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Honors Heaped Upon Lind
bergh Revive Memory of
His Parent’s Busy Life.
Representative "Charlie” Lindbergh
. of Little Fall§ was never anywhere
around when the band played. He
died three years ago, after a lifetime
of loneliness and hard work. When
his boy came back from Paris yester
day and bands and banners heralded
his march up the paths of glory some
of his father's old friends may have
been there. They were not in the re
viewing stands or on the reception com
mittees. Possibly, wherever they j
were, they gave a reverent thought j
to the lonely man who used to say
to his son. “Tireless striving stretches
Its arms toward perfection." He liked
* to quote this line. He himself strove
valiantly—and lost. The boy has won
Representative Charles Augustus
Lindbergh was the representative of
the sixth congressional district of
Minnesota from 1907 to 1917. His
biography was the shortest and hiv
working day the longest of any man
in Congress. “Lindbergh, C. A., Re
publican, Little Falls, Minn.,’’ is his
one-line Interlude in the Homeric tales
in the Congressional Directory. His
office hours began at 5 o’clock in the
morning—often earlier and never later
He delved and searched endlessly
( for ammunition for his always im
passioned battle against the "money
Too Busy to Make Friends.
Lindbergh was too busy to make
many friends. He worked alone, an
aloof and austre figure, never in the
crowd, a leader of the lost cause. "An
obstructionist,” said his enemies. “A
great idealist." said his friends. He
dressed simply, avoiding the states
man’s garb, which breaks out like an
occupational disease here in Washing
ton. He avoided social functions
whenever he could. When he found
attendance necessary, he was correct,
even meticulous in dress. Always
personable, and of easy demeanor, he
could hecome even urbane when occa
sion required, but. best of all, he
loved solitude and toil. He was ascetic
in his personal habits. He never used
i liquor or tobacco, ate simple food and
walked to and from his work He
was tall, rangy, blue-eyed—his friends
always speak of his eyes—and blonde.
Describes His Boyhood.
In one of his forgotten books. "Why
Is Your Country at War?” he tells
of his boyhood:
"I have been in contact with many
phases of human conduct: have made
a study of life in both its individual
and collective activities from every
practical'view’ that I could bring my
self to see. My childhood was spent
in what was then the wilds of nor
thern Minnesota. My parents met
with the misfortunes that visited
many of the early pioneers and some
severe accidental misfortunes in addi
tion. My days then were upon the
farm, in the woods, on the streams
i and lakes, and I had the usual experi
ences of the youngsters thus sur
rounded, of getting- out occasionally
and working for others —working for
awhile on a railroad as a plain la
borer and later as a brakeman on a
Construction train. I hammered to
gether in a general way a sort of
general education —more from experi
ence than from books. Later I prac
ticed law and had among my clients
the very poor and the wealthy. both,
which gave me knowledge of their
experiences. I had a small interest in
three banks, was a director of two of
them and knew' how banks were run.
I have just closed 10 years of activity
In Congress.”
One Point Omitted.
Here he fails to state that he was
graduated from Grove Lake Academy
I in Minneapolis and that later he was
■ given the degree of LL.B. by the Uni
versity of Michigan. His life work
was banking and currency. He fought
the Federal reserve act, predicting
that it wmuld defraud the farmers in
the later period of deflation. He in
troduced the resolution for the inves
tigation of the "money trust.” w’hich
resulted in the formation of the Pujo
He w'as obsessed with profound
moral convictions, interpolating them
constantly in his highly technical writ
ings on economic subjects. Not only
did he put them into his books, but
he taught them to his son.
"When you call out your own natu
ral talents, your country, too, will
have additional splendor," he wrote
In a chapter on "You—Yourself."
I His country has additional splendor
today. It is attested by an acclaim to
young Col. Lindbergh which America
has given to no other man. Where
the son moves today in triumph, his
father walked alone. His lance was
broken and his cause was lost—over
whelmed by unstaying events.
Kipling Poem Appeared.
The king in Kipling’s poem cleared
the ground for a palace. He found
the ruins of an earlier palace, but
thrust them aside and began his own.
But his work was never finished. The
peem concludes:
"They sent tne word from the darkness.
They said, "thy use is fulfilled;
Thy palaee gh .ll stand as that other—
The spoil of a king who shall build.'
I summoned ns.v men from my trenches.
My quarries, mv wharves and my shears:
All I had wrought I abandoned r
To the faith of the faithless years:
But I eut on every timber.
I caved on every stone.
» ‘After m» cor.-- th a builder;
9 Tell him I too have known.’ “
Perhaps the handsome young colonel
was think;: -' of bis father yesterday.
iCoDTricht 1927 1
Japanese Newspapers Show In
creased Interest in Genova Meet
ing—Trade Routes Stressed.
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO, June 11.—As the Tri-parte
naval limitation conference draws
nearer, the vernacular newspapers in
Jap; n are showing increased interest
in the Geneva meeting, although they
predict that great difficulties will be
Asahi. particularly, refers to recent
statements of Premier Tanaka and the
minister of the navy, in which atten
tion was called to a similarity in the
problems which Japan and Great
Britain must face, namely, the protec
tion of their trade routes so necessary
because of their dependence on out
side sources for food supplies.
' a The newspaper urges Japan tc
bring up the question of the fortifies
tion of Singapore by Great Britain and
Hawaii by the United States, “which
Japan forgot to discuss at Washing
Six Experts in Chicago Form Clut
to Teach Subject.
CHICAGO, June 11 UP). —Six worn
•n flyers of Chicago have organizer
a club for women who wish to lean
air navigation under competent—am
masculine —tutelage. There are ni
, dues and the club will have no profits
\ 1 explained Mrs. E. Lewis Campbell
■ ■ president.
The sole purpose of the club is t<
recruit aviatrices. Mrs. Campbell’
husband heads the Chicago Flyinj
* Club.
Lindbergh’s Program
About 11 o'clock—Expected to attend church with President and Mrs. Coolidge
and his mother, probably the F.rst Congregational Church, in the
Metropolitan Theater. Lunch with the President at the temporary
White House
1:15 p.m.—Col. Lindbergh leaves temporary White House, accompanied by
John Hays Hammond and with a military escort, proceeding slowly
across the Highway Bridge to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a
wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Returning across
Key Bridge will proceed to Walter Reed Hospital, via Q street,
New Hampshire avenue and Sixteenth street.
4 p.m.—Col. Lindbergh will be officially received by Gen. Kennedy and staff
at Walter Reed Hospital and then will visit for more than an hour
with the disabled veterans.
5:30 p.m.—Col. Lindbergh will leave Walter Reed and go to the Capitol to
attend vesper flag service.
7 p.m.—Dinner at temporary White House.
8 p.m.—Col. Lindbergh will attend reception of Missouri State Society at the
Hotel Washington.
11 p.m.—Return to temporary White House.
i a.m.—Col. Lindbergh will he honored by brother aviators at a breakfast,
under auspices of the National Aeronautical Association, in the
Mayflower Hotel.
8 a.m.—Col. Lindbergh to hop off for New York, with an aerial escort.
Her Amazing Composure Goes Only As Son
Moves to Meet Her Alone in
All the homage a nation paid to its
returning hero yesterday that hero
shared with his mother. At the Navy
Yard dock, where he first set foot on
American soil after his great achieve
ment, along Pennsylvania avenue
where cheering multitudes lined his
path, in the Monument Grounds
where his President decorated him
for his bravery, and before crowds
that hailed him wherever he went
there was not a tribute paid to Col.
Lindbergh that was not meant also
for the happy, radiant woman who
stoed by his side.
It was Mrs. Evangeline Lodge Lind
bergh’s day as much as it was her
famous son s. Long before the ship
that bore him home to glory had
neared its destination his mother had
tasted the fruits of his victory and
had looked upon a city gone mad with
enthusiasm Since Friday, when Mrs
Lindbergh slipped into Washington
almost unobserved, she had watched
this enthusiasm grow until yesterday
it broke all bounds and overwhelmed
her as well as her son with its magni
The flyer returning from across the
Atlantic and his mother, who had
come from halfway across the con
tinent to be the first to greet him,
neared their joint destination under
vastly different circumstances. Col.
Lindbergh all the way from the capes
had received the salutes of air and
sea craft, while Mrs. Lindbergh came
on her mission in the unobtrusive
manner she desired.
Mother “Cannot Understand.”
"I cannot understand yet why I
should be needed for my son’s recep
tion,” she had said soon after her ar
rival here, and this was the spirit in
which she went about welcoming her
At 11 o’clock yesterday morning she
left the White House by motor, accom
panied only by John Hays Hammond
and a White House aide. The car took
a roundabout route to the Navy’ Yard
to avoid heavy traffic and throughout
the trip, which lasted 20 minutes, she
sat quietly in her seat, chatting with
apparent unconcern with her com
panion and betraying her excitement
only by a slight flush. So unpreten
tious was her arrival at the Navy
Yard that the car glided through the
gates with its distinguished occupant
unrecognized by the sentries.
She was taken directly to the house
of Capt. Willis McDowell, acting
commandant of the Navy Yard, who
was on the porch to greet her. She
went through the house to an upper
porch facing the river and there
caught her first glimpse of the cruiser
bearing her son. On the bridge, sur
rounded by a group of officers, was a
man in civilian clothes whom she rec
ognized. Her hand went up for a
wave of welcome, but dropped quickly
as she realized that he could not rec
ognize her yet.
Seeks Nearer View.
As the Memphis neared the dock a
row of trees intercepted her view and
Mrs. Lindbergh descended from the
porch to the garden to get a clearer
view. For more than five minutes she
stood there, straining her eyes toward
her son while a throng of thousands
between her and the ship turned all
eyes in the other direction, unaware
of her presence.
All this time Lindbergh stood on the
bridge, waving acknowledgment of
the cheers that went up from the
dock, but all the while sweeping the
crowd with an anxious gaze in search
of the one face he wanted most to see.
As the cruiser was made fast and
preparations were being made for lav
ing the gangway, he left the bridge
and descended to the deck amidships.
Only then did Mrs. Lindberg’s
amazing composure desert her. She
leaped into the waiting White House
car with Mr. Hammond and Rear Ad
miral McDowell behind her and the
cav sped through the crowds toward
the dock Standing up in the car,
waving and smiling, she cried out to
her son and waved a bunch of violets.
“Linds’, Here’s Your Mother!”
Lindbergh was talking to an officer
and in the din did not hear his mother
calling to lrm. The crowd suddenly
burst out: “Lincly, Lindy. here’s your
mother,” but it is doubtful if he heard
this either Then his eyes, still rov
ing over the crowd, rested on the fig
ure of the excited, joyful woman in
the car and the famous smile bright
ened his face and he waved his hat.
Then, while the minutes required to
| lay the gangway dragged like hours
21-Gun Salute to Lindbergh Unique;
An Honor for Presidents or Rulers
By the Associated Press.
Lindbergh, blond young idol of
America, received one tribute yester
day which has never been accorded
to any other American of his years
and civilian status.
When the Memphis reached the
navy yard, a national salute of 21
guns was fired. It was, as Maj. (Jen.
Lejeune of the Marine Corps ex
pressed it, a salute of appreciation
to show honor to a man who had
brought honor to the United States.
Presidents and the rulers of foreign
nations are the only individuals en
titled, under naval regulations, to the
Employes of Post Office Depart
ment Spring Surprise as
Lindbergh Passes.
As the car hearing Col. Lindbergh
and his mother passed Eleventh street
in the triumphal procession through
Pennsylvania avenue to the Menu
ment grounds yesterday employes of
the Post Office Department flashed a
welcome all their own to the return
ing hero.
While the throng massed along the
for the waiting mother, she suddenly
learned how much of this demonstra
tion was for her. Crowds rushed close
to her car, cheering and throwing
flowers upon her. hut she could only
smile her thanks, so speechless had
the tremendous ovation left her.
Only when a large magnolia bloom
was brought to her did she regain her
power of speech to say: “How beau
tiful! The magnolia is Washington’s
flower, isn’t it?"
Escorted By Officers.
Finally the gangway was in place
and Capt. Lackey of the Memphis
rushed ashore and offered Mrs. Lind
bergh his arm. At the rail of the ship
she was received by Admr. Burrage.
who escorted her through a double
row of saluting officers toward her
son’s stateroom.
C<sl. Lindbergh had gone there while
the gangway was being put in place,
and there In his own room, out of
sight of the thousands of kindly eyes
that followed both mother and son.
they met again No one saw the
meeting, and unless one of them tells
what words passed between them this
supreme climax of a mighty achieve
ment will forever remain the secret
of the daring flyer and the woman
who gave him courage.
Five minutes later they emerged
from the stateroom, both composed
again, the mother smiling and the
son grave, I-lls mother near him,
Lindbergh stepped down the gang
plank and once more set foot on his
native soil Then as the enthusiasm
of the crowd broke all bounds and it
surged toward them Lindbergh put
his arm about his mother to protect
her. Those nearest her saw a sparkle
come into her eyes.
As sailors and Marines fought back
the multitude Lindbergh assisted his
mother into the car. The roar broke
out into a deafening din and two guns
from the Memphis boomed out a
salute. She smiled proudly as she
waved to the crowd and then turned
her head toward her son. who was
entering the car. as if to direct the
ovation to him. As he sat down the
car got under way, forcing its wav
through a human sea to the Navy-
Yard gates.
Through ranks of Lindbergh's
brother aviators to the gates, on to
the Capitol and then up Pennsylvania
avenue to the Monument Grounds the
car passed before yelling, praise-mad
crowds. All the way Mrs. Lindbergh
sat motionless by the side of her son.
Once or twice she seemed to sink fur
ther back into the cushions as if to
leave her son alone in his glory, but
the crowd made it plain that its
homage was as much for her as for
Sits Near on Platform.
At the Monument Grounds when
President Coolidge bestowed the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross upon Lind
bergh his mother sat near him on the
platform. Os the many bursts of ap
plause that interrupted the Presi
dent’s speech of praise, perhaps the
most spontaneous and the most
heartfelt came when he referred to
Mrs. Lindbergh as "his mother, who
dowered her son with her own mod
esty and charm.” It was several min
utes before the cheering subsided.
From the Monument Grounds to
the temporary White House the ova
tion continued, and at the Dupont
Circle house Mrs. Lindbergh again
stood with her son to receive its
massed force After they had gone
inside and the door had been closed
the crowd continued to yell for
Lindy! Lindy!” and he came out on
a balcony. Then the erv changed to
“Mrs. Lindbergh!" and his mother ap
peared at his side.
At length they were permitted to
go inside, and for the first time
mother and son had a chance really
to talk. Their time was their own
until 7 o clock when they were guests
of honor at a cabinet dinner at the
temporary White House.
Shares Son’s Triumph.
Throughout the evening Mrs. Lind
bergh shared in her son’s triumph
just as she had shared in it during the
day. At the Minnesota State Society's
reception at the Willard Hotel she
was honored by the tributes of the
citizens of his native State, and later
at the National Press Club reception
she was again made joint recipient of
the honor paid to him.
It was 12 hours after her departure
from the \\ hite House this morning
when, seated again beside her son, she
was carried through darkened streets
back to the temporary White House
at the end of the greatest day in a
mother's life.
21-gun salute. Provision is made for
salutes of 17 guns to admirals, 15 to
vice admirals, 13 to rear admirals and
so on down through the ranks of
brigadier general and commodore, but
none for a colonel, Lindbergh's rank
in the Reserve.
It was deemed that a salute was
due him. So the national salute
which Is fired on Independence dav
Washington’s birthday, when foreign
services salute the American flag and
such occasions, was ordered. As one
observer explained it, the 21 guns
were a salute to the Nation in recog
nttion of the great achievement of one
of its sons.
line of the parade shouted and cheered
at the sight of “Lindy” and his
mother, a line of women employes of
the Post Office Department, standing
in the third floor balcony of the
building, suddenly held aloft signs'
spelling out the pardonable boast:
“Lindy’s An Air Mail Boy.”
The letters of the sign were painted
on large white frames, which before
the arrival of the Lindbergh car had
been concealed below the railing of
the balcony.
At the same moment other employes
of the department, protid that the air
hero was a member of the air mail
service, threw masses of torn paper
from windows of the department, fill
ing the air with swirling bits.
Proudly Escorted Up Gang
plank After Memphis Docks
at Navy Yard.
Standing on the bridge of the U.
S. S. Memphis, which carried him
across the wide expanse of the At
lantic, conquered by him just three
weeks previous through the air, Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh got his first
view of the Nation’s Capital shortly
after 11 o’clock yesterday morning as
the cruiser plowed her way slowly
into the Anacortia River toward the
Navy Yard wharf, where he received
the Republic’s first formal recognition
o. the hitherto unparalleled achieve
Bronzed in complexion like the
white-clad sailors about him the
transatlantic flyer was almost mo
tionless a. he surveyed the Capital
City that lay before him from the
vantage place on the vessel. The
roaring of the airplanes overhead,
the thundering of the cannon at the
Navy Yard and the shrieking of the
sirens and the whistles from the shore
did nqt seem to distract hin. in the
least. His eyes were fastened on the
public buildings that can be discerned
so plainly from the water front.
But when the Memphis glided grace
ful.y toward the Mayflower’s berth,
which the presidential yacht had va
cated as her tribute to the daring
pilot, Lindbergh’s eyes turned to the
wharf and were focused on the crowd
that had gathered there to welcome
him home, vainly trying to catch a
glimpse of his mother, who had not
yet appeared. She had purposely
remained away until the cruiser began
warping into, the dock to escape at
1,000 at Navy Yard.
The enthusiastic crowd at the Navy
Yard, restricted in size by govern
mental decree, arrived early to meet
the returning hero. An hour before
the scheduled arrival of the Memphis
there were more than a thousand per
sons lined along taut ropes just to the
rear of the Mayflower's wharf.
Knowing, of course, that the pre
arranged plans did not contemplate
the arrival of the vessel until 11
o’clock, the admirers centered their
attention on the river, hoping that
by some good fortune she would reach
her destination ahead of time. It was
after 11 o'clock, however, when the
smoke stacks of the cruiser were dis
cerned as she turned from the Po
tomac into the waters of the Ana
costia. And it was about 10 minutes
later before a bow came into view as
she made her way around a sharp
turn in the channel and headed for
the Navy Yard.
In the meantime, the reception com
mittee had come to the wharf in a
long procession of automobiles, and
a section of the Navy Band under
the direction of Second Leader
Charles Wise took a position near the
stern of the Mayflower, which was
occupying a temporary berth at the
westerly end of the quay.
Memphis Reduces Speed.
The Memphis proceeded slowly to
round the bend in the river and fur
ther reduced her speed for the last
few minutes of her journey. When
within a few hundred yards of the
wharf, the Navy band struck up the
stirring nautical air, “Nancy Lee,"
and followed it with others of a simi
lar character.
The spectators at the wharf got
their first glimpse of Lindbergh about
this time and a thundering cheer was
unloosed. The acclaim grew in In
tensity as the cruiser approached
closer. The heroic flyer must have
heard the outburst, despite the other
noises, and he waved his long arm
in acknowledgement. A few moments
later he waved another greeting in re
sponse to the cheers.
As the Memphis slid into the dock
and began warping her way closer
for a tie up, the crowd, eager to get a
better view of the famous aviator,
broke through the ropes and a Marine
guard and rushed near to the cruiser.
Efforts of the Marines to force them
back were without avail.
Mother Waves Handkerchief.
During this skirmish the hawsers
were thrown from the Memphis and
she was tied up. A giant crane lifted
the Mayflower’s gangway to her side
and preparations were made to take
aboard Lindbergh’s proud mother,
who was endeavoring to attract his
attention by waving her handkerchief.
Severely Cut and Bruised.
The returning hero, who had sur
veyed the throng and the landing
operations from the bridge, than
brushed the touseled blonde locks from
hi forehead, adjusted a gray felt hat
on his head and came down to the
deck amidship. Another deafening
cheer greeted him and some in the
er< wd pleaded for a speech, but he
merely smiled blandly and respond-d
with a militay salute.
When the final adjustments were
made to the gangway Lindbergh
turned toward the bow of the Memphis
and walked quickly to the admiral's
cabin, where he retired in privacy to
await hi", mother.
Mother First Aboard.
Escorted by Vice Admiral Guy H.
Burrage, commander of the American
Heel in European waters. Mrs. Lind
beigl ptoceeded proudly up the gang
way. the first person to board the
cruiser, and went straight to the cabin
for a reunion with her son.
Less than 10 minutes passed when
mother and son returned to the deck,
and the cheering broke out anew. It
was exactly 11:55 o’clock when Lind
bergh, with his mother near him,
stepped down the gangplank.
As the aviator once more touched
the soil of his native land the en
thusiasm of the crowd again broke the
bounds of the lines formed by a cordon
of armed Marines and ran toward him
trying, to grasp his hand. Lindbergh
grasped some of those nearest him
momentarily, turned to assist his
mother to a waiting White House
automobile and took a seat beside her.
Then came demands for the flyer to
stand up, nnd when he complied, more
cries were heard for a speech. But
this was one request which he did not
Takes Place in Parade.
After some difficulty in maneuver
ing through the crowd, the car carry
ing Lindbergh proceeded out of the
Navy Yard reservation to take its
place in line for the triumphant pro
cession along Pennsylvania avenue.
The Memphis was Just about half
an hour behind schedule when she
slid into the Navy Yard wharf, and
the delay necessitated the postpone
ment of the luncheon which had been
arranged on board for Lindbergh and
his mother. The cruiser, despite its
size, and its four-screw construction,
which requires extra precaution in
landing, docked in quic . time. Only
about 15 minutes elapsed from the
time that she drew up alongside the
wharf and the hoisting f- j gang
way. The landing was made from
the port side.
Donates to Museum.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
ATLANTA.—Mrs. J. M. High, who
gave her luxurious home on Peach
tree road to the Atlanta Art Associa
tion, has just contributed a room of
antique furniture in memory of her
daughter. Mrs. Elizabeth High Good
rum. The museum has become the
center of study and work of many
young artists of the Southern States.
i • " ’
Los Angeles has a woman stock
(Continued from First Page.)
tary of War. the Attorney General,
the Postmaster General and Mrs
New. the Secretary of the Navy and
Mrs. Wilbur, the Secretary of the In
terior. the Secretary of Agriculture
and Mrs. Jardine. the Secretary of
Labor and Mrs. Davis, the secretary
to the President and Mrs. Sanders.
Hon. and Mrs. John Hays Hammond,
Col. Blanton Winship and Capt. Wil
son Brown.
Secretary of Commerce Hoover, who
is in the South directing flood-relief
activities, was the only cabinet officer
not present.
The President, with Mrs. Lind
bergh on his rigiit and Mrs. Kellogg,
wife of the Secretary of State, on his
left sat at one end of the table, while
Mrs. Coolidge, with Col. Lindbergh on
her right and Secretary of State Kel
logg on her left, sat at the other end
of the table. On Col. Lindbergh’s
other side sat Mrs. New, wife of the
Postmaster General.
Music for the occasion was fur
nished by a section of the Marine
Band, which was stationed in the hall
way leading to the dining room. The
table decorations included maiden
hair ferns and pansies.
Feted by Minnesotans.
Immediately after the dinner he left
for the Willard Hotel, where he was
greeted uproariously by the thousands
present at the reception tendered him
by people from his home State, the
Minesota State Society.
Prediction that the world will see
regular New York-Paris aerial pas
senger service in the course of the
next 5 to 10 years was confidently
made by Col. Lindbergh in a speech
before 2,000 at the reception.
Frankly taking issue with those
who believe that practical air trans
portation between New York and
Paris was in the immediate offing, Col.
Lindbergh said:
“We will not have regular service
within the next few months, or in
a year or two years. It is my firm
belief that it will take from at least
5 to 10 years of careful research be
fore we will see established flying
between the New Wold and the Old.
ing that this air service is inevitable,
ing that this air service is inevitable
but it must be built on a sound foun
dation and after painstaking re
After he had concluded his speech
Col. Lindbergh, accompanied by his
mother, descended from the raised
platform and the stalwart hero of
the Gopher State began shaking
hands with the eager Minnesotans.
After scores were thus greeted Charles
L. Cooke, officer in charge of cere
monials of the State Department, set
his foot down on this vigorous exer
tion and requested the balance in the
line to merely pass by “Lindy” and
salute him. Mrs. Lindbergh, how
ever, had a gracious smile and hand
shake for all.
Praised by Kellogg.
Secretary of State Kellogg, in a few
introductory remarks, characterized
Col. Lindbergh as “the most dis
tinguished Minnesotan.” “It is with
deep emotion and gratification that
the members of the Minnesota Society
here express to you,” Secretary
Kellogg concluded, “their pride and ad
miration that one of Minnesota's sons
has written a memorable page of
heroic achievement.”
Col. Lindbergh was escorted to the
receiving line by Miss Bede Johnson,
president of the society, while Secre
tary Kellogg took the arm of Mrs
Among others in the receiving line
were Mrs. Kellogg. William B. Mit
chell, solicitor general of the Depart
ment of Justice, Robert E. Olds, As
sistant Secretary of State: Charles R.
Sehoeneman, Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury: Senator Shipstead and
Senator Schall of Minnesota.
When Col. Lindbergh entered the
ballroom the band struck up “For
He’s a Jolly Good Fellow," while
handclapnlng and cheering drowned
out the thunder of the Monument fire
works. Rising to acknowledge the
ovation, Col. Lindbergh for the mo
ment presented the same resolute ex
pression which characterized him dur
ing the morning ceremonies. Then
suddenly his face relaxed into several
expansive smiles, which was the sig
nal for another thunderous round of
Guards Are Stationed.
The crowd flanked both sides of F
street in the vicinity of the Willard
Hotel and banked historic Peacock
Ten police officers kept the F street
lobby of the hotel clear, for 15
minutes before the roar of the street
crowd gave evidence that the Lind
bergh party actually was apnroach
lng. Another detail stretched them
selves across Peacock Alley.
Standing on the raised platform.
Col. Lindbergh plainly showed that
he is a towering youth and remark
ably good looking.
"When it came time for Col. Lind
bergh and his mother to leave the
hotel most of the early evening crowd
still was found to be keeping vigil out
side and it was necessary for the po
lice escort to guide the party south
on Fourteenth street and straight up
Pennsylvania avenue, where they shot
through the roadway south of the
Treasury Department to the Wash
ington Auditorium, where the great
audience of the Press Club and their
guests were awaiting him.
Ilerakls New Era.
Col. Lindbergh as guest of the Press
Club at its monster reception in the
Auditorium again heralded the ap
proach of a new era in American com
mercial aviation.
He predicted that the time Is not far
distant when the nations of Europe
will look to hundreds of air passenger
lines with the same reverence they
feel now toward the mail lines of'this
The modest, unassuming young man
who has inspired the press of the
country with his manner no less than
by his feat of daring received, per
haps, the greatest ovation ever accord
ed a single American in a public hall
in the Capital City. Official and unof
ficial Washington arose en masse to
cheer the young aviator as he walked
upon the stage, crowded with digni
tkrios, and accompanied by his mother.
They cheered the very mention of
his name and then, after a long list
of honors had been bestowed upon
him, they gave him another thunder
ous roar as he approached the front
of the platform and began his talk
that carried to listening millions over
the radio in every section of the
Airports Main Need.
Col. Lindbergh, who had been pre
sented just before with the Smith
sonian Institution’s Langley medal
fur aviation, along with other testi
monials, declared that government
subsidies were given In Europe as the
reason for the greater development
of air passenger travel abroad. But
he added: "We don’t want any sub
sidies. What we need are airports.”
With his winning smile and amid
gales of laughter that swept the great
hall, the young aviator told of his
desire to tarry a while iij Europe
“When 1 lanced at Le Bourget
Field a few days ago," he said, ”1
landed with the expectation and hope
of being able to see Europe. It was
the first time I had been abroad. I’d
seen so many interesting things as
I flew over the south of Ireland and
England and across France. I had
only been away from America about
two days.” Here again the audience
demonstrated its admiration for the
somewhat embarrassed young man, as
he added that he "wasn’t in any hurry
to go back.”
But Lindbergh said he hadn’t been
in Paris more than a few days when
cables began to arrive demanding his
return and in naive manner told of
hearing that a battleship was waiting
for him. So he took orders from the
Ambassador, he declared, and headed
“This morning as I sailed up the
Potomac, I wasn’t very sorry that I
listened to the Ambassador,” Lind
bergh told the audience. And they
roared their answer back.
The audience of more than 5,000 in
vited guests who packed the Audi
torium from top to bottom, long before
the hour of Col. Lindbergh’s arrival,
was wholly representative of cosmo
politan Washington Diplomats, high
Government officials and private
citizens vied with hundreds of news
paper men, many with nerves jump
ing from the day’s work of cover
ing the story of Lindbergh's arrival
in Washington, in extending a thun
derous welcome Jto the guest of
For a brief interval after the pre
liminaries began, the Marine Band
and Roxie entertained the guests un
til Col. Lindbergh appeared. Honors
of presiding fell to Avery C. Marks,
jrj, managing editor of the Washing
ton Times and former president of the
National Press Club. After the Ma
rine Band numbers, there was a
varied musical program, broadcast
from the Roxy Theater, New York,
with S. A. RothafeL doing the an
The announcement that Col. Lind
bergh had arrived at about 9:15
o’clock, was the cause of tremendous
excitement. He was escorted to the
platform by the reception committee
of the National Press Club while
the Marine Band struck up a mar
tial air.
Oulalian Makes Presentation.
Richard V. Oulahan, chief Washing
ton correspondent of the New York
Times and chairman of the reception
committee, then made a brief address
and presented to Co!. Lindbergh, on
behalf of his press club associates, an
elaborately prepared scroll, express
ing a tribute from the American
Press to the aviator’s achievement, as
a “note of sincere affection.”
Mr. Oulahan declared that the press
of the country had found an inspira
tion in chronicling the conduct of
“our young ambassador of good will”
as it had found in reporting his
achievement. “He personified to a Eu
rope amazed at the revelation, the real
spirit of America,” the chairman said.
“The press should he proud then if
in telling the story of this later phase
In the career of an American boy it
brought to the peoples of the world
a new realization that clean living,
clean thinking, fair play and sports
manship. modesty of speech and man
ner. faith in a mother’s prayers, have
a front-page news value intriguing the
imagination and inciting emulation,
and are still potent as fundamentals
of success.”
Mr. Oulahan then presented the
scroll to Col. Lindbergh. Its text,
written by Charles Michelson, Wash
ington correspondent of the New York
v* orld, follows:
“The National Press Club, whose
membership represents the press of
the United States, in appreciation of
his epochal achievement in makinv
a continuous flight from America to
Europe, presents this tribute to Col
Charles A. Lindbergh on the occasion
A s reception in his honor in the
Auditorium. Washington. D. C.. on
the day of his triumphal return to his
native land. Saturday, June 11, 1927.
Unswerving to Goal.
tempests blew you rose
a , av V hem t 0 the calm: vhe n the
clouds beset you. you found a path
Ss Sr.*" 1 ,he ffi
snatched to bring you down.
. 1 nswervjng. v °ur compass pointed
o jour goal until your great achieve
ment was done. May your lifelbfiow
the c ” urse of y°wr glorious flight If
the storms of adversity assail vou
roa> you surmount them - if the
clouds of doubt beset you and the sea
of sorrows, that clutches at everv
drift* ™v oU .'’ stinfir ? -V°n with spin-
nn V? nRTnn the true
the „ cnrry on triumphantly to
<*T* POa perfect success
of l”lL h , ese sentiments, the Press
or America salutes you ”
Postmaster General'Harry s New
fntrnrh^a S a L r mail chi ef-‘then was
Introduced and made a brief address
before presemfnp the aviator with
srnmn u Pecial “Lindbergh” air mail
stamp, honoring his epoch-making
™iw C thf the North Atlantic. Upon
making this presentation. Postmaster
General New said: “Charles A. Lind
bergh-it is as a pilot In the service
a r mail that 1 Preet and
would honor you.
“There Is no public service in the
world devoted to the peace-time
service of the people whose past and
whose present is attended hv the ro
mnnoe that attaches to the history of
I ost Office Department of the
United States.” Mr. New added.
Traces Mail Service.
“From the single couriers of the
early days who followed the uncer
tain trails through wood and fen on
horseback and on foot, the pictur
esque riders of the Pony Express of
a iater day, who risked their lives at
the hands of savage foes in the wil
derness, the drivers who serve amid
the rigors of the frozen North with
dog teams and sleds, to those in
trepid pilots who pierce the night
with the air mail and of whom vou
are a worthy representative, the
whole story is set in an atmosphere
of most engaging romance.
“It has no titles to bestow—no
medal it can add to those that have
been given in recognition of your
splendid achievement. There- is one
thing, tiofcever. it can do that will
everywhere be regarded as most ap
propriate. It has issued a stamp
designed for special use with the
air mail which bears jour name and
a representation of the other member
of that very limited partnership in
which you made your now famous
journey across seas. It is the first
time a stamp has been issued in
honor of a man still living—a distinc
tion which you have worthily won
“It is my great pleasure to be 1
privileged to present to you, and to
the mother who gave j-ou to this
service, the first two copies of this
issue as the best evidence of the en
during rega’rd of the Post Office De
partment of the United States.’
Kellogg Gives “White Book.”
Secretary of State Kellogg then
followed and presented to Col. Lind
bergh a volume containing messages
of congratulations and other similar
exchanges in connection with his
flight, which passed between the
State Department here and the capi
tals of various European nations.
This was known as the “white book.”
Mr. Kellogg’s brief address con
tained the passage that “probably no
act of n single individual in our day
has ever aroused such universal
enthusiasm and admiration."
Telegrams of greeting sent to the
aviator from various cities and or
ganizations throughout the country
were read by Henry L. Swelnhart of
the Havas News Agency, former
president of the National Press Club
and chairman of the program com
mittee for the reception.
A number of other presentations
then were made to Col. Lindbergh,
with Mr. Marks, as presiding officer,
announcing the character and donot
of each gift. The first of these was a
statuette entitled “The Spirit ,of
Flight,” the work of Mrs. George Oak
ley Totten, sculptress, which was pre
sented by Mrs. McCormick Goodhart
on behalf of a committee of prominent
Washington women. The second was
a certificate of life membership in the
Pittsburgh Press Club, handed to Col.
Lindbergh by Albpgfc Gough of that
organization. Thtf third was the pres
entation of a volume of mounted
newspaper clippjlgs covering the
story of Lindberms flight, which was
handed to him by Mrs. J. Garfield
Riley, president of the Woman's City
Club, as a gift of that organization.
The idea of the scrap book originated
with Miss Florence C. Bell, a member
of the club, and the cover was the
work of Miss Marian Lane and was
tooled in gold with an interlacing
as design and with Col. Lindbergh’s
monogram on the front. The fourth
presentation was a medal on behalf of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Award of Langley Medal.
The Smithsonian’s award of the
Langley medal to Col. Lindbergh, re
called to Dr. C. G. Abbott, acting sec
retary of the institution, that Samuel
P. Langley had the "audacity to be
lieve in the practicability of the art
of flying when all men were ridicul
ing it.”
The Langley medal, he declared, has
hitherto been awarded to Wilbur and
Orville Wright, to Glenn H. Curtiss
and to Gustave Eiffel. “Thus it is
from all points of view the medal of
pioneers.” he said. "It is highly fit
ting that it should now be awarded to
you, sir, the pioneer of audacious, soli
tary flight, to distant shores.
“Therefore, acting on the unani
mous recommendation of an eminent
committee of award, the regents of
the Smithsonian Institution have
voted you the Langley medal, and
have recorded their action in this pa
per signed by the chancellor, Mr.
Chief Justice Taft, which I now pre
sent vou.”
As presiding officer, Mr. Marks then
introduced Louis Ludlow, president of
the National Press Club and Wash
ington correspondent of the Columbus
Dispatch. In presenting Col. Lind
bergh, Mr. Ludlow referred to him as
the “Columbus of the Air.” Col. Lind
bergh he described as a man who,
upon reaching European shores, had
risen “to another test of character as
greatly as when he battled with the
elements” and had remained “a mod
est, unassuming American.” His
name is among the "immortals,” he
Brings Uproarious Applause.
Mr. Ludlow then presented the air
hero, which precipitated uproarious
applause that fairly shook the walls.
Telegrams from many officials, dip
lomats and others laudatory of Lind
bergh were on hand for reading. Sir
Esme Howard, the British ambassa
dor. had a message from the British
government to extend congratulations
"on behalf of all the people of Great
Britain." Andre Tardieu, French
minister of public works, cabled that
“France salutes him on his return to
his native land,” while Baron de Car
tier de Marchienne, on behalf of King
Albert, joined with those who "con
gratulate Col. Charles Lindbergh on
his glorious return to his native land.”
Mayor Victor J. Miller of St. Louis
wired: "Come home, Col. Lindy. We
are waiting." Mayor Walker of New
York telegraphed that New York was
impatiently waiting Lindbergh's ar
rival, while San Diego, where *The
Spirit of St. Louis” was built, and
Los Angeles were high in their
At the conclusion of Col. Lind
bergh’s address, Reinald .Werrenrath,
baritone, sang tw’o selections and the
program concluded.
Lutheran Synod Says Trial
Will Go Forward Despite
By the Associated Press.
•PITTSBURGH, J’-ne 11.—Facing
trial on heresy charges before the
Pitsburgh Synod of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Rev. Dr. Frank
Edwin Smith, pastor of the Luther
Memorial Church here, announced his
resignation as a minister of that de
nomination late today.
Synod officers said the resignation
would not be acted upon, and that the
heresy trial would be held as sched
uled during the meetings at Rochester,
Pa., next week.
First in History.
In his resignation, effective June
13, Dr. Smith said he would not ap
pear at Rochester for the trial. He
was cited by a synod committee for
assailing orthodox doctrines in his
Rev. Dr. Ellis B. Burgess, presi
dent of the synod, said that the trial
would proceed and that the judgment
of the ministers forming the trial
board would be announced despite
the resignation. It will be the first
heresy trial in the history of the
Claims Action Frregular.
Dr. Smith, in resigning, claimed
that the proceedings against him
were irregular and not within the
constitution of the church. He said
he had no further desire to remain
in the church, adding that while his
ministry, from a standpoint of theol
ogy, was not acceptable to some
members of the synod, it was ac
ceptable to his own congregation.
“I claim,” he said, “to be in har
mony with the spirit of Luther, who
made religion vital for his age, and I
have th_ consciousness t*-~t I have
followed the spirit of Jesus and have
been in harmony with his way. * * *
Though we glean in different fields,
when the angelus sounds our heads
will be bowed before the same God.”
Arno C. Fieldner Is Advanced in
Bureau of Mines.
Appointment of Arno C. Fieldner,
superintendent of the Pittsburgh ex
periment station of the Bureau of
Mines, as chief engineer of the divi- j
sion of experiment stations of the hu- !
reau, was announced last night. The
appointment is effective July 1. Mr.
Fieldner will correlate the scientific
activities of the experiment stations
located in 11 cities.
He has been superintendent of the
Pittsburgh station for the past six I
years and is regarded as one of the
outstanding research specialists of the j
bureau. He was a major in the chemi
cal warfare service of the Army dur
ing the war, in charge of gas mask
research, and is renowned for his
work in coal research work.
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