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Friday Morning. Los Angeles Times SEA AIR LINE OPENS SOON Pacific Service Due in April - Col. Young, Ex-Cabinet Aide, to Be Pan American-Matson Project's Manager - Definite plans for the early inauguration of a California-China trans-Pacific air service were made known yesterday with the announcement that Col. Clarence Young, former director of aeronautics, Department of Commerce, has been named manager of the service which will be operated jointly by the Matson Navigation Company and Pan-American Airways. Col. Young will arrive here next week from New York for a conference with Matson and Pan-American officials, according to Lowell W. Lee, Matsor manager on the Pacific Coast. ROUTE SURVEYED He will be accompanied by Lieutenant-Commander Clarence H. Schuldhauer, former navy ace, who has recently returned from Hawaii where he made a technical survey of the projected air route. Word that the Matson company has become associated with Pan-American Airways in the trans-Pacific air project was brought here yesterday by Stanley C. Kennedy, president and general manager of the Inter-island Airways and the Inter-island Navigation Company of Hawaii, who arrived here from Honolulu aboard the liner Lurline. Kennedy, who was accompanied here by A. G. Budge, vice-president of Castle and Cook, Ltd., Matson commercial subsidiary in Honolulu, said the object of his visit is to meet Col. Young and discuss plans for the inauguration of the service, which tentatively has been scheduled for next April. BUILD FLYING BOATS Kennedy revealed that the air route has been charted, and that three huge Martin "flying boats" are under construction for use in the service. In addition, he said, a Sikorsky seaplane soon will be brought here from the Pan-American base at Miami, Fla., for use in making test flights over the transoceanic route. The Sikorsky at present, he said, is being flown over the Miami-Porto Rico route as a training ship for pilots who will be used in the new trans-Pacific service. BASE MADE READY Kennedy also revealed that Kameohe Bay has been selected as the Hawaiian Island base for the California-China air line. Work is under way on the construction of depot facilities there. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco will be used as California terminals, he said. Land ships will be used to transport passengers, express and mail between the two cities upon the arrival of seaplanes at either base. FIVE STOPS PLANNED Five way-stops will be made be[-]tween California and Canton, China, over the new airways, Kennedy said. Leaving Los Angeles or San Francisco, the planes first will stop at Hawaii, then on to Midway Island, Wake Island, Guam and Manila and thence to Canton. At Canton, direct connections will be made with the Chinese National Airlines, the Pan-American subsidiary in China. Aviation Leaders Discuss Pacific Air Service Due to Start in April [[image left]] [[caption]] Stanley Kennedy, president of the Interisland Airways of Hawaii and Amelia Earhart Putnam, met yesterday at Los Angeles Harbor and discussed the California-China air service scheduled to start in April. They are shown going over a map of the route. [[/caption]] [[middle image]] [[caption]] Col. Clarence M. Young, former director of aeronautics, Department of Commerce, named manager of airline to link California with Orient. [[/caption]] [[right image]] [[caption]] George Palmer Putnam, New York book publisher and husband of Aviatrix Amelia Earhart Putnam, was greeted at Los Angeles Harbor yesterday by his flying wife upon his arrival here from Honolulu abroad the liner Lurline. His spouse made the trip in 18 hours, 16 minutes. [[/caption]] SEA AIR LINES MAY GET AID FROM GOVERNMENT [Copyright, 1935, by the Associated Press] WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (AP)-- The creation of regular aviation passenger services across both the Atlantic and Pacific--aided by Federal subsidies for both dirigible and airplane building and operation--was reported reliably tonight to have been approved by President Roosevelt. In a move assertedly designed to help this country meet the competition of foreign "super" surface lines, it was said the President will suggest to Congress next week the construction of a giant dirigible. It woud be turned over to a private company for regular passenger service to Europe. As part of the same plan, it was said, officials hoped government aid would make possible the establishment next summer of heavier-than-air service between the Pacific Coast and Hawaii and from the east coast of Europe via Bermuda and the Azores. The subsidies would be in addition to mail payments. Usually reliable sources, who did not care to be quoted by name, said today the President had approved these and other proposals of his policy-forming aviation commission. Members of the commission held their final conference with him today. The report is to be sent to Congress with a special message next week. Other recommendations in the report were asserted to be: Creation of a permanent aviation commission which could be merged later by executive order with an expanded interstate commission which would be given control over all other forms of transportation; Repeal of the Black-McKellar airmail law's ban on companies holding more than one main-line airmail contract or two secondary contracts: Modification of the law requiring competitive bidding for service aircraft contracts to permit negotiated bidding at the discretion of the Federal department concerned; Increasing the number of army and navy planes to 4000, and building a small dirigible for training purposes; The giant transoceanic dirigible recommended by the commission would be the same size as the new Zeppelin now building in Germany, which is one and one-half times larger than the Graf Zeppelin. The latter craft has maintained regular passenger and express service between Germany and South America for several years. If the American and German dirigibles were used in a joint service, at least one flight a week could be maintained in each direction, it was said. The plan calls for navy officers receiving training on the dirigible, a suggestion advanced by Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander of the Graf Zeppelin, when he urged the commission to recommend construction of the craft. It is reported that the proposed aviation commission would have at least five members, and two members of the present agency are said to be under consideration for permanent posts. AMELIA EARHART GREETS PUBLISHER MATE AT PORT - Amelia Earhart Putnam, ocean-spanning aviatrix who insists that the Putnam be added to her name, and her husband, George Palmer Putnam, New York publisher, were reunited yesterday at Los Angeles Harbor. Putnam arrived aboard the liner Lurline from Honolulu where he accompanied his wife several weeks ago prior to the take-off of her solo flight from Hawaii to the mainland. On the ship with Putnam were Paul Mantz and his wife. Mantz, Union Air Terminal flyer, was technical adviser for Mrs. Putnam in her flight. GREETS HUSBAND The aviatrix greeted her husband at quarantine, and together they motored to Toluca Lake, where Mrs. Putnam has taken a home with her mother. The woman flyer stated yesterday that she has "no further flights in mind" other than a leisurely return trip to New York within the next few days. She was enthusiastic over the establishment of a regular transport airline from the mainland to Hawaii and expressed the opinion that the current year "positively will see its inauguration." "Regular commercial air service between California and the islands is practical and needs only developments and refinements," she said. "The economics of the project is the only thing remaining to be worked out. Planes will have to be constructed of sufficient size and power to carry the heavy fuel load required for the flight in addition to the pay load." She advocated the establishment of a "landing platform" or stationary ship midway on the route to lessen the fuel load. SHIPS COULD REFUEL "Such a landing platform," she said, "would enable transport ships to refuel en route, and would enable them to carry heavier passenger and express loads." She also advocated the establishment of a radio beam along the route by which pilots could maintain their courses. The flyer and her husband plan to leave here tomorrow morning for Oakland, where they will be guests of honor at a civic dinner tomorrow evening at the Athens Club. Gov. Merriam will be master of ceremonies. ONLY PILOT TO CONQUER OCEAN IN SOLO TRIP - Covers 2,408 Miles in 18 Hrs. 16 Min. - [Copyright; 1935; By the Associated Press.] Oakland, Cal., Jan. 12.--(AP)-- Through clouds, fog, capricious winds, and some hair-raising silence, Amelia Earhart Putnam emerged out of Pacific skies today, landing here to complete the first solo flight ever made between Hawaii and California. The famous aviatrix flashed into Oakland like a red streak and landed at 3:31 p. m., Chicago time, 18 hours and 16 minutes out of Honolulu, 2,408 miles across the ocean. Not satisfied with two aerial trips across the Atlantic, one of them also a solo hop, and a long list of other honors already to her credit, the famous 36 year old aviatrix challenged the Pacific as no other person, man or woman, ever has, and won neatly, but not without a battle. Crowd Is Surprised. So quickly was her swoop down on the airport that watchers did not recognize her swift red plane at first. When the crowd realized she had arrived at last, after more than three hours of anxious waiting and confusion over her whereabouts, it set up a mighty cheer and surged onto the field. The cockpit popped open and Miss Earhart met the oncoming hundreds with a smiling face. The feminine instinct asserted itself in the deathdaring aviatrix and she pulled a comb out of her heavy fur flying suit and fixed up her tousled, blonde locks. She didn't waste a foot of distance or a second of time. She did not circle the field as a gesture of delight over her extraordinary and exciting feat. She slid straight down to the runway and drove the plane to the very doors of a hangar. Field is Bedlam. For a moment it looked like the crowd might jam madly into the whizzing propeller, but it stopped just short of the danger line. The field was a Bedlam of noise, cheers, and action, colored with uncounted bouquets of American Beauty roses and other flowers for the woman who became "one up" on the male flying fraternity. Amelia's hair didn't need much combing despite her long overseas trek and the plane stopped only for an instant before being eased into the hangar. First one door of the hangar was slammed shut and then the other, cutting Miss Earhart and her plane off from the milling crowd. Many persons reached the side of her plane and managed to grasp her hand and say a word or two before the police closed in. "I'm tired," were her first words. Much Gasoline Left. "But I had enough gasoline left to have lasted several hours," she said, despite the fact that apprehension had arisen because of her long radio silence and the lack of position reports during the last three hours of the flight. A police escort took her in hand and sped to an Oakland hotel. Her landing here disposed of a plan disclosed early this morning by her husband, George Palmer Putman, New York publisher, to continue on to Salt Lake City if conditions proved favorable. Putnam had said she might continue to the Utah city about 750 miles from here, for a new distance nonstop record for women if conditions proved favorable and her gasoline supply would permit. Feared Lost for Time. For almost three and a half hours prior to the landing the whole California coast was on edge over her whereabouts. She was reported variously 600 miles at sea, 50 miles from the coast, off her course, south of San Francisco, battling fog, and possibly facing the prospect of dwindling fuel tanks while still over the sea. All through the night the daring holder of many aviation titles flew coolly into darkness, clouds, fog, and capricious winds while hundreds of interested persons both on the mainland and in the islands strained their ears to catch the few words she spoke en route. She bobbed up and down through the sky to make the most of what little the clear weather was available. Once she dropped from 6,000 feet to only 700 feet above the water. Except for her first remark on land- PART 1-PAGE 2 - ing, only once on the whole grilling journey did she admit fatigue. Eleven hours out, she said: "I'm becoming quite tired." Forty-five minutes later, at 9 a. m., Chicago time, she had forgotten the irksome feeling, however, and report [[cuts off here]] [[image]] [[caption]] Thousands surround plane of Amelia Earhart, as she emerges from cockpit after her arrival to Oakland Airport from Hawaii. Arrow points to Miss Earhart, who by this feat became first person to fly solo from the islands to the mainland. So great was the enthusiasm of the crowd to meet the aviatrix at first it was feared they might rush into path of her whirring propeller. They [[page cut off]] her. Miss Earhart also sh [[page cut off]] ing, "I'm tired," as she got [[page cut off]] [[caption]] MISS EARHART WRITES OWN STORY OF PACIFIC FLIGHT (continue from First Page) stars seemed near enough to touch. Acting on the advice of the United States Navy Aerological Bureau, I flew at an average of 8000 feet, and I ran through many rain squalls during the night. But never, in my many flights, have I ever seen so [[page cut off]] sipped a bit of the tomato juice, drank a little water and ate a hard- boiled eff. But I really wasn't very hungry. For cargo I carried a small bunch of letters and a number of unique covers painted in miniatures by Oiaf Seltzer of Montanta, and, as spe- cial philatelic treasures, a few en- [[page cut off]]
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