Aeronautics: Smokescreen

Traffic slowed, necks craned upward one sunny afternoon last week as the airship Los Angeles, convoyed by a half-dozen planes, poked her way across mid-Manhattan. Presently the biggest of the planes began to fly in a mile-circle around the dirigible, spewing a lengthening white plume of vapor behind her. The trail of smoke dripped downward until it hung like a great white curtain completely concealing the airship. Paramount Sound News men, who staged the stunt, ground their cameras busily. As the Los Angeles climbed above the smoke screen and headed for...

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