Aeronautics: Balloon Clan

Beaming with paternal pride, two elderly gentlemen entered a room in Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel one day last week to greet two young men and to listen appreciatively to what the young men had to say. The juniors were Lieut.-Commander Thomas G. V. Settle, U. S. N., winner of the James Gordon Bennett Trophy in this year's International Balloon Races in Switzerland (TIME, Oct. 10); and Ward Tunte Van Orman who finished second. They had just returned from Europe via Graf Zeppelin and South America.

The oldsters were retired Broker Alan Ramsay Hawley, a...

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