Education: Conurbanisms

"The airplane is an instrument as vital and epoch-making as the telescope, the microscope and the camera. An hour in the air is worth a year on the surface in . . . understanding the works and ways of man."

This smacking observation was made last week by Northwestern University's Sociology Professor William Louis Bailey as he stepped from a plane in Chicago after taking his classes up for a 40-minute bird's-eye view of the city. Professor Bailey has been using the airplane as an instrument to educate his students for 18 years. Subject of their study: the growth of the city....

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