Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1999

4-8 25 YEARS AGO

April 8, 1999


Tornadoes struck again in four southern states, killing one and injuring about 30. This siege followed a recent onslaught in 11 states to the east of Kansas where more than 300 lives were lost and the damage had run into the billions. Kansas, sometimes referred to as the Tornado State, had escaped virtually all the ravages of the weather of late.

Fuel and fertilizer shortages were among those expected to give farmers everywhere special problems for the 1984 growing season. The Lawrence area situation, while uncertain, was not nearly as bad as things had become in other parts of the country. To date, most commodities could be arranged for by farmers in this region.

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