HEROES: Man-of-the-Year

To which of his fellows might the discerning U. S. citizen point as Man of the Year?

Civic loyalty would automatically turn the citizen toward Washington and the White House, where 1929 saw Herbert Clark Hoover installed. But the First Citizen is obviously in a class by himself and really, psychologically, belongs to the year of his election.

For heroism plus skill, 1929 was undoubtedly Richard Evelyn Byrd's in the popular mind, just as 1927 was Charles Augustus Lindbergh's. Through their Congress the citizens paid acknowledgment by raising Byrd from Commander to Rear-Admiral,...

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