Science: Polar Dive?

When Explorer Sir George Hubert Wilkins arrived in Manhattan from the Antarctic two months ago, he made the same announcement to newsgatherers that he has been making regularly for the past ten years: that he intends to make a submarine journey from Spitsbergen, via the North Pole, to Point Barrow, Alaska.

A year ago Explorer Donald Baxter MacMillan expressed the general feeling about such a trip when, in Philadelphia newspapers, he described such an attempt as "suicidal." Replied laconic Sir Hubert: "Perhaps it would be suicidal for Captain MacMillan."

Three weeks ago Explorer...

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