January 1, 1945

What Does America Want?

Personnel

PRIVATE FLYING

Aviation to Face Crucial Problem with Meeting of 44 Legislatures

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What Does America Want?

IT is THE PURPOSE of this editorial, the thirty-first of a series, to state the urgent need for a clear declaration of American policy in world affairs. Within the past few weeks there has been a wakening conviction in this country that the determination of international arrangements cannot safely be put aside until victory has been won.
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Personnel

William J. Bray (photo) will become associated with PCA as execuas executive assistant to Vice-President J. J. O’Donovan, effective Jan. 1. Bray, at present assistant to the chairman of the board of Willys Overland Motors, previously served as civilian aide to Brig.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Aviation to Face Crucial Problem with Meeting of 44 Legislatures

Vast muddle of overlapping and conflicting state and federal regulations possible unless some uniformity of measures can be achieved.

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THE AIR WAR

New Jap Fighter, Bomber Models to Make First Appearance in 1945

Reduction of American technical advantage in aviation over Nipponese to be increasingly important factor as pace of Pacific war is stepped up this year.

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Headline News Section

Human Pickup at Cruising Speed Found Practicable in Atsc Tests

System developed from All American’s airmail and cargo pickup; expect to extend experiments to cargo and fighter planes.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

CAPITAL OUTLOOK—Gone is the talk of V-E Day cutbacks in Washington and government agencies frown on mention of reconversion and the War Production Board is operating on the theory that the war in Europe will go on indefinitely. Indicative of the Washington viewpoint at the moment is that new plants which can not begin to produce critical war materials for months are to be built and aircraft production has been increased between four and five per cent in the past week.
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TRANSPORT

Tentative Articles for World Ata Put Airlines in Control of Body

Preliminary program drawn up in Washington discloses strong desire for close coordination with International Civil Aviation Organization for which plans were laid at Chicago.

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FINANCIAL

Survey Predicts Annual Outlay of $270 Million on Ports, Planes

Twentieth Century Fund, in analysis of transportation and equipment construction for period 1946-60, forecasts $70 million yearly will be spent on airways and airfields and $200 million on passenger and cargo aircraft equipment.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Briefing

For Private Flyers and NonScheduled Aviation.

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Industry Observer

Dollar value of aircraft and aircraft parts produced by the automotive industry in 1944 amounted to $4,200,000,000. Largest unfilled orders held by the automotive industry at the year’s end were for aircraft and aircraft parts, including engines and propellers.
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