October 16, 1944

FINANCIAL

Halting Tendencies Revealed in Airlines After Long Rise

Washington Observer

THE AIR WAR

Jap Steel Industry Has ‘priority’ in Missions of Superfortresses

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FINANCIAL

Halting Tendencies Revealed in Airlines After Long Rise

Prices of air transport equities pushed upward to points where yields are extremely low, based more on potential earning power than current operations.
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Washington Observer

BRITAIN MOVES—Importance attached by Britain to future air travel and transport was underscored by a recent appointment of Viscount Swinton, government trade and aviation specialist as Civil Aviation Minister with cabinet rank and was not overlooked by high officials in Washington.

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THE AIR WAR

Jap Steel Industry Has ‘priority’ in Missions of Superfortresses

Vulnerability of Nipponese heavy industry makes plants strategic target; seven recent missions were made against main enemy steel centers.
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Personnel

Joseph D. Boylan has been appointed regional cargo traffic manager for American Airlines. For a number of years, Boylan was connected with sales and traffic departments of motor express companies. Prior to his appointment with American Airlines, he was employed as a civilian with the U. S. Army Transport Corps in New York. His headquarters will be in the Airline Terminal Building in New York.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Four-year Non-engineering Course in Aviation Opens at Miami U.

Three basic curricula established stress various phases of vocational training in aeronautics; 34 freshmen, including 6 war veterans, enroll.

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TRANSPORT

Western Air Lines Asks Pacific Routes

Seeks certificates for northern link from Anchorage to Singapore; second via Honolulu and Wake to Manila and Batavia.
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TRANSPORT

Return of Last 26 Planes Gives Lines More Seats Than Before Takeover

New allotment increases capacity to 6,205 passengers, compared with 6,145 before U. S. requisitioned craft, as result of return of larger DC-3 type aircraft in place of smaller Lock-heeds.
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TRANSPORT

State Dept. Pushes Air Parley Plans

International conference on civil aviation to open in Chicago Nov. 1.
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Air Industry Held Key to World Peace

Brookings Institution staff members urge Allies eliminate enemy’s aviation and supporting aluminum and oil manufacturing plants to balk any new war threats.
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TRANSPORT

Aa May Use Local Truckers on Freight

Air service scheduled to start Oct. 15 subject to CAA approval.

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