j 1 AVIATION
0 BY JOSEPH • EDGERTOM,
PROPER training of offlcer-pllota of the Army Air Corps Reserve
Is being blocked by shortage of gasoline and oil, though air
planes are available and pilots eager to fly, according to Re
serve officers, who are planning an appeal to Congress for more
Officers In the Regular Army Air Corps have been limited to but
10 flying hours per month as an economy measure ana the flying
time of Reserve pilots, under the present appropriations for fuel, is
* limited to an average of something like 40 minutes a month.
Even 10 hours a month Is far too little to keep a military pilot
In ftrst-class condition, in the opinion of flying people. Forty minutes
Is so little as to be a source of little more than danger and is almost
worse than no training at all, they feel.
The Department of Commerce re
quires that transport pilots shall have
at least 200 hours of flying time In
each six months as a qualification for
renewal of their licenses. This Is re
garded as the absolute minimum of
flying time required to keep a man in
good shape for safe transport opera
To expect a military pilot, whose
duties are even more complex than
those of a transport pilot, to keep In
trim on only 120 hours a year is re
garded by many experts as ridiculous.
Out of this limited time must come
the flying required for machine gun
and bombing practice, cross-country
training, Instrument training and for
mation practice, which are so necessary
to keep a pilot In condition for com
The order to economize on gasoline
and oil has come at a time when, due
to overproduction, the price of these
products is at Its lowest point since
tne WOrld War, It was pointed out.
In their plea for Increased funds for
Eurchsse of gasoline and oil to keep
i operation the planes already on hand
and te prevent deterioration of the
offloer personhel to a point of worthless
ness for emergency service, the officers
of the Air Corps Reserve will have the
support of the 20,000 members of the
Reserve Officers' Association of the
United Btates, It Is understood. The
plea also will be backed by the Na
tional Aeronautic Association and other
civil aviation bodies.
The curtailment of flying training will
be keenly felt in the National Capital,
which la said to have more Air Corps
Reserve pilots than any other single
city in proportion to population. Ef
forts are being made to build up a
thoroughly organized and trained re
serve attack squadron, but these plans
are being blocked by lack of training
t Radio Alda Urged.
Until airplane manufacturers pro*
i duce electrically bonded planes regu
larly as standard equipment and until
the builders of aircraft engines turn
out electrically shielded engines on a
production basis the full possibilities
of radio in aviation cannot be realised,
In the opinion of members of the De
partment of Commerce Liaison Com
mittee on Aeronautic Radio Research.
The committee appointed to aid in
co-ordinating the aeronautic radio re
search work of the Federal govern
mental and Industrial organizations,
with a view to early solution of the
most pressing radio problems with a
minimum of duplicated effort, has Just
submitted Its final report.
In this report the committee makes
a strong plea for co-operation between
engine and airplane manufacturers In
the matter of shielding and bonding.
Bonding, which Involves the connection
of all metal parts of the plane Into a
‘ single electrical unit, and shielding,
which Involves the prevention of high
tension electrical leakage from the
motor Ignition system, are necessary to
aircraft radio operation.
The committee submits to the manu
facturers detailed Information on good
practice in bonding and shielding. This
information, the result of prolonged In
vestigation by Federal and civil experts,
covers every Item of the work necessary
on planes and motors to Insure freedom
from Interference and leakage.
Air Aids Listed.
Radio development, the committee
pointed out, Is only a part of the vastly
Important group of aids to air naviga
tion. Discussing in general the various
aids to navigation, the committee says
In Its report:
"On* of the promising developments
for the future Is the Increasing thought
given by research agencies to proper co
ordination of the various technical aids
to air navigation. These aids are, in
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general, grouped under radio, light and
"This committee considers It very de
sirable that those Interested work
toward the goal of developing methods
and devices by which a pilot might be
relieved as far as possible of the work
of navigating an airplane.
"An automatic steering device which
has already been developed relieves the
pilot of a material amount of the strain
under which he ordinarily labors in
navigating and operating an airplane.
As this and similar mechanisms are
perfected more and more, they will add
to the economy of operation by insuring
that the airplane is navigated more ex
actly on a straight line. They will save
fuel and also wear and tear on the
engine and plane and in addition will
greatly conserve the energy of the
Radio Progress Outlined.
The committee in its report cites the
progress which has been made during
the past year in 10 specific Items of ra
dio research aa applied to aerial navi
gation. as follows:
"1. Radio receiving apparatus for the
medium frequencies and two-way ra
dio communication apparatus for the
medium - high frequencies have been
brought to a high degree of efficiency
and have stood the test of extensive use
for more than a year on airplanes in
“2. Information haa accumulated on
the usefulness of various frequencies
for different times and conditions; the
data now available gives a partial an
swer to the choice of frequencies In
practice, and point the way to a com
prehensive investigation of thia subject.
“3. Automatic volume control has
been developed, relieving the pilot of
much of the attention which he was
hitherto required to five to the receiv
"4. A system of simultaneous radio
telephony and visual radio-beacon serv
ice has been worked out. In this sys
tem a single transmitter will give these
two services on a single frequency, so
l that the pilot does not have to inter
-1 rupt the reception of voice messages to
■ observe his radio course indicator or
> vice versa.
“5. Direction finders have been devel
oped for use aboard aircraft with de
vices giving visual Indication of direc
“6. Experimentation has been ad
vanced on radio-echo and sonic types of
altimeters, which give promise of en
abling a pilot at any time to observe
accurately his distance from ground.
"7. A system of radio aids for blind
landing has been worked out, by which
landings can be made at a suitably
equipped landing field when the ground
Is wholly Invisible.
"8. Engine Ignition shielding equip
j ments have become commercially avail
able and have given good results on
"9. Progress has been made In the
development and use of engine-driven
generators for power supply for radio
“10. An entirely new field of research
and use has been opened up by experi
ments on radio communication at fre
quencies in the neighborhood of 50,000
kilocycles. These frequencies are satis
factory for short-distance communica
tion between airplanes, and have the
advantages of very simple and light
weight apparatus and very little Inter
Randolph Field Occupied.
Occupation of Randolph Field, the
$15,000,000 Army Air Corps training
center near San Antonio, Tex., the
“West Point of the Air” and the world’s
first strictly aviation city, has been be
gun, and the last outfit will be Installed
In its new home there by February 15
Not only will Randolph Field produce
pilots for the Army Air Corps; it also
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON’, D. C., OCTOBER 25, 1931—PART FOUR.
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TMC AMERICAN ARHY WASHINGTON LEFT FOR, BOSTON . THl® OTY HAD HV* THE HOME OF PAUL fcEVeCC.. AS WASHINGTON
| 3EEN MUCH ACTION. In FANEOIL HAtL SAMUEL ADAM& HAD MADE: • IfflUlfl 1“] A PPOCACHED »TRENTON, MEW JECSEY ON HIS WAY TO
hi® protests against the stamp act in \l&\ . "Th e steeple, ok he received news of the battle of bonrer, hill. Me -
OLD NORTH CHURCH HAD HELD THE SIGNAL LANTERNS fOR WHICH 1 1 AS LEO IF THE MILITIA HAD STOOD THE FIRE OF THE REGULARS yfG&SSiSM igSjip
PAUL Revere watcheo and in old south church the boston tea ano on being told that they had, uesa.o "tPe
owrv WAS planned. These builoings may be seen t&daY v °* are safe/.
is the home of the School of Aviation
Medicine, where flight surgeons will be
trained. The population of this aviation
city is to be approximately 3,500. and
the post covers an area of some 4 square
Flying training will begin at Ran
dolph November 2. when the first class
of 200 students will begin ground-school
studies and flying practice there. The
final unit to move into Randolph Field
will be the headquarters of the training
center, to be organized at Kelly Field
and moved to its new and permanent
location Just before Washington's birth
The head of the Army’s flying train
ing system, Brig. Gen. Charles H. Dan
forth. will make his headquarters at
, Randolph Field, while the field com
mandant will be Maj. Frederick L.
Martin, who previously commanded
Kelly Field. Maj. Benjamin B. War
riner, Medical Corps, is commandant of
the School of Aviation Medicine.
Only one-fourth of the post area Is
occupied by buildings. This building
area, of 600 acres, is In the center of
the reservation, with landing field area
on all four sides. The entrance road
and railroad are graded flush with the
field surface so that planes may land
across them without damage.
Free of Obstacles.
There are no masts or other obstacles
to form hazards to the fledgling pilots,
the only tower on the post being that
on the headquarters and administra
tion building, which contains the water
tank of the post's water supply, the
office and laboratory of the field's
weather bureau and the revolving bea
con which guides the night-flying pilot
into the field.
The field boasts a total of 18 large
airplane hangars, two large assembly
hangars and large shop and repair
hangars. The architecture of other
buildings on the post is of the Spanish
Mission type of stucco over hollow tile,
with red and varl-colored tile roofs.
There are nearly 300 buildings of
all types on the post, Including quar
ters for 21 field officers, 153 married
company officers, 80 bachelor officers,
136 married non-commissioned officers,
50 bachelor non-commissioned officers
and necessary civilian and military
The post has a theater in the ad
ministration building with a seating ca
pacity of 1,000 and equipped for sound
motion pictures, Instruction lectures
and plays. There Is a pipe organ, do
nated to the Army during the war.
Hospitals, bakeries, laundries, stores
and all other buildings necessary to a
self-contained community have been
The 2,300 acres of ground upon
which Randolph Field Is located were
donated to the Government by the
citizens of San Antonio. The Govern
ment has expended about $10,000,000
on buildings and ground Improvement.
The aeronautical equipment. Including
planes, shop equipment, machinery and
tools, will cost about $3,500,000.
A total of 275 planes will be required,
and they are divided Into primary and
basic training types, for use of the
cadets in primary' training. Standard
service types will be used for advanced
training. Organizations which will be
located at Randolph are Headquarters
Squadron, Air Corps Primary Flying
School; 46th School Squadron. 47th
School Squadron, 52d School Squad
ron, 53d School Squadron. 67th Serv
ice Squadron and 20th Photo Section.
N. A. C. A. Policy Changed.
The annual meeting of the National
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics,
held here a few days ago. has resulted
in a far-reaching liberalizing of policy
governing the use of the magnificent
i research, laboratory at Field
■ by private designers and Fiilders of
The committee decided to throw
■ open its laboratories to outsiders for
aeronautical research provided there
would be no expense to the Govern
ment; that there was some real likeli
hood of good- resulting from the Inves
tigations, and that there would be no
robbing of commercial research labora
tories of a livelihood.
Under regulations adopted at its con
ference, the committee will sanction
the use of the laboratory equipment,
which is said to be without equal in
the world, by private parties in cases
where equipment for the desired re
search cannot be found elsewhere. Such
outside research will be limited to
aeronautical problems and all expense
must be borne by the individuals or
concerns which conduct the work.
Though the National Advisory Com
mittee, created by Congress in 1915, al
ways has been at great pains to con
duct types of research work most de
sired by the aviation Industry, the new
policy is expected to be helpful in
meeting some of the specific problems
facing the industry. It is a step which
will increase the usefulness of a splen
did research laboratory and one which
will be welcomed by the industry as a
A Dizzy Parade.
Officers and men of the 2d Brigade,
Marine Corps, at Managua, Nicaragua,
long will remember a farewell parade
and review in honor of Lieut. “Pete”
Schrider, when he completed a tour of
duty flying Marine fighting planes over
the jungles a few days ago and pre
pared to leave for his new post.
After a farewell dinner the night
before, which also was something of a
historic event, Lieut. Schrider, in full
flying gear, was escorted to the review
ing stand. Marine Gunner Puttcammer,
parade marshal, hove in sight at the
head of his column and saluted the de
parting officer with due solemnity.
Behind the marshal rode 10 assorted
horsemen, who dipped spears in salute
as their mounts ambled by. Then fol
lowed the field mowers, mounted by the
full mower force, very dignified, bear
ing a banner inscribed “Barbers’ Union.”
Another banner appeared with the let
tering "Manicurists’ Union,” and there
came into sight a collection of native
laborers with machetes. The Perfumers’
Union proved to be a garbage cart
drawn by a goat.
Behind the cart marched a martial
band of 12 pieces, each musician play
ing a different tune. Twelve waitresses
and washwomen following the band
presented “Pete” with flowers. At the
tail of the column came a great, lum
bering traveling crane, which chugged
to a thunderous stop in front of the
reviewing stand and reverently lowered
into the lap of the astounded Schriber
“a small but delicately chosen piece of
Flying for Economy.
Flying may be an expensive business
for some people, but the Navy Depart
ment found it a decided aid to economy
a few days ago, when the ferrying of 20
new Navy patrol planes from the Glenn
L. Martin plant in Baltimore to the
fleet air base, Coco Solo, Panama, was
The planes were flown over the long
route, in six groups, byway of the
coastal route to Key West, Fla., and
Trujillo, Honduras, a total distance of
2,300 miles. The planes carried two
pilots, a radioman and two mechanics
on the trip, and flight operations were
supervised by Lieut. V. H. Schaeffer of
the Coco Solo base.
When the costs of flying the big
[ boats from Baltimore to Panama were
' totaled It was found that t£e Navy had
effected a saving of approximately
$250,000 over crating and shipping
The Army Air Corps also has found
it a decided measure of economy to fly
its combat planes from the United
States to Panama, and many of the
combat planes now on duty in the
Canal Zone were flown there byway
of Mexico and Central America.
Y. W. C. A. News
The music hour today will be held
at 6 o’clock with Adolf Torovsky, as
sisted by the solo quartet of Epiphany
Church, Miss Lucy Morland, soprano;
Miss Nancy Williamson, contralto;
Wilbert Bagranoff, tenor; Ambrose
Dlrkln, bass, and Mrs. David C. Bock.
Tea will he served from 4 to 5 o’clock
with Mrs. Patrick Guiney as hostess.
The World Fellowship Committee will
hold a luncheon Thursday at 12:30
o'clock at the Y. W. C. A. C. D.
Thompson of the Brookings Institute
will talk on India. Reservations for
the luncheon must be in the education
department by Wednesday.
Piney Branch Chapter will meet at 2
o’clock and Dupont Chapter at 3 o’clock
on Monday; Mount Pleasant, Tuesday
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Cider Barrel. Route 240.
Five Oak* Lodrc and Tea House. Catousvltle, Routes 27-40.
Mrs. K i Toll House Tavern. Route 27.
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The Gorilla. Ga. Aye. Pike, near Norbeck.
Margery Bardeen McClellan
Announce* with Pleasure
Twin Oaks Tavern
on the Mountain above
Will Be Open Week Ends
and during the week by
Reservations are now "being made
for Halloween week - end and
THE GORILLA -
On Georgia Avenue Pike
8 miles out. near Norbeck, Md., overlook
ing Capital. Maryland-styled chicken dinner,
hot biscuits, country ham. home-crown
vegetables, homemade ice cream and choco
Drop tn to Rest and Relax.
THE LITTLE TEA HOUSE
h— to Alexandria
m Miles Booth of Uidfhwar Brides
at 1 o’clock, and Georgetown Chapter
at 11 o’clock, Wednesday.
Girl Reserve clubs are preparing for
their part in the festivities of the Girl
Reserve Golden Jubilee week, which Ls
November 1 to 7. The six senior high
school clubs arc rehearsing for music
night to be held Friday, November 6,
at 8 o’clock.
The 18 Junior high school girl reserve
clubs will hold business meetings thLs
week to plan for the fiftieth anniversary
celebration. Miss Mabel R. Cook will
speak to the girls at Jefferson Junior
High School Wednesday. Langley Junior
High School Thursday and Hine Junior
High School Friday.
Clubs in the business and profes
sional women’s departments will meet
thLs week. The Blue Triangle and
Silverelle Clubs will hold a Joint house
party at the lodge next week end.
A music hour will be held at 614 E
street from 4 to 5 o’clock with Mrs.
Simpson Daugherty, vocalist; Mrs.
Dorothy Myers Wildman, pianist; Miss
Dorothy Seamens, violinist, and Mrs.
Charles Haup, accompanist. Tea will
be served from 5 to 6 with Miss Aleada
Nelson as hostess.
A kid party for the employes of
Kresge and McCrory’s will be held at
614 E street Monday at 8:30 o’clock.
Opportunities being offered in the Gen
eral Education Department, for which
no fees are charged, include the follow
ing: Backgrounds for the Sunday school
lessons, by Miss Mabel Nelson Thurston,
_ . ... « . ...
Black Lantern Inn. Fairfax. Route til.
Gray s Hill Inn. Richmond Road. Route 1.
Herndon Hotel. Herndon. Route 51.
Herndon, Fairfax County, Va.
Sunday Breakfast, Chicken Dinner, $1
: Phone Herndon 133 *
Toll House Tavern
Silver Spring, Md.
OPEN ALL YEAR
Luncheon Teas Dinners
Noon to 8:30 p.m. and
Sunday Morning Breakfant
Chicken and Waffles, Steaks, Chop*,
Country Ham and Spaghetti. Dinners
before Great Open Fires in this quaint
"Old Tavern" are a real delight.
A short drive, or Four Corners Bus
Phone Shepherd 3500
J2ortf) CAST^ NS
‘ ‘ Tel. Berryvllle
Scenic Drive 53 Miles. 104-F-12.
A colonial resort on Shenandoah River.
Historic; scenically beautiful. Restful, In
spiring. romantic. Canoeing, fishing, swim
ming. Three busses daily from Washington.
Rooms, $1; Southern Meals, $1
Weekly, sls. *lB. Booklet. Route 54.
Maurice F. Castleman. P. O Berryvllle. Va. »
Delicious Sweet Cider
Made Fresh from Sound Apples
“Cider Barrel’' Daily
Frederick Highway, U. S. 240
Friday from 7 to 8 o’clock, of special
Interest to teachers and students: ad
ventures in great literature, with Ednr,
Goodwin. Fridays from 7 to 8 o’clock:
the booklover hour, led by Miss Alice
Hutchins Drake, the first and third
Mondays at 8 o'clock; free use of type
writers at 614 E street and free dicta
tion classes Monday and Friday from
5 to 6 o’clock at Seventeenth and K
streets. A registration fee only ls
charged for the classes in law. given by
John R. Fitzpatrick, and finance, con- i
ducted by Miss Mary Jane Winfree.
The Education Council of the Educa- j
tlon Department will have a house party
at Mrs. William Hurd Hill'a country
home in Brockville, Md.
Spanish War Veterans
Richard J. Harden Camp met and
elected to membership Harry M. Brown.
Two recruits were mustered in. Oliver j
Scott and Carl Collier, who were mus
tered In for Frank D. Bam Camp, De
partment of Ohio.
The camp was visited by the com
mander and several comrades of Henry
W. Ldwton Camp. Comdr. A. Glaze,
Past Comdrs. R. L. Lamb, Edward O.
Barstow, J. Farner, James E. Smith
and Charles Strobel spoke.
Comdr. Watkins announced the vis
itation of Richard J. Harden Camp to
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The Little Tea House. Upper Road to Alexandria, Route 1.
North Hill, Castleman’s Ferry. Route 54—M mllea.
P.nn-D.w, Richmond Road. Route 1.
Twin Oaks Tavern. Bluemont. Route 54.
BLACK LANTERN INN
oOne Mile Weet es Fairfax. Va.
Fork of Routes 60 and 211
Via Chain, Key er
Luncheon, Tea, Dinner
Phone IS Mile* From
Fairfax 77 Washington
Five Oaks Lodge
and Tea House
On Frederick Road in Catonaville,
2 Miles East of Ellicott City
A lovely, comfortable, modern home, on
a beautiful estate. The main lodse and
attractive bungalows of two rooms and
bath aro delightful week-end retreats tor
tired townsfolk. Phone Catonsvllle 63A.
L 502. M Vmf
Normandy Farm offers distinctive
foods for discriminating patrons In
the old-world atmosphere of Pro*
vlnclal Prance. Steak, ham,
chicken and fish dinners. Special
arrangements for bridge teas and
Luncheon, Tea, Dinner
t miles frem District Line. Wis
consin Ave., then Diver Bead to
Potomae. Md., right 1 mile to
Phone JtochviUe 352
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Col. Janies E. Pettit Camp the evening
of October 27.
A meeting was called by Department
Coindr. Samuel McWilliams at the
home of Senior Vice Department Comdr.
Callan last Sunday, at which time plans
were formulated to aid In recruiting
for the organization. Plans were also
made for talcing care of the unemployed
during the Winter months.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary will
; hold a Halloween masquerade barn
: dance and bazaar at the Pythian Tem
| pie, October 30.
The Presidents Club will meet Oc
| tober 28 at 1918 H street, with Mrs.
: Summerfleld, Mrs. White. Mrs. Ford and
Miss Roth as hostesses.
Col. James 8. Pettit Auxiliary will
hold a 500 card party the evening of
November 26. At its last meeting De
partment Vice President Mrs. F. C.
Huhn and Mrs. Ida Kbnmerllnd, presi
dent of Admiral George Dewey Naval
Auxiliary, made addresses.
Admiral George Dewey Naval Aux
; iliary will hold a rummage sale at
Masonic Temple northeast November
5, 6 and 7. also a card party on the
evening of November 16. National
Junior Vice President Minnie 8. Schmit
A vacation and health resort will be
established on the shore of the Dead
Sea. and piers, bathing beaches and fa
| cllities for yachting and motor boating
I will be provided.
GRAY’S HILL INN ft
Overlooking the Potomae
Formerly a part of Mt. Vernon
Luncheon Dinner H
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1 raak&T Ats.W CA* M 111 II
i Luncheon - Tea - Dinner
1 Private Room for Clubs A Sororities II
Choicest Foods Fresh
From Our Own Farms
Deliciously Prepared II
IS Miles Oat Georgia Ave. Rst. If
Direction Clara May Downey If
Noon to Telephone II
S:S« F.M. Ash tea MS I
Between Alexandria and Mt. Vensea
Service 7 A M. to 9 P.M.
Breakfast — Luncheon—Dinner
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