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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1912, Image 6

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bart correspondent v,(wh"om jye
hppe is" hi'ade to- suffer as he cCc
serves in -the hereafter), and be
gan to expand editorially about
the exceeding great generosity
of Amundsen in announcing his
rival's success. , '.
We pointefrif out what balmy
weathen we we? e having, and how
nice ft Was to whave Amundsen
tell about Scott beating him to it,
and how fine, itxame in as an an
tidote for the Cook-Peary mess.
We had a nice time with oia
seTves, thank you, and we spread
the butter all over the -place.
And now, this morning, this
Amundsen person sends cable
grams all oversthe world saying
that he himself is the one and on
ly little original .discoverer of the.
South Pole, and carefully re
fraining from going off at half
cqck, about his, 'ated rival, Scott
Also, Reuters news service'
gives out a .cablegram, from
A'niuhdsen af, Hobart in whjch'fie
positively 4eniesJ:hat he ever told
the correspondent of the London
Daily Express or atty other half-v
growq, one-eyea newspaper cor
respondent, that Scott discovered
the Pole, ,
Also, the, right honorable, Cap
tain Robert Falcon Scott himself
seems to be lost in the Antarctic
wilds!
Now, therefore, having mired
or editbrial clothes once, we
hereby draw out of this Sjoqth J
.role mess-once and ior'all.
We publish exclusive very
exclusivepicttires today show
ing the. Start for the Pole, show
ing, the finding 'of -the Pole, show-
V
ing theTace back to civilization
to get ihe' glad gladhand, show
ing theMiscoverer announcing his
success' and showing the discov
erer bowing as he draws down
the dough for theatrical engage
tnents and. promises to write bis
experiences in our thriller maga
zines. 'But we've been .exceedingly
careful with, these pictures.. Once
bitten, twice shy- 3e.'ve left the
face of the discoverer-blank. , ,
You, ''d ear "reader, can fill irin
any .way yQU, Maine please. If
you think Amundsen discovered
the Pole, draw his beard in on the
pictures, and be "happy. If you
think ScotJ discovered the Pole,
Jpve the face alone,-and go to it.
We're -willing to fce third man,
in (he ring in what we feel is l
coniing. We'll hold he coats
and hats, or wave the tqwels or
hold the ammonia bottle.j
But.w,ehereby.jmnounce that'
Tffe don't know 'which' of the two',
men discovered the Vole, that we,
don't caTe a whoop which discov-
'erefl the Eole,sour grapes ! For
'aU we know Teddy Roosevelt
'rnay liave discovered if. in his
Ssleep. But we arenft going to
(stick out editorial fingers in it
lagain. - -. . '. -'
t Amunasen is going to sau ior
3uenos Ayresyom there around
the Horn to. San 'Francisco and'
.then, through the Northwestern
Passage to the Atlantic, whereTt
.will be easier for hitn to cop'pff
.the ndoiigh "from the theaters and
magazines, . t J
He can sail along State street
for all We care, and he can call

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