October 4, 1943

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Free Enterprise

Personnel

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

GEORGE MARSHALL—All soldier, Gen. Marshall has never been known particularly as a speaker, but reports from the closed sessions of the War Department Conference of Industry, Labor and Press Leaders say the General was sensational in his forthright, down-to-earth remarks.
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Free Enterprise

WE MUSAT ACT TO PRESERVE IT!
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Personnel

Clarence K. Bros has been named system plant superintendent in charge of maintenance of all buildings, hangars, grounds and equipment at Northwest Airlines stations from Chicago to Seattle. J. I. Hamilton, former administrative engineer of the Propeller Division of Curtiss - Wright Corp., Caldwell, N. J., has been named assistant to R. Elmer Minton, manager of military programs for the division.
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THE AIR WAR

Number of Plane Types Cut; One Super-Bomber Is Rushed

Specially preferred warplane models comprise more than half of August production weight; various groupings get priorities.
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Air Industry Leaders Thresh Out Problems in Washington Meeting

Conference most vital four days for aircraft manufacturers since Pearl Harbor, Glenn L. Martin declares.

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TRANSPORT

Airlines Facing Uncertainties Before Big Expansion Era Opens

Investors’ income returns will be smaller, government contracts sliced. U.S. policies on routes and rates are big questions.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Output Figures Show Bomber Trend

August total gains 3 percent, value and airframe weight rises 7 percent.
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Board Opens Feeder Hearings; Stanton Sees Mass Air Transport

CAB is seen as first government regulatory body to control a transportation system still in development stage.
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FINANCIAL

Wide Divergence Continuing in Airline and Plane Price Trends

Financial commentator points out that aircraft industry leads "war” group, while air carriers are in "peace” category.

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TRANSPORT

Approval of United’s Purchase of Mexican Line Sets Precedent

Board’s opinion, first to permit U. S. carrier to acquire foreign operator, opens up new possibilities for international expansion.

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