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July 7, 1958

EDITORIAL

USAFE's Mercy Missions

MANAGEMENT

WHO'S WHERE

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INDUSTRY OBSERVER

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EDITORIAL

USAFE's Mercy Missions

During our recent swing through Europe visiting NATO air forces we were impressed with how much genuine good will and mutual respect is being generated among Europeans by American military personnel with spontaneous and relatively low cost operations in contrast to the results produced by some of our formal and expensive aid programs.

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WHO'S WHERE

In the Front Office Leston Faneuf, board chairman, and Harvey Gaylord, senior vice president, Bell Aircraft Corp., Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Faneuf continues as president of the company, and Mr. Gaylord continues as president of Bell Helicopter Corp., Ft. Worth, Tex. Leon T. Eliel, board chairman, Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. Brig. Gen. Edwin M. Day (USAF, ret.) succeeds Mr. Eliel as president.
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INDUSTRY OBSERVER

► Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile incorporates propellant utilization system which empties both tanks simultaneously so that when sustainer rocket burns out there is no dead weight remaining. ► North American Aviation Missile Development Division’s Dyna-Soar proposal envisioned unmanned test vehicle and final manned version.
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Washington Roundup

Bomb Powered Rocket Propulsion through the use of a series of controlled nuclear explosions as suggested in a study by General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corp. has been accepted and funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (see box, p. 30).

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FINANCIAL

Used-Plane Market Faces Critical Era

Low prices and poor business may be the hallmark of market as airlines dump piston planes for jets.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

High-Altitude Sounding Rocket

Washington—Five-stage high-altitude sounding rocket is being pushed to operational readiness to monitor effects of out-of-atmosphere nuclear blasts in connection with Operation Hardtack, already begun at Eniwetok, in the Pacific.
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Program for Merger Drafted By Thompson, Ramo-Wooldridge

Los Angeles—Thompson Products and its affiliate, The Ramo-Wooldridge Corp., will merge to become Thompson Ramo-Wooldridge Corp. if stockholders approve the plan. J. D. Wright, president of Thompson Products, will become chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the new corporation.
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Minuteman Consultant

Los Angeles—Ramo-Wooldridge will serve as technical consultant to the Air Force on its upcoming Minuteman inter-continental ballistic missile program. The company’s role will be similar to the one it played in USAF’s three existing ballistic missile programs and lunar probe shots.
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More Fiscal 1959 Funds Asked For B-52, KC-135, Hound Dog

Ford Eastman Washington—Increased appropriations for Boeing B-52s, KC-135 jet tankers, North American Hound Dog air-to-ground missiles to be used on the B-52G and for research and development during Fiscal 1959 were urged last week by Sen.
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Northern Radar Cost Set at $800 Million

Buffalo—Building and installation of ballistic missile early warning system (BMEWS) radars at two sites in far north is expected to cost $800 million, a third more than the cost of constructing the DEW Line in the Arctic, with its 58 radar stations.
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