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The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, March 11, 1911, Image 1

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'jEte VOL. XIV, NO. 15 SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1911 FIVE CENT INSTRUCTION IN AVIATION Beachey and Cartiss Biplane Coming For Three Weeks, On March 18 j Exhibition Fllg-ht to Round Out .Big-great Entertainment Novelty In lllstorj of the Village AL.L1 JfUNbiiiUKST IS in a buzz of anticipa tion over the announce ment that a school of aviation instruction in the interest of the Cur- tiss biplane, is to be conducted here from March 18th to April 5th : the daring aviator, Mr. Lincoln' Beachey, in charge. The choice of Pinehurst comes as the result of the visit of Mr. Augustus Post, the aeronaut, in Decern ber, and his favorable report concerning the unexcelled opportunities for the sport which Pinehurst offers. Sunday Francuilli came to look the ground over and was so delighted with the many advantages that he came to an immediate decision and preparations are being rushed with all possible haste under his direct personal super vision. Several pupils and a big gallery of "fans" , come with Mr. Beachey to en joy the sport, (for that is what it is rap idly developing into) which now has as devoted followers as the races, and as an entertainment novelty the school promises to be the biggest feature in the history of the Village. The program in cludes instruction in the art of aviation and arrangements whereby passengers may enjoy the delights of a "fly". An exhibition flight is also scheduled, the probable date Wednesday, March 25th. The vast field surrounding the trap shooting grounds, is to be used for the purpose, its high elevation and the op portunities it offers for following the flight of the machine, making it ideal, and Pinehurst is soon to enjoy the novel sight of seeing man vie with the buz zard in its majestic jo'urney through the clouds, for the flight of few other birds can be compared with the biplane. As Mr. Post says, it is not a question of flight at all, but of resistance ; balance being maintained by "warping" the planes. "When we first started," he continued, "we were literally trying to fly, which we all agree, is an impos sibility. I think no better illustration could be made of what the real difficul ties of actual flying are than to ask you to try and make a wheel run with spokes and no rim. if this is not quits clear, try to figuie out just how much more difficult it would be tonikean automobile that would run on leg?, a a horse trots for instance, instead of on wheels, and yet that u what we at first tried to accom plish. "Strange as it may seem, it took us a long while to discover that we were go ing about the thing in the directly op posite way, which is usually the case, because the human race are by nature, imitators. To be sure, it seems simple enough to argue. Why shouldn't we fly as the birds do?" The fact however, re mains that we are still as much in the dark to explain the flight of most' birds as we ever were. "The buzzard and the eagle are perfect ly possible aviators from a scientific standpoint, but we are wholly at a loss nrsc visit, several years ago, you have accomplished wonders, and your future, I believe, will rank your ten nis, shooting and other sports with your golf, which now occupies a posi tion of International prominence. Yes, indeed, I shall anticipate not one, but many more visits" Jlr. Eung-miitr Wins Trap Shooting J. B. Langmuir, with a handicap of twenty led in the weekly trap shooting tournament with a score of ninety ; Miss E. Marie Sinclair (30), second in eighty; Miss Edca Dace (39;, made seventy-nine; L. C. Hopkins (15), seventy-eight, and G. W. Elkins, Jr., (15), sixty-one. An Evening' at the Gun Club The younger set enjoyed a merry evening at the Gun Club cabin early in the week. .M k t. -: . feist. : gl ' ' z 'I, A ; A V I i WAITING THEIR TURN IN THE RING EVENTS to explain on scientific principles, how a wild goose or a wild turkey or even many of the smaller birds, such as the grouse, manage to maintain flight as they do, be cause tney are nymg in direct con tradiction to scientific principles as care fully worked out and proven by aviation experiments." DELIGHTED WITH PJN EIIUftST Walter Camp JPropheaie Great Future In Sports For Village Walter Camp, best known as Yale's famous football coach, and without doubt the leading American authori ty on amateur sport, left early in the week after a three weeks' sojourn here, devoted mainly to golf. "My stay this time has been a revela tion," said Mr. Camp, "for since my OI THURSDAY XEXT Annual Eiving- Picture at Carolina Promise Erenlng- of Entertainment The annual evening of "Living Pic tures," announced for Thursday even ing next at The Carolina, promise to be the most interesting of a series which is generally acknowledged to rank in a class by itself so perfectly have they been carried out. As usual Miss Carolyn Fuller is the leading spirit and the subjects, "Shakesperean heroines and famous historical women", offers superb possibilities. Song-s by Sir. Satterthwalte Songs by Mrs. S. T. Satterthwaite con tributed to the pleasure of the regular Sunday evening concert at The Carolina. GYMKHANA MAKES BIG HIT Over FiYe Hundred People Gather For Saturday's Equestrian Gaines Snap and Go Characterize JVovel and Varied Program Which Entertains Participants and Onlookers THAT no entertain ment feature here is more generally enjoyed was very clearly demon strated by the attend ance a t Saturday's equestrian gymkhana, more than five hundred people assembling to enjoy the novel and varied program, and the field of contestants numbering an even dozen: Mrs. It. E. Tiedemann, Miss Jessamin Childs, Miss Claire Ken wick and Messrs. J. W. Latting, It. S. Durstine and V. E. Bull of New York ; Mr. II. It. Balf e, Jr., of Brooklyn ; Mrsv Leonard Tufts of Boston; Mr. N. S. Hurdof Pittsburg; Mr. G. Tyler Smith of Richmond, and Mr. E. II. Van Sickler of Roanoke. Ihe opening number was the ring tilting with prizesfor both men and wo men, the contestants being called upon to ride down the track, gathering in hanging rings with lances, on the way ; the event run off with a snap and go which caught the crowd. In the final summing up Mr. Latting led with a total of seven rings, four secured on one trip and three on another ; Mr. Smith second with a total of five. Mrs. Tiedemann was first among the women, with a total of six, pair of threes ; with Mrs. Tufts sec ond, with a total of Ive. The riding ring events included the cigarette race ridden in couples, in which the contes tants were required to ride about the ring in opposite directions and meet, the woman then lighting matches from which her companion lighted a cigarette, after which the pair joined right and left hands and rode around the ring to the starting point ; the best time winning. The amusing situations arose not only from the fact that the horses seemed to fail utterly to realize the necessity of standing still and the fact that a slight breeze made the work of making the match burn somewhat difficult for the in experienced. Mr. Balfe and Mrs. Tiede mann accomplished the task in good order, with Mr. Durstine and Mr. Hurd, the latter disguised as a woman, second. Mr. Latting and Mrs. Tufts were close (Concluded on page twelve)

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