AIR: New Man

Henry Lewis Stimson made a bit of history last week. The Secretary of War briskly opened, conducted and closed a press conference in nine minutes flat. Despite the Washington heat, the electric fans in the War Department council room had been turned off, so that the 73-year-old Secretary could clearly hear the reporters' questions. Said he, with staccato conciseness:

"I have one piece of news for you today. Beginning on June 7 next, the U.S. Army will train 8,000 British pilots a year in U.S. flying schools. The first group [of 550 Britons]...

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