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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1932                  THE ELMIRA ADVERTISER
O'Meara Captures Record Held by Pittsburgh Pilot; Soars to Tunkhannock, Pa.
New York Aviator is Believed to Have Exceeded Martin Schempp's Sunday Record by 10 miles--Entertained at Girl Scout Camp--Robert Eaton Soars to Ulster and Has Glider Burned on Return Trip--Glider Instructor Hitch-Hikes from Waukegan.

"Jack" O'Meara, New York City, who made a distance record Sunday, by soaring to Endicott, only to lose the honor to Martin Schempp, Pittsburgh, Pa., regained his title Monday afternoon by soaring to Tunkhannock, Pa., 75 air miles from Elmira. The Endicott flight was 38 air miles, while the Schempp record was 65 air miles.
Events in the Third Annual National Gliding and Soaring Contest followed one another in rapid succession Monday, 18 pilots taking off from the mountain top between Elmira and Big Flats, while several of them reached nearby communities, much to the delight of the residents. Robert Eaton, Norwich, landed at Ulster, Pa., 28 air miles from Elmira; A.L. Lawrence, Providence, R. I., landed near Corning, 16 air miles from the staring point; Warren E. Eaton, Norwich, reached Chemung, six air miles.
Stanley Smith, University of Michigan, accomplished the difficult feat of soaring from the mountain tip to the airport, about five air miles, skirting the city and effecting a safe landing. B. L. Helvie, Akron, Ohio, took off at 1:18 p. m. in the special two-seat glider designed by Dr. Gross, Akron, and when the contestants left the field for the night he was still in air. Pilot Helvie had been advised by Dr. Karl O. Lange, M. I. T. expert, he might expect a full moon and it was believed he contemplated an endurance test. Clouds, however, forced him to land at about 7:45, giving him more than seven hours in air. 
Glider is Burned
Robert and Warren Eaton sustained a quite severe loss when the glider flown by the former to Ulster was all but destroyed by fire on the return trip. This ship, one of the best entered in the contest, was being transported to Elmira on the usual trailer when a rubber tire 


what concerned about landing as the hills seemed covered with scrub growths. However, I found a satisfactory place and came down as air currents weakened. Had I been favored with a fair wind I could have continued to Wilkes-Barre, Ps., thus breaking the world record for distance soaring."
Hitch-Hike Pilot
One of the popular pilots at the contest is William Howard, Waukegan, Ill., near Chicago, who hitch-hiked to Elmira to witness the events. His trip required four days although he says he actually walked about 25 miles. Mr. Howard is an instructor in gliding and declares hes has already been well repaid for his trip here by the marked development in soaring he has been able to witness. He agrees with Wolf Hirth and Dr. Wolfgang Klemperer that Elmira is destined to become the Wasserkuppe of America.
Announcement in the Advertiser that Miss Elizabeth H. Deane con-


Pilot's Daughter
((piture of a young girl with bow in her hair, holding her skirt out))
This dainty little girl is the daughter of Mrs. R. S. Barnaby, the only feminine pilot entered in this year's contest, but does not seem inclined to follow her mother's footsteps so far as aerial aspirations go. Her father was an associated of George "Buck" Weaver, designer of the first Wac((?letter is written over))o airplaneandfounderof of the Wacco airplane and founder of the Wac((?letter is written over))o Aviation Company. Mr. ((line extending from this point to below the article with a handwritten note 'Junkin died')) when Janet was a baby in arms.

Estes Park, Colo., July 18.--(AP)
--Robert F. Smith, 41 of Indianapolis, general manager of the American Legion Publishing Company was killed while mountain climbing today. A boulder, rolling down the north slope of Long's Peak, struc ((text cut off)) him in the head.
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