Referee Vanderbilt Tries to Clear the Course

With a cry of, “Hundreds are going to be killed if the crowd is not controlled,” Locomobile driver Joe Tracy pulled to a stop to warn race officials after completing his first lap. Referee Vanderbilt jumped into his Mercedes with race chief surgeon Louis Lanehart and made one fast lap to check out crowd conditions and to clear the course. The crowd temporarily returned to positions behind the fences surrounding Krug’s Hotel.