OGDEN -- A Harrisville man who spent many years in the service of entrepreneur, aviator and aerospace engineer Howard Hughes will make an appearance at the Newgate Mall on Saturday, Feb. 8.
James Whetton will be available from noon to 4 p.m. to speak with the public and sign copies of "We Knew Howard Hughes," which he co-authored with James Leo Wadsworth and Wilbur S. Thain, who also served on Hughes' personal staff.
Whetton, a graduate of Ogden High School and a naval veteran, worked with Hughes in his Operations office and later became general manager of the Desert Inn during most of the period it was owned by Hughes. Whetton was also a prominent resident of Ogden, holding many leadership positions in community organizations, such as the McKay-Dee Hospital Center Foundation, Ogden Chamber of Commerce, Weber County School District Foundation and various boards at Weber State University.
The book signing is hosted by Eborn Books. The mall is at 3651 Wall Ave, Ogden.