AERONAUTICS: In Greenland

An Eskimo saw a smoke signal across the fjord near Mount Evans, Greenland. Two men went out in a motor boat to investigate. With a flashlight they signaled back: "Hassell safe." Two minutes later the New York Times received the news by wireless. It was one of the fastest handled and most complete scoops in the history of journalism.

The Times' story which followed was written by Professor William Herbert Hobbs, leader of the University of Michigan Greenland Expedition. It told how Bert Hassell and Parker Cramer, pilots of the monoplane Greater Rockford (which had set out on Aug. 16 on a...

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