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,\pril 19.10 the ships being convoyed by the C'h,at"lestonon this historical occasion. He substantiated the above story and said that no mail had reached Guam for over six months at that time so no one knerv that Spain and America lvere at War. Ih". Simmie is norv an Executive of the Luzon Stevedoring Co. and an old timer on the transPacific skyway. He is also one of the Phiiippine's rnost prominent yachtsmerr. Last year he bought the sailing ship that \\'as Lrsedin the fiiming of the motion picture "Hurricaue"' and sailed it l:ack to the Philippines himself r,vitha crew of 11. X{rs. Simmie n'as accompanyingher husband on this trip and expressed great sulprise at the beauty of Guam. She say she wonders why more people from Manila don't corne to Guam and stop over for a rest and some fishing. 1\{r. Simiaie is flying back to Rocirester for treatrnent and will retui:n by Clipper when his heaith is better. l,Xr. Ceorge Angns, Division Superintendent of Radio for Pan American rvas mahing his yeariy inspectiontrip as far as Hong Kong. The,ppine Clipper, under comrnand of Chief Pilot Jack Tilton, came staggering into Guam under the vreight of two of tire largest gentlemen ever to travel together over the airways, Baptiste Thunderbird, weil known wrestler, and Glenn Lee, boxer. The rest of the passengers and crew had numerous tales to tell. At \r/ake Island Thunderbird and Lee put on an exhibition in the hotel lobby, Ld claiming that Thunderbir'd was just a baby and didn't want to hurt him. Chief Thnnderbird has all his feathers with him and has promised to wear them ashore when he rc,turns from Manila so that the children of Guam rray seehow a real Indian looks. There were no women aboard so the Chief went barefooted and wore no shirt except at spots -where tlie clippei' landed. Captain Tiiton says that at one point in the trip, he noticed the ship acting rather strange1y, the alltomatic stabilizer trying to keep up with zl large arnolln'rof activity somewhere in the ship. Upon investigation he discoveredLee and Thunderbird doing their setting-up exercises in the lounge of the plane, playfully roiling about on the floor, jumping up and dolvn, shadow boxing, etc. The Chief weighs around 240 pounds and Lee somev,'hereciose behind. Mr. Wallace Kirkland, a photographer for Life Maguzine, abeady had j-iis arnl in a cast from an accident in California,

13 so he kept out of the way. Mr. Kirkland is on his way to India to cover the forthcoming Indian Congress. It is expected that there may be trouble and Mr. Kirkland's assignment is considered fft,e assignment of the year, so he didn't report his broken arm as he didn't want to miss out on this opportunity. He has his cast mace flat aiong the left arm so he can rest his camera on the flat surface and "grind" with his right. Captain Barrows brought in quite a sizeable passengerlist which included Mr. ConstantineLeo Zakhartchenko, Aeronautical Engineer who flerv through hele several r'veeksago to New York on business. Mr. Jean Lecornecof Paris was flying all the u'ay to Tokyo on a dipiomatic mission. He was accompaniedby his attractive 11 year old daug;hter Yannick and her governess, Mrs. Anne cl'Eauborrne. Mr. John O. Enberg, President of Il{:rlsmann Co. of California, was on his r,vayto I-'5anilafor a three months business trip. Mrs. Enbe,rg rvas rvith him again this trip. They are both getiing to be oid bimers oir this line. Vir. Paul LclviS, Export Manager of Coca-Cola v/as on another of his freouent trans-Pacific Ciipper crossings. Returning to Guam after participating in the construction of Pan American's newest transFacific Clipper base at Canton Island on the projected route from San Francisco to New Zealand, were: lVilliam Hughes, Jose Flores, Francisco l\{ufroz, Ernest Wustig, and Charles Wolford. On the return trip, Captain Tilton brought Mr. Frank B. Gummey, employee of Standard Vacuum Oil Co. who rvas returning to his home in Philadelphia,and Mr. Erwin Schwabe,importer and exporter of New York City. The two passengerssat about the hotel and told interesting stories of their trip to the Orient. Mr. Schrvabe says that ai one airport in French-Indo China, ihe passengersalighted frorn a plane and stepped off into tlie heartof the tropics. The temperature was around 90 degreesand the passengersthirsty. On a table at the airport were a few sandr'viches and some bottles of beer and coca-cola,practically steaming in the afternoon sun. Mr. Schrvabe turned to the native attendant and asked if they didn't have a refrigerator. "Oh yes," replied the boy, "l,./e catch icee box but no ice now. This tlinter time."

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