DISASTERS: Waiting Room

The administration building at Salt Lake City's Municipal Airport was crowded, as usual, one morning last week. Friends and relatives jammed into its tiny, outgrown waiting room, impatient to greet passengers aboard a United Air Lines' DC-4, enroute from New York to San Francisco. Aboard the big air coach were two executives of Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. and their wives, on their way to a conference in Salt Lake City. There were also five women, members of the famed 379-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They had been on the choir's summer tour of Europe (TIME, Sept. 19) and were on their...

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