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Jefferson: Al G. Field's Greater Minstrels; night performance at 8:15 Lyric: Keith vaudeville. Matinee at 3 p clock. Night performance, 7:30 and 0 o'clock. Eijou: Superior vaudeville and feature pictures. Continuous performances, 1 t 11 p. m. PRESIDENT WARD TO RE-ENTER BUSINESS Will take Up Former Line of Stocks and Securi Investments George B. Ward, presiden commission until Novembe time he will deliver the s to Dr. N. A. Barrett, Mr. Ward last Monday dency in the muncipal e come a broker—a regula No more politics—20 ye says Mr. Ward. Mr. Ward stated at the c day that he would retire on Nove 6, and on the morning of November he would come downtown to his own office and begin doing business as a broker. He will take up his old line, stocks and bods and general security investments. He will be alone in his venture, the former impression that he would have a partner being corrected by Mr. Ward. Relators Lunched At the Southern Club Realtors lunched at the Southern club yesterday for the first time and Secretary McDavid stated last night that aside from having a good luncheon they had one of the most interesting programmes ever heard by the membership. H. Key Milner conducted the "revival" and there were many who "came through" on the building idea in all of its relative forms. Report of Litigation M. M. Ullman, city attorney, will file with the city commission within the next [[IMAGE]] [[/IMAGE]] -- 1 p. m.-Concert by Memoli's band. 1:30 p. m.-Horse races begin Derby starts at 2:30. 2 p. m.-Concert by Cavallo's concert band. 2 p. m.-Hippodrome shows in front of the grandstand. 3:30 p. m.-Ruth Law in airplane race with automobile. 3:45 p. m.-Motorcycle races. 7 p. m.-Concert by Cavallo's concert band. 7:30 p. m.-Hippodrome shows in front of grandstand. 8:45 p. m.-Ruth Law in airplane flight. 9 p. m.-Pain's fireworks -- Iseminger will have to not only be able to pour the gas to the Stutz Bear Coat roadster that he will drive this afternoon, as well as keep clear of the fences, but he will have to be staked to a well-sized nerve to beat out Ruth Law as she flies over his head with that bois-terous biplane that she will drive through the air while he stays on the ground as much as possible in his automobile. This is really one of the great features of the big Alabama State Fair that is drawing the thousands to the grounds and increasing the patronage each day. Miss Law will race the automobile, running just as close to the ground as possible, not to clip off fall millinery or heads. She says she will beat Iseminger, local motor racer, but Iseminger says that she won't have as easy pickings as she would have the public believe. There is a $250 purse and a loving cup at stake in this race. CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS And, too, today is Civic association day, Chamber of Commerce day and Tuscaloosa and Jasper day. That will mean that the crowd will be greatly augmented from out of town, as well as by the two -- [[?]] thought his head looked too wolfish to be at such close quarters, he was very much against his will, allowed himself to be held in Mr. Oliver's lap on the front seat. She told the governor's wife that he was entirely harmless if no attention was paid to him. It seems that the breed is unused to petting, and yet she has spoiled him with her caresses. The drive to the fairgrounds revealed the fact that it was to be a great afternoon for flying and Miss Law was jubilant. "Buster' Brown had reserved a box for the governor and his party and had seen to it that it was decorated with the Stars and Stripes, and as Alabama's chief executive stepped out of the auto in front of the grandstand, Cavallo, catching the spirit of the day, started a patriotic selection as the crowd cheered. I sat between Mrs. Henderson and Ruth Law and from their joyousness, you would have thought it was the first time they had ever been to a fair, and I am sure if the various performers who appeared on the stage could have heard their estatic [ecstatic] praise, and seen them leading the clapping, they would have felt that at last they were being appreciated for their worth. I do not remember ever seeing a child enjoy pantomime more than did Mrs. Henderson the act in which the two clowns starred and the donkey featured. She was so afraid the governor would miss some of the funny stunts that she kept calling his attention to it. He didn't need any punching to enjo it, for a broad smile was playing over his face from the moment the trio came on until they left the stage. At times Ruth Law was doubled up with laughter. I enjoyed them more than I did the show. * * * It is a great thing to have the heart of a child and to be able to get joy out of life. It is a great thing to have sympathy and be touched with the pleasures and sorrows of others. It is a great thing to be appreciative and show it. No troup ever played to a box of people who were more enthusiastic in their praise than was the governor's party. They applauded everything on the bill and said it was the finest open air performance they had ever seen. (Don't let President Brown or Secretary Dent hear this.) *** When time came for Ruth Law to fly she got up and said: "Governor I am going to fly low past the grandstand and salute you, and then when I get high up in the air, I am going to wave at you." With the repartee that has made her famous, Mrs. Henderson replied: "That's all right, I don't mind it just so you keep up your flirtation with him only when you are out of reach." With a smile and a wave, she bowed her way out. And then the tender heart of the governor's wife began to get in its work and she kept saying, "I hope she will not have an accident." *** To please "Buster" Brown and to honor the governor and his wife, Ruth Law began her flight from the track just in front of the pavilion where they were sitting, and in spite of the protests of her husband lit at the same spot, a dangerous and difficult undertaking on account of the narrowness of the race course. It seems in her determination to win new laurels she was just the bit reckless. It was by far the greatest flight made by her during her engagement. *** She circled low for a bit in ever widening circles, climbing oy degrees, until at last she reached an altitude of about 4000 feet and then she began to loop. It is hard to keep up with the number accurately. I figured it out for myself and then I heard others around me who were calling out different numbers. I told her about it when she got down and she confessed that she frequently lost track and counted wrong. Someone said, "You looped 16," to be told, "Well, I only intended to make 15 and that was my count, but I hope you are right." *** At the close of the open air performance I said, "Let's take in the midway," and I was surprised at how unanimous the invitation was accepted. "Buster" led the way and it was quite difficult to get through the crowd. I soon found that the whole party was "dead game" and ready to tackle anything. The first exciting experience was on the roller coaster. It was some fun as the party had to take the dips. As a taker away of breath, the roller coaster still holds its own. *** If anyone thinks they are suffering with an acute case of dignity, or if free from it themselves but have some friend who is afflicted, just get them to go "over the falls" on the midway, and if it fails to cure them their case is hopeless and they will live on a misery to themselves as well as to their friends. "Buster" went over with Mrs. Henderson and the governor made the trip with Ruth Law, and I got my joy as an innocent onlooker. It's no place for a silk hat, or a silk skirt as for that matter. *** We got to "the whip," and here is where "Buster" stood on the side lines. I got in a car with Mrs. Henderson and the first pop of the whip she was ready to be good and wanted to get out, and I think she would have tried it if it hadn't been for me, and the fun she was getting in seeing the governor and Ruth Law in the car ahead being slammed around in a most promiscuous way. Strange, is it not, that a child's game by the aid of mechanics has brought pleasure to many grown-ups? *** Next we went in to the wild with tigers, as it wasn't so dangerous. *** Guess what set Mrs. Henderson and Ruth Law wild? Just four cute little baby lions, only five weeks old, which were taken from mother lioness because of her bad temper, and given to a water spaniel to raise. Three are getting along finely, but the fourth has been puny from its birth, and so is not put in the cage on exhibition like the others, but stays in an old trunk with its foster mother, and is fed on raw eggs, malted milk, and as a delicacy gets a chicken about once a week. Both of the women had to take a cub in their arms and fondle it like it was a kitten. *** We took in the wild west show and saw the daring male and female riders, the trick donkey, and the big, unmanageable steer, and met the champion lady broncho buster of the world, who was a slim, girlish miss who doesn't know what fear is when it comes to riding bucking horses. The outfit really carries a number of plainsmen and true western women. They have the accent, and then they deliver the goods in the way of marksmanship and riding. *** I have always been sorry for freaks. Somehow they get my sympathy. I'll not enumerate all we saw or all I know. It might take too long and be embarrassing. There was the usual armless wonder; the living skelton [[skeleton]], and the fat lady; the tattooed man, and the family who looked like children. The dwarfs were good, but oh! how tired the little people looked, for yesterday was a strenuous day for all the actors on the Midway. It was a 12-hour day. Just think of having to go through such a day. To be stared at and questioned by hundreds of strangers, and then to have to go through one's tricks time after time! I am glad I am not a freak. *** I have forgotten its name, but the last place we went in was about the biggest laugh producer of all. It's the show with the mirrors and the plateglass so mixed up that it causes everyone who tries to find his way about in it to get badly mixed. Talk about dual personality! Why, in the blooming thing a man has a dozen representations of himself. I was just behind Governor Henderson and it seemed to me as if Alabama had at least 12 governors all of the same size, look and dress. *** We left the Tutwiler at 1:30 and got back at 6:30, dusty and tired, but, oh! the fun we had. Governor Henderson forgot affairs of state. rMs. [[Ms.]] Henderson had just put behind her the fact that she was the first lady in the state, and who was just a natural, charming woman, who was having a good time and didn't care who knew it. Ruth Law acted as if she wasn't a world celebrity and entered into everything with the joy and abandon of a schoolgirl out for a good time. "Buster" Brown was unconscious that he was the president of the fair, and took as much interest in the various shows as though he had just come to town to see the sights. I even got it out of my head that I was a newspaper man and enjoyed myself just as if I didn't have to write the whole thing up. Don't you wish you could have been with us? It was loads of fun. --- SHE'LL LOOP LOOP STANDING ON PLANE --- Daredevil Ruth Law Will Depend on Centrifugal Force to Hold Her on Wing. --- A great thing, centrifugal force! On its power Miss Ruth Law, who calls herself a "seasoned and cautious" flyer, stakes her life this week in a stunt at the Trenton Interstate Fair in which she stands in an erect position and foot-free on the wing of an airplane which is looping the loop. This is her pet stunt for the season, invented to outdare aviators who merely stroll about on the rim of the wings of a plane travelling [[traveling]] a hundred miles an hour. She learned it in four stages. First she kneeled on the wings during the loop. Then she stood up, but with a husky piece of rope in her hands, the other end of which was tied to the machine. Then she let go of the rope, but put her feet in straps. Now she waves both hands at the sun, plants her two feet firmly on the ribs of the plane, and turns a sommersault [[somersault]] in the sky without thinking of being afraid. A fair pupil should learn this trick inside of two months, according to Miss Law, who tried to train some stage women acrobats to do it last winter. Having originated the idea, she intended to share the glory with an actual performer other than herself. Her generosity proved expensive, for both of her two pupils were dismal failures. Not that they tried and came smashing to earth. They never got to the point of trying. Thus was Miss Law forced to become her own daredevil specialist in her flying circus, after nine years of sober caution. She refuses to admit that even this is taking a very big chance. She says, however, that it is an "acquired taste." Miss Law has been flying in America and elsewhere since 1912, when she entered the field as the third woman pilot in America. In 1916 she broke the world's long-distance record by flying 590 miles without a stop. She was the first woman to loop the loop. This was in 1915, when she had three years of experience behind her. To her thorough familiarity with each step of the way she attributes her remarkable avoidance of accidents. She says that "beating the game" is all a matter of figuring it out beforehand, knowing your machine from stem to stern and keeping alive the sense of caution that goes to sleep in the excitement of flying. In 1917 Miss Law flew in France, the only woman to win the privilege during the war. Since then she has been giving exhibition flights in China, Japan and the Philippines and at various State and county fairs in this country. She will exhibit with her flying circus at the Trenton Fair this week.
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