MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Sep. 13, 1948

¶ Fully armed and carrying a full load of fuel, the Air Force's brand-new F-86 set an unofficial world's speed record for level flight—669.75 m.p.h. The plane, a North American jet fighter with swept-back wings, was flown by Major Richard L. Johnson, 30, over a measured course at the National Air Races in Cleveland. The old record was 650.796 m.p.h. Speed of sound (at sea level): about 750 m.p.h.

¶ Alice Coachman, 25, the Georgia Negro who won the women's Olympic high jump, received an enthusiastic, if well segregated, reception on her return to her native state. She rode in...

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