The Pole-seekers

Whooping Cough. First it was icefloes (TIME, July 20). Then it was mosquitoes (TIME, July 27). Last week it was whooping cough—no very fearsome obstacle but enough to prevent Commander Donald B. MacMillan and his fellow Pole-seekers from stretching their legs ashore on Disko Island, Greenland, where urchins* were reported to be hacking, whooping, spraying germs abroad all up and down the rock-strewn coast.

Mates. Her propeller repaired (TIME, July 27), the Bowdoin last week plowed northwards through bucking seas that reduced the contents of her...

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