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EQUATORIAL FLIGHT OVER ATLANTIC IS
FILLED WITH MANY DANGERS ' ; 1 ATLANTIC OC A new route for next summer's transatlantic aeroplane flight has been suggested by Aviator' Harry At wood. The birdman would lay his. course from Pernambuco, Brazil, to the Cape Verde Islands, to the Afri can coast near Senegal! "But the dangers besetting this route are in some ways," said At wood, "even greater than those that make the St. Johns-Queenstowii route so perilous. To begin with, it is along the equator, "and the tem perature there runs as high as 160 degrees. For five months of the year there exists a dead calm and ; the water is like a sheet of. glass. Aviators will tell you that, under these conditions the water and the atmosphere seem to mingle until you cannot tell whether you are one footj or 500 feet off the surface.. More . over, the glare of the water, the ter rific heat, the rush of the air, the purring of the motor and the fatigue from long hours a't the throttle would be likely to make one drowsy. I my self once fell asleep at the wheel un der the influence of much less over powering conditions, and so I con sider this an" element of very great danger. "On the whole, then, though this equatorial route would be much the shortest of all possible onej, it would probably be thViiiost dangerous? New route'fdr transatlantic flight, with (inset) -Aviator ; Atwpod. SOME FERRY The new car-ferry that will trans port railway trains across the St. Lawrence river, between Quebec and Levis, is not only .equipped as" an ice breaker, but has a tidal'deck, which can be raised -qr lowered within a range of twenty 'feet.' This tidal deck has three lengths of track, each 270 feet long, and-is- capable of carrying a train of Ij400 tons weight. The craft was built -in -England for the Canadian government. . o o Mrs. Lorenz Smith of Bransford, Conn., has just begun her one-hundredth year. in. the same house ia., which she was born in 1815, i 4 'Ml-.