National Affairs: Death of Sweet

Representative Thaddeus Campbell Sweet of New York telephoned Bolling Field one afternoon last week and asked Lieutenant Bushrod Hoppin, U. S. A., to fly him to Oswego, N. Y., where he was to make a speech. Such calls from Congressmen are encouraged by the War and Navy Departments. Lieut. Hoppin did not get the Representative's name very clearly but proceeded at once with preparations. They took off after breakfast next morning, in a new Army observation plane. By late-luncheon time, the plane was a wreck and Representative Sweet was dead.

Lieut. Hoppin, known as a careful pilot,* met a nasty-looking rain squall...

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