Hammond Times sold to Robert S. Howard

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Hammond Times sold to Robert S. Howard - New Corporation Purchases Times The Hammond...
New Corporation Purchases Times The Hammond Times and other assets of the Hammond Publishing Co., Inc., have been sold to a new corporation' known as Hammond Publishers, Inc. j Principal stockholder in the new corporation is Robert S. Howard of Naples, Fla., who owns newspapers in Wyoming and Montana. , - Announcement of the sale was made jointly today by Howard and James S. DeLaurier, president of Hammond Publishing Co., Inc., and publisher of The Hammond Times. Under the new ownership, De Laurier will continue as publisher, editor and general manager; and Howard emphasized that there will be "no changes in policy or personnel." . HOWARD added: 'The Times has made tremendous progress under its present management. It is a highly successful and widely respected newspaper, and it is the wish of the new owner that it continue to be operated in the same manner that has earned this reputation. "Mr. DeLaurier and other executives of The Times will continue in their present capacities. They, along with the many other persons who produce TheTimes, have fashioned a newspaper that Reds Back Out of U.S. Agreement GENEVA (UPI) - The Soviet Union today reneged on an East West agreement to condemn war propaganda and plunged the 17-nation disarmament conference into a major crisis. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin told the conference his country does not accept the declaration condemning war propaganda which he himself had helped draft last week. The conference had been supposed to approve the declaration today. U. S. AMBASSADOR Arthur H. Dean, '"white-faced with obvious anger, told Zorin that Russia had "blown up" discussion of the whole matter. Zorin read to a stunned plenary session of the conference a Soviet government statement calling for far-reaching changes in the declaration he and Dean drafted last week. j He said "events in recent days" made the amendments necessary, and cited West Germany, Laos and South Viet Nam as examples of worsening tensions in the world. ' HK PARTICULARLY singled out an article written in a NATO publication by West German Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss which he claimed called for the arming of West German forces with nuclear weapons for "use the Soviet is a credit to the Calumet Region, a paper that deserves the confidence of its readers and that has served its advertisers well by stimulating the business of the community. It is my hope that they will continue to produce just such a newspaper." The sale was approved Monday by the stockholders and directors of Hammond Publishing Co. Until now, The Times has been a family- owned enterprise since its origin on June 18, 1906. THE PAPER was founded as the Lake County Times by the late Sidmon McHie, but in 1934 the name was changed to The Hammond Times. When Mr. McHie was fatally injured in a train-auto collision in 1944, the property passed to his heirs and it has remained in the family's possession until the current sale. In 1943, Mr. McHie appointed a nephew, DeLaurier, as president of Hammond Publishing Co. and brought him into the newspaper's management. After Mr. McHie's death the next year, DeLaurier also became publisher of The Times. Stockholders of Hammond Pub lishing Co. are principally nieces and nephews of Mr. McHie. Directors of Hammond Publishing Co. are Mrs. E. Warren (Audrey) Bohling of Ivlunster, Mrs. S. Ward (Janet) Hamilton of Chicago. G. Edward McHie, a Hammond lawyer; Joseph F. Red-field, a lawyer, of Detroit, and DeLaurier. HOWARD, the principal stockholder in the new corporation, has devoted all of his adult life to newspapers and for several years was publisher of various papers in the Far West. He is 38 and a native of Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota and served as an Army private and an Air Force lieutenant in World War II. A former publisher of the Dela ware County Daily Times at Chester, Pa., he now owns the Casper Tribune-Herald and the Casper Morning Star at Casper, Wyo., as well as the Glasgow, Mont., Courier. In addition to The Hammond Times, the assets "acquired by the new corporation include the Hammond Building at the northeast corner of Hohman avenue and Fayette street. It is occupied by the Jack Fox & Sons clothing store on the first two floors and (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) a

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