Aeronautics: Fair Balloon?

Two decades ago, no first-rate fair in the U. S. failed to feature a balloon ascension. Last week there was talk that Chicago's World's Fair might boast the greatest balloon ascension ever witnessed in the U. S. Shaggy-haired Professor Auguste Piccard visited the fair grounds with his twin Brother Jean, said he might ascend from Soldier Field to the stratosphere, if U. S. balloon manufacturers would back him.

Macon Aweigh

Stamping the concrete floor to keep warm, a shivering crowd surrounded the silver hulk of the ZRS-5 in the cavernous airship dock at Akron,...

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