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FLIER HAS ACTIVE LIFE HER 34 YEARS NEW YORK, May 21.— UP)— Amelia Earhart Putnam, trans-At- . lantic flier, has crowded enough gctlvity into her 34 years to make careers for several women, or men, for that matter. War nurse, commercial photographer, photographer, social worker, aviation company executive, magazine editor, editor, teacher, member of numerous numerous ' aviation committees, are ail part of her experience, as wel' • as her mastery of the art of flying. She was the first American woman woman to be granted a license by the Federation Aeronautique In- ternationale and is an honorary major in the 381st aero squadron Although she is best known as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, a distinction which she gained June 18, 1928, when she rossed from Thepassey, NF., to Buryport, Wales, in the tri-motored tri-motored monoplane "Friendship 1 with Wilmer Stultz, pilot, and •'. Louis Gordon, mechanic, she also has made a trans-continenta: round trip In an autogyro. She was bom at Atchison, Kan. in 1898. Her father, Edwin S, Earhart, is an attorney in Los Angeles.' She has one sister. It was in California that she be". be". came interested In aviation ag recreation. She owned two planes and piled up 500 solo hours in her aerial pleasure jaunts about Los Angeles. The sponsor of the flight of the "Friendship"' was George Palmer Putnam, publisher. On Feb. 7 1931 Putnam and Miss Earhart were married at the home of his mother at Noank, Conn. Flight (Continued rrom page 1.) phone to report her success to London in order that her husband, husband, George Palmer Putnam New York publisher, and her friends back home might know she was safe. Her plane was not damaged in the landing and she was wholly unbait. It was the flier's second airplane airplane trip across tho Atlantic. In June, 1928, before he.- marriage to Mr. Putnam, she made the crossing, 'that time a passenger "Tiiere is no comparison," she said 'n reply to a question about which trip she liked better. "On this go I was flying low the whole time and had to rely on myself. "I am afraid I am a bit deaf after the terrible roar of the engine engine .In my ears all the time, but at any rate I have done it." Miss Earhart, first woman solo flier of the Atlantic, traveled approximately approximately 1,900 miles between Harbor Grace, N. P., and Culmore, Culmore, Ireland, and was in the neighborhood of 600 miles ncrth her plane of her set course. The flier brought down at 2:30 p. m. (7:30 a. m., C. S. T.). This meant she was In J the air 15 hours and 39 minutes. . - She left Harbor Grace at 3:51 p. m. Friday, Central Standard time. Takes Off For Dublin NEW YORK, May 21.— (IP)— George Palmer Putnam, husband of Amelia Earhart, announced today today he was informed she had taken off for Dublin in her own airplane from the field near Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland, where she landed at the end of her trans- Atlantic flight. Ruth Nichols Congratulates RYE, N. Y., May 21.—(#>)—Ruth Nichols, aviatrix, today sent a cablegram congratulating Amelia Earhart Putnam on her successful successful flight. "You beat me to it for the second second time but it was a splendid job. My greatest admiration for your planning and skill in carrying carrying out the hop, Love. Ruth." Paris Had Planned To Greet Aviatrix LE BOURGET. France, May 21. — (fP) —Amelia Earhart Putnam's estimate of 15 hours for her solo flight from Harbor Grace, New Foundland, to Le Bourget field expired at 1:51 p. m., (6:51 a. m., C. S. T.) today and no news concerning concerning her had been received. Brigadier General Stanley Hamer Hamer Ford, American military at- tache, said it was possible Mrs. Putnam had come down somewhere somewhere in Ireland where communication communication was ba.d. General Ford expressed surprise that she had not been sighted somewhere along the route but said it was too early for any alarm to be felt. There was a slight drizzle here and visibility was poor. Because Fifth Anniversary of GOD SPEED OKT HOP-OFF THE Cor/. CHARGE? On May 20th, five years ago, an unknown young man with a touseled mop of hail 1 climbed into the cockpit of the plane, which he had named the "Spirit of St. Louis," at Roosevelt Field, New York and, followed by the prayers of a few well-wishers, flew off into the haze that overhangs the broad Atlantic. On board he carried a bottle of water, a sandwich and a letter of introduction. Thirty-three hours later, after the greatest and cleanest flight in the history of aviation, that young man set his plane down at Le Bour.get Airport, Paris, and Captain Charles A. Lindbergh became a world hero. In the five years that have passed since that solo transatlantic flier, had landed landed there. * Mrs. Putnam, the news agency said, was unhurt. She had had trouble with her .xhaust manifold, which had burned burned out. Her monoplane was reported undamaged. undamaged. "I had this trouble (with the ex- iiaust manifold) for about 10 hours,* the Press association quoted quoted Mrs. Putnam, "and lor a lot of the way I was flying through storms—mist, rain and a little When Mrs. Putnam landed, the Press association said she declared: declared: 'Tve done it!" "I had to land here in the pas- last sum :ures outside Londonderry," she John, N. nancial backer, the mysterious "Mrs. Question Mark." Miss Nichols 1 monoplane, In which she planned to make' the flight, is 'being rebuilt at the factory factory of Clarence D. Chamberlain in Jersey City. The 1ob will take a month or six Chamberlain said. weeks longer, It was badly continued. Plane Trouble Told "I'm not a bit hurt and I .think he plane is all right. I had trouble trouble with my exhaust manifold, which had burned out. "In addition the gasoline gauge lad broken, probably in the storm ast night, and there was a little eakage, so I decided to come down. I landed' in an open field." "To my friends in New York," Mrs. Putnam went on, "I want to send this message: I am very glad to have come across successfully, successfully, but. I am sorry Indeed '. did not make France. I am joing to speak to my husband as soon as I can by the Atlantic phone." Her husband is 'George Palmer Putnam, New York publisher. The Press association said Mrs. 3 utnam telephoned to their office rom a hotel at Londonderry. "My first thought on getting lere," she said, "was to call up so that my safe landing might be mown without delay." The field in which the landing vas made is a mile or two from Londonderry, the Press association s ald. The owner of N it was the first o greet Mrs. Putnam. damaged by fire at Louisville, Ky. last October. Mrs. Smith said Elinor was 111 wltsh a bad cold, infected eyes, aind a wrenched ankle suffered when she fell downstairs at home a few days ago. Miss Nichols, holder of the women's women's speed record and the altitude altitude record, was injured badly, summer in a crash at St B.. where Mrs. Putnam nearly ame to grief last night. She also 'was en route to Harbor Grace for her take-off. Weather Is .Perfect. TRALEE, Ireland, May 21.— ffi— Civic guards on the , lookout on the Irish coast for Amelia Earhart Earhart Puntnam, American woman flier who is attempting a solo flight from Harbor Grace, N. F., to Paris, reported this morning the weather was snlendld and the morning "beautifully clear, with a southerly wind." of the weather, small. the crowd was In the- middle of the forenoon the wind veered to the southwest and officials expressed belief Mrs. Putnam's plane might be driven northward, leaving Croydon, England, England, an easier goal than Le Bourget. Bourget. Paris morning papers gave considerable considerable space to the account of Mrs. Putnam's take-off from Harbor Harbor Grace, including a summary of her career. They recalled also that today was the fifth anniversary of Gol. Charles A. Lindbergh's epochal non-stop flight from New York to Le Bourget. The expectation was that Ambassador Ambassador Walter E. Edge would " Londonderry is the capital of he County of Londonderry in Vorth Ireland. It is situated on the Foyle, five miles above Lough Foyle and 123 miles from Dudblin. The city has for years been an ictive seapprt. It was a strong- lold of the Orangeltes and in 1689 it held out successfully against the forces of James II. Putnam Gets Message NEW 'YORK, May 21.—(/P)George 21.—(/P)George Palmer Putnam was informed informed by telephone from London today in a conversation with the London Daily Sketch that Amelia Earhart, his wife, had landed in Ireland. The sketch told Putnam that its correspondent s*. Londonderry Londonderry had interviewed her after she landed. "Of course, I'm overjoyed," Putnam Putnam said, "but we who know her well were sure she'd do it. "She has more calm courage than any person I ever knew. Please let me thank the Associated Associated Press warmly for being the first to break the news to me." Earhart Flight In Figures (By Associated Press) Distance, 2026.5 miles. Time, 15 hours, 39 minutes. Average speed, 129.5 miles per greet Mrs. Putnam If she succeeds hour. in her attempt and that he would Left Harbor Grace, Newfound- take her to the American embassy as a guest, just as the late Ambassador Ambassador Myron Herick took under under his wing the young and pre- vlously little known Lindbergh on May 21, 1927. Officials of the French Aero club announced they would send a delegation to greet her at the airdrome. Le Bourget early this morning resembled a sleepy army post as 'the radio operators and signal men took their posts but authorl- ties at all coastal stations were on the alert early to pick up any messages from ships or other news of the aviatrix. Plane Trouble Was Cause of Landing LONDON, May 21. — (ff) — The Press association reported from Londonderry, Ireland, this afternoon afternoon that Amelia Earhart Putnam, land, 3:51 p. m., central standard time, Friday. Arrived Culmore, Northern Ireland, Ireland, 8:30 a. m.. central standard time Saturday. nor four Husband and Friend Had Complete Faith NEW YORK, May 21— (JP) —Cap.t. H. H. Railey, who met Amelia Earhart when she came down with her two male companions at Burrport, Wales, after first trans-Atlantic flight years ago, was the first to hear of her same arrival in Ireland today. today. ._!._,_ He was on the telephone, talking talking to The Associated Press from George Palmer Putnam's room for two hours today, until stories from London and Culmore told of the solo flier's landing In Ireiana. He repeated to Putnam every scrap of information, promising or unpromising, that The Associated Associated Press could give him. Neither he nor the flier's husband husband apparently had any doubt that she would land—somewhere in , Europe. ''She's there allrlght—some- ••sne-s mere anrignt—some- vvhcre," Captain Railey said re-I Two Rivals Watch Flight Wistfully NEW YORK, May 21.— (IP)— Two other American girls waited today today with interest—and a littk wistfully—the outcome of Amelia Earhart Putnam's attempt to make the first feminine solo flight across the Atlanticr They are Elinor Smith and Ruth Nichols and It looked as though they were going to make a race of it before Mrs. Putnam got away ahead of them. Miss Smith, first of the three to plan such a venture, was ill at her home in Preeport, Long peatedly. A hotel operator broke In, saying saying London was calling for Mr. Putnam. "Hang on, A. P., while we take this call," said Captain Railey. "It's London calling, George!" Before the London call came through, however, the Associated Press bulletlrt-from London flasn- ed through, announcing her safe landincr in Irelad. Capt. Railey already had given the Associated Press Putnam's statement, to be released as aocn as the news was confirmed. The London call came through, "Hang On, A. P." "Hang on, A. P." said Captain Railey. And thpn, a minute later: "She's there, all right. That was he London Daily Sketch. They've talked to her!'" ' At Putnam's request, the telephone telephone wire from his room to the Associated . Press was kept open, lowever, and the whole story was •ead to Capt. Railey as ic cu.uu i. Both roared with laughter at wap short of cash. It wouldn't be the first tlmn she'd landed in London, broke/' sold Captain Railey. The story started that Mrs. Putnam Putnam would make no plans until she had taleked to her husband. "If you 1 can get a message Mrs. Putnam's etatcment "that she ixrncf en f iff nr r*n n n ' through, tell her we're waiting for her to call us," said Captain Railey. Railey. Captain Railey > said Putnam probably would not go to Euroce to join his wife. "He can't make any plans, however," however," he added, "until he h^s talked to her." Flew Very Low. 1 NEW' YORK, May 21.— (IP)— Amelia Earhart Putnam, In a telephone conversation from Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland, with her hus- Island and her mother said she [band late today said she flew was having trouble with her f 1-1 most of the way across the At-

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 21 May 1932, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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