Science: Amundsen

Roald Amundsen, adventurer in the white wastes of the Earth's poles, knows the vicissitudes of life. Once he immortalized himself by sweeping to the southern tip of the imaginary line on which the world revolves. More recently, only a few months ago (TIME, Mar. 17), he went into bankruptcy, his substance expended in the Arctic. One of his few assets was the schooner Maud which he had left near Alaska to drift across trie pole in the Arctic icepack, while he went adventuring toward the pole by airplane. The failure of the...

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