AERONAUTICS: Westward

A plane flew from California to Hawaii last week. Inhabitants of the U. S. took the news calmly. Four planes had done the trick before. Nine men and one woman had died last year trying to do it.

In last week's plane were four men: Capt. Charles F. Kingsford-Smith, commander, organizer; Capt. Charles T. P. Ulm, copilot; Capt. Harry W. Lyon, navigator ; James Warner, radio operator. They made the 2,400-mile hop from Oakland Airport, Calif., to Wheeler Field, Honolulu, in 27 hrs., 28 min.—having no trouble except that they thought they were going...