Amelia earhart relates flight in dust storm
Amelia Earhart Relates Flight In Dust Storm EL PASO — Amelia Earhart, diminutive flyer, landed in El Paso at"2:08 p. m. Wednesday after fighting a blinding dust storm nearly all the way from Dallas. Flying south from Tulsa Wednesday morning to avoid the storm, Mis Earhart found to her chagrin, she said, that the storm had followed her. So intense was the dust, Mis Earhart related in her room at Hotel Paso del Norte Wednesday afternoon, it was not until she flew over Guadalupe Pass 100 miles east of El Paso that she was able to see the ground. At one point during the flight she turned back for several minutes, fearing that the swirling dust would damage her plane. But hoping that soon she could fly out of the storm, she decided to continue her trip to El Paso. "The weather I encountered from Dallas to El Paso was much -worse than that I found on my recent Pacific flight," Miss Earhart said. "On my trans-oceanic flight, I encountered beautiful weather all ther way, with a bright moon and stars to light my course. Flew "Blind' "I was forced to fly blind nearly all.,the way to El Paso. Dust and clouds mingled in a thick < yellow haze." The storm reached up 12,000 feet, in its upper level a blinding mixture of sand and clouds. Miss Earhart flew the entire distance at an altitude of 9000-10,000 feet America's premier woman flyer, Miss Earhart nevertheless is an enthusiastic and skillful horsewoman. In Tulsa Tuesday, she enjoyed a horseback ride. "I hope that my interests are broad enough not to be confined entirely to aviation," Miss Earhart said. "I get the same enjoyment from driving my automobile or riding a horse that I do in piloting my plane." May Visit Mexico Mis Earhart said she probably would accept an invitation of the Mexican Government to visit in Mexico City within the next few weeks. 'I never have been in Mexico City. Think I would enjoy such a trip," she said. Tousled-headed, wearing informal flying togs, Miss Earhart ordered a light lunch consisting of sandwiches and lemonade almost immediately after she arrived at her hotel. Her flying tops consisted of brown trousers, a white shirt open at the throat and a large brightly colored tie; She wore striped socks. "This is the first tune I have been in El Paso in several years," Miss -Earhart said. "I generally fly the northern route because it is shorter, but- I do enjoy visiting again cities through which I have passed before." Miss Earhart took off early Thursday morning in her Red Lockheed Vega plane in which she made her trans-Pacific flight. She has a series of speaking engagements on the West Coast, she said.