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Home Newspaper of the Calumet Region Vol. LIL, No. 75 THE HAMMOND TIMES Formerly The Lake County Times FINAL Price 15 Cents Phono WEstmore 2-3100 Hammond-East Chicago, Sunday, September 15, 1957 AP, INS, UP. CP, AP Wire Photo 84 Pages Twin City School Board Maps Pay Appeal But Payment Not Ordered In Ruling Court Decides Trio On Old Board Eligible To Get Salaries The East Chicago Board of Education will confer early this week on whether to appeal a Gary Superior decision that three former members who lost their jobs last March can UNION OFFICIALS LAY GROUNDWORK Youngstown Workers May Be Asked To End Wildcat Strike Today Ranking officers of United Steelworkers' Local 1011 today will reportedly ask union members to end their i a strike of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. and return to their jobs Monday.

Reno Mussatt, president of the local, announced a general membership meeting today to "attempt to lay the groundwork for the resumption of 'negotiations." be paid $4,833 in salaries. Since Youngstown officials have repeatedly stated that they won't meet with the local until the unauthorized walkout is ended, it be- payment is not ordered a increasingly apparent Satur. TM. an cd wn iate Pr day that the strikers must make the initial move to resolve the dispute. Judge Fred Egan.

He held that Stanley Joseph Maravilla and Mrs. Bubala are entitled to salaries for the unexpired portions of their terms. Under the type of action they filed--a declaratory judgment seek an explanation of the law--Judge Egan said, "This court cannot provide for execution or performance of any judgment herein. In addition to an explanation, the three asked the court to order immediate payment of the money THAD DYWAN and James Mel- yon, on the previous board as as the present one, are barred from getting salaries for the unexpired parts of their old terms, according to the decision. The court made no finding for or against Dr.

Frank Wadas, another member of the old board, because he was not a party to the action. The plaintiffs had sought similar relief for him. Kwiat, Maravilla, Mrs. Bubala and Wadas lost their jobfi last March when the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation the city's elective school board in favor of one appointed by the mayor. Although on the board at the time, Melyon and Dywan were appointed to the new one.

The new law stiuplated that any old board member shall be compensated for the unexpired balance of his term. IRVING LEWIN, present board president, announced that he is calling a special meeting to an appeal. He set no date fo: the meeting. The board has 30 days in which to file one. "We hadn't considered the possibility of losing the case," he commented.

The board had opposed the plaintiff's action, claiming that they were not eligible for the salaries. At the same time, the board's answer asked the court to clarify the salary question as it concerned Thad Dywan and James Melyon, both on the board now and the Rrevious one. In disqualifying them, the court said, they "waived and forfeited" any claim when they accepted appointment to the present board, he explained. Melyon would have been eligible for $2,395, Dwyan for $395. Judge Egan said: "Any other Interpretation of the low would constitute dual compensation and unjust enrichment." As the ruling applies to Kwiat and Maravilla are each entitled to $1,416.67, and Mrs.

Bubala to $2,000. But the sums can be paid only at the rate of $500 a year, annual salary of board members. The amounts for Kwiat and Maravilla are salaries they would have received during the two years and 10 months left of their terms. Mrs. Bubala, under the old elective law, was to have started a four-year- term next January.

DR. WADAS, whose unexpired term corresponds to those of Kwiat and Maravilla, was unavailable for (Continued on Page 2, Col. 8) A Mostly cloudy, showers and high 70s. Southeast winds. Monday cool, partly coludy.

Sunset today, 7:01 p.m. Sunrise Monday, 6:33 a.m. Indiana-Illinois: Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms. High in 70s. TK.Ml'KICATUKKS 1 a.m.

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1957 SEPTEMBER 1957 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 --INDEX Classified Ads DK-11 Editorials B2 Obituaries B3 Radio Programs B4 Sports Theater Page D4 TV Previews TV Programs CIS Voice of the People B2 Woman's Pages Cl-7 THE CONTROVERSY flared Wednesday when 200 shop employes at Indiana Harbor walked off the job. Some 11.50Q,. fellow members of a 1011 joined the strike when they refused to cross the picket line that was quickly formed. Effects of the walkout spread to the company's South Chicago plant (9355 S. Kreiter which supplies molten metal for the East Chicago plant.

In addition, some 500 construction workers building a new seamless steel mill at Services In Mill For Supervisors Two Calumet Region Clergymen will cross picket lines at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. in East Chicago today to conduct worship services for those supervisors who have acted as standbys during the plant's five-day unauthorized strike. The Rev. Matthew Kish of St. Emeric a i Church of Gary will sing morning mass.

If the strike continues after negotiations this morning, the Rev. Stanley E. Rolstoii of the First Methodist Church of East Chicago will conduct services this afternoon. TWIN-BUDGET MUDDLE YEN TO TAX BOARD Mussatt released a joint statement from officers and grievance mon of the local stating that they "are standing by and ready at a moment's notice to resume nego- tiE.tions to resolve the differences leading to the unauthorized work stoppage." The statement continued: "The union had warned the company on numerous that its policy of establishing economy measures by imposing short work schedules and the elimination of long-existing working conditions would eventually lead to trouble. "These financial pany has realized the largest profit Soviet Flies Cabinet Man To U.N.

Meet Gromyko Arrives To Take Charge Of Russ Delegation I AIR BASE, N.J. (AP) i Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Saturday night flew here in i it a history-making Russian to halt to in its history despite a curtailment in production plus the disregard of grievance procedure to resolve moves reports combined that the tion into thoir own hands." Mussatt said Saturday "that since this is an unauthorized strike we can only request the men to go back to work." of his country's a United Nations delegation. On the heels of a U.N. rebuke to his nation for its suppression of Hungary, Gromyko and some 28 aides left the plane after an un- JOSEPH GEBMANO, district cli- TMP ect wait for cus- rector of the United oms clearance They departed by Union, held the same view limousine for New York, 60 miles Budget No. 2 Members of Hammond City Council presented their budget Saturday morning to County Auditor Andrew S.

Kovacik, who announced hearings will be held Friday, Sept. 20, in the Hammond City Hall to determine whether the council's vetoed budget or last year's budget will be used next year in Hammond. Council members making budget presentation to Kovacik are: Thomas J. Downey, councilman-at-large; W. Carlson, councilman-at-large and council president; Cass Casmir; 3rd district councilman, and Bernard A.

Becker, 6th district councilman. All, except Becker, are Democrats. pointed out that the contract with i the company runs to June 30, 1959.1 away. The 200 men who strike are skilled craftsmen- triciam, machinists and carpenters. The walkout has shut down 11 open hearths and three bast fur- IN A QUICK interview with newsmen after he came down the ramp from the swept wing TU104, Gromyko said disarmament would be the first topic the Russians will take up in the U.N.

General Assembly session starting Monday. Gromyko read from a handwritten statement, and would not say anything beyond that. The streamlined silver aircraft --the same plane which made the first civilian Moscow-United States run Sept. 4--swept through cloudy tkies to touch down at 6:17 p.m. The trip took 18 and one-half hours with three fuel and rest stopovers which was 3 and one-half hours faster than the first flight.

A delegation of 20 Russian U.N. personnel, headed by Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zarubin, met the plane. One member carried a bouquet of roses for Mrs. Gromyko. Zarubin said "I haven't anything to say" about the U.N.

censure. GROMYKO'S statement which he read in English in front of a microphone and a crowd of some 200 persons was: "The 12th session of the U.N. Integration Handshake President Eisenhower shakes hands and says goodbye to Gov. Oval Faubus of Arkansas at end of their talk Saturday over integration dispute. The governor visited the president at summer headquarters in the naval base at Newport, R.

I. (AP Wirephoto) Faubus Would Delay Integration 1 Year General Assembly is to. consider a number of international problems of paramount importance toward maintenance and strength- cning Af peace and development of international cooperation. The correct settlement of these problems will enhance the authority of the United Nations. "The first problem is disarmament.

"We will do everything possible to move forward in the settlement of this problem right now provided all parties show a proper desire. "The Soviet delegation will do everything possible to work for disarmament and the solution to other international issues. We will advance our own proposals on these other topics. We hope that all will approach them earnestly and in a businesslike way. This was lacking in the General Assembly.

"I take this opportunity to convey to the.people of the United States the good will of the Soviet people." As Gromyko moved toward the black limousine, carrying him, his wife, Zarubin and other key Soviet officials to New York behind a four-car state police escort, newsmen tried to get Gromyko to answer questions. But he said: "I have nothing to School Leaders Plan Triendly' Suit in Indiana Time Mixup By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I Leaders of the Indiana School Board Assn. agreed Saturday that a "friendly" suit should be filed soon on Gov. Handley's plan to withhold state aid from schools dodging "slow" time after Sept. 29.

Although no specific plans were made for filing a test case, the officials agreed it is needed to end the confusion following Handley's ultimatum--a few school officials defying the threat, others accepting it, some undecided and chambers of commerce charting, their own courses in some cities. HARRY HEINZERLINO, Garrett manufacturer and president of the school group, said the association's four top officials agreed in a telephone conference on the need for a court test. "In this way the confusion could be swept away without harsh words or threats," Heinzerling said. However, Ray Snapp, Bedford, an association vice president, said the group also agreed that a test case would have to be filed by a school board, rather than by the association. Hamtley warned the association members Wednesday at a meeting in Indianapolis they will endanger their state aid if they do not turn their clocks back Sept.

29 as specified by the state's 1957 time law. He went a step further Thursday and announced at a news conference that he would order the aid withheld from any school that merely changed its clocks and then juggled its hours to actually stay on "fast" time. I I contended schools have always had the right to adjust their own hours to conform to local conditions, such as traffic and shift changes in industry. "Local schools should not be penalized for conforming to local situations which do not violate the law," Heinzerling said. The phone conference included in South Bend and New Albany voted to keep business on Daylight Time an extra month in.

step with Chicago and Louisville. But the school schedule question will remain unsettled in South Bend until the School Board meets Sept. 23. Glen Barkes, city-county school superintendent at New Albany, said, "We'll do nothing to jeopardize state funds on which Hammond's Spend Plans Both Filed 7 Councilmen Submit Dowling-Vetoed Data To Auditor Kovacik The seven city council proponents of the 1958 Hammond adopted by the city council but vetoed by Mayor Edward C. Dowling, filed the budget a a noon with County Auditor Andrew Kovacik.

Kovacik said ho will submit both budgets, the one passed by the council over Dcwling's veto, and the administration backed 1057 budget, to the Lake County Board of Tax Review. The board will study the Hammond budget Friday. UNPRECEDENTED in Hammond governmental history, the budget situation will probably not be resolved until hearings are held before the State Tax Com- mision later this year. Dowling vetoed the council budget and submitted, (he old 1957 budget to the county board instead. However, after overriding the Dowling veto, councilmen submitted their own budget Saturday.

Kovacik said seven of Hammond's nine councilman brought the proposed 1958 budget to his office just before noon Saturday after Mayor Dowling refused to our budget is planned." "We haven't decided yet, forward the budget as councilmen had instructed, in a resolution di- t. reeling the city controller to file we can't afford to jeopardize lhe! budget certification. state aid," said Supt. Harold Schulte of Jeffersonville. Supt.

Vance Collins of Clarksville said he and Barkes and Schulte might seek the attorney general's opinion before deciding on schedules in October while neighboring Louisville remains on Dr. Marion A. McGhehey, Bloom-, Daylight Time. Atty. Gen.

Edwin ington, executive secretary; Steers has already said he be- Fred J. Hume, i i schools have full authority ern vice president. to set their own hours. Schoolmen everywhere--like city officials--conceded switch their clocks off Daylight Time Sept. 29, as required by state law.

But the question of disregarding the clock brought back the same confusion that Hoosicrs have had every fall since 1954. Tentative plans to adjust class hours to keep in step with "fast" time were announced for schools in Hammond, where business will delay its clock change until Chicago switches Oct. 27, and in Fort Wayne, where the City Council BUSINESS and school leaders took a "wait and sec" attitude in Connersville, which has been using a heated debate he- council majority and Filing by the councilmen--Democrats George W. Carlson. Edward Thomas Downey and Alex Mik- lusak, and Republicans G.

Homer Wolf and Bernard A. Becker -culminated twecn the Dowling. Only Councilmen Adolph Swion- tck and John Democratic, supporters of the missed the Saturday filing. They did not vote when the budget was adopted and oposed overriding the mayor's veto. COUNCILMEN took the action ycar-around "fast" time with the wncn Dow i ing flat refused to rest of eastern Indiana.

I permit them to have a copy of But the Anderson Chamber of Commerce followed the example of Indianapolis chamber and decided on a complete time change Sept. 29. Other cities where full acceptance of the time was wants year-round "fast" time are Tcrrc Haute, tinued. jyettc, Marion, Kokomo and Bed-! Chamber of Commerce groups I ford. I the budget certification.

Dowling informed Casmir and Becker, who sought the copy, that he had the nine copies locked up in his vault and that he would not give them a copy. They made the pitch both Thursday and Friday without success. "As far as I am concerned there only one budget--the 1957 budg- Continucd on Page 2, Col. 3) MYSTERY SURROUNDS 'SPLITTING' NIGHT BLAST Television Set Explodes in Dyer Home There was no hint of a compro mise plan in the formal statements a proposed injunction against him. NEWPORT, R.I.

(UP)--Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus met i add." with President Eisenhower Saturday in a conference of more than two hours and was reported to have outlined a compromise planj GRO MYRO a nothing-to say to settfe the Little Rock school crisis by delaying integration for about charges by the State Depart- a one-year cooling off period. i ment two days ago that he was President Eisenhower was said to have listened to Faubus' plan to intimidate America's ai- without making any commitments. line ot tv ment personnel to meet him except for two security agents. In contrast with the first flight of the twin-engine jet 10 days ago.

there were no Hungarian pickets at the field and an Air Force, that no American planes the Soviet plane! here. The delegation was greeted by Col. Rufus K. Ward, base commander. There were 34 passengers and 17 crewmen aboard the plane which can carry 72 passengers.

issued by cither Faubus or the President after they talked alone for 20 minutes and in the company of their advisers for an hour and 50 minutes more. When asked whether he would withdraw the Guard from the school Monday, Faubus said: "I'll have to take care of that when I return home." Faubus pledged he would abide by the U.S. constitution and by to the It was learned Faubus outlined any "valid" court orders. Eisenhower said he recognized that Faubus had the "inescapable responsibility" of preserving law and order in his state. "I am gratified by liis constructive and cooperative attitude at our meeting," the President said.

a possible solution to the crisis without a "direct showdown" between the federal and Arkansas governments over the use of troops. AT A NEWS conference after his meeting with Eisenhower, Faubus would not comment on Iane Three Americans guided from Gander, thei here from Gander. Nfld.j i proposals. It 1D were Maj. James Zwager of however, that Faubus Capt.

Harold G. NO MENTION was made of. a compromise that would in- Renegar. Keller, and Sgt. National Guard troops Faubus elude suspension of any federal Gaylor E.

Robinson, Marietta, Ga. sent to Little Rock's Central High School Sept. 2 to keep Negroes from enrolling. He has defied three federal court orders to call off the troops and is under subpena to appear in court Sept. 20 to fight court action pending a one-year cooling off period.

That also would mean a one-year delay in integrating Little Rock's public schools. An understanding resulting from (Continued on Page 2, Col. 1) Renegar and Robinson were also! on the jet's last trip. They said it was a smooth tripi down. The airplane ran at a cruis-j ing speed of 546 m.p.h.

on thei. trip from Moscow. I DYER Raymond and Barbara Homer, 1325 Madison arrived home late Friday from a drive-in movie --tired, exhausted and ready for a long night's sleep. After tucking their three children into bed, the retired. It was 1:35 a.m.

Ten minutes later, an earsplitting explosion jolted the entire family awake. "It's an atom, bomb," said Mrs. Homer. "No, a car has crashed into the living room," Homer said, as the couple darted into their front room. THEY FOUND the innards of their television set splattered about the room.

Fragments of the picture tube were imbedded in the rug. Wood from the bottom of the plate glass frame had been torn off the set by the explosion. Homer could not account for the blast. The set was plugged into a wall socket, but it was not turned on. A night lamp set on top of the set, but it was not on.

So. far as the couple could determine, there was no possible source of electric current near the piece of i ture. The set had last been used for any length of time on Thursday night. The day before, a new picture tube had been installed. Homer scratched his head and said, "All I know is it scared the daylights out of us." ''Head-splitting!" That's how a Homer describes the thunderous noise set off by television set explosion which shattered glass in his Dyer home.

Homer could find no cause for the explosion. Picture tube hacJ been changed last week. (Hammond Times Photo).

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