RELIEF: Raw Red Burn

Down upon a good third of the U. S. poured a blistering sun last week, broiling, baking, burning an area from Wisconsin to New Mexico, from Illinois to Montana. Up soared thermometers in Bartlesville, Okla. (101°), Bismarck. N. Dak. (102°), Manhattan, Kans. (103°), St. Joseph, Mo. (104º St. Paul, Minn. (105°), Huron, S. Dak. (106°), Morris, Ill. (107°), Sac City, Ia. (108°). Peat bog fires ate their way into the city limits of Milwaukee, while townsfolk panted in an all-time high temperature of 103°. At 102°, Chicago missed by less than a...

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