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Admiral Richard Byrd, polar explorer, loses pipe in city

1936 Admiral Richard E. Byrd lost his pipe while in Lubbock yesterday.

He was more perturbed over it than in getting ready for an engagement within 10 minutes

He failed to cast aside his naval uniform coat for rolled-up sleeves attire, although Lubbock temperatures, which ranged in the thirties and low forties during his visit was summertime when compared with refrigerator weather ranging to 81 below in the Antarctic.

He was, to the few who were allowed to see him, the affable host, the willingly interviewed, retired but not tiring or trying.

Byrd is making his present lecture tour of 400 engagements to remove a deficit of thousands of dollars from his last venture. Before the results of the expedition are finally recorded, Byrd estimated a dozen books have yet to be completed.

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