National Affairs: The Third Continent

After hunting alligators, but getting none, fishing, but catching none, being reported as on the verge of nervous breakdown, but having none, Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh went down for a spin in a submarine. Then bidding good-bye to Panama and his vacation, he put on his goggles and returned to work.

Planning to fly straight from Panama to Bogota, Colombia, the flyer snatched an extra stop. Over the reputed Caribbean burial spot of an earlier, famed wanderer, Sir Francis Drake, he sought the north coast of South America. The little walled town of Cartagena,...