AVIATION: Flare-Up in Washington

Pan American Airways, pioneer on the international airways, was in a mood for fighting last week. In Washington, it chucked an indignant brief onto the Civil Aeronautics Board desk. Its charge: gross Government favoritism in granting Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. and American Airlines, Inc. postwar transatlantic routes. The protest was polite, but by mentioning Plane-Builder Howard Hughes, it left the door ajar enough to drag in T.W.A.'s president, jowly, hard-flying Jack Frye, and his friend, Brigadier General Elliott Roosevelt.

Hughes, who divides his time and money between films, tool making, a brewery, flying and financing, owns about 45%...

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