Manuscripts/Mixed Material Bulletins, from January 4, 1909 to April 12, 1909
fly over the sea to Cape Martin, turn around the red and white flag and return to the starting point. The length of this flight is little more than six miles. The added time made by the contestant during his three best trips will constitute his official time. Many eminent aviators have entered as contestants in this race including Farman, Delagrange and others.
Major Baden-Powell the British authority for Aeronautics, believes that the time for legislation governing the use of airships is ripe. In a letter to the London Times he says:—
“***We are now confronted with the most intricate and difficult question of International politics one which, in the future, is bound to lead to complications and controversies. ***The first and one of the most important questions calling for solution is that regarding international frontiers seeing that neither walls nor fences, mountains nor rivers, not even seas offer insurmountable barriers. Secondly, there is the very serious question of private boundaries. ***If definite laws are adopted controlling such matters we then get to the still more perplexing problem of how to police these realms of blue. It is all very well to dictate regulations for aerial travel but how is the law to be maintained. Who can deny that such problems will demand our most earnest attention in the near future and they must be considered while there is yet time”.***
A report is current in the American papers which states that Mr. A.M. Herring of New York has received an offer from three syndicates representing Germany, France and Belgium respectively offering him $100,000 to leave the United States and give them exclusive rights in their country