Transport: Wives Welcome

One big thing that keeps men out of airplanes is fear. Another is their wives' fear. Last fortnight United Air Lines' West Coast manager, Stephen Augustus Stimp-son—who introduced stewardesses to the flying public—decided to try to do some-thing about wives' fear. A survey revealed that "36% of wives do not want their husbands to fly, primarily because they themselves have never flown; many have never visited an airport; most have never seen a plane newer than 1929's trimotored Ford." California papers carried United's "very special invitation to wives whose husbands like to...

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