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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR WORK RELIEF
AND RELIEF, FISCAL YEAR 1941
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
WASHINGTON : 1940
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
JOHN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachuset s LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana
WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia
D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania
ALBERT E. CARTER, California JAMES MCANDREWS, Hlinois
ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia
EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada
ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JAMES M. FITZPARTICK, New York
KARL STEFAN, Nebraska LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota JOACHIM O. FERNANDEZ, Louisiana DUDLEY A. WHITE, Ohio MILLARD F. CALDWELL, Florida
CLARENCE J. McLEOD, Michigan
FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin
MARCELLUS C. SHIELD, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES
EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chair man CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia
JOHN TABER, New York CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachuset 8 LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana
WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
APPROPRIATION FOR WORK RELIEF AND RELIEF, FISCAL
HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. EDWARD T. TAYLOR (CHAIRMAN), CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, CLARENCE CANNON, LOUIS LUDLOW, J. BUELL SNYDER, EMMET O'NEAL, GEORGE W. JOHNSON, JOHN TABER, RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, AND J. WILLIAM DITTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:
TUESDAY, March 26, 1940.
CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY
STATEMENTS OF CLINTON M. HESTER, ADMINISTRATOR; PAUL
J. FRIZZELL, COORDINATOR AND SECRETARY; AND CHARLES I. STANTON, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF FEDERAL AIRWAYS.
Mr. WOODRUM. Mr. Hester, we have before us an item of $175,000 for the Civil Aeronautics Authority for the fiscal year 1941. Will | you tell us about that?
SAFETY RECORD OF COMMERCIAL AIR LINES
Mr. HESTER. Mr. Chairman, before we proceed to a consideration of the estimate, may I make a brief statement?
Mr. WOODRUM. Yes. Mr. HESTER. This is a great day in the history of civil aviation, because at 3:50 o'clock this morning the scheduled air lines of this
country completed an entire year of operation without an accident : involving a fatality or serious injury either to a passenger, a member of the crew, or any other person. Mr. CANNON. That is on the commercial lines? Mr. HESTER. That is right, on all the air lines of this country. For that 12-month period they carried over 3 million passengers for the first time, and they flew 87 million airplane miles and 814 million passenger miles, both of which are all-time records.
Mr.CANNON. That is a magnificent record and it ought to be widely publicized, because a great many people who would otherwise take advantage of this splendid service are prevented by a fear which would be removed entirely by this record.
Mr. HESTER. In 1937 the air lines carried 1,000,000 passengers; in 1938 they carried 1,300,000 passengers, and in the year ending December 31, 1939, they carried 1,800,000. As to the accident rate,