Science: Air Engineer

Before Detroit became the City of Automobiles, horses in its streets were frequently set snorting and rearing by an inventive small boy scudding along in a "sailing wagon." Police stopped that. Last week sedate Massachusetts Institute of Technology proudly revealed that the boy, now a bald, mustached, crisp-mannered man of 47, had accepted an offer to become head of its department of mechanical engineering.

Chiefly famed as an aircraft designer for the Navy and for Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp., of which he is vice president, Jerome Clarke Hunsaker is not new to teaching or to M.I.T....

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