The Aeronautical Society has accepted the invitation of the Akron, Ohio, Flying Club to take part in the balloon-contest on May 10. It was thought that the University would not be represented in the meet because of difficulty in securing a balloon, but the Akron organization has offered to provide an airship for the race. In the contest, fliers from ten colleges of this country will be entered. G. Crompton '20 will pilot the University airship, and will be accompanied by several other members of the Aeronautical Society. The balloons will start from Akron, Ohio, and the crew which reaches the point farthest from the city will be chosen as the intercollegiate representative in the great national race to be held at St. Louis this summer.
Meeting in Emerson Tonight.
University men who have been prominent in the Air Service during the war will speak at a meeting of the Aeronautical Society in Emerson D tonight at 8 o'clock. They will describe their experiences and tell of the course of training which they underwent, both in this country and abroad.
Lieut. Chester Wright '18, who, as commander of a pursuit squadron, was awarded the D. S. C. after shooting down nine Huns; Lieut. G. B. Woods '19, who was a prisoner in a German camp; Lieut. Alton Brady '19; Capt. Arthur Richmond '18; Lieut. Joseph Knowles '18; and Lieut. Thomas Hitchcock '22, who made a sensational escape from Germany, will speak. All members of the University are invited to the meeting.