The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on April 30, 1984 · 3
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MONDAY. APRIL 30, 1984 THE HOME NEWS NATION & WORLD A3 Zit&s '- Z ..... : I 3 - - xjz ; HI Hopefuls in Tennessee pursuing 65 delegates AP Photo TORNADO DAMAGE These heavily damaged automobiles are in the parking lot of one of the churches hit by a tornado in Mannford, Okla., yesterday. ; Twisters kill man , inj ure 5 0 By The Associated Press Tornadoes barreled across the southern Plains yesterday, killing at least one person in a town in northeastern Oklahoma, authorities said. A tornado in Mannford, Okla., about 25 miles west of Tulsa, destroyed two churches and damaged two others. About 50 people were injured as the twister touched down in Mannford and again in the town of Prue, with 20 admitted to area hospitals. The churches located within one block of each other were conducting Sunday morning services at the time, and the dead man was identified by a church pastor as a man who had come to pick up his wife when he heard tornado warnings. The "monstrous spring storm" brewed severe thunderstorms, accompanied by heavy rains, winds and hail, that began in northern Texas and moved through Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri, the National Weather Service said. Last night, a series of tornadoes swooped down on parts of Missouri and Illinois, ravaging dozens of homes. In Owensville, Mo., at least eight people were hurt,- two seriously, when a twister lashed a subdivision around 6:30 p.m. . Near Carman, 111., several houses were damaged but no injuries were reported, authorities said. Tornado-like winds left damage and at least one injury last night in Mississippi, where twisters earlier this month took 15 lives. Authorities said the storms touched the communities of Moon Lake and Lula in the state's northwest corner. At least 15 tornadoes and numerous funnel clouds swept across southern and southeast Kansas yesterday, tearing roofs off buildings, breaking windows and downing tree limbs and power lines. Only one minor injury was reported. In Wichita, Kan., a tornado and about a half-dozen funnel clouds caused widespread but mostly minor damage, civil defense off icials said. "We've got reports of funnels from all over the city," said Steven Hiser, a Wichita police officer. In Morris, 30 miles south of Tulsa, where a tornado last week killed 10, authorities sealed off the town yesterday and canceled church services because of the heavy rains. The town remained without electricity, telephone and water service because of the storm. "We're keeping everybody off the street until the storm passes," said Lt. Pat Collins, a highway patrol spokesman. "We're really concerned about flying debris, so we've stopped the cleanup operation." Tornadoes kill one, injure 50 By STEVE ELLW ANGER Associated Press A spring storm spread a foot of snow across parts of the upper Midwest today after spinning off at least 40 tornadoes that killed one man in Oklahoma, injured more than 60 others and demolished scores of homes. In Minnesota, a single-engine plane . trying to land last night at the St. Paul airport during heavy snow and high winds hit a wire supporting a radio tower" and crashed in Woodbury, killing all four people aboard. ' " ' About a foot of snow fell over much of southern and central Minnesota and northeastern Nebraska with 9.1 inches reported in Minneapolis-St. Paul and winds gusted above 55 mph in places. A sheriff's dispatcher in Nobles County, Minn., said power lines were down and many motorists were stranded. Hotels were full and officials were trying to open emergency shelters.' . A state highway official in Marshall, Minn., said highway crews had already, removed snowplows from their trucks, but were busy putting them back on. Winds gusting to 66 mph yesterday' blacked out thousands of homes and businesses in Omaha, Neb., where officials reported the wettest April there on record. . . ... Tornado watches were issued today in parts f Indiana, Wisconsin, ; Kentucky, and Illinois as the storm continued its northeasterly path across the central Great Plains and upper Mississippi Val-' ley. ; .... Twisters injured eight people yesterday in Missouri, two in Mississippi where tornadoes took 15 lives Easter weekend and one in Kansas. No one was reported injured when tornadoes raked Illinois. Since April 21, tornadoes have claimed at least 26 lives. "There's been more than 40 tornadoes reported since Sunday, very close to the number we had last week," Hugh Crowth-er of the National Weather Service's Severe Storms Center in Kansas City, Mo., said today. In Oklahoma, where 10 people died in tornadoes Thursday, a twister flattened two churches and damaged two others within a block of each other in Mannford, about 25 miles west of Tulsa. The tornado cartwheeled cars and trucks, turning them into twisted balls of steel. The tornado hit Mannford, population 1,600, about 10:45 a.m., just as churchgoers were finishing Sunday school services. Virgil Loren Athens, about 70, had driven his pickup truck to the Mannford Assembly Church of God to pick up his wife when his truck was hurtled 75 yards into the Mannford Elementary School, where it was crushed and covered with debris, killing him. An estimated 45 homes in Mannford were destroyed or extensively damaged, officials said. Indicators show lower economic growth By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press WASHINGTON - The government's main forecasting gauge of future economic activity dropped 1.1 percent in March, the first decline in 19 months, the government reported today in a further signal that economic growth is headed sharply lower. The Commerce Department reported that its Index of Leading Indicators fell for the first time since a small 0.1 percent decline in August 1982, during the depths of the recession. . Since then, the index, which is used to predict economic activity six to nine months ahead, has been on a steady upward roll as the nation recovered from the worst recession since World War II. The March decline followed a strong 1.3 percent rise in February, which was revised from an originally reported 0.7 percent increase. In January, the index rose a revised 0.7 percent. Train strikes illegal aliens; at least four persons killed KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A freight train plowed through a group of illegal aliens walking across a railroad trestle in the dark, forcing some to jump into a shallow creek 31 feet below and killing four of them. At least seven were injured. As many as 40 aliens may have been on the bridge when the train approached late Saturday night at about 40 mph, said Rod Saucier, agent in charge of the U.S. Border Patrol office in Kingsville. The dead were two women, a man about 30 and and a young boy, said a spokesman for Turcotte Mortuary where the bodies were taken. Tim Hogan, a Missouri Pacific spokesman in Chicago, said the engineer of the 43-car freight saw the people on the bridge but was unable to stop the train until it had crossed the 464-foot trestle over Olmos Creek, 17 miles south of Kingsville. Authorities arrested 14 aliens who escaped injury, and searched yesterday for more victims in the 3- to 4-foot-deep creek and for other aliens who may have sought cover in the mesquite that dots the rugged coastal plains south of Corpus Christi. - "We've been searching all night," Saucier said. p. -COUPON - BEING REJECTED BEING A VICTIM O BEING TREATED LIKE A 2ND CLASS CITIZEN HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED CREDIT CARDS BANK LOANS MORTGAGES AUTO PURCHASE OR RENTAL A CHECK GUARANTEE CARD WE CAN AND WILL: correct bad credit rating x' reinstate your good name f assist in applying for M.C., Visa, etc. w assist in family debt relief and family financing help secure loans J 6 LMNUTO j i FOB I I I I I I Cannot be combined with any other offer. Good at participating Dunkin' Donuts shops. One coupon per customer. Limit: 2 Dozen Offer Good: thru 5584 TAKE OUT ONLY AVAILABLE AT ALL PARTICIPATING DUNKIN' DONUTS SHOPS outwitr It's worth the trip. hn By WILLIAM M. WELCH Associated Press Walter Mondale, Gary Hart and the Rev.. Jesse Jackson are storming through Tennessee today in pursuit of the 65 national convention delegate at stake tomorrow in its Democratic presidential primary. Also casting presidential ballots tomorrow are Democrats in the District of Columbia, where IS national convention delegates are at stake and where Jackson is hoping to pick up his first clear-cut primary victory. Mondale returns to the campaign trail today after spending the weekend in his Washington home, venturing out once to his D.C. campaign headquarters to meet supporters, to pledge support for home-rule for the nation's capital, and to get in a blast at President Reagan. "I hope President Reagan's trip to China is a success," said the former vice president. "But it will succeed only because after 30 years of being wrong, he is finally beginning to understand what is right. "We need a president," added Mondale, "who understands history and doesn't take that long to come around. We need a president which we don't have now who knows what he's doing the day he steps into office." Mondale planned morning stops in Rockville, Md., and Greenville, N.C. both in states with May 8 primaries before spending the afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Hart, who has been concentrating on Texas and its 169 delegates at stake in Saturday's caucuses, planned a trip to Memphis today for a final pitch to Tennessee voters. And Jackson was also campaigning in Memphis. . Hart campaigned among Hispanic voters yesterday in Texas, saying Mexican-Americans should be involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy in Central America where, he said, the "enemy is not communism . . . it's poverty." "I want to see the day in 1985 when the people in Central America and Latin America look to us as a friend," Hart said in El Paso. He pledged to have Mexican-Americans fully represented in his administration and said he opposed the controversial Simpson-Mazzoli immigration legislation. It would, among other things, place sanctions for employers who hire illegal aliens. Hart said that discriminates against Mexican-Americans. Military presence scored PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) - Outside political blocs "led by the United States and the Soviet Union" have expanded their military presence in Central America, making the regional crisis more difficult to solve, Colombia's foreign minister says. The increased military involvement "creates a sort of vicious circle, which for us is difficult, but necessary to break," Foreign Minister Rodri-go Lloreda Caicedo said yesterday after arriving here to participate in peace-seeking talks. Colombia is one of four nations in the Conta-dora group, which since January 1983 has been trying to resolve conflicts in the region.The other countries are Mexico, Panama and Venezuela. Foreign ministers from the group and from five Central American countries converged on this city beginning Saturday night for a meeting that continues today. It is the seventh round of talks between the Contadora group and the Central American countries. The talks started informally yesterday, a day ahead of schedule. Asked if the meetings would lead to a formal peace plan, Lloreda Caicedo said, "If by a formal peace plan you refer to an agreement which can be endorsed (by the Central American countries), definitely not." He said the talks should lead to "a series of actions that will be carried out in the next few-weeks to reach that goal (of a formal peace plan)." The five Central American countries are Nicaragua, EI Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica. They are beset with internal insurgency or disputes with neighbors or both. 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