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The Times from Munster, Indiana • 9

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Munster, Indiana
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Friday, November 20, 1936. THE HAMMOND TIMES Page Nine HIGHWAY DEPT. PREPARES FOR STARS OF THE AIR tentatively have been approved by PWA officials. Mehan hopes to complete construction early next summer so that the pool may be available for bathers during the hot summer months. The contract, he said, will be di vided among as many local contractors as possible in order to distribute the work among virtually all qualified bidders in the township.

EXAMPLES OF WPA CONSTRUCTED COMMUNITY BUILDINGS Twenty bomb-proof shelters to be erected on a housing estat at Bulwick, England. -v-" wlOrf i SNOW BAT WPA BUILDING TOVJN CENTERS OVERJNDIANA Provides Adequate Meeting Halls tor Citizens ot Various Communities Ik" i fei State Purchases 194 Snow Mr TS br dotl looks Gk he. Any Irrrte girl would just love to hen 1 SV most pop. JL? I war ckSd actress. Af I.

1 UfeGk! AdorafaM I 'W i wrfei9M I Down fc.6vl frL I Upper left Helmsburg community building (Brown county); upper right Recently dedicated structure at Wadesville (Posey county) lower left Frame building constructed at Little York (Washington county); lower right Community building just completed in Roberts Park, Connersville. Dr. Allan The Dionne quintuplets' own personal physician, Dr. Allan R. Dafoe, broadcasts from his study in Callander, Ontario, three times a week on a noon program LIBERAL CLOTHING STORE 458 State Hammond, Ind.

A WEEK XSu Opens and doses her laughing eyes. Dressed In pleated organdie with too trimmed panties and slip. little sCppers socks. 455 Stat St. ff.

V'' VV nv kkSh Girl Scout News Mi A II K. Dafoe will Increase our annual park attendance by at least 25 per cent," Mehan declared. "It is our plan to charge admission to the pool on stipulated days and to set aside at least two mornings every week for free admission to children." Plans and specifications for the pool have been drafted by Mac Turner, Hammond architect. They nr. t2Srtl nitt his INDIANAPOLIS, Nov.

20. A new chapter in the community life Indiana is being written by Works Progress Administration employes who are erecting community buildings in towns and cities in various parts of the state. Fram or brick structures are rising in some communities which for years have lacked adequate meeting places for their citizens. Several buildings already have been completed while others are well under way. In all cases the local community contributed the money for or supplied the materials, while the WPA alloted money for the labor cost.

Outstanding examples of WPA constructed community buildings may be found at Wadesville (Posey county), North Vernon (Jennings county). Roberts Park in Conners-yille. Farmersburg and Shelburn (Sullivan county), and Pendleton (Madison county). Th Wadesville building, dedicated recently, is typical of the structures being erected under the project. It is of one-sto-y frame construction, 100 by 64 feet in size with a high arched roof supported by heavy steel framework.

It is Used throughout with celotex. A regulation size basketball floor surrounded by bench type bleachers with a seating capacity of 550 has been constructed in the building. In one end of the structure a stage, 32 by 20 feet has been erected, with dressing rooms on either side. In addition to providing a place for games, the building is to be used as a high school gymnasium and as a site for meetings, entertainments and community dances. An average of fifteen men worked on the building which was started last March.

Native timber was used for the woodwork which was dedicated early this month. This project, which got under way on January 2, provided employment for forty-two workers. At Roberts Park In Connersville, a brick community house 120x50 feet is practically completed. The structure is part of a general program of park improvement being carried on in that city. The Little York community building provides an example of a structure built almost entirely of native timber.

Work on the building was started under a Federal Emergency Relief Administration project which was responsible for the sawing of 34,000 feet of timber. The structure, which is 90 by 50 feet, contains a basketball floor, a stage, galleries and two small rooms. In addition to the WPA workers employed, on the project, approximately 30 local men contributed part time labor to the construction of the building. Another community building and gymnasium was constructed of native timber at Helmsburg. The interior is finished in beaver board.

Asphalt shingles were used as the exterior covering. Lumber used for the window and door frames and casings and other wood trimming was dressed by hand. The floor Ens 615 a a rm qvj I I 111. I I A i I i 9 1 believe in early We believe in giving you a bar- gain when, you need it most! insteaa of waiting weeks, we've taken deep cuts in prices to give you your coat at generous savings right at the height of the season. Save up to 25 per cent.

-v C. Umbaugh took charge of the group wishing to study stars. After the interest groups, refreshments were served by the hostess, Mrs. Wilson, with Mrs. Carol pour ing.

A pleasant half hour was then spent visiting with old mem bers and becoming acquainted with the new members. Troop 8 of St. Joseph school held an interesting meeting under the able leadership of Mrs. Pat Schloer. The Tenderfoots are working for second class and the second class are working for first class.

Later, folks dances were played. Patricia Long, Scribe. Girl Scouts of Troop 9 held their meeting last Friday at the Went-worth building and selected the following patrol leaders: Winifred Deckert, Barbara Volonie, Francis Pluge and Betty Reigner. They also chose Betty Lindner as treas urer and Dolores Lindner as scribe. The group also dramatized the name for their patrols.

Later on the groups went to a corner and studied first aid while others studied knots. The scouts closed their meeting by singing taps and the patrol leaders and leaders discussed what they would like to do, The Busy Bees decided they would take a hike, have a penny hike, and go to Little House some day in De cember. The Bob White troop will serve at the next PTA meeting and pass their hostess test. The Bob bin troop wants to go on a hike to Little House and stay over night. Dolores Lindner, Scribe.

The Brownies of Wide Awake Pack No. observed Safety Week by making some interesting posters to show what some of their ideas of safety are. A new plan for re cording progress in several Brownie projects was explanied by Brownie Dorothy Proudfoot, and it was de cided to use this plan in future meetings. Each Sixer will keep a record of the progress and improve ment of the Brownies in her group, and the group will be rated as a unit, thereby making each Brownie responsible for advancing or hold ing back her group. Last week Tweeny Jerry Hayden was invested as a Brownie.

Brown Owl Mrs. A. C. Proudfoot attended the Brownie Leaders' training course at the Pal mer House in Chicago last week. Reported by Mrs.

L. A. Willison. Troop 23 of Munster had its meet ing at Munster public school in the auditorium. A committee was ap pointed to write invitations to the f-trsmf HAl i IS Plows and 16 Graders for Winter SPECIAL TO THE TIMES INDIANAPOLIS, Nov.

20. Purchase of 194 snow plows and 61 graders by the state highway commission to supplement present equipment used in the removal of snow and ice from the traveling surfaces of Indiana's state highway system, was announced here by James D. Adams, chairman of the commission. With the delivery of the new plows and graders, the maintenance division of the highway com mission will have approximately 520 snow plows and 366 graders available to keep the state highway system open for traffic during the winter months. The new equipment is being distributed among the 36 highway sub-districts, the major part being placed in the northern half of the state where snow and ice is more general.

In jaddition to the purchase of the snow plows and graders, the highway commission is taking bids for the furnishing of 40,000 feet of snow fence which will be used along state highways in the La-Porte and Crawfordsville districts to keep the highways free from snow drifts. Snow fence has been used effectively over a period of years in this and other states. Approximately 100,000 tons of sand and cinders, 500 tons of calcium chloride and 300 tons of salt is being stocked by the state highway maintenance forces for winter use. Sand and cinders, mixed with calcium or salt, are spread on the traveling surface of snow or ice-coated highways, particularly on hills and curves. The chemicals are used to melt the ice, permitting its removal.

With the added equipment at its disposal, the maintenance division is planning a more effective service in keeping the state highways open to traffic this winter. Using light plows and graders which operate at higher speeds than heavy equipment, the maintenance forces will go into action as soon as snow begins to fall or ice to form instead of waiting until the highways have been covered or blocked. Last year snow and ice removal from the state highway system cost approximately a third of a million dollars and during the subzero weather was accomplished at the additional cost of considerable suffering among maintenace workers who frequently were on the job from 24 to 36 hours. MARTIN DENIES STATEMENTS SOUTH BEND, Nov. 20.

(U.P.) Homer Martin, presdient of the United Automobile Workers of America, today denied statements attributed to him by Atlanta union leaders threatening to "shut down every General Motors plant in the country." Martin said he had talked with Atlanta union leaders by telephone from Janesville, last night in regard to the Fisher body strike there but had said "nothing which might even be construed as that.4' "We don't close plants down until we've had a chance to confer with the management," Martin added. He said he would fly to Columbus, this afternoon in connection with the strike there of the Auld company, auto parts manufacturers. party. The other girls went outside and played a compass game. Songs were sung while the tenderfoots passed the remaining knots of tenderfoot requirements.

Mr. Banta presented a flag to this troop. The girls are busy writing "thank you" letters in appreciation of his generosity. Jean Bacon, Scribe, HE 1 a. ift an 1 1 Group of The November meeting of the Leaders' association was held at the home of Mrs.

Jesse Wilson at 24 Highland street. While the leaders were gathering, Miss Katherine Hammitt, national staff member, taught a new song and group singing was enjoyed. A game was presented and explained by Mrs. T. Banta which was then played by a number of leaders.

This was a compass game and will prove beneficial in troop meetings. The president, Mrs. Kuns, then called the meeting to order and business matters were cared 'for. The director from East Chicago extended an invitation to the Ham mond group to attend the January meeting of their Leaders associa tion where Dr. Orling Frank will speak on nature.

On March 12 there will be a nation-wide radio hookup for Girl Scouts and each community is plan ning a birthday party and Ham mond is planning a hobby show in connection with this party. This was discussed and ideas for hob bies given by the different leaders. The leaders then went to patrol corners where attendance was taken and discussion for future plans was brought up at Court of Honor. Miss Hammitt, from national headquarters, then talked to the group on scouting and the Girl Scout program as applied to different age girls. She also gave worth while suggestions on hobbies and crafts and presented her ideas of a Leaders' association.

The leaders then divided up into interest groups which were chosen last month. Mrs. Frank Carol had the interest group on serving and being a hostess. Miss Hazel Kitchen had a group on handicraft and Miss dances, games. The students have the power and exercise the power of directing the procedure in the classes.

The students have two members who represent them on the association, the organization that owns and controls the school. It is truly a school FOR students and not against them. I urge all young people who are interested in the labor movement, who want peace, who are opposed to war and fascism, to write to the Executive Secretary, Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas, for a catalogue. President Roosevelt has said this will be a big year for labor. Come to Commonwealth and learn what it means! Sincerely yours, NORMAN EMMETT.

Student at Commonwealth HOI TO tlEHAN TO ASK CONSTRUCTION BIDS ON POOL Will Advertise Next Week So Contractors Can Try for $100,000 Job Trustee John J. Mehan will advertise for construction bids next week on the $100,000 swimming pool to be built in Wicker park at Highland next spring. Preliminary details, paving the way for the legal notice, were com pleted by the North township ad visory board yesterday afternoon when it authorized a $60,000 bond issue to mature within 10 years and to draw 4 per cent interest an nually. The remainder of the cost will be met by the Public Works administration with a grant of $41,058. This amount, added to the $60,000 bond issue, will provide the trustee with a $101,058 building fund for the pool.

An even larger total may be available in event bond bidders offer a sizeable premium. The bonds are to constitute a di rect indebtedness against the town ship, but Trustee Mehan plans to retire both principal and interest out of pool revenues as was done with numerous Chicago pools. According to the procedure re quired to permit advertisement for bids, the advisory board deciara tory resolution of yesterday first must be certified to the county auditor at Crown Point, in turn, must forward it to the state tax board for final approval. Mehan placed the resolution in the mail last night so that Auditor Joseph E. Finerty may receive it today and dispatch it to the state tax board before the end of the dav.

Mehan believes the state board will act on the matter next Monday at the latest, permitting him to advertise for construction bids before the end of next week. The pool is to be built In the form of a huge cross for racing and high diving purposes. A bath house at one end will accomodate 1,800 bathers. Supplementary wad ing pools for children are included in the project. This will be the largest swimming pool in the district and will round out recreational facilities at this ferieantic memorial playground to North township's soldier dead Wicker park also is supplied with a golf course, baseball and kitten ball diamonds, tennis courts, picnic grounds, children playgrounds, a club house for social events, and a pony riding course.

"We believe the swimming pool of Old Mr- 1 Sss io- also was sanded by hand as electric current was not available. Two other outstanding examples of community building projects are at Farmersburg and Shelburn. At each of these towns combined gymnasiums and auditoriums are being erected as additions to school buildings to provide both educational and recreational facilities. A combination community building and auditorium also is nearing completion in Pendleton. The project is sponsored by the Pendleton school board.

Voice of the People From a Republican Hammond, Nov. 18, 1936. Editor Times: Are we republicans in Hammond going to keep our hands in our pockets just because we were defeated in the last election? No! We have two good leaders, Gov. Landon and John Hamilton but they can't do it all themselves. It is up to every one of us to drop them a letter or a postal card and tell them we are back of them 100 per cent; that is, if we wish to keep this country a republic as George Washington left it- As long as we want Washington's name to stay with us we have to keep up a republican party.

We all know it takes money to rebuild a party. It Is up to us to contribute. There were about 17,000,000 who voted the republican ticket last election. If every one would send one quarter to national headquarters that would make $4,250,000 and the republican party would be stronger than it ever was in history. This is exactly what we must do to keep up the spirit of Washington and the Fourth of July, the Declaration of Independence for ourselves, our children, their children and for generations to come.

We had George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Let us not forget their names. Let's keep this country a republic Both men were republicans. JOHN RITTHALER, 4726 Cameron avenue. From Former Resident Commonwealth College, Mena, November 15 To the Editor, The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.

Dear Sir: As a former resident of Hammond and a recent discoverer of Commonwealth College, a school for workers just outside Mena, Arkansas, I would like to have you publish this letter as a message to all those young men and women who are unemployed as yet and who want to understand the world they live in. It would also be of advan tage to those who are employed, but dissatisfied, to take time out and come down to Commonwealth for a while. Commonwealth College Is a non-factional labor school which has for its function the training of young men and women for active service in some militant organization in the labor movement. On the Advisory Board of the college one finds such names as Roger N. Baldwin, a lawyer of New York City; George S.

Counts, professor at Columbia university, N. Y. Carl Haessler of the Federated Press, Chicago; Alexander Meiklejohn, Scott Nearing, Grace Lumpkin, Elizabeth Lawson, etc. Albert Einstein is also a supporter of and contributor to the school. Courses are offered in economics, history, labor problems, creative writing, public speaking, journalism, English, etc.

All courses are adapted to the interests of workers. Most of the food consumed Is grown on the college iarm. The school has its own laundry, cannery, print shop, and all work is done communally by members of the group. The school pays no salaries or wages. Teachers receive only their maintenance.

Students pay $50 tuition per quarterly term (three months) and receive their board and room in exchange for 20 hours work per week during fall, winter and spring terms. Students work on the college farm, in the laundry, print shop, office or library. The library, incidentally, contains more than 8,000 volumes as well as numerous pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, clippings. The college is located near Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita mountains, the southermost range of the Ozark s. There is no school in the country that is as liberal in its organization.

The students make their own rules and appoint their own committee to enforce them. The students arrange their own entertainment vuw 'Xv. 1 aa Vw'tf)! housecleaningl 1 i 59.50 Coats Trimmad witk Paralan, Kolinakr. Fitch, Martin. ri St a If i A ft "'J -if i i it I is ork I ''''l 'Cv.

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