Time Clock, Aug. 29, 1955

JET AIRLINER DECISION is expected to be made within a month by major U.S. airlines. Executives from United, T.W.A., American, Eastern and Pan American have reached the horse-trading stage with rival Planemakers Douglas and Boeing, are shuttling between the two firms dickering over prices and specifications on the Douglas DC-8 and Boeing 707. United President William A. Patterson has put spurs to both by stating that he will soon order 25 jets worth $125 million "from either Douglas or Boeing," depending on which has the better plane. Orders at stake: possibly 125 planes,...

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