AVIATION: How Much Americanization?

For some years now elephantine Pan American Airways has been trying to slap down a persistent gadfly, New Zealand-born, onetime barnstormer, Lowell Yerex. But all that the slapping has accomplished so far is to make Yerex, founder and president of TACA (Transportes Aereos Centre Americanos), fly more and buzz louder (TIME, Sept. 28). Last week the buzzes crescendoed before a hearing of the Civil Aeronautics Board when Yerex appeared to ask for a license to fly scheduled routes in what Pan Am considers its exclusive territory—the Caribbean.

Behind Yerex' request lay good cause.

Already he is in fact flying both freight...

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