Wartime Speed Boosts Smash All National Air Race Records
Paul Mantz wins Bendix with 425 mph.; Tex Johnston of Bell takes Thompson trophy in P-39 averaging 373 mph. AAF jets do 515 mph. in Weatherhead speed dash.
By ALEXANDER McSURELY7 min
LABOR DAY• 1946
Time for Wise Union Leadership
LABOR DAY, 1946, finds one hopeful element in the relations between American management and labor which was not there on Labor Day, 1945. It comes in recent expressions by a number of national leaders of organized labor that increased “real” wages depend upon increased productivity, i.e. increased output per man-hour.
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Stewart Joins C&s to Replace Williams
Widman named budget director and Snedeker of CAA becomes asst, operations manager.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICES
Nonskeds Offer Help in Rail Car Shortage
Top Airline Executive Salaries Gained Slightly, Survey Shows
United’s Patterson paid most in 1945 with boost to $56,086; Damon of American raised to $47,499; Jack Frye of TWA took cut to $35,225; C. R. Smith paid $43,750.
12,000 Plane Backlog Bolsters Piper Production Now 58 a Day
Lockhaven, Pa., manufacturer plans to make at least 10,000 lightplanes next year as Skysedan model and Ponca City Plant go into production.
By ALEXANDER McSURELY4 min
Good Future Seen for Market Value of Aircraft Industry Shares
Investment advisory service analysis claims exceptional growth possibilities in air field offer investment opportunities at current low levels.
Twin City Airport Deadlock Resolved
THE AVIATION NEWS
AAF’S STRANGE PUBLICITY ANTICS—AAF public relations confusion grows apace. Attempts to clamp a veil of photographic censorship over flight pictures of the XB-36 proved futile when the big bomber made its initial test hop over Ft. Worth, population 178,000.