THE NATION: Summertime

It rained frogs, thousands of little green frogs, in Massachusetts—or so said J. P. Valliere of New Bedford, who said he saw them. A Spokane butcher displayed a sign: "Choice Meats: The Management Will Accept Cash, First Mortgages, Bonds and Good Jewelry." Walter W. Brown of Onawa, Iowa lopped off five toes in his lawn mower, found four, had a doctor sew them on again. Lifeguards at Chicago's Oak Street Beach put on shocking-pink trunks to distinguish them from ordinary bathers.

In Kansas City, the temperature climbed to 90 degrees, in Boston to...

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