Poles had just dismantled their elaborate snowplow equipment for the
regular spring overhaul last week when suddenly the first May blizzard
since 1685 overwhelmed Central and Western Poland with from six to 20
inches of snow. Canceled were all parades on the Polish National
Holiday. Prosperous Poles went Maying in sledges piled with fur lap
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