FRANCE: Painleve and the Postman

A Paris rural postman from the excessively mountainous Department of Drôme succeeded last week in interesting M. Paul Painlevé, thrice Premier of France and now Minister of War, in a model of a unique new type of airplane.

Postman M. Ernest Dole described his invention as follows: "My secrets I will confide only to M. Painlevé. But I have here a photograph of my model in flight. . . . Observe that it has wings. They are used only to stabilize and control it, as it ascends...

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