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Contest Personnel
A FLYER from the days of World War 1, employed at one time or other in almost every phase of aviation both government and commercial, Earl can well be listed among the best-informed and most enthusiastic of the "air-minded" of America. Interested in soaring with Warren E. Eaton, he was airport traffic manager of the Second National Soaring Contest, Referee of the Third and Fourth, General Manager and President of the Soaring Society of America, and never far away from soaring since. He also managed the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Twelfth National Soaring Contests. At present he is on vacation from his job in the Aircraft Section of the Hilliard Corporation, Elmira, New York to manage this Contest.

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Earl is no impractical visionary, but a hard-headed businessman who sees his favorite sport, soaring, as something more than a sport and is willing to back his judgement with his time and energy. Married to Helen Luckey, in 1926, the Southees, with their two children, Robert Charles, 16, and Mary Suzanne, 9, make their home on Skyland Place, SE, Washington 20, D.C.

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Earl R. Southee

Aircraft Ground Crews / John Cheney, Chief Board of Education, / Elmira, N.Y.
Ambulance Service / James Ambulance Co. (d) / Elmira, N.Y.
Auto Parking Fees / Clifford McNaught, Chief / Board of Education, Elmira, N.Y.
Auto Parking-Policing / Walter Obuhanich, Chief / Elmira, N.Y.
Barograph Calibration and Statistics / Dr. Paul Kellogg, Chief / Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Combat Glider Pilot's Days / Maj. Gen. Paul Williams / U.S. Army Air Forces
Communications / John Mulligan, Chief / Elmira, N.Y.
Contest Business Manager / Jerome Wolcott / Association of Commerce, Elmira, N.Y.
                         / George Peck, Asst./ Association of Commerce, Elmira, N.Y.
Contest Manager / Elmira Contest Committee
Contest Program-
Editorial / C.R. Snyder, Jr., Ed. / Snyder Printing & Publishing Co., Inc.,
Sales and Distribution / Finley Steele, Ch. / The Hilliard Corporation, Elmira, N.Y. 
                       / Elmira JAC, Futurettes / Elmira, N.Y.
Contest Secretary / Miss Catherine Jones / Association of Commerce, Elmira, N.Y.
First Aid - Physician in Charge / Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.
Glider Tugs - 
Airplane Tow / Piper Aircraft Corp. (d) / Lockhaven, Penna.
Automobile Pulley Tow / 6' Willy's "Jeeps" (d) / Southern Tier Sales Corp., Elmira, N.Y.
Hospitality / Norman J. Learned, Ch. / LeValley-McLeod-Kinkaid Co., Elmira, N.Y.
Information Booths / Mark Twain Hotel / Elmira Junior Association of Commerce
                   / Harris Hill / Elmira Junior Association of Commerce
Meteorological Service / Bernard L. Wiggin, Chief / U.S. Weather Bureau, N.Y.
Operations and Observors - Chiefs / Joseph Steinhauser / Motorless Flight Institute, Mundelein, Ill.
                                  / William Frutchy / Healing-Plumbing Contractor, Elmira, N.Y.
                                  / John Nowak / Laister-Kauffman Corp., Louisville, Ky.
                                  / Gustave Scheurer / Maplewood, N.J.
Referee and Official Representative, NAA / Earl R. Southee / The Hilliard Corporation, Elmira, N.Y.
Upper Air Soundings - Airplane / Del Reed, Chief / Shawnee Flying Service, Buffalo, N.Y.
Opening at 1946 National Soaring Contest, Harris Hill / Maj. Gen. R. W. Douglas / Commanding General, First Air Force, AAF
                            / Captain Ralph S. Barnaby / U.S. Navy; President, SSA
Crowning of 1946 National Soaring Champion, Mark Twain Hotel / Ray Perry / President, Elmira Association of Commerce
/Maj. Gen. Paul Williams / Commanding General, Third Air Force, AAF
/ Capt. Ralph S. Barnaby / U.S. Navy; President, SSA

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