AERONAUTICS: Shrewd Hawks

Smart from a business, useful from a scientific viewpoint are the publicity stunts of Capt. Frank Hawks, superintendent of aviation for Texas Co. Last June he set the coast-to-coast record in two swoops of his Lockheed Air Express. Last week he set out (with special permission from the Department of Commerce) to cross the continent in a cabin glider towed at the end of a 300-ft. rope behind a power plane. First day he was towed 400 mi., from San Diego to Tucson, with a stop at Yuma and Phoenix. At such way...

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