Who are the men behind the Indiana Aeronautics Commission? Where do these fellows live, what are their occupations and qualifications? Knowing these things, it is easier to understand why they are doing such a fine job of fostering aviation, are so intent upon making Indiana the safest, foremost flying state in the nation.
Clarence F. Cornish
Cornish was long a resident of Fort Wayne, for seven years, managed the Fort Wayne municipal airport. His flying started in 1918 when he was appointed an air cadet. He instructed in pursuit and aerial gunnery through 1919, when he was discharged from the air corps and joined the air corps reserve.
Col. Cornish held an important airman's post in Washington during the last war. He has been and is now founder, charter member, secretary, vice president of way too many aviation groups to list here. As a civilian, he holds a commercial pilot's rating. He is married, the father of an eight-year-old girl.
The colonel is extremely safety-minded and knows whereof he speaks. For my money, I'm glad the commission is headed by such an experienced airman, with the colonel's stubborn views on safety.
Morrison A. Rockhill
In spite of this partisan background, he is a fine, impartial, fair-minded man, with more friends than most of us will ever know. He gained a tremendous store of technical aviation knowledge as an advisor to his boyhood friend, plane-maker Larry Bell, during World War II. He lives in Warsaw, has one son in college, one daughter at home, where Mrs. Rockhill must patiently put up with the never-ending string of visitors and phone calls which come to this small-town lawyer with the big heart and mind.
Dr. George W. Starr
Guy T. Henry
Howard D. Clark
Knowing these men as you do now, it is easy to see why the future of aviation in Indiana is safe in their hands. Each of them is intensely interested in the problem. Each has a particular trait which fits him for commission service. This commission passes upon every public airport site in the state. They must approve any airport which is to receive Federal aid, or operate a G.I. program. They have their problems and their critics, but we like them and then they are doing a fine job--a public service.
Warsaw Daily Times Oct. 22, 1947