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Mon'day, February '17, 1936. WHITING NEWS AS GATHERED BY A ... SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT PHONE WHITING 775 119TH CLEARED BY CREW OF WORKERS WHITING, Feb. 17.--Whiting's 119th street was being cleared of snow today by a crew of about 35 city street department men. The snow was being hauled away in the city's four trucks. W. P. A. men, who have been allowed to shovel snow from the streets as an emergency measure, finished their required number of hours last Friday afternoon and will not be on the job again until Wednesday morning. PREPARE FATHER AND SON BANQUET WHITING, Feb. 17.--The Men's council of the Methodist church is making plans for its annual Father and Son banquet, February 27. The Rev. J. M. Horton, pastor of the First Baptist church, of Hammond, will be the principal speaker, the committee in charge, has announced. A brass octet under direction of Nilo Kovey, band instructor at George Rogers Clark High school, will entertain. Boy Scouts of Troop No. 8 will perform stunts. YOUNG DEMOCRATS TO MEET TUESDAY WHITING, Feb. 17.--A joint meeting of young women and men demacratos of Whiting and Rob- «rtsdale will be held in Community Center tomorrow at 8 p m Peter Marfich, president, announced today. All young democrats of Whiting and Robertsdale are attend. Invited to GET YOUR SEATS WHITING, Feb. 17.--Directors of the Whitlng-Robertsdale Community Center auditorium Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, today urged patrons to exchange their general admission tickets for reserved seats now and not wait vtatil the nights of the revue and find no seats available. I FIND MOONSHINE IN RAIDS ON TWO WHITING PLACES WHITING, Feb. 17.--Led by Police Chief Richard S. Springgate, Whiting police, accompanied by State Excise Officer Stattlemyer, raided two places in Whiting Saturday night and confiscated a quantity of moonshine whisky. At 2501 Schrage avenue police arrested John Stolarz and charged him with violating the state liquor law when they found two cases of beer and a quantity of moonshine whisky on his premises. Ha was released on a $1,000 bond pending a trial in Whiting city court today. At 2621 White Oak avenue, police found about five gallons of moonshine whisky but were unable to find Martin Jamrosz, alleged owner. They are looking for him. Captain John Surdukowski and Officer Harry Parker assisted with the raids. THE HAMMOND TIMES man. Discussion followed and dainty refreshments were served. The next meeting will be held on March Bth, at the home of Mrs. George Prentice of Davis avenue when Miss Gladys Zyp, librarian at the Robertsdale library will review "The Last Puritan," by George Santayana. ' Mrs. Henry Williams of Davis avenue entertained the 1935 officers of the Eastern Stars at a love- ROBERTSDALE * » P/ionc--Whiting 91-J Evergreen Camp of Royal Neighbors will meet on Tuesday evening at their hall in the Community Center. The camp will be entertained by the Juvenile Camp at an amateur program which will be very interesting. Friends are invited. Lunch will be served at the close of the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eisner of the Water Gardens spent the week-end with relatives in Chicago Heights. The Ulrick home on Myrtle avenue is quarantined for scarlet fever. Little Helen May Hohman, a niece o£ Mr. and Mrs. Ulrick who with her mother lives at the Ulrick home, has the disease. She is get ing along very satisfactorily at this time. The Avis club of Whiting will entertain its members and friends at a dancing party on Washington birthday Saturday evening, February 22. Golden Star Rebekah lodge and their friends will enjoy having a pot luck dinner at the home of Mrs. Elsie Overman of 1518 Cleveland avenue at 12:30 Wednesday. Mrs. Stickley will be the assisting hostess. Following the dinner bunco will be played for which useful favors will be awarded. Mrs. Pete Moser, Mrs. N. A. Emerson and Mrs Cora Eaton were the ladies from Whiting who attended the democratic meeting and 6 o'clock dinner at the Claypool hotel in Indianapolis on Saturday evening. Mrs. Carl Olson of Ohio avenue attended a noon luncheon at the home of friends in Chicago on last Thursday. Mrs. Anna Madura, who for the past two weeks visited with her children, Mike Madura, George Madura and Mrs. John Benak and their families returned to her home in Hannah, Ind., the latter part of last week. SONDAYSCORES WHITING, Feb.~17.-St John defeated St Mary's, 38 to 30; the Bluejays won from SS. Peter and Paul, 25 to 21 and Immaculate Conception defeated Sacred Heart 28 to 18, in Whiting C. Y. O. League basketball games In Community Center last night PLAY AT RIDGE PARK WHITING, Feb. 17. --Whiting Community Center's water polo team r.-lU open the second half of the Chicago District Water Polo league with a game with the Ridge Park squad In the later's pool tonight at 8 o'clock. Ridge Park defeated Whiting in a previous engagement in the Community Center pool. · WHITING SOCIAL NEWS 11 Phcne--WhUint »38 When Richard Thomas ±aly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daly of Central avenue celebrated his first Wrthday on Lincoln's birthday, 30 relatives and friends were guests at a dinner party at the Daly home. The one candle on the lovely birthday caks was the chief attraction for Richard Thomas, who received many beautiful gifts. going matron of the Whiting chapter and each officer received monogrammed playing cards as a gift from Mrs. Williams. After the dinner, pinochle was played with prizes for Mrs. Helene Bennett, Mrs. N. A. Emerson and Mr. Max Tucker. As Mrs. N. A. Emerson was celebrating her birthday, the guests presented her with a nice birthday gift Miss Frances Donham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Donham, entertained 12 guests at a Valentine party at her home Friday evening. Games were played with prizes for Dolly Kozacik, Dorothy Stockdale and Gwenie Ann Schmidt. Refreshments appropriate to Valentine's day were served the guests. M. E. MOTHER'S CLUB TO MEET TOMORROW NIGHT The Mother's club of the Methodist Episcopal church will meet in the church parlors tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock. A splendid program has been arranged. In the junior group, Mrs. James Nellis will discuss "The Pre-School Child," and in the adolescent group, Mrs. Urie Moore will discuss "The Development of the Emotions." A musical program will be presented by the Lakeshore Theater Guild ensemble. Hostesses for the meeting are Mrs. Charles Breen, Mrs. Ward Kuentzel, Mrs. William Bauer Mrs Fred Doidge, Mrs. A. L. Raymond and Mrs. C. F. Eddy. The Foreign Missionary society of the Congregational church will sponsor a Travel Tea in the church parlors Thursday afternoon, February 20th. Speakers will be Mrs. Walter H. Smith, Mrs. William Graham and Mrs. Warren Beaubien. Tea will be served with Mrs. Russell Wheeler as chairman. . Mrs. Robert Ruthruff of Brown avenue Invited 20 guests to come to her home Friday afternoon. Dessert was served at five tables, attracii-.-6 with Valentine appointments. Bridge was in play during the afternoon and when the tallies were added there were fine awards for Mrs. Wayne Bolyard, Mrs. Frank Croxton, Mrs. Frank Burnett and the cut prize was won by "Mrs. Arthur Endres. Out-of-town guests at the party were Mrs. Dave Bransky and Mrs. Maurice Arveson of Chicago, Mrs. George Dewey of Brantwood and Mrs. Wade Adams and Mrs. Marvin Rogers of Woodmar. Members of the Tri A club were pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Chester Smith on Friday evening. Pinochle was played with prizes for Mrs. Alma Springer of whiting and Mrs. Merle Bailey of Hammond. A buffet luncheon was served from a table where Valentine decorations prevailed. Mrs. Robert Wilhelm of Hammond will entertain this club on February ARTISTS--TAKE NOTE The Tri Kappa sorority asks that all local artists desiring to exhibit in their coming exhibition submit their work before 7 p. m Tuesday, February 18th, so as to enable the Judges to select the best entries to be displayed at the exhibit to be held at the Community House, February 19th and 20th The exhibit will be open from noon until 10 p. m. and the Tri Kappas extend an invitation to everyone to attend the exhibit. Any artists wishing additional information can secure it from the committee, Miss Vada Phelps, Miss Side, 111, spent Saturday with the Johnson family of Myrtle avenue. The Aristamona club members were welcomed to the home of Mrs. Ben Kieser of Roberts avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Bunco was enjoyed for which the awards were won by Mrs. Harder, first; Mrr Todd, second, and Mrs Gnlgg, con solation. Later in the afternoon th hostess served a dainty two-cours luncheon. CLUB CELEBRATES ITS 21ST BIRTHDAY The young ladies' Bunco clut will meet with Miss Alice Nye o Calumet avenue on Tuesday eve ning. Mrs. Nellie Shawcroft of Lake avenue entertained the Birthday club at Its 21st anniversary at her home at a 1 o'clock luncheon on Friday, "Valentine Day." The din ing table was beautifully decoratec in colors of the season and a prettj Valentine at each place. Following the well appointed luncheon, a handkerchief shower was given in honor of Mrs N. A. Emerson who is fortunate to have a birthday o: St. Valentine's day She invited this group of ladies to her home on this day 21 years ago, at which time the club was organized. The member; include the Mesdames Nellie Shawcroft, Cora Eaton, Frank Allison N. Duglas, W. Ginther, C. Braley Fred Haag, Carl Olson, W. Griffith, N. A. Emerson and J. Welsby who resides in Florida. Two of their members, Mrs. Ethridge and Mrs. Vincint have passed away. PRIVATE LIVES OF PICTURE PEOPLE .JEANNETTE MACDONALDv With her buaine»« manager, Robert Ritchie, and her mother --- Going for a *wim · UESSVILLE ·I * Phone--Hie Phone--Highland 32-M H IGHLAND Phone--Highland 32-M Katherine Henthorne lone Borden. and Miss DELTA PHI THETA HOLD INITIATION When Mrs. Edward Winklerieu entertained the Whiting chapter of Delta Phi Theta sorority at her home Friday evening, formal initiation was held for five pledges Those Initiated were Miss Loretta Roselle, Miss Ella Hinckle, Miss Irene Roselle, Mrs. Gladys Lane and Mrs. Jean Ellen Bassett. Following the initiation bridge was the evening's diversion with attractive favors for Mrs. Evelyn Kerr and Hiss Lucile Huehins. Luncheon was served at tables appropriate with Valentine decorations. Mrs. Bassett will entertain the sorority on March 2nd. Friends of Mrs. Willard Roesch of Wespark avenue will regret to hear that she is ill at her home, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Arveson of Chicago entertained their club friends at their home on Friday evening. The group enjoyed play- Ing bridge after which a delectable luncheon was served. The club will meet again on February 28th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barnard of Davis avenue. Mrs. N. E. Miller of Sheridan avenue has as her guest for a few weeks, her niece, Mrs. W. Janke of Los Angeles, California. Red tulips centered the luncheon table when Mrs. Roy Tilton was hostess to her club friends on Fri- i; day afternoon. In the contract J games following, prizes were awarded to Mrs. James Griffith and Mrs. Paul Bacon. Mrs. Walter Bercaw of Amy avenue, who has served as a substitute in this club a number of times, graciously invited the members to be her guests on February 28th. Mrs. William Meade of Hessville was hostess to the members of her reading club at her home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Henry Barnett reviewed "Spy" by Bernard New- DOROTHY MYRICK PRESENTS PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT The Girl Reserves of George Rogers Clark Higft school, under the direction of Miss Dorothy Myrick will present the Globe Theater version of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," at the Congregational church tomorrow evening at eight o'clock. Those who saw the Whitine Juvenile Theater Guild presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," under the direction of Miss Myrick, know what a treat they will have tomorrow evening. MRS- SPURRIER TO BROADCAST TOMORROW NIGHT Friends of Mrs. Donald Spurrier of Oliver street will be interested to know that she will speak over radio station WWAE at 5:20 tomorrow evening. Mrs. Spurrier who is active in Legion Auxiliary activities is past president of the Whiting unit and is now national defense chairman for the first district. The Reserve Officers Corps of Hammond, have asked Mrs Spurrier to speak on "National Defense." You are reminded of the regular monthly meeting of ths Highlanc Public S c h o o l Parent-Teacher's association, to be held tonight, at the school auditorium. Mrs. James Dycus will be guest speaker, A very interesting program, including the Boys' Glee club, under the direction of Mrs. G. M. Schrader, will be presented. Everyone is cordially invited. The many friends of Mrs. Edgar Watson will be happy to know that she is well on the road to ratovery after being confined to her home on Ridge road for the past .veeK with Illness. Very happy to report that Mis. Jacob Wiltjer, under the careful nursing of her daughter, Anna Auwerda, is recovering rapidly from an illness which has kept her bedfast for some time at her home on Ridge road. And don't forget the entertainment to be given by the P. T. A. Friday evening, February 21, at the public school auditorium. Mrs. F. Scott Sutherland, chairman of the ways and means committee, is in charge of the program. The public is cordially Invited to attend. Keep the date in mind. The P. T. A. needs your support. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reynolds and children of Mattoon, 111., spent the week-end with friends and relatives in Highland. The regular meeting of the board of trustees will be held, tomorrow night, at 8 o'clock, at the town hall Mr. and Mrs. William Warner and children have returned to their home in Vincennes, Ind, after an enjoyable visit with friends and relatives in Highland. W. B. A. MINSTREL SHOW SCORES SUCCESS A capacity crowd attended the minstrel show presented by the Woman's Benefit Association at the Community House Friday evening. Mrs. Mable Cameron, director of the show, is to be congratulated on the splendid entertainment. Characters in the minstrel were as follows: Pork Chops, Ruth Ballanger; Stepin Fechit, Bridget Carpenter; Hot Shot, Clara Madura; Llghtnin' Dorothy Yedinak; Rufus, Amanda James; Spareribs, Bertha Scearcy Big Bill Childs, Cora Hand; Sambo, Irene Canner; Amos Jones, Mable Cameron; Rastus, Victoria Molle; Whitewash, Helene Breckman; Farina, Ruth Keim; Liza Edith Shade; T-Bone, Martha Nebitt; Come and Get It, Bea Boeo- vich. s Mrs. Ethel Klemm ably took the part of Smokey Joe, the interlocutor. Specialty numbers presented were "Beautiful Lady in Blue"--Ethel Klemm. "Alexander's Rag Time Band"Mable Cameron. "Stay in Your Own Back Yard"Edith Shade. "Dark Town Strutter's Ball"-Cora Hand. Whistling solo-Clara Madura. Old fashioned Cake Walk-Ruth Ballanger and Irene Canner Tap Dance-Bea Bogovich. Following the minstrel, bunco was played with prizes for Mrs. Anna Canner, Mrs. Duber and Mrs. Irene Wargo. Dainty refreshments were served to conclude this fine evening's entertainment. The many friends of Mrs. Stuart vill be sorry to hear that she suf- ered a broken rib Thursday when she slipped on the step of her home on Kennedy avenue. She was rushed to St. Margaret's hospital, where an X-ray was taken. She is getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Allan and children of Alabama avenue motored to Shelby, Indiana, Friday evening where they spent the week-end with relatives. The many friends of Mrs. Frank Norris will be happy to know that she is able to be up and around again aft°,r being on the sick list for the past several days Mr. and Mrs. C Bailey, former residents of Kennedy avenue, are now at home to their many friends at 323 157th street in Calumet City Many Hessvilleites witnessed another defeat of the Hammond High school Wildcats at the hands of the Froebel Blue Devils Friday night. The score was 36 to 33. Walter and Laura Mae Slussar entertained members of their Sunday school class of the Christian church at a Valentine party Friday night at their home on Cleveland street. Earlier in the evening, the boys' and 'girls' teams of the class played the C. M. E. teams of Hammond. The local boys won, 16 to 12. The girls lost by a score of 12 to 9. Everyone reported a very good time. A group of HesFville friends pleasantly surprised Miss Lois Perry Thursday evening at her home in Hammond. The occasion was in honor of Lois' birthday. Congratulations and many happy returns. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams and children of Marshall avenue motored to Gary Saturday evpning where they visited with friends and relatives. Mrs. Shaefer of 6940 Alabama avenue underwent an operation in St. Margaret's hospital last week and the report is that she is get- :ing along nicely. Mr. Shaefer is making his home with his daughter in Chicago during his wife's absence. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery. The many friends of Mrs. Elsie Wood will be happy to know that she has returned to her home on Arkansas avenue from St. Catherine's hospital, where she underwent an operation for the removal )f her appendix two weeks ago. She is recuperating rapidly. HAUPTMANN IS TOJJREAK !s Expected in Next 30 Days to Tell His Part in Lindbergh Kidnaping CROWN POINT PERSONAL AND SOCIAL William J. Davis has returned from Chicago, where he was entertained in the home of Miss Gertrude Davis over the week-end. Mrs. Leonora M. Clark and her daughter, Mrs. Vernon Parry, have returned from a combined business and pleasure trip of several days' duration in Chicago. Mrs. J. W. Iddings spent several days of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Horace Moderwell in Evanston. About sixty members of the Epworth league and friends enjoyed a Valentine party in the Methodist church parlors on Friday night. Games and contests of various kinds were played. The pleasant evening ended with the serving of nice refreshments. Mrs. Walter Jacobs opened her home on Thursday afternoon for the regular meeting of the Quilting club. During the social time Mrs. Jacobs served. County Commissioner and Mrs. Joseph Martin are enjoying a month's vacation at various resorts in Florida. Crown Point friends of Mrs. Harold Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kabella of this city, will learn with pleasure that she is making a splendid recovery from an operation for goitre at the Methodist hospital in Gary. Q. A. M. CLUB BEGETS Mrs. Hortense Heinze was a gracious hostess to the Q. A. M, club at her home on Friday night. Due to the inability of some of the members to be present, Mrs. Heinze dropped one table, and entertained but twelve. Following the serving of a lovely dinner menu, contract was in play. High scores were held by Mrs. John Lehman, Miss Anna Hoffman and Mrs. Virginia Lawson. Guests of the club were Mrs. Robert Sandy, Mrs. J, d. Rockwell, Mrs. Irene Rockwell and Mrs. Lamson. BIRTHDAY PARTY FOK RUTH GEISEN Miss Ruth Geisen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Geisen was 14 years old on St. Valentine's day and in honor of this anniversary, Mrs. Geisen entertained a party of young women in her honor. Hearts and Valentine gimes were enjoyed. Pretty favors .vere given to Misses Helen and Leone Bruce, Bernice Lump, La Verne Hack, Ruth Seberger and Fern Purdy. A lovely dessert course was served at the close of the evening. Miss Geisen s guests included, Misses Carol Jean Martin, Beatric Sellers, Leone and Helen Bruc Lorraine Knight, Alice Whiteheac Rosemary Biegel, La Verne Hack Fern Purdy, Vivian Nielsen, Alver Cox, Betty and Ruth Seberge Lois Woods, Jane Heinze, Mildre Geisen and Bernice Lump. ART EXHIBIT COMMUNITY BUILDING The third annual exhibit of pic tures from the Hoosier Art salon a Marshall Field and Co, wJl be hel in the Community Building Crown Point. It is sponsored b the Crown Point Woman's club. The opening of the showing wa on Sunday, February the 16th frorr 2 to 8 p. m. It will continue throug! February 17, 18, 19 and 20. The Crown Point Woman's clu will hold open house on Tuesda; February the 18th, at 2 p. m. A. Curry Bohm of Marshville Ind., a noted Indiana artist will b the guest speaker. Tea will b served. The Junior Woman's club, th Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority, th Legion Auxiliary and the Psi lot Xi sorority will cooperate with th Woman's club in this annual event School children from the pubh and parochial schools will view th pictures in classes during the fore .00.1. The pictures are done by Indians artists and are in oil, water colo and etched. Among the sixty or more, ther will be some of the prize winners "Frightened Horses" by Kar Steele, Indianapolis which won th 5500.00 Shaffer prize for being the most outstanding: picture on exhibi --"Wintry Road" by Dale Bessire Nashville, Ind, which won the $350.00 Tri Kappa selection pur chase prize. C. Warner William: will send several pieces of sculp ture. NEW MARRIAGE LICENSES Fred C. Fehlberg, Jr., and Leota Wright, of Hammond. Ronald Kath, and Caroline Ku- delia, of Gary. Thos. Pauk, and Margaret Diamond, of Hammond. Fred J. Kruter, and Sophie B Zmuda, Crown Point. John Traksa, and Eleanor Maleski, of Whiting. Refuge Miramontis, _pf East Chicago, and Mary A. "Gardner, of Hammond. Albert L Hadady, of Hammond and Rose M. Vassh, Racine, Wis. Benjamin Kibert, and Mary Kowall, of Gary. Gustavo Gudliski, and Helen P, Ball, of East Chicago. Howard E. Farner, of Whiting and Pauline Drehl, of Hammond. By KENNETH T. DOWNS [STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE] TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 17.-Bruno Richard Hauptmann, is be- inning to "break" and within the ext 30 days will tell the "whole ruth" about his part in the Lind- ergh kidnap - murder - extortion ase, in the opinion of his newest ttorney, the celebrated Samuel Leibowitz. This was learned on high authority today after Governor Harold G. Hoffman once more reiterated that "it is not my intention to grant Hauptmnnn another reprieve." The reprieve which saved the condemned man from going to the electric chair during the week of January 13 expired Saturday and he will be resentenced some time this week, possibly today or tomorrow. His execution must occur not less than four weeks nor more than eight weeks from the day the new death warrant is signed. Leibowitz' belief that Hauptmann is on the verge of "talking" for the first time was based on a ong interview with the condemned man in the state prison death house here yesterday. The interview was the most amazing ever held between counsel and client in this prison. For the lawyer--the most publicized criminal lawyer since Clarence Darrow was in his prime--took a role akin to that of prosecutor. And. the client--the most notorious criminal in modern history--sparred and fenced his counsel's thrusts as warily as he would the questions of a police captain bent on a confession. Leibowitz grilled Hauptmann mercilessly. He told him he didn't have a chance in the world to beat the electric chair unless he told the "wholq truth" locked in the back of his mind. He explained there isn't the remotest possibility of obtaining a new trial. He pointed out that his only avenue of escape from death is through the clemency of New Jersey's court of pardons, which already has turned down one plea by Hauptmann for clemency. The lawyer told Hauptmann that the only way he can get the court to reconsider his plea is to tell everything, name any accomplices he knows and clear up once and for all the "crime of the century." Hauptmann refused to change his story. But he was obviously frightened. He grew more alarmed as the shrewd Leibowitz picked his various previous statements apart,, pointing many of them out in the trial transcript, two volumes of which he carried into the death house with him. The condemned man still had not yielded when Leibowitz finally left the death house at 5:22 p. m. But he was shaken and Leibowitz was convinced that he had planted the seed of a horrible fear in Haupt mann's heart. The lawyer believes this fear will grow in his absence and that Hauptmann will be ready to follow his counsel when he returns. Leibowitz himself plainly showed toe strain, of the three hours and 40 minutes verbal tussle with the enigmatic iron man who has defied the efforts of the pick of the G-men, New York police and New Jersey authorities to get him to change his story. The usually bland and poker-faced Manhattan lawyer was pale and his voice was hoarse when he came out of the death house. His brow was moist with perspiration. WHITE MEN HELP NEGROJIRLS ESCAPE INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 17.-- (I.NS.) Hugh Long and John W. Shook, two white men, were held in custody here today after allegedly helping four Negro girls escape from the Indiana State Girls school at Clermont. Police were told that Long and Shook were motoring past when they saw Thomas Summers, night watchman at the school, holding four girls beside tha road after an attempted escape. Summers called for help and asked the two men to convey him and the girls back to the school. The girls were put in the front seat of the automobile and Summers in the back seat. Enroute the car stopped and Summers got out. Long and Shook were alleged to have driven away leaving the watchman. The girls were then released. WEATHER WILL LET W.P.A. ROLL RISE TO QUOTA Two Large P r o j e c t s in Hammond Alone Will Add 420 Workers With Lake county's W. P. A. pay roll reaching 6,744 employes today, the county's original quota of 7,400 workers will be filled as soon as weather conditions moderate sufficiently to permit operations on several outdoor projects already approved, but repeatedly deferred because of sub-zero temperatures. Pending projects include two in Hammond, namely, a new 12-inch water mam in 173rd street, from Calumet avenue to the state line, that will employ 58 men for three months, and a park improvement program that will employ 362 men for 12 months. These two projects, therefore, will increase the Lake county W. P. A. pay roll by 420 workers, or from 6,744 to 7,164. Other pending projects will supply the remainder of the workers necessary to reach the county's quota of 7,400 employes. When Lake county reaches its maximum employment figure it will permit the Seventh district, which includes Lake and six other northwestern Indiana counties, to fill its quota of 10,400 men and women. The district pay roll now contains 10,186 workers; consequently, the two pending Hammond projects, alone, will push the district's pay roll to its maximum. Everything, is in readiness to begin the two Hammond jobs. Only the weather is holding up work today. COUNTY STARTS OBSERVANCE OF DEFENSE WEEK Group Meetings and Radio Talks Will Tie in With National Program Observance of Na f ional Defense Week 1 was begun throughout the nation today, with the activity in Lake county centering in group meetings and radio talks sponsored by the Reserve Officers' association and the American Legion. The high spot of the week in Hammond will be an address before the Thursday luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce at which Colonel C. C. Bassett, of Goodland, state chairman of the Indiana National Defense council, chairman of the Indiana American Legion National Defense committee and member of the Legion National committee on this subject, will speak. Colonel Bassett is commanding officer of the 327th field artillery, United States Army Reserve unit Most of the officers in this unit live m Lake and Porter counties. Major Sumner Smith, of the regular army, will speak before the Rotary club Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce. He is stationed at the headquarters of the South Bend Military district at South Bend, which includes Lake county. Radio talks will be made over Station WWAE daily at 5:20 p. m. this week as follows: Monday, Captain Donald L. Simon, superintendent of the Griffith schools and president of Chapter No. 10, Reserve Officers' association; Tuesday. Mrs. Don P. Spurrier, Whiting, district defense chairman of the American Legion auxiliary; Wednesday, Harold Holloway, Hammond, First district chairman of the American Legion; Thursday, Leo Gehring, Whiting, member of the Legion National Defense committee, and Friday, Fred Malon, Hammond, a member of the same American Legion committee and representative also of the Reserve Officers' association. The East Chicago program, in charge of Lieutenant John D. Goodall, include talks last Thursday by Major Smith before the pupils of Roosevelt High school and Mrs. Spurrier, before pupils of Washington High school; an address next Wednesday by Gehring before the East Chicago Lions club, and a talk Thursday before the assembly at Washington High school by Mrs. Edna Harris, Gary, state chairman of Americanism and National Defense for the American Legion Auxiliary. The program at Gary was sponsored by the Reserve Officers' association, headed by Lieutenant Orren L. Briggs. Page Eleven BETZ LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN OF SOIL SAVING M a i l s Circulars to Officials Calling Attention to Need for Trees Frank S. Betz, Hammond's internationally famous exponent of reforestation to solve tne problems of soil erosion and farm relief in the future, opened a new campaign today to interest state official! throughout the nation in his program. He mailed thousands of circulars to public officials all over the land, presenting the results of his latest survey of soil erosion. "Reforestation," he states In his pamphlet, "must be carried out even though it will cost millions, or we will go through what England and Europe did in the 16th century when no man was allowed to marry until he had planted so many trees." It seems strange to Betz that large taxpayers take no interest in what it costs to care for 23,000,000 persons in cities and in what soil erosion has done to ruin farmlands once deemed the best in the nation. "But time will open the eyes of those who forget that condi'doni change in every country where there are no trees to prevent the rain and melted snow from washing the black top soil from th« land," Betz predicts. He advocates reforestation, both as a state and a federal policy. He has been pounding away at his contention since 1928 and hai taken the initiative by mailing millions of tree seeds to every state in the union. 6,000 LOSE THEIR LIVES IN ETHIOPIA (Continued from Page One) Bone, which controls the foothill* on the Italian right. It was obvious that the Ethiopians expected the main attack to come on the east toward the Priest's Hat and almost all the warriors were massed to defend it. Badoglio anticipated this belief and sent a division out for the Herring Bone ridge where it appeared later only a few hundred Ethiopians were stationed. This was one of two surprise moves in the operation. The second surprise move came next day when the Ethiopians sent a force of 3,000 men to try to encircle a battalion the Sahaudia division on the extreme end of the left wing. There was a bloody hand to hand fight before the Italians emerged victors, having killed 400 Ethiopians and taken 18. including a chief, prisoner. The Italian losses here were 17 killed and 50 wounded. The bloodiest day's fighting warn on Thursday in front of the Priest's Hat when 90 Italians and 2,000 Ethiopians were killed and 275 Italians and many Ethiopians wounded. Artillery and machine guns posted at the foot of the Hat mowed the Ethiopians down mercilessly. tell so many lies," Miranda when they CHAPTER 45 PACKING WAS a feverish procedure. They flung their lovely new purchases Into the new trunks with small regard for their fragility; they were working against time. Carol was afraid to spend another day -a Paris. She wrote another of her "regret notes" to Kathy, telling her that she and her friend had decided to go to Munich by plane the next morning. "It's a frightful thing to have to she said to were having their belated dinner in their rooms. "I never expect to find my way out of them or remember half of them. I think that In Itself Is the strongest plea for truth. It's so much easier to kee'p track of truths." "I'm doing everything L can to make it pleasant for you but if you regret . . ." Miranda tiled to be cold and succeeded only In being pathetic. "I don't mind a bit so long as we don't get caught," Carol said, all contrition. "But let's get o'n. Let me see, the desk will arrange for us to get tickets and we can easily get hotel reservations when we get there. Have I forgotten anything?" "David!" Miranda said. "Of course," Carol said "I'll hurry over to the telegraph office. I've just about time. Don't bother to fold anything else away. We'll have It properly unpacked when we ar- Carol's visit to the telegraph office was fruitful "Miss Miranda! I've got word! It just came!" Carol burst In on Miranda just as that lady was leaving the room, their trunks having been sately sent off to the railroad station. Miranda sat down on the nearest thing which happened to be a low hassock. Her knees wouldn't hold her up. She know from the tone of Carol's excited voice that she bore good news. "The telegram Is from Hilllard. He says David was In Buenos Aires not less than 10 days ago. Here . . . read It yourself and let's hurry, we can't afford to miss that train now." "Don't you think I ought to send a cable to Mr. Hilllard telling him where I am so that !( David heors I've disappeared he'll know where to reach me?" "I do not. I wired him under the name of Diana Coles and I'll wire him again In a month anil that way we will know when David will be able to get back. Come along." The trip to Nice on the Riviera Express was a dreadful one.' And Carol and Miranda had no eye for anything but sleep when they arrived at that paradise on the Mediterranean. eyes were scarcely open when they reached the hotel. Why didn't European hotels make it as easy to register as American hotels, Carol wondered impatiently as she filled out the police cards required of every foreigner. Thank goodness, they were still In France she wouldn't have to show their passports with their right names, she thought, as she signed "Mrs. Margaret Baker and Diana Coles" on the register. Their suite was palatial, the windows looking: out over the palm-lined boulevard with the sea stretching before them like a brightly painted canvas, Carol bad forgotten how divinely beautiful that sea was or perhaps she appreciated It now through eyes newly opened to beauty. "We will hire a car," Miranda said their first morning. "We will be the gayest of the gay." And gay they were. In the south of France, pleasure resorts are many and beautiful and Nice Is the most popular ot alU Nature and man contrived to make It a paradise for the pleasure-loving and it attracts the most attractive people. Carol thought she had never seen so many beautiful human beings. sun worshipers, their b o d i e s browned to a glowing tan, their laughter light and merry. She soon became one of them, lying on the warm sands for hours in the briefest of swim suits, her eyes hidden behind great dark glasses, while Miranda seemed happy to absorb the light and laughter about her as she sat In discreet tailored pajamas, a wide-brimmed hat on her smartly- coifted head. In Impeccable evening Jothes they dined nightly In lonely splendor in the huge dining room ot the hotel, a room with windows three stories high that looked out over the palm trees and caught the sparkle of the waters lit by the moon and boulevard lights. It seemed like a dream but it was lonely for Carol. After their dally siesta, they rodo out through the promenades, admir- ng- the magnificent garjcns, the flowers everywhere that bloomed in uxurlous profusion. "A land meant for romance." Miranda said and Carol knew It all too well In her splendid loneliness. The soft breezes called her loneliness .o her, the bright sunshine and the sombre shadows emphasized It. Carol knew that she had become a familiar figure on the beach and In the hotel. In turn she studied those about her, the laughing. Intimate roups, and longed to know them, to join them in their fun but she didn't enow how. She wished that the easy social contacts ot shipboard prevailed there. She made friends with two roly poly French children and spoke to heir nurse but she never saw their parent?, If they were there. Carol ached In every bone and her Miranda too was Browing uneasy. She longed for older people to talk to. the began to talk of moving on but Carol hoped that she could dl«- suade her from that She wa* tired of packing and travel and finding th» same thing all over again. At least they were safe here and she wa* content to ttay as she was. "I'll take to talking to myself soon," she said to herscif one bright morning when she was drying from her dip In the azure waters. Sh« had flung herself down beside a group of six people. She had sean them there daily and she wanted to know them. They looked interesting' hut quite content with their own group. A t least she could hear what they were talking about, she thought with no conscience whatsoever as sh» closed her eyes and pretended sleep. ". . . very day aud usually alor.9 or with an elderly lady," she heard and knew they were talking about her. '. . . ask her, Tony, one would think we were In a London drawing iom." Carol held her breath. She pra- tended to struggle with consciousness as someone spoke above her. "Pardon me I'm Tony Holmquist," Carol opened her eyes and srnlled up at the bronred man. "We wondered if you play tennis and If you'd care for a. game? We're short for doubles and . . ." "I'd love It." Carol said. ~Jty name's Diana Coles and I'm dying of loneliness. You're the first younfc person who has spoken to me sine* . . . my aunt and I came a week It all seemed so easy, Carol thought, now that sha'd met them. There was Tony and Mlml, hia French wife, Martha and Jimmie Smith from SL Paul, Lou's and Hilda Truman from Philadelphia, twins who didn't look In the least alike. From the first instant that Tocy introduced her to them they took her into their circle. They invited her to a picnic, to join them that night at the Martinelli's villa, to play tennis, to drive with them to Mentone. Carol was In a whirl of anticipation. "Aunt M a r g a r c "'--Carol learned to call her by the safer name--"wait until you hear what happened at the beach!" "Wait until you hear my news." Miranda was as excited as Carol. "I had a caller. A servant who brought me a note from the Marquesa Gracla dl Ricclo . . ." "And who might the Marquesa dl Ricclo be?" "I haven't the faintest Idea but sh» has invited us both to tea tomorrow at six ... silly hour for tea. Sh» says that she is anxious to meet you. Her nephew met you !rt Pans." "But I didn't meet any men Sn Par . . ." Carol was arrested by th« NEWSPAPER! thought that suddenly sent tingle* in a torrent through her body. Th« stranger at the cafe rte 1'Opera! (TO SE CONTINUED) [FAVSPAPF^RRCHIVI

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