AVIATION: Rich Cargo

When he heard the glad news, Slick Airways' President Earl F. Slick took some employees out to his ranch near San Antonio for a big barbecue. In Los Angeles, the Flying Tiger Line's President Robert W. Prescott, 35, was equally elated. Said he: "We have finally dropped the curse of the unwashed."

All the joy was caused by a historic decision of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Last week, CAB gave the two big nonscheduled cargo airlines permission to fly two transcontinental scheduled air-freight routes, the first in the U.S. CAB's certificates will permit...

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