Radio: Terrific Witchcraft

In the U. S. Patent Office are sheaves of plans for the use of television in war—reconnaissance planes which will transmit the lay of enemy land as they fly over it, spot hits for the artillery, televise through clouds and fog by picking up earth-radiated infra-red rays, be guided to landings by televised pictures of the field.

One day last week NBC-RCA television engineers demonstrated that not all of these dreams are pipe dreams. In a United Airliner equipped with a television receiver and two-way radiophone, an invited group flew from Newark Airport to...

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