AERONAUTICS: Racing Gasbags

Fifteen hydrogen balloons rode a southerly breeze out of Houston, Tex. last week to race for two of the three places on the U. S. Team in the Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race in September.* Carried east by the shifting wind, ten of the bags were downed by storms near Texarkana, Ark. Two, the Aero-Digest piloted by S. T. Moore and Lieut. W. O. Eareckson, and United Van Service with pilots George Hineman and Milford Vanik, had the unpleasant experience of being shot at by woolly-wild Texas and Arkansas farmers. Last to...

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