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1 ITfK HAMMOAU TIMES Tuesday, September 5, 1944 Kroll Sa Fleming to A Tough Guy Is Helmut Is Ready Speak at Labor Meet Injury, Fatal To Publisher Of Times Bomb Flushing Out 'Krauts' With Hand Grenades His Favorite Sport 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 Launching a state-wide campaign to elect Charles F. Fleming, state senator, as secretary of state on the Democratic ticket in the November elections, Lake county labor will open the state political campaign Sept. 12 at Dunes White (Tuesday, Aug. Lt. Theodore Kroll, 2a land street, Hammon reported missing in i Mar.

20, has reported ily by telegram m. he is safe and well in England i i GARY Despite the fact that he was struck over the eye and knocked down by a fragment of shrapnel while on the road to Rome, House when Fleming will be hon-iPvt Helmut Laudien, 21, of Gary, ored at a banquet. kept right on going and repaid aiiu uc la returning to ac many a Naziz for killing his More than 500 are expected to attend the affair, at 6:30 p. ra, tive duty as a mbar dier when all candidates on the state Democratic ticket will be present.1 At home yesterday, Pvt. Laudien, with the army son of Mr.

and Mrs. Tulius Laudien of 4442 Grant street, Gary, told of the campaign and ultimate fall to air forces. The message, received last week by his parents, Mr. and the Allies of the Italian capital. (Wednesday, Aug.

30, 1944) Sidmon McHie, 81, publisher and owner of The Hammond Times, died at 3:07 a.m. today in St. Margaret's hospital of Injuries sustained Friday when his car was struck by two locomotives on the Pennsylvania tracks on Torrence avenue, near Lansing. The body will lie in state at the Burns' funeral home until 2 p.m. Thursday, when services will be conducted in the Burns' chapel by Rev.

Peter Langendorff. Last rites for the publisher also will be held in Detroit on Saturday where he will be laid to rest in Elm-wood cemetery at the side of his mother. Founded Hammond Times Born Jan. 24, 1863, at Grosse Pointe, Mr. McHie came to Hammond more than 38 years ago and, in 1906, founded The Ham "What I liked best was to flush krauts (Nazis) out of their fox Mrs.

John Kroll, holes with grenades," grinned the gave no further Lti Called non-partisan by Harold Wagner, chairman of the Labor's Legislative Council of Lake County, the banquet is expected to attract Republican labor leaders and union members, as well as Democrats. No speeches will be permitted from candidates, other than Fleming the U. S. Senator Samuel Jackson, who will speak, not as a Democratic candidate for governor but as U. S.

senator honoring Fleming. Candidates of both Democratic explanation. Accordir Kroll, she received a. from her son last 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. during the time he pre missing. 4 Kroll, who graduated mond Technical high rifle and bazooka man who is now home on furlough. "While we were advancing, I'd crawl up close to a hole hiding a Jerry rifleman and toss a grenade. If he wasn't killed or wounded and came charging out, Td shoot him with my M-l (Garand.) "Don't get me wrong.

It wasn't that I liked killing Germans just for the sake of killing. But I had seen my buddies die, and when I'd get Nazis that way I sort of figured I was paying them back for what they had done to my pals." and Republican parties will be age of 17, entered ser 1942. He went oversea 1943, and participated missions over German Prior to entering se; mond Times, which grew with the tribute to Fleming was ar ranged by Labor's Legislative was employed as a council because it was the coun NTwtlierTi Tndmna Pull cil, of which Fleming formerly was secretary-treasurer, who first company. He trained tonio and San Angelo, sponsored his candidacy for state senator and which backed his ing his wings at Scott Calumet region. He owned a grain elevator in Hammond, erected the Hammond building at the corner of Hohman avenue and Fayette street, purchased a tobacco firm in Detroit, once owned a railroad ind built a race track in the city which later was sold as a site for the Standard Steel Car Manufacturing company.

Sidmon McHie and The Times have supported worthwhile civic, Bieker, Leo Besozzi and John nomination for secretary of state O. A. Ehinger Whitaker. Tickets for the banquet read Times Manager "honoring our own state senator, Honorary pallbearers are F. Charles F.

Fleming, Is Missing Richard Schaaf, Dr. E. S. Jones, Regional labor leaders, as well More At fins Tiprs Dr. Robert Roy Gillis, Frederick C.

charitable and war endeavors. His (Thursday, Aug. 31, 1944) Bombardier on a naval B-24 heavy bomber, based in the south Pacific, Petty varied philanthropies and charities, were at his own request, never as county leaders and union members, will attend. Committees for the banquet, announced today by Clarence J. Hu-ber, chairman of the arrangements committee, are: Arrangements: Miss Helen Cal-derone, Harry Seigel, Joseph Goin, Joseph Germano, Kenneth Lackey, Rep.

James Hunter, William Har- Hit by 6 In civic affairs, the publisher has been the guide and mentor of the Officer Donald A. EhLnger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Crumpacker, E. C.

Minas, Sen. James Watson, James T. McNam-ara. Col. Walter J.

Riley, Joseph Meyers, Frank Gorsline, L. L. Bom-berger, Lee L. Caldwell, David Emery and Rex L. Hidy.

Many Send Regrets Messages of condolence from friends and associates of the late community and much praise is due Seven more Calumet oline stations were him for the industries he brought to this city; his interest in St Mar Clem Ehinger of 537 Douglas avenue a 1 u- rigan, Edith MacDonald, Nathan garet's hospital; his aid in building small country school houses and a Chicago office of pri tration penalties for I of counterfeit gasoline I pons. Vann. Publicity: H. L. Cecil, chairman; publisher were received today from all parts of the country.

The fol Allen Nave, John Dreesen, Ralph met City, is missing in action, according to a telegram received by his parents. I 1 II lowing communication came from ine siauons are Gov. Henry Schricker Buhler, A. B. Whitlock, Miss Ehz abeth Swadesh.

against whom OPA orcl "I was deeply shocked to learn of Mr. McHie's death, and I hasten uons oi inventories counterfeit couDons church at St. Anne, 111., and his persistence in planning for track elevation for the city of Hammond. Fought Grade Crossings Mr. McHie campaigned against the hazards of railroad grade crossings for many years and, in 1930, he succeeded when plans were drawn for several grade crossing separations.

The publisher con P.O. Ehinger, turned in to distribute who has an avi- D. A. Ehinger to express my sincere sympathy to his relatives and business asso i 1 ciates. Mr.

McHie will be remem fix 1 Reception: Rudolph Olson, chairman; Mayor G. Bertram Smith, Hammond; Mayor Frank Migas, East Chicago; Mayor Joseph Fin-erty, Gary. Tickets: George Peckinpaugh and Glenn Brannan, co-chairmen; Edward S. Dowling, Marshall El In previous action penalized 16 in Gar Hammond, three in bered as one of the outstanding ation ordnancemanTs rating, was lost when his plane crashed Aug. 9.

Ehinger entered service in October, 1942, and received his "boot" training at Great Lakes, 111., going from there to various aviation newspaper publishers of his gener and three in other Li ferred with presidents and i Jk i vice-1 ation and one who contributed presidents of many of the railroads mignuiy to me growtn ana aevei-opment of the great Calumet re more, Laoyd Fleming, Kussell communities, were pen 484; Roosevglt Service, 288; Spurlock's, 5628 Willis Standard Graves, Harold Hidinger, Kenneth schools and finally overseas in January of this year. Moye, George Phillips, Ronald service, 578 Indiana, 2C Hammond stations ail Sturgeon, Walter Mybeck, Lester Thornton, John F. Wilhelm, Leon Granger, Beulah Martin, Louis Prior to entering service he was employed at the Inland Steel Pipe mill. He graduated from Thornton Fractional high school. station, Hohman and Wj Kovacsy Heating Seri 714 Conkey, 300; Beamff Opachan, Lawrence Hunt, Andrew Presco, William Prange, James Boland, Alfred Rebello, Marcel Tyma, Alex Levee, Leland Ladd, 730 Fayette, 470 ana mond station of the 1 -iii routed through Hammond and city-officials and it is believed that the proposed plans outlined for track elevation would have been carried out, were it not for the stock market crash, the depression and the second World war.

After establishing The Times, Mr. McHie went to New York City to found the brokerage firm of McHie and Company and to direct his many interests in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and other cities. During his absence from Hammond, the publisher's brother, Richard, at one time postmaster of Hammond, directed activities of the newspaper. Returned in 1925 Supply, 54. Ross Krieger Is Buried East Chicago stations James S.

DeLaurier Ard's Service station gion. His death marks the passing of one of Indiana's outstanding citizens." Senator Wires In another telegram received by The Times, R. E. Willis, U. S.

senator from Indiana, wrote: "The newspaper profession and the nation have lost a sterling supporter in the death of Sidmon McHie. His long steadfast and loyal devotion to the fundamentals of American government have been a steady influence in this day of confusion aod trouble. He will be missed tremendously." Mayor John W. Jaranowski, Calumet City, said: "Under Sidmon McHie's leadership The Hammond Times has been a potent force for progress in Calumet City and southeastern Cook Columbus, 1.227; Falcd 1819 East 339, Walter Zurawski, Paul Burns, Glenn Smith, John Gorek, Felix Kaul, Judge Joseph V. Stodola, George Hoffman, John Hollen-baugh, Floyd Griffith, Earl Claus-sen, Harold Story, Ralph Cramer, Jack Workman, John Plummer, Frank Ostreigher, Nellie Riddle, Mary Kmiec, Peter Villastrigo, Frank Oberg, Joseph Steiner, Rudy Jarabek, Sam Shultman, Harold Hoch.

138 Euclid, 500. tions: (Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1944) VALPARAISO Funeral services were held today for Ross Krieger, Carter's Service stat 55, Valparaiso, chief deputy sheriff and Republican nominee for sheriff (Thursday, Aug. 31, 1944) James S. DeLaurier, above president of the Hammond Publishing since December, 1943, will be directing head of The Hammond Times, in accordance with desires of Sidmon McHie, founder and publisher, who died yesterday.

tral and Pike, East GaS in the November elections. Ernest Rizley, 2901 Call Mr. McHie returned from New He died suddenly following a Wagner, Clarence Huber, Ernest heart attack at the sheriff's office, York in 1925 to 'become actively associated with The Times. A few years later he started construction Bayton, E. Johnson, Steve Lap-kovitch, Rudolph Olson.

exertions of aiding in arrest of three youths who were engaged in county. Aside from his newspa of the Hieland. lodge and golf Oak, 200. stations were penalized tent of 9,692 gallons. Some of the statiO: amount of gasoline cha them are: Bishop's Service, 225f 240 gallons; Brantner's a fight being blamed for the seizure per interest in our affairs, he maintained a strong personal in His widow, formerly Miss Marie Boroviak, Hammond, survives.

terest which always reacted to the betterment of our community. Income Tax Short Course Offered in I. I. Lists jtion, 1843 West 15th, way garage, 1950 Broad "As a personal friend of myself and others in Calumet City, he always was ready to aid us solve ed by Owens, 195; course on the Kankakee river near St. Anne.

The lodge and 18-hole course, in existence now for approximately 17 years, adjoins Mr. McHie's farmlands in Illinois. Born the year of Abraham Lincoln's presidency, the son of Alexander McHie, first auditor of Wayne county, and Catherine McHie, he was the youngest and last surviving member of a family of seven boys and one girl. They were Archibald, 3eorge, Joseph, PfcUylaki Is Wounded il950 Broadway, 700; pletion, amortization and business our problems and to secure for our area improvements that have done much to make Calumet East 21st, Miter expense. 5th and Chase, 300; Jeri (Thursday, Aug.

31, 1944) Taking part in the invasion of Super-Service station, mont, 711. Sam Miscovich, 1076 500; Walter Newkirk, way, Neussear Registrations for this course are limited to 40, and it is important that those taking advantage of the six lecures be present Wednesday, it was stated. France, Pfc. George Uylaki, hus (Thursday, Aug. 31, 1944) A short course in individual income tax, designed to be of practical value to individuals and to those working with tax problems in the banks, industries, or private business, will be offered in the Indiana University extension division building, East Chicago, room 305, beginning at 7 p.

m. Wednesday. John F. Wilhelm. tax consultant in Ham band of Mrs.

William, Mary and James (the Sophia Uylaki, twins) and Richard. City a better place in which to live." Major Paul Nelson, territorial secretary, public relations, Salvation Army, said "Sidmon McHie's support of charitable, civic and religious movements was a part of his public service and his own private nature. "His passing is a distinct loss to Shell Service 716 W. 150th A-life-long Republican, the publisher has been untiring in his 100; Olmstead Super-: street, EastChi- tion, 2501 Grant, 900 (CJ fight for constitutional government stead said he managed I and the American way of life, serving his party not only with a forth for Nick Luco until mond, will be in charge of class. 2 Area Men Listed Hurt months ago when it cha many organizations In which he This short course which will meet he now manages a sta took an active and newspaper inter and Broadway).

on consecutive Wednesdays will be concluded in six lectures, the last lecture being presented on Oct. 11. Among some of the topics to be a was wounded in action and is convalescing in a base hospital in France. Pfc. Uylaki recently has been presented with the purple heart, A former student of Roose Pure Oil station, 25U est.

His support, when I was in Hammond, did much to making effective my work there. I mourn him 282; Jack Romano, 160C (Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1944) Released by the navy department as a personal inena. Reunion Tables discussed are: Background of federal revenue system: the code and other courses today were the names of two region men, a sailor and a marine, who 15 in Armed Serj Uylaki have been wounded in action. of law, exemptions, and right editorial policy in his newspaper but as a delegate from the First district of Indiana to the national conventions in 1936, 1940, and 1944.

He lived through the great era of railroad expansion and development of the steel industry, followed by the automobile age and the growth of oil refineries. Although he had no children, the late publisher Is survived by 36 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews. Pallbearers at funeral services tomorrow will be Dr. Henry Eggers, Julius Meyn, Clarence Fox, R. C.

Grothe, Richard Tinkham, Henry Tables in a V-shap3 The sailor is Otis L. Merrell, husband of Mrs. Otis Merrell of 4439 velt high school, Pfc. George entered service in October, 1943, and was sent overseas in April of this 15 members of the farrf in the armed forces, fi Kennedy avenue, East Chicago year. He received basic training at Merrell was serving as an assistant SAFE FOUND IN WOODS (Tuesday, Aug.

29, 1944) HOBART A safe stolen from the John Hagerty filling station on West Third street last Thursday night has been found, looted of $50, in a woods near the Turkey Creek cemetery. The safe weighed about 500 pounds and had been battered open with sledge hammers. forms. Income: salaries, rent, royalties, annuities and partnership income. Deductions, contributions, interest, taxes and medical expense.

Personal credits, dependents, head of family exemption and earning of minors. Gains and losses, sale of tangibles and intangibles, installment sales. Depreciation, de 24th annual reunion ofi family at Tolleston schj Bibles were presenl cook at the time of his injury. Marine Pfc. Bernard P.

Kamin Fort McClellan, as an infantryman and, prior to his enlistment, ski, son of John G. Kaminski, 1605; was employed by the Calumet born curing the year! Mrs. Charles Watts, oil other I Foundry and Machine company of Taft street, Gary, was the wounded man. present, were presented! East Chicago..

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