AERONAUTICS: Chicago to New York

A commercial airship line between Chicago and New York, often discussed, took definite shape last week. A corporation is to be formed in which Marshall Field, William Wrigley, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, Benedict Crowell, former Assistant Secretary of War, and Owen D. Young, Vice-President of the General Electric Company, will be members.

First a careful investigation of the possibility of such a line was made, by German engineers, who had been trained in the school of the Zeppelin. The report was favorable and preparations are going ahead.

Present plans are to build in this country...

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