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NON-STOP RACE ACROSS CONTINENT IN BIG AIR DERBY TO START TODAY

SCHILLER IN "ROYAL WINDSOR" WILL BE ONE OF ENTRIES FOR $10,000 PRIZE

TROY PLANE HOLDING OWN

Meyers Passes Leader in Dakota But Again Drops Back to Second Place In Montana

(By United Press)

ROOSEVELT FIELD, N.Y., SEP. 21 
A non-stop race of 3,200 miles over the mountains and prairies, the hills and flatlands that separate Long Island from Spokane, Wash., will start the afternoon as the last of three events in the National Air derby. 

Three powerful planes, and possibly a fourth, will essay the long flight for which the first prize is $10, 000 and the second $5,000.

The race, which is to start between 2 and 3 p.m. has assumed an international aspect with the entry of C.A (Duke) Schiller in his monoplane, Royal Windsor, the Stinson-Detroiter he planned to fly across the Atlantic from Windson, Ont., to Windsor, Eng.

The other racers include Eddie Stinson, of Detroit, in another plane of his own design, and Steve Lacey in the biplane Air-King of the National Airway service. 

The Air-King arrived last night. 

The fourth entrant may be the Rebuilt Waterhouse Criuzair, a Ryan monoplane, piloted by Jack Rang of San Diego, Calif. 

Reminiscent of trans_Atlantic flights, Stinson announced he would follow the "Great Circle" course, missing the principal cities. 

MEYERS GAINS ON LEADER

GLENDIVE, Mont., Sept. 21 (United Press)-Leslie Miller, DesMoines, and C. W. Meyers, Detroit, were still contesting for the lead in the Class B event of the New York to Spokane air derby as six survivors of 25 entrants prepared today to take off on the final leg.

Others of the 12 planes which left Chicago early yesterday morning, with Glendive as their destination, failed to arrive here for various reasons. Five of them were at Fargo, N. D., and two others were at Bismark, N. D., preparing to resume their flight this morning, although their chances of catching the leaders were hopeless.

Meyers Again Headed

Miller had been ahead of Meyers until he was forced down 70 miles west [of?] Fargo by motor trouble. He repaired the engine in 10 minutes and resumed the flight, overtaking Meyers and landing here a scant minute ahead of him. 

The planes to arrive in Glendive and the order in which they reached here were:
No. 41-Eagle Rock, Leslie C. Miller, DesMoines, Ia. 
No. 36-Waco, C. W. Meyers, Detriot.
No. 32-Eagle Rock, J. S. Charles, Richmond, Va.
No. 49-Travelair, Eugene Dettmer, Tarrytown, N. Y.
No. 50-Travelair, William H. Emery, Jr., Braddock, Pa.
No. 60-Waco, E. G. Knapp, Ypsilanti, Mich.

The machines were to depart at daybreak in the order of their arrival. The order of arrival in Glendive was approximately the same as the order in which they left Chicago and St. Paul.

Miller arrived at 4:50 p. m., Mountain time. Knapp arrived at 6:45.

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WEATHER
Cloudy, probably showers tonight or Thursday: slightly cooler tonight in extreme west portion

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