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November 01, 1928 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily, 1928-11-01

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Detroit Manufacturer Of Gliders
Lauds Michigan As First To
Organize Gliding Club
Gliding, which has taken the
popular fancy of young Germany i
by storm, received an added impe-
tus here Tuesday night when Don-
ald F. Walker, manager of the Ev-
ans Gliding Clubs of America, and
Forrest Heath, Detroit manufactur-
er of gliding planes, addressed a
gathering of more than 130 stu-
dents under the auspices of the
Aeronautical club.
The meeting ;was a direct out-
growth of the recent formation of
a glider section of the Aero club,
under the chairmanship of Rob-
ert B. Evans, '30, who spent last
summer in Europe studying the .art
of gliding as it has developed there.
This glider section plans in the near
future to purchase several gliders
and perform actual glider flights
as soon as is practicable.
Scouting expeditions to locate
suitable terrain over which to glide
have already beensent out, and
possibilities have been discovered.
Rolling territory is necessary, with
ridges crossing the prevailing winds
freedom from timber and other ob-
structions, broken ground for land-
ing, and accessibility by motor car.1
So far the Irish hills west of Sa-
line offer the best prospect, al-
though a region in the more im-(
mediate vicinity of Ann Arbor is;
desired. Suitable terrain existsj
north of Barton dam, according to
Evans, but is obstructed by hight
tension wires.
Immediate purchase of a "school-
ing glider" from the Detroit firm;
which makes them was indicated
yesterday as the policy of the club.
This will be followed by the pur-;
chase of one or more schooling
gliders and a "course :B glider"E
either from Detroit or direct from
Germany, where glider construc-a
tion has reached its present perfec-
tion. Later gliders will be built in1
the shops of the University Aero-]


InterestIn MotorlessGlidingGrowsr
of 7 for the average motor plane, thusiasts, and called attention to
and lands on the, fin and skid the fact that this University has
shown in the picture. When it been the first to begin organization
comes to rest, it tips over and rests of a student gliding association.
on one wing. Chairman Evans of the glider
In his address before the Aero section of the Aero club has named
club Tuesday night, Walker stress- as his committee personnel: D. W.
ed the purpose of gliding as the Smith, '30E, secretary; E. S. Evans,
most profitable and efficient meth- '30, business manager; Jack Gray,
od of training aviation pilots. He grad., technical man, and G. C.
attributed Germany's interest in Tilley, '30, publicity manager.
gliding, as represented by more,
than 100 local glider clubs and At the end of the second semest-
20000 students of gliding, to this er of the last year at .Washburn
economic phase of the activity. To
secure a pilot's license in Germany University the lowest sorority grade
to operate a motor plane, an ap- average was nearly three p;ints
plicant must be a "glider gradu -higher than the highest fraternity
ate." grade average.
He quoted Edward S. Evans,
.:..............chairman of the board of the Stin- TYPEWRITERS
son plant, round-the-world flier, I RIBBONS
and aviation enthusiast, as pre- SUPPLIES a
dicting that gliding will soon seize rk
the popular fancy of America much for all makes of
as it has done that of Germany. and
Forrest Heath, manufacturer of Rapid turnover, fresh stock, insures
gliders, offered the complete co- best quality at a moderate price.
operation of his technical men and O. D. MORRILL
pilots with Michigan gliding en- 17 Nickels Arcade Phone 6615
This photograph, taken at Wasserkuppe, where the glider contests
of Germany are held, shows a record-glider of the type 'Westprinssen'' i
just coming to earth. In the background students are dragging off a
"schooling plane."__-
nautical dfpartmentrom blue= of beating and hard usage. -
prints in possession of h2 gider The embryo pilot is first seated "- 'i - 4 r ,:
section, at the controls of this schooling_ Ii x ,"' o /,
Evans has contributed to the ar- plane and allowed to glide from
chives of the Aero club the only the top to the bottom of a hill,
blue-prints of the German school- until he acquires the feeling of air - =I:6
ing glider that are known to exist cm rents necessary to pilot a gli-
in this country. He obtained them der. When he has demonstrated
this summer from a German stu- his ability to remain aloft for half
dent of gliding, despite the general a minute in this type of plane, he --
reluctance on the part of Germany is allowed to take up a "course B
to permit any technical informa- plane" capable of gliding and soar-
tion relative to gliding to escape ing, in which he must remain aloft r
the country. one minute and turn left and righter
The "schooling plane" referred to before being allowed to take up thef
above is the type in which the record machine or soarer, illustrat- I
student is expected to make his ed in the foreground of the ac- I
first flight, which is incidentally a companying photograph.
solo flight, after -having been The plane illustrated is a rec --
grounded in the theory of flight, ord glider of the type "Westprins-
elements bf construction, and oper- sen," manufactured by a German Contrary to the general belief, we daily receive
ation of airplane controls. Such a aeronautical concern and sold for -
plane is shown in the background 3,500 marks. This type has a wing new shipments of fresh cut flowers from our own
of the accompanying photograph. spread of 65 feet-10 feet less than greenhouses. This permits us to offer to our
It may be compared to an old war- the Ford tri-motor-an aspect ra- patrons blossoms of the longest lasting quality.
horse, that can stand a great deal tio of 20, as compared with a ratio
-I"~ ~"Say It With Flowers"
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1115 South University Phone 7434
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