Above Valparaiso, Ind., an airplane scuttled, alit, scuttled aloft again, like a busy grasshopper. "That's Loewenstein's," exclaimed burghers out marketing and hastened to Morris Loewenstein's grocery store.

Like Alfred Loewenstein, shrewd Belgian financier, now dead by a fall from his plane, Valparaiso's Loewenstein uses his airplane to increase his business. To every customer who buys $25 worth of groceries for cash he gives a lengthy air ride—to the chagrin of his torpid competitors.

4,000 +

The Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce announced, last week, the existence of 4,134 civilian-owned airplanes, airships and balloons in the U. S. California skies are flecked...

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