In the famed air museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., where the Spirit of St. Louis will be rolled to rest after her current journeys, the world's first airplane may be forever a notable absentee. Last week the machine in which the Wright Brothers made their inaugural flight at Kittyhawk, N. C., in 1903, started for a London museum.

Patriots pounced upon Orville Wright in Dayton crying: "Why?" Mr. Wright had his reasons. The first was the Kittyhawk flight. The second was famed Samuel Pierpont Langley, onetime secretary of the Smithsonian...

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