Comings & Goings: Sep. 3, 1928

Richard Evelyn Byrd's flagship City of New York left for two much-advertised years in Antarctica (TIME, Aug. 20.) Before departure he sent hurry calls to complete the paraphernalia of a miniature civilization stowed aboard the vessel. The list made up by Chief Physician Dr. Francis Dana Coman, of Johns Hopkins, and presented to Charles Capehart, President of the Association Against Impure Liquor, read as follows:

"1,000 gallons of pure grain alcohol

400 gallons of rum

100 gallons of port wine

100 gallons of sherry

100 quarts of champagne

Additional rye and burgundy as available"


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