Q: When you were there, did you enjoy being there when you were there?|
SC: Yeah. Sometimes you'd hear somebody complaining about the cold or some
circumstance or anything. So, you'd just walk up to him and say, who asked you
to come on this trip. Oh, I tried very hard, I wanted to come. Well, why
don't you keep your mouth shut then. You didn't, did you know what you were
going to get into - stop complaining. So, basically if someone complained
about something, he it was very difficult to get sympathy. You talked to
yourself or you went outdoors where no one could hear you.
Q: What was life like during the winter nights of the men back at Little
America? How did they amuse themselves?
SC: After meals, men at Little America would, the scientists, a lot of them
would go back into the lab and fool around with some of their studies. There
was a lot of reading done by men, individually in their bunks, checkers or
chess were played, we had moving pictures, two or three or four times a week,
as much as we could prevail on the movie men to work. And, we could get the
gasoline to run the generators, pretty much people amused themselves, one way
or another, no set standard.
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