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Pointer, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1938, Riverdale, Illinois Page Two THE POINTER Locals... Mr. and Mrs. Thurel Meeder and daughters of Dolton motored to Camp Waters, -Mich., Sunday, July where they visited their son Allan who is at camp there. ilr. and .ills. Jonn tteimcn.e oi Chicago road, moved to Sauth Holland 30, where they will reside. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Albrecht an- nounce the birth of a son, born Sun- day, July 31. They have named him Wayne Warren. Junior Daehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daehn of Roseland, formerly of Dolton, severely injured his little finger while sliding down a school fire escape in Roseland on Friday, July 29. It was necessary to ampu- tate the finger at the Roseland Com- munity hospital. Seieta Schmeidl of Dolton, Mi. week end at Fish Lake, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robinson of Dolton vacationed at Paw Paw Lake, Mich., staying at the Wabana Inn owned by Mrs. Robinson's brother, Mr. A. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nelson and son Ray, Myrtle and Margueretta Grapenthein and Earl Grandmaison of Dolton, returned home Monday, August 1, after vacationing in Sauga- tuck, Mich. Mr. and Mis. Rudolph Staley and daughter Rhoda, lesidents of Blue Island who have many friends in Dolton, are vacationing in McGregor, Minn for several weeks. Mr. and Mis. Fred Treftz and childi en of 14348 Shepard drive, Dol- ton, left Saturday, July 30, for a week's tour of northern Wisconsin and across the border into Canada. They were accompanied by Mr. Treftz's mother and sister of Dolton, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Eidam of Ham- mond, Ind. Mr. and Mis. Ransel Warner and family, Chicago road, accompanied by Harry Roush and Antoinette Car- din, all of Dolton, left Sunday morn- ing, July 31, for Rhinelander, Wise., where they will spend a two week's vacation. Mr. and Mis. Elmer Steiner and family, Washington street, Dolton, left Saturday morning, July 30, by automobile for New Hampshire, where they -will visit Mr Stemer's father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Panozzo of Dolton returned home Saturday, July 30, after a vacation in northern Michigan. The German-American Women's club of Gano enjoyed their annual fish fry in Robey, Ind Wednesday, August 3, at Phil Schmidt's. Mrs. Edward Wernicke and Mrs. Paul Schmeidl of Dolton are members. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lotz and son of leift Wednesday, August 3, for a vacation at Hudson Lake, Ind. Mr. and Mis. John Langstra of Dolton left Sunday, July 31, for a vacation at a Wisconsin summer re- sort. Mr. and Mrs. Fied Wernicke and son Wilfred of Roseland were Sat- urday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berndt of Dolton. Harriet Reich of Dolton spent last week at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Fred Reich in Blue Island. Mr. and Mrs. Fiank Cogswell of Dolton, and Mr and Mrs. Charles Rememan and son of Beecher, 111., aie taking a tiip through Idaho and the west coast where they will visit Mr. Coajwelffs sisters and brother whom he has not seen for thhty-five years. A group of boys of Dolton went to Camp Grant Friday, July 29, for fifteen days They aie Allan Blank, Lloyd Buike and Herbert Bergev in Battery B and Claience Wisowaty, Eddie O'Brien and Robert Klmkham- mer in Battery C of the 124th Field Artillery. Last Sunday Mis. Geoige Laue, Dorothy Panozzo, Johanna Leonsvart, Clav Verkaik, all of Dolton, and Mrs. John Chizmai of Hewille, and Bess De Vries of Riverdale drove to Mich- igan City park for the day. They took in eveiy thing from the zoo ami the observation er to the merry- go-round and the speed boat The speedboat ride pi oved to be the most enjoyable atti action. They stopped at Mrs. Chumnr's homo in Hessville for supper. She is the former Gei- trude Leensvait of Dolton Louis Navakoiski of West wah electrocuted he camo in contact with an electric at Abbestos Shingle company plan! in Riverdale on July "C. New arrivals: Mr. and Mrs. Will lam Eveis, a boy; Mr and Mrs. R C. Miller, a boy, Ju'v 23. Misses Alma and Edna Lund, Mrs J. 0. Nairn and Mrs. Emily Kipley cf Dolton were gi'est- Tues- day July 26, of ,'iliv. J. f'busscn .n Lvanston. Rev. and Mra. Ph. H. Bassler and daughter swill leave Thursday, Aug- ust 11, for a two week's vacation in s 'ithern Illinois visiting in New Tiayaen, Centralia, St. Louis and in Ticnton where they will attend a reunion. Mr. Joseph Leib and son Edward Park avenue, Dolton. left today for Conover, Wibc., where cney vnauon for a week with Mr. Leib's brother-in-law. Josephine Lowell and Loren Rich- ardson of Chicago were the guests Tuesday, August 2, of Mr. and Mrs. B. Bender and daughter Betty of Dol- ton. E. C. Slingei of Foiost avenue and Herbert Lue't-s if Kanawna .V'l1 u; Do' joined th> CCC July 1 and panned to j il.iy weie notified E. C. Slingoi signed to Fa fnity in IBS fron. u vn IT--r-cu i.t to Jordan Va1 ey, Oregon, a half n ile from on n. Aidath Aiideis ib ine guesi this week of Miss Betty Baldwin of Kokomo at her summer home on Dewait Lake, Ind. Mi. and Mrs. Frank Hair and child- icii soent the week-end in Winamac, Ind. Mrs. Arthur Fibhei of Kanawha avenue is steadily improving from a leg infection which she suffered seven weeks ago. Mrs. Wilmer Bonse entertained Mrs. Fied Rech, Adolph Mat- thiesen, Mrs. G. P. Lane and Mrs. Wm. Boase of Roseland at a lunch- eon party last Thuisday. Mr. and Mrs. John McLaughlin vistfted 'Mr. Mrs. V. Cantredl oi Thornton Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Chaaies Rowe of Claiiton, Iowa, visited relatives here fiom Saturday until yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. William Bonse and t-ons Wilmer and Ronald were the guests of Mr and Mrs. G. Lane Sun- day at the Lane summer home in the Dunes near Gary. A delicous duck dinner was served by the hostess. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Horn, daught- ers Helen and Mary and son Gustave, returned home Sunday from Wood- mff, Wise., where they had 'been va- cationing for three weeks. Miss Susie Calkins staying for several weeks. The met at the home of Rotty Kami-nth Friday, July 29 Elec- tion of officers took place and the follow me; were elected: Ida Walls, president; Frieda Neufield, vice-pies- ulent; Lori nine Bell, secietaiy, and Sis Penning ton ,treasuior. Plans for a weenie loast for August 14 were made. After othci business matteis weie discussed dancing took pi-ice and i efreshments were served Those present were Loriaine and Connie Bell, Betv Kainrath, Frieda Neufield, Marion Liptack, Ida Walls, Sis Pen- nniirton and Ann Veiling. Flora and Robert Gallegos, children of Dr. and Mrs. G. Gallegos of River- dale, are convalescing from appendi- citis at St. Francis hospital in Blue PWA Gives to War Dept. for Calumet Widening Forecasting eventual approval of improving Calumet waterways includ- ing Indiana Harbor Ship canal and Calumet river to connect with Illi- nois and Mississippi waterways, Har- >ld L Itko- PWA adminisnto', ha allocated to the war depart- ment to be used for widening the channels in the Grand jjud Little Calumet rivers between the 130th street bridge in Hegewisch to the controlling locks in Blue Island, ac- cording to Calumet News. This impiovement is necessary not only to be of service to shippers from Lake Michigan, via the local harbors and rivers to the Illinois waterway, but also to permit navigation of barges fiom the Illinois waterway into Lake Calumet, the great inland haibor now being developed in the heart of the Chcago district. The millions of dollars sought by local sponsors of the Calumet water- way devel Cement to 'allow (direct connection via this waterway and the Indiana Harbor between Lake Mich- igan and the Gulf of Mexico, would have been useless without the im- provent now authorized by the allo- cation of funds by Mr. Ickes. To Approve Calumet Project With this matter attended to, local planners of waterway shipping are hopeful that approval of the local waterway project will be given by the war department comparatively soon. Hearings were held last spring by U. S. army engineers upon this subject and the general impres- sion is that the project will be al- lowed. Army engineers under Capt. S. N Karrick, of the Chicago office, will supervise the channel widening pro- ject made possible by Administrate Ickes' allotment of funds. It is ex- pected that it will require about ten months to complete the improvement. Long before this work has been completed, it is anticipated that the Indiana end of the improvement will have been authorized, providing the final link in the Lakes-to-the-Gulf waterway through teeming industrial communities, Wit outside the con- gested Chicago districts traversed by the Calurriet harbor route of the old drainage project. Direct Connections Made Indiana links in the waterway chain completed, connection to the Illinois waterway and the Chicago drainage canal will be made via the Calumet Sag channel from Blue Island to the Sag, a short distance above Lemont, Illinois. When the Hegewish-Blue Island and the Calumet channels are com- pleted they will be available for more ships of barge depth to be used at greater speed and with less difficulty in passing. About tons of shipping annually from the Calumet legion alone, depend upon the im- provements and enlargements. Congress appropriated insufficient money about five years ago to com- plete the widening and deepening of the channel between Hegewisch and Blue Island and it was not until the present allocation was made that hopes were raised that the job would be completed. This action also, in- creased the belief in the eaily approv- al of the Indiana section of the pio- ject. Busy Shipping Scene Increased use of the channel has been noted during the past few years and despite the diffi- culties of navigation at this end with tonnage figures released by the war department's office in Chicago. Until il'937 only tons passed through the channel. This was in- ci eased to tons in 1937 while the first five months of 1938 showed a 43 pei cent increase over the same period of 1937. During normal times, it is said that over tons of Calumet region products alone are shipped by rail through this section by trans-ship- ment on the Illinois waterway below the Calumet-Sag channel where the depth nd width are sufficient for noi mal shipping. Preliminary work to be done before the Illinois project is started, bids and the letting of contracts. The Chicago office of hte war department did not learn until last week, offi- cially, of the allocation. Island. Flora underwent her oper- ation on Thursday and Robert was opeiated on Saturday. Both are doing very nicely. Mr and Mrs Henry Hahn of Dol- ton aie visiting with Mrs. Hahn's sister in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a week. Broiler Abban, F. S. C., of Wmoiia, Minn is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroll of Riverdale during the week. Brother Abban was assigned as an instructor at the De LaSalle high school, Kansas City, Mo., during the past year and is ex- pecting a new assignment subse- quentlj. IN OLD CHICAGO Tjrone Power, Alice Faj e and Don Ameche (left to right) in Darryl F. Zanuck's greatest production, "In Old Chicago." The 20th Century-Fox spectacle is memorable for its heart- kindling human At the Dolton Theatre Sundaj and Monday, Aug. 7 and 8. Union Bus Terminal Opens at 79th and Stony Island The new Union Bus Teiminal at 7834 Stony Island is now m oper- ation. The Teiminal serves the Greyhound Lines, Indian Trails, Southern Limit- ed, Shore Line, Burlington and Union Pacific coach lines to Hammond and Gaiy. Between 125 to 140 coaches, airive and depait daily. George Kibbons has been managei of the Tei minal company and Ken- eth Eaton is head ticket agent. The ticket office sells tickets by motor coach to all points of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Notice Bids will be received by the Village of Riverdale for 500 feet of inch double jacket rubber hred wax and gum treated fire hose in 50 feet lengths with rocker lugs and coup- lings. Bids are to be in the hands of the Cleik on August 23id, 1938, at p. m. The boaid icseives the light to reject any and all bids 13-12 'PETER J. KURZ Cleik Friday Night Forum The Telephone company wll have the floor at the Friday night Forum, 180 W. Washington street, Friday night, August 5. A representative will lecture on the "Magic of the Telephone" and show pictures on the screen. Questions will be answered Ad- mission is free. Acme Steel .Continues Im- provement Acme Steel's net income in the June quarter increased to from in the proceeding three months. In the June, 1937, quarter, the company earned or 04 a capital share. The company in the 12 months to June 30 earned or 60 cents a share, against or a share in the preceding year. Tires! GOOD USED TRUCK PASSENGER TIRES All Sizes at Reasonable Prices WE CARRY THE LARGEST STOCK OF NEW AND USED TIRES IN NORTHERN INDIANA. See Hess and Pay Less HESS TIRE REPAIR SHOP 5419 Calumet Ave. HAMMOND, IND. Phone Hammond 1972 'S ANNUAL COAT SALE Women's Specially Priced From TO The season's newest ad- vance styles bought during the factory's slack season, at prices we cannot dupli- cate later. These savings we pass on to you during our AUGUST COAT SALE of Childi Misses' and Wom- en's Fall Coats. A small and pay- ments will hold joui garment for till paid for. See Window ChildrenV Lee Stahl Company Michigan Avenue at 113th Street ;