TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1949-09-15_01
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VOL. 12, NO. 37 TRANS WORLD AIRLINE EMPLOYEES' WEEKLY PUBLICATION SEPTEMBER 15, 1949 .TWA CLUBS TO SHARE $12,000 FUND THE WHALE SWALLOWING lonah might have looked something like this Boeing Stratoliner swallowing the head and shoulders of WILBERT DUNBAR, cargo agent at Chicago, as another cargo man, JACK MITCHELL, lends a hand. The photo was taken by Transportation Agent Robert Ders as the plane parked in front of the CHI control tower. Free Pony Riding For Kids Offered At Sept. 24 Picnic Kansas City—Calling all young bronco busters! TWA kids can try their equestrian talents on the free pony rides offered children starting at 2 p. m. the afternoon of the big Kansas City employees' family picnic, Sept. 24 at Swope park. Youngsters a bit skeptical about trusting the walking ponies can take free rides in the "covered wagon" attraction in the riding ring. Free Pop and Games These pony rides are in addition to the free pop and games offered children at the all-MKC family affair, said Carl Kleinsorge, activities chairman for the picnic. The picnic proper kicks off at noon with contests, sports and games scheduled to start at 1 p. m. Free beverages are on tap for all, 4th an amateur show and free nee closing the day-long get-to- ,-ther. Badges identifying TWAers and their families will be distributed throughout the city next week by Employee club representatives. Amateur Show, Dance The picnic opens at shelter house No. 6, a bit south of the lagoon at Swope, and closes with the dance in the pavilion near the main gate. Bus transportation will be provided to carry TWAers from the end of the street car line to the picnic area and back to the main pavilion. Kleinsorge emphasized that the prescribed dress for the occasion is "very informal." "We can't have anybody wearing (Continued on Page 2) SKYLINER Offers Prize For Best Picnic Photo KANSAS CITY—With the snap of a shutter some Kansas City TWAer can win $5 worth of photographic supplies—if he submits the best picture taken at the big all-MKC family picnic at Swope park Sept. 24. The special prize for picnic shutter- bugs is being offered by the Employee Publications department and the rules are simple: 1. Picture must be taken by a TWAer at the picnic, subject matter unlimited (as long as it's printable!). 2. Print submitted to the SKYLINER must be at least 4x4 inches; attach negative. 3. All entries must be on the editor's desk by noon Friday, Sept. 30. The three members of the SKYLINER staff will act as judges and the winning picture will be published in the Oct. 6 issue. Bring your camera! Join in the fun! Win the prize! France Ups Limits on Currency; Visitors Allowed 60,000 Francs Paris — Adults visiting France may now bring in 60,000 francs instead of the previously allowed 40,- 000, according to the French National Tourist office. Travelers under 15 are permitted 10,000 fr. and the limit for individuals traveling under group passports is also 10,000 fr. The new ruling allows travelers to take out of France 10,000 fr., an increase of 6,000. TWA Employee clubs throughout the system will be bolstered financially by a company authorized fund of $12,000. The company will match, dollar for dollar, all revenue raised through sale of members' club cards at all larger stations with an organized club, the Industrial Relations division announced today. At smaller stations with less than 50 employees, where organization of a formal club would be impract- _ ical, the supervisor may request funds for employee activities based on local requirements. Three-Man Committee The $12,000 fund will be administered by a three-man committee consisting of Vice-President-Treasurer A. V. Leslie, Secretary George Clay and Industrial Relations Director D. W. Harris. As each TWA club presents its total club card membership roll to Harris, the company matching contribution will be automatic. It is intended that the fund be used to further the clubs' general recreational program of sports, social and cultural activities. Organization and promotion of such a program are the responsibility of individual clubs assisted by Industrial Relations representatives. Tom Keliher, supervisor of Employee Activities, and the regional Industrial Relations managers will be available for assistance to the local clubs in this matter. TWA ToNeaotiate Lease for Use of Idlevirild Airport New York—Signing of an agreement with the Port of New York Authority to negotiate leases for New York International airport (Idlewild) will not affect TWA's installation or personnel at the Kansas City Overhaul base or at any station outside the LGA area. This statement was made by President Ralph S. Damon after he had signed an agreement with port authority officials in the presence of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey at the Roosevelt hotel in LGA Sept. 12. The port authority has agreed to erect hangars at Idlewild up to the amount of $8 million for TWA's Each Club on Own The company will not financially underwrite any TWA Employees' club or its projects but through the fund will assist in promoting its activities. Each club is expected to develop its own acceptable sources of additional revenue. When additional money is required for a special project by any club, a ( Continued on Page 6) use. "I am delighted at the succeesful settlement and that TWA, one of the great airlines of the world, is signing and will participate in the drawing of 2 5-year leases for use of International airport," Governor Dewey said. Joseph M. Byrne, Jr., vice-chairman, signed for the port authority and President Damon for TWA. MKC-LAX Sky Coach Extended to Dec. 31 In Late CAB Ruling New York—TWA's low-fare Sky Coach service between Kansas City and Los Angeles has been extended by the Civil Aeronautics board beyond Sept. 30 to Dec. 31, C S. Fullerton, general Sales manager, announced today. In an earlier decision the CAB approved extension of nightly Sky Coach service between New York and Chicago until June 30, 1950. The CAB on Sept. 7 had indicated that general extension of present Sky Coach flights offered by many United States airlines would be restricted to operation at night with large capacity passenger planes. Between MKC and LAX Sky Coach service has been offered by TWA on 24-passenger DC-3 equipment since Feb. 7. The LGA-CHI segment is serviced with Boeing Stratoliners. MKC Committee Sets Sept. 23 as Deadline In Lease Settlement Kansas City—Sept. 23 has been set as the deadline for settlement of the Fairfax airport lease, according to a decision reached Tuesday by the emergency aviation committee of Kansas City. TWA leases hangars at the field for its system overhaul operations but renewal of the lease next year has been in doubt since the air force announced its needs for the facilities to accommodate a reserve training program here. The citizens' committee, attempting to reach an agreement between municipal officials, the air force and TWA, said settlement should be made by Sept. 23, the date the airline's board of directors will be meeting in New York. The committee said it believed the company should be given a definite committment by that time. AGREEMENT TO NEGOTIATE a lease for Idlewild airport with the New York Port Authority is signed at LGA. The agreement was sealed Sept. 12 by port officials and President RALPH S. DAMON as New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey looked on. From the left are Austin J. Tobin, port authority executive director; Joseph M. Byrne, Jr., vice chairman of the port authority; Damon; Governor Dewey; and Howard S. Cullman, chairman of the port authority. BERLE ON U. S. VACATION Algiers—Robert Berle, district Operations manager, left Algiers today for his annual vacation in the United States.
|Title||TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1949-09-15|
|Masthead||The Skyliner: Of, for and by who are TWA|
|Publisher||Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coverage||United States; Missouri; Kansas City|
|Type||Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)|
|Source.Original||Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City|
|Source.Digital||Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City|
|Subject||Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records|
|Description||An archive of the TWA Skyliner magazine|