Did you ever have a neighbor who ran a grocery store, and a friend who ran a grocery store, and probably a distant cousin of your aunt's who ran a grocery store --and darned if you knew where to buy your groceries.
Well, that's the kind of a tightrope I walk between the two airports at Warsaw. It's a dandy problem. At Municipal is Joe Carlin. I like Joe. At Smith Field is Paul Lowman. I like Paul. Municipal has a strong pull for me, for I was on the original planning committee when Municipal was just a dream, so I'm willing to admit partial paternity. On the other side of the road, Paul Lowman was furnishing wonderful news copy for my typewriter and my camera ten years ago with his surfboard-riding lions. Remember?
They both have good equipment, good fields, competent instructors. I've just about come to the conclusion that instead of having a problem, I'm just fortunate and so is Warsaw, to have two places to fly from, two businessmen with their different equipment from which to choose. It just isn't possible to choose between them and what's the use? I use both fields and intend to continue.
Both these fellows are enthusiastic, too. Just listen to them talk! I called them both about last Sunday's business.
Said Lowman: "Fine day. Had everything in the air but the hangars and they say they'll fly if you put enough power on them." Joe Carlin, who has had two blow down, knows darn well they will.
At Smith Field, Lowman's brother-in-law Bob Sherman made practical use of his flying certificate, went to Flint Michigan in the Stinson. Devon (Joe) Moore of Milford took an Ercoupe to Grand Rapids Michigan and back in the nice weather.
Then I got Joe Carlin on the phone at Municipal. He chuckled happily that new private pilots were "coming off the assembly line like airplanes in a war plant." And so I found out that Howard Hoppus, Warsaw route 3, had a new private ticket; John G. Doyle, Warsaw route 2 had a new private ticket; Ed Tine, of Warsaw got a new private ticket; and Don Engle of East Market street can take his wife Sonja airplane-riding now, because he has a new private ticket.
See what I mean? They are both nice guy, both doing business--and it's handy to be able to use them both and their fine facilities.
If readers aren't tired of this weather observation, we now have an interesting situation occurring. A giant mass of cold air is moving in from the west. At the time this is being written, Wednesday morning the line of the cold front is at Chicago. It should pass through our county sometime during the day or evening Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday were 42 at Chicago, 45 at Moline and 49 at Omaha so you can see the cold mass is extensive.
What does this mean? After the line of the front passes here Wednesday evening, we should have several days of clear weather, but cool. Minimums at night for the next two or three nights will be from 35 to 45 degrees, and highs during the day will not get too high, except in direct sunlight--probably not over 70 degrees. All in all, we can expect comfortable weather during daytimes and very cool nights until at least Friday.
Warsaw Daily Times Wed. Apr. 28, 1948