AVIATION: Stubborn v. Stubborn

In an atmosphere of frustration, the International Civil Aviation Conference drew to a close last week. Five weeks of conferences in smoky rooms in Chicago's Hotel Stevens failed to resolve the fundamental differences between the U.S. and Great Britain. But they stretched tempers wire-taut.

From a delegate of one of the 50 other nations, who huddled on the sidelines while the giants fought, came a tactfully worded explanation for the conference's failure. Said he: "The British are stubborn, but disagreeably so. The Americans are stubborn, but charmingly so." This hard rock of stubbornness had, time and again, tripped up the...

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