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Ex-City Woman, Pioneer Flier, To be Honored in Washington 

As one of the international pioneers of aviation, an ex-Rochesterian believed to be the first American woman to piolet an airplane will be honored in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. 

Mrs. Blanche Stuart Scott, now a Hornell resident, has been picked as one of 10 American guests of honor at the National Aeronautic Association's International Pioneers Dinner. With pioneer fliers from all over the world, Mrs. Scott will be received by President Eisenhower at the White House Wednesday afternoon. 

A native Rochesterian, Mrs. Scott made her first flight at Hammondsport on Sept. 6, 1910, seven years after the Wright brothers first got their plane off the ground. She learned to fly from the late Glenn Curtiss. 

Referring to the invitation to the Washington dinner, which she has accepted, Mrs. Scott said: "I feel a little humble about this, because I can think of many other people who I think deserve this honor more than I do. But I am naturally very proud of having been chosen from among so many." 

She said the reception at the White House and a special luncheon for the pioneer fliers were arranged by Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, chairman of the dinner committee. The Washington observance is one of several celebrations this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903. 

Mrs. Scott, formerly on a Rochester radio station, is now woman's program director of radio station WLEA in Hornell. 

Man, 46, Shot, Suspect Held

Shot in both thighs, the groin and thumb, Henry Jones, 46, of 34 Leopold St., last night was reported in fair condition in Municipal Hospital.

In the meantime his alleged assailant, Chester Johnson, 23, of 490 Tremont St., was in Monroe County Jail awaiting Grand Jury action on charges of illegally possessing a loaded .25 caliber automatic pistol and first degree assault. He was ordered held for the Grand Jury when arraigned yesterday morning in City Court before Judge James F. Sheehan.

Police said Johnson has admitted shooting Jones during an argument at the Tremont Street address early yesterday morning. Jones' estranged wife, Mamie, 31, lives at 490 Tremont St., they said, and the argument developed when Jones showed up there at about 1:45 a.m. Johnson, who says he is Mrs. Jones' nephew and [[cut off]]
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