Since censors have scissored daily weather forecasts out of the newspapers, U.S. citizens have tended to forget their favorite pre-war topic. Last week they learned with a shock that the weather had been worse this spring than in any other spring in 60 years. The American Red Cross let out the news.

Nature's spring offensive in 1942, said Chairman Norman H. Davis, was "the most devastating combination of natural disasters" the Red Cross had faced since it began relief work in 1881. Not counting floods that swept Pennsylvania two weeks ago, other floods, tornadoes, cloudbursts, ice jams and forest fires in...

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