James DeLaurier takes over Times
James S. DeLaurier To Manage Times In accordance with the expressed wish and definite instructions of the late publisher, Sidmon McHie, the management and publication of The Hammond Times henceforth will be under the supervision of James S. DeLaurier, representing the stockholders, directors and administrators. DeLaurier has been president of the company since the annual election of the board of directors in December. DeLaurier was selected for the post of executive head of the newspaper by Mr. McHie because of his vast experience in offset printing as manager of mid-western states for the Lithomat Corporation, technical advisor to the United States army air corps and other varied business interests. As a resident of this community he has long been familiar with its problems and greatly interested and active in civic affairs. With his increased duties as executive official of The Times, DeLaurier will carry out the policies established and enforced by Mr. McHie since he founded the newspaper 38 years ago and dedicated it to the service of the cities and towns of Lake county, southern Cook county and the adjacent rural districts in which it has circulation. There will be no departure from Mr. McHie's strict adherence to the highest ideals of patriotism and a free press, and his impartial, honest and fearless printing of the news. The fight he waged for winning the. war, for good government, for needed public 'improvements, for the upbuilding and progress of the Calumet region, for the locating of new and diversified industries, for postwar employment at good wages, for free enterprise and the American way of life, will be continued by The Times.