AVIATION: Toonerville Triumph

Jack Frye left the presidency of TWA amid predictions that it would become a "Toonerville airline." It refused to buy new equipment, canceled the order for 18 Constellations which expansive Jack Frye wanted. Howard Hughes, who controls TWA, thought that what the airline needed was efficient economic operation of the planes it had. To get it, he put La Motte T. Cohu in as TWA president.

Tough, canny Mr. Cohu, World War I flyer and ex-board chairman of Northrop Aircraft Inc., lost no time in swinging his new broom—and his ax. He spent so much time flying from one TWA office...

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