Hero worship of Lindbergh

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Hero worship of Lindbergh - De RETURN OF LINDY LIKE FAIRY TALE Modest Boy...
De RETURN OF LINDY LIKE FAIRY TALE Modest Boy Hero Worshiped by Crowds Who Love Him. GREAT ADVENTURE HAS FINE MORAL By ALFRED SEGAL. Scripps-Howard Scripps-Howard Scripps-Howard Staff Correspondent. Washington, June 1L It was still early when the people began to assemble assemble on Pennsylvania ave. today for the home-coming home-coming home-coming of the beloved boy. Slim Lindbergh was on the way back, and the bands were making ready to play him up the avenue of the heroes, and children wore caps with ribbons that read "Lindy, Our Hero," and every store window displayed his picture, picture, and last night a navy dirigible touched by long fingers of light, sailed over the- the- city to herald his approach. The President and the cabinet made ready with their high silk hats and their tail coats as for most stately occasions. occasions. The hotels were renting their front rooms to people who were willing willing to pay good prices just for a look at Slim, as he passed by in a glittering car. Already at 7 people were taking places on the streets to hold until Slim came by. They brought chairs and lunch and sat in the sun waiting for Slim. Slim's return was a civic festival and people sai jit wasn't just because Slim flew acv.8 an ocean that they loved him. It was because of his character, they said. He was so fine, so modest they had said. He had been flattered and - heaped with honors and he had come home with a simple heart. Never before had hundreds of thousands of people in the land come out on the streets to honor a character. Other heroes had come on this same pnth of glory in other times but these Wfre not like Slim, people said. These others they , could respect but Slim they loved. ' Slim was an ideal in the figure ofya boy; he represented all the fineness that people love in youth. So the people waited for hours on the Continued on Page S. a

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  1. The Pittsburgh Press,
  2. 11 Jun 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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