Aeronautics: Speed

Speed flyers flashing along the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast, and over a measured course at Detroit, made news last week.

Hawks v. Wedell. Within a few hours of each other, Capt. Frank Monroe Hawks shot southward from Vancouver, B. C. and Pilot James Wedell rocketed northward from the airport at Agua Caliente, Mexico. Each was intent on breaking the border-to-border record of 7 hr. 48 min. set last June by Broker-Crusader James Goodwin Hall. Wedell even intended to turn about at Vancouver and chase after Hawks back to Mexico. He paused for fuel...

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