Aeronautics: The Races

Never has a U. S. aviation meet had such brilliant prospects as the National Air Races which opened at Cleveland Municipal Airport last week; and rarely has one been cursed by so inauspicious an opening.

On the first day, a mushy sky spilled rain on a crowd of 3,000, scattered through grandstands built to hold 60,000. Layers of grey soup stretched to Wheeling, W. Va., delaying overnight a score of pilots in the William B. Leeds and Charles Lanier Lawrence Trophy Races which had started that morning...

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