May 16, 1960

FINANCIAL

Airlines List Officers’ Salaries, Bonuses

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Pilots Show Superior Capabilities

EDITORIAL

Lockheed U-2 Over Sverdlovsk: A Study in Fabrication

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FINANCIAL

Airlines List Officers’ Salaries, Bonuses

Washington—Following is a list of airline officers’ salaries, bonuses and indirect compensations, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1959, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board: Pan American World Airways, Inc.—J. T. Trippe, president and director, $100,000 salary, $2,350 bonus and indirect compensation, $6,379 expenses and 31,539 shares of common stock in name of others;
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Pilots Show Superior Capabilities

Los Angeles—Pilots, using control systems and displays designed to make the most of their capabilities, not only will be an important part of forthcoming space systems but in a number of conditions will be far superior to automatic flight control systems in performance, according to reports presented at the Manned Space Stations Symposium here.

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EDITORIAL

Lockheed U-2 Over Sverdlovsk: A Study in Fabrication

The whole truth of Francis Gary Powers’ 1,400-mi. penetration of the Soviet Union in a Lockheed U-2 on a Central Intelligence Agency mission of photo and electronic reconnaissance has not yet been told. It may never emerge from the welter of official lies pouring from Moscow and Washington.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

U. S. to Continue U-2 Flights Over Soviet

‘Rocket’ boast of Russians largely discounted; loss of plane attributed to flameout of engine.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Speed, Low Vibration Mark Brantly B-2

New York—Brantly all-metal, two-place B-2 helicopter is a responsive and fast rotorcraft that, at a weight close to its 1,600-lb. maximum gross, cruised at an indicated 95 mph. during a flight evaluation by AVIATION WEEK. Impressive feature, keyed to its hinged rotor blades, is the smoothness of the rotor system—particularly the absence of “wind beat.”

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FINANCIAL

Aerospace Firms List Executive Salaries, Bonuses with Sec

Washington—Following is a list of aerospace industry officers’ and directors’ salaries, bonuses and stock holdings for 1959 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission: American Bosch Arma Corp.—C. W. Perelle, president and director, $130,000 salary and 20,000 shares of common stock; C. A. Sharpe, senior vice president, $54,333 salary with no stock listed; V. Schorlemmer, vice president, $45,666 salary with no stock listed.
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Letters

I must take exception to the term “unique system of construction of Minuteman ICBM test silos” in the legend under the picture on p. 65 of your Apr. 4 issue. This method has been used for quite a few years to sink well tile as I had the misfortune to learn when my father enlisted my aid in such an enterprise.
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AVIONICS

Component Reliability Practices Proposed

Washington—Specific measures for improving the quality and reliability of electronic components and slashing the time required to prepare and bring up to date military specifications will be available to industry within 60 days. First details of the measures, the result of a two-year Defense Department-industry study, were disclosed here at the Electronic Components Conference.

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AVIONICS

Micromodules Pass Environmental Tests

Washington—Prototype micromodules containing a selective sampling of low-power level circuit functions have successfully withstood rigid environmental testing, it was reported here last week at the Electronic Components Conference.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviets Exploit U-2, Boast of Strength

Moscow-Soviet Union last week exploited the May 1 downing of a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane well inside Russia with boasts of its own defensive strength and warnings to U. S. and its allies that further flights might be met by “more drastic action.”
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