Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 5, 1976 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, April 5, 1976
Page 10
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Iowa's Tornado Season Arrives; First One Was Recorded in 1803 By Cathy Kuster (Drake University Journalism Student) DBS MOINES - Spring brings many pleasant aspects — budding flowers, a shedding of winter clothing and the familiar chirp of the robin. It also brings the beginning of Iowa's tornado season. The season begins in late March and extends to November, although tornadoes have struck in every month. "A tornado is a funnel cloud extending downward to the ground caused by the earth's rotation," said Cheng-Ting Hsu, a professor of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University investigating the causes and effects of tornadoes. The average Iowa tornado is a few hundred yards in diameter, with the internal wind speeds reaching 100 to 500 miles an hour. It lasts a few minutes, travels a few miles and has a forward speed of 30 to 35 miles an hour, added Hsu. Iowa tornadoes have killed hundreds and caused millions of dollars of property damage. "The first record of a tornado in what is now Iowa was made by Capt. William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, who noted tornado damage had occurred in southwestern Iowa in 1803," said John Stanford, professor of physics at Iowa State University, who is doing research on the history of tornadoes in Iowa. Iowa's three worst tornadoes in terms of fatalities occurred during the 19th century. A tornado in Camanche on June 3, 1860, killed 134 Taking Applications for Youth Conservation Corps By Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES - The office for planning and programming is taking application for the 1976 Iowa Bowling BLOCKBUSTER LEAGUE Team Standings Points Hap's Tavern ; 84 Denny's of Carroll 80 Moorman's of Templeton 78 Longbranch • 75 PauliWayne's .'.. 73 Moorman's, Maple River 64 Artie's 62 Fareway 62 Red Carpet 52Vj Walt's Wrecker Service 48 J&J Electric 47 Nutrena Feeds 45 Wolterman's 37 Oolezal Insurance 28'/i High Ind. Single Game- Larry Loew 228 Steve Quandt 214 Oarrell Snyder 211 High Ind. Three Games- Larry Loew 624 Dave Conrad 569 Steve Quandt 558 High Team Single Game- Denny's of Carroll' 1028 J&J Electric 1011 Paul & Wayne's 999 High Team Three Games- Denny's of Carroll 2898 J&J Electric 2866 Walt's Wrecker Service 2811 youth conservation corps. The program, open to Iowa youths between the ages of 15 and 18. will include 16 conservation camps. Fifteen of the camps will be nonresidential sites where participants will commute to work from their homes. A resident camp will be located in the Boone area. "The conservation corps members will work 30 hours per week on public land and water areas, participating in projects which relate to the conservation and preservation of our natural resources," said Phil Smith, state youth coordinator. Workers will be paid $2.30 an hour for the seven to eight week programs. An additional ten hours each week will be devoted to environmental education and recreational activities at no compensation. Enrollment at the residential camp will be limited to 27. Smith said that applicants will be randomly selected for the Boone site. Applicants may come from anywhere in the state. Applications for the residential camp may be obtained from high school guidance department,-or by writing to the State Youth Coordinator, Office for Planning and Programming, 523 East 12th Street. Des Moines. Iowa 50319. Applications should be returned to the State Youth Coordinator by April 15. The nonresident camps will employ approximately 400 youth. Nine of the 15 sites have been selected. They will include: Ames. Clarinda, Davenport. Des Moines. Elkader, Emmetsburg. Muscatine. Sioux City and Waterloo. The U.S. Department of the Interior will operate two nonresidential camps at West Branch and Missouri Valley. -0- Applicants for the state nonresidential camps must live within a twenty-five mile radius of the camp location. Youths interested in the nine state nonresidential camps may apply to'the area coordinators. Ames: Jerry persons; 100 were killed in Grinnell on June 17,1882; and on July 6, 1893, a tornado killed 89 in Pomeroy. In recent years, deaths from tornadoes have dropped but the number of tornadoes has stayed the same — about 30 a year. More than 700 persons have been killed in the state by tornadoes. Iowa's three worst tornadoes in recent years were at Belmond. on Oct. 14, 1966 (6 dead, 172 injured, $12.5 million damage); at Charles City on May 15, 1968 (13 dead, 450 injured $18 million Dunn, Ames Community Schools, 120 S. Kellogg, Ames, 50010; Clarinda: Ken Stites, Clarinda High School, 100 N. Cardinal Drive, Clarinda 51632; Davenport: Dean Schantz, 1116 E. Denison, Davenport, 52803; Des Moines: Charles Spain, Callanan Jr. High School, 31st and Center Sts., Des Moines. 50312; Elkader: Don Menken, Clayton Co. Conservation Commission. Route 2. Osborne Conservation Education Center. Elkader, 52043; Emmetsburg: Marvin Hoskey. Iowa Lakes Community College, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg. 50536; Muscatine: R. L. Castini, Muscatine High School. Muscatine. 52761; Sioux City: Tom Peterson, East High School, 501 Mayhew Ave.. Sioux City, 51106: Waterloo: Steve Holbrook, Waterloo/ Community Schools. 1516 Washington St.. Waterloo. 50702. Applications for the Department of the Interior programs may be obtained from Grant Peterson, Herbert Hoover National Historical Site, Box 607, West Branch. 52358 or Jim Prates. DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge. Route 1. Box 114. Missouri Valley, 51555. Maytag Clean-up Starting Now You Can Save on Maytag Dependability. Quantities Limited. First Come ... First Served! 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Destruction comes from the violent wind with a tornado and the reduction of air pressure as the storm moves through the area, which can cause buildings to literally explode. "Tornadoes occur on hot, sticky or humid days," said Stanford. "They are most common between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. but have occurred at all hours." "Tornadoes are generated by powerful thunderstorms, so during tornado season, you should be on the lookout when bad sky conditions are present," added Stanford. Hsu and Stanford said a foolproof method is needed to alert an individual of the approach of a tornado funnel. Newton Weller, a West Des Moines electronic engineer, devised a method a few years ago of detecting an approaching tornado on a home TV set or radio. 1 'Radiation from a full-blown tornado can be picked up by a properly tuned TV set within a radius of 15 to 20 miles," said Weller. 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