AVIATION: Hardheaded Healer

Sick U.S. airlines were queued up a block long at the door of the Civil Aeronautics Board last week, wailing for fast first aid. Mostly, they wanted higher mail rates, higher passenger fares. (A notable exception was Eastern Air Lines, which asked CAB to approve a 10% reduction in its round-trip fares.) Some, in acute distress, had special problems. In fact, there were suddenly so many special problems that many an airman began to wonder: How well had CAB done its big job of supervising the airlines?

In general, airmen had thought that CAB...

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