TERRITORIES: To the Bottom

Opposed by the House as money for a "joy ride" (TIME, June 12), but shoved through with the third deficiency bill by Senate pressure, $340,000 became available last week to send Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd back to Little America, claim a lot more of it for the U. S. The far-roving mind of Franklin Roosevelt was captivated by Admiral Byrd's arguments for this venture and last week, after a map session at his desk, he ordered the expedition to proceed by early October. In on the planning were Commandant (Rear Admiral) Russell Randolph Waesche of the Coast Guard and...

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