CATASTROPHE: Earthquake Aftermath

Fewer & fewer people stood in lines before Red Cross relief camp kitchens in Long Beach, Calif, last week. More & more waited in cheerful queues at the Municipal Building to get building permits. No epidemic had erupted. Two minor shocks did not retard inspection of the city's gas mains, some of which were sprung by the earthquake two weeks before. Compton's main street and six blocks in Long Beach were still roped off, but elsewhere in those towns and throughout the stricken area refugees were returning to their homes as fast as...

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