RADICALS: Golden Boys

Strike? Why not? For 30¢ an hour? Don't be silly, said the A.F. of L. Air Line Pilots' Association—we want a raise of $6,500 a year.

The man who made this demand, which made all other labor arguments look like something viewed through the wrong end of a telescope, was A.L.P.A. President David Behncke, a suave, self-assured retired pilot who looks about as radical as any Philadelphia Main Liner. Behind him was the combined strength of some 5,000 similar radicals—reserved, well-dressed citizens who own homes in fashionable suburbs and tend to vote the Republican ticket.

The 15-year-old A.L.P.A. is the world's most...

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