From Buffalo last week came a tantalizing fragment of news. Some sort of "special flying devices," said Dr. C. C. Furnas, head of Curtiss-Wright's research laboratory, had attained speeds of 1,400 m.p.h.almost twice the speed of sound. When reporters quizzed him, Dr. Furnas added a few details. But he was far from specific about just what the "devices" were.
¶ They were not artillery shells or rockets, but actually flew, some of them with wings. They had been test-flown "somewhere in the U.S."
¶ They did not use propellers or atomic energy.
¶ At present they did not carry pilots, but contained a...