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Peary did so discover the
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seek-
ing to silence the debunkers, the Na-
%tional Geographic Society laid out
the results of a year's investigation
yesterday in an attempt to prove that
Adm. Robert Peary discovered the
North Pole exactly where and when
he said he had.
Peary's grandson, Edward Peary
Stafford, a retired Navy commander,
said doubters still willing to dispute
Peary's claim, "should join the Flat
"The family is vindicated,"
National Geographic President
Gilbert Grosvenor said the results of
the analysis by the Navigation
Foundation, an organization of sci-
entists, should end an 80-year dis-
pute over Peary's claim.
But he said he suspected doubters
would persist, as they have for 80
The foundation said it had estab-
lished that the dog sleds led by Peary
Peary had not gotten within 100
miles of the North Pole. Rawlins is
the author of a 1973 book which
says Peary perpetuated the greatest
scientific hoax of the century.
He said the foundation, which
conducted the research at the behest
ad the expense of the Geographic
Society, had produced a
"Bias can do a lot, and when you
want to believe something it is easy
to," Rawlins said. "It is a tragedy for
had come at least within five miles
of his destination on April 6, 1909
- close enough to deserve his title
as the pole's discoverer.
But Baltimore astronomer Dennis
Rawlins said he remained convinced
At a 95-minute news conference,
retired Adm. Thomas Davies, presi-
dent of the foundation, said Peary's
claims were supported by scientific
Among these, he said, were a
study of the shadows in Peary's pho-
tographs and of the depth measure-
ments the explorer made by dropping
a piece of lead tied to piano wire in
holes in the ice.
Santas of the world unite!
A group of Santa Clauses pose in front of the Eiffel Tower yesterday. The conformist Santas belong to a charity
organization which plans to offer 800 televisions and VCRs to sick children who have to spend Christmas in the
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