"Boy, 7, Found Suffocated in Kansas Dust Storm"

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"Boy, 7, Found Suffocated in Kansas Dust Storm" - -company Boy, 7, Found Suffocated In Kansas...
-company Boy, 7, Found Suffocated In Kansas Dust Storm HAYS, Kans., March 16. (U.R) The body of Hile Salmon, 7, suffocated by the dust storm described as the worst in-,Western Kansas history, was found late today by a searching party of 200. , The child, son of Mrs. Pearl Salmon, was found hear "Winona, a quarter of a-mile from his home. He had wandered from home last night shortly after a gale started swirling billows of dust over the countryside. Apparently blinded, he had fallen and his body was partially covered' with the powdery topsoil. Death resulted from suffocation. ' A rescue party of 200 persons from Oakley, Winona and Russell Springs had searched throughout the day for the missing boy. They had covered many square miles before finding the body. Another Winona child, a nine-year-old son of Ava Couch; who" was lost in last night's storm, was found today. He was not hurt. Theflust storm in this area was abating tonight. Wyoming, became a sand-laden sirocco as it swept southeastward Into Colorado, then swirled through parts of Texas and curved upward into Kansas. It scattered haystacks, tumbled silos and windmills into farm yards and blew over buildings in the Arkansas Valley. In the Florence oil field nine rigs were destroyed and pumping equip ment damaged. Thirty thousand dol lars was the damage estimated. Two homes of oil workers collapsed about their occupants. The workers escaped injury but were found by neighbors wandering tost on the dust-saturated prairies. Ten miles south of here, in the little' village . of Wetmore, business buildings and homes were damaged to the extent of $15,000. Throughout the entire length of the valley the sand-laden winds whipped the paint from automobiles which crept along in the middle of the day with their headlights on, Northern Texas ' Swept by Storm

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 17 Mar 1935, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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