Herbert Roslyn "Bud" Ekins and other newsmen working at desks in the offices of the New York World Telegram (Scripps-Howard Newspapers). Ekins smokes while he types. He is going to be a passenger on the LZ-129 Hindenburg as part of his plan to circle the globe entirely by commercial air carriers. The event is sponsored by his employer, the NY World Telegram and Scripps-Howard Newspapers .Elkins describes the planned itinerary. Editor, Roy Wilson Howard, walks in and wishes Elkins good luck, telling him to make the trip in 21 days or less. Elkins puts on his suit jacket and overcoat, and departs for Lakehurst New Jersey, where he will board the Hindenburg for the first leg of his journey.
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