January 8, 1945

Personnel

Transport

Cab Asks Power to Restrict Airline Schedules, Equipment

Air War

Tactical Air Power Plays Vital Role Against Nazi Spearheads

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Personnel

J. T. Thompson, standards coordinator of the Glenn L. Martin Co., has been elected National Chairman of the National Aircraft Standards Committee of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America. He brings to his new position an extensive background in standards work and in engineering and design in the shipbuilding and aircraft industries.
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Transport

Cab Asks Power to Restrict Airline Schedules, Equipment

Report to Senate Commerce Committee declares new and broadened philosophy of carrier certification is necessary if sound development of air transportation after war is not to be interfered with.
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Air War

Tactical Air Power Plays Vital Role Against Nazi Spearheads

Continuous all-out assault which knocked out hundreds of tanks and thousands of armored vehicles, blasted communications and supply lines, discloses what modern flexibility of air power can accomplish, commentator says.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

LID IS ON—Pressure currently being exerted to obtain greater concentration of effort on war production will put the lid on aircraft talk of commercial designs and post-war planning. Statistical reports on volume of war production will predominate.
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Private Flying

Tenn. Pioneering in Air Education Made Possible By 7c Plane Gas Tax

Levy used exclusively for support of airports and promotion of aviation; state now has 50 fields compared with 19 in 1938 and expects 50 more as result of national port program submitted to Congress.

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Transport

Cab Orders 'big 4” to Show Cause Why Mail Pay Should Not Be Cut

U. S. proposes to reduce airmail compensation of American, TWA, United and Eastern from 60 cents a ton-mile to 32-cent basis; general investigation of air freight and express rates is begun, to include all domestic carriers and REA.

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Financial

Sales Feature Aviation Company Officials’ Dealings in Own Stocks

Reports to SEC show bulk of trading by officers and directors of manufacturing firms was on selling side; airline shares bought.
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Transport

Cab Action

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Headline News Section

Transport Plane Surplus Problem May Be Easier Than Expected

New reports from Europe and revised estimate of needs of services in Pacific indicate extremely high utilization and attrition rate, with prospects that post-war period will necessitate continued use of equipment in areas to replace damaged and inadequate rail, truck and bus facilities.
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Headline News Section

Plane Allocations Abroad Stress U. S. Aims in World Air Transport

Assignment of surplus aircraft to three European neutrals recalls that landing rights have been granted to American aircraft by Sweden and Spain and that Turkey has signed the Five Freedoms section of Chicago agreement.

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