April 10, 1944

Disposal of Government War Plants and Equipment

Personnel

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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Disposal of Government War Plants and Equipment

In the last four years, the Federal Government has spent over fifteen billion dollars on war plants — twoand-one-half times as much as was spent by private investors. Of this fifteen-billion-dollar government investment, about one-third has gone into facilities for the manufacture of aircraft and for ship construction and repair; another third has gone into plants for production of combat ordnance; and the remaining third has gone into a variety of facilities for making synthetic rubber, metal products, machinery, and miscellaneous equipment.
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Personnel

W. M. “Bill” Morgan, Oklahoma City newspaperman, has been appointed special representative in Oklahoma for Braniff Airways. He will have headquarters at the corporation’s Oklahoma City office. Morgan has served on the aviation committee of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce for many years and is now chairman.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

INTERNATIONAL AIR CONFERENCE — Those planning to attend the international conference on air transport won’t have to begin packing for some time. There is little likelihood that such a meeting will be held much before the end of the year. Many factors are involved.
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TRANSPORT

CAB Insurance Study may Bring Rate Cut, End Foreign Re-Insurance

Aviation underwriters facing possibility of legislation to stop practice of sending U.S. commercial and technical data abroad.

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Headline News Section

Industry to Support WLB Airframe Panel

AWPC urges selection of official to serve on group as representative of manufacturers.

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TRANSPORT

Arguments on Increasing Takeoff, Landing Weights Heard By CAB

Pilots declare 1936 models are not stressed properly to carry extra cargo, despite bigger power plants and tests reported made by military authorities and airlines.

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FINANCIAL

American’s Move to Acquire Export Revives Franchise Value Problem

First action by domestic air carrier to share in lucrative trans-Atlantic business presents CAB with difficult policy case to decide.

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Headline News Section

Details on 48-Passenger Airliner for Post-War Release By Convair

Test flights to begin soon on four-engine Model 39, designed to carry 48 seat passengers, 24 in berths or 12,000 pounds cargo; cruising speed near 240 mph.; range 4,000 miles at 200 mph.

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THE AIR WAR

Air Rule Over North New Guinea Aids Steady Westward Advance

All-out offensive of last four weeks has cut plane opposition to minimum, effected air isolation of enemy and cleared way for continuation of drive along coast.
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Headline News Section

Start of Reconversion Believed Hinging on Invasion Success

Increasing restlessness of industry expected to force Army and Navy concessions soon where surplus materials and manpower are available.
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