Transport: Von Hindenburg to Rio

Last week when Germany's von Hindenburg floated up from Friedrichshafen for its first crossing to South America, the German Press was overflowing with news of this hugest of all dirigibles. In the midst of the furor, the Press was abruptly ordered to drop all mention of Dr. Hugo Eckener. Reported reasons: No Nazi, the doughty, pouch-eyed old aeronaut had refused to make an election statement endorsing Adolf Hitler, had unsuccessfully opposed using the von Hindenburg in the election campaign, had successfully opposed naming it Hitler.

Dr. Eckener was aboard the von Hindenburg...

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