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THE UEK: OMAHA. FRIDAY, SEITKMBEIi 11. 19U.
Increasing Safety With Aeroolanes
Hats Large and Hats Small
There Will lie No Medium Sizes On the List of Fashion,
Declares a Lending Authority.
A. Tilot Now Able to Tell by Mean? of the "Supermeter? Just How High lie is Above the Water
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The "supermeter" Is an Invention designed to facilitate the
alighting of aircraft at night and also when the conditions are
Buch at to render it impossible for the pilot to judge his height
above the surface of the water. When the machine is coming
down the pilot releases the brake, and the wu run u-i. u ..
full length of fifteen to twenty feet and swings behind. When
the machine, coming lower, drops the plummet at the end of the
line into the water, the extra resistance of the sea causes the wire
to assume a more acute angle; this moves the tube, which in turn
moves a quadrant inside the case and, forming a contact, sets the
electric bell ringing. By a further ingenious device the bell is
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made to ring louder and louder when the angle of the wire gets
more acute as the machine nears the surface.
A small electric bulb is also lighted which shines through a
transparent Bcale marked to a scale of three feet, and tells the
exact height from the surface. When the pilot becomes familiar
with the changing note of the bell he will be able to tell his height
by this means alone and alight with the minimum of shock. The
device can be fitted to any type of machine, and the wire can be
quickly wound up by the winding handle when the seaplane Is
safely afloat. , Another illustration given below shows the alight
ing device in detail. '
"I drenmed U.t night that 1 was th
qiiwn of wonderful llaad out In th
Pacific octan." rulrt ths Munlcurc 1 !' .
"It was some dram, and, believe int,
Uorg. I wm lomt qurn. I thought 1
fot a flavh at mylt In one of them
tall mirrors and admitted that I was
benutlful, and that's gomrthlns I never
dona twfora. Tou ought to have saw the
court -frown I had on and tlia beautiful
court ladlea that waa waiting on me."
'That's tha kind of dreama ta have,"
aad tha Head Barber. "There ain't no
use bain a plHer and dreaming that you
"Gee. but I felt aad, thouith. when I
woke up." eald the Manicure Lady. "I
could aea all my subjects coming and
bringing me swell presents. They was
queer looking people, they waa. They
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' 'Le Grand," a giant aeroplane bonstnicted by M. Sikorsky for the Russian Government, which has ordered ten Sikor-
! ( V sky aeroplanes at a cost of 1,000,000 roubles. - One of the giant aeroplanes constructed by M. Sikorsky isjsen
''vyl.f; -above. fland'', id cariable of carrying eleven passengers' In additi6n to the pilot. ' .
By GARRETT P. SERVI8S.
From the beginning of aerial navigation
one of th hardeat problems to solve has
bean that of making a safe landing. It la
relatively eaiy to get up in the ar. but
it la a ticklish job to get down again.
' Moat of the accidents have occurred on
tha way down Instead of the way up. It
is the same thing in mountaineering.
The greater part, of the danger comes
when the aircraft is getting close to the
surface on which its pilot proposes to
land. Even in broad day and amid the
most favorable circumstances it requires
skill and carefulness to get down with
out a bump an the land or a 'splssh in
the water. Remember how Blerlot, when
he made the first crossing of the Eng
lish channel, sailed around and around
above the cliffs of Dover looking long
for a safe placeMo come down, and run
ntng more danger in landing than la
crossing the sea? This problem remains
almost as pussling now as it was then,
specially sines the perils of night flights
and nights in fogs have been added by
the development of military -and naval
It Is only necessary to Imagine your
self in the shoes of an aeroplane pilot in
which he must often find himself In
volved when he Is trying to make a
landing: in the darkness, or when the air
is observed by rain or fog or the vision
confused by daHng or conflicting lights.
He la approaching the ground, or, the
water, at an angle more or less steep,
and It is essential that he should know
Quite accurately,' at every Instance, his (
height above thX surface that he la to !
strike. This knowledge1 Is not' easily ob
tained. It is a matter of judgment based
upon experience, and he must decide
quickly In order not to overrun the in
tended landing point.
In a fog the oily-smooth waves be
neath him may be Invisible, while their
Omlnoua silence deprives him of the clue
to their distance that sound might give.
Parkness Is equally deceptive over land
or water, for the e yea are confused by
the play of unaccustomed shadows, and
dangerous obstacles suddenly appear
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The Vlckers Fighting Biplane, an English Machine Which
Has Tested the Supermeter. :'
right at hand without the slightest warn
ing of their proximity.
Notwithstanding the reality of these
perils, not much has hlthorto been done
to asPlst the pllik in avoiding them by
special mechanical devices. A plan In
vented by Pemberton Billing, and Illus
trated in the accompanying pictures,
seems to promise well, particularly In the
case of ssa planes seeking to land at
night, or in a fog, on tha water.
The device, which Is rather awkwardly
called a "supermeter," oonsists of a wire
some twenty feet long, having a plummet
at the end.. This wire Is wound upon a
dram, and may be Instantly released by
the pilot and allowed to run out so that
tha plummet reaches the water, If the
latter la not mora than twenty feet
below. The dragging' of the plummet im
mediately aela In motion a mechanism,
which rings an sleotrio bell, thus warning
the pilot that the wire reaches the wster,
As the aeroplane, settles lower, the wire
is stretched out at a more and -more acuta
angle with the water, and the ringing of
the bell increases In loudnesa with the ap
preach to the surface. v
10 mane the warning more definite an
electrio bulb light Is connected with the
mechanism, and moves In accord with the
changing angle formed by- the', out
stretched wire. A trsnspsrent scale over
the electric bulb la so marked as to show
at a glance the perpendicular height o
the iA-oplane above the water for every
poslUun of the light. Hut it Is claimed
that with a little practice the pilot can
tell the height simply by tha changing
note .of, the bell. .
How to Choose a Husband
1, The small
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2 One of many odd
shapes In tete-de-ncgre;
velvet. Iu the roll of the
brim there Is the suKKes
tion f the cavalier, the
feather adding another
Jaunty touch. x
3 The satin hat bids
fair to carry , everything
before It. In this togua
the height Is achieved
not only by the loops of
ribbon, but by the flare
of the brim
4 An . . outline of
monkey akin appears on
some of the haU and Is
particularly ef f e 1 1 v e
when combined with
black velvet) "crosse en
solell" Is poised on right
a Iridescent quills
lend ft chic, and appropri
ate UltnnUog to ths) trot
about hst of plnah la
soft brown ton and la
the "yrat .notler'
shape. . ...
How She Acquired
A nlceiy-drensed woman sat beside me
In the train. Everyone stared at her. It
waa not her beauty of feature that held
our eyea. nor her costume. But tliura
waa something about her faoe and ex
preaeion I risked it and aked: Would
you mind telling me how you keep your
complexion ao daxzllngly pure? Ion't
think nie impertinent but you seem
over SO. yet haven't a line In your face,
and your chesks are quite peach-Ilk.
litw do you do it?"
Laughing, she said: "That's eWay; I
remove my skin. Sound ehocking,
doesn't it? But listen. Instead of cos
metics I use only pure mercolued wax,
procurable at any druggist's. 1 apply
thla nightly, like cold cream, washing
It off mornlnga This gently ahsorbs
the soiled, weather-beaton fllm-ekin,
without pain or discomfort, thus re
vtalii.g the fresh, dear underskirt.
Kvery woman has a beautiful complex
Ion underneath, you know. Then, to
waj-d off wrinkles I us n. IVce bati
made by dissolving powdered saxolite
inn. nunr.l In one-naif Dint wtton haSil
a harmless astringent which 'tones'
tbe skin wonderfully. Very simple,
ln't it?" I thought ao. I'm now trying
her plan and like It Immensely Milll
cent Brown In The Story Teller. Advertisement.
By DOROTHY DIX.
The average girl selects a husband with
lees thought and rare than ahe gives to
picking out a new dress. She doesn't
even stop to consider whether he's
suitable and becom- ' '
Ing to her style of
character or not, or
whether he's a real
man or just a'ne&r
man, or whether
his disposition is
all silk snd a yard
wide, y whether
he's liable to fade
and shrink in the
wash of matrimony.
Now, of course.
there Is no Infalli
ble test by which a
girl may tell before
hand whether a man
will make a good
husband or ndt.
Sometimes It turns a lover Into a brute,
snd occasionally It turns a brute into a
lover. Sometimes a man is mean to all
the balance of ths world and good, to his
wife, and very often a man la an angel
outside of the home and a devil In It.
There axe no hard and fast rules, that
never fall, by which a girl can judge on
the safe aide of the altar whether a man
will be a desirable life mate or not. but
here are ten tests which any maiden may
' apply with advantage to the mnn who
aaks bar to be his wife before she says
First Pick out for a husband a man
who ta healthy. Marry no man who la
not willing to present you with a doctor's
certificate of a clean bill of health. Po
this as you value your own life and the
welfare of the children that may come
to you. 0
Second rick out a man of good charac
ter for a husband. Don't depend upon
your angel influence to reform a
drunkard or a roue. Select a man who
doesn't need any reforming. A damaged
article Is always a bad bargain.
Third Choose for a husband a man
who has already proven that he has
strength, and ability to make hi own
way in the world. The man who is malt
ing twenty-five dollars a year by his own
bralna Is a far better catch than tha
gilded youth whose father supports htm,
and makes him an allows ace of twenty
five thousand a year. The wife of a poor
young hustler la pretty sure to be rloh
at middle-age, while the wife of the rich
young spender is almost certain to be
poor in her old age.
Fourth lion' t marry any man who
hasn't some secure way of making a liv
ing and providing for a family. There is
no misery worse than that of dire poverty.
Take no chances on it thst you can avoid.
Let a man show that he has the Industry
and ability to get along before you unite
your fortunes with his. Remember that
net nl its" scares awsy ojpld so quickly as
ths sound of the wolf howling at ths door,
FlftLook well st the disposition of a
man before you marry him. Burly tam
pers and grouches have wrecked more
homes than drink ever has. Many a man
who is a model of all the vlrtuos is a
torment to llvs with. Avoid the mao who
Is morbid, jealous, and choose as a bus-
band a man who Is brlglit and good-
Sixth Nvtice whether a man la gener
ous or stingy. Never marry a man who
haggles over, every cent, and who parts
with a ten-cent tip as If hs was having
a tooth drawn. That . kind of a man
makes the sort of a husband who doles
out carfare to Ms wife, and wants to
know what she Old with the quarter he
gave her week before last.
Seventh Nqtlce .how a man tr?U old
women snd little children and servants.
If he is rude to old woman and calla chil
dren brats , and Is overbearing and
Insolent to servants, beware of him. lie
will neglect and mistreat you, whep you
have lost your youth and charm.
Eighth Before you marry a man. ascer
tain his opinions on the matter of mak
ing a home, and the relative duties of
husband and wife. Marry no man who
doesn't consider that It's just ss much
a msn'e business to help make a happy
horns as It is a woman's, snd who doesn't
think that a wife should be her husband's
full partner la business and pleasure, not
his domestic slave.
Ninth Don't marry a bossy msn. Tha
tyrant on the hearthstone ' is just as In
tolerable as the tyrant on ths throne.
Tenth Don t marry a man . who has a
contempt for women, Ths man wha Is
always jeering and sneering at woman's
weaknesses Is a littlo-mlndod fool and
bigot who makes ths kind of a husband
who browbeats his wife. If you want
good husband, and one- whom you et
honor and respect, marry the maa who
reverenoes woman, and who believes that
she has just as much intelligence, snd Is
entitled to as fair a share of tha pleasures
and perquisites of Ufa ss any man.
Follow these rules in choosing s hus
baa4, firU, and you won't (o far wrong.
didn't look like human beings si an.
They was about ten feet high and only
ths women wai beautiful. The men had
the dumbest faces I have ever saw, ana,
goodness knows, I hsve seen name dumb
faces since ' I got Into, this manicuring
business.. Ths women was ths only ones
thst had sny rtKhta, according to my
dream, and they sure did lord it over the
men. There wssn't a man on that island
thst dared to call his soul his own. and
ths way they rsn when I came near was
a caution. I was wondering. In my
dream, how long' I had been a queen and
how long women had all the right. When
the alarm clock called me back to earth,
and I realised that I wasn't no queen
.it hut would have to go through ths
' tfduv. listening to ths
sum uhi - -
m voices snd seeing tha same
t ura save me a oius imt
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tha Any." '
Tou don't have to look at my mug w
I. n.lna vou." aaia ins nea
And you ain't the only ons tnat teeis
blus over a dream, eiiner. u...
last night that racing was bsck on earth
uA that t had a string of about iweniy
.. l mv stable. I felt In that
talk to a fat pig about the beautiful
aunset But they .say dreams sometimes
come true, and muybe that dream meant
that us girls Is going to run' things In
"Maybe you will," said ths Head. Bar
ber, "when ths men get s dumb as ths
men In your dream." .
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. "What did you think of ths automobile
. "I didn't see It."
"You didn't sea Itf Why, I saw you al
ths track!" - . ,
"Yla. I was at the thrack; tut I had to)
a Ink just at tha wrong tat me, snd Whin I
got through, ths rsoe was aver.' Wudg.
dream Just the way Pittsburgh Phil must
have felt in the dsys or his glory, wnn a
lot of Jockeys and stable boys bowing to
me and a lot of race track fans pointing
me out. If that wsaan't a tough dream
to waks ur. out of and start bsrberlng
again, there never was a dream."
"A gent Ilka you would call that pretty
near heaven. I suppose." said the Mani
cure Lady, "but there wasn't the class to
your dream that there was to mlns. 1
thought there was a king come from some
other island to propose to me. He was
ths handsomest thing you even seen.
George. Taller than even the people on
my ialand, and not a blt dumb looking
like the men that were my subjects. I
thought we was Just going to bs mar
ried when the dream was over, and now
I shall never see him."
"Whst If you don'tr -aid the Uad
Barber. "Tou wouldn't want no guy ten
of eleven feet tali tor a husband, would
youT Hs would stop traffic everywhere
he went, and you would be ashaned to
go out anywhere' with him. And If you
had one ' of them dream husbands you
would have to keep right on working for
a living, anyhow. He wouldn't ba sble
to bring home the bacon."
"There ain't no romance In you and
nsver will be," declared the Manicure
Lady. "When I tell you sbout something
beautiful and grand, you always begio
talking about lood. I might just as well
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