Aeronautics: Buying Futures

What air travel will be like by 1964 no man can tell. But President Getulio Vargas of Brazil is sure of one thing: last week, through his Communications Ministry, he contracted with Zeppelin Co. for 20 transatlantic Zeppelin trips a year for 30 years. To seal the bargain he set aside a credit of 11,000 contos ($940,000) to help Zeppelin Co. build a hangar.

So long (since 1931) and so uneventfully has the Graf Zeppelin flown its schedule between Germany and Brazil that it is no longer news. Front-page news will be the launching...

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