May 1918: First interisland aviators found safe

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May 1918: First interisland aviators found safe - 4-1 5f rtf Ufa iirf art! VOL. LIX, NO. 11227....
4-1 5f rtf Ufa iirf art! VOL. LIX, NO. 11227. OF WoffS FH'lEl?SAFErY . . s " Basr Without Food For Two Nights and Days, Both Uninjured, Major Clark Is Well, Gray Exhausted HILO, MAY 11 (Special to The Advertiser) Major Harold M. Clar k and Sergeant Robert P. Gray, are safe in Hilo and tonight are sleeping peacefully in their beds. The fears and doubts of thousands who have anxiously waited upon news of the aviator and his mechanician and who had all but given up hopes -for their safety are allayed and put to rest. Major Clark appears none the worse for his experience but Sergeant Gray is pretty well exhausted from exposure, lack of sleep and of food. LONG WITHOUT FOOD After being missing for two nights and more than one day the aviator and his mechanician stepped out from the Kaivviki homestead woods at half-past twelve o'clock yesterday afternoon and they reached Hilo in the police automobile at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, practically the entire population of the city turning out to give therh a wildly enthusiastic welcome. For two nights they had been without food or sleep. They say that those who packed their machine before they left Oahu forgot to put in a supply of chocolate and they suffered from its lack. Major Clark this evening dined with Doctor Sexton at the Seaside Club and seemed to be as "fresh as a daisy". Sergeant Gray was considerably exhausted and suffered from cramps in legs and his stomach is disordered. Neither of them suffered any bodily injury. ' EACH PRAISES OTHER Each of the aviators credits the other with having saved his life and their story is one of thrilling adventure of the gravest danger met with heroic coolness and quick thought and action, of perils and hardships met and overcome. - LOST IN THICK CLOUDS Major Clark told of having become lost in the clouds at an ele 1 9) ( MAJOR HAROLD M. CLARK, U. S. A., the Army aviator over whose fate Honolulu grew anxious, but who is now in Hilo, safe and well, after two nights and nearly two days in the forest mauka of the Crescent City. i . 1 HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, - 11 x I IJT ifv iii

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  1. The Honolulu Advertiser,
  2. 12 May 1918, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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