Muncie Evening Press from Muncie, Indiana on August 30, 1978 · Page 10
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Muncie Evening Press from Muncie, Indiana · Page 10

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MUNCIE EVENING PRESS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1978 a; PAGE TO 26 INJURED IN MEMPHIS Tornado smashes area around Presley shrine By FRANK THORSBERG MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) A tornado crashed into a row of fast food restaurants on Elvis Presley Boulevard Tuesday night and then cut a path of destruction through two shopping centers less than two miles from the Presley mansion. Twenty-five persons were injured. Officials at Methodist Hospital South, located two blocks from the area hardest hit by the tornado, said most of the victims were in or near the restaurants when the tornado struck and were treated for cuts and bruises in the emergency room. Graceland Mansion, where Presley is buried, was not touched by the storm. Essie Henderson said she was in Big Daddy's Pool Hall in the South Plaza Shopping Center when the twister hit. "It came right through the, front door," Mrs. Henderson said from a wheelchair at the hospital. "The manager saw it coming and told us to get under the table. I had just started to get under when it hit," she said. "When it hit the whole top just caved in and turned everything upside down," Mrs. Henderson said. Harris Boyd, manager of an appliance store in a small shopping center across the street from the row of restaurants, watched as utility employees worked to replace power lines ripped from utility poles. "We were inside and thought it was just raining," Boyd said. "Then glass started popping out and the roof fell in." "I don't see how anyone in that Pizza Hut survived," said Noel Hobson, another appliance store employee. Its roof was ripped apart and one of the walls had crashed into a row of cars parked nearby. Several other vehicles were turned upside down in the parking lot. "Obviously, this is a disaster area," Mayor Wyeth Chandler said from the street in front of the ruined restaurants. Utility poles were twisted at crazy angles i live electrical wii popped on the stre is the mayor talked with Police Director E. Winslow Chapman. "Everything is pretty much under control," Chapman said, but officers remained on the scene today to guard businesses shattered by the tornado. Both officials agreed it would be impossible to make a damage estimate until later today. Power was knocked out in the four-block area along the rainy, debris-littered street near '. Memphis International Airport. & ",258s, - - ""emails JP- s-J4- V Aasmjz - I. ' ' . .... ' " - mJmmmmmmmsam TORNADO HITS MEMPHIS ... A tornado that roared down Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis leaves cars tossed about and the windows of a steak house shat tered. UPI. wm2 A ft I - 1 SBSOSftJB I H HS3 r 1578 Universal Press Syndicate ATM: UAW MEMBERS Retirees, Surviving Spouse and Eligible Dependents. IJ.L WILLIAMS, M.D. Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist From Anderson Will Be at 1404 Granville So,., Muncie, Ind., to Do IIEARImO evaluations PUms fk. 281-2763 tar Aptoartmeirts (LlWW.W! ! a whole new look for your portraits! Choose your favorite from our colorful new backgrounds! Spring, fall or nurwry backgrounds will enhance all your portraits and of course, our traditional set-tinK i also available. 5x7color portrait One apeclul offer per family. Second child photographed individually DM. Each addnl. aubjuct In jfroupa Mif. OFFER GOOD 828 to 92 Children's arj Photographer MUNCIE MALL-PH. 289-5677 Mon.-Fri., 10-9; Sat, 10-S; Cloisd Sunday Alio In latayaH Square, Catlfon tquar . and Washington tquara .37 BACK Ttf C9LLECE JUST ARRIVED 1 GROUP MEN'S SPORT and CASUAL SHOES PERFECT FOR JEANS AND BACK TO SCHOOL, SOLD BY A LEADING CHAIN STORE FOR $10.99. THIS SPECIAL PURCHASE ALLOWS US TO SELL THESE AT MEN'S JEANS FAMOUS BRANDS 1 00 Cotton Denim ONLY 5.99 Limit 2 Prs. Sizes 7'tto12 55.99 to 10.99 BIG SAVINGS FOR SCHOOL TIME. SIZES 26 to 48 FREE 10-MINUTE LENGTH ALTERATION ON MEN'S, LADIES' AND CHILDREN PANTS. NEW FALL FASHIONS LADIES' JEANS and CORDUROYS FAMOUS BRANDS Custom Fit - Ham . IV 1 Styles - California Straight 4i Leg. Also Super Straight. UN V. , - .. - I Big, Big Savings - All Sizes Sold Elsewhere $22.00 $1 f IS to 1 Hl-f CHILDREN'S WEAR (BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS) BIG SELECTIONS (Sizes 2 to 20) BOYS' SI (Sizes Inf. to 30) (Sizes 2 to 4 Chubbys, Too) ............. GIRLS' BLOUSES (Sizes 2 to IB Snort and Long Sleeve) . 99 to $Q99 00 $E68 to ll 9V400 $13V369 GIRLS' DRESSES Sizes 5 to 14 1 .00-5.99 Dm BUY NOW FOR FALL mm wear MEN'S AND LADIES' SUEDE AND LEATHER COATS, ALL NEW STYLES, JACKET LENGTH. LONG STYLES TOO. THIS IS THE PLACE TO SAVE UP TO 38 Off The Regular Retail Price. THIS IS NOT A PRE SEASON SALE. WE HAVE GUARANTEED LOW PRICES - ALL YEAR LONG. BIG SAVINGS ON NYLON CORDUROY AND WOOL COATS. For The Family FASHION SHOES FOR FALL AND Back To Mool THE Q BARGAIN CENTER imJpHD GH3SEE attD p

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