Science: Dreadnaught Ditched

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Antarctic explorer, seems to thrive on trouble, and if he got off on an expedition without something going wrong he might regard it as an ill omen. This month the Admiral starts his third trip to the Antarctic, partly backed by U. S. Treasury funds, to clinch the claims of the U. S. to some 450,000 ice-covered square miles. Last week enough mishaps befell his huge new "snow cruiser" to convince him that everything was going to be all right.

The snow cruiser is an automotive dreadnaught 55 ft. long,...

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