Transport: Son's Effort

The 12,000-mi. London-to-Melbourne air race which Sir MacPherson Robertson, Australian candy tycoon, backed with £15,000 was supposed to demonstrate the superiority of British planes, of which one came in first (TIME, Oct. 29). But U. S. planes averaged best. To impress this superiority upon South America—and also, for the usual goodwilling—Elliott Roosevelt, 24, has lately been promoting an 18,500-mi. air derby round North & South America, to be directed by onetime Cavalryman Hugh Samuel Johnson.

Son Roosevelt has plenty of endorsement. What he lacks is money ($150,000 for prizes) which he has...

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