Science: Byrd's Second

People who had lately gone through the trials of Moving Day could sympathize last week with Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd's difficulties in getting a self-sustaining village of 70 men packed off for a two-year stay in the Antarctic. His supply ship Bear of Oakland developed engine trouble off North Carolina, had to be towed into Wilmington. His flagship Jacob Ruppert (named for New York's beer & baseball man, the expedition's angel) became flooded with oil while fueling at Bayonne, N. J. In Boston some of his dogs got sick. In Bayonne some...

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