National Affairs: Azimuth Project

It is easy to send a crew of unemployed huskies down into a ditch. More puzzling problems to Harry Hopkins and his Works Progress Administration are unemployed bookkeepers, engineers, accountants. Last week from Washington came word of a unique white-collar project in Philadelphia, which Mr. Hopkins described as of literally unestimable value to the world's aerial and ocean navigators. The project: a complete set of Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth.

Computations by which navigators determine their position from sextant observations of the altitude (elevation above the horizon) and azimuth (true bearing by...

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