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THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 1922
proof, and has a fascination that must an air current in some level that is
.P'ssi iliies of ar rav l e experienced t be appreciated. To blowing in the direction of his destin-
be "up in the cloud" will soon be- atioa
Possiiities or ir Trave :m: == n-'''re "' s
come a commonplace. Common sense The expert aeronaut may be forced
(Continued from Page 1) enthusiasts in this country, and is of in ballooning requires than the enthu- in a race to ascend to a height of two
to London, a distance of 240 miles, in the opinion that "ballooning is the siast refrain from cooking and smok- four miles, to cruise out over the sea,
two and a half hours, at a cost of less world's great neglected sport; a large ing during flight, that he avoid violent or take the risk of navigating through
than $12. Routes are also maintained par of mankind is missing a great storms, and that he should not try to a severe thunderstorm. The pleasure
from Paris to Brussels, Rotterdam, deal of fun by not being up in the air cross large bodies of water. seeker, however, may not find it
Amsterdam, Prague, Strassbourg, War- with a gas bag." A balloon is perfectly safe as long necessary to rise higher than a thou-
saw, Rabat, Casablanca, Toulouse, He says it is possible for him to de- as the gas bag is not punctured. sand feet.
and many other towns. This sign a small balloon which will cost Lightning is not a danger, for one is
yr r te rutehass b n oted-IJust as in France, the establih-
year the routes have been extend- no more than a good automobile and not any more likely to be struck in a (Continued on Page 8)
ed to Constantinople via Buchar- may be flown with the ordinary gas balloon than he is while walking on
est. For two or three years it has been produced by the local plants. Several earth, and he can always make a
possible to go from Paris to Algiers people can club together and go bal- gentle descent to the earth. "Cytherea," Joseph Hergesheimer's
in Africa, a distance of 1200 miles for looning more cheaply than they can, One of the requisites of a good bal- novel, continues to be one of the most
less than $50. Considering that the go in for motoring. loonist is that he be a weatherman, for widely discussed books of the year. It
planes are as luxuriously appointed Professor Pawlowski, Mr. Upson, I ballooning requires a. study of the has been sent to press for its seventh
as our Pullman coaches and great'and other authorities agree that bal- weather, according to Professor Paw- printing by the publishers, making a
steamships and that we pay for the looning, with the exercise of a little lowski. Control is effected by choos- total of 48,000 copies since publics-
privileges accordingly, the trip to Al- common sense, is practically fool I ing air currents. One 'can usually find tion, January 3rd.
giers costs little iore than ordinary
means of transportation.
Already the Atlantic has been cross-
ed by IHawker and Alcock in sixteen
hours, while the transeontinental flight *
over America was recently accom-
p:lished in twenty hours. Europe is
considering seriously the extension of
air service to Pekin, Teintsin and
Shanghai. Even now potIa lines are
operating between Pekin and Teint- W hatrDoes
sun, and P ekin and Shanghai.
Probably one of the reasons the
Frenrim n takes air travel in suchb
a matter-of-fact way is due to bus 1 SnO r
toting popularized ballooning as a i
sport. Professor Pawlowski told me
of many days of thrills he had by ris-
ing from Paris in a small balloon to'
soar over the city and intervening
country to the sea coast. A small XACTLY nothing. No. 1
talloon may be purchased for $400E
whle the i miiting gas for i heat does stand for some-
flatiin may be secured for one-tenthw ha
the price :harged for cooking pur-
poses il tthe 0as compaies arent - fthing because it represents a
iimbursed by the government for fur-
nisig thegas to baloonists. certain fixed grade. No. 1
Hundreds of balloon clubs are or-
ganized throughout France and thou- wheat is No. 1 wheat from
sands of people enjoy the thrill of
getngmies above the dust and M aine to California.
noise of the city. These clubs have
Iangr sa here te latosis cce stored
si ta eactiiemier keeps his craft But with it is different.
ill his locker as one checks his canoeBu wihco in itsdfer t.f
at the boathoiise. M~en arc empoyed
shoi ,"cl" l is t"re"keti Grade A stands for as many
good condition and to assist in the
nfationof the bags for flight, different qualties as there are
If I memibere a member of a balloon
club and wanted to take a trip to the tailors. This s because the
coast from Faris, I would merely pack
my lunch as thougi I were going on same piece of goods may be
an ordinary picnic, stow it away ine-
the basket of the ship, fill the gas bag, made up into any number of
and rise to whatever height I wished. m
I could control my direction of flight
by lifting myself to whatever strata of grades.
air was blowing the way I desired to
travel. By drifting with the wind al-
most any desired destination could The fact that you pay "a Grade A" price
thus be reached. Upon nearing my
goal I would allow the gas gradually for goods that might be made up i
to escape from the bag, and so drift G od As might made*in
gently to the ground. Grade A clothes doesn't isure your
When three or four people travel in.
such a craft the balloon may be getting a "Grade A'suit.
checked as personal baggage on the
return trip, for the entire outfit Where the quality of the merchandise
weighs but three or four hundred is fixed and cannot be tampered with
pounds. and can be made into a neat
package. -the price has meaning-otherwise it
Ralph II. Upson, of the Aero Club means exactly nothing.
of America, believes that ballooning
should be made a popular sport in Your safety lies in dealing with a known, reputable house.
America by the formation of balloon
clubs in all parts of the country. Like
all others who have participated in the
fun he feels that it would be "one of
th safest, healthiest, and most enjoy-
able of all sports."
Upson an expert alloent, for he 604 EAST LIBERTY STREET
has several times represented the
Aero club in the annual Gordon Ben- "
nett balloon race, one of which he "QUALITY FIRST ECONOMY ALWAYS"
won. In addition he is an authority
an the design of balloons and blimps.
Upson is one of the greatest balloon

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