People, Aug. 10, 1936

"Names make news." Last week these names made this news:

'I am going to be the first U. S. Senator to drive his own car down the new Pan-American Highway to Mexico City & back," boasted North Carolina's Senator Robert Rice Reynolds last month. Last week, on a side trip from Mexico, D. F., Driver Reynolds became the first U. S. Senator to be cleaned out by bandits. Stopped by a traffic jam, Senator Reynold was approached by several Mexicans. His story: "They were not abusive, only businesslike. I thought they were merely customs...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!