Date: June 30, 1967
Location: Dayton, OH
Newspaper: The Journal Herald
Flyers have been mailed to service organizations in the area announcing plans for a meeting of representatives to hear the UMATT story. Women of UMATT are arranging the 7:30 p.m. meeting July 10 in Kennedy union at the University of Dayton.
Recent developments in the UMATT story – United Missionary Air Training and Transport – are the addition of three new volunteers to the staff: Gad Soffer, assistant professor of political science at UD, who will assist with promotion; Yokuo Masuda, NCR engineer, who will make documentary films; and Mrs. Raymond N. Merena, who will edit the newsletter, “The Dove.”
Recent contributions to the “flying peace corps” have included a Ford Bronco, donated by a foundation, to be used in east Africa to take cargo and personnel to UMATT airstrips, and $5,000 from an anonymous donor.
Brother Michael Stimac, president of UMATT, was the guest speaker at the national meeting of the Ninety-Nines, women pilots, in convention in Washington, D.C., yesterday and today.