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The Louisville Courier Journal

Louisville, Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 7 January 1910, page

TO NORTH POLE AND BACK IN 36 HOURS

IN ELECTRIC LIGHTED ALUMINUM AEROPLANE CARS SAYS PROF MOORE.

Washington, Jan. 6. - Prof. Willis L. Moore, Chief of the Weather Bureau enlivened a sitting of the House Committee on Agriculture to-day when, explaining his official estimate for the coming year, particularly in connection with the Mount Weather, Va., kite observation station, he suggested to the committee that "we are advancing so rapidly that it is a dangerous thing to say anything is impossible."

"I look forward," he added, as he joined the committee in laughter, "to the time when passengers will embark in aluminum cars in aeroplanes, lighted and heated by electricity, and sail up and around the North pole in from twenty-four to thirty-six hours, and return to New York. But we have no estimate here for that kind of work, Mr. Chairman."


Louisville, Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 8 January 1910, page

GERMAN GUN PLACED FOR AERIAL ATTACK

Berlin, Jan. 8 - (Special) - The German army takes the airship as a possible factor in war more seriously than any other country. Not only is Germany ahead in the matter of dirigible balloons for war purposes, but she is away in the lead in preparing for defense against an attack from the air. The accompanying picture shows one of the new 4.2-inch Krupp guns for aeronautic attack mounted on a naval base.


Louisville, Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 13 January 1910, page

BALLOONS GET AWAY.

The Peoria Sails Over the Ocean After Leaving Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Jan. 12. - Three balloons - the New York, Peoria and Dick Ferris - ascended from Huntington Park grounds within fifteen minutes of each other to-day.

The start of the Peoria was marked by a slight accident, but there were no serious results. The balloon was brought to earth, however, for a moment.

On the basket at the start were Frank Kanne, the aeronaut, his sister, Miss Marie Kanne, and a Mr. Crovall. When returned to earth Crovall got out of the balloon, remarking incidentally that he had enough ballooning to last for some time. The Peoria later started with the others.

In the New York were Clifford B. Harmon, Nat Goodwin, Bud Woodthorpe, Madame Paulhan, Baron Robert de Penendorff, Mme. de Penendorff and George Harrison.

In the Dick Ferris, a new balloon, were A. G. Willard, aeronaut, George Duessler, Capt. H. C. Slotterbeck, of the California National Guard; P. H. Greer and C. F. Edholm.

The Peoria, at a great height, sailed away to the northwest, and soon crossed the beach near Santa Monica, and passed out over the ocean, traveling in an opposite direction to the lower currents. After going about three miles out the balloon dropped so close to the water that her drag rope trailed in the sea. Then catching the reverse current from the northwest the Peoria sailed back and over the land, going in an easterly direction.

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AIRSHIP PASSES CHATTANOOGA.

Mysterious Craft Also Reported From Huntsville, Ala.

Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 12. - At 9 o'clock this morning an unknown airship passed over Chattanooga at a great altitude. Thousands saw the air craft and the chugging of the engine could be heard. To-night a special dispatch from Huntsville, Ala., announces that the airship passed over that city, traveling at a swift rate. The machine came out of the northwest and crossed over the center of Chattanooga, but no one knows how many passengers were aboard or whence came the airship.

 
 
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