Transport: Progress

To most U. S. adults, airplanes are still the most exciting means of transportation but to youngsters, not so. Last week a 10-year-old named Elsa Elizabeth Geise flew from Seattle to Newark, unaccompanied, on a plane of United Air Lines. From her home in Fairbanks, Alaska, she had reached Seattle by boat. Thoroughly unimpressed by her transcontinental flight, she told astonished newshawks: "First thing I'm going to do is ride in a streetcar, because I've never been in one. Then I'm going to ride in the subway. Then I want to ride...

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