Transport: Emergency

Last week was National Air Travel Week, staged by U. S. airlines to get more of the U. S. citizenry up in the air. Impressive were carefully-staged transport flying exhibitions, but the most thrilling demonstration was not on the schedule.

Chicago Airport, at the start of one evening's rush hour, suddenly went black. A main supply cable of the Commonwealth Edison Company had failed. Due between seven and nine were a dozen planes, 100 passengers. Unable to warn them because the airport's 14 radio transmitters were dead, quick-thinking operations men dashed to...

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