1964-Eureka Humbolt Standard
campus the of Fresno university. L o s for National Air Races At Reno, Nevada RENO (UPI)-.Plucky Fran Bera, an accident victim in. a preliminary race, expected to make a comeback today and win a bertli in the women's championship finals at the National Air Races. The Long Beach pilot, seven times winner of the National Powder Puff Derby, escaped injury Wednesday when a wingtip of her Piper Cherokee scraped the ground on takeoff for a race with three others. Leading Hie way -into today's finals was Irene Leverton, San Jose, who toured the course a about 155 miles an hour in heat, timed at-10:1.7. She is of 13 women qualified for space training in this country. Follow ing her were Mary Barr, Susanville, and Judy' Wagner; Palos Verdes Estates. Two more heats were sched uled in the midget pylon even over the. same course. The fielc was,,paced by Bob .Downey Whittier, who won his hea Wednesday in 8:8.9 at speeds to 200 ra.p.h.