Dayton Daily News from Dayton, Ohio on December 12, 1943 · 74
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Dayton Daily News from Dayton, Ohio · 74

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ca w o ft O H ft . i V S4 T. J, J . 1 M' ITfif.'.'V rRESWFlST ROOSEVELT impeded H right Field in 1910, Orville W "right accompanied him on tour. FDR "Air Minded" Traveler ' OST alr-travelcd president to date is Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He gained Instant note when in 1932 upon being nominated for the presidency by the Democratic party in national convention, he flew from New York to Chirago and made his acceptance speech. Longest air trips mndo by the president were when he flew round-trip to the famed Casablanca conference with Prime Minister Churchill, when he flew to Cairo to meet with Churchill and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and when he flew to Teheran, Iran, to join Stalin in a further conference on allied plans. Evidence of his active interest in avia-' tion was his trip to Dayton on Oct. 16, 1940, when he toured Wright and Patterson Fields and other war industries in the area. Ho warmly greeted OrviHe Wright on the occasion and Mr. Wright accompanied the president on his entire tour of the area. 1 Even before the United States entered the war President Roosevelt evidently paid close attention to tho part that aviation wag playing in Kuropc evidenced by the German bombing of London and the defense of the RAF fighters. Thus it was that in May, 1910, he startled tho country with a demand for 50,000 airplanes and set 125,000 as the goal for 1943. VASHINGTON,NOV 1 1-(AP)-0RVIILE WRIGHT WILL BE GUEST OF; HONOR, T a'dinnm in Washington December 17 to commemorate "the oth' ANNIVERSARY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST SUCCESSFUL AIRPLANE FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWKjN.C. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT EXTENDED. THE INVITATION I 7 fV'l i I I,: 1 s 1 v y v, y pr s3 ,V- 'It 1.- : r HR in JJ2 flew from ftr York to Chicago to accept nomination. Leaders Pay High Tribute To Wrights "There are no words that can fully express the debt of our country to the Wright brothers. What the future holds in store for aviation is anyone's guess, but we have made little more than a constructive beginning," MM C F. KETTERING Plrrtr nf Rfirarrh. CurptiraUun O "As scientists, Wilbur and Orville Wright discovered the secret of flight As inventors, builders and flyers, they brought aviation to the world. "They did this out of sheer love for creating, and in fearless admiration of the natural laws of the physical world. Yet, with all their imagination, I doubt if even they foresaw at that time the tremendous scope of the future in the air. So extensive is to be the progress of a 1 r transportation that human memory will some day look upon the present war of the airplane against the forces of evil as an incident. "Air lanes will encircle the globe, and Vy-. ) 6 COL. E. A. DEEDS Chairman nf the NCR Hoard of Dirmora will draw tighter the dimensions of the globe, spanning the oceans and shrinking the continents, resulting in a basis of human understanding, ideals, and neigh-borliness between the civilized races of the world. J7K 1'KF.SWEXT flew to the CamhUinca meeting in army air liner. "In answer to the question so often asked ef me, my greatest thrill over aviation came on a day in 1909, when I stood at the end of the Main st. bridge and watched Orville Wright come flying in from the east at the then high altitude of 6000 feet. Everybody in Dayton was out to see this amazing achievement. "On the occasion of the observance of the 40th anniversary of the first successful flight by the Wright Brothers, I feel that our thoughts of the future of air traffic are appropriate. And that tribute to these two brothers should be definitely In the heart of all of us. "I have long known Orville Wright, as friend and neighbor, and I join with his myriad friends in the deep regret that Wilbur Wright ennnot be with us on Dec. 17, to receive our gratitude and congratulations." "The really great moments in the ttory of human endeavor are almost all lost in the past. Nobody knows who first learned to make and use fire, who invented the wheel, or who reduced spoken sounds to writing. It seems fantastic when we realize that one such moment occurrednot back beyond recollection somewhere in the haze of history but only yesterday, a mere 40 years tgo, when, by means of the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop contraption, man first flew, "A 1 1 momentous Inventions, because they enormously extend human capabilities, have in them potential harm and potontial good. Today we see the harm. Our enemies turned the airplane to uses of attack and destruction and tried to teach us its terrible powers. We have been obliged to read the lesson back to them. We hope and believe that when we have finished they will never forget it. "When that Hay comes and the world is free to turn to the good, we will see great . pi GEN. HENRY II. ARNOLD Oilrf, t'nltnl Slain Anny Air rurrca things. We know already what the airplane can do to shrink the world and bring nations together. We look forward to resulting community fit interest and growth of mutual understanding when men of good will make ever-increasing use of the great gift of flight. Only then can we justly evaluate it, or understand how much we owe to the intelligence and skill, the courage and determination of the Wright brothers, the men in our generation who conquered the air and in that act remade the whole shape of human affairs and gave us a new world." "The mathematics of flight is the most portentious calculation man has made since Euclid. The effect of flight is to intensify human relationship and magnify the necessity for intellectual integrity in human affairs. Interpreted in social significance, the wing is a harbinger of an impartible human destiny. "The Wright Brothers were first to stand on this horizon. It is a matter of eternal ver ity that he who dedicates his life to a great ideal, himself becomes great. The Wright Brothers are symbols used by an inscrutable providence in the time tables of the ages." "By their genius Orville and Wilbur Wright opened a new era in human affairs, materially affecting the relationship of community to community, nation to nation, even continent to continent. "Air progress has come a long way since that chill Deremher morning at Kitty Hawk 40 years ago when two brilliant, but then little known young business men of Dayton finally achieved one of man's oldest dreams, the miracle of engine-driven flight in a heavier-than-air machine. On their first trial that day, GILL ROHB WILSON rrmlilcnt NnllonaJ Acrunaullra Aim. J'' I A' is- i 1 V" wRh 0rvi"8 at the I -p'f controls, their t wr strange contrivance t Jx 4 of wood, wire and f) LJ,y. ,1 fabric, actually lifted CHARLES I. STANTON AilnilnUtratiir Civil Acmnniitlra AilmliilRtrallon itself off the ground and flew 120 feet, remaining in the air 12 seconds. "Today a 12 hours' flight across the broad Atlantic is routine, and we are now making 500 such flights a week. American fighter planes are not only knocking the enemy out of the sky on all fronts in comforting num--hers, but our transport planes are busy on and between all continents, shuttling back and forth over the towering Himalayas, evacuating the seriously wounded from the Solomons, hurrying critical material and personnel to the Mediterranean and the British Isles. On the home front our commercial air lines are doing a magnificent job in speeding the day of final victory. "Yet we have but scratched the surface of the air transport or the almost boundless possibilities of private flying. "The prospects are bright, and they will not disappoint us if we approach our problems as Orville and Wilbur Wright did with patience, with imagination and, above all, with a steady faith that, despite all the proof to the contrary offered by skeptics, what they were attempting could be done." "When Orville and Wilbur Wright first proved to a doubting world that a man could fly, even those two enthusiasts could not have envisioned the place which aviation would attain within 40 years of their initial flight; nor that their home town would become a focal point in an industry which today outranks any other in the country. "American Airlines congratulates the citizens of Dayton on the position which their city has attained. In the years of trial and error which followed the Wright brothers first flight, a handful of men in Dayton kept their faith in aviation. When commercial flying was eventually started in the late twenties, yours was one of the first cities to build an Airlines is proud of the fact that one of its predecessor com panies carried the first air mail to Dayton 15 years ago last August. "Since then commercial aviation has grown by leaps and bounds, though even now we are only just beginning to realize its potentialities. The strides which mili- A. N. KEMP Prenlttpnt. Ampriran Alrllnra, Inc. airport. American tary aviation has made since the begin-ning of the war beggar the imagination. Wright and Patterson Fields can point with justifiable pride to their contribution to this progress. "But the war will not last forever, and Dayton has a part to play in the development of commercial aviation which can be equally important, both to the city itself and to the world. Hundreds of manufactured products can and will be carried by on every battle front. "Properly used, I believe that commercial aviation is one of the greatest forces for peace in the postwar world, and I am confident that Dayton will do honor to the memory of America's first citizens of the air by pledging its utmost cooperation to that end." "It has been given to few individuals to inaugurate a whole new era of human progress. In our generation, however, we have only to look back to Dec. 17, 1903, when the genius of Wilbur and Orville Wright turned the Twentieth Century into the Air Age. "But in the midst of airborne destruction of Berlin today, destruction which inevitably will engulf Tokio also, the axis leaders are learning perhaps a fact which the Wright Brothers were well aware of as they labored in their bicycle shop in Dayton, O. That the airplane was an instrument which should make that no aggressor would dare to start one., "In the years to come we owe it to him and his late great brother, Wilbur, to make sure, by bringing the people of the world closer together in the air age, through vastly expanded air transport, that as Orville Wright observed recently, 'Even Germans will think twice before getting into another war.' "Air transport, designed to serve the common man, will do much to solidify the peace. It will step up the tempo of trade and commerce. It will increase the depth of understanding between the nations as air transport speeds cargoes on good will trips across the international boundaries, mail and merchandise, ideas and ideals, science, medicine, culture and the arts. "To the extent that by its vision and faith, air transport can serve the common man everywhere, in the remotest land, the farthest sea, it will be worthy of the genius which, on the sands of Kitty Hawk, gave the world the gift of sustained, controlled flight." J. T. TRUTH rri'Hldrnt fan American Alrwaji, Inc. wars so inadvisable "On Dec. 17, 1003 Wright were success that heavier-than-air JAMES P. MURRAY 7 ; .T v-: ' Wilbur and Orville ful in demonstrating craft could be flown. From their modest beginning of a 12-second flight at 35 miles per hour of a machine weighing 750 pounds, the ensuing 40 years have developed speeds over 400 miles per hour, multi-engined planes weighing many tons and capable of flying thousands of miles, carrying heavy ... loads. There are rrfiMrnt Aprnnanllral ..... ctutmiMT of ommi-rre many indications of of Amcnr. further developments in the future, the full extent of which cannot be predicted today. "While many others had studied and experimented with flying, credit for proving the practicability of the methods used in modern heavier-than-air flight belongs rightfully to the Wright brothers and I am Kappy to extend to Orville Wright the congratulations of the trade association of the aircraft manufacturing industry for the pioneer work done by him and his brother, which history has proven to be so eminently sound." "TWA is proud to take part in honoring Orville Wright on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the historic Kitty Hawk flight The contributions of Orville and Wilbur Wright have never before been more keenly realized than at present, when aviation is demonstrating itself as one j " : ... . 1 of the most power-rS J( . ful instruments ever devised by man. In the hands of the military forces of the United Nations, it will be the means of shortening this war, and in the post-war era, it should be the means of cementing new and lasting ties of peace." 1 1, v.. M Cj JACK FRYE Prrldn, Trannintln?ntal and Western Air, Inc. u -wTT Ml- Tin: niiiiii CO- IM KMOIl nf the "firing machine" compaie tim model. A wind tunnel the V-tO pur suit ship it n far cry in tlciign and ilrtictiim from the original model at thmcn at the tight. V! i ; VMTf:n STATES COMMERCIAL Alii ItOVTES cris-cm, the nation, serving alt metro, politan center. Proposed feeder lines uill augment thit lercice three-fold. Dayton Hub for World Air Lines CONTIMKI Ht().M I'AtiB FIVE ing the past year has been the transfer of the operation of the control tower from the city to the Civil Aeronautics Administration, and the moving of the CAA offices, the weather bureau and communications office from the small administration building to the modification center. The postwar period will find Dayton far In advance of other cities with regard to a first class airport. Money has already been set aside for the construction of a modern administration building, which wag halted because of the lack of materials necessary for the war. Plans have also been laid for the construction of additional hangars for private and itinerant flyers. During the year several airlines applied for postwar routes through the city, including Northwest, Colonial, Tennsylvania-Central and United. Dayton is now served by Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc., One of the greatest sources of revenue ' as yet only partially tapped by the airline industry is air mail. Most all of the large airlines have permits to carry mail, but usage has been curtailed owing to the limited space and a rather high postage rate. After the war, when larger ships are available, airline officials see that all first class mail over long distances will be sent air mail. Feeder routes will add to the popularity of airmail as will a rather unique system founded by the late Richard C. du Pont, former president of All-American Aviation, Inc., who instituted an air pick-up service in communities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, New Y'ork and Delaware. Designed to pick up mail and small packages in inaccessible areas and at those spots where no landing fields are available, the pick-up service will no doubt expand greatly in the postwar era. cPVisAiui -Wst 6 THIS M "AS THE DAYTOy AIRVOHT before the uar. ' b r Drawing Homtr Hacker Oajrton Ktn Staff WARTIME DEVELOPMENT ha made Dayton' municipal airport one of th large! mnd beit equipped landing field in the Vnited State. Conatruction i continuing icith modern adminittralion building planned. nd American Airlines, Inc. Dayton now stands second in the total number of flights operated by TWA in more than 30 cities. It is outranked only by Pittsburgh which has one more flight daily. It is estimated that in a few years after the war United States airlines will carry 20,000,000 passengers annually and that more than a half a million Americans will own their own planes, making it certain that to sustain such traffic not only adequate airport facilities, capable of taking care of 100 passenger and 50 passenger ships, will be available, but that airline communications and weather service will be of the highest standard. Already looking ahead to the postwar period the CAA has announced plans for installation of air traffic control systems in the Washington-New York area, and has also planned others for Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Oakland, Cal. The former installations are slated for 1945 with the others to be installed in what CAA sees as a peak year, 1946. New electronic devices, now deep military secrets, are expected to add to the safety of airline travel. Another phase of air traffic yet to be considered is that of purely cargo routes, par.ilelling present routes. Already American Airlines, Inc., is operating such a route and under the Air Transport Command all airlines are learning much about cargo handling. Short hops also come in for consideration in postwar plans with the helicopter mentioned as the most popular type ship. No less than 10 manufacturing companies now have helicopters either on the drawing boards or in flight tests at the present time. Holidays Ahead! GET SET NOW I Patriotic Wives MAKE IT A. 31. ! First homemolers made early morning appointments to leave time for the war workers. Now they do it because they like having their own afternoons and evenings free! HELP WAR WORKERS HELP YOURSELF MAKE MORNING APPOINTMENTS BERUTV STUDIOS 620 Harries liu'iMing S. W. Corner First and Main Phone niton 9171 i

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