Business: Troubled Airlines Blame CAB

JET-AGE SLOWNESS

THE CAB is a creature imprisoned by its own structure and procedures. It is unable to form clear policy. It is unable to make sound and comprehensive plans. It is unable to administer its affairs with vigor and dispatch." Such was the biting indictment of the Civil Aeronautics Board made by former CAB Member Louis Hector in his letter of resignation to President Eisenhower last fall. Last week this view was echoed—and then some—by the U.S. airline industry. The industry is beset by jet-age problems that cry for solution—and airmen feel that CAB is trying to solve...

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