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December 2, 1940 Life Magazine

Date: 12-2-1940 Life Magazine

Condition: Very Good

Cover: James Grow, 29, is looking out through the opening of the 

butterfly valve of a deflated balloon near the Goodyear plant in Akron.

A lighter than air technician with Goodyear since 1930, free Balloonist 

James Grow is interested in airship construction. Like many naval experts, 

he believes there is a place for airships in a plane dominated world. 

Right now, the Navy is building 48 airships as part of its airship expansion 

program. Free balloons are the basic trainers for air ship operation. 

For news and pictures of free ballooning operations see pages 34 & 35.

Contents:

From LIFE's Correspondents

Speaking of Pictures: These Are by a Village Photographer

LIFE's Pictures: an Index

Feuds of American Labor Leaders Imperil Labor & National Defense

LIFE on the Newsfronts of the World

Salvation Army Buries Eight Poison–Pancake Victims

Musolini Bogs Down in Greece

Balloon Crew Makes Rip–Panel Landing During Practice Flight

Britain Gets 46 Bombers in Return for Engines Needed by U.S.

LIFE's Reporter Crosses Atlantic on U.S. Destroyer

Movies: "The Letter"

Somerset Maugham Visits U.S. After Fleeing Conquered France

LIFE Visits Franklin, Ind. on Saturday Night

Radio City Rockettes

Bill Stern Picks All–America from Country's Best Football Players

Machine Tools Are Prelude to Defense Program

The Six Top U.S. Generals

Avila Camacho, New President of Mexico

Dangerous Sawfish Is Captured with Wire Noose

Case of Pious Impostor Is Solved by Lady Art–Restorer

Broadway Toasts "Life With Father" on First Birthday

LIFE Goes to a Philadelphia Charity Ball

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Seagram's 7 Crown

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