AVIATION: New Oil Burner

Oil for the lamps of China was sold by first glutting the country with cheap, kerosene-burning lamps. A modern, expensive, but smaller version of this sales device was launched in the U.S. last week when North American Airport Corp. formally opened New York's $4-million, Army-built Westchester County Airport to civilian use.

Backed by its rich parent, Gulf Oil Corp., North American outbid three major oil companies for the exclusive right to promote private flying—and the sale of oil and gasoline—at the 505-acre field. For its unprecedented duration-plus-15-years lease, North American plans to...

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