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[illegible partly: page left edge is missing] THE BOSTON GLOBE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1911. [column 1] [?]NTIC SALVOS [?]R THE VICTORS ------- [?]ng and Demonstration [?]ole in Aviation History. ------- [?]n Gets All of Globe Prize--- [?]00 Consolation to Stone. ------- [?]J. PHILPOTT. [?]nt of the Harvard-Bos- [?]at Atlantic yesterdsay [?]Boston Globe tri-state [?]planes which was won [?]ington. And it is doubt- [?]er was anything more [?]an aviation field than [?]ch Earle L. Ovington [?]alighted after having [?]en-mile course. [?]en the shoulders of his [?]at the meet, led by [?]de-White and Eugene V. [?]around the field in tri- [?]25,000 or more people [?]drome cheered and the [?]the water craft that [?]screeched, and thou- [?]mobiles honked and the [?]de "Star Spangled Ban- [?]tion is an American, a [?]a graduate of Tech. [?]John F. Fitzgerald led [?]the way as he did an [?]en Lieut T. D. Milling of [?]alighted on the field, [?]bonfire had been lighted [?]the dusk, the winner of [?]in the $75[?]0 biplane con- [?]same Globe course that [?]- from Boston to Nashua, [?]cester, Mass, to Provi- [?]nd back to the aviation [?]ic. --------- [?]Along the Ling. [?]on which these two victors [?]terday in the greatest [?]contests ever flown in [?]is something which those [?]privilege of witnessing them [?]t. And it was not only the [?]in and around the aviation [?]ntic that gave these avi- [?]ndid reception--they got an [?]long the line of flight over [?]ckly settled portion of the [?], in a similar area, and [?]t the three cities in which [?]stopped were the greatest [column 2] the mayor in front frantically cheering, the crowd that followed also cheering, and the immense crowd on every side cheering and cheering as the victor was carried down the line in front of both grandstands. It certainly was an ovation, and the cheers were caught up by the autos, the boats in the bay, the crowds around Squantum and the noise all around the field lasted for some minutes. ------ Across Continent Trip Next. Then Ovington was let down from the shoulders of his admirers and the cheering was repeated as he walked back to the committee house. Here he was surrounded by newspaper men and he had to tell the story of his wonderful flight to them, and incidentally he announced that his next big flight would be across the continent, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. "I thoroughly understand this cross-country flying now," he said, "The way to do it is fly about 6000 feet high and steer by compass." Ovington said he felt pretty cold when he landed, but in every other respect he felt all right. "I had a bully time," was the way he expressed it. His own account of his flight is in another column. He was congratulated by Adams D. Claflin, Capt James C. Barr, Timothy Burnes, Prof Willson, Prof Rotch, Joseph B. Millet, Hugh Bancroft and everybody else that could get at him, and his hand was almost shaken off him. He had done the thing which many people said could not be done, and he did it in great--in finished style. But it was a great day for such an event: as one aviator put it "it was made to order for flying." The sky was clear, the wind blew lightly from the south-southwest, and when Ovington arrived on the field there was such a gorgeous sunset as is seldom seen in this vicinity. It was picturesquely impressive, and after something like quiet had been restored on and around the field after [illegible: off page edge] a cry went up, [column 3] Ovington Flying Over the Grand Stand at Atlantic Preparatory To Landing at Finish of His Remarkable Flight [image: small airplane flying, immense crowd of people] fortunes--had overtaken Atwood, and Milling had won the prize of $5000, besides making a record as a cross-country flyer. Milling was taken from the field under the escort of W. Starling Burgess and Greeley H. Curtis and that ended one of the most successful days ever seen in this country on an aviation field. Yesterday will become historic in aviation because of the flights of Earle L. Ovington and Lieut Milling. But yesterday would have been a very successful day at the meet anyway, for aside form these important events there was some splendid flying by Grahame-White, [illegible: off page edge] [column 4] AVIATORS ALL PRAISE WINNER ------ Best Wishes of Sto[?] to Ovington. [column 5] AVIATION WINNERS YESTERDAY. ------ GLOBE PRIZE. Aviator, Ovington. Prize, 1st, $7500. Started 11:10:28. Reached Nashua 12 m. Time, 48m 32s. Left Nashua 1:24. Reached Worcester 2:09:35. Time, 45m 352. Left Worcester 3:22. Reached Providence 4:07:35. Time, 45m 35s. Left Providence 5:03:54. Reached Field 5:49:34 1-5. Time, 45m 40 1-5s. Total time, 3h 6m 22 1-5s. [column 6] 50,000 CROWD AT PROVIDENCE ------ Ovington Is Given a Great Reception. [column 7] FLIGHT VIEWED FROM ROOFTOPS ------ Boston Buildings as a Vantage Point. ------ Great Interest in Watching Progress of Aviators. Ovington First in Sight, Flying High and Fast. There were not many persons doing business in Boston yesterday, but such as had occasion to run into their offices found it convenient to be there somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 in the morning, the hour of the start of the Globe's $10,000 interstate cross-country aeroplane race. From 11 to 12 o'clock practically everyone in the big office buildings, who could do so, had managed to reach the roofs to view the race. Viewed from the rooftops of the big office buildings, the race was a thrilling one for the spectators. The contestants could be seen almost as soon as they left the aerodrome at Squantum and could be viewed until after they had passed beyond the Middlesex Fells at Winchester, where the fast flying machines melted into the clouds and were lost to view. It was with great anxiety that the spectators saw the second monoplane and then the first biplane meet with trouble and begin to descend. From the rooftopos in Boston, with the aid of powerful glasses, it could be seen that both the aviators had come down in the neighborhood of the old Mystic racetrack. ------ Ovington Traveling at Great Speed. Just before 11 o'clock people began to appear on the tops of the buildings in Boston and from there it could be seen that many others [also?] appeared on points of vantage on the high hills of Chelsea, Middlesex and of the Blue Hills. For 15 minutes [illegible?] was for those on the tall building, before pointing [illegible?] at least of those on the [illegible?] could discern the first of [illegible?]ts on the way from the [illegible?] toward Boston. At 11:17, it could be seen that it was a monoplane that was coming, steadily rising to get above the treacherous air currents, and approaching at express train speed. Soon, to those familiar with the aviators and their machines, it could be seen that the oncoming birdman was Ovington, and that he was bucking the steady headwind at tremendous speed. He rode easily and evenly and seemingly was having little trouble to keep his craft steady, while the way his airship flew past the fluffy white clouds above him showed the speed he was making. He was apparently flying at an elevation of [illegible?] feet as he passed over the harbor and headed up the Mystic river toward the Fells and Winchester. The shrieking of the steamboat and factory whistles at the harbor front could be distinctly heard by those on the rooftops in the City proper as the aviator was seen making toward the Mystic river. Long before he had reached that point, or to be more exact, at 11:[?]0 o'clock, the second monoplane could be seen coming from Squantum. This second contestant, who proved to be Stone, was flying at a very much lower [illegible: off page edge]
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