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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A BIRDWOMAN AND FLY IN THE SKY? Daring Miss Ruth Law, Now Flying In Jacksonville, Declares It Is Greafest Sport In World, And It Is Dignified, Too. [[Image]] MISS RUTH LAW, AMERICAN BIRDGIRL How would you like to be a real bird-woman and fly thousands of feet into the skies? Miss Ruth Bancroft Law, the American birdgirl who is now flying in Jacksonville at Moncrief park in an effort to break her altitude record, declares it is the greatest sport in the world, especially for women. And dignifies, too she says. Further than that Miss Law says it will only be a matter of a few years until all women will be piloting their aeroplanes quite as skillfully as they are driving their motor cars today. But why try to tell the story, when the daring little aviatrice tells it so much better. Here it is, just as related to a Star reporter this morning, following her successful flight yesterday afternoon. It is about how she got into the game. "Any woman with sufficient self-confidence and a cool head can learn to fly and I don't doubt but that in a few years women will be piloting their own aeroplanes quite as skillfully as they are driving their motor cars today," said Miss Law. "While visiting friends last summer at Marblehead, Massachusetts I daily witnessed the flights of a hydro-aeroplane skimming over the blue water of the bay like some beautiful bird and it seemed to me then, that flying through the air must be the most wonderful thing yet accomplished and my mind was at once made up that I would become an aviatrice. "My mother and friends endeavored to persuade me not to [[?]] upon what they considered so dangerous a profession but in the end I gained their consent and set out for The Wright Co., at Dayton Ohio, where I was destined to receive a great disappointment whenn Mr. Orville Wright told me that in his opinion to learn to fly for women since it requires so little physical exertion. There is no sport that affords the same amount of excitement and enjoyment, and exacts in return so little muscular strength. It is easier than walking, driving, automobiling; easier than golf or tennis. I should say that it is an ideal pastime for the lazy sportsman. "While I have not exactly followed in the footsteps of my brother aviators, I have at least accomplished something along the life of aviator. FINE SPORT FOR WOMEN "Flying is a fine, dignified sport for women healthful and stimulating to the mind and there is no reason to be afraid so long as one is careful. "It seems to me the most wonderful sensation received in flying is the entire absence of earthly care which comes as soon as one leaves the ground and floats lazily though space, watching the beautiful scenes that can only be gazed upon by the birds or birdmen, although the swift vol-flame from dizzy heights to earth has always had a charm all its own. "I am at present flying every day at Moncrief park, where I will remain for two weeks, carrying passengers and a great many requests for flights are from women. I find that the air conditions in this part of Florida are ideal for safe flying and I intend to surpass the altitude record I now hold it fortune favors me, before I go to Datona Beach, where I am going to open a winter school of aviation on January 1." THE EVENING NEWS. PROVIDENCE, R. I. WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1913 R. A. HARRINGTON'S ROCKY [[Image]] POINT [[Caption]] R. A. HARRINGTON, Mgr. THREE DAYS' PRELIMINARY OPENING DECORATION DAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MAY 30 MAY 31 JUNE 1 ONLY FIELD'S POINT, RHODE ISLAND SHORE DINNER ON NARRANGANSETT BAY [[?]] NEW MAMMOTH DINING HALL THE LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES [[Caption]] CHAS. A. LYONS, CATERER MISS RUTH BANCROFT LAW THE GREATEST LADY AVIATOR IN TE WORLD, ENGAGED AT THE ENORMOUS SALARY OF $1000.00 PER DAY [[?]] TWO FLIGHTS REGARDLESS OF WEATHER EVERY AFTERNOON STAYING IN THE AIR NOT LESS THAN 30 MINUTES [[?]] FREE TO ALL! LAMB'S ROCKY POINT [[?]] CORNET BAND AFTERNOON AND EVENING CONCERTS SEA SIDE MERRY-GO-ROUND THE NEW FOREST CASINO WITH STRONG VAUDEVILLE AND PICTURES THOMPSON'S SCENIC RAILWAY THE NEW ROLLER COASTER THE NEW CARROUSEL WITH WONDERFUL IMPORTED $10,000 ORGAN THE DANCE HALL WITH AN ORCHESTRA OF 20 MUSICIANS THE EVENING BULLET Ruth Law's Aeroplane Wrecked Yesterday Picture is Shown the Machine After It Had Been Carrier by the Strong Wind Against a Garage Point When a Flight Was Attempted - Below Miss Law Appears Standing by the Demolished [[?]] Planes of Which Were Badly Torn by the Collision - Miss Law Was Not Injured. Woman Aviator To Fly, Ruth Bancroft Law to Make Flights at Rocky Point Memorial Day, An exhibition of spiral flying will be given by Ruth Bancroft Law, the well-known aviatrix, at Rocky Point ball grounds on Memorial Day, and the two following days. She will fly in an specially constructed biplane, which has been thoroughly overhauled and put in condition fo rthe (typo) flights. Ruth Law, or Mrs. Charles A. Oliver, as she is known in private life, has made a number of exhibition flights in Rhode Island and is familiar with the air currents and pockets of this section. She plans to make two ascensions each afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and advertises that the weather will not interfere with her flights. Her exhibitions will consist principally of fancy flying, including spiral work, for which her machine has been especially constructed. Ruth Law has just returned from Dayton, Fla., where she has been making flights during the winter. At Rocky Point she declares she will stay in the air at least 30 minutes each flight. Shore dinners will be served Decoration [[cut off]] MISS RUTH LAW TO FLY AT ROCKY POINT Day as well as Saturday and Sunday. A large addition has been made to the dining hall this year, increasing the seating capacity to 2500. The catering is in the bands of Charles A. Lyons, under whose management the old Field's Point clam dinners were for many years prepared and served. One of the most interesting of the new attractions at the Point this year is a carousel, which has four rows of jumping horses operated by special machinery. The organ in this new building is a curiosity, a product of German ingenuity which reproduces the effect of a 60-piece band. The Forest Casino opens with a vaudeville bill which includes many acts well worth seeing. The pictures shown are new, bright and interesting as usual. Lamb's Silver Cornet Band has been engaged for the season and will give afternoon and evening concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Midway has assumed already th[[cut off] aspect of midseason gaiety. All the old favorite amusements, games and shows are in evidence and several new attractions are held in reserve and will be announced later. Thompson's Scenic Railway, which proved to be one of the busiest places on the grounds last season, is again open offering its almost two miles ride of which the patrons of Rocky Point seem never to tire. Miss Ruth Law [[image]]
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