The Press: Catching the Bird

For weeks, Ira Cain, 42-year-old military editor of Amon Carter's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, had been working to get a beat. He hoped to report the maiden flight at Fort Worth of Consolidated Vultee's big, new YB-60, the jet version of the B-36 bomber.

But last fortnight a planeload of Pentagon brass arrived at Convair's Fort Worth plant, dropped a curtain of security over the flight date, and barred all reporters. Cain, a staffer for the afternoon Star-Telegram, drove his car as close as he could get to the test field, and for days kept...

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