Transport: Mulligan Up

When amiable Eugene Vidal retired as head of the politically charged Bureau of Air Commerce last year aviation circles thought the job would go to Major R. W. ("Shorty") Schroeder of United Air Lines who has done much to improve air safety and service. But surprise choice was Fred Dow Fagg Jr., law professor who had headed the Bureau's legal department for a year. Director Fagg so successfully showed his mettle that Washington observers predicted he, too, would soon free himself from the Commerce Department's hampering restrictions, supervision, petty politics. After eight months...

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