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2A , OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER OGDEN, UTAH, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1962 Into Rising Sun Vanished Flyer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Twenty-five years ago today Amelia Earhart vanished in the mid-Pacific. the Pacific, a memorial--Amelia Earhart Light--was erected on Rowland Island. During World War II the Ja- From that day to this, the | panese shot the top off the light- mystery of exactly what befell house. But at the base of the America's most famous woman '* ' ' flier and her nayigator, Fred J. Noonan, has intrigued the minds of many men, with no positive! answer ever reached. ! wrecked structure is this simple plaque: REMINDER OF MYSTERY I t - i s a brooding reminder of the mystery and again brings up The famous aviatrix had left questions on this 25th anniversary. Lae, New Guinea, on the last lap of a daring 27,000-mile flight Was Miss Earhart on a secret espionage mission for the United around the world. The date was; states Government? July 2, 1937. j This belief was expressed by the Only three stops remained: Tiny Rowland Island, Honolulu, then a triumphal landing at Oakland, her lucky city. The plane was an $80,000 twin engine Lockheed 10 low-wing monoplane, top speed 205 miles an hour. It was well-stocked with late Dr. M. L. Brittain, president of Georgia Institute of Technology, a civilian guest on the battleship, Colorado, which searched vainly for the missing fliers. v Dr. Brittain during the-war said he thought the Japanese had captured Miss. Earhart and either food and survival equipment, in-1 made her a prisoner or executed eluding a rubber life: raft. I her to prevent disclosure that She was flying at 1,000 feet over j th ey were .fortifying various is- the vast Pacific. Navigator Noon-.' ^ nd s in the Pacific. "I believe there was an understanding on the part of some government officials with Miss Earhart that she have a look, if possible, at the Japanese-man- an scanned his instruments, expecting to sight' Howland Island momentarily. . At that very moment, the Coast "Guard cutter Itaca was making a black smoke plume at the island to guide the fliers to a safe landing. HER LAST WORDS On voice radio, Miss Earhart called the Itasca: "Gas is running low. . . . Been unable to reach you by radio. . . . We are circling but cannot see you. ..." Then silence. At 1,000 feet altitude, she must have been many miles from Howland Island, or she would have dated islands/' - he declared. There was no comment from the U.S. government, and' the Japanese denied knowledge of the flier's fate. MYSTERIOUS LADY? Did the famous "Lady Lindy" become the mysterious "white lady of Saipan?" This theory is held by radio newsman Fred Goerner of KCBS at San Francisco, who made two trips to Saipan Island. He dived in the harbor and recovered an airplane engine generator. It was AMELIA EARHART vanished 25 years ago in the Pacific on the last lap of a daring 27,000-mile flight around the world. seen the Itasca's black smoke plume. j Japanese and not from Miss Ear- Or her position might have been ' hart's plane. Bones and teeth tak- fixed had she used dot-dash radio. A vast search by U.S. Navy ships and planes, aided by Japanese ships, failed to turn up a single clue to the flier's fate -not one scrap of flotsam, no evidence of any sort. Nor has anything tangible been Saipan, in the Marianas, is a found in the ensuing quarter cen-' long, long way from Howland, tury. Amelia Earhart and her! and in Jhe wrong direction, navigator vanished as if they and "" their plane had never existed. Miss Earhart, often called "Lady Lindy" because of her facial resemblance to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh of transatlantic solo fame, was born at Atchison, Kan., July 24, 1898. She soloed at Los Angeles when she was 20. She was a passenger ^ when William Stutz and Louis future^ Miss Earhart was due at How- Narcotics Boss May Get Boot WASHINGTON (AP)--Harry J. Anslinger, the controversial U.S. commissioner of narcotics, will be forced to retire in the near Gordon flew the Atlantic June 17, 1928. Her husband, the late George Palmer Putnam, a New York publisher, encouraged her flying career. She soloed the Atlantic May 20- Although Anslinger is reluctant to leave the job he has held for 32 years, it was learned today that the 'administration is using his age--70--as a lever to spur his departure. Anslinger has aroused consid- 21, 1932. On Jan. 11-12, 1935, shejerable controversy by viewing flew from Honolulu to Oakland. ' Noonan/ 44, made the first Pan American World Airways survey flight to Honolulu in 1935. After the fliers vanished over as a problem to be solved through stiff law enforcement. The opposing view is *hat it should be treated more as a disease. land at 7 a.m. July 2. "She was flying right into the rising sun," recalled Dr. David J. Zaugg, 54, medical officer in charge of Merchant Marine Hospital in San Francisco, who was on Howland. He said she might have missed the island entirely, and men on Howland and the Itasca were unable to fix her position by triangulation because she persisted in ,using voice radio. "I think she just went into the drink," Dr. Zaugg concluded. Paul Mantz, a stunt and movie flier, was .Miss Earhart's technical adviser. Now 58, he operates a flying service at Santa Monica, Calif. Asked whether he could recall whether Miss Earhart was on secret mission, he replied: "I won't say yes or not. It makes a man think--it was so long ago. I've speculated about what happened to her. Maybe landed and disappeeared. Maybe she's still alive." Before Miss Earhart took off on her last flight, her husband asked her why she wanted to around the world. "Because I want to," she replied. · 'Afterwards it will be fun to grow old." en from a grave were those o f ' natives. j Goerner said 19 Saipanese re- j lated " a white man and woman, fliers, arrived at Tanopag Harbor in 1937. The woman later died of dysentery. The man was executed. ANNOUNCING A New Earning \A ·*+ 1 Nf EFFECTIVE 1962 UNITED SAVINGS to pay the of 4*/2% on INSURED savings. is proud to announce that effective

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 04 Jul 1962, Wed,
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