Jeff Kidd - tornado

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Jeff Kidd - tornado - it to at in the state, received a far small-...
it to at in the state, received a far small- Tornado -■ (Continued from page 1) the twister jumped over Amarillo, about 70 miles distant, and also menaced Borger, White Deer p.nd Skellytown in the Panhandle oil fields, the Weather Bureau at Amarillo reported. Another tornado dipped into the edge of the town of Friona, about 30 miles northwest of Sunnyside, and a third bounced through a farm near Muleshoe, about 30 miles southwest of the shattered village. The Friona twister rolled a 50- foot house trailer 200 feet, trapping Marie Carroll, a public school nurse, in the wreckage. She suffered a severe back injury. Her husband Tom and her brother, Jack Davidson of Danville, 111., suffered minor hurts. At Friona heavy rain sent water gushing through the streets up to l 12 feet deep for a time. Hail the size of pears pounded the farm country around Sudan. Killed at Sunnyside were T. B Hogan, a ginner in the community; Nona Beth Phelan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Phelan, and J. B. Kidd, 45, Plainview, a lay leader visiting the Sunnyside church. Before pouncing on Sunnyside. the vicious twnster also struck at a gas company booster station about 2 miles to the southwest and razed a vacant farm home and a cattle barn on its path into the village. “As I looked up and saw the cloud approaching," said Mrs Rogers, fhe minister's wife, “it looked real wide and some of us wondered if K wjas a tornado. Then, just before it hit, we heard a violent whirling noise.” Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sadler were among those dashing from the church. They got as far as their car. “When the funnel hit our car rolled and rolled,” said Mrs. Sadler, one of those taken to a hospital at Dimmitt, 15 miles north of Sunnyside but apparently not in serious condition. Her husband escaped with scratches.

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  1. The Vernon Daily Record,
  2. 13 Apr 1960, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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