Aeronautics: Lindberghiana

One day last week Charles Augustus Lindbergh telephoned the State Department in Washington and said that Undersecretary Castle might announce that Col. Lindbergh and wife would soon fly to the Orient—"if the press was interested." The press was interested and scampered, hundred-legged, after the Lindberghs. Publicity-wise cities on the Pacific coast —San Francisco, Seattle, Ketchikan, Alaska—employed the telegraph to urge their airports upon the flyer as the "logical jumping-off point" for his flight. The known facts:

The Lindberghs desire to visit Japan and parts of China, "just for the visit." They propose to travel the whole distance by easy...

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