"Charter" is a public service little understood by the general public, but coming into more use.
Carlin Airways at Municipal field and Strauss Airways at Smith field both have civil aeronautics board approval to operate unscheduled airlines. Both airways will quote you rates to anywhere at anytime.
Fred Kinzie, of route 3, Warsaw, is an employee of Warsaw's Union Tool. Fred is also an expert machinery fixer-upper. Bowling industry's famous Brunswick company had a break-down at Marion, Virginia. They sent for Fred at Warsaw.
The pair of Freds--Frederick Strauss Jr., and Fred Kinzie, took off from Smith field on a charter trip at noon last Monday. By evening they were in Marion, Virginia. Kinzie got the Brunswick people out of trouble on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The two Warsawans left Virginia in Strauss' Stinson station wagon at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. With clear sailing in nice weather, they came in non-stop to Warsaw, arriving Wednesday evening at seven o'clock. It's a small world!
Flying bookkeeper Pat Haynes, Center lake lifeguard Marian Stover, returning Monday from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they were guests of the latter's college chum, Miss Myra Kasik. Mira (Mike) spent the summer here with the Calvin Stovers' took some flying time herself at Lowman's. Haynes and Stover flew a super cruiser, made trip up in two hours and 45 minutes in rough weather, head-winds.
It's surprising how many farmers are more progressive than we "modern" city dwellers. Look at the number of "flying farmers" who arrived at the state fair, but their own airplanes: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shunk, Mentone; Hobart Creighton, Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bunnells, Argos; Roy Nye, Bourbon; C. A. Romine, Bourbon; A. S. Nye, Bourbon; Helen Moreland, Bourbon, Devon Moreland, Bourbon; Carl Methany, Bourbon; Walter Baker, Albion; T. A. Stangland, Wolf Lake, Dean Park, Wolf Lake.
"Flying Farmers" are going to have two air-born picnics in Indiana during October. One at Bunker Hill, the second at Turkey Run. Check with Bill Renshaw, 241 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis for dates and times of landings.
Frank Hartsock, Warsaw flying auto-dealer, will now be open for request rides from friends. Frank has passed his private examination, has his "passenger hauling" certificate. Other new private ticket holders are Moyne Andrews, Sidney and Rev. Cliff Barrows, of Ceres, California.
Sea-plane ratings have now been added to private certificates held by Carl Weirick, Warsaw, John Stookey, Leesburg and Glen Kaiser, Etna Green. Instructors Jack Doswell and Junius Van Curen tacked "sea-plane" on their over-loaded tickets, too.
The "Flying Warners," Jim "Mush" and Raymond, traveling with Freddy Strauss in the Stinson, left Warsaw early Sunday morning and one hour and ten minutes later landed at the Warners' uncle's place at Fenton, Mich. It's a 165-mile trip. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Warner, both took rides in the plane as did former Warsawans Rudy Mach and wife, Evelyn. After a swell day (the fishing was no better than in Indiana) the group returned to Warsaw Sunday evening.
Some talk of an air-show this fall for Warsaw's Municipal airport. Joe Carlin very busy right now, laying plans for new hangar to replace the new one, blown down recently by high winds. [see article below]
Pierceton's flying farm machinery dealer, Dale Duckwall moves his slick super cruiser from Wawasee to Warsaw.
Progress! That's us!
Warsaw Daily Times, Mon. Sept. 15, 1947
Warsaw Municipal airport's shiny new 120-foot hangar is a heap of rubble today. Twisted, broken beams and piles of sheet metal are all that remain of the $4,000 building which was nearing completion. It was blown down late Monday evening in a freak windstorm, which swept across the field from the northwest.
Field operator, Joe Carlin, who owns the hangar, said that construction insurance was carried on the big building and it would be rebuilt. The hangar was constructed of wooden, laminated arches, covered with galvanized iron plates. the entire south side, ends and top had been covered, but the large front doors had not been placed on the building.
When the strong wind blew from the northwest, it rushed in the open front and lifted the entire building off its foundation, twisted it to the left and dropped the hangar off the cement walls, smashing the pieces, ribs, etc., into useless junk.
The building had been secured on the back side to the foundation, but it appeared Tuesday morning that it had not been bolted and plated down on the sides and front.
Warsaw Daily Times, Tues. Sept. 2, 1947