Last week the American Red Cross ("Still the Greatest Mother in the World") set up headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. and took over its latest emergency parenthood. This time the crippled, homeless and dead—residents of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina*—were victims of a series of mighty whirling winds that rose out of the West and struck 362 lifeless. Houses and shanties of 8,500 persons were plucked bursting into the air or smashed to kindling. It was estimated that some 3,000 people had been injured in the deadly scattered blasts which began...

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