SURGERY AT PENAL
FARM IS BRANDED
EVASION OF LAW
Operation Performed by Nurse With No
License to Practice Medicine,
Charge of Former Inmate.
NEGLECT OF INJURED MAN ALLEGED
Patient Left to Bleed for Hours Before
Doctor Came to Rescue, Ex-Orderly
at Prison Asserts.
BY ARCH STF.INEL
Times Staff Writer
The nightly count of the inmates of the Indiana state
penal farm is under way.
Dusty, begrimed men stand before an officer as runners
check their gangs. All are men serving sentences for petty
offenses. They are not felons.
“Sixty-two in line. Two in the hospital,” calls one trusty
to the keeper.
“Forget one of a in the hospital,”
curses the keeper.
A few hours later a truck
hauls out of the penal farm
jrates a casket containing the
body of the sick “ of
And at, the next roll rail the
trusty ‘■forgets" and reports to the
keeper, "Sixty-two in line. Just one
in the hospital."
This happened at the state farm,
according to verbal statement, of
one former inmate to The Times.
And as for the one patient still
reported in the hospital, he may
have been Clarence Green or just
any inmate who answered the oaily
sick calls for treatment in the
They Hemember These Things
Men don't forget easily if they’ve
served time in the penal farm’s hos
pital, and Clarence Green is one
who may not forget wdiat happened
there, according to affidavits made
by other former inmates to The
They don’t forget as easily as the |
trusties do when ordered to trim |
their roll calls.
Green wanted an operation per- j
formed. He wanted it done by the
farms doctor. It was a minor op
eration. But minor operations, even
in large city hospitals, are classed
"Any operation is serious," de
clares a city surgeon.
Green’s operation, performed un
der a local anesthetic, was done by
a male nurse at the farm, who, ac
cording to sworn statements of in
mates, hasn’t the right to practice
medicine or perform surgery in the
slate of Indiana.
Search of records of the state
board of licensing physicians shows
no licensed doctor of the name of
tile farm's nurse. Records of the
Indiana university school of medicine
show his name listed as taking one
course, but not receiving a diploma.
The circuit court clerk's office at
Greencastle shows a man with a
similar name, but different initials,
receiving a license back in 1903.
State farm officials admit the hos
pital has a male nurse with medical
Smart Tells Story
But let Rex Smart, of Morocco.
Ind., former inmate and hospital
orderly at the time of Green's oper
ation. tell of it under notary's seal:
Smart says, "An inmate named
Clarence Green was given a local
anesthetic and an operation per
formed by "Doctor" . The
wound bled about twenty-four hours.
"I.” continues Smart's affidavit,
"had to wrap the wound several
times with gauze."
Smart related verbally how the
flow of blood was so copious that
throughout the night it was neces
sary to stanch the wound.
"Then." adds Smart's affidavit,
"Doctor Gillespie, the regular prison
doctor, came and took out the
stitches and closed the artery that
had bled and the bleeding stopped.
Green lost considerable amount of
blocd. ithe male nurse who
performed the operation! just told
him to go to bed and stay there
while it was bleeding."
No Right to Practice
‘Dr. Gillespie told me —• had
no right to practice medicine on the
outside, as he was not a licensed
doctor." Smart's notarized state
On another occasion. Smart re
lates in his affidavit, of a boy he
calls "Wayne Rogers, Marion, Ind.,”
injured while working on the farm.
With a crushed finger that would
have been cared for immediately as
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The Indianapolis Times
VOLUME 45—NUMBER 56
Release Is Believed Near;
“Good News’ Received,
By I nitnl Press
ALTON, 111., July 15.—Receipt of
'good news” by the family of August
Luer, 77, banker and packer,
dragged from his home by kidnapers
last Monday, was announced today
by Lawrence Keller Jr., one of two
negotiators appointed by the fam
Keller refused to discuss his an
nouncement that “good news nas
In reply to questions of whether
the "good news” meant that the
family had received a message in
the aged banker’s handwriting as
requested in a public appeal, Kel
ler said “that's a good suggestion.”
Shortly after the announcement,
four men hurriedly left the Luer
home and sped away in an auto
mobile. The identity of the men or
their destination was not revealed.
In a statement issued Friday by
the negotiators, it was revealed
“several demand notes” had been
received by the family. The amount
of ransom asked was not revealed.
The negotiators said they had not
complied with the instructions in
the notes because the writers had
failed to include a direct message
from the banker.
Midnight Tonight Deadline
on Income Levy.
Thousands of last minute income
and sales taxpayers poured into the
statehouse today to settle their ac
counts with Collector Clarence
For the collection deadline for this
first tax payment is at midnight
tonight. When the queues disperse
the tax window will be closed at the
statehouse and will not be reopened
until next quarter payment is
due, Jackson said.
There were 3.275 persons paid Fri
day, with individual payments
ranging from 1 cent to $7,500. The
latter was on corporation receipts.
After midnight tonight a 10 per
cent penalty applies to all whose
quarterly payment would exceed $lO.
Under that, payment is required
but once a year by the statute.
Des Moines Insurance Cos.
Bid Wins Illinois Life
fti/ Timm Special
CHICAGO. July 15.—Business of
!the defunct Illinois Life Insurance
Company, formerly one of the
i strongest companies in the midwest,
today was awarded to the Central
Life Assurance Society (mutual),
with headquarters in Des Moines.
Selection of the Central Life,
which offers a plan for reinsurance
of the collapsed holdings of Illinois
Life policy holders on a full-pay
basis, was made by the federal court
committee. The committee's report,
in which General Abel Davis, re
ceiver, concurred, was filed with
Judge James H. Wilkerson today.
Wilkerscn announced that the
plan would not be accepted formal
ly until Tuesday, giving other bid
ders opportunity to file objections.
Wilkerson has set Wednesday as the
hearing date for any objections
which are filed.
Although details of operation
have not been made public, it is
reported the company’s offices will
be centralized with the Central Life
in Des Moines.
This action probably will draw
| objections from members of the
policyholders' committee, who be
j lieved the home office should be re
P. J. Maloney, Columbia
City, Is Named Treasurer
of U. S. Corporation.
VICTORY FOR PETERS
First Appointment That
Chairman Has Won From
BY WALKER STONE
Times Special Writer
WASHINGTON. July 15.—The ;
frequent trips that State Demo- !
cratic Chairman R. Earl Peters had
made to Washington bore fruit to
day when the federal home loan
bank board announced the appoint- j
ment of P. J. Maloney of Colum
bia City, Ind., as treasurer of the
Home Owners’ Loan Association, j
Maloney's appointment was engi
neered by Peters, who has visited in
Washington no less than a dozen
times since March 4, and each time
has seen or has tried tQ see Post
master-General James Farley, the
administration’s patronage dictator.
Maloney's appointment is the first
to be chalked up to Peters’ credit.
Maloney will supervise the financ
ing of a $2,000,000,000 bond issue
floated to refinance home mortgages
throughout the country.
These bonds will be paid to mort
gage holdeis for mortgages on small
Maloney succeeds James G.
Strong of Kansas, who will become
Maloney is a telephone company
executive, and was born in Co
lumbia City. The only previous
public office held by him was in
1917, when he served as deputy
treasurer of Whitley county, Indi
ana. He is a Democrat-
Strong, whom he succeeds, for
fourteen years was a Republican
member of congress. He was ap
pointed to the Home Owners Loan
Corporation on June 19 by William
Stevenson, chairman of the Home
Owners’ Loan Corporation.
10 YEAR PEACE
PACT IS SIGNED
Italy, Britain, France and
Germany Pledge Against
By 1 nited Press
ROME. July 15.—Representatives
of Europe's four great, powers signed
| today a treaty binding their gov
France and Germany—to keep the
peace for ten years.
The treaty was signed at noon at
the Palazoo Venezia by Premier
Benito Mussolini, Italy; Sir Ronald
Graham, British ambassador; Henri
De Jouvenel, French ambassador,
and Ulrich Von Hassel, Germany
Mussolini conceived the idea of
CRASHES TO SAVE CAT
Young Woman Injured in Collision
When Auto Swerves.
While trying to avoid striking a
cat which ran across the road. Dave
Davis, 28, of 693 North Bradley
street, swerved his automobile
which collided with one driven by
Robert Fields. 26. of 3259 East
Thirtieth street, in front of 614
North Bradley street today.
Mrs. Jean Davis, 19, riding with
her husband, was thrown against
the windshield, suffering lacerations
of the head.
Bus Overturns: One Killed
Bii l ii iti <1 Prefix
BEMENT, 111.. July 15.—Noel Tis
ner of Myrtle, Mo., was killed and
several persons injured, one crit
ically, when a Golden Eagle line
motor bus overturned in a ditch
1 near here today. A broken steering
j gear was blamed for the crash.
tained here and the 200 present em
ployes kept on the pay roll.
Action of the committee ended ef
forts of James E. Watson, former
Indiana senator, and Hugh D. Hart,
eastern insurance man. to gain con
trol of the company. The Watson-
Hart bid was submitted quietly sev
eral weeks ago and it was not
known that Watson sought an in
terest in the defunct firm’s future
until related in The Times last
Watson claimed several times that
he was not interested in any way
in the proposal of "Hart and asso
ciates," but his name is known to
have appeared on records before
William H. Thompson. Indian
apolis attorney, was a member of
In its heyday, the Illinois Life
had 70.000 policyholders, with total
insurance holdings of several mil
lions. Assets of the company be
fore the Stevens property crash
were estimated at more than $40.-
One of the chief details in the
new reinsurance plan calls for pay
ment of all death claims in full in
thirty monthly installments.
Fair tonight and Sunday with moderate temperatures.
INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1933
Auto Magnate Struck by
Propeller Thrown From
WSssbSQBB&U ' .
E. L. Cord
By United Press
LOS ANGELES, July 15.—E. L.
Cord, millionaire automobile
and airplane magnate, was in
jured Thursday when struck by a
heavy airplane propeller, thrown
from a whirling engine in a ma
chine shop, it was learned today.
He was reported recovering
from superficial injuries in Good
In company with L. B. Man
ning, chairman of the board of
the American Airways, Cord was
inspecting the plant when the
propeller snapped from its bear
ings, pierced a wire netting and
knocked the air transport operator
to the floor.
The blow knocked him uncon
scious, it was said.
Two Large Whisky Plants
Two of the largest whisky distil
leries in Kentucky are considering
removal to Indiana because of the
Kentucky state constitutional re
striction on sale of whisky for
beverage purposes should the
eighteenth amendment be repealed.
This was revealed today by Attor
ney-General Philip Lutz Jr., who
conferred with counsel for the con
cerns and Paul Fry, state excise
Fry pointed, out that the Indiana
liquor control law is as rigid as the
Kentucky constitutional restriction,
but can be remedied more easily.
A special session of the legislature
would be needed to make the
change, however. Lutz pointed out.
Those attending the conference in
Fry's office were L ,N. Savage, Rock
port, Ind., representing the Glen
more distillery a ! Owensboro, Ky.,
and C. B. Carroll, Louisville, Ky.,
representing the Frankfort distill
ery at Frankfort, Ky.
Savage said the Owensboro com
pany might move to Rockport, and
Carroll was considering a move to
Jeffersonville for the Frankfort
The latter now manufactures and
distributes one-fifth of the medici
nal whisky in the United States, he
said. But the Kentucky Constitu
tion prevents any sale for other
than medicinal purposes. Similar
restrictions are in the Indiana law.
Should the plants be brought here
it would mean about $8,000,000 in
new taxable properties and around
$500,000 in excise taxes anuually, it
CODE IS SUBMITTED
Great Impetus Is Believed
By United Press
WASHINGTON. July 15.—A code
of fair competition for the great
steel industry, hub of America's in
dustrial life, was presented today
to the national industrial recovery
It was presented after days of de
lay and its formal appearance was
regarded as giving a great impetus
to the industrial recovery program.
By United Press
Y OUNGSTOWN. 0.. July 15.—A
15 per cent wage increase effective
July 16, was announced today by
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Com
pany here. It affects 15.000 work
By T'nited Press
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., July 15.
Wage increases of from 15 to 17 1 :
per cent, affecting approximately
4.500 employes, were announced to
day by the Tennessee Coal, Iron &
HAS ONLY ONE FRIEND
Long Way Off, Too, Says Man
When He Collapses in New York,
By United Press
NEW Y r ORK, July 15 —John
Bottom, 44, no address, has only
one friend, and he is a long wav
Bottom collapsed Friday while
entering a building.
When removed to Bellevue hos
pital he asked that communication
be established with his “only friend,”
John Grant, Oklahoma City.
Drastic Change Is Made to
Prevent Accidents on
“DRIVER JURY’ NAMED
Stock-Autos-Only Plan Is
Voted Down by Board
The field in Lie 1934 Indianapolis
500-mile race at the Motor Speed
way will be limited to thirty-three
cars, the result of a drastic rule
change agreed on late Thursday by
the contest board of the American
Automobile Association meeting at
Forty-two racing cars started in
the speed event here last Memorial
day and the change was agreed on
in a desperate effort to reduce the
accident hazard in the race.
The proposal of Colonel E. V.
(Eddie) Rickenbacker, president of
the Speedway Corporation, to limit |
the field in 1934 to stock cars only :
was turned down flatly by the con- j
test board, The Times learned today !
from authoritative sources.
Empty Field Feared
The contest board, it is under- |
stood, feared that an “empty field 1 ’ j
would be the result of such a drastic !
step. The rulers of the speed sport
are said to feel that most of the
large automobile manufacturers
j will not take part in the race under
| any circumstances. The manu
; facturers, engineers say, believe
; their costly investments would be
periled by “racing luck.’’
More rigid inspection of appli-
I cants for entry trials was recom
mended to the Indianapolis Speed
' way by the board, additional re
! ports from Detroit said.
A committee representing the
; contest board, the drivers, and the
j Speedway *was selected as a jury to
I pass upon the qualifications and
1 abilities of the drivers and the
! eligibility of their automobiles be
| fore the qualifying trials start.
Time Trials Are Same
The committee is comprised of
T. E. Myers, vice-president and
general manager of the Speedway;
Charles Merz, Lee Oldfield, and
Louis Schwitzer, ail Indianapolis
automotive engineers, who are
j members of the contest board, and
: Leon Duray and Harry Hartz of
| Los Angeles, and Dave Evans of
; Columbus, Ind., racing drivers.
The qualification tests for the
i 500-mile race will remain the same
as last year, a minimum speed of
| 100 miles an hour being required
1 for a distance of twenty-five miles.
i The thirty-three fastest cars will
! be allowed to start.
The forty-two-car limit for the
; 500-mile race was put into effect
three years ago and its withdrawal
now is seen as evidence of the rule’s
‘Too Much Traffic’ Blamed
The five fatalities in the 1933 race
i were attributed to “too much traf
fic” by Colonel Rickenbacker, who
j said at Detroit that the new rule
1 will tend to promote safety.
Fuel tanks, it was agreed at the
! meeting, will remain with a fifteen
j gallon total capacity, the same as
last year, with an oil tank capacity
j of six and a half gallons, also the
same as last year.
LOVE FOR DOG NEARLY
• CAUSES SPEEDING FINE
Man Arrested While Rushing Ani
mal Gas Victim to Veterinary.
Pity for a dog suffering from the
effect of carbon monoxide gas
fumes nearly cost Ralph Renner.
31. of 865 Castle avenue, a $5 fine
when he was arraigned in munici
pal court Friday on a speeding
The fine was suspended, however,
when Renner explained to Judge
William H. Sheaffer that he was
rushing to a veterinary with a small
terrier which had become gassed
when he and a friend attempted to
rid a chicken house of rats by at
taching a hose to the exhaust pipe
of an automobile and filling the
CITY MAN IS STRICKEN
E. S. Bossart Suffers Stroke in
By Times Special
ROCHESTER. Ind., July 15.—Suf
fering a stroke of paralysis in a
hotel room here, Friday night. E. 1 S.
Bossart, 3802 North Pennsylvania
street, Indianapolis, is in serious
Bossart, a traveling salesman for
a tire firm, was treated by his
father, a physician, who was sum
moned from his home at Buckley,
111. His wife and children were
called from Indianapolis to his
Tired of Being Second Fiddle to Dummy,
Wife Gets Divorce From Ventriloquist
By United Press
C'iHICAGO. July 15.—Mrs. Sally Osmon Levy di
vorced her husband Herbert today, because she
said she grew tired of “playing second fiddle to a
The case involved some sort of an “eternal tri
angle,” although one of the three persons involved
was only a dummy.
Some of the things Mrs. Levy charges against
her ventriloquist husband and his dummy, Charlie,
That when Herbert came home at night he ca
ressed the dummy instead of her.
TWO PLANES, EUROPE-BOUND,
SPEED OVER OCEAN; ITALIAN
FLEET IS NEARING CHICAGO
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BgfcNv.;';-. . £§,
General Italo Balbo
Captain Goes Down With
Burning Ship; 34 Saved
Master Refuses to Leave Tanker, Dies With Two Others
in Tragedy 160 Miles Off Eastern Coast.
By United Press
NEW YORK, July 15.—Captain F. L. Sears, master of the tanker
Cities Service Petrol, shouted to rescuers from the bow of his blazing
ship off the North Carolina coast, that he would go down with the ship.
A few minutes later the Petrol plunged stern first to the ocean bottom.
Two members of the crew accompanied Captain Sears to a seaman's
Thirty-four others were rescued by the tanker Gulfgem.
2 CUT FIGHTING
Store Employes Are Hurled
Against Window in
Severe cuts were incurred today
by two employes of the Fair store,
311 West Washington street, in a
struggle with an alleged Negro shop
lifter, during which they were
hurled against a window, breaking
a ten-foot square of plate glass.
Glass in a show case also was
The injured are David Hasse, 29,
of 5248 College avenue, cut on right
leg. and Marvel Lewis, 31, of 509
East Thirty-first street, cut on right
Slight cut on the ankle was in
curred by the Negro, Carl Edwards,
23, who with a companion, Ross
Anderson, 29, of 418 North Senate
avenue, were arrested by Detectives
Ed Tutt and Ed Rouls.
The officers said they would file
charges of malicious destruction of
property, larceny and vagrancy.
PIGEON THIEVES GAIN
PAROLE FROM FARM
Brothers Ordered Released
by State Board.
Two brothers, each given a six
months’ penal farm term for theft
of six pigeons, all of which were re
turned to the owner, were ordered
released on parole today from the
state penal farm by the state clem
Ray and Charles Watkins are the
brothers. They were sentenced at
Lebanon March 15 by Mayor John
C. Perkins. He refused request of
relatives to sign a plea for clemency.
FA IR WEATHER IS DUE
Moderate Temperature for Week
end Forecast by Bureau.
Moderate temperature is the pros
pet for week-end motoring, accord
ing to the forecast issued today by
J. H. Armington, United States
weather bureau observer.
Sultriness which became more
apparent as the mercury mounted
Friday was dispelled early Friday
night by a short but steady rain
That somebody around the house always was
calling her names, and she was never able to figure
out whether it was Herbert or Charlie.
That whenever she stepped into a dark room,
somebody always shouted ‘‘boo,’’ and she couldn't
tell for certain where the shout came from.
That whenever she had cantaloupe for breakfast
unseen persons always asked how the bacon and
That eventually she grew to like Charlie better
than she did Herbert because while Charlie was
dumb, Herbert was entirely “too smart.”
Entered as Second Class Matter
st Postoffice. Indianapolis
Wiley Post, Carrying Robot Pilot, Takes
Off From New York in Attempt to
Make Round-the-World Flight.
ANOTHER TEAM HOPS SUDDENLY,
Heads for Lithuania, Distance of 4,900 Miles;
Italo Balbo and Squadron of 24 Ships
Leave Water at Montreal.
Rt t'nited Tress
Two airplanes streaked toward the Atlantic and Europe
today while Italy’s fleet of twenty-four seaplanes, fresh from
the most spectacular ocean flight on record, took off from
Montreal for Chicago, their final destination.
Wiley Post of Oklahoma took off from Floyd Bennett field,
PIG ADOPTED BY COLLIE
Dog Raises Animal After Death of
One of Six Puppies,
By United Press
MT. VERNON. Ind., July 15.
A collie dog owned by Adam
Schmitt, near Cynthia, adopted an
eight-weeks-old pig when one of its
six puppies died.
This heroism of the sea was de
scribed tersely in the messages the
master of the Gulfgem handed his
wireless operator while he directed
the movement of lifeboats across a
rough sea lighted by the Petrol’s
flaming hulk Friday night.
Finally when at 11:30 p. m. the
Petrol, blazing from foremast to
poop, plunged to the bottom, the
Gulfgem saluted her master with
a series of blasts from her horn, and
proceeded toward Charleston, S. C.
where she will land the survivors to
night or Sunday.
One of the men who died with
Captain Sears was George Binnin
ger. The other’s name was not
\ Life Boats Picked Up
The series of messages from the
Gulfgem was picked up by Radio
marine's Tuckerton (N. J.) station.
The Gulfgem, bound from Port
Arthur, Tex., to New York with a
cargo of crude oil, came upon the
Petrol, her middle quarters ablaze,
approximately 160 miles due east of
Wilmington, Dela. The tanker Tri-
Mountain arrived at about the same
The Gulfgem. loaded with an in
flammable cargo, did not dare ap
proach too closely. She picked up
a lifeboat containing sixteen men.
The sea was mounting and the
Petrol was settling slowly as the fire
ate away her sides.
In the intense light of her blazing
cargo of crude oil, about sixteen
men could be seen huddled to
gether on the bow. the only part of
the ship not aflame.
Captain Sticks to Post
The Gulfgem lowered a life boat
that approached the Petrol bow,
and a half hour later pulled away
with ten of the doomed tanker's
crew. It landed them on the Gulf
gem and returned for the others.
Eight more men were taken off.
Captain Sears and two men re
mained. A few minutes later the
Petrol plunged to the bottom. The
wireless from the Gulfgem read:
“The burning Cities Service Petrol
sank stern first at 11:30 p. m. Just
after eight men had been taken off
in a heavy sea by boat crew off the
Gulfgem. Captain refused to leave
burning ship. Two others killed
Total picked up 34, some injured.
Gulfgem proceeding to Charleston,
S. C., with survivors.”
FOUR HURT FN ACCIDENT
City Family Injured When Car
Crashes Into Ditch.
Dr. O. L. Deitch, 1211 Oliver ave
nue, his wife, their daughter and
granddaughter were injured when
their automobile overturned in a
ditch near Tusocla, 111., it was re
ported here today. Dr. Deitch was
the most severely injured, having
suffered cuts, bruises and a
PRICE TWO CENTS
Outside Marlon County. 3 Cents
New York, at 5:10 a. m. in an
attempt to fly around the
world assisted only by a robot
One hour and fourteen minutes
later. Captain Stephen Darius and
Stanley T. Girenas, Lithuanian fliers
from Chicago, took off from the
same runway in an attempt to fly
nonstop to Kaunas, Lithuania, 4,900
At Cartwright. Labrador, Colonel
Charles A. Lindbergh and Mrs. Lind
bergh prepared to continue their
charting expedition across the
North Atlantic, by flying on to
Juliehhaab, Greenland, 600 miles
Italians Are on Wav
BY GILBERT DRAPER
United Press Staff Correspondent
MONTREAL. July 15.
fleet of twenty-four seaplanes took
off on the 870-mile final stage of
the 6,100-mile flight to the Chicago
exposition today, the first plane
taking the air at 9:14 a. m. 'lndian
The planes w r ere far behind sched
ule, delayed first by ceremonies in
cident to the arrival of Augusto
Rosso, Italian ambassador to Amer
ica, and partly by take-off difficul
ties occasioned when small craft
swarmed over the river, shutting off
j the mile-long path along which the
! giant seaplanes were preparing to
Ambassador Rosso was mot at
Bonaventure station by General
Balbo, and escorted by him to the
airport. Rosso boarded Balbo's
plane, joining the squadron for the
last stage of its flight.
Thunderstorms over Lake Erie
were reported shortly before the
take-off. and as a result the fliers’
route was uncertain.
General Balbo's lead plane,
flanked by the planes of Captains
Biseo and Questo, took off first, and
circled over the airport waiting for
the rest of the planes to rise.
The second flight of three planes
rase at 9:28 a. m. A minute later
the seventh and eighth and ninth
planes rase gracefully, followed
within two minutes by another trio.
Dip Wings in Salute
The first nine planes swept into
flying formation, dipped their
wings in salute to the cheering
crowds below, and sped westward.
Rooftops were massed with wav
ing, cheering crowds as the fliers
passed over the city.
By the time the first nine were
out of sight, six other craft were
circling above the airport, waiting
for the remaining pianes to leave
At 9:49 a. m., eighteen plants
were in the air.
The last of the planes left the
w’ater at 12:07, fifty-three minutes
after Balbo started.
Two Teams Take Off
BY MARION F. COLLINS
I'rited Tress Staff Correspondent
FLOYD BENNETT FIELD, N. Y.,
July 15—Two flying teams hooped
off on trans-Atlantic flights today,
one heading for Berlin on the first
leg of a round-the-world race, the
other steering a course to Kaunas,
Wils Post, with a robot pilot as
his companion, set out in the famous
plane Winnie Mae in an attempt to
lower the record of eight days, fif
teen hours, fifty-one minutes, for
an around the w'orld flight he set
with Harold Gatty two years ago.
His first planned stop was Berlin,
thence on to Novosibirsk, Russia;
Khabarowski, Nussia: Fairbanks,
Alaska; Edmonton, Alberta, and
New York. Post hoped to complete
the flight in six days.
The Lithuanian team. Captain
Stephen Darius and Stanley T.
Girenas, began their flight without
official permission and faced the
possibility of losing their licenses as
a result. Their takeoff at 4:24 a. m.
(Indianapolis time), was a complete
surprise, as they indicated they were
merely preparing for a test flight
under full load.
Darius and Girenas flew a Bel
lanca monoplane, christened the
Lithuanic. It carried no radio or
parachutes as it headed over the
North Atlantic for a goal 4,900 miles
Post took off at 3:10 a. m 'ln
dianapolis time), disappearing into
the early morning haze.
Darius, a world war veteran, won
fame in the One hundred forty
ninth artillery Rainbow division,
and received several decorations for
"constant bravery under fire.”
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