Transport: Waiting Room

Before boarding the Zeppelin Hindenburg for Europe, passengers used to wait in a bare, high-ceilinged room at the Lakehurst, N. J. Naval Air Station. Fortnight ago when fire destroyed the Hindenburg at Lakehurst (TIME, May 17), this chamber became a temporary morgue and 26 corpses lay there for two days awaiting identification and burial. Last week a Federal board of three investigators* and a crowd of newshawks sat down in the same room hopefully awaiting some clue to the disaster's cause. At week's end they had not found it but they had listened to...

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