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World's Records Being Broken at Los Angeles' Aviation Meet
During Ride Becomes Hysterical and
Believes He Is Soaring in
Machine Already
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-'
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
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.
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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
Below are two views of the Bieriot
(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
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
The high wind operated seriously
against the monoplane. After Mtscarol
had circled the course he gave up in
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.
' 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.
Newspaper Men to Be Given an Op.
portunity to Make Journey
Into the Higher
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' '.
Young Par,adenan Has Sustained
Flight of Several Hundred
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
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
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> .
New Aircraft of Orpheum Manager
Said to Be Safest Yet
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Thursday and Friday Set Apart by
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.
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Statement January 1910
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 ;
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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
New Driveway Into Grounds at Do«
minguez Has Been Made and
Will Be Resdy fjr Use
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
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.
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.

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