Transport: I Shiver

When small, smiling Francisco ("Pancho") Sarabia set his racing plane down fast but safely at Floyd Bennett Field three weeks ago, his friends, relatives and admirers waiting there cheered him wildly. They were glad because their Pancho had set a new non-stop record for the Mexico City-New York City flight. And they were glad for another reason. Pancho's five-year-old plane had a bad history of forced landings and unfinished races, was supposed to be jinxed. Pancho had flouted the jinx.

But one man was not quite reassured. Alberto Salinas Carranza, chief of...

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