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DELIVERY OF THE 1,OOOTH BEECHCRAFT D18S TWIN-ENGINE EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT marked an important milestone in the progress of Beech Aircraft. Shown above is Mrs. O. A. Beech, Beech's President, congratulating Mike Murphy, aviation manager of Ohio Oil Company which purchased the plane, increasin g their fleet af campany aircraft ta 18. Earl Bauer, left, Is Murphy's assistant and Leddy Greever, right, is Beechcraft sales manager.

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Civil Aviation Is the Grass Roots Of Our Air Power

BUSINESS IS SKY HIGH •••

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For your extra flying convenience an Esso Aviation Credit Card is honored for lubrication. tire and battery services landing fees, over-night storage in transit and minor emergency repairs.

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VOL. XXIII- No. 2

Published Bi-Weekly

MARCH 11, 1954

New Aviation Rendezvous for Washington

By Frank Burnham

NEW WAF DIRECTOR

Lt. 01. Ph l1i

Lt. 01. Phylli D. . my of War ick

R. I., i. the ncv director of women in the

' r Force (W F). he formerly v as A.

Dire tor in Europe.

. I tuliv of ld Erin as you ould a k for.

very Who's Who in Avialion

Government to Take Over National Airport \

lEW HO I I THE ATION AI'ITAL FOR r JSlTl "G FmEMEN - (Folk in a iation, that i ) The mao ion which formerly wa

T the re: idcnce of Myron Taylor. pr idential crnis ary to the ntican, lend an nil' of elcgan c to the new

Wa hington viation lub. The

four- tory tructurc pr vide full

club faciliti for it member.

Tiny Jet Plant To Ease Plight of Copter Men

LYN • Mass. - Th oral EI ctric Comp<1I1Y mt y c m up \ ith 0 migh - mit j t nglne that will b ne tlUSW r to the helicopter operator" pra ' rs. A jet ngin now bing d loped at GE is described as b iog th siz of an automobile ngin but seven or eight tim s as pov rful. For p rater , this \. oull sp 11 real economy in an op ration that to date is running at appallingly hi b costs.

J. S. R b rts, gen ral manag r of GE's mall ngine d partm nt said the new plant called the J T-5 , would pro id a uri ty of conomi s in roturj operations. It will be asi r to install use less oil, nd be easier to 0 I than other p w r plant of comparable size. CE says it was engine r d For the us of in rpen ive fuels.

Riders on "the nfuris ted palm trees" sa s Park will b treated to a moth, quiet, and vibration! ss rid . He added that tb turbin 's power plant's low noi I vel would also reduce Bight fatigue.

Aver atil engine the XT-5 could b used on eith r rot. ry r conventional aircraft.

Official: Super-Sabre Holds World Speed Mark

P RI - F d ration A ronautique Internationale has d ignat d th North

m ri an YF-IOO as th world' official speed record h ld . Pi] ted by Lt. Col. Pete Ev I' t AF, at. p d of 755.14 mph ov I' a 15 kilometer

cours at alton a last Octob r, th

F-lOO wa gi n the nod over the speedy Douglas kyr ket in th c n-

t t for top honors. dlsput

about wh n th Douglas ornpan argu d that only th thr e kil rn t r COUl'S flown by it ntry was fficiaJ and that the uper-Sabre's speed Over th t di tance was slower than the Skyrock t' . But FA! rul d that the fastest

p ad is entitled to world recognition wh th r it i made over a 15 kilometer course or 1\ three kilom t I' dash.

$10 Air Taxi, NY to Capital WA HINCT - A non-sked carrier has ask d B for permissi 11 to oper-

t our c ach rvi b twe n ew ork

;. nd th spital for a fare of $10.

Iorth merican Airlines aid that for the first y ar of op rati n it will ha e Bights on even hour from both terminals at Wa rhington and ew York and that eventually it might mak flights as often as fifteen m.inute apart.

This can be done without uhsidy,

claim orth American Aviation.

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British Plan 2nd Generation Of Jets to Meet U.S. Threat

ew York-The Boeing 707 i expected to be ready by 1951. From all reports it will completely 0 er-

hadow pre ent Comet models. The British determined to rule the airways are no, readying II radically new generation of jet transports to counter the effect of the 707 and keep a firm ~rjp on its lead in the world market.

British plane mak rs, backed by th British ov rrun nt, hav inv st d huge sums of money in pion ring Lh i t tran 'port and ha d n well marketing their om t to op rat r th roughou t

v slop and produc n w designs and have all' ady c m up with thr purei t m d Is that \ ould put hem out in [I' nt with or without cornp tition from th Bo ing newcomer.

Two More Giants

1 " prot typ f on of th se de-

signs, the Vickers-Arm trong -1000, will actually. tart flight-testing this year. It is nlr ad. in pr du ti n for the militill' and is considered th Erst protot)1 of what isnov I' garded as Brit. in's second n rs ti n f jets. The

AMERICA S FIRST JET TRAN POnT - Boeing jel prototype model reveals general external detail for the fir I lime of the big, fur-engine plane now nearing final tages of completion. It repre ent a pri ale inve tment b Boeing of more than 15 million dollars.

the w rld, How ver, the worId jet market has scare ly b en tapped, and with < n stimated 3 billion dollars due to b

pent by world airlin s for new equipment in th next ten years, they are d - termin d to forge ahead at all costs.

Comet No Match

The 500 mph Comet Ill, due to app ar in 1956, will not approach the CQpahiliti of the first nited St tes entry, if the Boeing iii r liv s up to its ad an notice. It range and capacity will fall short of th Boeing jetliner. The "707" will haul 80 passeng r nonstop over the Atlantic at a peed of 550 mph.

British designers, how ver, do not concede the race to the United States. They have three years in which to de-



March 11. 1954

T, as it will b known comm rciall , will weigh twic < S mud] th D ug- 1<· DC-7. Its huge crescent-shap d wings will house four Rolls Royce Conway ngines capable of deliv rit g 12,000 pound thru teach, nough to drive this sky giant through the strato:phar at 600 mph. The Pratt & Whitn y plant that will power the "707" d -

lop a thrust of Hl, 00 pounds. Vicker says it h. by will be extremely economic. I on hort runs wher it ould c rry up to 150 passengers, a well as on long r flight where 100 passengers would be top .

Two ther British manufacturers prepared to build jet giant for the commercial market are A. V. Roe, Ltd., and Handley-Page. Both firm have no experience in commercial production.

(Continued on. Page 33)

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Air Force Competition

ongre an Vote Fond For An Air F rc

eadem But Congre an ot Di ur e

Ambition Among Am rican Boy T eek Cad t ppointment

h

.ompanion m a ur .

The e tabli hment of a West Point of tb Air hov ever a of i elf doe not sol e the manpowerna{u plagueing the Air For e. Gen. Emmett Ro y) 0 Donn ll, head of AF p r ann 1 r cently aid that the Air F r fa e 1 "grove probl m in maintaining itself with olunt rs-but that only a a In t re ort would the er i e turn t tit draft t upport its training program. fr e have /,0 luiu [ouryear men' h aid. 'If we were forced /0 the two-year draft term it 'Would mean the end 0/ the Air Force.'

e I' tary Talbott ha frequently stressed. the diffi ulti of r cruiting and maintaining ad quat AF P r onael, He ha timat d that the AF will los 180,0 airrn n thi current year thr ugh failur t reo nlist=-that th ba i co t of replacing the e men \ auld be Tw B:illi n ix Hundr d Million Dollars. (The AF ha a Iourteen thou and dollar training inve tment in each man 10 r)

Why is the AF today facing thi desperat manpower

ituation? In our humble opinion the answer i imp ile : J t is impossible to recruit and maintain adequate AF personnel from among men who e primary intere t alone in the Aft' i FL I G! We have alway believed the job bould be

tarred long before the boy i ready for any univer ity.

The AF DlU t capture the boy' mterest whil in hi Iormative years when hi character and ambition are being moulded.

And in order to intere t the youth of brains and character in a career .in the Air Force, the AF must compete with the attactive rewards of fame and fortune fIered by

SOURCE FOR AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADETS

(Reprinted From CO TACT, Issue of pril14, 1942)

bu in, indu ty and til pro! on. Th ref re the ereation 'f a rL of We l P int=Annap Ii a ad mi background for the Air Force hull start in ur public hools. Ther i the place-and the time-to arouse the desire for a career dedicated to national defense-to the high honor of a life s work in devotion to ervice for our country. It is a matter of practical "an- conditioning," to be upplem nted with creening in a tual preliminary flight training with the local Fixed Ba Op Tat r.

From thi re ervoir I p L ntiul IDllnp wer thus incu-

bated in U.T puhli h 01 th .ad L f r th ir F rce

ademy w uld be app inted, He \ uld i ork for a degree, tudy ubjects laid down by the AF, take advance flight training-and also participate in the social and athletic a tiviti of the tudent b dy.

uch a ationwide program would also erve as a tremendon timulus to C.ivilAvlation-for all of our "air onditioned" youtb could not he ab orbed by the Air F rce,

(Come to think of it-isn't the above suggestion. part and parcel of the CIVIL AIR PATROL Cadet program?)

THE FIRST

March 11, 1954

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rtainl \ want to po oD' OUf obligations and h. v a littl I It 0 r f r future Impro em uts but. primarily we are Interest d in providing a m ting

pia for v ry on ill aviation who

busin ss or pleasure brings them to \v. hingt n \ h r th y cs n g t good food and good f 11 \ ship ill nil aviati n utmosph r :.

p nking fr m xp ri n this r .

porter can sa, without 'oing tun far out n t limb. the t that iX3 tl whr t you can exp ct.

Jackie Cochran Given

Ad Women's Annual Award PIIlLADELPHI - Ja qu line och-

t aviatrix 110 b n

lub of

An Aviation Atmosphere

Talking t 1 ick H. rl s ollov iug It luncheon he told me:

"W r not in thi t muk m II iy.

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March 11. 1954



Long Lease a Must for Fixed-Base Opercfors

I E\V YORK - If airport O[ rators Cannot ecur the backing of pri ate

• pitnl t build hangars on public airport, th Iault Ii s chi fl. with the 111 II nicipaliti an airport mana r m nt xp rt r c ntl told the N w York Air-

port D lopm nt and Op ration n-

fer u ,

This J13S be 11 S cond d by Th N.tiona] viation Trades ssocintion after

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New Temco

PLEBE

From drawing board to first flight in 75 days!

Presenting the new Model 33 primary-basic trainer

power for tra mmg maneuvers with its 225-horsepower Continental military engine and full constant speed propeller.

The Plebe i a two-place, low Here is another example of how

wing, tricycle landing gear trainer. TEMCO, with remarkably little Its bubble canopy gives both stu- lead time, can tum out a comdent and instructor unexcelled pleted aircraft of its own design ... visibility. The new trainer has an further proof also that TEMCO exceptional rate of climb of 1350 delivers a quality product on feet per minute and plenty of chedule ... at lowest possible cost.

It's a completely new aircraftTEMCO's Model 33 trainer, now undergoing evaluation by the U. S. Navy at Pensacola, Florida.

Initial design of the Plebe was begun last June 10. Seventy-five



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Business Flying SkyrocketsAnd It's Only The Beginning!!

WA HIN T =Busin ss Jiying i booming. Th numb r of aircraft us d in commercial nterprises today has increased 900 p r cent since 1940 and with light plane manufacturer. turning out b tt r and cbeap r corporat aircraft models this year than ever before, the bu in s mark t is onl nov b ginning to ) a e it infant tage.

cc rding t a \ report, th r

w re some 11 0 0 company-owned aircraft in use in 1952. Tb e planes, ranging from ub to Bonanzas, logged 3,124,000 hours il th nil' whil on bu ines mi si n exclusively. This was some 600 000 hours more than the revenue tim pi) d up by th scheduled domestic airlin .

Miners, Ranchers and Farmers

IanuIacturing and rrunmg not

counting the aircraft, nutomobil , and petrol urn indu tri S, account d for the larg t amount of L isin ss flying, Runners-up in utilization, wer farming, ranching, and related activiti " with -5 , 00 hours. The aircraft indu try am ss d a total of 427 000 hom of bu ine. Ilying. This does not iJ clud tim recorded on a Ior-hir basis. n til he J f tI plane-maker in the use of plan f r busin s w . th Il men wbo talli d a total of 371,000 hour .

The only dov ntr nd it lightplan n ing was r rd d in til pl asure flying and instru tion fi Ids wi th pl asur £lyin down to a post-war low 0 1,629,0 0 h ur , a drop of 13.4 per cent and tim sp nt in in .tructicu skiddinz to 1,503,0 0 11 UI a dr p of 21 pel' cent,

A rri ultural fl mg. which takes in everything Irom du ting to chasing birds from ri fi Ids and agitating cherry trees, racked up 707,300 hours, a gain of 3.2 pel' cent 0 er 1951.

Some Unusual Operations

Bigg t percentage gain was r corded by patrol, Sill' y and aerial advertising operations, lip 31.5 pre nt to 31 ~ 000 h urs, Pip lin patr 1 was th busiest singl cat gory in til' group Il ing a tot I f 101. 0 hours but some of th mor UI usual peration came up with surprising larg totals. Huntii g pI' datOIY nirnals, f r ex mple. consum d 21,600 h til'S f flying, a jump of m r than 35 p r c nt. Aircrnft spent ,00 hOUTS hunting lost per ions in 1952. Here, too, a 35 p r cent increas w seen.

The ha incorporated all this

information and more in oue of its bulletin . F r h w to get it, se "Aviation Books" section on p'ag 3.

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Things Are Humming At Southwest Airmotive

D L Cjll rter of a rnilli n dollar program f plant xpansi n and improvement bas b 0 completed at

cuthx t Airm live Company. Here, at busin 5S flytng's principal beehive, is no place for th n ronauti al pe imist for the number of innovation at th big Love Field operation gleams with a lusty optimism.

With the mpl tion of the n \ ngine shop addition doubling that department's floor pace, outhwe t nov utilizes 225000 sq. l't.in six building . This is in addition to th 30-acr parking apron n which 3,500, 0 gallon of g olin were p imped. The petroleum indu try nckn wi dg thi as th

highest volwne by any omparabl p.

rutor in th land.

Th n \ ngin. hop unit permits a

straight-line production flow with engin s moving dir ctly from final 'embly to t st ia an overh ad rail. p ializin r in th P&W v a p Junior. of whi ·h it ha ov rlu ul d m r h. 11 . 00 units, the SA shop oustnm rs

ar Irorn all branch f • "inti n.

Alrllnu HIGHER LEAR ING: cceptance as a full-fledged tcwardes calls for more than good 10 k and a plea ing per anality.

ludic at United ir Line' training ch I, heyenne, Wyo. include traffic lind ticketing procedure, principles of flight and history of the company.

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THE NEARLY-5000 INDIVID AL PARTS OF A PRA'IT & WHITNEY R-985 WASt' JUNIOR ENGINE lire hown here after having been di a ernbled and reworked to be made ready for final a embl by outhw -I irmotivc rnpany. Related par ompri ing eparat ub-a scmblie are grouped together on nine "collection boards ' designed and cu tom-built by OUU1\VCSI Airmotive, The hop utilizes 50 of the nine-ira set, finding they both peed 'lib-a ernbly and offer protection again t parts los. A portion of the newly-enlarged ylinder and final assembly departments is seen in the background.



March 11. 1954

NY Airports Turn Thumbs Down on Comet Landings

NE\' YORK - The Venezuelan gov-

rnment is anxiou to op rate jet liners inlo Idlewild Airport, The matter was di cuss d r cently betw n ew York Port Authorit aviation officials and repr sentativ f the government-owned

Linea A ropo tal nezolana.

'vVhile 110 promises wer mad, Port official did k for furth r information when the lin' op rational plans were completed. LA V ha an order for two De Havilland m ts for deliv r in 1955.

Also known to be int r st d in acquiring p rmission l launch a jet run betwe n \ York and B rrnuda i the Briti h Ov r airway orp. Their idea is to operate smaller Mark I Com-

t n this run a . on as enough Mark

II j ts ar plac d on BO 's other

longer rout .

o far, prosp ct for either jet run se m poor. The Port Authority is unlik ly to op n its thr e large air t rminals to jet p 'ati ns until the problems of safety. nois and community r lations can b r olv d.

New Jersey Upholds Property Tax on Transient Airliners

NEW ARK- The question regarding a state' right to tax transport planes while on the ground between flights at airports has come up again with the air line people on the short end of the stick. Should other states jump on the bandwagon, a serious blow will have been dealt the industry.

Iational AirLin . whi 11 uses ewark Airport as a J' gular stop-over for it flight in that area has been hand th sal~le fate by ew Jersey tax official <

befell rthw st Aicl.in s back in 19 .

t that tim tile U. S. upreme Court upheld the State of Minn s ta' right to tax orthw t Airlines' 6 t.

sing the 1jnn sota d cision as

pr c lent, th Stat of w Jersey uph ld til right of th city of 1 ewark to tax 1 uti nal airliners f r th tim th y are on th ground b tv n flights. The levy came to $80 000 for th ars 1950 an] 1951.

1 ew Jersey's tax expert said they had no doubt as to th validity of their decision, but admitted the n d for I glslation c v ring tile ituation. Th y al 0 re gnized th fact that in tbe cas of

ational a possibility xists that an air'aft might make another landing at Camd n shortly after taking off at ewark. Th authorities, bower, did not se 111 too ncerned over the possibility of double taxation. Th ir feeling i that

in e th levy is bas d only on tile amount of lime sp nt at each terminal, tJ1 burd n w uld not b too great.

Jer. y' first victim ational Airlin s, has not t d cided wh th r it will apP al th decision.

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Viscount OK Likely

Whil authoriti in. w York will

not consider th omet for ntry int

its city, Fr d lIlSS, Port Authority

Director r J\ iation indica Led in a recent sp ch that the ickers isc uut,

British turbo-prop transp rt \ ill a t a favorable nod. Class emphasized that the Port utbority wa not ruling out any type of plane, be it LTU ~iet, turbojet, or turbo-prop. He mad it cl ar that what he is cone ern d \ ith is "whether or not the given aircraft ha operational and noise chant I: ristics that are ace ptable."

Edward Link Gets AF's Highest Civilian Award

BIN HAMPTO , j • Y.-Th hirrh st bon r that can b • warded to II civilian by the military w nt to Edv ard A. Link on the oeca ion of th 25ul anniv r arv of sirnulat d flight. Th Air Force E~ceptional er ice Award "\ as present d to lhe Link chairman for hi outstanding ntril ution t the defense ort b Harold E. Talbott, AF Secretarv.

lmost at the sam time the ecretary t1])DOlmC d that the Air Force had ace pted the first production mod I f th I orthr p F- D imulator built bv Link. Talbott de crib d the all-w ath 'r iut r ptor simulator the most c mpl t jet training d vice developed in th simulator 6 ld. The unit i alread in S IV ice at Mo d)' Air F rce Base in Georgia.

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ORMAN

We marched Clair Smith with Eclip e-Pi once r's 14608 e l cct r i ca l attitude horizon indicator and 121·13 inverter because seldom have we seen three neater or more reliable packages.

Clair's sunnytime raiment helps make the point that the weather's a1 .... ays more inviting if you have thi electrical gyro 10 upplemem vacuum instruments io your flying machine. It permirs 360.degree maneuvers without rumbling, has " 10. ecnnd fa r-erecrion device, and a power failure warning Aag. The inverter (250 V i\ output. ingLe or y-phase) weigh hUI 13 Ibs .• also may be used as a spare power source for radio gear. Conracr u: [or immediate delivery and for Eclipse-Pioneer authorized installation and service.

Smith. she's 21. 5'7", 115 lbs., blonde. and teen-eyed.



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March 1 I. 1954

Port Rejects Plan for Jet Training at Newark

E'~ Y RK-Th ir Fore's plan to train Air atioual uar Ism n in j t

flying on we k nels at . wark Airport was rejected by the Port of ew York uthorit in a 1 tt r \ ritt n to Harold E. Talbott by P rt hairman, Howard S. ullman.

Th plan had received the whole-

h earted support [ . w :r rs y's ut-

going ov rnnr Ifr d E. Dris .oll. H has asked th Port Authority lo tak imm liat a .tion t pro id such facilities at ",.uk' ill th Iut I' sl of national d f n .

e npreth ir

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,..-----A Costly Cup-----.

An airport is on plac wber a cup of offe for ODe pilot can m • n a coffin [or another. Too m ny pil tart the ngine of their plane, then go off for a cup of ja a \ hil th ship \ arms up. L ing a running airplane unattend d has produ ed some specta ular result at a numb r of airports=usuall \ ith unhappy fil ancial r rults to th owners, and sorn tim . with d ath and injury to oth r p rsons.



March II. 1954

Calls on Legion to Aid Copter's Development

University Out to Curb Bad Weather Accidents

ing.

A...NV MILIT~AV'" LO~D A..~HERE

by

BOXCAR

ign d and uuilt Ir m Lew to tern to handle

big hulk militar load i tb -119 F'lyiug Boxcar', Full

quipp d troop, gun. ammunition road-huildirur rna hin r ,

It lieopL rs . , , Lit and untle oth r I, I r bulk militar

] all are hipped to ever. part of the world at an im pre low 0 t P r ton mil d]j I: d in the Fair luld C-U9.

D ign d e p ially L 1 a I, A and unload bi'" bulk arzo

th "Fl in" Bo 'car . flying

'n rm d Fore and tho

rywh re in the crvicc of Awedof th Unit d ati n .

In prodUdi,on soon, the C·123 advance bas .. military carrier.

For Ihe coming American lei ago, IhCl M-186 Jill Transport.

March 1 L 1954

Enolnl' Olvhlon Farml"gdoh~. N. Y •• Guld.d Mlnlles Olwhton W)'andonth, N. Y .• Spud Conttol Olvl.lo" Wld:llff •• Ohio • Sir ala' Oivhlon loy Shor.~ N. Y.



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Gliding Flourishes in Britain

by Frank Pa ,London Journalist

LO D 1 -Aft r \ rld War I wh n G rmany, under the r aille Tr aty \ as I rbidd n th u of poe ered aircraft, gliding b came a great tlational sport in G rman ODe which was later turned to go d purpo e to provide th nucleus f a military air force. Britain, in the forefront of pioneer airminded nations, however, was surpri ingly slo to take up gliding and it was not until 1929 that, with the form tion of seven gliding clubs, the sport got und r wa . Today, throughout the nited Kingdom gliding flourishes in 25 ci ilian

ub and in the Air Training orps run by til Ro al Air For e as a olunteer training organization for youth f 16 t 1.

2,000 Members

Between th m, the ci ilian gliding club (which includ the Army Gliding lub, th R .. F. Gliding and aring ssociation, and a unilarly named associ ti n for the Ro al a y) ha e a flying membership of about 2,000 of which 10% are worn n. Th ervices gliding clubs, included with th civilian organization, are u ed by m mbers of th I r in the sam r creational capacity a oth r for 5 sports group . With the exception of the .ir Training Corp, th clubs receive no finan Ial support Ir m th Govemm nt. They are run by their own members who pay anything from £2.2 to £5.5 ($5.90- 14.70) entrance fee and subscriptions of from £3.3 to £.6 a year ($9.65-17.65).

B far th greatest single gliding organization is that run byth Air Training orps, which trains about 1,000 youth every year, not only with th obj ct of providing th m with a thrilling, chara ter-buildin sport but

Is in the hope that th ir minds might b tum d t < career with th R al ir Force.

Clid rs also have th 'I' U' s in

Britain. In them, [or instance, met 01'- 01 gists make studies of th atmo phere, L ndon's Imperial Coll ge of cience has on of th most vig rou gliding club l which man of the members of its Met orological D partm nt beI ng. Gliders are Iurth r U' d a an inexpensi e \ ay of trying out new developments in a rodynamics. n example is the use on glid r of a pl. ti

\ ing d veloped by Britain Ministrof upply on tbe principl that if it work d on glid rs it should \ ork on power aircraft.

M mber hip of the civilian club 11a' r main d fairly tatic in tb past three or four years, but healthily so, f r m mbel' hip has not dropp a off. while th

tandard of p rformance ha ti n apPI' inbly. In fact, the present Ingle-

at I' world champion is a 6-yeal'-01d London xp rter, Mr. Philip ills \ h w a the titl < t the last orld hampionships in Madrid in 1952. This vent, held ry two years, will b stag d in Britain 1r m July 21 to August 3 1954 when 21 countri are exp cted to take part. Entri s ha e been recei ed fr m Yugo lavia, I eland and Isra J who ha Dot previously competed in the

orld Champi nships.

Many Active Women

Iihough til number of \ men Hying members of Briti h clubs is r InDV ly small, tl y play an important and energetic part in th life of th ir clubs. acting a ground crew and in rh arduous job f r trieviog glider and pilot from their landing point, \ hi h ft 11 in 01 s a th re-and-back dri of around 4 mil with a 35-Io t trail r. Mrs. Wills wife of th \ orld in~l .harnpion, is on f the most killed women in thi apacity, I r she ha sud m t rol gtcal knowledge that h 11511- nl know \ h r h r husband will have la;ld d.

from gliding . . .

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to a career in the RAF



March 1 L 1954

BRITISH GLIDER D PILOT - Eighteen-year-old tanley Baker, a' nited Kingdom aircraft fa tory apprentice, receive' in truction on techniques of balance and wing control in an elementary glider training machine . Britain ha about 24 000 regi tered glider pilot of whom 2,000 are member of 25 civilian gliding club.

Th wif r th British n, tiol I hampi n G offr y tephenson and her 1 veal' old twin sons, also "crew" and retrieve for him. An outstanding woman glid r pil tis Mr . Lome Welch better known as nn Douglas, who was seI ct d by th five nited Kingdom mpetitor a their tearn mana er at the M drld Wotld Charnpi nships, the only woman te m manag r at the event

Enthusiasm High

Wants Airlines to Pay for Insurance

NEW YORK-Y u can get more coverage for your quart r today if you b Iy air travel insurance through the coin machines, but if a New York State

enator has his way there won't be any more policy machin at airports throughout hi tat. enator Halpern (R-Queens) says 1 t the airlines foot the bill.

Halp rn has introduced a bill in the e York State I gi lature calling for compulsory in uranc frail' carriers. It tates that no air earri r an op rat

within New Y rk tat unl it fi] an

insuranc rti6cat with th tat De-

partment of Commerce or proof that it can act as a s If-in ill' r.

"It is amazing," a. s the I \ Y rk R publican, "that th ugh laws make provision for the Bnan ial r p n ibili

f other cnrri r aircraft are not."

Und r th Halp rn plan, p rater would have to carry $25,000 in insuranc per pas ng rand $250 000 per a cident f r inju to ther or prop rty damag .

Thi prop sal com s at a lim \ h n Mutual o£ maha, which unci rwrite th Tel -trip air tra I policie . bas inreas d air tra I coverage b 25 p r

nt. lt m an that airline riders, for th am 25 cent, wtll hav their co erage raised from 5,00 to 6.2.50. Reason ,,"utunl's pr id nt, J.

kutt i th splendid saf r cord f

th airlines."

MEMORIAL TO FIR T TWO TO 0 - Q R TLANTIC IN ONE HOP - On June I • 1919, Britain's ir John Alcock and ir Arthur Whitten-Brown became the first airmen to cross the Atlantic non-: lOP when they fle\ a icker Vimy bomber from cwfoundland to Ireland in 15 hours and 57 minutes - eight years before anyone cJ e ucceedcd in a imilar non- t p flight. 1n their h nor a uaru will land in L ndon irport, a a constant reminder f the men \ ho helped make modern aviation.

PIPER APA HE RECEIVES TYPE EUTlFl ATE--W, T. Piper congratulates Walter Jamouneau, Chief Engineer, (right), and William Me ary, Assistant hlef Engineer. center) on receipt of the A Approved Type ertificatc on the Piper Twin

British Working on DC-3 Replacement

EW 1 RK-Th British have come up with two designs int nded to replace aviation's workhorse, the D -3. They are the Percival P. 7 a pusher turbopr p j b. and a n w English Electri mod I n w in i advanced tages,

In both mod Is, Briti h design rs ar attempting to ov rcom the hort omings of the orthodox twin. The Percival pu h r is a high-wing 40-pass nger pl. n that Ieatur s gas pr ducers mounte d in th wing with I ading edge intak . Fu I j I d to turbines ituated aft through a n twork of ducts so axrang d that gas n b ero fed to the other pr peller driv in the event of a produ r failure. The combination of th pr p U 1" with a I' latively lowspeed exhaust it is pointed out, makes for an xc pti nally quiet ride.

In ord r t v rcom the great

amount of structural weight requir d by th stand I'd twin tran port, the English El ctric p ople are working on a 32-passeng r de ign which hous s a doubl Iamba ngine up in the nose. The coupled unit develops more than 3,500 h.p. and will not require the large rudd I' and tructural beefing to cornp nsate for ngine-out conditions as in th Dough DC-3. It tructural weight will probably be 100,000 pounds, with a gross weight of about

30,0 pounds. Best uited for hauls up

to 0 mil s at maximum load the

El ctric design should s 11 for $250,000.

AP HE. With tooling virtually ornpleted, the P HE i

entering into volume production to meet excepti nally keen demand for thi type of c ecutive airplane. Three have already been completed and will be retained by Piper for demon trati n.

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March 1 L 1954

Search Load Soars

WA HlNGTOr D.

Civil Air Patrol's record for the latter days of 1953 and the early part of '54 indicates a new record in the offing for search and rescue acti ity.

During the two-we k period beginning on Christmas Day and extending into the New Year, CAP members in 13 tates and Alaska flew more than 1,500 hours. All the missions but one were at the request of Air Rescue

ervice. lore than 1,000 members

m nned 475 planes, countl 's radio stations and s veral huge ground s arch parties.

In evada CAP pilot John Farns-

worth and his obs rver, Paul Watkins located the wreokag of a essna 170 which plung d into StUT Peak killing two persons.

Fourte n ,inches of sn w had to b plowed from the runways at the Ironwood, Mich., airport so that 10 plan s

f the Wisconsin Wing could take part in the search for a Stinson with two aboard. A CAP pilot located th wreckage in the Bibon Swamp at the same time a sheriff's department search party found it. Both occupants were dead.

Low-Il iug CAP pilots of the Colorado Wing made positive v rification of tile wreckage of a B ech Bonanza carrying four which crushed ill Corona Pass. An AR pilot was cr dited with

first spotting th wr ck \ hi h killed four.

Three separate crashes w re found - th last on was th right on - in a s arch which call d out more than 400 planes from Iassachus tts Conn cticut work 1 w} rs , Pennsylvania Delav ar ,Mar. land the District of olumbia and Virginia.

AP plan s Hew 1,139 hours on the search for a stagg rowing Beechcraft missing on a flight from Windsor Locks, Conn. to Richmond Va. A tip from Iocr I sourc first brought AP to til wreckage of a lrnilar type plane which disappear d more than a year ago in N \ J rs y. N xt the r ew York Wing found the wreckage of a Piper Cub which had crash d in Long Island Sound Iast July. Finally two days after they found the Cub two New [ersey hunt rs reported th right wreck just two miles from the ew Brunswick

N. J., airport,

Plan 5 of the Tampa (Fla.) Squadron \V r successful in their search for th body of a fisherman who was drown d in Tampa Bay.

Meanwhile oth I' Florida Wing planes joined aircraft from the G orgia Wing in th s arch for a avo Mll and th Iour r w member who rad ioed they were bailing out. A crash Found by til G orgia Wing was id utified us bing that of a plane whi h crash d in WW 11.

Th f orecast for a hug I' cu loud during the coming year is born out both by the early Jalluary requir mills and by th upward trend apparent during the p,lst three years. With the month of D cemb . yet to 'be report d on, the total hours flown by CAP for Air R scu S rvic during 1953 alr sady has r ached the 11,000 mark. The 1952 total was 8,901.

Isolated Alaskan Family Rescued by CAP-ARS

ANCHOHAGE ALASKA

1'1'1 word "F OD" stamped out ill the snow covering the bleak Alaska landscape I d to th CAP rescue of 4- y ar-old Timmj Redington and bis parents.

Joe Redington, his wife and little SOli left their isolated cabin on Flat Hom Lake for tile lone sled trek to Anchorage to spend the Christmas holidays with his par nts.

~ hen th y did not arrive the 7lst Air Rescue Squadron was alerted and in turn the Alaska Wing, CAP, wa assigned the mission. Warrant Officers Warren Day and George Riche landed their rki-equipp d L-16 at the Reding-

International Exchange Coming

Forty-eight teen-age, female, Civil Air Patrol cadets will be exchanged by the Unit d States and its territories for two weeks, July 15 to August 1.

Eight girls from Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico will visit tile U.S. as guests of CAP units while 24 girl cadets from the states ar hosted by CAP units in th territories.

Three girl cadets from each of tile eight regions will be selected for par-

tieipation.

Cadets will be selected for the exchange on the basis of scholarship, leadership and good citizenship merits.

Adult f mal members of CAP will chaperone tile girls taking part -in the program.

With the exception of airlift, which will be furnished by the Air Force, all expenses for the exchange will be borne by CAP units.

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ton s cabin and found a note outlining their proposed route.

The first day of the subsequent search turned up an abandoned sled. On the second the plea for food in the

now led them to an abandoned cabin on the Sustina River. They dropp d food and supplies and summoned an Air Rescue helicopter which evacuated little Timmy. A sickness among the Redington's sled dogs marooned the family without sufficient food. After Timmy's rescue his parents elected to remain and nurse the dogs back to health then proceed overland. CAP and Ans brought in food enough for the trip.

NAA MEMBERSBII>

The ational Aeronautic Association, of which Civil Air Patrol is a membership organization nf.filiat , has off red senior m mbers of CAP reduced NAA memb rship rates. Regular membershipat-large dues hav been r duced from $6 annually to $3 for CAP members. NAA members will receiv free monthly copies of" ntional Aeronautics and Flight Plan" and "Planes."



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Shades of Buffalo Bill

Bison Target of New Jersey Search

Outracing a Cadillac and outwitting hundreds of searchers Benny the Buffalo came to a dead end when he failed to cope with the airplane - a contraption unknown when his ancestors were running from Buffalo Bill.

hectic Bve-da arch that began

ew Y ar's e was concluded when

a Civil .ir Patrol pilot, Jim aka of the Sk . Man r squt dron sight d the ren - g. de 900-P under loafing on top of

tontaoa mountain.

A radio m sag and two rif sho lat r Benny' flv ds ys of stolen free-

dom w re er.

Tb saga of Benn b gan wben he and his mat, Beulah. arri d at Garden allev's Lanark tabl after a trip from th L high County gam pre erve n ar All ntown, Pa.

Beulah \ as placid enough during unloading but th trip evidently unnerved B llllY, wh dash d out f til tal I and into the hills.

"Hi sp wa terrific,' said Albert

ands. own J' of Lanark tab I , \ ho t k to his adillac in a 35 mil an hour chas b O1'e tb b un ling bison pull d wa from the galvanized horses und piling d into til s. n tuary £ nearb Montana mountain.

Th n the m t unu: ual sear h in

mod rn w J r ey history began in

am st.

M n r am d t.I e hills 0 (0 t. The

MAJOR GENERAL LUCAS V. BEAU, USAF ational Commander

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tat PUce k pt clos watch 00 cattle crossings on th highways, Boys skipp d ch I to tak P31·t in the chase.

Finan on th fifth day, wh n th diligent searcher had fail d to locat th lusiv bull, ivil Air Patrol planes from Blairstown and Pitt town wer

ailed into the fracas.

It took Warrant fficer aka nlv ten minutes to find B nn . Radioing' th ass rnbl d p s ,who had been told to

h t LO kill if tb buffalo bi d t s-

cap ,the AP pilot tight n d th n t around B lin .

Tw sharp r p rts Ir m th 30-30

rifle of a. Lanark employee, Albert Lamb rt, and Benny's battle against the m d rn facilities of the mobilized

arch was brought to an end.

"H d Benny lived a hundred years earlier when all he had to fear was a man 00 hor back wielding a rifle, he \ ould undoubtedly ha e lived to a ripe old age" one hunter observed.

"What next?" lr. Sands wa asked n Benn 's carcas was ingloriously dragg d from the wood by a jeep.

<1 don't knov ," he r plied as the planes did victory rolls overh ad, "but I suppose w 'I] have a buffal rca t."

CAP Anniversary Opens Door on 13th Year

The D c. 17 climax to the 50th Anniv rsary of Pow I' d Flight el brations found AP already into it isu. y '11' of a tivity. In Washington, Col.

\ bern rnith, C of th ational

apital Wing joined with ifaj. Gen.

Luca . 13 au, AI' national command r, in utting AP' till' -decked birthday -ak . G n ral B au then flew t a" ing-wide m ting it Littl Rock " here he told ass rnbled Pers that •. n of ill bigg t r pOD ibilities i passing 11'1' rica' air heritage on to new g nerations."

Around the country air-mind d people were bus doing just that. In Mil-

wauk ,Wisconsin' .first llcen ed pilot, John Kaminski met with Gov. Walter Kohler nd tate aviation officials ( ee cut.)

In Brainerd, Minn., CAP fliers bra ed 2 -b low-zero temperatur to get into the air and mark powered Ilight's golden rn m nt. In Tul a, AP member Mrs. J hn Hor th went aloft in a T-33 j t f r h r Iirst faster-than-sound flight. And from b rder to border, banqll ts, conference and get-togethers accent d national, state and local enthusinsm £01' aviation's past and its f uture,

THE CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

Published bi-weekly as a regular section of CO TACT magazine, the Civil Air Patrol ew is compiled at CAP National Headquarters in tile interest of all members of ivil Air Pa rol, [nco AP communications only should be directed to Editor, Civil Air Patrol News.

Iational Headquarters CAP-USAF, Belling' Air Force Base, Washington 25. . C. Telephone JOltnson 2-0000. exten ion 682 or 4339.

MAJOR SHALE L. TULIN, U AF Chief of Infonnation Servi



March 1 L 1954

STAFF SERGEANT JOHN DEMETER CAP Editor

v. P. Zero

CAP's

Model Station

CAP RADIO-By THE BOOK

"bible" for AP communicators is being published by r uti niH adquarters for di tributi n this summ r.

Entitled 'Communi atioru - I tronic In tructions" the handbook will be in looseleaf form to Iacilitat r ad sertion of n w material or orr cti n.

Staff communicators hay be n

gathering material for the new 1 andbook for more tJJ3n a year.

AP communicators with nODt ehnical informati n they f 1 should b includ d in th publication ar urg d to ·ubmit Lh if recomm ndations and ugg sti ns to ati nal Headquarters.

Th Iiandbo k will includ urn inIormntion a Ii using proc dure, saf t and first aid, radio station r quir m nt , organization, mi sian, Functi n r AP rudio nets, reference datu, operating pr c dure, messag pr par lion, n t

tructur and c mrnunication plan.

H adquart rs ornrnuni ator hay

long r aliz d U1e n ed for such a publication as a m ails towards standardlzation f ornmunications it ivil ir Pub· I.

Th Op rating procedure ction of

th handbook will r ceive additional distribution. It will be produced in

nt [or ev ~ radio

nation.

manual 011 ornmuni ution -EI ctronics In tru ti ns i being d ign d along the lin s of a similar publication put out by the Air Force r or i ts COOlD1 unicator .

In the D c. 22 i ue [

TA T w roneously r Ierr d to

-45 aircraft as • on-loan" planes.

These craft are and ulwa s ha

b n, Air Fore planes a signed to Air Fore liaison offie rs for

ir Fore us. AP personnel are

n t authorized to fly an. -455.

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Paqe Seventeen



AT KITTY HAWK: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS' HANGAR ...

the challenge of the second fifty

BY M J. GEL . LU AS . BEA. SAF

Coing forward is whal merica do s best.

The record of progress laid down in the first half of the I,' nuetl. celltll"!f is astoundiiui. 0,., e 'r!f fro 11 I of this countnf's social, ecullomic industria! and. cultural clime, achieoements have be 11 chronicled that stolid as tributes to the ability of pioneer people who look to the tulnre as a challenge.

\V e in Cioi! Air Patrol feel that 'We 110 e had a small, but 11 oerthelese significant, part ill til asoendancij of fLv/atioll. Like all 11,1711(111 beings who fi nd satisjaot iOI1 /11 pi 'klllg mil stones alit of the endless stream of Ume tve 110, e joined in saluttne powered. flight all its 50111 (/f(,I'Ii!prsllr!f and have felt the quiet pride that comes from participation ill (In " '111 (If iousequ noo.

Alllliversllries of ihemseloes have little importance. But since 1 e mellSIIr in time, we are accustomed to thinking of objectives ill terms of time (mil annioersaries. In practice til adcent of a new centu n], the mid-point in that period and the realization of a

hundred. years boce COIIIC; to be observed liS fa iorite (IIJniversaries- a.ntllge points from which to l' 'oiew the pO,l·t and. survey the future.

7'TIII,Y l e fill' e cume to III hallway murk ill our marcli touiard. a iation's centennial. A iation J 00 Ij tars old will he [ust. what we make it /11 the next 50 years. They are ours to fill. it is important that we serve well in. this short hal] cent urij, for it is our thought and. our action that will sTtape tl, airI orld'· centennial ..

Ci' il Ail' Patrol's contributions 1,0 {/ nation. in these 50 years ahead will increase as CAP grows, This net CONTACT is (1.11 esumote of the spirit of progress inlier nt ill the CAP organization. Fresh modern alive to the times, it is at til Slime time faithful to /,h traditions and principles on 'Whic11 it !.Va.\' [ounded.

Wilh (J proud. history a till inspiretion and all unlimited [uture as a 'TlIlllan.g, w can look forward to II halt centun] of unparalleled progl'e s.

After all forward i the only directiou tor pioneers to tak .

Base Operators May Get On-Loan Work W HINGTO

The Air Force is investigatin r the possibility f contracting with fixed bas operators for tJ1 maintenance of the on-loan aircraft assigned to CAP,

At the r quest of AP Air Force has directed its Air Materiel Command to conduct a surve to d termin th f asibility of such ~ program.

The study is exp ct d to v cify AP's claims that it will be considerably cheaper and to its interest for the

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Air Fore to ntract for this supportbase and d pot-typ maintenance now performed at Air Force installations. CAP units still will b r ponsibl for minor rnaintenanc j however the cost of this maintenan borne by th units should b reduced b cau e the quantity of the SAF maintenance exp nditure for tb on-loan planes will provid a basis for better rates on the type of maintenance pres ntly performed by



March I L 1954

p raters.

Fix d base operators should find this unexpect d business a boon if tb proposal is adapted by the AF. It is expected a figure in xcess of $1,000 p r plan P r year will b stablish d as a basis for the contract maintenanc pro-

ram, t this .rat it would me n mol' than a half million dollars II • ear for the nation's fixed base op raters.

The snving to the Air Fore in both tim and money should mare than justify this expenditure, Be id s the actual dollar saving, the propo ed program will eliminate the necessity for the Air Force to continue to cllvert p rsonncl and equipment from their work on jets and bombers to til little liaison plan s.

Also of dire t benefit to the Air Force will be a greater utilization fac-

tor for AI) in op ration of its air-

craft. rider th present system man flying hours are lost while the planes ar bing f cried long distances to and from Air Force bases charged with their maintenance and during p riods when Air Fore mechanics ar tied up on priority work.

With AP being call d upon to fly more Ulan 75 per cent of the total hours on air s arch and rescue In the

nit d States tog ther with disaster relief andivil D fense support, immediate availability of v ry plane is an absolute necessity.

Wear It With Pride - -

CAP's beautiful new lapel emblem. Already hundreds of CAP members are proudly displayIng thIs mark of honor. You can get youn FREE.

Turn fo pages 34 and 35.

MOSTLY SEARCHES

An all-tim high in actual s arch

tim was record d by AP during

1953.

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At Kitty Hawk with CAP

Wh n L11 gr <Its and 11 ar-zr at made th '1' pllgrimng 1'0 Kitty Hnwk in tribut t the br thers right on the 50th anniversar of th ir p h-makin £Ij ht, tb AP am ra w Ill: along t photograph ivil ir Patrol's part in th Is rvr n . Randc m shots shov landmark famous at aviation's birthplace. pper 1 ft Lt. Peggy Pate 01. Alfred . Pat and Lt. Willy andusen inspect fulls ttl r plicas of th original hangar and li ing quart rs. C nt rift I nel and

Lrs. Pat r a ~ th inscription on th 1'0 k which marks the point of tak -off of the Wright Flyer in 1903. C nt r ri rht, i ut nant Pate g ts a Iev point rs from Li utenant Vandu en on th op ration of th 1910 urtiss Push I' us d to r - CJ' at th first Ilight. Hi rht, the base of the memorial La the Wright Brothers on KiJJ Devil Hill serves • s a vanlug [oint for C lonel Pate, Li utenant nndus n and Capt. Richard Srirns n.

For Whom the Bell Won't Toll

M TOHIST n tll j 'W J I'~' Tw'opik wer something more than startl d on blust ry day in January \ hen II small airplan drifted lazily down through a swirling snow squall and . ttl d rno thly n th wid gras c nl r Inn.

The plan' 0 upm t , Civil ir Patrol 10. P r z f· wark and hi' ob-

rver Dudlev Lo eland of ni n,

jump d out B.;d b gan working On th

ngin . A ew Jersey state trooper,

who could find n thing in th I ok to cover such an unexp cted situation stopped to ask the Hiers if th y had paid rh turnpik toll.

"I 0 \' didn't com in any of the ntranc s, and v don't xp ct to tay long," Perez is r ported to ha r plied. hile the troop r looked on the • inn n defrosted their frozen earbur tor and took off toward Westfield

irp rt \ 1, r th had 1 11 h ad d

I ef r their unsch duled stop.

Turnpik hairmun PallJ L. Troa.st,

h aring of th incid nt, slat d that no action would b taken for the unpaid toll. But h also indicated, in respons to q ueri s, "tha t no pass \ ill be issu d to CAP ill rs for futur us."

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California Names Member-of-the- Year

,luI and female member-of-the-year av ard \ er made at the California Wing' annual "Pr ntation BaJI" in Hollywood.

Winn r were Lt. Lorraine Backe, Group 15 an 1 apt Robert Keen r, Comm nding Officer of quadron 21. Col. Ho\ ard Fr man, alifornia Wing C • was au hand f r the pr entations,

Four hundr d of Californja 2,000 members \ er pres nt wh n La t year'

ut tanding rn rnbers, Capt. Ivy Kaufmann and apt. B rt Pinckn ,presented the " scars" to Backes and Keen r.

All n min for the award rec ived

scrolls attesting to their "un eli h d votion to duty whil a m mber of CAP."

Lt. Col. Ron rmond, S uth rn District command r. \ as pre ented , sentim ntalf ins .ribed plaqu from his tnH.

Aircraft Utilization

alifornia led all wing in aircraft utilization £01' December. Ratings how th Gold n late with 16.9 ational Capital, 16.6 Hawaii, 16.5, Illinoi , 15, and Miss uri 13.1. Lowest utilization rating for on-loan planes were chalked up against North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Montana and Puerto Rico.

Col. A. Paul Fonda

I lARYLAND, NEW C.

IL VER EAGLES

Th former ief of pilot training

for th ld rmy.Air Fore s duriug World War IT A. Paul Fonda, the assistant manag r of u tamer "Relations for th Fairchild Engin & Airplane Corporali n, h s been named by Maj.

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outh will vi it th U. as gu ts of AP win .

AP cad ts will visit B lgium, Brazil. anada Denmark, • ranee, Greece. Italy, Icxi 0, Th etherlands, I or\' ay, Portugal, Spain, wed n, witzerlund, Turk Great Britain, and the n w additions, hi] P ru, nezuela and ubu July 21 to ugu t 12.

An "intra-national" cadet exchange for gil'! cadets will take pi ce July 15 to

ugust 1. Three girl from each of the r gions will visit Hawaii, Alaska and Pu rto Rico on th program. Twentyf ur cad ts fr m th territories will be ho t d in the U.S. by three AP regions.

FROr [ IVY TO LORRAINE, AN "OSCAR"

n. Lucas . B all P na-

Lional ommand r, a' n w c m-

rnander of th 1ar. lund Wing.

Commentin on the appointment of

olonel 'onda, G n. ad paatz,

AF (Ret.), chainman of P' I a-

ti nal Ex cuti e Board, said:

, ivil Air Patrol' nc pt of volun-

tary s rvic toth • notion has been giv n added imp tus by upport from the Fairchild orporation and lonel Fonda willingn s to I've a r Iaryland Wing ommander."

Colon 1 Fonda, 'i bo is currently certificat d a an airline tran p rt pilot, will divide his time betw en Fai r child' Hager town. dd., headquart rs and the Maryland Wing headquarter ituated at Baltimore's Friendship Int rnational Airport.

TOYS FOR TOTS

ivil Air Patrol members of the Memphis, Tenn., and Natchez, Iiss., quadron brighten d 11 dismal holiday S lS00 for hundreds of Vicksburg, Miss., hildren left homeless by the recent tom ado.

oats suits, dr .ses, underwear, shoe' and toys w re airlifted to the stricken area where they were eagerly awaited in the freezing weather.

vel' four truck) ad of clothing and 5 000 to s, donated by the Salvation Army, were transported during the

nota lau lift in Civil Air Patrol

plat s.

ABROAD IN '54

The addition of four countries to the 195 11 ternational Cadet Exchange has boosted AP cadet participation to 140. Th same number of foreign



March 11, 1954

MOG CO TROL

The outheru ulifomia istrict of

the Civil Ir Patr I was cited by officials of th L . Angeles Air Pollution Control for its aid in conducting tests t alleviate the smog situation in the area.

Six radio-controlled car manned by CAP memb r were placed at the disposal of the pollution control unit.

Directed by Lt. Colonel J. V. Kaufmann, CAP, who is also connected with the smog controlling agency, the experiment consisted of spotting the ources of the smog and reporting them

to inspector in the radio cars.

bservers from the control unit who witn sed the entire operation from CAP vehicles, tated that the tests could not have been held without the aid of the CAP.

DOCTOR CALLING

UDder certain circumstances, CAP members and cadets are authorized Air Force medical care, according to

p ragraphs 14 and 14v of AFR 160-73.

nior m mb rs uffering p rsonal mjur or contracting a disease in the line of duty whil on activ duty with th Air For e and ad ts in attendan e at umm r ncarnpments are covered by th r gulation.

EVENTEE -YEAR·OLD Helen Albright WaJ crown d Mi lilitary Ball of 1954 by Philad lphir quadrons ]02 and 103 at tb I ational ,I], Tel Armory r ntly, The bali was 'ponsored by two CAP units. Miss Albright is nclct member of quadron 102.

RELIGIOUS AIR

With a tail assembly for a steeple and four roaring propeller for a ch ir, regular unday morning church servic s were conducted in ide an airplane by Wing haplam (Maj.) W. H. chaffer of the Washington wing.

While \ aiting in th plane to be Bown to pokan, the Chaplain realized that none of the nine cadets in the gr up had a chance to att nd rvices that morning.

His propo al that services be held in the plan \ a met .. vith enthusiastic appro al,

Chaplain Schaffer took his Bible [Tom his briefcase, cho: e a text and then preached until the drone of the motors drowned out his voice.

To make the service even more compl te, a cadet pa sed the hat for an offering.

Civil Air Patrol. planes went out in force 0 er the Texa Panhandle in arch of Air Force Capt. R. W. Hender on, who bailed out of his T -33 iet [u t north of morillo. The captain wa potted, wrapped in his chute and the pilots ent ground parties to his rescue.

Civil Air Patrol's Exc ptional rvice ward has b n pr nted to Lt. Col.

Keno th L hake, Arizona wing.

wards for meritorious s rvice have b n xtend d to Lt. ol. Glenn r I. lmsted, Maj. FaIT II W. L wis, Capt. il Pursl )' and Capt. arolyn Tufts I th Ariz na wing. Other T cipient of the same award are Maj. Harold Thomas, W hin$ton wing, Capt. Louis ttenheimer, tab wing, and 1 t Lt. Dorothy McCormick of the

p cial Proj ct ommilt.

Cadets Bill Bricker and Virginia Ford r ign d as king and queen of the military ball held in Ibuquerque, . if., in December. Col. J. Gibbs pring, wing commanding officer, pre ented prizes to the honored pair.

vent n-year-old twin cadets

harl nd r ficha I Fitzpatrick of the

New York \ ing have qualified for the

AP Certificate Profieien y.

A cadet quadran with 15 new member. ha been acti at d in Monette, Arkansas.

Mrs. Marian Edwards (wife of CAP Lt. Doug Edwards, N w Bern, . C.) wa the ubject of state-wide publicity in rth and South Carolina pap r r cently. The illustrated artiol read: " Ir . Marian Edwards lives in a mobil h me, driv her car aero a ri er to h r work for a railroad-her husband i

rnpl yed by a bus company nd both are in the ivil Air Patrol and fiy as a h bby."

Lst Lt. Ham) L. Unland of Newark, . J., completed the ECl Officer Candidate Course with an average grade of 92.

CAP members in Raton N. r 1., bearne anta's helpers in D ember helping to collect clothes and toy for needy children in th ar a.

John J. Chaffin is the new commanding officer ot Oklahomd« Capitol Hill squadron.

Civil Air Patrol joined with the Ga - tenia Flying Club in sponsoring an open house at the official opening of the Ga - tonia N. C., Municipal Airport. An air show accompanied the dedication ceremonies.

March 1 L 1954



Mai. S. Diamond and 1st Lt. Jerome Roniger of the ew)' ork wing have completed the E.;tensioll, Course institutes Offi er Candidate Course.

b twe n offic I' in olgate Uni rsity AF H TC and the anastota, . Y., CAP squadron i xp t d to r It in a

t-up wb r b th Air Force officers stationed at Colgate rna take over c rtain class of in truclion in the CAP squadron.

n alert for a pilot who had failed to file a {light plan caned some 2,000 Pennsylvania CAP m niber out for action in a move that, state offiCials said. pro ed Civil ir Patrol' "readme to meet, any m rgen y.'"

CAP cadet Robert and berg of the

Dol' h l r quadron i tb fir t CAP ad t in [a achu tt to rec iv Civil ir Patrol pilot wings. Thes are warded to memb I' who have earned

private pilot certificates and passed AP flight rams,

The Hot prings rk. CAP quadran reached it third birthday co/f1cidentaUy with Civil ir Patrol's twelfth anniersanj. Birthday present in the organization included th offiCial CAP flag and a bi birthday cake.

Col. Dines 1 elson, Arizona wing commanding officer, participat d in the eventh annual Arizona viation Conference, attended by leading aviation figure from all over the country.

Cadet George Robertson s exceptional record as a CAP member has earned: for him a three-year cllOlarship to Emory Uni er ity. The Georgia wing cadet spoke at 1952's Congressional Dinner and participated in the '53 Exchange.

COL. KENNETH JORD commanding

ffic r of the r gon wing, recently rec iv cl his CAP pilot wings. Lt. Col. Hugh L. An le, wing deputy commanding officer presented the flying emblem to Colonel J ordan, ( ee cut.)

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THI seell of Ci il ir Patrol members readying for a ABC P lias be n put on a color postcard by members of the Binghamton, . Y., AP group and the local Iunior lW1111pI" of Commerce. Botli organization are sellin the cards aud. puttillg til proce ds 10 work in the community. Pictured ill the 'Photo or 1 t LI. Emil Keiser. cadet Cpl. Linda Coddingt.011 cod I gt. Barbara Gruhler cadet l st Lt. \ illiam L. Crul17 r, 1 t Lt. clean ,eel v and cadet Cpl. Jackie Comstock, all 1Jl mbers of the Tri- it! squadron. Harpursville

I tV York.

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3rd edition of education workshop

Thre hundr d sch I t. acl er will attend th third National viation Edu ation \;V rkshop at

th uiv rslty of I rado July

22 to ugust 25.

Th workshop will azutn b ponsored jolntl b tit univ rsity nnd ivil Air Patr I, '(nj. Cen. Luca . . B au, CAP national

ommander, announced this week.

Dr. M rvin.K. trickl r, AP aviation educationist, will dlr ct th worksh p for th third year. Dr. Roland H. paulding of w

York niversitv will be on til

tafF. .

Primary purp e f th pro] ct i t provid a foundation for tach r and instructor interest d in givmg aviation ducation COlli' s in th ir school .

Man of tho e att ncling th

\ ork hop will do so und r

holar hips provid d b AP

units and civic organizations. th rs \ ill attend at Lh ir wn xp nse, Dr. Strickler aid. Total C . l Ior room, bard and tuiti n i 'lBO.

H u ing :'IC ommodations on th univ rsity campus ar nailnbl for married stud nts with child r 11 as w 11 as E r sing! p r-

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Two additional credit may b arn cl for indi idual .tud projcts, through special arrangem nts with the ~ orkshop director.

ALL- P wedding party at" red

in Dalla. for til merrlage of Capt. Madge S1)ioey 10 1.0;. Walter B. Hartness. Texas 1 ';lIg chaplain. Lt. Col. R. RenIer offiCiated. Left to right ar : Lt. Col. Lin Parker, S F, outhui st Re-

gion liaison officer; Major Harmes , a. - ~

istant regional liaison. officer· Capta-in """7"""""" Spivey, wing operation staff m mber:

senior member lane Pac . S. Allen Guiberson. 111, chaster member of CAP

in Texas; Maj. {orion Culberson, as-

sistant director of operation in Texas;

and future ad I . Allen Glliberson

N. The wedding lOa held ill loior

Cuiber on's home.

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In th past w hal' > had to take I gal tops to stop a numb r of pulllishers from using the name "CO - T CT" on various lYJ; or puhli 'ation. ny usage of the Dam> "CONTACT" b any other publisher, radlo or T\ produ r, is her by tri tly forbidden,

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CAPers on Preferred List '" HIN TON-B C.'lUS [its beli f that the mature judgment of Civil

ir Patr 1 oHic rs and senior members should b r cogniz d th 0 ernrnenr Empl ye s Insurance ompuny has expand d its ligibility lists to include them as preferr d-risks. For that group of SOlD 36 000 m n • nd women this means a avings of up to ' 0 per cent blow standard insuranc rates in additi n to a high st. ndard of PI' taction and service,

Thos CAP m mb r wh < r I arninz mol' about this xc 11 nt opportunity should fill out the coupon in the Gov rnrnent Employes adv rtis ment which nppe:lrs on pag 14.

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Flying Clubs Succeed in Canada

OTTA WA - anada's system of producing young pilots through co p ration between the Covernm nt and nnadian A ing clubs and scho I was giv n the high st prai by ir ", illiam P. !fildr d, Director General of the Int mational Air Tran :port Association, in an address to the 25th anniv r arv banqu t of the Royal Canadian Flying

lubs A ssociution.

ther countries v ould do well to £01- low th xarnpl of II training 'h 10 in which individual initiative, back ,I by gov rnment Jl lp, h, s produc d 1 000 private pilots nud 150 comrn rcial pilots eluring th past year the bead of th world airlin organization said,

Pilots train dill th .flying club of anudu and the United Kingdom "may w II huv be 11 I' sponsibl for t11 survi al of our civilization by holding the a rial line abo e th English Channel

during the Battle of Britain" he comm 11 ted ,

Sir William pointed out that sports Hying is today considered in Ru sia < S

an irnm ns res I'V of semi-quo lif d manpower containiug thousands of Jight aeroplan pilots, gJid r pilots and puruchutists."

"Flying In Russia is a stri tly nationaliz d port and J am told that ou ha p to ha e the qualifications of a first-clcs s

oldi r b fore til y will both r about you," he said. "The P oples i il Flying Organization ther is on a scale Far exce ding anything Is in th world,"

"While people talk of fI ing clubs as a train dr' rv of Hyin mat rial. I would much, much ruth I' think DC them as a trained reserve of the right sort of lTI n wJI0 1U' playin r H part in making const:ructiv p ac ' concluded th Dir ctor-C 11 ra I.

NEW 1954 PIPER AGRICULT RAL PLANE can be used for dust or pray or when equipped with convertible combination unit can be quickly changed for either operation. Powered with a .135 hor epower Lycoming engine, it i equipped with a large tank with capacity for 110 gallon of spray or IS cubic feet of dust. afety feature, includes shoulder harnc s and wire cutlers on landing gear. hown above in prayer configuration, new J 954 version ha larger capacity wind-driven pump relocated forward in prop blast. Booms swing back in case a ground object is truck. 24 nozzle are supplied as standard with boom drilled and tapped for 22 a Iditional nozzles 10 boo I coverage 10 15 gallon per acre when de irccl. PA-IS- i, only agricultural airplane in volume production in th world.

Henry Kaiser Plans 5,000 Airports and Landing Strips Along Nation's Highways

NE'" '10RK - (TNS) - Henry J. Knis r s verinu his onn ,tion with th Br wstor A ronautical orporation at thf' stockhold 1'5' meeting re-

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March 1 L 1954



c ntly. declared be is nov working on plans for building 5,000 airperts and landing strips along the country's hi hways,

"Ther will b an airport e ery 30 miles and a landing strip every 15 mil s.' he said, discussing th non-pr fit organization which would build and opcrat th fi Ids,

"These airports and landing trips \ ill b compl t d within six months aft I' xmstruction b gins. It is my hop that satisfactory arrangements can b n ad t put this plan into ff ct pro rplly aft I' the invasion has h n curri d out. and vi tory nssur d."

This tory appeared 10 years ago in the May] 1944 issue of CONTACTWERE STILL WAITING HENRY I

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LOG BOOK

By CRARLE A. PARKER

NATA Fights to Remove 1 SOlo Air Taxi Levy

What is NATA?

AT \ as stabli h d in 1939 by operator then engaged in the riginal ivil Pilot Training Program. It was then kn wn as the ational Aviation Training A isociation. In 1945 the pr nt name was adopted and th dation was expanded to b come the only organization covering all activities of th comm reial air servic (fixed ba e) op rator,

TA i a f deration f state chapter. Individual perator (m mber of stat associations) are automatically members of TA. lTD \V ha r pI" ntation in 40 states and a membership of over 1400 Jeading Fix d Ba e operator. An ffi > is mr intained in Washington, D. C., ngaged

in full-tim r pr entation at t11 national 1 I.

What Field of Activity Does NATA Cover?

1'1\ covers the broad field of comm rcial aviation activity til. in .lu 1 nir taxi, a rial appli ation, training. maintenance, v rhnul nd r pair, airp rt rvic sand op ration, aircraft and produ t sales. aerial photography, U Dill ad ertising patrol t.

What Are the Functions of NATA?

TIONAL AIR TAXI 0 EREI CE OFFICERS AND BOARD elected ar the annual meeting and onvenlion of

1'01 TA and NAT at Wichita, Kansas: (L 10 R Norman Lar on, Los Angeles, allf.: Will i am Lotzer, Milwaukee, Wi c.; Guy Miller, Pit! 'burgh, Pa.; Richard Washburn harlottc, N. C.; and Walter Laudon Inger, Redbank N. J. who will serve as L954 President.

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March II. 1954

Montana Operators Hold 1 st Convention

B ZEM ,Mont. - Th fir t Annual

onvention of 10ntRnn p raters and Aerial pplicators was held in rnid-F bruary at Bozeman, Montana. The onv ntion was pr ced d by a two-day spray s ho I for aerial applicator conducted by Montana tate College. Th broad field of commercial air operati ns of all types was covered in highly coostructive pr seotatioo .

Clenn Degner, NATA's V.P. and authority on airport leas for op raters, pr s nt d a pap r that dr w the < ttention of a number of public airport manager , mayors, stat officials and oth rs,

special ession v a' held as well by Degn r with both landlords and op - ator PI' nt in which th Fact of the N T lease survey Endings were driven home.

An out tanding review 00 helicopter operati ns am from Mr. Cad Agar, Op rations Manager of the Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd. £rom Canada. Safety in a ial application, maint nance and hangar fir protecti n wer eli eu ed by people olose to til - ubjects. John Lynch of Lynch Flying Service at Billings emphasized the need for real sales endeavors on the part of the comm rcial air s rvice operator.

C. A. Parker, Executi e Director of the ntional As ociation wa al 0 present and presented an after-luncheon talk dealing with the subject of ''NATA At Work."

It was decided that the Convention, in view of its success, would be established as a pattern for an annual event in the ears ahead.

At th meeting, the membership el cted Rob rt Monroe, Lynch Flying Service, Belgrade, M ntana, Pre ident of the Montana AT for 1954. Tom Herrod of Ceraldine, a larg a tin! applicator was chosen Vice Presid nt, \ ith colt Woods of Morrison Flying S r vi ,n lena to as Tres s 11' r.

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Goodbye, Gopher

11N EAPOLl, linn.- 1inne ora

Airmoti e, lr c., has been selected as tb n w Dam 0 th form r Goph r eronautical orp. at 'Wold harnb rlain Field. Minneapolu .

eorg . P. lleHelflng r, r id nt,

repr s nting the new owners-F. H. Peave & ompauy-« nuoun ed t-I L t in addition to ontinuing th firm's a tivilie in aircraft rnaintennnc _ 0 rhaul

and I, Minn ' ta Airrn tiv 110

added an extensive radio s rvic .

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Wichita, Kansas

EW AlR TRA TOR OW BEl G FLlGHT-TE TED T YAKIMA, W H.model was ho n at the erial Applicator' meeting of the 14th annual convention of AT recently held in Wichita. bown above are: (L to R) A. L. Baxter, Pre ident of

entral Aircraft, Yakima Wash., pointing to feature of his DC' ir Tractor: Harland

Herrin, 1953 President of N TA and Tom Fergu 'on T' Ice Pre idcnt for

griculture and pplicator activities from lbany, Ga.

March I L 1954

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* Business & Finance In Aviation *

Directors Approve Merger of Convair and General Dynamics

has declared a 45 cent di Id nd. Earnings on .ommon in 19.'5' \ I' $7 a shnr f r n rul Dynamics and $4.31 for onvuir.

Th neral Dynamics gr up is nl-

read involved in the aircraft rnanulacturing business, having I c ntI. aequir d Canndair Ltd. \ hich is doin ~ consid rabl contract work f r the Canadian go rnrn 111. It is lso involv d in the Reid of nuclear 11 dronamies as th build r of the first atonric submarill " with a s cond II lh way.

Con air has I, 0 11 W pro] cts on tb fire, th d Ita-win r F-102 j t fight r and a H in boat transport [or the Navy, th Trad swind. It is also pushing r - search and d v IOPU1cIlt of all atomi 'powered uirplan '.

orporation in '54 Forecast Good After

Last y 011' the two companies had

ombin d sal s of over $570 mUH n, wit ll on nil' accounting for mol' than

• '370 million. Th ir total assets. as of th nd of 1952, \V I' mol' than $216 million.

Th n \\ s t-up do not call for an .han s in ffi rs of ither compan , aiel John .I. Hopkins. chairman of both h nrcls and 1 I' sid nt of C II ral Dynamic . But onvuir will opcrnr with Ilie Ceneral Dynamics group.

, neral Dynamic. s , \ hich paid $' :I share 1111 ommon last vcur, intends to maintuin a S' .50 divid 'nd 'on the n \I' common '0 Ion as it is economicallv r asihle. far this y ar, that corn pan)' has paid $J. ~() on a h shar f common. La t vear. Consolidated Vultce paid . I. o;i hur and so far this Y HI'

Record Yea r ot Cessna

WI HlTA-' . SM'S 195 fiscal year sales of 0111111 'rial plnn s nt s 13877.- 000 W I' th b st in the co npr nj 's his to I' . hi f I' Olson, says th c mpany, was the introdu Lion of the n \V model 180. S.:I111 look Iorv urd to aneth r big ales boost I' ill '54 ns it nt rs it~ new Businesslin r in th twin-en in fi lei.

The militar outlook at essna COIltinu s blight 'with a bn klog of about $"'0 million in ord I'S. D Iiveri s to ths militurv are scheduled to the end of J 955. Although it was n t hit hard by I' C nt ulbncks in 0 1'-. II plane rro-

ur m nt, essnn r ports that hedul adjustments did r sult in 11 9 per c nt drop in milit a r, r roduction during the

last fis ·:;1 Hr.

Lament Of a Convair Salesman

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clair.

The h ad of 'on air ov rs as sal

r ~ OTt d that v rywh r h \. nr "operators wer talking about the Viscount," His f eliug is that only our production eel e is keeping this c untry in I h forei n mark t.

Britain's r ply? "'I is omfortmg to know . . . . that (Jill' salesmanship match s om' aircraft and that both hav him (Sinclair word d."

Last year th nit d Kingdom x-

port d clos to.·l 0 million worth of aircraft. a considerable increase over til $l23 mill! II that was recorded in 1952.



March 1 L 1954

PERSONAL LOG LEAVES

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RICHARD S. BOUTELLE President of Fairchild

It was at LIIi!; point that Richard B01lt lie reall took over th "Box- ar' project. 1 t-i1' th n Fairchild had b n producing lighter aircraft, and the switch to a .50.000 pound transport made it essential thul I-II xisting fn ili ties at Hagerstown be xpanded accordingly.

nd I' Bout '11 's dir ction "Th Hag rst()\ n st m' was put into (f·t wh ercby I' airchild occupied some twenty suitabl buildings in that tov n, in addition to its own sit. nc1 I' III'

(COlltflJ(I cl 011 Pag 27)

Personal Log Leaves

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sum program a Iarg number of smaller industries were brought into the Fairchild picture as sub-contractors.

In January L942, 1r. Boutelle or"unned the PT -2:3 Committee. Comprising the committee were the Aeronca, St. Louis Howard and Fleet Aircraft Companies, who undertook to manufacture the Fairchild PT-19A, PT-19B, and PT- 23, all trainers thut were already in production at tbe Hagerstown plant. Tbis program was so successful tbat the Army later asked Mr. Boutelle to spearhead the development of the AT-21 twin-engined trainer with another such project.

Throughout the war and the postwar days, he demonstrated outstanding leadership in building the Fairchild Aircraft Division from 200 persons to over 8,000 at its peak and welding it into a single-purpose organization dedicated to the improv ment of equipm nt and facilities for the Air Fore . On December 16, 1948, Richard S. Boutelle with a number of other industry leaders, was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the President of the United States for outstanding service to his countr during World War II. In July 1949, he was elected president of the Fairchild Airplane & Engine Corporation.

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Martin Outlook Promising Despite B-57 Cutback

NEW YOIlK.- The Clenn Marlin Company which last year began sc irg its way out of the red, was one of the air frame manufacturers hit by the recent r vision of the 137-wing Air Force goal.

De-emphasizing the role of light bombers. the Air Force has cancelled orders for 33 Martin B-57's which have been the mainstay of that Brrn's military orders.

1artin, riding tax-free du 10 previous y urs' losses had improved its position considerably in 1953 with stocks jumping to $6 a share compared with $3.02 in 1952 on 19]3,974 shares outstanding.

Loaded With Texans

DALLAS - Fiv prornin nt Texas businessmen have been el cted to th board of directors of Chance ought Aircraft which bas just be n made an independent corporation. They are: D. A. Ruley, chairman and presid nt of the board of th Lone Star Cas Co.: L. F. .McCollum president of Continental Oil Co.; ~r. W. Ov rton, Jr., president of W. W. Overton U11d Co., and chairman of the board of the Texas Bank and Trust Co.; R. L. Taylor vic -president and director of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and J. RaJpb Wooll, president of the Southwestern Life Insurance Co.

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31h 2!-1l Allegheny AirHnes ..

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9 \h 6!-1! Cessna Aircraft ....

14112 10\4 Colonial AirUncs ..

8i11 1i!t2 Cont.. AirHnes .

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24~ 16\4 McDonnell Air .

4% 2% Northeast Airlines .

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Corporation Reports

• Air Associates

Sales jumped at Air Associates while that finn's net skyrocketed in fiscal 1953. Reason is that no provision for federal taxes on income was required. Deductions to be claimed will approximately equal the taxable income for the year, reports the company.

Net profit for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 1953 was $141,654 on sales totalling $19 034,877 as against a net of $46,695 on sales of $16,244,451 in 1952. Last year, $66,000 in federal taxes was paid by the large distributor of aviation equipment and supplies.

• Bendix Aviation

Dollars sales volume and net earnings of Bendix reached new peacetime peaks in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 1953. Net sales, royalties, and other operating income were $638,544,637, compared with $508,701,892 for fiscal 1952. By major categories sales were 66 per cent for aircraft, 16 per cent automotive and 18 pel' c nt in sundry products.

Earning for the 1953 fiscal year rose to $17,352,710 or $8.20 a common share from $15,295,159, or $7.22 a share, in lisen] 1952. Reasons for the small ris in earnings in relation to the jump in sales were profit-controlling factors involved in government contracts and federal taxes which amounted to about 70 per cent of taxable income.

Bendix s backlog of unfilled orders totaled $686 million at the close of the fiscal year compared with $620 million the year before.

• Curtiss-Wright

Class A stockholders will receive dividend of $2.00 a share in four quarterly Installm nts in 1954: March 23, June 23 ept. 23, and Dec. 23. C- W will also pay a dividend of 15 cents a share of common on March 23.

• Douglas Aircraft

A peace-time sales mark of $874,- 465,463 wa set at Douglas Aircraft in the fiscal year ended last Nov. 30, according to that company's preliminary audit. This is compared with $522,619,- 409 in fiscal 1952. Earnings also hit a new p acetirne. high at $15.50 a share against $8.99 a share earned the previous year.

An xtra dividend of $1.50 in addition to the regular quarterly dividend of $1 was declared by the directors, both payable February 24. Douglas' backlog as of December 31 was up to $2,206,- 000 000 from $2,055,000,000 a year earlier.

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• McDonnell Aircraft

Earnings of $2,028,210, equal to $2.95 a share, on sales of $66,715,018 are reported by McDonnell for the six months ended Dec. 31. This compares with a net of $1,831.620, or $2.68 a share, on sales of $58,332,531 for the last half of 1952. McDonnell's backlog as of Dec. 31, was $535,166,123, up from $496,902,953 for the first .half of 1952.

• Northrop Aircraft

Northrop Aircraft earned $5.23 a ~hare in the year ended last July 31 and 1S expected to top $5 a share again in fiscal 1954.

• Pacific Airmotive

A drop to 50 cents a share (over the counter) on $20 million sales is forecast for the year ended last November, down from 65 cents a share earned on sales of $27,635,154 earned in fiscal 1952 by Pacific Airmotive.

• Solar Aircralt

Directors of Solar Aircraft voted to call in for .redemption all outstanding preferred stock. Solar's 90 cents cumulative convertible preferred will be redeemed at $18 a share on March 22 while preferred at $15 par will continue to be convertible into Solar common until March 16. With the preferred eliminated, common stock will be the sole equity of the Solar company. At present, there ure 599,288 shares of common, on which a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents will be paid on April 15. The directors also voted a 10 per dividend on common, subject to obtaining authorization to issue additional shares. The stock dividend would also be paid April 15, but to stock of record March 31 instead of Iarch 28.

• Waco Aircraft

Waco reports its highest production year since 1946, with earnings totaling $124,822 on net sales of $1,235,220 for the twelve months ended Sept. 20. This was after $115,8tH was set aside for federal taxes.

North American Dividends

LOS ANGELES - North American Aviation's stock has been placed on a quarterly-dividend basis. It will pay a 50 cents dividend to record March 15 on April 1. Previously, dividends were paid on a semi-annual basis with the last one paid Jan. 8.



March 11, 1954

Piper Aggie Sales Zooming Ahead

LOCK. HAYEN, Pa, - In the first four months of Piper Aircraft Corporation's fiscal 1953-54 year, sales of commercial aircraft are up 32 per cent over the correspooding period of a year ago. The figure is considered a highly indicative barometer of the continuing rise in the use of aircraft for farm, business and industrial purposes.

Piper sales for the calendar year of 1953 were some 40 per cent better than in 1952. The figures do not include a quantity of liaison aircraft built at a steady rate for the U. S. Army and NATO nations.

In the meantime, the first commercial delivery of the $32,000 Piper Apache is anticipated this month .

1953 Will Be Hard Year For Ryan To Beat

SAN DIEGO - After reporting record sales for fiscal 1953, Ryan Aeronautical may not make as good a showing in the year to end next October 31. T. Claude Ryan, president, reveals that total production rates during the coming period will probably be at a somewhat lower level than in 1953, although Ryan management expects 1954 to prove an excellent year nevertheless.

Gross revenues in fiscal 1953 increased to $50,167,693 from $34.975,- 214 a year earlier, and earnings climbed to $1,475,446, or $3.80 a share, from $878,359, equal to $2.23 a share on a slightly larger number of shares outstanding in fiscal 1952. Ryan purchased 5,143 of its own shares in the open market last year to reduce the outstanding to 388,700 from 393,843 .

Piasecki Helicopter To Cut Down On Subcontracting

MORTON, Pa. - With the leasing of 240,000 additional feet of floor space at the old Autocar plant at Ardmore, the Piasecki Helicopter Company is now in a position to cut down on a major portion of its fanned-out work The amount of sub-contracting done for Piasecki will probably be cut down from 75 per cent to around 25 per cent, thanks to the additional space.

The big copter builder did well last year and should report earnings of over $3 a share on common, compared with $2.45 in 1952. Sales in 1953 were somewhere between $85 million and $90 million, with a current backlog of about $125 million.

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NY Airways Taking It on The Chin

NE\i YORK - It Look $100000 for

ew York Airways La perate it 5 h licopter in ctober, Robert L. umming , her d of the copt r operation reports.

A disappointingly low performance factor in addition to high maintenan e costs, insurance premiums, and depreciati n, ar blamed for th high cost of operation. peaking before th Institute of Aeronautical cience here recently the young pr id nt caution d that his line confronted with high rental and landing f ., could not b d cribed as a typical perarion, It. flgur ,h wev r, do indicate the current trend in such op rt tion .

Cumming told the group that his

ervice bad avera cl I s than four hours utilization per day over the last 12 months. while maintenance time was averaging abou be man-hours p r Hight, ost per r venue mile came to

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COMING EVENTS IN AVIATION

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Aero 1edical oeiation, 25th an-

nual meeting, tatler Hotel.

pro 12-14-Tumpa Fla.

Airport p rater Council, 7th annual meeting.

pro 27-2 -Miama Beach Fla.

Air Traffic onference, emf-annual meting.

Ma 5-7- ew York Ity

3rd Int rnational viation Trade

how, 7lst Regimental Armory,

May 7- - hampnign-Urbnna, Ill.

National on ntion and Air Meet,

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elation, Diver ity of Illinois.

May 16-19-Louisville, Ky.

m ri • n sociation of Airport Ex-

ecutiv > national nvention, Standiford Field.

June 20-23- sste Park Colo.

vinti n Di tributor & Manufaoturr iati n, mid-year m ting, ta nley Hotel

June 21-24-Los ngele

In titut of ronautical ciences, ann ial sumrner me ting, IA Building.

July 3-6-Long Beach Calif.

Eighth or ual All-Women Trans-

contin ntal Air Race, sponsored b in ty- lnes. From Long Beach, Calif. to Knoxville, Tenn.

Europe ns Enthused Over Sports-Jet

But American Manufacturers Say IINot Jet"

NEW YORK-In Europ aircraft d ign r and manufacturer are . ri usly at , ark on a "sports-j t" for the prj at pilot wi.th th French and British ftyil1g thr e differ nt models at present, Although they are admitt cIJy d aling in prototype S whi h at' not mark table at thi tim t1 y ha at 1 ast started the ball rolling,

In this country how vel' it is hard a whether lightplan manufacturers 31' apathetic r d wn right ynical as to the prosp cts of a murk t for uch mod ls, Ior not on is seriously considering a small jet design at presnt.

Typical attitude among ur planemakers at thi time is that p rsonal j t ar £ or six y rs 1£, main reason is the high cost of fuel. Cessna

New York Airwa 's c st p r at mil i estimat d at just over 6 c nts, with cost per ton mile amounting to abo It $6.08.

"High co ts are inherent in the infancy of a D w service," aid Cum-

mings. vertheless, hili ted, it i

only through such operations as his in 1 ew York, Chicago, and Los Aug les th t mol' efficient equi.pmen and planning will valve. Cummings called for joint planning on the part of manufa - turer and operators to produce machine which will dra t:ically cut operating c ts, "The conomic factor can rnak or br ak an otherwise satisfactory design, '11e said.

"In the case of the helicopter transportation industry, given the cooperaLion I the manufacturer and Ih milltary and tb jot rim support of tbe gov-

rom nt, it is not cliffi ult to for see a day when it will be able to balance its book. an I 110\ a profit."

Aerial "Diviner" Hits Pay Dirt Regularly

, SHINGTO -An airborn "divining r d" is spotting oil and gas deposits with uncanny ac uracy in the Southw t. To dar sam 20 w II have been drill d on the strength of airborne icintillom ter sur ys and in all but two cases, pay dirt was hit With such an averag , it hould b come a must I r pr p ctor .

This counter when Bown at 200 to 300 f et over potential oil nelds, has prov n even time more accurate than metl od u red in r nt years when g ologi tick d drilling it by eismic methods.

With til scintillomet 1', which mea - ur til distribution of radioacti e elem nts in tl e earth, 10\ radioactive lit n ity is reg' t I' d ove I' "as and oil deposits since radioacti e solubles cannot penetrat j] and gas accumulation.

Power for the count r i obtained from the plan's ele trical y tern.

I' 55 th hann I he English parrowjet made its first Hight Ia t D c rnh r. It Hi at 250 n ph and lands at 50 miles an hour.

CALLING SUPERDOOPER TE T PILOT-DISCONTINUE TE TYOUR SIITP BECAME OBSOLETE FIFTEEN MINUTE AGO."

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President Orders CAB to Reject Bid for Colonial-Eastern Merger

WASHINGTON-President Eisenhower stepped into the ColonialEastern merger controversy and ordered CAB to do an "about-face" after it approved the merger by a vote of 4-0. This marks Colonial's second failure to merge its routes into a larger carrier.

ational Airlines which has been fighting Eastern's attempt to control

.ulonial, is now pr pared to renew a previous off r for m rging with the New England airline, or to mak a brand new proposal. Earlier Colonial's stockholders turned down an offer mad by Eastern's most powerful rival.

Dollars vs. Scruples

In approving the merger, CAB had turned its back on til fact that Eastern had acquir d • unls wful control" of Colonial by bu. ing up olonial's stock befor the agr ement was approved by the smaller line's mnnagern nt and stockhold 1". Once dir cted b the President how v 1', to revers th decision, this breach b came the grounds for disallowing th m rger.

The Board had claimed that the Colonial-Eastern merg r would have led to a considerable savings in subsidy paym nts. but the hief Executive ruled that such m rgers must be • ccomplished in full cornplianc with tl e Civil A ronautics Act.

How did th PI' iident b com inv Ived in this issue? The White House mu t approve all proee dings involving foreign operations. In this case, Colonial has bas s in Bermuda and Canada.

Colonial Disappointed

N \\IS of the Pr sid ntial move cam as a disappointment to Colonial Airlin s, as well as Eastern. Both lines drum that Colonial has b n acting with complete independ nee despit East-

rn' stock ontrol. East I'll determined to achiev a full north-south operati n from 1inmi-to-M ntr al, came up with unoth r proposal shortly after th merger was turned down.

Thomas F. Armstrong, pr sident of Eastern Airlin , s nt (I. telegram to Colonial offering a new cal tract which would allow an xchang of two shares of Colonial for on of East rn. Armstr ng stated C IUidently, "We have

very reason to beli ve that th factors which led to the disapproval of the

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State Director Scores Federal User Charges ~1INNEAPOLIS - 1I the federal gov-

rnment takes over user charges, the states could beforced to abandon aviation gas taxes used for airport dev lopment, says L. L. Schroeder, Minn sora Aeronautics

Sp aking Minn sota

Op raters ssocianon, Schroeder

pointed to the undesirability of both the federal gov rnment and the state competing in th Aeld of user taxes. Although th propo d fed ral user charges relate (lilly to the cost of maintainin federal airways, and not the cost or providing airports, be said, th government will ultimately attempt to amortize the co t of federal, irport aid. This would mak the states unable to prov:ide aid to airports except in the form of a public subsidy, granted at theex-pense of the taxpayers.

u.s. Offers Millions for NATO Fighter

LOND - Th Unit d States is ready t inv st $10 million in a lightweight j t6ght r-bornber for NATO, as soon as any of Europe's plane manufacturers can con inc G n. Lauri i orstad that his ompany can produc uch a raft.

What the upre III Alii d Com-

mand r is shopping around for is a fighter-type model that could operate from small landing strips just behind

n m. lines, attack targ ts in advance of Allied troops and C.UT. at mic weapons, if necessary. In short. he \ ants a wolf in she p's clothing.

Whnt ms a sur thing is the amaz-

ing Fr nch entry in this competition, the 8 000 pound Bnroud ur, d sign d by the French uatiot aliz d CASE. It is already flying. According to reports, it will carry at I ast four tons of fuel and weapons at a speed of 780 mph at sea level. At 40 000 feet, this remarkable plan is said to fly at twic the speed of

sound. Th Baroud ur's axial How engin will weigh less than 1,000 pounds and develop a thrust of just under 5,000 pounds,

In England the Folland Company, whos presid nt W. A. P tt r fathered th lightweight fighter project; says it can outfit a squadron of Gnats and Midges for NATO at a price of $70,000 each. The 1idge version of th Folland lightweight is powered with a Viper engin . It should By this fall. The 6,000 pound Gnat and its engine are currently lind r construction. Critics of this willof-the-wisp fight r say that it is just too

light to op n t fficiently. Folland

doe n't think s appar ntly. Another

importanl factor is that so far, Folland is going it al ne. The British Government has not y t put money into the NATO project.

1 ewe t of the competitors is a radical Avro delta-wing fighter pow red with Orph us engine. It is at least a year away from Hying.

WORJ{ HORSE TO .IOIN RCAF - The first Piasecki H-21 Work Horse built lor the Royal Canadian Air Force. prepares to leave for the North. Due for delivery to the R AF in March. the helicopter is the first or Ix purchased by Canada through the U. . Air Force. The manufacturer has formed a new ubsidiary Pia ecki Helicopter Company or Canada Ltd., that will provide overhaul and repair ervice for the aircraft at Arnprior. Onto The B-21 can carry up to 20 men. It holds the world helicopter peed record or 146.7 mile' an hour and the world helicopter altitude record of 22 110 feel. The Piasecki factory is at Morton, Pa,



March 11. 1954

House Hands CAB and Airlines $50 Million Cut in Subsidies

WASHINGTON-CAB s request for $73 million in subsidy payments to air carriers (or the next fl cal year has been hacked down to $23 million by the House Appropriations Committee. Thi unprecedented action was the second major set-back suffered by CAB and the scheduled airlines during the month of Februar .

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ourt decision ill which it unanimous] rul d that til xcess profit of an airlin ' dam stic op rations must b offs t against its intern tional iubsidy n eds. Th ornmitt e, I' f rring to this decision now exp ots AB to r view all sub. i]. claims as quickly RS possibJ . It. r comm ndation L~ only for 823 million. "at thi tim .'

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Marking & Lighting

Detail cl information on the important responsibility £ providing uniform night and da id ntification of natural and man-mad obstruction is contain d in n new AA publication." bstru tion ~la[kinlY • nd Lighting. ' It is fo(, . ale b til . Covernm nt Printing Offie • ,,'ashington 25. D. C., at 30 c nt a c py. Information in this new booklet sup rc d s that contained in the "Obstru tion r{arking 'Innlla)" published

1'1, 1951.

(opter Operations

pro dings of the !AT h li. mposiurn held last pring in PH rt Rico hav be n published in a 1 3-pa' book entitl d, "H licopt r P: eration and D ign R quir rn nts." 'i w of military and civil exp rts n 'copter p rforman who ha work d ill r tar), operations, and opinions of airlin and other n nci s who pr 1 0 putting th ' pt r into s rvi e, are record d in this informative publicati n. Price of th b k i $6. It n b 01'd r d fr m th IAT Technical ecretariat Tntemational Aviation Building, M. ntr al n, P. Q. Canada.

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THEY ALS SERVE WHO ONL TAND AND WAIT - Llule-knov n old timer , employed in the Dalla area's booming aircraft manufacturing indu try, receive ihe plaudits of the Dallas dvertising League in a new twi t of the age-old routine of a\ ardgiving. Instead of the u ual bouque for "IOp bras ," these men from the rank were nailed by the Ad League a typical f thousands o( ingeniou but mo tly anonyrnou worker who have made America' fabul u aircraft production records po ible. The four are hown receiving plaque from Pr gram hairman AI Haning of outhwest Airmoiive ompany right). Left to right, they are: Walter B. Barling, upervisor of Con olidated Vultee ircraft, Fort Worth, who 0 year ago designed and built the giant ix-engine Barling bomber' Walter kory, experimental service mechanic at hance Vought Aircraft, Dallas, who helped Igor ikor ky build his first helicopter and flying boats; Dayton H. (lim) It. sub-assembly foreman at Bell ircraft, Fort Worth a pioneer ervice technician and a key man in Bell uper onic rc earch activities, and John C. Hawkins design taff engineer at Ternc Aircraft, Dallas, developer of a number of original gas turbine power plants. The meeting wa attended by 300 top Dalla and orth Worth adverti ing, civic and a iation indu try leader.

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NEW YORK - The Int rnational A 0- ciation of Machinists of AFL is out to oust Mike Quill s CI -Transport Work-

rs Union. bargaining ag nt for American and Pan Am rican mechanics and ground mploye . AI J. Hayes, lAM president, said that IUs union will attempt t have the ational Mediation Board conduct de ertiflcatiou elections among employees of both lines.

lAM's first targ t will be PAA h ps in Miami, New ork and Brownsville. Haye claim that Quill bas entered into a tacit agre ment with that lin whereby major maintenance and repair work would be moved to overseas bases, r dueing the number of workers rquired in thi country.

Both QuiU and CIO's air tran port division dir ctor, James '. Horst, labeled lAM's plan a "a brazen attempt in 001- lu ion with the company to abotage th coming negotiation betwe n Pan merlean Airway and it employees."

Shell Film Portrays History of Helicopter

NEW YOnK - Helicopters are perForming an important task in remote Louisiana marshes-helping find more oil to meet the nation's growing needs.

In the trackless marshlands, the copter is easing some of the burden for the oil hunters. They still use shallow-bottomed boats and "marsh buggies" to get around the bayous, but that rotary-wing aircraft now is helping them over the toughest spots in a matter of minutes where hours and even days would formerly have been required.

The development of rotary-winged craft from the visionary fifteenth century drawings by Leonardo da Vinci to the reality of the modem troop-carrying giant helicopters-now is told in a motion picture "The History of the Helicopter," produced by Shell Oil Company.

The 22-minute film is available to groups with 16mm. 111m projectors and may be obtained free upon written request to the ShellFilm Library, 50 West 50th Street, New York 20, New York, or 100 Bush Street, San Francisco, Calif.

PEEKIN' THROUGH the HANGAR KEYHOLES

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New British Jetliners

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Fashioned after the delta-winged Vulcan bomber, the Avro Atlantic would carry between 76 and 131 passengers on trans-Atlantic bops hitting a speed of more than 600 mph at an altitude of 40,000 feet.

Third candidate for service ill Britain's new line is the Handley-Page "97," a commercial version of the crescentwinged Victor bomber. This doubledecked behemoth would carry 150 tourist passengers over the ocean at an estimated speed of 600 miles an hour, and is also touted as highly economical.

The key question concerning these giants is which one will be chosen to launch Britain's second line of jets and when it will go into production. The answer depends largely on BOAC's chairman, Sir Miles Thomas, who says he is taking plenty of time before making a decision. The longer he takes making up his mind, the longer will jet designers in this country have to narrow Britain's lead in the jet world-and they can work mighty fast.

Engine Pre-Oiler

NEW YORK - Durham Aircraft Service of Woodside, ew York, has designed and developed an efficient Pre-Oiler which permits the complete cleaning and lubrication of aircraft engines prior to starting. In addition to preventing dry starts, the unit's operation insures the reduction of wear caused by starting.

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Paqe Thirty-Three

March 11. 1954



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VOICES FROM ON HIGH

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(This department is exactly what the name implies; wherein the readers tell the editors lust what they think. Say what you wallt to, when you Ulant to soy it. Your rwme will be withheld on request.)

"I disapprooe 0/ iohat: you say but L will defend to the death uour rigllt to say it." -Voltaire (To Heloetius}

NEW YORK CITY-It has been my intention to write you sooner regarding CONTACT.

Of the many publications now available which deal with aviation CONTACT is one of the finest. Its consistency loyalty, and wisdom sbould not go unheralded.

Of your ten-point program, I wish to be e pecially complimentary.

Your closing slogan, "The fight must go on," can only be amended by adding tbat the most important, single fight facing America today is aviation's fight.

It seems as if a giant force lies shackled by an inadequate, slow-moving legislative and policy-making master-compress and public opinion.

Here's hoping that you accomplish at least ten-fold your mission in thi field in the years ahead.

Sincerely yours

Louis Tamiso.

They Like The Lapel Emblem

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-"I am happy to see CONTACT become a magazine and carryon with its good work for CAP. The Indiana Wing will push for additional subscriptions through your offer of a nice lapel pin something we have needed for some time now.

I assure you the Indiana Wing staff stands ready to assist you in every way 'possible as CONTACT has been very beneficial in helping CAP to grow in the past two years.'

Sincerely

Wayne W. Ricks olonel, CAP ommander (Indiana Wing)

CIN TNNATl. Obio-"The lapel emhlem is very distinctive and r believe that it will be very well received by all Civil Air Patrol personnel. I am passing this information and how to obtain this emblem down through my wing staff and group commanders and sincerely hope that we

They do say that the first twenty years are the bardest-and CONTACT is now in its twentieth year of service to aviation. What the next decade may hold in. store for aviation may well stagger the imagination_-Ed.

* CONTACT'S lO-Point Program *

By way of getting acquainted with you thousands of NE\.v subscribers added to th CO TACT famil. these past six months, we reprcduc h r CO TACT'S lO-point progrnm launched 20 years ago. CONTACT editorials and cartoons have often been quoted and reproduced in th Congressional Be ord and leading newspap rs of the Nation.

It was on Armistice Duy, 1934, ironically enough, that CONTACT made its first appearance. Beginning with that very first issue, through vigorous editorials, pcinted cartoons and factual evident: published again and again COl TACT has fought for:

(1) -Adequate National Air Defense.

(2)-The Science of Aeronautics to be taught in our Public Schools. (3)-A National Airport Planning Commission created by Congress. (4) -Civilian Pilot Training Program.

(5) -Most first Class mail to be carried by air.

(6) - The President's Cabinet to include "The Secretary of Aeronautics." (7)-A Unified Air Service.

(8) -Elimination of the Air Corps "College Education" requirement. (9) -Combating aU "isms" except real old-fashioned Americanism.

(IO)-To drive politics out of Aviation and keep Aviation out of politics.

Today, although belatedly, part of the above program is in force or in the making: but items os. 1 3, 5, 6 9 and 10 still fall under the head of "UNFINISHED BUSINESS."

TRUTH and COURAGE arc two banners which must fly at the masthead of any worthwhile publication. Those who sp ak their convictions often arcus hostility. So it bas not been easy to ke p the CO TACT banner flying these past 20 years. Yet much remains to be done-

The Fight Must Go On!

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Sincerely,

John O. Swarts Lt. Colonel, CAP Commander (Ohio Wing)

RACINE, Wi .-"Your offer on the emblem should certainly interest our membership. and will doubtless stimulate CONTACT subscriptions, particularly in its attractive new form. L read CONTACT with interest and am sure that all of our members do likewise."

Sincerely,

John H. Batten Colonel, CAP Deputy Director (Great Lakes Region)

OMAHA, Neb.-"The lapel emblem has been received. Every CAP member should be proud to wear it. lnformation about it will be placed in our next bulletin that goes out to ihe units, requesting them to do what they can to gel subscriptions for CONTACT, and receive an emblem. Thanking you for all your activities and interest on behalf of CAP. I know many of our members look forward to getting CONTACT. I always find time somehow to read CONTACT."

Sincerely,

Earle C. Reynolds. Col. CAP Commander (Nebraska Wing)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-"[ received the lapel pin, and indeed, l have been regularly wearing it. Those who have seen it have expressed admiration of its appearance, and 1 am quite sure it has excited enough interest to cause members to seek to qualify for it themselves. This Wing has made consistent efforts to support CONTACT and shall be happy to continue to

do .0."

Sincerely

Howard Freeman Colonel CAP ommander, (California Wing)

NEWARK, N. J.-"I wish to acknowledge receipt of the lapel emblem. The New Jersey Wing will do everything it can within reason to help put over the "new CONTACT". 1 feel that this newsmagazine is serving a definite purpose in our organization. '

Sincerely.

Irving Feist Colonel, CAP (New Jersey Wing)

How CAP Cadets Can Obtain The New Lapel Emblem-FREEl

CAP Cadets are eager to obta.ln the beautiful new lapel emblem. Since the subscription contract with the publishers of CONTACT only applies to Senior member., It Is only through the Unit Commanders. that the Cadets can leorn of the following offer:

To each Cadet sending In ONE full $3 year's subscription from an adult who II not a CAP member, we will also mall CONTACT to that Cadet for one full year and In addltlon send the Codet the CAP lapel emblu'!1 as a gift.

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To All Members Of The CIVIL AIR PATROL-

Let's quit selling Civil Air Patrol merely LO one another.

High time to spread the gospel of CAP far beyond the confines of the membership.

MORE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW-

-that 730/0 of the total hours in all search and rescue missions during the first half of 1953 were flown by CAP-so reported by the AF Air Rescue Service itseJi.

-how many CAP Cadets actually enlisted in the Air Force in 1953.

-how many thousands of high school and junior college students are enrolled in CAP's Aviation Education program.

-chat the largest fleet of civilian aircraft in the world under one administrative head is the CIVIL AIR PATROL fleet.

-that CAP's Radio Network, available for peacetime emergency or war, is the largest in the world.

TOO FEW PEOPLE KNOW these and ocher facts about chis Auxiliary of the United States Air Force and its active voluntary member hip of OVER EIGHTY THOUSAND Seniors & .adcts.

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Simply WEAR IT on every occasion when in your civvies-every one of you 80,000 Seniors & Cadets. Think of the cumulative effect on thousands of your acquaintances who are NOT yet members but who might well be! Especially if they start reading CONTACT.

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