One afternoon last week a man walking along placid West Main Street in Belleville, Ill. suddenly looked up in horror, saw something approaching that looked like a giant black ice cream cone and roared with the noise of a hundred freight trains. That day, the same ominous sight and sound terrified farmers and townsfolk at random points through the Mississippi valley in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama and Iowa. But in Belleville, where it was to destroy some 60 dwellings, kill ten people and injure 35, last week's twister struck hardest....

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