Clipped From The Times
street creek at the his speed his DO YOU REMEMBER? Expansion by YST He 50 Years Ago "Keep Cool at the Bail Game!' ?or a few days only, dealer; throughout the Calumet Region are offering a hand fan for every purchaser of Bull Durham smok ing tobacco. The bonus offer will go to everyone who buys a five-cent sack of the tobacco, which makes 40 cigarettes. The fan, made in the form of "a realistic, imitation south of a baseba11 -" features a iike- ave- color of some famous baseball player. a p.m. Thomas (Jeff) Sharun, alias 'Little Jeff", escaped yesterday jfrom the Illinois State Penitenti- jary at Joliet, where he was serving a sentence for forging Inland Steel checks. The desperado, who is a cripple, made his escape by leaping over a high wall amid a hail of guards' bullets. He had been in jail less than a month since being convicted of forging $50,000 worth of Inland Steel Co. checks. He was captured by East Chicago poLce and tried ia Chicago. 25 Years Ago Directors of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. will meet to morrow to vote on a $16.5 mil lion modernization and expansion project for the firm's East Chicago plant. Preliminary plans call for complete modernization of existing facilities, construction of a new open hearth furnace, rebuilding of existing open hearths, construction of new rolling mills, and reconstruction of existing mills. Jacob (Uncle Jake) Rasper, who has served more than 50 rears as tyler for the Masonic ixdge in Hammond, celebrates his 88th birthday today. Uncle Jake was honored earlier his month at a huge party in the Vlasonic hall, which was attended by over 2,000 people. Officials of Lake County Chambers of Commerce predicted that the upcoming 1938-39 school term will bring new prosperity to the Calumet Region, basing their prediction on increased retail spending. 10 Years Ago The South Shore Railroad announced today that it will pull main line tracks out of East Chicago and move them to Hammond. An official of the transportation company said plans call for the tracks io be moved miles south of their present location to a site running along the East Chicago-Hammond city borders. At the same time, the firm also will open up an industrial de- /elopment which will be located adjacent to the site of the new Calumet Region route. The development, amounting to| about 300 acres, is located on Hammond side of the city line, between Kennedy Ave. and Cline Ave. No reason was given for the move, though it is believed the South Shore wants to take ad- antage of the prospective business provided by the industrial site.