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June 20, 1912
     C. A. Berlin, the Centralia aviator, who is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, attending an aviation meet, telegraphed to his friends in Centralia last night that the wind was too strong yesterday to make his exhibition flights. He made two short trial trips, however, and hopes to be able to fulfull his engagements today.
     As Sioux Falls is much nearer to Chicago than Centralia is, it is not at all surprising that the wind was very erratic. Mr. Berlin was supposed to have a flight at Reno, but the meet there was called off, so he did not go to that city. He will return to Centralia after he finishes his Sioux Falls engagement, unless he manages to pick up some other flights in the Middle West.
     Mr. Berlin will probably fly in Portland during the celebration on the 4th of July.
Newsclipping from the Centralia News-Examiner, June 20, 1912
Courtesy of Karen L. Johnson

June 21, 1912
     Claude Berlin the Centralia aviator, made two successful flights yesterday at Sioux Falls, S. D. The day before the wind was too strong for any lengthy flights, so Mr. Berlin just made two short trial flights. Unless he has picked up some other engagements in the Middle West, Mr. Berlin will be home again shortly. He has several dates on the string, including Seattle and Tacoma flights. He will fly in Portland on the Fourth of July. In his flights yesterday he attained a height of 2000 feet, or a little higher than he rose when he made the flights duting the Hub City Festival. Mr. Berlin is accompanied by C. M. Carter, of this city, who is taking charge of the big biplane for Mr. Berlin.
Newsclipping from the Centralia News-Examiner, June 21, 1912
Courtesy of Karen L. Johnson


Claude Berlin Lionized by the
Elks at Sioux Falls During
Visit There
Has Private Automobile and
Private Box at His Dis-
posal at the Theatre
June 22, 1912
     Claude Berlin the Centralia aviator, writes that he had a right soyal welcome in Sioux Falls, S. D. When he arrived in the Dakota city he was met at the train by a dozen or more automobiles. Mr. Berlin was told to take his pick. He picked out a big Winton. A big banner was then placed around the car and on it were printed in large letters, "Aviator's Car." A box of the theatre was also reserved for Mr. Berlin. A large banner was hung in front of the box announcing that the box was occupied by the aviator. The Sioux Falls lodge of Elks had made arrangements for Mr. Berlin's rooms, etc., and all that Mr. Berlin had to do was to make his flight, whidh he did to the satisfaction of all. C. M. Carter, who is accompanying Mr. Berlin, will return to his old home before returning here.
Newsclipping from the Centralia News-Examiner, June 22, 1912
Courtesy of Karen L. Johnson

     SPOKANE, June 26.--C. A. Berlin, one of the most brilliant of the younger graduates from the Curtiss School of Aviation, will fly at the Alene race track June 30. F. W. Smith, secretary of the Coeur d'Alene Fair and Racing association, having closed arrangements yesterday with W. J. Heinman, Berlin's northwest manager, for a program of aviation stunts on the open field.
     The Coeur d'Alene Fair and Racing association had expected to have flights by Phil O. Parmelee early this month, this exhibition being spoiled by the fatal accident to the aviator at North Yakima.
     Berlin expects to go from Spokane to Tacoma and Heinman says the young Curtiss pupil is under contract to fly for the edification of the army maneuvers between Centralia, Aberdeen and Tacoma early next month.
     "Berlin is the first aviator to be paid by the government for an exhibition flight," says Heinman.
     Berlin made a flight at Sioux Falls, S. D., and will come directly to Spokane from that point. He will use a 60-horsepower Curtiss machine.
Newsclipping from the Chehalis Bee-Nugget, June 26, 1912
Courtesy of Karen L. Johnson

September 18, 1912
     C. M. Carter, mechanician for Claude Berlin, the Centralia aviator who made a sensational flight at Portland with a woman passenger Friday, announced Sunday that Berlin had about decided to give up aviation, there being insufficient recompense.
Newsclipping from the Chehalis Bee-Nugget, September 18, 1912
Courtesy of Karen L. Johnson

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