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Sidelights On Glider Meet

Some airport visitors Tuesday, were mystified by hearing pilots ask, "Where is Okeh?" At about the moment some were prepared to look under car seats and hunt their pockets for the missing "Okeh" it was explained that Mrs. Martha C. Bevins, New York City glider pilot was behind her announced schedule in reaching Elmira. She is the pretty wife of a popular powered plane pilot and has a record of 55 minutes of sustained flight at Warwick, N.Y.
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"Not being able to attend the national glider and soaring meet in Elmira this year," writes C. S. Jones, "I wish to subscribe to The Star-Gazette." No, you guessed wrong. This isn't C. S. (Casey) Jones of New York, but Prof. C.S. Jones, 721 South Church Street, Hastings, Mich. He is connected with the Board of Education of Wyandotte, Mich.
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And speaking of Michigan—James Piersol, aviation editor of the Detroit News, is expected here within a few days in the News' Lockhead plane with the staff photographer.
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The Scranton , Pa., Republican on Monday published a three column cut of Elmira glider meet activities, while the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Record has been devoting much attention to the contest. Between Elmira College and the glider fans Scranton and Wilkes-Barre boys and girls are going to have Elmira fixed firmly in their minds. Not a bad bit of advertising, either.
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The Rochester Times-Union by a typographical error expressed exactly the state of mind of W. Hawley Bowlus and Albert E. Hastings. These veteran pilots planned to do some spectacular "cloud hopping" Tuesday but couldn't on account of unfavorable weather conditions. The T.-U. said they were going "cloud hoping" and that is exactly what they did. Better luck today, perhaps.
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When William R. Enyart, secretary of the National Aeronautic Association, left for his home in Washington, Tuesday, he selected Sherman P. Voorhees to represent the national association in his absence. Mr. Voorhees is a director of the National Glider Association and a member of the N. A. A. Also Mr. Voorhees is the man who saw great possibilities in gliding, more than a year ago, and secured the first annual contest of last September, which made possible the present contest.
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"My wife is up in the air again," declared a man at the airport Tuesday and other married men sympathized with him, mentally, having had similar experience ith their "managers." However, Major Russel Holderman of the D. W. Airport, Leroy, didn't mean it that way, for Mrs. Holderman was making her first test flight on the Elmira ter-
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in Springfield, Pa. Twenty-five years ago she married Leon I. Buckley, who is an employee of the Lowman Construction Corporation. She had resided in Elmira Heights since that time.

rain. And is she charming? Fifty glider pilots can't be wrong.
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"A. C. Haller's 'Haller-Hawk' glider is now being demonstrated," boomed the loudspeaker at the airport and visitors marveled at the increase in power of the broadcasting device. Wrong again. It was merely Donald F. Walker, manager of the N. G. A., at the microphone. His deep bass voice carried across the big field like the report of a World War bombardment.
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Grant Meeker also did some nice work at the Mike. And wasn't his little daughter surprised out of a year's growth when she heard Daddy call her name? She looked all over for him and never guessed he was parked on the hangar rooof.
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In the Gorton tea room, Tuesday, a popular Elmira matron was entertaining a group of friends with a recital of her experiences while in New York on a vacation trip. "On previous visits to the metropolis," she said, "people appeared somewhat dumb when I said my home is in Elmira, but this year they smile and remark, 'Oh, yes, the national glider contest is being held there in August.' New York newspapers have been full of press dispatches and special articles regarding the event. It makes one feel good, when away from home, to discover one's place of abode is known to strangers."
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Two of the happiest men at the airport Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were former Mayor J. Norton Wood and Manager Malcolm J. Wilson of the Association of Commerce. They have given their time for weeks to making this glider meet a success and the 15 gliders and 50 pilots dotting the field cause their eyes to sparkle with satisfaction in contemplation of a job well done.
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"Congratulations," said William L. McGrath, vice president and chief engineer of the Eclipse Machine Company, in referring to the success of the glider meet. And those who know the popular executive realize the contest MUST be a success or he would not have said "congratulations." He is one of the substantial contributors to Elmira's campaign to become the "Wasserkuppe of America."
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Letters to the Editors
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Thanks Star-Gazette Waging Gas Fight
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Editor Start Gazette:—May I use a little space in your valued paper to express my appreciation of the fair and fearless stand you have taken in behalf of the users of gas in Elmira.
The Star-Gazette is sure due a vote of thanks from all the people for impartial efforts along this line, as are also those who have written various letters to the editor on the subject.
Even if has hinted by Mr. Bush that there might have been a thought of increased subscription,

ever assembled in the world." That's the way officials of the Second National Soaring Contest describe this year's show. Here are all the pilots and all the gliders. Those in the picture above are, left to right: Franklin K. Iszard, Albert E. Hastings, Loran Lake, William Chellis, Jim Weiberg, James Cramer, Sam Saidman, Gus Haller, Allen Rooke, Ray Buell, Arthur L. Lawrence, Arthur Schultz, Walter Snell, Leon Ryker, J. Sloat Fassett, 3d; Louis E. Ross, meet referee; Wallace Franklin, Warren E. Eaton, "Doc" Schempp, Mrs. R. B. Holderman, W. Hawley Bowlus, Captain Thomas Phillips, Robert Eaton, Lieut. Ralph S. Barnaby, Ralph Oliver, Mrs. R. S. Barnaby, Henry Hallett, Donald F. Walker, N. G. A. manager; Peter Altman. Mr. Ross is speaking in to the microphone for a news reel camera. Below are the 14 gliders in line at Elmira Airport.
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12 Boy Scouts Given Badges; Ranks Raised
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Merit badges or advanced rank were conferred on 12 Boy Scouts at a board of review of Elmira troops held Tuesday night in the City Hall.
R. P. McDowell presided as chairman of the board, assisted by Scout Executive Arthur F. Baker, Julius Berger, and H. A. Stoddard. Those recommended for merit badges were Kenneth Crofutt, Troop 5; Charles Bright, Troop 10; Jack Kinkaid, Troop 22; Edmund Gay, Troop 29; John Hounker, Troop 29; Herbert Aldrich, Troop 30; James Hemenway, Troop 33; Lee Broich, Troop 38; and William Vernon, Troop 30. Scout James Hemenway was also recommended for the rank of Eagle Scout and approved. Thomas Carter, Troop 10, was the scout recommended for first Class rank.
The Schuyler County Board of Review will meet tonight at Watkins Glen. The next board meeting here will be Sept. 1.
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Movies Are Planned For Eldridge Sing
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Community sing tonight at Eldridge Park will be followed by motion pictures. Mooney Lovitch, director, has arranged special entertainment including Allan Patterson, piano-accordionist; "The Shuffle Along Trio", Buddy Brown, Ranzel Lee and Ralph Parker; Mr. Lovitch and Sophia Shulman in a comedy skit, "The Mad Magician"; Lyle Satterlee, harmonica selections, and Murray Force, boy soprano.
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still you editorials lost none of their merit or sincerity in my estimation.
With all due respect to the opinions and efforts of Mr. Bush, which are most commendable, yet I endorse the "editor's note" in that we confine our present efforts to getting a fair gas rate. I also believe we should have public ownership of water, gas and electric, which as Mr. Bush says, are now necessities not luxuries.
E. W. DANN,
219 Pennsylvania Avenue.

ATHENS MAN INJURED
Athens, Aug. 5—Arthur Shoemaker of 204 Hugh Street, Athens, received a badly lacerated upper left leg when a car wheel ran over him at Lehigh Valley yards this morning. Shoemaker is a Lehigh Valley carpenter. He is at the Robert Packer Hospital.

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