National Affairs: Pride of Height

The Greek word akpov (pronounced "Akron") means "height." It was chosen as the name of an Ohio city because the site is elevated (1,000 ft. above sea level) amid low-lying country. It was announced last week as the name of the Navy's second huge rigid dirigible (world's largest, 6,500,000 cu. ft. gas capacity, 785 ft. long, eight motors) because Akron, Ohio, where the ship is abuilding, is the centre of the U. S. lighter-than-air craft industry. Proud Akron's Akron will be launched a year from July.


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