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Va.iT tonight, probably becoming
unsettled Thmradayi not much
change In temperatures lonnt to
nlght slightly below freeetnS.
VOL. XVI. NO. 142.
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Clara Phillips Still at Large
But Officials Predict
Her Capture
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6.
Hunted by every cfficer of the law
in southern California and federal
authoritiej along the Mexican bor
der, C'ara Phillips convicted "ham
mer'' murder :ps of Alberta. Mead
ows, who escaped from the county
Jail yesterday morning- by sawing
through zh - bars of her ceil, was
still the 'Tiger woman" today at
the end of 24 hours search after her
fc-tta way.
The possibility thai Mrs. Phil
lips' flight from Los Angeles to
some print across the border might
have Leri m;de in an airplane
was nut '.ein' overlooked by the
authorities. Sheriff Trager said
that while: he had no evidence to
cause Mich a belief, the possibility
existed the might have "flown"
frori the city, 'it was expected a
ch?ck would be made of the various
flying field? t.- ascertain If any
plane is missing or made a myster
ious trip.
Although working- without a sin
gle clev. Sheriff TV. I. Traegcr and
his deputies went at their task of
find ins Mrs. Phillip- with renew-d
vlg-tr today end confident that she
would be found before nightfall.
Armour L. Philips, for whose
i'lve Mrs. PhUIlp3 is said to have
beaten Mrs. Meadows to death, has
l.cen found but failed to throw any
IU-h' c;n the sudden disappearance
of his wife. After Phillips' e'x
pianatien of his whereabouts on
Monday night and Tuesday until
ha wan f mifl in the office of Bert
Jr rrir.gton. Mrs. Phillips- attorney
he wan r.'l:s';et! find not held 'for
furth r inves f isration.
Un;l- r Sheriff Eugene Biscanuz.
acting on a tip that Mrs. Phillips
may be a'ooard a fast motor boat
heading for Knservada, a lower Cal
ifornia port, left Tiaiuana early to
day f r that point to make a search
for the escaped prisoner. Deputy
Sheriff Nolan was left In charg?
of a border patrol at Tiajuan.
T'e-frsy Caffee, soar witness for
trial was reported to have .been lo
cated by a local newspaper.
She was quoted as telling their
representative that early Tuesday
morning she had a dream in which
she saw Clara Phillips escaping.
After learning of the escape she
was said to have expressed belief
that some one was moving in her
Officers were checking on a re
port today Armour L. Phillips had
been seen at 4 A. M. Tuesday
morning his previous story was to
the effect he had ben sleeping.
. It was- learned today that me
two persons being sought in con
nection with Mrs. Phillips' escape
are prominent figures In the Los
Angelas under world and that one
of them as a trusty in the county
jail conversed with Mrs. Phillips on
a number of occasions. lie Is re
ported to have told other prisoners
that when he got out he would aid
her if possible.
This man it Is believed, held long
conversations Monday afternoon
with Mrs. Phillips and it is be
lieved was trying to arrange a re
fuge for her across the Mexican
It also was believed today Clara
used a jail telephone to plan h"r
escape. She is declared to have ac
cess to a direct line to an outside
exchange from the jail and to save
held a long conversation Monday
afternoon. As this telephone was
not connected with the jail ex
change, there was no check on the
More snow but rising temperatures
for Montana. North Dakota and Wes
tern Canada, according to the wea
ther bureau here today will mark
the end of the first general below
zero temperatures of the season in
the northwest. Temperatures of 18
to 20 below were reported today from
North Dakota and Wesern Canada.
Montana averaged 8 below with
Havre at 16, being the lowest point
in the state last night.
' INDIANAPOL.IS, Ind.. Dec. .
Incorporation papers have been is
nued to the Whitin? Masonis Building-
Awoclatlon, capital $40,000; dl.
rectors, William Bought, John Hall
and Pay Walker.
Attorney Hall stated today that
the Masonic' Building Association is
rot roady at this time to announce
its plans other than that It Intends
to launch a project for a Masonic
temple some time in the future.
Six Die
In Aviator
WASHINGTON, Deo. 6 Six army
aviators were killed at Langley
Field, Va . today in a collision be
tween a Fokker airplane and a Mar
tin bomber, according to a report to
tile army air service. .
The report to the air service said
Major Guy 1.. Gerhard t was flying
the Fohker plane and Captain Ben
ton A. Doyle and four enlisted men
weri in the bombing plane. The two
ships came together with a crash in
mid-air, killing- all of the occupants.
The dead :
Major Guy L. Gorhardt.
Captain L. A. Doylo of San Fran
cisco. Sersfant Arthur Mai sic
and. O.
Private Leon Kolas
Private Felix Liunika
Private Torn Jordan
aleep. Ga.
Pcuth Massey, 10 year old colored
girl, was shot through the stomach
and fj-tally wounded last night when
she snv'ibed the bronze Tarzan of
the Black Belt. Harry Dixon, 22 year
old clerk. The shooting took piae
in the saloon and Working Men's
Club" operated by BUI Johnson, col
ored, at the corner or State and Mor
ten Court. The girl had entered
the place to get a package of cigar
rettes for Johnson, the owner, who
was visiting at Bill Derby's colored
place in Piummer avenue. John?on
had sent jf-r for the cigarettes. Dix
on, according to William Craig, col
ored, in the saloon at the time, was
shooting poo'..
The girl went behind the counter,
got the cigarettes and was aiiout
to leave, when Dixon accorted her.
?he answered him sharply and Dixon
is alleged to have pulled a pistol
from his hip pocket. He fired once.
The. -buliet tore through , the girl's
stomach.. fl'.e was taken to St.
Margaret's hospital. Physicians
hoid out little ho-pe for her recovery.
Dixon is held by the po'.lce.
City council last night was intro
duced to two alleged social evils
that threaten the peace and har
mony of Hammond. In a petition
signed by more than 73 property
holders the- council was called upon
to restrict a wide territory in the
city prohibiting within its bounds
the establishment of soft drink par
lors and colored residents.
The district stretches from Cal
umet avenue to State Lim- street
and from Conkey avenue touth to
the city limits.
There was a lot of discussion by
the councilmen. Much of the talk
was based on baseless rumor of an
Impending influx of colored labor
ers and their families. East Ham
mond is worked up about it. They
want the colored residents segre
gated. "Somewhere rast of the
Standard Steel plant" is the place
they'vo selected. Council came to
the conclusion that its hands are
tied. Moral support is about ail
tiiey can offT, they decided. The
petition offered l.y the property
holders was read and filed. No ac
tion was taken.
But Mayor Brown thinks some
thing more than "moral support" is
needed to solve the problem. He
beleives a tangible and practical
solution can be worked our. To
gether Sam Skufakiss. R. H. Wclff,
Morton avenue druggist. J. S. Gil
more, banker, and R:verend Harry
C hism, colored pastor of East Ham
mond, the mayor 13 holding a con
ference this week to determine what
is to be done.
Council spent the rest of the lime;
in allowing bills, granting a shovt
time bond issue, and listening to
echo to an accident in East Chicago,
Indiana, on Oct. 20, 1920, was sound
ed yesterday when Shea and com
pany, e corporation with headquart
ers In that city, brought suit against J
the Chicago, Lake Shore and South j
Bend Railway company. The case
was venued to the Porter superior
court. Damages of twelve hundred
dollars are asked as a result of de
struction of an automobile truck
ownl by the plaintiffs and because
of the loss of such truck in their
business. The vehicle was struck
by a car owned and operated by the
defendant company. At the time of
the accident the car Mas "negligent
ly" run, according to the allegations
in the bill.
Provincetown and Nantucket,
Mass., have clung to the Pilgrim
fathers' plan of having: a town crier.
k of Cleve- i jlt
of Phila-! .
of Chicago. ! I
of Deen i A Oi'- A
Cuts Loose
From Belt Ry.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. Connelly.
1001, T. 4 4th street. East Chicago,
started today for Seattle, Washing
ton. where they will visit until afer
the Christmas holidays. For the
first time in twenty-three years Mr.
Connelly finds himself free from the
responsibilities of the railroad bus
iness. He resigned as superintend
ent of the I. H.-B. railroad Decem
ber 1st and may go into business
for himself in East Chicago. He
was succeeded as superintendent by
Frank G. Swafford. Mr. Connelly
started as messenger boy in the
railroad offices at Jackson, Michigan
twenty-three years ago and worked
himself up to the position of super
intendent. E
Close Watch Kept on the
Border for Clara
CALEXICO, Calif., Dec. 8 Com
plete and thorough search of Calex
ico, Mexico, fails to reveal any in
formation regarding Clara Phillips.
City, county arid f deral efficers are
guarding the border here closely
and it will be almost impossible
for her to cross the border in this
vicinity. On account of the close
watch kept on this border, escap
ing criminals seldom if ever usi
this port. The chief of police In
Mexicali has. detailed special offi
cers to aid in watching the border
and he will return her to Calexico
officers if she should be looatd in
this vicinity.
Near Zero Weather Comes
For First Time This
CHICAGO. Dec. 6. The cold spell
which has held the northwest in its
grip or nearly a . wee shifted to
Chicago and the Great Lakes region
today. The mercury fell steadily
early this morning.
A sixty-mile an hour blizzard is
lashing Lake Superior and has tied
up vessel traffic, according to re
ports received here today.
The wind caused heavy damage at
Sault St. Marie, Mich., piling snow
four feet deep.
Three vessels are reported miss
ing. Near zero temperature have pre
vailed In Minnesota and the north
west the last few days.
much-mooted case of Lester B. Reiff,
a Jockey living in San Francisco. Cal.
against Louis A. Bryan, prominent
resident of Gary, in which several
thousand dollars is Involved, hs
again entered the courts. Attorneys
representing the defendant were no
tified to appear In the court of Judge
Harry Crumpacker today to answer
to a writ of assistance filed by coun
sel for Reiff. The original suit was
on a foreclosure of a mortgage ou
"Island Park," the Bryan estate near
Gary. The plaintiff was given th5
decision in the superior court of
Porter county two years ago and
the supreme court sustained the
verdict. The writ of assistance Is
asked in an effort to remove Bryan
from possession of the premises.
Masonic Temple, Colonials vs.
LaPorte T. M, C. A., tonight at 8
o'clock. Admission: Adults 55c.
children 26c. See Halladay end
Hurlburt, formerly of University of
Chicago, and Sheltor:. Thompson.
Smith, Scott and Gearing playing
with the Colonials. Dancing: at 9
o'clock. 12-6
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f t
Francisco's federal prohibition
agents have adopted a new slo
"an; "Scare "em stiff, then grab
the liauor,',' It was announced
here. Under plans rr.ada by Y. I
Harville, assistant to C. 11,
Wheeler, chief agent, agents
raiding a place suspected of
keeping or selling liquor will, or.
onte-lng, utter such blood-curdling
yellw that proprietors and
employes will be so badly fright
ened that they will forget to
dump into the slr.k any liquor
they may have. Before alleged
violators regain their romoosure,
the agents are to hurdle the bars
or tabies, seiza the liquor anu
place responsible persons under
Meanwhile the ancestors are
practicing yells which they be
ieve will t-erva to frighten the
The scheme was tried for the
Irst time in a raid last Saturday
nleht, and with success.
Con:tsrn:tion Reigns in W.
Hammond By Visits of
U.S. Deputy Marshals
Consternation was thrown into the
ranks of West Hamond saloonkeeT
ers and owners of saloon properti-s
this morning when deputy marshals
from Chicago began serving writs
of injurction which may knock te
-aloon business galley west and take
the buildings out of the rental mar.
ket for a year and a day.
The iboys don't know yet how
hard the town has been hit. They
haven't had time to compare notp
and check up but early reports in
dicated that a clean sweep was in
progress. '
Twelve Of the saloon men felt ufe
that their places wot;ld be closed
for a year since the writs were made
permanent in the Federal court.
They weren't sure Just which twe've
It would be because they hadn"t b"-th
red to go intc court when the final
''earing was held.
It was also known that a number
of other saloons which had been
raided (by Federal men misrht tie in
junction targets before long.
The Marshals this morning were
serving writs for temporary injunc
tions in some cases and in other-,
they were permanent so that it ap
pears that every place which has
been touched by the federal dry ag
ents in the last year or more Is to
feel the -blow.
This means that every place en
joined must lock up and remain
locked until the injunction expires
or is lifted hy court order. The
i permanent writs are for the custo-
i rcary year and one day.
Mayor Brown this morning pro
mised to take official cognizance of
continued and flagrant violations of
the traffic laws of the city by Jit
ney operators.
Cases wen cited to him where the
same Jitney man had been nrr-sted
four and five times for speeding,
for failure to stop at railroad cross
ings and for other traffic violations.
The ordinance under which the
jitneys operate make it compulsory
for the mayor to revoke the license
of any jitney operator convicted
three times of violating city and
state traffic laws.
Some have been arrested ar.J con
victed four and five times. But
only one licensa has been revoked.
Thre is now a popular demand
on foot among th jitney men to
have the city uso the fines collected
from JItnsy men convicted of spsel
Ing and for other offenses for the
repavem"nt of Kenwood avenue.
Th'y say fines already paid into the
court -will provide ample funds for
improving Kenwood avenue.
Attorney W. J. Whlnery, repre
senting the Bereolos Brothers, who
are troparlng to tv-jlld the fo-r-stcry
hotel and business block at
State and Hohman street, Hammond
announced today that it was prac
tlcallv certain that the contract for
cc nstructlor would be let before the
ertJ if th'- 'fk .
Ten ccntrecti-g firms have gubml.
ted bids. Ti.etu a.e belnu e .a. al
ined and as soon as the comparison
is completed the successful bidder
will be named. It is specified in
the contract that actual work is to
start Immediately, The old Main
hotel "building has ."been cleared away
and the Central 'block is rapidly be
ing ri'bmantled .
The Beaumont and Port A-thur
ship channel in Texas has developed
Into one of the greatest waterways
in the United States, both in value
of exports and Imports, as well as
Debonair Crook Who Made
Splurge in Hammond
Circles Bobs Up in
Edward J. Garrett, the Joshua of
the Jitneurs, who in his brief but
hectic abode in Hammond as "U. R.
District Attorney" sashayed around
in iborowed cars and hobnotoed with
the best citizens the burg had to of
fer, was heard from yesterday.
But it was a ccld scent. The
trail which Hammond po'. ico had
been seeking was three weeks old.
The first cl,: to come to light
since "Mister' Garrett fled with a
jltneur's flivver and $60 obtained on
two 'bum checks, was recetved yes
terday by Jnt Robinson, owner of
the 'borrowed flivver.
It was a hard blow for Joe. Fond
ly he had heped that some time the
debonair tattler for the rights of
jitneurs would ride blithesomely
back into Hammonod; hand over the
Ford intact; repay the $50 which Ed.
Plain and George Hoffman were set
back cn the fradulent checks, and
announce his p'ans whereby the
city wo;ild 'be permanently jitney
ized. Messrs. Plain and Hoffman
hid sirniiar dreams- Numerous
city officials and prominent citizens
et. al. would have felt better if it
had turned out that way.
Dut no such luck. What Joe got
was a bill from a Chicago garage,
carefully itemized, setting forth nu
merous and fjni'rv re-pairs to one
Ford redan, together with storage
charges at the usual rate per diem
for about twenty days.
Joe hesitated. He was undecid
ed whether it would he cheaper to
pay the till and reclaim the car or
go up and buy the garage outright.
Then he recalled that the flivver
was insured. He should worry about
the charges. He dashed for the
offices of the American Underwrit
ers. He was assured that the dam.
ages would be taken care of.
From the garasre later seme infor,
mation was gleaned. Ba".k aboMt
the middle of November practically
at the sami tine that prominent
citizens were waiting for "Mister"
Garrett to Join them in a jitney
conference a mud bespattered Ford
limped into the garage. It had
met with disaster and needed sue
Out of it stepped a dapper gent,
resplendent in an overcoat of up
roarous checks and a suit which
wo-uld have made a blind man's eyes
blink. Gingerly he picked his way
over the greasy floor. At his beck
en the mechanics dropped tools and
gave ear. The manager hastened
to pay his respects. Instantly the
Ford became a Packard.
Words were few. The car waj to
be fixed up, made as good as new.
Money was not to be spared. No,
it was not to be re-upholstered. The
trimmings were good enough for his
business car.
"And have it ready for me when
I return." he flung over his shoulder
as he strode to the door.
He hadn't said so but somehow the
boys had the impression that the ir
ridescent strarger was heading for
a secret appointment with President
Harding or someone. They, were
tempted to call the newspaper re
porters but refrained.
Fondly they labored over that
little car, remoiv-lng dents, flxi-g
ti-PF. wlnlnar off the travel stains
and placing it in readiness for the
great man's return. They came
to work early and stuck around late
in order to glimpse him when he
made his second visit. He was ra
diant power personified.
He didn't come. The manager
of the garage "become restless. The
repair bill was large and the storage
charges were mounting. He 1 ated
to offend the man but something
should be done.
So he wrote the secretary of state
at Indianapolis to learn the own
er's name.
The answer came: Joe Robinson.
What a common-place name. Ham
mond. Indiana. Worse yet to a Chi
cagoan .
Pwsllowtng his disappointment he
made out the bill and mailed It to
Joe. Vi sterday he learned the
worst. It was s stolen car.
And thus if "finis" written with
fair certainty to the hopes which
Hammond Jitneurs had placed in the
prowess of one Edward J. Garrett.
His middle Initial stands for Joshua.
He, it was, who would lead the
Jitneurs out of their wilderness of
uncertainty, smite the Canaanites of
the Green Line ar.d securely en
sconce the Parting flivvers forever
in the Promised Land of the streets
of Hammond.
Another false prophet has been
denounced .
James E. Clark, formerly of Whit
ing, died Tuesday morning: at the
home of his sister, Mrs. C. F. Sulli
van, 4S44 Baring avenue, Sast Chi
cflgo. He is survived by Mrs. Sui-
! liven, another sister, Mrs. Charles
! L-yton of Boton, a son, Joe, of East
Ohtcago and a daughter Mrs. Annie
Perry of Cleveland, The funeral
will be held Thursday morning at 9
o'clock from St. Mary's church, East
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Charter members of Royal Order of Dumb-bells. Below, left to right.
Alma Peterson. Jessie Elliott and Doris McDonald. Above, Althea
Karns, Ruth Franz, Frances Bowen, Gladys Campbell and Dorothy
The Royal Order of Dumb-bells, latest of modem social cliques, has
made its appearance in Geveland, Ohio The charter members are
eight girls who revel in their alleged dumbness. It's secret, too
Purpose? No! "Whadda yuh mean, purpose," says Grand Chief Dumb
bell Arma Peterson. "We're just dumb-bells, that's all." The organ
izers hope to organize every state in the union. "There are plenty of
eligibles," says Miss Peterson.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. Prohibi
tion Commissioner Roy Haynee was
subjected to heckling by "wet"
members of the house appropria
tions committee when he appeared
in support cf an appropriation of
19,000,000 to carry on enfo-cement
work for the rext fiscal year, It was
disclosed today when the report of
his appearance became public.
Haynea told the committee of
trips he made about the country for
lectures. He said he was usually
accompanied by Sherman A. Cuneo
publicity representative, who re
ceives $2,250 a year as general
Representative Gallivan asked
HAynes if he had knowledge that
Cuneo had rele;r-aphed at govern
ment expense f r6m Miami, Fla.,
while President Harding was there,
"Please send me white pants. I
want to make a front in front of
he president."
Haines said he knew Cuneo was
in lorida at the time, but did not
know about the telegram.
Haynes replied to Representative
Gallivan's tlose questioning by as
serttng that "prohibition sentimen
n Massachusetts is not typical o
the advanced sentiment of the coun
t-i-v." OV-in he said, offered th-
6. Two men were killed when
the C. & O. fast train No. 4 was
derailed near here this morn-
ing'' ,
The d sad are Harry Temple.
engineer. Huntington, and Rob
ert Lushbought, fireman. Hin
ton. Bl'kLETi:V
LAUSANNE. Dec. 6 Richard
Washburn Child, head of the
American delegation of observ
ers in the Near Ease peace con
ference, today add-essed the
Turkish straits commission de
nouncing the Russian demand
that the straits be closed to all
warships except Turkish. He
supported the allied viewpoint
that the straits should be de
militarized. (DVUEIIX)
LONDON. Dec. 6. King
George during a meeting of the
privy council at Buckingham
palace today signed a proclama
tion that the Irish Free State
now is oTicinllv in existence
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. Woodrow
Wilson has made rapid strides in
i fmm the illness that
j struck him down more than two
years ago. but no n. j
covered sufficiently to walk unac
companied through the streets of
i th cftDltal.
Stories to the effect that the for
noctural Jounrneys unaided except
for his cane through the str ets
about his S street home were char
acterized by his physicians today
as unfounded.
Mr. Wilson Is able to move about
the house and his garden with the
aid of his cane, but he has nev;r
ventured beyond the garden wall
and his physicians expressed the
opinion today that it will be a long
time yet before he did.
Benjamin Franklin never went to
the trouble of writing down an ac
count of his famous electrical ex
periment with the key and kite.
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best example of this advanced sen-
Gallivan questioned the prohibi
tion commissioner closely about a
statement to him to the effect that
20.000.000 Americans had gone "on
Lhe water wagon" last year. Haynes
declined to confirm the figures as
Ills own. but stated the number of
those who had been converted to
prohibition wa-a large.
"There is a steadily growing: and
splendid reaction in favor of prohi
bition," said Haynes. "'JVe are now
at the climax of our fight."
Haynes submitted a mass of fig
ures showing the scope of prohibi
tion enforcement work during- the
past year.
During tha "fifteen months of his
administration. Haynes said, there
have been 20.183 convictions. 4.625
acquittals, 3.217 cases dropped, and
15.910 were ".till pending on June 30.
Fines collected totalled $8,121,209,
of which $3,142,594 were in cash.
The total field force of the en
forcement unit is no about 3,518-
Questioned about the working of
his detective lorces. Haynes said it
liad been found frequently necessary
o purchaes evidence upon which
onvlctions could be secured and
that about $150,000 had been spent
- fi-ia nato rif t" "-nrk last yar.
CHlCACrO. Dec. 6. .Michael
Salcno, 35, a Russian, committed
suicide by leaping from the fifth
story of the Board of Trade
hotel, downtown, early today.
LONDON. Dec. 6. The Greek
revolutionary committee has re
fused to drop the charges
against M. Stergiadis. former
high Greek commissioner in
Asia Minor and he must stand
trail on the accusation of being
pa-tly responsible for the Greek
defeat by the Turks, said a
press dispatch from Athens this
LONDON. Dec. 6. "A happy
and interesting event is expect
ed at the home of Viscount
Lascelles and the former Prin
cess Mary within a fortnight."
the Daily News announced to
day. The rrincess. who is the
only daughi?r of King George
and Queen Mary, is expected to
become a mother before Christ
mas. This will be the first
grandchild of the king and
Jones & Laughlin
Steel Company is to
Be Reorganized
Jones & Laughlin Steel Company
is to be reorganize? as the Jones
& Laughlin Steel Corporation
with carital stock Issues of $60,
000.000 preferred and $60,000,000
common. The present capitali
zation is $30,000,000, all in com
mon stock.
A liml:ed amount of the pre
ferred stock will be offered to
the public. Formal action will
be taken by the board of direct
ors the later part of the week.
The present management will
not be affected by the change, it
is said.
The company was founded In
Pittsburgh in 182 by tha late
B, V. Jones, and practically all
of the stock has been owned by
the two families represented In
the firm name,
"Chamber Must Be of Real
Service to Succeed"
Fifty representative business and
professional men of Hammond lis I
tened to a speech last evening at j
the Chamber of Commerce for four J
hours. No one paid any attention to !
the lapse of time. S
Tha speech was not eloquent. It j
was not entertaining. But it was j
vitally interesting. More than any- 1
thing else it was a business sermon.
Frank J. Green, the eight thousand j
dollar a year secretary of the South J
Bend Chamber of Commerce was
telling the directors of the Hammond 1
Chamber of Commerce and their
guests how his organization is con- '
ductwd and how it functions. t
Mr. Green isn't an orator. He Is '
a business man. He believes in hla
Job. Any man who will travel fifty
miles and talk four hours about his
job believes in it. He came to Ham
mond on the invitation of Carl Kauff
man, president of the Hammond
Chamber of Commerce, evidently
glad of the chance of telling about
the South Eeni Chamber of Com.
Jf a thousand men could have
heard him last night the Hammond
Chamber of Commerce would have a
thousand members today. As it was.
Mr. Kauffman told each of the dir
ectors to invite a g-uest and as a
result the number of converts was
limited to the number of guests.
It was the most convincing talk
ever delivered before Hammond
business men. Every word was
gospel. Every word took root.
Mr. Green said last night that the
Chamber of Commerce of the blare
and hurrah Is gone and that in its
place today there is a Chamber of
Commerce of service to the com- !:
munlty. Such a Chamber of Com
merce, he declared, must have a
manager who is fearless and who
will cater to no interests other than
the interests of the entire commun
ity. It must bo non-political and
non-sectarian. It must be the min
ute men of the community, protec
ting the people from frauds, sharks
and get-rich-schemes. It must be
a clearing house for tn business
and charityof the city, a melting
pot of the best thought and a fed
eration for social service. It must
not work for glory, but for the sat
isfaction of service well performed.
"Make your Chamber of Commerce
an institution of helpfulness, with
out bias and prejudice, and it-' will
be a success," declared Mr. Green.
"Win the good will of the commun
ity and you have won the battle."
The Chamber of Commerce must
serve the employe as well as the
employer, said Mr. Green. Xt can
help the employer get labor and the
laborer out of employment find pro
fitable and congenial work. It can
save the business men of the city
thousands cf dollars a year by es
tablishing a traffic department to
check over all of their freight bills
and uncover overcharges. It can
drive the fakers out of the city and
save the people thousands of dollars.
The speaker minimized the im
portance of having the Chamber of
Commerce bring new Industries to
the city. He eaid it was more im
portant that the Chamber of Com
merce serve the community so well
that industries seeking locations
would be eager to locate. He de
clared that a Chamber of Commerce
that was able to handle a housing
problem was about the best induce-.
mer.t any city could offer a new in-'
"Let your Chamber of Commereej
solve the problems you have nowi
and set up the machinery to solve!
the greater problems in the future,'
and industry will be attracted to!
your city." he declared. "Do not)!
think that the literature your Cham4
ber of Commerce sends out will land!
industries. They will listen to what
you have to say and then hire a taxi
cab to go around and check tip on
the facts. No Chamber of Commerce!
ever fooled an industry that wa.4
worth having. Tha thing that a
worth-while "industry warts in, a
Chamber of Commerce is the sEmj
thing that the average citizen wantsjf
service. Service is the rent youll
pay for the space you occupy. Thel
Chamber of Commerce of the blarj
and the brass band, is gone. Today)!
they want brass tacks, jf
"People are not going to remain in)
a poorly conducted town if they
have an opportunity to rret out. TherfJS
town that has a big shifting popvi
The biggest task that the Soutrf
Bend Chamber of Commerce has hari
to perform was that of housing
which is also a serious question I: j
Hammond. As manager of the Cham-
ber of Commerce, Mr. Green took thq
stand that employes objected to liv-j
ing in homes owned by employers
The Studebaker plant was spending!
$15,000,000 in extensions and !ncreaa
ing the number of employes fronis
five thousand to 12.000. The Cham-i
ber cf Commerce gave the facts t'j
the people and organized a housing!
drive. The owner of every vacanf
property suitable for a home WM
listed and he or she was urged trjjj
either build or sell the lot at a fai-
Price. I
Every .industry, hank and wealth:!
Individual in the city was soliciterfi
for money to be loaned on homes a
a fair rate of interest. The results
was that $7,900,000 worth of homosjl
have been built is SotJtu Rend thi!f
year to take ra of the increase!'
population and despite the fact tha
ihe city is experiencing a matrli!
growth there is no acute hous!n-4f
problem today.
It I? not always the high wag
town that is the best town, Mr
Green's speech indicated. The avr
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