Aeronautics: Postal Plums

Last August a lean, pale-faced young man who had just taken his Ph.D. at Harvard, set out to ride the nation's airlines. He flew some 18,000 mi. over every air transport route in the U. S., talked to airline officials, poked into ledgers where he could, wound up in Washington and pored over the records of the Post Office Department. Last week the young man, Dr. John Bever Crane, 29, Harvard instructor of transportation, told the House Post Office committee that the subject of airmail subsidies was...

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