AERONAUTICS: Byrd Beacon

Mayor Walker for New York City, Dr. Christian F. Reisner*for the Broadway Temple, accepted a proffered cross. Taller than many a house, gleaming orange-red, it will tower 75 feet above the Methodist skyscraper-church, a beacon for aviators 100 miles distant. Sighting it, Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd may reflect that it bears his name, may note that it outshines by 40 miles the Los Angeles light dedicated to Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

Donor Charles V. Bob, mining engineer with Methodist antecedents, is interested financially in beacon lights and personally in Commander Byrd. A Bellanca monoplane, recently purchased from Byrd, will carry him on...