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while he also handled sales.   He furnished all the controls in the early Ford-Stout all-metal monoplanes, and the motor controls for the Boeing mailplane 40 B.   Arens Controls were used on many of the early planes.

In 1934, Arens opened his own plant with four employees.    In 1939 he founded Arens Controls, Inc., and moved to larger quarters, with thirty employees, to fill the order for controls from all over the United States and Canada.      Later [[ crossed out]] he arranged for an [[crossed out]] Arens Controls, Ltd. of Croydon, England was established.   About that time he became Secretary of the E. M. Laird Airplane Company.    In 1944 Arens sold his interest in Arens Controls, Inc., located at Evanston, Illinois, and resigned as President of the company.    He then formed Arens Products Company of Winamac, Indiana, and devoted considerable time to development work along various lines until his retirement.

Arens had a major illness during 1962 from which he never fully recovered.    Living within his limitations [[strike through]] since then [[strike through]] for several years, he passed away at his home in Winamac, Indiana, on January 13th, 1967.    He was survived by his wife and sister.

Early Bird Charles Arens devoted the major part of his active lifetime to the progress of American Aviation history in many ways - mechanic, pilot, ex-perimental work, creative development and manufacturing,    During his years, [[crossed out]] is [[crossed out]] retirement, he was active in the local civics and business affairs of his home town and was resident of Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.     Early member of the Illinois Model Airplane Club, the Aero Club of Illinois, N.A.A., S.E.A. , and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, he served two years as Secretary of the Early Birds, and is [[strike through]] certainly [[strike through]] richly deserving of great credit for his many valuable contributions over the years in helping to create the air age [[strike through]] enjoyed by the world [[ strike through]] of today.

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mail plane appears to be made into one word. ex-perimental was hyphenated in the letter.

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