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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta m OUK, BOY 5 AND NORTH TROPHY What Happened When the Ice Boat Hastier Was weried Inlo a4t Wind-Scooter BY ARTHUR MORG A N.LANG WORTHY HE crew of the Hastier dejectedly ee turned about for the across the. ibay. long trip back The other boats frame on four with a gasolene; motor in tbe bact. This engine drives a big fan propeller set up and projecting lover the back of the wagon. It's a of land aeroplane, as the fan revolves so, tfast ayainst the air it pushe-s the wagon; anv other power. any One of 'em went by our house last sum- had beaten Austen Pliny so that _ lr "That's it exactly." rejoined Mr. Quicks scooter so badly taat; wuiua.1, W.UOU. approvingly, after which he poimed; up tie race and started toj aeropla2e_ ,And non-> Mtura before half the course trav-j The engine's all right and we can scooter differs considerably from I JhVordinary type, as it is built to sail not ,j i'rmly orer'ice but to take open water, too. Now. it would be very the' rcrolve free of lhe rerous to navigate North Bay with ,he Husder ffm be the fascest alar iceboat, because the bay-never Nojlb repair where -fs splimereii. The! on account of its warm springs. Soj (he prevailing styles .of ice yacht jarions types of scooters. The Hustler' was a shovel nosed scooter. Her hali was scow shaped, water tight ind'flac bottomed, 15 feet long by 6 feet beam.'.-It curved sharply up at the bow to it could be blown from the water np in ice that was not too high, landing com- on its runners. These runners, The ten days before, the race busily spent in altering the Hustler in trial trips: though the work wasj done nuder cover ia the barn, tie leaked out that the Quick weren't "run off their runners" spite of the Hustler's previous bad work. The day of. the great race arrived last. The starring point was wasj narrowed down to one ena -or abbes, were if curved fiat iron, curving line- extending from Old ro one bolted on the bottom of I0 lhe. while' the other end bolted -on shore. Frogs It-was'provided-with a for, water but made slow prog- and ffas of a milei r-ess tackiaff back against the wind either across- The course was on ice or water. eaddealy cried Austen, point- ing to. the sky ahead of them. ''A-n aeroplane! And something's coming he exclaimed, watching the machine ag it circled un- evenly over the bay. The circles de- rreasefi in ske as the monoplane descend sd uanl.it -was-about Sfty feet above the ice, When the big canvas fabric col larsed. It dropped like so much leaa upon a 5oe about a quarter-of a mile off The with excitement, headed for tht spot and were able to sail up !o the wrecked airsfazp. Part of the aria- tor's body was visible and he lay very still. After considerable effort they man- aged to drag the man out from, under the twisted mass and lift him into the Hus- tkr's tiny cockpit, wbere they found te alive, but thej couWn't revire him. i'ei he. must have help s.t once. So Austen ordered Pliny to take him back to Oakdaie, the end of the bay. The ..j.ce was in no danger of breaking up and Austen was a. big-, husky boy. warmly drereed. He would stay .with-tbe wreck until Pliny returned, as the Hustler was too small for three. "How About on Runners No as They Swept TO MAKE A B.Q.X FOR MI 55 PAPER APARTMENT D o L i This plaa was carried out successfully. for ertr since hoaw, to win it, Pliny Quick ,t v a ht the npartjnent is be entirely op maintain an ercti i.ffl with flat scow nhxpcd hull, tbe Hustler risrht into the ley wiud, i which was rapidly increasing to a gale. The Hustler was a quarter ahead j en before fhe 8rst lonr tack trae fiyubed Then the HttsUer beyan I to jitck ap boat after boat of rivals jv.itb hatidicafs- The Knob jth-r rac? hnlf over, and the riv.ils no- where! If they'd hit a clip atairut the wind, simply with it! They'd doue afcotit twenty-five miles an liour on lor to the Knob. Now they were go- io for boys nnd leirls is docstur, IcatslKch, dogday. cutfiract, dof I mi ;