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1961 Kills Six-- fro preceding page) was about the only intact after the storm I (April 25, 1937) , With only some win- I A young tornado coming out of ing been broken by fly-lthe southwest swooped down up- ' . ion farm properties southwest of re_contingent of Mount I Mount Pulaski, about 2:30 Friday en ana women wenzlmorning and did considerable ana served lunch to damage to outbuildings on two )le and the big farms, while uprooting trees on extra workers, another. YOUNG TORNADO HIT WEST OF CITY DESTROYING BUILDINGS was scattered over the vicinity and some large pieces of roof- ing from the cattle barn were carried a quarter of a mile fur- ther on into the adjoining field. Volunteer workmen were on the job that morning assisting in cleaning up the debris and getting buildings back in shape. THE BEST LITTLE CITY I N ILLI NOIS! on the Illinois Central morning, carried cots and provisions to the and Sangamon county by the storm. Taylor, of Lincoln, county, on Wed- held inquests of Frank McCue Mclntyre, victims of at Cornland. He held Thursday for Murray and Hobart Baker, Chest- who were killed near house, and William H. and his son Henry, of who were storm Cross . Salvation Army of the Amer. Cross was sent from St. to make a survey of done at Buffalo Hart arriving Wednes- Not only is the Red in the work, but the Army and other ag- actively engaged in assiStance to the tornado Cross at once placed Lry relief organization areas, and ar- were made a few the storm for the and protection of sections. State police Wednesday morn- points where they can ervice. Deputy Sheriff's Sangamon coun- SWorn in. Aided Edition g Disaster Note: When the Corn- occurred, the pub- the Mt. Pulaski Times- employed by the Lin- Star. In addition to his ad foreman, he also of the carrier boys. intimation that a ter- must have hit some- the county, came to a heavy wind ligh above and carry- boards and other de- the editor of the ly Star, William Beat- Lg a good newspaper that there was scoop" in the mak- to work trying to Lat had happened, and found that people at Cornland, Mt. Chestnut. Lines of had been blown the storm but Beatty a big story, and he to get in touch with communities well- give him material to edition as the of the paper had to )ress. to alert my and have them ready to house cover- special edition when- off the press. The makeup men stood-by for they thrill of a prospec- scoop". It was before enough secured and put into forms "put-to-bed" started to roll. r boys covered th( ! Lincoln and pound- yelling as they About The Corn- Pulaski, and Chest- Six People Kill- all that was need- sleepy householders and rushing to the their nightgowns. sold their pap- a copy and receiv- for their A man's lack make a pat income. The tornado uprooted two trees at the home of Welby Moore, 5 miles southwest of the city, but did no further damage. From the Moore home the tor- nado zoomed on northeast to the Homer Harris farm, occupied by Theodore Aderman, which is al- so on a very high elevation. Here the storm wrecked an implement shed, lifting the new roof in one piece from the sidewalls and gently placing it on the east side of the foundation. The west wall, while splintered was not blown completely over, but rest- ed against a tractor and spring wagon. A binder on the east side of the building was damaged by the roof which rested on it as the east wall was completely crush- ed. A double door on the south side was blown 60 feet into a feed lot. One strange thing that happen- ed was the tact that a brand new Chevrolet car which was in the driveway of the building was standing out in the clear and didn't even get a scratch on it. When Aderman looked out to- ward the building early that morning he made the remark, "I wonder who's car that is park- ed out there"? Eggs laid the day before remained unbroken on the seat of an old carriage which was turned over on its side. Shingles were stripped from the large barn on the west side and a large corn crib about 200 feet northeast of the barn, was blown over and demolished. Sev- eral sections of a board fence surrounding the feed lot were blown down. The tenant house about 100 yards south of the barn had the shingles stripped from the south- west side of the roof and a de- luge of rain poured in upon its tenants. Glenn Gill and family, thought their house was going to blow away. Three or four years ago anoth- er tornado struck about the same way, destroying a granary, blow- ing dovn a windmill and ripping shingles off the barn. The porch on the house was also pulled apart from the house. The storm passed up the Walt- er Maxheimer farm home, but dipped down again as it reach- ed the Uriah Tendick farm and started its work of devastation by unroofing a cattle barn on the south side of the driveway. The unroofing was done as neat- ly, as though it had been sawed through. The heavy sheet metal roof was carried with terrific force on its journey to the northeast, part of it striking a large maple tree in the southeast corner of the yard close to the house, breaking off two or three large limbs and demolishing the picket fence. This portion of the roof halted there. Another section of the roof struck a combination work shed and garage, about 150 feet north- east and several 2x4 pieces of timber sticking thru the roof of the building were mute evidence !of the velocity with which the wind was carrying its cargo. A large piece of sheet metal wrap- itself around the chimney on the building and Uriah will have to do a complete rebuild- ing job before he fires up his stove in there next winter. The metal sheet looked as though it had been thru a train wreck. Still anther section whirled its way over the top of the work shop and dropped it down into the side of a new implement shed that was under construc- tion. The building had just been lined up and anchored with brac- es or it would have been blown or knocked down by the force of the heavy impact from this section which tore a large hole in one end of the siding. New sheet metal for the roof Telephone lines were blown down down at several points a- long the path of the storm. TORNADO HITS NEAR ELKHART (Oct 9, 1941) A heavy black slow-moving cloud coming out of the south- west spent its angry force at the Jacob Buttell farm southeast of Elkhart about 5 o'clock Satur- day evening and left a damage estimated at $3,000, in its wake. The reward for doing a good deed saved Mr. and Mrs. Buttell from being in the path of the storm. They had stopped to help a neighbor get his car out of the ditch and were within a half mile of home when they saw the cloud approaching. They stopped their car and watched the tor- nado strike their farm buildings. The first impact resulted in a mass of outbuildings being suck- ed up into the air about 250 feet. The house and barn escaped the full fury of the wind, the cribs and other buildings being wreck- ed. Mount Pulaski is certainly the best little City in Illinois, and perhaps in the entire United States. We're proud of our City and of its many accomplishments. While our Eleven Years of serving this community with the many products of the Western Auto Line, would rank us as one of the younger members of the Mount Pulaski business interests, we are very grateful for the friendships we have made. OUR CONGRATULATION ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE SIL.TENNIAL JULY 22 . 29. 1961 WESTERN AUTO DALE and LIL NEAVILLE No Trucking PICK-UP AT YOUR FARM AT NO CHARGE TO YOU CALL FOR ON THE FARM - FREE APPRAISAL OF HOGS & CATTLE DAILY HOG MARKET FROM 9: A.M. TO 5: P.M. % 0 CALL COLLECT /  ARMINGTON / MARKETING   649-2021 / MARKETING \\; \\; MINIER / CENTER   392-4221 LICENSED and BONDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION STATE INSPECTED SCALES SELL YOUR HOGS WHERE THEY NET THE MOST FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Phillips "66" SERVICE and COFFEE SHOP W. C. Brooks, Owner R.F.D. 1 LOCATED AT JUNCT. 136 & ARMINGTON SPUR