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[[Partial torn clip from The Chicago Daily Tribune, Saturday, June 1, [[?1912]] 
[[caption]] Airship Transporting Mail: Carriers and Postmasters. [[/caption]]
[[Black and white photo showing 5 hatless mail carriers (three men in hats partially shown behind them), a sign on the ground: U.S. MAIL AERIAL ROUTE, superimposed on a photo of a biplane soaring above "The Mail. Aeroplane Enroute to Elmhurst."]]
[[photo caption for 5 men in front row of superimposed photo]] M.M. Wood Special Field Postmaster; Marcel Tournier; Peter McDonald Cicero Postmaster; Paul Studensky; Max Lillie. [[/photo caption]]

[[article accompanying the photo]]
Aviator Max Lillie Braves Gusts to Carry Mail from Cicero to Elmhurst.[[line]]
Monoplaner Refuses to Serve Uncle Sam Without a "Subsidy."
  Capricious winds did not interfere with aerial mail service at the Cicero aviation matinée yesterday, although nearly all of the events on the second day's program had to be abandoned because of perilous gusts.
  Chicago's first official flying postman was Max Lillie, with a passenger in his Wright biplane, who supplanted George Mestach, driver of the Morane-Borel monoplane many times a sky mail carrier in the United States.
  Mestach, who was commissioner on Thursday for the mail delivery, flew to about a 3,000 foot air level in the late afternoon. After an astonishing display of control of his machine, in which he spiraled and dipped and banked in the small gale, Mestach slid down 2,000 feet on a steep slant to a landing.
  "There is better weather up high," he said.

Mestach Demands Subsidy.

  After conferring with his manager, Ernest Mathis, Mestach called officials of the Aero club as well as M. M. Wood, special field postmaster, and Peter McDonald, Cicero postmaster.
  "As I told you yesterday I never carry mail without a subsidy," said Mestach. "I can't undertake this trip for nothing."
  When club officials replied that no appropriation had been made for a mail subsidy Mestach shook hands with them and asked to be relieved of the commission.
  Postmaster McDonald then swore in Max Lillie, Paul Studensky, and Henri Tournier as aerial postmen, each to have a route and schedule. With Charles Dickinson, a seed man, as passenger, Lillie carried to Elmhurst two forty pound sacks of letters and souvenir cards that the society day crowd dispatched. He returned within an hour with a half sack of letters mailed by members of the Elmhurst Golf club.

More Mail Carrying Today.
Paul Studensky will fly with mail to Wheaton at 10 o'clock this morning in his Curtiss biplane.  He will return to the field at 2 p.m.  At 4 Tournier, in the small Nieuport monoplane, will set out for both Elmhurst and Wheaton with the day's mail at the field.
  For landing in Grant park Thursday without permit Lillie was fined $10 and costs by Municipal Judge Beitler in the South Clark street court yesterday.
  "If I fine a few of you aviators," remarked the judge, "it will help you to learn the ordinances."

Transcription Notes:
mandc: other spelling of Paul Sudensky: Sudenski. Only the relevant article was transcribed. added 'Special Field Postmaster' to caption. also, the caption clearly shows 'Studensky' corrected "Little" in caption & subhead to "Lillie" corrected 'Monopaner' to 'Monoplaner' corrected 'speica' to 'special' Does the writing on the side need to be included?