Science: Yankee Meddling?

In Savannah last week, Southern blood bubbled toward the boiling point. A Miami weatherman had hinted that last month's disastrous hurricane might have been not an act of God, but just a low Yankee trick.

In a letter to Chatham County Commissioner Judge James T. Houlihan, Miami Forecaster Grady Norton spelled out his suspicion. Aerial seeding of the hurricane with dry ice might very well, he claimed, have diverted the storm from its course (500 miles out at sea, headed for Bermuda). The joint Army-Navy-General-Electric experiment (an attempt to break up the storm), Weatherman Norton explained, might have been at least partly...

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