Transport: Transpacific

Swiftly on a dozen fronts last week, Pan American Airways' transpacific air service marched towards its goal.

¶ In Honolulu, Board Chairman Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney announced that his company would make the first commercial flight to China by summer's end.

¶ In Washington, the Navy Department authorized establishment of operating bases on three tiny mid-Pacific islands— Midway, Wake and Guam.

¶ In Seattle, the 15,000-ton steamer North Haven prepared to leave with 300 carloads of material to build the bases.

¶ In Baltimore, Glenn Luther Martin's gigantic new Clipper No. 7, laid up...

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