Drumright Tornado - News in Michigan paper.
and Republican for vernight, killing at! S The most furious twister hit' Drumright, leaving five dead and a hundred houses smashed in this town of 5,000 about 40 miles southwest of Tulsa. Two were killed In southeast Kansas, where weather observers ■ said they had reports on 14 tor- nadoes. I Fifty Injured ^ Four twisting funnel» hit the . ¡extreme southwest comer of Mis- A i s. nii i, with police reporting two ' I persons injured and $100,000 worth of damage at Joplin. The Oklahoma casualty list, along a path from Drumright to ¡Miami in the northeast corner of the state, included 50 injured. .r members of the C V Bevel, I family were killed in Drumright I jy Twister Takes Five Lives In Drumright, Okla. DRUMRIGHT. Okla. — A rash of tornadoes struck two dozen dozen towns in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri least seven. —- Bevel, his wife, and two daughters, daughters, Gloria Jean, 17, and Virginia, ; IS, ■ A teen-age son. at a mov • the storm hit. is the only survivor. Mrs. Eimer Weaver, 8i, died lat- 1 in Mi's. Ethel Whited, about 70,, 20 was killed by the twister which' 16 of Grenola, Kan. hit just south Another splintei E. E. Reek nei killing Reek and blowing his wife and daughter out of the house. I Tiity wute Uol.imwtwi seriously. Houses Demolished A dozen were hurt in the storm which hit Miami. Okla., and wrecked a four-block area. Lesser twisters were reported the home of Toronto. Kan., | a at Hopeton, Skeedee, near Pond bel^p^^ Davenport, Jacktown. on the edge of Tulsa* and Freedom, au jn Oklahoma, j The Miami Fire Chief J. R. Hus- > hall said the funnel hopscotched the southe port of i^rni to cause scattered damage National Guard was called ou^ ^ assist Miami rescue work- r 28- ers The tornado just south of Baxter Spring and a residenci went on to sweep Quapaw and into , Kan. A tavern on the south edge of Quapaw were demolished. Mr. and Mrs Lon Jones were injured when their 2 story home on the south edge of Baxter Springs was hit. Other points hit In Kansas Included Included Attica. Maple City. Otto, Florence. Strong City, Fredonia, Howard. Radium, and Ellinwood. The Drumright blow came at 9:36 p. m . An estimated 100 houses in a 25-block area were demolished or badly damaged in Drumright. | The First Christian Church was leveled, as wert some MX busi- r-^ss buildings. The front rf the city library caved in and the Salvation Salvation Army hut adjoining it col li 1 I I ; 1 j | j pr;! ; i I i