News of the Fortnight
Legal Status for Aircraft Board The Sheppard bill giving a legal status to the Aircraft Board, having charge of the $640,000,000 aircraft program, was passed in the Senate on September 12. The board, if the bill becomes a law. will consist of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army, the Chief Constructor of the Navy, and seven civilian members who will receive salaries of $7,500 each. No contracts can he made by the board without the approval of the War and Navy Departments.