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day's activities. His third attempt found him in difficulty with conflicting air currents and in making a landing the wind tipped the glider until one wing 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 Pharmacal Company, Norwich, N.Y., flew to Elmira in his Stinson-Detrioter 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. 
Makes Two Flights
With a wide circle of Elmira friends to extend him a welcome, Mr. Eaton was made to feel decidedly at home and after registering at headquarters in the Mark Twain took possession of his glider and to enter the contest 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. [[end of article]]

Announce Contest For Younger Folks
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 executive committee, announces an essay contest for boys and girls from 12 to 18 years of age. 
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 association means to Elmira."
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. 
Donald F. Walker, manager of the National Glider Association; Franklin K. Issard, 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.

Some Of The Men Prominent In National Glider Circles [[/headline]]
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Here are pictured some of the important men at the national glider contest which opened 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 Elmira on previous visits to the city; Albert E. Hastings, California glider pilot, who has achieved both success and fame upon the Pacific Coast; Donald F. Walker, manager of the National Glider Association, better known as Don to his associates. 

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