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OMISED FOR BIG PRIMARY TUES.
FAIR WE A Ti
TIMES
THE WEATHER
Probably nkswtn late tonight or
fne-aday, not much chaanre 1 tem
peratnra. COUNTY
JLILI
MONDAY, MAY 1. 1922.
HAMMOND. rNWANTA
VOL. XV. NO. 353.
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I MOONSHINE
Danny Howard Fires on West
Hammond Police Depart
ment Head
Danny Howard, gunman, sits diz
zily nodding In a cell at the "West
Hammond police station trying to
collect his wits and figure out what
it's all about.
lie tried to shoot Chief of Police
Joeph Nltz this morning and doesn't
remember much of what happened
at'tsrwaVds.
Ianny has been hanging around
. Hammond and West Hammond lately
sr.d ia said to have made threats
iiAt he was going to get Chief Nitz.
v'uy he would not eay and the
rhi;-r 1? very much in the dark.
TH irimlnf T"niel nicked US a
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rouv'c- of fellows and took them in
t Johnny Smith's Quick lunch place
at 11 "West State st. They ate their
breakfasts and arose to leave.
"I'll pay you tomorrow," remark
ed Danny carelessly, as he strolled
inward the door.
"You'll pay right now," responded
tmith, and he started to head them
oi? before they reached the door.
Out came Dajiny's pistol, a .30
cv.liber German Luger. Smith's hands
went up and Danny backed out
through the door.
-As the' gunman backed from
I restaurant, Chief Nitz, who was
I standing at the next corner, spot-
ta.l him. With his own weapon
BIG VOTE
OF WOMEN
EXPECTED
Great Excitement Marks
Last Hours of Heated
Campaign.
The hottest rrlmary fight In the
history of Lake county came to a
close this evening and a surprising
ly large vote Is expected to be cast
tomorrow.
While the eyes of the country are
on the New-Beveridge senatorial
fight which Is Important to the j
Harding administration, the local
excitement is divided between the J
races for United States senator,
county ' clerk and county treasurer,)
commissioner and surveyor. j
Slates were being made all over .
the county today on these five offices.
Very little money Is bet. The j
largest bet reported so far is $1,000 j
on tho Dyer-KUllgrew race, which
is considered by sports as a nfty
flfty bet. No odds are being offered
on either candidate. 1
The women vote will have a de- i
elding influence tomorrow, it is be-
lieved. Both sides are urging the ,
women to vote in tne senatorial ,
contest.
Interest In the democrat and 1
MAN KISSED HER;
SHE KILLED HIM
ANNOUNCEMENT
Owing: o the fact of the large
ballot, and the Imposalbtllty of
expecting the final rount In to
morrow's primary to be made
until after midnight and moat
probably not before Wednesday,
The Tlmon han rtrclded not to
flanh the Rtereoptican return to
morrow. Pait eiperlenee
taught that If the vote In mom
Inataneca la eloae It may
Thursday before some of
candidates may be definitely
known.
NAMED HEAD OF
! U. S. VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION BOARD
(ILLS SELF,
SHOOTS HIS
Si
I
crawa he was soon lacing nuwuru.
"Put up your gun, commanded
the chief.
"Put up your own," responded
Uanny.
Kach had the other covered. There
w.s some argument ana as tne
chief realized, Danny was loaded
U'.'ith moonshine, he decided the bet
ter course would be disarmament. He
docketed his r'atol. Danny shoved
.tils inside his belt.
j The chief ordered him to climb In-
to an automobile which was at the
curb. Danny decided he didn't want
la be arrested and started to put up
;i fight. Nitz reached for the old
l.uer, but Danny pulled It first. 115
fucceeded in firing one shot, but the
officer twisted his hand aside in time
to keep from being hit. More shots
Mould hav-e followed but for the
fa'.t that the first shell Jammed the
automatic. It was still In the
chamber when the gun was exam
ined at the station.
Bare hand treatment soon put
Danny into a submissive mood.
In the meantinJa the two fellows
who hd accompanied him to the res
laurTT ha3 made away. Smith fol
lowed them and they were picked up
In Hammond later.
of Howard.
The gunman will rrobably be
bound over to th Cook county
Errand jury.
ups" which are to be withdrawn af
ter the primary to make way for a
new Independent ticket.
The offices to be voted upon to
morrow are thoso of United States
senator, prosecuting attorney, this
judges of the superior court, state
senator, five state representatives.
f Joint representative, county clerk,
the ... . .k.riff r-r.r,c.r oo
j sessor, surveyor, two commissioners,
I township trustee, township assessor.
justice of the peace, and constable.
Mrs. Jesusita Agostini.
"I killed him because he kissed
me." Mrs. Jesusita AROstini thu3
confessed to the murder of Arnold
Postel. wealthy married merchant
of Alameda. Cal., according to Oak
land Dolice. "He kissed me once "
n- j she is reported to have said. "o I
Killed mm. My nonor was guinea
the people will put me in it I'll bo
thankful." Mrs.-Agostini killed her
husband when he attacked their
children several years ao.
dependent ticKet primaries is nui , "- - ., . . .
...... . 1 1 have my prave all paid for and if
presslon that these tickets are "set-
HERE'S WHERE
YOU VOTETOMORROW
Below Is a List of the Pri
mary Polling Places
In Hammond.
BLACK WINDS UP
STRENOUS
CAMPAIGN
WORKING TO
BETTER SERVICE
4 -"B
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5;
This is Postal Improvement week
and when the parcel post window
clerk inquires to ascertain the con
tents of the parcel you are mailing,
he is not ""inquisitive," but Is per
forming his duty. Answer prompt
ly aid correctly. ItJ8 your inter
est he Is looking after.
Parcels should well packed,
! -Trapped and addressed. Tour
name and return address must be
written on the wrapper cf every
package mailed.
Address parcels with pen and Ink
whenever possible. An address
written with a lead pencil is often
the cause of tho loss of a package.
Valuable parcels should be given
special wrapping. Use strong,
' tough paper, tie, with a good qual
I ity of twine. (Not store twine) and
have it insured.
Improper packing and insufficient
wrapping Is the cause of more lost
parcels than all other causes com
bined. The lead pencil address contrib
utes its share of mail losses.
The revised list of polling places
in Hammond for tomorrow's pri
mary is as follows:
POIXIXti PLACES,
Precinct No. 1 School house, In
dianapolis blvd.. Whiting, Ind.
Precinct No. 2 Fire Station, Kob
ertsdale, Ind.
Precinct No. 3 1150 Superior
ave., "Whiting, Ind.
Precinct No. 4 187 Gostlin street,
Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 5 299 Towle street.
Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 6-i-Pine and Chicago
ave., Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 7 Lake Superior
They knew little i Court House. Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 8 189 Truman
street, Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 9 83 Indiana ave.,
Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 10 181 Sibley street,
Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 11 701 Hobmaj
street, Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 12 Corner Sohl and
State streets, 299 State street
(rear).
Precinct No. 13 769 Claude
street. Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 14 Garage at Hoh
man and Mason streets, Hammond,
Ind.
Precinct No. 15 Garfield and
Conkey Ave., Hammond. Ind.
Precinct No. 16 508 Michigan
ave., Hammond, Ind.
Precinct No. 17- -Corner Columbia
arid Summer blvd., Hammond. Ind.
Precinct No. IS 576 Morton ave.,
Hammond, Ind.
Precinrt N". 19 803 Calumet ave.,
Hammond, Ind. .
Precinct No. 20 Hessville, Ind.
Assessor Confident That
Eecord in Office Will
Bring Him Success.
CROWN POINT. Ind.. May 1 W.
E. Black, candidate for renomlna
tlon to the office of assessor on the
republican ticket In Iake county,
wound up a strenuous Campaign
today which carried him into every
nook and corner of Lake county.
He expresses confidence that he
will win in tomorrow's primaries
by a handsome majority a pre
diction which his many friends say
he is safe in making. Mr. Black's
record as county assessor has been
such that it reflects great Credit on
him and the taxpayers in general
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SWEETHEART
Frank Wagner of Gary Fires
5 Times at Fifteen Year
Old Girl
One Gary man Is dead today and
his fifteen year old sweetheart Is
confined at the Mercy hospital suf
ferins from five bullet wounds In
her body, inflicted before the ardent
woer fired three shots into his own
body, causing instant dead.
The dead:
Frank Wagner, 2519 Madison at-
25 years old.
The injured:
Sort Kovoclch, 15 years old. 2516
Madison st.
The tragedy occurred about sevn ,
o'clock Saturday evening. It is un
derstood that Wagner had asked the
girl's parents for her hand in mar
riage, but on account of her age
they refused.
With this refusal and the fact that
the parents had intended sending
the daughter away to a girl's insti
tution this morning. Wagoner drew
a revolver and fired five shots into
her body. He then turned the gun
on himself, firlifr three shots. Death
resulted instantly.
Wagoner, who was employed at
the sheet mill, had been keeping
company with the Kovoclch klrl for
some time. Her parents did not
object so much to his company, but
refused to consent to the marriage
at this time, and asked Wagoner to
wait until she was older.
Following the shooting, the girl
was rushed to the Mercy hospital,
where seven wounds were found and
her condition seemed critical. Her
condition was somewhat improved
this morning, however, and there is
a light chance for nor recovery.
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MAY-
COU
DAY OVER THE
NTRY WAS PEACEFUL
BT W. H. ATKINS
STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE!
.WASHINGTON, May 1 The Unit
ed States government saw no "red"
May Day celebrations today.
All hints of "bomb" idiots were
scouted by Attorney General Daugh
crty and other officials of the de-
Jpartrnent of justice were of the opin
ion tUat the day would pass unevent
folly and without ' disorders.
The approach of May Day brought
J. C Wright.
J. C. Wright has jist been named
director of the federal board for
vocational education. The board
administers fund3 provided for the
promotion of vocational educatioi
in the states in the fields of .rad
and industry. He will have ad
ministrative supervision of the ac
tivities of the board in all of its co
operative relationships with the
states.
usual reports that extremists would
attempt demonstrations of violence,
but the attorney-general assisted
by William J. Burns, chief of the
bureau of in relitigation, made a pre
liminary survey and reached the
conclusion that no outbreaks were
In prospect.
Reports to the department of jus
tire indicated that although the
country is seriously disturbed with
strike trouble, . the labor disputes
are taking a peaceful course.
Both Sides in G.O.P. Claim
Victory ButGeneral Opinion
Favors Senator New
A WARNING.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 1 Warn
ing against election frauds ui
connection with 'i; primary to
morrow, especially through the
misuse of abpent voters' ballot,
was issued by Governor McCray
today.
'This matter Is going to h"
watched closely," raid the gover
nor, "and any violations of the
law will h, prosecuted."
5mNEWS
FLASHES
HAMMOND
0R.F.H.
mm
SOLICITS
SUPPOR
I
Dr. Frank H. Mervis, candidate
for coroner of Lake county, is a
i resident of Indiana Harbor, where
, .ha has continuously practiced as a
1 physician and resided since a resl-
) dsnt of Lake county, with the ei-
tion of thirteen months of which
j he was in the United States army.
1 Being an ardent supporter of the
) soldier's bonus. Dr. Mervis Is a
f ' member of the American Legion and
i other soldiers' organizations. Dr.
JW' "Mervis Is making a strenuous
Jr t campaign . the plea that his op-
'X l: ponent has had two terms of of-
! flee and that it has not been the
! custom to hold office for more than
I 1 two terms.
I j -Dcn't "forget No. 48," he says.
BANDITS INVADE
BLACK OAK ROAD
House burglaries and hold-ups.
Bandits featured crime activity
over the week-end.
Clinton Uiehl, 1074 Bay ave..
Hammond, was the heaviest loser.
Driving along Black Oak road Sat
urday night, he was stopped by two
young men. Handkerchiefs covered
their faces. Each carried a gun.
They took IJIehl's Port automobile
from him. Then they robbed him
of a $65 v.-atch. $20 in cash, and
other things. From the woman ac
companying Blehl they took a
leather vanity case and a sapphire
ring. They escaped in the automo
bile. It was recovered later by
Captain Austgen and Detective Ser
geant S. Singer.
The same pair is believed to have
been responsible for the hold-up of
B. J. Edwards, 400 Cedar St., whose
car was taken from him by two
young men on Standard ave. just
west of the viaduct. Besides his
Ford sedan, K.dward3 lost an over
coat and $19 in cash. His descrip
tion of the bandits fits that of the
pair who held up Biehl.
WILL SPEND BIG-
SUM
HAMMOND
are
one
Ul.At'St
well satisfied that he has been
of the most faithful and hard
est working officials that ever filled
the office of assessor. His large
experience in the office and his keen
knowledge of the intricate prob
lems that confront assessors make
him eminently fitted for the place
and entitle him to sonsideration at
the hands of the voters. His popu
larity because of the fact that he
never was a man to "blow his own
horn," has won to him staunch
friends who are going to
he srets the vote at the
primaries.
Mr. Black is known all over the
county as being a firm adherent of
p-ood roads p.nd good schools.
Supplementing the news dis
utches regarding the new bond
.sue of the Northern Indiana Ga:
ud Electric Co., comes the infor
nation that the issue Is to finance
he following Improvements:
Hammond gas plant and system
$100,000; Hammond electric plant
and system. $397,500; Michigan City,
gas, $40,450; electric, $347,500;
South Bend. $160.00; Plymouth.
$4,000; Ft. Wayne, Including Bluff-
ton and Decatur, $104,500; Lafay
ette. gas. $17,400; electric, $37,600;
Frankfort and Lebannon, $30,450
Peru, Wabairh and Logansport. $28,-
150; Crawforcisville. gas, $10,000;
water $5,000.
The commission authorized the
company to issue $1,885,000 of bonds
to reimburse Its treasury for capl-
al expenditures made between De
cember 31. 1918, and March 31. 1922
sB-alnst which no securities had
ever been issued.
FEDERAL JUDGE
SETS NEW MARK
IN LAW CASES
CE
NTENARAN
PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Louise Bratz, Aged
Nearly 104 Years Dies
at Home of Daughter.
Hammond's oldest resident is
dead. She was Mrs. Louise Bratz,
aged 100 years and seven months.
She. passed away at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Christ Frank of Oak
Glen. 111., yesterday after an illness
of less than a month.
Mrs. Bratr had lived In Hammond
for more than 38 years. She came
to this country from Germany in
1880, first g-olng to Milwaukee, teno
is survived by four daughters. Mrs.
A. Fleischer of Chicago, Mrs. Chas.
Timm of Milwaukee, Mrs. Christ
Frank (formerly Mrs. Louise Faul,
Hammond) of Oak Glen. 111., and
one aaugnter now iivin? in uei-
many. Twenty-tnree granocnuaren
and ten great-grandchildren also
survive her.
Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the
late residence In Oak Glen. Serv
ices in the church at 2 P. M. Stand
ard time. Interment at Oak Hill.
N. J. Emmerling will conduct thu
funeral.
(BILLETIX.)
f INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK, May 1. In a
special train from Mexico City
by the way of San Antonio,
Texas, Harry R. Sinclair, chair
man of the Sinclair Consoli
dated Oil corporation, to&y is
rushing to the bedside of his
6-year-old son, Harry V. Sin
clair, jr., who Is seriously ill
here following an operation for
double ma3tiods. The trip may
go down in history as the
fastest railroad run of il kind
ever made.
Mr. Sinclair left Mexico City
yesterday noon and is expected
to reach this home here Thurs
day morning.
' BCLIKTIN
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1. Four
bandits in a large touring car
entered the Liberty theater
this morning, slugged and
bound two negro watchmen,
blew open the safe and escaped
with several hundred dollars in
cash.
BII4.ETI)
STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE
CHICAGO, May 1. Mrs. Win
ifred O'Toole, 50, was shot Just
below the heart by her hus
band. VMichael O'Toole, as she
was to leave for court today to
testify that he had been
treating her.
"Father shot mother to
her from going to court."
Marie. 22. one of the six
dren.
SUNDAY FIRE AT
THE COURT HOUSE
Crown Point Stirred By
Blaze In Basement That
Dos Small Damage.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES1
CROWN POINT. 'Ind., May 1
The Lake county court house was
the scene of quite a severe blaze on
Sunday, which was, howver, con
fined to the basement of the building.
Waste paper in the engln,e and
coal room became Ignited and
blazes were seen shooting from the
windows which were noticed by
passers who turned in an alarm.
The quick response of the fire de
partment and the valiant work of
the firemen were responsible foV
the extinguishing of - the flames
with only slight damage to the
building.
HCLI,ETIX
Polls In preel.ncts where day llRh
savings time U operative will open
at A. M. Those In precinct wnere
standard or sun lime Is operative
will open at 6 A. M. Most of the
precincts ia Xorth and Calumet
township nre In day Hisnt savings
sones. But It makes mo difference
which sone you are In. yon will And
your voting poll open at 6 o'clock
in the morning. Tolls close at
P. M. . '
keep
said
chll-
BODY OF - WOMAN
DRIFTS
ASHOR
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BltI.ETI'.) .
STAFF CORRESPONDENT f. N. SERVICE
SCRANTON. Pa.. May 1.
Major General James R- Mc
Andrev. former head of the
general staff college of the
Vnlted States army, died In
Washington today, according
to telegrams received here by
relatives. General McAndrew
was a native of Hawley. Pa.,
and had been ill for nearly
two years.
(BlIXCTIN)
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
KANSAS CITY, Mo-. May 1.
Pearl Davis. 20, died from a
fractured skull this morning,
an hour after leaving the
'Castle," a roadhoue near this
ciy. Police were investigating
reports of a fight at tne roaa-
house and were seeking
companions of the K'rl.
the
see that
Tuesday
THE funeral or Captain John Mc
Donald, father of Mrs. A. M. Rob
erts, whos-s death occurred in the
Roberts home following a lingering
Illness last Friday, was. held this
morning. The 'body was take to the
former home at Joliet, HV today,
where funeral services and burial
will occur.
LITTLE fear Is expressed that
there will be any "May Day" up
risings by the Bolshevik element in
Gary today. Not the'slightest sign
of a May Day celebration has come
to the surface and if any attempt'
Is made Chief Forbls of the Gary
police and other offMals are pre
pared to cope with tho situation.
A. man who has helped Lake coun
ty, now Lake county help Otto G.
Ftfield to be County Treasurer.
4-28-5
LAKE county ex-service men
who have signified their Intention
of voting for Albert J. Beveridge.
had better look up his war record
first. As a member of the A. E. F.
we investigated and find that It
hadn't ought to have the O. K. of
anv ex-soldier. Harry
done more for the service man In
a minute than A. J. H. ever did t
will in bis entire lite.
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Effort to identify the clothed body
of a woman which drifted ashore
in Lake Michigan direct north of
Aetna yeyterday afternoon Is being
made by the Gary and Chicago po
lice departments today.
From a paper found on her person,
the writing almost unreadable from
the water and exposure, the police
believe the woman is a Chicago resi
dent and hope to identify her from
th list of missing on Chicago police
records.
As near as can be made out, the
reading on the paper states, "Job for
Mrs. Sully. The Garland Building
Wabash and Washington street, 15th
floor, se Mr. Meyothen, Mr. Gothen,
833 Greenleaf ave., Kraught 20S3 s.
LaSalle street, first floor, relinlng
Co."
According to physicians, the body
has been in the water several
months.
The body Is described as being
that of a middle aged woman, 35 to
40 years old. weight 115 pounds,
black hair, five feet, four inches tall
and wore black skirt, green bloom
ers, black waist, white collar, white
stockings, high black shoes and long
green coat.
Judge Jacob Trieber.
Vote for Albert E. Uriffiths, No. 68
Republican Candidate (or J nut toe of
the Peace. 4-26-5
Jndfre Jacob Trieber of the east-
S. New has a; f Arkansas is a lsw-
t C I 11 utdllivv v .. - -
ver. naturally, but a lawyer or lew
words. And he has no time to listen
to hia brother lawyers when they
start speaking in his court. As a
result he disposes of an average of
pea cases a day.
NOTICE.
Owing to the increased demand
for our coal we have opened a yard
at Augusta st, and Mcnon tracks,
which will b known as the B. B. &
C. Co., telephone Hammond 142, with
C. W. Bowman in charge, where we
will be equipped to give Improved
service to our customers.
Tho standard of quality of our
coal will maintained at all times,
and we will in addition, handle
anthracite and Eastern bituminous
coals.
C. L. CREASBAUM.
5-1-St . J. D. BECK WITH.
(BlLLETIX)
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
CHICAGO. May 1, Hazel
Bark. 25. stenographer of Aur
ora. 111., died at th St. Charles
hospital today of injuries suf
fered In an automobile accident
last night when the car in
which she was riding with El
mer Stone of Watertown, col
lided with the machine driven
by Edward Wickland of Batavia
on Lincoln Lane. Miss Bark
was thrown through the wind
shield and was frightfully cut
and slaslid-
tBlI.I.KTI'V)
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE1
TOLEDO, May 1. Burrell
Ixjop. cashitr for the Holland
Bread Company. wa robbea of
a $2,000 payroll by four gunmen
today. The bandits met him as
he' left the bank, pressed guns
into his ribs and forced him to
accompany them two blocks to,
a waiting automobile. They
escap;d.
FAREWELL RECEPTION
FOR FATHER BERG
the Saint
Tn.ienh Alumnae association a fare
well reception was f naerea iasx
night at the K. C ball, to Rev.
Father John B. Berg, pastor of St.
Joseph'53 Hammond. (Father Berg
sails May 13, on the Rotterdam ior
Europe. On his trip he expects to
stOD over at rana, x'",
Oberammergau and at his old home
in Iunxembourg.
a select orchestra under the n-
i.ion nf A. LiiesemeiT, iue,5-.ii
with a double quartet and a mixed
chorus, directed, Dy Mrs. juim x.
sherer. offered the entertainment
for the evening.
Attorney Geo. J. Eder and Rev.
Father J. M. Nickels cioquniiy u-
dressed the thronged hall of pa
rishoners. There was also a read
ing. "Home Sweet Home," by Miss
Mary Lauerman, and an address of
presentation by M. E. Jouo. wno
presented a purse in the name oi
the parish.
To this Father Berg responded
by briefly outlining the history of
his thirty-three years in the priest
hood, which were spent at Reyn
olds, Remington; Whiting, respec
tively, and the last five years at
Hammond. He emphasized that
while he was leaving on a vacation
he hoped at the same time to bene
fit his health which had become
somewhat impaired through the
long and laborious years of activity.
After this there was an Informal
meet and "getting acquainted," and
a guessing contest, in which Mrs.
G. J. Eder, President of the Alum
nae association awarded first prize
to Mrs. Frank Hoess. Thirteen was
the winning number.
Rev Fathers Wm. Berg. Barret,
Peroczinskl and Blck, S. J., were
prominent visitors.
After an elaborate prc-Rram, the
audience left with the heartfelt
goodwish 3n evidence, "Auf Wled-ersehen.''
Nominate Otto G." Fifield
County Treasurer, primaries,
2nd (next Tuesday.) 4-
for
May
26-5
A WILD RIDE.
After a wild ride in which he
smashed into three oars John Hok
anson, 6 West Webb street, was
captured at Rus.-ell and Hohman
streets 4y George Knoerzer, and
was booked sit Hammond police sta.
tion on charges of driving while
drunk and running away from an
accident.
These oars were damaged: Max
well Coupe, belonging to Dick Wil
liams. Mee hotel; Ford touring, be
longing to James Argus, 360 Tor
rence aversue; Cadillac, belonging
to George Knoerzer.
West Hammond to
Have Iegion Post
West. Hammond Is to have an
American Legion Post.
Hitherto some or tne ex-semco
men of the Illinois city have had
membership In the Hammond post
but recently there has been con
siderable agitation for an indepen
dent post In West Hammond.
This has been given added im
petus since work has started on the
new playground park which will
have a large community building
in which the Legion may have
quarters. Vets of the World War
took the matter up with Mayor
Paul Kamradt and he has issued a
call for a meeting of former sol
diers. This will toe lieia luesaay
evening at th Wentworth high
school.
Several Hammond Legion work
ers will be present to help put the
new post on Us feet.
Vote for Charles R. Dyer for
Clerk. Lake Circuit Court. Adv.
Tote for Albert K. Griffiths. IVo. QH
Republican Candidate for Justice of j
the Peace. 4-26-5,
Vot. for Charles R. Dyer
Clerk. Lake Circuit Court.
for
QUACKUACK.
Making a noise like a duck. Offi
cer Beasley, of Hammond police
station aroused the. curiosity of
three alleged gamblers at 175 Mich
igan avenue, and when one of them
opened the door of the room in
which they were locked, Beasley
and Captain Austgen jumped inside
and nabbed gamblers and cards.
The prisoners were booked on
charges of gambling. They are Sam
Cahill, 175 Michigan avenue, Ernest
Barlay, same address, John Free
man, 169 Highland street.
Thieves Enter Home.
Unlocking a rear door, thieves
last nieht enteredthe home of John
F. Beckman. 25 Detroit street, and
stole J30 from- a dresser drawer. A
window near the kitchen door was
smashed to. allow the thief tofcach
the door clasp.
A Ford sedan belonging to Al J.
Pcholtz. 402 Columbia avenue, was
stolen from Sibley and Hohman
streets last night while Scholtlz
watched a movie.
Don't forget to -rote for John Kil
ilrrrn for County Clerk at the
primaries. May 2nd.
AU Is set for the big day tomor
row over Lake county, with, fine
weather .promised.. i
dominations or candidate iov wi
nces ranging from United State
senator to constable will be made
by the republican and democrat!'?,
parties in Lake county and Indiana ,
at the primary election. At the
thB voters will elect pre A
cincS committeemen and delegates
to the state conventions. The elec
tion of precinct cornrnitUemen will,
lead to a determination of the con
trol of party organizations, and the
election of delegates to the statu
conventions will lead to the adopt
ion of party platforms and to the
nomination of certain candidates for
state office not made by the direct
vote of electors.
BALX.OT3 ABU LAHQE
Candidates for nominations are nu-
merous this year in most coumies
and townships and hence tne pri
mary ballots will be large. Th
elector that does not make Inquiry
before the primary about the quah' .
fications of the candidates may
confronted with the names of many
persons of whom he has never hoard
and he is likely to ba puzzled when
it comes to marking a ballot.
The polls will be opon front fi a.
m. to 6 p. m. Because of the many
names on the bal'.ots, especially i ;i
Lake and In other populous coun
ties, it will take several hours to
count the ballots, and all tfte win
ners may not be known for two or
three days. There will be more bal
lots to count this year than in ihe
primary of two years ago because
of the enfranchisement of women."
For each of the two parties gov
erned by the primary law there is a
separate ballot, and when the voter
goes to the polls he will ask for the
ballot of the party with which he n
affiliated.
First on tho ballots will t the
names of candidates for the nomi
nations for United States senator.
The contests for nominations lop
this office have commanded th
highest interest. This is particularly .
true, on the republican side where
the contest is between Senator
Harry S. New, now serving his first
term, and Albert J. Beveridge, who
was in the senate from 1S9J to 191V
BOTH STDE3 COSTIDEUTT .
On the eve of the election the man
agers of both Senator New and Mr.
Beveridge, e-f course, predict victory
for their respective candidates. The
Beveridge managers profess to be
lieve that a big primary vote will
be helpful to their candidate, this
idea being based presumably on thr
theory that the vote usually influ
enced by the republican organlzn
tion is for Senator New and that thai
strength Mr. Beveridge shews in the
primary must come from the vote
ia "oa in -v-, . . rtt tlift r r r :i !1 i .
Aaiiuii , v, v . . ' , i - ......
New predict he will carry every dis-.'
trict and that in sone of thm, not;
ably In the Seventh, his inaporil leal
will be large.
Outside, the Interested camps of
the two candidates the prediction
most commonly heard is that Sena
tor New will be renominated, but
there appears to be a wide variation
of opinion as to the majority he will
receive, the figures ranging from
25,000 to moro than 100,000. The pre
diction that Senator New will win
Is usually reasoned out in this waj ;
By reason of the fact that he has
served only one term, he has made a
record that has not been attacked
seriously from any source; lie lias
worked in harmony with the Hard
ing administration and openly es
poused its cause to such extent that
his defeat would practically be a re
pudiation of It as far as Indiana iv--publlcanlsm
Is concerned; he has for
many years been active &nd promi
nent In the party; he will get vir
tually the full strength of tha or
ganization vote.
CONCEI&KTSrO SOLSIEB VOTE
Those who predict that Senator
New will win by a large majority
say that even outside the regular
organization vote; ho has several uni'.t
of strength that are not enjoyed by
his opponent. In this connection
j the soldier vote Is mentioned. It is
I predicted he will pet the great built
of this because cf the spirit he ex
hibited during the world wa: an!
of the work he iid and because of
the tireless manner tn which he has
worked t-ince the war for the for
mer soldiers.
It also is pointed out that the r-on
splcuous part Senator Now had feJ
the senate in bringing about th
ratification of the treaties negotia
ted bx Hie peace conference called"
by President Harding has given hl
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