TEXAS: Air War

Dallas and Fort Worth are only 30 miles apart—almost as close, one might say, as two tomcats in a shoe box—and this proximity has bred in citizens of both cities a splendid sense of mutual distrust. Nevertheless, back in 1941 when it became evident that the airports of both towns were getting outmoded, they joined forces to plan a huge, jointly owned field midway between the two cities. Then Dallas representatives made a horrible discovery: the field entrance was to be a mile and a half closer to Fort Worth than to Dallas. They walked out, and the plan...

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