CHICO (Butte Co.), February 13.
When Thaddesu Kerns, Chico boy aviator flew over Chico yesterday afternoon late at an elevation of 1,800 feet
his mother, a gray-haired woman, sweet and anxions for her son's success cried until he landed safely in
Speedway Park, ten miles away. His father, worth half a million dollars, trembled for fear that he might
meet the fate of other sky pilots.
The youth made a wonderful flight, but all who know him wondered why he daily
risked his life for fame. The estate of his parents is ample to keep all three in luxury for a century, yet
the youth flies in his Curtiss plane. His exhibition yesterday, Lincoln's Birthday, was witnessed by 12,000
Chicoans who lined the streets over the route he was scheduled to fly.