LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23. — Charles F. Walsh of San Diego, an amateur aviator, flying a Curtiss model biplane of his own construction, was the star performer at the novice meet for aviators of southern California at the motordrome today.
The San Diegan met with no serious competition, and carried off four cups, besides, winning several cash prizes and qualifying as a professional aviator.
J.J. Slavin, in a biplane of his own design and construction, was the only other airman to leave the ground under his own power.
Walsh's best feat was making three circuits of the track, covering nearly five miles in 7 minutes 5 seconds, thereby winning both duration and distance cups. He was also awarded the San Diego chamber of commerce cup for altitude.
San Francisco (California) Call, October 24, 1910.