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assistants and mechanics and the girls were giving them instructions. The family now lived in San Antonio. That winter the two girls devoted considerable time to promoting interest in aviation in the schools. They organized and lectured to model plane clubs and gave plane rides as a prize to contest winners. In May, 1915 Marge tried to start an air mail route between San Antonio and Sequin, Texas. Arrangements were made with the postmasters of both cities and she was duly sworn in for this service by postmaster George Arimstead of San Antonio, but the venture was not successful. Toward the end of 1915 Marjorie, Edward and Katherine established their own aviation field and flying school at San Antonio and were preparing to erect hangars. Run by three women, the school was unique - Marjorie, the instructor, her mother, the business manager, and Katherine, who also filled in as instructor between exhibition engagements, while Edward, who was just beginning to fly, acted as chief mechanician. Their first one-half page ad for "The Stinson School of Flying" ran in the January, 1916 aviation magazines and they soon had a large class of students, the majority being Canadians. Three planes were advertised for school purposes, with ideal flying and living conditions. Their own workshop was set up and the well known Chicago aviator Walter Brock joined them to assist in building a new 50 H.P. Gnome-motored tractor biplane. Marjorie's Wright Model B was changed from wing warping to ailerons and she was busy with a training schedule until mid-summer when she left for Chicago to fill exhibition engagements. On July 4th she made three flights at Chicago Heights, Illinois. Edward also came to Chicago and with Marjorie made their headquarters at Ashburn Field and were both flying regularly. There they also began flying the new 50-Gnome tractor built by Walter Brock, and also flew planes made by Matty Laird and Charles Arens. In early September Marjorie and Katherine were honored guests at the Aviation Day Banquet given by the Chicago Advertizing Association. On September 2d to 9th Marjorie flew at an Industry Exposition at Cleveland, Ohio, then 2
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