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Anniston Star Newspaper Archive: May 3, 1948 - Page 1

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   Star (Newspaper) - May 3, 1948, Anniston, Alabama                                Weather Forecast ALABAMA; 1'nrlly cloudy continued warm; widely scattered nhnwcrs mirth portion this niter- noon, tonight and Tuesday. Yesterday's high, 80; today's low, Htmtetott Complete A. P. mid U. P. Leased Wires. Member ABC and Paid Circulation Doy And rnm t A. K. mAt lit. VOL. 201 ANNISTON, ALA., MONDAY, MAY 3, 1948. UM WHMA. TIM 8Wt DM! b fit. r. M.; kt P. M. Tornadoes Kill 21 In 7 States Over Weekend Twialcrs Hit W. Vn., Ken- tucky, Missouri, Oklaho- ina, Kansas, Illinois Damage Will Run O lulo Millions Rfsorls Also Han! Hit In Winds; Si. Louis Hits Iluil Slorm Mercury Hits Season's High House Panel Votes 19-25 2-Year Draft Monsurc Would Place 000 Men In Uniform By 1950 WASHINGTON, May S. The House Armed Services -Com- mittee ioday voted 28 to 5 to draft men 19 through 25 for two years of military duty. Veterans generally would be ex- Weathcr matched political races empt. vcslerdav wl.cn the highest tern-I EuoiiRli men would be called to boost (lie Armv. Navy and Air perature of the year-89 desrees- Fmfc present strength WHS recorded. I of U84 600 mpn to a lmal ol 2.- Prospccts for tomorrow arc con- oos.B82 by 1950. The Air Force would be built up to to support a TO-group nir force. The draft would get under way automatical- By for tomorrow are con- tinued warm weather and s.h o w e i s and thundei showers. Weatherman P. M. llannum fore- cast. The official forecast for Annis- j ton and vicinity. "Mostly cloudy and continued warm today, toniyht Tornadoes and violent windstorms tomorrow. Highest afternoon whipped across seven states over temperatures. 80 to H5 decrees; I the week-end, killing at least 21 I Tuesday." Rail And Auto r Disputes Enter Critical Period To Avorl Slrikrs; Meat Back-To-Work Is Slow By ASSOCIATED PKKSS Labor-management relations are being waged to stave them off. persons and Injuring more than IliO. Property damage wa.s estimated in the millions. West Virginia and Kentucky com- munities were lashed by tornadoe.i last. "Ight. Twisters hit In Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas Saturday. High winds and heavy rains occur- red !n Indiana nnd Illinois. The Death Toll The death toll by states: West Virginia six; Kentucky, four; five; three; In West Virginia, tornadtc winds ripped through six rural communi- ties near Clarksburg in Ihe north- ern part of the state. State police reported more than Do persons were injured. West Milford, last. Creek, Wolf Summit, Mount Clare and Quiet Dell were the communities hardest hit. Highways were blocked and coinmunltlon lines were down, ham- pering rescue operations. In Kentucky a tornado hit Al- pha, a town of 140 in Clinton County. The storm wrecked the Davis Chap- ol Church where an estimated 125 attending services. At least 50 were reported injured in the county. Many of the injured were in the church. Deputy policeman Wiley Gregory said that quite a few houses were destroyed. Alpha Is midway between Albany and Monticello near the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Seek Additional Victims Rescue workers sought additional victims In the debris and mud of the tornado-battered West Virginia communities. Wrecked automobiles, trees and debris from nearby strip- I Meat H.ir.dlcrs 1 mining operations cluttered U. S.' members were hokum Route 19 leading to the damaged town of Hupp Hill. W. Va. The twister hit in West Virginia about, a p. m. Hospitals were jammed. All avail- able doctors and nurses in the stricken area were called off duty. Clarksburg Fire Chief J. J. ly 00 days after it is approved by Congress and signed by the Presi- dent. Forrestal Backs Bill H5 decrees; I Tiie committee acted after Dc- lowcst early morning temperatures, i fense Secretary James Forreslal about 60 degrees. Scattered show- called the draft hill an "excellent" ers and thundershoweis through mr-asui-e. He urged fa.st approval. 5c A A WEEK BY CARWER Hobbs Roberts Race Headlines VotingTuesday The committee's okay gives the measure a good boost toward pas- satje, but ii does not assure that it will become law. It mast pass the House and Sen- ate and be signed by the President brfuie it can become effective, j However, the House Republican I leadership hinted today it 1 give the bill a green light. ________ Rep. Leslie Arends 
                            

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