BobE... I talked to Mr. Odlum about Howard Hughes and the most interesting thing that he said at that moment was that that Hughes believed in " other dimensions" and completely believed that he was drawing information from " elsewhere" ....He asked me if I thought that was possible and I sort of laughed and said that I believed my Dad did that all of the time!.... He just grinned and said " Howard did the best he could.... he just was a difficult man to deal with sometimes. I got awfully tired of meeting him in deserted parking lots in the middle of the night!"
Our conversation was interrupted.... we had been talking about seaplanes ( thats how the conversation drifted to Howard Hughes... Mr. Odlum often flew with a man out of Miami who ran Chalks Airlines... and I had remembered flying out of that same place.... I was looking forward to what else he had to say but someone took his attention away....
His remark about " meeting Hughes in parking lots"was a complete puzzle to me at the time but later I learned that he had sold RKO to Hughes.... ( or had he bought it?) one direction or the other... Hughes insisted in meeting him personally and always alone in a deserted lot which changed all of the time.