The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on December 12, 1961 · Page 8
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The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama · Page 8

Anniston, Alabama
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Tuesday, December 12, 1961
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4 7 9 V 1 r f CEILING DAMAGED Water let into the building by a tornado which ripped the campus caused this damage to a ceiling in tho new Leon suffered extensive roof and torn. 0 ww nun tuis uaiiMc w a v , Cole Student Center. The building l " V id water damage In the wake of the ? "l I, 1 1 'If--:-:v s A .if . v." . I 'f 7 '1 13W 'V '? if ' 0 ". ''. f , , f , I t ' ' w j JSC BUILDING HIT JadkaonrlUo State CoUefe'i Hammond Hall looked like this laat nlfht after a tornado knocked off on end of the buildinr, leavlnr ft eipoaed to the drhrlnr raia which followed the atom. PresldoBt Houatoa Cole euspended claaaea for the holidays this moraine four dars ahead of the scheduled break. J J fmJt .4 1 1 ;4 : " . 'J!t EXCITED CONTESTANTS Frightened young beauties, entrants In the Junior and Senior Miss Jacksonville Contests, begin f ran tie searches for parents, above, shortly after power failure darkened the high school auditorium during the Judging. Quick action by Jack Boozer and others prevented psnie from breaking out as thunder and lightning rolled across the area. AM2!MNIW' 1 -v ' """ """ r i ' V STORM'S VICTIM A Jaoksonvllle State Collate coed bends, above, ever the body of a sauirrel, one of many of the email animals whe died as last night's stormy- winds shook them out of their treetop homes. Although damage across the county wss extensive, no loss of life was reported snd the only Injuries were four persons hurt in a train wreck In Anniston. GIANT TREES UPROOTED A number of glsnt trees oa the Jacksonville State campus snd In neighboring yards were uprooted last night when s small tornado struck the area. The roots of this large oak tore up several feet of sidewalk, a piece of which can be seen st lower left. 1 4 0 "vV-'' i ?f 1. 1 1 -, Smin 1 a ' t .in. 11 y. ""SiBJi. y CAMPUS IS HIT A Jacksonville State College student. above, pulls a cover ever some school equipment after last night's tornado crumbled this walL leaving the interior exposed to the rslns. Jacksonville Was the center of the heaviet damage In the wake of the storm. V. .- ! Ill Oil Kl 1, , 4 v. 'IHWMMMW PRESS BOXES DAMAGED Last night's tornado at Jacksonville State ripped the roof from the press box at upper left and overturned the box at upper right when the first blow struck Paul Snow Memorlsl Stadium. V r ; ' :f ,5;W ?;!?!; .'...Jl ' "1 " i-'-6rTi 1 1 jwmmar , 1 4 CARS ARE DAMAGEDA namber of ears parked In front of Bibkraves Hall at Jack- ROOr HEAVILY DAMAGED The built-up flat roof of the new Leone waa reported to be light, however, and none of the students eating In thebaUd-senvtU State were damaged last night when a tornado tore limbs fronTgUnt oak irees and Cole Student Center st JscksonvUle Stste College suffered heavy damage when tag at the time were Injured. smsshed them onto the ears below. a tornado hit at :08 last night. Overall damage to the new $750,OOo building MARION (Cooilnued From Page 1) foundation near Goodwater in Cooea County. Many Birmingham area famil ies flooded last spring left their nouses when the Weather Bureau issued warnings that small streams would leave their banks. Some moved their furniture to storage places. . J. C Hamilton whose bouse mas flooded .last spring, said "I figure it's more economical to go ; t low expense than buy sew fur nishings." .underwater. The Hamilton house is in a neighborhood where several houses were damaged considerably last February when heavy rains caused a creek to flood. Some families left their homes in the Redlane Park area, which was declared a disaster area after last February's floods. numerous raw areas were, uooa- rpTl A AirriV (Berry College basketball squads 1 IVjJ2il 1 had gathered in the College Gym (Continued From Rage 1) HifT, winrfc struck Akron in I lot m trout ot BibD (..raves Hall. st central Alabama, but the!? ca" we hur,ed ... ,. , for considerable distances across patrol said damage was confined lthe wide lawn. mainly to trees. , Mrs: George Hudson, chief col- the 43-foot flood, level at Jack son Lock and Dam. The Alabama River was pre- ed in Birmingham, where police dieted to approach the flood Itvel Heavy rain was expected - to i lege dietitian, who was in charge push the Tombigbee River, above; of the dining hall, said the storm "popped like lightning" . as it ing floor. Early in the game. Of for their contest when it was halted by the power failure. Undaunted, the two teams made arrangements to play in the Piedmont Iligh gym in Piedmont but the weather refused to let them off so easily. A ventilator cap on the' Piedmont gymnasium blew off and water came pouring onto the play- recta the Piedmont High basket ball team, was pressed into service and the game went on. Jacksonville won, 75-61. In Annistoa and other points in the county, the high winds and rain brought other troubles less serious. -Monday sight is a popular one for meetings and many caught at various functions arrived back home soaked from the downpour. Many downtown storekeepers struck the buildiag. Students wet feu trellis Wright slipped on a were- called out to mop up at quickly evacuated wet sur(ace an(j iniured ms wje, varwtfJKestablishrnetiui where . "nrkv that u-athr aus Ink J 14 u-aa' in Ira ft Ai if frtt tfA.3frYianl ai4ltiiLir rain At urntAt ritfiff reported that just about every low of 40 feet ai' Miller Ferry and .ing a hand in another event pf a possible fracture. jV'er the curbs entered their I The Jacksonville State r and ' Coach Howard Waldrep, who di- stores. place that had ever flooded was; Claiborne. Harried police sped across the city in answering emergency calls and the Anniston Emergency and Rescue SqwCsV. again went Intoj service, chiefly in the low. West 12th Street are. Irequently flooded. Members evacuated number of persons from homes flooded or threatened by high waters. The downpour soaked many electrical facilities and numerous traffic lights ever, town were short-circuited and knocked out temporarily by the dampness. Tree limbs tumbled over the county entire trees on the JSC 1 campus but miraculously the only victims appeared to be a dumber of squirrels crushed in tile tumbling branches as they were hurled from tree-top nests. Many residents spent a nervous, night as high winds and rains swept across the area at the be-' ginning of the evening and shortly before daylight, First came the scudding clouds and showers' of the initial storm the one which sig-iagged across the Jacksonville State campus-followed by torrential rains which blew under windows , and doors. ' Shortly before 5 a.m., the rain fell off almost to nothing and a weird quiet lay over the county. ' 1

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