JULY 2, 1921
Fall River, Mass.
Albany, N. Y.
Utica, N. Y.
New Brunswick, N. J.
Lakewood, N. J.
Perth Amboy, N. J.
Elmira, N. Y.
Ithaca, N. Y.
Paterson, N. J.
Syracuse, N. Y.
Bridgeton, N. J.
Auburn, N. Y.
Mount Vernon, N. Y.
Newark, N. J.
Asbury Park, N. J.
Yonkers, N. Y.
New Haven, Conn.
Freeport, L. I.
Newport, R. I.
Trenton, N. J.
Manchester, N. H.
|Cranford, N. J.|
The following theatres and auditoriums, eleven in all were secured inside of greater New York:
Brighton Beach Theatre
Burland's Open Air
Queensboro Athletic Club, L. I. City
|Sumner Theatre, Brooklyn, N. Y.|
|Great||er New York: The reports were received by an audience of more than 10,000 persons in eleven theatres and auditoriums which had signed contracts of the American Committee for Devastated France and the Navy Club, and in a large number of small clubs and homes.|
|Butle||r, N. J. Reports entire reception perfect on set of crude home-made instruments.|
|Hardw||ick, Vt. Voice loud enough to hear entire fight and preliminaries without trouble using two steps of amplification (distance 300 miles).|
|Yacht||"Eagle" owned by W. K. Vanderbilt. Operator accidentally ran across our voice description while tuning his set, when 125 miles from New York on Long Island Sound. Voice was fine and clear and Mr. Vanderbilt, his guests and all of the crew, were able to hear the description of the preliminaries and the big fight itself. Operator reports they were very much impressed.|
|Aubur||ndale, Mass. Amateur held receiving headphones against land line telephone transmitter and reports were received at a nearby golf club with sufficient audibility to be heard over a room by attachment of megaphone to the receiver of the land line telephone.|
|Swans||ea, Mass. (Cape Cod) Entire fight description heard clearly on home-made set one step amplification.|
|Tarry||town, N. Y. All fight returns clearly heard one tube.|
|Langh||orne, Pa. Five persons heard returns as clearly as if returns were coming from next farm house. Enclosed check for $5.00|
|Vinel||and, N. J. Entire reception clear and entirely satisfactory on one Cunningham detector tube.|
|Camp||Hill, Pa. Entire voice description clearly received at temporary station on one tube -- "best radiophone ever heard".|
|Lawre||nce, Mass. Entire fight received on home-made set with two step amplifier.|
|Provi||dence, R. I. All details received clearly with good audibility, using one step amplification.|
|Green||wich, Conn. Speech exceptionally good. Audibility sufficient to enable listeners to hear speech fifteen feet away from telephones.|
|Nauga||tuck, Conn. Voice heard clearly throughout hall seating one thousand persons.|
|Sonor||a, Pa. (35 miles southwest Pittsburgh) (350 miles airline from Hoboken.) Amateur reported temperature 90° in the shade Saturday afternoon. All fight broadcasting received clearly. States that while returns of the big fight were being received from Hoboken the Westinghouse station at East Pittsburgh, Pa. came on the air and made the announcement that no fight returns had yet been received.|
|Jamai||ca, L. I. Entire voice description of the big fight received on an old wire clothes line fifteen feet long, using a galena detector.|
|Green||port, L. I. Amateur has sent us entire copy of the voice broadcasting including the preliminaries and it checks as being substantially correct. Report states that the voice was much more clear than over a telephone line to New York City. (Greenport is 105 miles air-line from Hoboken)|
|Rocky||Point, L. I. (local amateur) Entire fight description heard on crystal detector.|
|Alban||y, N. Y. Entire fight returns clear and distinct on detector and one step of amplification. Six pairs of telephone receivers connected in circuit.|
|Danvi||lle, Pa. Detector, and one step amplification. Three persons listening. Voice clear and loud.|
|Highl||and, N. Y. Voice clear through interference from trolley line only twenty feet from aerial. Used only one tube.|
|Stamf||ord, Conn. Entire fight description heard clearly by twenty-five people by attachment of a megaphone as a loud speaker. One step amplification.|
|Steam||er Polycarp. Returns heard at sea, (distance not mentioned) and broadcasted throughout the ship.|
|Buzza||rds Bay, Mass. Voice clear and distinct through considerable static.|
|Danvi||lle, N. J. -- Every word clearly understood by a small gathering.|
|New H||aven, Conn. Speech very clear and loud, nine people listening.|
|Mario||n, Mass. -- Speech strong and clear. Description of entire fight received without trouble.|
|Brist||ol, Pa. -- Voice clear and distinct and signals strong.|
|Bourn||e, Mass. (Cape Cod) Voice clear and loud. Two steps of amplification used. There was considerable static.|
|Middl||etown, N. J. -- Voice strong and clear. Every word understood.|
|Camp||Arey, Orleans, Mass. (Cape Cod) Voice distinctly audible. Bulletins telephoned to local village paper and audiences at local moving picture show.|
|Jessu||p, Md. -- Every word distinctly heard through heavy static.|
|Colle||geville, Pa. Signals loud and clear. Speech easily understood.|
|York,||Pa. Voice clear and loud. Articulation good.|
|Devau||lt, Pa. Voice strong, clear and easily read through considerable static. Voice audible with phones lying on table.|
|Bala,||Pa. Voice easily audible over entire room. Speech clear and distinct.|
|Chath||am, N. J. Voice very loud. Speech clear. Letter states best radiophone set yet listened to.|
|South||Norwalk, Conn. Best radiophone transmission ever listened to.|
|Clift||on, N. J. As no hall or theatre was secured at this place, John J. Kulik organized a small undertaking of his own and entertained a group of friends and neighbors. The audibility of the voice at Clifton was such that the entire fight description could be heard 200 feet away from a loud speaker horn. Mr. Kulik enclosed with his letter a clipping from a local paper which stated, among other things, that the broadcasting was done through the courtesy of the Radio Corporation of America.|
|Fordh||am, N. Y. Mr. B. D. Heller writes as follows: "The broadcasting of the fight was simply wonderful. Even the gong sounded plainly as could be. The broadcasting was received on a little, old loose coupler, silicon detector and single phone I had stored away for years and only got it out to get my boy started in wireless during vacation. Never expected to hear a 'world crier' by radiophone. You must have been heard over thousands of miles. Some 'Town Crier' I'll say! Almost thought I was in the front row at the ringside when you counted Carpentier out. It was realistic and impressive to the highest degree.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Harry B. Fischer, 269 Lincoln Avenue, writes as follows: "With a 2 step amplifier connected to a small size loose coupler and with the above inserted in two megaphones the voice could be heard clearly and distinctly through three rooms of our apartment, where fifteen persons assembled."|
|New Y||ork City. Mrs. H. W. McMann of 380 Riverside Drive writes that her son was participating in the reception of the returns at one of the local theatres and that as the afternoon wore on and she began thinking about the fight she got to the point where she could no longer restrain herself and listened in on her son's receiving set. She then describes in detail the reception of the fight and pronounces it so remarkable as to be almost unbelievable.|
|Bayon||ne, N. J. W. A. MacMaster writes that the audience at his home ranged in age from eleven to forty-five years and everyone was intensely interested. He reports that they all agreed that the case of the wireless amateur took a great stride forward last Saturday afternoon. He has forwarded us a resolution, signed by all of those who listened to the returns at his home, requesting that a similar detailed description by radiophone be made of the 1921 World's Series baseball games.|
|Hills||ide, N. J. Miss Mary M. Maurer writes that her young brother had some difficulty at first in tuning in the voice and that as she is opposed to prize fighting generally she at first refused to help him, but after hearing a few words come through she got so excited she forgot all about her prejudice against prize fighting. With the set she entertained her entire family, including her grandmother.|
|Montc||lair, N. J. E. L. Versfelt states that his antenna consisted of a single wire hidden in the moulding of a second story room. Total length of wire twenty-eight feet. The voice was audible all over the house.|
|Allen||town, Pa. N. W. Meitzler states that he made every effort to secure a hall but was unsuccessful. He attempted to borrow a megaphone from a local music store, but as Saturday was their busy day he was unsuccessful. He finally rigged up a megaphone in connection with one Baldwin head telephone and in this way entertained a large gathering at his home.|
|U. S.||"Acropolis" Captain C. H. Batchelder radioed us via East Hampton, L. I., thanking us for the fight reports received 400 miles at sea. He states that every word was clearly understood on board the Acropolis.|
|Glen||Cove, L. I. Mr. Richard W. Robbins reports excellent reception. Four persons listened.|
|South||Orange, N. J. Entire fight description received on home-made apparatus. Several visitors entertained.|
|Parke||r, N. J. Entire broadcasting heard clearly with home-made set, crystal detector. The writer hopes to hear continued entertainment of this kind from the Hoboken station.|
|Green||wich, Conn. Ernest F. Hopkins, "Speech exceptionally good, entertained eight persons."|
|Newar||k, N. J. Frank Saalmueller entertained eight persons at his home. Heard entire voice broadcasting on a crystal detector.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Edmond Martin reports voice strong; modulation perfect and wants to know when the next important event will be broadcasted from Hoboken.|
|Phila||delphia, Pa. Roy Fisher reports entire broadcasting clearly heard by ten persons, megaphone and Baldwin head telephone used as a loud speaker. Guests very much surprised at the clearness of speech and the vividness of the description.|
|Richm||ond Hill, N. Y. Frank Jacobs had eight guests and only four pair of telephones, so they took turns. Voice was clear and easily understood. He states that he has purchased an amplifier and a loud speaker in anticipation of the next voice broadcasting from Hoboken.|
|Passa||ic, N. J. John McDevett, Jr., reports voice broadcasting heard all over the house. Entertained several visitors. Wants information as to future concerts and voice descriptions from Hoboken.|
|West||New Brighton, S. I. Voice reported loud and clear on crystal detector Seven listeners.|
|Stoni||ngton, Conn. Benjamin F. Cutler writes that voice description of the preliminaries and the big fight and the ringing of the gong between rounds was clearly heard. Says that news of the fight by radiophone was just as good as being at the ringside. Wants more of it.|
|Lynbr||ook, L. I. J. J. Guarino reports the broadcasting as being the loudest and clearest radiophone talk ever heard by him.|
|Butle||r, N. J. Martin Petterson knew nothing about the voice broadcasting when he began tuning set and accidentally stumbled across our voice transmission. Wishes to congratulate us on the great success of the radiophone as demonstrated to the world at large last Saturday. Wants to know if we are going to make a regular thing of it.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Arthur H. Lynch reports that the entire voice broadcasting heard clearly. Had eight sets of head telephones connected to a single tube.|
|Bronx||, N. Y. City R. Henry Strahlman received the voice broadcasting for the benefit of the patients, doctors, nurses and others at the Montifiore Hospital in the Bronx.|
|Newar||k, N. J. A. H. Townsend states that his entire family of six people listened to the radiophone returns using only a crystal detector, one pair of head telephones and a megaphone as a loud speaker horn.|
|Phila||delphia, Pa. Dr. Gordon M. Christine received all preliminaries and the big fight without a hitch and could also hear the ringing of the gong between rounds. States that it is certainly a great advance in broadcasting news.|
|Bronx||, N. Y. G. R. Herbert is so enthusiastic over the voice broadcasting of last Saturday that he had the copy he made of the voice broadcasting framed and hung on the wall of his radio station.|
|Trent||on, N. J. F. H. Schoenthaler reports the voice heard all over a room by means of a Baldwin phone attached to a megaphone on one tube only. In a postscript to his letter he asks: "What's next?".|
|Frank||fort, Philadelphia, Pa. S. J. Thackery, using a 2 step amplifier and regular phonograph horn, found the voice easily audible 100 feet from the receiving set. Fifty persons listened to the voice broadcasting at his station.|
|New Y||ork City. F. S. Gostenhoferer writes as follows: "While I am one of many thousands of 'rank outsiders' in wireless who listen in to what the World is saying, doing no sending, I nevertheless feel that I owe you many thanks for the very able manner in which the voice broadcasting of the several fights today, including that between Dempsey and Carpentier was handled. Several people here enjoyed the fights as they progressed. You have not only rendered a great public service but demonstrated once again the remarkable possibilities of the radiophone both at present and for the future."|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Fred Fitz Gerald received the entire broadcasting of the preliminaries and the big fight and sent us a copy of the broadcasted matter to prove it.|
|U. S.||Delambre (at Dock at Brooklyn, N. Y.) Operator states that he used only a marconi crystal receiver and that the voice was by far the best he has ever heard on that type of receiver. Entertained the officers of the vessel and the crew during the broadcasting of the fight.|
|Hacke||nsack, N. J. Charles Winters writes that his son Peter, fifteen years old, has erected a home-made wireless outfit in the back yard of his house. States that the boy constructed the whole apparatus out of waste wood and pieces of wire and that if we had an opportunity to look the outfit over we would probably laugh. On the night of July 1st he ran in to his father and exclaimed. 'Father, I hear somebody SPEAKING!' "At first I did not believe him, but was easily convinced as I heard the voice myself. Needless to say the young man was greatly excited. We enjoyed the speech and music very much and it was as distinct as if it were in the same room." He further says that when the amateurish, incomplete wireless outfit of a school boy could receive these messages so distinctly it certainly seems to open up an immense future possibility for the radiophone.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Malcolm L. Homan used one head telephone and a phonograph horn and by this means several people were entertained. Mr. Homan states that he hopes that the undertaking of July 2nd was only a start and that before long there will be a general public service reporting important things such as baseball games, tennis matches, etc.|
|New Y||ork City. Edwin Frankerstein, Jr., had six guests who listened on a crystal detector and were amazed at the clearness and strength of the speech.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Tiley Linderoth also had six people at his home who listened on a single tube. States that the voice was louder and clearer than any radiophone he has ever heard.|
|Chath||am, N. J. Edwin Westervelt reports fourteen guests, voice clear, modulation perfect and in general, better than the voice from any radiophone station ever before listened to.|
|Peeks||kill, N. Y. F. Lesh Williams had several guests who listened. Entire voice description clearly heard on a crystal detector.|
|East||New York, N. J. David Sarkisian thanks us very much for our fine and clear report of the preliminaries and big fight on July 2nd and appreciates very much our enterprise in putting through such an undertaking successfully. He entertained twelve guests.|
|Passa||ic, N. J. C. R. Taft received the radiophone reports of the big fight clearer and louder than ever before experienced with radiophone transmission. Hopes we will keep up the good work.|
|Dover||, N. J. John Lock on home-made instruments at Dover, heard the voice clear and distinct as on a line phone. Used only a crystal detector.|
|Peeks||kill, N. Y. At the home of Lawrence A. Wood thirteen people listened to the radiophone reports of the events at Jersey City. Hopes to hear the radiophone again soon.|
|Schen||ectady, N. Y. Walter M. Sorgens says the voice came loud and clear; four persons listened to the broadcasting.|
|Colle||geville, Pa. Conrad F. Bond congratulates us on the audibility of radiophone description. Lives a mile outside the village of Collegeville but quite a few persons walked the mile in order to get the radiophone reports. Everybody was surprised and delighted at the clearness of the voice which was received on a loose coupler, fixed condenser, Murdock phones and a galena detector.|
|Rosel||le, N. J. James M. Scott heard the voice very distinct and did not miss a word. His house became crowded and a number of persons found places on the porch and on the lawn. Bulletins were broadcasted to those outside the house by means of a megaphone.|
|Eliza||beth, N. J. Robert M. Morris reports audibility of the voice excellent. Thirteen persons listened to the description.|
|Morri||stown, N. J. William E. Day states that three persons listened at his home and reports were also relayed to others. Is very sorry that the Hoboken station cannot be permanently maintained and hopes for future broadcasting of important events.|
|New Y||ork City. Mr. Fleischmann says he knows very little about radio but was able to receive the entire broadcasting successfully and entertained several friends. Intends now to install a good outfit as it has become very interesting.|
|New Y||ork City. Roy R. Neira intended, to receive the broadcasting but his set went bad so rushed over to a friend's house in order to get the returns. Found the friend's house crowded and had to wait in the hall with a number of others while the results were retransmitted by means of a small megaphone.|
|Harri||son, N. J. George W. Morgenroth states his was the first station in Harrison to get the result of the big fight outdoors to the public and he carried the idea further by hastily making signs announcing the result and tacking them up about town. Added line at the bottom of these signs; "Through the courtesy of the National Amateur Wireless Association".|
|New Y||ork City. Charles E. Coyle a member of Engine Company No. 60, East 137th Street, New York City, entertained an audience consisting of members of the Company and friends, about twenty-five in all, who proclaimed the demonstration the most wonderful and novel method ever known of broadcasting the result of a boxing match.|
|Norwi||ch, Conn. Percy G. Cruthers received the entire broadcasting on a home-made set, a picture of which was enclosed with the report. Entertained five friends. Used only single detector tube.|
|East||Orange, N. J. Charles Porter, Jr., says that the broadcasting of the events was all that could be desired. It was very realistic and everybody was excited, at the finish. Compliments us on the great success we made of it and is looking forward to the next broadcasting of some important event.|
|Passa||ic, N. J. Economy Electric Company entertained ten persons in its office and requested information as to when we will send out lectures or give concerts by radiophone.|
|Ridge||wood, N. Y. Werner Electric Company had its store jammed to the doors with listeners to the voice broadcast which was easily audible all over the place.|
|South||Norwich, Conn. Karl Schaeff, thirteen years old, received the entire description of the preliminaries and the big fight on his home-made set and states it was the best radiophone he has ever listened to.|
|Montc||lair, N. J. Eugene Richter had eight people listening. Reports the voice very strong and clear and says: "Never did I dream I could do such a thing! Radiophone! 1600 meters! Eight people getting it all. I wish I could have had 1800 people instead of eight enjoying it. We were all completely thrilled."|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. E. F. Stearns received the broadcasting using a small chunk of tin roof for an aerial and states that the description was absolutely perfect.|
|Trent||on, N. J. F. W. Sutter reports that the voice transmission was heard clearly and distinctly with one vacuum tube; three head sets were connected in series and six persons listened.|
|Summi||t, N. J. Robert N. Brockway, Jr., and Leonard Richards conducted a gathering at a small hall at Summit and collected $45.00, which has been remitted.|
|Altoo||na, Pa. C. O. Amos received the voice broadcasting of the big fight successfully through considerable static. He used a loud speaker in a theatre at Altoona. When we started broadcasting the fight by telegraphy using straight C. W. the signals were so loud they drowned out the orchestra. He enclosed money order for $4.00 as a contribution from the amateurs concerned in the undertaking.|
|Nauga||tuck, Conn. Daniel E. Noble reports reception of the fight returns a total success and heard by 500 people assembled in a hall. The voice was as loud as it would have been had the speaker been present shouting a description in the hall. Everybody was highly pleased with the demonstration. Enclosed a check for $55.35.|
|Plain||field, N. J. C. R. Vincent of the Plainfield Radio Association arranged for the reception of the returns at the Shackamaxon Golf Club, Westfield, N. J. The entire voice description of the fight was clearly received and everybody surprised and delighted. A check for $50.00 was sent us to be added to the general fund.|
|Nyack||, N. Y. Paul B. Murphy enclosed a money order with his letter for $10, which was obtained from a small gathering at the Nyack Boat Club. He states that the quality of transmission over the radiophone was excellent and that the returns themselves were of a character that exceeded even the highest expectations. He wants to be in on any future undertaking of the kind.|
|Hobok||en, N. J. J. D. Elmdorf, of the Young Mens Christian Association advises that one of the members experimented in the reception of the voice returns on July 2nd and after little adjustment was able to hear the voice clearly. They passed the hat among those who listened in and secured $6.00, which has been sent to us to be added to the general fund.|
|Belle||Meade, N. J. R. L. Davison heard everything clearly on a crystal detector. He notes the peculiar fact that be heard an undamped station working, which was evidently heterodyned by the carrier wave from the Hoboken station.|
|New Y||ork City. Edwin Schoonmaker reports the entire voice description heard clearly on home-made instruments. Four people listened, using single head telephones.|
|Morri||stown, N. J. W. H. Clark says the radiophone was clear and distinct. Twenty persons listened.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Edwin J. Dunn packed a small set in a valise and went to Maspeth, L. I., where a wire was attached to a tree in a field. The entire broadcasting was clearly heard.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Richard Schneider extends hearty congratulation to the Radio Corporation of America and the N. A. W. A., for the great success of the radiophone broadcasting of the contest, which he states, will go down in the history of radio communication. He expresses the hope that many more such events will be arranged for the benefit of the amateur, the public at large, and radio in general.|
|Rosel||le Park, N. J. Robert H. Horning had megaphones attached to two Baldwin head telephones and ten guests listened to the reception. Several officials of the Standard Oil Company, White Oil Company and Western Electric Company were present. He states that no clearer speech was ever produced by land telephone.|
|Rosel||le Park, N. J. Union County Radio Association had number of guests who were entertained by perfect reception of the voice. A written transcript of the description of each bout was made, round by round, and made a part of the records of the Union County Radio Association.|
|Rosel||le Park, N. J. Stewart Decker had 18 friends in a room listening to the voice description. Enjoyed it all very much and had much praise for an organization which could carry out successfully such an enormous undertaking.|
|East||Medford, Mass. Carroll T. Downes made it possible for thirty-one people to listen to the returns at his home. Also keep two theatres informed as well as the ticket sellers in the North Station at Boston who passed on the information to passengers purchasing tickets.|
|South||River, N. J. Charles H. Dugan writes: "Through courtesy of two young men, Fred Cost and his brother John, I was able to receive first hand information as to the fistic encounter recently held in Jersey City. The boys were generous and permitted a good size crowd to gather in a shed at the rear of their home, while the less fortunate clung about the windows and doorway to have the tidings relayed to them by those at the instruments, using stage whispers, to pass the information along to those outside. The voice of the person at Jersey City who was sending out the news was quite as audible and distinct as one might wish for, even the clang of the gong at the ringside could be distinctly heard. One elderly woman was so wrought up as the news began coming in that she said even if she was over 70 years old she was sorry that she didn't have five dollars bet on the outcome of the fight. I'm glad she did not, as the excitement for her was aplenty without it."|
|Elmhu||rst, Pa. S. M. Boddington entertained twelve persons and remitted $5.00 to the general good of the Cause. Wants to know when the next event by radiophone can be expected.|
|Richm||ond Hill, N. Y. Floyd Dominick heard the entire voice broadcasting without a break, on one vacuum tube. He entertained numerous friends.|
|State||n Island, N. Y. Edward Brady writes that the voice broadcasting was the first he has ever heard and was evidentally quite surprised to find it on his set when he listened in on Saturday afternoon. He knew nothing about it and was not expecting it, but says that evidently there was so much energy going his way he could not keep it out.|
|Glen||Rock, N. J. Ralph Bailey attempted to receive fight with a detector and 2 step amplifier but signals were so strong as to be unpleasant with this arrangement, and he consequently reduced amplification. One of his guests employed by the "Call", at Patterson, N. J., supplied many details to his paper which the office found they were not getting through land line channels.|
|New Y||ork City. Joseph Haskel lives in a little apartment next to the 6th Avenue elevated line and here using a home-made set, he states that the voice came as clear as if the speaker were right at his elbow. He sends in a complete copy of the entire voice broadcasting to prove it.|
|Cedar||hurst, L. I. C. Willis Woolford entertained several friends, who heard the voice clear and distinct on a crystal detector. His comment is: "Good, glorious, great!"|
|Carta||ret, N. J. Harmony Social Club had 150 guests who listened to the voice broadcasting. The club report states that they were dumfounded at the wonderful demonstration. All agreed that it was better to hear the returns by radiophone than to go through the trouble and inconvenience of personally attending the fight itself.|
|Corne||ll, N. Y. Francis S. Williams reports the audibility such that six persons listened at one time using only one bulb. Everybody was greatly pleased, and voted the description much superior to the ordinary method of posting telegraphic reports.|
|Brist||ol, Pa. Ralph B. Shebbey says the voice came clear and distinct to five persons listening. The gong at the beginning and close of the rounds was clearly heard.|
|Arlin||gton, N. J. Milton Van Houten entertained eleven friends.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. H. DeHaven votes the whole broadcasting a perfect success. He hopes for concerts or something in the future.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Edwin Wolber states that the vivid description of the fight was enjoyed by several guests at his home.|
|Aubur||ndale, Mass. W. E. Heckman arranged for the returns to be received at the Woodland Golf Club, the largest golf club in New England. Returns also furnished to gathering of neighbors which was so large that many were unable to get into the operator's house.|
|Asbur||y Park, N. J. W. Harold Warren writes as follows: "My compliments to you on your excellent work during the Dempsey-Carpentier bout. Owing to your perfect enunciation, your clear and vivid description and your calm and measured speech under such exciting surroundings, I was able to obtain perfect reception in a roller chair on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, using a new type of loop, a detector, and a two-step amplifier, and signals were equally as good whether the chair was in motion or at rest. The cheering of the crowd could be distinguished and each sound of the gong seemed as though it were but a few feet from the roller chair instead of in Jersey City, notwithstanding the fact that we were but 100 feet from the noise of the breaking surf. I have sent a check for $13.00 and photo to the N. A. W. A. Again congratulating you."|
|Smith||town, L. I. A. E. Jackson entertained a few friends and sent us $1.80 as a donation.|
|Newar||k, N. J. G. N. Vacca enclosed money order for $3.50 secured through a small gathering of his friends. He states that people who have previously listened on his set to other radiophone stations generally experienced trouble in understanding speech but that on Saturday everyone understood every word from the Hoboken station.|
|Eastp||ort, Maine. G. C. Brown sent a donation of $2.00 and reported that the voice description was heard well at Eastport using only one UV-200 detector tube. Eastport, Maine, is approximately 425 miles, air line, from Hoboken.|
|Leigh||ton, Pa. R. A. Gerhard rented a small hall for $10.00 and made the returns available to an audience of eighty-three. He forwarded the balance, $10.75, as a donation to the Cause. He stated that the broadcasting was a great success, the voice carrying clearly through the hall and everybody was pleased.|
|Sea C||liff, L. I. Mr. W. R. Nordmeyer, on an equipment entirely home-made with the exception of one vacuum tube, heard the entire voice broadcasting and made it available for a small gathering. He has remitted $28.36 taken up as a contribution.|
|Morri||stown, N. J. First Ward Hose Co., the treasurer of this Company has sent a check for $25.00 which was made up in a collection taken up by the Company. He states that an audience of approximately 500 were able to hear all of the returns of the preliminaries and the big fight. The entire fire house was packed on both floors. By means of a two-step amplifier and two large phonograph horns attached to head telephones, every word was made clear to the audience on the first and second floors. He enclosed a photograph of the arrangement of the receiving set and the horns, and remarks: "Will be pleased to cooperate in any future affairs of this kind", and he hopes there will be many more like it.|
|Valle||y Stream, L. I. George J. Smith organized a small gathering of village notables in the fire house and forwarded a contribution of $9.43.|
|Clark||Mills, N. Y. C. Waddington states that the voice came in so loud at Clark Mills (ten miles from Utica) that it could be heard several feet away from the telephones. He enclosed $3.50 as a contribution to the Cause.|
|Parke||sburg, Pa. Horace A. Beale, Jr., president of the Parkesburg Iron Company set up a temporary station at the baseball grounds in Parkesburg and the broadcasting was made available for a large number of people. A check for $50.00 was enclosed as a contribution.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. Kenneth Swezey and several friends listened to the report of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight and says that they were all greatly impressed with the capabilities of the radiophone, "which now not being used to full advantage." He enclosed $1.00 as a contribution.|
|Brook||lyn, N. Y. C. Milanio conducted a small affair at his home and remitted $1.00 as a contribution.|
|Poult||ney, Vt. F. C. Bassett reports that the voice from Hoboken was strong during the entire broadcasting and that the ringing of the gong between rounds could be clearly heard all over the hall. He forwarded $5.69.|
|Red B||ank, N. J. R. S. Johnson sent word to the city officials of Red Bank and their friends to attend the reception of the returns. A fair crowd was on hand at 1 o'clock and he was in the midst of numerous questions when "hello, hello, this is WJY, Hoboken, New Jersey speaking" broke in on the room and the crowd was instantly silenced. The affair was an entire success from beginning to end and the hat was passed; $36.50 was dropped into it and has been sent to us. He states that from an experimental standpoint the event will go down in history as a most wonderful accomplishment. His letter concludes as follows: "Why was brother 2ZL so nervous on Friday night when he said to Mrs. 2ZL over the air that he would not be home until late? Be brave brother, be brave! Maybe some day Mrs. 2ZL will understand the feeling that runs through our etherized systems. If brother 2ZL wants to aid me a little please ask him to give me data on a circuit to use two 50 watt tubes for a Heising circuit or the best circuit he can give me for one oscillator and one modulator. Also the correct size of an aerial for 200 meter transmission. Have not had much success as yet with tube transmission." 2ZL (Mr. Smith) has already supplied the requested information.|
|Langh||orne, Pa. J. Edgar Hines states that he received the full report of the boxing match on his farm and that five persons heard the returns as clearly as if the speaker was telephoning from the next farm house. He reports that he gave a report to the local telephone exchange and to twenty-one people personally over the telephone. He enclosed $5.00 as a contribution.|
|Oneon||ta, N. Y. R. E. Brigham states that ten friends listened to the radiophone returns and considered the event remarkably successful. They heard every word and all were well pleased and commented favorably upon the clearness of the speech. Mr. Brigham enclosed a check for $17.00 as a contribution.|
|Tarry||town, N. Y. Old Post Road Garage was used by Fred Koenig because he was unable to secure a hall at Tarrytown. He set up his receiver in the show room of the garage, "which by the way", he adds, "was not large enough to accommodate the large crowd which came to hear this wonderful description of the fight by wireless telephone." A collection was taken up to the amount of $35.50 which has been received. Mr. Koenig had hand-bills printed and distributed throughout Tarrytown and the surrounding country before the fight, one of which is herewith attached.|
|Orang||e, N. J. Frank Nowotny was unable to be at home on Saturday during the broadcasting so he had another young man operate his receiving set for the benefit of several neighbors with the stipulation that they must all contribute to the Cause. He enclosed $2.00 as the amount of the collection taken up.|
|Montc||lair, N. J. A. G. Sidman received the returns at the Montclair Athletic Club and enclosed a contribution of $10.00.|
|Massa||pequa, L. I. D. W. Ormsbee accidentally heard of the intention to broadcast the results of the big fight from a fellow commuter and succeeded in hearing the voice very clearly and entertained several friends. He enclosed $15.00 as a contribution.|
|Shelt||on, Conn. A. R. Kulich entertained thirty people who were able to clearly understand every word of the broadcasting, and has sent us $8.00 to be added to the general fund. He wants to know about future voice broadcasting of important events.|
|Sag H||arbor, L. I. J. Henry Renkens, Jr., entertained a small audience which was extremely enthusiastic over the excellent results obtained. He enclosed $3.00 for the general fund.|
|Rhine||beck, N. Y. George Rosen Kramz reports that he had just recently installed a receiving set and was surprised when he found how clearly he could hear the speech from Hoboken on it. He entertained several friends and took up a collection to the amount of $30.73, which has been received.|
|Woodm||ere, L. I. Robert C. Birkhahn entertained a party of friends and the entire voice broadcasting was voted a most wonderful achievement. He enclosed $5.00 as a contribution to the Cause.|
|Salem||, Ohio: This is one of the record-breakers, 400 miles by airline from Hoboken. Charles P. Hoyd reports that he entertained several friends and is very enthusiastic "over what amateurs have done, are doing and will do." He asks for one of the reception certificates, which he "will always treasure."|
|Long||Island City, N. Y. Among the reports from those who supervised theatre installations is one from William F. Diehl, assigned to the Queensboro A. C., from which these extracts are taken as a specimen of the showmanship features of the program. He says:|
"The broadcast was received with remarkable intensity and clarity. The output was transferred to a Western Electric loud speaker which made the voice easy to understand in any part of the arena, which by the way seats 8,000 people. It might interest you to know that not a single interruption of the voice was noted during the entire broadcast. Every word was clear and distinct. Not one person could be discovered in the crowd who had ever witnessed a demonstration of radio telephony before and one could hear a pin drop it was so quiet during the performance."