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Last month big, sandy-haired James Mattern took off for Alaska with a Soviet Government contract in his pocket guaranteeing to pay for property lost while searching the Arctic for Commander Sigismund Levanevsky and his five companions, missing since their last faint wireless message flashed out August 13 as they were descending with one dead motor somewhere near the 48th meridian. No charge did Flyer Mattern make for his personal services because the same commander and the same crew rescued him from the Siberian Arctic four years ago.

From Oakland, Calif, he zipped to Fairbanks,...

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