Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 29, 1927 · Page 1
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SALE IF II. 5. SHIPS OFFERS HARD JOB FOR President Coolidge Is Urg- ing Removal of National Merchant Marine from Government's Hands PROVING EXPENSIVE OUT OF OUR PORTS Efforts to Keep Up Ameri- can bianaaras ot ray and Living Conditions Dig In-1 to Profits j ' By CHARLES P. STEWART Exclusive Dispatch to Albuquerque ; Journal WASHINGTON. Ausr. 28. Pres- ideht Coolidge la urging the United States snipping board to make another strenuous effort to get the national mercantile marine out of the government'! and into private hands. , ' . His suggestion that it be done immediately la the best preslden tlal Joke in this countrp's. history up to date. If it can Jbe done at alt it will be a miracle. ' -v We had a fine privately owned merchant fleet when . the American republic was young at least the equal of any on earth. All of us have heard of "the old clipper ship days," with our flag flying on every sea. . This fleet decayed; Anally all but disappeared from the oceans. It Is not hard to understand why. Shipping profits were small compared with the enormous returns from opening up the west. Our importers and exporters hired alien bottoms to carry their goods. The world war found us with practically no mercantile marine of our own whatever a few craft on the Pacific, a little coastal trade nothing else. And Immediately all he foreign vessels we had been employing were withdrawn. The situation was difficult and became absolutely Impossible when we sntered the conflict. Shipping, for many years, previously an industry of exceedingly narrow margins, h-d become tern, porarlly very profitable, despite its risks from raid' rs, surface and submarine, but the emergency was too urgent to wait for private enterprise to take advantage of It; so the government began building In desperate haste and turned out. at fancy prices, the moRt amazing flotilla of open-work crates, concrete troughs and leaky tea kettles In maritime history, sacred or profane. The war over, the point was speedily rataed that merchant shipping is no suitable business tut the ; government o be In any more than railroading or telegraphy, which some govern-ments do engage In, as a matter of fact, but which most of us, here in America, regard as much better left to private concerns. Finding buyers for ths government's fleet, however, did not prove to be so easy. For the vessels of the fruit basket, masonry and tinware types f construction there naturally was no market at any price. True, there were exceptions. Some of the craft of our own make were reasonably seaworthy, though mostly unduly costly to operate. There were also the ships we had lelxed from Germany all that any owner could ask. Tet, peace having been restored and the opportunity for demanding enormous rates being cut off, shipping, at best, was not tne bonanza it had been. It la especially an expensive game out of American ports. We all know that prices here are high. Our Industries must pay more for accommodations, machinery, material, labor and Continue im Pes Ms WEATHER FORECAST DENVER, Colo., Aug. 28 New Mexico: Monday and Tuesday mostly fair; little change in temperat Arizona: Monday unsettled probably thunder showers east por lion: Tuesday mostly fair; warmer Monday. LOCAL REPORT Conditions for 24 hours ending Sunday at ( p. m. as recorded at the University: Highest temperature US Lowest temperature 60 Hangs 23 Mean 71 Humidity at 8 a. m... 84 Humidity at 6 p. m 87 Precipitation , .v .08 Wind velocity 21 Direction of wind Soulhwent Character of day... Partly cloudy CONTROL BOARD GOTHAM OFFICER FACES MURDER, ROBBERYCHARGE Patrolman Detailed to Guard Construction Engineer with Payroll Suspected of Crime NEW YORK, Aug. 21 UP) A patrolman who was accustomed to guard J. H. Pratt, construction en. glnaer In the transfer of the week-ly payroll money for hi firm, was arrested Sunday charged with the murder of the paymaster and theft of 14,700. ..., Pratt was found dead .In his automobile shortly before noon Saturday under a viaduct In the Bronx, a bullet through his head and the payroll money with which he had started from the office of the T. E. Rhoadea Co., builders, missing. Daniel Graham, 25, a patrolman attached to the Fifty-first, street station, la the man accused of the murder and robbery. He waa arrested Sunday when he returned from an all-night party in a new automobile which he was said; to have purchased a few hours after Pratt was found dead. He denied all knowledge of the crime. The patrolman's arrest waa ordered by District Attorney John E. Megheen after detectives had traced Graham's movements for a week before and several hours after the crime and had rounded up several witnesses, whom they claim connected him with ; the crime. . . . Graham, police said, had been the patrolman usually assigned to accompany Pratt, when the con- structlon man took money to pay employee of his company engaged In the building of an apartment house on East Fifty-second street. Last Monday, ' police records show, Graham asked and was granted a sick leave. Detectives told the district attorney that during the week the patrolman told several persons he waa going to Albany to collect a legacy of a lot ot money left him by an aunt. Graham, who was known to fellow patrolmen and persons on his post as, "handsome," being off duty another patrolman was detailed to accompany Pratt Saturday with the payroll money, but. detectives say, before the substitute arrived, Graham, In civilian clothes, came up and stepped Into Pratt'a automobile, as If he was taking his regular assignment AVIATOR KILLED, ANOTHER HURT PLANE CRASH PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2S UP) James Clawson, of McKeesport, a civilian pilot, was killed and Clifford Burnsworth, of Brownsville, Pa., was seriously Injured Sunday when their airplane crashed from an altitude ot 250 feet after taking off from Bettls field, McKeesport. Burnsworth, owner of the plane, was taken to a hospital unconeclous. The plane had taken off from Rodgers field, PMtsburgh, earlier In the day for Unlontown, Pa., and had stopped over for a visit to the McKeesport airport. While taking to the air again the engine went dead and Clawson attempted to turn back to Bettls field. The plane went Into a "flat spin" and crashed. The two airmen were caught in the wreckage. LEV WE AUD DROUHIN QUARREL . AG AW WHEN PILOT DECLARES HE WASN'T American Asks French Flyer to Drivq. Plane to Grand Prix Races, But Meets a Refusal PARIS, Aug. 28 OW The strain of the long wait at Le Bourget for good weather Is beginning to have an effect on the nerves of the trans-Ailantlo flyers. A heated discussion between the French flyer Drouhln and Charles Levine occurred Sunday and at one time It looked as it there would be another pugilistic encounter, which would have made Levlne's record two on consecutive days. The American aviation promoter arrived at Le Bourget at noon and asked Drouhln to take him to Deauvllle, as he desired to see the Grand Prix. He proposed that the flight be made In some other machine than the Columbia. Drouhln refused, saying he had been engaged for a trans-Atlantic flight aboard the Columbia and not to act as a taxi driver between Paris and Deauvllle. Levine retaliated by having the fuel tanks of the Columbia emptied, while Drouhln protested. Strong words were exchanged, but finally quiet was restored. Drouhln then ordered the mechanics to remain near the Columbia at all times and have fuel ready to refill the tanks at a minute's notice. Weather condi 100,000 VIEl'i SACCO, VAHZETTI FUNERAL RITES HELD 1B0ST0I Bodies of Executed Radicals Cremated and Ashes Are Turned Over to Relatives After Ceremony EULOGY CALLS THEM PLUTOCRAT VICTIMS Thousands - Line Streets as Cortege Marches Through Drizzle; Little Disorder Is Displayed - BOSTON, Aug. 28 (AP) After a silent procession through eight miles of city streets, ' while more than 100,000 persons looked on, the bodies of Nicola Sacco and ;. Bartplomeo Vanzetti were reduced to ashes late Sunday at the Forest Hills crematorium. The ashes will be turned over to Mrs. Rose Sacco and Miss Luigia Vanzetti, widow and sister of the two executed radicals. The ceremony at the cemetery was brief and simple. There were no religious exercises, but ' Miss Mary Donovan, a member of the Sacco-Vanzettf defense comittee, read a prepared eulogy in which she termed Sacco and Vanzetti "victims of the crassest plutocracy the world has known since ancient Rome." A persistent drizzle did not deter thousands from Joining in the procession. Thousands more lined the streets as the silent cortege passed. At times the line was halted white mounted police, to the number of more than two score, cleared the way. For the most part the march was orderly. Several times, when police attempted to check the following throng, there were outbursts of protest, but once the procession left the downtown section it was speeded up and by the time the cemetery was reached the onlookers and followers had been reduced to a tew hundred. Flora! Tributes The bodies of the two men were carried in hearses. At the start of the procession there were about 100 men and women bearing floral tributes. These later were placed In four large automobiles' and taken to the cemetery. Following the hearses were two closed automobiles with the cur tains drawn. The first contained Mrs. Sacco, Miss Vanzetti and Sacco 'a son, Dante. In the other were Aldlno Fellcanl, Gardner Jackson and Mies Donovan of the defense committee. The curtains of the first car remained down through out the procession. Mrs. Sacco Miss Vanzetti and Dante did not enter the crematorium chapel where the last rites were held. It was said that the two women were Continued on Pag Five HIRED AS TAXIMAN tions on this side of the Atlantic are steadily Improving, and the ex perts believe there wllUbe a flight this week. Drouhln himself remarked that he would take off the first moment conditions warranted It, but the weather man declares It Is not likely that any start will be made Monday. A personal friend of the French aviator avers that Drouhln has oe elded to start when ready, and so will Inform Levine, giving him few hours notice. He will ask the owner either to board the plane or will take off alone or with a personally chosen navigator Drouhln is said to be annoyed at the publicity surrounding his re latlons' with Levine. "I am not a lawyer, I am an aviator," he told a friend after his argument with Levine Sunday "When flying weather comes I shall start." Dieudonne Costes, who hopes to fly the Atlantic tn the plane "Nun-,gesser-Col!." came to Le Bourget Sunday and expressed satisfaction over the Improvement In weather conditions. "It looks very much as If this Is the week," he said. Leon ulvon, another overseas aspirant with the plane "Bluebird, is also watching meterolnglcal con anions closely. Both planes are ready and bets are being freely made that the French machines i will depart before ths Columbia, DARIIIG FLYER BELIEVED LOST y m L'. ' ! t.m iNJ p. j 0 1 I Bolivia y-r I j W. t , 1 1 Paul Redfern, daring flyer. Is Janeiro, Brazil, tn a Simpson-Detroit monoplane.: He has not been RESCINDS MAIL CONTRACT Colorado Airways, Inc., Makes Sunday Trip as Usual After Suspension Since Friday COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 28 W) Postmaster General New Sunday morning rescinded his order cancelling the contract be tween the government and Colo rado Airways, Inc.,' according to an announcement made Sunday by Postmaster Earl Ewlng. As a result the mail planes be tween Pueblo and Cheyenne made their regular flights Sunday, al though the .announcement said there would be no service. The cancellation order Issued by the postmaster general Friday against the aviation company Was said to have resulted from a subcontract under which a new company waa to carry the mall between Pueblo and Denver. The Colorado Airwaya has transported the mail between Pueblo and Cheyenne since the . Inauguration of the route In May, 192. Colorado Airways, Inc., is the company Interested In securing a contract for an airmail route from Pueblo, Colo., to El Paso, Tex., by way of Albuquerque, as an extension of the route from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Pueblo. Anthony Jo seph, president and manager of the company, was In Albuquerque recently attempting, to secure a guarantee ot enough air mall from this city to make it possible to ex tend the route to El Paso. That city haa already guaranteed Its quota of mll. RADICALS GET BLAME FOR TWO CAMBRIDGE FIRES CAMBRIDGE, Mass.; Aug. 28 (P) Two fire engine houses were set on fire here Sunday afternoon while the apparatus waa busy at a blaze nf Incendiary origin In'an old barn. Then while he -engine companies were battling the flames In their own quarters two chemical plants burst into flames' following slight explosions. Branding all five fires as the work of Bacco-Vaniettl sympathizers, Police Chief Edward Mc-Bride ordered a police guard on 'every fire house. CANCELLATION believed lost In an effort to hop GOOD WISHES FOR CHANGE TO HOPES FOR SAFETY; GASOLINE MUST BE EXHAUSTED Redfern's Plane Had Fuel . for 52. Hours at Maximum and Has Been Gone 24 Hours Longer Than That BRUNSWICK. Aug. 280P) Good wishes of two continents for the success ot Paul Redfern In his ambitious undertaking, a flight from Brunswick to Brazil, Sunday night had changed to hopes for his safety. More than 24 hours overdue, his backers and well-wishers agree that no miracle of aeronautics FLYERS' WIS Mrs. Brock Says It's Best Birthday Present Husband Could Give Her; Knew He Would Do It ' DETROIT, Aug. 28 UP) ''It's the greatest birthday present my husband could give me," Mrs. William S. Brock, wife of the pilot of the Pride ot Detroit, said Sunday, upon learning of the safe arrival at Croydon, England, ot her husband and Edward F. Schlee. "Of course we were certain they would get there safely," she added. Mrs. Schlee, constituting the other half of "we" said: "I'm simply overjoyed." She expressed confidence that her husband and Brock would complete their fight around the world successfully. Both women were Informed of the successful landing In 'England Sunday morning after, maintaining an all night vigil. "Of course," Mrs. Schlee added, "there was a possibility aomethlng might go wrong, but ws didn't worry." The strain of the last few days, however, was apparent. Both wom en have waited quietly at the apart ment of Schlee, and , though they would not admit a sleepless night friends declared they did not rest until Sunday morning when the happy news reached them. Friends gathered bringing flow era, messages flowed In from other friends throughout the united States and the apartment became a center of Interest even before the newspapers brought word of the successful flight. ' , After several hours of s'eep Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Schlee discussed plans which are unknnwn to their husbands of traveling to Harbor Grace,' Newfoundland, to wait the return of the Intrepid flyers, OVERJOYED AT IP'S'SttSS AT SEA from Bruswlck, Georgia, to Rio De heard from since he hopped oft. DARING FLYER could have kept htm aloft- until now. ' vY. ' The geen and gold monoplane, "Port of Brunswick," waa stocked with fuel for 62 hours as an bo lute maximum, and Sunday night his whereabouts had been un known for a full day more than that. No direct word was heard from the SMnson-Detroiter monoplane I after it left the beach here at 12:46 o'clock Thursday afternoon. A hip reported sighting the plane a few houra later, but since that time nothing has been seen or heard of the plane. Mrs. Redfern, naturally anxious for her husband, had not relin quished hope and Eunday had not replied to offers from a commer cial aviation firm at Miami, Fla., to make an extended seaplane search in the lower. Bahamas. The coast guard station at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also has offered its equipment for use in the search. Airmen returning to Miami Saturday night told ot gales that, swept Kedfern's plotted course. The opinion was advanced If tb high winds had not brought him down they had forced him out of his course. BRAZIL CONCERNED OVER LOSS OF FLYER RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 38 W) Paul Redfern's disappearance lu his attempted flight from Bruns wick, Georgia, to rio de Janeiro, has stirred the sympathies ot. ths Bra zlllan people. The general convic Hon Is that he has nut reached Bra zil and up to noon Sunday, the gov eminent reported, no news ot him had been received from national telegraph system, which continues to seek word from all areas within communicating distance The newspapers show much con cern, the Correlo Damaha saying "Brazilians are worrying as much us Americans over the non-appear ance of the heroic aviator.' Jornado Brazil says: "We hop providence has protected the life of this brave man, Paul Redfern. Gaseta Las Notlclas, In an en deavor to explain the disappear ance of the American, says: "Red fern had an excellent plana, plenty of daring and technical knowledge. but he failed because he did nut have the essential factor good fortune, which has not yet been eliminated from man' attempts to conquer " international airways." PROMINENT LAWYER DIES NEW YORK, Aug. 28 The odor Sutro, prominent member of the New York bar since 1878, died at hi home here Sunday night at ths age ot 82. Mr, Sutro was cred ited with saving the Interests ot the Sutro Tunnel company of N vada and with organising Its successor, the Comslock Tunnel com pany, ot which he was first pretl dent. . , COMPLETES OF iOUIlD UOiiLJ) Schlea and Broc!; He? Monday Mornin?, After tpcsisj D7 n London Where They Leaded tt lCi.3 A. 1.1; Flyer Lost Three Hcu?. Huslinj Field BULLETIN CROYDON', England, Aug. I The Pride ot Detroit loft , - Croydon at 8:33 o'clock Monday morning, for Msaich, Gar -many, on the second tap of Its round the world BI&&. . " LONDON. Am. 28 (AP) i English Sunday morning, Pride of Detroit, with Edward F. Scales and YilUxa & Brock at her controls, came out of the western skies, ct I cled over the avation field and landed officially u tzt London airport at 10 :35 o'clock Sunday morale?. TZ i American aviators who are bent on circling ui close la i twenty-eight days or less, thus completed the fstt zz cf their long flight and in so doing made the firjt tca-ctc? trans-Atlantic flight from America to Losdon. Hopping off at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Saturday, the Pride of Detroit In Its flight of 28 hours and 81 minutes ran the gcmut of weather conditions across the 1,850 miles of AtlanUo waste. Lightning, thunder, fog, rain, wind and sunshine as wall as freezing weather, and all the other variations ot the elements, added danger and excitement to the, great adventure. Without a wink of sleep and with only one sandwich each during the long flight, the intrepid American pilots kept their plane headed atralght for England. As they neared their goal the elements seemed' to relent, for - they flew the last hundred miles of their Journey through mellow , sunshine over the peaceful English country- aide.. . At Croydon there . .was only handful of people to welcome the flyers, but those who were there I made up in enthusiasm what -0tiE;.Ja tacked In numbers. As soon as the I tired but happy pilots tumbled out I'flR GET AMERICAN LOVE MESSAGE PARIS, Aug. 28 OP) In a simple ceremony at the tomb of the un- known soldier 6unday, Mrs. Charles Augustin Robinson, flag lady of the American War Mothers, con veyed to the mothers ot French sol diers who gave up their lives during the world war, a message of love and sympathy from American War Mothers. . After rekindling the light kept burning over the tomb of the un known soldier, Mrs. Robinson said: i have the honor to bring a message from the National American War Mothers, greetings . of love and sympathy, to the dear War Mothers of France." Then addressing the unknown soldier she said, "you will live always In our hearts and memories." A wreath carried by ths Amer ican Legionnaires of the Paris post was deposited on the tomb. MOTHERS BROCK AND SCHLEE ENCOURAGED BY SUCCESS OF FIRST LAP OF ATTEMPT TO FLY AROUND GLOUE Wonderful FlvJns Weather at Start, But Kan, into a Hurricane In Mid-Ocean1, England Looked Good : It? JAMKfl P. HOWE ' AMorlateS Preae CorrMpasdent CROYDON, England. Aug. 28 UP) The flight of the first airmen to cross the Atlantltc from America to London was characterized by re markable success. Both flyers are more encouraged and are confident they will succeed In looping the earth. Here Is the composite story of William 8. Brock and lid ward F. Schlee a told to the Associated Press correspondent . Immediately after thetr landing: "We had wonderful flying weath er at the start, but ran Into what might be called a hurricane during the night which made un both sit up and take notice. , This was some hundreds of miles off the coast ot Ireland, and 1 1 times, looking out of the cockpit, It was like glancing at a blanket ot Inky blackness. It waa the darkest, bleakest night either of us ..ad ever experienced. "The rain poured In streaks and the wind tossed us about In a way which make old flyers and old aallors Ilk to talk about their experiences with the weather. "Black T Why, at times when we tried with our eyes to pierce the darknesa It seemed actually that we had gone blind. "This storm lasted four or live hours, and then wo came Into a Fill !;: Ik J Off fcr Ks-Ctjljr In the soft snnahise ei ta the big yellow 'fiuracrlirv ot their pland tMy were rusbed tne remaining It mtlee to London OT automobile lor a day's fast before continuing on to Germany on thetr world hop. They will hop oft at t . m. Monday for Munich, : When the Pride of Detroit iron 20 minutes overdue t London'! airport, the small gathering began to speculate as to wt' "r the pilots had decided to c en tt Paris, or Stuttgart, .X rna.K ly was to have been te siut ate? ping place attar London. Little anxiety was felt .toy f 1 flyers, however, bepauee the pU. 1 had . been sighted rover Seat , Devonshire, 'Which Is IS . m' 1 northeast of Plymouth. Aim . ter of fact, the flyers were WJt nearly three hour during the morning, bat they got their bear ings again when over Beaton.. A message dropped from the plane asked that tne nam ot tie town be .:,.-;... v done, the plane circled tow and then flew east without further dif ficulty. , The big car which whirled Brock and Schlee Into London and on to the Strand, landed them at the Inner portico of the Savory hotel. The crowd which stood about the doors ot the place waa astonished to see ths two flyers In knockabout clothes, with overalls and oilskin shirts alight and receive the equiv alent pf a royal welcome. The two Americans were ushered Immediately into an elaborate suite on the fourth floor and were given every attention that, would have been accorded to visiting princes. - . . "Let's Eat" , - "Let's eat," were Brock's first words as they shed their hata. Then they asked tor some American cigarettes and happily puffed away as breakfast waa being prepared tot them. Thia was served in . theis. suits. Brock, appeared, to be tad fresher. . . . . i: "I'm ' not a bit tired, are you t1 Brock remarked to Schlee as they waited for their meal, . ; ? . "Yes, 1 am,? Schlee admitted. ' Brock looked him .over and said: "Weil, you do seen?, to be, look at your eyes." ' Seh lee's eyes were rather droopy from the lack ot sleep. Among the- first questions ssk-ed by the flyers on their arrival CeatleeeS rag ftve mist. This cut off our vision to a certain extent, but we were grateful; to have weathered the gal, and In- a way gained much speed and time with Its kid, as for a while It was at our tall and helped us on oar way. .. Coffee Got CoM -"But It was mighty good to get here; let us say that. Ws were tired, good and tired, but worse still, we were hungry. Wo had a -sandwich each en route, but that did not taste particularly good, as our minds were engaged with other things than food, and we scarcely tasted our thermos of coffee; which by the way waa piping hot when we started, but got cooled off some how In the higher atmosphere. At times ws were two miles up. One -must remember, perhaps that had something to do with the hot oof- fee falling us. . 'The first three hour of tha ' journey were splendid, d.shtful, full of anticipation. We were aaW urally quits thrilled with the getaway and aa we sailed along- at about 110 miles an hour we enjoyed every minute, until we began tJ encounter mist and fogs and things. Why, the weather some hundred of miles off New Foundland was so pleasant and delightful for flying that w descended so near to tka water that we got a food view of a school of porpoise out tor their morning spin. y .Weather Bad .' "Bad weather was encountered Ceathwed ea fas BUM -. '

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