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Glider Soaring Flights Enjoyed By Spectators; Eaten Enters Contests

Franklin Utility Gilder is Slightly Damaged in Landing, Due to Adverse Air Currents-Norwich World War Aviator Flys Airship to Elmira to Try Ability as Pilot of Motorless Plane- [{Drawn marks on lower half of the paragraph}] Mrs.Barnaby is Popular in Glider Circles - Capt. Holderman Arrives. 

While nature smiled a warm welcome to Elmira's visiting glider pilots, Monday, the weather man perversely refused to release a breeze of desired intensity and so the aviators had a content themselves with soaring tests instead of competing for the substantial prizes offered in this meet.

Manager Donald F. Walker of the National Glider Association was in the field all day with the radio car and most of the glider exponents and had plenty to worry about but little to officially record. Some adverse air currents made gliding a bit dangerous but the experts who were sent into the air operated their ships with daring skill, and escaped trouble except in one case.

A.P. Artan, operating a Franklin Glider Corporation's glider, made in Ypsilanti, Mich., took off and landed twice on the Jerusalem Hill farm which was the scene [strikethrough] of [/strikethrough] Monday's activities. His third attempt found him in difficulty with conflicting air currents and in making a landing the wind scraped the ground, damaging the wing seriously but not hurting the pilot in the slightest degree.

Warren E.Eaton, president of the New York Central Airways and one of the owners of the Norwich Pharmacy Company, Norwich, N.Y., flew to Elmira in his Stinson-De-troiter and here met his glider which had come in on a motor trailer. He is a World War aviator with an enviable record and one of the state's leading supporters of aviation in all its branches, being especially interested in gliding because of its bearing upon the future of the airplane.

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With a wide circle of Elmira friends to extend him a welcome, Mr.Eaton was made to feel decided to enter the here. Additional pilots and gliders are expected here today, while from today on until the close of the meet a surprising list of nationally known aviation figures will be here for the contests, each one remaining a day or two in the city. 

[{Bordered, Subheader}] Announce Contest For Younger Folks

[{Border}] Due to the marked interest of young people in the glider contests now being conducted by the National Glider Association, Sherman P. Voorhees chairman of the execute committee, announces an essay contest for boys and girls from 12 to 18 years of age. 

[{Bordered}] The contest is open to all, without registration or fees, and all necessary to enter is to write an essay of not more than 500 words on "What this national glider contest means to Elmira."

[{Bordered}] At top of first page of essay the writer must place full name, age and place of residence, including street and number. Address envelope as follows: Glider Contest, 412 Realty Building, Elmira, N.Y., and mail before October 5.

[{Bordered}] Donald F. Walker, manager of the National Glider Association; Franklin K. Iszard, M. Holmes Shoemaker and Mr. Voorhees will be the judges and the first prize will be $5 in gold, he second prize an autographed miniature sailplane and the third prize a miniature sailplane. ..

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[{Subheading}] Some of The Men Prominent In Nation

Here are pictured some of the important men at the national glider contest which opened in Elmira Sunday, they being photographed in unconventional pose while waiting for a glider to be placed in readiness for flight. From left to right they are: 

Dr. Wolfgang Klemperer, research engineer for the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company; Louis F. Ross, of the Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company, referee; Lieutenant Edward Allen, who has a remarkably interesting history as a pilot; Jack O'Meara, Akron glider expert, who has won a host of friends in Elmir [Rest of text has been cut from photo]

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