Aeronautics: Up Ship!

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The ribald advice of brother officers flew about the head of lean, lugubrious Lieut.-Commander Zeno W. Wicks, U. S. N. resigned, as he contemplated the habits of pigeons in Akron last week. The birds were to be used this week in the christening ceremonies of the Navy's huge new dirigible Akron, of which Commander Wicks is construction superintendent. It was his hope that the pigeons would flutter gaily out through the orange-peel doors of the dock and streak for home when Mrs. Herbert Hoover set them free. Hence the suggestions of...

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