INDIANA: The War In Cicero

While his wife was busy in the kitchen, young (29) Rev. W. W. Powell, whose Bethel Lutheran Church has the biggest congregation in thriving little Cicero, Ind., sat in a rocking chair in his living room considering a newsman's question.

"As a minister," he said, "I'm not in favor of the atom bomb. But I think that 50% of this community believes that our military should drop an atom bomb on Russia and get it over with."

Cicero (pop. 1,058) is off the main highways, set in the midst of some of the richest farmlands in Indiana. Its farmers and merchants...

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