TRANSPORT: California Secret

Around Douglas Aircraft Co.'s busy, super-efficient factory at Santa Monica, Calif. have lately been eddying exciting rumors. Whispers were heard of a monster armored air cruiser being built in holy secrecy to make the U. S. top-dog of the Pacific (see col. 2). Fortnight ago part of Donald Wills Douglas' secret got out. To Santa Monica Beach was shipped, in sections, what appeared to be a huge aircraft. Next day when crowds flocked to see it assembled, police and a corps of 100 secret service men drove them back to a nearby...

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