AMERICAN NOTES: Eureka! Something Works!

The economy falters, the Administration trembles, the peace agreement becomes more tattered by the day. But one set of Washington policies is all happy landings: the Government's campaign to stop skyjackers is working.

Ever since January, airline passengers across the country have had their persons, their pocketbooks and their hand luggage prodded, zapped and all but ransacked in a search for weapons and bombs. At times the policy has been abused, and passengers have been arrested as a result of the searches for a variety of unrelated offenses; occasionally, the metal detectors have been absurdly tuned to pick up loose...

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