National Affairs: Flagpole Rooster

Not a few young U. S. citizens aspired last week to the publicity, if not the glory, achieved by Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh and his emulators, Messrs. Chamberlin and Levine (see above). In Newark, N. J., one aspirant, Alvin ("Shipwreck") Kelly affixed a restaurant stool to the top of a 50-foot flagpole rising atop the St. Francis Hotel, then sat down on the seat.

Mr. Kelly's theory was that if he thus roosted in mid-air for eight days his reward would be great.* Meanwhile he reaped a small reward by displaying from his stool...

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