Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 7 January 1910, page
NORTH POLE AND BACK IN 36 HOURS
ELECTRIC LIGHTED ALUMINUM AEROPLANE CARS SAYS PROF MOORE.
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."
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."
Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 8 January 1910, page
GUN PLACED FOR AERIAL ATTACK
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.
Kentucky, COURIER JOURNAL, 13 January 1910, page
Peoria Sails Over the Ocean After Leaving Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
the New York were Clifford B. Harmon, Nat Goodwin, Bud Woodthorpe,
Madame Paulhan, Baron Robert de Penendorff, Mme. de Penendorff
and George Harrison.
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.
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.
Craft Also Reported From Huntsville, Ala.
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.