AVIATION: Bogged-Down Boxcars

When New Hampshire's sharp-tongued Senator Styles Bridges charged last November that the Air Force was paying Kaiser-Frazer $1.2 million apiece for the same C-119 Flying Boxcar that Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. made for $260,000, K-F's President Edgar Kaiser cried foul. He took newspaper ads in ten cities to answer the charges of K-F's inefficiency (TIME, Nov. 24) and invited a congressional investigation. Last week he got it.

A Busy Day. Up before the Senate's Preparedness subcommittee came Truman's ex-Under Secretary of Air John McCone, a Los Angeles Republican, ex-steel-man and onetime...

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