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[[handwritten]] Aug 1st 31 Taught me in Wash. D.C. [[with arrow to picture of Bud Stickler]] [[/handwritten//

Page Eight  ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE

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Sidelights On Glider Meet
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  Kalamazoo, Mich., has just sent its representative to the Second Annual National Gliding and Soaring Contest, in the person of E. C. Weaver. He is accompanied by his pilot, Wayne Blaisdell, who will fly the former's glider. This plane might be said to have a college education in that it was designed by Floyd Fuller, technical instructor, and constructed by a group of college men as part of their instruction. It produced such satisfactory results Mr. Weaver acquired it for the Elmira meet.
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  Franklin K. Iszard, member of the Arnot Glider and Soaring Club, Elmira, is keeping pace with the old timers in the contest. He was an interested spectator one year ago while Wednesday he soared from 10.38 a.m. until 4:33 p.m. His associates are proud of his record as is Albert E. Hastings, his instructor.
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  Natives of the countryside between Athens and Towanda, Pa., received the surprise of their lives when they saw what they assumed to be a plane in distress flutter to earth on the side of the mountain near Milan. Hastening to the aid of the pilot they discovered Martin Schempp, Pittsburgh, Pa., calmly removing the wings from his Haller-Hawk. They extended him a royal welcome and proceeded to make short work of the job of getting the ship ready for the trailer.
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  W. Hawley Bowlus is under suspicion. Twice he has landed his glider on a farm at Wilawana, Pa., and contest officials declare he has a sweetheart in the Pennsylvania hamlet. "Do you think they have moved the airport?" demanded Official Referee Louis F. ROss, when the ever-popular Hawley laughingly reported his location.
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  Miss Helen Wheadon was one of Wednesday's interested spectators on South Mountain, while gliders were buzzing around like a bunch of bees. Miss Wheadon has joined the ever-increasing number of glider fans whose presence has caused contest officials to declare a young women's glider club is to be Elmira's next bid for publicity.
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What's this? Married nearly a year and never had their picture taken together! Surprising but true, for Mrs. John G. Parfitt has confessed it in writing. She is the secretary of the glider contest com- 
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Airport, was a contest visitor Wednesday. He arrived by passenger plane and at the close of the afternoon left on one of the company's ships for Syracuse.
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  Major Lord, head of an aerial transportation company in Mexico, arrived in Elmira late Wednesday night to see the glider show. He is particularly anxious to watch his friend Major Russell Holderman of Leroy, soar over this valley in a glider.
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  Gardner "Peg" Nagle, chief pilot at the Elmira Airport, has proven a friend to glider men. He has towed them by airplane from airport to South Mountain as well as all over the city, giving some really spectacular demonstrations.
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  Robert Hyde fastened three toy gliders together on South Mountain, and demonstrated a new stunt in soaring. "You certainly develop some crazy ideas," said Prof. R.E. Franklin of the University of Michigan, as he took the gliders from Mr. Hyde's hand and proceed to fly them himself. As the golden sun sank to rest behind the blue-crowned hills Prof. Franklin was seen to attack another glider to the chain of three, while Mr. Hyde sat on a nearby rock, holding his head as he murmured, "And he called me crazy."
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  J. G. Budwig, director of air regulations for the United States Department of Commerce, has been ordered to Elmira by the government to hold an important conference on gliding.
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  Contest visitors have been enthusiastic in their praise of the canvass used by the Arnot Club to cover its glider in transit. On either side is listed a score of Elmira business men who assisted the club financially in securing its ship. It has been suggested that above the names be places this line: "Business boosters for a more widely known Elmira."
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  To be cited for distinguished service is the high honor about to be conferred upon the Elmira Amateur Radio Association, which is operating two stations in connection with the glider contest. This citation will be the result of securing prompt aid for Major W.L. Purcell, after his accident, and will be conferred by the American Relay, League. Daily
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Leading Figures in Glider Contests
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[[caption]] BUD STICKLER [[caption]]

THE accompanying pictures show some of the figures who made glider history in yesterday's events. Stickler, on his second soaring flight, remained in the air seven hours, 28 minutes, 30 seconds, losing the American duration record to Hastings by one minute, 30 seconds. Franklin remained in the air practically as long as Hastings and Stickler, but was disqualified because of his landing. Mrs. Holderman and Mrs. Barnaby qualified for Class C soaring licenses, the first women in this country to hold earned licenses of this type. Later Mrs. Holderman established a new women's duration record with a flight of 46 minutes. Schempp soared to Milan, Pa.

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[[caption]]WALLACE FRANKLIN]]
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[[caption]] MRS. RUSSELL E. HOLDERMAN 
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[[caption]] MARTIN SCHEMPP 
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[[caption]] MRS. RALPH S. BARNABY  
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