Domestic. Hailed as the "salvation" of airmail and passenger operators, the Watres Airmail Bill last week was passed by the House of Representatives. If approved by the Senate, the law will: 1) Change the present unequal compensation to operators from a "per pound" basis, which varies from 78¢ to $3, to a uniform "per mile" scale, the Postmaster General contracting for a fixed space in each plane; 2) provide for mail contracts with passenger lines, now losing heavily; 3) protect the equities of airmail operators who have pioneered their present lines.


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