Letters, Aug. 4, 1941

No Smoking

Sirs:

Re TIME, July 7, "A Laboratory Flies": I am surprised that the U.S. Army would permit a picture to be taken of a test pilot with a cigar in his mouth. What's the answer?

SADIE EPSTEIN Houston, Tex.

> The Army rule is that there shall be no smoking within 50 ft. of an aircraft, but the rule is constantly and ubiquitously ignored, and Air Corps authorities, who can occasionally compromise

with human nature, accept the situation. Many military planes have ash trays in them. But as for crack Test Pilot Stanley...

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