AERONAUTICS: Jersey Icarus

Whether or not Farmer W. Parker Perry of Somerset, N. J. ever read of Icarus * is not a matter of record. But it is recorded that seven years ago Farmer Perry, then 26, fashioned himself a pair of wings of wood & cotton, climbed to the top of his barn, jumped. Not badly hurt, he tried another "flight," was not badly hurt. Picking himself up the second time, Farmer Perry announced with evident satisfaction: "I didn't hit as hard as if I hadn't had the wings." But he turned to less violent...

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