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American Planes: The Lessons of History
One of our foremost aircraft engineers, Grover Loening has been building airplanes since 1911. He was general manager of the Wright Company, Dayton, Ohio, 1913-1914; inventor of the strut-braced monoplane and Loening amphibian airplane; and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1919 for the Loening two-seater fighting plane. He received the Collier Trophy in 1922 and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy in 1952. Mr. Loening speaks with authority and experience in this striking comparison of aircraft development here and in Europe.
What I Believe
A lifelong Democrat who teas born at Grassy Point, New York. seventy-one years ago, JAMES A. FARLEYreceived his first appointment under Governor Alfred E. Smith as port warden of New York in 1918. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1932 to 1940, and he bore the heaviest political responsibility in the advent and development of the New Deal. He mastered the complexity of party organization with a direct, man-to-man approach. In this article he tells how he went about it.
The Last Running
A free-lance writer and part-time teacher , JOHN GRAVES served in the Marine Corps during World War II and taught at the University of Texas before he decided to make a career of his writing. For several years he lived in New York and in Spain, and since his return to his native Texas he has been doing a good bit of digging into the local history. The following story is one of the first fruits of these efforts.
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