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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1919.
" : BEN S ACPL A. NA Vib AVIATION
OIRIGId4.ES AND TRANS-ATLANTIC
FLIGHT HOLD CENTER
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At a recent session of the commer
cial organizations of the state of New
York, Augustus Post, secretary of the
Aero Club of America predicted that
the trans-Atlantic flight would be ac
complished before the lastfb of . April.
He also predicted that people would
be hitching ' giant dirigibles to New
York skyscrapers in the near future.
"They have been experimenting suc
cessfully with a new non-inflammable
gas, and when it is ready to be com
mercialized they will be building 1000
feet dirigibles which will have a cruis
ing radius of 20.000 miles.- These diri
gibles can be fitted up' for pleasure
parties and with a roof garden and
balconies. They will be extensively
used, not. only for pleasure purposes,
but also for commercial uses."
He declared that within a few years
there will be thousands of air tour
ists in New York State, and that with
the Atlantic successfully crossed there
will be established mail and passenger
routes from this country to Europe. '
Faris-t-Deflnlte information " ha al
ready reached Washington that Ger
many will be required to surrender
part of 1 her , large fleet " of Zeppelins,
aid to number more than fifty. Great
Britain is understood to have demand
ed this action. The United States is
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- expected to receive one or more of the
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Washlngton-Both the , Army I and
Navy are purchasing. non-rigid. dirigi
bles in England. One of these lighter
than-air craft, a new type; In this
country, has reached this country and
will soon be pit together. The Army
is construct j a large hangar for such
craft at Langley Field.. : A
Ilolyoke. t Mass., March' 22 Train
service, in the air may . be . expected
(jVat no distant date, according to Dr.
Alexander Graham? Bell, inventor of
the telephone, who' spoke today before
' a women's club here. I .
He declared a lighter than air ma -Q
, chine is best adapted for commercial
purposes, and there was no reason
why a fleet of such dirigible cars might
not be run, , drawn by one machine
with motive power., , 4 4
He predicted that before long It
would be possible to have one's break
fast here and supper In Ireland. ' "
London Following successful trials
f new British dirigibles of the rigid
type of construction, the Government
atcording to the Mail, haa ordered the
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building of two enormous airships.
Each will be S00 feet long, with a
capacity of s.000.000 cubic feeL They
will be driven'by six engines, which
will generate a total of 1.100 horse
power, and. it is sald.lll have a lift
ing power of 80 tons, compared with
29 tons, the largest load carrtea oy
any known to be in existence, -
London Another giant dirigible ca
pable of crossing' the Atlantic received
its first trial on March 20. - Her hull
is the most careful streamline yet used
on a dirigible and the craft is equipped j
with three bow mooring attachments.
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which enable her to-be moored out
from a ' tower in such ' a manner that
it will be. free, to turn in - any direc
tion with the wind. . .. ." J-
Four cars are 'attached 'to the- hull.
The forward control car, the passenger
car and two wing cars for-machinery
only are . attached on opposite sides
of the airship. The control car. is of
sufficient size to contain all navigat
ing controls, instruments and navigat
ing crew. .. - .
A special : type of buffer . bag and
buoyant covering Is fitted in the for
ward car and also to each machinery
car. These buffer bags will enable ths
airship to float on water and will ab
sorb any bump when landing. The
airship will be fitted with four Wolse-ley-Maybach
engines of 240 nominal
horsepower each. This engine is spec
ially developed for airship work.
Arrangements are under considera
tion for preparing this ship to . fly
across the Atlantic this -summer.. The
airship will carry a ' crew of sixteen
men and will have ample endurance to
cross the Atlantic carry a good num
ber of passengers and Still have a con
siderable margin to allow foe flying
against: adverse winds.
e Leave Water.
RECENT NAVAL ORDERS,
Lieutenant (junior grade) Charles L
Andrews, to U. S. S. S-l. ----.v
Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert A.
Fisher, to duty as inspector of engi
neers material (aero) U. S. N Buffalo,
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Lieutenant (junior grade) Earl H,
Miller, to duty, naval air station. Key
. Lieutenant Commander Emory W.
Coll, connection with Inflation rig
ging and flying dirigible C-5, - Naval
Air Station. Cape May, N. J." -"Lieutenant
(junior grade) G. ' W.
Shaw, ' to duty Naval Air Station,
Rockaway. L. 1 New York.
Lieutenant (junior grade) F. "VV.
Prescott, to duty Naval Air Station,
Pensacola. Fla. . .
Lieutenant Commander John L. Cal-i
lan, to duty under chief of naval oper
ations (aviation), . Navy Department,
Washington, LX C. . . " " ;
Lieutenant C. O. Little, to duty navy
air station. Cape May, N. J.
Lieutenant Louis T. Barinv to duty
under . chief naval ' operations , (avia
tion), .Navy department.
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RED CROSS TELLS
OF SUFFERING IN
Washington, April 2. Widespread
sufferfng and distress throughout
eastern and southeastern Poland is de
First Official Pictures of
The above picture of the undercar
of the navy Dirigible C-l, which flew
from Rockaway Park to Key West in
a non-stop flight recenty, shows the
housing of the , crew and motors.
The undercar j will carry eight men
and enough fuel for an extended trip.
Two Hispano motors driving . pusher
propellers furnish the motive power.
The man in the front seat controls the
rudder which gives right or left di-
polntment as naval aviator in U. S. N.,
November 19," 1818.'
Lieutenant Ralph M. Strader to duty
navy air station, Pensacola, Fla.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) Burr L.
Moultrop, : to dutyi navy air station,
Rockaway Beach, L. M.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) Gilbert W.
Douglas, to naval air station, .Rock
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OF THE NAVAL AIR
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scribed in a cablegram from Warsaw
received at the Red Cross headquar
ters from the Red Cross mission which
has Just completed a fifteen hundred
mile tour of inspection. During a trip
thy distributed i food, clothing and
medicines in twenty cities and numer
! Members of the mlslon said they
the C-l, Navy Dirigible,
Which Flew From Rockaway Park, N. J., to Key West, Fla.
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rectlon. Between the two motors the
captain or commander of the ship is
housed. He has charge of the air press
ure, altitude and lateral stability of
the . big airship.
In the seat directly under the long
pipes extending down from the bag
which takes compress air into the- air
balloonets from the propeller drift are
the. two mechanics and behind them is
, By 1 K. H.
Because of M. M.
SHE'S CUTE 'n sweet
AND EVERY thing
WITH A VOICE that sounds
LIKE BELLS that ring.
'N SHE'S A rava-ator.
HER HAIR 13 dark
AND LONG and silken:
BUT SHE' leads me 'round
JUST LIKE a kitten.
N SHE'S A rava-ator. -
HER CHEEKS are red
AND BRIGHT and clear,
BUT 8HE CANT see me
WHEN A STRIPER is near,
.'N SHE'S A rava-ator.
AND SHE'S got friends.'
AND -THEY'RE cute too;
BUT LIKE the stripers
I'LL SAY they do.
'N THEY'RE ALL rava-ators
BUT SHE says she's not,
N I SAY she is,
SO I'LL leave it up to you
IF SHE IS'nt his
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found, the population without the nec
essities of life and disease was pre
valent everywhere. Thousands are
sick and dying from the epidemics of
typhus, small pox. and - trachom i.
Whole towns are reported practically
wiped out by the disease. .
the radio operator's seat. Parachutes
are carried exposed outside the car
and can be seen behind the first two
seats. The long steamlines object car
ried on the rar Is an aerial torpedo
ready for launching.
The close up will give some idea as
to how the dirigibles are rigged. The
car is at rest on the ground and is
ready to be "shoved up."
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$30,000 CASH PRIZES FOR
ATLANTIC CITY AERIAL CONTESTS
Thirty thousand dollars in cash
prizes and trophies has already been
offered for the Atlantic City aerial con
tests which are to begin on Saturday,
The Harvard Aeronautical Society
has notified the Aero Club of America
that it will enter for both the sea
plane and landplane intercollegiate
contests. Yale University is to com
pete and is developing plans to that
effect. Other universities are sum
moning their aviators and ballonlsts
and half a dozen entries may be ex
pected within a week.
Colonel Bishop Offers "Ace of Aces"
To encourage the development of
aerial sport between Canada, his native
aerial sport between Canada, hi snative
country, and the United States, Colonel
William A. Bishop,. British Ace of Aces,
has offered, through the Aero Club of
America, an international trophy for
The trophy presented by Colonel
Bishop is to be known as the "Ace of
Aces Trophy and is to be awarded in
in 1919 to the aviator who makes tha
greatest speed in a contest from Tor
onto to Atlantic City, to be held in
May during the Second Pan-American
Aeronautic Federation, which is to be
held at Atlantic City from May 1st to
May; Slst,. 1919.
Colonel Bishop is the winner of 72
official battles in the air in which he
brought down his German opponent,
and he has an unofficial record of over
100 enemy machines.
He is now the Honorable Aide do
Camp to the governor general of
Canada, and has been decorated with
the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Ser
vice Medal, Military Cross and Dis
tinguished Flying Cross; also with the
special War Medal of the Aero Club
He had in his squadron, three Ameri
H-16 Flying Bo
Perfecting of an organization In
Pensacola of returned service men
has been deferred until the Florida
troops, homeward bound, arrive from
overseas. - This will be done at a ban
quet, which the War Camp Community
Service will give, in , the near future
for soldiers, sailors and marines..
It had been planned to complete the
organization last night, when 75 sol
diers and sailors met at the Army
and Navy club for a smoker, but ac
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cans, of whom he says "they did them
selves proud I can tell you." They were
Spriggs of New York, who got fifteen
machines; Grider, who was killed; and
Callahan of Chicago, who downed ten
Colonel Bishop Is particularly inter
ested In developing speed contests and
bringing closer relations between Can
ada and the United States.
The Atlantic City Aero Club, has of-
fered a cash prize of $10,000 to be'
awarded to the pilot of the first air
craft to fly over the Atlantic, which
starts from or terminates at Atlantic
City during the month of May. The
general conditions of this competition
are approximately the conditions of
tne Daily Mail $50,000 prize. Entry
blanks can be obtained from the sec
retary of the Aero Club of America,
297 Madison Avenue, New York, or
from President Albert T. Bell, of thj
Aero Club of Atlantic City. Atlantic I
City, New Jersey.
AIR STATION MAN
TO COMPETE IN
A. A- U. MEET
Ensign A. W. Evans left the Naval
Air Station for Boston Thursday, ac
companying C. W. Powers, who will
fight in the National A. A. U. cham
pionship meet which is to be staged
there April 7 and 8. .
Power will fight In the 135-pound
clas and his work is expected to bring
the championship back to the Pensa
cola Station. He recently won the
southern A. A. U. championship at
New Orleans and has been the victor
in more than GO squared ring battles.
He is in good condition and according
to the dopesters will give a good ac
count of himself.
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tion was deferred. Judge W. B. Shep-(
pard, Capt. Frederick Blount and Capt.
S. R. Mallory Kennedy, who were,
scheduled to speak at the smoker wlllj
be heard at the later entertainment. 1
Major Daniel F, Maguire who, wlthi
Mrs. Maguire and little daughter. J
Nancy, has been visiting In the city
as a guest at the home of Dr. andr
Mrs. Renshaw will leave Wednesday!
for Fort Sheridan, III, tor active duty.,
Mrs. Maguire and little daughter will
remain ir he city for a. while longer
before Jol. ig him there.
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