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Hammond Whiting Evening Times (Newspaper) - June 29, 1928, Hammond, Indiana Indiana Avi Jather generally fair Torii split and Satur it Day. Slightly cooler tonight in extreme South a Vest portion. The Whiting evening times last night s circulation Whiting edition 1,835 combined circulation 20,653 vol. 1. No. 76. Whiting Indiana Friday june 29, 1928. Price two cents lift veil on Hammond track Elevation at dinner to present plans to committee for first time try Elevation declared to be Hammond s gravest problem since the was incorporated almost 45 be irs ago is scheduled to approach the first define stage of solution tonight. Edward a. Noonan consulting Engineer of Chicago will present completed maps charts and graphs to the Hammond citizen s committee it a dinner meeting in the Union league club Chicago this evening. The committee then is expected to authorize or. Noonan to negotiate with the affected railroads for acceptance of his plans. According to a statement or. Noonan made to the committee at its last meeting the negotiations with the railroads will require from three to six months in which to Complete. Quot i do not expect any great difficulties with the railroads Quot or. Noonan informed the committee at that time. First c03iplete plans the plans that or. Noonan is scheduled to present to the gathering this evening Are the first that have Ever been made of the local problem. Or. Noonan draw the plans for the straightening of the Chicago River and succeeded in Selling program to the railroads and the City. He has also effected track Elevation in s Ich cities As Rockford iii., and Houston Texas. He is recognized As one of the Foremost track Elevation experts in the country. The meeting tonight is sponsored by Peter w. Meyn president of the first Trust and savings Bank Hammond. Members of the committee Are mayor a. E. Tinkham a. Murray Turner chairman of the Board of directors of the first Trust and savings Bank Carl Kaufmann and Leo Wolf executive members of Kaufmann and Wolf e. C. Minas president of the e. C. company w. G. Paxton president of the Hammond National Bank and Trust company a. J. Swanson president of the a Merican Trust and savings bar Ffrank s. Betz retired Manu Facil. Or Anton Tapper president of the 8. Ite Bank of Hammond and. Hon. H. C. Groman president of the of nod City place commission and d Brusch Secretary of the Ovid chamber of Commerce. To members of the committee. A or Tinkham in his capacity As chair ban of the committee will preside. 119m Street to be opened Whiting to state line Wol temperature for Region temperature today As regal stored by therm Nieter ii first Trust and savings Banc building Hammond was Rte a Tler Reed fahrenheit at 7 in a. M.�?61 desk Reed fahrenheit at noon. Weather a louder at two robberies were re ported in the Harbor Section last night. All preliminary plans Are completed for the big fourth of july program at Tod Park. Henry Peterson writes Quot greetings from the Home town of president Hoover Quot twin City Tennis tournament matches Are being held up because of the heavy rain last night. Many e a s t chicagoan gathered at Tom Pilot s last night to hear the nomination of a1 Smith. Widening of Forsyth ave nue South of 151st Street will be taken up soon. At present the Road is open. Lions Are looking Forward to their Annua installation meeting at the first congregational Church monday evening. Three police Ien and one fireman were hired by the Board of Public safety this week and will Start work monday. Joe Poproski 3s30 main st., died from injuries received wednesday when lie was run Down by an Auto at Regent and Michigan ave. Frank Boros was bound Over to the Lake criminal court yesterday morning in the East Chicago City court on a charge of murder. He was also fined heavily on other charges. Political Quot East Chicago Indiana Quot the East Chicago chamber of Commerce Magazine is being circulated. The june number bears a picture of Williim Butterworth on the front cover. Or. George Craig Stewart talking on Quot living All your life Quot yesterday noon at the East Chicago chamber of Commerce meeting was said to have Given the club the Best line of thought for a Long time. Youngstown Sheet and tube co., East Chicago added ?89,- 000 to the building commissioners totals for june this week. Other Large items Are expected to be soon. Elks a class of eleven candidates last night. The picnic committee reported on the family picnic to be yield july 15 at Hudson Lake. Fighting for a reduction of 38 cents in the total tax Levy of Hammond to the event the City s new assessed valuation exceeds $100,000,-000, the taxation committee of the Hammond chamber of Commerce this morning opened the first skirmish in its attack. A comparative tax statement showing the mounting tax Levy and the increasing valuations during the last 10 years was issued by the committee today As a basis for its Levy reduction plea. The present Levy the statement explains is �3.38, and the assessed valuation upon which this Levy is applied is $87,787,445. In 1927 Hammond was taxed �2,880,484.88 on the basis of the foregoing figures. million More the statement goes on to explain that if the new valuations approximate $100,000,000 and the present Levy of $3.38 remains Hammond next year will be taxed $3,380,000, or approximately a half million dollars More than heretofore. For that reason the committee contends it is striving to obtain a new tax Levy of $3. This Levy on the basis of a probable $100,000,000 valuation would return a total of about $3,000,000, or about $120,000 More Tolian heretofore. The $120,000 increase in taxation the committee further contends would not be As burdensome on taxpayers As the half million Dollar increase and would be about the average of increase during the last decade. Beginning with the year 1918, continued on Page seven 1 j. Ladies Surprise at bottles seen in How St by Louis j. Ii Kath United press staff correspondent Houston Tex., june 29.�? . A the democratic party Las decided that prohibition is not an Issue in the United states thereby demonstrating again the versatility of politics and politicians. Such a result could easily have been anticipated. Prohibition has been no More real As an Issue Here than it has been a. Fact in Houston one might explain that Many of the Quot shots Quot fired in Houston never got into the microphone. Two old ladies wearing the White ribbons of the w. C. T. U. Were walking along the corridors of an upper floor in a hotel Here today and narrowly missed being run Down by two husky negroes Rushing a Large Square Box car used to carry away rubbish. The car was filled three feet deep with empty bottles collected from one floor of the hotel. Quot my Goodne Sii what Are those Quot said one of the astonished ladies. Quot bottles lady Quot was the reply. An inspection followed. Quot one Good result accomplished by this convention is that it has forced you hotel people to clean out All the bottles that have been accumulating in your closest for years Quot said one of the ladies. Quot you should be ashamed of being so y is prohibition is no More of an Issue in this Campaign than it is a fact in Houston. The South is dry. Texa is dry. Dan Moody governor of this state is dry. The United states is the greatest prohibition country in the world. Latest quotations on democratic convention prices for favorite beverages follow Ginger ale 50 cents a bottle. White Rock Lineral water 50 cents. Ice water 15 cents a pit Cherful. Whiskey ?6 to �10 a quart. It is a Good thing the democratic conventions come Only once in four years or these High prices might Start a revolt or an democratic nominee miss Agnes ,10hns0n is Quot holding the fort Quot in the mayor s office for George h. Lewis while he is on a three Day vacation visiting friends and relatives in Ohio. Whiting three arrests including a drunk completed the operations of Whiting police yesterday. Wasi Lington june 29.�? . A after several Days devoted principally to department of Commerce business Herbert Hoover Republican pm Feide tial nominee greeted a numb of of political callers today. Araking them was or. R. R. To ton president of Tuskegee University one of the country s leading negro educators. Moton had a Long talk with Hoover. Other callers included c. Bascom Slemp of Virginia representative Davenport Roi Michigan representative Reecer of Tennessee Dwight Morrow ambassador to Mexico mrs. Charles Sabin National committee woman from new York and Elmer Jones of new York president of the Wells Fargo company. Mrs. Sabin had opposed Hoover prior to the nomination but now has climbed on his band Wagon. Local legionnaires a r e planning a big stand erection at Whiting Park saturday afternoon. Persons who had vacations scheduled for this period Are undoubtedly All wet. Dan our tobacco Mastic Tor said today that people won t get a coat of Tan this sunnier but will grow Duck feathers officials violated act Michigan City ind., june 29.�? <u.p. A John Boss City commissioner and Frank g. Lap Liam la Porte county Deputy sheriff today faced charges of conspiracy to violate the Federal Ohio Ilion act. The two were arrested by Federal authorities after they had been indicted by a Federal grand jury which is Inver to gating liquor and vice Quot conditions Quot Here. Ten other persons also were arrested. Local kids will begin preliminaries today for the Fina playground contests at Whiting Park july fourth. Or. De Applequist will direct Community House athletics while Paul Wickhorst is attending the boy scout executive school next month. Whiting girl scouts have a picnic set for this afternoon at Whiting plot to Kidnap a flin senator accepts invitation to address 50,000 klansmen jam.4ica, n. Y., june 29 . A Arthur Kline Field representative for the major Emmet d. Smith klan no. 38, knights of the Kun flux klan of Jamaica declared Early today that he had discovered the existence of a plot to Kidnap senator Thomas Heflin of Alabama if he comes Here on july 4. The senator has accepted an invitation to address some 50,000 Long Island klansmen Here on that Date. Kline said he had received several Telephone Calls warning him that Heflin would be kidnapped if he comes to Quot Jamaica. Yesterday the Field representative declared he received an Anonymous letter stating that Quot the United states senator who you have employed to Harangue your klansmen in Jamaica on july 4 wiil never reach the scene. His every move is being watched and Well take him for a buggy ride if he comes to according to police Gia comp Clarizio the Pyle runner is a Model prisoner. He is awaiting trial july 2 in the local carriers will Convene Lawasee ind., june 29 . A the state Rural free delivery letter carriers association of Indiana will Convene at Oakwood Park Lake Lawasee sunday for three Days. The Institute session of the United Brethren churches of the Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan districts closed today after being in session since sends his Promise Indianapolis june 29 . A beyond a Brief Telegram of congratulation which he sent to governor Alfred a. Smith Evans Woollen Indiana Quot Favori Teson Quot candidate for the democratic presidential nomination had no comment to make on Smith s nomination on the first ballot of the democratic National convention at Houston Texas. Quot i offer cordial congratulations and Assurance of my utmost Endeavor in helping to win Indiana for you at the election Quot said Woollen s Telegram. Woollen spent the evening at his Home listening to the convention Over the in automobile mashup George m. Chaps a prominent Hammond manufacturer mrs. Cha pin and their son George jr., Are recuperating at their Home today from injuries sustained in an automobile Accident which occurred last night in South Chicago at the Bridge Over the Calumet River near the steel Mills. Rwjr. Chaps a was driving toward Chicago and was going Down the West Side of the Bridge toward Mackinaw Avenue when a machine in front of him suddenly came to a Stop. Or. Chaps a vigorously applied his brakes the car skidding suddenly As he did so and coming to a Jerky halt. Knirs. Chaps a was thrown violently against the Windshield which broke and showered her with flying Glass her face being Cut in several places. Or chaps a suffered a slightly fractured rib when he was thrown Forward against the steering wheel while George or. Was painfully bruised As he was thrown from the rear seat of the machine. Mrs chaps a was taken to the Illinois steel company Hospital a few blocks Distant where she received first Aid following which the family was Able to be brought to Hammond. All three were in the care of or. T. W. Oberlin today and were reported to be resting detention Home Matron Crown Point ind., june 29.�? owing to the resignation of mrs. Rockwell former Matron of the children s detention Home in this City the Board of county commissioners on monday appointed mrs. William Blackstone to fill the vacancy. Mrs. Blackstone is the wife of the late or. William Blackstone of fort Wayne ind., and has been a resident of this City for some time. Mrs. Rockwell resigned on account of ill health and Wiir take a much needed rest after years of arduous work at the institution. The flew appointee is Well qualified and her selection meets with general satisfaction throughout the holders from 3 cities discuss Street opening one Hundred and nineteenth Street is to be opened immediately from Whiting to the state line across North Hammond and 112th Street is later to be opened from Indianapolis Boulevard to the state line. The two Are to form new outlets from Indiana into Chicago. Such was the recommendation of the investigating committee of the Hammond City plan commission in its report to the commission last night at the Superior court House. Hundreds of property holders and business interests from Whiting Robertsdale and South Chicago attended the meeting. After a Oliree hour discussion they expressed satisfaction with the recommendations. Advise works to Ord members of the plan commission then voted to Forward the recommendations to the Hammond Board of Public Morics at its meeting this afternoon. The Board is Emp Oak red to make the necessary Street dedications. According to tie plan outlined by the investi3.ting committee 119th Street which they declared to be More important project of the two will be extended from Whiting the shallow portions of Wolf Lake in North Hammond to the state line. To the state line the committee proposed an Extension from 119th Street to 112th Street in order to meet the Western terminus at 112tb Street of the projected Southeastern Boulevard system of Chicago which begins at 57th Street and Jackson Park. Later 119th Street can then be be extended West into Cook county to meet the proposed Stoney Island super Highway Liat is planned to be built around Lake Calumet Harbor and thus afford another outlet into Chicago the committee explained. Avoid Railroad Yards for 112th Street the committee recommended a northeasterly Diagonal of 400 feet from the state line to Indianapolis Boulevard so As not to interfere with the Railroad Yards that Are planned to be constructed in North Hammond and Cook county As part of the Calumet Harbor program. In the opinion of the committee 119th Street will furnish an adequate outlet from Indiana into Chicago and 112th Street will afford an excellent outlet from Chicago into Indiana. Ray Seely City Engineer of Hammond presented the report of the committee As its chairman. James a. Imago and Edwin Fredericks the other two members of the committee assisted or. Seely in drafting the report. They have devoted several weeks to a study of the two projects. Or. H. C. Groman president of the Hammond City plan commission presided at the meeting. He accepted the report and finally submitted it to a vote of the commission after the audience had concluded its lengthy discussions on the matter. Will. Push open avg following its presentation to the Board of Public works this afternoon it is expected to be approved by that body and the necessary Street dedications made. With the completion of the Southeastern Boulevard system by Cook county. 111., 119th Street and i12th Street Are proposed to be improved by Lake county under the township unit Road Law. Southeastern Boulevard is the Chicago project that has been sponsored by South Chicago interests in their attempt to relieve traffic congestion on the South Chicago sections of dunes Highway. The South Park commission has accepted the petition of the sponsors and the project now awaits enabling legislation by the commission in order to permit improvement operations. It will be paid for by special assessments of abutting property , admit Eilly wet Tam Canyite and Catli Olic is nominee for president bulletin convention Hall Houston Tex., june 29.�?senator Joseph Robinson of Arkansas was nominated for vice president on the first ballot. By George r. Holmes staff correspondent 1. N. Service Houston Tex. June 29�? United at last after eight years of i wandering in the wilderness of discord that stretched from san fran Cisco in 1920 to new York in 1924. The a terrified democracy went Back to Houston s big Pine Tabernacle today to make a running mate for Al Smith and to wind up this historic democratic convention in a grand chorus of Harmony. The big plunge has been taken. Al Smith is the nominee the first of his religious Faith in the history of american politics to be nominated for the presidency by any major political party. A platform has been adopted that accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of placate ing both the Eastern and Northern wets and the Southern and Western Drys. Could scarcely believe it there remained today Only the Job of nominating a vice president and senator Joseph t. Robinson of Arkansas appeared to be Quot it Quot in Thia when vote was announced Post dedicates new Home Roche Ster ind., june 29 . A five thousand visitors were expected Here tomorrow when the local american legion Post dedicates its $12,000 Home which will also be used by Spanish american and civil War veterans organizations. Frank a Mchale state legion Coni Mander and Frederick Landis Logansport newspaper editor will speak. A a a gov. Alfred e. Smith of new York deplore and denounce g. O. pledge Many reforms if victors Houston Texas june 29�?high Points in the platform adopted last night by the democratic convention include the following denunciation corruption. Of Republican of tie enactment of legislation providing for farm Relief. Pledge for enforcement of the eighteenth amendment and Laws enacted thereunder further reduction in taxation let a limiting debt retirement to sin Clug fund require meat. Imposition of Tariff which will permit effective Competition insurance against monopoly and at the same time produce a fair Revenue for the support of the government. Criticism of foreign policies of the Republican Artmon Isern Tion and a demand for discontinuance of interference with purely internal affairs of latin american countries. Approval of the out awry of War. Development of Inland Waterways and of deep Waterways from the great lakes to the Gulf and to the Atlantic Ocean. Expeditious construction of flood Relief works on the and Colorado Rivers. Curbing of the Issua Tice of injunctions in labor disputes As sought by organized labor. Exemption of labor from the operation of the anti Trust la development of a scientific plan to eliminate periods of tin employment. Recognition of Equality of women with men in political and governmental matters and the principle of equal wages for equal service. Constructive legislation dealing with the bituminous Coal Industry. Condemnation of excessive Campaign expenditures and n Promise of full publicity at regular intervals during the development of the american merchant Marine and gradual Transfer of government ships to private owners. Strict enforcement of antitrust Laws Anil enactment of any necessary supplemental legislation. Immediate Independence for the Philippines. Granting of a territorial form of government to Porto Rico with a View to ultimate statehood. Running Story of convention by George r. Holmes staff correspondent i. N. Service Sam Houston Hall Houston june 29�?it looked like Smith and Robinson As the democrats returned to Sam Houston s big Pine Tabernacle today to Complete the work of their convention by nominating a running mate for the new York governor. As the convention assembled word was passed around that the influential delegations from new York Pennsylvania and Illinois would vote for senator Robinson and drag enough Uthera along to give the Senate Leader a first ballot nomination. The delegates came wearily and somewhat tardily to the Hall Many of them from a night of Vvs a Celebration of Smith s selection. It 10 o clock the hour of con vening George w. Olvany the Leader of tammany Hall told friends who sought his advice Quot it s a the Ohio leaders made a Quick count of noses on the floor and said Robinson was agreeable to them. Mississippi planned to give her 20 to Robinson on the first ballot. From the Way things were going at the outset it appeared that it would be a first ballot nomination on the vice presidency As Well. Indiana decided not to present the name of Evans Woollen tennesseans declared Cordell Hull s name would not go before the convention and if it did would be withdrawn v nebraskans decided not to put Forward sex senator Gilbert n. Hitchcock. The word was going around so fast at 10 05 a. M. That Quot it s Joe Quot that everybody appeared anxious to get out of his Way. The word from the Quot big like new York Illinois and Pennsylvania Ohio and Indiana was having a devastating effect. The Hall was filling rapidly at continued on Page Twenty nine Villedas he Cranks i truck Gary grocer loses his life when crushed against tree forgetting that his truck was in gear Philip Consorti Gary grocer residing at 2324 a Ashington Street was killed instantly at 9 o clock last night when he was dragged across Maryland Street and crushed against a tree after cranking his parked vehicle. The food merchant who had just emerged from a meeting of butchers and grocers at White Eagle Hall died immediately in front of 1620 Maryland Street As the Crank of his truck slowed through his Abdomen when the car carried him helplessly across the thoroughfare and wedged him against a tree. One foot inside the bumper of his truck Consorti was unable to escape As the motor swung into motion and carried his locked form in its path. Consorto was dead when officer Michael Jimick patrolling the scene at the time of the Accident reached him. The aisles were filled with hysterical people marching sweating Yelling in a delirium of political and emotional dec Stacy. All the state standards were swept into the Whirlpool of Smith enthusiasm three bands came Down from the galleries and tooted into the show with the inevitable Quot sidewalks of new York Quot a blonde cowgirl Rod an Quot old Gray Mare Quot through the perspiring mass of humanity a Man dragged a tiny Burro into the Arena. They made of it an unforgettable spectacle a sort of combined circus county fair carnival and riot. The riot part was furnished by the quarrelling of some of the Southern delegates Mississippi Tennessee Oklahoma. In the first two there were scuffles that approached the Edge of fights and the Alert Texas cops dashed to the Rescue. Arctic ice Rome june 29�? . A the ice on which five members of the Crew of the dirigible italia a id Lieut Einer Paal Lundborg Are held prisoners is Drifting rapidly radio advices from the Steamer Citta i Milano indicated today. The ice now is about ten Miles North of Cape Leigh Smith and has moved thirteen Miles from the position where it was last reported the Citta i Milano said. The ship after failing to get in communication with lieutenant Vigliero and his aides for several hours finally Learned the present position of the men is 80.20 degrees North latitude and 28.21 degrees East Longitude. New game of democratic fraternizing. There were other candidates of course some of them prominent but the sturdy Arkansas Battler seemed to have the most support. Veterans of san Francisco and new York could scarcely believe their eyes when they saw a democratic platform adopted in open convention without a minority report even being offered on the floor within less than two Nioura after its presentation and without a Roll Call vote. Hardly could they believe their arithmetic when their pencils told them that Al Smith admittedly wet a pillar of tammany and a Catholic to Boot waa nominated on the first ballot with 819 2-3 out of a possible 1,100 votes lip to expectations not even the most ent Husia Stio and Radical supporter of governor Smith had expected any More than that Hor had the wildest of the Smith people anticipated the spectacle of Southern states seeking to change their votes before the final result could be announced seeking foothold on a tammany band Wagon. In the end All of the state standards from Southern states Wera found in the aisles marching behind those from the North and West and with Many of the South cont Imee on Page eleven Whiting june 29.�?sought by Whiting police for Over two years John Rudin was arrested yesterday at the Sinclair refinery on complaint of his wife Mary Rudin who charges her husband wit i non support. Rudin returned to Whiting recently after living in Pennsylvania for two years. A. Warrant was issued by the City court for his arrest on March 2, 1926. He left town and police were unable to discover his whereabouts. Bailiff Wawrzyniak of the City court arrested him yesterday and Rudin is being held under 500 Bond
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