Science: Forecaster Bendandi

One day last week an Italian cabinetmaker named Rafael Bendandi, whose avocation is seismology, announced that the morrow would bring a violent earthquake to the Euro-Asiatic border, that America would feel repercussions. Next day U. S. seismographs recorded a great shock somewhere in Asia. California quivered with minor shocks.

The frequent accuracy of the cabinet-maker's earthquake forecasts has awed Italians. Their Government has forbidden the printing of his prognostications for Italy. He frightens the peasants, depresses businessmen.

There is, however, nothing mysterious to Signor Bendandi's forecasts. Some 30,000 quakes ruffle the...

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