National Affairs: Bombs, Torpedos

To the Glenn L. Martin Co. of Cleveland, famed airplane makers, was last week given a U. S. Navy contract for 54 bombing and torpedo planes. The Navy also took an option to buy 96 more planes of the same type within five weeks. The 54 planes already contracted for will cost $1,560,000; the entire order will assure a full year of steady work to the 800 Glenn L. Martin employes.

To the satisfaction naturally resulting from the securing of a million-and-a-half dollar contract, Glenn L. Martin had also the personal satisfaction of having built a plane with features that Navy experts...

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