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April 7, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 45

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Tec* Tornado Study Finds Safe Areas To Avoid Storm By LKK I1AVINS Avalanche-,Journal Staff Aflor probing the devastation inflicted on thousands oC tornado-damaged structures, engineers from Texas Tech Institute for Disaster Research hnve formulated safety tips to lake in case of tnrnadic winds. Recently several Tech cnsi- neers described potentially life, saving refinements to accepted safety rules for shielding schoolchildren in the event of violent weather. Extensive research determined that the principal effects of tornadic winds ore the disintegrating pressure of the wind on walls, windows and doors; the devastating effect of "missiles" propelled by swirling winds; the collapse of high portions of buildings such as chimneys into lower levels; and the explosive pressure differential when air pressure inside a building momentarily is higher than outside. A school building designed to meet average requirements sel- rlom fails because of explosive decompression. according tn Dr. Kishor Mehla, a Tech civil engineering professor. Usually, tolal destruction of a structure is due lo a combination of wind force, missiles and collapse of upper building Inspection of tornado-ravaged buildings lias revealed that often an interior hallwav or clos- et is the only portion of Hie structure left standing, loading Tech researchers lo believe reinforcement of such an interior structure is a feasible means of providing occupant protection. "Wilh the exception of one or two schools," Menta said, "we found one interior hallway undamaged and free of debris. People would have been safe 1 in these hallways." Places which definitely should be avoided during high winds or tornadoes, he added, are areas with lots of glass, corridors with openings that face .south or west, areas with load- bearing walls and upper levels of multi-story buildings. The safest places in schools and public buildings, research indicates, arc corridors facing north or east and specially- reinforced interior portions of buildings. "In every case" of wind de- struction, Mehta said, "the building could have been designed with an interior shelter for safety." Dr. Ernst Kicsling. chairman of Tech's civil engineering department, has constructed a home in Lubboek making use of advanced wind-design techniques. Inside the borne is a pair of "inresidence shelters" — small interior rooms reinforced with concrete and steel to withstand the most powerful winds and missiles. Two types of shelters were designed and built, one for new construction and one which can bo installed in existing homes and buildings. At the time of construction, Kicsling estimated the additional cost of each structure lo be approximately $500 for protection against extreme weather conditions which have claimed thousands of lives. Safety Rules For Tornado Deter Deaths The number of deaths and injuries resulting from tornados' could drop significantly with the strict observance of a set of basic safely rules. Weather service spokesmen emphasize the need for undcr-j standing the various rules andj tornado statements issued by the National Weather Service (NWS I. A "tornado watch" inriicalcs that weather conditions may produce severe thunderstorms, or tornadoes in the area. Individuals should begin formulating plans in the event thai conditions worsen. When a "tornado warning" is issued, a funnel cloud has been! sighted in the area visually or has been indicated by radar. I When a warning is issued, it isj time to prepare to carry out plans on seeking safety. Other safety rules to keep in mind: | IN OFFICE BUILDINGS-Go! LUBBOCK AND VICINITV- to an interior hallway on the! Tornado Watch i n effect for Fiotn NAJIONAl Wi'/lTHFf) SKHWCt NOAA. U.S. Di-i>t. of Commerc Presidency Attractive To Julian Bond !!>' SAM ATTMCSEY Avnliinrlip-.jimrnitl staff Julian Bond's addiction lo ! politics may load t 0 an an- inouncement in June that he is [seeking the presidency the year-old Geori nominated for the vice-presidency said during the interview that ho believed President Ford would be re-nominated as the is Republican's pick in 1976. IS i He added that Ford can be state ' senator jdercated by a " ~Domocral'i'c said here Sunday. choice. II he docs, he will become the | Lloyd) ...,. so-called "Rcnlsen bill" .nomination. would have 7. r > per cent of Tex-1 He called Jackson, a U.S. sen- as' delegates to national politi- ator from Washington, "one of cal conventions selected by pop- '«•--* oii...,,.u.,—.,.,,i;,i-,!„,. •> ular vote. The other 25 per cent would be selected at state polil- ical party conventions. Bond said the proposed FORECAST first black lo actively seek the •nation's highest office. "1 IOVG politics.'s mother's milk. a dru.c, I hate lo lost; when 1 run for something. Is Nation Ready 1 .' Bcnlscn ^ could bcatjmary would "deny expression of the minority point of view." Predicting a wide open Democratic Party convention in 1971). Bond said he would accept, the vice-presidential nomination, However, his acceptance of the our slate," he said. Texas Plan Blasted Berilsen apparently is not a _____ butjfavorite of Bond. "Benlscn just ' . doesn't excite me too much, "Bcnlsen has been in Georgia so much, people there thought Figurpi Sliow Low Trmf>e<nluim E«peeled Unlil Tur.idoy Morning ItoloUd Pirripitolion Noi Indicated - Coniull Speaking in a low-key manner I he was running for governor" of. « ho "garnered - nis voice almost a whisper, |f>ur stale." he said, jnod. " the least attractive candidates.' 1 Bond said he would not be a "token candidate," but if he did not win, he hoped lo have a strong voice in who does receive tbe nomination. lie said he could help decide who won because he expected have a large number of delegate votes which could be used for "bargaining." second (Bond was quick to answer \vhen :askcd if the United States ircady for a black president. " ' don't know about anyone ' clse: 1 sure am. ..whether' it's WEATHER FORECAST-Rain was forecast today for most of the central part of the nation. Snow flurries were expected in some areas of the Plains. Warmer weather was forecast in the Southeast but cold weather was expected elsewhere. (AP Wirephoto) vicinity Area Soil Temperatures Big Spring Crosbyton Trulnv AYE, Onr i •"- ' Arc. Alln. Xotniat 1'car Aaoifictllty ornao a lowest Floor, or lo the dc.signat-juibbock and vcny rom ed ! shelter a '™- jp.m. to 6 p.m. today. Otherwise!^™" . ti\ I- ACT ORILS- Workers considerable cloudiness a n di ^ctvil should move quickly in the scc-| wiml wUh c . hancc of shovv( , rs !^bbock Uon of the la o * ' . — not to your parked car. IN HOMES—The basement offers the greatest safety. Seek shelter under sturdy furniture if possible. In homes without .. . . , , • Ft . , iwuiuy \vuii a L-JIdJICL' ()l lion of the plant offcnng thc ja fcw | 0ca ,, y scvere greatest protection n, accord-j sto| . ms thjs aflcrnoon with a with advance P'^.^Jhigh in the mid 70s. Mostly slight chance of showers and the cioviV ^ low expected to be near .'12. Part-' : —- (iO iV! li.", rtf 62 (if) r>r> -19 59 5S 5.1 57 62 57 s:: 5S Bond also is not liappv ,..,, the presidential preference jiri mary recently passed by the Texas State Senate. . Asked how to restore Ameri- wnukl depend on lean's faith and trust in polili- the prcsidentialicians, he candidly replied, "I don't know." "I'm afraid there is a large lie said he would flatly refuse to serve as vice president if Bentsen, George Wallace or segment of tha American population who will never again be- in politicians." ' expected - ..- ..- - ly cloudy and cool Tuesday with Ihe high near GO, Southerly winds 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusty and shifting west to center par! of the house, on the lowest floor, room such as a small closet or batii- |northwesterly 25 lo this afternoon with room, lure. or under siurdv furni- m.p.h. winds diminishing tonight. Probability of precipitation 311 per cent today and 20 per cent tonight. Windi effect for t p.m. - I'.m 6 ii.m 7 i>.m S p.m .'t r m 10 ivrn. 11 p.m. Sun sets at S:l 7:->K a.m. Tut!:tla> KS (i*i 67 . ftfl tss is B1 K'.< 61 BO 1 1' fl ill. 3 a.m. t a.m. ~i n.m. fi a in. 7 a.m. K a.m. !t a.m. SO a.m. II a.m. Xoon .. Keep some windows open, huls v '? min " ; i in stay away from them! | i " kcs tociiiy Mobile homes arc particii'arlvl orriri.ii rcadinsi »< m-o vulnerable lo dcstrurtivc winds i- N "'' l i'»'''i wcaihor J-OIA-IM sta Proper tic-downs to prevent!' 10 ''" Koal "" al Ai "*" 1: overturning will minimii-.c dam-i age. | A warden should be appointcdj in mobile home parks to scan HIP skies and listen to radio and television for warnings. There should be a designated community shelter where rcsi-i dents can assemble during ai tornado warning. If there is no such shelter, do not stay in a mobile home during a tornado warning. ! Sock refuge Ln a sturdy build-; Jng or a ditch, cuivert or rav-! inc. i IN SCHOOLS—Whenever pos-' sible, follow advance plans to nn interior hallway or the low-; cst floor. Avoid auditoriums and gymnasiums or other structures with wide. free-span roofs. If a building is not of reinforced construction, go quickly to a nearby reinforced building, of a ravine or open ditch and lie flat. IN OPEN C 0 U N T R Y — I f there is no time to find suitable shelter, lie flat in the nearest depression such as a ditch KEEP LISTENING—Your radio and television stations will broadcast the laslcst NWS tornado watches and warnings and inform you when the danger is] over. ! WATCH THE SKY—Torna-j docs come and p,o so quickly! there may not be time for a] warning. During a tornado] watch, be alcrl for the sudden i appearance of violent wind.j rain, hail or funnel-shaped clouds. When in doubt, take cover. Tornadoes arc often obscured by rain or dust. Some occur at night. Patients Offeree! Peace, Helpfulness, Love At - 1 ' IT« • f-( , Visitor Says I'.y JIAKV ALK.'E D1KRS | workers were on hand to grccl Dr. hob Eckcrfs paticnts : the four patients that showed n i in !'.'., , Wt ' S i)allcnlsiL 'P- The next day, seven pa.. r ;: | ] don t have to worry about being :ticnts rame. and <oon more ^ ..,:„ jhounded to pay their medical ;people learned of the clinic ,B->nd cracked, .. «| j bills. In fact, the Houston physi-i Within six weeks Fckcrt h-ui .;; h; jcian doesn't even send out bills. |throe examining'tables full fur._ _^. _ -, t , i., f i >• 111 v. v. *--M-i'"iiiiii^'|.<:iijiU:> Mill Eckert, 44, left a successful jnishings and cc|iiipmcnt foi VI •.) 1 1 t /turn — ^JI l__ _i: . . me or someone else." During an interview with The Avalanche-Journal Sunday afternoon, the pencil-thin Georgia lawmaker said he "thinks" 'he will run for the presidency in 197fi. He admitted he is having dif.. cully raising money, and he I still is attempting to build support "outside of the South.' 1 Black Week Activity Sunday niglu. Bond spoke to | mo re than '100 persons on thej |Texas Tech University campus: ;for the culmination of Black; J\Vcek activities. His speech was' sponsored by Student Organization for Black Unity. During his brief comments— highlighted by Bond's dry hu-, mor—he said the government's altitude toward the needy has changed since 196S from one of benign concern '" —-••>•• ^' neglect. Bond said black's'- continue to be "the first, to be fired and the last, to be hired." "1 am by profession a politician. 1 ' ho noted. "And. I'm just proud to kno\\ I belong lo the finest body of men money can buy." Supposed To lie Joke After the laugh!LT died down. .... "That was sup-: pos:ori to be a Jake." The only black man to bo 37 jsmal] town medical practice to M jgo into what he calls his "mcdi- £• >eal ministry.'' ist. six laboralorv six a reception- technician. bookkeeper, janitor a nd sccre Almost, seven years ago, hc-tary ..... all volunteers. Readings In Texas High and low l-emprra- dircs tor TP.MIS citirs as rr- portcd by (lie National Weather Service station at Lnbhnek Regional Airport for lho 'jl-hour period ended at 7 a.m. today: CHy High I'"" I.ubbock ii!) .M Dalhart 71 18 Wichita Falls 157 (in Dallas <!7 , r .ri Austin Bouumont San Angelo ."Midland Alpine Houston Gah cston San Antonln .. Tcxarkaiui Corpus Christi Amarillo Aliilcnp . Brownsville Kl I'ivso College Station Waco C » ,„,. cU l started a medical clinic in a Today the clinic's facilities Houston ghetto known as the (include a pharmacv physk-i'l ' Fourth Ward. The clinic offcrh therapy, oplomctry.'electroca'r-i LliVELLAND (Special) tree crisis and long-term com- tiiog.raphy, dental services in Gfllnm; < Uella Nu, law enforcc- prehcnsive care to the sur-!halation 'four full-lime and'nine i ! 1lcnl clllb ' lllid Sif ? ma M " K l«i rounding neighborhood. ~" ' ' It was this different b medicine thai. Eckert, came to!nurse pi Lubboek to discuss this past;ice and legal counseling psv- wockcnd. His visit to the city Ichiatric and general couri'.olin'- and a scries of three programs! eight laboratory technicians 'ind were jointly sponsored by L'ni-ia pathologist ivcrsity Ministries and the None of (he phvsiciaus rc- Uinstian Medical Association at ceive a salary fi lie offerh therapy, oplomctry.'electrocar-i . L[:;v 'SLL.AND (Special) rm com-Idiog.'-aphy. dental" services jn-j^ ammi ' Uolta Nu, law enforcc- the sur-[halation 'four full-lime and 'nine j !" enl clllb ' illid si K J11 ' 1 M» Kpsi- j part-time doctors, public health! i"; (il ' Ul ' il)at ' fJI1 and marketing brand of!nurses for home care four!' ,, al S(ullh P^ius College, came io!nurse praelilioner.s. socia'l serv-! W , s>)0ns " 1 ' a -scries o.' three Alcoholism Information Seminars b,.'j,'imiing \'t'cfine.sday. J<'c .-5. Mc-:ul;ir. coordinating counsel H- for South Plains Alco-i holism '..'oiinscling Services Pro .iect. will bv Kuesl. sjjeaker for the firs i, .ser ' Weilncsda v instructor at Bay-; Addilional seminars ais ( > Arizona Man Visits LCC Dr. Welrlon Shofstal!. Arizona's superintendent of public in- si ruction, will .speak at Lubboek Christian ColleRe Thursday on the subject "Can Free Enterprise .Survive?" .Shofstall's lalk, set for 8 p.m, in t/he Mabee American Heritage auditorium, is the third of four spring symposiums sponsored by LCC's Center for Business and Economic Education. Shofstall, a Missouri native, received degrees from North- pas) Missouri Stale Teachers i College and the University of| Missouri. He was professor ofj secondary education at Arizona Stale University in Tcmpe from JflhV to ISfiO. In IflKfi. he Was appointed su-j pcrintendcnt of public instruc ! tion by ov. .lack Williams and in 1970 he was elected to Ihe first full term as superintendent. The Weather Across U.S. High and low temperatures for l!.S. cities as reported Ip.v 1 tli r Xntitiiiitl Wcatlicr Service station at Mihhock llryidiial Airport for Iho 21-hour period ended at 7 st.m. toila.v: C'ity High Li>x\ r AlbiK|iii>rr|'.]R 71 rj month, scribed 11 for "God hopeless lives.'' ji 0 r Universiiy College' of ".Mcd'i- !sch2duied""ai H)-:;Oam -\nnl Peace hcliifulncss -and love cine. i Hi ,-, n d r;, also in Ihe H D ir i surround a patient from the The clinic is used as a train- ! »""'»• time he walks through the door, [ ing for sturlcnl.s in med- Tlv- seminar.,, each lo lasl according to Lckert. "The Lord jical anrl relatec! fields Eckcrl ' ' sent us Here lo love people noted. Four of the state's mcdi- with His love. That's the only lea! schools .send student* and reason we're there." iresidenls there ' A sign in the wailing room i Eckert also has opened a announces the financial policy'similar dim- in Mevj, tl 'where at the chic. Lettered in black ithc Houston physician's'special ,on a pink background, it reads: Ibrand of medicine is bcin "Die Fourth Ward Clinic is «Jricc( on. private clinic, not government; lin itinL' the I nhtvir-i- r,^iri^,c , •' , . funded, and it is supportod onlyihc met "to °.iotn him Ecke mended "-Is by ou ; - patients. We do not send .said, -\Ve>e ~oin". down the , , , i out bills. Please pay what you!roar! will, thetmrl. Tnd any.; 1 j about -if) minutes, urn open io ;llu; con-miinily and the college staff, iaciili.j and students as Lorviu; LI.\K.U;I; The Loiu-re Museum in Paris: car- was first opened lo the public 'on Nov. ,S. 17!);^. The c( Louvre, or COUNCILMAN ELKC.TED NAZARETH (Special)—Gregory Schachcr Saturday was ejected to a two-year term on the Nazareth City Council. Schacher, who was running unopposed, garnered 40 of the 53 votes cast. Birmingham ........ fif) Bismarck, N.D. ...... 3(i Boise, Idnlio ...... II Boston ........... Ifi Buffalo, X.\ ...... 2X Caspor, Wyo ........ n« Chicago ............ :u Cincinnati ........... r ( | Denver ............ . .71 Detroit . ............ sii Helena, iMoill ......... •>•! Honolulu .......... 81 Indianapolis .......... .-il Kansas Cif.v ......... (il Las \'0),'a.s, Ne\- ...... (id f^)s Angeles ........ ..>] Miami Beach ........ XI Milwaukee ........... :<n Minncnpotis .......... 38 New Orleans ......... 71 New York .......... II Oklahoma Cil.v ....... 01 Plioonlx .............. TJ PtttshurRh ........... 3ft St. I-ouis ............. fi7 Salt Lake City ....... r.3 San Francisco ....... .TO Seattle ............... &> Spokane .... ......... -II Washington, IXC ..... SJ -'° 1 '- ! along." Monthly income for the elinic — is 520,000. About 70 per cciH of ] the income is h-orn 'government 'welfare- insurance, such as Medicare or Meciieairi. The rest comes from donations and from those patients able lo pay Thousands of dollars of equipment, furniture and medical supplies have been gjven to the clinic. "When I started. I had a table, desk and my black bag." Eckcrl said. On opening day, only Eckc-rt and two 20 :!i 32 an l:< 2."« 17 13 n -in f,~, 28 2n -10 2n 52 -|2 2!) 32 3-1 17 3« 3fi 3S Field Training To Ee Offered I Educational Expeditions of jfielmnnl, Mass., has announced a new teacher fellowship pro- Ki'»m designed for teachers who want in continue Iheir traininR in specific areas through field experiences. Fellowships aj-c supported by a grant from a private founda- lion and will enable teachers to participate in selected archaeological and biological field research projects in HO countries. Teachers who qualify will be partially subsidized, excluding transportation, on summer expeditions. For more information, write j Educational Expeditions. B8 Leonard St., Belmont, Mass. 02178 Watch For It Soon! 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