Science: Expeditions: Aug. 13, 1928

While Richard Evelyn Byrd last week sought $200,000 in donations to complete his million-dollar expedition to the Antarctic, other parties were afield:

Equatorial Africa. "Seven lions surrounded our camp. One actually entered the front seat of an automobile parked nearby and another almost chewed up the rear tire. A third lion managed to get at a camera, which was soon reduced to a pulp. It was a thrilling night, but all is well." The experience befell three Boy Scouts now photographing wild animals on the high equatorial plateau just east of Lake Victoria, Africa. The boys—Robert Douglas, 16, of Greensboro, N. C.,...

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