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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 30, 1912, Image 2

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Bishop " Milton Wright 6i the
' v United Brethren Church. He was
H" born at Millville, Ind., April 16,
1867.
When Wilbqr was If years old
and Orville 7 Bishop Wright gave
T his sons a mechanical ioy which
flew. The toy was lost, but the
memory of it stayed with the
boys.
The Wrights moved to Dayton,
O. Wilbur Wright completed his
education with four years in high
n school there. He became secre
t tary of a social club, and for his
" humor Was called the Bill Nye of
x the organization.
In 1898'hp and his brother Or
n ville began their attempt to dis
'"cover a heavier than air machine.
, They laughed at the brothers in
' Dayton. Friends used to tell them
e,to "quit trying to make a flying
machine or they'd go crazy."
sr Outsjde of Dayton no one ever
-heard of them until 1903. Then
, they succeeded in flying at Kitty
Hawk, N. C. They only flew 300
,feet. But in 1904 they startled the
s world by flying six miles,
r The world did not hear much
of them from 1904 to 1908, when
they made their successful flights
for the government at Fort Mey
er. In that year.too, Wilbur
n Wright made his" fijst flight
abroad at Le Mans, France, stay
' ,ing in the air 1 minute and 46 sec--r-onds.
From then on the Wrights
jrwere world heroes. They were
:Jeted and entertained- by kings.
Yet they never showed any trace
grpf becoming spoiled, of becoming
anything other than plaiftt good,
American citizens'.
After the conquest of Europe
the Wrights returned to this
country. They went deeper and
deeper jnto the science of flying,
while fighting patent suits and in
junctions through the federal
courts.
Today their patents are recog
nized all over the world. No avia
tion meet can be held successfully
without the consent of the
Wrights. And they have not
abused their control of the air.
They grant permission to promo
ters of any meet sanctioned by the
Aero Club of -America.
The latest accomplishment of
the Wright brothers was to per
fect a gliding machine that soars
and .sails in the face of a wind It
was constructed on the principle
of a Jlying bird.
SKoWy before his death Wil
bur Wright prophesied that mo
torless aeroplanes soon would be
in use all over the world.
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BASEBALL REPORTS
National League.
Morning games :
St. Louis 8, Pittsburg 3, final,
New York 7, Philadelphia 1,
final.
Boston 6, Brooklyn 7, final.
American League..
Morning games: "5
Chicago 2, Cleveland 1, sixth
inning.
Philadelphia 7, New York 0,
seventh inning.
Boston 3, Washington 2, final

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