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Clipping from Pittsburg (PA.) Post Gazette June 7, 1939

Pittsburghesque
By Charles F. Danver
Peregrinations of a Paragrapher.
Circus snapshots: Mayor Scully leaving early and missing the big chariot race....Safety Director Fairley and his clan searching for the pink lemonade ....Charles Alvin Jones having a swell time all by his lonesome, getting acquainted with the animals.... Traffic Officer Ted Walters feeding peanuts to the elephants....

Prothonotary William Hessing Frasher, like Amusement Baron John H. Harris, considers seven his lucky number. There are seven letters in each of his three names, and he lives in Dormont seven letters) at the corner of Grandin and Raleigh (seven again) streets. When he was elected prothonotary his name was seventh on the ballot.

[[inset cartoon of elephant and man with caption Chas. Alvin Jones and the G.O.P.}}

Lady Luck was up to her old tricks at the Steubenville dog track the night of the Nova-Baer fight. Just after the announcer had informed the crowd that Nova was the winner by a technical knockout in the eleventh round, a pooch named "Buddy Baer" romped home at the head of the pack in the sixth race, paying $22.40 to win!

If the writer doesn't have some luck pretty soon, by the way, it won't be the fault of a certain Carnegie reader. In a letter he sends a mess of four-leaf clovers from a bouquet of 62 he found recently in his yard. (Now to get busy and call a meeting of the Deuces Wild & Danver Beneficial Society!)

Innkeeper Harry Dippel, who was bragging about setting a record with 127 peonies on one bush in his Babcock boulevard garden, has a challenger in Lincoln Place. He is John Marszalek, who writes that Mr. Dippel hasn't seen anything yet. He has a peony bush with 158 blooms on it, he says--and come up and count 'em.

Dr. Nicholas H. Bitar is in New York City to meet with other Syrian representatives from all over the nation to plan for the Syrian Room in the Cathedral of Learning. The room will have the most unusual paneling in the Cathedral--$25,000 worth of imported hand woodwork, direct from Syria.

The tree baby Canadian black bears at Idlewild Park, born last February, have not yet been named, so Proprietor C. C. Macdonald is thinking about staging a contest among the school kids this picnic season to choose names for them. Mr. Macdonald is quite proud of the cubs. Seems they're rare in the United States.

Nancy Gay, Cecil Golly's vocalist, is fond of cats and dogs, but she isn't as fond of the resident meower at her Oakmont stopping place as she was when they first met. While she was romping with the pet the other day, it got mad and let her have one in earnest--scratching Nancy's cute nose.

Note for a biography: Charles Nelson, the news cameraman, has been an actor, Broadway hoofer, dancing school proprietor, waiter and pianist. He once wrote a novel and built a 16-foot sailboat. He owns a delicatessen store. Has a complete workshop in his home and after work spends his spare time there making things.

Harry Seymour, who advises the column on tennis matters reports that the three courts of the Bureau of Mines Tennis club are having their faces lifted--getting a new layer of clay. Also that the Stanton Heights Golf Club is putting up new green fences around its four courts.

Village personals: William T. Kerr, founder of the American Flag Day Association, was in town yesterday....Todd Cannon, a graduate in hotel management at Cornell, has articled himself to the Mountain View Hotel, near Greensburg....Herbert Dimling sent one postcard from San Francisco addressed to 15 luncheon pals....

A swanky diner in the On Leong Temple in Chinatown is one of the affairs which is being arranged for the forthcoming visit of China's premiere aviatrix, pretty Ya-Ching Lee, only Chinese member of America's Caterpillar Club. She's making an aerial tour in the interests of China's Civilian Relief Fund.

One of the cab drivers has a frequent customer who always asks to be reminded, before he gets home in the morning, to empty his pockets of any match books he may have picked up during his rounds of the night spots. So his wife won't know (from the ads on the covers) where she might be likely to find him on future occasions.

Indifferent to the rising tide of public indignation--well. I'm indignant about it, anyhow--the authorities consistently refuse to do anything about scrubbing the Boulevard of the Allies eagles. So what? So they go ahead and scrub the eagle on top of the Court House flagpole! Unfair discrimination!

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Clipping from
Pittsburgh, (PA.) Sun-Telegraph
June 7, 1939

Chinese Aviatrix Plans to Raise Funds Here
P Miss Ya-Ching Lee, China's foremost woman pilot, will arrive in Pittsburgh June 15 to raise money for relief in China. Her visit is sponsored by the Aero Club, Committee for Boycott Against Aggressor Nations, Chinese Benevolent Association and the Chinese Institute of Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh (PA.) Press
June 7, 1939

City Will Welcome China's Ace Aviatrix

A reception at the airport and a series of luncheons and dinners have been planned for Miss Ya-Ching Lee, China's No. 1 aviatrix, whe she visits Pittsburgh three days next week. She will arrive June 15.

Miss Ya-Ching Lee is the only Chinese member of the American Caterpillar Club. She is touring the U. S. to obtain money for China's Civilian Relief Fund. The committee welcoming her to Pittsburgh will be headed by Mrs. Louise Thaden.

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Clipping from Toledo (Ohio) Times
June 7, 1939

City Will Honor Chinese Aviatrix

P Miss Ya-ching Lee, noted Chinese aviatrix will address a civic meeting at 8:30 p. m. today in the Commodore Perry hotel, will be honored by the International Institute at a tea at 3 p. m. tomorrow in the Y. M. C. A.

Miss Marie Watkins, general secretary of the institute, is being assisted with arrangement by Mrs. C. Burton Sage, Mrs. Floyd Radabaugh and Miss Elizabeth Bessey.

Miss Lee will arrive at the Stickney avenue airport at 10 a. m. today, will be guest at a luncheon in the China Defense league headquarters, 814 Jefferson avenue, at noon and at a dinner at 6:30 p. m. in the Commodore Perry hotel.

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Clipping from 
Cincinnati (O.) Times-Star
June 8, 1939

Chinese Woman Flyer To Pay Visit

P Ya-Ching Lee Is Member of Caterpillar Club.

Miss Ya-Ching Lee, only Chinese member of the exclusive American Caterpillar Club, composed of aviators who have had to take to their parachutes while flying, will arrive in Cincinnati by plane Sunday night to appeal to local Chinese for funds for the Chinese Emergency Relief Society.

She is scheduled to be met at Lunken Airport by Mayor James G. Stewart and Charlie Y. O. Yee, restaurateur and unofficial mayor of Cincinnati's Chinatown.

Following her arrival she will address gathering of local Chinese at headquarters of the Chinese Emergency Relief Association, 914 Walnut Street. Yee is chairman of a committee arranging for a dinner to be given in Yee's Shanghai Inn, Fifth Street, Monday at 7 p. m., at which Miss Lee will be guest of honor.

The Chinese aviatrix earned her place in the Caterpillar Club in 1935, when she was compelled to make aparachute jump while flying over San Francisco Bay.

She was the first Chinese woman flyer to receive the privilege of giving public demonstrations in China and the first woman ever to get a private flying license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics, Oakland, Calif., it is stated.

Cincinnati is but one of a series of cities Miss Lee is visiting on a tour of the United States in an effort to obtain funds for the Chinese relieve fund.

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Clipping from 
Cleveland (O.) Plain Dealer
June 9, 1939

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Chinese To Fete Flyer

A caravan of two dozen automobiles and busses containing Chinese citizens of Cleveland will welcome Miss Ya Ching Lee, air heroine and only Chinese member of America's Caterpillar Club, upon her arrival at Cleveland Airport at 2:30 today to plead the cause of Chinese war refguees.
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