AERONAUTICS: Antarctic Wind

Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd sat sombrely in his snug Antarctic base last week, thinking of Laurence McKinley Gould, Harold J. June and Bernt Balchen, who the previous week had flown to the Rockefeller Mountains, 128 miles away. By radio they had reported their arrival there, then fallen silent for days.

As the Commander sat silently planning rescue, Reporter Russell Owen radioed sad conjectures to the New York Times.

After dog teams had started for the mountains, Commander Byrd with Malcolm Hanson and Dean Smith chanced a flight to what disaster they knew not. They found the first party miserable but safe in...

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