AERONAUTICS: United's Spread

United Aircraft & Transport Corp., which last spring acquired the first transcontinental system of airlines after a bitter fight with the Curtiss-Keyes group (TiME, April 14, et seq.), last week without a struggle extended its control through the Northwest. Already operating the Boeing System from Chicago to San Francisco, and Pacific Air Transport from Los Angeles to Seattle, United closed a triangle by absorbing Varney Air Lines, Inc., from Salt Lake City to Portland, Seattle and Spokane. One share of United was exchanged for two of Varney.

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