45 MEN ON ROLLS OF AERO SQUADRON.
Mexican Trouble Stimulates Interest in New Organization.
The Mexican trouble has stimulated interest in the aero squadron, which is being organized by the Kansas City Aero Club. Several young men offered their services yesterday to Louis W. Shouse, manager of Convention hall. There are now forty-five men on the rolls, but 110 are necessary.
Although experienced aviators and mechanics are badly needed, any young man of military age and qualifications may offer himself as a candidate for admission to the squadron. The greatest pains are being taken to keep the personnel on a par with that of the regular service and only young men of intelligence and unquestionable habits will be admitted. The militia pay bill, which has been agreed upon by committees of both houses of congress, with amply remunerate the citizen soldiers for time spent in training.
The aviation corpsmen receive 30 per cent more pay than any other branch of the regular army. If the squadron is completed before the end of the current month the members will come in for regular army pay during this yea's encampment.