Transport: Cheap Trip

The happiest little airplane factory in the U. S. last week was the Aeronca plant at Cincinnati. Aeronca usually makes just two ships in December, but an ex-tap dancer's amazing stunt had upped December orders 1,400%.

At Los Angeles, John M. Jones, who went to Hollywood to be an actor and remained to sell $1,795 Aeroncas, got into his own tiny demonstrator (50 h.p., 90 m.p.h., 672 lb. unloaded), took off with 876 lb. of gasoline and did not come down until he got to New York. It took him 30 hours and 37...

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