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light Cloudy snow and or snow cold WEATHER with occasional The Dubois Couxty to 33, DAILY HERALD raises stay ahead of the tax flurries through Saturday. High today 28 to 33. RARE INDIVIDUAL Low tonight low 20s. High Satur. Financial success: Man whose pay day 28 Sunset Friday 5:42.

raises. Sunrise Saturday 8:07. Sunset Saturday 5:43. VOL. 75 NO.

74 Three HARK THE HERALD A Vital Principle Is Being Ignored THE AIR FORCE has officially ended its 21-yearlong investigation of unidentified flying objects. Dr. Edward U. Condon, who advised dropping the matter, thinks it should not even be discussed at scientific gatherings. Under these circumstances, anyone who insists that there ought to be a continuing UFO probe risks being regarded as a bit of a kook.

We run that risk for the sake of asserting an important point. The point is that the scientific ideal of the search for truth is far better served by those who insist on keeping the subject open and pursuing it wherever it leads than by those--like Condon who in effect want to sweep it under the rug. One consequence of support for the sweeping-it-under-the- -therug approach by Dr. Condon is that there is a move afoot to destroy records of the Air Force probe. To do SO would be folly; it would remove all chance that some day the records might shed light on new data.

We hold no brief for the idea that there are indeed UFOs. Certainly we do not maintain, (Continued on Page 20) Dennie Wright Of Birdseye Is Taken By Death Dennie Wright, 84, of Birdseye, a retired farmer, died unexpectedly at 7 o'clock this morning at the Jasper Nursing Center. Mr. Wright was born in Craw. ford County on Sept.

16, 1885, the son of David and Martha Mitchell Wright. His wife, Talfie Jackson Wright, preceded him in death last Aug. 17. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Thomas, Mrs.

Elsie Eckert and Mrs. Edison St. Clair, all of Birdseye, and Mrs. Stillman Atkins of Dale; 27 grandchildren and 38 great -grandchildren. Four children are deceased.

Friends may call after Satur. day noon at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg where the funeral service will be held at prod p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Foster's Ridge tery at Uniontown. Friday, January 2, 1970 Jasper People Die In Israelis Warn Lebanon Against Guerrilla Action; Strafe Area By United Press International Israel warned Lebanon today against guerrilla operations then sent eight planes to strafe a public road in the Al- Agkoub guerrilla area near the border.

Is. raeli planes also struck Egyp tian positions near the Suez Canal. A Lebanese military spokesman in Beirut said four civilians were N. Merry, Retired Auto Mechanic, Is Dead At 68 North Merry, 68, a retired auto mechanic, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on R. 2, Jasper, at 4 o' clock Wednesday afternoon, Mr.

Merry was born at Frankfort, On July 3, 1901, the son of Alvah Conway Merry and Nettie North Merry. He was ployed by Hoffman Bros, as mechanic for Jasper Chicago Motor Express and its successor, Clairmont Transfer, for a total of some twenty years before he retired. Surviving are the widow, the former Florence Singer, to whom he was married on Feb. 29, 1924; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Seger of Dubois; two sisters, Mrs.

Roie Skelton of Belleville, and Mrs. Roy Barnett of Las Vegas, and a grandson, Keith Seger. Friends may call at the Becher and Son Mortuary where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 Saturday with the Rev. Donald Ackerman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Habig Lets Decision Up To Branch Manager INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) Commissioner Gerald W. Habig of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles said today the state's 194 license branch managers are "on their own" when it comes to re-or not requiring -proof of property tax payment to get licenses. Habig said after consulting with the staff of Attorney General Theodore L. Sendak he has decided he must take the position that (Continued on Page 20) wounded when the Israeli planes strafed an agricultural truck and a civilian car on a public road leading to the village of Hasbaya, He said Lebanese antiaircraft batteries forced the Israeli planes to flee. Jordan reported a 30- minute border clash with Israeli forces in the southern Jordan Valley.

Break-In At Tavern Nets Money, Whiskey Burglars made off with a reported $500 in cash and a large amount of whiskey after they broke into the Welcome Inn at 314 South Newton St, in Jasper over the holiday period. The Jasper City Police and Detective Sergeant Allen Groves of the Indiana State Police are investigating the break- in. This morning the city police gave these details. Bob Uebelhor, who works as a bartender at the Welcome Inn, was said to have closed up at 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Apparently the owner, Mrs. Dorothy Blessinger, went to the store at about 1 p.m. New Year's Day for cleanup and inventory when she discovered the money was gone, The police were then called and they discovered that the thieves apparently had entered the Wel(Continued on Page 20) Huntingburg Rites For Cora Anderson Mrs. Cora Anderson, 79, of Romeo, a former resident of Huntingburg, died Wednesday in General Hospital at Mount Clemens, Mich. She was recently transferred to the hospital from a nursing home at Romeo, in which city she had lived since 1958.

Mrs. Anderson was born near Huntingburg on Sept. 5, 1890, the daughter of John Collins and Lucinda Garland Collins. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Otto Bretz and her second to the late Claude Anderson.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Victor Dearing of Berkley, whose brother-in-law, Henry Dearing, 48, of Huntingburg, died of a heart attack at Huntingburg on Christmas Day; a son, Robert Bretz of Hoopeston, twc brothers, Tom Collins of Huntingburg and Everett Collins 01 Jasper; two sisters, Mrs. Orval Kemp and Miss Pearl Collins, (Continued on Page 20) Among Strongest Antiwar Appeals Pope Raps Arms Sales To Poor Nations VATICAN CITY (UPI)-- Pope Paul VI opened with a denunciation of giant industries the new year who sell arms to nations so poor they lack hospitals schools, It was one of his strongest antiwar and appeals, "Lord, we are today more heavily armed than in centuries past," the Pope said ever we were at the 16th century Church of Jesus. in a sermon provided with instruments of death that "We are so could in a single instant set the world ablaze we and perhaps even destroy "Lord, we have based the development and prosof many of our giant industries on the diabolical perity capacity to produce arms of every size and shape, slaughter and exterminate men all designed to who are our brothers," the Pope said. "Thus we have cruelly established the economic of SO many powerful nations upon the stability trading of arms to poor nations lacking plows, Twenty Pages Today Crash First Traffic Deaths In State For New Year Tel Aviv found its relations with France deteriorating over the French government's demand that an Israeli admiral be recalled from Paris for his part in the so-called gunboat affair.

Paris dispatches also reported that Israeli pilots and maintenance crews sent to France some time ago to pick up 50 Mirage jets sold to Israel had quietly returned to Israel. The bought-and-paid-for jets were embargoed by France. A statement issued by Israel Thursday called the demand unjustified. Egypt weicomed the French move as "decisive." The gunboats, previously in detention in France, were docked under guard in Israel. Military spokesmen in Tel Aviv said Israeli warplanes bombed Egyptian army outposts along the central sector of the Suez Canal for almost an hour today and returned safely to base.

Jordan announced that its troops turned back an Israeli patrol trying to cross the Jordan River this morning in an area where heavy artillery exchanges have occurred recently. Israeli warplanes raided four times into Jordan Thursday in the same region. In Tel Aviv, the chief of staff of the Israeli armed forces, Gen. Haim bar Lev, warned Beirut that it faces "more drastic" tion unless it curbs guerrillas operating against Israel from its territory. "Should Lebanon take the steps which are good for her, there will be nO grave deterioration," he said.

"If not, we shall have to take against Lebanon moredrastic action." From Cairo, Egypt's first official comment on France's countermeasures against Israel for the gunboat affair appeared In the semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram. "The least to be said is that it (Israel) received a violent slap in the face delivered by the French government," the semiofficial Cairo newspaper said in Egypt's first comment on the French de- (Continued on Page 20) Jasper's First Baby Of 1970 Makes Her Debut The first baby born of Jasper parents in the new year is a 5 lb. 1514 oz. girl born to Mr. and Mrs.

Gary Kuebler of R. 1. She made her debut in the world at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

The father is employed by Holland Dairy. The mother is the former Pauline Watts. Mr. and Mrs. Kuebler's daughter will receive several merchandise prizes and services offered by Jas.

per firms to the first baby to be born of Jasper parents in the new year. The shower of gifts includes many things for the baby as well as some items for mom and dad. Jasper merchants who contributed to the contest include: Tewell's Shoe Store, Flick's Rexall Drugs, Astra and Tivoli Theatres, Meadow Gold, The Uptown, Ben Franklin, Georgia Lee Gift Shop, Reising'S, Haller's Bakery, German American Bank, Home Outfitters, Yaggi's, New. berry's, Parket- Market, Schmitt's Jewelry, Wilson Flowers and THE DAILY HERALD. ROBERT DENU In liana recorded its first traffic deaths of 1970 when a crash on Ind.

45. U.S. 231 between Jasper and Huntingburg at 2:40 a.m. on New Year's Day resulted in fatal injuries to three Jasper residents and sent Seven other occupants of the cars to the hos. pitals in Jasper and Huntingburg.

One of the injured, a 19-year. old Jasper woman, gave birth to a stillborn son in Memorial Hos. pital about SiX hours after the crash, which occurred 1.4 miles south of the Jasper city limits. Fatally injured were Robert J. Denu, 28, of 317 west Fourth Jasper, the driver of one of the cars; Miss Joyce Shoultz, 31, of 512 west Fifth Jasper, one of the five passengers in the Denu car; and Konald L.

Schafer, 18, of R. 5, Jasper, one of the two passengers in a car driven by James E. Buchta, 17, of R. 4, Jasper. Denu suffered a skull fracture and Schafer's skull was crushed and he also suffered a neck frac.

ture, according to the county coro. ner, Dr. C. W. Ackerman.

Both were killed instantly. MiSS Shoultz, who suffered a skull frac. ture, was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Jasper at 3:30 a.m. and died nine minutes later. Passengers in the Denu car, in addition to Miss Shoultz, were Edward Fawks, 17; his wife, Helen, 19; Theresa Brzezinski, 16; and Thomas A.

Montgomery, 21, all of whose addresses were listed as 117 Jackson Jasper. Mrs. Fawks gave birth in Me. morial Hospital at Thurs. day to a stillborn pound Son whose umbilical cord had been damaged.

Mrs. Fawks suffered multiple contusions and facial lac. erations and lost several teeth in (Continued on Page 2) schools and hospitals Lord, it is true! We are not on the right The prayer was one of the pontiff's strongest appeals for peace in his six and a half years in office, certainly the most vigorous since he stood before the U.S. General Assembly Oct. 4, 1965 and said, "Never again "No more war! War never again! Peace! It is peace that must guide the destinies of peoples and of all mankind The pontiff chose the baroque church, the principal church of the Jesuits, to celebrate mass marking the "World Day of Peace' which he established for Roman Catholics three years ago.

The Pope listed what he said were "the ideologies that make men enemies of one as revolutionary fanaticism, class hatred, nationalistic pride, racial exclusiveness, tribal rivalry, commercial selfishness and self- individualism that is indifferent to the needs of others. Don Astrike Takes Over Gulf Station Don Astrike, who has been as. sociated with Spurlock Standard Service Station for the past 15 years, has recently acquired the Gulf Service Station at the corner of Fifth and Main in Huntingburg. This station was owned and operated by Chester Thomas until his recent death. Astrike is married to the former Margie Luker, who is the school nurse for the Southwest Dubois County School District.

They have two children. A grand opening will be held in the near future..

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