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Katherine Stinson Brings Bag Full of Medals from Far East. 

Miss Katherine Stinson, 19 year old aviatrix, slipped quietly into Chicago yesterday with fourteen new gold medals in her grips. She's just back from China and Japan, where she made daring flights and where, for the first time in their lives, she says, the Chinese and Japanese had to look up to a woman.

"The Japanese are really the most polite people in the world." said Miss Stinson, "and the Chinese were just lovely, but I'm certainly glad I'm an American. They make their wives walk ten paces in the rear on all public occasions, and I wouldn't walk behind any man. I want to walk beside him.

Women Waking Up

"The women in China and Japan are waking up though. There is a big feminist movement. In Japan a Mrs. Fujisawa, who is one of the leaders of the woman movement there, gave me a check for $2,500 because she was so glad to see a woman do something that no other woman had done in Japan. that was when, clad in Kimono, I made my flight over the city of Tokio. The Japanese were wonderful then. 
"They are intensely interested in aviation, and all the city turned out. They had the aviation field fenced in with slender bamboo rods. The crowd was tremendous and the interest keen, but the Japs were so polite that not a rod was broken."
In China Miss Stinson made a flight from the grounds of the sacred temple of agriculture over the residence of the president, which was formerly the Chinese imperial palace.

Gets $3,000 Gift.

The Chinese have never forgotten what they consider the magnanimous conduct of the United States in returning the indemnity money at the time of the boxer uprising. A check for $3,000 was the gift of President Li to the young American who was teaching his people how to fly.
Miss Stinson is on her way to New power army plane with she expects to break the men's as well as the women's record, and in which she will soon make long distance flights from Chicago. 

"When war was declared I cabled the offer of my services to the war department." She said. I've heard nothing from them and I believe that there are plenty of men to do that work now. When the time comes I'll be ready. I'm [[missing]] dying to be a solder."

The Lady of the decoration

Youthful American Aviatrix
Brings 14 Medals back from Triumphant Flights in Far East.

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Miss Katherine Stinson

Drexel Motor Holders of Stock Seek to Lift Debts

A proposition that the machine shop of the Drexel Motor Car corporation, in which Bransfield and McFarland are interested, to be used for the manufacture of war munitions was made by A.J. Farmer, president, at a meeting of 300 stockholders last night. It was not acted upon.
The meeting was called to devise a plan to stave off the appointment of a receiver in proceedings pending before Judge Carpenter in the federal court. the stockholders were told their debts are between $105,00 and $110,000. Harry Staver, 


The Liberty Bond Is Safe; It is a Good as Gold, and It Pays for Your Country and Your Children

Millinery Clearance

A great variety of smart trimmed Hats, sharply reduced for immediate clearance to $5, $7,50, $10 and $15. 

Chas A S

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