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THE M~ICHIGcAN

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SATURDAY, O

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Of ZEPPELIN.
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University Begins

FORM CLUB TO INTRODUCE GLIDING AS CAMPUS SPORT

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PUT or[F0BY ECKENER
CAPTAIN OF GIANT DIRIGIBLE
ABANDONS FLIGHT PLANS
BEFORE HOME TRIP;
AIRShIP TO RETURN SOON
Deiy Now Would Be Impractical
In Facc Of Bad Weather,
Says Comimandert
(By Associated Press)
LAKVHURST, N. J., Oct. 26-Dr
Iugo ckener, commander of the
trans-Atlantic dirigible Graf Zep-
pelin, today abandoned his plans
for a flight. to the middle-west be-
fore returniig to Germany.
Ca'ricelation of the trip was an-
nounced after numero'us postpone-
ments caused by unfavorable wea-
ther reports at Lakehurst or along
th0 - p'posed route of flight.
bD. Eckener issued a statement
ayi'g he would "look forward to
makhng the western flight after our
ship ha>s been proved by another
rzund trib oVec: the Atlantic."
"The priraay object of the flight
of the Graf Zeppelin to America,"
1e said, "hs been to give a demon-
strat.on that modern rigid airships
can be operated across the iorth
Atlantic and on other oceanic pas-
sages with safety and reliability.
"To accomplish that object 7
consider it 7c1 lal that the.
turn to Eu ope be made withou

Condemh-ation Suit
Under the auspices of the Aero-'
nautical society a gliding club is
Desire Observatory Street Site no en omdo h aps
now being formed on th~e campus
For New Doriitories with a view to arousing an interesti
For Women in motorless, heavier-than-air r
flight among American university
Filing a condemnation suit today students similar to that which ob-
in the circuit court in behalf of the tains today in Germany.
regents, Cavanaugh and Burke be- At a meeting of the Aeronauticalt
club last Tuesday Robert B. Evans,K
gan operations to obtain a house '30 who has been studying gliding
and lot on Observatory street which in Europe during the past summer,
the University desires as a site for delivered a paper on the possibil-
a unit for the new women's dor- ities of developing it as a sport and
mitories. as an experimental aviation labora-
Minerva Ryan, Agnes Ryan, and tory at Michigan. He was chosen
Jeannette A. Ryan Wood are named to organize the personnel and me-
defendants. chancial detail necessary to develop
Under a special authorization by gliding as an active interest on the
law the Regents are able to obtain i _cal campus.
lands for public use as building Within the next month a schooling
sites or for buildings for the Uni- glidel- will be purchased and a rub-
versity, and acting under this ber launching cable. A suitable
authority the Regents have made terrain for gliding has been dis-
an effort to obtain this property. covered in the Irish hills several
Immediately adjacent to this parcel miles west of Saline.
the University owns property which Tie schooling plane, which will
it has acquired as the stie for the comprise the initial equipment of
women's dormitory. the local gliding club, is the ma-
Arcrling to the cond^-rnnatlon chine customarily used in foreign
,il tce Regents and the owners of gliding schools to instruct students
ltheRetwho arhe aes te in the elements of glider control. As
_he property, who are naimed as the cnsasudtatneoth
'ouas a student at one of the
defendants in the suit, have been nign schools has been grounded
unable to come to any agreement in ,;i method of glider construc-
ov r a price suitable for the land , thm theory of flight, and the
and building. Iiof controls, he is
The court is asked to appoint a seated in a schooling plane at the
commission of three or to impanel i.' of a hill and launched into the
a jury of 12 freeholders to ascer- with a rubber cable.
tain the necessity for obtaining the I The student is expected to glide
property and to fix a just compen- from the top to the bottom of the
sation. hill.
When enough men on the local
CHICAGO, Oct. 24-Dyche sta- campus have mastered the rudi-
dium has been enlarged to a present ments of gliding with the schooling
-ating capacity of 51,000. plane, a "course plane" will be pur-

chased capable both of gliding and{
of soaring. Students who acquire
sufficient ability to keep this planec
n the air for two minutes will then
be ready for the record-making
machine or soarer.
This advanced type has a wing-
spread up to 65 feet-10 feet less
than the Pord ti-motor-and a
typical airplane fuselage. The pilot

dents in Germ'an universities have
adopted it as a sport that corre-
sponds to football in America. It
provides the thrill of flying without
the expense of a motored plane,
and is recognized as absolutely
safe. In 23 years only one death
is reported from gliding, and that
occurred when a pilot landed back-
wards and struck his head on a

sits in a cockpit in the nose of the rock.
plane. It is with this type of glider A number of men in America,
that the record flight duration of prominent in aviation circles, in-
15 hours, the distance record of 76 cluding Edward S. Evans of De-
kilometers, and the altitude record troit, see a future popularity for
of 1200 meters (almost a mile) were gliding in America comparable to
made. that which it enjoys in Germany.
In Germany, where gliding was A gliding school has been estab-
developed under the peace ban on lished at Cape Cod, and a Detroit
motor planes, it has taken the manufacturing concern has under-
youth of the country by storm. Stu- taken the construction of glider.

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unreasouable delay."
Oelay Not Practical
"We f} pfripaing to show th. "
repeated Atlnmtc crossings can L
made at short initervals and to that
end I prefer no to prolong mvy
stay in tis: hosp ble country iA
more thau e boum i~v weeks at ilu
present tImhe.
"I therefui( rei&untiy reach u
the conclusion that it will be au-
visable not to make the midwest-
ri trip vhiich we had planned
,nd which has had to be twice
po-tponed, the first time primarily
on account of cloudy and rainy
weather, unfavorable for sightsee-
a., and subsequently because they
wirid made it temporarily imprac-
ticable to remove the ship from
the hangar.
"I bitterly regret the failure to
show the Graf Zeppelin to the peo-
ple of the mid-western cities which
have disp ed sh an enthusiasrnm
for te p and her flight. Our
vIsit _ in erior of the United
State ; postponed but not aban-

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ENOh~U 66M8 UO lS MULN1I , ThEJDIfh

LAST TIMiES TODAY

HAUMCAL B I UY MOSI

HEY!

HEY!

U pe To Tiy Again
"We shall look forward to inak-
;ng it when our ship has been
proved by another round trip over
the Atlantic."
The following telegram was sent
to Mayor William Hale Thompson
of Chicago:
"I regret exceedingly that by this
decision I must disappoint the
citizens of so many of your splen-
did cities in the midwest. How-
ever-, it is our primary task to com-
plete the round trip of the Graf
Zeppelin between Europe and the
t:nited states, and I hope to be able
to visit the midwest upon the next
flight of the Graf Zeppelin to Am-
erica. Please transmit to the citi-
zens of Chicago our heartfelt greet-
ings of appreciation of their deep
interest in the succeso of the Graf
Zeppelin.
"HC GO ECKENER."
Anxious To Return
The Zeppelin's commander is
anxious to start the return trip to
Germany before the weather be-
comes more severe. One woman
and five men have been selected to
fill the'vacant places on the pas-
sepger list for the return ,journey.
f<'ourteen passengers on the flight
to this country will make the re-
turn ,trip. When he left Germany,
Dr. Eckener only expected to stay
ii the United States 14 days, which
period of time expires Monday
afternoon.
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