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VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON

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In these days of scientific fervor which have produced exhaustive charts and maps, even for the winds and stars, it is a difficult matter to play the role of a Marco Polo. Yet in this the guest of honor at the Union tonight has succeeded completely. He has explored unknown polar regions, discovered new peoples in new lands, and upset traditional theories. What more adventurous than to spend five years in the far-away North of the world, and then return with amazing information after all hope had been given up!

If the modern Marco Polo has to seek far for adventure, even among the Eskimos, he has one great advantage over the Venetian of six centuries ago. When he returns with his records and instruments, the world cannot indulge in laughter as it used to do. The explorer of today receives his just reward. The Union offers a rare treat in the opportunity to hear Mr. Stefansson, who is recognized in his true worth as the world's greatest scientist-explorer.

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