FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY
The following key appointments in the office of the civil air surgeon were made: Dr. John E. Smith, chief, research requirements division; Dr. Homer L. Reighard, chief, medical standards division; Dr. James H. Britton, chief, medical certification division; Dr. Paul T. Bruyere, chief, standards evaluation branch; Capt. Carl E. Wilbur (U.S.N.), chief, accident studies branch; and Major Wayne R. Otto (U.S.N.), chief, rules and procedures branch. These men will serve under the direction of Dr. James L. Goddard, recently named FAA's first civil air surgeon.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Plan to Improve Mental Health.—
Surgeon Gen. Leroy E. Burney appointed an ad hoc committee to develop a basis for improved planning of mental health facilities throughout the nation in response to a recommendation of state mental health authorities. The group will work with the Public Health Service in formulating therapeutic and administrative guidelines which can be used