Appointment in Washington

Henry J. Kaiser was back in Washington this week, heaving his big bulk around corridors and offices, trying to pound his cargo-plane home for once & all. The net result, it appeared, would be not enough to satisfy eager Henry Kaiser—perhaps an order for three prototypes of a new cargo plane (bigger than the 70-ton Mars) designed by his project partner, Airman Howard Hughes—a far cry from Kaiser's original offer to get right to work on an order for 5,000 planes. But considering the painstaking nature of aircraft engineering—with its many slips between drawing board and production line—it was probably...

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