor Al Smith there was belief that an anti prohibition stand by the National convention would menace what leaders said was the probability of election of a democratic state ticket this fall. faces supporters of senator James a. Reed who is an oratorical favorite in Indiana were cheered by the Quot dry Quot wave but they were forced to reckon with the fact that tenth District delegates were pledged to vote for Smith if Evans Woollen the Indiana favorite son presidential candidate is withdrawn. The Indiana group however was in favor of inclusion of a Strong farm Relief Resolution in the party s platform. The belief As expressed. At thousands of Hoosier farm votes would be stolen away from the g. O. P., if this event occurs. This opinion was strengthened by the presence with the delegation of nearly a dozen farm leaders including William h. Settle president of the Indiana farm Bureau federation James r a Moore editor of the Hoosier Farmei and Verna l. Hatch head of the Bureau s women s division. starts while a number of the Indiana democratic delegates personally favor modification of the dry Law the general opinion is that Indiana is dry beyond the Shadow of a doubt and that this fact must be reckoned within any political mane vering in similar strength is the importance of the agricultural population in Indiana the leaders believed. They saw an Opportunity to weaken the nearly open Alliance Between the professional farm leaders and the Hoosier delegation in Congress. Lore than 100 delegates and visitors were to Board the Woollen train which was to Saunt u through the Southland with numerous stops arriving in Houston on Jil onday morning. An Advance guard of party chieftains left Here yesterday to pre pare the Welcome for Quot the Indi allans. Included in this party were state chairman r. Earl Peters National committeeman Charles a. Greathouse state Secretary Marshall Williams Lew g. Ellingham fort Wayne publisher Virgil Simmons. Bluffton eight District chairman and Jack Shea of Indianapolis. A. C. Sallee head of the Woollen for president organization already is in Houston. By Erik United press staff correspondent Kings Bay Spitsbergen june 22 a a score of men were trapped in lonesome dismally cold Arctic spaces today Only six of them known to be alive while five nations joined in a great Relief move. Unberto Nobile Roald Amundsen Lief Dietrichson and Rene Guilbaud were among the names of the Illus Trout personages who have been lured either by adventure or Rescue motives to imprisonment within the great area. Anxiety quickened today when Genii. Nobile wire Essed through the Supply ship Citta i Milano Here an Appeal for radio batteries and for air planes containing runners for Landing on the ice. He said Quot it is i impossible for us to March to i it had been thought that Nobile a and the four uninjured men with him could March to land to meet the russian icebreaker Krassin at i Foyn Island and that the fifth Manju chief Engineer Cicioni whose leg j is broken could be taken off by a Small plane. 1 Gen Nobile explained that his i wireless signals were fading. He i has nearly exhausted All Reserve j batteries he said in guiding maj. A Maddalenax who found him wednes a Day to his Camp by Means of radio directions. Examination of the packages Maddalena had dropped by Parachute Nobile said had shown some of them to be broken but he added that a and his men were overjoyed at receiving the supplies. Gen. Nobile in _ his radio messages has not forgotten the three men of the italia s Crew who left him to try to reach North Cape Over the ice. He asked again today that a dogsled team be sent in search of them. He did not know of the three teams already out. Three swedish air planes including the giant Upland flew yesterday Over Nobile s Encampment for forty five minutes. Like maj. Mad Dalena s s-o5, they were unable to find a. Landing place. They planned to return to the Vicinity again today. Strawberry crop lightest in years Crown Point ind., june 22.�? it is said that the local crop of Home grown strawberries will be the smallest picked in several years on account of an unfavourable Winter and the late frosts this Spring which came just at the time when the plants were in Bloom. The crop is reported so Short that the prob ii titles Are that but a few crates will reach the local markets. With the completion of City schedule of the american legion Junior baseball be Gigue Community service officials will organize a sandlot Loop for boys under 17 years of age. Missing Man is found Reynolds ind., june 22.�? . A Russell Holcombe missing since tuesday was found wandering near Oakdale dam after leaving a note on a truck he had been driving Reading Quot you will find my body in the Lake he was suffering from loss of Nemory caused by a sunstroke suffered last summer doctors said. Zagreb. Jugo Slavia june 22.�? . A three persons were killed More than 50 injured and hundreds arrested As croatian students rioted in protest Aga list the recent shooting of two croatian deputies in the Belgrade parliament. The student attacks entered from the cafe Corso they stoned buildings smashed windows and Cut electric cables. It was Midnight before the situation was under control. Officer Harry Schaetzel of the Hammond police Force will address the members of the India a commercial secretaries association when they Convene tomorrow noon at lunch in an executive session of their convention which will Start tomorrow at the Gary hotel. Schaetzel who has been in charge of the Junior safety patrol in Hammond and who is a member of the Public safety Council also will explain its organization to the association cite statistics relative to its Succes not Only in Hammond but in other cities also and Deal generally with the traffic problems of the moment relative Public safety. His talk will have As a background the Success of the Junior patrol system As a safety measure. About 75 members of the commercial secretaries association Are expected to gather in Gary for a general meeting tonight followed by their Busi Ziess sessions which will be held in session fort Wayne ind., june 22.�? . A attendance of 625 delegates representing 190 churches was expected at Central District convention of the lutheran Church which will open Here sunday. The District comprises Indiana Eastern Ken Tucky Ohio and West Virginia. Wife of Oliver hotel Man Hurt Oslo Norway june 22�?norway decided to move vessels explorers and aircraft into the Frozen Arctic regions in a mighty attempt to find Roald Amundsen Rene Guilbaud and members of the seaplane that started monday to search for Umberto Nobile. The armoured Cruiser Nordenskjold with a hydroplane aboard and the fishing supervision vessel Michael sars will be dispatched immediately. Seaplanes will be numerous in this search. The Nordenskjold Avill carry a hydroplane while a three motored junkers plane will be aboard the russian ice breaker Krassin that will sail from Bergen saturday. The Arctic explorer Hoed also will be aboard the Krassin. The Gore Gran another explorer will be sent to the Arctic regions on one of the Relief expeditions. Captain Riiser Lai in and Lieut. Luetzow Holm norwegian explorers and airmen aboard the Braganza have been ordered to search the West coast of Spitsbergen. All vessels and wireless stations have been advised to keep a keen watch for signals from Amundsen. Chicago june 22.�? . A mrs. Andrew Weisburg 35, wife of the manager of the Oliver hotel tin South Bend ind., was seriously injured Here today when the automobile in which she was Riding with John Dwyer crashed into a pillar of a Railroad viaduct. Whiting june 22.�?gambling charges were placed against five Whiting Young men afer Whiting police last evening raided the local armory of the National guard for-merl3 a Church and located in the heart of the business District and on the City s main thoroughfare. The Well known men who will face gambling charges in the City court this afternoon Are Ray Jordan Don Burnett Bryce Leighty Porter Sharp and Virgil Domen. The raid last evening was conducted by officers Walsko Klosek and Mcgillivray after police Learned that gambling was in Progress in the building recently rebuilt for the use of the 113th engineers regiment Here. Jordan Leighty and Sharp were released on �50 each last night while Burnett and Domen were unable to secure bail and Are locked up until their trial. Police secured Money As evidence against the men who according to police Are not All members of the to Al regiment of the National guard Vincennes ind., june 22.�? u. Pm Fred Bertram 74, shot himself to death rather than go to jail to face a charge of violating the prohibition Law. Officers found liquor in a raid at Bertram s Home and ordered him to accompany them to jail. He obtained permission to change clothes and going into a bedroom fired the shot which caused his death an hour later. 10 need Stockholm june 22.�? . A ten persons were killed and 40 injured in a railway Accident near Bolinas today. The Northern express which left Stockholm at Midnight collided with an auxiliary engine while running at about 55 Miles an Hoar. The first three coaches of the express were wrecked. Report Nobile Rescue by plane j he explorer Kiriu Wulsen in a plane piloted by major Rene Guilbaud French aviator has been reported missing for five Days. Unconfirmed reports from Kings Bay Spitsbergen have announced that the Rescue of general Umberto Nobile and some of his Polar expedition members from the ice flows off Northeast land. Photos show left. Guilbaud. And right Nobile above and Amundsen below. Crown Point ind june 22.�?a material reduction will be made this month in the new for North township real estate county assessor Quot Illiam e. Black chairman of the Lake county Board of review announced today. 5ir. Black was unable to give any estimate of the amount of the reduction to be made inasmuch As the Board has not conferred on that phase of the current hearings As yet. Quot we plan to meet next week in order to study the assessment figures and the complaints we have received. Then we will announce the amount of the reduction Quot or. Black said. The complaints of property holders in Hammond and East Chicago received thus far declare that North township real estate is assessed 40 per cent More than Calumet township real estate on the basis of ground value. They ask for a Blanket reduction of 4 0 per cent in the North town ship . Or Blanket increase of 40 per cent in the Calumet . According to information gleaned from members of the Lake county Board of review the North township will be reduced and the Calumet township increased in order to equalize the two. Thousands of petitioners from Hammond have asked for a reduction of their new valuations. This nimber was greatly increased during the East Chicago session this week when hundreds of twin City property holders petitioned for a similar reduction. The East Chicago hearing will be concluded tomorrow. Next monday morning the Board i will open the Whiting session when Whiting property Holder a Dissat i isfried with their new j Avill be Given the Opportunity to j file complaints with the Board. The i Whiting session will close wednesday evening. Then will follow the Gary and Calumet township hearing. Prohibition Issue stalks like gaunt ghost among delegates bulletin , Texas june 23�? . A gov. Ai Smith will make n decision at Albany or in it a Vork within 24 hours whether his Mannik Eri Are to make a Friar it at the dem Craffe National convention for a Plank in the Denio Ratic platform Call in for modification of the volstead Law. The stove nor a win Hen on the wet Wilry a Luek Tion will be carried out by the new York Dale a ration George r. Van Namee pre convention manager for Smith declared Here today by George r. Hol3ies staff correspondent i. N. Service Houston june 22. The prohibition Issue stalked like a gaunt Host today among Early arriving delegates to the democratic National convention. It was uppermost in everybody s mind it was gossiped about and speculated upon in the hotel lobbies the r e v e r politicians gathered it figured in every Brand of pre convention speculation. The Paramount Issue Only a negligible few of the arrivals whether delegates or so called leaders believe that the fight Over the presidential nomination will be anything but Short and Snappy. The opinion that gov. Al Smith will be nominated within three ballots is so Universal that it is accepted on All sides As a fact with the possible exception of those who Are backing senator James a. Reed. The Reed managers still grimly insist that Smith in t nominated and won t be. But they Are getting Little encouragement. The prohibition , or rather the question of How the democrats Are to Deal with it in their platform next week has become for the time being at least the Paramount Issue in this pre convention mane vering. Mack raises Issue Norman Mack the Veteran new York National committeeman raised the Issue by his Bald statement that governor Smith was and is in favor of allowing each state to make its own interpretation of the dry Laws senator George r. Van Namee Campaign manager for governor Smith contributed to it by his rather Sharp rejoinder that no one was authorized to speak for the Neva York governor. And Smith himself added to it by re asserting at Albany last night his belief that the present volstead Law should be amended. The governor said in effect that the fact he was a candidate for the White House had not operated to loses $3,000 in bunco game Tom Iviller. S617 Beech Street has asked police to help him find Tavo women who Are alleged to have Quot bunched Quot him for $3,000 on a fake Fortune telling and Healing proposition. Miller said that he had been in poor health for several months and last tuesday two women came to his Home to Tell fortunes. Seeing his condition they offered to cure him by supernatural Powers possessed by them on the basis of $3,000 for the cure and no cure no went to the Bank and Drew the rec Muired sum in Cash which he took to the women to count and they wrapped it in paper and said they would be Back yesterday. When they failed to arrive imiller unwrapped the parcel and found several old newspapers rather than his Money. The women and Money seem to have vanished. Bank closed cashier then takes Poison Noblesville ind., . A Noblesville was mails let her in wrong Box june 22�? 1. Stunned today by the closing of the citizens state Bank a $1,000,000 institution land the downfall of Omer g. Pat a Terson 54, assistant -.cashier, and one of the City s most prominent a men in social fraternal and business circles who swallowed carbolic acid and then with faltering hand wrote i a confession Quot to the Public Quot that i he had taken ?147,100 of the Bank s funds and had Quot spent it the Man who for 28 years had i been a fashion plate in Noblesville who had been elected Chancellor commander of the knights of pythias Lodge Here who was Secretary of the Eagle s Lodge who was a prominent Mason and Elk and who belonged to numerous business men s associations penned the following note As he writhed in the local jail in the throes of the acid Burns Quot to the officers directors and stockholders of the citizens state new York june 22.�?Here Only a Bank and to the Public a week from Ireland Bridget Daly 16, today wrote a letter to her Mother in county Cork. Ireland and mailed it in a fire Box near Here Home. When six pieces of apparatus rolled up she fled Home frightened and hid under a bed. Police conceded there was no malicious intent and with 50 firemen looking on the letter was deposited in a real mail Box. A Quot for several years i have been taking Money from the citizens state Bank until the total sum so taken by me is 147,100. I have covered up this shortage and kept the shortage from the officers of the Bank by making false daily statements from the ledgers which were in my charge. I make this statement in order that the Public May know of the Bank s present difficulty. Omer g. continued on Pape twelve sep Tuple executions in 2 prisons Washington june 22.�? .> a the District of Columbia s first triple execution since the hanging of mrs. Surratt and two other Lincoln assassination conspirators was held today. Three men went to the District s new electric chair for the murder of policeman Leo w. K. Busch who was shot to death when he tried to arrest them As robbery suspects. Florence ariz., june 22.�? up a four chinese convicted of the murder of Tom King a rival Toner Man. Were hanged at the state Penitentiary Here at Dawn today. The men in the order in which they went to the Gallows were b. W. L. Sam Chew Chin jew har and gee King Long. Trip Date Washington june 22�? . A Herbert Hoover decided tentatively today to leave Washington july 2-for Stanford University California where he will be notified late in july of his nomination As Republican candidate for the presidency. Hoover however May not leave until later in the week of july 3,. Because of Cabinet business and those making his arrangements said he was holding open the period of july 2 to 5 for his departure
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