The Manhattan Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas on November 1, 1984 · 8
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The Manhattan Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas · 8

Manhattan, Kansas
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Thursday, November 1, 1984
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AS The Manhattan Mercury-Thursday, November 1, 1984 Unusual fall twister kills 2 ?4 vzmkw f Aiiyy- The domino principle was in effect among Halloween partiers at the University of Wisconsirv .. s APLaMrptaoto Madison Wednesday night. Rain "held the crowd down" to 25,000 in downtown Madison. Fun, violence mark Halloween By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mummies walked and werewolves howled as Halloween revelers paraded in New York, partied where trick-or-treating was banned and gave up the ghost for the gospel in an Illinois town where it was "not a time for the devil." Meanwhile, two children were killed and a half-dozen' people were injured in traffic accidents or pranks gone sour. A service station in Tennessee was held up . by three hobgoblins, and a Chicago teen-ager and an off-duty' policeman in New York were stabbed by masked men. More than 2,000 children took their Halloween candy to X-ray stations at Houston area hospitals and fire stations to prevent the repeat of a 1974 poison death that prompted laws An All-Star Value I Us fittattan Msrcury ...packed with the latest local, state, ft national news coverage SUBSCRIBE TODAY 776-8808 against tainting treats. Only one instance of a straight pin in candy was reported there. A handful of trick-or-treaters in Jersey City and Camden, NJ., including the children of Camden's police chief found pins and glass in candy. One tainted candy bar was found in Lincoln, Neb., during what police said was "one of the slowest" Halloweens in recent years. ' In Ftostburg, Md., authorities fearing tainted candy replaced trick-or-treating with a town party, while in Midland, Md., the traditional door-to-door gathering gave way to a parade. Thousands of New Yorkers lined the narrow streets of Greenwich Village as spooks, goblins, Ghost-busters and other fantastic creatures SG5? STORE HOURS iiowopeii aaw. ' , III' MANHATTAN LOCATION AAAAAi 5 nr$M'9mm c NO RENTAL SERVICE CHARGES OR INTEREST FQR ONE FULL YEAR. YOU PAY ONLY OUR RETAIL PRICE DIVIDED INTO 12 EASY MONTHLY RENTAL PAYMENTS NO MONEY DOWN NO CREDIT NEEDED NO RANK RESTRICTIONS NO WAITING (1 DAY DELIVERY) nsom m.T.ig.r.fflmgiBrmgmra 3 3 Choose from over 50 room tattlngi of Early Amarican, Contemporary, or Traditional Styha. 'For quafcta) applicanls renting to own undaf HCNTlrVAV LEASE PIAN KEcaraEaV- . 200 N. 3rd Manhattan KS. 539-5682 845 Grant Ave., Junction City, KS. 238-7148 Store Hours 9 to 6 Weekdays-9 to 5 Saturday Furniture Television Stereo Appliances took part in a loosely orvanized parade. " , Marchers included an astronaut with a fishbowl helmet with real fish; a bag of french fries, and a roach motel with a typically New York sign: ''Going Co-Op. No Broker's Fee." There also were two blind mice searching for a third. CARBOM) ALE (AP) Aa" unusual late-season tornado tossed and tumbled house trailers as it ripped through a mobile home park, killing two people and injuring 10 others. The flurry of fall tornadoes Wednesday also hit Oklahoma, where the National Weather Service said as many as three twisters touched down-and damaged houses and vehicles. No injuries were reported. The twister that struck this eastern Kansas town Wednesday night gave residents little time to react "It happened so quickly it would make your head swim," said Mildred Boyer, T9, owner of the Mineral Springs Trailer Court in this town about 10 miles south of Topeka. "It got still. It got dead hot It seemed like it came right down and dropped." The tornado killed a middle-aged man who was found buried under debris, and killed a woman whose . trailer home just outside the mobile home park was demolished, said Osage County Sheriff Robert Masters. The names of the victims were being withheld until relatives ' could be notified. The 10 people injured at the mobile home park were treated at the scene for minor cuts, bruises and shock, said Osage County ambulance squad director Tony Bell. Masters said he did not know the extent of the damage to the 16-trailer court, but said at least five of the homes were extensively damaged. The weather service reported several tornadoes near Selling and Chester in northwest Oklahoma. "We may be talking about only one ) KWA ni iat ' , cnTorngdoj KANSAS ! MO ( M A '-. AIK tornado, possibly two or as many as three in the same general area," said Mike Branick, a forecaster with the weather service. At least one home in Chester was destroyed, but its occupants escaped injury as the house collapsed around them, police said. In Carbondale, Ray Barnes said he' had been Ukinjf a shower and his friend, Tanya Pearson, had. been watching television when the tornado " struck. Barnes said he ran from the bathroom to the bedroom and dived under the bed, while Ms. Pearson grabbed onto couch. The" trailer was turned over repeatedly by the twister. Barnes ended up on top of his bed on a pile of debris, while Ms. Pearson found herself sitting in the grass next to the destroyed trailer, be said. ' Victims of the tornado were told to go to a school where a relief shelter had been set up, but a dispatcher for the.sheruTs department said all the displaced people had found shelter with friends and relatives. The tornadoes are "a little t unusual for this time of year," said Pete Reynolds of the National Severe Storms. Forecast Center in Kansas' City, Mo. "But the ingredients were there that are usually there during the springtime. "You had a warm, moist unstable air mass meeting up with a cold front ... and that's usually what it takes." Reynolds said there was a chance of thunderstorms in parts of Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma today . we SPOT VfiDS The Manhattan Mercury . 773805 6th r Osage t 4 ELECT Bergman provon iMder" State Senate 21st Dist. Adv. pd by Bergman for Senator Comm . Jotene Btoam Or 6o Aloo. if, v Maijorie Morse, democrat is proud of her record. ARE YOU! She thinks spending over 3 million on the courthouse plaza (s an item to brag about. She thinks that rajsing taxes for the last 5 years was O.IC (Even during the recession). She thinks building a new county health building is a good use of your money even when the third floor of the hew courthouse office building is empty. xShe thinks closing 5th street was a step forward. if you no A CIlAIiSE IS III ORDER VOTE PRAV7L o:i i:ov. Republican For 3rd District County Commisioir Pd. for by the Prawl For Cornmissioner Campaign, V. Puckett, treasurer. The TRUTH About MERRILL WERTS ) The TRUTH is.;. MERRILL WERTS has a six year 100 percent attendance record in the Kansas Senate MERRILL WERTS recognized the time was ripe for a severance tax and voted for it MERRI LL WERTS' votes may not always be good politics, but they're always good government MERRI LL WERTS is NOT a single issue senator; he represents all the people MERRILL WERTS has the Experience, Courage, Integrity, Wisdom and Sense of Fairness to integrate the needs of legitimate special interest with the overall general interest within the limited tax resources available and THAT'Sthe TRUTH re-eLect MERRILL WE REPUBLICAN, 22ND DIST. STATE SEN ATOR Pol. Adv. Paid For by Werts For Senate Committee H.L Olmstead, Treas.

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