Just Plan Gambler
The newspaper The San Francisco Examiner article entitled “Just Plain Gambler” dated September 31, 1931 recounted my aunts brush with fame. She was in a contest with 4 male pilots’ winner making the first flight from Hawaii to San Francisco. The winner would be determined by a throw of dice. It would a commercial trip that would be financed by stamp collectors to carry letters. This was the first time air mail was carried from Hawaii to the United States.
Two years later Amelia made that flight. This feat added to her fame. Vicky’s fame faded but she still was the first to be in the historic race to push the world of flight to a more advanced level.