Science: On to the South Pole

While whistles, bells and yells made farewell din in the narrow harbor of Dunedin, New Zealand, last week, Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd's South Pole Expedition started from that port for a year and a half in Antarctica. He, his scientists and able seamen were aboard the bark City of New York. There was no breeze flirting down Dunedin's forested mountains to tap-tap her sails; so her mateship the steamer Eleanor Boiling hauled her down the narrow Otago Inlet like a puffing rustic leading his wench through a lane.

Behind her at Dunedin she left...

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