Aviation: Round 1 for Boeing

In a dingy temporary barracks along Washington's Constitution Avenue, a team of 210 Government experts has for twelve weeks carefully studied competing proposals for a U.S. supersonic airliner. The nation's ten long-range airlines also pored over the three tons of material submitted by three planemakers (Lockheed, North American and Boeing) and three enginemakers (G.E., United Aircraft and Curtiss-Wright), and made their own recommendations to the Government experts. Taking all this into account, the Federal Aviation Agency team last week made its report to Administrator Najeeb Halaby, who this week is scheduled...