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WEATHER.
(U. S. Weather Bureau Foreeswt.)
Increasing cloudiness today fol
lowed by showers tonight and tomor
row morning: fair and cooler tomor
row afternoon. Highest, BS. at 5 p.m.
yesterday; lowest, 70, at 6 a.m, yester
day. Full report on page 9.
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250,000 WILDLY ACCLAIM COL. LINDBERGH
LINDBERGH LAUDS i
CAPITAL WELCOME i
. AS BEST HANDLED
Felt Right at Home on Land
ing—Praises Police
and Soldiers.
FLYER THRILLED SEEING
OLD HOME AND SCHOOL
Dignity of Washington Reception
Endears City to Him—Won’t
Forget Monument Scene.
BY CHARLES A. LINDBERGH.
The Washington reception was
wonderful. It was dignified, but it
certainly made me feel right at home,
and I’m genuinely glad to be back.
I said in Europe that I would like to
stay a little longer and fly to various
countries and study aviation, but now
that I have reached home I'm awfully
glad I didn’t stay any longer.
r After all lam back among my own
people. Paris was marvelous and
London anil Brussels as well, and 1
wouldn't for the world draw any com
parisons, but 1 will say this, the
Washington reception was the best
handled of all. The police and troops
had perfect control all the time from
the moment I stepped ashore at the
Washington Navy Yard until I en
tered the temporary White House on
Dupont circle.
. I shall never forget as long as I
live the scene at the Monument.
Thousands of people greeted us. It
did me good to see all the children; in
fact, the children were the first on the
job in Washington. Just as I was
about to go to sleep on the Memphis
at Piney Point last night, a large mo
tor boat full of boy 6 and girls suc
ceeded by some means or other in
locating my cabin.
Good to Be Back In Capital.
They surely serenaded me with all
the pep they could summon. I en
joyed it until it seemed it was going
to keep up all night, so I stuck my
head out of the cabin and told them
it was the wrong boat. But that did
not discourage them. They knew well
enough I was on the Memphis.
Eventually they departsdfUnging and
cheering. "*■*
You know it was 11 years since 1
had been in Washington. It feels
good to see it again. I recognized a
lot of familiar places immediately. I
was particularly pleased to pass ray
old school and the apartment house
where I lived as a boy and where 1
used to look up at the big Capitol just
across the park.
The reception on the Potomac River
was just as wonderful in many ways
eg was as I drove through the
streets of Washington. Os course, one
of the greatest thrills I had was ineet
ing the President and Mrs. Coolidge,
and being able to tell them later, at
the temporary White House, the
' story of my flight and the reception
in Europe. .
The airmen who came out to w el
come the Memphis did some of the
prettiest flying I ever saw in my life.
It gave me a real thrill to see these
flyers doing everything that the
greatest flyers in Europe were doing
end doing it equally as well. Both
the Army and Navy planes were out
at 6 o’clock this morning. They came
zooming down over the deck and I
got up half an hour later to go on
deck to see them.
Many Planes in Air.
There must have been 50 planes in
the air by the time we reached Hams
Point. The guns at the Army War
College were booming out their salute
bv this time and we were responding.
Ail along the Potomac the banks were
lined with people and I had a busy
time waving to all of them.
I was glad to see the Marines stand
ing on the docks at Quantico and I
save them a wave of my hand as I
looked at them through a pair of
gl As I stood on the bridge with Vice
Admiral Burrage, commander of tne
American naval forces in European
waters, who returned on the Mem
phis, and watched all the wonderful
aviators. I felt exactly like a man
who had been fed on bread an *
for a week and then had a banquet
set before him. It certainly vvould
have been fine to have been up there
with them. T , .
Just as soon as I can. I want to
get up there with them. I can hardly
wait to start flying again, and am
anxious for the time to come when
my plane will be unpacked^
As we neared the Navy dock,
I had a fine view of the Mayflower,
the President’s white yacht, which
was anchored very near the spot
where we landed. There was a very
enthusiastic crowd of people on board.
First Glimpse of Mother.
The gangplank was just about to be
put aboard the Memphis when I
caught a glimpse of my mother —the
first time I had seen her since she left
me just before I hopped off from New
York three weeks ago. Away was
made through the crowd immediately
for the car she drove up in and in a
few minutes the gangplank was in
place and Admiral Burrage escorted
her on board.
My mother and I went into the ad
miral’s cabin, where we were alone
for a few minutes. Just afterward the
admiral and his staff came into the
cabin, where they were presented to
my mother. She thought I looked
fine and fit. I told her I had a very
good trip coming across on the Mem
phis. Then we parted and I went out
to meet Secretary Wilbur, Secretary
Davis of the War Department, and
Postmaster General New, whom I was
particularly glad to see, because I am
still in the Air Mail Service.
Understand, now. I have never left
Ihe Air Mail Service. I am just on
lave. Then we left the ship and got
Ififo tbe automobile to go out of the
yard. Just before the autoifiebile
drove away the crowd and the news
paper photographers yelled to me. to
stand up and I stood up in the auto
mobile. I had already been photo
-1 graphed when I left the ship.
I thought there were enough pho
tographers and movie men in Europe,
but 1 never saw so many together at
•Continued on -Ce!ge 4, Column 4.)
iFLYER IS CALLED
! FROM DINNER BY
INSISTENT THRONGS
White House Affair Inter
rupted 10 Times by Cheer
ing Thousands.
FLYER WHISKED AWAY
TO TWO RECEPTIONS
Feted by Press Club and Minne
sota State Society—Langley
Medal Presented.
Hatless, and without a topcoat. Col.
Lindbergh was whisked about Wash
ington last night from a White House
dinner to a reception and then to an
other reception.
He rode in a big White House tour
ing car, its top down, with his mother
beside him. a flimsy scarf around her
shoulders.
The evening's festivities started
with the cabinet dinner at the tem
porary White House, which was at
tended by members of the President’s
official family and their wives.
Throughout the dinner Dupont Circle
was filled with a cheering throng and
Col. Lindbergh came out on the bal
cony at least ten times. Twice he was
accompanied by President Coolidge
and twice by his mother.
From this dinner he was whisked
to the Willard Hotel, where the Min
nesota Society held a reception in his
honor. The feature of this event was
a speech by Secretary of State Kel
logg expressing the pride of Minne
sota in so distinguished a son.
Appears as Speaker.
The concluding event on Col. Lind
bergh's evening program was the re
ception by the National Press Club at
the Washington Auditorium, attended
by about 5,000 persons. Here he ap
peared in a new role in which he con
ducted himself very creditably—that
of a speaker. Starting in a light veil*,
he grew serious as he spoke on the
future of aviation. At this reception
he received the Smithsonian Institu
tion’s Langley Medal for aviation.
The state dinner at la Dupont Cir
cle had been planned arrtg’tmfty try-fit*
President and Mrs. Coolidge to be as
simple and informal as possible. It
was enlivened by the great throng of
oeople on the streets outside.
Throughout the meal, loud and en
thusiastic cheers were heard. Most
of these outbursts were followed with
calls such as “We want Lindy,”
“Three cheers for Lindy.” “Come on
out, Lindy,” and various others.
Occasionally the crowd turned to
song. “America” was sung several
times, as was “Onward, Christian
Soldiers.” In the crowd, at different
points, there were groups of young
college students, who gave their col
lege yells with a long, loud “Lindy”
at the end.
The cheering and calling and sing
ing was easily heard within and was
commented upon frequently by the
President and his guests, all of whom
enjoyed it immensely.
Appears Frequently on Balcony.
Nearly a dozen times during the
afternoon and immediately before the
dinner. Col. Lindbergh stepped out
upon the little iron balcony on the
second floor of the residence to give
the thousands outside an opportunity
to see him. Each time he bowed and
waved his long right arm in acknowl-'
ment of the acclaim. On two such
occasions he was led to the balcony
by the President himself, who from
all appearances very willingly as
signed himself to 'back seat the
moment his hero, guest arrived at the
temporary White House.
On one of Col. Lindbergh's visits
to the balcony, he was accompanied
by his mother.
On two occasions, just in advance
of the President and his guests going
into the dining hall, Col. Lindbergh
yielded to the calls from the outside,
and, excusing himself, left his hosts
and their guests to bow and wave to
the crowd. On these occasions he was
attired in evening clothes.
The demonstrations in front of the
temporary White House were unlike
anything of a like nature ever experi
enced by White House attaches. Dis
cussing them later, these attaches
said that they have witnessed all sorts
of cheering and yelling crowds about
the White House on many occasions,
but nothing like this occasion. It was
noticed also that with each succeed
ing appearance of Col. Lindbergh the
majority of those who had been wait
ing below for a glimpse moved away,
but there appeared to be no thinning
in the ranks. Each departing crowd
was replaced by a new one.
Guest List Small.
The dinner in Col. Lindbergh’s honor
was no different from the usual run of
state dinners given by the President,
with the exception that the number
of guests on this occasion was smaller.
Besides Col. Lindbergh and his
mother the only guests were the Secre
tary of State and Mrs. Kellogg, the
Secretary of the Treasury, the Score
(Continued on Page 5, Column 5.)
Spirit of St. Louis Will Be on View
All Today on Barge at Hains Point
Reposing aboard a Navy barge
gayly bedecked with flags, the Spirit
of St, Louis will be towed from the
naval air station at Anacostia to
Hains Point shortly' after 9 o’clock
this morning, where it will be anchored
for the publio to view until sunset.
The barge will be tied up close to
shore, but no persons will be allowed
to hoard. Lieut. Comdr. Homer C.
Wick, commanding the air station,
said the plane will be so situated that
the public, riding by the point, will
be able to obtain an excellent view
of it.
Inasmuch as a large number of au
tomobiles is expected around the point
just to see the historic Lindbergh
.plane, it was lielieved last night that
©he Jtafcm ptat
'' WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION
A COURIER RETURNS WITH TIDINGS OF GOODWILU AND FRIENDSHIP
ill If*ff? ■ 'lbbshmlJuksH
“The people of France and the people,of Europe asked me to bring back one message . . . ‘You have seen the affection of the
people of France and the people of Europe for the people of America demonstrated to you. On your return to your country take
back with you this message from France and Europe to the United States of ” —Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, replying to
the President’s address yesterday after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. Washington star Photo.
COMMONS 10 ACT
IN RUSSIAN CRISIS
Strained Relations to Be Dis
cussed in Parliament—Rus
sia Sees Class War.
By the Associated Pres*.
LONDON, June 12 (Sunday).—
The strained relations between Great
Britain and Russia owing to a
sequence of events, starting with the
Anglo-Russian diplomatic breajr
followed by the assassination of/fhe
Soviet envoy at Warsaw, M. Vfrtkoff,
and reaching its climax in a new'
reign of terror at MqjhJW, will be
the subject of a parliamentary dis
cussion soon afMfr the House of
Commons tomorrow.
British political circles are deeply
stirred the Moscow executions
and iri the political clubs and week
end gatherings of all kinds where in
ternational affairs are discussed, the
subject of Russia is again on every
body’s lips.
Reports and Rumors Rife.
The Sunday Express’ diplomatic
correspondent says that Europe is
full of reports and rumors, alleging
mobilization by Russia of all reserv
ists to the age of 36 years, but
neither British nor foreign diplo
matic circles are inclined to attach
credence to these alarmist stories.
New’ revelations of the conditions
under which the British diplomatic
mission at Moscow attempted to
carry on relations with the Soviet
government were made in an inter
view by Sir Robert Hodgson, late
British charge d’affaires at Moscow.
■ He added his voice to the British
■ government’s denials of the Soviet
1 charges that the British mission was
; engaged in espionage in Russia.
Sir Robert declared that the Soviet
, government state political depart
s ment employs “most abominable
. measures of compulsion” to induce
. Russians to act as their agents. One
. such case he instanced was that of
Louise Koch, a maid servant em-
T ployed by the British mission, who,
j he alleged, at the commissariat of
foreign affairs was threatened with
life imprisonment unless she acted
as informer on the British charge
. and with death if she revealed to
. him that she had been approached
! by Soviet officials.
Charges Called Ridiculous.
3 It was unnecessary, said the
• charge, to deal with grotesquely
2 absurd allegations, such as the alle
• gation that Vice Consul Waite was
"(Continued on Page 2, Column 7.)
parking would be prohibited in that]
particular area, and police would keep
the traffic moving in order to prevent
a jam and give every one an oppor
tunity to see the ship at close quar
ters.
Comdr. Wick said last night the
situation of the air station made it
impossible for his command to handle
a large crowd of automobiles, and
therefore the move to place the plane
near the point was determined upon
and approved by Col. Lindbergh.
Lieut. S. W. Callaway, officer of the
day at the air station, last night said
he had received no word from Col.
Lindbergh, directly or indirectly, that
the pilot would visit the station tomor
row to inspect the work of the me
r Mates w4io assembled his plane.
WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1927-110 PAGES.
CRACKED FITTING DISCOVERED
AS NOTED PLANE IS UNPACKED
Strong Steel
Place —Spirit x <st St. Louis
Successfjd-ly Assembled.
Nearly 12 hours aj&f the cruiser
Memphis docked ajl the Navy Yard
yesterday, of St. Louis was
set up in tfee second seaplane hanger
at the Natfal Air Station and ready to
fly awgfy, despite the announcement
tha4s*col. Lindbergh would make the
JftV to New York in an Army airplane.
The story of how two huge boxes
on the “top side" of the Memphis
were converted into the sleek, com
paratively small monoplane that
blazed the first airway across the At
lantic from New York to Paris, oc
cupies a distinct chapter in the Lind
bergh day program of events.
When a picked crew of Navy me
chanics, working under the direction
of Lieut. George R. Henderson, chief
of the flight test section, layed down
their tools last night and pronounced
the ship airworthy, they were a tired
but happy crowd.
At 12 o’clock noon yesterday they
were keyed up at high pitch ready to
receive the two heavy boxes and
plunge into the honored task of mak-
POTOMAC SCENE
OF BRILLIANT FETE
Flyer Pays Tribute to Na
tion’s Shrine as Planes
Roar Welcome.
The peaceful old Potomac, where
history often has been written since
the early days of the colonies, basked
in glory once more yesterday when it
formed a brilliant gateway through
which that sterling young American,
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, returned
to his native soil—and the waiting
arms of his mother.
New York has its Statue of Liberty
to warm the hearts of home-coming
Americans. But as this returning
conqueror stood on the bridge of the
Memphis he beheld across the waters
of the Potomac the shrine of the
Father of His Country at Mount Ver
non, the lofty peak of the Washing
ton Monument, the stately dome of
the Capitol, and the portals of the
Lincoln Memorial.
What more could a young Ameri
can, approaching the shores of his
homeland, ask to stir his heart and
make him glad that he brought fame
to his country by his history-making
flight to Europe?
From the time he first was met by
destroyers and airplanes off the
Capes Friday until he walked down
the gang plank at the Washington
Navy Yard at noon yesterday. Col.
Lindbergh was beholding along the
banks of Maryland and Virginia evi
(Continued on Page 12, Column 2.)
Two Pages of Pictures
Lindbergh Reception
Pages 6 and 7
ing their knocked down contents look
like the world-famous ship that it is.
It was not until 6:20 o’clock, however,
that the fuselage, minus rudder, flip
pers and supporting wing struts, was
rolled out of the bungalow-type crate
that the British Royal Air Force had
provided for it at the air station.
Work of Assembling.
A few minutes later, nearly 30
sweating, puffing blue jackets, bear
ing the 42-foot wing on their shoulders,
trudged from the Air Station dock to
seaplane hanger No. 2 and put their
burden down.
The mechanics pitched in, tackling
the rudder and elevators first, and
soon were on a fair road to success.
Os course, there were many wires to
join, bolts to fasten, cotter pins to put
in place and tubes and fuel lines to
put in shape. This took time. But the
big delay came in the discovery of a
cracked fitting, one of the metal joints
that hold the top wing down to the
fuselage. Lieut. Henderson would not
let this go by, and much time was
spent in trying to find away whereby
(Continued on Page 8, Column 3J
TODAY’S STAR
PART ONE—44 PAGES.
General News —Local, National and
Foreign.
D. A. R. Activities—Page 19.
Spanish War Veterans —Page 21.
Maryland and Virginia News —Pages
21, 23 and 26.
Schools and Colleges—Pages 22 and 24.
Clubwomen of the Nation —Page 32.
Parent-Teacher Activities —Page 32.
Army and Navy News —Page 33.
Radio News and Programs—Page 34.
Serial. “Two Flights Up”—Page 35.
Girl Scout News—Page 35.
W. C. T. U.—Page 36.
Y. W. C. A.—Page 37.
News of the Clubs —Page 39.
Financial News—Pages 40 and 41.
Around the City—Page 42.
PART TWO—I 2 PAGES.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Washington and Other Society.
Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 10.
PART THREE—I 2 PAGES.
Amusements —Theaters and the Photo
play.
Music—Page 4.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 5 and 6.
Reviews of Spring Books—Page 7.
Veterans of the Great War—Page 9.
District of Columbia Naval Reserve—
Page 9.
Army and Navy Union—Page 9.
Fraternal News—Page 10.
District National Guard—Page 11.
PART FOUR—4 PAGES.
Pink Sports Section.
PART FIVE—B PAGES.
Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea
tures.
The Rambler—Page 2.
PART SIX—IO PAGES.
Classified Advertising.
GRAPHIC SECTION—I 6 PAGES.
World Events in Pictures.
COLOR SECTION—4 PAGES.
Mutt and Jeff: Reg'lar Fellers: Mr.
and Mrs.; High Lights of History.
FLYER WILL HONOR
WAR HEROES TODAY
Has Four Engagements This
Afternoon and Tonight.
Morning “His Own.”
Four engagements, including two
tributes to the World War veterans,
appeared definitely on Col. Lindbergh’s
program for today.
At 1:15 p.m. he will leave the tem
porary White House to lay a wreath
on the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb at
the Arlington Cemetery. From there
he will visit the wounded war veterans
at the Walter Heed Hospital. He
then will attend the vesper service of
the United States Flag Association at
the Capitol at 5:30 p.m., where he will
be decorated with the association’s
highest award the cross of honor, by
former Secretary of State Hughes.
Missouri Society Affair.
Tonight at 8:30 o’clock Col. Lind
bergh will be the guest of the Mis
souri State Society at the Washington
Hotel. Col. Lindbergh had declined
this invitation on account of the rush
of engagements, but later reconsider
ed and accepted.
After breakfast this morning with
the President and Mrs. Coolidge and
his mother, Col. Lindbergh will have
the morning to himself and to spend
as he pleases, according to what
could be learned last night. Not until
1:15 o’clock in the afternoon will he
again give himself over to receiving
the adulation which has marked his
every step since arriving here yes
terday.
At first it had been planned that
Col. Lindbergh would take a quick
trip to the Naval Air Station this
morning, where his plane, ‘‘The Spirit
of St. Louis,” is being assembled.
Whether he would carry out his plan
rests entirely with Col. Lindbergh, it
was stated last night, and he may not
decides himself until he wakes up this
morning and examines the program
that has been prepared for him. Like
wise, his attendance at church with
his hosts, the President and Mrs.
Coolidge, was entirely problematical.
He may decide to accompany them
to the Metropolitan Theater on F
street, temporarily serving as a meet
ing place for the congregation of the
President’s church, the First Congre
gational. If he attends these services,
which begin at 11 o'clock, he probably
will occupy a car with his mother,
which will follow the President’s car.
Visit to Arlington.
At 1:15 o’clock this afternoon, how
ever, Col. Lindbergh again will be
come ‘‘public property.” Accompa
nied by John Hays Hammond, chair
man of the citizens’ reception commit
tee, and escorted by a detail of motor
cycle police, with the possibility that
a military escort also will be provided,
he will leave 15 Dupont circle for his
trip to Arlington, where he will lay a
wreath on the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, and to Walter Reed Hospital,
where he will visit the wounded sol
diers.
The route from 15 Dupont circle to
Arlington will be east on Massachu
setts avenue to Eighteenth street,
south on Eighteenth street to Virginia
avenue, east on Virginia avenue to
Seventeenth street, south on Seven
teenth street to the Tidal Basin and
the John Paul Jones statue, east
around the Tidal Basin to Fourteenth
street, thence across the Highway
Bridge and to the south gate at Ar
lington on Military road.
After brief ceremonies at the tomb
of the Unknown Soldier, the party
will return to Washington through
Fort Myer and Rosslyn and across the
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“From Press to Borne
Within the Hour**
The Star is delivered every evening and
Sunday morning to Washington hornet at
60 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000
and service will start immediately.
UP) Meant Associated Press.
CONTINUOUS OVATION
GIVEN HERO AS GUEST
OF NATION’S CAPITAL
President Leads in Paying Honor
to Youth Accorded City’s
Greatest Welcome.
MOTHER SHARES TRIBUTE
FROM JUBILANT THRONGS
Flyer Appears on Balcony at Temporary
White House—Hailed by Crowds
at Two Receptions.
A tired young soldier tumbled into bed last night under the
roof of the President of the United States after a welcome home
such as has been accorded few other individuals in the history of
the world.
Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh—2s years old, slender, blond
and curly-haired—had been clasped to the bosom of an exulting
Nation whose heart overflowed with pride in her blue-eved Viking
boy.
Never before has Old Glory floated over quite such a scene as
Washington witnessed at noon yesterday. Frequently enough in
the last crowded century there have been triumphal processions
and pageants of victory along old Pennsylvania avenue. Presi
dents and generals and kings have passed over that historic road
amid seas of gold lace and sounding brass, every rooftop alive
with cheering throngs. The street has echoed to the weary tramp
of victorious legions home from the wars. Sacred, flag-draped
cofhns have gone down to the Capitol.
Modest Boy Center of Celebration.
But there was not much in common betw’een these picturesque
scenes ot the past and the event of yesterday. The spirit was dif
ferent. The symbolism was different. America was paying her
respects to no military hero, no famous statesman, no ruler of men.
Ihe object of the celebration was a modest country boy, unheard
of a month ago who in 36 tense hours had written his name
eternally in the history of his country by an unexampled feat of
endurance, skill and courage.
AT™!? 6 C J imaX °J the .o a /r S events came on the Washington
(Vd fTnHk gr ,°^ n f S at 12 / 4;> U' vhen Presiden t Coolidge pinned on
as the h^b? VS m t , the Dlstui S u i s hed Flying Cross, designed
* J hc . hg T ;j P° ssi ble honor to an aviator. The actual tribute
came to Lindy alone, but in the minds of thousands who wit
nessed the ceremony the Nation was paying tribute not only to
an individual but to a type of manhood. This modest youth was
symbolic of all his heroic predecessors who have carried the flag
into cloud and forest and frozen sea. It was a tribute to such
souls as those of Clarke, Kane, De Long, Peary and Rogers.
~i uj t he fu was , somethin g even greater than this. The winged
Galahad had brought back out of the trackless fogs over the North
..tlantic the Holy Grail of international good fellowship the
whole-hearted admiration of the entire human race for an act
of unselfish courage. He had given to all men a new pride in
manhood and a new contempt for petty fears and bigoted jealousies.
That bit of bronze was a tribute to the spirit of dauntless
youth. It was a tribute to anxious motherhood. It was a tribute
to clean living and clear thinking. It was a tribute to the triumph
of youth over death.
Crowd of 250,000 Is Jubilant.
j _ Washington did itself proud in the welcome it accorded Col.
Lindbergh. From start to finish there was no hitch in the progress
of this historic event. The crowd of a quarter of a million jubilant
men and women, gathered in the Capital from all States of the
East and Middle West, was vociferous but perfectly ordered.
Last night throngs about the temporary White House at
Dupont circle, where he was a guest of the President, shouted
insistent demands for his appearance. Again and again he re
sponded by appearing on a balcony and later, while the guest of
the President and Cabinet at a state dinner, the yells of the im
patient crowd for “Lindy,” and the singing of America, led by a
policeman, who kept time with his baton, .brought his mother
to a second floor window with Mrs. Coolidge while the crowd
cheered thunderously.
There were three central characters in the drama of the day—
Col. Lindbergh, his mother and President Coolidge. It was the
latter who expressed feelingly the thoughts of the Nation as he
faced the retiring youth on the temporary stand erected under
the shadow of the W ashington Monument and greeted hirji as
“conqueror of the air and strengthener of the ties that bind us t«
our sister nations across the sea.” He described him as “a modest
American youth with the naturalness, the poise and the simplicity
of true greatness.”
Ovation Follows Brief Reply.
Lindbergh in reply delivered a simple, brief message to the
people of the new world from the people of the old, who had
honored him as perhaps no other citizen in all history has been
honored in foreign lands. The speech consisted of only a fetv
score words. He said: “At every gathering, at every meeting I
attended were the same words: ‘You have seen the affection of
the people of France and the people of Europe for the people of
America demonstrated to you. On your return to your country
take back with you this message from France and Europe to the
United States of America.’ ”
A deafening ovation followed these brief words. But if this
applause, or that of the thousands who had greeted him along
Pennsylvania avenue, stirred his emotions they were kept under
control by those same nerves of steel which had carried him
across the sea. Throughout the day he remained the same
“Lindy” he had been before leaving New York—quiet, composed
and modest. He gave only occasional heed to the crowd, waving
his hand and smiling now and then.
Left Alone With Mother.
The day was full of dramatic incidents. The U. S. S. Memphis,
with Col. Lindbergh on board, came slowly up the Potomac yester
day morning, attended by airplanes, cruisers and many small boats
which hindered its progress. Enthusiastic crowds, waving flags,
lined the shores. At 11:50 the cruiser docked at the Washington
Navy \ard and the hero’s mother, Mrs. Evangeline Lodge Lind*
bergh, was escorted to him below decks. They were left alone foj
a fqw minutes of the sort of confidences that would past between
such a mother and such a son.
Then Col. Lindbergh and his mother entered a White floust
automobile and proceeded through dense, shouting crowds which
lined the ropes all the way from the Navy Yard gate to the Moun*
ment Grounds. During most of the ride he lounged in the baci
seat ot the car, talking with his mother or lpoking straight
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