Aeronautics: Kite Crazy Seiji

A comely girl hoisted a Rising Sun flag to the top of a staff at Haneda airdrome near Tokyo one morning last week. There was many a speech, a song especially composed. A message of "highest regard" to President Hoover was handed over by the publisher of the Hochi Shimbun. Then youthful Seiji ("Kite Crazy") Yoshihara gulped a swig of consecrated sake from the Meiji shrine and jumped into his little low-wing Junkers seaplane. Someone pulled down the flag and handed it to the airman and he was off for Washington, D. C., alone....

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