European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 17 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 17, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse,41 jv4 after big blow tree limbs blow Down by raging winds cover cars on a vt1 to Street in badly damaged Charles City Iowa one of the hardest hit cities in the state. The red Cross estimated that 300homes there were destroyed. A photo by the associated press the worst onslaught of Spring tornadoes this year slammed across the Midwest thursday leaving 70 people dead and More than a score of others missing. Property damage ran into the millions. Hundreds were clawing winds smashed structures in a nine state Are wednesday evening and night. The toll climbed slowly As Rescue workers poked through the ruins. Arkansas a state periodically plagued by twisters was har dest hit with 43 dead. Iowa counted 14 dead and 20 missing. Illinois had 10 deaths from twist ers and severe weather and mis Souri and Indiana 1 each. The University City of Jones Boro ark., reported 34 dead and350 injured by mid morning. The Tornado bypassed Arkansas state University however and cont. On Page 2,. Col. 3 liners Given up for lost Are newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 27, no. 30 if 21855 a Friday May 17, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday d survived 10 Days in w. A. Shaft Hominy Falls w. A. A in Coal miners isolated deep n a flooded mine Shaft an presumed dead for nearly 10 Days were rescued thursday. Al were termed in Good thank you god said Larry Ynch the first to reach the mine Entrance in predawn dark Ness. You have delivered us from this living death. I Madea vow All six of us would be out Ere together to thank the other men trapped in the a Jer bodies were brought to the me opening about four hours wont on Page 2$, col weather Luky Ciu lady Occa a Flat Chantle saturday. Frank. Record ? to a 60 Low 47 tempera recorded thursday get l am 68 79 63 7q m 7362 54 54 6, w so Adana Athens r f a Kurt p London p Cloudy a a am pm m w Madrid �4 65 Munich p 0 67 Purl p 6 69 64 pre Tolck p 68 Rome p 70 the la p 2nd weather Wlna building collapses in London by Fred Colema London a the South East Corner of a 23-Story apart ment House completed Only two months ago collapsed thursday but the lives of most of the build ing s 260 residents were miraculously spared. With Rescue work called off bythe danger of further collapsing Walls police listed these prelim Inary casualty figures two men and a woman known dead another woman missing and 11 persons injured. The tragedy following an explosion believed caused by Gas occurred shortly before 6 most of the residents were in bed. The tons of debris that thundered to the ground in five minutes of horror were mostly living rooms rather than bed rooms thus keeping the death toll families were rescued and left temporarily homeless some with the screams of neigh Bors still ringing in their found signs of a Gas explosion on the 18th floor. Doors had been blown out there and a Flat was on fire. Great quake rocks Japan 38 known dead 230 Hurt Tokyo up the biggest earthquake since the 1964 alaskan disaster struck Northern Japan thursday morning. Fires and heavy flooding spurred a grow ing death toll. At least 38 persons had Bee reported killed and 230 injured by violent seven minute Long earthquake swayed Tokyo s new36-Story skyscraper but left the greater Tokyo a a with More than 11 million population in scratched. The . National earthquake enter in Rockville md., said the quake read 8v4 on the open end Richter scale and termed it a great quake the biggest since the 8ft Richter magnitude Alaska disaster of Good Friday 1964.the quake was entered 390 Miles Northeast of Tokyo. It left the Southern portion of Japan s Island Complex least 70 Homes were destroyed in the Northern Honshu cont. On Page so col. S with elevators jammed tenant helped each other Down stairs in a race against death As Concre Teand Glass tumbled near them. Keith Patten 22, who escape uninjured with his wife and two Small children said the whole building rocked to and fro. We tried to kick open the door of Friend of ours. It was jammed. I looked through a letter Box Bandsaw the sky. The whole Flat had fallen the municipal housing project was constructed from pre fabricated units built away from the site. The builders denied a structural failure was responsible but promised a full inquiry. Home Secretary James Callaghan responding to questions in the House of commons also promised an immediate inquiry. Some 200 rescuers aided by cranes worked in peril below swaying and 1901 masonry frantically searching for survivors. Some had to run for their live three hours after the first col lapse when More debris tumbledown. After More than six hours the search was called off with Little on pure 24. Col v

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