Last week, New York city balanced its bank account, discovered it had spent $243,430 since January, 1926, for welcomes to Distinguished Guests. Expensive guests: Lindbergh, Byrd, Chamberlin, $110,000; Koehl, Fitzmaurice, von Huene-feld, $60,000; Costes, Lebrix, $15,000. Official Welcomer Grover Whalen wrote Mayor Walker, diffidently: "It would seem opportune ... to raise the question as to how far ... the city should go." Recklessly, New York went ahead with plans to welcome "Lady Lindy," Pilot Stultz, Mechanic Gordon.

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Forced to land in the wilds, what will the prudent aviator rejoice if he has remembered, regret if he has forgotten? Pilot...

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