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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 3

Des Moines, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 22, 1957
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T Just Kindling . . . Church Stands Alone . . . After Twister . . 1 1 DsM:a '' pnot 3 i 1 : m T i '.."" tit f.: e ' ' t While frame MelhoUlit church Tuesday land alone In center of major lomado devaatlon In Martin City, Mo., aouth of Kanaa City. Tornado hit auburb'a eight-block builneu district and killed a atorekeeper. One hundred homea were torn down or damaged byjw,j5r! Tornado smashes through Kansas City, Mo., suburb of Hickman Mills, flattening Btring of houses and leaving others virtually untouched. Aerial photo taken Tuesday shows de struction by Monday evening's twister, moat deadly of the yrar with 37 fatalities and more than 2(K) irsona injured. Hunt continued for victims. WIKKI'IKHUS (AP). r - B. ' at - 'a fsr'' g- " ' Tit l W f a m t P"JL - 1 i V r w k. Small-scale water gets OUT OF HAND Martha Rud deals with water on a larg scale. She is a secretary in the Iowa Natural Resources council at the statehouse. The council has charge of the state of such things as dams ftn rivers and irrigation. Martha wasn't thinking about water Tuesday. She was sitting in the statehouse rotunda at a table having a cud of coffee. : All of a sudden, a splurge of water from above hit the table. Martha and her associates beat a hasty retreat. They only got a little wet. "Kids with a squirt gun in the statehouse dome" was the official verdict. It wasn't the first such incident. One time, a penny came hurtling down 100 feet or more. Th coin landed rieht in a'cup of coffee. The coffee splashed everybody at the tables. 'CITIZENS' WIN IN NORTH POLK A Citizen's Committee ticket was elected to the North Polk Enlarged Community School District board of directors, with only two opposing votes Tuesday night. The total vote was 76 out of 1.445 eligible voters. Rob ert E. Bowersox of Polk City and Orde Seuferer of White Oak, were elected to serve terms, ending March, 1958. Tom Clark of Elkhart and Arnold Engelman of Alleman were elected to terms ending in March. 1959. and Don B. Boda of Sheldahl to the term ending March, 19G0. Florence Warrell or wnite Oak was elected treasurer. Her term ends July 1959. Rathbun Dam Survey Complete An aerial photographic survey in connection with the Rathbun dam project has been This survey includes 250 square miles or lanu m u; Chariton nver Dasin in w nanoose, Lucas, Monroe and Wayne counties. . The aerial mapping was completed by the Grabill Ae rial Survey company u. Shreveport, La., for use Dy the army corps of engineers. $37,525 Crash Suit Names 2 A J37.525.40 damage suit was filed in Polk county dis trict court Tuesday by Mrs. Bernice Beale, 3333 Grand ave., against Aivin r. anu Frederick W. Meyer of Win-terset. In her petition, Mrs. Beale said that on Aug. 30, 1956, a car driven by Frederick and owned by Alvin Meyer struck the rear of her car as both cars traveled west on Grand avenue near Twenty-eighth street. Florsheun presents the seiisationalinew Slim Look in Butterfly Silk They had-no basement, but wide arms of overstuffed chair in their living room saved the R. B. Cook family of Ruskin. Heights, suburb of Kansas City, Mo., from death-dealing tornado Monday eve-. ning. Cook, his wife and their daughter Linda, 14, examine havoc Tuesday. Family hid around and in chair, suffered only bumps and bruises as debris' including refrigerator sailed into room. HOW TORNADO WAS TRACKED y?pclal Dinpatch to Ttw Register) WASHINGTON, D. C The U. S. weather bureau issued the following report on how its observers tracked . and reported the destructive tornado that hit Kansas City, Mo.,- Monday night. From the time the tornado forecast was issued at 4:25 p. m. until the tornado struck the Kansas City suburbs at 7:35 p. m., a constant watch of radar scope storm echoes was maintained by storm detection radar stations at ' Wichita and Topeka, -Kan., . and Kansas City, Mo. 2 Dozen Bulletins Based on the storm tracks shown on the radar screen, - the weather bureau issued at short intervals more than two dozen bulletins on the.loca-inn intensity, path, and speed Of the tornado-bearing J storm as it movea across casern Kansas. Most of the radio and t?le- vision stations in the area frequently interrupted programs, to tell about the storm's progress and also issued instructions to follow in case the tornado struck their locality. -. . The weather bureau radar stations at Wichita and Topeka first tracked the severe storm just before 5 p. m. when it was located southwest of Emporia. A tornado within this severe storm was first reported by a surface observer at 6:30 p. m. south of Emporia, almost exactly one hour before the tornado hit Kansas City. At 6:35 p. m., the weather bureau radar operator at Kansas City reported a hook-shaped tornado-like radar echo 57 miles to the west-southwest, moving toward Kansas City at a speed of about 50 miles an hour. The rain-bearing clouds at that time extended up to the Deafened! All Dimensional MAK VfTK BOTB tAK$t ImNVt ' I " extraordinary height of 52,-000 feet. Other dangerous looking radar echoes also were seen at the same time to the west of KansasCity. -Because of the advance warnings, hundreds of people were able to take shelter. First estimates indicate that more than 200 lives were saved because, of advance warning. Weather bureau meteorologists Tuesday morning made a two-hour aerial survey of the tornado damage. They reported the tornado track was about 70 miles long, extending from Williamsburg, Kan., to near Blue Springs, Mo. The track crossed the west corner of Spring Hill, Kan., went through the center of Martin City, Mo., and cut through the mid-section of Ruskin Heights, Mo. Viewed from the air, the tornado track appeared to be as wide as 1,000 feet. Special Purchase! Special Purchase! .11 W TM- Regularly 5).99 WHITE LEATHER OR NATURAL STRAW whit Irathrr Tefific vlu! NE W .UTICA STYLE BASEMENT Summer Stripes Si.e: 12 to 20 Crelr-erip wh-tbl cotton ittp-in ihtath in blck-nd-whito htrrlngkono t tripst with colUr, orgtndy bow! .. All season ' I V?S 'H costume Failles :1r 7 limM M Brvnt ire: It ( f -f V v ; 1 , I e'l-ryon unlind I ; . '. " 4 - - 1 failles. Smart in jb t J - , ' iryt, qualiry, abrics. p ' " U ' tuper In workmanship. 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