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Page 10 text:
Lieutenant Thomas Lawson
Thurlow Jr Venice alumnus and
member of the graduatang class
of W25 played an mmportant
role In the record breaklng and
epochal round the world flrght
of Howard Hughes ln V938
when he acted as navlgator
Lneutenant Thurlow has en
deared hnmselt to Vemce alum
Nl and students both because
of his skzll and courage as an
avlator and because of hrs gra
cxous and modest personalvty
lt IS rndeed a prxvllege to have
the foreword of the Gondolaer
written by this former Venice
student who rs ranked among
the foremost aviators of today
Thomas Lawson Thurlow W 25
THE BELIEF that the modern aurplane a product
of arnazlng engnneenng and shop skvll us the most
unpredactable of man made machmes rs unlversal
among test pllots The numerous data accumulated
rn ww-d tunnels powerplart laboratones englneerlng
rom the drattlne boards and rn the axr pa
tlentlt, awaat the touch of a Newton to be torrnu
lated unto concuse unernng laws to gurde rn tl'
design constructron and performance predlctnon of
heavver than aur craft
Those who have penetrated the lower levcls of the
sub Stratosphere In modern alrplanes parnfully realrz
the hrgher Stratosphere rs tar from conquered Wlll
rocket craft be demanded rn nts eventual conquest?
The present arrcratt engune rnechanrcal marvel that rt
1 lC aomrttedly madequate and nnefflcuent Do re
cent metallurgacal advances ln alrplane turbxne super
chargers polnt toward the future development of the
rotary engnnef' Wall :ce and fog continue to exact
other problems wnll plague and perplex the englneers
and operators of future years
To comxng generatuons the anfant lndustry of
modern tumes prornuses the romance of ploneenng m
an abundant and satvsfymg measure Truly nt wall
present barriers and obstacles qunte as real formed
able and fascunatrng as those encountered by geo
graphucal explorers of the past, barners and obstacles
constltutnng a challenge that the youth ot today and
tomorrow cannot leave unaccepted
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. S, V , I A , V E
' . , 1 ' , ' ' their exhorbitant yearly toll of human lite? These and
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