National Geographic : 1925 Nov
Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams NOO-KA-PING-WA AND HIS HARPOON TROPHY In capturing this walrus head there was plenty of excitement for all. At least a hundred walrus were in the herd which gave battle to the Expedition hunters. One kayak was overturned, two bladder floats were punctured by enraged walrus bulls, and the herd was kept at bay by rapid fire from high-power rifles. Three walrus were dragged in for meat and museum specimens. REINARTZ, AT ETAH, LISTENS INON THE WORLD Much of the success of theExpedition's radio work depended upon the eager cooperation of Reinartz's associates ofthe American Radio Relay League in transmitting messages. More than 30,000 words ofnews dis patches alone were sent out from the Bowdoin addressed tothe National Geographic Society and released byit,day and night, tothe press asso ciations (see text, page 482).