Vicky wrote a letter to National Air Transport, Pacific Air Transport,
and Varney Air Lines. This a response to Vicky’s suggestion letter. I
guess she flew on one of these airlines. I wish that I had the original
letter. This letter is a reply from S.A. Stimpson, the Western Traffic
I guess she was suggesting better accommodations for a two passenger
plane. I know that certain planes were exclusively for air mail and some
for air mail and passengers. I think that this plane was for the latter.
I wish that I had the original letter and Vicky’s comment about
Stewardesses. Originally, Stewardesses were nurses to accommodate
The reason I included this letter in my post is to show how feisty
Vicky was. As Mr. Stimpson explained it’s rare that a passenger writes
an airline manager. It also shows the name of Varney Airlines. This is
the line hat Vicky’s partner George McClennen worked for. It was a
well-known airline in the San Francisco Bay area.
Alo the letter is addressed to Mrs. B. Hirschfield’s address in Chicago.
Ben Hirschfield was the husband of my Aunt Babe. I never met him. I
guess they were divorced before I was born. The letter was dated March
15, 1932. The letterhead was San Francisco. Sometimes if you look at a
document closely you will learn a lot more information than you