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W. J. BRYAN BALKS
AT RIDING CAMEL.
' Columbus, O., July 1. William
! Jennings Bryan, former secretary of
: state and prominent national pro
hibition leader, balked on riding a
camel in the prohibition day parade
at the Methodist centenary celebra
tion here. Centenary officials had
planned to have Mr. Bryan ride a
camel at the head of the parade.
Instead, he viewed the parade from
the grandstand along with the other
prominent prohibition leaders.
"ROBBERY OF CHINA
SUBJECT OF APPEAL
Chicago, July 1. An appeal "to
the liberty-loving people of Ameri
ca" to prevent "the robbery of
China" of the rich province of
Shantung and "the delivery of It to
Japan," was issued by the Chicago
branch of the Chinese Nationalist
league, composed of Chinese biisi
' ress men and students, comprising
fifty branches, with general head
quarters in San Francisco.
'If this crime which Japan, with
the consent of the powers at the
Paris peace conference, is commit
ting against China is not prevented,
the foundation is laid for another
war in the near future that on ac
count of complicated situations in
the far east will almost certainly in
volve the whole world," the state
CHURCH MEMEBERS SCRUB
WHEN HELP UNOBTAINABLE
T Bellefontaine, O., July 1. Belle-'
: fontaine has a labor shortage.
Scrubwomen can't be obtained for
. love or money. "What shall we
do?" asked members of the First
"' Presbyterian church when house
cleaning time for the church came
round. Other members shook
' their heads. "Let's do it ourselves,"
said one. Business men operated
scrub brushes and pushed mops and
' club women served dinner for them
in the church.
NEW. YORK ASKS FOR
New York, July 1. Papers exe
cuted by Governor Smith asking for
the extradition of Harry K. Thaw
from Pennsylvania were mailed by
District Attorney Swann to Gover-
- nor W. C Sproul of Pennsylvania.
Thaw is under indictment here
charged with an attack on Fred
erick Gump at the Hotel McAlpin
several yean ago.
. GINGER ALE USED
TO CHRISTEN SHIP.
Newark, July 1. A bottle of gin
ger ale, instead of the traditional
' champagne, was used to christen the
- freighter Waco, which was launched
at the yards of the submarine boat
corporation in Newark bay.
U. S. NATIONAL ANTHEM
SUNG BY MEXICANS.
Washington, July 1. Mexicans
. joined with Americans in singing
the' American national anthem at a
- . celebration of the signing of the
peace treaty held Sunday at Mon
terey, Mexico, according to an an
nouncement by the State Depart
ment. The--governor and officials
of the state invited the American
consul to the state house for the
Several hundred military students
of the Mexican university partici
pated. After the American national
anthem was sung a friendly address
was made and the same honor was
accorded the British, Italians and
French. The celebration was closed
with the singing of the Mexican na
tional anthem and a speech by the
governor, to which the American
" consul general responded.
LUCKY U. S. CUTTER
BACK FROM WAR DUTY.
New York, July 1. Survivor of
fifteen attacks of German submar
,. ines, the U. S. coast guard cutter
' Seneca has arrived after two yars
war duty 'in European waters. It
was made the target of many tor
pedoes, some of which missed it by
only a few feet.
" '. The Seneca rescued more than
five hundred persons from other
less lucky ships which were sent
to the bottom by German undersea
boats. , . . .
Ten of the Seneca's cew perished
while trying to beach the British
steamship Wellington, torpcaucu m
the Bay of Biscay last September.
a . i
."BIRTHDAY OF RIOT
BANNED BY GOVERNORS.
- New York, July 1. Attempts to
place a ban upon a "safe and sane'
Fourth of July and to make of the
national birthday a riot of mishaps,
noise and conflagrations as of years
ago, have been defeated by the gov
ernors and fire marshals of all the
states, according to an announce-
ment made by the National Board
of Fire Underwriters.
Statewide proclamations have
been issued warning against laxity
in enforcing ordinances for the pro
tection of life and property, and
most cities and towns throughout
' the nation have arranged athletic
games, historical pageants, commun
ity singing and evening fireworks
displays under proper safeguards.
New Orleans, La., July 1. "Ma
laria can be eliminated. The mos
quito alone is responsible. The
surest method of ridding the earth
of mosquitoes is propagating the
, These are the words of Dr.
" Charles A. R. Campbell, mosquito
exterminator and protector of the
bat. He is the originator of the only
municipal bat roost in the world, at
San Antonio, Tex., which will ac
commodate 250.000 bats, and already
has about 35,000 guests.
Through the efforts of Dr. Camp-
bell the city of San Antonio passed,
June 8, 1914, an ordinance prohibit-
. ing the killing of bats and on March
' 10. 1917, Texas passed the first law
, in the world which protects the bat.
' "h Since the erection of the municipal
bat roost at San Antonio, and the
original bat roost built by Dr. Camp
bell at Mitchell Lake, malaria has
.practically disappeared from the ter-
VOL. 49 NO. 12.
Department of Justice Also
Moves to Stop Sale of 2.75
Per Cent Beer Under War
time Prohibition Measure.
FEDERAL JUDGES GIVE
One in Baltimore Decides for
Brewers, While San Fran
Cisco Legal Light Lines Up a
Decision Against Thenv
Washington, July 1. Congress
and the Department of Justice
moved to stop the sale of 2.75 per
cent beer under the wartime prohi
Prohibition leaders of the house,
after a series of conferences, ob
tained a call for a meeting Monday
of tne judiciary committee which is
expected to agree promptly on an
independent bill for enforcement of
the wartime law, defining intoxicat
ing liquor as containing more than
one-half of one per cent alcohol and
to recommend passage of such a bill
by the house at the earliest possible
moment. At the same time the De
partment of Justice made it plain
its agents would enforce the act, ac
cording to its interpretation that
anything containing more than one
half of one per cent alcohol cannot
be legally manufactured or sold.
Decisions of Federal Judge Rose,
at Baltimore, in favor of the brew
ers and two and three-quarters per
cent beer, and of Federal Judge
Sawtelle at San Francisco, against
the brewers and such beer, threw
the entire legal status of low alco
holic beer into uncertainty. Either
the Baltimore, the San Francisco or
one of the many other cases ex
pected to arise soon will be appealed
to the supreme court of the United
States. However, action by con
gress within a few weeks at the
most is expected to render a deci
sion by the supreme court unneces
sary so far as stopping the manu
facture and sale is concerned.
Attorney General Palmer made it
clear that while his department
would proceed in an orderly manner
without wholesale arrests or spec
tacular raids, officers of the law
could expect nothing else than "ear
ly and vigorous" prosecution. Pend
ing the settlement of test cases, it
may be that evidence in numerous
similar cases will be gathered with
out arrests being made, but if the
government wins in the end, all will
Except for the absence of some
of the members of the judiciary
committee, a meeting to agree on
wartime enforcement legislation
would have been held by the com
mittee. Minority to Present Bill.
At the request of Representative
Igoe, democrat, of Missouri, who
refused to vote for the general en
forcement bill when it was reported
out, 17 to 2, last week, the house
gave permission for the filing of a
minority report on or before July 8.
Six or more members of the com
mittee will sign the report,' which
will contend, among other things,
that the courts and not congress
should define intoxicating liquors.
The minority also will present a
substitute measure which would au
thorize the president to lift the ban
on wartime prohibition so far as it
relates to light wines and beer,
which was exactly the thing he sug
gested congress should do, on the
grounds he did not have that power.
Many of the drastic provisions of
the bill for enforcement of consti
tutional prohibition, beginning Jan
(Continued on Pane Two, Column Two.)
"Stars and Stripes"
Quoted by Hitchcock
in Support of League
Washington, July 1. Debate on
the league of nations was resumed
today in the senate with Senator
Hitchcock, Nebraska, reading sev
eral editorials supporting it from
the Stars and Stripes, the official
newspaper of the A. E. F., in sup
port of his argument that popular
sentiment favored the league. He
said he believed the editorial re
flected the sentiment of American
Several senators asked what con
trol was exercised over the Stars
and Stripes by the war department.
Senator Poindexter, republican,
Wasington. said he had been in
formed that "it was not permitted
to discuss controversial political
subjects involving policies of the
Senator Hitchcock declared that
there was no such control and Sena
tor Gerry, democrat, Rhode Island,
asserted that he was informed dur
ing his recent visit to Paris that the
Stars and Stripes exercised "practi
cally complete independence" in its
OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST,
aa aaoaatf-claia Oitttr May 21. 1906. -it
P. 0. later act at March . IS79.
BY FOREST FIRES
Residents of Trout Lake Send
Out Appeal for Res
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., July 1.
A dozen upper Michigan towns
Tuesday night are threatened with
destruction by forest fires that have
been raging throughout the terri
tory west of here all day.
Trout Lake, Raco, Brimley, Seney,
Wellers, Strongs, Ozark, Gilchrist,
Johnsonburg and Dick are reported
to be fighting the flames which arc
being driven before a high wind.
Residents of Trout Lake sent out
an appeal for special trains to rescue
them. The message was the last
word received from athat village and
said the flames were within a mile
of the town on two sides.
At Raco the flames were menacing
the village on all sides and roaring
along through the surrounding coun
try practically unchecked. The rail
road telegrapher there reported the
people fleeing the village, which he
said was certain to be destroyed.
Trainmen reaching here from the
fire-swept district were unable to
give a detailed account of conditions.
The whole region, they say, is swept
by smoke and at no time were they
able to see more than 100 yards
The fires have already destroyed
millions of feet of lumber. There
has been no rain in this section for
three weeks and efforts to fight the
flames are almost futile.
AS HEAD OF
Reorganization of Corporation
Announced at Annual Meet
ing of Stockholders; Barnes
New York, July 1. Resignation
of HerBert Hoover"" as chairman of
the board of directors of the food
administration grain corporation and
reorganization of the corporation
under the name United States Grain
corporation was announced at the
annual meeting of stockholders.
Mr. Hoover's place as chairman
will be filled by Julius Barnes, wheat
director, who also is president of
It was stated Mr. Hoover would
continue as a director, but that his
resignation of the chairmanship
marked the first step toward his re
tirement from public life. Mr.
Hoover is expected to return to the
United States in about two months,
upon completion of European relief
work and the fruition of the Euro
Other Changes in Personnel.
Other changes in the personnel of
the corporation were announced as
Frank G. Crowell of Kansas City
resigned as first vice president and
was succeeded by Edwin P. Shat
tuck of New York, general counsel
of the corporation since its incep
tion. Gates W. McGarrah of New York
resigned as 'treasurer and was suc
ceeded by Edward M. Flesh of St.
Louis, who has been directing the
corporation's London office.
R. A. Lewin, second vice pres
ident in charge of the San Francisco
office, resigned and was succeeded
by his former assistant, W. A. Starr.
Watson S. Moore of Duluth was
elected a second vice president and
will continue in New York as a di
rector. A. W. Frick of Duluth, for
merly assistant secretary, was elect
Has $500,000,000 Capital.
It was announced that the cor
poration's capital for handling the
1919 wheat crop would be $500,000,
Mr. Barns reported to stockhold
ers that during the 21 months of its
existence the corporation had dis
bursed $3,500,000,000 and collected
an equal amount, selling for over
seas shipments commodities valued
at $1,800,000,000 at an operating ex
pense of $3,250,000, or one-sixth of
one per cent.
Chicago Firemen Accept
Increase Voted by Council
Chicago, July 1. Strike troubles
of city employes were greatly re
duced when approximately half the
firemen voted to accept the $300 a
year increase granted 'by the city
council and 800 city, hall clerical
workers returned to their desks.
Engineers, including -those of the
fire department, still held out for
The street department remained
tied up, the 5,000 workers who struck
a week ago refusing to accept the
council's increase of 50 cents a day
instead of the $1 demanded.
Fined $4,500 for Sedition.
Helena, Mont., July 1. A fine of
$4,500 was imposed by Judge R. Lee
Word upon R. B. Smith, president
of the Butte Daily Bulletin com
pany, who was convicted of sedition
by a jury in district court last week.
Smith has been granted his liberty
upon $6,000 bail, pending an appeal
of his case to the supreme court
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1919.
Nearly Score of Men, Women
and Children Injured When
Big Airship Blows Up' at
Camp Holabird, Baltimore.
NUMBER OF MEN ARE
BLOWN THROUGH AIR
Craft Had Descended Because
of Rudder Trouble and Was
Surrounded by Crowd; In
jured Treated in Hospital.
Baltimore, July 1. The big navy
dirigible C-8, commanded by Lieu
tenant N. J. Learned, with a crew
of six men and two passengers,
bound from Cape May, N. J., to
Washington, exploded with terrific
force just after landing at Camp
Holabird, near this dty, at 12:30 p.
m., Tuesday to adjust rudder
trouble. The explosion 'shook the
cantonment and the eastern section
of the city like an earthquake. The
great balloon instantly became a
mass of flames. Shooting flames and
bits of blazing fragments scattered
over the crowd of nearly 200 per
sons, men, women and children,
who had gathered on the camp field
to see the monster flyer and many
of whom were blown partly across
the field. Seventy-five persons,
mostly women and children, were
burned or otherwise injured.
None of Crew Hurt.
None of the officers or crew of
the C-8 were hurt though several
of them sustained severe shock. Ac
cording to the commander, the ex
plosion is believed to have been
caused by rapid expansion from
heat. Some of the persons, includ
ing Camp Holabird,men, who, wfr.fi.
near the dirigible, were Blown or
30 feet by the concussion. Houses
a mile away were shaken and win
dows broken by the shock. The air
was, filled with gas fumes. ' The
home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pank,
half a mile from the scene, was bad
ly damaged. Mrs. Pank, who was
on the second floor, was severely
Organize Relief.at Once.
Relief was organized immediately
from the Camp Holabird hospital,
and 60 persons went there to have
their wounds dressed, about 20 be
ing burned seriously enough to re
main in the institution.
- Samuel de Luca, a Young Men's
Christian association officer, who
was standing on the railing of the
car when the big bag burst, was
flung several feet out of the range
of the fire, badly burned about the
hands and legs.
Joseph Stacks, 14 years old, and
Joseph Kudek, 13, who were burned
about the face and body, figured m
one of the freakish effects which
the explosion produced. They were
driving near the balloon in a little
cart behind a pony. The explosion
blew them out of their cart and
threw them some distance. It threw
the pony to the earth violently.
Commission Will Study
Belgium's Peace Problem
Paris, July 1. It has been de
cided to name an international com
mission of 14 members to give fur
ther examination to the divergent
viewpoints of Belgium and Holland
on questions affecting Those coun
tries which were raised beforethe
The German delegation has sent
to the conference a note inquiring
when and where it will begin
negotiation regarding the applica-.
tion of the conditions agreed upon
for the administration of the left
bank of the Rhine during the period
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"Returns to America, Leaving
Behind Him Chaos of
Rome July 1. Critical comment
on President Wilson's sojourn in
Europe is made by the Tribuna, in
discussing his return to the United
"Seven months ago an immense
halq of popularity surrounded Pres
ident Wilson," the Tribuna editor
ial says. "Europe awaited him as
the Messiah in a new era of history,
while he now leaves amidst almost
general indifference, appearing as an
intruder in our continental history,
our European civilization and our
"It has been a psychological
drama, as President Wilson believes,
perhaps sincerely, that he incarnated
not only the aspirations of Ameri
ca, but also the aspirations of
Europe. Instead, President Wilson,
despite his pure intentions, failed
of his object. He returns to Amer
ica, leaving behind him a chaos of
disorder, passions and disillusions,
since he could not conclude peace
according to his principles, but made
a compromise brought about by the
overbearing attitude of the strong
toward the weak."
Congress Adjourns Until Next
Tuesday, After Enacting
Bills Totalling More Than
Five Billion Dollars.
Washington, July 1. Congress
adjourned at midnight until next
Tuesday, July 8, after enacting all
appropriation bills needed by gov
ernment agencies for .the new fiscal
Success crowned the efforts of
republican leaders to complete the
necessary appropriation measures,
but only after hours of delay which
at times almost threatened to block
their plans. '
The final bill, the army measure,
carrying $775,000,000; the sundry
civil bill, carrying $605,000,000; the
District of Columbia's annual budg
et of $15,000,000. and a deficiency
measure of $25,000,000, all were
completed aivd will be sent to the
White House. President Wilson
will be unable to approve the bills
untl he returns, but no embarrass
ment to government departments
owing to delay in making funds
available is anticipated.
Five Billion Appropriated.
With enactment of the final bills,
including measures passed at the
last session of congress, more than
$5,000,000,000 has been appropriated
for federal needs during the new
year which began Tuesday. Con
gress also has cancelled more than
$15,000 of war appropriations pre
The recess of congress was ac
complished after many delays with
controversies centered upon the
sundry civil and army measures.
The recess gives congress a rest
over Fourth of July holiday and
when it returns it is expected that
President Wilson will submit the
treaty negotiated with Germany.
Legislation for more strict en
forcement of wartime prohibition
also is to be taken up immediately
Greeks Break Turk Resistance
in Asia Minor, Report Says
Salonika, July 1. The following
official statement was issued from
Greek headquarters today:
"The allied powers having au
thorized the Greek army to take the
offensive in Asia Minor, the resist
ance organized by Turkish officers
was easily broken."
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Engine Crashes With Terrific
Force Into the Westerner
on New York Central at Dun
kirk, N. Y.; Cause Unknown.
NINETEEN ARE INJURED;
BLAME TRAMP FOR WRECK
Engineer Tried to Avert Acci
dent, But Brake Wouldn't
Work, He Says, Just Before
He Succumbs to Injuries.
Dunkirk, N. Y., July 1. Engineer
Clifford of the New York Central's
Westerner express tried, according
to his statement, to avert the rear
end collision with train No. 41,
which caused the death of 12 per
sons, the serious injury of 19 others
and slight cuts and bruises to as
many more here early Tuesday. The
airbrake failed to work, the engineer
declared. ' Witnesses said that the
siren was still screeching for the
hand brakes when the Westerner,
going 50 miles an hour, plowed into
the rear coach of No. 41.
Clifford stuck to his post to the
end. He was dying when his body
was taken from the wreck of the
"The brakes wouldn't hold; they
wouldn't work," he gasped just be
fore he died.
Revised List of Dead.
Eight bodies were taken from the
wreckage in the early morning hours
and three of the injured died during
the day., A revised list of the dead
and injured compiled by the police
and coroner, follows:
FRANK L. CLIFFORD, engireer
of the Westerner, Buffalo.
MRS. FRED. H. CARfAN. To
GERTRUDE CARTAN, her 14-year-old
CHARLES SCHILLER, dressed
in a soldier's uniform, address not
MRS. EDMUNDS QUINONES
and two daughters, 10 and 3 years
of age, of Niagara Falls.
CHARLES R. PECK, Buffalo.
CHARLES M. TYLDEELEY, an
engineer in the army aviation corps,
stationed at Dayton, Ohio; home at
Watertown, N. Y.
D. U. HURST, Williamson, W.
FRED H. STOLZ, Lackawanna,
fireman of the Westerner, who died
in the hospital. ,
One unidentified man.
Tramp May Be to Blame.
An investigation by railroad and
federal authorities is. said to have
developed the fact that the air con
trolling the brake on the Westerner
was cut off between the engine ten
der and the first car of the train,
although it was tested in the Buffa
lo yards an hour before the acci
dent. The finding of a body, ap
parently that of a tramp, wedged in
the wreckage, back of the tender is
the basis for a, theory that a man
stealing a ride on the blind end of
the baggage car accidentally or de
liberately turned the cock rendering
the airbrake useless throughout the
length of the train.
Proper Signals Set.
It is certain, railroad and local of
ficials agree, that the proper signals
were set asrainst the Westerner and
that No. 41s flagman did all in his
power to warn the approaching train
of the danger ahead.
The rear coach of No. 41 was
thrown from the track and shat
tered and three cars ahead of it
were derailed and damaged. But it
was the Westerner that suffered
most. The baggage car back of the
tender was completely demolished.
The second car, a steel day coach,
swung sideways and the sides were
crushed together by the grinding de
bris and by the explosion of the
boilers of the Westerner's engine.
Most of the fatalities occurred in
Colonel Hersey to Take
Place in Weather Service
Washington, July 1. (Special
Telegram.) Lieut. Col. B. H. Her
sey, formerly commanding officer of
the U. S. A. balloon school at Fort
Omaha, Neb., commanding officer of
the army balloon school in France
and later in the administrative de
partment of the balloon division at
Washington, w;'! receive, at his re-r,-u:M.
an honorable dischargv from
the service. Colonel Hersey will as
sume the office of district forecaster
of the weather service at Milwaukee,
Water Power Bill Passed
by House and Goes to Senate
Washington, July 1. Substantial
ly as reported by the house water
power joint committee, the adminis
tration water power bill was passed
by the house tonight and wxnt to
the senate- ,
FORT OMAHA TO
BE MADE CHIEF
Air Service Waits on Appropria
tion Bill to Determine Ex
tent of Activities.
Washington, July 1. (Special
Telegram.) Fort Crook having
passed to the jurisdiction of the
central department at Chicago with
the arrival of the 20th infantry from
Fort Riley and the air ma
terial formerly at Fort Crook hav
ing been transferred to Fort Omaha
under War department orders, the
chief of the air service and his as
sistants are now at work planning
to make Fort Omaha the center for
balloon experimental work for the
The plan is greatly to increase the
activities at Fort Omaha, but until
the War department is advised 1 of
the various items carried in the mil
itary appropriation bill, which was
agreed upon in conference late
Tuesday, the enlarged activities at
Fort Omaha will be speculative, al
though officers in the air service
stated that Fort Omaha was to be
made the big balloon center of the
Five balloon companies are now
stationed at Fort Omaha, the 12th,
47th, 59th, 60th and 63d.
LAW TO MEXICO
Asks Immediate Punishment
for Those Responsible for
Killing John W. Corrall,
Washington, July 1. Urgent rep
resentations have been made to the
Mexican government for the punish
ment of those responsible for the
murder of John W. Corrall, an
American citizen,- the maltreatment
of his wife and the attempted mur
der of his -son at their ranch near
Colonia, 27 miles north of Tampico,
the StateN department announced.
Instructions have been sent to
both the American embassy at Mex
ico City and the American consulate
at Tampico to urge immediate cap
ture and' punishment of the perpe
trators of the outrage and protec
tion for other Americans in the dis
trict. Six days after the attack on the
Corrall family, the paymaster of the
Gulf Refining company, an Ameri
can concern, was robbed of $15,000
in gold, which he was taking to the
old fields from Tampico. The pay
master, it was learned, had notified
the Mexican authorities at Tampico,
as required by law, of the. date and
time of his departure, the amount of
money he was to take and the route
he would use in reaching the oil
fields. The territory through which
he passed is entirely controlled by
Other reports to the State depart
ment said on the day following the
payroll robbery soldiers wearing
Carranza military uniforms raided
the camp of the National Oil com
pany in the Panuco field near Tam
pico and robbed all the employes of
their money and watches and jewel
ry. U. S. Issues Warning
to Soviet Russia
Washington, July 1. The Rus
sian soviet government was warned
by the United States today in a
message sent through the American
legation at Stockholm that reprisals
against American citizens in Russia
would arouse intense sentiment in
the United States against the soviet
The warning was contained in' a
cablegram sent by Acting Secretary
of State Philipps in reply to a pro
test from Soviet Foreign Minister
Tchitcherin against the reported ar
rest of L. A. C. K. Martins, the soviet
representative in New York. The
protest intimated that reprisals
might be taken against Americans in
Kills Baby, Wounds Wife
and Son, and Ends Own Life
Portland, Ore., July' 1. R. W.
Stafford, jr., plant superintendent of
a food manufacturing company here
and a former captain in the Minne
sota state guard, killed his year-old
baby, Richard, with a hatchet at his
home today, dangerously wounded
his wife and a 5-year-old son, Wirt,
set fire to the residence and then
killed himself. Police who inves
tigated ascribed the act to tempor
Berlin Transport Workers
Obey Order to Strike
Berlin (via London), July 1. The
strike on the city railways, of Ber
lin voted for by the transportation
workers Monday . hs begun.
Suburban traffic also was suspended
so that the capital 'is. deprived of
vittHilly all means of conveyance.
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Observer Aboard Airship.
WON'T ATTEMPT TO ;
MAKE NEW RECORD
wasnmaton Receives Message. j
Flight Is to Be Attempted;
Blimp Will Alight at Roose
velt Field, Mineola, N. Y.-
East Fortune, Scotland, Wednes
day, July 2. (By the Associated
Press.) The dirigible R-34 started
on its voyage to America at 1:48
Under normal conditions of
weather, the British dirigible R-34
could sail to Long Island and return
without replenishing her supplies,
but nothing is being overlooked in
the attempt to make this historic
Major Scott, her commander, said
he would attempt to follow a great
circle and arrive over Newfoundland.
That is only a hope, however, he '
added, as weather conditions in mid
Atlantic may force him in almost any
direction to escape cyclonic condi-s
tions. v. :
"Give me an even break and I'll ',
get across without any trouble," said !
Major Scott to the correspondent.' '
" I took her 2,000 miles over the Hal
tic, came back in a devil of 3 wind
and when we got here had petrol
enough to do 40 more hours. And.
remember, we were not fully loaded
with petrol when we started. I can- if
not tell you just how much petrol we
have aboard for thin still is a navsTftr
craft, you know. But you may be as
sured that we have more than w
had when we started our last trip.":
Arrange for Crew's Comfort.
Before the start food supplies and
everything for the comfort of the
crew of 23 were taken aboard. t
The meteorological forecast for .
the week is favorable for the ship.
Winds will be encountered across ;
the main route which will bring with .
them favorable weather conditions,
it is reported. ..
Prior to the start of the transat
lantic flight. Lt. Com. Zachary Lans
downe, of the United States navy, a
passenger, at the invitation of the
British admiralty, said: .
"There is no doubt whatever in
my mind, or, I believe, in the minds
of any of the crew, that we will ge
over without dimculty. yt
Commander Landsdowne is a firm!
believer in the practicability of the!
i:gnter-tnan-air machine, and has Ce-kV
voted all his time during the war) r
studying this branch of navigation. f
Glad of the Opportunity. yj
"It was very good of the admiral-!
ty," he continued, "to extend an in- i
vitation to our Navy department, r
that an American be Included in the l
crew on this pioneer flight. I see
no particular reasoh why ; the ad- h
miralty should have-selected me, V?
but, believe me, I am glad of the op
portunity." The giant British dirigible R-34 is
the first lighter than air machine to
attempt an transatlantic flight. The
airship, the largest of its kind in the
world, measures 634 feet from nose;
to stern and carries three boats be
low the gas bag. ' She has a gas ca
pacity of 12,000,000 cubic feet and is
commanded by Maj. G. H. Scott of
the Royal air force. The craft is
equipped with a wireless system as
powerful as that of the great ocean
liners. - i
Won't Try For Record. : i
It has been estimated that v the I
P-34 will cross the Atlantic in from !
60 to 70 hours, under favorable ' j
weather conditions. Announcement i
has been made, however, that no at- v 1
tempt will 'be made to establish a
time record for the crossing, the '
comfort of the dirigible's crew being. '
given first consideration. ,
With favorable weather the R-34 .
is expected to parallel the route oi f ?
the northern steamship lanes, but :
should adverse weather conditions
be encountered, she probably will ' .
take the southern course, passing v-()
over or near the Azores. , - "
The landing will be made at
Roosevelt field, Mineola, L. I. "
Under present plans, . the gi- '
ant airship will only make a short " i
stay before starting on her return j
voyage, because of the fact that I
there is no hangar at Roosevelt
field or elsewhere capable of hotis--J
ing the machine. ' Accommodations
for 200,000 persons to witness the
landing have been provided.' ,
The R-34 recently made a 56-hour J
trip into the Baltic, during which' '
it covered approxinfetely 2,000 miles,- "
Capitol Gets' Message; -
Washington, July 1. Naval au
thorities here received a message - J
from the British air ministry saying
that the R-34 probably would start
some time Tuesday night, but re-,
ceived the first news of the corai.arj
mencement of its flight from Ao - !
ciated Press dispatches -
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