THE NATION: Peril from the Air

Ever since the day of the first transport airplane, U.S. citizens have been viewing their local airports with swelling civic pride. Even people who didn't care to ride in planes enjoyed watching them land and reflecting that their city had not been bypassed by the air age. Greater New York was no exception; it was as proud of those raucous, air-age beehives, La Guardia, Idlewild and Newark Airports, as of the sight of the Queen Mary sliding majestically up the Hudson.

But last week the big city suddenly began acting as though it wanted to turn its back on the...

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