Science: The Pole-Flyers

It was a week of great activity among people who are planning to fly over the top of the world.

Wilkins. One morning the big monoplane Alaskan was trundled out of her shed at Fairbanks, Alaska, and placed on an inclined runway. Since her smash into a wire fence three weeks ago, repairs had been swiftly made on her propeller, fuselage and landing gear. Tuned to a new perfection, loaded with 3,000 lb. of freight* and 290 gallons of extra gasoline, she responded with a...

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