AVIATION: Comeback for National

AVIATION Comeback for National

In a walnut-paneled room in Washington, the Civil Aeronautics Board opened preliminary meetings last week to see if National Airlines, Inc. should be put out of business. The case for dismemberment was strong last year: hit by a ten months' strike and hurt by CAB's grounding of all DC-6s, National lost almost half its passenger traffic, turned in a $1,946,041 deficit in 1948. But last week, National's President George T. ("Ted") Baker was hardly acting like a man who expected to shut up shop. He announced that he would launch a new, luxury "Star" flight from New...

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