April 3, 1944

Washington Observer

TRANSPORT

Vast Fruit, Vegetable Potential Discussed at Detroit Meeting

THE AIR WAR

Pacific Air Campaign Capitalizing on Teamwork Tested in Libya

23

Washington Observer

MANPOWER MOVES—Outside of the frontline war news, the Capital has been turned upside down over the manifold and conflicting pronouncements on manpower. An analysis of the situation indicates that, even if Selective Service gets all the so-called vulnerables in the aircraft industry in the 22-25 age limit, the total will be insignificant against the announced needs of the armed forces.
3233
TRANSPORT

Vast Fruit, Vegetable Potential Discussed at Detroit Meeting

Total, according to Wayne University survey, ranges from six times all airborne express in 1941 at 15 cents per ton mile to 968 times 1941 total at a 3-cent rate.

1617
THE AIR WAR

Pacific Air Campaign Capitalizing on Teamwork Tested in Libya

400to 500-mile strides against enemy effected through preliminary softening-up operations before follow-up attacks by carrier-based planes and invasion forces.
4445
FINANCIAL

Domestic Airlines Resume Plans for New Financing Operations

Total funds needed for entire air transport industry expected to reach 700 million during next ten years, according to estimate based on TWA’s forecast of 100 million required by 1954.

67
Headline News Section

Hull, Congress May Merge Forces in Formulating World Air Policy

State Dept, to open full-scale program of consultation with Senate committee on problem of post-war organization, Sen. Connally reveals.
2021

Personnel

Jack Hight has become acting director of public relations for Bell Aircraft Corp.’s Niagara Frontier Division, succeeding Walt Bonney, who has joined the U. S. Army. Stephen E. Fitzgerald continues as public relations director for the corporation.
4647
EDITORIAL

Reconversion Chaos

CONGRESS has recessed until mid-April without taking positive action on uniform industrial demobilization. Contract terminations already total some 16 billion dollars for all industries. Before the war ends the nation may have completed 40 percent of our war contracts.

1213
Headline News Section

U. S. Officials Discount Post-War Airline Competition By ATC

Military air transport organizations expected to be kept after armistice for peacetime defense and training but not to detriment of commercial aviation, Washington consensus.

4041
TRANSPORT

Survey Shows Airline Operations 7.3 Percent of Plane Traffic at Ports

Check on fields serving 118 large cities reveals that military itinerant and local services are responsible for bulk of activities.
1011
Headline News Section

Select Committee Gets AAF Data for Early Start on Post-War Plans

Unified air force to be one of main points of program, with Congressional group expected to begin work next week.

April 11944 April 101944