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Page of Page 9 cick ictures on Maidens (7 Flight-B ll L.J I 0 i WD i nri -I Made If Mill Cries Jlfiss Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a flight across the Atlantic when her pUne, the Friendship, landed on the coast of Wales at noon Monday. The smaller picture shows Wil-mer Stultz, who piloted the plane for the American girl. She is herself an experienced flyer. FIRST FLY 1ERIH GIRL TO Amelia Earhart Beats Lindb I IS HERS OF ATLANTIC 1 the Coast of New Foundland Over Atlantic to British Isles. AUSTIN, SWANSEA, Wales, June 18 her tw companions on their Swansea from Burry port this The Friendship, left Burry Port r. Miss Amelia Earhart, the Lindbergh of her sex, flew into the world's spotlight just before 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, when ths trans-Atlantic Friendship, piloted by Wilmer Stultz and having for its third passenger Louis Gordon, mechanic, anchored in Burry Inlet, four miles off Llanelley, Wales. The trio, completing a 2,400 mile non-stop flight from Trepassey Bay, N. were greeted by a number of small craft which set out from shore as the pontoons of the monoplane touchc the water. "We made it!" were the jubilant words of Miss Earhart to her KJ VOL. 57 NO. 306. FDDT8SLL STAR ARRESTED IS Southern California Team Captain Says Robbery Offers Thrills. LOS ANGELES, June 18. (INS) Telling officers he got as much "kick" burglarizing a house as he did swerving down the field with a football under his arm, Johnny Hawkins, former University of Southern California football captain, today was in custody. He is accused of staging 19 burglaries, the loot totalling- more than $75,000. His attorney, Joe Ryan, asserted he would have Hawkins examined by a mental specialist, to ascertain ii Hawkins' brain had been affected by gridiron injuries. Austin Today We mm, Lisa ergh's Time in Flight From (AP) Miss Amelia Earhart and trans Atlantic flight arrived at afternoon. at 5:37 o'clock this afternoon. fog and rain, and finished in a cry raised along the shore of hard and trying trip. In fact, we time." came gracefully down upon the companions. And this "we made it through driving rainstorm. Its the Friendship! was the Flyers Peeved at Recep tion Here BY BROWNIE BRADFORD The Girl Reporter Just what is wrong with the so-called "Friendly City" was information desired by Lieut. Wilton M. Briney of the second bombardment squadron from Langley Field, who with 13 pilots and 11 Martin Boomber planes, were in Austin Sunday evening and Monday morning en route to Kelley Field. Austin was said by Lieut. Briney Wales, a cry which traveled through the land and all over England; which was sped the whole world over seconds later by telegraph and wireless. Gas Runs Low. The Friendship gasoline supply ran dangerously low through those black and gray hours between the take-off at 9:51 a. m. (Eastern standard time) at Trepassey Sunday and the success ful termination of the journey. Stultz, who went ashore at Llanelly, leaving Miss Earhart and MISSOURI COUSINS HAPPY OVER FLIGHT KANSAS CITY, June 18. "I knew she would do it 1 She is the bravest person I know." That was the declaration of Mrs. John V. Cain, a first cousin of Miss Amelia Earhart, today, when informed the monoplane "Friendship" had successfully reached Wales. Mrs. A. M. Earhart, another cousin of the girl flyer living here, was equally joyous with news of the flight. Gordon in the plane, declared: No one was ever more thankful to see land than I was to see the coast of Wales. We had a were flying blind most of the When the red and gold plane PARK BOARD 111 HOLD SESSION WEDNESDAY sf choppy water, Pilot Stultz taxied her toward a buoy and the Mabel May Change Plans For Flight HARBOR GRACE, N. June 18. (AP) The monoplane Columbia stood idle here today, the plans of its crew unsettled, as word was received of the safe arrival of its rival, the Friendship, on the other side of the Atlantic. Miss Mabel Boll, who had hoped to be the first woman to make JUNE 18, 1928. FLIERS MISS EXPLORER ON ICE Airmen Fly Over Camp of Party Without Seeing Red Tent. KING'S BAY, Spitzbergen, June 18. (AP) Tw6 seaplanes which flew out to aid Gen. Umberto Nobile and five other survivors of the Italia apparently were within sight of the marooned men but failed to find them. Capt. Riiser-Larsen and Lieut. Luetzow Holm returned to their base ship, the ice breaker Braganza, after an hour's flight and reported to Gen. Nobile's base ship that they had seen no trace of the silk tent he had painted red to aid them. Neither had they seen any of the survivors of the Italia, Saw Plane Almost immediately the Italia's radio called the Citta di Milano and Nobile said his party had seen the planes searching for them. To aid further searches he gave his present position as 88.33 north and 37.12 east. This would put him about five miles to the east of Foyn Island. The flyers at once prepared to change the motors of their planes and set out again for the new position. Comdr. Romagna of the Citta di Milano said he believed that since Nobile had now definitely established his location the party would probably be found on the Norwegians' next flight. lea Firm Capt. Riiser-Larsen said he flew over North Cape, Cape Platen and Reps Island, all off the north coast of North East land. Lieut. Luetzow Holm followed parallel 80.40 to the south of Charles XII Island. In returning from Cape Platen, Capt. Riiser-Larsen reported he followed the tracks of sledges which left Whalenberg bay on Wednesday. He saw traces of an encampment near Sodresby ll land and noted the presence of two leaders of the dog team. From the findings of the aviators it appeared that the ice in the zone over which Capt. A. Mariano and his two companions must cross if they reach land was in a very favorable condition for the hike. These three men left Nobile's group on May 30 and have not been heard of since then. KILLED BY PROPELLER. HARRISON, June IS (AP) W. A. White, 21, was irstantly killed when he stepped in front of a speeding airplane pro peller here Sunday while helping vern Lucas, Billings pilot, refuel the machine. TEXAS, MONDAY, to be less cordial than any of the cities along the route of the bouth ern Always, and the statement was seconded vehemently by Lieut John Drumm. "Austin Is dead," said Lieut. Briney. "The only information we have obtained here is that the Austin hotel is somewhere on Congress avenue and there is a concrete highway leading into town. A taxi driver didn't even know where the University airport was. "In the other cities at which we have stopped," he continued, "there have been crowds to greet us, the Chamber of Commerce has practically given us the town, and we didn't have to pay regular rates at hotels." Five of the planes, each weighing 9000 pounds when loaded, were lined up at the University airport Monday morning in readiness for the arrival of the six other planes from Dallas. About 10 o'clock the six planes loomed in the distance, and by the time they had circled the field once, the parked planes had taken off one by one in military order. At Kelly Field, according to Lieut. Wilton M. Briney, the planes will be left for use In the army flying school there. Started Flying Hers. According to- Lieut. Briney, who, by the way, began his aeronautical career at the Military School of Aeronautics of the University of Texas back in 1918, each of the Martin boomers will carry a 2000 pound bomb, 288 gallons of gasoline, 88 quarts of oil, one boomer and one or two machine guns. "It has taken us 16 hours to come from Langley Field to Austin," he said. "Strong wind has made the trip a hard Modern bird-men, it seems, do not get a particular kick out of flying. According to Lieut. Briney, and he was seconded by a group of the pilots, flying is hard work and the pilots are little more than day laborers. The commanding officer of the squadron is Capt. Cecil G. Sellers, holder of a distinguished lervlce medal and the last of the original second bombardment squadron of 12 to be left flying. The men sitting on the counters of the airport store, grew enthusiastic retarding the war record of their commanding officer. Made 34 Raids. Capt. Sellers made his first air bombardment raid over the German lines early In 1918, and at the end of the war had made J4 successful raids, and was without a scratch. Two companions flying with him were killed during that time. Austin offered the squadron very little reception when they came in Sunday. Few persons knew about their arrival here. According to Lieut. Briney, great throngs have greeted them at their stopping gomeiy, Mon- roe, Dallas, and other cities along the route. Friendship was made fast. A motor boat drew along side. "Where are we?" the flyers asked, in unison. The excited occupants of the small craft gave them the sought for information and hurried to be the first to speak words of welcome. "And this is Miss Earhart?" a rugged fellow asked. Miss Earhart acknowledged the greetings of the boatmen. She smiled, calmly enough, but it was not difficult to see that there was a very deep thrill over being, the first woman to span the ocean through the air. Anything" at All. The flyers asked if they could obtain 50 gallons of gasoline to take them on to Southampton. They were assured that there was nothing in all Wales they could not have by the more enthusiatstic members of the party. Stultz and Gordon wore a broad grin as the ships fairly swarmed around their plane. Police boats ranged alongside the Friendship. Miss Earhart was asked repeatedly if she did not wish to go ashore. She needed rest, some suggested. It was evident that she was tired, but her nerves were alive, fired with the great adventure. "I thank you, all of you, so much," she replied. "But we must go on to Southampton." Miss Earhart and Gordon got as much rest aboard the plane as they could, while Stultz went ashore. Flew Over Town. The plane had circled over Llanelly at an altitude of from 200 to 300 feet before it came down on the Inlet. The roar of the giant motors was the first thing to attract he people of this quiet little city. Then, they saw the flash of red and gold through the fog, there was great excitement in all quarters. Immediately the rush for the shore was on. The Friendship, stationed at the buoy, could be seen from shore by the use of marine glasses. There were no distress signals flying. "The girl is safe," was the word passed from mouth to mouth. Here and there little groups of townsfolk knelt in prayer. "It is miraculous," some said. "Just think, a mere girl" This mere girl, a year ago well known in Boston social circles, is todav. oerhaos. the best known woman in the world. The world Low. High. Rain. 76 102 0 C4 95 0 17, 93 0 78 88 0 7,8 100 0 74 92 0 72 9S 0 ,80 84 .0 .76 SS 0 .76 96 0 .74 56 0 Hugo Kuehne, member of the parks and playgrounds commission, said Monday morning that he would call an organization meeting of the body for Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at city hall. Mr. Kuehne was asked by Mayor P. W. McFadden to be responsible for getting the commission together for its first sess'on. Election of a chairman will be one of the main concerns of the members. V. T. Caswell, chairman of the city plan commission, who has been most prominently mentioned for chairman of the parks commission, has gone to Europe and will ba away from Austin until fall. Former Mayor A. P. "Wooldridge, still a citizen of Austfn though bus iness keeps him in Cleburne most of the time, will not be in the city for the meeting, Mr. Kuehne said. Members of the commission, be sides Mr. Kuehne, Mr. Caswell and Mayor Wooldridge, are: A. F. Mar tin, B. C. Tharp, T. A. Gullett, Mrs. Noyes D. Smith, Mrs. Herman Pressler and Martin Andersen with City Engineer Orin E. Metcalfe and J. F. Garrison, supervisor of public grounds, as ex-officio members. KIWANIANS HOLD 'ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM Synchronizing with 1700 Kiwanis clubs throughout the United States and Canada, the local Kiwanians held an "All-Kiwanis" program at their Monday meeting at the Stephen F. Austin hotel. The program began with a special barbecued chicken dinner, and Was followed by Kiwanis songs, addresses, readings, and special musical numbers. A message from Pres. Heniz. national Kiwanis president, I was read, as well as one from El- dred McKinnon, president of the local club who is attending the Seattle convention. Mrs. Q. C. Tavlor nlavert -ii'n solo and Miss Branton gave a read- ing, the trans-Atlantic flight, was not about when the news of the success of Miss Amelia Earhart and her companions, Wilmer Stultz and Lou Gordon, was flashed to Harbor Grace. Capt. Oliver Le Boutillier, co-pilot with Capt. Arthur Argles received the news. "I'm mighty glad that Bin Stultz and his friends are safe," he said. He admitted that he was disap pointed at not having risked a take-off yesterday when the Friend ship made the hop from Trepassey and he made little effort to conceal his regret. eather conditions here were much improved today and the pilots indicated that the next step in their plans would depend upon Miss Boll. Her decision was expected later in the day. CHILD DROWNED WHEN HE TRIES TO SAVE DOG PRATT, June 18. (UP) Ita Knowlton, 8, was drowned Sun day when he waded into a pond and tried to save his dog. When the boy tried to reach his dog the sandbank caved in, throwing him into the water. RIOTS DENIED MOSCOW, June 18. (AP) Tass, the official soviet news agency, states that reports of alleged demonstrations by the unemployed in Moscow and clashes with the police are entirely untrue. Lost and Found LOST Small br ptn, ret with ivy nd diamond an heirloom. Thont 6063 R-ard. 101 OTHER KINDS or WANT ADS ON PAGE T. STDLTZ'S WIFE AT MINEOLA, L. I June 18. (INS) Mrs. Mildred Stultz, wife of Wilmer Stultz, pilot of the monoplane Friendship, was overjoyed today when informed that her husband, Miss Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean, and Loj Gordon had landed in Wales. She heard the news at her home here. "I'm so happy I Just don't know what to say," she exclaimed. "I'm running around like a wild woman. I havtn't slept for many nights on account of this flight, but now I'm so happy I could stay awake a month longer." Asked whether she had received any details to supplement the news of the land, she replied: "They've landed safely; I don't care much about the rest." She declared that the radio messages from the Friendship during the crossing had been cheering to her. THEATRE ROBBERY MONTREAL. Quebec, June 18. (AP) A rnhher held up the of Loew's vaudeville theatre here last night and escaped with J2210, the Height's receipts. JOYFUL Abilene Austin Corpus Christi. EI Paso C.alveston Houston Palestine San Antonio Weather Forecast For Austin and vicinity: Tonight and Tuesday, partly cloudy to Cl June' 19: Sunrise, 5:30 a.m.; sunset, 7:30 p.m.; moonrise, 7:12 a.m.; moonset, 9:50 p.m. TEMPERATURES TODAY 7 77 10 a.m 83 lm. 78 11 a.m 88 9 a.rti 81 GIRL BEATS LINDY'S TIME FOR CROSSING By International News Service The monoplane Friendship the latest plane to span the Atlantic and the first to carry a woman made better time than Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis c- Clarence D. Chamberlin Columbia. The Friendship averaged US miles an hour while the Spirit of St. Louis averaged 107 miles hourly and Columbia 84 miles. ,6 A 4 holds for her the homage mayhap more that it paid to Lindbergh. Lindbergh, the lone eagle, performed a marvel, but he was a man, every inch of him. "A mere girl, just think Amelia Earhart will know, in the weeks and months to come, just what the world does think about her feat. Stultz stid he handled the "joy stick" throughout the trip. But this will detract little from the achievement of the girl, from the standpoint of the world. She was along. She is a competent pilot. She was ready to take her turn. She will get the credit, er Richard E. Byrd's plane, landed at Miss F.arhar er Richard E. yrd's plane, landed at Trepassey, Miss Earhart mod- on page 8, col.

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