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BITS OF NEWS
AVIATOR MAKES FIRST
FLIGHT INTO YOSEMITE.
.Yosemite, Cal., May 27. The first
airplane flight into Yosemite valley
was accomplished today by First
Lieut. James Stephen Krull, flight
commander at Mather field, flying
from Merced, Cal. Rising to an alti
tude of 11,000 feet, Lieutenant Krull
completed the SO-mile flight into the
heart of the Sierra Nevada moun
tains in 1 hour and 5 minutes. He
plans a return flight to Merced tomorrow.
$800 PROFIT IN 20
MINUTES ON LAND DEAL.
Webster City, la., May 27.
(.Special.) C N. Kurtz, a farmer
living west of this city, bought an
80-acre farm for $240 per acre.
Twenty minutes later he sold it at
$250, making a profit of $800.
A good deal of farm land in this
".vicrnity is changing hwnds and all
of it at' high prices. Farmers are
almost afraid to set a price on their
i farms as offers are being snapped
SIGNED IN BREWERS' CASE.
New York, May 27. Federal Judge'
Mayer today signed three injunctions
identical in form, restraining the
' United States district attorney and
the acting collector of-internaV reve
nue of the New York district from
interfering with sprotluction of "war
beer" by the Jacob Hoffman Brew
ing company, the Claussen-Flanagan
Brewing company, and the Jacob
Ruppert Brewing company.
Separate injunctions were neces
sary because District Attorney Caf
fey objected to the filing .of an
omnibus order. The injunction, ac
cording to Judge M ayer's order, will
Stand pending judicial determination
of the brewers' contention that beer
of 2.7S per cent alcoholic content is
HUSBAND SHOULD BE
MANAGER, SAYS GOVERNOR-
: Sacramento, Cal., May 27. "I feel
that the women of California be
lieve it necessary and proper that
the husband remain as the manager
of the active business of the marital
partnership, saia uovernor Ste
phens in a statement tonight an
nouncing his veto of three measures
designed to increase the control of'
wives over community property
passed by the last legislative session.
"I believe the best interests of
business life demand the husband
should be the manager. That rela
tion has been preserved by my ac
tion." Announcing anoroval of a meas
ure designed to grant wives the
. right to make testamentary dispo
sition of their share of the commu
nity property, the governor said:
"I very firmly believe laws that
deny to the wife all right of testa
mentary disposition of the property
6he has helped to acquire are ex
tremely unjust to the women of the
state and I am glad that my action
will insure to them that right, of
which they have heretofore been de
prived." . ( ;
OWNER OF MILLIONS
' FLATTERED BY MANAGER.1
Los Angeles, May 27 Alleged
' flattery of Mrs. Clara Baldwin
Stocker by Walter T. McGinley,
manager of her ,$10,000,000 estate,
was described here today in the pro
ceedings brought in the superior
- court against her by her son; Albert
E. Snyder of San Francisco. Sny
der alleges his mother is incompe
tent to handle the estate left her by
her father, the late E. J. ("Lucky")
Baldwin, California turf man, and
asks to have her properties placed
in the hands of a trustee.
Mrs. Estelle Snyder, former wife
of the plaintiff, testified that when
she, Mrs. Stocker and McGinley
were dining in a restaurant in 1915,
Mr. McGinley told Mrs. Stocker fie
had carried her photograph "next
his heart" for 25 years.
"McGinley told her," the witness
said, "she looked as she jdid when
the picture was taker "
Mrs. Snyder also said Mrs. Stock
er was careless in money matters,
trn ihtlv when shonoinir oavinr
for nall p urchases with bills of
large denominations and iorgetting
to wait for change.
HUNS PRINT ANSWER
ON RAILROAD TRAIN.
Versailles. May 27. The printing
train, which the Germans brought
here and in which they had been
.putting into type, running through
the presses and binding into pam
phlet form, their counter-proposals
to the peace treaty terms, comprises
Steam engines and dynamos on
the train provide power for the op
eration of the printing machinery.
The printing press is ofthe flatbed
type, operated by electricity. Litho
graphic apparatus forms a part of
the equipment, as does a photogra
phic laboratory, including projec
tion apparatus, and a workshop.
By special -contrivances the op
eration of the printing machinery
is possible even while the train is in
.". rapid motion.
GERMANS FORCED TO
SALUTE U S. FLAG..
Coblenz, May 27. Male ciziens in
the streets of Coblenz were com
peted to salute the American flag
Monday when the American Third
army's composite regiment marched
through Coblenz for an informal re
view. , As the flag passed along the
streets the .color guards compelled
the German's to remove their hats
in token of respect.
This was the first time since their
arrival on the Rhine that the Amer
icans had insisted upon a salute
from civilians and the action caused
excitement among the Germans.
RAY MEYERS CAUGHT WITH
CARGO OF LIQUOR ABOARD.
Falls City, Neb., May 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Ray Meyers of
Falls City was caught by Sheriff
Ratekin about four miles east of
Humboldt with 228 quarts of whis
ky in an automobile. ' There . had
been a rain near Humboldt Monday
night and Meyers' auto stuck in -the
mud. "A farmer gave the tu which
VOL. 48. NO. 295.
Daniels Says League of Na
tions Will Make Larger
Navy Unnecessary; Fa
Washington, May 27. The policy
of the Navy department for a fleet
"second to none in the world" has
been temporarily abandoned.
Secretary Daniels, appearing be
fore the house naval affairs commit
tee, today" to outline the needs of
his department for the next fiscal
year, recommended that the entire
1919 three-year building program
of 10 battleships and 10 battle
cruisers be abandoned, saying that
the trend of the world towards uni
versal peace and the operation of
the proposed league of nations made
competition for supremacy of the
seas no longer necessary.
The naval secretary asserted that
as the United States had taken a
foremost part in promoting the
league of nations plan, it would be
the nation's duty to show faith in
the covenant by refusing to author
ize further large additions to the
sea forces. Work on the 1916 pro
gram, he said, should be completed
as soon as possible, but the 1919
program, which, it is estimated,
would involve an expenditure of
more than $1,000,000,000 should be
"wiped off the slate."
No Halfway Ground.
"There can be no halfway ground,"
he said. "Either we must have the
league to safeguard the interests of
every nation, or the biggest navy in
Explaining the reasons for the
change of policy, Secretary Daniels
said that when he . appeared before
the committee last December and
urged additional ship construction,
the associated governments had not
begun consideration of a league of
nations plan and conditions made it
necessary that the United States
should not be caught again as un
prepared as it was at the outbreak
of the war.
. "Eut since then," he said, "the
covenant has been drafted and a
new era for the world has begun.
Peace will take the place of blood
shed. It will be far best for the in
terests of all nations that the United
States should set a precedent by
stopping where it is."
Others Will Follow.
Mr. Daniels said if the United
States did not launch new building
programs other nations would fol
low the example and change their
naval plans accordingly. Great Brit
ain, Irrance and Italy, he asserted,
were waiting on the. United States.
The secretary touched upon al
most every feature of the navy's
.work in the war and will continue
his testimony tomorrow.
There has been no change, he said,
respecting a division of the fleet,
half of which will be known as the
Atlantic and the other half as the
Pacific, with two of the best ad
mirals in the navy in command of
each. The divisions will be equal
as to dreadnaughts and ships of
every type, he said
It was necessary, Mr. Daniels said,
to keep up the navy's record as to
No Opinion on Subs.
Members endeavored to obtain
from the secretary an expression as
to whether the navy had formed an
opinion as to the future of the sub
marine, but he said this had not been
The real big thing that should
have attention, Mr. Daniels said, is
aviation,"1 and at great length he told
of what other nations had ac
complished and of the vas sums
appropriated for this service. He
declared that the navy should have
at least $45,000,000 this year for ex
perimental purposes mostly, so that
by December it would be possible to
outline specifically the exact needs
for the next year or two.
"We have got to go forward with
this service," he added, "and if we
are to have economy we should
seek it elsewhere."
Central Labor Union
to Start Referendum
Petitions This Week
At a meeting of Cental Labor
union committees last night, itwas
decided to begin the circulation of
referendum petitions not later than
Thursday of this week.'
The petitions will ask that the
Nebraska bone dry law, the pri
mary law and the code bill be sub
mitted to the voters of the state for
adoption or rejection at the Novem
The question of constitutional
convention was discussed, but no
action was taken with reference to
fatentf u MtU.ltN nmtttr May 28. 1906. t
Omaha . O. m4t art at Mirth S. 1179.
Deficit of $11,000,000,000 At
End x)f Next Fiscal Year
Predicted . By Fess
Washington, May 27. Necessity for sharply reducing
appropriations for government expenditures was urged upon
the house today by Representatives Fess, Ohio, and Moore,
Pennsylvania, republicans. Each declared that unless radical
retrenchments were made the government would have to go
to the people for another large loan.
Mr. Moore criticised the policy of the house appro-'
priation committee in reporting out appropriation bills which
failed in the last session without conducting careful hearings
to determine whether reductions could be made.
"We passed a revenue bill that was presumed to pro
vide $6,000,000,000 for the next fiscal year," he stated, "but
that bill was so manipulated that it finally provided for only
$4,000,000,000. Expenses next year will run up to over
$7,000,000,000. Members of the ways and means committee
say and members of the appropriations committee declare
that according to the estimates already in, our appropriations
next year will amount to between $9,000,000,000 and
"That will leave a deficit of $6,000,000,000."
Mr. Fess said the deficit the country probably would
have to face at the end of the next fiscal year would amount
"A large part of the money obtained from the Victory
loan was spent before it was received," he said.
Boss of Outfit and Eight Help
ers Charged With Setting
Up and Operating Gam
Justice George S. Collins yester
day afternoon- issued warrants for
the arrest of James Patterson, man
ager of the Patterson shows, and
eight men connected with his out
fit. Each man is charged with
"setting up and keeping gambling
A complaint against the nine men
contains 14 counts and is signed by
Joseph Wright. Sheriff Clark has
been given the warrants for service.
The specific information contained
in the complaint charges that on
May 12, when the Patterson shows
were exhibiting in Omaha, the man
ager and his men maintained "paddle
wheels, hoopla, ball and bucket, and
doll racks;" that in operating these
alleged games of chance, they pur
ported to give away oriental vases,
dolls, perfumes, powders, toilet
waters, knives and money.
Where Davis Comes In.
One of the men for whom war
rants have been issued is mentioned
as -''Davis, first and real name un
known." The others are referred
to as John Doe No. 1 to No. 7.
Davis is the man whom Patterson
stated "fixed" the games with the
These gambling games were snap
ped by The Bee photographer the
third day of the Omaha engagement
of the shows. The games had been
in full swing Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, until The Bee man
started to take photographs, when a
hurried exchange of telephone calls
resulted in "orders" from police
headquarters to close the games.
Bee Queered Games..
Patterson later admitted that The
Bee "queered his show in Omaha"
and he stood to lose hundreds of
dollars because The Bee exposed the
gambling which was going on under
the protection of policemen who had
been detailed to show grounds. v
The games which the police allow
ed at the Patterson show grounds
were similar to those which the po
lice officials would not allow on the
Ak-Sar-Ben carnival grounds last
Sheriff Clark will serve the nine
warrants as soon as the men, sev
eral of whom are witnesses in ht
case against E. L. Huntley, editor
of the Mediator, reach Omaha.
Huntley is charged with attempted
blackmail and his case is set for a
preliminary hearing today.
Home Rule Charter
Presented by Mayor
Mayor Smith offered to the city
council last night an ordinance call
ing for a special election to be held
November 4 for the election of a
home rule charter convention to
prepare and propose a new charter.
This was referred to committee
of the whole.
Typhus Raging in Poland;
100,000 Reported Dead
Paris, May 27 One hundred thou
sand persons in Poland are ill of
typhus, according to advices re
ceived by the supreme ' economic
council. Typhus is increasing in
Poland and is epidemic. It is epi
demic in Hungary and a number of
other countries in southeastern Eu
rope. The spread of the plague in other
parts of Europe is feared during the
The .supreme council has-appointed
a committee to confer with rep
resentatives of the league of Red
Cross to prepare plans to combat
typhus nd cholera,
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1919.
TO SING WHILE
Soldiers to Join Crowds Along
Line of March Chanting
Popular Airs; Lunch
to Be Served.
Camp Upton, May 27. Detach
ments of the 353d, 354th and 355th
infantry and the 177th brigade
headquarters, totalling 4,329 offi
cers and men, entrained today for
Camp Funston, Kan., with orders
to stop off for parades in their
home towns in Kansas, Nebraska
Like Roman warriors of old, 3,600
members of the 89th division, Ne
braska's own heroes, will march up
Farnam street on Memorial day,
singing. The parade will be a part
of Omaha's and Nebraska's wel
come home to the boys who left
New York westbound at 3:30 yes
Harry Murrison, representing the
War department commission on
training camp activities, will super
vise the singing.
"The War department has fostered
the plan of training soldiers to sing
together ever since we entered the i
war, said Murrison at a meeting
last night in the Chamber of Com
merce to plan the welcome.
"On Memorial day we will have
four or six choirs of 100 voices
each stationed along the route of the
parade to lead in the singing. The
bands either in the parade or sta
tioned along the line of march will
work in harmony with the singers.
'Song sheets' will be distributed ' in
the crowds at the curbing and well
known airs like 'There's a Long,
Long Trail,' 'Gee, It's Great To Be
Back,' 'Over There,' and 'Rose of
No Man's Land,' will be sung by
everybody. The soldiers,' too, will
take up the songs as they do on
long marches both in training and
(Continued on Page Four, Column One)
Yank Army Prepares
To Enter Germany;
Marines at Danzig
By Associated Press.
Coblenz, May 27. General Fay
olle, group commander of two
French armies of occupation, ar
rived here today for a hurried con
ference with Lieutenant General
Hunter Liggett, regarding the emer
gency plans of the allies in the event
the Germans refuse to sign the
terms of peace.
The activity among the troops
within the bridgehead area has been
more marked during the last few
days than at any time since they
reached the Rhine. The American
doughboys are preparing for action,
some of them stating that in the
near future "they will probably be
moving in the direction of Branden
burg gate, Berlin, or toward the
Statue of Liberty, in New York har
bor." Paris, May 27. (Havas.) British
and' American marines have been
landed at the Baltic porjLof Danzig,
according to a dispatch received here
from Warsaw. A powerful fleet, it
is added, will be anchored off the
Two Chilean Generals
Arrested; More tr Be Taken
; Santiago, Chile, May 27. Two
generals of the Chilean army were
arrested today and the arrest of
three other army officers is expect
ed tomorrow. The government an
nounces that it will proceed ener
getically to clear up the situation in
the army brought about by the at
tempt early this month to force the
president to take strong measures
to prevent the entry of bolshevism
into Chile " "
Mysterious Question Causes
Mrs. Van Ausdell to Col
lapse; Daughter Weeps
When Giving Testimony.
"I never lived on Capitol avenue!
Oh! Oh! Oh! They've no right
Mrs. Blnche Van Ausdell
shrieked the foregoing words in
Judge Redick's court yesterday
afternoon while County Attorney"
Miotwell was cross-examining Miss
Rising from her chair, Mrs. Van
Ausdell uttered more words which
were lost in the pandemonium of
the court room. Then she went into
hysterics and was carried out of the
room by attendants.
A doctor was called. Judge
Redick dismissed the jury. Mrs.
Van Ausdell's moans were heard
from the ante room. The physician
finally quieted her and the trial pro
ceeded after 20 minutes' delay.
The mystery of the outburst re
mains. County Attorney Shot
well's question was simply this:
"Did Mrs. Van Ausdell visit you
when you lived on Capitol avenue?"
Witness Confronts Attorney.
Before the question could be
answered Mrs. Vai. Ausdell had
made the 'startling interruption.
Miss Cottrell. after the session
of the afternoon, confronted Mr!
"That had nothing to do with this
case," she said. "You had no right
to bring it up. I did have some
trouble, but that was long ago."
Miss .CottrelT and Mrs. Van Aus
dell have been going out together to
picture shows and other places, ac
cording to Miss Cottrell's testimony.
It was the second strenuous day
in the trial of Mrs. Van Ausdell for
shooting with intent to kill Mrs.
Viva Ijams at Twenty-second and
Leavenworth streets, the night of
Sunday, February 16 last, because
she believed that Mrs. Ijams and
Van Ausdell were intimate.
Van Ausdell, a lineman for the
Nebraska Power company, has not
appeared at the trial.
Charles C. Wheeler, foreman of
the gang in which Van Ausdell
works, testified that he had told Mrs'
Van Ausdell that he had seen her
husband with another woman on the
Ak-Sar-Ben carnival grounds. He
also told her that Van Ausdell had
shown him a letter saying that he
received it from a woman other than
Charles M. Palmer, 2636 Charles
street, and Robert Morris, 1812
Dodge street, fellow-workmen with
Van Ausdell, testified to the same
effect as Wheeler.
Tells of Father's Sweetheart.
Gay Van Ausdell, 17-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Van Ausdell, testi
fied in the afternoon, telling of her
father's alleged boasts of his "sweet
heart" and of Mrs. Van Ausdell's ac
tions on the day when she shot Mrs.
Monrieve Van Ausdell, 19-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Van Auusdcll,
broke down and cried while she was
on the witness stand during the
morning. - She testified for nearly
two hours. Miss Cottrell hurried to
Her side when she wept. Gay sat
with an arm around her mother.
Mrs. Ijams, plump, stolid and non
chalant, sat sniffing a pansy through
out the tense scene.
Monrieve testified that their home
had been happy until her father be
came enamoured of Mrs. Ijams.
Mrs. Van Ausdell will go on the
witness stand today to tell her own
(Continued on Fare Four, Column Two)
No Reduction in Rail
Charge for 'Hauling
Nebraska Fish Car
Washington, May 27. (Special
Telegram.) House members of the
Nebraska delegation have had a con
ference with R. G" Wright, assistant
to Traffic Director Chambers of the
railroad administration, in an effort
to obtain a 10-cents-a-mile rate for
handling the Nebraska fish car. This
was the old rate. After the govern
ment took over the operation of the
roads,-the rate was increased to 30
cents a mile, with a minimum of $15
between stations. The new rate is
According to the Nebraska mem
bers, the transferring of fish out of
a lake in "the Sixth Congressional
district" to a lake in the Third, as the
fish hatchery people had contem
plated, would have to be abandoned
unless the car charge be reduced.
Mr. Wright told the members of
the delegation that the increased
rate for moving the fish car was
justified by the increased cost of la
bor and material. As the charge for
moving such cars was uniform, he
saw no reason for making an excep
tion in the case of Nebraska.
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High Spots of Aviation
1903, December 17. Wright brothers, at Kitty Hawk, N. C,
made first successful flight in aeroplane equipped with gasoline motor.
'1906, November 12. Santos Dumont, at Bagatelle, France, made
record flight of 240 yards.
1907, October 26. Henry Farman, at Issy les Moulineaux,
France, made record aeroplane flight of 843 yards.
1908, January 13. Henry Farnam, at Issy les Moulineaux.
France, won the Deutsch-Atchdeacon prize for the circular kilometer,
in 1 minute 28 seconds. July 7, Henry Farman won the Armongaud
prize for a flight of 12 miles in 20 minutes 20 seconds. December 18,
Wilbur Wright, at Le Mans, France, flew longer, further and higher
than any other man had ever done.
1909, July 25. Louis Bleriot made first flight across the English
channel from Les Baraques to Dover, a distance of 21 miles, in less
than half an hour. August 16, Walter Wellman, in dirigible balloon,
left Spitzbergen in unscuceessful attempt to reach north pole.
1910, April 28. Louis Paulhan won $50,000 prize for first flight
from London to Manchester, 186 miles. June 22, first regular airship
passenger service inaugurated in Germany by Count Zeppelin with
the mammoth dirigible Deutschland. October 18, Walter Wellman, in
dirigible America, left Atlantic City in unsuccessful attempt to cross
1914, April 22. Garaix flew 68.3 miles in France with six
1916, November 19. Ruth Law made non-stop flight of 590
miles from Chicago to Hornell, N. Y.
1917, September 24. Captain Laurami flew from Turin to
London, 700 miles, with 1 passenger. October 22, Captain Silvio
flew from Norfolk, Va., to Mineola, L. I., 330 miles, with eight
1918, May 15. First regular airplane mail service in world
inaugurated between Washington and New York. Junet' 24, first
Canadian airplane mail service inaugurated with flight between Mon
treal and Toronto. September 18, Captain Schroeder established
new world's altitude record, rising in aeroplane to height of 28,900
feet, at Dayton, O. September 27, Gabriele d'Annunzio " flew from
Rome to Paris, crossing the Alps at high altitude.
1919, May 8. American naval planes NC-3, NC-1 and NC-4
start on first lap of transatlantic trip from Rockeway Beach to
Trepassy, N. F. May 8, NC-1 and NC-3 reach Trepassy, but NC-4
develops engine trouble and is forced to land at Chatham, Mass. May
16, all three American naval planes start for Azores. May 17, NC-4
reaches Azores and thus is first airplane to cross Atlantic; NC-3 and
NC-1 missing. May 18, NC-1 found off Azores and taken in tow; line
breaks and plane is left in sinking condition. May 19, NC-3 found
after having been tossed about the waves of the Atlantic for more
than 36 hours. May 18, Harry C. Hawker, British aviator, starts
flight from St. Johns, N. F., to Ireland. May 19, news of Hawker's
approach to Irish coast proves false.
May 24 Lieutenant Roget, French aviator, who in April made
non-stop flight of more than 600 miles from Lyon to Rome, arrives in
Morocco from Paris. ' y
May 25, Aviator Harry C. Hawker and Pilot Mackenzie Grieve
land safely in Scotland, aboard the Danish steamer Mary, which picked
the aviators up May 19 after they had flown 1,100 miles from St.
John's, N. F.
May 27, Commander Reed and crew of seaplane NC-4 complete
last leg of transatlantic flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon, giving
American navy the honor of making first overseas flight in history.
U. S. Troops Move Against
Korolenetz; Take Full Meas
ures to Protect Railways
Vladivostok, May 27. Sunday
morning two companies of Ameri
can troops were moved against Kor
olevetz village, where it had been re
ported the bolsheviki were mobiliz
ing with the intention of destroying
the railroad near Skotova.
The Americans were fired upon
from the hills beyond the village,
but suffered no casualties. A dozen
members of the" Red contingent
were killed, including a staff officer.
Three were captured. There were
200 Reds in the firing line.
The American morale was Tiigh.
The American command is taking
full measures for the protection of
the railway and the operation of all
Germany Will Agree
to Army of 100,000
for Peace Footing
Berlin, May 27. The German re
ply to the allied peace terms will
agree that the German army shall
be 100.000 men on a peace footing,
but will urge that this limit be not
enforced until conditions are thor
Germany will negotiate on this
basis, but will demand the right to
maintain an adequate force during
the transition period which, it is
said, it is bound to pass through at
the conclusion of peace.
The reply will also point out that
the borders of Germany after the
ratification of the peace treaty will
continue in a fluid condition, mak
ing adequate control by means of
frontier patrols necessary. On this
score Germany will request the
right to keep a sufficient force mob
ilized, unless the allies will assume
responsibility for maintaining order
on all newly-created frontiers or on
such as are menaced if they remain
by City Council
The city council last night passed
an ordinance which provides for
the maintenance and regulation of
the City Detention home.
The ordinance authorizes the
health commissioner and his as
sistants to apply the Wasserman test
to persons who have been convicted
of prostitution, keeping a disorderly
house, or of soliciting. Another pro
vision refers to detention and treat
ment in the home.
Police, Commissioner Ringer ex
plained that the ordinance applies
to men and women alike.
Flyers Given Remarkable Re
ception Upon Arrival in Lon
don; Entertained at
St. Johns, N. F., May 27. The
Sopwith biplane in which Harry
Hawker and Mackenzie Grieves at
tempted to fly across the Atlantic
was picked up in latitude 49.40 north,
longitude 29.08 west, by the Amer
ican ship Lake Charlottesville, ac
cording to a radio message received
by the Furness liner Sachem and
relayed here tonight.
Greeted With Enthusiasm.
London, May 27. Harry G. Haw
ker and Lieut. Com. Mackenzie
Grieves were given a remarkable re
ception on their arrival in London
tonight from northern- Scotland,
where they were landed Monday
Such enthusiasm as was shown in
the greeting of the two intrepid
airmen probably never has been ex
ceeded, except in the times of cor
onations. The crowds began gathering early
in the afternoon along the route
from the railway station to the Aero
club, where Hawker and Grieves
were formally welcomed on behalf
of London. When the train pulled
into the station the entire line over
which the precession was- to pass
was jammed with cheering people.
Cheer Mrs. Hawker.
A foretaste of the great welcome
that the aviators were to receive
carne during the afternoon, when
Mrs. Hawker went to the railroad
station to pr.-ceed to Granthan to
meet her husband. The throng
about the station loudly cheered the
plucky little woman who never gave
up confidence that her husband ulti
mately would be rescued.
Arriving in London, headed by
an Australian band and a body of
Australian troops, Hawker and
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Mob of Ex-Soldiers
Storms Yale Campus;
Police Quell Riot
New Haven, Conn., May 27. A
mob of several hundred men,
chiefly recently discharged soldiers
and sailors, attacked the Yale uni
versity campus tonight. The affair
grew out of slighting remarks made
by some persons near the campus
last Saturday during a welcome
home parade of the veterans, who
believed that the persons were Yale
At 9:45 it seemed almost certain
that the mob would get out of con
trol of the police. At that time
augmented numbers of rioters were
reported as smashing windows of
Several students, caught off the
campus, were beaten. Virtually every
city policeman has been sent to
the campus area
AVI AT OH
Seaplane NC4 Completes
Transatlantic Flight in 26
Hours, 41 Minutes Ac
tual Flying Time.
Ponta Delgada, May 27. (By the
Associated Press.) The Atlantic
ocean has been crossed in an aerial
passage, the American navy winning
The American naval seaplane
NC-4 accomplished the feat by wing
ing its way to Lisbon today from
the Azores, .whence it had already
flown from the shores of New
foundland. The arrival of the NC-4 at Lis
bon marks the completion of, the
first transatlantic air flight in his
tory with the coveted honor going s
to a machine designed, built and
manned by Americans.
Flotilla Commander Wortmann at
Ponta Delgada has received a radio
message relayed from the plane, say
ing: "We are safely on the other side
of the pond."
Later messages reported the crew
all well and gave brief details of the
arrival in Portugal. The engines
worked splendidly and apparently
there was no untoward incident of
Crowds Greet Plane.
The NC-4 was greeted by the
cheers of great crowds on the water
front, the shrieking of whistles and
tne"Hfij?ing of bells. The plane cov
ered the distance at a speed of more,
than 80 miles an hour.
As soon as the news was received
here Admiral Jackson ordered all
the warcraft in the harbor to blow
their whistles and sirens. This was
kept up for five minutes, the. sailor?
and officers meanwhile cheering the
great American triumph.
Commander Reed, according to in
formation here, plans to remain a1
Lisbon over night and continue te
Plymouth tomorrow, weather per
mitting. The crew of the seaplane, which
was the same as that which mad
the memorable flight- from New
foundland to the Azores, boarded
the plane an hour before sunrise, bul .
it was not until several hours later
that the giant machine taxied outside
the breakwater, heacUd to windward
and rose gracefully into the air. She
circled the harbor and then headed
for her destination amid cheers from
the sailors and soldiers who lined tht
decks of the ships in the harbor and
the crowds on the piers, togethet
with the shrieks of whistles from all
the steam craft within sight.
Salute Departing Plane.
The din of the salute was kept up
for several moments, the plant
meantime speeding on her way and
slowly disappearing in the bright
The weather was almost perfect
this morning with the warm spring
sun shining brightly on the waters
of - the bay. There were but few
clouds in the sky and only a slight
northwest wind was blowing. Which
was favorable to the flyers. Weath
er experts predicted that the plane
might encounter cloudy weather and
possibly occasional rain squalls mid
way of the course, but this was not
expected to interfere with her pro
gress. Lieutenant Commander Read;in
tends to remain in Lisbon over night
and start for Plymouth, England, to
morrow morning, weather permit
The course between here and Por
tugal is marked by fourteen Amer
ican destroyers, stretched out along
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Flight Start Brings
Cheers from House
Washington, May 27. Announce
ment that an American seaplane ws
expected to complete a transatlantic
flight before sunset was the signal
for the outburst of applause today
in the house.
"The NC-4," declared Representa
tive Hicks, republican, of New Ydrk,
"is rushing toward Lisbon at 90
miles an hour. This presages the
successfu 1 termination of prepara
tions' of the American navy to be the
first to carry the flag across the seas
in an airship designed by American
engineers, constructed' by American
workmen, propelled by American
motors and manned by American of
ficers." Mr. Hicks announced he had pre--pared
a till extending the thanks of
congress to the crew of the NC-4 as
well as to Commander Towers and
Lt. Com. P. N. L. Bellinger, and the
crews of the NC-1 and NC-3 which
were disabled on the second lap of
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