The Press: Wings

For four days, in a series of test flights, the Post Office Department conducted a series of transcontinental mail flights. In no case did the aeroplanes carrying mail across the country need more than 30 hours to complete the trip. In one case the trip was made in 26 hours and 9 minutes—41 minutes less than the transcontinental flight record. Of course, the corollary of this attainment was that San Francisco and New York read each other's newspapers hardly more than 24 hours after publication. As the telegraph, cable and wireless have...

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