COLOMBIA: Death & Bolivar

''I don't like the way our pilots are stunting over this crowd," said the President-Elect Eduardo Santos last week to War Minister Alberto Pumarejo as they stood on a brilliantly bedight reviewing stand, surrounded by Colombian dignitaries and their wives, watching a review opening Bogotá's great new military field, Campo de Marte.

"The pilots assured me they would avoid dangerous acrobatics," nervously replied the War Minister, eyeing the visible perturbation of the Corps Diplomatique in their grandstand a few yards away. "I agree with you."

Not 30 seconds later acrobatic Flight Lieutenant Abadia,...

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