AVIATION: New Merger?

The routes of Delta Air Lines form a jagged Y from Chicago to Miami and from Atlanta to Dallas. But Delta President C. E. Woolman would like them to cover the eastern half of the U.S. like a crazy quilt. In 1950, he made a deal to merge with Northeast, thus cash in on some lucrative New England business. Then he offered to buy the southern routes of Capital Airlines. Last week, while both these deals awaited approval, Woolman dreamed of further expansion.

Delta, said Woolman, planned to join forces with Chicago & Southern, a 17-year-old line with routes from...

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