Aviation: The Great Air Race

Now, almost everyone with wings is trying to get into the great transpacific air race. Scarcely had Japan Air Lines secured the right to fly across the U.S. while circling the globe than, last week, American Airlines asked the Civil Aeronautics Board for permission to extend its service across the Pacific to Hawaii and on to Tokyo. "It is one of the most important route applications in the company's 40-year history," said American President Marion Sadler, who announced the move and posed for photographs while suitably flanked by two regularly employed Oriental stewardesses.

American has plenty of company in its quest...

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