Transport: Helium to Germany

When word of the Hindenburg explosion at Lakehurst, N. J. last spring was flashed to aged, vigorous Dr. Hugo Eckener, technical chief of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin Company, he gasped, "We must have helium." Though Germany has lost by accident 32 of the 120 Zeppelins she has built* there was no thought of abandoning huge lighter-than-air craft—as they have been abandoned in Great Britain, France, Italy and the U. S. With what General Goring clarioned as "unbending will," work was pressed on her sister ship, the LZ-130, commenced on another Zeppelin double in...