No such machine tool had ever been built before. It took 1 7 months to set up, cost $25,000,000, spread over 3,000 acres, now takes 10,000 men to run it. This Brobdingnagian tool is the' Navy's great new air station at Jacksonville, Fla.—"Jax" for short. Last week, as it spun into full speed, out came its first sample products—three young Ensigns in the U.S. Navy's air arm.

In six months this raw civilian material — an ex-coxswain of the Harvard crew, a Yale-and Virginia-weaned son of a Manhattan broker, a Rollins College...

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