Nation: Piper's Price

As a midget step in the Pentagon's forced march toward economy, Air Force Chief of Staff John Ryan wants his service to scotch its eleven-man bagpipe and drum contingent. The ostensible reason is to save $50,000 a year; some suggest that Mrs. Ryan cringes at the sight of American fighting men in the national costume of a foreign land. Anyway, the pipes that wailed a lament at Jack Kennedy's funeral, welcomed distinguished White House visitors, and enlivened countless county fairs throughout the U.S., are scheduled to sound their own dirge at a final...

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