STATE OF THE NATION: Last Week of Peace

In politics and meteorology it was a week of strange, unseasonable weather. Three great masses of warm air were in motion across the country. One swept inland from the Atlantic, bringing rain and fog—fog that covered the land from Maine to Florida, from Sandy Hook to the Mississippi, that grounded planes, made trains run late, and filled New York Harbor with the melancholy blare of foghorns and whistles. Another warm air mass moved from the Southwest bringing hot days to Florida, fog on the Gulf Coast, warm weather in Kansas (temperatures were...

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