AERONAUTICS: Gliders

If anyone can keep a glider, i.e., a motorless airplane, in the air for 20 hours, he can win a $3,000 prize and kudos; for ten hours, $2,000 and cheers. Such were the offers made last week by Edward S. Evans, Detroit manufacturer and founder of the National Glider Association.

Twenty hours would be a feat indeed. The present record is 15½ hrs., made by a German. Germans have mounted 2,500 ft., have traveled 42 mi. in gliders. They have glider clubs at practically all universities. Each year the clubs hold a grand rodeo over...

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