Aviation: Come In, Come In, Wherever You Are!

In unconcealed desperation, Trans World Airlines last week took a radical new approach to an old puzzle. The puzzle: how to get hold of whim-driven California Industrialist Howard Hughes, 56.

Hughes, whose passion for privacy is equaled only by his delight in intricate business deals, has been tangled in legal battle with TWA for ten months. TWA charges that Hughes, who owns 78.2% of its stock, forced it to buy jetliners it did not want through his Hughes Tool Co., and is suing him for $150 million in damages. Hughes has countered with a $336 million suit charging that TWA's...

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