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Los Angeles Examiner
Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 5, 1955

Firecracker Hurts 5 School Girls
[[partial caption]] firecracker tossed
resulted in leg injury
High girl students yesterday. Comparing their injuries are, from left, Marlene Waldron, Thordis Ingebrightsen, Carolyn Guillotte.
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[[first column missing]] their parents were notified.
Juvenile authorities at Hollywood police station found scraps of exploded grey paper at the scene and said they learned the firecracker was tossed by a boy who will be questioned.
Thos injured were Tamara Stokely, 16, 2201 Outpost drive; Marlene Waldron, 15, 2006 Holly drive; Susan Gast, 15, 1356 North Ogden drive; Carolyn Guillotte, 15, 14149 Cohassett street, Van Nuys, and Thordis Ingebrightsen, 17, 3200 Sawtelle Boulevard.

Joannie O'Brien Mother of Son

Jeannie O'Brien, vocalist on the Bob Crosby CBS TV show, gave birth to an 8-pound 1½ ounce boy at 1:11 a.m. yesterday at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. She is the wife of William Strange, vocalist with the Tennessee Ernie radio show.
The child, their first, is named Russell Glenn Strange. The family home is at 15852 West Nordhoff street, Sepulvada.

Police Officer Greets Boy Who Makes Appearance in Car

Hopelessly lost between home and hospital, Donald Harris, 28, and his wife, Dorothy, 32, were desperately sure of one thing when the pulled up to the curb in East Los Angeles yesterday -
The stork wasn't a bit lost!
Harris dashed into a tavern at Whitter boulevard and Soto street for help.
Jack Rich, an off-duty Hollywood Division police officer, hurried out to the car with him, and discovered thee wasn't even time to summon medical assistance.
Minutes later, "Doc" Rich had delivered Donald Harris Jr., and learned how to fold a bar towel from the tavern into a triangle.
The enlarged Harris family, of Santa Monica, continued on to General Hospital by ambulance with mother and child 'doing fine'.

LA State College Forensics Clinic

Students from speech departments of 22 Southern California colleges will attend a forensics clinic at Los Angeles State College Saturday. Sponsored by the Southern California Collegiate Forensics Association, the meeting will include demonstrations in oratory, oral interpretation, extemporaneous speaking and debate.
Dr. Frank C. Child of Pomona College will discuss the guaranteed annual wage.

Colorado Picnic

Former Coloradoans and visitors from that state will picnic all day next Sunday in Sycamore Grove. A program will follow the basket luncheon.

N.J. Group to Elect
Officers will be elected at the potluck dinner meeting of the New Jersey-California Organization at West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 North Van Vicente Boulevard, next Sunday.

SHE WAS THE FIRST - Miss Blanche Stuart Scott, first woman to make solo plane flight in 1910, recalls early aviation history during visit to L.A.
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Famed Flyer Wants Old Jenny
1st U.S. Woman to Solo Seeks Relics
By Marjorie Driscoll

Have you an old Jenny or a Curtiss pusher tucked away in your garage?

Or one of those pointed helmets aviators used to wear?

Miss Blanche Stuart Scott, consultant for the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, would like to know about it.
Miss Scott, staying at the Biltmore, is on her perpetual treasure hunt for items in aviation history.

20,000 ITEMS
Glenn Curtis taught her to fly, and on September 6, 1910, she became the first American woman to solo. In those days, a flyer not only knew what went into a plane; half the time he put it there or helped make it.

Miss Scott-who still flies occasionally-talked yesterday of the old times that are being preserved in the museum; a place now open to the public, that houses some 20,000 items of aviation equipment from the days of the Wright brothers to the days of jets and more than 675,000 documents and photographs.
She was in her teens when she learned to fly. As to her age now, she says:
"What difference does age make?"

Until 1916 she flew with an exhibition group, the only woman -"not barnstorming, we had regular dates"- and in 1912 was a star of the second aviation meet at Dominguez Field, Los Angeles.

"I still remember what the gateman said one day when I'd forgotten my pass," she laughed.
"I gave him my name, and he said cheerfully: 'You're going to get killed today.' Well, I wasn't."

She had only three accidents in her flying career- "and two were my fault"- and refused to be discouraged because the first one put her in a cast for four months.

Nor did the fact that she had to wear "perfectly horrible" flying clothes daunt her.

"It was a terrific creation of brown sating, with baggy knee breeches and high boots and a brown plush helmet. And I always wore my lucky red sweather- but I didn't have it on the day I had my bad crash."

In the early days, the public used to write her weird letters, some of which she has kept, occasionally accusing her of violating divine laws by flying.

"But and the men in aviation were and always have been wonderful," she said, "You never hear the phrase 'woman flyer' the way you hear 'woman driver.' You were just a flyer and it still holds true. As a matter of fact, women had equality in aviation before they had equality in the vote."

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