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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 19, 1912, Image 12

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other, and headaches from won
dering what it's all about-.
And every once in so often
some aviator tries to drill a hole
in a vacant lot with trie crown of
his head or gets lost in the lake,
or mows down a few of the simple-minded
populace in an unsuc
cessful effort to prove "himself the
wizard of the air.
All these stunts are said to be
necessary in the interest of sci
ence, and maybe J 11 stand for
When Gabriel. Toots the Tinal
Blast.
that, but when you call it SPORT
I'll take the count.
The only real sporty phase of
the game that turned up was
pulled off on the first day, when
a frog-eating, jabbering little
French guy hopped off a train,
unlimbered a 150-horsepower
breeze buggy, bored a long slit in
the ozone at the rate of 106 miles
an hour, cooped all the prizes (in
cluding the Gordon-Bennett cup)
and then beat l it back to dear
Paree to "bawl us out because we
didn't even try to defend the
.trophy. .
Here's to-you, Jules Vedrine!
You're a bird in more ways than '
one; and if the flying game de
velops more game little wasps
like you I .may learn to watch if;
as a sporting proposition after al
The scientific sharps tell us thd
human race evoluled from some
highly organized brand of chim?
panzee, and I believe it, hecausg
I've met a good many boobs in
my time who didn't seem to hav,e
made much headway from somJ
such source.
I can stand for that theory
about our start. What I want to
get; wised up to is our FINISH.
After studying tHfe flying game
here I'm about ready to agree
with the first highbrow gent that
comes forward -tyith ( the dope
that when Gabriel toots the final
blast he'll probably summon to
the Pearly Gates a fluttering fevf
billions of semi-human flamin
goes but, believe, me, bo, your
Uncle Dudley will take the gvoa
old-fashioned "golden stair" for
his! " -
VERY TRUE " j
In the Irish rebellion a bomb
shell whizzed towards an Irish
man's head. Pat dodged it with
a low bow, andjt went byj taking
off the head of a man behind him;
-"Faith," exclaimed Pat, "yf
hiver knew a man to lose any
thing by being perlitel"
o o c
During the past fourteen years
the production of crude petrol
eum in India has increased by
nearly 200,000,000 gallons. J

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