AVIATION: North to Alaska

Ted Law is a scrappy young (34) Texas wildcatter who has long wanted to stake out an empire of his own in aviation. Last week he had a good start. As the new president of Alaska Airlines, Inc. he was boss of 6,600 miles of subarctic air routes that stretched all the way from Juneau to Little Diomede Island, within gliding distance of Siberia. Only American Airlines, Inc. could boast of more continental air-route mileage.

Alaska Airlines (formerly Star Airlines) is still only loosely held together. It was started by an elderly Manhattan...

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