Transport: Eckener for Helium

Dr. Hugo Eckener, world's foremost expert on lighter-than-air craft, arrived in the U. S. from Germany last week to try to get some helium for German dirigibles. The U. S. has practically all the helium there is, Germany has practically all the dirigibles. The National Munitions Control Board approved the export last November, but since helium is a natural resource, the Interior Department has final say. Secretary Ickes, not convinced that Germany would use the non-inflammable gas for commercial purposes only, has held up the shipment.

When reminded that the day of his...

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