Aeronautics: Lindbergh's Income

"Now," said wry Senator Norris of Nebraska fortnight ago, "Col. Lindbergh is earning his $250,000."

What provoked that remark was Col. Lindbergh's telegram to President Roosevelt protesting the domestic airmail contract cancellations (TIME, Feb. 19). The $250,000 referred to was reputedly a gift from Transcontinental Air Transport to the flying Colonel in 1928. Col. Lindbergh was popularly supposed to have amassed a fortune from the aviation industry in return for "technical advice." Was the aviation industry now getting back its money's worth by pitting the popularity of Lindbergh against the popularity of Roosevelt?...

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