National Affairs: Trip

Majestically ignoring fate, the Navy dirigible Los Angeles backed away from her mooring mast at Lakehurst, N. J., last week and set out for Detroit over part of the route which the unhappy Shenandoah had attempted in September, 1925.

On board were 44 passengers, including Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, Wartime Commandant of the Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Ill.—a man who had managed thousands of hard-boiled gobs.*

At Pittsburgh the air was dark with soot and night. . . . The glare from steel blast...

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