Business: The Slick Brothers

At San Antonio's tortilla-flat Alamo Field last week, 50 men in coveralls scurried over, under, into, out of and around nine fat-bodied Curtiss Commando planes. They installed refrigeration equipment in some, heaters in others. On the silver sides of all nine, they painted the royal blue insignia of a brand-new air-freight enterprise: Slick Airways, Inc.

Less than two months, ago, Slick Airways was still just a daydream much like the daydreams of 100,000 other soldier flyers. Unlike most others, this one was backed by 1) plenty of cash and 2) rough-&-ready business savvy....

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