Atchison Daily Globe, June 7, 1935

AMELIA MORE THAN ON TIME

Arrives in Atchison Early to Keep Appointment

LIKES REPORTERS TO WRITE

Famous Flier Is Interviewed by Globe Member While Visiting Here
by Nellie Webb


Amelia Earhart, record breaker of the air, has made another record. She not only was on time for her appointment today in Atchison to be guest of honor for the Kansas State Editorial convention, but she arrived the night before. You men who make accusations about a woman never being on time remember that. Wearing a pale green flower negligee (almost feminine) Amelia Earhart received a Globe reporter this morning, shortly after nine o'clock, at the home of her cousin, J. M. Challiss, a few doors from the home of her maternal grandparents, the late Judge and Mrs. A.G. Otis, the home where she was born.

After a few preliminaries, when the interviewer did most of the talking, Amelia Earhart, observed the reporter's notebook to go into action, said: "I am glad you make notes; I am not so apt to be misquoted." Then she told of being interviewed in England, after her flight across the Atlantic, and observed that the reporters took their notes in shorthand. She thought it wonderful and told them so. They said they did it so as to take everything down word for word. "I was amused, upon reading their interviews." Amelia Earhart said, "to note no two were alike."

Amelia Earhart calls her plane 'Her.' "I have promised her," she said, "that I will never ask her to make another record. I am taking her to California to be rejuvenated. After one of the gas tanks, and the motor (the same one I used on my solo flight across the Atlantic), are taken out, and comfortable, upholstered seats installed, I shall turn her into green pastures. She has earned her rest. I do not believe, with her equipment she could make any greater record than she has." When asked if that mean Miss Earhart had other records for herself in view, this agreeable, charming young woman replied, "Well, you might hint, darkly, that possibly I have."

Accompanying the reporter to the Challiss home this morning was an Atchison visitor from Wellesley Hills, Mass., who had asked to meet Miss Earhart that she might brag about it when she got back home. The visitor said, "I sat up all night by the radio longing to hear you had landed from your Pacific ocean flight." Amelia Earhart replied, "I have been apologizing ever since that flight to the people who wrote, or else told me, they remained up all night awaiting news of my landing."

 

O.O. McIntyre wrote in his New York column that Amelia Earhart is the most famous of all fliers. She is utterly unconscious of her fame. And she does not pose as a shrinking violet, either. She is doing what she loves to do and doing it the best she can, and that is better than any one else has done it up to this time.

In private life Amelia Earhart is Mrs. George Palmer Putnam of Rye, N.Y. She said this morning that she and Mr. Putnam expect to spend most of the summer at their cabin in Wyoming. When asked if her husband enjoyed flying Mrs. Putnam replied: "He will enjoy it more from now on, because heretofore, when flying with me and 'Her,' he has been obliged to hold two gas tanks in his lap. From now on he will be comfortable in upholstered seats."