Last week, it was announced that the Air Service, U. S. Navy Department, would assist Explorer Donald B. MacMillan in his ninth expedition to the Arctic, upon which he intends to embark next June. Two Navy planes, of the Loening Amphibian type, would be lent, complete with volunteer pilot-mechanicians, sheltered cabins, ski-gear for landing on ice and snow.

"Blind Spot." Explorer MacMillan's plea for this assistance was indeed persuasive. In return for two airplanes, he would try to give the U. S. a new continent. North of Alaska and Siberia, from about 120°...

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