AVIATION: The Team Breaks Up

One morning last week T.W.A. President Jack Frye put in a call from Kansas City, Mo. to a T.W.A. official in Washington. Frye had heard that Howard Hughes, principal owner of T.W.A., was about to make a big announcement. Frye wanted to know what it was. The official did not know.

"Well, anyway," said Jack Frye, "I can make a pretty good guess myself—and I think I'll beat him to the draw."

A few hours later, Frye announced his resignation from T.W.A. Thus, after many a month of well-chronicled discord, the most famous U.S. airline team finally broke up.

One Route, One Plane....

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