National Geographic : 1935 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BOTH FAMILY MAN AND MANDARIN IS THIS OFFICIAL OF THE HUE COURT Local critics of the drawings of Alexandre lacovleff, artist-explorer, are the wife and children of M. Vo Chuan, a member of the Department of Education in the Annam Government. SNational Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams CHILDREN BEARING FLORAL TRIBUTE ADD INTEREST TO A BASI CEREMONY Around a visitor's wrist, Laotian chieftains tied five cotton cords with wishes for a safe journey from Saigon to Paris by air. The steamer in which he would otherwise have traveled burned and sank in the Arabian Sea off Socotra with the loss of scores of lives in 1932 (see Plate III). The plane completed its 8,000-mile flight without mishap.