A crisis arose in a West Coast aircraft factory one day recently. Two thousand paper cups were needed immediately or the night shift would not get its coffee, and extensive search could not locate any paper cups in the area. The problem seemed insoluble.
THE AIR WAR
Job of Supplying Aaf in China Likely to Continue Major Problem
Commentator sees little chance of real Allied offensive in the Republic until Allies recapture Rangoon, reopen Burma Road.
THE AVIATION NEWS
NO CONTEST—The proponents of private flying and those of scheduled air transport differ in their feelings on the Lea Bill. In the opinion of sage observers in Washington the object of both should be to get people up in the air in the strict sense of the phrase.
Transportation Systems Analyzed in Federal Reserve Bank Report
Speeding-up and streamlining by railroads will keep much of anticipated new traffic on the ground, survey predicts.
By ROGER WILCO5 min
Aircraft Industry, Busy on Orders, Eyes Capital Reconversion Moves
Nelson, Byrnes or Wilson expected to be selected to head govvernment’s role in gigantic task of shifting business back to peacetime pace.
By SCOTT HERSHEY5 min
Airlines Face Rising Challenge of Rails in Postwar Traffic Race
Railway Age survey reveals program for general speed-up in all services, fare cuts and addition of comforts in coaches as reply to airlines’ bid for passengers.
By MERLIN MICKEL4 min
Latest Applications Filed with CAB Offer Variety of Airline Services
Royal Dutch Air Lines "KLM”, Eastern, Colonial and Parks Air College are among major firms seeking to operate routes.
By BARBARA FREDERICK3 min
Aircraft Components Scheduling Unified
New general order issued is one of numerous actions taken during week by federal agencies.
Wage Incentive Plan Urged By WPB Aide
J. W. Nickerson, heading management consultant division, sees 35 percent more output possible.
Contract Renegotiation Foes Win Some Ground in Committee Fight
Report provides for appeal of decisions to U. S. Tax Court; minimum to be raised from $100,000 to $500,000.