February 14, 1944

Washington Observer

Headline News Section

WPB to Coordinate Termination Data

Personnel

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Washington Observer

GLIDERS LOOKING UP—The Army’s glider activities are looking up. Ford Motor Co.’s recent sketchy release of the new Waco CG-13 was the first of a series of announcements industry executives say will build up interest in this phase of aviation production.
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Headline News Section

WPB to Coordinate Termination Data

Program to serve as clearing house for quick reshuffling of labor released by contract cancellations.

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Personnel

Capt. Weldon E. “Dusty” Rhoades, formerly United Air Lines pilot, is Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s personal pilot and has flown him on several missions in connection with the company’s military transport operations for the Air Transport Command.
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TRANSPORT

Report to CAB Urges Caution in Expansion of Air Transport

Examiners declare moderate extension of network may be justified but warn of dangers in developing system beyond value of service.

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Headline News Section

Sen. George’s Report Praised By Industry

Recommendations for demobilization called sound; good chance held for approval of legislation.
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FINANCIAL

American Capital Abroad Expected to Spark U.S.- Sponsored Aviation

Intensive development of air industry in Mexico and China forecast with revival of normal trade and clearing of warclogged commerce lanes.

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Headline News Section

Congress and War Agencies Speed Industrial Reconversion Program

Report of Special Senate Committee on Post-War Economic Planning and Policy proposes creation of Office of Demobilization to handle problem.
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TRANSPORT

Export Joins Domestic Airlines’ Fight to Share World Routes

Appoints Thomas Burke, former State Dept, international communications chief, as vice-president in charge of international relations.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

New Curtiss-Wright Unit Can Test 5,000-Hp. Motors, 30-ft. Propellers

$550,000 structure gives company probably largest private laboratory of kind in world, officials say.
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THE AIR WAR

Air-Supported Surprise Tactics Pay Heavy Dividends in Marshalls

Unexpected American swoop on Kwajalein after softening up other bases, caught Japs off balance and put Allies within 1,100-mile bombing range of important base at Truk.
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