June 6, 1960

AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines List Officer Salaries With CAB

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Helicopters Demonstrate Assault Tactics

MANAGEMENT

U-2 Data Aided U. S. Military Planning

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines List Officer Salaries With CAB

Washington—Following is a list of airline officers’ salaries, bonuses and indirect compensation, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1959, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board: Northwest Airlines, Inc., (carrier did not list bonuses or indirect compensations for officers— D. W. Nyrop, president and director, $75,000 salary, $6,523 expenses and 14,900 shares of common stock ; G. M. Bain, vice president-sales, $32,500 salary, $2,437 expenses and 1,200 shares of common stock; P. E. Benscoter, vice president-Orient Region, $19,700 salary, $4,103 expenses and 1,900 shares of common stock; W. J. Eiden, treasurer, $26,500 salary, $2,736 expenses and 4 shares of common stock; A. E. Floan, vice president and secretary, $22,000 salary, $963 expenses and 405 shares of common stock; F. C. Judd, vice presidentmaintenance and station operations, $31,500 salary, $2,090 expenses and 1,205 shares of common stock.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Helicopters Demonstrate Assault Tactics

Yakima, Wash.—Helicopter operations in Exercise Elk Horn of Strategic Army Corps’ 4th Infantry Division here indicate that the helicopter has roles in land warfare which apparently cannot be filled by any of the new VTOL and STOL concepts.

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MANAGEMENT

U-2 Data Aided U. S. Military Planning

Gates says Defense got valuable Soviet information, Senate hears explanations of program and incident.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

AEDC Plans Space Environment Chamber

Tullahoma, Tenn.—Response of fullscale space vehicles, components and engines will be evaluated under realistic physical conditions in a huge environmental chamber planned by the Air Force for its Air Research and Development Command’s Arnold Engineering Development Center here.
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AVIONICS

Interest Grows in Cryogenic Techniques

Washington—Interest in crvogenic techniques, especially thin superconducting films, for computing systems appears to be on the upswing, a recent three-day symposium held here on this topic indicates. Sponsored by the Information Systems Branch of the Office of Naval Research, the meeting brought together about 400 scientists and engineers from this country and abroad for an exchange of views on the technical status and problems of superconductivity, and to a lesser degree, other crvogenic techniques and devices which may have application in information processing systems.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

British Study Wing Jets for STOL Uses

London—New system of aerodynamic circulation control, for possible application in short takeoff and land aircraft, has been developed at the National Gas Turbine Establishment, Pyestock. The system is claimed to be an advance on the jet flap on which work first began eight years ago at Pyestock.

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FINANCIAL

Industry Officials’ Compensation Listed With SEC for Last Year

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AIR TRANSPORT

Capital Employe Group Begins Proxy Fight

Washington—A group of Capital Airlines employe-stockholders last week made good a threat to conduct a stockholder proxy solicitation as a first step toward overthrowing the airline’s present board of directors and at least part of its operating management.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Chance Vought Tests Field Missile Design

Los Angeles—A solid propellant missile suitable for short and long range combat unit direct support missions, which has a single control system for guidance before and after thrust termination, has been developed by Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc.

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AVIONICS

Ceramic Gyroscope Uses Gas Bearings

Minneapolis, Minn.—New miniature integrating gyro that uses a spinning rotor made of ceramic supported in gas bearings, which cuts gyro drift rate by a factor of 10:1, has been developed here by Minncapolis-Honeywell’s Aeronautical Division.

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