March 13, 1944

Disposal of Government Inventories

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

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Disposal of Government Inventories

How to dispose of government surpluses when the war ends need not be an insuperable problem — if we face it promptly and intelligently. But if we do not, peacetime markets may be disrupted, government funds wasted, production discouraged, and reconversion of the whole economy to peace seriously hampered.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

MANPOWER DRAFT—Hearings are still in progress on the administration-backed National Service Bill, but there is still little, if any, likelihood that it will be approved. The Bill, gasping for life, got another jab from the Truman Committee which does not believe that so drastic a remedy is warranted at this time.
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Personnel

Hugh Willis has been elected vicepresident of the Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc., and will continue as general sales manager. Until he became general sales manager, he served Sperry as chief research director. Sidney H. Webster, former advertising and technical data director for Eclipse Aviation Products, Bendix Aviation Corp., has been appointed Pacific Coast sales and engineering representative, with headquarters in Los Angeles.
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THE AIR WAR

Occupation of Admiralty Islands Sets Stage for Drive on Mindanao

Converging moves on Philippines and China coast appear late 1944 possibilities as a result of giant strides taken in Central and South Pacific.

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FINANCIAL

Equipment Trust Certificates in Airline Financing Discussed

Criticism of medium for raising capital centers new attention on problem of providing funds for air carriers.

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Headline News Section

U. S. Maps United Nations Talks on Post-War Aviation Program

Conference expected to be held about end of 1944; Senate announces agenda for survey of world aviation outlook.
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Headline News Section

DPC Contracts with China Aircraft for $440,000 Plant Facilities

San Francisco factory expected to produce tail assemblies for Douglas plane; summary of week in U. S. and war agencies.

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Headline News Section

WPB Scans Plane Aluminum, Need; May Reopen Major Plants

Release of surplus product for other war needs studied; manufacture of lightweight landing mats for airfields proposed as aid to speedy establishment of ports in invaded areas.

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Headline News Section

Aircraft Industry May Lag Behind Other Groups in Reconversion

Lack of definite manufacturing division and failure to appoint demobilization director for work seen as factors tending to leave plane industry out on post-war limb.
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FINANCIAL

Heavy Taxes Cut Aviation Corp. Net

114 percent increase shown in 1943 report; company sees war research laying foundation for peacetime expansion.
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