AVIATION: Double Somersault

Ever since Pearl Harbor, the Civil Aeronautics Board has resolutely looked the other way almost every time a U.S. airline asked for permission to fly new routes below the Rio Grande. Last week it turned a dizzy somersault. CAB now begged all comers to apply for flights to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

CAB's meek announcement said that applications need not specify exact routes to be considered; that in any case they should "include a general provision which will permit [them] to be construed as [good] for any new...

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