Miscellany: Sep. 20, 1926

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In Havana, one Angel Arango pleaded and pleaded with air pilots to take him aloft. He wanted to step off the wing of a plane and drop into the Gulf of Mexico from an altitude sufficient to test a combination parachute and buoyant belt he had invented. Pilots old and pilots young refused to budge. To them the device did not look practical. Last week, however, Senor Arango found his man, clambered joyfully into a cockpit, waved goodbye to watching thousands, crept out on the plane's wing tip at 3,000 feet, stepped backwards into empty air. The...

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