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O!NLY ONE CENT 1HEwiJtfHE1ALD ONLY ONE CENT
Sunday, March 26, 1916 now fl hER0 RANCE is at the feet of a new air idol. A discriminating stork left this one in Paris twenty-one years ago on the 25th of De cember as a gift to the French nation. Then it was only a pink and pudgy, and probably squawking, little package, much like all the others. and in due time was labeled plain George Guynemer. Today it is a tall, gangling youth whose name is a boast throughout France and a dread to German airmen. The Germans have rechristened him the ''Fokker Killer." To France George Guyneonir is 'An other Man of Destiny.'' Boy though he still i4. he is the tghtine airman incom riarable. and the nation hails hirn as the norld master of aerial strategy, the greatest Roman of them all In seven months in ihe service he has passed from a private in the aviation corps to ser geant. won the military n" dal. was made kni2ht of the Lecion of Honor, received the Wa9 Cross nith four tars. and now he is mentioned in ''an order to the na t:on " A mention in orders of a briinie, a division, an army corps and of thei en tire arms is cher!-h.d by the -old ;r as an incre'dlhle surreion of hith d -tin' tions. bu, to top them all and 'i-iain mention :n '-an order to the nation' means that th,. overntment considers the rare ind!:iducal. mentioned, not on!, as !eroic, h :,S serviceable in the verv highest degree to the nation. The arru mui!ation of honors won by the 'Fokker Killer' is without precedent in the pres ent war. Strange!y enough. thi s:ircessor to Pegour. Garros and Gi I ert. hereofore considere i the thre" a.eatest fighting aviators in the world. had thc utiost difficulty in being admittt-d into the service. When he first presented hims-lf he was rejected by the medicil isors on the ground that he wkas not heavy enough: he was too till for his weight. Five times the boy'rod to enter, going to different -art- o the country to prc sent himself and each time he v as re jected. Finally ..e srnply pitched a tent on the aviation field at Paris and watihed for hia chance. It came on the third day w hn a monoplane was left temonrarily deserted on the field. He slipped into it and soared away, displaying th. srerb connfdence of an American rowi- n a horse The chief of the corri ca , him. tok his caso up with th' eo nral staff and had him admitted unier a peuial ruling That was howv he rie tn be calledj 'Another Man of D-tin. In his rt month he -erformre the rema1kaie and unprecr I trel fat of brincin-c owr ix of the r.n-t . 'rm4id:it Gertmn. arhin' al' ha-d .\ter that even is machin- v-n a pop ular name, the fir-r ti-'' irh '1 honor has heen bestowed upon an aviator. Hiz monplane. which he operates alone, ho7 and qui""F -~ to Guynemv s obit, pired in tue re -pelin r. Paris. Guynemer up hastily:. attacked the Zeppelin at close atuarters. The night was pitch dark, except for the sudden firefly flashes and extingiiishments of the searchlights on the fighting craft. The battle lasted a little more than an hour, during most of which time it is re ported that Guynemer w as as close as thirty yarids to the airsip l. He desisted from the attack only when through lack of both ammunition and gasoline he was unable any longer to engage his huge enemy. The young man's duties have consist ed largely of chasing enemy machines and in escorting French aeroplane squad ron5 in bombarding expeditions. This description of one of his exploits indi. cates his methods ot operation: While cruising tup and down the Ger mnan line he noted a German aircraft which apparently inten ld to pass over the French section. Retiring a little, as OKKU Earnec of Boy. / amd 6U/LBA IPONA MCE w hich was of the big Fokker type, he s1ddenly cut across the latter's line of retrrat and at once opened the duel. Have you ever seen a little 135-pound riuarterba(k ' run' a broken field of 16op pound opponents? le larts and twists and turns, so that only heaven knows where he is voing next. Well, that's (;:.neier in his monoplane. The Fok I'r could not hit him, and suOdeni'l he ti-hed over it and loled a bullet in its gasoline tank The explosion was im ndiate and the German machine hur-, intl a -heet of tae.n Both pilot and - n- r ose to their feet with cries of an-uish and hewildrtmnt, and they wr.t d!o(wIn with th-' machine, a vritahle funeral p,'re. The p, ple of Herbecourt near \hh the Fokk.r fell a mass O rui wtnessd the encounter. T', little mono line which Guvnemer muount is of the type which the French I- or do" not allowv to he described, blt it i- %ry small and few aviators are abl to. crate it successlullv Follow ire the nam-' which the French troops I gi-en to it, the British soldiers call it "Oh! Charle\." (;orie ivGunemer is a Parisian; hi father i in the mianufacturing husine-, "t CoP"ne When the war becan the bo w ( studying in Parts and was liv ina with his grandmother. The latter -ak - ith clowing pride of her grand -. and any tiention of his perilons ex 1rings a smile of satisfaction to !: "r fi- It is to her that th.' 'Thkk- r Kill-r' 'es his start as an aviator. She oppo,-d Ins father's wishes, not only in lcttmte him st:d the subject. but in givr 1!171 mo tO go to the aiation f roani'- But let her tell about "her Geoe'' in her olwn vii: -'G orge is just tWent -Ine Aear- of age H. was bort nn Christmas da\- - th p ht has ''ought him * * . '9 ai-t L -, ~CCEJ/O? / t/PT /MfAD L4f.M7 I.* 9'! QI*4M!F 'V - as *'avia as per heha 11 a ittl lray a kuknw opIob n hent.ey ro ar a adh his deirs. I ai nthn s.~" ceh bcm aslde e oe meocainal4adtel*m f i lot. enve)oat ndidedh *k4u ite av oqeto i ontewrkh os n nth agr that~ I mot iha u n follwin upth am. udel I hot4hea mal s stuckand alls Rellyit i no at ll ificut. "Tha isthe ay e tels he sory mc 's Ne '.4. I Amn thehu tosi teFechsrie crsar"me of he ery hig es qulte a io fihtr ad berer. Bu oc in a whie a man emeges whohaspeclia qu lte th tp th mi-aseilcas qulte o ntaivetardnr a paite fr sudn nd acuae e Arionrb the hGermas n ulet wos teforch torce dcown in Swiss territory and obseers intrne ther as ahl prisoner. gs h a pcla qufltiesoud intaerrosaodGilrtCa pkcitie afeornatdeln ane a-crtee taoicaeneuveree Muskete. poabl beuo lo hi light-heasrtggeo recks less, Preoud reive perhoas tkens prisner byrl-wie Germai. anBlerete war he was non to come perfec inu-is manrrtoatn." Has itee the aso fr thestadon Grof and sciteret peknter, afetonatel was ae eiiaste becasef thei tie-heartied ereds uns poie taek.Hse ouldft wgthethe wto-wd accllim. thefre athe tuear ha knownard ande perec lhke an aumtone.ti Hwathe qidethe miot ementer frcessa able to heiminad entmneay and rthn hie woulrd and s a k a ga:n n1. N 1 ,T h i. a chijno iaterwdl o-:t. Three Ge(rnman aircraft ; t acked hit:. ait err when ti, Aa- kilbd. moerdingv to 1!.e : -ports that reac h ,d r. s Gar-; robably was th, miost rn l nd daring of the, trin Hep himrself -aid I,, knewk only, onf na., to fight. and m as to find T:. oenenly and gzo a'tter Garro holdr the rechrd for t-he t.gt> of tin.e h,- can f, ups:de down c% :s( of this he wa, not onl, irxal a a -out, but deadly in hi- at ark on a in'manne H is kept under , lose wsatch 'n Grman . how e e, that there is no proc: ct o: h:s takir an 'urther part in the war (Guilhert, the coolest and clearest a d-d. - na or ma' not r:ke anoth-r ;-cross th German border 1! h, 1 as wy hc will. He had not b-er :n in S-:tzerland twent'-I or hours ore e wrote to the conmander-:n --! n! the Suiss army withdrawing his and announcing tha he felt free ap :' he could And he lecatped and reached Paris, but he was b th Frnrh a.-:thorities on i hat h s leter :ithdra vng r ha- not bc-n rere 'ed in tne - corrmande it act. n r. at liFe i- the darlirt n: i ;-rd G':ilbert the gay and It r'Mained 'or him to !ug I' C st, rt >z piar. t organ!e a rorp . th anry charming, -cf4 \'-- omen of Eng :n1d n',. thr w omen boldest feminine o avito in Fr n rs. -i - -- ... .. aldost' eingie achatnor to France and. lack, and Lady Victoria Pert-, the pre . tiest of the hold Ennlish airwomen. tiok himn so seriously, indeed, that they are w"orking night and day to perfect an or anization. Who knows-hut then. that isother story. George Guynemer, the "F.'kker Kuil Cr,- 'Cems to be a combination oif pp. goud. Garros and Guilbert. and s-ome thing more. He has their daring and nitiative, and their cnpacity- for quick a't~mn. buit it is not in these things tI At it exceeds itam: it is in his neni, :or st rategy. r ihi, hield P. goudi (;ri-s and Gii V:- were comets. Th,-v streaked .'r -- thle vision perodical I weith blitnding brilliancy; hut ithey could not lhe relied ui;on for strategt on any and all occasions. Guynemer, on the - trary, is here a fixed star that never t: to shine. It is not to be wondered at that he has made a place for himself in the af fection of the entire French nation, and that his personality is being studied eagerly and the records of hts actions fn11owed1 avidly.