Starkweather-Moore Expedition: Beyond the Mountains of Madness
Woman of Education Adds Poise to Starkweather-Moore Expedition
SEPTEMBER 4, 1933
WOMAN OF EDUCATION ADDS POISE TO STARKWEATHER EXPEDITION
New York (AP)— Captain James Starkweather, leader of the Starkweather-Moore Antarctic Expedition, divulged the latest addition to his excursion to the South Pole today. Miss Charlene Whitston, botanist and cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, is the newest member of the team.
Captain Starkweather expressed his concern that intelligent and talented women not be excluded from scientific ventures as his upcoming journey of exploration, and announced that he wished to do his part in advancing the enlightenment of the age.
“I was only too happy to honor Miss Whitston’s request with an invitation to the Antarctic expedition,” he told reporters today in his suite at the Amherst Hotel. “Her credentials as an educated member of the scientific community are excellent and I am sure she will be a valuable member of the team we have assembled for this voyage.”
Professor William Moore, the expedition’s other head, could not be reached for comment