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Sample of August 1910 News

More than 100 actual news stories appear in the August 1910 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days of 1910. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


All France Gone Aeroplane Mad
With Success of Flights During First 485 Mile Race
Six of Eight Aviators Entered Completed This Stage of Contest
Latham Unable to Make Up Lost Time - Thousands of Autos Follow Second Lap

     Paris, Aug 8, 1910 - All France is aeroplane mad over the marvelous success upon the first lap of the great 485 mile cross country race from Issy Les Molineaux thru Troyes, Nancy V. Mezieres, Charlville, Douai and Amiens, in which six of the eight aviators successfully competed the first stage of the race to Troyes yesterday. Thousands of automobiles gathered at Troyes today to follow the second stage of the race which starts tomorrow. It has been arranged to fly marking flags on the spires of churches along the route to guide the aviators.
     Hubert Latahm started from Paris upon his machine today in an endeavor to place himself on an equal footing with his competitors. An hour and 16 minutes later, however, Latham alighted on the lawn of his mother's chateau about 42 miles from Paris.
Source: Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, ME

Plunging Air Craft Hurts 8 Onlookers
Aviator Brookins Also Is Injured at Asbury Park, N.J., When Aeroplane Turns Turtle Dodging Crowd

     Asbury Park, N.J. - Aug 10, 1910 - Plunging nose downward from a height of fifty feet, a Wright aeroplane bearing Walter A. Brookins this afternoon dashed into a group standing near the end of the grand stand in the aviation field at Interlaken. A few moments later Brookins, seriously injured, and seven others, one George Burnett, 14 years old, mortally injured, were taken from beneath the crumpled wreck of the machine and carried into the field hospital a few feet away.
     Mr. Brookins' nose was broken and his face was badly lacerated. That there are other and more serious injuries is feared by the physicians who attended him. He was taken as soon as possible to the home of Mrs. Abercrombie Fell at Bay Head, where he has been staying since Sunday.
Screams Precede Crash
     A shrill, piercing scream rang out from the grand stand as the aeroplane plunged. A chorus of cries, shrieks of terror, the gasping, sobbing of women chilled with horror, preceded the crackling crunch of the wide-winged machine bird as it struck the ground.
     Its fall had been so sudden that there was no chance for any persons beneath to escape. In the midst of the tangle of wires, and wooden structure lay Brookins, face downward, his arms outspread and his head laying in the fork of the broken stay, while around lay a score of more of injured.
     The right wing of the car crashed through a cigar stand, and the cigar merchant, who had plunged beneath the case, was the first person to crawl from beneath the wreck. A small boy, pinched by the ribs of the machine, cried piteously for help, while several were struggling to free themselves.
     Brookins lay motionless. He had failed clear of the motor.
Narrowly Misses Mayor
     Mayor T. Frank Appleby of Asbury park was the first person to reach Brookins. The sweeping plane of the machine had missed Mayor Appleby and Mrs. Appleby by barely a foot. He helped lift off the wrecked aeroplane and assisted in carrying the injured aviator to the tent hospital.
     Brookins in descending was driven to a sudden turn to avoid crashing among the watchers. The tricky wind caught the machine and sent it spinning over backward.
     Brookins created a world's record for high flying at Atlantic City, N.J., July 1, when he reached an elevation of 6,175 feet. For this he received a $5,000 prize. Brookins has created other records for high flying at Indianapolis.
Source: Chicago Record-Herald

Aeroplane Faster Than Birds
Carrier Pigeons Lose Race Across Country in France

     Amiens, France - Aug 16, 1910 - An interesting aerial race took place in the course of the aerial cross-country competition yesterday. A flock of forty-seven homing pigeons was released at Douai yesterday as LeBlanc in his Farman biplane started from the mark on his fifty-mile flight to Amiens.
     The biplane soon outdistanced the birds, and when LeBlanc reached Amiens the flock was not yet in sight, the first pigeon arriving six minutes and twenty seconds after him. Before the last of the flock had come in Legagneux, who had started at the same time as LeBlanc, but consumed nine minutes more on the trip, arrived, beating the last pigeon by twelve minutes. LeBlanc beat it by twenty minutes.
     Hubert Latham flew today from Issy les Molineaux, in the suburbs of Paris, to Amiens, stopping en route to take lunch with friends at Breteuil. He thereby accomplished practically the last lap in the cross-country race, a distance of about 68 miles, but in the reverse direction.
     He intends to return to Paris to-morrow morning with the surviving competitors in the cross-country race. The aviators attached to the French army will also participate in the final lap to-morrow.
Source: NY Evening Post

Zeppelin's New Craft Swift
Big Dirigible Proves to Be Speedy at Her Trial Flight

     Friedrichshafen, Wurttemberg, Aug 19, 1910 - The Zeppelin VI., which the directorate of the Passenger Airship Company recently decided to transfer to Baden-Baden to carry out the program for passengers trips, has been fitted out with improved propellers and other features and made a trail flight to-day. The big dirigible proved to be the speediest Zeppelin yet built, but her rate of speed was not ascertainable owing to irregular winds.
Source: Chicago Record-Herald

Airman's Flight Ended In Death
Lieut. Vivaldi Crushed to Unrecognizable Mass by Terrible Fall
Army Officer Was Attempting Trip Between Italian Towns
Machine Dashed to Earth from Height of 1000 Feet - Accident Attributed to Sunstroke

     Rome, Aug 20, 1910 - Lieut. Vivaldi, of the Italian army, was killed early today by a fall from his aeroplane. He was returning from the military aviation field at Centocelle to Civitavecchia on the Tyhhrenian sea, 38 miles from Rome when the machine dashed to the earth, killing its pilot. Lieut. Vivaldi has just returned from Chassy-Sur-Marne, France, where he had taken up aviation and learned to fly. He used a Farman biplane. He started from Centocelle this morning accompanied by Lieut. Savoia in another aeroplane but the latter was unable to keep pace with him and returned to Rome before reaching Citavecchi.
     At the time of the accident the aeroplane was maintaining a height of 1,000 feet and the body of Vivaldi was crushed to an unrecognizable mass by the fall. Various reasons are advanced as to the cause of the accident, some attribute it to sunstroke and others to an accident to the motor or a loss of stability in a sudden gust of wind.
Source: Lewiston Saturday Journal, Lewiston, ME


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the August 1910 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of 1910. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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