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RUTH LAW BREAKS "RECORDS IN
LONG DISTANCE FLY '
New Yorlc, Nov. 20, Ruth Law
took her place as premier woman
aviator of world today, .when' she
equalled American record for cross
She landed at Governor's Island at
9:38 a. m. having flown 840 miles
from Chicago in an old style exhibi
Miss Law's record stands -as the
second longest non-stop flight that
has ever been made. Her flight of
590 miles is exceeded only by that of
Sub-Lieutenant Marchl of the
French army, who flew from Nancy
to Chelm, Poland, in .June of this
year. The distance of this flight was
She made but two stops, the first
at Hornell, N. Y., and the second at
Binghamton, where she ,spent the
night. She was forced to alight be
cause she had run out of gasoline.
Numb with cold, Miss Law was
helped from her aeroplane at Gov
ernor's Island by Maj. Gen. Wood,
Henry Woodhouse and Augustus
Post, the latter two governors of the
Aero Club of America. The plucky
lilttle woman was immediately hus
tled into an automobile and rushed
to an officer's houBe to thaw out
The last leg of the flight 270
miles was' made through a dense
fog. Miss Law said the fog was so
heavy that she was forced to fly very
low, barely topping the hills along
A woman has proven to be Ameri
c's greatest aviator.
Miss Ruth Law, Chicago glrL
broke both the American non-stop
and the American day'B-flight 'rec
ords yesterday when she flew frqm
Grant Park to Hornell, N. Y 595
miles, without touching earth, and
after renewing her gasoline supply
darted on through the air to Bing
hamton, where darkness brought her
down to earth after doing 712 miles
in a day.
The record of plump and smiling
Miss Law is all the more wonderful
because she had never before made
a flight over 25 miles long and be
cause she was using a biplane five
yeara old, which' Glenn Curtis, the
maker, did not think capable of do
ing more than 100 miles at a stretcr.
The girl did much better than Vic
tor Carlstrom, who 'in a carefully
'groomedK modern, two-motor, double
propellor, modern army plane at
tempted to fly from Chicago to New
Yorki a few weeks ago. He made 452
miles without stop and 652 miles in
the first day.
In private life Miss Law is .Mrs."
Wm. Oliver. She is a sister of Rod
man Law, daredevil Chicago aviator.
AGED WOMAN CHOKED; MAY DIE
Mrs. Ernestine Zerboia, 84, a re
cluse, living in a barn in the rear of
4447 South Fifth av., may die as re
sult of being choked by an intruder
who entered her home. Her screams
attracted paspersby, who gave chase
after the burglar. He escaped.
KILLED BY MAIL TRUCK '
Jas. Herron, 30, colored, at Elgin,
fatally injured at Harrison and State
sts. Sunday. Hit by postoffice mail
truck Died a few hours later at St
New' York. Six men killed, sev
eral injured, when boiler of tug Ram
Washington. Administration will
stand for but little further delay from
Mexican side of Atlantic City confer
ence trying to settle border affairs.
Montclair, N. J. Covered with
earth he dug and brought in a trunk'
from Kehdig Brtlch, GermanyrChris-
topher Hinck was buried here today,
as he had asked.
Detroit, Mich. Explosion and fire
did $25,000 damage to plant of Saxon
Motor Car Co. Work at factory only