Science: Rain Maker?

The first successful attempt in history to make rain artificially may be in the offing. From Capetown last week came word of a scheme by Chief Meteorologist Theodor Eberhardt Werner Schumann, South Africa's leading scientist, to convert Table Mountain's famed "cloth," a perpetually present blanket of very moist cloud, into water by means of electricity. Preliminary tests have convinced Dr. Schumann that dry Capetown can extract 31,000,000 gallons of water a day from this ever-present vapor.

Meteorologists are sure that under ordinary conditions it is impossible to duplicate the natural forces that make...

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