Heavy rains last week did not improve such arrangements as the city fathers of Philadelphia had made for the biggest aeronautical event of the year, the National Air Races. The fathers had selected a tract of land called Model Farms, four feet below the level of the Delaware River on the southwest edge of town. Last week pilots and spectators concluded that it was a model farm for rice-growing only.

Nevertheless, the races went on (TIME, Sept. 13). New York National Guardsmen, led by chunky, grinning Lieut. Carl W. Rach of Miller Field, won the National Guard Trophy race. There being no...

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