Transport: Polonia

Glistening like huge soap bubbles in the sunshine, 13 gas bags from seven nations drifted up from Warsaw one afternoon last week in the 23rd annual International Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. Last away was Polonia of Poland, winning nation in 1933 and 1934. Wise in the ways of local air currents, the Polish pilots shot far higher than the visiting contestants, soon found a strong easterly breeze. Next day, over the Russian border, a squadron of Soviet airplanes swooped down upon them, fired warning salvos for 40 minutes. Stanchly, the Poles refused to...