BOARDS & BUREAUS: Worry v. Funerals

BOARDS & BUREAUS

U. S. Weather Bureau officials last week waited breathless as tornadoes stuck down their twisting, grey trunks to send buildings flying in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas. Worst damage was at Bethany, Okla.—25 killed, 57 seriously injured.

The Bureau officials had foreseen these storms, but had not warned the public. Last week they explained why: it is impossible to tell just where tornadoes will strike, therefore "to predict them would cause more trouble by the unjustified anxiety aroused than is likely to be done by a tornado itself." To this the New York Telegram...

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