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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION ONE CENT
HOYNE-SCULLY CLASH OPENS VOTE FRAUD
PROBE McCORMICK MARRIES MRS. ADAMS IN
LONDON WOMEN ASK REPEAL OF DOPE LAW
THE DAY BOOK
An Aaless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 139 Chicago, Thursday, March 11, 1915
398
HUSBAND SPED TO AUTO VICTORY
WIFE AGED TEH YEARS
iWif eiof Winner of Grand Prix anf Vanderbilt Cup Races
Tells Story of Greater Terror' Than Pride Mere
Slip of a Girl is' 'Terribly Fine."
For the first time in automobile
race history, one man, Dario Resta,
won both the Grand Prix and the
Vanderbilt Cup in succession. The
victor drove a Peugeot, making but
onestop in each race for gas. His
time in the Vanderbilt, 296 miles, was
4:27:37.
BY JACtf JUNGMEYER
San Francisco, March 11. "I aged
ten years during the four hours my
husband was speeding to victory
that is the story of the race to me.
A fearful vigil!"
With terror greater than pride, Mrs.
Mary Resta, 20-year-old bride of
Dario Resta, winner of both the
Grand Prix and the Vanderbilt Cup
races, told of how her husband's lau
rels had left a sear upon her heart.
Refusing to watch him drive, Mrs.
Resta had cowered throughout the
whole afternoon in a theater box,
oblivious1 to her surroundings, while
the intrepid Italian was demonstrat
ing his track mastery over a score of
speed kings.
While the grandstands were roar
ing their acclaim to the greatest pilot
of them all, the little slip of a girl for
whom he was driving his perilous
honeymoon classic, sat white-faced
and unseeing among chocolate
munching matinee girls, five miles
from the track.
Every lap that added to his glory
added a heavier weight to her fear.
And when he came to her at length,
grimed and weary, she wept with an
excess of relief.
"I have never seen my husband
race," she said, after the ordeal when
Resta hurried to-iier side. "I am ter-

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