Aeronautics: Uncle Tony

No better formula is known for exploiting an autobiography than to provoke a squabble between the autobiographer and some other celebrity. Even the well-told story of so florid a subject as Anthony Herman Gerard ("Uncle Tony'') Fokker* would have created no great splash when it appeared last week had not the book contained some acid comments by Fokker about Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, and had not an astute press-agent pre-advised newsmen of those comments. The book made headlines last week for the passages in a scant ten pages.†

Byrd's failure to...

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