|Bernarr Macfadden, Publisher, New York City, 1929|
Of Physical Culture to G. O. P. Convention
After a visit Sunday night and yesterday morning at Wright field, Bernarr MacFadden, of New York, physical culture enthusiast and publisher of many magazines, took off yesterday afternoon for Kansas City, Mo., where he will attend the Republican convention.
MacFadden was accompanied from Langley field, Virginia, by Lieutenant R. C. Candee, who accompanied him on the flight as far as St. Louis.
MacFadden was flown from New York by a pilot of the Curtiss Flying company, Harold Capleton. Following the arrival at Wright field of the big Lockheed-Vega, the pilot returned at once to New York and MacFadden applied for permission to have an army pilot take him the rest of the way to the convention city.
Because of the delay, however, in obtaining authority for an army pilot to fly a civilian plane, it was necessary for MacFadden to obtain another to fly the Lockheed. Walter Lees, of Dayton, with the Packard company, obtained permission from his employers to continue with the publisher.
The MacFadden plane is the same one recently flown to New York from the Pacific coast by Lieutenant R. C. Moffat, in charge of the flight research branch of Wright field.
The "Yankee Doodle," another Lockheed plane, which was forced down last week at Columbus, Ohio, when attempting to establish a new transcontinental record, also took off yesterday with its destination San Diego.
The first stop will be made at Muskogee, Okla. Harry Tucker, wealthy sportsman, of Los Angeles, who is backing the venture, returned from New York yesterday afternoon and accompanied Lee Schoenhair, the pilot of the plane, on the westward hop.
While at Wright field, Schoenhair was the guest of Lieutenant Moffat, whom he had met when the latter flew west with the western air mail express, which passed through Dayton on its way to Los Angeles from New York. It was when returning from this trip that Lieutenant Moffat took the Lockheed-Vega to New York