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Texan’s Tickets for Flight
Around World to Cost $3,354
Dr. Bolivar Lang Falconer, shown as he boarded an Amer
ican Airlines plane in Dallas, Tex., last Friday at the start of
his world flight. —A. P. Photo.
A Texan who became a globe trot
ter after his retirement from the Fed
eral Government's service five years
ago was riding with the German di
riEible Hindenburg over the Atlantic
today, as both sought to establish new
world records for air travel.
The Hindenburg. guided by famous
Dr. Huso Eckener, hoped to smash
the 55-hour record of the Graf Zep
pelin for crossing the Atlantic.
Dr Bolivar Lang Falconer of Mar
lin. Tex. who stient 37 years with
the Civil Service Commission, was
well on his way to becoming the first
passenger to girdle the globe by com
mercial airplane or airship transpor
tation.
Dr. Falconer, with the aid of the
American Express Co. and his own
pocket book, as well as the weather,
hoped to fly around the world in 30
days or less—a distance of 26.130
miles and a cost of $3,354.66. Pas
sage on the Hindenburg was booked
for $400. including meals and tips.
The traveling doctor started his
tour last Friday when he took off by
commercial plane from Dallas. Tex.,
and flew to Newark. N. J. From there,
by special plane, he flew to Lake
hurst Monday and boarded the Hin
denburg. which was ready for its re
turn flight to Frankfort-on-Main.
Germanv.
From Frankfort, the route is by air
plane to Amsterdam, by stages to
Athens. Greece: Alexandria and
Cairo, Egypt: Gaza. Palestine: Bagh
dad. Irak: Bushire and Jask, Persia;
Karachi, Jodhpur: Allahabad and
Calcutta. India; Rangoon. Burma;
Bangkok, Siam. Straits Settlement;
Tourane. Annsm, French Indo
china: Hongkong, Macao, Portugese
Colony; Manila, and then by Pan
American clipper ship to Guam. Wake
Island. Midway Island. Honolulu and
Fan Francisco, and from San Fraif
risco to Dallas, horfie and a record,
by airliner.
Dr. Falconer must make the trip
from Batavia, Java, to Manila by a
epecially chartered plane, which will
make one stop en route at Borneo.
Since his retirement from the Fed
eral service. February 22, 1931, with
the rank of senior examiner, he has
traveled four times around the world
and has spent many months in the
Interior of New Zealand and Australia,
Asia. Africa and South America, grati
fying a desire for trayel created during
two tenures at Manila, during his em
ploy with the commission.
Frankfort to Greece.
Dr. Falconer plans to leave Frank
fort Friday by plane for Amsterdam.
After a short night's sleep there he
must be out early and board a ship
of the Royal Dutch-K. L. M. Lines at
fi am. Saturday. There will be a
breakfast stop at Leipzig, Germany,
and stops at Bratislava, Czechoslo
vakia. and Belgrade. Yugoslavia, dur
ing the day. He is scheduled to
land at Athens. Greece. 1.435 miles
from Amsterdam, at 5:15 p.m. Satur
day.
Saturday night will be spent amid
the glories of Athens and ancient
Greece, followed by a Sunday flight
across other famous place* of the
Old World, with stops at Alexandria.
Cairo. Gaza and Baghdad, where Dr.
Falconer sleeps a few hours before
taking off at 3 a.m. Monday for
Bushire, Persia.
Dr. Falconer's daily average from
Amsterdam to Hongkong will range
from 550 to 2.000 miles a day. He Is
scheduled to land at Hongkong Tues
day, May 2fi, from either Tourane or
Hue, French Indo-China, a distance
of 550 miles.
Because he chartered a special plane
from Batavia to Manila, his itinerary
carries no time schedule, but he is
expected to be In Dallas not later
than June 7. which will give him his
goal of 30 days. He will make one
night stops at Frankfort. Amsterdam.
Athens, Baghdad, Jodhpur and Ran
goon. and will remain in Penana,
Straits Settlements, from Thursday,
May 21, until Monday, May 25, when
he will take of! for Tourane.
Graduate of I.ocal Schools.
Dr. Falconer obtained his M. D.
degree from Georgetown University,
the master of science degree in neurol
ogy from George Washington Uni
versity and master of arts from Har
vard University. He is licensed to
— i — . i ■
practice medicine in Washington and
Manila.
The physician is a fellow of the
American Geographical Society of
New York, the Royal Geographical
Society of London and a member of
the University Clubs of Paris and
Manila, the Pan-Pacific Club of Hono
lulu, the Harvard Union of Boston,
the Harvard Club of Paris, the Amer
ican Mathematical Society of New
York, the Soclete de Geographic de
France, the Cosmos Club of Wash
ington and the Circumnavigators’
Club of New York.
Dr. Falconer will write dispatches
for The Star and the North Ameri
can Newspaper Alliance during and
after his around-the-world-passenger
air trip.
BOYS’CLUBWORK
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Citizen* Donate $10 to
Campaign.
Recognition and commendation of
the activities of the Metropolitan
Police Boys' Clubs wss voted last
night by the Cathedral Heights
Cleveland Park Cltiaens’ Association.
The association accompanied Us In
dorsement with a donation of *10
to the current fund-raising campaign.
President Clara Wright Smith and
Secretary Olive Geiger Faircloth
were appointed by the civic group to
serve on the President’a Cup Regatta
Committee.
An amendment to the constitution
of the organization which would per
mit the discard of a monthly meeting
system will be submitted to the
membership at the October meeting.
Last night's gathering was the final
for the season.
The possibility of a merger with
the Connecticut Avenue Citizens'
Association was greeted with adverse
sentiment by those present, but the
suggestion will be held in abeyance
until the Fall.
Three new members were admitted
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DEGREES IS GRANTED
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tion to Robert H. Terrell
Law School.
The Robert H. Terrell Law School
has been recognised officially by the
District Board of Education and may
now grant the degree of bachelor of
laws, Dean George A. Parker an
nounced today.
Recognition followed five years of
planning and effort on the part of
faculty and trustees and Dean Parker
said the application was not filed un
til trustees felt reasonably sure of the
qualifications.
There are now 77 students enrolled
In the school with a number of lead
ing colleges represented. Including
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force. Lincoln, Tuskegee, Virginia Un
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at Illinois, Harvard, University of
Michigan and Western Reserve.
First commencement exercise ar
rangements will be announced in the
near future.
Graduates will now be examined
for admission to the District bar on
equal terms with graduates of other
law schools.
■■■ ■ » ■■
SUMMIT PARK ASKS
NEW FIRE ENGINES
Citizens’ Association Opposes
Use of Parking
Meters.
New fire equipment for No. 19 en
gine company was urged last night by
the Summit Parle Citizens’ Associa
tion. meeting at 3703 Bangor street
southeast.
One of the citizens told the body
that on one occasion the “old fire en
gines” could not pull Pennsylvania
avenue hill in responding to an alarm.
A resolution was forwarded to the
District Commissioners asking for
immediate action on the matter.
In other communications sent to
the Commissioners the organization
registered opposition to the proposed
parking meters and to the use of pub
lic parks for parking lots.
The association asked the Highway
Department to place a “no through
street sign” on Camden street, grading
and oiling of Camden street and a
new grade on some of the alleys in
the area.
Lynal L. Struck gave an illustrated
lecture on landscaping and gardening.
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During the burning of a rubbish
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a row of tenements, crashed through ,
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