Aeronautics: Lighter-than-Air

"As commonplace as a steamship crossing" was considered by many a fairly far-fetched prediction for dirigible travel in the near future. Yet last week, with so little fanfare that few in the U. S. were aware of it, the Graf Zeppelin visited Rio de Janeiro with passengers & mail on her fifth voyage from Friedrichshafen since Aug. 28. At the same time in Akron, Ohio an important milestone was passed in U. S. dirigible development. On the strength of a radiogram from the Secretary of the Navy, Lieut. Thomas G. W. ("Tex")...

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