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S.F. Woman Recalls 
Early Day Flying

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RUTH LAW At Curtiss Controls

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DAREDEVIL DAYS RECALLED-Early days of aviation come to life as Ruth LAw Oliver, of 34 Rosewood drive, one of the first women pilots, leafs through her scrap-book. She took her first flight in an aeroplane on August 1, 1912 and won a license before the years end to become the nations third or fourth woman pilot. Her first plane was a Wright Model B, a crate-like affair of 35 horse power with a speed of 45 miles an hour. She sewed her own ensemble-modified bloomers and blouse-to wear while aloft.

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FAIR THRILL-In a Curtiss 100-horsepower biplain, Ruth Law vies with a racing car to thrill crowds, at a state fair. The plane could turn out a "fast 60 miles an hour" as it buzzed around the track at a height of 25 feet. She was the stellar attraction of Ruth Law's Flying Circus - a three-plane troupe, which drew crowds up to 50,000 people. Louis Disbrow is auto driver.

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WORLD WAR I-Ruth Law stands on the wing of a Jenny before takeoff during a tour of the nation to boot sales of Liberty Bonds. In flight, she also hung onto the plane's wings as the pilot lopped the loop. She retired from her aviation career in 1922 and settled in Beverly Hills "when it only had four streets."-Call-Bulletin Photos.

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Call-BULLETIN ☆☆R Thurs.,Dec, 17, 1953 1F

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Coley Wallace (right) finds it dificult to get a clean shot at the bobbing, ducking Ezzard Charles, former heavyweight king, during their battle last night at Civic Auditorium. Charles Stayed in close and kept his long-range hitting opponent at a disadvantage throughout most of fight, which ended in Coley being knocked out.

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A Coast Guardsman searches in vain in wreckage of light plane for body of its pilot, Gayle H. Fisher of Sacramento, who crashed in shallow water of bay near Bay Farm Island last night shortly after takeoff from Oakland Airport. Coast Guard craft found partly submerged wreckage after two hour search. Fisher, a State Aeronautics Commission engineer, was presumed drown.-Coast Guard Photo

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Holding his glasses in his left hand, Crisanto Roque ("Rocky") Castro Jr., 13, talks with interviewers at the Youth Guidance Center. He still is unable to explain "what came over him" to cause him to attack Linda Frey, a 14-year-old childhood playmate, with a short iron pipe Tuesday afternoon.

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS-Vested students of Angwin Elementary School lift their voices in song during lighting of a 100-foot mountain fir Christmas tree on Pacific Union College campus, Angwin Napa County. The command for lighting tree was given by Myron W. Newton, emweitus professor. More than 200 carolers sang at the traditional ceremony.
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