AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Aug. 26, 1929

MacCracken Angry. William Patterson MacCracken, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics, after two months in Europe, was lunching on the Leviathan in New York Harbor last week. A stupid flyer, to welcome some one aboard the ship, capered and stunted so close to her that passengers fearfully ran below decks. Mr. MacCracken was angry at the foolish flyer. The incident contained irony. The Assistant Secretary had prepared a speech on flying safety to deliver over the radio. Later he did speak, declaring that the U. S. Government takes more pains to protect...

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