Tornado Hits N. E. Arkansas

THE PARAGOULD DAILY PRESS

MAY 1, 1947

I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO RUN ACROSS THIS OLD NEWSPAPER EDITION AT A FLEA MARKET .

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

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TORNADIC WINDS WHIP THROUGH LARGE SECTION OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS , SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

SEVERAL PERSONS ARE INJURED , WIDESPREAD PROPERTY AND CROP DAMAGE ARE REPORTED

IS ARKANSAS' SECOND TORNADO THIS WEEK

JONESBORO , BLYTHEVILLE , PARAGOULD AND MARKED TREE AND ARBYRD AND STEELE , MO. , ARE HIT

BULLETIN

JONESBORO , MAY 1- TWO FATALITIES WERE KNOWN TO HAVE RESULTED FROM A SEVERE PREDAWN WIND STORM WHICH SWEPT THROUGH NORTHEAT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TODAY INJURYING SEVERAL PERSONS AND CAUSING WIDESPREAD PROPERTY AND CROP DAMAGE .

A FARMER IDENTIFIED AS DAVE FORSYTHE , 65 , OF NEAR TYLER , MO. WAS KILLED WHEN A SMALL HOUSE IN WHICH HE LIVED WAS OVERTURNED , PINNING HIM TO THE GROUND.

ROY LEE HOLDER , FIVE -YEAR-SON OF MR. AND MRS. LEROY HOLDER OF NEAR CARAWAY DIED AT A JONESBORO HOSPITAL FROM INJURIES SUFFERED WHEN THE FAMILYS HOME WAS DEMOLISHED.