August 30, 1943

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

THE AIR WAR

Wooden Planes Failing to Catch Up with Our Metal Combat Craft

Personnel

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

MANPOWER—This situation is still muddled and there appears little hope for any immediate relief. This does not mean that industry does not have sympathetic people in government, because it does, but there are so many factors involved, including political problems, that progress is slow.
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THE AIR WAR

Wooden Planes Failing to Catch Up with Our Metal Combat Craft

Although U. S. eventually can match foreign craftsmanship in non-metal materials, it won’t be in time to win this war.
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Personnel

American Propeller Corp., subsidiary of Aviation Corp., has named William M. Stabler service manager. He has been in the same capacity with Aviation Corp.’s Liquid Cooled Engine Division and before that was with the Lycoming Division as special service represe n t a t i ve, one-time manager of Lycoming Airport, executive pilot and supervisor of experimental departments.
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TRANSPORT

American Asks for London Route; Northwest Applies for Calcutta

Subsidiary of Georgia Air Service files petition to serve eight southeast states. Others request services.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Manpower Muddle to Be Handed to Congress for Action

Everybody in Washington surveying the situation but hesitating to issue orders to correct shortage of workers.

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TRANSPORT

Air Traffic Soaring to New Highs; Some Gains 100% Over Last Year

Reports for periods varying from one to twelve months released CAB and airlines.

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FINANCIAL

“V” Loan Financing Plan Gains Favor in Industry

Convair, Bendix, Lockheed-Vega, Bell and Cessna report negotiations, with other firms pending.

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EDITORIAL

Service Begins at Home

THE AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY at the moment is enjoying unbounded public confidence in the future of scheduled flying. The dourest observers admit that the long-time prospects for the airlines are good. Railroad, bus and truck operators think so too.

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FINANCIAL

Sec Reports Stock Sales By Officers

Aircraft and airline officials file records of transactions.
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Headline News Section

Navy Shuffles Its Air Officers, But None Joins Chiefs of Staff

Promotion of Adm. McCain and transfer of some offices to operations seen as only a step in right direction.
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