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transportation system that the Republic will shortly no more think of abandoning than our automobiles or trains.
The sporting use of airplanes should likewise be encouraged. The Government should aid in the chartering of routes and encourage the establishment of landing fields and supply and repair stations, but the expense of such, I believe, may primarily be left to the cities concerned.
It is obvious that the present maintenance and development of the Air Service suggests the need of utilizing the experience of our personnel in Europe as well as the incidental encouragement, so far as practical at the present time, of our airplane factories. The entire disbandment of our efficient personnel and the complete dismantling of our factories for the lack of recognition would be a retrogression that some day the country might deem unpardonable.
CLARENCE F. LEA. The undersigned, being all of the minority Members present in Washington, hereby approve the above report.
H. D. FLOOD.