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Proposes Air Defense Cabinet separate from Army and Navy. Washington, D.C., Jan. 31. Kern Dodge, President of the Air Defense League, appearing before the House Military Affairs Committee today proposed the establishment of an Air Defense Cabinet, separate from the Army and Navy and with an Assistant Secretary as Director. He also urged passage of immediate legislation to build up a synchronized force of pursuit, observation and bombing planes, 1-31-39

Proposes Air Defense Cabinet separate from Army and Navy. Washington, D.C., Jan. 31. Kern Dodge, President of the Air Defense League, appearing before the House Military Affairs Committee today proposed the establishment of an Air Defense Cabinet, separate from the Army and Navy and with an Assistant Secretary as Director. He also urged passage of immediate legislation to build up a synchronized force of pursuit, observation and bombing planes, 1-31-39

U.S. Air Corps Commander asks Congress for new air bases, men and money. Washington, D.C., Maj. General H.H. Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Corps, appearing before the House Military Affairs Committee today told members that national defense requires new air bases in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska and two in continental U.S. He said that new laws are needed to allow American aircraft industries to produce at full capacity, 11839

Navy not interested. Washington, D.C., April 26. The U.S. Navy is not interested in experimenting with autogiros but would be pleased if someone else were to develop them to a point suitable for naval use, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison told the House Military Affairs Committee today. He was testifying at the hearing on a bill by Rep. Frank Dorsey to authorize a $2,000,000 appropriation for experimentation by the War Department with the rotor type of aircraft, 4/26/38

Immediate legislation needed to take profits out of war, Legion commander tells House committee. Washington D.C. Testifying before the House Military Affairs Committee today, National Commander Harty Colmery, of the American Legion, declared that the European situation had caused a "very definate" public demand for legislation to "take the profits out of war" appearing as the first witness in the Sheppard-Hill bill hearings providing for industrial mobilization and powers for the President to fix price ceilings during war periods, Colmery asserted that the measure would be a powerful deterrent to war

U.S. Air Corps Commander asks Congress for new air bases, men and money. Washington, D.C., Maj. General H.H. Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Corps, appearing before the House Military Affairs Committee today told members that national defense requires new air bases in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska and two in continental U.S. He said that new laws are needed to allow American aircraft industries to produce at full capacity, 1/18/39

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