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new evidence - New Evidence in Earhart Mystery NEW YORK (AP) —...
New Evidence in Earhart Mystery NEW YORK (AP) — New evidence evidence has been reported that Amelia Earharl, the pioneer woman woman flier who disappeared 23 years jifjo. may have been executed by Japanese. The Columbia Broadcasting System said Friday that she was seen to crash-land off Saipan during her ill-fat.c*d flight around Hie world. CBS correspondent Don Mozeley said a special news team sent to the Pacific island "found at least a dozen natives who remember seeing the famous aviatrix crash land in the water in 1937, watched her taken to jail by the Japanese and then disappear." "All the islanders," the report continued, "believe Miss Earhart and her navig-.tor, Fred Noonan, were executed out of sight of the local population. The Japanese were deterpiined that no American American would ever tell the world they were fortifying the Island of Sai- pan." Saipan was one of the battlegrounds battlegrounds of World War II. "One native said he had been invited to witness the hanging of a white woman," added the report. "He refused to go." Misr Earlhart's disappearance at the age of 39 sent a wave of shock and disbelief around the' world. A task force of 3,000 men, 10 ships and 100 planes Swept the Pacific, to no avail. Last May the San Mateo, Calif., Times quoted a woman who lived on Saipan as a child as saying she recognized pictures of Miss Earhart as the American pilot she saw taken into custody by the Japanese. The woman, Josephine Blanco Akiyama, now a resident of San Maleo, was reported as saying a member of the Japanese, secret police later told her the flier had been shot. CBS sent a news team of its own, plus a Times reporter, to investigate. investigate. The network said the team, diving into the waters of the bay opposite the old Japanese naval base, found the wreckage of a plane. A generator was shown in San Francisco Friday. Paul Manlz, the flier who outfitted Miss Earhart's Earhart's craft, said it looked like the one he had installed. He planned to check his work number records to make sure. In Tokyo, a former admiral of the Imperial Naval General Staff {termed the execution reports in! in! credible. Shigeyoshi Inouye, in 1 charge of the Naval Affairs bureau bureau in 1937, denied any knowledge knowledge of the subject. Johannesburg, South Africa, is a favorite stopping point for penguins penguins moving^ from the South Pole to European zoos. There they pause for a refreshing, cool water bath. .

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  1. Garden City Telegram,
  2. 02 Jul 1960, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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