Aeronautics: Antarctic Antic

Even an extraordinary newshawk, obliged to send a story a day from the Antarctic, must resort to much journalistic bilge. The newshawk with Byrd's Second Antarctic Expedition, Charles John Vincent Murphy, is not extraordinary. But last week aboard the Jacob Ruppert as she crept through the drift ice toward Little America, Reporter Murphy was unexpectedly handed the ideal Byrd expedition story of sudden danger, a narrow escape and a happy ending.

Hero of this Antarctic antic was Chief Airplane Pilot Harold June. With two others he took off in the expedition's big...

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