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3 an effort to persuade members of Congress to consider her request to enter the Air Service, buy they, too, ruled against it because she was a woman. During May, 1918, she gave a series of exhibitions at Mid-Western cities in the interest of the Red Cross campaign. On May 30th she raced Katherine Stinson at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y. During the war she did some flying at night with the word LIBERTY outlined in lights on her plane at various points to aid the Loan Drives. After the war she traveled in Japan, China and the Philippine Islands, and there, in April, 1919, carried the first air mail at Manila and was given the award for her achievement. In February, 1920, she signed up with stunt pilot Al Wilson to give exhibitions with his troupe for the season. In 1922 she retired from flying, to live in retirement as Mrs. Charles Oliver in Beverly Hills, California. Hers was a brilliant career in pioneer flying, richly deserving of great credit for her courage and daring. She, like Katherine Stinson, was determined to prove that she too could do anything the men could, and did. Her name appears on the Memorial Plague at Governors Island, N.Y., with those of the other flying pioneers wo made landings there during the early days of aviation. An Early Bird, she is still living in San Francisco, California.
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