Atchison Daily Globe, August 29, 1935


(By the Associated Press)

Los Angeles, Aug. 29 -- Amelia Earhart, famed trans-Pacific flier, today entered the transcontinental air derby and will take off early tomorrow for Cleveland in the plane which she flew solo from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif.

Miss Earhart will be accompanied on the speed dash for the Vincent Bendix trophy and $12,500 cash prizes by Paul Mantz, her technical adviser.

Miss Earhart's entry came as a surprise, as she had announced the permanent retirement of her plane, which had been used recently for charter flights only.

After making the first solo flight ever negotiated from Honolulu to Oakland, Miss Earhart flew non-stop in the plane from Mexico City to New York.