Foreign News: Weather Note

Queen Elizabeth, returning home in a car after a dinner party, had to be escorted home by a corps of bobbies with torches (British for flashlights). At Wembley Stadium, 4,000 hockey fans, marooned for the night, snuggled against one another in the grandstand. At New Cross race track the greyhounds lost sight of the rabbit. In the Channel the S.S. America groped and bellowed mournfully, unable to make port. Other ships ran aground. In Southampton, Ivor Thomas and his fiancée Elithia Zinck—just in from Bombay—drove off a dock and were drowned.

For three days southern Britain lay hushed in the grip of...

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