Transport: In Virginia

Chief rival to Elmira, N. Y. as a U. S. soaring centre is Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. There last week, in the course of a 10-day meet of the Soaring Society of America, two gliders flying in formation rose to 6,500 ft., broke the U. S. record of 6,233 ft. set last summer at Elmira by Richard Chichester du Pont (TIME, July 9). Pilots of the two gliders were President Warren Edwin Eaton of the Soaring Society and Lewin Bennitt Barringer, Philadelphia socialite. World's altitude record for motorless planes is held by Austria's Robert...

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