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SATURDAY, HOVE11B R, 13, 192",


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Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received by the Assistant to the President until
3:30 p. mn. (11:30 a. mn. Saturdays).
Volume VII SATURDAY, NOVE3IBER 13, 192 Number 41
Phillips Scholarships :t
Examinations for the Phillips Scholarships in Latin and Greek will
be held as follows:
creek: at two o'clock Friday afteinoon, November 19, in Room 121, 1
Angell Hall,
Iatin: at nine o'clock Saturday morning, November 20, in Room 2016
Angell Hall.
Candidates are requested to read the regulations and conditions under
which the scholarships are awarded, as described on pages 171-2 of the
last General Catalogue of the University.
C. C. Little
J. I. Effinger,
F. W. Kelsey,
Campbell Bonner,
Committee in Charge
Faculty and Students:
Owing to the fact that the Buildings and Grounds Department must make
certain high tension electrical cha:ges in the electrical system on Sunday,
November 14, the current will be shut off from the following buildings:
Forenoon: Chemistry .
Afternoon: Alumni Memorial Hall, Museum, Tappan Hall.
All day: Angell Hall, Law Building, University Hall.
Herbert G. Watkins, Assistant Secretary.
Faculty, College of Literature, Science and the Arts:
The November meeting of the Literary Faculty will be held on Monday,
November 15th, at 4:10 p.m. in Room2225 Angell Hall. Dean Day will pre-
sent the Report of the Committeb on Curriculum of Junior and Senior
Years, of which he is chairman.
John R. Effinger.
Faculty, Colleges of Engineering and Architecture:
The mid-semester reports on students in your classes whose work is
below passing should be made on cards which may be obtained in the office{
of the Secretary, 263 West Engineering Building, or from the messengerI
boxes. These reports are to be filed in the Secretary's office not later than
Saturday, November 20.-
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary.
All Foreign Students on Campus:
Foreign students who have not received an invitation to the Interna-
tional Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at the Michigan Union on Wednesday,1
evening. November 24th, please give their ,names, address and nationalityf
to the man at the office at Lane Hall so that the invitations may be sent to
them at once.1
Margaret E. Lord, Committee Chairman. t
Cotedy Club Tryouts: 1
Tryouts will not be held this morning, as was previously announced,
but will be held on Friday, Nov. 19th, from three until five in Newberryt
H"all. Those who were asked to appear a second time will please report att
that time.e
Valentine L. Davies, Pres.
Scientific Calculations To Form Basisj
For Further Research On Trip In 1927f
( Continued from Page One) purpose. Studies of the upper air by
levels. The path of these balloons means of the simpler pilot balloons
was followed with the theodolite to have never before been made over or
average heights of 7,000 meters, one close to the vast ice-caps of Greenland
reaching 14,000 meters or about eight or the Antarctic. A party consisting
miles. of.Gould, Church, Belknap, and Hobbs,'
"A sundng f te amosher towith four Greenlanders (half-caste
"A sounding of the atmophere to eskimos) set out on a twenty-two dayf
determine its pressure, temperature, hundred ,mile journey, made by native
and humidity has hitherto never been sknd boats coue, ad on ft th
possible except in thickly populated skn boats, canoes, and on foot with i
possies, xceptri thickly opuled nheavy packs, into the inland ice-fields.
communts, where the expensive in There pilot baloons were sent up andt
struments are likely to be found and followed with the theodolite to heights
returned after their descent to the oi ,0 eesfo h ltsrae
ground. A balloon deflating device in- of the me ter or bas t the
vented by Dr. C. G. Rosby, a Norweg-eof the ice cap wasrnaeat
ian meteorologist, enabled us to ad- da
just the valves which let the gas out Mortimer E. Cooley.
"Ononeof he ayswhe wewerej
of the balloon at any desired height. "On one of the days when we
The first two ascents were made to on the ice-cap," Professor Hobbs con-t
heights of 400 and 1,700 meters respec- tined, "a pulse or stroph of the anti-
tively, the records being recovered in- cyclone was blowing down the slope
tact although one of the balloons fell and made it almost impossible for ust
into the fjord. The next flight, set to keep our footing. More than once
for 3,000 meters resulted in the bal- we were bowled over with our heavy
loon sailing away over the mountains packs into the deep gutters on the
with $150 worth of equipment. For surface. On this inland journey to
two weeks it was given up for lost, but the ice-cap, equipment was carried
luckily we found it near the top of and deposited at Camp Cooley for the
a mountain six miles distant, beyond use of the 1927 expedition. Our
the fjord, with its flight recorded per- Greenlanders had been engaged with
fectly after having attained the ex- the understanding that they were to
treme altitude of 8,000 meters." bring with them their own food, but

Mountains Were Scaled this supply proved to be wholly inad- f
Various mountain tops visited were equate.
scaled with reference to their occu- 0ame Is Scarce
pation later as" weather stations for They were expecting to secure na-
the study of the strophs of the glacial tive game with their rifles, but the
anticyclone, and to the possibility of int-erior region proved to be almost
forecasting storms on ,the North At- devoid of any game, only one fresh
lantic and in Europe. Further study track of caribou being seen. Hardly
of the balloon observations will have had we reached the ice-cap when our
to be made before deciding which of head Greenlander reported that his
these positions is best suited for the supply of food was exhausted. We bad

off which we had anelflored was in
Mpart washed away by the wves, and,
we would have dragged anchr aiid
EXPEDITION TO GREENLAND BASE LAST SUMMER been driven ashore. had we failed to
get away.
"On the fifth day within the Straits
pp; tx~ 6:the wind shifted to the northeast and

blew a full gale, before whichwran,
and we made the harbor of NoryL
Sydney, Nova Soctia, on the cevening
of September 23, just as the wind died
away and the moon came out in all
its glory. We learned later that the
storms were the worst in years."

College Display of
Amart eShoe
Campus Bootery
304 S. State.
Ask for


The Morrissey, the ship used in the Greenland expedition, is shown above, with Professor Hobbs facing
f'orward on the main deck. The Morrissey is a 100 foot ship of 83 tons, and carried 26 men. The picture was
taken by S. P. Ferfgusson, flheteoroligist, as the party was leaving North Sydney harbor for Greenland, and
shows the gasoline drums, dories, and other equipjment of the expedition. 'The others on the deck are members
of the Putnam expedition.
The men were favored by exceptionally good weather during the trip, and throughout the nine weeks spent
in Greenland. Camp Little, located 50 miles east of Holstenberg, served as a base of operations and experiments.
made preparations ror an eight or ten near Cape York, Northwest Greenland, she was still leaking, and as she had
day trip in over the surface of the and it was only after the most ardu- lost her keel she was unable to come
ice-cap, and further we planned to ous exertions and by rare good luck up into the wind and was compelled to
set up and fix accurately the position that she was got off. Her wireless jibe in beating to windward. We trust-
of poles on the ice-cap, which by re- call of distress was picked up at Suk- ed, however, to her engines, but, un-
location in 1927 would supply the rate kertoppen by Captain MacMillan on fortunately, only twenty-four hours
of movement of the ice-cap near its the Bowdoin, who notified the com- from Holstenborg the propeller drop-
margin. We were now compelled to mander of the Islands'falk, the Danish ped to the bottom, leaving us very
limit our stay near the ice-cap to three gunboat which was then at Sukkertop- much at the mercy of the wind. With 1
days, as we now had the problem be- pen. The captain of the Islandsfalk fair winds we made the Straits of
fore us of feeding eight men instead steamed at once to Holstenborg where Belle Isle in nine days, but we were
of four, and I found it necessary to lhe waited while the governor sent his hardly inside this narrow passage
put the entire party on reduced ra- ; schooner fifty miles up the fjord to when we encountered a succession of
tions and to make forced marches un- our camp to see if we had later news storms dead ahead from the south-
til our nearest provision depot had from the wreck. Fortunately our west which kept us close-hauled and
been reached, with only six pounds wireless station had picked up a mes- i compelled us to jibe even though it
of food remaining in our packs. sage from the Morrissey sent the threatened to tear out the masts. On
"It is in the Holstenborg district of night before, reporting that she was the third day, having made little pro-
Greenland that the land ribbon outside off the reef and heading for Upernivik gress, we ran for shelter into the Lab-
the ice-cap is widest, and this appar- with the pumps controlling the leaks. i rador roadstead of L'Anse aux Loups,
ently unfavorable position for attack- As soon as the Islandsfalk hfad receiv- which was safe from the southwester-
ing the inland ice has been chosen 'Ied the message she steamed to Uper- ly storms then blowing. In the after-
mainly for two reasons. It offered i nivik and her diver calked the holes noon the wind suddenly veered and
the opportunities to study the former in the botton of the Morrissey so that blew on shore, and we just succeed-
history of the Greenland glacier and I pumping thereafter was necessary ed in getting anchor up and squared
I believed that the ascent to the inter- only twice in each watch. away before darkness had settled
ior of the ice dome would there be on Morrissey Is Damnaged down. After reaching port reports
easier grades. These hopes were both "When, on September 7, the Michi- came in that within twenty-four hours
realized. I was able to show that gan party embarked on the Morrissey of our departure the little settlement
though the "Great Ice", of Greenland
was once much larger than at present
and had covered the entire continent, -
it had first retired its front and had
later readvanced, but in doing so it
had not attained its earlier dimen- Don't forget that we start serving a business noon
sions. It was also found that the ice-ru
front, where we encountered it,{risesi luncheon, 35c, with our regular noon luncheon of
on relatively easy grades, and an en-
tirely practicable route to the inter- 55c and our special supper, and only the best that
for was mapped out for the expedi-
tion of 1927." your money can buy.
Assisted by other members of the
expedition, Mr. Belknap completed a
triangular network for an area of one
thousand square miles of rugged ter-
ritory, occupying a score of mountain
peak experimental stations. In addi-
tion, plane table maps were made of A nn A rbor Restaurant
the vicinity of Camp Little and of the
Maligiak fjord. 215 South Main St.
"The Morrissey, on which we were
to return in early September, had on
July 26 run upon an uncharted reef /

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