Aviation: Returning the Ring

Barely two months after they announced their intention of merging, Continental and National airlines last week broke off their engagement. Neither line would spell out the reasons, but in a blast that he later retracted, National's outspoken Chairman George T. ("Ted") Baker, 61, intimated that it was all the fault of Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Alan S. Boyd for trying to rush Continental and National into a loveless marriage. Snapped Baker: "Some of these 90-day wonders in Washington think mergers are the only way to save the airlines. I've been running an airline for 30 years and I haven't had...

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