The Times from Munster, Indiana on July 26, 1934 · 7
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TIMES THE Classified Department is now open until 8:00 P. M. Take advantage of this new service and avoid the morning rush. A" NY communication regarding delivery of The Hammond Times, Phone Hammond 3100, Circulation Dept.. till 8:00 P. M. HAMMOND, INDIANA. THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1934. E23sl HEY TTEI OFF H n IN E HAMMOND EY WE1E 1 ha V U STEWART RECEIVES FLOOD OF . NSIVERS Majority Give Emphatic "Ho" In Reply to Queries Submitted by the President By CHARLES P. STEWART (Central Press Staff Writer) WASHINGTON. July 2 6.- Among the many kindly readers I am indebted to for answers to my recent questionnaire, borrowed from President Roosevelt's last radio talk before his departure for Hawaii,' thnze optimist is a hotel man In tAe far southwest, who, acknowledging in order the first four presidential queries (1. Are you better off than a year ago? 2. Are your debts less burdensome? 3. Is your bank account more secure? 4. Are your working conditions better?), responds: "1. Worse off; Income cut and expenses higher. 2. Debts burdensome last year; am now probably Insolvent. 3. Bank account securely froxen solid in March, 1933; resembles sieve this season. 4. Couldn't -work harder than formerly, but feel It more because aging" STILL HAS FAITH Tet courageously replies to presidential Interrogatory No. 5 (is your faith in your individual future more firmly grounded?). "Faith In Individual future more firmly grounded than ever it -was." Moreover, this hardy southwest-erner explains why his faith In his Individual future is so firmly grounded. "I am well past .70," he writes, Pand failing rapidly; am confident I hall die before serious additional bad luck can overtake me. I have trie to live righteously and expect I to fijfcto heaven. Tou bet my faith In v? individual future Is firmly grounded.".' If this Isn't a hopeful way of looking at things, what is It? To date the replies I have received to the presidential questionnaire, submitting to my own audience, number 1,037. More are coming, but I fancy I have the bulk f them in hand already. They represent the whole country from Maine to southern California; from the state of Washington to Florida. HIGH QUALITY LETTERS They also represent all sorts of economic . groups industrial, agricultural and white collar. They appear likewise to represent every shade of political opinion democratic, republican and independent, apparently with the Independents strongly predominating. They manifestly represent, too, a high degree of intelligence. I'll say frankly that the first-class qual.'.y of this correspondence sur prises me. I wouldn't have supposed that so clear an understanding of existing problems was so general. I have scores of letters, that any newspaper man might be proud to have turned out, from the fashion of their expression: that a professional economist needn't be ashamed of -t'.he ras they Indicate upon rtfS&t conditions. , a. fo.i . t can I'm trying to lvie this mass of raw material and arrive at some general conclu sions. As they clarify themselves I pro- na to Dublish them not In day- bv-dav scucession (it's Impossible for a lone analyst to work so rap Idly), but from time to time, as the Job nrogreases. The task is larger. I admit, than I had anticipated. THE "SOES" IN MAJORITY rn thins- Is certain: Tn Presld'nt Roosevelt's cleanest- .....nun "in vou better off vnn were last year?" the an swer Is overwhelmingly "No." Tn be exact, it is the answer con tained in 806 out of the 1,037 letters X have received thus far. Of the writers of these 806 negative letters, 19 say (several of them with great vehemence) that they are downright worse ott." Those who declare themselves bet- ftv and say it unmistakably, are an astonishingly small proportion only 21 out of 1.037. I had lroag-.hat workers, who were out of , vear and who have jobs today (and there is no question u.t fhore has been an increase in o.Wvnent). would consider iucm- en .OA. . . .- .mm l.Jl.n..t.hW aet'SLz better on, they are. If the president's question v. .tritk Interpreted. But they re- recognize it. Their general attitude is that they are not as well off as they were before they lost 4h., last 1obs: they decline to limit th.m..ivi to an exact year, but . .k. i-.o- run Into account which seems to me more or less iin ... thfT feel that, broadly neakinar: mass living standards have been lowered. QUALIFIED ASSWEBS fir, th mnositii hand, seven cor respondents who concede that they are. as to their today's income, eelvlng less than a year ago re (or oreviouslyv still consider them selves better off. because they deem hlr nrosnectii hetter. and include the future, as well as the immedi ate present, in their calculations (which perhaps is as legitimate an economic reckoning as the other). One correspondent mentions that, a year ago, he had, dependent on him, two unemployed relatives, who GARY NEWS THREE MORE DEAD FROM HEAT IN GARY Three more deaths were recorded and scores were overcome by the heat in Gary during the past 24 hours when the thermometer reached Its highest point of 102 degrees at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. . The six day heat wave which was broken last night was responsible for more than a dozen deaths In the city. Those succumbing are Emory Alexander age 2, 4252 Broadway, Stokes Hunter, address unknown and Charles Brower, veteran E. J. & E. engineer who was stricken while at work in his cab. Hunter, the second heat victim of the period was found dead in a doorway at 1738 Madison street. The Alexander child died at the home following a brief illness. JUNK YARD BLAZE KEEP FIREMEN BUSY For the sixth time since the Gary Scrap and Iron company Junk yard fire at 10th ave. and Adams et early Sunday morning, firemen were again called to the ecene yesterday afternoon to wet down the smouldering ruins. According to Fire Chief Joseph Shirk this morning the new blase was caused by the boiling sun beating down upon the smouldering mass of wreckage which had sent fire companies back to the Junk yard on five other occasions. Fire companies fought five grass fires during the day and saved adjoining property from damage. Two fire companies were utilized last night to wet down streets In the central district to relieve suffering humanity In the crowded tena-ment districts. FOUR INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH Four persons were injured, one of them seriously shortly before 10 o'clock In Gary this morning when the autos of two tourists crashed head on near Clark road on West Fifth avenue. Both automobiles were badly wrecked. .Ambulances were summoned and H. M. Garley 6710 Race avenue, Chicago, his wife and daughter and a blind girl whose name was not learned were sent to Methodist - hospital for treatment. Garley is suffering from a skull fracture. The driver of the other automobile was unconscious and police did not learn his name. He was suffering from a severely , lacerated abdomen. COOL BREEZES BRINGS RELIEF TO GARYITES Sweeping down from the north west, a welcome breeze at least brought temporary relief to 100,000 sweltering Gary residents early last night, breaking six days of terrific heat that has caused scores of fatalities and hundreds of heat prostrations in the Calumet region. Within a period of two hours the temperature had dropped from a high mark of 102 degrees during the afternoon, down to 80 degrees at 9 o'clock. Thousands of Steel city residents who had planned spend ing another night on the beaches, parks and lawns, stayed at home to spend their first restful night in nearly a week. Cooler weather with possible showers was the weather prediction for today. HOLD BOYS FOR THEFT OF $460 Three Gary boys, the eldest 15 years of age, are being detained by police and juvenile officers today, suspects into a robbery at the Dixie Dairy company yesterday afternoon when a sum of 1460.53 was stolen. The boys were arrested after E. T. Ettelson, manager, reported that he had made up the dally bank de posit and gave it to a milk driver to take to the bank. Leaving the money on the desk, the driver had occasion to go into the ice box and when he returned the money had disappeared. The boys had been seen loitering about the place and were taken into custody for investigation. CHILD KNOCKED DOWN BY AUTO Forgetting to observe traffic. Vance Tieman, age 7, 459 Maryland street, was painfully injured at 5th avenue and Maryland street last night when he ran out .into the mid die of the intersection and knocked down by the auto of Newton Felch, of Deanborn. Mich. He was treated in Mercy hospital for cuts and bruises. now have work, relieving him of the burden of supporting them; so that he Is better off, though he Is earning no more and the prices he has to pay are higher. Qualifications of this sort are so numerous that, out of my 1,037 an swers, there are 191 which stump me I can't determine whether they consider themselves better or worse off, or Just where they were a year ago. The fact remains that the vast majority say they are no better off, or worse. The net answer to the Initial presidential query is "No" emphati cally. It concentrated attention on what I would say must be, from the White House tenant's standpoint, a highly unsatisfactory rejoinder to the executive interrogatory. ' All of which Just skims the sur face of replies to the presidential questionnaire, however, PACKING CO. OFFICIAL MADE AN ERROR When a fire company arrived at the Warsaw Packing Co. plant, In Gary, In response to a call this morning, they received the information that an ammonia line was leaking and that an employe was trapped In a spacious ice box. Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Clune and Lieut. Harry Kolb speedily doned gas masks 'provided for such emergencies and entered the ice box filled with the escaping biting ammonia. They conducted a lengthy search of some 10 minutes and suffering from the fumes, emerged to hear, to their disgust, that the employe in person was safely out on the street. TRUCK AND AUTO COLLIDE; TWO HURT A. H. Hadely, 158 U. Washington street, Brazil, Ind., and Albert Rump, 420 Grant street, Gary, a passenger were injured at Fifth and Grant street yesterday afternoon when a truck in transit driven by Paul Summers of Winamac, Ind., collided with the auto. They were removed to Mercy hospital for treatment. ANOTHER BITTEN BY VICIOUS DOG While police and city pound men were attempting to enforce the dog muzzling order of Chief of Police Stanley Bucklind yesterday afternoon another dog bite victim was listed. Andy Mathew, Jr., col ored, 1708 Washington St., was bitten by a neighbor's dog which had been permitted to run the streets and taken to St. Antonio hospital for treatment. BREAKS INTO COTTAGE, MILLER YOUTH IS HELD Arrested by park officer Sergeant Gus Toungheim late yesterday a fifteen year old Miller youth whose identity is withheld is being de tained at the Gary police station to. day charged with having broken into a cottage at the beach and removing some tools and other articles. DENTIFY BODY OF HEAT PROSTRATION Through pictures taken of the body of heat prostration victim found at 11th and Harrison boulevard early in the week, identification was completed by Gary police today. The victim was Henry Mauev 48. 1324 Ellsworth street. He died two hours later after being taken to Mercy hospital for treatment. CLERK HAS CUT $11,000 OFF OF BUDGET FOR '35 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES CROWN POINT, Ind., July 26. The county clerk's office will be op erated at a cost of approximately $11,000 less next year than for the current year, according to the 1935 budget submitted to County Audi tor Joseph E. Flnerty by Dr. George W. Swelgart today. For 1935, Clerk Sweigart is ask ing $61,735. His 1934 budget totals $72,460. The reduction is made possible by the completion of the permanent registration . this year, thereby eliminating most of the registration expense for next year. The 1935 budget places the clerk's salary at $4,800; that of the chief deputy clerk, at $2,400, and that of all other deputies at $29,- 940. A registration clerk is marked down for $1,800; part-time clerks, at $1,200 as compared with $6,000 this year; part-time registration clerks, at $1,800 as compared with $7,250 this year; deputy registration officials, at $600, and insanity inquests, at $3,000, as compared with $4,000 this year. Other items contained in the 1935 budget are: Freight, $120; postage, $500; telephone end telegraph, $35; court calendars, $1,200; repairs, $100: books, stationery "and printing, $9,760; clothing for the insane, $4,000, and other expenses, $1,000. APPENDICITIS IS FATAL TO PETRIE Funeral services will be held Satuday afternoon for Albert Petrle, 53, of 237 Williams street. Ham-mond. who died last night at St Margaret's hospital following an ap pendicitis operation performed Sun day noon. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, Russell, Harold and Raymond Petrie and two grandchildren, all of Hammond; two sisters. Mrs. Edgar Plain, Hammond and Mrs. Edward Lauman of Kansas; three brothers, H. C. and Ellery Petrie of Hammond, and Dr. S. T. Petrle of Chicago. The body of Mr. Petrie, who re sided in Hammond 28 years, will lie at the Timmerman and Richardson funeral chapel until services at p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. SMALL CHILD DIES Six-months-old Richard Kolwlck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kolwlck of 4408 Torrence avenue, who died last night as a result of the heat, will be buried tomorrow morn ing in Holy Cross cemetery follow ing services at 8 a. m. In St. Casi- mir's church. Besides his parents, SUCCESS OF POLICE CAMPAIGN 65 Out of 172 Arrests in June for Motor Law Offenses. Material evidence of the success of the Hammond police campaign to rid the city's streets of the care- ess drivers who have been largely responsible for the unprecedently high accident toll this year was pre. sented to the Hammond board of safety by Chief Thomas J. Martinson Wednesday afternoon. Out of a total of 172 arrests made during the month of June by police. 65 were for offenses relating to the state motor laws, the chief showed in his monthly report. The largest number of speed law violators, 33, were booked for reckless driving. This was also the largest number arrested for any offense during the month. Eleven persons were arrested for violating the state automobile license law, eight for driving while drunk, eight more for driving without a driver's license, one for joy riding, three for leaving the scene of an accident, and one for violating the traffic laws. The next largest category of ar rests, 27, was made for drunkenness. Nineteen other persons were picked up on warrants charging them with assault and battery. There were relatively few arrests for major offenses like felonies. Only four men were booked for bur glary, three for larceny, eight for robbery, one for manslaughter, and one for rape. Of the 172 persons arrested dur ing the month, 149 were Americans and 23 foreigners, 88 were married and 64 single, only one was an illiterate and only 13 colored, and 159 were males and 13 females. The value of lost and stolen prop erty recovered and turned over to Its owners was $987.50, mostly re covered automobiles. Six hundred and eighty-nine night lodgers were housed during the month. The final disposition of the 172 cases was listed as follows: Discharged, 39; fined and paid, 20; fined and jailed, 8; fined and in de fault, 1; bound over to the criminal court, 13; turned over to juvenile authorities, 5; turned over to out side authorities, 11; appealed, 1; bench warrants, 6; nolle pros, 15; ordered to pay support money, 2; pending, 25; released, 26. QUIZZED BY POLICE, HE COURTS DEATH CHICAGO, July 26. (o.P.) A man being questioned by department of justice agents in connection with the plastic surgery on John Dilllnger's face leaped to his death from a window of the justice department's office today. Samuel P. Cowley, assistant to Melvln H. Purvis, chief of the department's activities in the Chicago area, said that suspect was James Johnstone Probasco, 67. The man had been left in an ante room while Cowley and several other agents went into conference to discuss the evidence which they had obtained against him. When they returned the window. facing on Rookery court, was open. The man's body lay in the court below. The department of Justice offices are located on the 19th floor of the Bankers' building on Adams street In the Loop. Cowley said that Probasco, arrest ed at his home on North Crawford street today by federal officers, had been named as the man who ar ranged to have the features of Dil- linger altered and his finger tips seared with acid in an effort to avoid identification. Probasco also allegedly arranged for the altering of the features of Homer Van Meter, diminutive lieu tenant of the Dlllinger gang, who still is at liberty. The man was poorly dressed. Cowley said that his agents had not had an opportunity thoroughly to question Probasco to determine whether he had actually aided Dil llnger's attempts to avoid identlfl cation and arrest. DEATH OF HARRY GATHGART Ending a serious illness of ap proximately two months, Harry Cathcart, 64, of 4535 Oak avenue, died at St. Margaret's hospital Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Cathcart is survived by two stepchildren, Mrs. Charles Walker of Hammond and Roy McClaren of Gary. The funeral will be held from the Burns' funeral home Friday after noon at 2 o'clock with the Rev Wilbur Cox officiating. DEATH OFMRS. NEBL Mrs. Mary Nebl, 59. of 1014 169 th street, succumbed to a two months illness this morning at St. Margarets hospital. She is survived by her husband, Anthony, her daughtct, Mrs. Anne Charles of Hammond, and two a-randchildren. The body of Mrs. Nebl will, lie in state at Burns' funeral home until Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, when It will be removed to her home. The funeral will be held Saturday morning. Highlights In Crisis Today ' In Europe INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE Highlights in the grave interna tional crisis precipitated by the assassination yesterday of Chancellor Dollfuss of Austria,' as reported from world capitals, follow: VIENNA Prince von Starhem- berg, vice-chancellor, provisionally assumed the chancellorship as the government admitted fighting was continuing in the Province of Sty- rla, nazl stronghold, with at least six killed. Dr. Anton Rintelen, candidate of the nazl terrorists to succeed Dollfuss, committed suicide after his arrest. Courts-martial will try actual assassins of Dollfuss, remainder of 144 nazia who raided the chancellory and imprisoned Dollfuss and his colleagues, to be dumped across the German border. ROME Mussolini announced Italy would resist with all the forces at her command any "threat to Austrian independence but the Italian foreign office, where he presides, Issued a statement assuring the Italian people and the world there was no cause for alarm. At the same time Italian troops to the number of about 80,000 were mass ing along the Austrian frontier. LONDON Parliament was in formed by Sir John Simon, foreign secretary, that Great Britain Is determined to maintain Austria's in dependence, the foreign secretary repeating his famous "hands off" warning of last February. PARIS French military activities were reported along the German border; Premier Doumergue was in conference with his colleagues but the foreign office announced France has adopted a policy of watchful waiting. Stocks declined sharply on the Paris bourse because of the war scare. BERLIN Chancellor Hitler dashed back to Berlin from Bavaria to take command of the situation and President von Hindenburg and Foreign Minister von Neurath sent Austria Germany's official condolences on the death of Chancellor Dollfuss. Berlin papers advised Eu ropean governments to keep cool and avoid a new European war and unanimously agreed Germany was not to blame for yesterday's bloody events in Vienna. Dr. Rieth, German minister to Vienna, was dismissed by Hitler for negotiating amnesty for the nazl assassins of Chancellor Dollfuss. COMMITTEES ON DOG WEEK HAYE BEEN APPOINTED Committees for the Dog Week observance to be held in Hammond next month were appointed last night by Mrs. Hildegarde B. Donald son, general chairman of National Dog Week for Lake county and a member of the national executive committee. The observance will include an exhibit, parade and promenade. Mayor Charles O. Schonert is honorary chairman and Edward J. Heckleman is the active chairman. Other appointments follow: Police Chief Tom Martinson, City Clerk Walter Green, Fred Roben-horst, H. Delmar LeRoy. Councilman Chris G. Cole, Councilman Charles N. Scott, Dr. H. G. Cole, George Knoerzer, Levi Golden, J. D. Dennis, O. G. Maecher, Dr. Daniel W. Bieker, H. G. Meyer, Dr. A. J. Warber, Homer Dell, William Grue-ner, John H. Mlllett, C. H. Rae, Matt Young, Leo F. Engel, Harry LeRoy, Sr., G. M. Puntney, Dr. Glenn L. Ebright, R. J. Ward, Edward J. Bohling and R. C. Henri. Members of the advisory board are Judge Harold Strickland, A. E. Tinkham and City Judge Virgil E. Whltaker. The courtesy committee is composed of Mrs. Edward J. Bohling, Mrs. Ray Waller, Mrs. Otto Knoerzer, Mrs. Leo F. Engel, Mrs. Kepert, Mrs. William Tegtman, Mrs. Harry Petzlnger. Mrs. R. C. Henri, Mrs. Fred Robenhorst, Miss Dot Ripley and Mrs. R. J. Ward. The float committee comprises Mrs. E. J. Thompson, Mrs. William Mrosefaki, Mrs. James Dickson, Mrs. Homer Dell, Mrs. Margarete Dell, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Hilson and Mrs. Joseph Nallen. Chairmen of the out-of-town committees are Dr. Stuart, of Gary; Andrew Rooney, of East Chicago; John A. Tokarz, of Whiting; Samuel Benante, of Indiana Harbor; Mrs. August Bremer, of Crown Point; Herman A. Kellner, of Highland; Mrs. F. B. Switzer, of Munster; Mrs. Alvina Killtgrew, of Hobart; Mrs. R. J. Schleve, of Midlothian, 111.; Mrs. Otto Miller, of Calumet City, and Mayor John W. Jaranowskl, honor ary chairman, of Calumet City. F.E.R. A. WORKERS TO START MONDAY Fifteen enumerators and office employes will go to work Monday morning on the housing survey that will permit Hammond to apply for loans under the provisions of the national housing act. They will be selected from employment lists maintained by the United States employment bureau in Hammond and will work under the jurisdiction of the Lake County Unemployment Relief" commission. Their salaries will be paid by the F. E. R. A. When the survey la completed, it will be turned over to the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, which, in turn, will forward it to the department of commerce at Washington for eventual submission to the housing commission. FAMILY OF DILLINGER ALONE TODAY Man Offers Father $10,000 for Body of His Son; Is Refused MOORESVILLE, Ind., July 25. (I.N.S.) John W. Dillinger. 70, shabilly dressed and in poor health was alone today at his farm home near here with the stirring memories of the burial of his gangster son fresh in his mind. One man, described as a Wiscon sin oil distributor, offered $10,000 for the body and meager - personal effects of the slain Dillinger. The elder Dillinger said: "I turned the offer down, but I do want to raise money to pay the mortgage upon my farm. I'll accept negotiations for the personal effects of John but will not sell his body." At almost the same moment that the body of the notorious outlaw was being incarcerated in a rain- soaked grave in Crown Hill ceme tery here, police had located the rooms in which he lived in Chicago. They found no money or bonds In his rooms. A souvenir hunter was caught taking a tin cup full of dirt from the grave of the outlaw in hallowed Crown Hill cemetery here. Police made him return the dirt but did not hold him. Moving about the farm home of the elder Dillinger was the two young step sisters of the slain bandit, Doris and Frances. These pretty girls lay aside their best blue dresses that they had worn at the funeral of the outlaw. Clad in "everyday" clothes they busied themselves with the chores about the farm home. Mrs. Audrey Hancock, sister of John Dillinger, was under the care of a physician today. It was stated that the months of vigil in which she hourly expected to hear that her brother had been mowed down by bullets of officers had undermined her health. The funeral, the crowds, the publicity and the heat almost finished the job, her son Norman Hancock said. The towns of Mooresville and Maywood, jammed with motorists and the curious yesterday, were almost deserted villages today. Only a few of the residents congregated, sipped beer, and recounted the colorful events that surrounded the last "home coming" of the notorious John Dillinger. COUNTY SAFETY CAMPAIGN WILL GET UNDER WAY SPECIAL TO THE TIMES) CROWN POINT. Ind.. July 26. Preliminary phases of the county-wide safety campaign to be conducted next month, rapidly are nearlng completion, Chief Deputy Sheriff Carroll Holley announced here today. Mr. Holley is supervising the work under the direction of Sheriff Lillian Holley, general Chairman of the campaign. The program is designed to reduce the causes for automobile smash-ups during August, the worst traffic month of the year. It will include the use of safety lanes for testing brakes, lights, mirrors and safety devices. It also will embrace a program of lectures, booklets and publicity. City and police officials of every municipality in the county N are members of the committee that will supervise the drive. It will be the first county-wide attempt to promote highway safety and therefore will provide the foundation for a permanent' campaign. Mr. Holley said all phases of the program will be completed within the next few days so that the drive may be started August 1. MRS. YONASCH, 87, PASSES AT GARY Mrs. Mary Webber Vonasch, 87, who had lived in Hammond 40 years before moving to Gary five years ago, died there yesterday, a victim of the heat, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Erie B. Clement, 563 Connecticut street. A member of the German Lutheran church, she was well known in Hammond. She l survived by four daughters. Mrs. Clement, Mrs. J. R. Smith, of Gary; Mrs. Fred Mears, of Chicago, or,H Mm. Edward Horst. of Wiscon sin; two sons, Samuel and Carl, of Hammond; 11 granacnuaren ana one great grandchild. The body will lie at the Oexmann funeral chapel, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m., with interment In Elmwood cemetery. TWO ARRESTED AS DRUNK AFTER HITTING LIGHT POST James Truss, 88, .of 958 Sibley street, and Walter Cox, 22, f 703 Logan street, Hammond, were arrested and charged with drunkenness after Truss, driving Cox's car, lost control of the machine as he made a left turn into Hohman avenue from State Street and ran into a light post on the northeast side of the avenue about 7:05 p. m. Wednesday evening. They were arrested by Officers George Henson and Namon Dim-itrof f of Hammond police. TRUSTEES GET SEED FOR THE LATE GARDENS Seed packages for late gardens now are available at the various township trustees' offices In Lake county to those who are eligible for poor relief. Miss Ann O'Connor, assistant to Mrs. Mildred Hawkins, of the F. E. R. A., announced today. "Late garden vegetables," she said, "often will yield larger and better production than those sown in the spring. Such a garden may be made to serve family needs from late summer until fall, and its planting should not be neglected. "In most sections of Indiana, beans, beets and carrots may be planted successfully up to July 20. Lettuce, radishes and turnips may be sown during August, or until September 1. "Under normal weather conditions and good soil cultivation, these vegetables usually will gl- j worth while returns; therefore, we urge thosewho are eligible for poor relief to apply to their township trustees immediately for seed packages so that no delay will be experienced in planting them." SULLIVAN NOT ALONE HELPING HOMEOWNERS Other Courts Holding Special Sessions During Vacation to Hear Pleas Statements that the court of Circuit Judge Joseph P. Sullivan in Crown Point furnished the only relief for persons seeking Home Owners' Loan corporation loans in Lake county during court vacation were denied today by various court attaches throughout the county. Practically every Superior judge in Lake county has held special sessions since the end of the May term in order to help distressed home owners seeking government loans. Although the judges have not held regularly scheduled sessions, they have cooperated with attorneys by visiting their courts twice a week or more to hear petitions. , Superior Judge Harold Strickland, for instance, has assisted more than 10 applicants since the closing of his court. Today he appeared in his courtroom to rule on more petitions and appoint successor trustees for various receiverships on which loans are sought. Superior Judge Virgil 8. Relter will hold a special session in Room 1 next Monday to hear emergency matters that have arisen in two Hammond courts. Judge Strickland will preside at another special session set for August 17. NEW DELAY IN SETTING PRICE FOR GYM SITE A controversy over the use to which 40 acres of Erie railroad property near Hammond High school should be put, has delayed an appraisal of the land by the Real Estate Board until next Monday noon. President Roscoe Hemstock announced today. He said the property is zoned for class E. residential purposes, but some members of the board are in favor of re-zoning it for light industries. The city, however, now desires the land for a modern gymnasium and for school purposes. The special gymnasium committee empowered to negotiate for 20 acres of the land, in collaboration with the board of education, has requested the Real Estate Board to appraise the plot so that Erie railroad officials may decide what shall be done with the ground. Mr. Hemstock asserted today that the Real Estate Board will arrive at a definite decision on the issue next Monday noon. The appraisal committee, composed of Samuel En-nis, Arthur J. Weiss and A. W. Kolle, either will or will not appraise the property, Mr. Hemstock said. J. M. YAN SICKLE, RETIRED TINNER, TAKEN BY DEATH "James Monroe Van Sickle, 81, retired sheet metal contractor who helped build the old Hammond distillery at the turn of the century, died early this morning at his home, 126 Plummer avenue. ; He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ; Eva Van Sickle; one son, Charles W. j Van Sickle, one grandchild, Mar- . caret: and one sister, Mrs. Alice J Bowling of Covington, Ind. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. from the Neldow funeral chapel and burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. ATTACKED RY HOUND Attacked , by a vicious Russian wolf hound, probably crazed by the heat, as he walked on the 6000 block of Madison avenue Wednesday eve-Ing. John Normand, Jr., 14, of 855 State street, suffering today from two ugly and painful lacerations on his left side Just above the hip. HOPE FOR EARLY SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE CHICAGO, July 26. (I.N.S.) Hopes for an early settlement of the strike Of 800 stock handlers which has tied up activities at the Union Stock yards rested today on a secret peace proposal presented to employers by federal conciliators. Efforts of the regional labor board to bring an end to the strike were spurred on by sporadio violence In which a guard and three workmen were attacked by strike demonstrators. Louis Heller and John Wilson, strike-breakers, were beaten and stabbed with pitchforks. The police guard in the yards was doubled when demonstrators threatened to attack railroad coaches used as sleeping quarters for strikebreakers. Federal conciliators held a lengthy meeting last night and early today with strikers' officials and officers of the Union Stockyards and Transit company, the employers, at which a basis of settlement wa presented. Details of the plan were kept secret. Employers promised to give the proposal their careful consideration. It was understood that the plan calls for restoring the strikers to their Jobs, ending the strike at once and submitting to arbitration ail technical differences such as hours, pay and conditions of employment. FUNERAL SERYICES FOR MRS. SUMMERS Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p. m. for Mrs. Marie Borem Summers, 54, former Hammond resident, who died Tuesday at her home in Chicago. She had lived here for about three decades until a few years ago. The body is at the Lain chapel on 63rd street, Chicago. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Hammond. Survivors include her husband, Frank Summers; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dyke of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Lillian , Borg, Chicago; three brothers, John Borem of Hammond, Burr of Calumet City, and George of Lake Village, Ind., and three grandchildren. THOMAS NALEZNY BURIED SATURDAY Thomas Nalezny, E0, of 4246 Torrence avenue, Hammond, who died yesterday morning at St. Margaret's hospital as a result of the heat after being stricken Sunday morning, will be buried Saturday in Holy Cross cemetery following services at 10 a. m. in St. Casimir's church. Nelezny, a resident here for 29 years, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Zurawec and the Misses Helen and Lottie Nalezny; two sons, Theodore and John, all of Hammond, and three sisters and one brother. WALKATHON WEDDING TONIGHT Tonight at 9 p. m. at the New Idea Walkathon located at Sibley and State Line streets, in Calumet City, the marriage of "Duke" D Syrette, of Chicago, and "Honey" De Bruin, of Kalamazoo, Mich., is to take place on the Walkathon floor. Having participated Jn Walkathons for nearly three years the young couple decided to get married in one, so they picked this one as the place to have the knot tied. Very popular among the Walkathon fans in the Calumet region. , Jit. ' ' , ' bit ' ' & "Duke" and "Honey" are to say "I do" before one of the largest crowds ever to w.itness an indoor show of its kind in the Calumet region. Last night during the endurance test "Duke" had the 'misfortune to buckle under the test and had to drop out because it was impossible to continue on under the strenuous grind, but "Honey" remained in the contest as a solo, and will try to bring home the bacon to start their home agoing. inn-. xujtmA f? w - r I It:!-., r",s& I v - V -3 I 'WOMAN IN RED' DESCRIBES HOW I01IN WAS SHOT Mrs. Sage, Formerly of Gary, Denies "Putting Finger" on Dillinger INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE) CHICAGO, July 26. The "woman in the red dress," Identified as Mrs. Anna Sage, 42, yesterday told of her association with John Dillinger. slain Public Enemy No. 1, and of the events preceding the fatal moving picture party last Sunday. Mrs. Sage, who police say has several aliases, admitted to Captain John Stege of the police department that she had been with Dillinger at the movie Sunday night, but denied it was she who "put the finger" on the outlaw. "I knew Dillinger as Jim Lawrence. I saw him the last time at 6 o'clock Sunday night. He came to my house and had supper with us. For a while before that he played cards with Polly Hamilton. She was Lawrence's girl friend." POSED AS RICH CLERK Mrs. Sage said Polly first brought Lawrence, who posed as Board of Trade clerk with plenty of money and a yen to do things and go places, to her place about five weeks ago. They frequently went out to drink beer, she said, dance or to the movies or played cards together. "He never told m whether he used a car or not," Mrs. Sage said in answer to a question. "Polly told me he was a married man and I didn't ask him any questions." Asked what had happened prior to the movie on Sunday night, Mrs. Sage said. DESCRIBES SHOOTING "Lawrence suggested a movie. I wanted to go to the Uptown theater, but he wanted to go around the corner to the Biograph. Then he walked to the show. I guess Miss Hamilton was in the middle and Lawrence on the outside. In the theater I found a seat in the middle. They sat down near the front. "When we walked out of the theater we turned southeast toward my house. When we reached a store nearby, a man pushed me and stepped on my foot. I looked around and saw a gun. Then I heard a shot in front of me and I looked back again and saw Dillinger on the ground. ' ' ' ';" ' -" ;" "I did not know what had happened. Polly grabbed me by the arm and said: " 'Jimmy got shot.' " FACES DEPORT ATIOW Mrs. Sage then described how she and Miss Hamilton walked toward Fullerton avenue and the latter suggested taking the elevated. "I asked: "Where tor" she said, and Miss Hamilton replied "Any place." Mrs. Sage said her girl companion was very nervous when they walked to her house. "She didn't want to stay there," Mrs. Sage said. Mrs. Sage then told police about how she was twice' raided while operating a cheap hotel in Gary, Ind., and is in deportation proceedings with the federal government, being an alien Roumanian. 1 5 GROUPS OF GERMANS WILL ATTEND PICNIC Seven Hammond societies and eight Gary organizations will participate in the gigantic German day celebration which is expected to attract 25,000 Sunday at the Lake county fair grounds In Crown Point. The Hammond societies, Include Damen Chor, Deutecher Untersteut-zungsbund district No. 529, Deutsch-er Frauen Vereln, Gegenseitlger Utersteutzungsverein section No. 80, German-American Republican club, Hammond Saengerbund Fidelia and the Steuben society of Indiana. ' Gary organizations Include the Deutsch Lutherlsche Huterus Ge-meinde, Deutsch Untersteutzungs-bund district No. 421. Erster Sieben-buergersachsen K. U. V. No. 26, Arster Slebenbuergersachsen Frauen K. U. Vereln, Gary Llederkranz, German Sport club, Literary Dramatic club and the Slebenbuergersachsen Sport club. TIRE MEN MEET IN GARY TONIGHT TO PICK BOSSES Tire dealers of the Calumet district of Indiana and Illinois will meet in the Gary T. M. C. A. tonight to recommend appointments for the local authority that will administer the national tire code in this area, which comprises Zone 1. Ralph Pohlplatz, of Hammond, president of the Calumet Region Auto Service association, will represent Hammond, East Chicago, Whiting, and Calumet City. He will be accompanied by a delegation who are empowered to act for the association. The local authority actually will be appointed by the national authority, but the recommendations of the meeting tonight are expected to be accepted by the national authority. The tire code eliminates unfair competition, sets up fair trade practices, and specifies the maximum number of hours that employes shall work and the minimum pay they shall receive. he is survived by a brother. i s

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