Twenty-Five Aviators Owe Lives to
The U. S. Army’s New Parachutes
Twenty-Five Aviators Have Been
Saved by the Use of the U. S.
DAYTON, 0., Nc”. 30.- Twenty
-1 ur men and a woman are walking
l. earth today when they should be
A little package of folded silk and
turd is all that stood between them
Each one, dropping like a, plum
met through empty space, pulled a
little brass ring and turned a head
long plunge to instant death 'into a
gentle glide to safety.
These 25 are aviators who were
.saved by the U. S. army parachute
—a development that adds a new (
thrill to flying butt at the same
time, reduces the risk.
McCook Field developed this para
chute, and it is proud of it. The
field records here give the details on
the 25 lives it has - saved. The offi
cers tell you proudly that England
l>as scrapped its own parachute in
favor of the McCook Field type.
It was over fjve years ago that the
first life was saved by one of these
devices. The tabulation, of course,
does not include test leaps, but only
cakes where it was a ease of Use a
parachute or die.
W. C. O'Connor came to the field ’
heke to demonstrate another type of I
parachute, lie was taken aloft by '
an army aviator, with his own para
chute strapped to his back. Before
he jumped, however, oficials here in- i
sistted that he also wear an army
parachute. Reclmtantly he consent- I
At 2000 feet he jumped. Down
he dropped like a stone, trying fran- I
ticilly to get his own parachute to >
open. It wouldn’t. When he was a
s ant 500 feet from the gTound he i
pulled the cord on the army para- I
e Ute. It opened at once and he de- i
s. ended safely.
The official records of parachute ■
jumps read like fiction.
Lieut. H. R. Harris, for example, ;
t< ok up a new monoplane for a test i
fight. At a 2500-foot altitude.—a
tad place for accidents—-a wing
gave way. Harris stood up and pull
ed the cord on his parachute. It ■
opened, he was blown clear of the
plane and descended gently to a
grape arbor, while his plane fell with ;
a crash that could be heard halfway '
Lieut. Harris maintains that it’s :
highly pleasant to make a parachute
"You jump out of the plant* and '
’ ave no sense of speeding through
space, except for the difficulty in 1
1 eathing,” he says. “Your arms
. id legs are absolutely free, body
; tion is not hindered in any way.
5 "u just sort of rest in the wind.
"When the 'chute opens you feel a
j< rk, but it is the most pleasing jerk
. fellow ever had. Then you fasten
our eyes somewhere near the center
of the chute, to avoid the swaying
n otion that makes a fellow sick, and
just float down.”
But he admitted that it's mighty
thrilling, ahyhow. When you land
re explains; you strike thg ground
with a force equivalent to what you
would feel if you jumped from a six
An exhibition jumper named C.
Bottonfield last year went up at
Kelly Field, Texas, to edify a throng
with a "leap for life.” He wore five
of his own parachutes. Just before
Fe went up the army officer got him
to add an army parachute to his
He jumped at 4000 feet. One af
t r another, he pulled the cords on
h's own parachutes. They had be
come entangled with one another
end not pne would open. The army
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parachute saved him.
Walter Lees, veteran . ivilian pilot
I has the distinction of making Lhe
shortest leap on record. A leap from
■ a great height is the safest of ail -for
I then the parachute has plenty of time
'to vpen. But Lees had to jump
i when his controls jammed at an al
itaude of only 150 feet. He made it
| in safety. I ,
Ligut. John A. Macready, hero of
I the non-stop transcontinental flight
lis the only aviator known to have
. made a parachute jump at night,
j When his engine went dead at 5000
licet, he jumped into the ' darkness.
I His parachute opened safely, and as
lhe glidgd down he saw his plane
, burst into flames and drop down like
.a plummet beneath him.
Usually when two planes collide in
i mid-air it means certain death for
jloth pilots. But parachutes saved
Lieut. C. I). McAllister and Cadet
C. A.L inlburgh, at Kelly Field, early
mis year when their planes'came to
gether 5000 feet up. Both planes
fell an dwere broken to fragments.
Lindburgh made a second leap for
life less than four months later, com
ing down from 2000 feet after his
control jammed. j ’
The one woman to be saved by a
parachute had as thrilling an expe
rience as any aviator that ever lived
She was Mrs. B. E. MacFarland, and
she went up at Cincinnati in June
1925, to make an exhibition jump
with her own parachute. When she
jumped from the plane the cords of
her parachute became caught in the
landing gear and she swung suspend
ed beneath the plane.
Fortunately she wore an army
’chute as an aded precaution. So she
cut the cords of her own parachute,
opened the army one and came float
ing down to safety.
Most exciting of all, however, was
the leap taken by Lieut. Leonard S.
Flo at Selfridge Field, Mich., on No
vember 11 last. Flo had to jump
at a 400-foot altitude when his mo
• tor stalled—and then he couldn't
j find the ring to open his parachute',
i Down he dropped, head first—with
| only 400 feet to fall! He searched
land fumbled desperately—and just
i 150 feet from the ground he found
| the ring, opened the ’chute and came
These are just a few of the stories
i they’ll tell you at McCook Field,
j They’re proud of their parachute
■ here. ,
SUNDAY NIGHT IN
LOCAL NEGRO CAFE
j (Continued From Page One.)
I knocked Green down, taking his gun
i away from him. Green claims he
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Above, an aviator letting his para-|
i chute pull him from th'- wing of an
■army plane. Below, the parachute!
I ired it at Green.
j Officer Silver testified that he
I rushed to tne scene of the battle
where he found something like a
hundred negroes gathered, many of
them fighting and that but for his
presence the two negro soldiers
would have been lynched by the en
furiated local negroes. Silver fol
lowed Green up the alley in the dark.
Half way up the alley he was met by
a local negro who handed the officer
Green’s army gun with the statement
that he had taken it from Green af
ter Green had shot at him. Officer
Silver found Green a few minutes la
ter, hidden in a lot of old rubbish.
He arrested Green.
| Officer Glawson heard of the row
. and went to Silver’s aid. The two
| fficers caught Perry and with Green
! ook them to the jail.
After the trial this morning it was
l developed that \V. H. Pantone also
: was present at the fracas, having
gone to aid the police. Mr. Pantone
said there was a third negro soldier
who had a gun leveled on Silver, but
I Pantone covered the third negro,
| 'reventing him from shooting the of
ficer. This third negro escaped,
j The gun taken from Green is a'
i Colts 45, oh which is inscribed, “U,
IS. Property. No. 571720. Model of
I 911, U. S. Army.”
| To a reporter Green said the pisi
tol was the property of another nej
gro “now over at Benning.” Green
claims that he had the gun illegally,
that the gun did not belong to the
squad now at the camp.
It is understood that Lieutenant
J. Earl Custer is now in charge ai
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the field, that Captain J. P . Floyd,
in command out at the field now, is
< '• of the city on army business. No
officers from the field or Camp
Benning was present at the trial. .
Green’s case will go to the grand
jury Tuesday and likely will be tried
in the Superior Court now in session.
A number of minor negro cases
came before the mayor and each
drew small fines or a few days on
Mayor Poole and a committee of
citizens were assured some weeks
ago by the commanding officer at
Southern Field that no site arm?
were issued the negroes now station-
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•.-ought following tne killing on the
I streets here of a negro soldier. At
j that time it was claimed that the
I dead negro had a pistol. Army of
’ t icers denied that he was armed.
Evidence gathered this morning
indicates that the negroes are not
j issued guns and that it is against
| army regulations for them to carry
I site arms, but of them do se
icure and carry guns into the city.
• The rucas last night reveals that at
I least two negro soldiers were arm-
I ed, were drinkikrtg and inside the
.limits of the city. This was the
'contention of the citizens who inter
; viewed the commander several weeks
ago, requesting that the negroes be
allowed in the city after nine
• o’clock at night.
MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 50. 1925
Red Grange playe dhis last college
game against Ohio State Univer.-nty.
leading his team to a 14 to 9 vic-;
tory and playing a magnificent game.
Photo shows him breaking away for j
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Mrs. Garner’s Hair Dressing Parlor
a 20-yard gain in the first quarter?
He is seen .It the extreme right, and
right in front of him, Britton, Hli
■ nois fullback, is lunging to take an
: Ohio played out of his way.