AVIATION: Dry Blue Yonder

Airline passengers who like to take a drink aloft may soon have their spirits dashed. Pilot, steward and stewardess unions have all passed stern anti-liquor resolutions. And Massachusetts Congressman Thomas J. Lane, arguing that tipsy passengers sometimes constitute a safety threat, plans to introduce a bill at the next session of Congress to make inflight liquor service a federal offense. Last week Harold L. Pearson, president of the industry's Air Transport Association, said he had been warned by the Civil Aeronautics Board that liquor-pouring airlines may have to take "corrective steps," sent airline presidents a proposed is-point "code of...

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