Aeronautics: Vidal at the Stick

When Col. Clarence Marshall Young resigned last spring as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics the new Administration abolished his job. His work was divided among five men under Assistant Secretary of Commerce Ewing Y. Mitchell who admittedly knows nothing about aviation. Sooner or later the Aeronautics Branch had to have a head man, and no appointive job at the Capital was subject to fiercer competition. Leading candidates were Rex Martin, Wartime flyer, onetime secretary to Illinois' Representative Keller; Major J. Carroll Cone, Wartime flyer, good friend and campaign helper of...

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