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MARY MANNERING AND THREE OF HER FAMILY MAKE 'PLANE FLIGHTS [[line]] Frederick E. Wadsworth and Two Children Ascend After Actress, Whose Daughter Stays Below. [[line]] MISS ALGER'S RECORD BROKEN [[line]] Horace Wadsworth, Aged 12, Sets New Mark for Youngest Flyer In U. S. at Country Club Meeting This Morning. [[line]] Those Who Made Flights Wednesday. Mrs. Mary Mannering Wadsworth. Frederick E. Wadsworth. Miss Helen Wadsworth. Horace Wadsworth. Cooper Wood. Jay McLauchlan. T. B. Lyster. M. O. Williams. C. B. Du Charme. W. B. Ford, Buffalo. Mrs. Gardner Reid, Flushing, L. L. H. L. Lyster. [[line]] Mrs. Mary Mannering Wadsworth led the list of those who made aeroplane flights at the Country club on [[line]] [[image]] [[caption]] MARY MANNERING WADSWORTH, Former Actress and Grosse Pointe Matron, Who Enjoyed Her First Trip in an Aeroplane on Wednesday. [[/caption]] [[line]] Wednesday morning. In fact, the whole Wadsworth family enjoyed air trips Mr. Frederick E. Wadsworth following Mrs. Wadsworth and later in the morning Miss Helen Wadsworth, 15 years old, and Horace Wadsworth, 12 years old, went aloft with Aviator Coffyn. Horace Wadsworth broke the age record established by Miss Josephine Alger on Tuesday, as he is now the youngest person who has ever flown in the United States. "Oh. I just love it," laughed Mrs. Wadsworth as she stepped out of the 'plane. "There wasn't a bit of a sensation." Mrs. Wadsworth's five-year-old daughter, Miss Alice Hackett, was a spectator, and when the 'plane sailed away with Mrs. Wadsworth the child cried: "Oh, mother dear!" Tells of Her Experiences. Mrs. Wadsworth expressed herself as altogether charmed after her flight. "It was delightful," she said, "to feel oneself flying over the earth. And everything was so beautiful below, the trees and houses and especially the rolling golf course, to say nothing of the lake. I didn't feel a particle of sensation, except just as we dipped to come down and then it felt like coming down in an elevator too fast. "I enjoyed it greatly and would like to go up again, but I don't think I'd like to fly with anyone but Mr. Coffyn." Little Miss Alice Hackett was clinging to her mother's dress. "Were you frightened, dear, when mother flew?" asked Mrs. Wadsworth. "Oh, no, mother; not a bit," answered the little daughter. Mrs. Wadsworth laughed. "Isn't she brown?" she asked. "She is just running wild and enjoying herself here. You know in New York she always had to have someone with her every time she moved and then the city parks cannot compare with this beautiful place," and Mrs. Wadsworth took in the vista of rolling green, magnificent trees and half-hidden, beautiful homes with sweeping glance. "We're enjoying it so much here," she continued. "We are all sleeping out in the air. At 4 o'clock this morning Alice was awake and I heard her say to Helen: "Oh, Helen, if you're going to fly today you'd better get up because it's 4 o'clock. No indeed, there wasn't a bit of sleep for anyone after that and we were over here bright and early for the flights." Children Are Enthusiastic. "Oh, it was just wonderful," declared Miss Helen Wadsworth after her trip. Miss Wadsworth is 15 years old. Her brother was even more enthusiastic. "Fine!" he shouted, as his father helped him out of the 'plane. "Gee, I wanted him to stay up longer, but he wouldn't. I want to go up again." "I'm afraid you'll have to buy one for the family," laughed Mrs. Wadsworth to her husband. Mrs. Gardner Reid, of Flushing, LI., before starting, said she had been thinking of the trip all night. Someone had suggested that the 'plane might break. "I'd sooner have it break with me in it than before I have a chance to fly," she replied. "I enjoyed it so much," she declared. "She wanted to fly over the lake," said Aviator Coffyn. "Indeed I did," said Mrs. Reid, "but he wouldn't pay a particle of attention to what I said." Mrs. Reid is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Clark, of Detroit. Cooper Wood was one of those disappointed on Tuesday because he came too late. But he was on hand before 6 o'clock Wednesday. "I fooled them," he said, "by staying up all night. It's the only way I could ever reach here by 6 o'clock." He was repaid for his effort by having the first ride. "I want some extras," said Jay McLauchlan as he climbed aboard. "I lost a dinner to Phil H. McMillan and have been joshed unmercifully, and now I want to pay for it." And he got it. Aviator Coffyn, who has flown so frequently now that he has established a course on which his time doesn't vary 15 seconds, lengthened it out on the leg back and flew almost to the clubhouse. Then he ascended 600-foot altitude before bringing Mr. McLauchlan to earth. Races with Motor Car. Mrs. Wadsworth had two incidents with her flight that the others didn't have. As Aviator Coffyn made the first turn and started north over the Fisher road a tester in a motor car gave chase and they had a merry race for a mile with the aeroplane slightly leading. On the final circle before landing three pigeons flew ahead of the 'plane and stuck gamely in a race with the mechanical bird until it swerved down to the landing place. Mrs. Wadsworth was dressed in a cream serge suit with a black motor bonnet trimmed with pink chiffon. The biplane will be taken from here to Battle Creek, where it will be used in exhibition flights. It is likely to be returned here, however, as the property of the Michigan Aero club. The syndicate for the purchase of the machine, or a similar one, was practically completed Tuesday evening. It is certain a machine will be purchased and an aviator engaged to conduct flights at Grosse Pointe all summer. F. H. Russell, general manager of the Wright Bros. Co. and in charge of the 'plane here, with Aviator Coffyn enjoyed the best flight made at the Country club. They took off at 5:40 and were aloft more than 11 minutes. In that time they flew to Gaukler's point and back. The flights will be concluded Wednesday evening and after the flights with passengers, Mr. Coffyn will fly over the lake. [[right margin]] MISS ALO INTERESTEL MR. AN Among those w plane flights manufacturer, an noted actress. [[/right margin]]
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