Lindbergh lands safely in Paris
WEATHER FORECAST Vnaettled. PITTSBURGH, PA., SUNDAY MONIIG, MAY 22. f927 TEN CENTS ' PIAI DARING AMERICAN YOUTH DESCENDS AT LE FIELD AFTER 33 1 2 LINDBERGH'S FLYING CAREER PAP HOURS IN AIR IN SIX MINUTES PRESS readers knew that Capt. Lindbergh had arrived in Paris exactly six minutes after the history-making history-making history-making event. Lindbergh descended at Le-bourget Le-bourget Le-bourget field at 5:21, Eastern daylight time, after being in the air 33 Vi hours. A United Press reporter at the field flashed the news to his office in PaTis, it was put on the Atlantic Atlantic cables and the news was in Pittsburgh in less time than it takes to tell about it, via United Press leased wires through New York to THE PRESS office. One minute after the news was received at THE PRESS, Radio Station WCAE was broadcasting it to its thousands of listeners. In two minutes, a bulletin was put on THE PRESS bulletin board at the Fifth ave. office. 'Lucky' Wins Orteig Prize By United Press. New York. May 21. Raymond Orteig Jr., son of the donor of the $25,000 prize for the first non-stop non-stop non-stop flight between between New York and Paris, cabled congratulations to Capt. Charles Lindbergh Lindbergh upon his achievement this afternoon. afternoon. As secretary of the Orteig prize committee, committee, he advised the aviator officially officially that the prize had been won, and that Lindbergh would receive a check for $25,000 immediately. Raymond Orteig, Sr., who offered the prize, was among the throng at Le Bourget which greeted Lindbergh upon his arrival. The instruments which will attest the success of the "Spirit of St. Louis" in completing a non-stop non-stop non-stop flight from New York to Paris will be checked by officials of the National Federation of Aeronautics before the $25,000 is paid to Lindbergh, although this is conceded conceded to be a technicality. Herrick Gives Real Welcome Paris, May 21. Ambassador Myron T. Herrick was the first to greet Capt. Charles Lindbergh as he alighted from his monoplane at Le Bourget field, at the end of his world record breaking nonstop flight over land and sea. Herrick Herrick grejeted his fellow American in genuine Yankee style, grasping his hand, placing his arm about the airman's TERRIFIC SPEED TO REACH MARKS FLIGHT PARISIAN AIR FIELD By United Press. Capt. Charles Lindbergh, daring young American, conquered 3,600 miles of land and sea tonight and landed in Paris to complete his nonstop nonstop flight from New York. Keeping to his projected route straight as a homing bee, Lindbergh, the amazing young American flyer, had conquered the Atlantic and headed directly for Paris, about 275 miles from his goal, as soon as he sighted France. Between 5 and 6 p. m.. Irish time, Lindbergh's Ryan monoplane, in which he set out alone to fly from New York to Paris, entered Ireland at a point on the southwest coast. A United Press dispatch from Tralee, Ireland, said the plane thought to be Lindbergh's was sighted about 1,000 feet over Smerwick harbor, headed southeast, the direction of Paris. The plane seemed to be working perfectly and the weather was satisfactory. Smerwick harbor is on the west coast of County Kerry, the nearest point on the Irish mainland to America. Lindbergh's plane was believed to be making better than 100 miles an hour. . Half an hour later a plane, undoubtedly the same one, was reported reported 60 miles further on,, over the southwest corner of County Cork. At that time it had nearly completed the passage over Ireland and was headed for the stretch of sea between southeast Ireland and the southwest southwest corner of England. The line of flight was over a narrow strip of England, the English channel and France. At 8 p. m. Lindbergh was reported to have passed over England and started across the English channel for France. The report came to the Marine prefecture -at -at Cherbourg and was confirmed by advices to the British admiralty. Lindbergh's lonely and daring passage over the Atlantic was one of the most thrilling and remarkable exploits in the history of aviation. Without radio and relying chiefly on his compass, the 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old airman airman who got his chief flying experience piloting mail planes on American American overland routes, had passed over the Atlantic as unerringly as though following a chalk line. Since starting from Roosevelt field, Long Island, at 7:51 a. m. Friday, he had clung almost without deviation"to a great circle, following following the curve of the earth's surface, that formed almost a direct lftie from New York to Paris, about 3,600 miles. He flew up through New England, across Nova Scotia and left St. Johns, Newfoundland, right on his line. At 7:15 last night the watchers at St. Johns waved farewell and wished him Godspeed as' he soared low and made a daring passage through the hills of the harbor, heading away from the sinking sun and across the darkening, restless waters of the Atlantic. All last night his motor droned its steady, monotonous way with only the seabirds to hear it. Apparently it never missed a beat, for any mishap to the single motor on which he staked his life would have been the end of Lindbergh. The plane had only landing gear and would sink, leaving Lindbergh only the slim chance of a tiny, inflated rubber life raft between him and death. The next time Lindbergh was sighted after leaving Newfoundland was at 8:10 a. m. today (New York time) when the steamer Hilversum reported by wireless she had seen him 500 miles off the coast of Ireland. Ireland. Anothr long hiatus, during which i!any rumors flew in New York, London, Paris and in fact, most of the civilized world, and the next report believed reliable came in United Press dispatches from Queens-town Queens-town Queens-town and Tralee, telling of the passage of a plane believed to be his over Smerwick harbor. SHOULDER PLANE. The demonstration continued unchecked and finally 100 hands seized the plane and the crowd, acting like people demented, raised the heavy Ryan monoplane from the ground, attempting to shoulder it and carry it in triumph across the field. ' , "SO THIS IS PARIS" SAYS LINDBERGH - Paris, France, May 21. "So this is Paris." Essaying a grin. Although Although he was tottering from his sleepless vigil high above the ground and seas, Captain Charles Lindbergh, youthful aviator, who today completed completed his non-stop non-stop non-stop trip from New York to Paris, made the above statement statement to hundreds of enthusiastic Frenchmen who milled about his mono- mono- ,. plane. ; . t ' Gaaing through half closed eyes, the "flying fool" remarked in a e that was audible only to those in the front rank, "Well, I did it." voice CONQUEROR f SH VP CHARLE LINDBERGH AND HIS MOTHER. INTREPID AMERICAN CONQUERS LAND AND SEA ALONE IN PLANE By A. L. BRADFORD. United Press Staff Correspondent. if I I ! ii "I I I Tl .i Jnt. Le Bourget, France, May 21. An American eagle descended on tireless wings out of an inky sky here tonight and man's most defiant achievement in the perilous conquest of the air was completed. completed. , Capt. Charles Lindbergh landed on the air field at 10:21 P-m.f P-m.f P-m.f completing a non-stop non-stop non-stop flight from New York to Paris in a single-motored single-motored single-motored Ryan monoplane in 23 hours. The eagle had won against overwhelming odds and the golden cock of France greeted him with a paen crow of triumph so spontaneous and sincere as to warm French and American hearts as they have not been warmed in the nine years since poilu and doughboy fought side by side. iLndbergh the lucky, daredevil of the-air, the-air, the-air, who left New York in his one-man one-man one-man plane at 7:51 a. m. Friday as nonchalantly as though he, were going for a walk, accomplished what the world's greatest aviation experts said no man could do single-handed. single-handed. single-handed. NEVER RELAXED. He sat, alone and unafraid,, in the tiny cabin of ,the monoplane monoplane for the space of two full days and a night, relaxing never for a second his unblinking vigilance, and piloted his ship as true as a homing pigeon over the 3,600 miles of the "great circle" that compose a direct air line from New York to Paris. And France, still mourning for its gallant war captains, Nungesser and Coli, who failed where Lindbergh succeeded, went almost insane in its heartfelt tribute to the courage, indomitable will-power will-power will-power and skill of the boyish young American. Fully 50,000 men and women, with children scattered here and there despite the late hour, surged out on the field and acted like madmen in their eagerness to salute Lindbrgh, to see his face, touch his flying coat, or even lay a hand on the wing of his plane. An hour later in Paris scenes of joyful demonstration occurred occurred which excelled even those that took place when Nungesser and Coli were falsely reported to have reached America. i HERRICK WAVES HELMET. The emotional tribute to bravery, however, reached its height when Myron T. Herrick, American ambassador ambassador to France, appeared on a balcony of the administration building of the air field here shortly after Lindbergh's arrival, waving the flyer's helmet. The crowd went wild. Herrick s lips moved, but he could not be heard above the terrific din, with one long note sounding clearly above all the shouts : "Vive L'Amerique! Vive L'Ameri-que!". L'Ameri-que!". L'Ameri-que!". . WELCOME STIRRING SCENE. The scene when the aviator landed here was unforgetable. For nearly gesser and Coli could not do, in their larger, carefully equipped plane, could be acomplished by the American. MOTOR HERALDS ARRIVAL. While the crowd still excitedly discussed discussed the United Press dispatch announcing announcing Lindbergh's passage over Cherbourg, still half inclined to doubt, the steady drum of a motor was heard overhead. Fifty thousand people were suddenly suddenly smitten into silence. They stood in the flood of light . from flares, batteries batteries and floodlights that made the field almost as light as day and stared aloft. '. The drumming of the motor sounded Continued on Page 4. cWEK'M3 AT L'MVR5-lTY L'MVR5-lTY L'MVR5-lTY Y OP'V.MSCONSIN WHILE A STUDENT FLYER AT KeLLV ' Field. Texas, mi 5 plane crashed IN MlD-A! MlD-A! MlD-A! VyiTH TMa OF ANOTHER : CADET. SAVED MiS LIFE ' Y JUMPING . APTER MAMV EXPERIENCES AS A STUNT FttER. WITH VARIOUS CIRCUSES HE WAS APPOINTED CH'EF PILOT OF THE ST. LOUIS CHICAGO AIR. MAIL .ROUTE.