AVIATION: New International Course

When the U.S. played host at the first International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago almost two years ago, most aviation experts tabbed the whole affair a failure. But not the State Department. It stubbornly insisted that the International Air Transport Agreement (the "Five Freedoms") was a Magna Carta of air progress.

Last week, after almost two years of trying to make the pact work, the State Department reluctantly sided with the experts. It admitted that the Five Freedoms agreement should be junked as a failure.

The Five Freedoms agreement, which was to be a multilateral solution of the world's air transport...

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