Jersey Journal/1930/City Greets Boy Flier

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City Greets Boy Flier  (1930) 
Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) in the Jersey Journal of Jersey City, New Jersey on August 26, 1930.png

City Greets Boy Flier. Edward Schneider, Jersey City's youthful transcontinental speed champion, took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, yesterday afternoon and stayed at Buffalo overnight. Early today he was on his way to Chicago to compete in the air races being held in that city. Edward is entered in five events. Edward, who lives with his parents at 114 Carlton Avenue, had a busy round of calls to make yesterday. He visited Mayor Hague at the City Hall and presented a letter from the Mayor of Los Angeles. He delivered a letter to the Jersey City Elks' Club from the Los Angeles club. He was met at the club by the reception committee. Then Edward, accompanied by his parents and friends, visited Mayor James J. Walker in New York and delivered a third letter to him. Then he continued to Roosevelt Field, where his Cessna monoplane, the "Kangaroo" was being tuned up for the flight to Buffalo. It was late afternoon before Eddie could get away, so he abandoned his plan of reaching Chicago before dark and announced that he would remain overnight in Buffalo. The youthful holder of the East-West, West-East and round-trip junior transcontinental speed record declined to elaborate further his tentative plan for an ocean flight to Yokohama. He said he was too busy concentrating on the Chicago air races, in which he hoped to bring more laurels to Jersey City, give much thought to the details of that flight. He also also declined to say whether, the attempt would be made this year, or next. "Well, Eddie, I suppose you'll be hopping off next for a flight to Paris," Mayor Hague said smilingly yesterday as he received Eddie Schneider, holder of the two-way trans-continental junior speed flight record, on the steps at City Hall. "No. Yokohama," the boy answered soberly. Accompanying Eddie was his father, Emil A. Schneider, 114 Carlton Avenue. The letter from Mayor Porter to Mayor Hague, which was dated August 13, read as follows: "Dear Mayor, Your letter of Aug. 12 was delivered to me today by Junior Aviator Eddie Schneider. My congratulations to you for the enterprise shown by one of your citizens in making this record-breaking flight. It is indeed a pleasure to extend to your city greetings from the City of Los Angeles." Young Schneider presented Mayor Porter with letters from Mayors Hague and Walker. Lindy Inspiration. "What got you to go into aviation? Lindy?" Mayor Hague asked Eddie. "Well, he had something to do with it," the boy flier responded. Schneider said his plans after returning from the races at Chicago were indefinite. He said he made the flight across the continent and back to stimulate interest in flying among junior pilots. He wanted to show that juniors can do many things that have been considered the especial province of older and seasoned fliers, he said.

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