Business: Outcast into Hero

As an airline operator, burly, whip-smart Philip Gustav Johnson was branded an airmail profiteer, publicly disgraced, finally booted out of U.S. aviation by the witch-hunting First New Deal (TIME, April 30, 1934). Last week the same "P.G." Johnson was a top-flight U.S. production hero and Seattle's No. 1 citizen. Reason: Under Secretary of War Patterson had just handed Johnson and his booming Boeing Aircraft Co. the Army-Navy Production Award—newest U.S. prize for war-production excellence. Said Patterson: "This is your nation's tribute to the patriotism and production effort of your plant. . . ."...

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