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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1912, Image 10

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shore, the commander will be sta
tioned there."
Wirth's invention.' works .like
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Artist Valentine's conception o a naval battle without a man
on board the ships steered and guns fired by wireless, directed by!
a distant admiral from information supplied by the aeroplane scout.
The vessel is. equipped with the
overhanging wires, tuned to the
wires overhanging the-sending1
keyboard. The receiving key is
above a magnetized wheel, whidi,
turning beneath the wireless
sparks, .forms circuits at certain
points of contact. These various
connections steer-the vessel and
fire the guns.
One great difficulty would be
in aiming the guns. Blanchard
thinks that an electro-magnetized
mechanism on the gun will indi
cate the exact position of the
nearest vessel facing it and will
aim the gurf automatically-'
"Of course, I realize' added
Blanchard, "that a manless naval
battle would be little more than,
an expensive game in which the
best armament and electric skill
would win. And I believe that
it would make' war mighty un
popular." .
o o .
Michigan's Ihejianner state for
being shot in mistake for a deer.
Dead, 26 wounded, 18. Reads
like a four-day battle in Mexico.

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