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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ... money. The appropriation for the support of the Naval Militia of the United States has been in the past, in most states, very much less than the needs of the organization. This situation has now been somewhat relieved by an Act of Congress which gives more national support to the Naval Militia. We are not, however, as yet in any position to take up any new expense. "Primarily, the Naval Militia is to train men for the fleet, and toward that end what money we have is expended. I should like very much to see the Naval Militia of Michigan, which I have the honor to command, take up aeronautic work, providing the necessary support could be given them from the outside. I, personally, am very much interested in it and will be glad to cooperate at all times in furthering the work in the Naval Militia. We have a number of officers and men who would be very well qualified to take this up. 1 see my cousin, Stephenson MacGordon, is already a member of one of your Committees." From Adjutant General George A. White, Oregon National Guard. "There are six professional fliers available for a corps here, although the matter of raising the necessary funds for a machine continues to be more or less of a problem, inasmuch as it is doubtful whether or not public subscriptions in this particular district would be of sufficient volume to finance the plan." Captain William H. Amerina, Alabama National Guard, S. C, writes in part: "The Alabama N. G. has no aeroplanes but, of course, we greatly need at least one. If we were provided with one and a volunteer aviator-instructor, I could furnish from ten to twenty men who would study and apply themselves. They are already over-enthusiastic regarding your letter. One of them has made a text-book study of aerona...
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