Transport: Howell Hearings

Last week the most exhaustive aeronautical survey ever undertaken by the Federal Government opened in Washington as the Federal Aviation Commission, headed by Atlanta's small, roly-poly Clark Howell, began public hearings. An outgrowth of the airmail contract cancellations, the Howell Committee was a belated attempt by President Roosevelt to right a wrong and, at the same time, determine a national aviation policy. Chairman Howell had spent six weeks investigating, at Government expense, the condition of aviation in Europe, while his four fellow committee members had flown some 1000 miles on an...

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