b'French-Swiss border in August, 1958. In June of lastyear, according to the Dallas, Texas,News,3 inch long REDfish descended with a shower of rain onthePentagonParkway.Balton Rouge,La.,witnessesreportedin 1896that ducks,catbirdsand woodpeckers fell from the sky. RAINShortlyafterWorldWarI,res1 -dentsofaParis,France,suburb were delighted at the shower of wine, which,caught incontainers,proved tobehighlyintoxicating.SC\'ientists ONascribedthespirituousdownpourto minute bits of fruit which had probablybeensweptintothe air hy high windsandhadfermentedenroute. Scientistshavean explanation for THEthefrf\'akishanimalrainfall.They believethatsudden"twisters"or w~ndwhirlpoolscreatewater spouts which lift little fishes or frogs out of thewaterandcarrythemforhunROOFdreds of miles before dropping them. In1824,anabundantrainofa strangewhiteandmealysubstanre fell in Iran. After cattle and sheep ate itgreedilyandsufferednoadverse effect,peoplegatheredit,ateit and likened it to the biblical manna from 0series of articles on "GettingInHollandin1670,DutrhmenHeaven.Scientistsexplainedthatit urwere startledbythe sight of ,gutterswasanediblelichenplant,fetched ~hl 0Wateroffthe Roof" has openedanddownspoutsspewingblood-redfrom somewhtre by awind andrain the floodgates of memory of 90 yearwaterontothestrf\'f\'ts.Aphysicianstorm. oldMrs.Harriet\\Vagner,formerexaminedasampleofthe"blood"Regardingthedustaccompanying srcretaryoftheNationalRoofingandfoundthe color of thewatertorainstorms,aFrenchscientistopContraelors\' Association and inciden be dueto the presenre of millions ofposed to nuclear bomb tests comes up tally oneof the first women linotypeminuteanimalorganisms.with the grizly idea that some of the operatorsintheU.S.On June 3rd, 1958, red rain show dust which settles on roofs may come A,:C\'ordir.gtoHarrietraininallfromthedisintegratedbodiesof eredthecityof TarbesinsouthernHiroshimaandNagasakivictims. formsandcolorshasdescendedonFranceattributedtotheSaharaItisDr.CharlesNoel\'sopinion roofa- and also :fish, frogsand otherdesertwind-bornedust.OnAprilthatpartofthedustfromatomic wind-borneanimalandvegetable28th, 1958, yellow dust descended onandhydrogen bombsmovesupinto matter.Tokyo, producing a fog which closedthetropospherewhereitcirclesthe Dayton,Ohio,eldercitizensre the airport. Two months later similarearthforweeksuntil ituniteswith memberthemystifyingtorrentofdust covered allof Southern Austra other particles, descends upon clouds, greenrain whichfellonthe city alia.causingtheformationofrain. ff\'wderadesago_This caused a Day AndlastDecembf\'r"blackdew"However,accordingtoNoel,the tonnewspapercolumnisttocheckdiscoloredbuildingsina10-blocklightestatomicandhydrogendust other historical colored rain showers.area onChicago\'s southside. Scien following abombexplosion is thrust His researchdisclosedthatone oftistsinvestigatingtheDaytongreenwithin seconds intothe stratosphere, thefamousplaguesof Egyptwasarainwereunabletocome toacon whereitmaycircletheearthfor red rain, called by Egyptians "a rainclusion,somesuggestingthecoloryears,then descendintothetroposof blood." In 1608 a French scientistcamefromgr~enplantpollenandphere( where all weather is created) proved that ared rain which fell onothersthatanimalorganismsorto unite with other particles and desthe cityof Aix was excrement fromgreenalgaewasthecause.cendontheearthandonroofsin aswarmof buttterflieswhichwereFrogs,rats,fish and snailsat o~etheformofradio-activerain.Howmigrating in vast numbers overhead.timeor other have poured downonever,accordingtothegovernment Other red rains in northern Africaroofs.In1901 there were seven frognuclearscientistsroofersneednot have been traced to red volcanic dusttakeupgeigercounters to roof tops which had been blown into the uppershowersin the U.S.in scatteredloairandcarriedforgreatdistancescations.Thousandsoflivefrogswhenscrapinggravelas most of the beforebeingwashedearthwardbymixed with hail rained on the villageradio-activeelementsarewashed passingrainstorms.ofSt.Julian-sur-Suran,onthedown guttersanddownspouts. 8JULY 1959'