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KICKS ON RESORTS
KEEP THE HEALTH
IS UPHELD BY THE,
Entered as Second-Class Matter April Q, 1914, at the Postoffice at .
Chicago, DL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. v
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran, gjlg-v Te!. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. sJgggsE By Mail, Except in
500 South Peoria St. 393 ChicjgOjJaJVear..
VOL. 3, NO. 235
Chicago, Friday, July 3, 1914
TERRIBLE SLEEP PERIL THREATENS
Motors' Deadly Drumming and Hypnotic Glare of
I Boundless Water Will Make Birdman Porte's
Flight Continual Fight to Ward Off Sleep. . .
BY KENNETH WILCOX PAYNE
One tremendous terror menaces Lieutenant Porte as he prepares for
his world-startline trans-Atlantic flight
JK Not storm, not fog, not air-pockets, not failure of the engines, not
iramty oi tne pianes.
SLEEP! It is the siren sleep who presages most peril to the daring1
birdman in his great attempt!
Will Lieutenant Porte doze off heavily at the wheel, under the op
pressive weight of utter fatigue, perhaps when the peaks of the Azores, his
first stop, already loom above .the line of sea, and will his plane, lurching
suddenly as his languid grip relaxes on the wheel, careen downwards and
carry both pilot and his assistant to death?
,That is no idle difficulty. It is a portentious problem which all his
brother birdmen, watehtog-PQrte's mighty- undertaking, are very seriously
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