Smiling quizzically, speaking softly, deprecating demonstration, Air Pilot Lincoln Ellsworth, sole American to accompany Explorer Amundsen of Norway on his dash from Spitsbergen to the North Pole (TIME, June 1 et seq.), trod again his home shores last week. His footnotes to the story of the flight that stuck in icy hummocks 157 miles from the goal:
"Amundsen kept repeating over and over: 'When it's darkest there's always light'."
"No, we never could have walked back to safety. We wouldn't have lasted 50 miles."
"Next time we go we'll have a radio set . ....