Third Transcontinental

As commonly predicted, Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown last week awarded the central transcontinental airmail contract (TIME, Sept. 8) to Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express, joint bidders. Promptly the bidders organized a new operating company, Transcontinental & Western Air Inc. Most of the stock will be owned equally by T. A. T. and Western Air Express, the balance by Pittsburgh Aviation Industries. Officers: chairman, Clement Melville Keys (chairman, T. A. T.); president, Harris M. Hanshue (president, Western Air Express).

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