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El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - April 2, 1971, El Paso, Texas EL PASO HERALDPOST Friday April 2 1971 Section Five Proud to hove partici pated in the creation ol thebeautiful new INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Southwest Millwork Alfonso M Diaz 7726281 Contractor is proud to hawhad a part Remodeling of the new International 1 Airport SS7 Demise Layed to Transportation Dept By DICK WEST WASHINGTON UPI Despite all of the postmor of the Supersonic Transport project none that I have seen terns that followed the demise established the actual cause of death News on The Lighter Side Environmental and problems mentioned in most of the autopsy reports were complications that the SST could have survived except fora fatalmistake THIS MISTAKE was assign ing the Federal Governments role in theprogram to the Transportation Department Being administered by tie Transportation Department caused the SST program to become identified in the public mind with transportation Which is about the worst thing that can happen when you are trying toget money out of Con gress Conditions in this country are such that anything coming under the headingoftranspor tation automatically makes people nervous and apprehen sive WHEN WEthinkoftrans portation we think of disap pearing passenger trains mas sive traffic jams freeways lacerating the citiesairliners endlessly circling Moosejaw while waiting for an open run way inAlbuquerque In short when we think of transportation we shudder Even assuming the SST was as desirable as its proponents claimed the project had no chance of getting the neces sary support as long as itwas associated with transportation We are proud to hove had a part in the building of El Pesos new airport facilities Ramsey Steel Co Inc 4137 Rosa El Paso Texas IF THAT is the worst thing that can happen when you are trying to get money out of Con gress the best thing that can happen is to have a project identified with defense The Congressional Record for approving costly defense projects borders of the phe nomenal It is dear then in retrospect that the SST should have been assigned to the Pen tagon A good case could have been made for the SST as a defense project on grounds it was needed to speed the boys Some from Vietnam That would have appealed to the doves in Congress as well as the mflu entialmilitary bloc ONCE THE SST had been built as a military transport it could easily have been con verted to civilian airline use That would have taken place after t had been declared for carrying troops The Pentagon would have found that when soldiers were flown in the SST to an air base in California their packs guns and other equipment landed at an air base in Texas Therefore the SSTwould have been judged an ideal plane for commercial aviation to carry on the tradition of misplaced luggage PROUD to have taken part in the remodeling of the beautiful InternationalAirport FRANCIS ftGNERCOMB 1225 TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CITY OF El PASO And The Beautiful New Airport AWSPJLLMAN LATHING PLASTERING DRYWALL Contractor 7L45 DALE 7787656 WEAREHAPPYTO HAVEDONETHE HOOFING FOR THE NEW AIRPORT FACILITIES Our Congratulations 5256Teions Phone 7555618 Congratulations CITY OF EL PASO and the Beautiful new International Airport BEST SANITARY SUPPLY GO list in Sanitary Maintinano 101 CHELSEA 7723202 CAR SERVICE SECOND TO NONE Is the aimof all carrent al agencies boused in the new Airjkirt Jobby Sparkling bright facilities greet the customer just inside the lobby doors Forward El Paso Were proud of the newly remodeled Airport HiWay Auto Supply El Paso Texas Heroine Wins Acceptance In Aviation Why not The heroine of Shell Never Get Off the Ground Doulbleday the new novel by She author of The Presidents Plane Is Missing was so clearly well qualified that no airline could turn her down officially And she wasnt the kind to be stopped by unofficial pres sures either She won her wings and grudging acceptance into mans world airliner cockpit 3 lit then came one illfated flight and sexual politics became a matter of life and death This timely anL thoroughly entertaining book is filled with authentic detail drawn from Robert J Serlmgs extensive experience asaa aviation writ er In addition1 to his bestsell ing The Presidents Plane Is Mssing he has written an earlier popular novel and three nonfictioa books on flying most recently Loud and Clear whichwas honored by the Aviation1 and Space Writers Assn as the best nonfiction aviation book of 1969 Mr Serling served for many years as aviationnews editor or United Press International n Washington and received numerous awards for his reporting He is also an associ ate member of the Society of Air Safety Investigators Bob Serling and his wife a former airline stewardess and their iaby daughter Jennifer Ann ive m Bethesda Md DO YOU KNOW Baraca a word used as a Sunday1 school class name is an adaptation ofthe Hebrew word meaning used n Chronicles WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART 1NTHE BEAUTIFICATION OFOUR NEW EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING GREEN THUMB GARDEN CENTER YOUR LANDSCAPING HEADQUARTERS Commercial Home Landscaping 6259 AIRPORT RD WE ARE PROUD CFFE to have furnished the plastic directional illuminated signs for the new INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Everything is First Class at El Pasos beautiful new International Airport REWACAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOBBY 7389241 Its a matter of When you fly Continental youll feel the pride our people Pride makes our ground personnel make that extra Tride makes your hostess and flight crew take pleasure in making your flight a pleasure All our Boeing Fanjets carry a Director of Passenger Service for special requests All have fiveacross seats in Coach and Economy each as wide as First Everything we can do to make your flight better we Why With us its a matter of See your travel agent or call Continental at The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail
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