Transport: Trophy & Tragedy

In Washington last week Juan Terry Trippe, affable, granitic president of Pan American Airways, received from the hands of President Roosevelt the bronze certificate of award of the Collier Trophy, bestowed every year for distinguished service to aviation. The trophy itself, a lush piece of statuary two feet high, stood on the President's desk. The National Aeronautic Association, which decides each year's winner, awarded the trophy this year to Pan American Airways for "establishment of the trans-Pacific airline and the successful execution of extended over-water navigation and the regular navigation thereof." Trumpeted...

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