September 4, 1944

THE AIR WAR

Airborne Army Ready to Pave Way for Allied Smash Into Germany

Personnel

EDITORIAL

Mr. Cordell Hull on the Issue of Competition

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THE AIR WAR

Airborne Army Ready to Pave Way for Allied Smash Into Germany

New consolidated forces well prepared if Germans attempt to make a stand behind much publicized but probably overrated Siegfried Line.
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Personnel

John B. Thurston has joined the executive staff of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., as head of the new industrial engineering division. Previously he was comptroller of Fram Corp., Providence, R. I. An attorney and public accountant, Thurston has written for technical publications and frequently has spoken before internal auditing, accounting and other groups.
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EDITORIAL

Mr. Cordell Hull on the Issue of Competition

IT IS OFTEN ASSUMED that most of the leading nations have adopted in full measure the single-company principle, and that this was done because of unsatisfactory experience with other alternatives. As a matter of fact, the experience of other countries is so varied that very few definite conclusions can be drawn.

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TRANSPORT

Transport Industry Urged to Speed Study of Proposed Car Changes

ACC Airworthiness Requirements Subcommittee and ATA Aircraft Requirements Committee listed among major groups seeking to prepare program for consideration before year end.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

X-DAY PLANS—Officials in Washington are concerned over what may happen to war production on the day that Germany is defeated. The situation is receiving the attention of production as well as military men in the capital. Some aircraft companies are proposing that they release all employes on “X” day, lose one or two days’ production and then return to the job that still will remain before Japan is brought to its knees.
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FEDERAL DIGEST

WPB Eases Ruling on Wooden Props

Replacements of blades now permitted without agency OK; summary of week’s activities in U. S. and war agencies.

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CAA Station Tests Full Range of Surplus Military Plane Types

Base staff to check all kinds of used ships from liaison two-seaters to airliners to determine probable sales value.

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WEST COAST REPORT

Intrastate Air Policy Studied in California

Program planned by Gov. Warren expected to be western leader in post-war aviation.

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FINANCIAL

Rate Reductions Present Problem on East and West Coast Service

Eastern considers adjustment to meet new schedule announced by National on New York-Miami flights; California-Honolulu rate competition developing.
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WPB Shakeup Expected to Result in Abolishing APB, Shuffling ARCO

End of Aircraft Production Board recommended by its members on ground that production job is nearing finish; Tracy to become acting director of diminishing ARCO with departure of T. P. Wright.

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