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LOWER-Howard Franklin Wehrle, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wehrle. of
s City, former residents of Charleston. Mrs. Wehrle and son are visiting her
s, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Estill of South Side.

MONDAY
DECEMBER 11, 1923
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
AERONAUTIC OFFICER
DISCUSSES 1923 MEET

Maj. Howard F. Wehrle and
Robert Lester GUests of St.
Louis Committee at Dinner.

International aspects of aviation
and the relation of the 1923 races to
America's air program were dis-
cussed by Maj. Howard F. Wehrle of
Kansas City at a dinner given for
him and Robert Lester at Hotel Jef-
fferson Saturday night by the St.
Louis committee seeking to obtain
next year's meet of the National
Aeronautic Association.
Maj. Wehrle is one of the govern-
ors of the seventh district of the Na-
tional Aeronautic Association and
vice president of the Air Terminal
Association of Kansas City. He was
formerly president of the Kansas
City Flying Club. During the war
he served with the aviation section of
the Signal Corps. Lester, also a pilot
during the war, is a member of the
board of directors of the Air Termi-
nal Association.
They came here at the invitation
of W. Frank Carter, chairman of the
St. Louis Race Meet Executive Com-
mittee. Among those present at the
dinner were, besides the chairman,
Festus J. Wade, John G. Lonsdale,
F. W. A. Vesper, Lyman T. Hay,
Paul V. Bunn, Louis P. Aloe, Joseph
Pulitzer, W. B. Weisenburger and
Randall Foster.
Traces Development.
Maj. Wehrle traced the develop-
ment of flying from the time of the
fabled flight of Daedalus son, Icarus
whose artificial wings melted when
he soared to near the sun, down to
the ships of the present day. He 
recalled that it was about 19 years
ago that the Wright brothers, Wil
bur and Orville, made the first suc-
cessful sustained flight in a heavier-
than-air machine at Kitty Hawk,
N.C.
"And tonight," he said, "we are
discussing a meet at which ships
travel from 200 to 224 miles an hour.
I believe that a speed of from 250
to 260 miles an hour will be at-
tained by the ships which complete
in the 1923 races.
"There is no sport skin to flying.
I used to be a golf bug. Now I have
but one hobby, one avocation, as it
were-the air. Mr. Lester and my-
self came here on a fast passenger
train in seven and one-half hours
We could have made the trip by air-
plane in about three and one-half
hours."
Maj. Wehrle then visualized a day
when America will be dotted with
air ports, when ships of Pullman-car
capacity with ply between Kansas
City and St. Louis San Francisco and
New York and other cities, and when
London, Paris, Rome or Berlin will
be merely a one-night hop from the
Atlantic seaboard.
Usefulness of Air Meets.
Your national air meets," he said
"have the same relation to the de-
velopment of the airplane that auto-
mobile racing has to the motor car.
They help to demonstrate the practi-
cability and utility of the plane for
commercial purposes. And that is
 what we want to do-put aviation
on a business basis."
Maj. Wehrle told how Kansas City,
which conducted a successful meet
during the American Legion conven
tion in 1921, had planned to seek the
national air meet for next year, but
had withdrawn in favor of St. Louis.
Carter thanked him in behalf of St.
Louis, and said Kansas City had dis
played "a fine sportsmanship and
neighborly spirit that we of St. Louis
can never forget."
Accompanied by Albert Bond Lam-
bert, Maj. Wehrle and Lesterday yes-
terday morning inspected the flying
field at Bridgeton. They departed for
Kansas City in the afternoon.
Maj. Wehrle will make a report
of what St. Louis has done to obtain
the 1923 air races at the meeting of
the Board of Governors of the nine
districts of the National Aeronautic
Association at New York Jan. 15.

Send Greetings to Orville Wright. 
A congratulatory message was sent yesterday to Orville Wright pioneer of American aviation, by the Kansas City chapter of the National Aeronautic Association. Maj. Howard F. Wehrle, President, signed the greeting. 
Low first cost, low cost of operation-long life-the New Essex Six.-Adv.

K C Juines 
12-18-23

12 Sept 4, 1914

1924 'RAT' BABY
SHOULD BE RICH 
BELIEF OF JAPS
Signs of Zodiac Promise He
Will Prosper if Born in "Year
of the Rat"

RODENT ORNAMENTS TOYS

TOKIO, Feb. 3- Children born in
1924- year of the rat, according to
the old Japanese signs of the Zodiac
-will follow the example of the rat
in that they will be ever busy, and
in consequence, unless the rules are
wrong, every 1924 baby should turn
out to be a wealthy Japanese. This
is the belief throughout the island
empire, and in consequence every
shop where trinkets are sold is this
month displaying pictures of rats-
rats in plaster of Paris, stuffed cloth
rats and representations of white
mice. Every baby born this year will
be given for toys tiny toy rats. And
good luck, so the signs of the Zo-
diac say, will follow the child
throughout its life.
Not every year is one of good
to the Japanese baby, according
this belief of "animal year
are twelve animals that ha
fuence on the Japanese
who follow this idea, and
snake, the sheep, the horse
key, are not believed to be
ful, provided one is born 
of one of these. The belief
horse is "that those bor
year are incapable of dee
and are always hopping a 
one subject to another." No
tunately the present Premie
an, Viscount K. Kiyoura, a 
old gentleman of some seve
years, is said to resemble the
by those Japanese who dish
politically, and there are m
these. Viscount Kiyoura wa
born in the year of the horse. 
has a long face, and the Japanese
cartoonist has been quick to 
ears and horse-like features to 
Premier's otherwise attra
enough profile. "The horse does
understand human language,"
the cartoonists: "Kiyoura, the horse
will do us no good as Premier."
The Japanese animals of yeras a
their respective influences on t
people who were born in these part
cular years are as follows:
 Year of the rat-busy people, wh
are quite apt to be wealthy. 
 Year of the ox-slow, conservative 
folk, who are a benefit to the empire. 
 Year of the tiger- energetic people, 
with the initiative, are born this year. 
frequently Premiers are born.
 Year of the rabbit- sympathetic, 
moderate thinking folks. 
 Year of the dragon- people with 
heavenly influence upon them. 
 Year of the snake- Jealous, ambi-
tious people apt to do no good. 
 Year of the horse-Hopping-about
folk, with no deep thoughts. 
 Year of the sheep-Weak-minded 
people who follow others. 
 Year of the monkey-People of no 
originality, always chattering. 
 Year of the Chicken-People with 
great family pride, always crowing.
Year of the dog-Steady people. 
whose business dealings are reputable. 
 Year of the boar-People of energy 
who follow a straight line to achieve-
ment. 

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