From McCook Field, Dayton, four weary air Magellans took off (in two planes), flew to Chicago under perfect conditions in the easiest hop of their trip around the earth (TIME, Mar. 24 et seq.). In a windless Windy City, cheering crowds, notables, bands, committees, orators were on hand to welcome them. Lieut. Lowell H. Smith, Flight Commander, issued a statement. Said he: "The next time we go around the world, it is going to be in a boat."

After a brief rest, they hopped 440 miles to Omaha, where their arrival was marked by...

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