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finnnnnnfnlfMl rnp ME Home Newspaper of the Calumet Region 1 HE HAMMOND I IMES Formerly The Lake County Times AP, UPI, CP, AP Wirt Photo Vol. LVI, No. 272 Phone WEstmore 2-3100 Hammond, East Chicago, Tuesday, May 29, 1962 36 Pages mm Ml New Corporation Purchases Times The Hammond Times and other assets of the Hammond Publishing have been sold to a new corporation' known as Hammond Publishers, Inc. Principal stockholder in the new corporation is Robert S. Howard of Naples, 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 and publisher of The Hammond Times. a credit to the Calumet Region, WW 270 MO 1 iO Moy 11 nb JIO A I Li II 1 Imv Mot Apr MoylJun May Thbrvdriy rr Power Failure In Dolton Riverdale AIo Hit When Equipment Problem Develops DOLTON Parts of Dolton and Riverdale were without electricity this morning when equipment at a Public Service Co. distribution center failed at approximately 9:30 a.m. Public Service Co.

and police departments in the two villages were deluged with telephone reports from Monroe street, Lincoln avenue, 142nd street and other locations, particularly in the "uptown" area of Dolton. A SPOKESMAN for Public Service Co. said the exact cause of the failure could not be im mediately located. He said it was expected that power would be restored within a few hours. The problem was traced to a distribution center at 144th street and the Railroad in Dolton.

Arrangements were being made to supply the affected area from other distribution centers in the eastern part of Dolton and in Riverdale. The spokesman said the effects of the failure were uneven and some homes might be without electricity although homes next door were not affected. Republicans Name Board Of Strategy A three-man strategy board has 710 i 1 1 1 11 It's Jeorse Again in Twin City Mayor Walter M. Jeorse retained leadership of the East Chicago Democrat Precinct Organization Monday evening. By acclamation, the organiza tion re-elected him city chairman at its meeting in the old City Hall courtroom.

A foot stomping, bell -ringing demonstration by the i committeemen followed a 20-min-ute nomination speech by Charles Thornburg, head of the city's Fair Employment Practices Commission, during which Jeorse was presented a bronze plaque. COUNCILMAN John Conroy, a precinct committeeman, moved nominations be closed after the demonstration in which printed signs bearing the name "Jeorse" or "El Gordito" were flashed. "El Gordito" is a Spanish term literally meaning "The Little Fat One" and was first used in pro Jeorse campaign literature in the city's Latin community when he first ran for mayor, A change was made in the structure of the city organization which normally elects both a male and a female vice chairman. After Mrs. Mary Sefton was reelected the female vice' chairman, six other persons were elected as the second vice chairman collec tively.

They are Charles Cannamar, Mrs. Socorro Prieto, Mrs. Sarah Harper, Walter A. Baran, Miguel ndipCL, Market Tumbles Shares on the New York Stock Exchange took their most severe tumble Monday since Oct. 28, 1929.

The Associated Press average of 60 stocks toppled 13.40 to 211.20, also the worst loss since Oct. 28, 1929. The industrials were off 17.50, rails 5.R0 and utilities 9.50, all to new lows for the year. (AP Wirephoto) 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, he now owns the Casper Tribune-Herald and the Casper Morning Star at Casper, as well as the Glasgow, 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) Kennedy 45 Today: Plans Stock Mart's Plunge Is Worst Since 1929 By JACK LEFLER i Ruling by Grant Set On Motions Defendants Not Present During Legal Maneuvers The first income tax evasion from the seven federal grand indictments.brought last Feb ruary will begin at 10 a.m. July 2 United States District Court in Hammond. Decisions on motions against the indictment of six Lake County politicals for tax evasion conspiracy expected to be announced later today, after two full days of hearing, by U.S.

District Judge Robert A. Grant. THE TRIAL SET for Feb. 2 is that of George Pavol, former Gary policeman and traffic engineer, who has pleaded innocent to four counts of evading taxes on over in the years 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1960. The hearings continuing through today involve conspiracy with Gary Mayor George Chacharis to evade taxes on over $226,000 received allegedly in "kickbacks" from construction companies.

Indicted with the mayor were Lake County Sheriff Peter Man-dich who was mayor during the years involved and had Chacharis his city controller; Gary City Engineer Harold Zwieg; the mayor's brother Peter Cha charis; Gary Auto Licence Bu reau Manager John Diamond; and Walter Chulock, Gary auditor who reportedly handled the mayor's books. JUDGE GRANT took under ad visement Monday a combined mo tion for a bill of particulars on the part of all six defendants in the single indictment. With none of the defend ants present, defense attorneys offered variety of arguments on why the government attorneys should provide particulars on specific payments received, as alleged in the indictment, companies and persons from whom the payments came and other information. THEY ALSO ARGUED that the indictment was not specific as to whose income was being chal- lenged and that they could not defend their clients without the particular information. Vincent P.

Russo, U.S. attorney with the Justice Department tax division, who is prosecuting the case along with Justin Rockwell of the same division, argued that the names and addresses asked for by the defense constituted names and addresses of government witnesses and were qualified. He also argued that names of persons and corporations, listed as unknown to the grand jury in the indictment, were also un known to the government but that, if the names became known, the government would be given to the defense. RUSSO AU ARGUED that the request for specific items of income would be known to the de fendants themselves and need not be supplied by the government. Earlier Monday, Judge Grant I took under advisement motions by Mayor Chacharis and Sheriff Mandich and John Diamond to dismiss the coants against them, principally on the allegation that NEW YORK (AP) The stock market has been battered 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, 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. 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 against the Soviet people." Dean promptly shot back that the article in question not only was misquoted by Zorin but was two years old. "The Soviet Union has blown up these negotiations, scuttled them for purposes known only themselves, nean said.

It is useless to continue further nego-j tiations on such a matter." WARM. WEATHER Tonight, thundcrshowers likely, low in 60s. Wednesday, sunny and warmer, high in 80s. Sunset today, 8:16 p.m. Sunrise Wednesday, 5:20 a.m.

Indiana-Illinois: Mostly sunny Wednesday, less humid. TEMPERATURES 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 72 5 a.m. 72 2 m.

74 10 p.m. 72 a.m. 72 3 p.m. 76 II p.m. 71 7 a.m.

74 4 p.m. 77 12 M. 71 1 a.m. 71 5 p.m. 77 1 a.m.

72 a.m. II p.m. 71 2 a.m. 72 10 a.m. 14 7 p.m.

76 a.m. 72 11 a m. 15 I m. 74 4 a.m. 72 12 N.

17' Unofficial Times Index is a Tuitions Monday as trading rocketed Orreano and Charles Thornburg. hjghJt evel Ju)y been named to advise Lake Coun- for two years and principal of ty Republicans in their drive toRamey Rase Schools in Puerto Moy 25 ixiuy MAY Monday DAIIY year of 1929. bottom NEW YORK (UPI) Trading began at a heavy pace today on the New York Stock Exchange and early prices continued along the lines -of Monday's spectacular drop, the sharpest since 1929. Large blocks of stocks, some of 10,000 and 12,000 shares, appeared on the ticker tape shortly after the opening of the nation's largest securities markets. Most issues were off, and many analysts watched closely for signs that the market might reach a bottom point and start an upward turn.

Such a development did not show in the early trading. By about mid-morning, the ticker was running seven minutes late. annara uu u. iiew jerseyi $5 to $46. The wave of selling blamed on a panicked public was accelerated by calls for more margin.

jThe requirement is for a 70 per cent cash down payment on stock losses -of more than 30 per ccnt nave mt manv issues. American Telephone, the most actively traded issue on 282,000 shares, was particularly hard hit by margin calls. A technicality allowed stockholders with rights to buy additional stock to carry the purchases on 25 per cent mar gin. WHAT HAPPENED to bring on the stock price debacle while the economy is rolling along at a rapid pace? "The market is unraveling the speculative excesses of the past three or four years when antici pations of values far exceeded the realizations of earnings and sales growth, suggested the big brokerage firm, Bache Co. "We cannot say that this will be the low because who knows where emotion goes, but on the figures, the statistics, the earnings, the dividends and the general healthy state of the U.S.

economy, stocks are rapidly be coming realistic. OTHERS BLAMED the great rush to get rid of stocks on a widespread belief that inflation is over. When inflation is in force. investors feel that their money will grow in stocks. trial jury in are as a FORREST S.

SHEELY Name New Principal At Griffith GRIFFITH Forrest S. Sheely, 35, principal of Momence, 111., High School, was hired Monday as principal of Griffith High School for three years. Sheely will replace Edwin Bridges, who will leave the sys tern this summer. Bridges earlier this year resigned from the post after accepting a grant from the Midwest Administrative Center at the University of Chicago to do work toward his doctorate degree SHEELY EARNED his bachelor of science deferee from Canter bury College, Danville, in 1949. In 1956, he was awarded both a master of arts degree from the University of Tuscaloosa and a master of science degree from Indiana University.

He has been principal of Momence High School for one year. Prior to that time he was princi- pal of the LaCrosse High School 'Rico for two years. HE TAUGHT junior high classes for one year and high school classes for three years at La Crosse before he was elevated to the principalsship. In Pi erto Rico he was a teacher for one year be fore he was named principal. Sheely was selected for the post by the school board from four applicants recommended by Supt.

Paul M. Schilling. The superintendent screened 32 applicants. Sheely is an Army veteran, having served with the 78th Infantry in Europe from December, 1944, to Novemher, 1946. He was a radio operator in an armored car in active duty.

HK IS A MEMBER of the Momence Educational Illinois Educational National Edu cational Illinois Assn. of Secondary Principals and National Assn. of Secondary School pnnci pals. Sheely and his wife have three children, Claudia Sue, 10; Thomas, 8, and Timothy, S. ure to take action against the indicted officials.

"In Indiana, the law specifically sets forth the duties of a mayor or a city and of the sheriff of the county," he said. "The No. 1 law of the 11 prescribed duties of a mayor is: 'He shall cause the laws of the state and the ordinances of the city to be He said the sheriff's No. 1 duty shall be a conservator of the peace within his county and shall arrest all persons who, within his view, commit any crime or Stanton explained "all public officers in our slate, including prosecuting attorneys and unseat the Democrats in this fall's general election. On it are Arthur F.

Endres of Hammond, manager of American Oil Company's Whiting refinery, E. J. Wiltrout, Gary attorney and chief deputy prosecutor under former GOP prosecutor David Stanton, and Vernon C. Anderson, former Hammond mayor and campaign manager for Richard Nixon's successful Indiana vote drive in 1960 for the presidency. THE BOARD is already at work, GOP County and District Chair- More Illinois News Pane A-1 2 IVo Times Wednesday Because of the Memorial Day holiday, no issues of The Hammond Times will be published Wednesday.

toiQuiet Party WASHINGTON ineonore saw. by its worst loss since the crash The big question "Has it hit The market's long, sharp de-j cline swelled to titanic propor- 1933; and prices suffered their sharpest drop on average since Oct. 28, 1929 the day before climax of the crash. THE PLUNGE wiped out an estimated $19.5 billion from the quoted value of stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the fall of The Associated Press 60-stock average. This ut the total value to $301.5 billion from $388 billion at the end of The AP average fell 13.40 to 211.20.

The Dow Jones average plummeted 34.95 to 576.93. These were the biggest tumbles taken by these averages since Oct. 28, 1929. Volume of 9.35 million shares swamped the high-speed ticker tape. The tape was one hour and 9 minutes late at the 3:30 p.m.

close, the longest lag since the speedy tape was installed in 1930. it finished reporting the last transaction 6 p.m. THE MASSIVE selling gnawed deeply into the prices of blue chip stocks the solid, high-priced issues considered the foundation of the market. International Business Ma- chines slumped $37.50 to $361. Du: Pont $12.50 to $202.50, American Telephone $11 to $100.62, and government.

He undermines and breaks down respfct for all law. He disgraces, he humiliates, he dishonors his office." HE THEN tore into the in-dividuals named in the indictments. "Now Mayor George Chacharis, Sheriff Peter Mandich and Gary City Engineer Harold Zweig stand indicted by the federal government for conspiracy to defraud the government out of taxes owing on a quarter of a million dollars in kickbacks, bribes and shakedowns by Chacharis," Stanton said. "These men are not fit to rc (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) MARY OCHTUN was elected recording secretary and Fred Carter corresponding secretary.

s. Thomas Hayes, the mayor's personal secretary, was elected treasurer of the organization. Thornburg, who acted as floor leader during the meeting, halted the voting on the two secretaryships after Carter was first nomi- (Continued on Page 2, Col. S) WALTER M. JEORSE Re-elected City Chairman auditors and city councilmrn, as well as mayors and the sheriff, take an oath to uphold the law.

Bribery and extortion by public officials and nonperformance of their duties are crimes under the law," THE GOP candidate said that to retain confidence in government, tp maintain respect for law, public offiicals must be above even the suspicion that they are crooks and grafters. "Any mayor or sheriff, or other public officer, who himself stands charged with a crime, is not fit to hold public office," Stanton charged. "By so doing, he degrades, he debases our whole system of I I I Stanton Asks Ouster of Indicted Demos Kennedy celebrates his 43th birth day tonight with a quiet family Hmnmng ai nis luumry jjiate in Virginia. The President's birthday brings no relief from pressures of probably the toughest job in the world but does add to his share of the family fortune. THE VALUE and workings of trust funds set up by the President's father, Joseph P.

Kennedy, for all the Kennedy brothers and sisters have never been discussed. On the basis of what White House press secretary Pierre Salinger has reported, Kennedy is receiving an annual income of $100,000 after taxes from his share. Estimate the total before taxes at $500,000 and figure the income at 5 per cent and you get a balance of $10 million in the trust fund. I IF THE President received 25 per cent of the principal at the age of 40 and another 25 per cent at 45, as reported, his 45th birthday is worth between $3 million and. $4 million.

Salinger said before the inauguration that Kennedy had con verted his assets, other than cash, into federal, state and local bonds. It was understood at the time he had ordered the 45th birthday share of the trust fund to be in ested in government bonds. David P. Stanton, Republican candidate for Lake County prosecutor, Monday night demanded the wholesale resignation of all indicted county and city officials in a fiery campaign speech before the Hammond Young Republican Club. Stanton, who was unopposed in the May 8 primary on the GOP ballot, also demanded the resignation of East Chicago Mayor Walter M.

Jeorse, for sticking by the indicted cials. Finally, Stanton asked for the resignation of his opponent in the November general election, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Henry Kowalczyk, for his fail- the grand jury was made biased Classified Ads C8-910-11 Comics C7 Editorials B2 Living at Ease C2 Markets B3 Obituaries B3 Radio Programs A4 Sports C4-5-6 Theater Page C6 TV Previews A4 TV Programs A4 Voice of the People B2 Earl Wilson B6 Woman's Pages B4-S and prejudiced by Jay Goldberg, special U.S. attorney with the Justice Department rackets division. Russo argued that, if rough conduct was used in the presence ot the grand jury last year, the same was not true before a new grand jury which was sworn in January find which final Ibrought the indictments, 1.

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