Aeronautics: Jim Crow?

One day last year a Washington. D. C. undertaker named John T. Rhines wanted to board an Eastern Air Transport plane in Atlantic City. According to Undertaker Rhines, he was refused: not because he was carrying a bomb, not because he was intoxicated, but because he was a Negro. Last week Undertaker Rhines sued for $50,000.

Air transport men recalled the case of a Midwestern line which five years ago lost a similar damage suit to a Negro. Immediately the line was deluged by Negro customers whom it finally discouraged by upping fares...

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