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All-Women Air Race Held Here
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Manila Davis

In presenting the Second Annual Annette Gipson All-Women Air Race we are concerned solely in advancing Aviation as a sport for women. Little attention has been paid to this phase of flying. Flying as a sport has its thrills and enjoyment as scores of women have discovered. In view of the records achieved by women in the air no one can gainsay their place in aviation and particularly their place as flying sportswomen.

This race is a sporting event, absolutely devoid of commercialism. The only things that can be gained here are the prizes which, while substantial, are in the final analysis, not the most important inducements. All the entrants are imbued with the spirit of sport which entails friendly, clean and intense rivalry; an opportunity to do one's best, cheerfully accept the results, be a modest winner, and a good loser.
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VALLEY STREAM, June 5 - Henrietta Sumner of Los Angeles won the Annette Gipson All-Women's Air race between Floyd Bennett Airport, Brooklyn, and Curtiss-Wright Airport, here, yesterday.

The 24-year-old California aviatrix covered the forty-five mile course in 17 minutes and nine seconds. She had a low handicap of three minutes and 39 seconds, and averaged 32 miles an hour. She received a prize of $500.
Second place in the race was taken by Mrs. Francis H. Marsalis, coholder of the women's endurance record, who won a prize of $200, while Jessamine Goddard of New York was third to win 100. Fourth place was taken by Mrs. Mary Moore Sampson of Hartford, who received $50.

The prizes, donated by I. J. Fox, New York businessman, were presented to the winners last night at a dinner at the Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island. All participants of the race, as well as the officials, were guests.

Laura Ingalls, noted aviatrix, who started from scratch in a Lockheed air express, was unable to over come the handicaps ranging as high as 11 minutes and 54 seconds and finished in twelfth place.

Others who participated in the race included Edith Descomb, Johanna Husse, Edna M. Gardner, Viola Gentry, Cecil W. Kenyon, Mary M. Sansom, Peggy Remey, Heier Remey, Helen Richey, Laura R. Harney, Helen Mac Closley, Alma Aline Davis, Manila C. Davis, Mrytle Brown, Elinor Smith, Marjorie B. Ludwigsen, Betty H. Giles and Evelyn P. de Seversky.
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Henrietta Sumner Victor at Floyd Bennett Field - Mrs. Marsalis is Second

The field of twenty-two pilots included Miss Laura Ingalls, barrel roll and loop expert, and Miss Viola Gentry, veteran woman flyer. Officials of the contest were Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam, starter; Miss Ruth Nichols, scorer, and Mrs. Floyd Bennett, for whose husband the field was named, supervisor.
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