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OCTBEh M3, 192 THE MICHIGANDAILY

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GOULD
MAKES VOW NOT TO TOUCH]

WILL NOT SHAVE UNTILBYRD.

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PLANS TOPORAPHV WIRKI
Accompanies Byrd As Geographer
And Geologist; Will Study
Antarctic Glaciation
By George C. TilleyV
Before leaving Ann Arbor to join
Commander Richard E. Byrd's Ant-
arctic expedition, Prof. Laurence -
M. Gould of the geology depart--
ment announced his intention of
not shaving from the time the ex-
pedition leaves New Zealand until
Commander Byrd flies over the
Antarctic pole.
Professor Gould refused to com-
ment on the probable future of his
hirsute adornment should Com-
mander Byrd's attempt fail. Ac-
cording to the nature of his vows,
he would be compelled to remain
bearded, mustached, and side-
burned the !rest of his natural.
days. It is generally understood,
however, that public opinion will local campus.
tacitly release him fro ihis self- Professor Gould was chosen last
imposed boycott of tonsorial par- February to accompany the Byrd
lors if he returns to Ann Arbor Antarctic expedition as geologist
unshorn. and geographer from more than
That this is no idle threat is 3,000 applicants. His youth, stam-
demonstrated by the accompanying ina, personality, and exprience in
photographs, showing Gould as he arctic exploration were the quali-
normally appears on the local cam- ties that influenced his choice by
pus and as he appeared September Commander Byrd, who is noted for
15, 1927, en route to the United the insight and care with which
States from an exploration of Baf- he picks his men.
fin bay. Three months abstinence During the summer of 1926 Pro-
from the razor produced the note - fessor Gould acted as assistant di-
worthy disguise here depicted. In rector of the first U n i v e r s i t y
this connection it might be men- Greenland expedition. under the
tioned that Gould plans to remain leadership of Prof. William H.
in the Antarctic two years, neces- Hobbs of the geology department.
sitating a hypoth'etical multiplica- It was this expedition that laid the
tion by eight of the beard demon- groundwork for the University's
strated above. weather station atop Mount Evans,
It will be noted that Gould's Greenland, that has recently made
beard follows the conventional ge- i startling contributions to the sci-
ological lines standardized on the ence of meteorology and the pre-
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expedition found that 6,000 square linquished "their precious bag of ing trees of considerable size, flour-
mles of Fox land in the western specimens and note-books-to indi- a ished there. Of the animal life
portion of the island, shown on sate that the Antarctic continent nothing is known yet. Any rocky
maps, did not exist. played a great role in earthly af- ledge or exposed cliff might well
In a 24-foot whale boat, seven fairs ages ago. And ve have rea- yield a fossil clue to primitive
members of the expedition, headed son to believe that, ages hence, it forms that roamed the jungles
by Professor Gould who was in may revert to its old position of and plains of this dawn-continent.
charge of geographical work, ex- importance. Perhaps, after other "From the air, and in a plane
plored and mapped 200 miles of the continents have been robbed of with a cruising radius of 3,000
west coast of Baffin land, visiting their treasures, Antarctica may be- miles, one should be able to mark
regions.never before seen by white come a great storehouse of the well the trend of the mountain
men. They enjoyed the somewhat race. ranges, and, perhaps, determine
unusual experience of sailing their "The fossil plants found by Scott once for all whether they are mem-
whale boat over territory charted and others on their way to the pole hers of the Andes chain of South
as dry land. indicate that the continent once America.
Last summer Professor Gould di- enjoyed a sub-tropical climate with The great ice-sheet, perhaps
vided between Ann Arbor and New winter seasons probably no colder thousands of feet thick, which now
IYork, teaching in summer school than those of Michigan. As in the covers the whole of Antarctica and
here, and commuting to New York arctic there are outcroppings of extends in a great fringe or over-
1 week-ends to assist Commander coal. proving that, at some time in hanging shelf above the sea, is
-" iByrd in expedition preparations. the distant past vegetation. includ- reminiscent of the glaciers that
When the expedition reaches the
Antarctic continent sometime in
November or December, Gouid's
Prof. Laurehce M. Gouldba research work will begin on the
disguised, left, as grizzly bear topography of the region, the geol-
after razorless summer in Arctic. ogic structure of the continent,
Compare the two photos. and the glaciation of the great ice
ca.
diction of storms over the North Commenting on some of theI
Atlantic. questions which the Byrd expedi-
During the summer of 1927 Pro- tion hopes to answer, Professor
fessor Gould was assistant direc- Gould said:
for of the George Palmer Putnam, "Weare already in possession of!e C orn
Baffin Island expedition, making some evidence-thanks to Scott
discoveries that changed all exist- , and his companions, who, even
ing maps of North America. The' with death approaching, never re-

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