Business: New Policy for MATS

The commercial airlines, with a big assist from Oklahoma's Democratic Senator A. S. ("Mike") Monroney, last week won their long battle to force the Military Air Transport Service to stop competing for passengers and cargo. In the future, MATS will function only as a "hard core" carrier transporting troops, weapons and missiles for the armed forces. This policy shift will force MATS to surrender the bulk of its military and VIP Government passenger and freight business to the private airlines, which will amount to an estimated $100 million a year.

Monroney campaigned to...

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