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Ovington Gets All of Globe Prize---$1000 Consolation to Stone.

Former to Make His Next Big Flight From Pacific to Atlantic.


The great event of the Harvard-Boston aviation meet at Atlantic yesterday was the $10,000 Boston Glove tri-state contest  for monoplanes which was won by Earle I. Ovington. And it is doubtful id there ever was anything more spectacular on an aviation field than the reception which Earle I.. Ovington received when he alighted after having completed the 160-mile course. 

He was lifted on the shoulders of his fellow aviators at the meet. led by Claude Grahame-White and Eugene V. Ely, and carried around the field in triumph while the 25,000 or more people around the aerodrome cheered and the whistles on the water craft that crowded the bay screeched, and thousands of automobiles honked and the band played the "Star Spangled Banner"-for Ovington is an American, a Boston boy and a graduate of Tech.

And Mayor John F. Fitzgerald led the cheering all the way as he did an hour later when Lieut T. D. Milling of the U S army alighted on the field. where a huge bonfire had been lighted to guide him on the dusk, the winner of the first prize in the [[cant read]] biplane contest over the same Globe course that Ovington flew-from Boston to Nashua N H, to Worcester. Mass. to Providence, R l, and back to the aviation field at Atlantic.

Ovation All Along the Line

The reception which these two victors recive yesterday in the greatest cross-country contests ever flown in this country is something which those who had the privilege of witnessing them will never forget. And it was not only the great crowd in and around the aviation field at Atlantic that gave these aviators a splendid reception-they got an ovation all along the line of flight over the most thickly settled portion of the United States, in a similar area. and the crowds at the three cities in which the aviators stopped were the greatest ever seen in those places. 

No contest of any kind was ever witnessed by so many people in this country as was the Globe $10,000 contest yesterday. 

And make no mistake-Early l. Ovingtion gets the entire $10,000 for his wonderful flight. Gen Chas. Li Taylor no  .decided last evening and the management of the [[cant read]] will give the only other man who entered the Globe contest. Arthur B. Stone a consolation prize of $1000, which he deserves. He started out with the determination to win the Globe prize, but beacuse of trouble with is motor he was obliged to land about eight miles from the aviation field in Medford. 

The prizes as originally planned were at first $7500, a Second of $1500 and a third of $1000, but as Ovington was the only man to complete the course he was awarded the entire $10,000 Globe contest prize. And he deserves it, for is was a wonderful flight, made without a hitch anywhere along the line and it stamps Earie l. Ovingtion as one of the greatest aviators in the world.

Mrs Ovington Scans Route Map.

The progressoof his flight was reported all along the line from telegraph stations into the committee tent on the field. Chairman Charles J. Glidden reported them as fast as they were recived, and the spectators wre kept informed by the megaphone.

But there was one little woman on the field who followed earle L. Ovington's flight on a map. as it progressed, with more intense interest than anybody else on the field--Mrs Ovington, the wife of the aviator.

She stood near the big [[cant read]]

the mayor in from 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 by 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 Bvrnes, 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 Ovington's arrival, a cry went up, ''Atwood is coming!"

Return of Atwood to Atlantic.

Sure enough in the northern sky was seen a biplane flying high over East Boston and Chrisea, which proved to be Harry N. Atwood returning to the field in the same machine in which he left the field eariler in the day with his father as a passenfer, in the biplane contest. He had engine trouble soon after he started over the same course which Ovington flew and he was obliged to land at Medford, in the old Mystic driving track. 

Atwood came back to the field with his father in an auto soon after. while his mechanicians repaired the engine. They telephoned him when they had effected repairs and he started back in an auto to his machine, humped into it and flew back to the aviation field.

Before he alighted, however, he gave a splendid exhibition of flying over the aerodrone for some 15 minutes. 

Beardy was in the air with a passenger at the same time and Grahame-White in his big Nieuport monoplane was making in altitude flight. It was a fine spectacleand the sun had set like a ball of fire when the aciators alighted.

Then came another thrill. The progress of the plucky little signal corps lieutenant who had entered the biplane contest against Atwood in a Burgess-Wright machine had caused almost as much excitement as the progress of Ovington, esoecially among the army and navy men present.

They hoped and hoped that Lieut T. D. Milling would make the course and 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 excort of W. Starling Burgess and Greeley H. Curtis and that ended one of the most successful days ever seen in this countru on an aviation field. Yesterday will become historic in aviation beacuse 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 from these important events there was some splendid flying by Grahame-White, Beatty, Sopwith and Ely.

In fact, the work of these aviators was as fine an exhinition as has ever been seen at any meet. for the day and the conditions were perfect. Each of these men is a crack flyer and it would be difficult to say which is the best each of them is so food in his way. They are master aviators.

Eugene V. Ely is Disqualified.

In the quick start contest, for instance, Beatty and Sopwith were tied with a record of 10 3-5s. A second attempt gave Sopwith the prize with a record of 9 4-5s.

In the bomb-dropping contest Sopwith beat Beatty by a small margin. Sopwith also won the accuracy.

The figure 8 speed contest of 14 laps was one of the most interesting contests of the day.

It was won by Eugene V. Ely, but he was disqualified because he did not circle the course once after crossing the line the last time.

Grahame-White won the frist prize of$300 with Sopwith second and Beatty taird. Grahame-White used his Nieuport monoplane and he went around the course at a terrific rate of speed, but he had to fly wide around th epylons and this was where Ely won out. Ely could bark around a pylon closer than any of the contestants. His time was 16m  50  3-5s, and Grahame-White's was 17m 19s.

Grahame-White also won first in the passenger-carrying speed contest of 12 laps-18 miles. He got $300. He did the course in 17 minutes 37 4-5 seconds Sopwith in his Blerlot monoplane. with a [[cant read]] Meyer of the Globe.


Best Wishes of Stone to Ovington.

Entitled [[cant read]] the [[cant read]] Grahame-White Says.

Bully Performance, The Comment of Sopwith.

What the aviators at Atlantic think of Ovington's great flight over the Globe course is told in the following interviews. Stone expresses regret because of the accident which forced him out of the race and praises the work of the victor as do all other birdmen.

Stone Sorry He Could Not Finish the Race 

Ovington has my best wishes. He made a ride that I would have been proud of duplicating. I am disappointed - not just on account of the money, but  
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Aviator, Ovington. Prize, 1st, $7500.
Started 11:10:28. Reached Nashua 12 m. Time, 49m 32s.
Left Nashua 1:24. Reached Worcester 2:09:35. Time, 45m 35s.
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.
Aviator, Lieut. Milling. Prize $5000.
Started 11:42:49. Reached Nashua 2:05:30. Time, 2h 21m 4s.
Left Nashua 2:[[38?]]:15. Reached Worcester 3:33. Time, 59m [[?s.]]
Left Worcester 4:14. Reached Providence 5:20:45. Time, 1h 6m 45s.
Left Providence 5:58:33. Reached Field 6:51. Time, 54m 27s.
TOtal time 5h 22m 37s.
Sopwith....10 3-5s
Beatty.....10 3-5s
Second Attempt.
Sopwith....9 4-5s $150
Beatty....10    s  $50
Ely.......11 1-5s
Sopwith.....Average 15.4 $150
Beatty .....Average 16.2 $50
Ely.........Average 62.4
Sopwith.........31 ft $150
Beatty.........318 ft  $50
Ely, disqualified for not rounding the course at finish..........16m 50 3-5s
Grahame-White...17m 19 s $300

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Ovington Is Given a Great Reception.
Milling, Too, Is Accorded an Enthusiastic Welcome.
Crush Breaks Down Fence at Narragansett Park.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Sept 4--The Labor Day aviation meet, as far as the Providene leg counted, was a big success. Providence had never seen a flying machine in motion and keen interest was taken in the coming of the birdmen.

At Narragansett park, where the birdmen made a brief stop, fully 50,000 people were within or just out of the big enclosure, more than one-half being inside before Ovington arrived. Then there was a cave-in of a part of the fence and everybody got on board.

The approach of the aviators was announced by frequent bulletins wired to the judges' stand and megaphoned to the crowd, so that all were on the qui vive for Ovington, who was in the van
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Seems like a rescan of p29

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