AVIATION: Untangler

"Did you ever go fishing in a quiet pool at dusk? You cast your fly and your line tangles up in the trees. There you are, with the fish swimming around, the daylight waning, and you can't get your line untangled. All of a sudden you pull the magic string and the whole thing comes loose. That's how I feel."

The magic string that Western Air Lines' President Terrell C. Drinkwater had used was the telephone wire in his hangar-office at Los Angeles' Municipal Airport. Over it one morning last week came news from...

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