90 YEARS AGO: APRIL 11, 1931

AN amazing front page, leading on the daring exploits of aviator Charles Scott who had set a new Australia to Britain record. There’s a story about the Earl of Lovelace giving a false name, Mr P King, when arrested, and about an Echo employee retiring after 53 years. But what about the amazing story of Louis Chianese, 20, who exported himself in a box of hats from France in the hope of making a fortune in New York. He was instead sentenced to 15 days in another tiny box – a prison cell – for illegally entering the US