National Affairs: Fall Fever

In Washington last week, that eminent scientist, Dr. Vannevar Bush, was called to the telephone by a reporter who wanted guidance on what the new Russian atomic-bomb explosion meant. "I'm listening to the World Series, as you should be," retorted the doctor hurriedly. He added, politely: "Giants ahead, six to nothing," and hung up. Once more the U.S. celebrated the seven days of the long lunch hour, the surreptitious telephone call, the quick office bet, and—to feverish New Yorkers—of the hunt for the ducat, the pasteboard, the seat at the game. BASEBALL FEVER,...

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