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Aduentune! Intrique! Excitement! These were all included in the fabulous wanderings of a foot-loose American college girl HARRIET H. GIBNEY figure Who Because She Wanted to Travel, Went Around The World on 20 cents HERE are the things you've always wanted to do, the places you've always dreamed of going, the adventures you've always thought of having, related by a young woman who has crowded more living into less than three decades than most people have in a life-time. She's traveled the globe from the fjords of friendly, prosperous Norway to the back alleys of sinister Shanghai. She's observed the political, military and civilian life of a dozen countries intimately. Her talks are refreshing, stimulating, and adaptable to any group. Available Now Through The Redpath Bureau BOSTON ROCHESTER CHICAGO Crawford A. Peffer, Chm. Harry P. Harrison, Treas. FOR THE EAST: Howard Higgins, Manager 507 Rockingham Street Rochester 20, New York Hillside 1747 FOR THE WEST: C. E. Backman, Manager Kimball Building Chicago 4, Illinois Harrison 7-8723 HARRIET GIBNEY She Wrote Her Own Tickets to ADVENTURE It's a long way from the cornfields of Illinois to intrigue-laden Shanghai. Yet here's a girl from the middlewest who got a job as a stewardess on a fruit boat before she was 20, was the first American girl to land in Japan after the war, hitch-hiked through China, was made an honorary member of the Hong Kong police force for catching a Chinese robber single-handed, and was assigned to discover a cache of silver ingots dropped in Tokyo Bay by the Japanese Dragon Society! These are only a few of the adventures of HARRIET H. GIBNEY, who left this country following her graduation from Vassar in 1945 with $5.00 in her pocket, and returned several years later, after covering most of the globe, with $4.80. How she traveled around the world on 20 cents, the experiences she had, the fabulous places she visited, and the interesting people she met, provide the material for her fascinating lectures. Mrs. Gibney's first job took her to Japan as a Red Cross girl. Several months later she became a reporter with the United Press in Tokyo, then worked for MacArthur's Public Information office. Two years later she hitch-hiked a ride to Shanghai where she spent a number of weeks doing feature stories on Sampan Susie — The Richest Garbage Collector in the World , and on an Indian princess, The Wickedest Woman in the Wickedest City in the World. From there she hitched a ride to Manila, where she met President Roxas, then went west to Hong Kong on a junk Chinese airline. Within three days of her arrival, she was chief crime reporter on the China Mail. In that job, and later as feature writer for the Hong Kong Telegraph, she covered stories varying from Government policies to opium cases, and traveled widely throughout the area. In 1948 she got a ride with a Norwegian airline which flew to Oslo via Bankok, Calcutta, Bombay, Arabia, Cairo, Rome, Geneva, Amsterdam and London. In Norway, she took a sailboat cruise along the coasts of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, went on a hiking trip through the Western fjords, and met King Haakon and his family. Yearning to see Germany, she smuggled herself in and lived for a week on a bombed-out ship in Hamburg harbor, covered the inauguration of Queen Julianna of the Netherlands, and toured the Zuider Zee. Then it was on to Paris, and to Austria for weeks of mountain climbing in the Tyrol, and finally, the trip back to the United States. Her wide and unusual travels and her keen journalistic mind enables Mrs. Gibney to speak with first-hand knowledge and rare insight about some of the most troubled lands and peoples of our time. But her talks are also sprinkled with humorous and heartwarming anecdotes, as well as many exciting adventures.
|Title||Harriet H. Gibney: around the world on 20 cents|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gibney, Harriet H.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||2|
|Digitization Specifications||Scanned at 600 dpi, 32-bit color. Master image available in tiff format.|