AVIATION: The Coveted Seat

An Eastern Air Lines pilot called in one day last week to say that the plumbing in his house was leaking and he had to stay home to fix it. Another rang up to say that his garage door was jammed and he could not get to work. Yet another said he had a backache. Whatever their expressed reasons for not going to work, Eastern Air Lines pilots crippled the nation's third largest airline last week.

Behind all the flimsy excuses is the fight of President Clarence N. Sayen of the Air Line Pilots Association against Federal Aviation Agency Boss Elwood...

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