The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on December 18, 1954 · Page 4
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Saturday, December 18, 1954
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TAGE I And It Isn't Good THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR -SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 195i Disc-Fliers Know Future, Doc Says Chicago (UP) Dr. Charles Laughead, to whom an end-of-the-world prediction was attributed, said yesterday there is a "mass of evidence" that flying gaucers exist and are flown by space creatures who can foretell the future. The trouble is, he said, that the rest of the world is "far behind the times" in recognizing the evidence. Laughead, 41-year-old physician, lost his job in the Michigan State College Hospital over his ideas. He denied that he had said that the world will end Tuesday, but thinks it will in 1955. HIS DISMISSAL brought to light a strange cult that claims to receive extra-sensory messages from creatures in outer space, who come to earth in flying saucers to pick up information. Laughead said he was un disturbed by public reaction to his beliefs and in fact slipped away Thursday night to attend a meeting of more than 100 flying-saucer enthusiasts here. "Some sound tapei were run off," he said. "Xobody understood them, but It was obvlou that an organized attempt .at communication with the earth had been cap tured on the tapes." Laughead gets his information from the so-called "high priestess" of the cult, Mrs, Dorothy Martin, a frail, 53- year-old grandmother in whose home he is staying while he looks for another job. The physician said messages received by Mrs. Martin pre dieted "cataclysmic" tidal waves and upheavals ia the Midwest Tuesday in a gradual breaking up process of the earth. THE TROPHECY also mav include upheavals on the East and West coasts, he said, and the possible emereence of the legendary continent of Atlantis irom the seas. But he said the real devasta tion of the earth will not come until 1955 when all the present land masses are likely to dis-' appear into the oceans. i "Confirmation of the existence of flying saucers and creatures in outer space is constantly coming in," he said. "Most people on earth don't recognize the evidence but they'll find out." He said lie "may be a little mixed up myself, I don't know, but you people are very, very confused, and far behind .. the times on flying-saucer knowledge." At Iowa City, la., Darold Powers, 19 years old, a University of Iowa junior, said a group of teen-agers and adults meets once a month to discuss saucers and messages from another planet received by Mrs. Martin. Powers said there are several other similar groups in the nation. Laughead said he had held discussions with students while at Michigan State. In her modest home, strewn Seven Charities Face Possible Board Action Two Indianapolis organizations and five out-of-town charities face possible action by the City Charity Solicitations Commission if they continue to ignore city licensing requirements. Dwight Sherburne, commis sion secretary, said the group still hopes to iron out problems of compliance with a 1942 city ordinance, requiring approval and licensing of charities, with Our Lady of Fatima Council, Knights of Columbus;, South Side Optimists Club and five non-local charities. The commission plans public meetings with representatives of organizations sponsoring charities, Sherburne said, to further understanding of the pur pose and scope of the law. The meetings will be held early in 1955. Sherburne said that he per sonally did not question the worth of either of the local charities involved, but felt that commission action was a definite possibility if they continued to ignore city ordinance require' ments. 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WANT AD RATES 1 Tlmt Dally Mar and Nes.T3e per line 1 Time Sunday 13a per line (Minimum 3 Lines) Cash Must Acccmoanv 0it-of-CltT Orders with books about flying saucers and the occult, Mrs. Martin said she receives messages from "connoiters" in outer space. She said they Inhabit an un discovered planet she has named "Garion" and make fre-auent saucer trips to earth to get information. She said the connoiters are higher intelligences" seeking to make contact with earthlings. i "Don't think they're not watching you, right now," she said. Private Draws Reprimand For Failing To Salute Flair (AP Wlrephoto) Edgeuood, Md. (AP) Pvt. Bruce A. Wallace was reprimanded by his commanding general yesterday for failing to salute the American Flag during retreat ceremonies at the Army chemical center here last month. Brig. Gen. John R. Burns said he based his decision on a morning talk with the 24-year-old soldier from Ridgewood, N. J., and mechanical engineering graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The judge advocate general at Second Army Headquarters, Fort Meade. Md., had recom mended a "special or lesser court-martial" in the case. But Burns said the discussion convinced him Wallace "was very sorry for his oversight." "With no evidence of disloy alty and the man's promise to be a better soldier in the future," said Burns, "I have decided to limit my action to an official reprimand." The court-martial recommendation came after '1st Lt. Cari L. Teshman, Wallace's company commander, expressed dissatisfaction with the soldier's original explanation for failing to salute the Stars and Stripes last Nov. 3. rrn Ov 1 1 4 Lmm A xt.: JBoardToRule On Teaching Of Religion The Board of School Commissioners will decide whether religious heritage courses being taught in 11 schools will be expanded to additional schools next semester. Superintendent H. L. Shibler said yesterday. The general superintendent of education indicated that minor objections to some phases of the courses "have been worked out." Before the alterations can be put into effect, however, they must be approved by the board, in accordance with a resolution passed last Tuesday night. ' DR. SHIBI.F.It said: "I feel the changes can be made very easily in the first there were objections. Tht third course will take rnort work." Subcommittee members who mot with school officials to discuss the changes were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry Dugan, Rabbi William Greenfeld and two cf three courses in which the Rev. Ozie Pruett. BRUCE A. WALLACE TIL. PAETT rot CT1 PACK A Christmas party tor members of Pack Cub Scouts of America, will be held st 7:30 p.m.. Monday. In Brookside Community Center. There will be special en- icnainmeni ana reiresnments. 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