National Affairs: Travel Notes

It would be a quiet trip home on Columbine III, and a man could ask for no more delightful way to go. As Ike enters his own door, passing the big Presidential Seal pasted on the plane's silver-sheathed fuselage, he will board one of the most comfortable and air-ready vehicles that ever left earth (see cut).

Waiting for the trip home, Columbine's commander, Lieut. Colonel William G. Draper, who flew Ike at SHAPE, kept his eight-man crew in peak sharpness. They flew around Denver at least four hours a week (minimum: 30 hours monthly),...

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