David Sarnoff, president of the Radio Corporation of America, and Dr. Ernest Gruening, director of the division of territories and island possessions of the United States Department of the Interior, sailed early today on the Holland-American liner Statendam for a twelve-day cruise of the West Indies.
Mr. Sarnoff and Dr. Gruening were accompanied by their wives.
The Statendam is on the last of a program of three similar cruises. It will put in at St. Thomas, virgin Islands; St. Pierre and Fort de France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbadoes; Port of Spain, Trinidad; La Guayra, Venezuela, and Willemstad, Curacao.
Morris Ernst, attorney, and Mrs. Ernst were also aboard the Statendam when the vessel steamed away from her snow-blanketed pier at the foot of Fifth street, Hoboken. at 12:05 a. m.