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[Headline] Noted Women Pilots Entered
[Right] 25 Ships Set for International Competition

Wife of Norwich Pharmacal Chief to Vie for Honors on "Scotch Planes"

Mrs. Hattie Myers Barnaby, Widow of Two Aviators, Plans to Win Honors

Special to The Sunday American
ELMIRA, July 9. - Three women, two of who have achieved a reputation in motorless aviation and one who has proven such a consistent "fan" that timid members of her sex have found aerial travel unexpectedly appealing, are here for the informal opening Sunday of the third annual national gliding and soaring contest. The formal opening of the meet will be held Monday morning when more than 25 pilots of "Scotch ships" will take to the air. 

Mrs. Warren E. Eaton, Norwich, wife of the president of the Soaring Society of America, received her introduction to aviation in the World War, he holding a Distinguished Service Medal conferred by the government as a result of his hero exploits. Returning home to resume his duties as a member of the executive staff of the Norwich Pharmacal Company Eaton found he had aviation in the blood and organized his private operating company, giving Norwich its present aviation center. Mrs. Eaton has supported with enthusiasm her husband's various aviation interests.

Mrs. Russell Holderman, wife of Captain Holderman, head of the D.W. Airport at Leroy, is entered in the contest, having secured her pilot's license at last year's meet. She was instructed by W. Hawley Bowlus, who taught Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Linbergh the art of gliding, while they were in California. Captain Holderman is a World War pilot and his attractive wife declares she will not be satisfied until she is qualified to handle every type of plane he operates. 

Mrs. Hattie Myers Barnaby, wife

[Center] Woman Fliers Ready for Gliding Con
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[Center] ENTERED - Mrs. Russell Holderman, whose husband is Don Woodward's pilot, is one of the competitors. 

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and soaring for hours in the blue dome of heaven. There, alone with the birds, far removed from storm, strife and humanity's petty passions, I become better acquainted with myself and prepare myself to meet that which the future may hold of an adverse nature. Nervousness, weariness, today's small problems slip away from me when I'm in the air, even as the atmospher slips over the glider's wings and enters the past. Some day, for the sake of those who gave their all to aviation, I hope I will be able to pilot a powered plane, and I also hope that 'Buck' Weaver's son, and Edwood Junkin's daughter, my chil-

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[Left] AFTER RECORDS - Mrs (cutoff) who holds an American license (cutoff) records for women during the (cutoff) pioneer women gliders.


WATERTOWN, July 9. - The home where the family of John Schneider was to have a happy reunion became the sad scene of their funeral when a train demolished the car in which they were riding over a Melbourne, Ont., railroad crossing, enroute from Detroit, Mich., to this city.

Triple funeral services for John Schneider Sr., 40, his wife Mrs.  Susie W. Schneider, 38, and their (cutoff) 

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