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'Polar Express' Plane Drops Off
Letters From Santa, 9-Foot Pole
ty th» Attsciatcd Press
FAIRBANKS. Alaska, Dec. 13.—
A Santa Claus "letters”, plane flew
over the North Pole yesterday on
a course airlines officials hope may
become a regular passenger air
liner route across the top of the
The Alaska Airlines* "Polar Ex
press” returned here from the
polar area, its task of dropping a
bag of 5,000 children’s letters and
a candy-cane 9-foot steel pole
over the polar wastes completed
uneventfully. (Fairbanks women
had written acknowledgements to
all the children before the letters
were put on the plane for the
Pilot L. E. Flahart, of Anchor
age, and his crew said most of the
long flight over the polar wastes
was made in moonlight, with a
little cloudiness in the sky, and
the trip was “very routine.” The
plane returned here passing up a
planned Point Barrow stop on its
way back from the North Pole
area 1.300 miles north of the
Of the dropping of the brightly
colored steel pole, an Alaskan's
idea to mark the North Pole more
definitely. Pilot Flahart said:
"We tied a flashlight to it so we
could watch it fall. The light dis
appeared when the pole hit the ice.
The drop took about 15 seconds
from our 7.000 altitude.”
The Alaska Airlines, sponsor of
the flight, has applied to the Civil
Aeronautics Board for a flight
route certificate from Fairbanks
to Oslo, Norway, and then to
Western Europe, over the polar
regions. They said they believed
the flight was the first by a com
mercial airliner over the North
Neither of the two Alaskans who
fathered the idea of the novel
flight were allowed to go along on
the trip. They were Mrs. Audree
Vance, the "North Pole Nellie"
who originated the idea for chil
dren to send along their reouests
for direct delivery to Santa Claus
and Stan Garson, former Point
Barrow Naval oil reserve worker
who made the pole.
The Navy said Mrs. Vance could
not land at Point Barrow as the
olane did on its flight to the pole,
as it has a rule against women
there Airline and Civil Aeronau
tics Administration rules per-:
mitted only crew members aboard
the plane, barring Mr. Garson
from the flight.
Pilot Flahart said the tempera
ture was about 15 below zero at
Air Force reconnaissance
weather planes have been making
the same flight over the North
Pole regularly in recent years to
take weather observations.
Airliner Is Lost
Two Hours in Fog
After It Lands
ly th« Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 13.—A pea soup
fog at London Airport swallowed
up an Air France plane after it
landed from Paris last night—and
no one could find it or its 39 pas
sengers for two hours.
The plane landed when visibil
ity was still at 600 yards. Within
seconds a fog blanket reduced
visibility to 15 yards and the
pilot was ordered to stay put on
Then for two hours, five search
parties in coaches, vans and trac
tors and even an airport Are truck
tried to find the plane.
The fire truck driver, using a
walkie-talkie two-way radio to
contact the plane, finally found it
and guided the coaches in to carry
off the passengers.
“It wasn’t so bad," commented
Mrs. Brian Taylor, returning with
her husband from a Paris honey
moon. “We drank champagne
and played cards.”
The passengers had to wait an
other couple of hours for their
The trucks sent out to pick up
the luggage also got lost.
Hoover. Rockefeller fcnlist to Get Into Army
By the Associated Press
ROCKFORD, 111., Dec. 13.—Her
bert Hoover and John D. Rocke
feller soon will be in the Army.
Herbert E. Hoover, jr„ of
DeKalb. 111., enlisted yesterday at
the Rockford recruiting office.
Later, John D. Rockefeller applied
for enlistment. Neither are related
to the national figures for whom
they are named.
Publishing House Blasted
It was termed “explosive criti
cism,” when a bomb rent the en
trance to the publishing house in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, which
recently had published Evita Pe
ron’s book, "The Meaning of My
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