The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on October 12, 1954 · 14
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The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana · 14

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tuesday, October 12, 1954
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Tuedoy, October 12, 1954 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS rog i Storm Wrecks Church, Farmhouse 4 A, v. 1 m&VJM .1:' P Vvv, tS' H (f r.-f js?; :v'- -vc- : J 'i - First Home in Tornado's Path A brick farm home along Ind. 44 wos the first building m the poth of the funnel-shoped cloud that plowed through the southwest-ern section of Johnson County yesterday. The roof wos torn awoy, walls collapsed and limbs were ripped from the trees m the yord. Owner of this demolished home is Omer Houghmon, who moved to Franklin two weeks ago, leaving the house vacant. The News Photo, Bill Herman. A. 4 ; LL-. Zlmmm, ' " 0 0 W Torn From Frame This picture of Christ and His flock wos ripped from its frame as the twister blew off the roof of the First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church south-west of Franklin yesterday. Lawrence Christie, 38, who lives west of the church, points to the hole in the picture where Albert Hunter, 25, Franklin, has placed his hand. The church organ tumbled into the basement as the floor collopsed in the storm. The News Photo, Bill Herman. w i a '4 V f ' ; . I I ? J 1 I l'frrtv K'Tll - iTrftrv'"1 ' 1 r" m I'i". if . A-J.' w tat ,4,' 4 an v i I; f ; i -4. .44 ... Sing Vith a Zing The Pothfinders, a group of gospel singers, entertained more than 2,000 persons in Codle Tabernacle last night. They were one of the four groups featured on the Wolly Fowler AH-Nite Sing which' presented a 3 ''2 -hour program of hand-clapping, toe-tappmg religious music last night. The News Photo, George TiHord. Lake Pennsylvania This was the 200 block of North Pennsylvania os ram continued to fall today. There was enough water on the street to catch the reflection of the World War Memorial and the Second Presbyterian Church. Indianapolis had 1.11 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, the first time the city has had, more than on inch of rain in one day since February 16. Gray skies and an overcast made it necessary for many drivers to turn on their headlights. The News Photo, Bob Doeppers. m I j , ''h :' '' ' w I ft u4 ' I . " . if - v X .V . . ; - ' ' 4 ' Which One Will Be Queen? f ' . 4 i if L. m1i in.iiii mil, mt m m '1' -i j I". I 5 J M : ri f w - V i. t ft ft .1 1 1 FRANKLIN, Ind. One of these women will be crowned homecoming queen ot holf-time in the Fronklin-Eorlham gome October 30. Candidates announced by women's social organizations or? Dmno Demotte, Greenwood, Pi Beta Phi; Mildred Thurston, Summitville, Zeta Tau Alpha; Betty Jean Russell, Wmamac, Franklin Independent Women; Jane Duckett, Franklin, Delta Zeta, and Loretta Kellams, Franklin, Delta Delta Delta. Elected by the F-Men's Club, athletic men's honorary, the queen and her court will reign during the homecoming dance Saturday evening. 'Be Nice, Kill Self Singer Johnny Johnston, 39, accompanied by his wife, Shirley (right), 29, appeared in Superior Court here to answer chorges of Bette Bowers (left), 24, showgirl, that he is the father of her expected child. Miss Bowers testified in court that Johnston told her "to be a nice girl end kill yourself" if she became pregnant after their pajama party in a Washington hotel room last March. Johnston has filed an answer denying Miss. Bowers' charges but hen not yet given his side of the story. Miss Bowers is asking that Johnston be declared the father of her child and be ordered to pay reasonable support. Mrs. Johnston said she would stand by her husband. AP Wirephoto. 4 J

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