TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1951-01-18_01
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VOL 14, NO. 3 TRANS WORLD AIRLINES' WEEKLY EMPLOYEE PUBLICATION JANUARY 18, 1951 FIRST SUN CLUB MEMBERS WIN BONUS HIGHLIGHTS of the TWA press flight to QV land were presentation of aviation writers awards and a rodeo at Wickenburg, Arizona. At left is Robert Esta- brook of the Washington Post receiving his award at a banquet in Phoenix for the best aviation editorial of the year. Arizona Governor Howard Pyle makes the presentation as GORDON GILMORE, system director of public relations for TWA, looks on. At right is a shot of a bucking bronc about to take the measure of a cow waddie. In the background are TWAers; writers and guests. Pictures taken by Tom Linton of the PHX chamber of commerce. Newsmen 'Go West' on Quickie Vacation, End Active Weekend by Racing in Rodeo By Ben Nicks Phoenix—"Podner, this is the life." Some 60 news writers and TWAers, including myself, have heated up the old branding iron and stamped approval on Western hospitality, Sun Country style, after taking in the latest TWA Quickie Vacation press trip to the Las Vegas-Phoenix winter resort area. Not only did the chamber of commerce, the resort and motor court owners and dude ranch operators extend the glad hand to us visiting firemen, but also the "just plain citizen" was eager to do everything possible to make our inspection tour a success. One saleslady in the PHX Sears store, just for example, spotted my QV writer's identification card. She spoke of reading the articles carried in local newspapers about the flight and seemed genuinely interested and happy to have us in town. When I mentioned that I hadn't had time to send any post cards, nothing would do but I must sit right down (in the midst of Ladies' Scarves) and use her pen and stamps to take care of the usual tourist's chore. Annual Affair The TWA QV press flight is an annual affair for newswriters from coast-to-coast. Winners of the annual TWA Aviation Writing and Picture Competition are presented their trophies, plaques and $100 checks at the grand banquet which is a highlight of the press trip. This year the tour included Las Vegas resorts, hotel and entertainment spots. I didn't join the press flight until it reached PHX last Friday afternoon. Comments of those who did visit LAS indicate a vigorous and hearty approval of thev junket through the Nevada bright lights, spiced with many rare and mirthful and probably apocryphal anecdotes which will be repeated with gusto in years to come whenever a couple or three of the boys get together. On hand at LAS to meet the newsmen were Frank Donant, Los Angeles district sales manager, Bill Fritz, LAX supervisor of agency sales, and W. E. Baker, station manager at LAS. To mention all the ranches, resorts, parties, historic spots and sites visited in our three-day tour gf PHX and Wickenburg would take too long, so I'll simply wander at random recalling the outstanding events as I remember them. Off to Camelback I and several of the party, were taken to the Camelback inn for our PHX stay. Along with us were Gordon Gilmore, TWA system director of public relations and the man responsible for the excellent planning and execution of the press flight, R. I. Robinson, director of sales promotion, Bob Izzard of the Amarillo Globe-News (and my room mate), Landon Laird and J. D. Bowersock of the Kansas City Star, Bruce Hamby of the Denver Post, Gil Rector of the Wichita Beacon, Harry Ryan of the New York Daily News, Bill Emerson of Colliers, and Eric Bramley and Bill Henzey of American Aviation. Bramley and Henzey were affectionately known around Camelback as "Our writers," incidentally, because they were the only two of the 15 TWA writer's contest winners to be quartered at our inn. Bramley is a better writer than dice shooter, though, since I took 40c from him one afternoon while waiting for a bus. His dice, too. We all went to a Western dance Friday night at Bud Brown's barn in PHX. After sampling some of their Navajo bread (which looked like chicken and tasted like doughnuts) we participated in the most athletic dance I've ever been exposed to. At the dance were some of the local PHX TWAers from the sales office, Ticket Agent Annalu Byrd, Secretary Rita Fox, Sales Rep Don Epperson and Sales Manager Dick Inderrieden. Epperson and Inder- rieden were stalwarts in seeing that everything went along smoothly during the press flight and they accompanied us practically all the way while we were in town. Other local men from the PHX C of C who also backed up the weekend's activities were Bobbie Burns, publicity director, Ernie Mancinelli, assistant, and Tom Linton, photographer. Awards Presented On Saturday we visited motor courts in the area, roamed around downtown PHX shopping for souvenirs and visited the plush Kiva club atop the Hotel Westward Ho. That evening the annual (Continued on Page 2) JOKE OF THE WEEK A visitor at a golf club paid his green fees and fixed up a match. At the first tee he made a wild swing and completely missed the ball. "By George/' he exclaimed. "It's a good thing I found out right at the start. This course is at least two inches lower than the one I usually play on." INTERLINE AGREEMENT New York—TWA has concluded an international interline passenger agreement with the Arnold Bernstein Shipping Company, Inc. Under this arrangement the exchange orders of each company are acceptable by the other for passenger transportation. TWA's Radio Show Opens Sunday New York—TWAers are invited to sit down with Mr. and Mrs. Blandings every Sunday afternoon at 5:30 EST beginning Jan. 21 for a half-hour of mirth and merriment—compliments of TWA! For the convenience of employees and their friends, the following is a list of the radio stations which will carry the new NBC show in TWA cities. WNBC—New York WBAL—Baltimore WBZA—Boston-Springfield WLW—Cincinnati-Dayton-Columbus WT AM—Cleveland WWJ—Detroit KYW—Philadelphia KDKA—Pittsburgh WGY—Albany-Schenectady WSPD—Toledo WBC—Washington WDEL—Wilmington WMAQ—Chicago * WIRE—Indianapolis WDAF—Kansas City WAVE—Louisville KSTP—Minneapolis KSD—St. Louis KOA—Denver KOB—Albuguerque = *KGU—Honolulu KTAR—Phoenix KYCA—Prescott KMJ—Fresno ***KFI—Los Angeles WTMJ—Milwaukee WSAN—Allentown WEST—Easton WKBO—Harrlsburg WGAL—Lancaster WRAW—Reading WBRE—Wilkes-Barre WRAK—Williamsport WEEK—Peoria KGNC—Amarillo KANS—Wichita KFSD—San Diego KNBC—San Francisco KOMO—Seattle WBOW—Terre Haute WOWO—Fort Wayne WHIZ—Zanesville ♦Sundays, 8:30 CST. ** Sundays, 2:00 Hawaiian time, two weeks after stateside program. ***Saturdays, 5:30 PST. New York—Fourteen TWAers this week became charter members of the Sun club, exclusive organization of the "Win a Place in the Sun" contest—and by doing so chalked up 1500 additional points to their credit toward winning contest prfzes. The bonus points were offered the first 10 contestants who sold $100 or more in transportation in DISTRICT PEOPLE ELIGIBLE! In a special announcement today the Passenger Sales department said that all non-selling personnel in district sales offices are now eligible for the Sun contest. This includes all clerical workers, teletype operators, porters, etc., but does not include reservations and ticket agents and sales representatives. each of the two contestant classifications. The first 10 positions in domestic Group B, employees whose normal work does not include association with the public, have been filled but only four contestants in Group A domestic have been reported to date. No international figures are available yet. AMA in Lead Amarillo. with six of the first 14 Sun club members, stepped out to lead the sales parade. Captain J. E. Brandt of Boston was the only flight crew member listed to date for the club. The following is a list of the contestants winning the 1500 bonus points thus far: Group A, domestic—G. P. Hansel- man, lead transportation agent, Albu- (Continued on Page 5) Crew Sights Army Plane Forced Down in Desert By Gil Buvens Albuquerque—The air force, New Mexico state police and a TWA plane piloted by Captain John Lattimore of Kansas City teamed up last week to rescue 11 men who had bailed out of their air force C-47 in rough country about 25 miles west of here. Lattimore, First Officer J. E. Stites and Hostess Emma Strickler were brought into the picture when they were asked by the Kirtland air force base via ABQ radio operator Larry Grant to keep their eyes open for ground fires as they brought Flight 140 into ABQ from Phoenix. The TWA crew soon spotted several fires near an airline beacon and for 25 minutes circled the area while radioing directions to the rescuers on the ground. Within a few hours the 11 men had been located—thanks largely to the alertness of the TWAers. PANEL MEETING TONIGHT KANSAS CITY—Top management men will take the floor tonight at the meeting of the Kansas City Management club to answer company policy questions from club members. A preview of TWA 30-minute NBC radio show will also be given. The meeting starts at 6:15 at the Ad club.
|Title||TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1951-01-18|
|Masthead||Skyliner: Tran World Airline Employees Weekly Publication|
|Publisher||Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coverage||United States; Missouri; Kansas City|
|Type||Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)|
|Source.Original||State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City|
|Source.Digital||State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City|
|Subject||Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records|
|Description||An archive of the TWA Skyliner magazine|