Transport: Clipped Clippers

If taciturn Captain Edwin C. Musick of the China Clipper keeps a diary, he last week had good reason for grumping in it. The proud program of spanning the Pacific, which he began for Pan American Airways with much éclat last autumn (TIME, Dec. 2 et seq.), has ever since run more & more askew in a crescendo of frustration which last week attained a new climax. The diary:

Nov. 22: Capt. Musick took off from San Francisco in the China Clipper after much flag-waving, flew with perfect precision to Manila and back in...

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