Daily News from New York, New York on December 26, 1923 · 2
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Wednesday, December 26, 1923
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DA DIRIGIBLE'S FATE STILL . - -c France Awaits Word Whether Dixmude, 57 Aboard, Soars Yet Paris. Dec. 25. Starving in the air, helpless victims of tjvery buffeting wind? Or crushed beneath the huge mass of their gas bag, their bones a Christmas feast for the jackals and hyenas of the Great Desert of Sahara? Or. by the whim of Fate AIR GIANT'S FLIGHT TO POLE OUTLINED UNKNOWN n r-- ' rvfT" ' i ' i i - I Shenandoah 's Cruise to Penetrate Arctic. miracle of weather, safe ia some isolated Arab village, whose panie-strkken inhabitants believe them to be strange descendants from the sky, people qf another world? Or draaned ia the trmy sea of the d'ulf of Gabes, with no soul or sign to tell the tragic tale? Some one of thew situations describes the fate, it is believed here tonight by the Ministry of Marine, f the seventeen officers and thirty-five enlisted men who con-f-titute the crew of the ill-fated airship Dixmude. which left Toulon eight days ago tonight and has not been heard of since Sunday. Flies Into reat Storm. With but three days regular rations and some emergency food, such as chocolate and biscuit, the Dixmude flew into a desperate storm on the southern Mediterranean shore?, just north of where the Gulf of Gabes makes a huge bite into the coast of Tunis. Under ordinary circumstances all that food mt have been consumed at least three r foar days ago and the crew of the Dixmude, if she still floats above land or sea. must have suffered horrible aans of starvatioa. i But even worse must have been their sufferings from lack of water. Their supply of this indispensable means of sustaining life roust have vanished several days ago. Water Supply Gone. In the alternation of hot, tropical days, when the heat caused the , huge hydrogen-filled gas bag of the ship tor soar to the more ra rifled atmosphere above, and cold, storm-bitten nights, when the de-Mating bag would naturally sink again toward the earth, the failure f the fresh water supply must have driven the sanest of these men mad. Scores of airplanes are scouring the atmosphere ia all directions from Tunis. Warships of half a dozen nationalities are searching the skies at night nd the seas byjexecuted in Apizaco cay lor i races 01 me hwi uiinnu. The Dixmude was built by the Germans in 1918 to cross the Atlantic and bombard New York. Man's 30 Murders Bared by Son's Boast. Special Cable to DAILT NEWS) Berlin, Dec. 25. While a group of school boys were bragging about their great deeds in the Sileman town of Glogau, one ' said: "That's nothing, my father murdered thirty persons." The boait proved to be true. Kari Scheibner, who killed thirty men and women with robbery as the motive, has been arrested. HUERTA RALLIES FORCES FOR NEW DRIVE ON PUEBLA Vera Cruz, Dec. 25. The De la Huerta press bureau today admitted capture of Puebla by Obregon troops. "O u r forces in Tehuaean under Gens. May-cot te, Villareal, and Castro are Cji preparing a n r -O. attack on Pueb la," tie statement said. -Gen. Figu-eroa has captured a number of Obregon troops u n d er Gens.- To sea no, Arenales and Bolivar Sierra at Puente de Txt& in the State of Morelos, and these Obregon troops have joined our armies and now are co-operating with us. "The combined forces have surrounded Toluca." "Our troops under Gens. Pablo Diaz and Soto Lara have captured Tantayuca Alamos, Potrero de Llano and Tamihua in the oil fields north of Vera Cruz between Tam- Gen. Villarlal Sped! to DAILY X F. Ws t Washington, D. C, Dec. 25. Secretary of the Navy Denby made public today detailed report of the Naval Board on plans for the exploration of the north polar regions to be undertaken by the naval aviation section in the dirigt Me airship Shenandoah. The navy arctic expedition, the report declares, at the outset will have the following mission: Explore unknown areas of the north polar region; establish practicability of trans-polar air route. Planes. 2 Ships. To carry ont the mission the board recommends that two vessels with mooring masts, six planes, one dirigible and certain mooring masts be used and that the trip be undertaken as early in the season as practicable. The plan contemplates that the naval ships, each accompanied by three airplanes, will go ahead to Nome, Alaska, and to Spitzbergen, where preliminary flights for aero-logical observations will be made. Then when all is ready for the airship Shenandoah it wiil fly from Lakehurst, N. J., via mooring masts at Fort Worth, Tex.; San Diego, Cal.; Puget Sound and the Nome base. Explore Great Unknown. Thence northward for the final accomplishment of the mission, the exploration of the north nolar regions to include a systematic search of the unknown region north of Alaska. The plan of operation, it was announced by the special naval board, depends upon distances to be covered and weather conditions. The distances in nautical miles are i outlined as follows: Lakehurst to Fort Worth, 1,191; Fort Worth to San Diego, 1,008; San Diego to Puget Sound. 1,200; Puget Sound to Nome via Seward and west eoast of Alaska, 1,944; Nome to Barrow via C. P. W.. 526; Nome to Pole via Cape Prince of nuA vnt Ttivnam . ,1-1 , rcn. x- a.. "In Apizaco, Obregon forces I " nmne vo luwr- shot two ranrs of railway work-pn v,a Pole, 2,200; Point Barrow men who were known to be sym pathetic to our cause. "An official of the De la Huerta Government also was captured and Read tomorrow's PAILY SEWS to follow the 'search for the lost mir dreadnought. KLAN CELEBRATES More than 1,500 members of the Ku Klux Klan staged a demonstration yesterday near Somerville, N. J. THE W EATHEE VVKl.KSIA V. HKi'K.MfcKR 1'. ISrS. Automobilrsts light up at 4:31 P. M. Suni-i-, 7:H A. M.: sunnet. 4:34 p. M. Moon riw : P. St. lOkMAM' io r. m. LOT A I. generally fair today ami proti-aMy Hmirro : fr.Mh to Mrotip o u t h w e. s t. rhiftinc to ast ami northwe.xl w iml.. N K V YORK STATU Fair traiay and irob-atl tomorrow; fresh. IAILY NEWS BABOMCTKK fhiftinK winds. LMPE.RATURES IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY. MAX1MCM. P. MINI Ml. M. 5 A. . . 3-1 9 a. m . . .31 in a. m. . .31 jit a. in. . . I i. m . . .31 ; 2 i. in. . .:' 3 . m. . 4 p. m. t t a m. , 'J ft 111. :i a. m. . 4 a. in. a. in. a. iii. . 7 a. m. . JL Ul - . M 3S M SO . .3Uj 5 p. i... . 34 p. m... . .3,"tf T p. m. . . . .3li;l"l'!JU-Ii4l. . .37; S p. m. . . . . ; ! p. tn . . . p. m. . . II p tii . . Mi.liiinht Mexico City Forgets ' Revolt in Merriment. Mexico City, Dec. 25. In the midst of an enthusiastic Christmas celebration Mexico City temporarily laid aside the Worries of revolution. Peon and aristocrat both were recovering today from one of the merriest Christmas manifestations that the capital has witnessed in recent years. Cabarets where the wealthy celebrated Christmas Eve to the accompaniment of popping champagne corks remained open until daylight. Elsewhere the peon reveled in the Christmas spirit provided by the pulque and tequila of the corner cantina. Sinsrine- crowds paraded the streets during a good part of the work. night, and m several parts of the city displays of fireworks added to the entertainment. Booths where wares of all kinds were sold lined the streets and gave the city a carnival aspect. Revolt Speeds British Cruiser to Mexico. Kingston. Jamaica, Dec. 25. The British cruiser Capetown sailed i hurriedly for Mexican waters this morning. It was said the warship's departure was due to the revolutionary situation in Mexico. (Other picture on page H) to Pole, 1,117; Nome to middle of unexplored area (82 degrees N. 165 W.), 1,100; Nome to Teller, 63. Purposes of Flight. "The purpose of naval exploration in the Arctic," says a Navy Fvllow latent developments in the Mexieati revolt by reading tk PAILY SEWS tomorrow. Department statement accompany ing the special report prepared by the board, headed by Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, "is to determine and chart the location of land in an area one third the size of the United States. This 1,000,-000 square miles lying between Alaska and the North Pole is as yet unexplored. "Imaginative people say the United States may through this work be the first to establish an air route from Western Europe to Japan over the top of the world. "The real business of exploring and charting the region north of Alaska has confronted aviation with problems that are forcing design forward with great strides. Great Cruising Radius. "Both planes and the dirigible Shenandoah are necessary for the The Shenandoah is used chiefly because f her greater cruising radius, but she has added advantages in ability to carry considerable photographic equipment, scientific instruments and ability to hover over a spot to take observations of the sun for fixing locations of places on the earth's sur face. "The planes are of use for short er flights in the neighborhood of the Northern operating base. "After the Northern base lias been established with a mooring mast for the dirigible the Shenandoah could fly by stages from Lakehurst, N. J., to the Alaskan base." " Rear Admiral Wm. A. Moffett Secretary Denby Mate a 'hrllntaf FUr! S krrxlx. Ia't m 1km t.aoaliar Allry today. page- 14. PAIR IN T1FFYALK OFF; BABY'S LEFT IN STATION SEAT Who are the world's cruelest parents? The Bellevue Hospital authorities believe they will have the answer when they find the father and mother of the six-months-old boy found abandoned in Pennsylvania Station Christmas Eve. Up to last night the baby had not been identified. Louis Roth man, in charge of the disposition and naming of foundlings, said the child has been named Alexander Woods and will be turned over to the New York Foundling Hospital. - Case Unique. Rothman said he has been at the hospital more than seven years. He never heard of a similar case. Dr. John J. Hill, assistant general medical superintendent, said the case was unique in his experience. Alexander was found early in the evening. A- well-dressed man and woman had entered the waiting room,' apparently to wait for their train. Soon they were seen to quarrel and the man left. Woman Abandons Baby. A little while later the woman turned the baby over to a young woman beside her, saying she was going to inquire about a train. She did not come back. At 10 o'clock the baby was found lying alone on the bench. Nothing on the child gave any clew to his identity. He has light hair and blue eyes, wore a white cotton dress, white coat and leggings, white cap, no shoes and was wrapped in a blue blanket. Dr. Hill declared little Alexander is in perfect health. DISTRESS FLASHED , OVER RADIO HERE FROM SHIP AT SEA The radio operator at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and several amateur radio operators throughout the city at. 6:45 last night picked up an S O S distress signal flashed from a ship at sea. The message did not identify the ship or its location. Radio operators stood by for a second call. Officials at the Brooklyn Navy Yard had several destroyers stand ready to take to sea if the ship is within reach. Coast guard stations were flashed to prepare to go to the aid of the distressed vessel. After receiving the first signal radio operators tried vainly to pick up a second signal. 4 FIREMEN HURT IN TROLLEY CRASH Four firemen were injured, one perhaps seriously, when fire engine j truck No. 6 was struck broadside at Brunswick Street and Newark Avenue, Jersey City, yesterday, by a Jersey City trolley car. All the firemen on the truck were thrown to the street. Fireman Joseph Carway, twenty-nine, 116 Tonnelle Avenue, Jersey City, was taken to the Jersey City Hospital in a serious condition suffering from a fracture of the right leg and possible internal injuries. WASHINGTON NEWS Survey f Latin America. Politics in Ship Board. Inquiry Into Rates. Quiet Christmas,, Washington, D. C., Dec. 25. Increasing interest for investment in Latin America has prompted the Department of Commerce to undertake an extensive survey of Southern republics. t Political considerations are expected to enter into selection of new Chairman of - Shipping Board. The Interstate Commerce Commission contemplates complete investigation into rate structure if Congress follows Cooltdae and orders reorganization of rae struc ture on freight. The national capital. led by President and Mrs. Coolidge. today observed Christmas with appropriate services at oil churches. At the White House John, and Calvin Jr sons of the President, and Mrs. Coolidge observed Christmas in a manner in no way differing from other . Christmases observed by them at Northampton, Mass. Administration leaders in Congress will be well satisfied under conditions prevailing if they secure passage of Tax Bill reducing maximum surtaxes to 35 or 40 per cent. Secretary Denby makes public report of special board on proposed aerial exploration trip to Pole and North Polar regions; interesting details of proposed plan which has series of scientific and world desired objects. WOMAN'S CALM SAVES ORPHANS IN ASYLUM FIRE Coolness of Miss Margaret Kiley, superintendent, in organizing a bucket brigade saved 400 orphans and 150 adults from being forced to flee the Hebrew Orphans Asylum, Kingsbridge Road and Webb Avenue, yesterday afternoon when fire broke out in an empty room, damaging the isolation building. Miss Kiley and Dr. Bloomberg, staff physician, herded the fifty orphans in the isolation wards into other rooms and summoned all employes of the asylum. A bucket brigade soon had the blaze under control and orphans in the main building did not know a fire was in progress until the Fire Department apparatus arrived. Damage was slight. CHILD LOST IN JAM ON SUBWAY FOUND IN POLICE STATION A little girl's Christmas present," the best thing that Santa Claus ever brought, was her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bedros Tertian, she said yesterday at their home, 2743 Kingsbridge Terrace. She found them, or they found her, rather, at the West Forty-seventh Street police station after a kindly traffic cop had picked her up at Eighth Avenue and Fifty-fourth Street. At the. Fourteenth Street station of the West Side subway she got aboard a train while her uncle and aunt were shut out of the car by an automatic door At Times Square the surging rush hour crowd pushed her and literally carried her out of the car and through the labyrinth to the street, thence for several blocks, like chaff ia a wind. It was her first trip here from her home in Worcester, Mass. She will never forget Christmas in a New York subway, she said. (Picture on page 1) Do 9a know what tt to fn rane mt aMpay&fattaaf Rrad lr. K.iuu today oa Kane J 3.

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