THE ADMINISTRATION: Two Stars for CAB

Harry Truman wasted little time picking a successor to James M. Landis, ousted a fortnight ago as chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The President's choice was a surprise: he was neither a deserving Democrat nor a pet candidate of the aviation industry. He was young Major General Laurence S. Kuter, 42, able Air Force strategy planner and administrator.

Larry Kuter (rhymes with pewter), a lean West Pointer ('27), looked like just the man to carry out the Finletter Commission's prescription for a closer tie between the Government's military and civil air branches. Trained as a bomber pilot, he...

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