Amelia Earhart – To Visit Rochester

Amelia Earhart in flying gear

This article on Amelia Earhart appeared in the Rochester Times-Union on Nov. 21, 1932. That was the day before her visit. She was in Rochester to promote her book; The Fun of It.

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Thrills of Flying Will Be Described By Amelia Earhart

Famous ‘Lone Eagle’ of Fair Sex Will Speak Tomorrow Night at Lyceum Theater – Will Visit Store and Be Guest of Zonta Club

Romance of flying, its thrills, adventure and heartbreaks, will be woven into the story to be told by Amelia Earhart Putnam, the “Lone Eagle” of the fair sex, in her address, “Flying for Fun,” at the Lyceum Theater tomorrow night, under auspices of the Zonta Club.

This feminine adventuress in the latest human development in transportation first became known as the flying school-marm and was the first woman to span the Atlantic by air. This was in June, 1928, with Wilmer Stultz as pilot. Then in May of this year, she became the first and only woman to cross the sea alone in a heavier-than-air machine.

Mrs. Sibley Will Speak

Late tomorrow morning Mrs. Putnam will arrive here by automobile. When she steps on the theater stage tomorrow night, she will be flanked by many prominent Rochesterians. Mrs. Harper Sibley will tender the welcome from the women of the city; Mayor Charles S. Owen, the city’s official greeting, and Mrs. Putnam will be presented by Maj. Edward Peck Curtis, at whose home she will be guest during her stay here.

Others on the platform will include: Roland B. Woodward, executive vice-president, Rochester Chamber of Commerce; Judge William F. Lynn; S. H. Reynolds, president, Kiwanis Club; J. K. Names, president, Lions Club; Capt. Russell Holderman, manager D. W. Airport; H. M. Shafer, manager, Municipal Airport; Glenn C. Morrow, secretary, Rochester Ad Club; Mrs. C. B. Cleaves, president, College Women’s Club; Miss Ethel Woodworth, president, Zonta Club; Miss Ida Randle, chairman in charge of arrangements; Miss Mary Sheahan, president, Rochester Teachers’ Association; Miss Rose Moore, vice-president, Business and Professional Women’s Club; Mrs. Bertha Wunderly, president, Women’s Group of Rochester Credit Men’s Association; Mrs. Clara Foley, president, Catholic Women’s Club; Miss Edna Wahl, president, Cosmos Club; Miss Edna Bollow, president, Women’s Ad Club; Mrs. Samuel M. Well, president, Council of Jewish Women.

Will Be Club Guest.

Mrs. Putnam will be entertained at noon at the Rochester Club at a luncheon by the Zonta Club and members and their friends. From the club she will go to B. Forman Company, where she will autograph copies of her new book. From there she will go to the Curtis home on East Avenue.

Amelia Earhart became Mrs. Putnam, wife of George Putnam, publisher, in February, 1931. Among numerous records she has set in the air is that of being the first woman pilot to take up a passenger in an auto-giro. She was also the first woman to cross the continent in a nonstop flight.

Amelia Will Greet Rochester Through Broadcast of WHEC

From the WHEC microphone in The Times-Union editorial, office, Amelia Earhart Putnam, premier woman flyer, will broadcast her greetings to the Rochester Area at 11.30 a. m, tomorrow.

The radio talk was arranged, through courtesy of Miss Hattie Lutt, manager of the Lyceum Theater. Tomorrow evening Mrs. Putnam will speak in the Lyceum Theater on “Flying for Fun” under sponsorship of the Zonta Club of Rochester.

Al J. Sigl, Times-Union radio announcer, will introduce Mrs. Putnam over the air and conduct an interview with her.