1946: Navy Trainer Bid of $1 Promptly Rejected

Middletown, Conn., June 8.–(UP)–The Exchange club had a navy biplane trainer on its hands today and an impression that Middletown was lacking in air-minded citizens who knew a bargain when they saw one.

Wesleyan university had owned the plane for use in its navy V-5 program and gave it to the club to auction off to raise money for a Boy Scout camp fund.

The highest bid was one dollar. It was promptly rejected.

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From the Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York), Saturday, June 8, 1946.

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