VOL. 1 NO. 323
Monday, April 12, 1965
30t SV CARRIER WEEKLY
Wafer Co., Galveston Many hurt, killed
printer help Times
in area tragedy
This is an emergency edition of The Kokomo Morn-
Through the cooperation of the Kokomo Water Works
Company facilities, our composing and editing staffs, and
a printing firm in Galveston, this edition went to press.
Before most of the residents in the area had been
alerted, our staff had been posted that a tornado had been
headed this way.
Staff members including photographers drifted out-
side onto the rooftop to witness the storm. There were
four visible black twisters and a white one higher in the
sky. Of the four black ones,
they were in two major
divisions which swirled and touched the ground spora-
When the storm neared, everyone went inside and
doors were closed.
The storm passed within two blocks of our building.
The staff watched out windows as signs and trees blew
by. As the eye of the storm swepts by, the sound inten-
sified - the sound of a locomotive with whistling winds.
In a few minutes, the power then failed and we re-
alized it would be sometine before it would be restored.
Reporters and photographers were sent to nearby
towns, others wore posted at the police station, hospitals
and other centers of communication.
5 Greentown deaths
reported, others hurt
By SKIP HESS
GREENTOWN—"I just thank
God that it wasn't filled with
children" was the words of
Eastern High School coach Jim
Calaway as he stood at his
back door and the ruins of what
this community's high
Five persons were reported
dead and countless injured from
the results of a deadly tornado
that struck lie re at approxi-
mately 8 p.m. Sunday. But if
the school would have been filled
with children, asCalawayput it,
"God only knows how many
would have been killed."
Calaway, who lives just 200
the high school,
said that the last thing he saw
falling to his home's
basement floor with his
children and wife, was the