RUMANIA: Quake and Answer

Earthquakes of Intensity Seven are bad.* The one that shook Adolf (Providence-Is-With-Me) Hitler's latest victim, Rumania, last weekend was not a seven or eight but an Intensity Nine lateral quake that caused the ground to shift back & forth like corn in a popper. "It was like being on top of a poplar tree ... in a high wind," cabled a reporter.

The Bucharest blackout was suddenly illuminated by the blinding flash of blue light which accompanies the first wave of an earthquake. Then came a series of violent shocks accompanied by the...

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