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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1928
OSERV&T
AT AFRICAII S&TIO
DOUBLE STARS TO BE OBJECT
OF SKY SEARCh OF
ASTRONOMERS
TELESCOPE ISI NSTALLED
Local . O. T. C. Station Communicates
Weekly With Distant Station
In Orange Free State
Announcement was made yesterday
of the completion of the building for
the southern observatory of. the Uni-
versity, located on Naval Hill in
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State,
South Africa, by Prof. R. H. Curtiss,
director of the University observatory.
For the last three weeks Professor
Curtiss has been able to converse with
the southern station at least once a
week due to the courtesy of the radio
station owned by the R. 0. T C. Last
Sunday he was notified by Dr. hard
Rossiter, who is directing th ~^Work
in South Africa, that the new build-
ing was completed and that the 27 1-2
inch lens has been installed in the
giant telescope. All that remained to
be done before observations could be
started was the installing of the elec-
trical wiring in the telescope. Accord-
ing to Professor Curtiss this work
should have been finished on Thurs-
day and the southern station in all
probability has already begun observ-
ing.
Will Cost $50,000
The new structure, together with
the 56 fpot steel dome cost approxi-
mately $50,000. The building consists
of a circular room 56 feet in diameter,
within which is installed the 271-2
inch Lamont refracting telescope. One
wing of the station contains four of-
fices, a library, reception room, and a
dark room. The other wing, opposite
the first, consist of a garage, storage
space, and a room for a caretaker.
The total length of the building is 144
feet. The largetdome will rise to a
'height of 60 feet.
The work for the Lamont expedition
will continue for at least eight years.
During this period practically all the
observing time of the refracting tele-
scope will be devoted to the discovery
of doublestars, which constitutes one
of the most fascinating branches of
astronomical research, according to
Professor Curtiss.
The completion of Michigan's ob-
servatory in South Africa brings the
number of American universities
which have southern astronomical
stations.to three. -They are Harvard,
Yale, and Michigan The Yale station
is located about 200 miles from Bloem-
fontein, where the Lamont observa-
tory is situated,, at Johannesburgh.
The Harvard station is located about
14 miles from Bloemfontein, while
Michigan's observatory is situated on
Naval Hill in Bloemfontein.
Doing Different Types Of Work
These three university observatories
are doing entirely different types of
research, accordiig t6 Profssor Cur-
tis. The Yale station is interested
in determining the distances of the
southern stars from the earth; the
Harvard observatory has been built
for the purpose of taking pictures of
the southern stars for the determina-
tion of their brightness and spectral
qualities and characteristics; and
Michigan's station is interested in the
discovery and measurement, of double
stars. The plans and programs for
the Lamont expedition were laid out
by Prof. William J. Hussey before his
death in 1926, while en route to South
Africa.

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SCHOOL QUALIFIES EIGHT
(Continued from page 1)
heat-wo'n by Butler, Toledo, Scott;
Dykas; Northeastern, second. Best
time by Moxley-:52.7 New record,
superseding old one of :53.4.)
65 yard low hurdles-First heat-
won by Keller, Columbus East; Ap-
thorpe, Waite second. Second heat-[
won by Brown, Columbus Central;
Diehr, Waite, second. Third heat--
won by Beatty, Northeastern; Odell,
Froebel, second. Fourth heat-won by
Baxter, Toledo Scott; Simmons, Red-
ford, second. Fifth heat-won by Den-
Snis, Northwestern; Jackson, Dear-
born, second. Sixth het-won by
Williams, Columbus East; Penick,
Northwestern, second. Best time-
:07.7 by Beatty.
50 yard dash-Preliminaries-first
heat--won by Snowden, Northeastern;
Seros, Northwestern, second. Second
heat-won by Mitchell, Columbus
East; Hicks, Toledo Waite, second.
Third heat-won by Bennett, Libbey;
Palmer, Hamtramck, second. Fourth
heat-won by Dennis, Northwestern;
Proctor, Columbus (Central, second.
Fifth heat-won by Brooks, Kalama-I
zoo; Williams, Columbus East, second. t
Sixth heat-won by Lovegrove, Flint;a
Haas, Libbey, second. Seventh heat
-won by Stoelzer, Det. Eastern; Alex-
ander, Waite second. Best tim:e
Snowden-: 05.7. .
Semi-finals-First, won by Beatty;
Brown and Kellerytied for second.
Second heat-won by Williams; Bax- it
ter and Dennis tied for second.. Best-
time by Beatty-:07.5.
Shot put-Five men qualifying for
finals-Turaschoff, Cass Tech; Seifert,
Western; Jackson, Froebel; Welever,
Toledo Scott; Webb, Ypsilanti. Best
effort-47 feet 31-4 inches by Turas-
choff (New record-old one 45 feet j
10} 3- 4)
Pole vault--Pelucha, Froebel; Won-
.sowicz, Froebel; McKinley, Waite;
Ruster, Kalamazoo; Lewis, Eastern;
Miller and Rapp, Toledo Scott. Qual-
ifying height-10 feet.
High jump-Sampson, Cass Tech;
Dennis, Northwestern; Ralkin, Port
Huron; Seifert, Western; Lewis,
Eastern; Baxter, Scott; Ware, Ham-
tramek. Qualifying height-5 feet 7
inches.
Broad jump-Snowden, Northwest-
ern; Ward, Ann Arbor; Beatty, North-
western, Shell, Columbus Central;
Burgess, Northwestern. Best dis-
tance-20 feet 111-2 inches by Snow-

THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAG
AT DEDICATION OF NEW U. S. AIRPORT IN PACIFIC il

A view snapped at the dedication of the Hilo, Hawaii airport, 'westermost air station of the United States in the
Hawaiian islands. The plane in the background is the Maitland-Hegenberger Fokker in which the army fliers made
the trip to Hawaii from San Francisco. Fourth from the l eft is Captain Lowell Smith, who directed the U.S. army
round-the-world flight. Next to him is Major Clarence Young, of the department of commerce, who is mapping out
air routes in Hawaii.

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880 yard relay-First heat-won
Columbus East; Libbey, seco
Secondheat-won by Columbus c
tral; Wyandotte, second. Third h
-won by Cass Tech, Toledo, Sc
second. Best time -1:39.4 by Colu
bus Central.
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