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Two Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Fears Accident May Touch Off World War III Senator Says Chance 'A' . Blast Could Start Conflict; Expert Minimizes Danger WASHINGTON (Up; — Rep. Charles 0. Porter (D-Ore.) said Monday there was grave danger an accidental atomic explosion might touch off World War HI and urged the government to take prompt steps to ease the risk. Porter's statement, made at _ news conference, brought a prompt rebuttal from retired Maj. Gen. Herbert B. Loper who advises Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy on nuclear matters. Loper said chances of an accidental atomic blast were only one in three billion. Other defense officials took issue with another statement by the congressman that it would take at least two hours to get this country's long-range atomic bomber into action in case of attack. These officials said a "significant portion" of the Strategic Air Indianapolis Garage Burns, $250,000 Loss INDIANAPOLIS (IIP)—Fire fed by exploding gasoline and oil tanks destroyed the C. T. Foxworthy auto sales agency here late Monday. Damage was estimated at close to a quarter million dollars. At least three firemen and a mechanic were injured slightly as flames from the three-alarm blaze shot 100 feet int. the air. Firemen from 16 companies fought two hours to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. A mechanic said gasoline leaking from a tank was ignited by the pilot light of a hot water heater shortly after noon. Mechanics tried to smother the flames with fire extinguishers, but could not prevent . them from spreading up a stairway to 35 new automobiles stored on the second floor. The fire raced swiftly . through the brick and glass building as the gasoline tanks on the cars exploded. C. T. Foxworthy, owner, estimated the loss at $250,000 and per- 'haps more. The building was True Life Adventures L-UCKV INTRUDER /S> CORNEREP SANDHIUU CRANE TAKES WINS . Vv?lTH A TRLJMF'ET C/M-U OP DEFIANCE. HE HAS CHOSEN NOT TO T=ICSHT. THE PREPATOK KNOW HOW l-U<iK4 HE IS, R THE CRANE'S SHARP BIL-U IS A T=EAR1=UL. WEAPON-- HE HAS BUNCEP MAW A MOU.ESTER WITH IT. Judge Sentences Four Indianapolis Youths Following Guilty Pleas SHELBYvTLLE (UP) — Shelby Circuit Judge Harold G. Barger ate Monday sentenced four Indianapolis youths to prison terms ollowing their guilty pleas to the slaying of Army Lt. Phillip Glessner, 24, Swayzee, Nov. 11, 1956. James Smith, 20, who admitted iring the murder weapon during the Indianapolis holdup- attempt, was sentenced 'bo life imprisonment in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City. Sentenced to 2 :o 21 years in the Indiana Reformatory on their guilty pleas to manslaughter charges were Thomas E. Smith, 19, brother of James; James A. Giles, 17; and William D. Scott, 18. ^Biit i.uii.un ui u«r ^lai^s"; «" . Command was on a 15-month alert I leased by Foxworthy. and that SAC was working toward | Treated at the scene for minor the goal of having one third of i injuries were firemen William Friddle, 28, Wilford Dawns, 24, and William Brown, 41. Also burned slightly was mechanic Bob Raymond. the big bombers on this basis. But Porter stuck to his guns. - He said Loper was "not being frank" in his statement on the possibilities of an atomic accident. He said the general's estimate •was based only on the possibility of mechanical failure or that a bomb might be triggered by mistake. The 'congressman said it did not apply to "human factors such as someone getting drunk or their mind snapping." At his news conference earlier, Porter also had said someone might touch off a Uisasll . uua liuuuil ul bomb because of "misguided ideal- more than 300 lives Rains Hamper Flood Relief COLOMBO, Ceylon (UP) — Heavy new rains hampered air relief efforts Monday in central Ceylon areas threatened by famine and epidemic in the wake of disastrous floods that have taken ism, or treason." Ceylonese Transport Minister in, ur u-ea&uu. . i Ceylonese Transport Minister Turning to SAC's readiness time, -y[aitripala Senanayake, returning fti~for cairl Viic itifrtrmafion pnmfi i> ^_ n «nn4-in« imit* «f tlio Porter said his information came -from Lt. Gen. Francis H. Griswold vice commander of the Strategic Air Command, who briefed him Dec. 5 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He said Griswold "positively" told him the big bombers cannot strike without first landing so their nuclear weapons can be activated. Other military spokesmen have said the bombs can be readied for action in the air. Afro-Asians Accuse U.S. Of 'Interference' • CAIRO (UP)—The 39 - nation; 'Afro-Asian solidarity conference! Strike In from an inspection tour of the ravaged area, said the two-week floods had caused at least 20 million dollars damage. Senanayake, according to informed sources, told Premier Solomon Bandaranaike that fooc was in short supply and disease was threatening in several heavily flooded areas. He said plans should be made to spray DDT over the vast areas to prevent the outbreak of epidemics as the floodwaters receded. Aircraft of the British and Ceylonese air forces continued to airlift medical supplies and food to some stricken areas while otner nations joined in an international relief effort. Sputnik I Will End Early In '58 Russ Scientists Predict Finale MOSCOW ('UP) — Russia's first Sputnik will hit the earth's atmosphere and burn to a cinder like a shooting star "in the early days of January," Soviet scientists said Monday night. It was believed the 184-pound globe, launched on Oct. 4 to herald man's entry into the space age, would burn out by the end of this week. The daily communique issued by the official Tass News Agency said the maximum height of Sputnik I now is only 198.81 miles, compared with its original height of 590.23 miles. It was taking only 90 minutes to complete a revolution around the earth on its elliptical course. At first it took 102 minutes. The increased speed was proof that it was falling into the earth's atmosphere, where gravity increases the speed of falling bodies. (In Cambridge, Mass., American moomvateh headquarters set up a Sputnik deathwatch to track the last minutes of the first man-made object ever to reach space.) Sputnik II, launched Nov. 3, still was going strong. It was believed to have several months left in space before it meets the same fate as Sputnik I. Talks To Avert Bus Fail Read the Classified Ads •accused the United States Monday night of interfering with "the independence and sovereignty of the Arab states" through the Eisenhower Doctrine and the Bagh- 'datl Pact. • At the same time, however, the political committee of the unofficial conference defeated Communist attempt to charge the United States witli "inhuman atrocities" in South Korea. The conference also by-passed a move, hotly pressed by Communist Chinese delegates, that would have called for return of Formosa to Red China. The final text of the political resolution was approved in committee after a day featured by efforts of some delegates to moderate the tone of the meeting and :o counter widespread charges that it was Communist-dominated. The political resolution, nevertheless, represented a sweeping indictment of the United States, Britain, France and the West in general. It did not have the weight of an official denunciation, however, as the conference has no official standing and some Afro- Asian governments have washed their hands of it. NEW YORK (UP) — Last-ditch negotiations aimed at heading off a New Year's eve city-wide subway and bus strike bogged down in a "complete stalemate" Monday and Mayor Robert F. Wagner stepped in to try to prevent the threatened transit paralysis. After two-hours of negotiations, City Labor Commissioner Harold Felix announced that both sides had refused to budge. Wagner immediately invited all the negotiators in three separate disputes to his office for still further attempts to prevent a strike that would halt every subway train and most buses in the nation's largest city. Navy Boasts New Atomic Depth Charge WASHINGTON TOP) —The top U.S. naval commander in the Atlantic said Monday that the. Navy's,new atomic depth chargej packs such tremendous explosive force that it can be dropped safely only from an airplane. The officer, Adm. J e r a u 1 d Wright, told a news conference that the new anti-submarine weapon, called the "Betty," has an explosive radius "far beyond that" of conventional depth charges. Ordinarily, such weapons are fired from, surface vessels. But Wright said the Betty's "lethal radius and potency are such that it can be handled only by aircraft." He made clear the explosion would destroy an attacking surface vessel as well as its submarine prey. The new weapon is thii country's latest answer to Russia's growing submarine menace. II has been assigned' to both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. 5 MILLION FISH INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indiana Department of Conservation revealed today that nearly five mil lion fish were planted in Hoosier water during 1957. The total included nearly two million fingerlings weighing a total of more than three tons, mostly bass, bluegiUs, sunfish and crappies. See Handley, Butler Duel For Senate Seat INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Governor Handley and Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler will be the opposing nominees for U. S. Senate next year, llth District RepublicaH Chairman H. Dale Brown predicted Monday. apoTis" visited' Brown said he believes Sen. Wil- g a t ur day. liam E. Jenner will resist pressure to run for reelection and •Handley will get the GOP nomination at next summer's state Presbyterian church will meet Ihursday afternoon at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Doc Baber entertained in honor of their son, Jeff, on his third birthday. Guests were Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Bruner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Saylors and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rush. Mr and Mrs. Conn Frey, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wolf, Mr. and Mrs Horace Beckley, Mr. and Mrs Herbert Plummer, Mr. and Mrs Lowell Wilson, Mr, and Mrs. Gordon Little, Mr. and Mrs. Don Helvie Mr. and Mrs, J. E. Evans, Mr and Mrs. Russell Winings attended the Past Masters dinner and meeting December 26 at New Waverly. Kay Sailors of Clymers is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs, Hobart Turner and family. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sperry returned home this week from spending the holidays with Mr. and Mrs Gene Sordelet and family of San Angelo, Texas. The Methodist church WSCS aft ernoon and evening circle will hole a joint meeting January 9 at the home of Mrs. Margaret William r;. Miss Dorothy Lindsey of Indian John Ricnason Tuesday Evening, December 31, W9T. convention. Butler will decide to seek his party's nomination, and will get it, Brown said. Galveston The Philathea Glass of the Bap tist church held its Christmas mcei ing at the church basement witl the officers and teacher as bos' OSSPS. The meeting opened with a reac in S an d prayer by the presiden' - Mrs - Dora Lake. Devotions wer - . chistmas A contest Mr and Mrs Bert Cook emer- ~f~j£ £"oUa ffckle who rea tamed Mr. and Mrs. Gail Cook = r ^ !s( . ma<! clnrv A pnntMt wfl and daughters, Greenburg; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Webster and son, Plymouth; Mrs. Fannie Cunning- lam, Logansport; and Mrs. Lee Cook and family on Christmas day. Mr and Mrs. William Mason and family, of Dodge City, Iowa, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joe CROSSWORD PUZZLE An.wertoY«terday.Pual, ACROSS 1—Cook In oven 6—Bravery 11—Animal's organ 12—Dwelled 14—Exists 15—Ache 17—Metal tub* 18—Inlet 20—Browned bread :3—Bird's beak 1:4—Urges on £G—Locations 2 S—Near 29—Breaks suddenly Rl—Vegetable fpL) 32—Cravats B6—Roclcy hills 3G—Smoothed the feathers of B9—Man's namo 12—I3xc]arr.atlon 43—Physical 45—Wan 4C—Deity •IS—Hoarfrost <pl.) 50—Stomach 51—Prepare for print 63—Transaction 55—Symbol for tellurium 56—Lawraaklnj body 59—Analyzed, a* sentence 61—SurKlcal thread 62—Beef animal DOWN 1—Renounce 2—Faroe Islands whirlwind 3—Hlsh mountain 4—Chair 5—Groups of (lire. C—A Mato (abhr.) 7—Hebrew month S—Part of faco 9—Norse god 10—Amend 31—Conflagration* ].'!—Amounts owed 1C—Metal fastener 19—Semi-procloun stone £1—Let It stand 22—Singing vole. ". r >—Scrret amenta 27—Strip of loalher 30—Spanish till* 32—Mnb.-imrocdan reUirion 34—Prellx: half 36—Boy attendant* 37—Island In At-'trcan Sefc 3S—Obstructs 40—Second-rat* horso 41— C.nl 44— .lumpi <"—K:U 43—Narrow, flat board r»2—Malie lac* 54—IJcforo 57—Pr<-])0!-lUon DS— Pi Inter's measure 60—Compass J50lnl won by Mrs. Fickle, and the a tendance prize was won by Mrs Edith Williams. Gifts were exchanged. Others present were Mesdames Claudia Brown, Viola Moore, Fern Heury, Ada Maze, Elsie Miller, and Miss Ada Younow. Mrs. Hazel Coleman of Marlins- ville and Mr. and. Mrs. Ernest House of Frankfort, Mich, were recent guests of Mrs. Emmee Paar- cy. Mrs. Catherine Blach entertained 11 persons at the annual Christmas turkey-dinner. Gifts were exchanged. Ralph Rockey, owner and manager of Maple Grove Sales Company of Galveston addressed a group of 00 mid-western dealers of power equipment at a hotel in Wa wasee. The Lincoln WSCS was entertained by Mrs. Barbara Kodabaugh assisted by Mrs. Clarice Roach. A poum by Betty Marsh was read by the president in opening the meeting. Mrs. Dorothy Lynas led devotions, and the Christmas lesson. Plans were made to send a box of used greeting cards to a mission in Japan to be used in their schools. It was voted to send money to a hospital in Seward, Alaska. Mrs. Opal Woolley dedicated the pledge offering. Millie Salisbury closed the meeting with a prayer. Munson and sons and other relatives. Supper guests Christmas night of Mrs. L. E. Fair and family were Mr/ and Mrs. Bud Routt and children, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burrous and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Munson and sons. Mrs. Davis Tritt returned home Sunday from spending the week with her mother, Mrs. Maude Shilling at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota. L.t. and Mrs. Don Dutchess and daughter of Fort Meade, Maryland, and Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Dutchess and son of Fort Benjamin Harrison Village, were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Dutchess and son. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Loren Cook and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Sliolty and sons of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Dutchess and family. The Women's circle of the Union! "AMAZING" CAR TESTED LONDON CUP) — The Sunday Dispatch said Sunday the British Motor Corp. is secretly testing an "amazing little car" that uses a •water-filled hydraulic system instead of springs. It .»aid the car "can corner at 70 mile:; per hour without rolling or sliding, and at SO m.p.h. it has ridden smoothly over 14-inch deep potholes." Cass County Native, Miss Dottie Crist, Dies Miss Dottie Alice Crist, 63, route 6, Logansport, died at 1:47 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Cass county. She was born June 8, 1894, to William and Calista (Henry) Crist. She is survived by two nieces and one nephew all living in Adrian, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Fisher funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery. FAB TOO FAST PERU—Jack Seaton, 23, of Kokomo was fined a total of $35.75 in Peru justice court Monday when he admitted driving 95 miles per hour after drinking. we stand on the threshold of a New Year, we take pleasure in thanking you for your patronage and wishing you the best of luck in '58! HARVEY'S DRIVE-;NN OPEN 'TIL MIDNIGHT NEW YEARS EVE OPEN AH DAY NEW YEARS DAY This is the time when old friends meet to usher in the New Year—the gayest holiday of all. And though it has been said many times before, we'd like to repeat our wish that every one of you will have a New Year filled with happiness and prosperity! "ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO HAS GIVEN US THIS GOOD LAND FOR OUR HERITAGE, WE HUMBLY BESEECH THEE, THAT WE MAY ALWAYS °ROVE OURSELVES A PEOPLE MINDFUL OF THY FAVOR AND GLAD TO DO THY WILL. BLESS OUR LAND WITH HONORABLE INDUSTRY, SOUND LEARNING AND PURE MANNERS. SAVE US FROM VIOLENCE, DISCORD AND CONFUSION; FROM PRIDE AND ARROGANCE, AND FROM EVERY EVIL WAY. DEFEND OUR LIBERTIES, AND FASHION INTO ONE UNITED PEOPLE THE MULTITUDES BROUGHT HITHER OUT OF MANY KINDREDS AND TONGUES. IMBUE WITH THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM THOSE TO WHOM IN THY NAME WE ENTRUST THE AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT, THAT THERE MAY BE PEACE AND JUSTICE AT HOME; AND THAT THROUGH OBEDIENCE TO THY LAW WE MAY SHOW FORTH THY PR.-ISE AMONG THE NATIONS ON THE EARTH. IN THE TIME OF PROSPERITY FILL OUR HEARTS WITH THANKFULNESS, AND IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE, SUFFER NOT OUR TRUST IN THEE TO FAIL; ALL OF WHICH WE ASK THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN." —GEORGE WASHINGTON — 1797 AS THE NEW YEAR APPROACHES, WE TAKE PLEASURE IN SENDING YOU OUR HEARTIEST SEASON'S GREETINGS, WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION OF THE MUTUAL FRIENDSHIP WE HAVE ENJOYED. The Farmers & Merchants State Bank OFFICERS — DIRECTORS — ALL EMPLOYEES

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