Transport: Spinning Tunnel

Each year to Langley Field, Va. go some 300 of aviation's biggest wigs for the annual engineering conference of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Each year they see what new and wondrous phenomena the world's leading aeronautical laboratory has evoked in the twelvemonth past.

Last week, for the Committee's tenth conference, expectancy ran unusually high. Its chairman, Dr. Joseph Sweetman Ames, president of Johns Hopkins University, had just received from Chancellor Charles Evans Hughes of the Smithsonian Institution aviation's highest technical award—the Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics, previously awarded only six...

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