WEATHER: Rain!

Interlocutor: "All this country needs is a little water and some good people." Mr. Bones: "That's all hell needs, too" For months, as high winds scourged their dry and drifting acres and gritty clouds hazed the sun, the farmers of the new dust bowl had prayed for rain. Last week black storm clouds churned over land that had known drought for four long years—over west Texas and the gasping Panhandle, over southern and western Oklahoma, over eastern New Mexico—and the water came drumming down. It rained for days. In many an area, the drought-stricken found themselves the victims of...

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