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BYRD MS RADIO
MADE HIS SUCCESS
Declares South Polar Flight
Could Not Have Been
Without It.
BY ROBERT MACK.
Fame's fair-haired boy, Comdr. Rich
ard E. Byrd, attributes to radio the re
markable success achieved by -his ex
pedition down at the world’s bottom.
Without its radio communications !
the party could not have accomplished
its mission, according to the expedition
leader. This word was communicated ;
to Chairman Ira E. Robinson end the j
Radio Commission direct from Comdr. I
Byrd, via radio.
“Radio has played a very vital part
in operations down here and has been
a safeguard to life in hazardous air
plane flights of exploration and dog
team expeditions.” he stated. "Without
it w-e could not have accomplished our
mission.”
The appreciation of the expedition j
l of the commission's co-operation in its
efforts also was expressed.
Thanks for Assistance.
"On behalf of the inhabitants of Lit
tle America,” Comdr. Byrd radioed, "I
* send you. and through you to the mem
bers of the Federal Radio Commission,
our sincere appreciation of the co-op
eration and assistance your commission
has extended our expedition.”
Chairman Robinson was reminded of
a promise he had exacted from Comdr.
Byrd before he departed. He had asked
that radio license for the transmitter
carried on the plane Floyd Bennett,
which made the flight over the South
Pole, be returned to him as a souvenir.
Comdr. Byrd, too. remembered this, for
he said so in his radiogram in these
Words:
“I have not forgotten our promise
that we would bring you back the radio
license of Station WFB carried in our
plane, the Floyd Bennett, on the South
Polar flight.”
For its communication, the Byrd ex
pedition holds seven radio licenses, four
of which are for airplane transmitters
and three regular ground sets. Every
day the expedition uses at least one of
its transmitters for direct communica
tion with New York.
Studying Fading.
But the expedition is trying to repay
its debt to radio in more concrete terms
than words of appreciation. An in
tensive investigation of fading, that,
phenomenon which interferes with ra
dio reception and with which every lis
tener is acquainted, is being conducted
by the expedition. The objective is to
find the causes and thus permit science
to endeavor to work out the cure.
The unusual meteorological condi
tions prevailing at the earth’s bottom
are ideal for conducting these tests.
L. V. Berkner, assistant radio engineer
of the Bureau of Standards, is special
izing in them. He is radio officer of
the expedition.
Two specially constructed receiving
•ets, loaned bv Westinghouse Electric
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! (Copyright, 1929. by Consolidated Press.)
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IN VIEW OF EXPLORER
(Continued From Thirty-second Page.)
America. Although the Norse Sagas
are a strange admixture of fiction, ro
mance, myth and truth, we do believe
! that there is enough of the latter to |
I justify our belief that the hardy Vik
ings did land and live here some 300
i years before Columbus. When positive
j Arctic evidence is found it will be re
i ported from one of the bays of what
j has been called “The Land God Gave
to Cain.” Labrador.
We arrived at Hopedale on July 11.
It is of interest to note as one cruises
northward along the Labrador coast
that there is not a single Eskimo to be
found until one reaches a Moravian
missionary station. All who failed to
build their modest little homes within
sight of the spire of the protecting
church have passed away, unable to
contend against the diseases of civiliza
tion. At one time a race of some
4,000 people, today there are not 600,
and these are largely of mixed races,
for the Eskimos are rapidly inter
marrying with the whites of Labrador.
At the Moravian Eskimo settlement
Nain the missionaries landed 158 years
ago, when, as Gov. Palliser of New
foundland S3id, life was not safe on the
Labrador. If it were not for these
devoted men, all Germans, there would
not be a single Eskimo today on this
coast. True missionaries, they have
sacrificed everything for the comfort,
health and happiness of a savage.
On the 16th v. j were away for my
scientific station at the head of beau
tiful Anetalik Bay. Here we have a
real home in one of nature’s most
beautiful spots—triple floors, double
walls and double windows, 10 good
bed rooms, large living room with open
fire, radio with 10 tubes and a garage
with an automobile in it. And where
do we drive it? On the sea ice in the
Winter time. During the Winter of
1927-28 we covered about 2,000 miles
up and down the coast, the machine
that would go without the dogs being
a revelation to Eskimos, Indians and
white settlers.
MUST HAVEBEEN TAILS.
Visitor Matches Pennies With
Strangers; Loses $l9O.
Elisha J. Attaway, 2811 Clyde ave
nue, Newbury, S. C., was standing at
the taxicab stand at Union Station yes
terday when a stranger approached and
invited him to take a stroll.
They strolled to North Capitol and
H streets, w-here another man was met.
A game of matching pennies soon
interested the South Carolinian.
When he had dropped $l9O to the
sharpers he appealed to the police.
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASIIIXGTON. D, C„ DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART ONE,
DOCTORS FISH, BUT QUARTER
STILL STAYS WITH JOSEPH
“Jimminy Crickets,” Says
Boy, of Money Resting
Near “Tummy.”
Young Coates, However,
Leaves Hospital Minus
Coin in Few Days.
Six-year-old Joseph Coates is still in !
possession of his unwanted silver quar- j
ter he swallowed late Thursday, and
"jimminy crickets," he says, the doctors
at Georgetown University Hospital !
haven’t taken it away from him yet. |
Two of them went “fishing” Friday !
night for the quarter that Joseph swal
lowed, but decided to wait a day or so j
longer before removing it. Joseph isn't
any the worst for his experience, ex
cepting that he missed that birthday
party for the first-grade pupils at the
Thomson School. He is cheered up,
however, with the encouragement that
he will be able to eat a lot of things on
Christmas day, as if nothing had hap
pened.
The innocent cause of Joseph’s hard
luck is nestling in that area of his
small anatomy between his throat and
his tummy. Physicians have a medical
term for it, but it doesn’t mean any
thing to Joseph. It slipped down there
after Joseph had stopped gulping.
Dr. P. S. Constantinople and Dr. G.
B. Trible located the coin in its rest
ing place, and they will fish it out with
the bronchoscope. Joseph will be able
to go right home then to his mother
and father. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ccates of 1227 N street.
Joseph's experience has taught him
one lesson. The next time he is sent
to the corner grocery store to buy a
loaf of bread he will put the quarter for
safe keeping in the pocket of his pants.
ART CRITIC TO LECTURE.
Gertrude R. Brigham to Discuss
“Passion Play.’'
A lecture, illustrating dramatic
phases of the annual Passion Play at |
Oberammergau, Germany, will be de- i
livered by Gertrude Richardson, Brig- j
ham, authoress and art critic, Friday 1
evening at the Playhouse, 1814 H street.
The topic of Dr. Brigham, who is
widely known under her pen name of
"Viktor Flambeau," will be “Europe and
the Passion Play for 1930.” In 1922
Dr. Brigham made a special study of
the Passion Play. t
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Animal Rescue Hours Continuous.
The Washington Animal Rescue \
League, 349 Maryland avenue south
west, is open at all times, day and
night, to receive lost, strayed or in
jured animals, Mrs. Truman Palmer,
president of the league, announced yes
terday. Visitors, however, are barred
after 5 p.m.
ABBbmBEf
JOSEPH COATES.
—Star Staff Photo.
LIBRARY BUILDINGS
TO CLOSE TWO DAYS
Hours Announced for Opening on.
Days of Week Other Than
Tuesday and Wednesday.
The central building of the Public
Library and all Public Library branches
and subbranches wiH be closed Tues
day and Wednesday.
On the other days of Christmas week
the central building will be open as
usual from 9 a m. to 9 p.m., and from 2
to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 29. After
December 25 the branches and sub
branches will observe their regular hours
of opening.
Christmas Drama Tonight.
A Christmas drama, “The Crucifix
and the Mystic Rose,” will be presented
tonight at 8:15 o’clock at Llghtbringer
| Lodge Hall of the Theosophical Society,
1804 Eighteenth street, to which the
I public is invited.
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Supply Is Nearly Exhausted at
Woodridge Sub-Branch—4B3
Children Are Patrons.
Library officials yesterday announced
that the recently established Woodridge
subbranch of the Public Library, 2206
Rhode Island avenue northeast, follow
ing its second week of book circulation,
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is confronted by a shortage of Juvenile
literature.
Since its opening, records show that
the library has maintained a circu
lation rate of 51 books an hour, the
bulk of the circulation being distributed
among children. With 483 young read
ers constantly demanding appropriate
reading material, the supply of juvenile
books, which consists of 1,000 volumes,
has been nearly exhausted.
Relief for this book shortage has |
been sought through an appeal to the I
juvenile department of the central
library.
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Night lighting of the air route be
tween London and Brussels, Belgium,
has just been completed.
FOUR TRAINING SCHOOL
BOYS HELD FOR THEFT
Escaped Quartet Captured in Ohio
and Beturned to National
Institution Here.
I , Pour youthful inmates of the Na-
I tional Training School were arrested by
Detective Sergt. Frank Alligood or the
automobile squad yesterday and booked
at police headquarters on charges of
grand larceny in connection with the
recent theft of a machine owned by
John E. Nevitt of 3045 Newton street.
The boys, who are alleged to have
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confessed to stealing the machine. aiSc
Joseph Leaverton, 20; Walter Kasee,
■ 19; Victor L. Calaway, 18. and William
Ervin, 17, all of whom recently escaped
from the training school, only to bf
captured at Athens, Ohio, and returned
' to the institution.
Learning that the machine in which
the boys made the trip to Athens was
the one stolen from Nevitt. Alligood
placed the youths under arrest. They
■ are being held at the first precinct
r pending arraignment in Police Corn;.
i
■ The German 1929 Christmas charity
• stamps included a design of the arms
r of Schaumburg Lippe. the state from
which the airman victim of the recent
> Hansa plane disaster derived its title.
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