Paradise of the Pacific magazine
- Bev ...
I'm glad you were able to locate the pre-1930 Paradise of the
Pacific magazines to which I do not have direct access in Seattle.
My mailing address appears on my website
but no hurry ... whatever you find can wait until you get back to
the mainland. I'll be interested to see the drawings you think may
be by DB, too.
Keith lists citations from the magazine as follows:
PARADISE of the PACIFIC
Feb 1924 -- scratch this one
Sept & Dec 1925
June & Dec 1930
Dec 1932 -- scratch this one
Oct 1944 -- scratch this one
So you can confirm Dec. 1925? That one did not come up when I did
an online query for DB citations.
I have been able to make copies of June and Dec. 1930 and Jan. 1931
and have ordered a copy of the Jan. 1935 article by Vera Sloan. I
looked at bound volumes of 1932 and 1944 and did not find anything
related to DB.
Good luck in convincing Maui CC that you need access to their
archives. Feel free to mention the Aloha, Don Blanding Collectors
Society if that will help!
- I'm just catching up with all the news of 2 months
ago.....There was an article done by Blanding for the
Carmel Pine Cone about a then 16 year old female
pilot. I interviewed her and she related that she
later became a pilot that ferried bombers around the
U.S. in WW2. She mentioned going to Florida and I
wonder if she knew Ms. Norton? I'll do some checking
and see if we might be lucky on this one. Never
--- keith2draw <keith2draw@...> wrote:
> I caught a few more whiffs of Ruth Norton's scent:
> She showed up in the 1930 census living in Chicago
> with her Swedish mother Anna, and
> working as a Department Store buyer.
> Then I came across this 1943 article in a Florida
> WOMEN TEACH MEN HOW TO FLY AIRPLANES
> MIAMI -- On Biscayne bay, between here and Miami
> Beach, there is a seaplane training
> base run by a woman and staffed, for the most part,
> by women.
> The women have to be good. Sixty per cent of the
> fliers who train at their base are either
> in the army or navy, or training for them. They have
> to pass Civil Aeronautics authority
> tests when the women are through training them.
> The director of the base is Mrs. Ruth A. Norton, a
> Seattle girl who trained in music at the
> University of Washington. She spent two years at the
> University of Hawaii teaching
> psychology, two more years there as a Yale fellow in
> research enthnology. Then several
> years in Chicago and New York as a buyer for big
> retail concerns. She now flies both land
> and seaplanes--and runs a training base for the army
> and navy.
> There's more in the article, but I have to get the
> kids to bed. We at least know where Ruth
> was as of the mid-1940s.