Aeronautics: Northwest Passage

Among the developments which the new Postmaster General will pass upon is a proposed extension of Northwest Airways' service from Bismarck, N. Dak. to Seattle. (At present the lines radiate from Twin Cities to Chicago, Milwaukee, Duluth, Winnipeg, Bismarck.) The proposed extension would put Seattle, Helena, Billings, Twin Cities on a direct airline with Chicago, would provide a natural channel for trans-Pacific mail. But the terrain is difficult, and northwest winters are rigorous. Skeptics wondered if year-round schedules could be maintained. Last fortnight Northwest Airways officials in St. Paul staged what...

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