Clipped From Miami Daily News-Record
Havoc Increases As Dust Swirls On in Southwest For Seventh Consecutive Day, Winds Harass Communities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska — Schools and Business Places Closed, Trains Halted. KANSAS CITY, March 20. —Dust clouds that have hovered over much of the southwestern plains for the last week were whipped into a new fury today by a southwestern wind that swept across Oklahoma, into Kansas and Nebraska. The day was turned into darkness in many sections, causing schools to be closed, traffic and all out-of-door activities to be suspended. The storm caused interference with telephone and telegraph lines in western Kansas. The storm was described as "the worst of the season" in the region of Hollis, Okla. The air was filled with fine sand and visibility was limited to less than two blocks. More Damage to Wheat The wind caused more blowing of fields, adding new damage to the young wheat crop. The sky in the Texas Panhandle was obscured by the dust, but it was not thick near the ground. Western Kansas bore the brunt of today's blasts. Schools at Great Bend were closed when the dust became so thick that vision was reduced to a few feet, business houses turned on electric lights. The blowing and static from the storm interfered with communication lines. The sto'"n was described as the "worst in history" at Hutchinson. Motor cars crept along with headlights on. Mail Carriers Masked Mail carriers at Salina, Kas., made their rounds with handkerchief masks tied over their faces. The dust suddenly changed from a red to white color this morning, indicating, weather men said, that the silt was carried from chalk beds in the west. Trains were halted at Hoisington, Kas., and the Missouri Pacific railroad shops and schools there were closed because of the storm. Flour and feed mills at Great Bend suspended operation. At Herington, the storm was reported to be the worst in many years. Today's storm matched that of last Friday in intensity in the Hays, Kas., region. Townspeople (Continued on Page Two) CLEMENCY REVOKED OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20— IP) —Governor Marland today re voked a leave of absence granted by former Governor Murray to Delmas Munn, sentenced to seven years in the state penitentiary from Haskell county for manslaughter. The leave was to have expired in January, 1935. It was the third granted Munn by Murray. Marland said he had been informed Munn was arrested recently in Pottawatomie county on a statutory charge.