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VOLUME 5, No. 45
(Over 1,327,000 Circulation Weekly)   [[logo, unreadable]]9
Made in the U.S.A.
NOVEMBER, No. 2, 1937

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Dare-devil Blanche Stuart Scott, the first woman ever to fly an airplane, got a thrill out of her first flight in twenty-six years when she came to New York City, recently, in a modern air liner.

Back in 1910 Miss Scott startled the world by taking to the air after a brief instruction by Glenn Curtiss and J.C. Mars. Not before 1912 did she find any imitators among women and one of the first of these, Harriet Quimby, was killed the same year in Boston.

It took courage and resistance to sit in the "undertaker's chair" of those early planes even if the chic bloomers one wore were the very original design of a Fifth Avenue tailor.

Pictures shows Miss Scott taking instuctions from J.C. Mars. at Hammondsport, N.Y. in 1910. Under those picturesque bloomers she wore the three petticoats prescribed by the etiquette of the days. Photo below, Miss Scott at the controls of a modern plane, learning to fly all over again, under the tutelage of 19-year-old Mary Fraser.

A custom that has been observed for over one hundred years. A widow awaiting the return of her sailor son, baked some buns. The lad failed to return and every year during her lifetime she added buns to the string. The place is the bar of the widow's son Inn and the present owners still observe this strange custom which originated in 1823.


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Below: This, the world's largest wine cast is located in Bad Deurkheim, Germany. It rests on a foundation of concrete and has a capacity of 350,000 gallons. Up to the time this gigantic vat was completed, the one at Heidelberg, Germany, with a capacity of 50,000 gallons, was the world's largest.

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Franciska Gaal, newcomer from Vienna, and Frederic March, who plays the part of pirate Jean Lafitte in "The Buccaneer," get together at a luncheon in honor of Cecil B. DeMille's 56th birthday.
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