Tuesday, June 23, 2009

News from the Past - June 23, 1929

This is from the Daily News Record of Miami, Oklahoma.
First Complaint of
Smoking in Plane
Received in West

OAKLAND, Cal, June 22— (UP) the first complaint against smoking on air liners has been made to the Boeing Transport system.
A Stockton man, leaving his signature off tho letter, wrote he was celebrating his seventy-eigth birthday with a ride over the Sierra Nevada mountains but that women smokers spoiled some of his fun.
It didn't look right, he said, and the company shouldn't tempt its passengers by putting ash trays near each seat of the airplane.
Not much to say about this one except I doubt those were literally the first complaints.

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