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Management: Mr. Mac Tries Again

Beset by financial woes, California's pioneering Douglas Aircraft Co. last week was 1) negotiating with eight banks for a loan of about $100 million, some $56...

The Nation: Happy 40th

Talk about durability. And versatility. And ubiquity. The DC-3 made its maiden flight on Dec. 17, 1935. All told, Douglas Aircraft built more than 10,000 of the...

Milestones, Aug. 4, 1952

Born. To Phumiphon Adundet (Rama IX), 24, Massachusetts-born, jazz-loving King of Siam, and Queen Sirikit, 20, daughter of a Siamese diplomat: their second...

AVIATION: Raven Among Nightingales

(See Cover] For U.S. airlines, this winter was one of the worst. On one of its dark days, dour Donald W. Douglas rolled his first postwar plane, the DC-6, out...

AVIATION: Grounded

The big DC-6 American Airliner, with 25 aboard, had just passed over Gallup, New Mexico when the fire broke out. Pilot Evan Chatfield swung back for the field...

Corporations: Under the Umbrella

When financially grounded Douglas Aircraft Co. chose St. Louis' soaring McDonnell Co. over half a dozen other would-be saviors (TIME, Jan. 20), one big...

Corporations: The Race for Douglas

If there are many more entries in the race to take over California's troubled Douglas Aircraft Co., it will have to be run in two heats. Plagued by plunging...

Employees: The Power of Suggestion

By changing its sales contracts to include extra charges for valuable bismuth sprinkled through its copper byproducts, Kennecott Copper this year will earn an...

AVIATION: Maiden Hop

In the world of commercial aviation, U.S. piston aircraft have long been dominant. Around the world, the fields are loaded with thousands of U.S. planes, from...

Milestones, Mar. 16, 1953

Married. Weetman John Churchill Pearson, 43, the third Viscount Cowdray (grandson of millionaire Engineer-Oil Tycoon Sir Weetman Pearson), reputedly England's...

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