Admires noted that President Gerald Ford signed an international weather modification act in 1976 and shortly thereafter was able to ski on fresh snow at Vail. Colo. Rep. John Fowler, D-Newtown, observed that airlines, in ads for ski excursions, promise fresh snow or your money back. David Horner of Columbia, an employee of the National Weather Service, declined to express an opinion about Admires opinions. Nor would he comment when Fowler said he had read the Russians were diverting jet streams to make it rain or arid land near the Black Sea, possibly influencing world weather.
Rep. Harry Hill mentioned the late Ray Batman, a rancher at Grain Valley, Mo.
Batman was a man of firm views and fat wallet. He contributed to political campaigns and thus could expound his views in tolerant ears.
One spring it was so wet that Batman couldn't plant his crops. He got U.S. Sen. Stuart Symington on the phone. He told Symington various international interests were tinkering with the weather; certainly the national government was aware of this; and would Symington arrange for the rain to let up so Batman could get his crops in? Symington listened and said, well, he hoped the weather would clear up.
The rain stopped the next day.
The trouble was, it stayed stopped. By mid-summer there was a near-drought. Batman called Symington and complained.
It took longer this time, but two or three days later Batman's crops received moisture.
Nobody could tell him there wasn't a Higher Power in Washington D.C. 
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