Aeronautics: Bill of Health

As practically everyone expected, the House Naval Affairs Committee last week gave a clean bill of health to the U. S. S. Akron which it had investigated on charges of faulty construction (TIME, Feb. 8). Such flaws as had occurred were long ago corrected by Navy inspectors, the committee reported. As for the 18,000 lb. overweight, Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp. had paid its penalty of $25,000.

Coincidentally Navy orders went to Commander Alger H. Dresel, lately commanding officer of the U. S. S. Los Angeles, to take command of the U. S. S. Akron,...

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