Newspaper Page Text
World's Records Being Broken at Los Angeles' Aviation Meet AVIATOR INJURED; FLIES IN DELIRIUM LOCAL MONOPLANE BUILDER HIT BY PROPELLER TAKEN TO LOS ANGELES HOME IN FAST AUTOMOBILE During Ride Becomes Hysterical and Believes He Is Soaring in Machine Already Broken The emergency hospital had its first real case, resultant from Aviation week, yesterday afternoon, when Ed-, gar S. Smith was struck on the head j by the propeller blade of his airship, i Smith, who had built a monoplane of the Langley type, was testing the ma chine and attempted to make a slight! adjustment with the engine in mo-' tlon. He reached for the engine and, in doing so, was struck by the prop and knocked nearly fifteen feet. When picked up by his mechanician it wasl thought that Smith wns dead, but he quickly regained consciousness and at, the emergency hospital it was stated that his injudles consisted of a five-j inch laceration on the back of the ■ head and both arms badly bruised. At first it wns thought that Smith had received a blow that caused con cussion of the brain. His aged mother was on the ground at the time await ing Smith's trial event, and was among the first to see the injured man. After being treated at the emergency hospital Smith was started for his home in the emergency ambulance. The ambulance had trouble in getting to the main highway and the injured man was taken to his home in Los Angeles in an American Simplex auto owned by the Bekins-Corey company and driven by Mr. Williams. During the ride Smith became hys terical and imagined that he was in his airship. Despite his injured head and bandaged arms, he climbed in the tonneau of the auto, and repeatedly asked what height and distance he was making, believing that he was driving his monoplane. His aged mother, who accompanied him, was the only person a hie to cairn him. In his delirious condition he went through all the maneuvers of an aerialist. He was taken to his home. 216 West Sixteenth street. and al though painfully bruised, his condition is not regarded as serious. He heartbroken at hla accident, as he ex pected to make a record flight in the machine, which lie had built per sonally. ACTOR WILL SOAR Harry now playing at the Or pheum theater, will be the first actor in the world to take a flight in an aero plane. Mr. Fox has been invited to ascend at Aviation camp today by Frank A. Johnson, who has charge of one of the Curtiss machines, and Mr, Fox has arranged to make the ascent this afternoon —to the intense envy of all his fellow-professionals. Mr. Fox is a Pasadena youth, and is in Los Angeles after four years' ab sence from home. He says he is willing to be here, however, even without the family, as the aviation meet and the tine weather are both too good to lose. MEN Try This Home Cure «OU> OMIT IM »fT» jl]yi[ |^ Used while you sleep, pouring a gentle current of galvanic electri city into the worn-out and run down body. This Is the only Klcc trical Rectal Dilator manufactured and combines a mild current of electricity with dilatation, and posi tively cures where drugs ami patent medicines have failed. If you Buf fer from Weak Back, Inactive Kid neys, Rheumatism, Constipation, Nervous Debility, Sexual or Pro static Troubles, Electro-Thermo Dilators will cure your aches and pains and restore you to perfect health and strength. Sold under a positive guarantee. Call at our of fice and examine these appliances. Consultation strictly confidential. If you cannot call, write for free illustrated booklet. Electro-Surgical Appliance Co. 407-409 I. W. Hellrnan Bldg. 411 S. Main St. Los Angeles, Cal. V J An English Judge Stated that it had always been his opinion that calling many witnesses to prove one fact was like adding a large quantity of water to a small quantity of whisky — made it weak. When you trade with us you know what you are getting. Our "Rich Grain" whisky is 100 per cent pure as attested by the IT. S. government stamp over the neck of each bottle. Look at it and be con vinced. • Price Absurdly Small Just Think, 85C Bottle Grumbach Wine Co. 649 Central Avenue. l-lirmes Main MM) llama IK.'i.ii __ -— . -, Above at the left Is Paulhan In flight. Knabenshue's dirigible is seen at the side of the field. At the right is Masson in a Bieriot monoplane. Below are two views of the Bieriot machine. WORLD'S RECORDS MADE BY CURTISS (Conl'nued from r«ce Tliret) accident and the conversation with his wife Paulhan left the cockpit of the monoplane, and M. Miscarol took his place. After several futile attempts to fly Mlacarol finally got off the ground at the northeast corner of the field. He reached a height of 90 feet at one time, but when lie passed the stand he was not more than three feet off the ground. The high wind operated seriously against the monoplane. After Mtscarol had circled the course he gave up in disgust. Just before Paulhan went up in his monoplane Lincoln Beachy and Roy Knabenshue appeared on the field in their twin dirigibles. Beachy got away first, and after being in the air a few minutes Mas forced to come to the ground because his engine was not working properly.-The high wind made it almost impossible tn keep the diri- j gib!, s in th. ir course. Knabenshue Is Successful SMabenshue, however, mastered ihe ■ air currents. He rose 300 feet into the air and sailed around a captive balloon in the center of the field to the delight of the spectators. After being in the air ten minutes Knabenshue came to the around, anchoring his dirigible In the field. Paulhan made hi* second biplane flight of five miles in 10:09. In this flight he went far north of the Domin guez road, disappearing behind a clump of trees for a minute or more. He i finally soared far to the west and south an>l came directly over the grandstand ■ to enrih in the center of ilie Held. Wlnle carrying M. Masson as a pns -1 senger Paulhan circled the course, cut- I ting off a portion of the prescribed dis tam c, however. This flight was not spectacular except through the fact i that Masson and Paulhan were aboard the Farman biplane. Curtlss made two flights carrying passengers, .lerome P. Fanciulli was the first passenger, nnd Clifford R. Harmon the second. The first passen ger flight was a mile, and the second three-quarters of a mile. Miscarol made a two-mile flight in .i I Bleriot monoplane in five minutes and ! 6 seconds. He went up at 4:."0 p. m. j It was while Miscarol was up that four | biplanes, two carrying passengers; two i dirigibles nnd a balloon were in the over the field. The monoplanes ! have not worked perfectly since reach- Ing Los Angeles, but Edward Cleary stated last night that they would I demonstrate efficiency today or they ! would be sent to the scrap heap. The Bleriot monoplane resembles n butti rfly. The aviator sits in a cockpit iini controls his machine by the use of B back rudder. The engine is the famous Gnome moteur type with pro ! peller blades attached to the shaft. ROAD TO AVIATION FIELD IS IMPROVED ' Rains of Monday Night Prove Bene. ficial to Those Visiting Big Events in Automobiles The shower of Monday night im proved the automobile road to Aviation Held. 'Mi Monday the highway was dusty .-'in! loose on the surface, but the rain beat down th<> dust and the thousands of automobiles that ran to Domlnguez yesterday rolled the sur face smooth and hard, Early In tin day automobiles started I ;■■ noon i hen was a steady pro whii h gr< iv In volume and i lied Its helghi about 12:30, when the road between Watts and Cotnpton and between the latter place and the Held was almost tilled with machines. Near the Domingueas ranch the Bur fa ■■ was soft and much cut by the wheels of the heavily freighted ve hicles that had pas led earlier when the road was wet and Boft. At the turn on the approach to the gate a oi t workmen were kept all day working "n the nits that continually are I. Th ■ • ■ men threw on a dry surface and were of much assistance i,, automobllista. in the field where machines approached the parking places the surface was soft and the ] turf spi Ingy. in the morning a large torce was put work laying a plank road thai proved in every way :: success. On I the slopes 'if the hill* inside the In rlosure there were sinus of the strug heavy automobiles had guw through. Workmen were stationed on th* held to assist whoever they found In trouble. With the thoughtfulness that has rlzed Mr, Ferris' management he ■ t.i i lone I teams with ropi rloui points In readiness to pull out any hi kiess chauffeur who ventured inio places that were soft and treach < rous The roads today should be In i-b shape and the thousands of machines will find plenty of parking spa— Occupants may see the flights without leaving their seaU. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12. 1010. FOUR BALLOONS WILL SOAR TODAY BIG CRAFT WILL ASCEND AT SAME HOUR Newspaper Men to Be Given an Op. portunity to Make Journey Into the Higher Air The sight of four big balloons In the air at once will be a part of todays program tor the aviation meet. The balloons, New York. Peoria. City of Los Angeles and Dick Ferris will leave the aero field at Huntiugton Park about ]0 o'clock this morning. All but the Proria are of the standard racing size of 80, :üblc feei. carrying up to six passengers. The Dick Ferris, which came from New York mi the Santa Fe last night, was the latest balloon to be hauled on the field. It will be formally chris tened this morning by Mrs. Ferris, I who win break a bottle of California wine on Its anchor, following the east ern custom of giving a ba'loon its name Just as a ship is christened. The balloon will be weighed off ami ready to start before the christening, and the pilot will shout "Let go!" as soon as the christening Is finished. Both the City of Los Angeles and the Dick Ferris were ordered from Leo Stevens, the New York balloon builder, and are fully equipped. The City of Los Angeles was purchased by the Aviation week committee, and will be manned by local pilots for at -3 at new aerial records. Today will be the last of the prelim inary events at the aero field, where balloons will qualify, and the remain balloons will qualify, an dthe remain ing days of the meet will be devoted to special parties and attempts at rec ords. A feature of the ascensions will be newspaper parties made tip of rep resentatives of the daily papers and press associations. Kach of the news papers of Los Angeles will have an opportunity to send a balloon party up composed of members of its staff. The balloon events will take place as nenr 10 o'clock each morning us the return of the balloons from the events of the previous day will permit, If possible four balloons will be seni up each day. The bnlloon program will he announced tonight or tomor row, following the competition of the preliminary Mights today. The rds furnished at Huntington Park, which comes from the high pres sure mains of tin. Los Angeles Gas and Eli i I ric corporation, lias developi d an encouraging lifting power. Jt is ■it ' r cent letter than thai taken from the low pressure mains in the center of the city because of the high pressure. The pilots estimate that it shown a lii f thirty-six pounds p«r 11.! Cubic fe' '. EDWARD DOBSHUTZ PERFECTS AEROPLANE Young Par,adenan Has Sustained Flight of Several Hundred Feet PA3ADKNA, Jan. 11.—Quietly a young Pasadenan, Edward Dobshutz, onp of the famous balloon six who were xtrandi d on 81 raw bei i y peak last winter, has perfect! il an aeroplane in which he lias made a nucceasful (light in the San Fernando nilley. This machine is a biplane, ami a sustain* d night of several hundred feet has al- Ij been made, tumuli the first ef fort nearly resulted in a bad accldenl aviator, The machine carries one of the hea\ i est engines ever used in ah aeroplane, Dobshutz having operated his Inven tion n Ith an engine out of a I lull k an ■ i..n,oln!i\ in spite of tlii•-; heavy wels . the biplane is said to have worked well, considering tin- Inexperience of the amateur a* lator. The Inventor has applied tor several patents on original devices In his ma (nine. PUPILS STUDY AVIATION Polytechnic high school boys are com bining Instruction with the pleasure of seeing the air kings In flight. The sur veying class, under the leadership of Prof. George Evans, yesterday made all the official calculations of height and distance of the various aviators. In the party besides Prof. Evans were Albert Lynde, Rowan Webb, Angel Cabalerio, Chester Bennett, Robert Henck and Harold McOee. The boys will make all the observations for the meeting. ,r> . MARTIN BECK MAY MAKE FLIGHT IN FLYABOUT New Aircraft of Orpheum Manager Said to Be Safest Yet Invented _____ Martin Beck, general manager of the Orpheum circuit, who is expected to lie in Lob Angeles In time for the final days of Aviation week, has just become an'aviator himself. Mr. Beck has pur chased the very newest thing in flya bouts, the mysterious machine^ that I hovered over New England about two ! weeks ago and set the natives won | derlng. It is constructed on a new i principle, utilizing the gyroscope to j secure perfect balance without regard to the flexible wing tips which are the basis of the Wright brothers' suit, and thus avoids all possible interference with their claims. With the gyroscope, it is asserted, the machine cannot capsize and will I ride level under any circumstances. Mr. Beck has made a number of flights in Wright, Bleriot and Curtiss machines, but believes the new one the best yet. Having purchased the machine, Mr. Beck tried to arrange to take it to Los Angeles for the meet, but time did not permit. However, he will come himself, and later will send his flya bout over the Orpheum circuit for ex hibition purposes, besides using it for flight;! hlmielf. The new machine is said to be very easy of operation, avoiding, as it does, all the troubles and work now neces sary to keep a perfect balance, the gyroscope doing this automatically. MACHINE AND DRIVER HAVE NARROW ESCAPE The Bleriot monoplane suffered a slight accident yesterday afternoon at Dominguez field, which might have re sulted seriously had the trouble not been discovered soon after the airship left the ground. In assembling the ma chine for yesterday's flight the wires which lead from the cockpit to the rudder, and with which the machine is guided, became crossed. The Bleriot started nicely, but soon after it left the ground it was discov ered that something was wrong. The driver could >»>t guide the machine, and it plunged and reared like a bronco. Finally the power was shut off and the machine came to the ground. It hit on one Wheel only and nearly turned turtle, Imt righted,,and the dif fleulty was Boon repaired. Afterward the machine made .several successful Bights. MAY HAVE SPECIAL DAY FOR SOUTHERN STUDENTS 11 ■ connection with the setting aside o£ Friday as Southern California day :it the aviation meet, Professor Wilson of the BtH'bank high school has suk gested i" the local committee that a special effort i»' made to secure a Joint attendance <>f hiKii school students at the Beld. The Buggestlon contemplated some thing in the routing lino at tlio park. It is very probable that prior to Fii tlay announcement will be made of .1 central meeting place. Jt is believed thai many high school students from nutslde the city "ill be in Los Angeles Friday. Imi> real among the students hero will be (stimulated by Illustrated lectures to lie given hy Professor Cavanaugn dur ing some of the school periods. Slides win .-how some of the prominent avla- ! tors in iliyht. AVIATION MOTIF CARRIED OUT AT SOCIAL AFFAIR PASADENA, Jan. 11.- Aviation mad, Pi ladena seni thousands of people to the great meet on Doming-?. Held this afternoon In automobiles and <>n the first or the special trains to leave the city set noon. There is every Indica ti in ilki! on Thursday a great crowd will k<> down, that being Paaadens day. Tlie board of trade is planning to send the down City band with tlio local delegation. In honor of Aviation week Mrs. Torrey Everett of St. John avenue eii tertained at an aviation luncheon this afternoon. The aviation motif was carried out In th» table decorations and accessories. From the handsome chandelier hung toy airships which were mechanically operated, while ■mall airships were hand-painted upon the place cards. The refreshments were also suggestive ot the air flights now being made. SANTA MONICA PUPILS TO ATTEND AVIATION MEET Thursday and Friday Set Apart by Superintendent Rebok SANTA MONICA. Jan. 11.—Superin tendent -Rebok of the Santa Monica. city schools probably will designate next Thursday and Friday as -avia tion days," and will excuse the pupils to allow them to attend the aviation meet at Domlnguez Held. This action was taken by the superintendent in response to a petition addressed to him signed by a large number of pupils of the grammar and high schools. Mayor Eaklna lias named Thursday as a holiday for Ocean Park, and the officials of that city will attend the meet in a body. SECURITY avings RANK Statement January 1910 RESOURCES: LIABILITIES: Loans $17,735,353.11 Capital (Paid up) L$ 1,000,000.00 Bonds 4,532,581.03 Surplus and Profits 706,490.31 Real Estate.. 34,207.36 Deposits $25,391,141.66 Furniture and Fixtures 120,764.85 UCUUBH9. fW.J/liltl.UU Furniture and Fixtures 120,764.85 Safe Deposit Depart ment and Vaults 136,992.72 Cash and Sight Ex change 4,537,732.90 Total $27,097,631.97 Tntnl ~~ $27,097,631.97 Jill Increase in Deposits for Past P| ■ Year $6,152,010.33 ; |jg33 54,921 Active. Open Accounts a y/j 3 I! Excellent service and uniform cour !i,<:___! _J teous treatment — evidenced by 55,000 I ffQpl depositors. I I' f ' _ fill- — Unsurpassed banking facilities—every I It Ml ) ///' Unsurpassed banking facilities—every -j«J jr J | \lji r__j( "" modern appointment adaptable to a sav !'l ' 1 ' ' ly 1* ings bank business. '4 1 M I I ■*! * ' A record of twenty-one years of safe, |a' |, \ Hi QQ! conservative, progressive banking. ((Ml I I til 33 All loans and investments made by the '1' 1' ■ I'll =—* entire board of fourteen directors — il ' II I'ili^L^ ' approved in writing. //'/// --• _ Bgnir^ Loans made strictly according to the 8^ ill fflf State Bank Act governing savings banks. ijfi' B-MjIJS, HIGHEST RATE OF INTEREST PAID %=- —and on the most LIBERAL TERMS W^J^^S^Si CONSISTENT WITH SOUND, CON i|^Mlj| 1 1 1-1 • SERVATIVE BANKING. rail I'll f Hi Open an Account with the iLILy}JMiW^ -=Jlil Largest and Oldest Savings Bank SSgilllßMßilllfes^l ,-„ the Southwest Security llulliliuK. l-prluK mill i ntli »!.. , '.''; >,' ■ HUGE PRIZES OFFERED FOR INTERNATIONAL MEET Aeronautic Federation ' Announces Plans for Big Balloon and Avia tion Contests Next Fall PARIS, Jan. 11.—The International Aeronautic federation announce! that the prize for the carnivals of 1910 will range from $40,000 to $120,000 at the European contests, while $200,000 will lie offered for tli«- Ami*ri<:m events. The revised dates for the meet In the United States provide for contests from t ICtOber 18 to November 2. The fll si week will be given over to competition for the International balloon cup, and the second week will be aviation week proper. AUTOS WILL HAVE BETTER HIGH WAYS WILL REMEDY ROAD TROUBLE AT AVIATION FIELD AUTO CLUB AND COMMITTEE DO WORK GRATIS New Driveway Into Grounds at Do« minguez Has Been Made and Will Be Resdy fjr Use Today The 30,000 persona who visited Do mlnguess park yesterday to witness the uerlal Hi-;iit were given a clemontra tion i f Ihe fact tliiit. di-Mjiito the ge nius of men, Nuture lias to be given ■ii i li er ition, ''f the thousand* i automobiles which wended their way 1., tin nvlatlon camp, nearly two thirda were stalled In the marshy road .. til way from the main entrance to ih, grundstand. The rain of Monday night made traveling "ors.. than on the opening day, the whet-la of the bi« autos stick ing deep in the mire anil baffling all attempts to start them, Ii was a pe culiar condition thai the early goers witnessed yesterday. Some of the the various alt-ships were making trial flights while the autos were stuck in Hi,, mud. Teams of horses were em ployed 10 drag the autos to a place where they could get a tooting. >t was a real triumph of the horse. Tons of straw were used on the driveway, making a comfortable walk lor pedestrians, but not stable enough for tin li- avily laden autos. Lust nlghl officials of Die Automobile Club of S,mtlv in California announced that today five trams of horses would be iii service U> assist autos that could not negotiate the distance to the grand stand. This work will be done gratis at tlif expense of the aviation commit tee and tlie automobile club. The wire fence Inclosing the Krounds lias been changed in order to afford a new driveway for the autos. The heavy wagons, carrying he airships to their camps, had rendered the driveway unsafe for autos, and, by moviner the fence, a new right of way will be es tablished. A larso force of workmen wag busy i : ,^t night making the necessary re paira In the roadway, and it is thought thai autos will have no trouble today in reaching their parking places, Along the Midway the fakers profited by the delay of the. autos. and many of them agreed lasl night that the old sayiiiK, "It's an ill wind that blows nobody pood," is true. LONG BEACH BAND COMING LiONQ BEACH, Jan. 11.—The L,ons Beach municipal band will so to Avia tion park tomorrow and Saturday aft ernoons, playing a concert each day. The Long Beach Bchoolß will be dis missed Friday afternoon and thousands of bi hool children will witness the events in the air.