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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 29, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1915-07-29/ed-1/seq-11/

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BOY AVIATOR SAVES HIS MOTHER IN PERILOUS
AIR MANEUVER .. .
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Art Smith and His Mother Just Before Her First Flight
Sas Francisco. The courage of
the son is in the mother, too !
Recently when Art Smith, most
daring of American aviators, took his
mother, Mrs. James P. Smith, of Fort
Wayne, Ind., on her first flight here
his engine "choked" at an altitude of
2,000 feet On the instant Mrs. Smith
knew that death was tugging at the
'plane,
But when her boy glanced at her
she smiled bravely and "kept her
head." And thus the two volplaned
down, after a dizzy, uncertain mo
ment, to an emergency landing that
sprained Mrs. Smith's ankle and
bruised the aviator considerably as
the machine crashed into a wire
fence,
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