When Governor James Rumsey Beverley advocated birth control to check the fast-growing population of Puerto Rico he stirred up a wasp's nest of indignation. But Puerto Ricans regard Nature's population-reducing visits with fatalistic equanimity. Every few years a hurricane kills a few hundred of them, destroys their homes and crops. They name the hurricane for the saint on whose day it occurred, then forget about it. When on the day of San Eusebio last week the sea became still under a windless sky, natives were...

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