Aeronautics: Back to Bids

One of the last things President Roosevelt did before entraining for Florida and fun was to hold a White House Study conference with Postmaster General Farley, Attorney General Cummings and Secretary of Commerce Roper. By the time the President was well out to sea on the Nourmahal, announcement was made in Washington of one more change in the Administration's airmail policy.

After tortured weeks of criticism and recrimination, the Post Office Department was ready to hand the airmail back to private enterprise, thus relieving the Army of its ill-starred postal duties.* Pending permanent...

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