Letters: Dec. 10, 1928

Byrd Flayed

Sirs:

I am pleased to note that TIME has not joined the other magazines in the ballyhoo for the Byrd expedition. Up here in the Northland we are interested in explorers who let their deeds speak for themselves. What a difference between Wilkins and Byrd! Wilkins and Eilson start out with a handful of men and reach their goal by dint of their own hard work and perseverance. Afterwards they speak of the hardships as being a matter of course and part of the day's work. Their unassuming personalities have endeared them...

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