AERONAUTICS: Swell

Swinging lazily through the Western air, Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh made a landing at San Diego. Here he was informed of the most extraordinary thing which has happened to him since he landed in Paris. An Amarillo, Tex., newspaper editor, one Gene Howe, son of famed Atchison (Kan.) Daily Globe's Ed Howe, had called Charles A. Lindbergh "swell-headed." Lindbergh said: ". . . if I have the swelled-head my hatter has not noticed it."

The Arlenesque suavity of this reference to his "hatter," was offset by the perceptive wit of the Colonel's other comments:...

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