"A Bad One"

A few minutes after 9 p. m. E. S. T. last Friday, Jesuit Fathers in their universities at Georgetown and Fordham watched seismographic needles squiggle excitedly across white paper drums. In snowy Cambridge, Harvard seismologists estimated the disturbance to be 2,600 mi. away. "You might be interested in knowing," a woman telephoned the New York Times, "that I have just tried to communicate with Los Angeles by telephone. The operator said: 'Sorry, I can't connect you. We're having an earthquake.' "

Deep in thought, Professor Albert Einstein, who planned to...

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