AERONAUTICS: Manhattan's Airports

Last week came the first sign of disintegration of the U. S. Government's one-time adamant attitude toward commercial flying in New York harbor. The War Department announced that it would lease seven acres of the harbor floor, adjoining the north side of Bedloe's Island (site of the Statue of Liberty) for a seaplane base. Long have private operators cozened the Government to turn over Governor's Island to commercial flying. Steadfastly has the government refused. Its substitute offer last week came as a surprise.

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