Time Clock, Oct. 4, 1954

COMET CRASH mystery has finally been solved by British scientists, though Planemaker De Havilland will not announce the findings until the inquiry is formally completed next month. Rumored cause: the intense pressures of high-speed, high-altitude flight caused the metal in the fuselage to "fatigue" and the planes split open in midair, killing 99.

SWITZERLAND may become the first nation to return to a partial gold standard. With more gold than is needed to back their currency 100%, the prosperous Swiss will experiment by minting gold francs in 25 fr. ($5.83) and 50 fr. ($11.66)...

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