February 28, 1944

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Airport Heads Discuss Plans to Put Fields on Paying Basis

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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New Moves Enliven Battle for Reconversion Policy Rule

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Headline News Section

Airport Heads Discuss Plans to Put Fields on Paying Basis

Representatives from 17 states attend conference at Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Heino urges air terminals 'decentralization’ program.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

BARUCH REPORT—Crowding news from the war fronts for attention in Washington is the Baruch report on reconversion—a report which found enthusiasm in some quarters, general acceptance in most and some criticism in still others. The initial reaction of aircraft industry executives was that they had no strong criticism to offer and that generally it appeared to be sound.
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New Moves Enliven Battle for Reconversion Policy Rule

Baruch and Hancock issue comprehensive report of industrial demobilization recommendations while Senator George introduces bill covering same field.
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Personnel

Ira Stuart Wilson, New York financial and accounting executive, has been elected vicepresident in charge of finance of Aircraft Accessories Corp. Wilson's headquarters will be at the Electronics division of the company, with offices located in Kansas City, Kan.
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FINANCIAL

Babson Reflects Popular Stand on Airline and Industry Stocks

Bearish on aviation manufacturing issues and bullish on transportation equities, although current prices are believed to have discounted post-war outlook on both to large extent.

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THE AIR WAR

New Russian Bombers and Bases Prepare for More Raids on Nazis

Soviet High Command gives major credit to aviation for victories in late 1943 and commentator reports that Russ independent bombing command may see extended action.
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Headline News Section

Gas Over 86 Octane Is Ration Exempt

OPA issues ruling on fuel except where used for motor vehicle.

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Headline News Section

Airworthiness Requirements Body Formed By Aeronautical Chamber

Membership made up of 40 leading aircraft manufacturing companies, headed by Boeing Aircraft’s Vice-President Beall.
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Headline News Section

Alaska Held U.S. Ace-In-Hole in World Air Route Poker Game

Pilots flying between far north and Seattle see territory as of great strategic value in position of vital link of great northern route to Orient and Siberia.

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ACCA Group Urges Simplification of Plane Certification System

Proposal by Chamber Technical Committee is part of program by air industry to modify delay and cost of U.S. regulation.
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