UNITED M E S S . - . . * ' CENTRAL P R E S S * 7 N T FR N A T-f O N At N Â£ W S S Â£ R V 1C E * ASSOCIATED P R E S S * ALL LOCAL NEW CD UMET Roxana Civic Club Formed in Twin City Organization on a new eivlo club In East Chicago's Roxana subdivision was announced' today by Joseph Muilnney, president of the group. Its name Is the Roxana Civic Club, formed tor the purpose of obtaining community Improvement on a non-partisan basis, Mullaney Â·nitl. Other officers elected at the organization meeting attended by 30 families are Frank Falgier, vice president; Louis Rohrbach, secretary; Mrs. K a t h e r l n a 0'Guln, treasurer, and Robert Morris, anrgeant-at-arms. I m m e d i a t e accomplishments Â·ought arc street and alley Improvement; better and increased attest lighting: erection of street Â«isrns: n new school. Delegations will meet with offl- rlnls of the city and school ndmln- l.itration to discuss these matters, Mullaney said. He announced tho club will hold regular meetings the second Friday of every month In homes of members until a permanent meeting pine* Is obtained. Next session Is scheduled for Feb. 8 Â»t Mullaney's residence, 8519 Momerlec Ave.. when Mayor Walter M. Jeorsa will Install the new officers. Twin City Masonic Lodge Installs Officers Albert Gnrxa has been. Installed *.i worshipful master of' the Ma- *onlc Temple of Hihos do Juarez, Lodge No. 1 in Enst Chicago. Other officers installed: Samuel J. Rios, senior warden; Aniceto C a s t n n c d a Sr., junior warden; Manuel Fernandez, chapIain: Juan Eloy Gnrza, secretary; Alfredo L. Barrnzu, treasurer; Rn- fuel Rodriguez, tyler. Estnnlslao Espinosn. senior deacon: Juventino Martinez, junior deacon: Fernando Perez, senior Rtewntd. Jesus M. Roclin, junior steward: Jose Serrano, color ser- Keant; Jesus G. Jusso. hospitaler; Knrlque Morciuecho^ curator; Por- rlrio Longorin. Inner guitrd; Angel Cruz, outer guard. New Fire Truck For Lake Daleclarlia LAKE DALECARLIA -- Acceptance of , Lako Dnlecarlla's new emergency fire truck highlighted the annual dinner-meeting of the fire department. At Stoner was Installed as president of the Latto Dalccarllii Fife department. Chester Wohlfarth as vice president. Harold Shields 0.1 secretary, and the Rov. 0. R." Foster a* trensuter. Lnke Dalecarlla fire fighters arc: S. B. Holste, c h i e f ; Frank McKnlght.' assistant chief! John Erb, captain; Bernard Mtchlela, Chester Wohlfarth and Harold Shields, lieutenants; Elmo Neal, fire Inspector, and Claude Jonas, building custodian. Phone Workers Union To Install Board Mrs. Mnry J. Behrcnds. 1300 Wentworth Ave.. Calumet City, will io installed a member of the execu live board of the Commercial Tele- phono Workers Union for- the n i n t h consecutive year tonight. Edward J. Devlnc, election com- niitteo c h a i r m a n , said Mrs. Behrends was sleeted to her ninth term without opposition. Munster Lions To Hear Talk on Nike System MUNSTEK-A U.S. Army cap- tnin who heads Nike Installation sites In the Calumet Region will speak at the Wednesday meeting of Munster Lions. George F. Butbach. meeting chairman, said the guest speaker will explain this type of defensive weapon, and tell how It will protecl nrrii residents in cose of enemy nttaclc or bombing. Namesake SHEBOYGAN. Wis. (UP) -- A Sheboygan archeologlst, Frederick A. Peterson, said he came across an unknown species of spider while exploring an Indian c a v e In a Mexican jungle on a recent sclen t i f i c expedition. "It was big, fal and \ig\y. so I asked, our botanist to name it after me," Peterson said "He obliged with 'Fetcrsonclln,' " Tuesday, January 15, 1957 T T A ^ r+ r Â· ""Â» j|Formerly The Lake JL JLtTcrt JLJ.f JL |Formerly The Lake County Times] J.f Page A-3 'SOCK HOP' FIRST FUNCTION 9 Lose Their Driver Permits Nlns Lake County residents have had their auto driving licenses suspended by the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles. They arc: Revnold O. Brauer, 014 169th St., Hammond; Douglas G. Carter. 4207 Euclid Ave, East Chicago: Melvin T. Ward, 9351 Kennedy Ave., Highland; Kenneth L. Walker. 1700 Vernon Arc.. Scherervlllc: Henry J. Koplc. 1443 Sheffield Ave.. Dyer: Louis Bezvodn, 1537 Virginia St.; Eddie Davis, 1105 W. 21st PI.; Willie Dyer, 2121 Madison St., and Eddie Mulllns Jr., 2286 Carolina St., all of Gary. Minister Lions Club Sponsors New Senior Canteen Group For Teenagers Group ot Munster teenagers go through various popular : steps "in, keeping -with .the times" at the 'first -event : of the-.^newly-or- g'anized Senior Can teen. Group of' Munster. ; -- -i"7 : - ' r-^1 * ^ " ^ * "''* t v i i ^ * 1 *** ** f\ Canteen Officers Officers of the Munster Senior Canteen; Group are shown at the dance. From left are Â·"Warren Wickelgren, 8411 ^Greenwood; Rich- Â· ard Smith, 2105 Hohman Ave., Karen Steinmetz, 7 Beverly, and Jim Waters, 215 Belmont. They are grouped around the refreshment stand. Â· Between Dances Group of Icons are pictured with Pat De- Mure, orchestra leader, between dances. From left: Thelma Klein, 8417'Crestwood; DeMure; Jim Clabby, 7126 Kinsley and Judy Brannen, 8945 Bunker Hill, State Police Plan Recruit Training Course at IU Strike Looms At Missile Base COCOA, Fin. (UP-Pan Amerl can World Airways representatives worked today to nvoid a thrcntcncd strike by some 400 civilian maintenance worker* al the guided missile base In Cocoa. The workers said Monday they will walk off thÂ» job Wednesday midnight tmlesi they are given thÂ« "right to votÂ» by worst ballot on whÂ»thÂ«r wi want a union." NEW'SPA'PEllfl IC H1V Men past 21 ; and under 30 may apply for admission to an Indiana State Police recruit training course at Indiana University next summer, Vaync M. Armstrong, Indianapolis, State Police board president, has announced. Applicants should write department headquarters at Indianapolis for forms and related Information. The school will be held to train troopers to fill vacancies and keep the force at its top authorized strength. Beginning July 1, the course will last two months. Living quarters, meals nnd tuition will bo provided for candidates in training. Applicants must meet the following Initial qualifications: (a) be a legal resident of Indiana for at least one year'Im- medlately prior to tho date of his application; (b) be 5 feet.9 Inches or more in height; (c) bo not less than 150 pounds in weight, with weight in proportion to his height and age; (d) be'a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma from an accredited high scliool; (e) , possess a currently valid unrestricted Indiana motor vehicle operator's license, and (f) be not less than 21 years of aga nor havg reached hl.i 30th birthday on opening data of training school. Time To Rest Gets Post MUNSTER -- A new Senior Canteen Group for teenagers is operating in Munster under sponsorship of the Munster Lions Club as part of the community's plan to foster good- fellowship among the younger set. Plans of the group, composed of teen-agers In the sophomore, junior and senior brackets', are to hold on9 function each month, such as dances, ice-skating, roller-skating and other activities. Â· Â·Â· Â· THE FIRST FUNCTION wa's a dance, "The Teen Sock Hop," held at Lanier School gymnasium. Music was furnished free by the American Federation of Musicians Local 203, featuring Pat DeMure and his orchestra, through arrangements by George Czarnecki, business agent for the local. There was no admission charge. Approximately 250 Munster teen-agers attended. Chaperoning the event were Mr. and Mrs, John Hlover, the latter president of the Munster Lions Club; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nolting, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. John Minsker, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryer. Â· Â· Â· . BECAUSE THE DANCE was such a success, plans are under way to hold another at tha close of the school season. Helping to decorate tho gym and operating a refreshment stand were these teen-agers: Warren WIckelgren, R i c h a r d Smith, Karen Steinmetz and Jim Waters. East Chicago Police Aide 23-Year Vet Assistant Chief , ' To Succeed Sigler In Criminal Court Max Goldsmith, East ' Chicago's assistant chief/of police, is leaving the department to accept a, post as probation officer in. the Lake Court. Goldsmith igler as probation officer in the Lake Criminal Court. Sigler was named a referee In the Lake Juvenile Court when Judge Joseph Meszar took office Jan. 1. GOLDSMITH'S resignation was announced this morning by Mayor Walter M. Jeorse, who said he re- These teen sock hoppers are resting between dances. They are, from left: Marilyn Buggan,' 320 Belmont; Carolytt Boys, 8517 Crestwood, and. Marilyn Minsker, 8402 Â· Walnut Dr. (Hammond Times-Photos) County Criminal succeed Vernon Calumet City Seeks New Swimming Pool [Â£aras Heads East Chicago City Council Dahlin By-Passed; Mrs. Hrunek Named To Library Board The East Chicago City Coun- il elected a new president Mon!ay night, at the same time removing tho president of the ibrary Board by failing to renew his term of office. Dennis Karas, 6th district coun- illman, becama the new Council iresident. , Mrs. R. V. Hrunek, 4329 Baring Ave., director of the East Chicago Business College and mother of actress Betsy Palmer was appointed to the library board, succeeding: "Jharles Dahlin, newly elected pres- dent. Â· Â· Â· JACK SLABOSKI 5th district councilman, was elected Council vice, president. There were no other nominations or the Council jobs. Karas succeeds James Dent, councilman-at-1 a r g c as council president. Karas had been the vice iresident under him. This is Â£aras' s e c o n d time as Council president. He was elected in 1955. When the Council failed to reappoint Dahlin, a Republican and son of former 3rd district Councilman Carl Dahlin, It also deprived :he library board of a president, Dahlin was appointed by the Council in December 1954. ' Â· Â· ' Â· DAHLIN'S name was not even placed in nomination and preliminary maneuvering d u r i n g 'the Council's caucus session revealed lis bid to remain in office was lopeless. Mrs. Hrunek'a appointment was made unanimous after Dahlin In a brief 'speech from the spectators seats called for such action on the f~B.it of the Council. Dahlin said the library board liad accomplished "many things in the last, two years" and he offered it his assistance any time in the future, should 'he be asked. Â· Â· Â· IN VIEW of Mrs. Hrunek being the only nominee for the post, no floor vote of councilmen was taken. Councilman. John Grdinich nominated her. Mrs. Hrunek's appointment came under the law creating the board which allocates appointments to the Council, Lake County Circuit Court and .the Board of Education. In other matters, the Council introduced legislation aimed at curbing sale and use of air rifles. The measure is now being studied by a special committee of John Joyce, George Lamb and Slaboski for possible amendments and revision. grctted the departure of the assistant chief who has 23 years service "He has served the citizens of this city well," the mayor said. Police Chief Michael Vinovich described Goldsmith 'as a "very efficient secretary and police officer." ' " '' ' "I shall miss him," Vinovich said. Goldsmith's retirement request was expected to receive official action this morning by the Board of Public Works and Safety. The dato his retirement becomes effective, probably sometime next month, was also to be set by the board. NAMING of a successor is not expected to be immediate. Neither Mayor Jeorse nor Vinovich indicated who might fill the vacancy. Goldsmith, an attorney qualified to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, holds the rather unique distinction of holding his police department office through five elections, under four different mayors and five different police chiefs. He has acted as police department secretary since Jan. 1, 1934 after he relinquished a legal career because "I just couldn't make any money at it during the depression," he said. He was appointed by former Mayor George H. Lewis and became secretary to former Chief Nicholas Makar. e Â· Â· Â· US" A FEW years he made his way through the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain until finally being named assistant chief under Vinovich. He worked for Chiefs Makar, Otto H. Stumpf--now a detective lieutenant--Walter D. Conroy, Martin Zarkovich and now Vinovich. Mayors who have come and gone during his tenure include Lewis, Andrew Rooney, Frank Migas and now Jeorse. A lifetime resident of the Calumet Region, Goldsmith was graduated from Whiting High School in 1018. He entered the University of Illinois, interrupting his education for military service. Â· Â· Â· ON HIS return to civilian life in 1919, he matriculated at the Chicago Kent College of Law where he earned his bachelor's and then uis master of laws degree in 1924. He went into private legal practice, and after 11 years as a practicing attorney, turned to the police department for a job during the depressiop. Goldsmith says he has never regretted that decision. A m o n g . 'the ' most significant changes he has.-seen in'the police ilepartment are two, fpr which he is personally responsible: a criminal records bureau and a firearm registry for all weapons in the city. Essay Contest Planned To Aid Pool Project "$;he Calumet Memorial Park District needs a Swimming Pool because: . . ." Now seeking a'$200,000 bond issue to build a new pool and convert the old pool into a skating rink, the board of the Calumet Memorial Park District is sponsoring an essay- contest for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students In schools of Calumet City and Burnham. The students have been instructed t o finish t h e "because" essay in 100 words or less in school or at home. A 17-jewel watch will be awarded to the writer of the best essay in each school and the best over-all essay writer will receive a $50 United States savings bond, the board announced. Joseph A. Wilhelm, b o a r d superintendent, said the'win- ning essay of each school must be presented to the final contest judging committee by Jan. 25 and the grand prize winner will be announced on Feb. 3. "The superintendent and two teachers appointed by him, of each school, will choose the winning essay of the school to be presented to the final judging committee," Wilhelm noted. "The final judging committee will be appointed by the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Calumet M e m o r i a l P a r k Board." $200,000 Bond Hearing Is Set I For Tonight Cold facts on a hot issue $200,000 worth of bonds -- will be aired in Calumet City tonight. A public hearing of the Calumet City park board's pro- . posed bond issue for a new swimming p o o l and skating rink will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Park ' Building. The project, providing 5175.000 for a new swimming pool and S25,000.to convert the old pool into a skating rink, would mean a tax increase averaging S1.38 per taxpayer per year, according to James F. Kelly, president of the Calumet City Memorial Park District Board. N O T E D the proposed bond issue would mean . a tax hike of .0277 cents per S100 assessed valuation a n d would bring the tax rate from the present .12IH cent to .1501 cents per $100 valuation. He explained the p r e s e n t swimming pool is 34 years old ' and no 'longer meets minimum h e a l t h requirements, adding that the cost of leakage repairs and the filtration .system would run about $53,000. The new pool, he said, would be constructed west of t h e Memorial P a r k Building on land already owned by the park Â·- system. Rebuilding the' o l d pool would allow for ice-skating in the winter and roller- skating in the summer.. Also suggesting t h e a r e a could be transferred into an outdoor theater, K e l l y said, "What the taxpayers must de- . cide is whether to save $1.38 a year or have a new $200,000 swimming, pool." 2 Go To Prison On Dope Counts Sentenced In Hammond Federal Â« Court; 5 Others Sent To Jail Seven persons have been sentenced--two on narcotics charge* --by United States District Judge Luther M. Swygert in Hammond. Six.other persons were arraigned. . Miss .Dorothy Marie Coleman, 25, of Chicago, was sentenced to five years for sale of narcotics and to two years for possession of the same, with both sentences running concurrently in Federal reformatory for women in Alderson, W. Va. AS IT STANDS the ordinance would prohibit use of the weapons except .in s p e c i a 11 y designated areas, and police are empowered to confiscate guns unlawfully- used. Other new legislation called for stop signs at 142nd St. and Magoun Ave., and at 150th St. and Tod Ave. First reading was. given to a law limiting parking to .two hours on the east side of Homer- lee avenue in the 4400 block. Lamb asked for preparation of an ordinance authorizing a traffic signal 'at 139th St. and Euclid Ave. The traffic bureau is opposed'to a signal at the intersection, but Lamb .said he wants one installed despite this ' objection. He said residents ,of the 'area are demanding a light to curb speeding autos and allow Â«afÂ» crossing of school children. Miss Coleman was the first person convicted in Hammond Federal Court under a new federal narcotics law that permits ho time off for good behavior or parole. She Is believed to be the first person in the nation to be convicted under this law. She pleaded guilty in the Hammond .Division of Federal .court on Dec. 15. She was arrested in Gary with Charles W. Galloway of 6215 Ellis Ave., Chicago, co-defendant who pleaded guilty on Dec. 27 in Hammond. Retiring Asst. U.S. Atty. Edmund Schroer said Galloway will be sentenced some time this month. Nathaniel Rutledge. 57, whoso last address was the Lake County Jail, was sentenced to five years in the 'Federal Penitentiary at Terre Haute and was fined $2,000 for the possession, of narcotics. A first offender of Federal narcotics laws, he was recently released from jail. IN PASSING the sentences for narcotics charges, Judge Swygert stated that Congress, by amendment of the Federal narcotics laws in July of 1956, indicated it would not tolerate traffic in narcotics and felt strongly against it. He added that he felt the court should feel strongly against the violations also. Schroer pointed out that the Federal law was tightened up to provide stiffer sentences for violations--including those of first offenders. '.'Michael Pishko, 47, of 13348 Ave. N, Hegewisch, was sentenced to two years in jail, with the sentence' suspended in lieu of two years' probation. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 15.to charges of mail theft and forging a government check. ' - * * * PERCY J. HODGE, 26, of 1801 Maryland St., Gary, received a one-year suspended sentence with two years'- probation "for embezzling postal funds from the Miller Station in Gary. He pleaded guilty on Dec: 15. ' - Â· William Joseph Dixon, 26, of 2200 Ohio St., Gary, received concurrent terms of one year each for five counts . of illegally collecting unemployment benefits. The sentences were suspended and he was placed and pay costs. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 28. Zanis Georgoulis, 56, of 4172 Adams St., Gary, was sentenced to two years in jail for illegally returning to this country after being arrested and deported. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years' probation on the condition that he return to Greece, ihis native land. Georgoulis pleaded guilty Dec. 27. CLARENCE CAMPBELL, 21, of 2716 Massachusetts St., G a r y , pleaded innocent to charges of possession and sale of narcotics. His case was set for jury trial in Hammond on Feb. 7. His co-defendant, Oscar McCiure, 30, of 2235 Attucks PL, Gary, .also pleaded innocent to the same charges. Waiving a jury, he will be tried on Feb. 20. Sam Smith. 36, of 701 W. 17th Ave., Gary, also pleaded innocent to charges of possession and sale of narcotics and will be tried without a jury on Feb. 6. All three In his post of secretary sistant chief, Goldsmith advised officers on legal matters pertaining to their duties, as well as handled all department correspondence, payrolls ' and personnel records. Socony Hikes Price of Gas Socony Mobil Oil Co. increased wholesale .prices of gasoline and fuel oil one cent a gallon .in the ~-~i -- Â·Â·-- t Chicago area, effective today. ion two years' probation and or- men-are under 52,500 bond. Lee Shorten, 31, and Miss Mildred Jamieson, 23, both of 1952 Pennsylvania St, Gary, both pleaded innocent to possession and sale of narcotics and waived jury trial. Their cases will be heard on Feb. 11. They are also under a bond of 52.500 each. Fred Jeffries, 23, of 2326 E. 22nd Ave., Gary, pleaded guilty to sale of bootleg liquor and was turned over to the probation department for pre-sentence investigation. His co-defendant, Willie Catron, 19, ol the same address, pleaded guilty to similar charges on Dec. 27 and is also awaiting sentencing. Jose Carrera,. 28, of 844S Burnham Ave., South Chicago, pleaded guilty to charges of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines and was ordered held for pre-sentence investigation. He was arrested Nov. 19 after he allegedly took a stolen car from Chicago to East Chicago. It's Safer in An Elevator It's safer on an elevator. Mrs. Myrtle Dwyer, of 3 Ruth The announcement f o l l o w e d Standard Oil Co. of Indiana's one- cent price increase last Thursday, affecting 16 central states. Â· Similar" increases of other major companies have all been attributed to closing of the Suez Canal and resulting higher cost of U.S. crude oil. dered to m'ake restitution and pay | St., Hammond, learned that the i hard way Monday when she tripped 4417 j and fell- down a flight of steps at court costs. Thomas J. Perry, 43, of Kennedy Ave., East Chicago, was sentenced to two years in jail for forging a.U.S. Treasury check. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years' probation with orders to make restitution the Hammond City Hall. Mrs. Dwycr suffered an arm sprain when she' fell down thÂ« basement steps. She Is an elevator' optrator al th* city hall. EWS'PAPER!
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