AERONAUTICS: Hit the Deck

The U. S. Navy, strictly male organiza- tion, kept a secret. For some time plans had been brewing to land the giant dirigible Los Angeles on the deck of the aircraft carrier Saratoga. So delicate and important was the experiment that news was guarded until the trick was turned. Nosing out to sea last week the Los An-geles met the Saratoga off the Virginia Capes. Both headed into the light, gusty wind. The dirigible dipped gently, close to the carrier; then bucked like a frightened horse. A vagrant gust tossed it 200 feet...