AVIATION: Pan Am v. Am Ex

The entire air fleet of American Export Airlines is one twin-engined Consolidated flying boat. Early this week this boat was ready to rise from Lake Pontchartrain's dirty waters, point its nose southward over the green Gulf of Mexico. To outsiders it was the first Government-approved flight across the Gulf, and it presaged triweekly air service between New Orleans and Central America over a new short-cut route. But to insiders it was the bell for Round II of one of the hottest industrial fights since Harriman v. Hill. The fight: American Export v....

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