The beginnings of Candler Field (later Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport)
j Committee Calls For Acceptance Of Candler Field Acceptance of the offer of Asa G. Candler, Jr., to give the city a five-year lease on Candler field, near Hapevillc, for uso as a municipal airplane landing field, will be recommended to council Monday by the finance committee, it was decided Thursday at a meeting of a subcommittee, appointed to investigate the field. Alderman J. L. Carpenter and Councilman W. C. Jenkins, members of the committee, both stated that they favored the site, and Alderman W. B. Hartsfield, the third member, coincided with their opinion after he made a personal inspection of the field. Mr. Candler has offered to give the city free use of the field for five years on payment of taxes, with the privilege of purchasing the property for $100,000 at expiration of the lease. It is considered certain that city council will accept the offer Monday, although some opposition Is expected, as some members are said to favor the Nichols property on Brown's Mill roaa.