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FVLLTELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF TflE UNITED PRESS
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VoLl,No.207 Chicago, Saturday, May 25..1912 ' .One Cenfc W
FARNUM CFISH BREAKS
Youngest Aviator "Makes Best
Time in 75-Mile IsTon-Stop
Over-Water Trip from
Cliicago'tq Milwaukee. '
Milwaukee, Wis., May 25.
By speeding from Chicago to
Milwaukee over Lake Michigan
-in his aeroplane, a distance of 85
miles, Farnum -Fish, America's
youngest licensed aviator, today
broke the world's non-stipp 'over
water record of 78 miles" held by
Paulhan, the French aviator.
Fish left Cicero aviation field,
Chicago at 11 .05 a.vm. He made!
a perfectjanding at Lake Park a
1 25 p. m. A -crowd of over 3,000j
people cheered the intrepid youthj
as his machine settled to the!
ground. Stfapp'ed to his machine
was a consignment of silk frorn
Chicago store to a local establish
ment. It weighed 3QG pounds, i.
Fish is the youngest licensedj
aviator in America. He is 18?
years old. He recently gainea
notoriety here by volplaninf,
from a dizzy height when caught
in an air pocket, landing in Grant
Park. He was arrested for vio
lating a Chicago ordinance pro
hibiting aviators alighting frj
public parks. i
LONDON, IN STRIKE GRH?,
Price of Food Starts Upward
Ships and Docks Loaded
' With Rotting -Eatables
London, May 25. The great
strike of the 100,000 dock work
ers of London was added, to to
day by the walkout of the Car
ters' Union. Before evening there
were 130,000 men on strike.
The price' of food already ha
begun to go up, and famine is