Columnists: Yesterday's Globe-Trotter

In 1936, a Scripps-Howard reporter named Herbert Roslyn Ekins won a race around the world on commercial aircraft by finishing his trip in a little more than 18 days. For that uncomplicated era his was a respectable feat; by rights it should have earned Ekins permanent registry in journalism's memory book. But when "Bud" Ekins died last week at 62, and his death was engraved on obituary pages from coast to coast, it reminded most readers, who had long forgotten him, of one of his competitors whom he beat back to New York by a comfortable six days. Her name...

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