Science: Off Princess Ragnhild Land

The Antarctic ice barrier on which Captain Hjalmar J. Riiser-Larsen was making a preliminary camp last week sundered with a terrific sound like giant bolts of canvas being torn. The Norwegian whalers which had with difficulty put him, two companions, 53 dogs, a wireless machine and a year's supply of food, fuel and equipment on the ice barrier, had all gone. His party was to travel 3,000 mi. along the Atlantic edge of the Antarctic, from Princess Ragnhild Land to Hearst Land.*

As the barrier crumpled, a 10-ft. crack opened three feet from...

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