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THE WEATHER l"nse-ttx WMtkrr tonight and Friday, rsdn probably turning to w colder Frilft. COUNTY VOL. XVI. NO. 143. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1922. HAMMOND. INDIANA U A 00 CITY THJE LAKE LOCATION IN REGION DESIRED Ji 11V1 HjD BU FOR URDER IF SUBOTICH MYSTERY S TANGLED Slain Woman Reported in Gary on Night of Disappearance tINTER NATIONAL NEWS SERV1CE1 CHICAGO. Dec. 7 William Subo tich. husbajid of the woman whose dead body was found In a lonely marsh south of Chicago several days ago, was held by the police without baU on a charge of murder late to day. A skein of Tangled evidence hr been woven Into the mysterious dea of Mrs. Nina Subotich, wife of "Bis Bill" Subotich. since the locating of her body In the marshes near 119th street and Calumet avenue last Sat-' urday. Investigations made by the "mys terious squad" of detectives show evidence of conspiracy and the mur der of Mrs. Subotich. Starting out virtually without a clew. Chicago detectives have wedded through the entanslements of mysteries and un raveled sufficient evidence to hold Wm. Subotich. the husband, as the instigator of the crime. NEW CLIW8 TmCOTXSJCD Detectives learned today that Mrs. Subotich was seen accompanied by a strange man In Gary on the eve ning of her mysterious disappear ance. If located oplico believe this man could furnish the missing link for the death of Mrs. Subotich. Every effort Is being made to effect his arrest. .Another disclosure Is that Mrs. Fubotie';?. accompanied by Mrs. .!: W. ic. of Indiana Harbor, was expected to ca.il at the shop of Frank Iierr.af. at 626 Hohvnan street. Ham r.oml. to- a fitting of Mrs. Subotlch's s-u:: on Saturday afternoon. Novem ber ;"t"., the day she disappeared. Mrs. i f r.at itifornied a reporter that Mr-. ui : c!i had !,ren t'r.cr. on two other " c.:r.:1,ris with Mr.--. Sario and was f-.-c?te.l I !: tha' Zr. The fu ! ha not clalrwl. This t!:- i h'cry i f a ;i'.-rjon contemplating flic "c the ;:,' ' ? uj.haj-':-: Suit:ch fuiit.l: co !-'-r.,.. 3ttAB.ElSZ L:7E n-.n-rioJ !: of the wu j substantia ted by the fun. Joseph, when c;ui:;.cd by f'hicago rile-".;vos i r. connection with hi. i-ior.:e affairs. The hoy, who is said to h an apprftiitioe elect rrian, has not ben questioned further by the outside authorities. QUESTION ASSOCIATES George Varicek, said to be an as sociate of "Big Bill" Subotlch's, and a half dozen others who are closely acquainted with the former proprie tor of tho Harbor Inn have been rounded up for questioning In this ca?e. IN GOOD HEALTH Mrs. Subotich i3 said to have been in exceptionally good health for a number of years, despite the fact her mind is said to have become slightly unbalanced five years ago, when her young son was killed by a train. Training the head outside as well as inside. Is the new rule at Irving school in Hammond. "What is believed to be the first barber chair ever Introduced Into the curriculum of an elementary school in the history of education in this state, was established yes erday at Irving school by the enter pi ising young principal of the build ing. Herbert Cortright. "AVe train the hands, the hearts, the Uads, and the hair of our pu pils." flays Mr. Cortright. Every day is barber day at the school. oys and girls may avail themselves, of tonsorlal advantages for the smJl sum of twenty cents. For a dime more they get their head washed. Applications from students in the school for hair cuts now total 13S. None tAit bonaflde pupils of Irving school will be allowed to use the ba-i chair. Brothers out of school or pupils in other buildings will not e granted the privilege of a college hair cat. Mr. Cortright has secured the services of a Chicago be-rber after ta appeal to local brbers to aid In es-tabll-jfhinf, the school barbr shopp we7 unanswered. I -A-ing school with its 7B0 students Is- jne of the big successes of the loj i system. Principal Cortright fcsj added among other things, a den ta chair and servioe to the school's ft HUtie. y ANNEXATION PROCEEDINGS INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE! WARSAW. Ind.. Dec. 7 Residents or he south p.art cf Seward town sli p, owners of land covering four 4 ware miles, hare filed a petition W .th the county coart asking that t)At portion of the township be in Bixed to Lake township. HAIR CUTS AT IRVING SCHOOL NOW WHY CERTAINLY! Judge Cleveland In the Ham mond court asked rather weakly for a glass of water. He had difficulty In keeping his Judicial seat. The courtroom swam be fore his eyes. And all because.. "Loren Wiltsee, charged with exceeding the speed law on Hoh man Street. Are you guilty or not guilty," boomed Joe Todd, prosecutor. "I'm guilty. I certainly am guilty, y'honor. I most certainly am. I was speeding. I certainly was. I want to see that speed law enforced. I want to thank the copper who pinched me. 1 want to thank the officer who booked me- I want the court to fine me, and then I want to thank him. I most certainly was guilty. I certainly was." Then 'twas that hlzzonor mo tioned for the reviving aqua pura. Struck by Mr. "Wiltsee'a plea, the court fined him. He couldn't do anything else after listening to the man's heart-rending prayer. He certainly couldn't. So Mr. "Wlltsse paid his $11 fine and was satisfied. "I'm certainly glad he fined me," said Wl'tsee. leaving the courtroom. "I was afraid he wouldn't, I certainly was." Wiltsee. a roal estate man, lives at HO Detroit Street. 550,000 DEPOT TO BE BUILT BY GARY ST. RY. The Gary Street Railway Com pany will erect a $50,000 depot and office building at Eleventh and Broadway In the very near future, according to Information given by Charles W. Chase, the street car company's president. Plans for the building will be completed some time today and will be sent to contractors at once. Thursday. Dec. 14. bids for the con tract wiil be received. 100 MUCH OF HONEY AND TAR $25 Fine For Driving Car I While Drunk, Wom an Gets. When Mrs. Russell, ?B3 Plummer av-?nue, told Judge Cleveland In the City court this morning that her al leged intoxicated condition which lead to her arrest on a charge of driving while drunk was the result of frequent and heavy doses of "Honey and Tar" cough syrup, the court ordered her to find a new rem. edy and In the meantime to "cough i:p" JC5 as a fine. Along with her In the Chevrolet car In which stie was nabbed at Fish er and Hanover streets, were Mrs. William Merter.s, aged 19 years and Charles Oels, 652 Hohman street, who told the police his name was Smith. Officers Mao Thompson and Harry Schaetzel eay they found the trio drunk. Gels and Mrs. Mertens who occu pies the floor ,bve Mrs. Russell, were each fined $11 on charges of Intoxication. Neighbors In the vicinity of the spot where the trio was arrested called police, complaining of the revelers' actions. FINE IMPOSED . ON GARY MAN INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE LAPORTE. Ind., Dec. 7. Fines and costs totaling $210 were Im posed on Joseph Levendowskl of Gary in city court when he pleaded to liquor law violations. His arrest was the outgrowth of a liquor case last December when Andrew Sigen skowskl, living north of LaPorte, was sentence to the penal farm or possessing a still. He contend ed that two Gary men had set up the still on the farm and that he was not guilty. BUS OPERATORS TO FIGHT FOR RIGHTS Thirty-two operators of pusses be tween Hammond and East Chicago and Chicago have (banded to fight for their rights under the Interstate commerce commission privileges. Orders restraining them from oper ating Into Illinois are being dlsre. garde d. The (busses will continue to operate. Passengers will not be discharged at any point after cross ing the state line until the destina tion. Sixty-third and South Park ave , is reached. None will be picked up except at that point, the owners an nounced today. MEMBERS of the Hammond Wo man's Club and their friends who have tickets for the grand opera Sat urday evening will leave In a body over the South Shore at 6:37. ar riving in Chicago at 7:37. They will return over the C & O. leav ing the Polk street depot annex at 11:30. Persons desiring opera or railroad tickets may obtain them from llrs. C G. KlngwllL Did You Hear That? THE Christmas shoppers are find ing a world of attractive gifts in local stores. ' MORE traffic law violators: Ed ward Brumm, Joe Cicro. Earl Hig gins. All are fined in city court. WINNIE BEmiGER Is planning a business trip to Florida, according to friends. This will be his second trip this fall. THE Indiana Society holds its an nual banquet at the Drake hotel on Saturday night. About twenty Ham mond men will attend. PARENTS of children attending the Central school will see the wheels go around this evening. They will attend night session of classes. TOMORROW night the Elks are staging an Invitation dance. Like all Elk affairs this danca will be a "steppy" thing. A big crowd is an ticipated. uiaj. kaktuh was granted a parole, Ernest Lee and Samuel Cop. lensky, all of Lake county, were de nied clemency this week by Governor McCray. THE LaPorte Country Club house Is to be remodeled next spring and a goodly sum of money spent on Im provements. Membership fees will be $100 henceforth. FIND a man like Frank J. Green Is the conclusion of the Chamber of Commerce directors who heard the 6outh Bend Chamber of Commerce manager Tuesday evening. MRS. HOWARD G. STEVENS has been appointed city chairman for the sale of Red Cross anti-tuberculosis Christmas eals. She has 15,000 seals to dispose of at one cent per each. OFFICER STELOW again brings consternation to Jltneurs. He arrest ed three yesterday for blocking traf fic at th Four Corners: Charles Bradshaw, Charles Krueger and Her man Smith. THE American Legion held a stag Tuesday night. There were sev eral good boxing bouts, a wrestling match and some colored entertain ers. Everybody seemed to enjoy the party thoroughly. THROUGH an error It was an nounced that the funeral of Mrs. Charles Carlson would be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph's church. The time should have been 8 o'clock. W. F. HABERMAN. 339 Johnson street, has recovered a Ford coupe which was stolen October ?9. It was found by the state police at South Bend and Earl Harrison of North Judson, Is under arrest. HARRY DIXON. Is held for mur der by Hammond police. Ruth Mas soy, young colored girl whom he Fhot through the Ftomach In a pool room at State and Morton court yesterday died last night at St. Margaret's hos pital. The girl passed him back. He killed her. OLD DOC. SHARRER, who hasn't had quite his usual amount of pub licity since the Shrine circus closed, drops a post card from Washington, D. C stating that he and the missus were heading for New York to at tend the convention of life Insurance presidents. WHO has an overcoat for a sol dier? Mrs. Grace Massaro Red Cross secretary, needs an overcoat for a destitute soldier now In a sanitarium at South Bend. The coat should be about size 44. Call Mrs. Massaro, Hammond 140. Her office Is at 35 Rlmbach building. COL. L. T. MEYER attended the regional meeting of the Seventh Dis trict Committee Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday evening, at Chicago. He la Hammond's national reperesentative. On the program were National Executive James E. West and Dr. Hurt. MISSOURI ei-srvice men have until December 31st to collect their state bonus. If application has not already been made, Mrs. Massaro. Red Cross secretary, 35 Rlmbach building, will be glad to make It out. Missouri buddies who haven't col lected yet had better get. hep. CHARLES PETERSON. Cary stu dent who became involved with Arthur Rothman in the latter's candy sore. denies that he was at fault and objects to being called a smart aleck. Because Rothman ejected him rough ly he had the latter arrested and later asked for Rothman's discharge. YOtTNG MR. HAYWARD. princi pal of Hessvllle school, has added "Sherlock Holmes' to his rea-dlng list. This after he was confronted with the mysterious disappearance of several gross of chalk, pen points, rubber bands, other school material stolen from his room. Boys are sus pected of the thefts. KARL GRIFFIN'S jingle about the fireman responding to a mother's screaming appeal to save her child and discovered that the child was bigger than the fireman might be rewritten about the new warming house and comfort station just completed at Maywoofl Park adjoin ing the lagoon there. In this case the warming house for the con venience this winter of skaters is J a darn sight bigger than the lagoon. Even the park looks cramped now. COUNTY OFFICERS EXPERIENCED STORM MISHAPS Slippery streets caused by a freezing, drizzling rain was respon sible for two well known Lake county officials figuring in automo bile accidents in Gary last night They were Sheriff "Hut" Olds and County Clerk Herbert L, Wheaton. - Both were drirlng their own cars, the Wheaton accident occuring shortly after dusk and the Olds ac cident after midnight. Mr. Wheaton escaped Injury, while Sheriff Olds suffered such painful injuries that he was taken to Mercy hospital, where he Is confined today. The Wheaton accident happened at Ridge Road and Broadway. Ac cording to Officer Keneally. who made a report of the accident. Mr. Wheaton was driving his Ford coupe north on Broadway and at Ridge road a machine driven south by Mr. Milligan crashed Into each other. Both escaped Injury but both cars were damaged. The Oids accident occurred at Sixth ave. and Broadway. Alone, Mr. Olds was driving his MarmOn car and headed south on his way to the Gary police station to pick up Deputy Sheriff Clem Hentges er.route to Crown Point. The freezing rain and near sleet on the pavement was blinding and not until he found himself being thrown up against the steering wheel was Sheriff Olds aware that he had hit something. "The car had plunged head-on Into a heavy street car pole at the street Intersection. The Impact was terrific, the force of Sheriff Olds being thrown up against the steering wheel almost rendering him ceml-unconsclous. He was rushed to the Mercy hospital, where he was found to be suffering from injuries about the chest- While no ribs were broken, ligaments were torn, causing the injury to be very painful. ' At the Mercy hospital this Morn ing Mr. Olds was resting easy and was able to talk to his many friends who made inquiry. It is not thought that he will be able to leave for several days at least as he will have to remain as quiet as possible. OBJECTS TO Remonstrances signed by 147 res idents of Indiana Harbor have been filed in the Hammond Superior court In the suit brought by the General American Tank Car Corp. to have the plats of the old Park addition vacated where the land belongs to the corporation. The petition filed In October has aroused some opposition from resi dents of adjacent territory, who hold that the vacation will cut off ingress and egress to public streets. They also give other reasons. However, the plaintiff does not ask for any street vacations. The only public thoroughfares affectcf are the parts of two north and south alleys. One lies in Block 23 and the other In Block 28. The property was platted In 1904 by the East Chicago Company for residential purposes, but was latei bought up for Industrial use. The General American's land lies east of Parrlsh ave. and north of 145th st. It comprises 41 lots each in Blocks 21 and 22; 18 lots In Block 23; 36 lots In Block 25; S lots in Block 24, and all of Blocks 26. 27 and 28. No streets are affected and the alleys are said to be of no public benefit as they lead to the south Into the land owned by the corpor ation. A BAZAAR and white elephant sale will be held by the West Ham mond Infant Welfare Assocatlon Wednesday, December 13, beginning at 2 o'clock. Donations for the grab bag must be in by Monday. The bazaar will be at Columbia Hall, 600 Wentworth avenue. Information may bo obtained by calllnf 1383-R Ham mond. OH, I say. old thing, let me In troduce you. Mr. Garrett, V. S. district attorney, meet Mr. Webb, Mr. Cleveland, Chief Bunde, Mr. Plain, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hoffman, Mayor Brown, Mr. Todd, Mr. Dwyer, Mr. Garrett is planning a little snipe shooting party. He'll do the hunting; the others will hold the bags. FILM play subtitles (as they ought to be) are usually little more than guide posts to coherent presentation of the story. But hero's one that, paraphrased, should make splendid material for the insurance salesman: "The finest letter a man can write to his family is an insurance policy, the postage is heavy, and the writer never gets an answer." - FRIDAT, December the eighth. In his sermon about American Educa tion, Rabbi Julius Rappaport will discuss the question: "Our Birth Right in the American Democracy, is it Attained by the Mere Accident or Birth, or Do We Have to Achieve and Earn It?" Services begin at eight p. m. Everybody welcome. All the cork used in the world In a year weighs little more than 1,300 tons. HARBOR VACATION WOIM SLAYER STILL AT LARGE Clara Phillips Hammer Mur deress and Phantom Wo man Displays Cunning (BY WILLIAM O. CAYCE.) STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE! LOS ANGELES, Calif.. Dec. 7.- Displaying the same cunning with that she matohed against officers of the law and succeeded in making her daring escape from the county Jail on Monday night, Clara Phillips, the convicted murderess and facing a prison sentence for life, became the "Phantom woman" today when v. ery possible clue as to her "lair of safety" proved futile. Mrs. rhllMps. at 7 a. m . today had (been a fugitive from Justice for 48 'hours and no more was known at that time as to her hiding place than the minute the alarm of her escape was given. Officially, the Sheriff's office de clared they believed a clue that would lead to her re-apprehenslon, would ibe found before the day was over. On the other hand, deputies detailed to locate the former chorus girl openly and frankly admitted that they had run down clue after clue, which at first seemed to have all the ear-marks of a "good" lead but in the end It proved an Idle waste of time and effort. f Sheriff William I. Tragsr. of Los Angeles county, was In San Diego, today working on what Is eald to be a new angle of the case, where he went following a mysterious tele phone call from tho southern city. What the "tip" will be that Sheriff Trager acted upon was not stated and his departure was guarded with the greatest f secrecy. While Sheriff Trager-was In San Diego. Deputy Sheriff Stensland re doubled his efforts to locate Edward (Goldtop) Johnson to question him again concerning Mrs. Phillips' sen sational flight. Johnson, known as a gambder and race track "hanger-on" and who Is said to have become Infatuated with Mrs. Phillips while they both were In Jail, was Interrogated late yes- terday.and released after giving an account of ' his actions on Monday night. However, today It consider, ed advisable on the face of new in formation to question him again. Every possible theory as to the : ruse being employed toy the fugitive ; to aid her In evading officers Is be- j ing entertained and run down In the i minutest detail. The most amasing of these ex treme theories was one that she may have discarded her feminine garb for that of a man, clipped her hair and is appearing on the role of a youth. The sheriff's office it was learned today is now convinced that Armour L. Phillips, the escaped wo man's husband "who told" that she had confessed to him of having beat en Mrs. Meadows to death with a hammer knows nothing of his wife's Jail break and that he will be re leased from technical , custody to day. Mrs. Peggy Caffee. whose eye wit ness story of the crlms was told at the 'Tiger Woman's" trial as the state's most Important witness, was reported to .have forsaken the home of friends and to be back at her own residence In Long Beach, today. BELIEVE SLAYER SAFE IN MEXICO Police Convinced Clara Phillips Succeeded In . Crossing Border. (INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE) GALEX1CO. Calif.. Dec. 7. The conviction grew among police and deputy sheriffs today that - Clara Phillips succeeded In crossing the Mexican border near hear late last night or early today. She Is believed to have been brought to Browley by airplane and from there was taken over the bor der in a stolen Cadillac automobile. Chief of Police J. B. Hardwick. ap prised of the fact the machine had been stolen In prawley last night made a desperate effort to follow It but from all Indications it suc ceeded In getting across the border line five miles west of here. The mystery airplane made a forced landing about one mile south of Brawley at dusk last evening. Two men one tall and slender with a small black mustache and the other short and heavy set i i walked to Brawley and endeavored j to rent a high powered automobile to taki them to Calexlco statin g ' they did not desire f to take their airplane that close to the border. They were unable to obtain a car. Shortly after they had been unsuccessful In obtaining a mach ine, a new Cadillac automobile standing on the main street of Brawley was stolen. Chief , Kemp Is leading a posse In search of these men as it Is believed possible Clara Phillips was in the airplane with them. The airplane remained where' It landed. It hs 2 never been seen in the valley before. It !s a standard Lincoln mirchlns with a hlspano- AL HASSAN TO ATTEND MONSTER CEREMONIAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE SOUTH BEND, Ind.. Dec. 7. Prep aration for the largest ceremonial of Its kind ever held In this seotion of the state has been completed by members of the Avalon Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R. of South Bend. Initiation rites for more than 400 candidates from South Bend and many others from several cities In Northern Indiana will be held at the WILL LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE lt well eom1i alone. Ernest lone. Carleton Hotel, has learn, ed ffcat. Early lut errsntno; he pnmed man wkt stole m vult frOTti Jones' room. At tlve 31. T. tracks opposite Morton Ct. he caught him. The man turned, whip-nod ont a revolver, held Junr np and too $7 from hi pocket. Then walked off with two companion. Jonsa return ed anna suit, saaa money, but wiser. Harvey Mcintosh, aged to, arrested by Officer Sommers la held aa a suspect In connee. Mon with the burs-airy and hold. Bp. It Is alleg-ed he was one f the trio. FOR FARMERS SPECIAL TO THE TIMES! CROWN POINT. IND.. Dec. 7 Those who come to Crown Point on Friday and Saturday to attend the Farmers Short Course will not bo forced to leave before the evening sessions close In order to catch the lnterurban cars for home. The Crown Point Chamber of Commerce has completed arrange ments with tho Gary & Southern whereby a late car will be put on Friday and Saturday night which will be held at Crown Point until the evening meetings have closed. Everything is In readiness for the opening of the course tomorrow morning and Indications are that it wll be a great success. The course Is not confined to Lake county far mers b-ut Includes sevral counties In the northwest part of the state. IN NEW FIELDS Having whipped everything In the county last summer with its crack baseball team, and adding new laurels daily with a marvelous team of bowlers, the Ink-sllnglng Times crew tomorrow night at the Luth eran school gym take the floor to open a season of basket ball games that probably will make them as famous as their baseball record did. The Times team. comprising Woggles Goehrlnger. George McHle. Babe Rlchter, Irvln Freeso and Dad Hichter, are beginning the season by meeting the C. M. B. A. team of the Concordia league. The frame will be played prelim inary to the feature contest of the evening, the Lutheran A. A. vs. the Hammond Independents: First game at 7:45 tomorrow night. E BOARD MEETS CROWN POINT, Ind.. Dec. 7. The county board of education met with County Superintendent of Schools Condon on Monday for their Decem ber meeting, it being the last meet ing several of the trustees will be privileged to attend on account of their terms of office expiring on Jan. 1st. Henry P. Batterman, Cen ter; James Love. Wlnfleld; Alfred Schmal, Hanover; Jos. Oerlach. St. John; W. Williams. Calumet; Her man Burnham, Cedar Creek, and Alex Boyd of Ross township relin quish the reins of office on that date. The board transacted the rpjrular routine business. Sutzo motor and Is said to be owned In Los Angeles. A rancher reported today that he had noticed the airplane land and that one of the two men in It gave him a gun "to keep guard." He deelartd also he bad seen one of I the men In plane nana me oiner several hundred dollars In bills af- ter the landing. Officials throughout the Imperial vallev and Mexican military of flcials renewed today a search that has covered practically every foot of territory In this vicinity without finding any trace of the missing woman. Airplanes were used by police without result. Never before has such an exten sive search been mad 2 for an es caped crlmlsal. Despite lack of ex tradition laws. Mexican police offi cials have promised to deliver Mrs. Phillips to Calexico officials, should he be discovered in Lower Califor nia, and are making every effort to locate her on the Mexican side of the border. BUS SERVICE VENTURING COUNTY DUCATION Oliver theatre on Monday evening Dec. 14. Invitations have been accepted by prophets from Aryan Grotto, Chi cago; Sahara Grotto. Indianapolis; Al Hassan Grotto. East Chicago Cadesla Grotto, Fort Wayne, and Ma-Ha-Dl Grotto. Elkhart, It is expected that the visitors will num ber more than 1,000 prophets and neophytes. SEE THE SAYS JUDGE Judge Henry Cleveland In assess Ing fines to several violators arraign ed this morning in speeder's court recommended In addition that they attend the Parthenon theater and there view the photoplay "Mans laughter" In which a motorcop pur suing a rich and racy young woman meets death In an attempt to over take and arrest her for speeding. The young woman. In spite of her wealth and Influence, is sent to pris on for manslaughter. Judge Cleveland calls the picture a powerful and Impressive lesson to criminally Insane speed maniacs. With that recommendation and the further restraining influence of a fine the court backed up local po lice in their drive on speeders. Frank R. Betz, arrested twice with in the space of one hour by Motor cop Mac Thompson, was one of the speeders fined. Lorin Wiltsee, 26 year old realty salesman, was another. The third was Floyd Murray, at torney. Murray's case, on his own request was continued until tomor row. In the meantime a call has been Issued to members of the bar association to appear en masse to morrow to aid the state in prosecu ting the case. Edwin Fredericks and AiDeri wmitns armed each with a sheep skin library were In court thl3 morning to help prosecute Mur ray. They will have others rounded up by tomorrow morninfr. TEACHERS TO HEAR GREAT EDUCATOR As a fitting close for ths week of special educational effort In car rying out the program for National Education Week the teachers of Hammond are to have the opportu nity of hearing one of America's greatest educators on Friday after noon and evening of this week. The lecture is also open to the public who are cordially invited to attend. Dr. Wlnshlp Is easily the fore most educational speaker In this country. He has made over fifty trips across the continent and has lectured In every American cltv of any size. He is the kind of speaker who Is repeatedly returned for suc cessful engagements. Dr. Wlnshlp comes nere from Toledo, Ohio, where he speaks today and tonight on a similar occasion. Dr. Wlnshlp Is not only a lecturer of note but also a writer and pub lisher and has Important business connections. He Is a charter mem ber of the Boston Chamber of Com merce, has written several books and Is publisher of the Journal of Education, one of the most Impor tant educational papers In the coun try. Hammond Is very fortunate In deed to have Dr. Wlnshlp as a part of the National Education Week program. In an Interview this morning. Su perintendent Caldwell said that he feols especially satisfied to have secured tho service of Dr. Wlnshlp on this occasion. It Is hoped that a large number of parents and pa trons will attend those lectures at the High School auditorium. The first leotur will be Friday after noon at 3:15 o'clock. The evening lecture will be at the High Sc-hool auditorium at 7:4.". 2 DIE IN CROSSING CAR JUMPS TRACK HUNTINGTON, Ind.. Dec. 7 Ross B. Merley, 35 years old. city mall carrier and his wife. 37 years old. were Instantly killed when the au tomobile in which they were riding was struck a west bound Indiana Service Corporation lnterurban car at a crossing two miles east of this city. The car was derailed and It tore up about two feet of track be fore It hit a ditch and stopped. Several passengers on the car suf fered minor Injuries and the car was badly damaged. The highest monolithic tower In the world is a reinforced concrete structure. fiSrt feet high, just erecteo at Tokyo. Jaian. for a wireless sta tion. As it -vill receive messages originally -jpoken ir numerous tongues, it will "o-ut-babel" the tower of Babel yet with aa en tirely opposite result. PCTUR CRASH INTERURBAN Important Meeting Held in East Chicago Chamber of Commerce Representative officials of Lak! county cities united in endorsing r """c,at"' io create legislation tha' .umorirs the construction Of SL .TnnlA. - ..... 1 - yvuvgc Dunaing in th nnrfhw..(. - - . . , ,1 pari or this countv nen gathered at a meeting of the "ot mcago Chamber of Com ! merce yesterday noon. This action. Incorporated Intc two aaopted motions, was: vu,Bc u. lwu, tresldent or the East Chicago n.m, . Commerce, is to appoint a commute from his organization empower in them to act with liko bodies from other cities in taking the nseossary steps to get the co-operation of memoers of the legislature In furth ering th interests of Lak3 county. second: that it be the concensus or yesterday's meeting to endorse Joint movement to wage leglnla- tlon for building a Junior College bulldinr in Lake county. TV a,. nisi motion was madn tv Insurance department of the First Trust and .Savings bank, and th S'.cond by Attorney Wm. A. Fuzy. noin were unanimously adopted. COl'STY OFFICIALS SPF.AK The meeting was opined by E. N. Canine, superintendent of the Kast Chicago s;hcol system. He Intro duced county Superintendent of Schools Congden. who spoke briefly on the urgent need of a normal school In Lake county. The most enthusiastic and well versed speak er on this subject was Wm. A. Witt superintendent of the Gary pul:ic school system. At the opening of his address 5u- prlntendent WJrl highly commend ed the East Chicago Chamber i t Cornmercs on Its wide-awake spirit for taking the lniative In the move- higher learning In Lake countv. Linking his '.otic of more scuo ls for Lake county with that of t! nationwide observance of "Educa tion Week" nd pointing out that this Is probetly the most opp.-tun time to bring before the people of Lake county the need of further school facilities. Superintendent Wirt made his plea to the elvlc and other organizations of the coun ty, urging them to seek enabling legislature that would authorize the building of a Junior College with a normal school department. Apart from the burdening taxes that building such an Institution would cause, Superintendent Wirt considered the unlimited educational possibilities the school would af ford. "An investment la education Is money well spent and cannot be measured In dollars and cents," he said. "In order to keep stride with the general level of education we naturally find It necessary to In crease the number of our Institu tions of learning so as to give all boys and girls equal opportunities In their school work." From graphs and statistics com piled in the office of tho county superintendent of schools Superin tendent Wirt showed the need of a school here. He based his argu ment on the tremendous attendance of students from Lake county In schools at Lafayette, Bloomington. Muncie, Terre Haute and Indlanapo I si. A large number attend colleges st Chicago and Ann Arbor. Mich. He laid particular stress on thi Insufficient number of trained teachers now available In Lak county schools and the lack of in stitutions in this part of the state O produce eligible teachers for schools here. KECOJDIEXD5 NORMAL SCHOOL "Only four other states In the union rank lower than Indiana in Inefficiency of teachers," Superin tendent Wirt said. He gave as the reasons for this condition the lack of enough normal schools; that these schools were already over crowded making the environment bad; and that the requirements for teachers In this state were not strin gent enough Supt. Wirt mentioned that tho State Board of Education had recom mended another new state normsl school for Indians. Believing that this school will be authorised he urged that Lake county people act collectively and go after It for this paj-t of the state. "While some Jun ior College work Is being given in the Gary and other high schools in the county, these branches of stu dies can be eliminated In the already overcrowded high schools and trans ferred to a Junior college," Supt. Wirt said. Lake county outranks any other counties In the state In the amount of taxable property wealth. Tho Calumet Region, which is Lake coun ty, stands out as the fastest grow ing population center In the state. Taking cognizance of these facts, the possible community entangle ments over this problem and also t;- political vicissitudes that miM arise Supt. Wirt closed by requesting ths Chamber to take action. VOICE PEOPLES' WISHES Speaking briefly on supporting leg islation at the next regular session of the legislature that would give Lake county this school, State Sen ators C Oliver Holmes and Wm. F. Hodges; and State Representatives Oscar A. Ahlgren. James I. Day, Wm. A. Hill. J. Glenn Harris. Wm. N. Love and John W. Thlel. gave as surance to the assembly yesterday that they would abide by the wish es of the people after they had made known their wants. ITIO POSED LOCATION A location situated midway be tween East Chicago and Gary near the plant of Cudahy Packing Co., a point where a number of transpor tation lines converge, was mention ed as a site for the proposed Junior Colieg-. Over 200 representative people from all parts of the county were in attendance at the meeting- yester day. (This number signed the Cham ber of Commerce pledge.