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July 1, 1968

Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 13

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U.S. Weather Bureau Says Few Towns In Tornado Belt Have Adequate Warning System By DON REEDER ip.m. The twister struck about 30 the fire alarm because it would KANSAS CITY (AP) - Only minutes later and caught most have "pulled a lot of kids out in one out of every 10 towns in the citizens by surprise, many of the streets. It always does. I U.S. tornado belt has an adequ- them in their beds. think it was a wise decision." ate warning system, says Allen Jonesboro, although situated Pearson, director of the Weath- in an area frequently raked by Coordinate Whistles Brenton said the town's facto- dio stations transmit a special signal that automatically turns I " Jol V ] ' n a aoacay s -~ .. on radio sets to broadcast warn- PrGQICt U.S. ings. i_ . EBS radios arc installed In tCOHOnfllC DOOITI the principal's office of every ...... school in Kansas City, the me- Vvill SlnfKPn i ili * i W W • • • ^f I \A \* m^ *& | | teorologist said. | "Generally, if people have WASHINGTON (AP) - A I been affected by a tornado be- panel of business economists fore or know someone who has, 'says the country's current ceo- , er Bureau's National Severe tornadoes, has no warning si-'ry whistles now are coordinated orms Forecast Center. ,ren. Officials explained they did with the fire department and "And this is an improvement n °t feel they needed one, since they will be sounded in case of they do all the right things," said Pearson. nomic boom will slacken in the second half of this year. from what it was a few years the town, it said, had never been | hit before. others - were 1 Gen <5 Talbert, Arkansas Civil asked about the nation's tornado; Defense director, said Jones- ago," he adds. Pearson and readiness status in the wake of a near-record barrage of twisters that battered the Midwest May 15. Winds Destructive boro and Craighead County now plan jointly to hire a full time Civil Defense chief. 'Actually, I think we've got a tornadoes until a new city hall, with tornado siren is erected. Pearson and his Weather Bu» reau companies emphasize all they can do is warn residents of the possibility of twisters,and the rest is up to them. "There's nothing you can do good tornado warning system in'to save property," Pearson ex- The winds killed 45 persons in Arkansas," said Talbert. "The plained, "but give people five northeastern Arkansas and 16 in northeastern Iowa, with property damage estimated at more than $45 million. Pearson reported that on May 15 his office issued 11 tornado watches—alerts disseminated to Weather Bureau does a tremendous job cooperating with us." Funnel Spotted The same day of the Arkansas tornado, the Weather Bureau is- "You don't have to tell people 1 However, Tilford C. Graines, in, say, Topeka what to do. vice president and economist They've been through it, and [or Manufacturers __ Hanover they're believers. ("" "But most people go through their entire life without ever minutes, and they can save themselves." Radio, TV Helps Pearson advocates that every turalization Service have arrest- seeing a tornado. These are the ™,'„" , ' , people we've got to work on." nign levels U.S. Immigration And Naturalization Service Arrests 100 NEW YORK (AP) — Agents of the U.S. Immigration and Na- Trust Co., of New York, says the demand for credit will remain high and "interest rates should remain close to present of the bal- community set up a Civil De- sued a watch at 2:35 p.m. for an fense group or similar organiza- area including Charles City, tion of volunteers to act as tor- news media, Civil Defense offi-ilowa. A twister funnel was spot-|nado spotters when alerted by cials and others that conditions were right for twisters to develop. But the May 15 alerts did not prevent death and destruction. Take for example the town of Jonesboro, Ark., where 34 persons were killed. Included In Watch Jonesboro was included in a tornado watch issued at 9:20 ted southwest of town at 4:20 the Weather Bureau. p.m., and the storm struck at 4:52 p.m. Thirteen persons died. Although they had plenty of warning, Charles City officials did not sound the town's fire siren to get citizens into a shelter. Charles City Mayor Harry L. Brenton said the town's fre i news printers. Sirens are all right, he said, but uneven topography often prevents the sound from reaching all parts of town. He suggests radio and television stations—the prime means of communicating storm warnings—install Weather Bureau chief decided against sounding! The ideal method, said Pear- ed more than 100 persons in a drive against aliens working illegally on visitor visas in the New York metropolitan area, the services said today. In a series of raids concentrating on the city and adjoining Nassau and Westchester counties, the agents have picked up servants suspected of working illegally in many households, served them with arrest war rants and questioned them at the district headquarters of thej service. ance of this year." He said the nation's inflation and balance of payments problems are so severe that the Federal Reserve System will continue to keep a tight rein on credit until it's convinced higher taxes are slowing the economy. He was one of six economists who appeared Sunday at a business outlook conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tree planting increased 26 per cent to nearly 300,000 acres In the nation In 1967, according to the National Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. 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