Science: Nobile v. Ellsworth

In one of Aesop's fables, Members accuse Belly of being a fat, lazy good-for-nothing, who does nothing but consume food. . . .*

Such philosophy occurs to pastoral gentlemen in pensive solitude. It could hardly be expected of spirited gentlemen flying over Polar wastes in an airship for 72 intense, cold hours, nor during their triumphal tour of civilization afterwards. The emotional log of the Pole-crossing dirigible Norge, which was spread out in the public prints last week, was more entertaining than surprising.

General Umberto Nobile, designer and skipper of the ship, had...

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