Transport: 1936's Fifth

As it neared its close last week, 1936 had been marred by four major crashes of scheduled U. S. passenger airliners.* Last week one more was added to the list as a twin-motored Boeing of Western Air Express vanished on its regular run from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. No Knute Rockne or Senator Bronson Cutting was among the plane's four passengers, but newspapers found memorial material in Stewardess Gladys Witt.

In the course of her work, pretty Gladys Witt met Pilot James H. Roe, and a shipping executive named Erich K. Balzer...

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