Notes, Sep. 19, 1927

Bills Payable. A taxpayer saw in the newspapers that the Navy consumed 383,550 gallons of fuel oil and gasoline searching for the Dole flyers. Irate, he telegraphed the War Department, received an answer that he and other taxpayers would pay for those oils to the tune of $67,142.49.

Handwriting. Newspapers last week printed the last words of Paul Redfern, lost flyer to Brazil. In scratchy manuscript, dropped to the deck of the steamer Christian Krogh, the facsimile read: "Point ship to nearest land, wave flag or handkerchief...

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