Transport: First & Last

At 5:30 one morning last week Pan American Airways' Samoan Clipper, out of Honolulu for Auckland, N. Z. on the first commercial flight between the U. S. and the Antipodes, bucked, splashed and rose off the harbor of Pago Pago on the last 1,798-mi. leg of her journey. She carried 900 Ib. of assorted freight—automobile and tractor parts, cinema projectors and films, wearing apparel. No U. S. mail was aboard because Post Office contracts for the route had not been awarded, nor had it been approved for passengers. Built-in were six new gas...

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