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sightseers and several thousand were watching the tractors and other heavy farm machinery near the main gates.
  The income from the gates for Wednesday was more than $27,000; the sale of seats for races yielded $3,289 and the horse show brought in $1,894.50, making a total of $32,683.50 that visitors paid to see the fair on that day. With the exception of a Wednesday about six years ago, when an exhibition mile by Dan Patch was the attraction and 60,000 persons were on the grounds, the crowds present September 5 were the largest for the middle of the week in the history of the association. 
  Ruth Law, aviatrix, thrilled the crowds with flights in her biplane Wednesday and yesterday and is on the program for the closing events of the exposition this afternoon. The day was perfect for the flight and from the time Miss Law  spent in the air and the stunts she gave to show her skill as an aerial pilot she evidently enjoyed the day as much as the spectators. A night flight with fireworks was also given by Miss Law.
  Present and former students of Purdue University held a reunion yesterday, when they started a new "more food" drive and proposed to enlist in it 15,000 young men and women who have attended the Lafayette institution and who are now on farms and agricultural school work in all counties of the State. The reunion opened with a parade over drives of the grounds, followed by a meeting of the 

She Insists on Flying for Uncle Same
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Our dear girl aviator who sold bales of good Liberty Bonds, is now asking Congress to change the army law for her. 

Photo by International, as shown by Hearst-Pathe News Reel.
There is just one thing this industrious little body cannot do, and that is to remain inactive. First it was the American long-trip no-stop air record. Then it was a Liberty Bond flying campaign. Now this famous flier, done out in her new military costume, begins to recruit for the army. She wants Congress to have the United States army law changed so she can get a commission to fight German airplanes in France. 

-Photo by W. W. White
Miss Ruth Law, who is thrilling thousands at the fair grounds. 

JUNE 9, 1917

That Ought to Be Easy for Miss Law. 

Eager to Drop Bombs on German Trenches 


  Ruth Law, aviatrix extraordinary, and holder of the world's non-stop flight record, is in Washington today awaiting the decision of the War Department as to whether she will be the first woman in the world to fly an aeroplane as an army pilot and the first woman ever to be commissioned in the United States army. She has applied for a first lieutenancy in the aviation section of the Signal Corps.
  Miss Law, or Mrs. Charles Oliver as she is known in private life, registered at the Ebbitt House yesterday with her husband and called on Gen. George O. Squier, chief signal officer, shortly afterward. After receiving her application, General Squier's office informed her that she would hear from it in a few days. She will remain in Washington until then. 
  "In the event that I am successful and am ordered to France," she said today, "I will take with me my husband, who is experienced in the construction and repair of aeroplanes, and two expert aeroplane mechanics employed by me at my hangar in Chicago.
  "I have been flying since 1912, so there can be no doubt as to my experience. I was in France six months, and during that time made numerous flights over the trenches and observation flights with French and English aviators. 
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