WASHINGTON: Stop, Thief!

The Boeing Airplane Co. is famed around the world as the nest which hatched the Flying Fortress and the B29. But citizens of its home town, Seattle, think of it in more practical terms—it is their biggest payroll and a financial well which waters the city and a great part of the country around it. This summer, with a postwar peak of 26,000 employees working on B-50s, on doubledecked Strato-cruisers and on sub assemblies for its jet-powered B-47, it was supporting one in seven families in Seattle.

But last month the city heard...

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