Transport: Record

Lofty was the niche shared last week by Gordon and Norris Blodgett, 21 and 18, of Hollywood. Into a downtown Manhattan telegraph office clacked Gordon and Norris, with important-looking documents in hand. "Stamp our papers, quick," said Gordon. "We've set a new transcontinental roller-skating record—seven weeks, three days, four hours and two minutes." Carrying packs labeled HOLLYWOOD TO NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR ON ROLLER SKATES, they had crossed the U. S. without accepting a hitch, had worn out 192 wheels, had arrived seven months, 23 days early for the opening of the Fair.


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