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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, DUST VOL. LXX1II, No. 254 Cfje Abilene eporter- OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Dust Whips Across State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another dust storm blew up in the Texas Panhandle Thursday and whipped southward across the slate with a weak, dry norther. M. C. Harrison, charge of the U. S. Weather Bu- reau at Dallas, said Texas will have recurring dust "until we get good general ram." No rain was in immediate sight. The cool front entered the Pan- handle shortly before dawn. Gusty winds sent surface dust boiling in- to the air as gritty haze. At mid-morning the rtuster had cut visibility at Dalhart to mile. Northwest winds up to 25 miles an hour swirled the fine particles. You could see only one mile at Amarillo and two at Childress. Temperatures dropped approxi- mately 10 degrees behind the dast- ladcii jiortuer. It w? due in the Dallas-Fort Worth area'by 1 p.m. Harrison said it would take a good rain to tamp dust from last week's big storm into the ground. No rain in the past 24 hours in Texas and the cloudless skies, dry- ing winds and dust Thursday morning accented these develop- ments 1. Falcon Reservoir was report- ed dropping rapidly while Mexico increases Us requests for water from the. border country lake. 2. The U.S. Department of Agri- culture reported that moisture re- serves in West Texas were being rapidly depleted by .the strong dry winds. 3. In Mexico City, border state Gov. Raul Garate of Tamaulipas said the lack of rain was threaten- ing spring planting in the Bio Grande "Valley- and the situation WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES DECISION DUE City Com- mission will vote Friday on''con- troversial zoning hear" new.high school. Page 1-B. TAX "firm offi- cial says Texas oilmen deserve a holiday from tax increases. Page 6-A. MAIL RATES Seven Dema- crats, 1 Republican denounce. House's .endorsement of. postal rate boost Page 12 A. PLUMBERS NEEDED Army information leaking out to Mc- Carthy. Page 8-A was "particularly serious" in the Reynnsa, Matamoros, and Camar- go areas. 4. In Washington, the U. S. Agriculture Department ordered extension service representatives in drought states to furnish con- tinuing surveys on direct and in- direct effects of 1954's drought. A spokesman said Wednesday night such reports had been ordered from Colorado, New Mexico, Kan- sas, Oklahoma and Texas. 5. The U. S. Agriculture Depart- ment directs its Farmers Home administration to expedite'process- ing of loan applications from areas still designated as drought disaster areas. In its regular weekly summary of crop conditions, the USDA in- dicated that any hope the long Texas drought was over had been false. Duster Moves Info Abilene Alore dust rolled into Abi- lene Thursday with the arrival of a mild cool front from the north- west at a.m., the U. S. Weath- er Bureau said. Visibility dropped to three miles for about two hours and then rose to seven as the front moved on southeastward. Dust will continue here into Thursday night with winds up to 40 miles an hour, but will begin decreasing Friday morning and visibility will be "pretty a weatherman said. Visibility here at a.m. Thursday was 15 to 20 miles as compared to a normal. 30 or more. There was still a little resi- dual dust left in the air from other recent dust storms. The mild cold front will drop temperatures only slightly. A high temperature 75 to 80 degrees was forecast for Thursday and Friday's high will be 70. Coffee to Visitor OKLAHOMA'.CITY
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