December 11, 1944

The Far East

Personnel

Washington Observer

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The Far East

Frontier for American Enterprise
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Personnel

Charles W. Perelle, vice-president in charge of manufacturing of Hughes Tool Co., of Houston, and general manager of the Hughes Aircraft Plant in Los Angeles, has been elected to the board of directors of Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc.
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Washington Observer

STATE DEPARTMENT AVIATION—Nomination of W. L. Clayton as Assistant Secretary of State responsible for aviation among other matters ran into some Senate opposition, although not from an aviation point of view. Generally overlooked in comment on the State Department reorganization insofar as Clayton is concerned was the note that he would report directly to the President.
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FINANCIAL

Beech First Plane Firm to Shift Into Non-aviation Production

Company’s entrance into home construction field may set pattern for other aircraft plants searching for substitute item to turn out for post-war markets.
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THE AIR WAR

New Navigation Aids Presage All-weather Strategic Air Force

U. S. and British release additional data on precision instruments and techniques developed in last three years; round-the-clock bombing of Jap industries forecast.
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Basis for World Agreement at Chicago Civil Air Conference

Main objectives of international aviation parley accomplished, despite inability to attain full agreement for permanent convention; interim council set up.

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PRODUCTION

Constellation’s 5-yr. Development Described By Lockheed Engineer

Results of exhaustive design tests will find extensive use in larger post-war aircraft, C. L. Johnson tells Institute of Aeronautical Sciences in Los Angeles meeting.

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Air Industry’s Progress Reflected in Nata, Adma Meetings

More than 1,000 attend conferences, hundreds with personal planes; over 100 exhibition booths in operation; landing strip demonstrated in St. Louis’ Forest Park.

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PRIVATE FLYING

U. S. May Expand Vets’ Flight Training

Returning service men already are supplying a new source of pilot trainees at some schools.
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TRANSPORT

Sae Told of Need for Cargo Rate Cut

WAL vice-president Wolfe says surplus Army DC-3’s could operate at 22 cents a ton-mile.
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