"Great Dust Cloud Drifts from Western States to East"
a to is (By United Press.) The greatest dust storm on record record drifted across more than half of the United States today to Jhe Atlantic Atlantic Seaboard, adding to the devastation devastation of a prolonged drought in the mid - western grain land and causing wide discomfort in eastern states. However, weather bureau officials predicted the dust would dissipate Itself along the eastern seaboard late today. They explained tnat me ausi had filtered east, but was not be - in z reolenlshed and might soon set' tie, depending however on the wtnds. MeteroloMeal authorities saw ine storm's extent was almost unprecedented unprecedented and that the dust clouds, raised by winds from the scorched plains of the . west, might continue to drift high in the air for many miles. The cloud, estimated in the west at 1,900 miles long and almost 1,000 wide at one time, made the sky a haze, sifted through tiny window cracks and laid a fine coat of dust Inside countless skyscrapers of New York, homes and stores. In addition to injuring or killing many head of cattle in the west, the dust caused human discomfort and injury. New York hospitals reported reported twice the normal number of patients patients seeking removal of foreign matter from their eyes. .Visibility was strictly limited, but airfields reported flying as usual. The western skies wer clear today after the dust cloud passed eastward, but in the course of its formation the storm affected many states, including: including: North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wiscconsin, Michigan, Missouri, ansa, ansa, and Nebraska (all of which had clear skies today) ; New York, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Massachuetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and other eastern states. FRED