Sport: Brazilian Laurel

Young countries need heroes. Last July a Brazilian general busy crushing a revolution was given pause when one of the rebels, Alberto Santos-Dumont, 59, Brazil's foremost air pioneer, died of arteriosclerosis in the enemy camp, Sao Paulo. The General hurriedly sent word to his federal troops to cease firing for a day, his planes to cease bombing. That day federal planes dropped on the great airman's home proclamations hailing his work, deploring his political affiliations.

By last week Alberto Santos-Dumont, the rebel, was forgotten. The revolution was over and all Brazil went to...

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