At the Washington Navy Yard, President Harding, members of the Cabinet and prominent naval officers inspected the Langley, the navy's sole aircraft carrier. The party was transported in the great airplane elevators from one deck to the other, and the President inspected with much interest the " fiddle strings" landing gear used to halt the airplanes when alighting on the upper deck. As a result of his visit, Mr. Harding is said to be more strongly than ever in favor of converting some of the navy's battle cruisers into aircraft carriers.


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