Transport: Flight for Fun

If it had been deliberately planned by her publicity-wise husband George Palmer Putnam, Amelia Earhart's solo flight from Honolulu to the U. S. last week could not have been more perfectly timed. A weekend recess in the Hauptmann trial cleared the front pages of the U. S. Press for a good spot-news story. To fill that void at that conspicuous moment was a bit of showmanship of which Publicist Putnam might well have been proud.

Amelia Earhart likes to say she flies for "the fun of it," once used the phrase for the...

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