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    THE Langley Medal for aerodromics of the Smith -sonian Institution was presented on May 21 to Dr. Joseph S. Ames, of Johns Hopkins University, who is chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The award was made “in recognition of the surpassing improvement of the performance, efficiency, and safety of American aircraft resulting from the fundamental scientific researches conducted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics under the leadership of Dr. Ames”.

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