THE NATION: Storm Warnings

U.S. citizens were only faintly interested in the conference in London which was beginning to write the peace (see INTERNATIONAL). They had at least one eye on Japan and the progress of the occupation, but what really caught their eye from that quarter was a statement from General Eichelberger that it might all be over in a year. Mainly, they had just begun to think in earnest of uninhibited peacetime pursuits, of shiny new gadgets and shiny new cars.

Throughout the week there were storm warnings. Army flyers had spotted a Caribbean hurricane veering toward Florida. For days, the nation...

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