BRITAIN HOLDS INVASION MANEUVERS Speed and fire-power will count if and when Hitler strikes at England, and British machine-gun battalions pack plenty of both. After checking their vulnerabilities along the coasts, they rush to danger zones in speedy trucks and go into action.
CIVIL PLANES GROUNDED IN DEFENSE ALERT The largest air defense maneuvers ever held in the Western world have all civilian aircraft grounded for a 12-hour period. From Los Angeles International to Idlewild airports are strangely silent as nearly 3,000 flights, involving tens of thousands of passengers, are canceled for the joint U.S.-Canadian defense test. Eighteen hundred fighters make more than 6,000 sorties in repelling "enemy bombers."
AUSTRIAN SKI SEASON The start of the ski season dawns snowless in Austria, but devotees of the hickory fliers are undismayed. They limber up muscles stiffened by lack of practice with workouts on a carpet of slippery pine needles.
ATHLETICS OPEN SPRING TRAINING Manager Eddie Joost inspects the Philadelphia Athletics as spring training opens. Strengthened with young talent through winter trades, the emphasis is on speed and hustle.
CITY HAS BLACK-OUT TEST Seattle is the first big U.S. city to hold wartime black-outs tests. Volunteers patrol darkened streets and naval vessels are on guard, as nearby Fort Lewis stages impressive searchlight tests over blacked-out city.
'MOSQUITO FLEET' TRAINS IN SOUTH Winter quarters in Miami, FL for the Navy's new fleet of speedy torpedo craft provide sun and fair weather for try-out maneuvers in the Atlantic. It's a thrill as the 70 M.P.H. ships hit high speed.
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