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Sample of July 1911 News

More than 200 actual news stories appear in the July 1911 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days during July 1911. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


THEIF ESCAPES IN BALLOON
Pickpocket Makes Aeronaut at Celebration Carry Him Fifty Miles

     Sayre, Okla., July 1, 1911 - A pickpocket pursued by the town marshal, leaped into the basket of a balloon near here today just as the air craft was leaving the ground and sailed away to safety.
     The balloon had been filled with gas and the aeronaut, George Harvey, was in the basket ready to start when the marshal discovered the pickpocket taking a purse from the pocket of a citizen whose attention was centered on the balloon. The marshal attempted to catch the thief, and the pursued man ran and leaped into the basket as it cleared the earth. He refused to heed the marshal's warning cry of "Stop thief!"
     At the height of several hundred feet the thief drew a revolver and warned Harvey not to release the rip cord on his balloon until he was ordered to do so. After the pair had traveled fifty miles the unwelcome passenger gave the word and the balloon was lowered. Ten feet from the ground the thief leaped from the basket and ran.
     Relieved of a part of its burden, the balloon again shot upward. When Harvey finally effected a landing several hundred yards from where the thief had alighted he had disappeared. Source: Chicago Illinois Record-Herald

LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY IN CONNECTICUT
Violators of Law Are Liable to $100 Fine and One Month in Jail

     New Haven, Conn., July 1, 1911 - A. Holland Forbes of Fairfield, aeronaut has been granted a license to navigate an airship or dirigible balloon, under the aviation law just passed by the Connecticut Legislature. It is license No. 1, issued by Secretary of State Rogers, and is the first document of this sort ever issued in the world, as the Connecticut law is the first attempt made by a legislative body to secure control over the air regions.
     The flight of Atwood into the State yesterday calls attention to the fact that the new aviation law prohibits an airman from flying within the state unless he has a license. The law provides a penalty for violation of not more than $100 fine or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both.
Source: St. Louis Missouri Post-Dispatch

AVIATOR FALLS 60 FEET; IS SAVED BY HAYSTACK
Chicago Amateur's Machine Turns Over and He Jumps to Only Soft Place in the Neighborhood

     Chicago, Ill., July 21, 1911 - Harry Cowling, an amateur, saved his life yesterday by jumping from his aeroplane while it was falling after turning over in the air sixty feet above the ground. He lit on a haystack and slid down, smiling. The machine veered off and smashed on the ground. The engine fell on the pilot's seat and had Cowling been in it when it hit his fate would have been the same as was Dan A. Kreamer's, the aviator who was killed last week.
     The fall occurred in a large field just west of the flying field of the Aero Club of Illinois.
EXPLAINS ACCIDENT
     "I was making a turn just a trifle too short," said Cowling after he found that no bones were broken, "and the torque of the machine carried it over. I was in a desperate plight when it was coming down, but found an open space in the network of wires and managed to get out. The haystack did the rest. It is the only one on the whole quarter section."
Source: Chicago Illinois Record-Herald

IN AIR NEARLY 12 HOURS
Loridan Travels 465 Miles, Making New World's Mark

     Mourmelon, France, July 21, 1911 - O. Loridan, piloting a small biplane at the Aerodrome here today covered 465 3/4 miles, remaining in the air 11 hours and 45 minutes.
     This is a new world's record for distance and time.
Source: St. Louis Missouri Post-Dispatch

BEAUMONT WINS AIR RACE
French Aviator First to Reach Brooklands - Vedrines Second

     Brooklands, England, July 27, 1911 - A. Beaumont (Lieutenant De Conneau) won the $50,000 prize offered by the London Daily Mail for the circuit of Great Britain aviation race of 1,010 miles. The Frenchman reached the finish here at 2:07 p.m., making a splendid ?volplane? from a height of 1,000 feet.
     Vedrines, a fellow countryman, will get second honors, the two Frenchmen having distanced all of the competitors. For miles along the route they flew neck and neck, with their machines going faster than a mile a minute.
Source: Red Wing Minnesota Daily Republican


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the July 1911 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of July 1911. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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