REPORT OF ACTIVITIE&
OF HOBBS' EXPEDITION
BROUGHT BY BELKNAP
(Continued From Page One)
in the Arctic, and the Morissey, Put-.
nam's ship aboard which was Prof.
Lawreice M. Gould of the University
faculty, stationed in the vicinity of
Baffin Bay. After Hobbs and Belknap
had left camp, Oscanyan succeeded in
getting messages through direct to
this country, and since then he has
been in almost constant communica-
tion with the New York Times wire-
The chief work of the expedition
during the past summer, according to
Belknap, was to erect the weather
station and- the radio station on- the
top of Mount Evans. A complete
weather station, capable of recording
all data recorded by the regulation
United States Weather Bureau sta-
tions, has been erected and put into
operation. Since August 1, C. R. Kall-
quist, expert aeroogist on leave of
absence from the United States
Weather Bureau, has been doing bal-
loon work with captive balloons car-
rying instruments for measuring tem-
perature, humidity, and pressure, and
with free balloons which have been
followed for 20 to 30 miles to ascer-
tain direction of wind currents. It is
impossible to use free balloons carry-
ing instruments, because there is no
one to return the balloons once they
have come to earth. A self-deflating
device was tried out by the expedition
but proved unsatisfactory.
Rope To Predict Storms
Professor Hobbs' object in conduct-
ing these expeditions is to collect data
which will bear out his theory of the
origin of North Atlantic storms over
the great ice-cap of Greenland. By
collecting this data he hopes to be
able to prove the possibility of pre-
dicting .such storms 48 hours before
they reach the travelled lanes of the
North Atlantic, and of broadcasting
warnings to transatlantic ships and
Belknai refused to comment when
asked about the opinions of other me-,
teorologists on Professor Hobbs' the--
ory of the origin of North Atlantic
storms. American meteorologists,
however, he said, think that the expe-
ditions are eminently worthwhile, and
they are doing everything possible to
co-operate. European meteorologists
have heretfore been skeptical, but
now they are taking great interest in
the project proposed by Professor
Hobbs. Most authorities agree that
the Ice-cap has a distinct effect on
mete9'rlglgical conditions over the At-
lantic, and the question which Hobbs
is trying to settle is the extent of that
effect. Hobbs thinks it extensive, while
sobphe9. believe it merely local.
AKaliquist the aerologist and Paul.
Oscanyan, radio expert, will remain
during the winter at the station on
top of Mount Evans. Dr. Church and
a ;Dane named Bangstedt, two other
members of the expedition, will take
sleds over the inland ice with two or
three months' provisions. They will
remain from 100' to 200 miles inland
with instruments to measure tempera-
ture, pressure, and humidity.
Church Plans InvestigatiQin
Dr. Church is planning some special
investigations into ice density and pre-
cipitation. It is expected that the data
they will collect, when correlated with
the data that will be collected at the
Mount Evans station will do much to-
ward the final confirmation of Pro-
fessor Hobbs' theory. t t x
An attempt on the part of the ex-
pedition to measure the movement
of the glaciers which form the Green-
land ice-cap met with only partial
success. The party was not able to
penetrate far Inland on account of the
extreme roughness of the ice. In all
they camped about a week on the
glacier, spending four and one-half
days going in and two and one-half
coming out. They planted five stakes
by which to measure movements, but
a snow storm interrupted operations
and they were able to locate only
three of these. The ice was melting.
at the time, and it is not at all certain
that the stakes will be there when the
expedition returns at some later date.
Belknap May Return
Mr. Belknap did not know yester-
day whether or not he would return
to complete that phase of the work in
the summer of 1928.
Carl O. Erlanson of the botany fac-
ulty, also a member of the expedition,
will spend the winter at the station on
Disko Island. Mr. Erlanson has been
engaged in making a collection of the
flora of Greenland, and he thinks that
he has discovered some new species
and some hitherto unknown informa-
tion about the existence of plants in
LOREE DIRECTS PROGRAM
Members of the Wastenaw County
Medical society met Monday night at
tne Union at the regular dinner meet-
ing. I. D. Loree, Ann Arbor physician
and president of the society, was in
charge of the program which was held
immediately after the dinner.
Dr. Carl Eberbach, professor of sur-
gery in the medical school, spoke first.
Doctor Eberbach told of his work with
Dr. Grenfell in the Labrador this sum-
mer, and brought up a number of in-
teresting medical problems found
there during his stay. His talk was
Wallace P. Farrington, governor of
Hawaii, has been in the United States
conferring with government officials
on land transfers in the Hawaiian
Islands. He.wants the United States
to develop the beach properties on the
island of Oahu for public use.
INSTITUTE HOLDS FORMAL
OPENING AT HARRIS HALL
Fifty people attended a banquet at
Harris hall last night which marked.
the formal opening of the Institute on
Religious Education. This organiza-
tion, which is under the auspices of
the Ann Arbor Bible Chair, of which
Thomas M. Iden is the director, an-
nually holds a series of classes on re-
ligious topics. .Leaders in the Stu-
dent Christian Association and preach-
ers of Ann Arbor give the lectures in
these sessions which are open free to'
Reverend Frederick Cowin, a new
man in Ann Arbor, was the principal
speaker on the program last night.
Each man leading a class gave the
general outline of work to be done in
the five meetings and the essential
facts of what the course comprised.
The courses announced for this year
are as follows: "How Our Churches
Came to Be," conducted by the Rev.
Thomas Harris, "The Life and Teach-
For Local Theater
Ann Arbor's new theatre is rapidly
approaching the final stages of com-
pletion, according to announcements
made by those in charge. All outside
construction work is done and plast-
erers have completed the inside work
backstage and on most of the lobby.
Contracts for all decorations were
awarded to Tuttle and Clark company.
This includes specially designed car-
pets and draperies. The color
scheme throughout will be in Michi-
gan's colors, maize and blue. The
carpets will be of unique pattern with
the maize and blue colors used as
background. All the furniture in the
lobby will be upholstered with yellow
and blue fabric arranged in wide
stripes in vertical arrangement.
Seats in the auditorium and balcony
will be fully upholstered in blue
j leather, resting upon gold standards.
These seats are so placed to afford
patrons extra room and added comfort.
Oil is being used for heating pur-
poses, and the plant is already in-
stalled and ready for use. It is ex-
pected that it will be put in operation
soon to aid in drying the plaster. The
formal opening will probably be dur-
ing the last week in December, as the
decorators will take over the build-
ing for the final touches on or about
ing of Jesus of Nazareth," conducted
by Eric H. Thomson, "Devotional -
'Studies Based on Pilgrim Psalms"
under Rev. Frederick Cowin, and
"Doctor Looks at Missions" under Dr.
C. E. Tompkins. These classes are
to be held every Tuesday night at
Lane hall, and are to meet five times
each. One class, "Round Table for
Parents" under Mrs. Herbert Mallory,
is to be given at 4 o'clock every Tues-
day afternoon. The final meeting, of
all classes is to be on Dec. 6.
PURDUE-A special cover consist-
ing of 77,000 square feet of heavy
waterproof duck has been purchased
by the atheltic association to keep the
turf of the Ross-Ade stadium in good
MINNESOTA-A speech clinic has
been established in the university for
the purpose of helping students in
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