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Elaborate Plans Are Made to
Handle Traffic and
Crowds Today.
The Police Department last night
shared honor* with the public of
Washington and the 75,000 or more
visitors for orderliness displayed dur
ing one of the greatest demonstrations
in the history of Washington yester
Words from high officials came in
last night according honor to the
method whereby the police had per
fected arrangements for handling a
crowd running into the hundreds of
thousands, and paying tribute also to
the law-abiding qualities of the peo
ple who lined the route of march,
gathered in the Monument Grounds
•nd swirled about the temporary
presidential mansion at Dupont Circle.
John Hays Hammond, general chair
man of the committee in charge, per
sonally telephoned to MaJ. E. B.
Hesse, superintendent of police, his
congratulations on the order preserved
throughout the whole line of march.
There was not a single break of
crowds beyond bounds. Mr. Ham
mond, it was said, mentioned in his
communication to Maj. Hesse that
Lindbergh, had commented warmly
upon the efficiency and orderliness of
the arrangements during his ride down
Pennsylvania avenue.
Rockenbarh Sends Praise.
Gen. S. D. Rockenbach, commander
of the District of Washington, of the
United States Army, also communi
cated a warm message of congraula
tion to Maj. Hesse on the clockwork
precision which marked the arrange
ments for the parade and the general
Maj. Hesse himself last night passed
the honors to the general public and
to his assistants, Asst. Supt. of
Police Charles A. Evans and In
spector William S. Shelby, who plan
ned and charted the course of the pa
rade, and went into technical and
minute detail regarding the system
for handling the crowds and traffic.
The events regarded as virtually
certain for the schedule of Col. Lind
bergh today are the visit to Arlington
National Cemetery and the Flag day
exercises at the United States Capitol,
with a visit to Walter Reed Hospital
as a probability.
Elaborate arrangements were made
by police for the Flag day exercises at
the west front of the Capitol.
More than 100 policemen, divided
Into four groups under captains, will
be in charge of the crowds on the
approaches to the Capitol. One group
will be under Capt. Martin Reilly of
the sixth precinct, at the station for
section 1, which extends from First
and B streets northwest to First and
B streets southwest; another group
under Capt. C. L. Plemmons of the
twelfth precinct being assigned to sta
tion 2, extending from First and B
streets southeast to First and B streets
southwest; the third group, under
Capt. William E. Sanford of the fifth
precinct, being assigned to station 3,
extending from First and B streets
southeast to First and B streets north
east, and the last group, under Capt.
C. T. Peck, being assigned to station
4, on B street from First street north
east and First street northwest. »
Inspector Headley in Charge.
Inspector A. J. Headley will have
general supervision of the details. He
will place men at each entrance to
the Capitol grounds and post police
men for a block back at each entry.
These police guards will inspect the
passes and identification cards of per
sons entering the grounds for the
ee remonies.
Parking of vehicles Is to be re
stricted tomorrow on First street
from B street northwest to B street
southwest on B street from First street
northeast to B street northwest; on
First street, from B street northeast to
B street southeast and on B street
from First street southeast to First
Street southwest. The period of the
restriction will start at 1 o’clock this
afternoon and end after the cere
Police have been instructed to keep
all vehicular traffic moving from the
Capitol Grounds along Delaware ave
nue and B street northeast; New Jer
sey and B street southeast and East
Capitol street. The exercises will start
•t 4:30 o'clock.
Previous to this, it is expected the
itinerary of Col. Lindbergh will result
in crowds thronging to Arlington
Cemetery, for which point he is ex
pected to start about 1:30 o’clock this
His route, as charted by the police,
will be east on Massachusetts avenue
to Eighteenth street, thence south to
Virginia avenue and east on Virginia
avenue and B street to Seventeenth
street; then south and around the
Tidal Barin to Fourteenth street,
southward again and across the high
way Bridge to Military road, thence
west along Military road to the south
gate of the cemetery.
Highway Bridge Plans. -
Mindful of past traffic jams at the
Highway Bridge, positive instructions
were issued for a strong detail on
Fourteenth street from B street south
west, to the south end of the High
way Bridge.
“Whenever any suggestion of traf
fic congestion becomes apparent,” the
order reads, "Capt. Bremmerman of
the fourth precinct, in command,
will order all traffic diverted away
from Fourteenth street, so as to re
lieve congestion on approaches to the
Highway Bridge and on the bridge,
and will permit no interference with
or delay of the party and escort.”
Capt. Collins of the seventh pre
cinct is instructed to employ strong
details on Key Bridge and its ap
proaches, greatly similar to the ar
rangements at the Highway Bridge.
The arrangement of traffic on M
street is left discretionary with him.
Conditional orders were issued for
special details in event that plans
were changed overnight.
Secretary of War Davis Will Go
to Missouri City for Three-
Day Celebration.
Secretary of War Davis understands
that Lindbergh will fly front New
York to St. Louis Friday in his plane,
the Spirit of St. Louis.
Secretary Davis will go to St. Louis
to participate in the three-day cele
bration for the flyer and will confer
upon him there on Sunday a comntis
j»ion as colonel in both th A.nty Air
Reserve and the Missouri National
The celebration in St. Louis will
culminate in services at Forest Park
Missouri Governor’s Aide and Ad
jutant Go to New York.
C^).—Robert Otto, colonel on the per
sonal staff of Gov. Sam A. Baker,
and Adjt. Gen. A. V. Adams left at
noon today for New York to tender
Missouri's official welcome to Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh.
At St. Louis they will be joined by
Brig. Gen. William R. Rapp of Pierce
City, Mo., commander of the National
Guard, . T - .-\ .
The President’s Speech
Lindbergh’s Reply
, My Fellow Countrymen :
It was in America that the modern art of flying of heavicr-than
air machines was first developed. As the experiments became suc
cessful, the airplane was developed to practical purposes. It has been
adapted to commerce in the transportation of passengers and mail
and used for national defense by our land and sea forces. Beginning
with a limited flying radius, its length has been gradually extended.
We have made many flying records. Our Army flyers have circum
navigated the globe. One of our Navy men started from California
and flew far enough to have reached Hawaii, but, being off his course,
landed in the water. Another officer of the Navy has flown to the
North Pole. Our own country has been traversed from shore to
shore in a single flight.
It has been apparent for some time that the next great feat
in the air would be a continuous flight from the mainland of
America to the mainland of Europe. Two courageous Frenchmen
made the reverse attempt and passed to a fate that is as vet un
known. Others were speeding their preparations to make the trial,
but it remained for an unknown youth to tempt the elements and
win. It is the same story of valor and victory by a son of the people
that shines through every page of American history.
Twenty-five years ago there was horn ii Little Falls, Minn., a
hoy, representing the best traditions of this country, of a stock
known for its deeds of adventure and exploration. His father,
moved with a desire for public service, was a member of Congress
for several terms. His mother, who dowered her son with her own
modesty and charm, is with us today. Engaged in the vital pro
fession of school teaching, she has permitted neither money nor
fame to interfere with her fidelity to her duties. Too young to
have enlisted in the World War, her son became a student at one
of the big State universities. His interest in aviation led him to an
Army aviation school, and in 1925 he was graduated as an airplane
l n/r n November, 1926, he had reached the rank of captain in
the Officers Reserve Corps.
Making his home in St. Louis, he had joined the 110th Observa
tion Squadron of the Missouri National Guard. Some of his
qualities noted by the Army officers who examined him for promo
tion- as shown by reports in the files of the Militia Bureau of the
War Department are as follows: “Intelligent,” “industrious,” “ener
getic," “dependable," “purposeful.” “alert,” “quick of reaction ”
serious/ ’•deliberate,” “stable,” “efficient,” “frank,” “modest,” “con
genial.” “a man of good moral habits and regular in all his busi
ness transactions.” One of the officers expressed his belief that
the young man “would successfully complete everything he under
takes. This reads like a prophecy.
Later he became connected with the United States Mail Service
where he exhibited marked ability, and from which he is now on leave
of absence.
On a morning just three weeks ago yesterday this wholesome,
earnest, fearless, courageous product of America rose into the air
from Long Island in a monoplane christened “The Spirit of St
Louis in honor of his home and that of his supporters. It was no
adventure. After months of most careful preparation!
V u 'll’ 4 ” 1 cll . ara <|ter, driven by an unconquerable will
and inspired by the imagination and the spirit of his Viking an
of th r /NJ I '^ R AH rV t ° ffi u r SCt wing acro,s the dangerous stretches
of the North Atlantic. He was alone. His destination was Paris
Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes later, in the evening of the
second day, helanded at his destination on the French flying field at
and^remarkahle^record ° VCr 3 ’ 6 °° ™ i,es a " d establfshfd a Jew
exhibition of irt. ' Th * executlon of h,s Project was a perfect
?^\ C °T ty wil ! alwa y s remember the way in which he was
governLn 3 : ' f pPOp > e of France ’ their President and by tlTeir
W Z ' !t Was the f more remarkable because they were mourn-
f£ aP A P H an ? Ce ° f thdr intrepid countrymen who had tr ed
to span the Atlantic on a western flight
barrier r o("S CPfaC ' * l,d "L' 1 had brokcn another
barrier of time and space and brought two great peoples into
closer communion. In less than a day and a half he had crossed the
ocean over which Columbus had traveled for 69 days and the Pilgrim
Fathers for 66 days on their way to the New YVorld above
W H f' f . sh P wer ! n £ applause and honors upon this genial, ’modest
wffi for America and our people. With like acclaim and evidences
frue U s th F«nL t had n fh UrahleSS ’ th * simp,icit y and the poise of
irue greatness, Prance had the opportunity to show clearlv her pood
VrSd7 r,C VU d °“ r VVi,h iik ' acclaim and evidences
of cordial friendship, our ambassador without portfolio was received
by the rulers, the governments and the peoples of England and R.l
?orHim^nd n i,. oth ' r " a,io , n . ! came hearty message, of admimion
we are l“ ' h "' minif ° ld ' ,iden " ! al friendship
have him refer to h,s airplane as somehow possessing a nersonali !
and being equally entitled to credit with himself for we
Fitr&r,' d ar.° f ,h h e U"if' d S<»°“Ul'?e-
Whit he 1,35 dode - crCharl«TundSe n rgh r
P ar ;? n A he eve ?i ng 0f 24th of ,ast - 1 arrived In Le Bourget,
Paris. During the week I spent in France, the davs in Belgium and
P eri ? d ln London and England, the people of France and
t le people of Europe requested that I bring hack to the people of
Euione 3 ° A n * messa * e * ro ™ the people of France and the people of
h U ' ope - 4* e .y"y P athcr ing. at every meeting I attended were the
Y °, U^ ave scc " the auction of the people o^Fra.me
C n° P 6 °* turo P e for the people of America demonstrated
to you. On your return to your country take back with vou this
Ft hank yoT Eur ° PC to the United America.”
Notes of Lindbergh Celebration
The police, secret service and a
whole army of troops notwithstanding,
one young woman succeeded yesterday
in putting over an unscheduled hand
shake with Lindbergh.
As the aviator’s car turned into B
street on its way to the Monument
grounds Mrs. Alexander W. Burger
of St. Petersburg, Fla., darted
through the cordon of troops, jumped
on the running board of the automo
bile and shook hands with him. Then
she stepped back quickly into the
Three of Lindbergh’s backers from
St. Louis. Harry H. Knight, Harold M.
Rixhy and William B. Robertson, were
among the first to call upon him at
the temporary White House.
“We are hardly able to offer Col.
Lindbergh any, suggestions, because
his ideas are always better than
ours,” said Knight on leaving the
“It is not possible to come to any
decision on Lindbergh’s future plans
until he has arrived at St. Louis, and
the situation quiets down.”
Knight said that Lindbergh ex
pected to carry out his plan of flying
from New York to St. Louis.
Twenty soldier patients from Mount
Alto Hospital were afforded an un
usual opportunity to pay tribute to
Col. Lindbergh.
Supt. George W. Hesse of the Bo
tanic Gardens, who had the soldiers as
his guests on a reviewing stand, noti
fied John Hays Hammand, chairman
of the reception committee, of their
presence there.
When the big White House car
bearing the hero, his mother and Mr.
Hammond arrived at that point, Mr.
Hammond directed the chauffeur to
drive over close to the curb so that
the soldiers could have a good view of
Col. Lindbergh. They gave him a
rousing cheer.
Half of a ripe watermelon floating
*" “*® P ?t° mac lust off the Anaeostia
Naval Air Station attracted Lind
bergh s attention a* the Memphis
came up the river, and caused the
aviator to grin and remark to Admiral
burrage that this was the first fruit
° * ie had seen this season.
* d Jm e T *° k ave a bite of the mate
Os that, Lindbergh said, and the ad
rnual promised to send him one.
A Ford triple-engine plane, lent by
the Ford Motor Co., left Washington
to pick up the Memphis about an
hour below Washington on her trip
up the river yesterday,
in the plane was a radio broadcast
ing apparatus, operated bv C. B.
Hempel and Dr. J. H. Dellinger of
the Bureau of Standards.
Mr. Hempel broadcast descriptions
of the scepe and the way the Memphis
looked, surrounded by ships and air
Two screened mail wagons, contain
ing 50 sacks of air mail letters
awaited the flyer at the navy yard.’
The trucks bore signs reading,
Lindy’a Mail—Congratulations Sent
by Way of Air Mail." The trucks
with another one full of telegrams
had a place in the parade.
The Post Office Department has pre
pared a blue morocco leather album
containing the first impression of the
Lindbergh air mail stamp.
The leather-lunged street urchins
received the credit for starting the
shout, “We Want Lindy!" that grew
to such proportions that the Lone
Eagle had further to delay an already
late lunch with the President to re
appear before the crowd.
When the clamor of the crowd
forced the flyer to make a second ap
pearance on the White House balcony
all professional .photographers had
left and a gray-haired woman with a
four-inch camera was the only one to
get a picture. "I got a good one that
time,” she declared beamingly.
A few minutes after Lindbergh had
retired one of the White House collies
put in an appearance and looked down
cautiously at the crowd. The dog re
ceived a cheer.
The Washington Boys’ Independent
Band. 105 strong, claims the honor
of being the first band to salute Col.
Lindbergh upon his arrival home.
The boys on the deck of the steamer
"Lindbergh Special,” played the “Star
Spangled Banner,” as the Memphis
passed them off Alexandria. The
crew assembled on the deck and
stood at attention, presenting an Im
posing sight.
Thirty-nine States were represented
at the tourist camp in Potomac Park
yesterday. Although more than 300
cars bearing approximately 1,200 visi
tors were parked in the camp, no ac
cidents were reported and the day
passed without mishap. Most of the
tourists left their cars in camp and
set out afoot to join in the tribute to
the hero of the air.
Col.. Lindbergh tonight received a
gift, rushed 1,340 miles by airplane,
from his old home town of Little
Falls, Minn. It was 10 pounds of but
ter, sent by the town a co-operative
The plane which negotiated the trip
in 12 hours and 40 minutes Hying time
was piloted by J. C. Miller an old
friend of Lindbergh. .. __
Individuals and Organiza
tions in U. S. and Canada
Send Greetings Here.
Augmenting in a voluminous fash
ion the already tremendous welcome
which was accorded Col. Lindbergh by
the citizens of Washington, thousands
of persons of all stations of life
throughout the United States and even
in far-distant spots in Canada yester
day flashed their personal congratula
tions to him here by telegraphic com
When the day was over, reports by
officials of the Western Union and the
Postal Telegraph companies showed
that the mass of laudatory messages
delivered to the flyer came to a total
of more than 56,800 separate tele
And Mrs. Lindbergh, mother of the
Viking uirman, w’as also remembered
In no small way, with more than 1,500
messages of appreciation sent directly
to her here.
Faces Staggering Task.
Col. Lindbergh thus is faced with a
more staggering task each day as ad
ditional telegrams are added to the
host of messages already received,
many of which he hopes eventually to
answer. Many of the telegrams which
flooded to meet him here yesterday
were from chambers of commerce,
clubs and civic organizations asking
permission to make "Lindy" an hon
orary member of their organizations.
While the messages sent via the
Postal Telegraph were delivered di
rectly to the temporary White House,
where Col. Lindbergh and his mother
are house guests during their short
stay here, the Western Union packed
the telegrams they had received for
him yesterday morning into a bus
and hastened with them to the Navy
Yard yesterday noon.
Await for Cruiser.
When the U. a. 8. Memphis was
warped into the dock shortly before
12 o'clock, a representative of the
company boarded her to inform Col.
Lindbergh of the host of congratula
tions that awaited him and his moth
er. Ten picked messengers of the
company at the moment were wait
ing to carry the telegrams to the
It was decided, however, that the
messages should be taken to the tem
porary White House and the loaded
bus fell in the line of parade then
forming, and, with the United States
mail trucks, continued with the Lind
bergh escort up Pennsylvania ave
nue. Actual delivery of the messages
was accomplished at the Dupont Cir
cle residence where the Lindberghs
are guests of President and Mrs. Cool
Among the telegrams was one con
taining 17,500 signatures from Min
neapolis. This huge telegram, which
was received here over special direct
wires on continuous rolls of paper,
was 520 feet long.
Contains 2,000 Signatures.
Another unusual message, from
the Frisco Lines Club, contained 2,000
signatures, and still another, from St.
Louis, where Col. Lindbergh is to be
feted next Sunday, contained 260
names. ">
As has been the case since the first
flood of congratulatory messages
were filed, the dominant tone of the
telegrams was praise for the modesty
and good sense of the young flyer in
the face of adulation. The religious
note was next in evidence in the mes
sages, thousands of persons inform
ing Lindbergh that they had prayed
long and fervently for his safety and
(Continued from First Page.)
one time as I did this morning at the
navy dock.
I am going to hop off tomorrow
morning for New York in an amphib
ian plane. I can’t fly my own plane
because they want me to come down
in New York harbor. I am sorry I
cannot fly back to New York in the
same plane I crossed the ocean in.
I wanted to fly in my own plane,
but it wouldn’t fit in with the commit
tee’s plans in New York, so l agreed.
I would like everybody to know
how much I appreciate the honor of
staying at the temporary White House
as the guest of the President and
Mrs. Coolidge. Everywhere I went
in Europe I was the guest of the rep
resentatives of the United States, and
now that I am home again I have the
advantage while In Washington of
visiting the President with all the con
sideration that the Government can
Everybody seems to want to speak
to me and shake my hand. While
that is very pleasant and I’d like to
be able to oblige them, I am only a
human being, after all, and I’m afraid
I would end up in a hospital, suffering
from an overdose of kindness.
I have received literally thousands
of messages and letters since I came
here. I don’t know when I am going
to be able to answer all these or how
ln the world I am ever going to fie
able to do it. But I want every one
to know that they have my thanks
for their kindness.
They told me that some of my old
buddies in the air mail service were
here today to welcome me. I wish
I could have seen them all personally.
There are no finer fellows in the w-orld
than the air mail pilots and there are
no better flyers anywhere. They do
their work quietly every day and
every night, too, and sometimes I
wonder if the public knows the won
derful work they are doing all the
I was invited to have dinner tonight
at the temporary White House with
the members of the President's cab
inet. It was wonderful to be there.
Afterwards, I went to the reception
the Minnesota Society gave me. J
was pretty tired by the time I got
there but the way the people received
me made me feel fine again. After
the Minnesota reception I went to the
reception given by the National Press
Club at the Washington Auditorium
and it was certainly good to see peo
ple from my home State.
I look forward to my visit this aft
ernoon to the Tomh of the Unknown
Soldier, who is the greatest hero of
the United States. If there is anything
I can do to honor his memory I want
to do It. I am anxious, too, to visit
the wounded veterans of the World
War at Walter Reed Hospital, I wap
too young myself to be in the war and
I honor the men who were.
(Con.vri»ht. 1027. in the United States. Can
ada. Mexico. Cuha. South America. Japan.
Europe and the British Empire by the Hew
York Times Co. All riphts reserved.)
Radio Station Attempts Feat With
Short Wavs.
(A s ).—ln addition to broadcasting the
tumultuous reception in Washington
of Charles A. Lindbergh for the bene,
fit of American listeners-in, the Gen
eral Electric Co.’s radio station here
attempted today to girdle the earth
with a short-wuve transmitter.
The entire reception program wap
broadcast by the General Electric ex
perimental transmitter 2XAD, operat
ing oh a wave length o t 22.10 meters.
(Continued from First Page.)
ahead. There was a continual
smile on his face. Occasionally he
would wave his hand at the crowd.
Lindbergh was dressed in a blue
serge suit—the same in which he had
attended the reception by King George
in Buckingham Palace. His face was
bronzed by his week at sea. To the
spectators he seemed even more youth
ful and slender than he really is—
a boy in every sense of the word. He
appeared to flush slightly under hie
coat of tan when tho President pinned
the cross on his lapel and the deafen
ing roar arose from the waves of hu
manity which billowed over the slopes
of the Mounment knoll.
Joined by Military Escort.
As he came up from the Navy Yard
his car was joined by a military es
cort at the foot of Capitol Hill. This
was stretched out from the Peace
Monument to the Treasury. Each con
tingent of infantry, artillery, engi
neers, sailors, Marines and the Dis
trict of Columbia National Guard, had
Its own band. The measured march
of the troops slowed down the speed
and more than 40 minutes was re
quired to cover the 18 blocks.
Arrising at the Monument Grounds
with his cavalry escort around his
automobile, Col. Lindbergh found the
President awaiting him with Mrs.
Coolidge, and several members of the
cabinet and their wives. When the
slim youth appeared over the top of
the stand ns he briskly climbed the
steps the crowd broke into a roar
which continued during the introduc
tion and for several minutes after
ward. Mr. Coolidge was obliged to
halt several times In his address by re
newed cheering. A reference to Mrs.
Lindbergh brought a wild demonstra
tion, with waving of hats and hand
kerchiefs. The President bowed to her
and requested that she stand. She
bowed several times to the crowd.
At the conclusion of Mr. Coolidge’s
address the flyer arose amid deafening
cheers. Secretary of War Davis
handed the cross—the first ever
awarded —to the President, who lifted
it from its plush-lined box and pinned
it to the left lapel of Lindbergh’s coat
just below the red ribbon of the
French Legion of Honor.
Crowds Are Insistent.
There were more cheers, which sub
sided quickly as the flyer stepped to
the microphone for his brief message
of international good-will.
Then the Army Band struck up a
lively air. The President and Mrs.
Coolidge and their distinguished
guests moved quickly from the plat
form to their waiting cars for the
drive to the temporary White House.
A good part of the crowd followed
them. The constant calls from the
multitude at Dupont Circle finally
brought Col. Lindbergh out on the
balcony with Mr. Coolidge. The
crowd roared as the President raised
the flyer’s hand. After he had re
sponded several times to cheering
Lindbergh asked not to be disturbed
again for two hours, as he was
fatigued after the ceremony, wished
an opportunity to talk to his mother
in private, and felt the need of rest
before the cabinet dinner and the Min
nesota Society and National Press
Club receptions last night.
Aerial Features Spectacular.
Because Lindbergh’s great achieve
ment was aeronautical and is expected
to have a tremendous Influence in pro
moting transatlantic air commerce,
and because the science of aeronautics
is especially dear to him and he pro
poses to make it his life work, the
aviation features of his home-coming
were spectacular and significant. Not
only were there in the sky as a can
opy over the Memphis as she steamed
up Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac
River the largest number of aircraft
of every description ever seen in this
part of the world, but the heroes of
aviation and those who have the most
notable records in flying were invited
here to pay particular honor to the
transatlantic air pioneer.
In the speclaj roped-off section on
the President’s quay at the Navy
Yard, where the Memphis docked,
were massed the flying men now or
formerly ip the Federal service,
whether with the Army, Navy, Post
Office, Commerce Department, Marine
Corps or Coast Guard-
Up through Chesapeake Bay and
the Potomac River to the Washington
Navy Yard a veritable water carpival
celebrated the coming of Lindbergh.
From the time the fast naval flagship
cruiser Memphis, which brought the
returning conqueror from Cherbourg
to the homeland, passed Cape Henry,
black with people, at 4 o’clock yester
day afternoon, the shore was" lined
with crowds and big bonfires signaled
the progress of the cruiser. Pleasure
craft of every description literally
swarmed the river, among tho most
conspicuous serenaders being Col.
William Mitchell, former assistant
chief of the Army Air Service, with a
band from Vincent B. Costello Post of
the American Legion, of which he is
Replies to All Greetings.
The official escort squadron of eight
Coast Guard patrol boats led the Mem
phis in from below Mount Vernon.
Comdr. Chester A. Jones on the cutter
Apache, off Haines Point, was in com
mand of the policing of the river and
Lieut. Comdr. L. C. Mueller, com
manded the escort squadron.
To every greeting, from the largest
crowds on the shore and from the
smallest craft anchored In the stream,
Col. Lindbergh waved his hand in
In six outstanding settings, Wash
ington and its neighbors had a chance
to hail the returning flyer through all
of a 12-hour stretch. First, as he
Stood on the bridge of the Memphis
and graciously, hut with becoming
dignity, saluted in response to the
plaudits of enthusiasts on boats along
the shore, then at the navy yard and
while he was being escorted from the
Memphis to join the big military
parade in his honor. One of the most
humandnterest incidents of his home
coming was whan his mother, Mrs,
Evangeline Lindbergh, was taken on
board the Memphis as soon as she
docked to be the first to clasp to her
bosorp her boy who had Just Jumped
into world fame.
Crowd Shouts Itself Hoarse.
The crowd again had an opportunity
to cheer Itself hoarse as Lindbergh's
escort of the President’s Own Troop
from Fort Myer. followed hy the offi
cial reoeptton committee of cabinet
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Federal officials, leading cltisens and
guests of honor, proceeded from tha
navy yard, through the Capitol
grounds and down Penneylvania ave
nue to the official reception by the
President on the Washington Monu
ment grounds.
The third stage of Lindbergh’s
greeting was when President Cool
idge, in behalf of all the 120,000,000
citixens of the United States, com
mended the youth for having brought
back his wonderful achievement, un
sullied by commercialism and him
self unspoiled. The President publicly
proclaimed him a colonel in the U. S.
Reserve and bestowed the Distinguish
ed Flying Cross, the highest honor for
aviation in the gift of the Govern
ment, as symbol of appreciation for
what Lindbergh is.
Mrs. Lindbergh shared honors with
her modest son at this ceremony when
the President paid a direct compli
ment to her while lauding Lindbergh
the boy, as “representing the best
traditions of this country of a stock
known for its deeds of adventure and
exploration.” Turning graciously to
ward Mrs. Lindbergh, who sat at his
right, between Mrs. Coolldge and
Postmaster General New, the Presi
dent said:
“His mother, who dowered her son
with her own modesty and charm, is
with us today. Engaged in the vital
profession of school teaching, she has
permitted neither money nor fame to
interfere with her fidelity to her
The many thousand persons congre
gated on the Monument Grounds
cheered lustily and Mrs. Coolidge led
ihe applause in the President’s stand
,md sprang to her feet, drawing Mrs.
Lindbergh up beside her so that the
throng would have an opportunity to
see the proud mother, who graciously
bowed in acknowledgment. None
more heartily applauded the Presi
dent's tribute than young Lindbergh,
who seemed to be especially pleased at
an opportunity to divert attention
from himself.
Homing Pigeon Released.
A picturesque feature of the exer
cises in the Monument Grounds was
the releasing of 48 homing pigeons,
one from each of the States, Just as
Lindbergh was presented and started
to make his response to the Presi
dent’s address. These birds soared
from directly beneath the surprised
young orator about to make his first
speech to his fellow countrymen and
flew off to every point of the compass,
carrying to each State in the Union
a message from Washington that this
pride of the American people, the
latest entrant in the list of fame, had
been signally honored by the Chief
Executive on his return to the land of
his birth.
The fourth opportunity that the en
thusiastic populace had of seeing and
cheering the unassuming youth was
when the vast throng gathered in
front of the temporary White House,
15 Dupont circle, and by their insist
ence and frequent calls of "We want
to see you, Lindbergh,” forced him to
present himself several times during
the late afternoon, as he had so fre
quently done while a guest of Ambas
sador Herrick at the embassy In Paris
to satisfy the volatile populace of
Paris. This impromptu reception was
one of especial interest to the crowds
which had lined the streets for hours.
Following a cabinet dinner, the pub
lic had another opportunity last night
at 8:30 o’clock, when thousands of
those eager to see Lindbergh close up
and speak to him, stormed the Willard
Hotel when he was escorted there by
John Hays Hammond, chairman of
the executive committee in charge of
the national ceremonies, for the recep
tion by the home folks from Minne
sota. Here, Lindbergh, carried away
by the spirit of the occasion and by
the presence of boyhood friends, shook
hands with hundreds until he was dis
suaded by an official of the State De
partment. Secretary of Btate Kellogg,
who for more than a half a century
has been an honored resident of Min
nesota and who served in Congress
with Lindbergh’s father, delivered an
address of welcome, expressing the
sentiments and admiration of the old
home folks.
Guest of Press Club.
The biggest and semi-intimate for
mal reception in Lindbergh's honor
was that of the National Press Club
in the Washington Auditorium, which
was really the official reception for
Government officials, social leaders
and those prominent in all branches of
Capital life. The National Press Club
and the official reception committee
worked in close co-operation in arrang
ing the program for this important
social affair.
Here, Secretary of State Kellogg
formally presented a portfolio contain
ing all of the official radiograms and
cablegrams from the nations of the
earth congratulating the United States
Government on Lindbergh’s exploit.
Postmaster General New presented
Lindbergh with the first print of the
new air mall stamp which is being
struck off in commemoration of his
epochal flight. Louis Ludlow r , presi
dent of the Press Club, delivered an
address of welcome and Richard Oulu
han, dean of the Washington corre
spondents, presented the guest of
honor with a parchment scroll ex
pressing the opinion of more than
3,000 writers of history regarding
Lindbergh’s feat.
Although unaccustomed to public
speaking until three weeks ago, when
he made his maiden spaech on Le
Bourget flying field when he had
gracefully glided his monoplane to
earth at the end of his 3,610-mile non
stop air flight from New York, saying
“I am Charles Lindbergh,’* the young
hero oi the air makes a very impres
sive speech, as is testified by those
who heard the three public speeches
he made here yesterday. One of these
was in response to the President at
the Washington Monument reception
aw" the other two at the Minnesota
State and National Press Club recep
tions —all three of which were broad
cast to the people everywhere through
out this country and as far overseas
as the radio waves might carry.
Fireworks Display at Night.
Lindbergh’s fajne was written in
lurid lights against the sky and his
lone-eagle flight across the Atlantic
visualised in a fireworks display last
night that rivaled anything of the sort
ever staged on this continent accord
ing to experts in pyrotechnical pro
grams. Special set features were de
signed for the occasion, many of them
carrying slogans of praise for the boy
who pioneered the air way to Europe.
The most picturesque w*« was one
showing the Statue of Liberty and the
Eifel tower with Lindbergh’s beloved
plane, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which
he always speaks of as “we,” making
the flight between the two while a
beautiful tableau lighted up the Mon
ument Grounds.
Extensive day and night programs
of fireworks attracted thousands to
the Monument Grounds, while they
were visible also from all over the Dis
trict. Other thousands crowded on the
highlands about the Capital to view
the spectacle from afar.
Salvos of bombs added to the cheers
of the crowd at the close of the of
ficial reception on the Monument
Grounds, each bomb as It burst dis
playing small flags and eagles which
floated over the crowd and which were
eagerly sought as souvenirs.
Tells President of Flight.
In two extended conversations Col.
Lindbergh had with President and
Mrs. Coolldge In the temporary White
House yesterday afternoon the young
aviator devoted most of his discus
sion to a description of his reception
While both the President and Mrs.
Coolldge inquired eagerly about his
experiences In flying over the ocean,
Lindbergh Invariably reverted from
this story to tell of his welcome in
the European countries, particularly
in France, where he first landed.
Again and again he emphasized to
the President, who listened attentive
ly how France, England and Belgium,
the countries he visited, felt toward
the United States. He described this
feeling as “warm and cordial. Indeed.”
Immediately after luncheon the
President spent half an hour in con
versation with Col. Lindbergh and
again when he returned from the
White House executive office later in
the afternoon he called for him. This
time Mr. and Mrs. Coolldge spent an
hour with Lindbergh and his mother.
Hughes to Give Cross of
Honor to Lindbergh on
Capitol Steps.
Added honors will be accorded Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh, official guest of
Washington and the Nation, this
afternoon, when the conqueror of the
Atlantic will receive from the hands
of former Secretary of State Charles
Evans Hughes, the Cross of Honor of
the United States Flag Association,
to be presented to the Intrepid flyer
at vesper services at 4:30 o’clock on
the west steps of the Capitol In com
memoration of the 150th anniversary
of the adoption of the flag of the
United States. The service Is spon
sored by the United States Flag As
sociation, of which President Coolldge
is honorary president, with the co
operation of Washington Lodge, No.
15, B. P. O. Elks. The services will
consist of musical numbers by the
Marine Band, singing by a choir of
1,000 voices, solos, numbers by the
drum and bugle corps of Costello
Post, American Legion, and addresses
by prominent men In public life.
Special arrangements have been
made by the Capitol police to handle
the throng expected to attend. A
limited number of automobiles, bear
ing the windshield sticker provided
by the flag association, will be ad
mitted to the grounds. Holders of
reserved steats will enter the grounds
from the north driveway, park in the
designated safety zone, enter the Cap
itol through the Supreme Court libra
ry door, and pass through to the west
Program of Service.
Senator Royal S. Copeland of New
York will introduce Col. James A. Moss,
director general of the United States
Flag Association, who will deliver an
address on "The Religion of the Flag.’
The Marine Band, led by Capt. Taylor
Branson, will play patriotic and re
ligious airs from 4:30 to 5 o'clock,
and starting at 5 o'clock the services
will open with the singing of “God of
Our Fathers,” by a chorus of 1,006
voices, led by Miss Virginia Williams.
The invocation will be pronounced by
Monslgnor C. F. Thomas, pastor of
St. Patrick's Church.
Master Theodore Tiller will recite
“The Spirit of This Flag Service.”
The standing audience will be led in
a pledge of allegiance to the flag by
Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, As
sistant Attorney General of the
L r nited States, and Rabbi Abram
Simon, chairman of the Council of
American Synagogues, will read pas
sages from the Scriptures. Negro
spirituelles by the choir will be fol
lowed by the flag ritual of the Elks,
consisting of an introductory service
by the officers of the Washington
Lodge. No. 15.
Pilgrimage to Tomb.
Singing of “The Battle Hymn of
the Republic" will introduce a novel
feature. Miss Estelle Wentworth of
Washington will recite the words of
the verses and will then lead in sing
ing the chorus, to be joined by the
audience. The benediction will be
pronounced by Rev. Frederick Brown
Harris, president of the Washington
Federation of Churches.
The National League of American
Pen Women will celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the adoption of the
flag by the Continental Congress on
June 14, 1777, with a pilgrimage of
members to the tomb of George Wash
ington at Mount Vernon where a flag
will be placed in hopor of Mary Ball
Washington, mother of the First
The flag was obtained in Fredericks
burg. Va.. where Mrs. Washington’s
grave is located, and is the one used
earlier In the year when Mrs. Charles
Fisher Taylor, national custodian of
flags of the league, paid a tribute at
her grave. The ceremony Tuesday
will include remarks by Mrs. Grace
Thompson Seton, national president
of the league, and Dr. A. Maris Boggs,
president of the District of Columbia
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Soldiers and Sailors, Will
Guard Hero Flyer.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 11.—'Whik
Washington was welcoming Charles
A. Lindbergh back to his homeland
today, New York was -ompleting Its
plans to give th' greatest greeting
in its history to the young flyer
whose fame ’« still measured by but
one leaf of a monthly calendar.
It was Just one month ago today
that newspapers carried dispatches
from St. Louis telling of a young air
mail pilot who had flown in one hop
from San Diego, who intended to fly
to New York the next day, and who
then thought he would Jump across x
the Atlantic. V
The popular reaction was a sort of
Jocose surprise. “Who is this fel
low Lindbergh?’ was the common
question. "Never heard of him be
Considered as Joke.
And w'th Richard Byrd, whom all
the world knew for his flight across
the North Pole, and Clarence Cham
berlin. who had recently broken the
world duration flight record, already
preparing for a transatlantic flight, 1
the plans of this young fellow from
the West were taken none too se- *t
But that was a month ago. Today
not a person in the civilized world but,
knows who Lindbergh is, what he lias
done, what he looks like; not one but
would cherish the honor of grasping
his hand or even of watching him go
by along his path of glory.
So great is this desire to see if not
actually to touch the hero of the day
that 8.000 police will guard the line
of march on Monday, 3,500 more than
It has ever before been thought nec
essary to utilize. And the police
will be augmented by soldiers and
sailors placed about the flyer so
elossly that It is hoped they may hold
back the crowds of enthusiastic ad
Not only will there he 8,000 police,
but by a system of “subway dodging.”
these 8.000 will be enabled to do the
work of more than twice that num- .
her. It was learned today that as \
the procession from the Battery to
City Hall and then to Central Park
progresses, the policemen left behind
along the route will be rushed for
ward by special subway trains so that
th#y may augment their comrades up
March Up Broadway.
Lindbergh is expected to alight in
the amphibian plana In which he is
to fly from Washington at 10 o’clock
In the morning at quarantine. There
he will be picked up by the city tug
Macom and brought to the Battery.
Thence the procession will wind up
Broadway through the narrow can
-1 von of the financial district to City
Hall, where Mayor Walker and other
officials will greet the fl er.
In the afternoon Gov. Smith will .
1 welcome him In Central Park, after a *
procession up Fifth avenue, and add
( -mother medal to the collection which
* has become so numerous,
i In the evening Lindbergh and his
mother will be guests of honor at a
i small reception at the Long Island
i home of Clarence Mackay, not many
k m il*s from the flying field whence he
' 5,? w t° ,ame over the Atlantic wastes.
I The Lindberghs will spend the night
at the Mackay home.
New York’s celebration will th j n .
continue for four days more.
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Francis Scott Key Bridge. Leaving
the bridge the route will be east on M
street to Thirtieth, north on Thirtierhi
to Q, east on Q to Sixteenth street
and north on Sixteenth street to Wal-
J? eed Hospital. He will return to
15 Dupont circle on Sixteenth to P
street, proceeding to the mansion
west on P.
Route to Capitol Doubtful.
Police were unable last night to
rout * that Col. Lindbergh
will follow to the vesper services of
the United States Flag Association
at the Capitol. It was believed, how*
ever, that In case Col. Lindbergh dosd
not return to 15 Dupont circle afte# 1
visiting Walter Reed Hospital he win
some south on Sixteenth street frcwJ
falter Reed and go direct to thl
Capitol east on Massachusetts avenufc
Col. Lindbergh will be accompanied
by his mother to the reception by the
Missouri State Society at the Wastu
ington Hotel at 8:80 o’clock tonight.
They will leave the temporary Whiti
House at 8 o'clock, with John Hayi
Hammond, chairman of the exeoutlva
committee of Government officials
and citizens; Admiral Robert M.
Koontz, retired, a native Missourian,
and by Lieut. Francis Wilson Mullally
of St. Louis, a naval aide at the White
On behalf of the aoclety, Charles
P. Keyser will present the flyer with
a loving cup, and he also will be given
a life membership in the society by
Mrs. Bessie Parker Brueggeman,
chairman of the United States Em
ployes’ Compensation Commission. '
and a vice president of the society.
Mrs. Sarah T. Andrew will present
Mi'S- Lindbergh with a floral tribute.
Officials of the society said last night
the program for the reception has
been arranged to conform In dignitv
to the spirit of the day.
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Will Buy Teanyion Home.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
LONDON.—Mrs. Alice Hunt Bart
lett, American editor of the Poetry n
Review, contributed f 5,000 to the
Poetry Society's fund for the pur
chase and preservation of “Aldworth,”
former home of Tennyson.

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