Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Loop Sailors

There went those gobs again. This was getting monotonous, Chicagoans thought—kind of funny, too. Twice a day the sailors filed smartly out of the Naval Armory, 100 of them, headed for the Loop. (Hup, two, three, four! Column right, hutch!) The Navy must have gone nuts. There weren't any ships in the Loop.

Last fortnight Chicago newspapers discovered who and what the Loop sailors were: they were the first primary class in aircraft detecting devices.

Classrooms for the Navy's primary school are studios of Television Station W9XBK, which smart, rich theater chain men John and Barney Balaban (of Balaban & Katz)...