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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - June 26, 1928, Hammond, Indiana In i Wka theil partly let Cdr a Fht Nini wednes Ilay. S it Tik hot Toji ruler North and to citral i Orti it is wednesday. Whiting evening vol. 1., no. 73. Lat night s circulation Whiting edition 1,835 combined circulation 20,944 Whiting Indiana tuesday june 26, 1928. Price two cents democratic platform is expected to be prohibition dry radicals to fight for still More extreme / Piank by Paul r. United press staff correspondent. I Houston Texas june 26.�? . A a Plank promising Stern enforcement of prohibition by name has been worked out by moderate Drys and wets to quell any threatened uprising in the democratic National convention which convenes at noon today for the purpose of nominating governor Alfred e. Smith of new York for the presidency. The Compromise was Voi ked out with the Smith people by the senatorial go our including senator Pitt Man of s Evada prospective chairman of the resolutions committee senator Caraway of Arkansas senator Robinson of Arkansas and others. Woollen Stock boosted its conclusion soared the vice presidential Stock of senator Joseph t. Robinson of Arkansas who with Evans Woollen of Indiana has been mentioned most prominently As the prospective running Matt for Smith. The Compromise Plank will deplore the failure of the Republican administration to enforce All Laws. It will Promise vigorous enforcement of every Law by democrats and will mention prohibition specifically it does not mention either the 18th amendment or the volstead act by name the United press is informed. They arb of consulted the extreme Drys were not consulted about the arrangement and decided in a Midnight conference to continue their fight for the strongest prohibition Plank Ever written by a National party. This conference was held in the office of Jesse Jones millionaire Host of the convention and was attended by Josephus Daniels former Secretary of the Navy Houston Thompson former member of the Federal Trade commission. Dan Moody of Texas who has undertaken leadership of the dry cause Daniel Roper former Mcadoo supporter and George fort Milton publicity Man for the Mcadoo forces in 1024. The conferees decided to present their extreme dry planks to the platform committee the agreement of the moderates with the Smith people. They want to name the 4sth amendment and the volstead act. They also decided to col test the Smith nomination to the last ballot. Infuriated Gary himself temperature for Region temperature today As registered i Gay thermometer on first Trust and Suvi ufos Bank building Llama unit was 5."� de Jirees fahrenheit at 7 h0 a. M.�?<�, degrees fahrenheit at noon. Weather Cloudy at noon. Arkansas senator May run with Smith from late edition of yesterday s times h. Passes away Herman Miller Veteran member of the Hammond police Force died at his Home at 625 state line Street Early yesterday morning. He was 57 years of a e. Miller had been ill for several months and had been on duty intermittently prior to that time and recently he had been unable to leave his House. He was very Well known in the business Section of the City having worked As a policeman on the downtown beat most of his Twenty three years of service on the Force. He is survived by his wife two daughters Frieda and Gertrude three sons William Walter and Herman and by his Mother. Funeral services will be held wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock at the Home and at 2 30 at St. Paul s lutheran Church. Interment will take place in Oak Hill cemetery Neidow in charge. Arrangements were being made this morning to have a police escort at the funeral. Joseph t. Robinson dry Friend of cratic National ticket. Fai m Relief favored to balance demo by Raymonm it Clapper United press staff correspondent Houston Texas june 26 . A a Blank Check nomination is to be handed to gov. Alfred e. Smith at the democratic National convention opening Here today. He will be Able to go into the convention a relatively free Man so far As any action of this convention concerned. Irhe nomination is to be made thursday or Friday at the latest. It wiil be preceded by a platform Dis important now but which will soon be forgotten. The fact is that the democratic party is choosing Smith for its candidate platform and sole Hope. The dry South and West which has followed Bryan for a political generation has no sympathy with some of the things gov. Smith stands for. It was dry Long before the country Herd of Andrew j. Volstead. Gov. Smith believes the volstead act was unwise. The South and West strongly disagree with him. The South and West have been educated to View Tammy Hall with suspicion. Time after time the great commoner with the cheering democrats of the Prairies at his Back has defied and Defeated tammany Hall in democratic National conventions. Charles Makley acknowledged head of a gang of Bank bandits alleged to have committed at least six robberies in Indiana and Ohio and who was arrested in Hammond and confessed to police Here pleaded guilty in the circuit court at Decatur ind., saturday morning and received a 10 to 21 year sentence in the state prison. The crime for which he was sentenced was the robbery of a Bank at Linn Grove. Ind., in Ini Arch of 1927. Edith Makley. A sister in Law and the mistress of the Bandit was released on a charge of participating in one of the robberies on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Makley a As caught in Hammond after some excellent work on the part of police. The Trail of the Bandit gang red to Hammond where at one time Uliey had stolen an automobile which was used in one of their Bank robberies. An apartment on Walter Street was carefully watched by police and one night information was obtained that de Meadows one of the men wanted was there. The place was raided but Meadows had not come Back there. However police did arrest Robert Wheatley and his common Law wife who had shielded Meadows and who named his hiding place in Calumet City. Meadors was caught the next Day and on the same night Makley and Edith Makley were taken. Meadows never has admitted a thing to police but Makley finally confessed in order to save Edith from going to jail for complicity in one of the robberies. Edith had told police All she knew and was of great value in securing autos in Corner crash r. E. Shaffer of 1079 Garfield Street Hammond and Walter deits ."549 Michigan Avenue Hammond last evening figured in a minor Auto crash in Calumet City the Only one to be reported to Calumet City police Over the week end. Shaffer driving North on Lincoln Avenue collided Avith deits who was tra tiling West on 152nd Street. The Rasli occurred shortly after 8 o clock last night and the machines were but slightly damaged. Officers Kowalski and Gregarich of the Calumet City police reported the Accident but made no arrests. A Squadron of drunks composed the lists of arrests made saturday and yesterday. By Elc Rixe j. Cadou staff correspondent i. N. Service Indianapolis ind., june 2g.�? Herbert Hoover will carry Indiana by a majority of 300,000 if the democratic National convention nominates a1 Vsmith for president according to the prediction of Edward s. Shumaker Indiana anti Saloon league superintendent made to the correspondent today. Quot with the nomination of Smith which i expect on the first ballot also will come the revival of the Kun flux klan Quot Shumaker predicted. The bulk of opposition to the new York governor in Indiana will gather among the women voters who Are Quot undeniably dry Quot according to Shu maker. Quot yes there s no doubt hat Smili is Shumaker sighed. Quot Why one of our Church dry leaders in the South is charging openly that he drinks four or five highball a Day Quot the Indiana Quot dry Quot head will take. 1�oo further Steps to wean Evans Woollen Hoosier favorite son presidential candidate from a possible vice presidential nomination he said. Quot to e were not trying to Hurt his candidacy for president but we were asking him to refrain from being a running mate for Smith Quot said Shumaker. Quot we have done All that we can do. The rest is up to the hot weather. Houston Texas june 26�? u. Pm the Houston thermometer started its climb toward the nineties Early today and the weather forecaster announced that hot sultry weather still was to be served to the thousands of Houston to the democratic convention. Cloudy a Eather and local Thunder Shower were foreseen but these Quot to i showers Quot have a Way of no culling the m Antilis weaker to International news service Atlantic Highlands n. J., june 26.�?Robert b. Man Tell Veteran shakespearian actor was reported in a weaker condition today at his country Home Quot Bru Cewood Quot Here where he has been ill. Last night it was said Little Hope vans held for his recovery. Or. Man Oil suffered a general breakdown a a St month. Since yesterday he has Ueen Slov by sinking it was said. Hobart ind., june 2 3.�?simultaneous funeral services for the five members of the Traeger family who were killed at Quot death crossing Quot Here last Friday afternoon in an automobile train crash were held yesterday afternoon in the first methodist Church of Hobart. The mangled bodies of the Mother father and three children lying in five separate coffins rested Side by Side in the crowded Church while the . G. F. Craig delivered the final Sermon Over the family. It was a pathetic scene. Life Long friends of the family crowded tie pews. Handkerchiefs stifled audible sol its. Near the caskets sat the grief stricken figure of Albert Traeger aged father of the dead Man. Beside him slumped another son William. Following the services a lengthy funeral cortege wended its slow Way from the Church to Crown Hills cemetery on the outskirts of Hobart. There the five coffins encased in their wooden boxes were slowly lowered one at a. Time into their respective Graves each next to the other. The populace of Hobart around the scene with bared paying silent respect to the they had known so Long. The Traeger were killed Friday afternoon while they were returning to Hobart in their new machine from a shopping trip to Gary where they had purchased several articles for their contemplated vacation trip to grand rapids Imich. They had just passed Over the stood Heads family South tracks of Railroad crossing of the town and the North tracks Speed when a passenger train the Pennsylvania on the outskirts were approaching at a fair rate of fast Pennsylvania West bound bore Down upon them before they realized their danger. The machine was demolished by the in pact and the entire family was killed outright. A wig wag signal protects the crossing but it had been damaged earlier in the Day by an electrical storm. Traeger it is believed failed to look Down the tracks to see if any trains were coming when he observed that the wig wag signal was stationary. Inquests into the deaths will be held tomorrow afternoon by Deputy Coroner Herman Pflughoeft. Threaten revolt International news service Houston Tex., june 26.�?a threatened revolt in the Indiana delegation against the candidacy of Evans Woollen for president failed results Houston Texas. June 26�?an organization meeting of the Indiana delegation elected the following committee members resolutions a. G. Ellingham fort Wayne. Credentials Werneke. Permanent organization a a o s. M. Cravens Madison. Rules and order of business Lohn Heller Decatur. Honor Ary convention v 1 c Epi resident a Luke Sammons Kent land. Honorary convention s e c r a Tarys Lowell Neff Logansport. To notify presidential nominee a Dale j. Crittenberge Anderson. To notify vice presid e n t i a 1 nominee de. Mason Crawfordsville. Materialize in the delegation s first caucus and it was indicated today that the hoosiers would stick by him on the first ballot unless released. Many members of the delegation believe that Woollen should openly enter the race for the vice presidency and that the delegation should climb on the Smith band Wagon without rabies death in Gary committee members of the lutheran brotherhood of Bethlehem lutheran Church of Gary Are working on comprehensive plans for a Large evening Outing at the Dune on August 21. The event will Mark a part of the outdoor planned by the organization for the Dies five minutes after being stint Slayer instantly double tragedy at Anderson. International news service Anderson. Ind. Inne 2 5.�? crazed of an get Tran it re Anent a Voth Lii i Kite four months ago. ? 3. Lawson. 47. Enacted a double to Rajreddy on a a tract Corner Here putt inic a Bullet through his wife s heart killing her. And then Hootin the Vujih the brain. He lived three . In a rambling t pay e note in pocket Lawson bade fire Avell to the world and explained , blaming his wife and her . Four Youngr children survive. Infuriated by another Rebuff of his estranged family Michael Lorincz 50-year-old Gary worker last night took the life of his pretty Young step daughter Anna aged 18, and then hurried in fright to the basement of the House he entered and turned the smoking Quot Man killer Quot on himself. Lorincz died instantly As the Lead bored through his Skull in tie darkened cellar at 1133 Washington St., and his Stein daughter a succumbed five minutes later in route to the mercy Hospital her lung ripped by the revolver charge. See their sister fall two ave Ping children shirking in a Corner of the tragedy Ridden House saw their sister fall before the revolver Fla hand later heard the explosion that ended their father s life. The Mother upstairs in bed. Recovering from an operation in which a hand was amputated a week ago listened to the scene which ended in the murder of her continued or Page fifteen get $7,000 san , Tex., june 26.�? . A two men with guns entered the office of the san Antonio ight co. Here this morning held up the cashier and got away with $7,-000 in Cash. A Reward of ?200 has been offered. The police have Strong Clews and arrests Are expected. The robbery came just As the cashier was opening his Safe for beginning the business of the Day. The men were not masked. No shots were Boomers Gary s first death due to hydrophobia was announced today with the death of Alex Moore 31, coloured residing at 1275 West oth Street was passed away at the mercy Hospital after fighting rabies since he was bitten More than six weeks ago. His condition became serious last Friday. The victim whose Case was never reported to the health authorities did not receive the Antitoxin administered for rabies. According to reports he neglected to care for his wounds and permitted the infection to diffuse through his body. Floore s death is the first recorded in Gary in the last three years according to or. B. W. Harris health planning for Outing aug. 21st Norman e. Slack top photo democratic National committeeman for new York and George r. Van Tamee below manager of the Smith pre convention Campaign snapped at Houston Tex., As they formulated plans for furthering Al Smith candidacy among the delegates a the convention cite Indiana delegation is nettled delegates inclined to be peeved at Shumaker interference Houston june 26.�? . A the Indiana delegation caucus at a Point outside the City was startled last night by a Telegram from or. E. S. Shumaker superintendent of the Indiana anti Saloon league demanding the vote against Smith As a tammany candidate and stand by Evans Woollen. The message said it would be a Quot political disaster for the state and nation if a nullification is named. R. A. Wernecke of Terre haute declared the delegation needed no advice from Shumaker and proposed that a Sharp answer be sent him. William h. O Brien of Lawrence Burg declared against taking any notice of the message and this View prevailed. It developed that a majority of the caucus would like to vote for Smith and this May be accomplished if in a secret caucus later Woollen releases them. Cd times a. Greathouse was reelected National committeeman and Wernecke Mas chosen for the platform Grain dealers will meet in Gary the Indiana Grain dealers association will hold its annual convention in Gary thursday and Friday of this week. Members of the Indiana Mill frs association will be guests of the Grain dealers. Sessions will be held in the Crystal Ball room of the hotel Gary. Following registration thursday morning. President Walter m. Moore of Covington will Call the convention to order at 1 o clock. Greetings will be extended by mayor Floyd Williams capt. H. S. Norton president of the commercial club and president w. P. Cottingham of the chamber of Commerce. The principal adress of the afternoon will be Quot the future of Grain exchanges Quot by Fred h. Clutton Sec Reta by of the Chicago Board of Trade. An Auto sightseeing trip of the Region from 3 to 5 o clock will be followed by a banquet at 7 o clock. Speakers will be John w. Mccardle of the Indiana Public service commission and senator w. F. Hodges of Gary. Quot pleasures profits and sorrows of the a anvers Quot will be the subject of an address Friday morning by senator c. Cut. Holmes of Gary president of the Indiana Bankers association. Harold a. Abbott of Chicago will speak on Quot commercial mixed feeds Quot and the discussion will be led by e. K. So Wash of Crown Point. In the afternoon a trip will be made through the Gary steel of r. F. Markey Richard Frank Ivi arkey aged 71 years died very suddenly this morning at the Home of his son Emmet Markey at 4121 Hemlock Street following an illness lasting but from sunday evening. Or. Markey was very Well known in East Chicago living been employed by the City Lief re his retirement from Active business three years ago. Or. Markey was taken with a fatal stroke of apoplexy on sunday evening and he Sank rapidly until his death this morning at 7 10 o clock. He came to this City in 1918 from it. Wayne ind., to make his Home near his son Emmet who is cashier at the Indiana Harbor National Bank and Norwood who is employed at the Graver tank co. Or. Markey was a member of the knights of Columbus at it. Wayne and is a devout member of the roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Lillian three sons Frank of Seattle wash., and Emmet and Norwood of this City. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning from St. Patrick s Church in it. Wayne. Friends of the family May View the body at the Home of or. Markey on Hemlock Street until thursday train Menico City. June 26.�?federal troops were scouring the Hills Between Bernal and Queretaro today for a band of guerillas believed to have been responsible for the dynamite no of a train of the National railways which resulted in the death of seven persons one an \ Merican. The american killed was Andrew Robinson the locomotive Engineer. Listen to him Over radio tonight Claude Bowers new York editor who will act As temporary chairman of the democratic National convention and enunciate its policies. By Robert s. Thornburgh staff correspondent i. N. Service Washington june 26.�?herbert Hoover tuned on his radio receiver today and prepared to get As much political edification As possible out of the democratic National convention at Houston. The Hoover Camp will keep quiet while the democrats Are selecting their leaders. The g. 0 p vill make no bid for the front pages for several weeks to come. Hoover now plans logo West about july 10 and the Only contemplated action prior to that time is the selection of East and West managers posts probably to go to senator Moses of new Hampshire and James w. Good of Iowa. Good a candidate for National chairman so far has not Given any indication whether he will assume charge of the Chicago Hoover head quarters. His friends however said that he would be ready Ashen the time comes. If the Republican Campaign goes according to present plans it will be a Short and Snappy drive. Real action is expected to Start about the Middle of August or the first of september after Gloover sounds the Republican Call to arms in California w Ith his address at the notification ceremonies. Chairman Hubert work said the Campaign would be based on accomplishments of the administration the internationally known ability of Hoover to organize and administer big projects and a Promise of constructive National policies. Quot there will be no mud slinging Quot he said. Quot we Don t underestimate governor Smith s strength but we Don t think we can decades realized county commissioners ask bids on George Eder Road special to the times Crown Point ind., june 26�? a dream of years was pushed one step nearer realization yesterday afternoon when the Board of Lake county commissioners ordered the publication of advertisements for bids on the construction of the George Eder Section of for Sythe Avenue in North township. The George Eder Road extends from Ridge Road to the Toad ship line at the Southern extremity of the town of Highland. Bids Are expected to be received and the contract awarded by the Middle of july. The Section is scheduled for completion by the latter part of this summer. It will be paved with Concrete continued on Page fifteen Monon and so. Shore sell throw ugh fares effective july 1, the \ Onon route and South Shore line have arranged for the Sale of through tickets and the checking of through baggage to Points on their respective lines by Way of Hammond. The South Shore line will sell through tickets and Check baggage through from Points on its line to All Points on the Monon route by Way of Hammond. The Monon will maintain the same service. A Coupon is included in the jackets providing for free Transfer if passengers and baggage Between Outh Shore line depot and Monon out depot at Hammond in each direction. Lighter Side of the convention by ji3i to Corcoran staff correspondent 1. N. Service Houston Tex., june 26.�?this would be the greatest Clam bake party Over held if it was t for the fact that you can t shut these democrats up. Yes. They re All out of step but Jim Reed. At least that s what the Smith Brothers say. You see there s a spirit of brotherly Loa e among the democrats Here that can be attributed Only to the heat. Wait until they get Back Home and Cool off. Mayor Jimmy Walker of new York arrived Here ahead of time yesterday. Now you can expect most anything. The Parade of the donkeys Here should be transacted in four heats and at the finish it Likely will sizzle Down to Smith and Robinson. I eat excitement was caused Here yesterday Vohen an Arizona Delegate pulled out his gun and blasted four times through his hotel window. Quot we re merely welcoming the Chicago delegates Quot quoth one of the Cut ups when the gendarmes arrived. Quot i do not choose to booze Quot is the slogan of Dan Moody the red headed guv nor of Texas forty eight donkeys were toted Here to represent each on of the states. During the night a fresh new Burro was brought into the world and now the democrats Are trying to organize a new state. A majority of the delegates Are smoking Black cigars. This is an indication that the lads Are helping themselves to the Bosses goes up on Harmony ratification in Texas the democratic convention today Houston Tex., june 26.�? . A convention met at noon under the Call effected temporary organization appointed committees and then recessed Vintilo 7 o clock tonight. At the night session the delegates and millions of radio listeners will hear the keynote address of Claude g. Bowers of new York the temporary chairman. By George r. Hollies staff correspondent i. N. Service Houston Tex. June 26.�?the curtain went up today upon a democratic National convention set upon ratifying the nomination of governor a1 Smith adopting a platform that will placate All but the extreme outer fringe of radicalism on the prohibition question and adjourning As quickly As possible. The age old political cry of Harmony was the watchword and for once the democrats seemed in a fair position to realize it. At any rat there appeared on this opening Day Little Chance of any repetition of Tho disastrous experience at Madison Square Garden. formality the nomination of governor Smith when the convention gets around to it probably thursday will be a formality it May be on the first ballot if not then the second. There will be a Sharp skirmish on the prohibition Plank in the platform but soothing influences have been at work and still working and the majority opinion today seemed intent upon not letting either the Rabid wets or the Rabid Drys run away Avith the convention nor even to allow them to engage in any bitter and extended contest. The scars of Madison Square Garden Are still sensitive and the leaders want no More wounds. The Smith leaders from the wet East would like to see a wet Plank in the platform. They make no Conti nixed on Page fifteen running Story of convention by George r. Holmes staff correspondent l n. Service Sam Houston Hall Houston. Tex., june 26.�?the rumble of a Smith band Wagon bearing tha the legend Quot Smith and Robinson Quot was heard in offing today As the thousand Odd delegates to the demo ratio National convention sheltered their Way into this huge noun lain of Pine and Bunting of Houston erected for them almost overnight. Of the Smith part of the ticket no one had an doubt whatsoever not even the bitterest last Ditcher from the Forks of some Southern Creek. The movement to nominate the new York governor on the first ballot was growing As the delegates assembled for the first session. A careful figure analysis showed that barring last minute upsets he will have More than 700 otes on tha initial ballot with several of the favorite sons teetering on the Fence Over the question of withdrawing Early and letting it go with a whoop on the first Roll Call. As for the Robinson part of the ticket the movement under viable was growing by leaps and Bounds this morning to name the Arkansas senator Early in the proceedings. The cry was everywhere to make this convention Quot Short and Snappy Quot a no Madison Square Garden. The heat contributed to the desire to wind things up As quickly As possible. All Houston was effete and on tip toe for this show. Everybody was Here for what the texans Call Quot some whoopee Quot Sam Houston s Hail holds 16,000 and covers seemingly a mile of space. Across the Street was what Houston Calls its Quot hospitality House Quot a covered City Block of benches ice water and electric fans. This was for the thousands who were unable to buy beg or steal a ticket into the main tent. Amplifiers carried the burning words from the platform to those outside. Not the drab character of the opening session could keep pm from flocking out to see the show. There was t much planned for the initial session not even the usual keynote. With a keen Eye to the millions who might listen to this tonight Over the radio the convention planners decided to postpone that until 7 p. M. The first session concerned itself Only with perfecting Tho temporary organization and the usual routine duties of appointing committees Etc
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