Aeronautics: $10,000,000 Airports

Fairly popping with earnest energy U. S. Director of Aeronautics Eugene Luther Vidal turned last week from $700 airplanes and $6,000,000 seadromes to announce plans for 2,000 new landing fields. The fields will be a gift of the Government to small cities and towns and, indirectly, to the unemployed. Their purpose is to extend the Federal airways system into remote sections, to increase the number of fields for safe intermediate landings, to stimulate local private flying.

To do the job Director Vidal got Civil Works Administration to allot $10,000,000 of which more than 80% will go for wages to 50,000 laborers. At...

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