AERONAUTICS: 25 Years

(See front cover)

Dec. 17, 1903, Orville Wright, at Kitty Hawk,* N. C., made the first airplane flight in history. His brother Wilbur who had helped him invent the motor and design the plane, watched him, nervous, confident and inquisitive, from the ground. An undertaker also stood by. Wilbur Wright died in 1912; but Orville Wright has lived to see:

1) This week, the $100,000,000 U. S. aviation industry hold a vast commercial exposition at Chicago;

2) Next fortnight, himself as guest of honor at the International Conference on Civil Aeronautics, at Washington;

3) Dec....