CRAM DECLARES AIR TRAVEL
IS MERELY RAPID TRANSIT
Chicago, July 22.-Air travel no Ion- friends as guests in the honeymoon
ger Is an adventure, but simply a plane.
means of rapid transit, in the opinion Wives Fly Too.
of Ralph R. Cram, editor of the Daven- Wives of pilots, meeting them at va-
port, Iowa Democrat and Leader, who rious stops, were added to the party.
took part in the Third National Air Women prominent in entertainment of
Tour. the tourists, here and there, were in-
White-haired, and sixty-five years of vited to fill vacant seats in the cabins.
age, Mr. Cram has been an aviation en- Some even put on helmets and gog-
thusiast for eight years, and entered gles and traveled in open cockpits.
the long air tour with as much vigor Before the tour ended, the baggage
as the younger pilots and passengers. consisted largely of band boxes, and at
He is considered an air expert and each stop there was a demand for curl-
knows personally, most of the leading ing irons, flesh colored face powder.
fliers of the country and various essentials of feminine pul-I
Mr. Cram set down his views of the chritude.
Lour in the article that follows: When the tour wound up at Detroit
Air Transport , 1at least a dozen women were in the
(By Ralph W. Cram) planes. Had it lasted 4,000 miles more
Travel by air is ceasing to be an ad- apparently there would have been no
venture, and is becoming a means of men left but the pilots.
rapid transport. As proof that air travel has come in-
A fortnight ago a company of 52 to its own, however, the women were
people left Detroit on a journey by most welcome.I
air that took them over, 21 states, in No Accidents Mar Trip.
15 of which they stopped at 24 cities. Not an accident marred the flight.
They traveled in 16 airplanes, of Some minor motor troubles developed.
/hich 15 were 'in at the finish at De- IA broken rod crippled one engine for
troit after the grinh1 of 4,200 miles at'aftime. A few valve springs collapsed.
;orced speed. One landing gear of a heavily loaded
One pilot had flown his plane from plane gave way near the end of the
Oklahoma City to Detroit to make the tour, after a safe landing. It was that
tour. His motor was of war-time vin- of the winning ship, which was thus
tage of low horse-power, and had seen threatened with the loss of its place.
considerable use. After a very sport- But the pilots and mechanics of all the
ing flight around the circuit to his other planes offered to help repair it,
home city, some 3,000 miles, he de- such help as could be used was accept-
cided ot stop there. ed, the plane was quickly repaired, and
All the other planes finished the flew into Detroit with the winning
tour. Most of their pilots and me- score.
chanics flew the entire circuit, as did One of the purposes of the annual!
many of their passengers. Two of the tour is to find where engines and
latter were prominent government of- planes fall short of perfection, so
ficials, who gave what time they could, these minor troubles are listed as
o a portion of the trip, among the valuable lessons of the trip.
Others were business meu, some of It was a fair weather cruise most of
whom dropped out along the way to the way. There was one day's fog
get back to their offices and desks. overthe Berkshires, approaching Bos-
And then there were the women. ton. And jst at the close the smile
Many say they are even more airmind- of the weather gods changed to a
ed than the men. frown, and the planes rode through a!
Families Make Trip, severe rain and electric storm, to the
For the first time in history entire big Ford airport at Dearborn, out of
families were making the Air Tour. Detroit.
In a comfortable cabin plane that he Fine Piloting Saves Planes
owns, a Detroit business man, Edward It was a fine bit of piloting that
A. Sch'lee, had with him his wife and brought the planes through this final
daughter and little 9-year-old Rose- storm. But 'one purpose of the tour
marie was the pride and pet of the was to demonstrate that modern air-
tour. planes can be flown safely, on sched-
With Frank A. Hawks of Houston, ule, in all kinds of weather, and here
Texas, in their Ryan brougham, was the pilots had a chance to demonstrate I
his bride of a fortnight. it and they did.
But while these two women and a Air transport has arrived. Perfec-
girl comprised the feminine contingent tion, of course, has not been reached.
at the start, the conclusion of the trip Further tours are advisable. They re-
told a different story.( veal the strong points of motors and
All along the way, as busy men left planes, and their weaknesses. That
the party, the women grew in number. the latter were all of a minor nature
Mrs. Hawks soon had a couple of girl was a matter for congratulation.
THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY
FIRST CHURCH OF
10:30 A. M.-Regular morning ser-
vice, subject "Truth."
11:45 A. M.-Sunday school follow-
ing the morning service.
7:45-Wednesday evening testi-
The Reading room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank building, is
open daily from 12 to 5 o'clock,
except Sundays and legal holidays.
TiE UNITARIAN CHURCH
State and Huron Sts,
Sidney S. Robins, Minister
10:45 a. m.-Morning Service. Last
Sunday before -vacation.
REV. J. T. SUNDERLAND, D.D.
Dr. Sunderland is author of
"Evolution and Religion" and "The
Origin and Character of the
Cor. State and Washington
Arthur W. Stalker, D.D., Minister
Parley C. Bingham, Associate
Minister and Student Director
Margaret Stair, Student Director
10:30 A. M.-Public Worship.
Sermon, "Life's Seasons" by
Dr. Weldon Crossland.
12--Student Bible Class at Wesley
6:00 P. M.-Student Devotional
8 P. M.-Evening Church Service.
Question Box "What Should be
the Relatidn of the Church and
State?'" Sermon: "Refreshing
the Soul." Rev. Parley C. Bing-
Division and Catherine Streets
Sixth Sunday After Trinity
July 24, 1927
Rev. Henry Lewis, Rector; Rev.
Thomas L. Harris, Assistant
8:00 A. M.-Holy Communion
11:00 A. M.-Morning Prayer and
Sermon by the Rev. Henry
4-6 P. M.-Musicale
and Tea in
Huron and Division Streets
Merle H. Anderson, Minister
9:30-Church Bible School.
10:45-Rev. Warren E. Hall
, Wyandotte preaches.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
10:45-Morning worship. Sermon
subject: "The Secret of Pro-
gress." Mr. Sayles will preach.
12:40-Class for students in
church, led by Mr. Sayles.
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