THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Sep. 28, 1925

The White House Week

¶ Three airplanes slid out of the sky and alighted at Boiling Field, Washington. A delegation carrying an invitation climbed out and proceeded to the White House. Mr. Coolidge received them. The spokesman, Capt. Edward V. ("Eddie"), Rickenbacker, made a little "speech and presented the strange invitation—an airplane with a wingspread of about two feet, and on its upper wing the words:

"The President and Governors of the National Aeronautic Association request the honor of your presence at the Pulitzer Trophy Race at Mitchel Field, Saturday, Oct. 10,...

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