AVIATION: No Give, No Take

The desired end was to get the British Empire's air lines into efficient competition with the fast moving U.S. lines. But at the Commonwealth Air Transport Council in London last week, the delegates squabbled over the means.

Britain's tall, dictatorial Lord Swinton, Civil Aviation Minister, suggested, in line with Britain's white paper (TIME, March 26), that traffic within the Empire be split equally between Britain's Chosen Instrument, the British Overseas Airways Corp., and Commonwealth air lines.

Canada was profoundly uninterested in this arrangement. Its Government-owned Trans-Canada Air Lines plans to start flying the North Atlantic (Montreal to Prestwick, Scotland) on Sept....

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