AVIATION: Another First

Mohawk Airlines, a feeder line chiefly serving New York State, hired Ruth Carol Taylor, 26, of Manhattan, and next week she will begin training as the first Negro stewardess on a scheduled U.S. airline. She is the second Negro to be hired for passenger flight duty (the first: Pilot Perry H. Young, 38, of New York Airways helicopter service). Ruth Taylor, Boston-born, attended Elmira College, graduated as a registered nurse from Manhattan's Bellevue School of Nursing, worked as a nurse for the New York City Transit Authority before signing on with Mohawk.

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