TERRITORIES: Pacific Institute

Whirling propellers and hopping aviators have, during the last fortnight, brought the Hawaiian Islands into front page headlines of U. S. newspapers. First came the flight of Lieutenants Maitland and Hegenberger (TIME, July 11). Last week Civilians Smith and Bronte fell just short of duplicating the Army airmen's feat (see p. 28). Thus almost every U. S. citizen, reasonably literate, knows that the Hawaiian Islands are some 2,400 miles west of San Francisco and are so situated as to form an excellent target for far-flying aviators.

Yet even while Aviators Smith and Bronte were skimming...

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