Jeff Kidd - tornado
family near Canton, Mo., has TORNADO CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE A spokesman at the Dimmittl hospital reported today that she still was in critical condition. .Texas. reviewer, a the __ _ __ _ __ B v r ^ ^ ^ ^p^p ^^ — ^»- — — ^ — — _^__ _ _ Tornadoes and severe winds blasted a line from West Texas into North Central Texas. at Tornadoes dipped down at Friona and Mule.shoe in West|that A windstorm carved a path destruction through Johnson County just south of Fort Worth, Several plate glass windows were smashed in Fort "Worth. Two barns and a large chicken shed were destroyed at Rio Vista, near Cleburnc, while another large shed was blown down at nearby Friendship. A cow was killed. Several other barns and outbuildings were blown down on the U. R. Owens farm near 'Joshua. are Town Devastated that Sunnyside residents emerged to find the farming community shattered, The writhing storm levelled their church, store, grain elevator, cotton gin andUo four or five homes. A half-doz- en other houses lost their roofs. Dead and injured were strewn h amid rubble piled up to five feet L high in an area 100 feet square. Thrusting on to the northeastL ihe twister jumped over Amarillo, Amarillo, about 70 miles distant, and also menaced Borger, White Deer and Skellytown in the Panhandle 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, Sunnyside, and a third bounced through a farm near Muleshoc, about 30 miles southwest of the shattered village. The Friona twister rolled a 50- foot house trailer 200 feet, trapping trapping Marie Carroll, a public school nurse, in the wreckage. She suffered a severe back injury. injury. He?- husband Tom and her brother, Jnck Davidson of Danville. Danville. 111., suffered minor hurts. At Friona heavy rain sent water gushing through the streets up to 1 1-2 feet deep for a time. Hail the size of pears pounded the farm country around Sudnn. Killed at Sunnyside were T. B. Hogan, a ginner in the community; community; Nona Beth Phclan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Phclan, and J. B. Kidd, 45, Plainview, a lay leader visiting the Sunnyside church. lilts Other Spots Before pouncing on Sunnyside, the vicious twister also struck at a gas company booster station about 2 miles to the southwest and a cattle barn on its path into the village. "As I looked up and saw the cloud approaching," said Mrs. Rogers, the minister's wife, "it looked real wide and some of us wondered If it was a tornado. Then, just before it hit, we heard a violent whirling noise." Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sadler were among l.hose dashing from the church. They got as far as their car. "When the funnel hit our car rolled and rolled," said Mrs. Sadler, Sadler, one of those taken to a hospital hospital at Dimmltt, 15 miles north of Sunnyside but apparently not in serious condition. Her husband husband escaped with scratches. Of the injured, 28 were taken to the hospital at Dimmltt, three to Ollon and still another to Uttlefield. An appeal for doctors -and nurses brought physicians and their aides from Friona, Tulia find Hereford to assist the foui on the staff of the Dimmitt hospital, hospital, with them came tetanus vaccine and other medicines for treatment of the injured.