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May 18, 1959

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Stl Broadens Missile, Space Roles

SAFETY

Overloading Linked to Mike Todd Crash

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Westland Jump to Helicopters Pays Off

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Stl Broadens Missile, Space Roles

Inglewood, Calif.—Space Technology Laboratories, Inc., has evolved within a short time into a technical right arm for the Air Force’s ballistic missile program and has assumed an important role in the nation’s space efforts. Extent and impact of STL’s work is not generally recognized by segments of industry other than contractors who have been closely associated with STL in specific missile and space projects.

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SAFETY

Overloading Linked to Mike Todd Crash

A Lockheed executive aircraft, en route from Burbank, Calif., to Tulsa, Okla., crashed and burned 12 mi. southwest of Grants, N. M., during darkness, the morning of Mar. 22, 1958. All four occupants were killed. The flight had made routine position reports from its assigned altitude of 11,000 ft. until passing over Winslow, Ariz.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Westland Jump to Helicopters Pays Off

Yeovil, England—Future of the Westland Westminster, Britain’s largest helicopter and biggest private-venture aircraft in years, may soon be brightened by a major policy decision. Ministry of Supply is expected to order large helicopters for the British military services, primarily as flying cranes.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Missile School Aids Nato Combat Teams

Huntsville, Ala.—Fast growth of the Army Ordnance Guided Missile School provides an excellent index to the impact that missiles are having on U. S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization military forces. The six-year-old school, located in a modern $100 million plant at Redstone Arsenal here, will graduate about 7,500 students this year—almost as many as it did in its first five years.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Food Machinery Studies Design of Mobile Missile Sites

San Jose, Calif.—Missile launching sites of the future may be roving, mobile complexes of 10 to 12 vehicles moving about on an hourly or daily basis to keep an enemy from pinpointing them. Roving squadrons would have the capability of maintaining missiles at a constant state of readiness while under way and would include checkout equipment, fuel tankage, limited spares stock and housekeeping facilities for the personnel manning the vehicles.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft Firms Detail Salaries, Bonuses

Washington—Following is a list of aircraft company officers’ and directors’ salaries and stock holdings for 1958 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission: Bendix Aviation Corp.—Fiscal year 1958 ending Sept. 30, 1958. M. P. Ferguson, president and director, $164,249.96 salary and 2,073 shares of common stock; A. P. Fontaine, vice president and director, $58,749.97 salary and 587 shares of common stock; E. K. Foster, vice president and director, $77,249.92 salary and 630 shares of common stock; W. H. Houghton, vice president, treasurer and director, $90,000.00 salary and 5,383 shares of common stock; R. P. Lansing, vice president and director, $94,800.00 salary and 4,456 shares of common stock; C. Marcus, vice president and director, $101,900.00 salary and 225 shares of common stock; E. F. Polk, president of Sheffield Corp., a subsidiary of Bendix, and director, $67,908.00 salary and 22,800 shares of common stock; G. E. Stoll, vice president and director, $97,499.96 salary and 6,046 shares of common stock; C. C. Tillinghast, Jr., vice president and director, $42,999.96 salary and 221 shares of common.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Salaries, Bonuses to Cab

Pan American World Airways—J. T. Trippe, president and director, $60,000 salary, $1,950 bonds and indirect compensation, $8,470 expenses and 66,539 shares of common stock in name of others; W. L. Morrison, executive vice president—Latin American Division, $36,000 salary, $15,000 bonus and indirect compensation, $6,520 expenses and 17,587 shares of common stock; H. E. Gray, executive vice president —Atlantic Division, $36,000 salary, $16,000 bonus and indirect compensation, $3,160 expenses and 7,402 shares of common stock; R. B. Murray, Jr., executive vice president —Pacific and Alaska Division, $32,000 salary, $9,000 bonus and indirect compensation, $16,337 expenses and no stock.
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PRODUCTION

Roll Forming Tried on Minuteman Casing

Evendale, Ohio—A metal shaping process called roll forming is making its bid here for major missile applications. Primary goal is a production contract for the Minuteman second stage casing which will be awarded sometime between July and September.

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Letters

I have been reading your magazine for several years and am grateful to see you print the facts as you see them, not as we would like to see them. I see frequent mention of the Mercury Man-in-Space project. I doubt if we are ready to try this gamble with a man’s life.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Radiation Threat Increases with Altitude

Washington—Concept of employing manned bombers flying at very high altitudes to deliver an attack on an enemy nation is the subject of a sharp controversy here. The reason is that these aircraft and their crews would appear to be extremely vulnerable to the radiation effects produced over great distances by large nuclear explosions in the upper atmosphere.

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