CATASTROPHE: No Green Pastures

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¶The Alexandria, Va. Chamber of Commerce ordered from New Mexico 200 lb. of a chemical to make rain when sprayed on clouds from an airplane. Meteorologists said their "rain powder" would be about as effective as salt on a bird's tail.

¶Grasshoppers, starved for other food, fell upon and devoured orchids in a St. Louis greenhouse.

¶When his private 100,000,000-gal. reservoir at Pocantico Hills, N. Y. went almost dry, John Davison Rockefeller got permission to tap the Tarrytown water supply.

¶Mrs. Herbert Hoover's flower garden at the Rapidan Camp shrivelled and died.

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