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FORECAST cloudy with occasional Winds south 25 today, east High-low Thursday 73 and 55, high Saturday 70. today 74 degrees. caused consternation among citizens, $100 Million Damages Follow Kansas Tornado TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The' problems of caring for several thousand persons left homeless by ..a tornado which took 16 lives faced eity officials today. Most of those whose homes were lost or heavily damaged m the disaster, put up temporarily with friends,, -relatives and strangers. Four Red Cross shelters were opened in schools and the Municipal Auditorium. About 70 persons bad been taken to hospital with injuries and at least 61 of them spent a second night in hospitals. An- patient treatment at hospitals. Fifteen deaths occurred in Topeka hardest hit of sev- Broadcast Brings Fine WINNIPEG- (CP) Radio station CJOB was fined $50 and . costs Thursday for a news broadcast on the preliminary hearing of five men charged in a S383,-iiOO gold rofcbsry. The station pleaded guilty to breach of a criminal code provision forbidding publication of certain statements by an accused person given, in evidence at a prekminary hearing. Crown counsel John Eons told court the charge was laid in connection with a May 16 news broadcast. A complaint had been made by defence counsel. The preliminary hearing is continuing. The five men are charged with conspiracy and theft in the March 1 bullion robbery at Winnipeg international airport. eral towns struck by : tornadoes in a brief span Wednesday night. One- roan was killed about 20 miles northeast of Topeka. The Salvation Army and Red Cross operated field kitchens around the city to feed, tho . homeless and the rescue-and-repair personnel rushed in from other cities. Gov. William Avery and officials of the federal Office, of Emergency Planning ordered damage estimates which could lead to federal disaster grants for stricken areas. The tornado was the worst in the city's history. Hanging up to a half mile wide, it swept a 15-mile path of death and. destruction through the city. "The Red Cross said'. about 2.000 dwelling units were destroyed," said Mayor Wright who figured damage at between $75,000,000 and SlOOjWO,-000. Wright said the number of Topehans left homeless ranged from 2,000 to nearly 5,000 but probably is somewhere in between tbe two extremes. A factual count is not expected to be completed for several days. Upwards of $4,000,000 in damage' resulted in Manhattan, 50 miles away, where a tornado hit ari hour before the Topeka Alma Dying VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) Hurricane Alma, her might dirnin- Panhandle, is splashing through Georgia today. The national hurricane centre in Miami predicted rains up to eight inches along a wide path from Georgia to the Carolinas and warned of possible flooding. But Alma no longer met hurricane standards of winds of 75 miles an hour or more. Her highest winds were 70 miles an hour, and reported ebbing. " - the storm.-About 60 persons went to hospitals for treatment and 12 were admitted. .. Youth Shot During Hunt LOWE. FARM (CP) - Leonard Froese, 16, of Lowe Farm, died in Altona hospital" Thursday night several hours after he was .shot in the head in a-hunting accident. Police said the boy and an unidentified companion were hunting rabbits near Lowe Farm, 35 miles south of Winnipeg, but circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. . An inquest has been ordered. In The This Education To Feel Bill's New bill passed in . end of the session will have education in the province. Dow-McDonald Battle Possibly the tightest race will be the Turtle Mountain incumbent Peter McDonald will Ed Dow. See page 2. Winters Enthuses Over Trade Minister Winters Canadian Manufacturers' trade talks at Geneva had Editorials ALSO Women's IN Sports THE Features SUN Classified Ads TODAY Obituarku. September. on union to bringing the and

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  1. The Brandon Sun,
  2. 10 Jun 1966, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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