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December 16, 1928 - Image 3

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Gliding Offers Chance


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GLIDER SECTION CHAIRMAN aeronautical engineers, has reach- has become comparable to our Of Political Science Association
STRESSES PRACTICAL ed its highest perfection in the football rivalry. There is no rea-- Attracts Local Scholars
VALUE glider. The machines, moreover, son why the United States should
are extremely light, ranging In not take advantage of gliding to REEVES, TAYLOR TO TALK'
OST OF PLANES LOW, weight from 140 to 210 pounds, develop her aviation as Germany
minimizing the possibility of has done. With Prof. Jesse S. Reeves of the
UPKEEP IS NEGLIGIBLE serious accident. As for the actual development of political science department as the
'They, have a landing speed of pilots, there is no doubt that glid- central figure of the convention,
Manly Three Fatal Mishaps Known practically zero, for in coming I ing offers an opportunity to de- the faculty will be well represented
In The History Of Gliding down the machine is allowed to velop knowledge of airplane con- at the twenty-fourth annual meet-
As Sport And Science glide along just above the earth trols and their manipulation, ing of thenAmerican Political Sci-
until it gradually loses momentum ability to meet air conditions, air- epce association to be held. Dec.'
Interviewed last night on the and settles down of its own accord. mindedness and confidence, fam- 27-29 at the Stevens Hotel, Chicago.
purposes and value of gliding, Furthermore, because of the ma- iliarity with the mechanics of Professor Reeves is president of
Robert B. Evans, '30, chairman of: ehine's inherent stability, cases planes and their construction, and the society and Prof. Joseph R.
the glider section of the Aeronau- have been known of the controls' a sound flying knowledge of me- Hayden, also of the political sci-
tical society, stressed the economy, being completely abandoned in teorology. Recognizing this, Ger- ence department, is secretary-
safety, and practical value of stu- flight and the machines coming to many has made it compulsory for treasurer. Prof. Thomas H. Reed,
dent gliding as a sport and a sci- earth safely and on an even keel. pilot-license applicants to be grad- of the same department, is chair-
ence. Evans is the son of Edward Gives Practical Experience uates of gliding schools. We are man of the policy committee and
S. Evans, Detroit, former holder of "The practical value of gliding not taking too Much for granted in a member of the board of editors of
the globe-circling record,aand a is emphasized by the opportunity stating that motor pilots develop- the American Political Science Re-
director of 26 American airplane it gives the student of aviation to ed from glider pilots will be much view.
concerns. experiment with the technical side better equipped than the average Of the three presidents' ad-
Robert Evans spent several weeks of flight problems that extend to American pilot today." dresses to be given the opening
last summer in Europe studying the whole field of aviation, both evening, two will be delivered by
German methods of gliding at the glid adUniversity faculty members. Pro-
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of patches of trousers worn during
previouj successful examinations,
heavy beards resulting from a one
to a two-week neglect of the razor,
the seventh seat from the aisle,
and seven pencils, the same shoes
which carried the exam-taker to
victory in the past, favorite foun-
tain pens and favorite pencils, and
many more occult signs which
border on the African.
At Colorado university examina-
tions are taken upon boards which
are placed in a pile before each
examination. Writings and draw-
ings on these boards offer further
proof of leaning toward the super-
stitious. Likenesses of Buddha are
very popular. Many boards con-
tain the information that their
usershhave an unsurmountable'
handicap for passing an exam.
Many other kinds of magical em-
blems for the wooing of knowledge
may be found on these boards.
The article states that there are
a few students at Colorado who
honestly believe an examination

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In this enlightened age, popular, may be passed by conscientious I
belief has it that superstition is a! study even without the aid of
defunct medieval attribute, and no magical symbols. But "this radical
where does it exist today; so the and aparently ridiculous view is
fact that it exists in the very cen- not generally accepted."
ters of modern sophistication and The passing of a much more
science, the colleges, is rather sensible superstition is also men
startling. Recently an article in I tioned in the article, the good old
the Silver and Gold, University oficelluloid cuff. Vigilant professor's,
Colorado newspaper, appeared tell- however, have eliminated the max-
ing of the widespread and weird im that knowledge was directly
forms of supersitibon which pre- proportionate to the size of one's
vailed all over the campus during cuff, (probably believing that this
the final week of the first quarter. gave an unfair advantage to the
Desperate peace offering at the men students).
altar of Lady Luck took the forms

Wasserkuppen school on thekRhine,
and is in touch with German de-
velopments through a gliding pilot
In that country.
He said of gliding in America:
"Facilities for developing ex-
perienced airplane pilots in th:
United States, are, on the whole,
poor, relative to the size of the
country and the popular enthus-
lasm for aviation. We have quality
but not quantity.
Money Needed To Fly I
"The only man who can learn
to fly today is the man with
money, except those who join the
army or navy. The army and
navy fields, moreover, are few and
far between, and not accessible tol
"Therefore gliding has been
brought to this country for the ex-
press purpose of teaching prospec-
tive young pilots to fly who can-}
not afford a course in piloting mo-
tor planes.
"In addition to being economical
and within the means of any
young man, gliding is both safe'
and of practical value. The safety
factor is extraordinary high in
gliding, as shown by the fact that
there are only three fatal acci-
dents on record.
"Flight stability, according to

it gives practical experience in con-
structing planes because of the es-
sential simplicity of the glider an i
the cheapness of the material.
"The soundness of this argument
has been startlingly exemplified by I
Germany's accomplishment in avi-
ation through the medium of glid-
ing experiments. I have heard it

-L aucaLiL i acuLres
Will Meet At Dinner
Mairaaining the friendly rela-
tions between the two institutions,
the faculty of the School of 7Edu-
cation will entertain the staff of-
the department of education andP
physical education of MichiganI
,ta tP7~ra N!ilm of C2rn !

fessor Reeves will speak on the
subject of "Perspectives in Po-
litical Science, 1903-1928." Profes-
sor Fred M. Taylor of the eco-
nomics department, president of
the American Economics associa-
tion, will address the meeting on
"The Guidance of Production in a
Socialistic State."
Prof. Robert T. Crane of the po-
litical science department is a rep-'
resentative of the society on the
Social Science Research Council.

uab e ormai voege at a aininer to!
commonly agreed upon that Ger- be held at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday
many has forged ahead of other night, Dec. 18, in the Women's
countries in solving stress and Athletic building.
stability problems through theirIBrief addresses will be given by
gliding experiments. I have even Professor James B. Edmonson,
heard it said that gliding experi- PoesrRlihShrig n
ments are more practical and valu- Dean Allan S. Whitney, all of the
able than those conducted in wind School of Education. President
tunnels, because a real plane is be- Charles McKenney of Michigan
ing used nste f a e State Normal will speak in reply. b
Germrran Gliding Rivalry After the dinner there will be
The value that Germany places informal discussions of pertinent
on gliding is further emphasized educational problems. The athletic
by the whole-heartedacooperation equipment and training devices in
between universities and student Palmer Field house will be at the
gliding enthusiasts, and the spirit disposal of the guests. during the
of rivalry between universities that evening.
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