October 18, 1943

Washington Observer

Personnel

THE AIR WAR

Rise in Nazi Air Strength in West Due to Removal From Russian Front

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Washington Observer

CONTRACT TERMINATION—Seriousness of this problem continues to grow and some high officials here have said terminations in increasing numbers will be inescapable and it will not always be possible to replace terminated contracts with new ones.
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Personnel

Gilbert H. Scribner, Chicago businessman, has been elected to the board of directors of TWA, following the company’s decision to increase its panel of directors from ten to eleven. Mr. Scribner is a trustee of Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York and of Northwestern University; director of American Furniture Mart Building Corp., National Boulevard Bank of Chicago, and of Abercrombie & Fitch of New York.
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THE AIR WAR

Rise in Nazi Air Strength in West Due to Removal From Russian Front

Luftwaffe not getting stronger, despite reports of increased power; Germans follow strategy that led to defeat in Africa.
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Shortlines

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TRANSPORT

"Area Airlines” Urged for New Operators

James G. Ray tells CAB existing lines should stay in own field.

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TRANSPORT

Proponents of Feeder Systems Testify on Equipment Needs

Declare Manufacturers could meet requirements but express doubt that all projects will be self-supporting.
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Headline News Section

NWLB Orders Bell to Set Pay Scale in Line with Curtiss-Wright Plant

Acts to stabilize rates in airframe industry and establish uniform job classification schedules; agency news summarized.
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Headline News Section

New Helicopter Put Through Paces in Washington Demonstration

Single-seater, 1,000-lb. model revealed as third of type in air out of over 26 projects under way. Built by P-V Engineering Forum.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Plant Without War Orders Profits By Research on Post War Models

California Aero Glider Co. develops variety of ground trainers designed to meet private and commercial demand at war’s end.

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Headline News Section

New Grumman Wage Plan Studied for Key to Manpower Problem

Aircraft industry watches test of incentive pay program approved by War Labor Board.
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