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Transport: Nature for Lindbergh

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Once the most heroic living name in the U. S., Lindbergh is now a hated word in Communist, Jewish and other anti-Nazi groups. With Charles Augustus Lindbergh taking Nazi medals and househunting in Berlin, Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., last week paid the new anti-Lindberghism the deference of dropping its soubriquet of “The Lindbergh Line.”

For a fortnight or more Lindbergh-haters had been putting the heat on T. W. A. Letters and wires poured in; Manhattan’s Daily Worker boomed the drive. Gossip columnists noted its progress. Result was that in the December Official Aviation Guide (in which the lines pay $15 a page for blurb and timetable space), nowhere in T. W. A.’s eleven pages could the name of Lindbergh be found. The Transcontinental route Lindbergh charted ten years ago is now “The Sunny Santa Fe Trail,” and the credit line reads: “Nature made it.”

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