President Coolidge decided that all plans for the Shenandoah's voyage of Arctic discovery should be dropped until the Congress agrees to make a specific appropriation (variously figured at $180,000 to $500,000).
Admiral Moffett, Chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, announced that if Congress di'd not act within ten days, it would be impossible to prepare for the trip this summer.
Representative John Jacob Rogers canvassed Congressmen. He despaired of support. The Polar adventure seemed doomed.
Meanwhile, France, Germany, Russia were reported to be rushing expeditions to capture the Arctic empire. And Lieut....