EGYPT: Some Riddles for the Sphinx

EGYPT Some Riddles for the Sphinx

King Farouk I was worried. He had just turned 25, and the problems of the modern world were pressing peremptorily upon him and upon the ancient land of Egypt. There was the question of airfields.

Cairo was sure to become the great air junction for airlines between Europe, Asia and Africa. Now or never, Egypt must decide what role she wished to play in the air age. Outside Cairo the U.S. had already built and equipped the finest air field in the Middle East.

Last week a stormy Chamber of Deputies wanted to know when the...

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