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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 2 (June 1, 1932)

The Pace of Things

The Pace of Things.

When modern civilisation is not counting debts it is concerned with locomotion, particularly with speed. It thrills to see a woman, Mrs. Putnam, of America, fly the North Atlantic solo in record time. It pauses a while to smile over the engagement of such highfliers as Mr. Mollison and Miss Amy Johnson—and it sighs with the disappointed Lady Diana Wellesley. George Endresy, the Hungarian Atlantic flyer who crashed and died en route to Mussolini's conference—Endresy, of “lustre to Hungary” fame!—claims a tear, and the world smiles again when it sees that the Spanish Major Franco, aviator-politician, is too Republican to accept the Duce's invitation.