AERONAUTICS: Blimp Base

Secretary of the Navy Wilbur, whose home is in San Francisco, paid a visit to San Diego. After several days spent in enjoying the shrewd and expansive hospitality of his San Diego friends, he announced that the huge Navy blimps, Shenandoah and Los Angeles, would move their base from Lakehurst, N. J., to San Diego.

Two reasons were put forward to support this proposal: 1) Weather conditions are more favorable in San Diego; 2) the dirigibles need a Western base if they are to cooperate efficiently with the Pacific Fleet. Objectors pointed out: 1)...

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