Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on May 13, 1956 · Page 8
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 8

Detroit, Michigan
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Sunday, May 13, 1956
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I .2 Sunday, May 13. 1956 DETROIT FREE PRESS A 'Terrible Crash' Or plians 3 Little Girls as Tornado Takes Its Traoic Toll ARF.R..?'SIiEA JR-I 8, and Kendra 6 were Drimu- 1 KAKEX. in critical onHi- h1n t thK ..-.- . - . BY ARTHUR W. OSHEA, JR. rr etaff Writer FLLVT-What was to be a JTous shopping trip for three little girls and their dad ended tragically Saturday night. The Hubbard familyAl Lewis; his wife, Ruth. and three girla, Karen 12. Cheryl, , and Kendra 6 were primp- ! KAREN", in critical fondi- mg tor a trip downtown to 1 tion, and Mrs, Hubbard's sis-buy a Mother's Day present I ter and neighbor. Mrs. Helen Then a freak of nafnm turned everything to a shambles. In minutes Lewis and Ruth were dead. Karen and Kendra are sharing a room in St. Joseph's Hospital and Cheryl is in Goodrich Hospital. CHILDREN IN TORNADO 'We Hid Under Table And Covered Heads' BY WILLIAM SUDOMIER Free Prrss SUff W ritr t Tny?.Clark Paddled down the long hall of the La-layette School in Lincoln Park in her white-stockinged feet. Her Jong blond haiiv was plastered against her neck, still wet from the rain. But her orange pinafore looked neat and pressed. "I remembered what my teacher taught me," she said. "When the big wind came, John and I hid under the table in the basement and covered our heads with our hands." Tonya and John, 6, are two of the four children of Mrs. Jean Clark. 25, of 1762 Garfield, Lincoln Park. The other children are Denise, 3, and Bobby, 12. 5 Are Dead In Storm at Cleveland CLEVELAND (Jp) Five persons were killed and at least 24 injured when a severe wind and rain storm hit greater Cleveland late Saturday night. Winds of 70 miles an hour caused widespread property damage. Three persons were killed and Beveral injured when a tavern was blown down. Frank Marohnic, 54, of subur ban Lakewood and an unidenti fied man were killed when they came into contact with power lines felled by .the wind. The damage was most extensive on the city's West Side. BUILDINGS were damaged, windows blown out, trees felled, utility wires snapped and poles broken. Several streets were blocked by the fallen trees and power lines. Streets and basements were flooded by the heavy rain. The greater Cleveland Red Cross chapter started mobilizing its. disaster forces shortly after n f.&i. as tne magnitude of the storm damage Increased. Firemen in the suburb of Rocky River estimated damage to a shopping center there as "at least $500,000." Several homes were hit by uprooted trees. - Some 200 persons escaped injury when a 40-by-8 section of a movie theater on the West Side was blown off. The theater patrons had filed out after a power failure caused by the storm. Carter, told a pitiful story of the events that changed their lives. "We went down into the basement, Karen said. "We did everything just like daddy told us. He seemed cross, but he knew what to do because our uncle had been in the last tornado in Flint. "Finally daddy, who was up watching the clouds, came down and sat with us. Then there was a terrible crash." Mrs. Carter completes the story.1 "We had been in the basement of our home for a while and didn't hear anything. I went to the top of the stairs and saw that the whole house had caved in next door. "We rushed next door and heard a voice hollering for help. I thought it was Ruth, but it was little Karen." "It took an hour and a half to free Karen. Part of the fireplace fell on her legs.' LITTLE SAMBO, the Hub-bards' cocker spaniel, was dead in the little girl's lap. Her father lay nearby, his neck broken. Mom was only a few feet away. She was dead, too. "You know,"said Mrs. Carter, "they were in the torner they were supposed to be tin the basement. And that was the corner that everything fell info. "If they had been in any other corner in the place they'd have been all right." Karen and Cheryl are both usiea as critical. .Kendra is suffering only minor injuries. IT WAS A TRAGIC story of a young family near the realization of a dream. Hubbard had decided to build a new home. The house was completed except for the plumbing and heating work. While he worked on the house he moved his family into the trailer on the same lot. Six-year-old Kendra, cute little blue-eyed blond, was worried about her pony-tail hairdo. When her aunt came in to see her, she said: "See, my pony tail is all right." Mrs. Carter wasn't sure about the future of the children. "There are other relatives.' she said, "but I might be able Downtown Gets Ready For Spree The Central Business District Association stages its big three-day show starting Monday "to prove that the biggest and best attraction in the Metropolitan area is downtown Detroit." Special programs, decorations and sales are expected to draw tens or thousands of added shoppers and visitorsd uring the fourth annual Downtown Detroit Days." .. . John B. McGrath, chairman of the DDD committee, said "the full co-operation of merchants in onermg special buys and attractions to customers is sure to make this event the best ever sponsored by CBDA." ,." ALL DSR patrons will ride for 10 cents between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m'. on all three days. The services also have' joined the CBDA in several events observing Armed Forces Week, which begins Monday. A major highlight of DDD will be a contest to find the-best ending to the sentence: "I like shopping downtown because ..." Entry blanks are in Sunday's Free Press and will be available in downtown stores and DSR "take-one boxes."' Entries must be deposited by Wednesday night in the giant "talking mailbox" in Capitol Park and manned 24 hours daily by a member of the Armed Forces. Shoppers also will be able to view themselves on closed - circuit television at the location. The contest winner will receive free, round-trip American Airlines passage for two to San Francisco, pius a week's stay a the Sheraton Palace Hotel. Mystery shoppers will provide another highlight. They will tour the downtown area and hand out prizes that include weekends for two in downtown hotels, meals in leading restaurants and tickets for the theater and parking. Well-marked courtesy cars will cruise downtown and transport lucky shoppers to stores, bus Btops and parking lots. 5 Die in Crash , Of Indiana Plane GREENCASTLE, Ind. U.R) Five Hammond (Ind.) residents were -killed Saturday night when .their single-engine air-' plane crashed and burned on a' farm near here. j The victims were identified as, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones, his! brother-in-law, John Davis, his wife, Orletha, and their daughter, Aurela May, 5. THE TWO-CAR garage behind their home was demolished by Saturday night's tornado. Brick pillars on the front porch were crumbled and every window in the house was shattered. "I like it here," Tonya said. "I am getting lots of sleep." Six children and six adults who live on Garfield were taken to the school, in which an emergency shelter center had been set up minutes after the tornado struck. Co-operating were the Red Cross, the Lincoln Park Junior Chamber of Commerce, Civil Defense and school officials. Mrs. Clark, who lives with her mother, Mrs. Edith Bloom, 42, described the tornado as a "surprise." I didn't even think it was a twister," she said. "I was going to argue." HER MOTHER said she had heard the warnings but didn't think the storm would strike in Lincoln Park. "Then I looked out the basement window and watched the wind whip by the shingles from a warehouse." Mrs. Clark said the children remained calm. Dressed in shorts and a shirt, tiny Mrs. Clark looked tired as she drank coffee in. the hall of the school. How fast authorities moved to meet the tornado emergency in the suburb is shown by the fact that the shelter was set up and running less than a half-hour after the twister hit. 3-DAY SPECIALS Mon.-Tues.-Wed. Giant Ruffled Monster , Petunia LOHRMAN'S Annual Flowering Plants: 25 PETUNIAS $1.49 Giant Ruffled Monster Variety, Assorted Colors. SI. 65 Value 25 SALVIAS Splendent, Tall Red $1.49 SI. 65 Value 25 Snapdragon Strong, tall, larae blooming new Tetra variety. All Colors. 1.49 SI. 65 Value 25 AST0RS American Branching, Assorted Colors. 1.49 $1.65 Value Ours are not weak, soft plant directly KmnnoiiM. Lohrman's sturdy plant are Meathrr-hardfned outdoors for several weeks befnre neinff Affaml ..l. I .. ----- . . o carry rne lamest selection in Detroit. Over 100 arieues or annual tloneiinr and vesetable plants. Sorry, We Connof Deiver Annuals Baskets With Handltt Furnish, d LOHRMAirc MACOMB AT BRUSH Free Parking on lot Next Door NEW STARCKETTE WINDSOR SPINET PIANO ialla Priced! noecia $ 425 36 Mos. To Pay Fully guaranteed, thi$ beautiful 36" high spinet has a lustrous satin mahogany finish and -full keyboard. Small delivery eharga. Inquire about eur omaiing RENTAL PLAN Send full particulars on jour Starck rental plan of onlv $8.00 per month with option to buy. " , NAME , ADDRESS . .... CITY STATE 35 E. ADAMS WO 2-1310 $ KSl&xtl. mna (Sir. 35 E, ADAMS ON GRAND CIRCUS PARK Momifacturers of Stare Pianos for 3 Generations OPEN MONDAY. A.M. to 8:30 P.M. TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY, A.M. to 5:30 P.M. to take them in with roe. Everything was going to be so harry this." tor them iJowntown ajelroif LJays t i a savings spree. ..3-d days SPORT SHIRT monday . . . tutldly T. B. RAYl'S Wednesday 2 BIG STORES 1 Styles Galore! 1IT FINER QUALITY SHIRTS AT SENSATIONAL SAVINGS! 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