Transport: Civil Aeronautics Authority

Last time Franklin Delano Roosevelt stuck his oar into the affairs of U. S. commercial aviation he made a superb mess of it. Aroused by Senator Hugo Black's airmail contract investigation, the President precipitately directed cancellation of all airmail contracts (TIME, Feb. 39, 1934, et seq.). The Army was ordered to fly the mail, which it proceeded to do with a loss of twelve lives in eleven weeks. Months later, when the airlines finally got all their mail subsidy back, it was under the supervision of a newly constituted Air Mail Bureau...

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