Transport: Transatlantic Tussle

As a likely successor to Director Fred Dow Fagg Jr., of the potent Bureau of Air Commerce—slated to retire next June —West Virginia's Congressman Jennings Randolph last week laid before President Roosevelt the name of Charles Augustus Lindbergh. Since Colonel Lindbergh is obviously not hounding Congressman Randolph for political patronage, the suggestion seemed to have been prompted by nothing more than a Congressman's normal appetite for publicity—except for two things: 1) Mr. Randolph's letters dwelt at length on the idea that the U. S. "must continue its world leadership" in transoceanic aviation and...

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