Aeronautics: Confusion Confounded

No. 1 mystery story in the U. S. last week was the airmail situation. If anybody had an inkling of what would happen, he kept his peace. With some 40 conflicting bills in Congress. Postmaster General Farley intimated he would drop his temporary contract plan if permanent legislation is passed before April 20, when bids for temporary contracts are to be opened.

First break in the situation came from potent ($39,000,000) United Aircraft & Transport Corp., whose President Philip G. Johnson announced decision to reorganize in order to bid for future mail rights.* In...

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