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1926 Figure Terence Vincent The Flying Scribe REDPATH Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Terence Vincent THE FLYING SCRIBE and Director of Miniature Aircraft Fliers. THE Spirit of Aviation has captivated people, generally, according to Terence Vincent. He is director of Miniture Aircraft Fliers, and is known as the FLYING SCRIBE because of his numerous trips in aircraft, and his widely read newspaper and magazine articles on aviation. FLYING SCRIBE because of his numerous trips in aircraft, and his widely read newspaper and magazine articles on Aviation. The History of Aviation has moved the world emotionally, commercially, artistically. Fixing the sight of the human eye on a close horizon of the future, and tuning the ear to a radio-permeated atmosphere, the shimmering wings of commerce, sport and recreation can be seen and heard. Future generations will use air transportation in every manner. Terence Vincent has a real motive, then, in teaching what he calls a flying sense to the boys and girls of the country. In these little folk of today, he believes, rests the safety of air travel of tomorrow. But why does Terence Vincent sail under the title of The Flying Scribe? Read his book, Aero Snap Shots! and you'll know why. It is thrilling, blazing, exciting, with surprising word pictures snatcht from the dashing lives of Speeding Aviators. A picture on another page portrays Mr. Vincent standing on the great monoplane that circled the North Pole in May, 1926. He has flown in it several times, and in most of the recent commercial types of air planes. Some of his trips are exciting—some monotonous. His many years of newspaper and magazine writing have repeatedly taken him up in the air in modern aircraft. As DIRECTOR OF MINIATURE AIRCRAFT FLIERS, Terence Vincent has caused more young people to think about aviation than probably any other individual in America. He has conducted M. A. F. tournaments in Chicago, Kansas City, and other cities; and has caused thousands of young people everywhere through his syndicated stories, to want to make flying machines. In August, 1926, under direction of the Kansas City, Mo., Rotary Club, Mr. Vincent staged the greatest aviation contest for boys in the nation. Regarding it, the Chairman of the Boys' Work Committee, E. R. Fillmore, said: The Kansas City Rotary Club cannot praise too highly the work of Terence Vincent, who undertook the education of the boys. The several newspapers carried some five hundred column inches of pictures and stories during the month—the greatest amount of publicity the Rotary Club has received in the same length of time locally. It was a genuine demonstration that Mr. Vincent has the happy combination of knowledge and skill regarding boys, aviation, newspaper procedure, and adult organizations, to make a success of Miniature Aircraft Fliers wherever he is engaged for that purpose. The School District of Kansas City, Mo., following this tournament, engaged him to give instructions to every boy in the elementary school manua training classes. Lou E. Holland, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, for three years president of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, said: Just a word in appreciation of the work you are doing among the boys and girls of this city, by interesting them in the building of miniature aircraft. I think it is fine to develop their minds along practical lines. Thousands of grown-ups have apparently shown as much interest as the younger ones themselves. The practical demonstrations you have given in Kansas City have been a fine thing for the younger generation, and has stimulated interest in aeronautics among our people. I do not hesitate to recommend you to any civic or city body, for your work is most interesting and educational. Do you know why an airplane has brakes? That five miles per minute has been flown? That 97 out of each 100 normal persons can learn to fly? That famous fliers began their careers with rubber powered planes? That air travel is safest? That it is as easy to fly as to drive an auto? That nearly all children want to fly? That parachutes are life rafts for sky travelers? That fliers can live more completely than land lubbers? That flying is spiritually uplifting? These are some of the things Mr. Vincent will tell you about, in addition to a narration of his experience gleaned as A Flying Scribe, and the work he has done as Director of Miniature Aircraft Fliers. The Redpath Lyceum Bureau takes pleasure in offering something new and novel through Mr. Terence Vincent.
|Title||Terence Vincent: the flying scribe|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Vincent, Terence|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||3|
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