Medicine: Millions for Misery

The Red Cross last week collected the final dollars of its $10,000,000 drought relief fund—and $5,828.34 extra—in time for Chairman John Barton Payne to say, with calendar meticulousness: "It must be a source of satisfaction to the thousands who contributed . . . to know that they have helped their fellow-citizens over this calamitous winter season. . . . Magnificent support . . . all praise."

States east of the Mississippi gave $6,232,887.75. Pennsylvania gave $974,396.53 which was substantially more than the $919,114.49 from seven Pacific and Rocky Mountain States, plus Alaska....

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