AVIATION: Need for a Policy

U.S. airline offices last week buzzed with the most sensational news since the Army last spring snatched 160 airline-owned transports, put them into military service. The news: super-secret meetings had been held at the White House to plan a tremendous expansion in worldwide air routes, try to iron out some of the grave questions which have U.S. airline operators in a tailspin. Besides President Roosevelt the conferees included members of the Pacific War Council (with tall, gaunt Lord Halifax representing Britain), top-drawer officials from the State Department and the Army-Navy air-cargo divisions, a handful of U.S. airline operators, headed...

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