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The First Two-Seated side-by-side glider built has been entered in the eighth Annual National Soaring Contest by the Utica State Ground Aviation School.  Pictured, above, with their ship are, from the left, Clifford Sanger, Acee Aces, George Tindall, Stanley Smith, designer of the ship, and Floyd Samson, all of Utica.  Below: Anxious to be off on another cross-country hop, Chester Decker,1936 soaring champion, second from left, fits the wings of his Albatross while Peter Sonotanx, at right, and an admirer look on.  "Chet" is out to hold his championship against 135 pilots registered this year. 


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    A new type of public address system was introduced at Harris Hill Tuesday afternoon.  It is an air pressure system invented by C.F. Dilks of Ithaca.
    Mr. Dilks has offered use of his speaker system gratis for the rest of the contest.
     He succeeds in creating a clear tone by superimposing the speech character in a diaphragm which he has designed.  The gliders soaring in the air at least 3,000 feet above Harris Hill can be contacted by direct voice using the apparatus.  He said he has communicated with a power plane pilot at Ithaca at a 300 foot altitude, over the noise of the motor.
    Unofficial computations of points won by  pilots and ships up to Tuesday night, shows Peter Riedel, German entry, leading the list.  Others in order of standing are Richard C. duPont, Emil Lehecka, Harland Ross, Chester Decker, 1938 soaring champ, and Lew Barringer.


Ross Hull, associate editor of QST, official organ of the American Radio Relay League, extended his stay until Tuesday night to participate in the launching of the robot radio controlled model glider, designed and built by Carl W. Thomson, Jr., of Wilmington, Del.


    Floyd Sweet, son of Glenn Sweet of East Chemung Pl., landed the Elmira Association of Commerce Rhon Buzzard sailplane at North Corning in a 12 mile, half-hour flight.


   Edward Reployle of Johnstown,

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Pa., of the University of Michigan group, and Robert Elkenberry of Trenton, N.J., also of U of M, made short flights for "C' licenses.


    Harris Hill has become a cameramans' paradise.  Almost everyone who visits the hill headquarters brings a camera.  Some of the pictures taken by pilots and crew members are excellent material for their scrapbooks now being compiled.


    Richard C. duPont left Tuesday afternoon by airplane for Wilmington, Del., to return a plane he had borrowed for the flight to Elmira after the wedding of his cousin Ethel, to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.  He plans to return today in his own power ship.  He went unaccompanied.

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