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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Greetings From Our Neighboring Communities ON OUTER EDGE OF CHRISTMAS—Holly wreaths hanging from telescope tripods at this Korea outpost remind GIs that Christmas is Just around the corner. From here they can see Christ- masless Communist North Korea. Peering into the telescope to watch for activity around Kaisung, a North Korea town, is Pfc. James K. Grimmett, Bowling- Green, Mo. Contacting HQ is Sp/3 Samuel W. Van Horn, Atchison, Kan. (International) Top Russ Scientist Raps Antiquated Equipment By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press Staff Correspondent • MOSCOW (UP) — Russia's chief scientist today criticized antiquated equipment in appealing to the Soviet parliament for increased research and development appropriations. Alexander Nesmeyanov, president of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Science, said Russia now has 240,COO scientists and is graduating another 250,000 technicians and specialists annually. Nesmeyanov, whose scientists built the Soviet earth satellites and the intercontinental ballistics missile, warned that it "would be most harmful to overestimate our scientific achievements." equipment, useless expenditure and duplication of work. The tall, distinguished scientist said the total 1958 science outlay will be 18,200,000,000 rubles ($4,550,000,000) at the official but unrealistic rate of exchange)—a 10 per cent increase over this year's outlay. But he said still more is needed. Meanwhile discussion of the 1958 plan continued in both houses of the Supreme Soviet, which are meeting separately to hear reports on the nation's industrial, agricultural and scientific progress this year and plans for next year. The Council of the Union and the Council of Nationalities are ex, pected to approve the programs "Great efforts still are needed I unanimously. T ^ e ^^ ^ lan includes provisions for increases in almost all sections of industry, agriculture and scien- to surpass the United States all scientific fronts," he said. on Nesmeyanov, speaking before a meeting of the Economic Council! tific research. of the Supreme Soviet (parlia-; Although it calls for a slight re- ment), asked for more funds for scientific search. equipment and for re- He sharply criticized out-dated duction in Soviet defense spending in 1958, almost one-fifth of the entire defense budget has been allocated for scientific rsarch. f Eyeful Tower' Relates Visit With Cuba's Batista ' HOLLYWOOD (UP) — Everybody likes a well-rounded blonde —even presidents. ; Curvesome Connie Towers, sometimes known as the Eyeful Towers, found this to be true when she visited Cuba earlier fhis month and was invited to perform privately for President Fulgencio Batista. '. Connie, a singer of popular eongs, caught Batista's eye while warbling on a TV show in Havana. ' '. The President dispatched his family physician and lawyer to Connie's hotel to inyite her to the palace. The invitation had all the aspects of an old-fashioned melodrama. '. But womanlike, Connie's only thoughts were about what she would wear. • "I. settled for a long - sleeved black dress with a modest neckline," she said demurely. "I was thrilled to death, but I was apprehensive, too. A girl hears all sorts of things about dictators. ; "A chauffeured limousine brought me to the palace which wasn't very impressive from the outside. I was met by a guard at the entrance. They're careful down there about strangers because of the revolution." Still not knowing what to ex- jpect, Connie (a native of Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana) was conducted to an elevator and deposited on the second floor of the Cuban white house. Instead of candlelight and wine, the blonde charmer was greeted by cabinet members who chatted with her about the weather and other mundane subjects, "Then a man in uniform told us we would be received by the President," she continued. "We entered an intimate library which is the President's study. As we came in he made his entrance from another door. It was electrifying. An Exciting Man "There's an urgency and excitement about the man. The same excitement you feel at the i start of a horse race. 'He was very impressive in his uniform and he spoke English beautiful- ily." . Connie's eyes sparkled as she related Batista's story of how the palace elevator saved his life last winter when a mob of rebels invaded the building. "The elevator stuck on the fifth Farm Price Aid Plans ' Discussed WASHINGTON (IIP)—Four agricultural specialists told Congress recently it might well consider a program o! direct cash payments to farmers as a means of supporting farm prices. A fifth came out flatly against it. Direct payments—making up in cash the difference between a price farmers receive for a crop and a "fair" price—were a feature of the hotly criticized Brannan plan. Direct payments currently! are made only on sugar and wool. The testimony was given at hearings on farm problems by the Joint Economic Committee's farm agriculture subcommittee. W.E. Hamilton, director of research for the American Farm Bureau Federation, denounced thi; direct payment plan as a "simple cure-all" that really is a "delusion." He said the "economic consequences" of cash subsidies' are more serious fhan proponents indicate and would create more problems than they solve. But John D. Black, Harvard University professor, said direct payments on a commodity-by- commodity basis "should have an important place in a complete farm program." Oren Sotli, editorial staff writer of the Des Moines Register and Tribune, said present loan and purchase methods are "impractical" for perishable livestock products and fruits and vegetables. He said a "compensatory payment" might "minimize the ups and downs in production." Gordon K. Zimmerman, director of research of the National Grange emphasized the need for a commodity-by-commodity approach in farm planning. Direct payments, he said, could be used as wtill as other methods "witliin this .selective approach." George K. Brinegar, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Connecticut, said a direct payment plan "is a more powerful and flexible tool. . .than is the price support technique." Two Pittsburgh Companies Merge MIDDLETOWN, Ohio CUP) — The Armco Steel Co. and the National Supply C». of Pittsburgh merged today. National Supply is one of the country's major producers of oil field supplies. Its annual gross business is about 250 million dollars. The directors of both companies have agreed to the merger. Details will be worked out at meetings of the boards of the two companies. groups, only two recorded decreases, and in these three, he said, the change was very small. Block said the largest single category in dollar volume of manufacturing output during 1957 was in primary metal industries. He said the year's production of these CHICAGO (UP)—Manufacturing industries is estimated at plants in Chicago's metropolitan i $3,510,000,000. area scored an estimated all-time Ugh during the past year with a total product value of over 21% million dollars, according to Jo- SPUTN1K STARS IN SOVIET MOVIE-These hitherto vnpublished pictures were taken Irom a Soviet movie short which had its premiere in Moscow. The 18-minute film, sailed "Soviet Artificial Satellites of Earth," starred the late Laika and the rocket that sent the canine space traveler into eternity. At left, a Russian scientist adjusts the Sputnik-carrying nose cone oi a rocket. A close- up of the interior of Sputnik II showed Laika's last habitat, a tiny felt-padded chamber with metal food trays. At right; a Soviet rocket takes oft on its iournesr into roace. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who announced the principles of obteo- pa'ny in 1874, is considered the founder of osteopathy. floor," Connie explained.. "And when the rebels, trooped up the staircase, Mr. Batista's guards picked them off one' at a time ! as they tried to reach his quarters." . > When the small talk was over Connie' sang "Quiere me mucho" without accompaniment. "I realize there is a lot of controversy about Batista, but I was interested in him as a man, not a politician," Connie says. "Before I left he told me that when I return to Cuba in six months for a singing engagement he would hold a command performance for me." Melodrama? "Mrs. Batista was there too," Connie said. "She's a very sweet person." Chicago Area Plants Set Output Mark seph L. Block, president of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry and the Inland Steel Co. Block said the- record total "represents a 4 per cent increase or S900.000 over the ]956 figure." urr.e of production were recorded in 13 of the 13 major industry groups." Block said of the 18 major TRUCK HITS ABUTMENT ROCKVILLE (UP)—Robert L. Anderson, 39, West Terre Haute, was killed today when his truck hit a bridge abutment 15 miles north of here on U.S. 41. • STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT—Jean Baron places bulbs in star on 60-foot Christmas trea which President Eisenhower will light in Washington tha evening of Deo. 23. The White House can, be seen In the left background. ' (International Soututpliotof. Hike February Draft Call WASHINGTON (UP) — The Defense Department announced today it will boost to 13,000 the nurn- >er of men to be drafted in February. This compares with 10,000 in January and is the highest month- y level since last July when 13,000 were drafted. All of the February draftees will be assigned to the Army. The Defense Department said monthly draft calls for the rest of 1958 will be at about the February level. The February draft call will bring to 2,283,430 the number of draftees since the start of the Korean War in June, 1950. Priceless Brooch Stolen CmCAGO CUP) — Burglars broke into a - Soutl) Side home Thursday night and stole a priceless brooch said to have been worn by Marie Antoinette as she went to the guillotine. JOYOUS CHRISTMAS **»y jcy reign in the world. ..m your home ~* honor o4 Him whose birthday we day Dr. M. T. Barco DENTIST Winamac, Indiana When we say "Thank You" for past favors it comes straight from the heart- may you have a Merry Christmas. Ash's Service Station WINAMAC, INDIANA ELEVATOR AND LUMBER YARD Letters Ford, Ind. Bottled and Tank Gas Maytag Washers & Dryers Tappan Ranges PHILGAS Also complete line gas burning appliances FRUSHOUR OIL CO. Dial Lucerne 2445 GEORGE TODD & SON (Your Oliver and Massey Harris Dealer) 116 N. Wabash Ph. 541 Delphi, Ind. <vrvo- <L>^ V^xlvxI^jXruv*. Winamac Motor Co. "Your Ford-Mercury Dealer" Winamac, Ind. " Phone 54 TROUTMAN'S Kewanna, Ind. Phone 3832 SMILEY'S LUMBER CO. Denver Route No. 1 66-F-22 CRIPE LUMBER & ELEVATOR New Waverly, Indiana At this radiant season of good cheer when everyday cares are overshadowed by good fellowship and kind thoughts, we sincerely extend to yow our A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHEPARD CHEVROLET SALES Winamac, Indiana Phone 1873 We wish you the greatest happiness that comes with sharing Christmas with friends and neighbors ' and with sharing the Holiday with Him, . in His house HI rru Wertheimer Cattle Co. Camden, Indiana lor You THE HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS OF THEM ALL FRED ANGLE New Waverly, Ind. Phone 40001 Here'j wishing you th« happiest Yuletid» Season "ou have ever hod. Winamac Sales Co., Inc. Bill Larkin Jim Dilrs . WINAMAC, INDIANA

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