DISASTERS: The Bus

Out of the Lincoln Tunnel and onto the New Jersey Turnpike late one night last week rumbled two chartered buses. Aboard were 84 students from Trenton State College (for teachers) and two faculty members, returning to Trenton from Manhattan after seeing Archibald MacLeish's prizewinning play J.B. It was past midnight as the darkened buses cut off the turnpike at New Brunswick and headed south for Trenton. In the second bus, some of the 40 coeds aboard dozed; others chattered about the play, and a few were singing songs.

Highballing along behind the second bus was a trailer-tanker truck, and at the...

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