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ftr- , 1Â»52 Airplane Manufacturers, With Billions In Back Orders, Still Manage To Worry Over Military Indecision And Bargain Hunting By SAM DAWSON New York-(/Pj-Aircraft makers --with the greatest backlog of orders In their history guaranteeing busy times Into 195S and longer --still have two gripes today: \. The military habit of blowing hot, blowing cold on defense plans makes It hard to keep output running on.a steady', efficient basis. 2. Government pressure to cut back profits on military business keeps record sales from being translated into higher profits. program is causing aircraft companies to revamp their schedules. They are trimming their production hopes for this year by around one-fourth. Even so, they expect to turn out twice as many war- I ",. to turn out w lce as m-ny war- air] . nes to b( , read , o lllp p anes as last year, and more ci- wjth new jet ' turbo . _ . . . , May ,,,, , he ^ Rome ustry expects to be turning out r Â° U "? lÂ°lT ..'l P ' a ?r n J *??:: muda'to New York route next fall. villan aircraft too. The peak of military production is now scheduled for 1954 and 1955. But even after that the.in- d an year. Last year the industry turned out around Â· 4,750 military craft and 2,'400 civilian'jobs.^his year they expect to produce 9,000 for the military and more than 3,000 for the commercial airlines. All of this brings joy to an industry that knew dark days after World War II, when little more than 1,000 planes a year were ordered by the military, and the war-bloated a i r c r a f t industry shrivelled. Backlog Heavy high, back- WELUGIVE IT BACK-TiiE' WAIT A 1 DIDN'T SAY TO CMINUTE STAPE A waEXLEMME UXX TMIfU IT I U. MJ r HHR IN A FPAME "SHE'LL LOCK NICE ON THE LIVING POOM WALL, SHOOT ME! ICANfT STAND ANV MORE.' I SAID THIS CUV IS COING TO DO AN AUDITION GET BUSY, TONSILS?'J IM US AGENT. TMATS TON5ILS. THE NEW AMERICAN SEN5AT1ON.' The stretch-out of DON'T HIRE THE TALENT'POR OUR FLOOR SHOWS. WE'OET IT FROM THE BOOKING ACENCIE5. COSTS SO UTTU NEW TO STlHT Order backlogs now are Lockheed today reports ; around one billion dollars, a record for company. Douglas also has a new high backlog of one and Ihree- Bv J. R. William* OUT OUR WAY YOU'RE IN FOR P6RRV THEY'LL BE HAV1W -jOLl MAKE THEM SOME ON YOUR LOAFIN' TIME.' HUH/ A CHUCK WRENCH LEFT IN \ ALL. NIGHT/ ' THEM DAY , FOR YOUR HOUSE CON'T THAT LOOK LIKE A tOOK KNOB? THS IS HARRYS - . O L D M0CS IS feTILL DOWN IM THE NEXT BLOCK.' "HIS ISN'T THE XD MACS PLACE / OP OXICSE [ USED TO ^\ IT AIN'T.. KNOW TAKE OLD MACS PLACCJW INSTANCE. THEYVE TAKEN OUT THE JUKE BO*'-. HAS BEEN BMNTED AND CHANGED AROUND Believe R or Not I TAKE 3 ASCENDING DIGITS EÂ«RMLE- 345 SUtTeKT 345 198 MIDDLE DIGIT WILL ALWAYS BE 9 UN OTHERS WILL TOTAL* Â·mTMK.UCOMWM.AMfll FOR niCDOM SCMUCMWS m r* WORLD/ Ricefalds of Celebes.Indonesia WATER FLOWS INTO THE VERTICAL BAMBOO TUBE -WHICH TIPS OVER WHEN FILLED --THE WATER POURS OUT UNO* WEICHT PUUSTt* TUBE UPRIGHT MAIN -ITS BOTTOM HITS THE HORIZONTAL BARrurofcsrewGS JERK THE ASSORTMENT OF RATTLES Â· BELLS AND RAGS TtÂ«BfDIMIÂ»HO FUITTKINS ClOTHS Alhambra . Calif. !EAD THE BIBLE FROM COVER TO COVER 205 TIMES IN 10 YEARS/ A CIRCLE MM A LARGER AREA TNANAfaUAMOFTHf SAME OUTLINE MEASUREMENT WHAT MAKES -\WELL.rU. TELL YUM, YOU THINK 30?) BOYi, I'M GOLD- ALL WE EVER I NOSED JOE... T FOUND WAS ,K SMELL TH' STUFF/ ONE LI'LOL' NUGGETIV BY W WA.Y NOW, / IT'6 GOT 'TORE WE LEXWE.I SOLO IN WOULtXIUH MIND TELLIN'USWHY VOU WANTED THIS MINE? THANKS) NOW OKAY. \9TANDBACK, SHE'5 } I GOT WORK 1OUR9.7 TDK)/ DOC! GOLD F16GER9 TWELVE XJNCES TO TH 1 POONO! EITHER 'OU TAKE ONE HUNDRED WENTY OUNCES TOR THAT HZZERABLE HOLE OR TH , C6AV6 OFF! MAKE UP MINDS FAST PRIVATE LIFE OF BUCK BUCK'S COLLECTION AGENCY "TWi it Â« ptÂ«Â«y goÂ«d farm Ittttr you compond, Miti Olobnkk...bvi I don't think K.S.V.P.' iÂ» ttrang tnevgh for iho doting paragraph!" | quarter* billion dollar*. North American has nearly as much and says.the backlog will keep it busy into 1955. Boeing has one and one- quarter billion dollars of business on order. Qrumman estimates today its backlog is around 583 million dollars, The aircraft makers have still another string to their bow. In four or five years, when the military production peak is supposed 7:30 Gracie Field*; 8:05 Magazine Theater; 8:30 Armed forces Review. to be over, the plane makers ex;ct the American commercial with new jet turbo-prop airlinen British are ready now to commercial planes into op- ration, starting on the first of May on the London to Rome American air carriers, however, are playing it cautious, being well equipped just now with standard makes. The plane makers aren't entirely happy, however, in ..spite of these rosy prospects. Robert E.. Gross, Lockheed president, says of j in the defrise stretch-out ordered in January, "we can only trust that our security will not have been' seriously impaired." And he adds: "With the low level of production and development to which our industry was Lamp Posts Do Need Replacing Baltimore -(ft- Some p e o p l e have been saying it'i about time Baltimore replaced.it old street lamps. Yesterday, James Metzger, 12, was leaning against rusted, one when it snapped'off. It'pinned ' him underneath and passers-by had to rescue him... j Â· Â·-.- Â· - . He went to a nearby hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. . It was the same 'hospital where his mother was having some X- rays taken. . That's how James happened to be leaning on the lamp post. He was waiting for-her. The giant sequoias of California are believed to be the largest trees the world, in bulk, although ime other trees are taller. '" '. k- al])wed to smk af(er Wor , d War H.noone.houldÂ«i^toÂ«bifcv. a heavy flow of up-to-the-minute airplanes again unless we as a nation were prepared to make the sacrifices necessary for a greater productive effort." In other words, Gross hopes the nation won't re- i gret some day that it chose more "butter" just now. Shifts Cause Trouble Floyd B. Odium, chairman of Consolidated Vultee, also notes that the sudden shifts in military policy--now a speed-up of aircraft output, now a slowdown-have Â£ad effects on company operation costs. He says: "Keeping production lines operating .regularly without sudden cutbacks or change overs and keeping skilled workers at the type of production in which they have become efficient are important .ways to keep costs down." He hopes the government will help him do that by sticking to a steady military schedule. The profits angle is also pointed out by Gross. He tells Lockheed stockholders that one main cause of lower earnings last year, in spite of a 37 per cent jump in sales volume, was the "continuous pressure exerted by government agencies for reduction of profits on military business." The agencies are interested in getting the planes at the least cost to the taxpayer possible. Aircraft makers think that this laudable aim is sometimes carried pretty far. 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