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PROGRESS OF TRIP ; TOLD BY CAPTAIN Prospective Commander of 2R-3 Keeps Diary of Flight Across Atlantic. f*J Hie a let) Pres*. I.AKIiHCRST. N. J.. October 16. Each of the 32 passengers on the 211-3 had his story to tell when he disembarked within the Lakehurst hangar yesterday. Hut the most com plete of them all was the story told by the diary-log of Capt. George W. Steele; prospective commander of the dirigible. He related how 'on Obtobef 10. date set for the flight, such crowds surged at the gates of the Friederich shafen airdrome that he was lost in the crush; how the big bag failed to rise because of atmospheric condi tions - ho« take-off was postponed for two days. I-.*, of October came in on a foggy day." Capt. Steele’s record con tinued. ‘When the hangar doors were opened there was a blue fog outside. Hut things were better. The ship had been carefully trimmed and the tem perature was better; that it. colder. At 6:25 the ground crew started to take the ship ’out and af'6;3s the en gines were started and we were off. There was a great cheer from the crowd; the hand played file national sir ami there was mui h fluttering of handkerchiefs. Course Sllght’y Changed. “Several thousand people were on the field, but their view of the ship was brief. She at onCe rose into the fog and disappeared from sight. "In the manner we passed out o< Germany. When the clouds at last permitted a view of the ground, we saw France. We passed some distance ■from Belfort. Besancon. Manila and Hochefort. But we made a slight de viation to pass over Cognac. "At 3:30 we passed over the mouth of the Gironde River to the Bay of Biscay. It had taken us only nine fours to rcaeli the Atlantic, averag ing over 60 miles an hour. The ship felt the effect of the compile-.'. «,n of currents in the air. In audition, we were near the ground—soo to 1,000 feel—and the movement of air across the hills caused additional eddies. The result was a gentle roll and pitch, but not uncomfortable. When wc reached the sea the bumpy motion Ceased. Mulch In .( hanged. “At 4 o'clock, when the watch was relieved. the men stretched out com fortably and began to bank up sleep against their night watches. Som< of the more energetic ones played a tune on the phonograph, hut this met with disapproval. Evening fell o\er a calm sea with a clear sky. with just enough red in the west to be a ‘sailor's delight ' ‘The course was laid for Cape Tinisterre. but darkness fell before wc sighted the Spanish Coast. While i>v. Eckener and I were in tlie dieting loom about 7 o’clock the ship began to jump about. We looked out o* the window and there under a full' moon lay the precipitous coast of Spain. At 7:40 we had Ha Estacada Lighthouse abeam and course was laid for the Azores. During the night the course and speed weft checked occasionally by sighting on ] torch bombs dropped from the ship "\\ hen the end of our watch periods came we found the berths very comfortable and enjoyed undis turbed sleep. I bought a large woolen comforter and a blanket in Frietl richshafen to take on this voyage. The ship is not equipped by the build ers with bed clothes, and those sup plied for the crew were made of kapok. 1 hesitated to bring my j comforter, on account of its bulk, I but I am glad I did. With its pro tection I was able to sleep in nothing heavier than pajamas. Find Ship llmi Drifted. v in the morning of the 13th vre passed directly above a British steamship headed for the opposite di rection. By radio the ZR-3 inquired the steamer’s position, and reply tvas received indicating that we had been drifted about 60 miles southward of our assumed position. Course was accordingly changed and at 11:40 San Miguel Island was sighted on the port bow. "At 2:20 we reached the southeast ern end of Terceira Island and tra versed its south coast. After leaving Terceira, the ship was driven to a height of about 5,000 feet, in order to lift the safety valves and lose lifting gas to compensate for the loss of weight of gasoline used. "During this maneuver today some thing happened which must be care fully watched during ail such ma neuvers. Upon returning to flying height, which was at this time about 1.000 feet, a rip about two feet long was discovered in the lower part of one of the gas cells. This was im mediately repaired, and the result was nothing worse than a small amount of air- finding its way into the cell to mix with the hydrogen and reduce Its purity. If, however, the bole had been larger, or had not been so soon discovered, enough air might have found its way into the cell to form a dangerous mixture of gas and also to reduce the lifting power of the cell. It is. therefore, standard practice to have men carefully inspect the bottoms of the gas cells —the only part they can see—during each con siderable gain or loss of altitude by the airship. "At a height of 5,000 feet, down to 2.000 feet, we were approaching Pico Island, and all we could see of the Island was Its peak,triangular in out line, projecting above the clouds.’ From 3:20 we were passing through and over the islands of the Azores. “Calamity overtook us earlier in the day. The wash water gave out. We have joined the ranks of the unwash ed and unshaved. The commissary promises to ration sufficient water for u. shave just before landing—if we land soon enough. He is. meanwhile, furnishing good, hot meals, and we are at least well fed. We are well housed, too, and any one who will make a couple of trips a day through the corridor from the tip of the nose back and down to the depths of the lower fin need not complain of lack of exer cise. Adverse Winds Found. “The night of the ISth was marked by adverse winds of considerable strength. As soon as weather re ports camel in. next morning, it was decided to head up to the northwest. In the meanwhile a steamer seen on the horizon was asked for her posi tion, and the ZR-3 found herself, ac cording to the steamer, about 12S B.iies to the northward of her as sumed position. Communication was also established with the cruiser De troit and with all the available data as a guide the course was laid north west. “At about 9:30 we passed directly febove the steamer Robert Dollar. She hoisted her number in flags and ran up the British ensign. The ZR-3 then began to climb and rose to a height of about * 000 feet. This was to lift the safety valves again. The result was about 5 per cent loss of hydrogen from the gas cells, leaving them but 80 per cent full. About half of the fuel supply still remains, enough for £6 hours’ running with four of the five engines at 1,850 RPM, which gives “I%® trip above the clouds gave temporary relief from the Summer temjyerature we bavs had. It wa*is DETAILS OF EPOCHAL ZR-3 TRIP REVEALED IIS OFFICER’S DIARY Hour-by-Hour Experiences Aboard Craft From Friederickshafen to Lakehurst Give Veteran Crew Many Thrills. Additional excerpts from the diary .of Hans von Schiller, one of the navigating officers of the Zi!-3 and « special corre spondent of the North American News paper All anep, reveal further details of the dirigible's transatlantic flight. in HAAS VOX StniLLER. Special Correspondent of The Star and the North American Newspaper Alliance. ABOARD THE ZR-3 Sunday. Oc tober 12.- -We did not leave Saturday, because shortly before 7 o'clock, aft er everything was happily finished, the temperature rose to such an ex tent that we could not take off with out throwing off heavy ballast of wa ter and gasoline. Ur. Eckener, with a heavy heart, decided to postpone the trip to this morning, and the ship was cleared at 5 o'clock. I leave my house in a warm fog. It is no better than yesterday, but the ship has been prepared for -any emer gency. We are hopeful. In the office are the first telegrams. Herr Prus and 1. designated to make weather observations, mark the weather cards at once. During the morning the weather improved. A fair day is coming at last. The indi cations are that we can avoid the long 500-kilometer trip around Gib raltar and head directly for Bordeaux and the Bay of Biscay. Shortly after 6 o’clock everything is clear. We are ordered aboard. The Americans have already made them selves comfortable. All are on hand except Machinist Babst. who is ill. A celebration has been planned, hut we must start without it. So the rising i temperature of the morning will not) affect our gas again. Ship Stripped (or Kun. As a matter of fact, the ZR-3 was designed for trips of 24 hours' dura tion. and on such trip could curry at least 40 passengers. But this trip is to he for 100 hours. She has been stripped for the race. AX e could not, of course, take any passengers. We are also careful to watch for stow aways. Now th«»ro is plenty of spare and buoyancy to store the gasoline neces sary for the long flight. We look for ward to the trip with no misgivings. 6:25 a m.—Roared away, everything ,s perfectly quiet. The people, heads massed in thousands, like black dots, cheer us. We head against the wind and have to turn about in the field. She swings quickly, her nose’ tips toward the sky. At the Igst install*. U guy rope stuck in -an eyelet; we were halted for a moment. With a pole we freed the rope and [ now the motors hum. Very suddenly she jumps from the ground, like a j cork released at the bottom of a ! bucket’ of water. The thousands be low yell their hurrahs. We hear faintly the band playing "Deutsch land Cher Alles.” In a few seconds the land is shut out by the fog and we hear only our motors and a faint murmur from the earth. In the pilot cabin the faces are cheerful and bright. The rathei somber joking that had been heard before- our take-off has ceased Everybody is full of spirit. We are happy to he at last in the air off for America. Break Through Fog. About 4<>o meters above the ground we break through the fog and See the top of the mountains against a :lear morning horizon. It is almost full dawn and every - thing glistens in the first glow of | the sunrise. We have taken our course and will hold constantly eastward. The door of the passenger cabin opens and Capt. Steele and Capt. Klein appear to keep us company. They seem'to Ife having a happy time of it. They say they are glad to be aboard and on the way, and they are Interested In everything that hap pens. We are following the course of the Rhine. which comes to view ! clearly through the background of ! fog. Shortly after leaving German : sbll add passing over I-orrach, the j air clears. Once more we can call I one more auf wledersehen. We are over France. It is the first watch. Herr Dr. Eckener is commo dore and does not have to stand watch. Herr Lehmann is at the con trols. I am assisting in navigation and weather observation. Herr Prus is at the starboard wheel and Herr Marx is at the port. There are three wireless men and they split the day in a fashion to leave two men always on duty. Crew PoHtH Changed. 12 noon—The watch is changing. Herr Flemming takes over command. Herr Witteman takes my position and Herr Sammt is at the steering con trols. Dinner was excellent. We had ox tail soup, baked beef ribs, fresh peas and carrots, apple sauce and caramel pudding. For a concert the grapho phone played “Admiral Der Lust" (“Admiral of the Air”). After dinner I have marked up my weather charts, and then, for a time, we had quiet and rest. At 4 o'clock the watch changes again. It is watch and watch for every four hours. Dur ing my four hours off I do not have to monkey with the weather charts or worry about anything. The anxiety natural during the first hour or two of this flight has worn off completely. Every One at Kane. Everybody is quite at home aboard the ship now, and, of course, a good number of kilometers are behind us. We are making 150 kilometers an hour, and if it keeps up like this we will be over there in a hurry. At meals we sit together, gemutlich (jolly and companionable). Originally, we sat apart special place for the Americans. But there was plenty of room, and Maj. Kennedy and Capt. Klein sat down beside Herr Lehmann ind me. 2:45 p.m.—l have made an inspec tion of the ship. Regretfully, 1 tossed overboard a large case of fresh food given ub by the home folks. It weighs too much. There Is plenty to eat without it. The canary bird enjoys the clicking of my typewriter, and as I peck away he Is singing w.ith all his heart. The degrees In the cabin last night, and continued warm today. Early in the afternoon fog was encountered, and for several hours the ship ran close to the surface of the sea, the better to judge the direction and force of the wind by observing the waves. Then she climbed above the fog, which was only 500 or 600 feet high, and ran thus until darkness obscured the surroundings. We felt a sym pathy for the vessels in the fog; we .have been there, in surface ships, ourselves, and this fog extended over 400 miles. “When I came on watch last mid night the ZR-3 was skirting the southeast coast of Nova Scotia. It was a cold, bright night, a decided change from the night before. At 1:10 a.m. Seal Island was passed, and the ship headed across the Gulf of Maine toward Boston. The position was occasionally cheeked by bearings from radio compass stations along the shore. “Cape Cod Light was passed abeam at 3 a.m.. Eastern standard time, and soon afterward the ship was sailing over Boston. It was a sight to swell the bosom of a returning American', and one never to be forgotten. Mill lions of lights. If on looked closelv downward one could see the build! fngs, but looking slantwise nothing) buje. light*” / THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1924. people who pass by my little cabin look in with astonishment at the little bird. We should reach the Bay of Biscay -it 4 o'clock. Over the ocean it will he more smooth. Over France here the ship is rocking and there is a little danger of seasickness, hut every body is weathering the motion and no body is sick yet. Cognac Brings Laugh. 4 p.m.—At 3:30 p.m. we passed the mouth of the Gironde. Shortly before that the lookout sighted the town of Cognac. We were reminded that America is dry, and we had a laugh. Thank God, we are not there quite yet, and there is still a little stuff in our locker. Os course, we have only a hit of wine and Cognac and cherry brandy, and if our bottles were counted there would be only a bot tle of wine and half bottle of Cognac around. The alcohol is to be used only for medicinal purposes. It is warm —in fact, too warm—and wc are sitting in our shirtsleeves. If the heat keeps up like this we'll get into bathing suits tomorrow. The sea is deep blue. Against the | blue the while caps stand out sharply. It is all very beautiful. The trip is fine thus far. We are making about 100 kilometers an hour. In five hours we expect to make Capo Orteal, on the Spanish coast. Travel on an airship is certainly the finest thing in the world. S:4O p.m.—At 7:50 pin. we sighted the Spanish coast of Cape Penas. The usually stormy Biscay is very quiet and peaceful. Sunset, and the moon rise that followed, gave us a wonderful view. On the north coast of Spain, however, a storm took our view away from us very suddenly, but now we are coming near the Azores, and the air is clear and quiet again. Apparently flying makes one hungry. Everybody is consuming a quantity of food. In spit© of that, however, we are not going over our quota for each meal, and everything is apportioned justly. At midnight 1 must go on watch again. Off with the lights and quickly to bed for a few hours sleep- Hailed by Steamer. October 13 (Monday) 1 a.m.—Again on watch. We pass over a brightly lighted steamer, which hails us with light signals. It is slightly stormy, with a good wind blowing. Witte mann and I have made an exact rec ord of wind and drift. We find the rft-ift tft he south westward 11 meters per second. Accordingly we have to hold 20 degrees into the wind to keep on an oven course for the Azores. At 4 o'clock we shall move our clock backward one hour, because other wise we would make a mistake in our reckoning and we might be. given our noon meal in the evening and our evening meal at noon. In spite of the long watches the time passe i very quickly. Watching the charts, I find that the wind is improving all the time. It is favor ing us and we are looking forward to a good trip. 9 a.m.—Had a good and refresh ing rest from 4 until 8 and par took of a good breakfast. Our fast progress across the ocean has put everybody in a good humor. I took my breakfast with the Americans, who also are in high spirits over our good progress. A few rain clouds are lying on the sea, hut we usually fly over them and avoid getting wet. Often we see rainbows. hut every time, just as our gondola seems to touch them, they disappear. Azores In Sight. 11:30 a.m.—Land in sight. The Island Sam Miguel of the Azores lies on our starboard bow. We are flying true to our course. Weather signs are very scarce in this neighborhood but what faint signs we see look good. 12:30 p.m—Dinner was good and plentiful. We had boullion, ham with Burgundy sauce, and pearl beans, peaches and cabinet pudding. Every body praises the good cooking. Lud wig. who in addition to his wireless work helps the chef, has, with the sailmaker, Knorr. his hand full. Knorr helps in the kitchen, too. One of the machinists also has to help always in the kitchen. Often I lend a hand, too. in shirtsleeves. But today everything was so excellent they got along without me. Dr. Eckener. our commandant sent a word of praise to the kitchen. Over the Azores we intend to throw off a bag of mail. I have written several let ters which I want to post. Behind me the phonograph is playing, and it tickles my legs to hear the lively dance music and the marches. Some of the Americans even drum their fingers on the chair arms. If this glorious weather continues we ex pect to be over there on Wednesday. 3:30 p.m.—At 2:30 we were about 1.400 meters high, passing along the Coast of Tercecia. Rich vegeatlon covers the land outside of the rocks, which stand out here and there. There is not a spot on the island which is not cultivated. Vineyards and olive groves are close against each other. Occa sionally a burst of blooming red shines through the monotone of green. . On the north end of the island the land seems useless, because the mountains fall away sleepily to the sea, and no sun can fall on their seaward side. Spick and span below us lies the City of Angra, and a full-grown palm tree excites our admiration. We throw off, directly In the middle of the city, a number of mail bags, attached to para chutes. Above the clouds we caught sight of the long-looked-for Mount Flco shining in hte sun's rays. Capt. Steel, the American, cheers us with a little legend in verse about the mountain. He says, “See the Pico very clear, you will be lucky for a year.” Ship Gathers Speed. So w r e are destined for a year’s good fortune. Between San Jorge and Pico we fly swiftly, with the wind at our back. Now I have to play doctor again. I must renew the bandages on the hand of one of the machinists. I hope it stays on until we reach America. 4 p.m.—We enjoyed one more beau tiful sight. We saw Mount Pico again in all its beauty, while passing Fayal. It was so clear that Capt. Klein says it's good enough for 10 years’ luck, instead of just one. Nobody ever saw the great mountain from an air ship, in such fine weather. One of the cells was pinched the last time we made altitude, and when we came down it drew up, making a tear. The sailmaker and Ludwig had to patch it. As the watch must have their cofte and bread, I’ll have to attend the kitchen alone, since Knorr and Ludwig are busy aloft. We set the watch back another hour, so that we picked up an hour in our off watch time. But we will have to make up for It. Because the watches tonight will be longer. Two motors have been Stopped, because of trouble, but we are still making good speed. 9:16 p.m.—At 4 o’clock we put the watch back another hour, which gives me an additional hour of rest. After we had made a good start from Fayal, the wind took a sudden turn and came onto our bow at an angle. Wind Forces Change. At about 8 o’clock the breeze freshened, and we had to veer off al most 15 degrees in order to hold onr course. The last point of Europe which we glimpsed was the Islpnd of Floras, which appeared dimly In the mist of starboard. A few flying rain clouds hung from the sky. We evad ed them. The temperature rises in spite of the clouds towards evening. It is almost too warm now. In the middle of the evening we discovered that half of our trip was behind us. Yet we had used up only one third of our fuel supply. Once we lofet radio tottch with the rest of the world but now we have been directly In touch with the U. S. S. Detroit, which is giving us reports on the weather. Everything on board the vessel is functioning admirably, and I am glad too, that the provisions I made ready are meeting with so much applause; originally we intended to take with us only the simplest sort of food, but at the last minute we decided that we would do ourselves a bit better, since good “cats'’ keep up one's spirit amaz ingly. it is so warm right now that 1 am sitting In my cabin writing in my pajamas, since it's quite too hot to stay dressed up. 4:30 a. m., October 14.—Relieved at 12 o'clock, and on watch till 4, mean while the wind has gained in force until at last the anemometer shows 17 meters from the southwest, so that j we have to reckon with the drift of] 33 degrees off the course. We’ve just got tile first news from America. By | means of our wireless connection with the S. S. President Harding we have also obtained news of the | weather which seems to be rather un- i favorable. We must look out as we , go to the South for a storm center ly- l ing off Newfoundland and go around it so that we can then approach the I coast with more favorable winds. (The following entries in the diary cover the trip as the ZR-3 approached New York, circled it and landed at Lakehurst.) We were doing 70 miles an hour as wc passed over Bridgeport, Conn., with engines working perfectly. There was a beautiful sunrise, and we were thrilled with oar first day light view of America. All on board were busy and excited making prep arations for landing and getting the ship in order. Steamers greeted us with their sirens as we reached New York. The city was in mist, which cleared as we circled the Statue of Liberty as a greeting to New York. Then I saw the motor launch wait ing to receive my message to the North American Newspaper Alliance. I dropped the message, and as we] proceeded up Broadway and Riverside drive we could distinctly hear the cheers of the crowds below. All steamers we passed gave us greeting with flags and sirens. Rising to a height of 10,000 feet for valving off gas we got a magnificent view of the city. From New York we proceeded straight to Lakehurst, sending a message that we expected to arrive at 9:30. We sighted the great hangar at Likehurst when we were about 15 minutes out from New- York. Our time was short to prepare for landing and we had innumerable things to do. As we landed I Jumped out. as it was necessary to lighten the ship, and so I was the first man from the ship to set foot on American soil The flight was a success in every way and 1 thoroughly believe dem onstrated the feasibility of safe and pleasant transoceanic travel by Zep pelins. When we landed We had left six tons of gasoline out of 31 with which we started. Although we met heavy winds the ship met them all bravely. She lost only 37 per cent of her gas which is a splendid show ing considering the distance and the conditions of flight The engine* functioned perfectly. (Copyright. 1924. Tnitcd Plates. Canada. Great liritain, Soutii America and Japan by North American .Newspaper Alliance.) MRS. I. G. DEWEY DIES. Wife of Retired Naval Command er Resident Her* 15 Years. Mrs. Ridie Bradley Dewey, wife of Comdr. Theodore G. Dewey, U. H. N., retired, and a resident of this city for the last 15 years, died at her resi dence in the Marlborough apartments. 917 Eighteenth street, yesterday. Fu neral services will he conducted in the Church of the Epiphany tomor row morning at 11 o'clock. Inter ment will be private. Mrs. Dewey was born in this city. However, she did much traveling and lived at a number of different places, having been located near where her husband was stationed at various times during his service in the Navy. Besides her husband, she is sur vived by two sons. Edward B. Dewey and Theodore Macrea Dewey, who served as officers of the U. S. N. R. F. during the World War; a sister. Mrs. Snyder, wife of Capt. Snyder of the Naval War College at Newport, R. 1., and a half brother, C. Stanton Wal cott. WALLACERECOVERING. Secretary Improving- After Suc cessful Operation. Secretary Wallace of the Depart ment of Agriculture, who was oper ated on yesterday at the Naval Hos pital here In an effort to relieve sciat ica, is making good progress toward recovery. Dr. Joel T. Boone, one of President Coolidge's physicians, said today the Secretary had passed a very comfort able night and was resting well. In dications are that the operation was entirely successful. As EBONITE "Strings" to 2 Stick, Si I) Wills Amnltti Stirs Popularity is the seal W of approval- Wherever EBONITE is KNOWN, it leads. There must be a reason. 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Teu will find, too. all itching and dig gins of the scalp will stop Instantly, and yonr hair will be fluffy, lustrous, glossy, silky snd soft, and look and feel a hun dred times better. —'Advertisement. ■ - ' ‘ ■*!*:- ■ ■ / .'V'-. ZR-3 BRINGS BACK WARTIME PICTURE Deflated Monster at Lake hurst Like Only One Cap tured “Alive” by Allies. BY ROBERT T. SHALL. LAKEHURST. X. J., October 16. The Zeppelin ZR-3. a friendly pris oner, hut none the less a prize of war, recalls vividly as she lies In her giant cradle here, with balloons deflated, the picture of another Zeppelin—the only one ever captured “alive" by the allies during the World War. When the writer saw that other Zeppelin it lay a stark, black thing, with broken hack, across a shallow ravine and a tiny French river, its nose lying dog fashion just against the edge of a grand route, as the roads are called in France. It had tumbled to e.arlh on a Sabbath morn ing early in the Autumn of 1917. Its balloons and outer coverings had been pierced by machine gun bullets from French airplanes. I he monster was one of a squadron of four of the L-type Zeps which bad attempted to bomb London the night before. Always the Germans selected Saturday night for their marauding trips over the English capital. Thev clung to the idea, that all English men took a holiday over the week end, even the defending air forces. On this occasion something went wrong with the navigation of the death-dealing dirigibles. They got across the English coast long behind their schedule, tpade a sortie for London but failed to reach it. The night which was covering their oper ations fast was slipping away. In a panic the squadron turned away, dropped its bombs harmlessly in the British countryside, and then made for what it thought was home. But miscalculation or contrary winds swept the squadron far soutli of its Intended course and daylight, instead of finding the ships safe above the Fatherland, threw them literally into the arms of the French. French Isanti Squadron, The joyous alarm rang through all of northern France and, oh. what good hunting the Freneh airplanes had. They assailed the squadron from all sides. The invaders, flounder ing in their misery and unable to fight hack, scattered and ran. Three of them were brought down in flames—every member of their crews perishing in the white heat which transformed the aluminum frames into a molten mass. The fourth in some manner escaped igni tion and flopped down to earth, some 45 kilometers southwest of Neufcha leau. white the American war corre spondents . made their headquarters. The forced landing was made with enough skill to spare the life of every man on board, hut as she settled across the ravine and the escaping gas left her a dead weight, the Zep pelin cracked her spine. As soon as the crew made its way from the war gondolas they attempt ed to destroy the ship. With axes they broke all the delicate instru ments of control. the electrical switchboards and the apparatus with which they were supposed to "orient" themselves in fogs or clouds. They were just about to fire the craft when some French peasants out on an ear ly morning hunt dashed up to the “machine,” as they always called the Zeppelins, and trained their guns on the Germans. These peasants earned the honor of having captured the Zep pelin alive and it was the first to fall into the hands of the allies in any such shape that they could study its constructidn from stem to stern. Crew ls>nkrd St m ngr. The crew of the Zeppelin looked for all the world like men from Mars. Certainly they seemed to be creatures of another world to that in which the allies and the Americans were living. They came from across that bloody first line which separated the very world itself into two great divisions. They wore black leather helmets and strange flying clothes. Their feet were encased In great felt boots, an inch or more in thickness. They were herded into a French motor lorry to be carted away for examination and for imprisonment for the remainder of the war. Jeering French peasants, men, women and children, made no impression upon them. It was not until some one shouted. “Here come the Americans!" that any one of the sullen captives showed a ray of in terest. They had been told there were no Americans in France. These Zeppelin men. the only ones to escape with their lives of all the hostile craft of that type shot down during the war, were disconsolate at their fate. They seemed to think there would have been far more honor in invineration. _ They had let their ship, the great secret of their coun try. fall almost intact into the hands of the enemy. There was talk for a time of tak ing the Zeppelin Just as it was to Paris and placing it on exhibition on the Place de la Concourse, but the ' r^J/as/se/sn'3^= => “Pledged to Quality* Fourteenth St. at New York Ave. Goodman & Suss Rochester Tailored Clothes ALL SET FOR THE B/G Topcoats Specially Priced $29-75 fT The ardor of even the warmest enthusiast .will 11 cool if he gets chilled. Therefore, get Into a Goldhcim topcoat for style, warmth ahd service. HELIUM REPLACING HYDROGEN IN ZR-3 (Continued from First Page.) Germany and the United States might be established soon. He said the trip could he made in less than 81 hours and 17 minutes, the lime required by the ZIV3 to make the voyage. Dr. fcekener explained that fog and adverse winds had delayed him slightly, and added that the time between shores was really less than the flying time because the ship was at a point over the Massachusetts Coast where it could have landed safely 78 hours after it left Frledrichshafen. The airship was declared fit for im mediate flight today, after an inspection which disclosed everything in perfect order. The task of releasing from the mam moth craft its dangerous hydrogen, rep resenting an expenditure of 111.WO, is under way and probably will be com pleted today. immediately after the Zeppelin landed, 40 seamen began prepa rations to deflate the gas bag. Because of the danger in conserv ing hydrogen the contents of the 13 ceils will he allowed to escape In to the air instead of into tanks. When the craft is r< Inflated, helium will be used. Approximately 20 per cent of the hydrogen in the hags was valved out to reduce the buoyance of the Zeppelin in landing yesterday. In return for its expenditures in con nection with ZR-3, the Government collected less than 150 in duties when the craft landed. Classed as a Ger man merchantman, the Zeppelin was boarded and inspected by custom, health ,and immigration authorities as though It were an ocean liner. The manifest prepared by the com mander of the ZR-3 described the Zeppelin as “in ballast.” carrying eight sacks of mail. Visitors who inspected the Zeppelin were struck by the luxurious equip ment, from its staterooms, equaling any one of the finest liners, to its kitchen, unexcelled by that of any hotel. Bathrooms with hot and cold water gave the impression of being in a hotel suite SEEK TO RETAIN SHOPS. Success of ZR-3 Revives Agitation for Versailles Treaty Revision. fly the Aftsoriited Press. BERLIN, October 16.—The suc cessful completion of the flight to America of the ZR-3 has increased the agitation in Germany for revision of the treaty arrangements requiring the dismantling of the Zeppelin work shops and hangars at Friedrichshafen, A committee of the German trade and industry congress has adopted a resolution expressing hope that the works may not be destroyed, but re tained "to contribute to the peaceful uniting of peoples and to the common *task of bringing about a revival of European and universal pfdsperity.” Circle Club to Meet. The Circle Club of Master Masons, composed of Masons in the employ of the District government, will meet Saturday night at S o’clock at Pythian Temple, 1012 Ninth street. The grand master of Masons of the District of Columbia, Charles F. Roberts, will speak. Malcolm Horton, Draper Hor ton and Mrs. Opal Whipp will enter tain. Ths committee in. charge is composed of Milton D. Smith, Police Department; Joseph Sullivan. Fire Department, and Clarence Talley. De task proved impossible. Those who inspected the giant craft as it lay prone on the ground will never forget the delicate tracery .of Us aluminum lattice work, each joint put together with a watchmaker’s skill. The ZR-3 represents today a vast improvement upon that creature of the war. The new Zeppelin is a ship of peace—but like all ships of peace, it might find eventually its place in war. If not the ZR-3 than possibly the ZR-R 2.009. (Copyright, 1924.) Dime 111 Ij S.'TS-t R A « Mmk gatiafaotion. Franklin Sq. Hotel Coffee fefjoppc 14th Street at K TO NOT neglect that for coat of yonr*. It need* at tention at once go you will be able to wear It this Winter. Beat work at lowest prices. 11/At C furrier, WULr . Mortgage Loans Made and Sold J. LEO KOLB Main 5027 •S 3 N.T. At*. 1537 Wisconsin An. G.O.P. ‘CORRUPTION’ ASSAILEDBY COLBY Criticizes Hughes and Scores Independents, Opening Campaign in Ohio. By fbe Assodsfed Press. CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 16 Bainbrldge Colby, Secretary of State in the Wilson cabinet, formally open ed the Ohio Democratic campaign here last night with an address, in which he reviewed the acts of the Republican administration and allud ed to the candidacy of the inde pendent political candidates. Taking Issue with Secretary of State Hughes, whom he characterized as chief spokesman of the adminis tration, and who declared in a speech here that the only issue of the presi dential campaign was the indorse ment of the Coolidge administration. Mr. Colby asserted that the "tariff question" and "party honesty" were the fundamental issues In the cam paign. After paying tribute to Mr, Hughes for his ability to "withdraw your gaze from the major portion of the administration's record and center your attention upon the few and final months of the so-called Coolidge ad ministration,” Mr. Colby gave a re sume of what he termed “shocking corruption of the Republican party.” Mentioning Harry M. 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