AERONAUTICS: Ports of Entry

Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon recently decided that air traffic from Canada, Mexico, the West Indies and elsewhere had become so heavy that customs men must be assigned to inspect the incoming planes. Otherwise smuggling on a large scale threatened (TIME, Jan. 21). Businessmen learned his intention and at once their chambers of commerce besieged the Treasury Department. They wanted their communities designated air ports of entry where foreign planes must land for a customs declaration. Mr. Mellon received some 60 strident demands. But he closed his ears and...

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