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[[3 images]] "Buck" Weaver Flys no More ----- Aviator Dies After a Brave Struggle - Had Brilliant Career As Pilot And Airplane Expert ----- The Eagle has made his last flight. George E. "Buck" Weaver. 135 Calendar avenue, noted aviator, died, as bravely as he has lived Tuesday, morning after an illness of three months. He had been at Hinsdale Sanitarium for six weeks but came home shortly before his death. Until the last, the same spirit which made him one of the pioneer distance flyers and instructors of aviation, bore him up and his wife's devotion and the solicitude of his many friends made his last weeks not unhappy. He was only twenty-nine years old. To do him honor, several of his friends who have gained fame in the field of air, will fly over his coffin Thursday afternoon on its journey to Oak Wood cemetery. Among those who will be here are: Laddie Laird, exhibition flyer and a long time friend; Major Schoeder and the noted Eddie Stinson. Katherine Stinson, famous women flyer is another friend who would like to so honor him, but she is now an invalid, confined in a sanitarium. Taught "War Birds" George Weaver was born in Chicago, and had lived there most of his life although his work has taken him all over the country. He was one of the first to make the Chicago-New York flight in a day. In 1917, he left the hospital after an appendicitis operation to serve his country as a civilian instructor at Rich Field, Waco, Texas, where he trained 300 student flyers for the U.S service. From this operation came intestinal trouble which developed with the years and caused his death. Weaver had perfected his own planes and was an expert in the mechanical line of aeronautics as well. Las year he flew his cabin plane with his wife and four year old son, both of whom survive him, to Atlantic City. Among those who learned to fly under Weaver's instruction is Lt. Maughan, the coast to coast daylight flyer. Weaver knew nearly everyone in the aviation game and for ten years he has been active in it. He learned to fly at the Chicago Aero ----- (Continued on Page 2) (Partially covered article) soon walk but I told him I wanted to talk with him about a tennis racket. "Leopold reached around and grabbed young Franks over the mouth and hit him with the chisel-he took one of the rags and gagged him by sticking it down his throat. At this it was Leopold's eyes that carried accusation and Loeb who looked aimlessly around the room to avoid it. ----- "Buck" Weaver, Flyer, Dies ----- One of First Young Aviators Here to "Go West." George E. (Buck) Weaver of the Aero CLub of Illinois died at his home to-day at 135 Calendar avenue. LaGrange. He leaves a wife, a 4-year son, three brothers and his parents. Mr. Weaver is one of the first young Chicago commercial aviators to "go west." He started in the game as a lad of 12 years, building and flyign rubber-motored miniature airplanes back in the days of the old Clcero flying field and stayed with it continuously and successfully, so his fellow club members state. The 100-mile-an-hour ninety horse-power airplane at the Chicago airport 53rd street and 48th avenue. Last year he built a [[?]] m the 300 horse-power Breguet airplane. One of his post war panes was the Waco, a three-place biplane that proved its popularity with pilots in Ohio and the middle states. Arrangements are being made for the massing of all commercial aircraft in this area over his funeral procession according to Charles Dickinson, president of the Aero Club of Illinois. ----- Germans Knuckle to Soviet ----- Full Apology Promised for Raid on Commercial Headquarters. [By the Associated Press] Moscow, Russia. July 29 - It is understood that the settlement of the trouble between Germany and Russia growing out of the raid on soviet commercial headquarters in Berlin some time ago embodies an agreement by Germany to extend the principle of extraterritoriality to the soviet raid delegation offices in the German capital until a new commercial agreement is drawn up to supersede that of 1921. Germany also agrees, it is stated, to indemnify Russia for the inconvenience caused by the raid and to reprove the police officials responsible for it. She also will tender the soviet government a formal apology. The raid occurred early in May, when German police were searching for a fugitive communist and entered the Russian building, searching it from roof to cellar. M. Krestinsky the soviet minister, protested to the Berlin government and quit the German capital shortly afterward. ----- Two Injured By Fireworks ----- Girl loses three fingers and brother may lose his left eye
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