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Washington Daily News
sat. aug. 8
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AVIATION
Jump on the wabble-meter and see how tired you are today; Garber gets a promotion; should Lindbergh take Anne along? (Yes!)

BY ERNIE PYLE
  You must hear about the wobble-meter. Probably you didn't even know there was a wobble-meter. We didn't either until yesterday. It shows how tired you are. As if you hadn't always known. It sounds pretty silly, but it isn't. 
  They are trying the machine out now on the Ludington Line pilets, to find out how much a flight to New York and back tires them out. The fatigue of air passengers also will be measured.
  The machine consists of a little platform, mounted on a universal joint, adn conected up with a lot of recorders. It records every sway of the body, big sways and little sways. The total shows how tired you are. 
  The theort is that when you're tired you wobble. And when you wobble, this machine puts it down in black and white. The way they test pilots is to put them down on the machine before they take a flight, and again afterward, and then subtract the difference.
  They tried it out on some of the boys at the airport yesterday. Pilot Ben Hoy way tired 36 degrees, or inches or quarts, or whatever you want to measure it by. Operations Manager Paul Collins was tired only 31. 
  When they put me on I was so tired I wobbled clear off the platform onto the floor, and I hadn't moved a muscle all day except to reach for a mint julep now and then. They said they had never seen anybody so tired.
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  Dr. F. A. Moss is the father of the wobble-meter idea. He lived in Clarendon, is a physician with offices at 1835 [[?]] nw, and is on the staff of the George Washington University.
  The wobble-meter was developed by him, in conjunction by Dr. J. A. Dickinson, of the Bureau of Standards, adn Roy Brown, of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 
  The work being done with it is [[continued]]

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[[column right, continued]] quite serious and, as a matter of fact, very worthy. A study is being made of teh fatigue caused by riding in autos, trains and on airplanes.

Benefits of Study
  The socity of Automobile Engineers is sponsoring the study. Out of it will come autos with better shock absorbers, trains with better springs and cushions, airplanes with less vibration. FOt he results of the study are to be turned into practical use.
  Today Dr. Moss is testing all the Ludington Line pilots who fly from this end. He will put them on the wobble-meter befor they go out, and take their readings. Then when yhey come back from New York, testing not only himselg and the pilot, but also all the passengers onf the plane.
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  Paul Edward Garber, of the Smithsonian Institution, has just had a much-deserved promotion.
  Garber is in charge fo the Smithsonian's aeronautical Museum. Heretofore his title has just been implied; he was generally, but not officially, recognized as the high mogul of the museum's aeronautical exhibit. 
  But at last official recognition has come. He is now Assistant Curator of Engineering in Charge of Aeronautics. (it probably pays more, too, which is of a certain importance.)
  Few, if any, people in this country know more about the history of flying more than Garber. And furthermore, he has built up for the Smithsonian a magnificant and irreplaceable aeronautical collection. 
  The only thing it lacks is the original Wright Brothers plane, the first man-carrying machine to fly under its own power. It is now in a British Museum. If Garber had his way, it would be here.
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  Did you happen to read Mrs. Walter Furguson yesterday on "Mrs. Lingbergh's Journey"? Her opinion on the subject seems to me excellent, adn recalls and incident. 
  Not long ago a big man in aviation, an aquaintance of Col. Lindbergh, went to the famous flier in all sincerity and gave him a lecture on taking Mrs. Lindburgh with him on the flight to the Orient, told him it wasn;t right forhim to take her. 
  It seems to me that that the man was distinctly out of order. It was none of his business whether Mrs. Lindbergh went along or not; nobody's business except her's and her husband's.

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It's like husband, like wife in glider flying. Here you see Liut. Ralph S. Barnaby, Navy glider ace, giving Mrs. Barnaby a little advice before she took her ship aloft in the second national glider meet, at the Elmira, N.Y., airport. They are from Washington.
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[[column right]] travel together, on tough trips as well as easy ones, is the things that I like most about them. 
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  Another 91-year-old man flew out of here on the air lines today. 
  He was E. J. Broestock of 1612 Webster-st nw, making a flight to Toledo as a birthday present from his daughter. It was his first trip, and he was quite excited about it. He left on the 9:20 a.m. ship of Pensylania Air Lines.
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THE AIR MAIL
  Jamieson and Webster, Treat and Johnston flew the two southbound planes from Newark to Atlanta last night. Pots and Pabst, Bransom and Treat flew the northbounds. Little brought the shuttle in from New York at 8:15 a.m.
BOLLING FIELD
   The following flights were made in Douglas-BT training planes: Lieut. Pugh to Reading, Pa.: Lieut. Archer to Richmond. Capt. Edwards to Numidia, Pa.. Maj. J.W. Jones to Waynesboro, Va., Capt.Davies to Mitchel.
    Lieut. Couseland and War Secretary Hurley at Seattle last evening in their trimotored Ford: Maj. Ryan came down from Mitchel this morning in a Falcon: Lieut. Day came up from Langley in an attack plane.
NAVAL AIR STATION
   Lieut. Cousland left for Portland. Me.. in a Vought Corsair: Lieut. Waller and Capt. Geottge in one plane, and Lieut. Oftstie and Mrs.Hancock in another. flew to Akron for the dirigible christening.
WASHINGTON-HOOVER AIRPORT
   Two touring planes of the Continental Oil Co. a Ford and a Robin, came in from Baltimore this morning and were to fly to Richmond this evening. The planes started June 2 from Ponca City, Okla., on a "Prosperity Tour" and so far have covered 10,800 miles. The tour will end Aug. 18. There are 10 people in the party. The Ford is flown by Tip Schier (who gave Wiley Post his first flying lessons) and G.M. McJunkin, and the Robin by O.M. Bounds.
   William H. Grevemeyer came in from Miami in a Cessna monoplane; Gill Ervin, of the Shell Oil Co., came back from Roanoke this morning in his single-motored Sikorsky amphibion.
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ARMY TO SUPPORT ROADS
   Roads used by Ft. Myer troops will be maintained by the War Department and not by Arlington County, it was announced today. The county recently threatened to close the roads rather than pay to keep up surfaces worn down by the [[cut off]]
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U.S. Worker for 52 Years to Retire on Tuesday
F.A. Nute Began Govt. Tasks in Treasury Auditing Dept. Is Now 74, in claim Division
   More than half a century of Government service will end Tuesday for Frank A. Nute, a supervisor in the General Accounting Office. He entered the Treasury auditing offices 52 years ago, and went to the General Accounting Office in 1921 when the auditing work was shifted to that organization.
   Nute, 74, is about to finish his second two-year extension beyond the retirement age. He is in charge of the section that passes on claims from Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Public Health Service personnel. He lives at 1474 Columbia Road nw.
METCALF, DEAD AT 46, TO BE BURIED MONDAY
  Funeral services for Norval Metcalf, 46,3837 Beecher-st nw, president of the Washington Sightseeing Co., who died suddenly at his home of heart disease yesterday, will be held at the late residence at 2 p.,. Monday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
   Metcalf, a native of Washington, had been in the sightseeing business for years. His tours grew out of his familiarity with the Capital. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.Gertrude Metcalf, and one son, Frank.
FIND 'FISH' LIQUOR'
   CHICAGO- Thirteen crates marked "fish" were opened yesterday after being shipped by train from Boston and were found by pro [[cut off]]
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