EUROPE: Winter Proud

From the U.S.S.R., a year ago, came icy blasts that plunged all Europe into the misery of one of the worst winters it had known in years. This time the story was different. All winter long, while arctic gusts set the U.S. ashivering, strong west winds from the warm Atlantic bathed Europe in welcome balm. In France, where the weather was milder than it had been since 1921, the winter wheat last week was already standing six inches high. Parisian office workers were flocking to eat their lunches in sun-warmed parks, and tulip shoots stood two inches up from...

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