AVIATION: Forced Landing

The Civil Aeronautics Board, which has often cautioned "irregular" airlines against becoming too regular, last week got tough. It ordered California's Standard Air Lines, one of the biggest irregulars, to stop flying by July 20. It also asked the Department of Justice to start criminal proceedings against Standard for willful violation of the Civil Aeronautics Act,*the first such action in CAB history.

Once before, the board had tried to suspend Standard's operations (TIME, Aug. 16), but the Court of Appeals threw out the ruling. CAB, said the court, would have to conduct hearings first. After six months of intermittent hearings, CAB...

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