Press: Unhappy Landings

Howard Robard Hughes's flight around the Temperate Zone (see pp. 36, 50) last week had every managing editor poised for a beat on his local rivals. Day of the fliers' return to the U. S., "Cissie" Patterson's sprightly Washington Times appeared on the streets with a four-column, front-page picture purporting to show the plane on the landing field in Minneapolis. Same day, in its final edition, the Times crowed that it had beaten its competitors to the street by 27 minutes with the story of Hughes's landing in New York.

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