Many aeronautical experts hold the dirigible the answer to the problem of how to make trans-Atlantic air services both profitable and safe. Two nations, Germany and England, have been rushing airship construction with this purpose in mind, but while a giant German Zeppelin will be ready for flight next month, English efforts to build the R-100 at Howden, Yorkshire, have met with serious delays. Government subsidies, already totaling $1,750,000, are at an end until test flights may prove successful. No funds are available for the wages of 300 skilled workmen, now sheathing the airship in silver linen, completing the structural ribs...

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