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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY

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SKELEON FNDINS OF
AMERICANWOTWST
iARVA D PROFESSOR TRACES
POJQLAL~TIN CHANGES
BY BONE DISEASES
PE:'Ad I LICSINSPECTED
SAi: atologst Investigates Skeletons
Of Asatic Civilzations
Dating From 8O0 A. D.
A new kind of history of the
American southwest, one taken
from the study of human bones
cpvritig 1,00 years time,. is eing
written at Harvard by Dr. rnest
A Hoten..
te is .associate .professor. ;nd
curator of somatology at Peabody
museum of Harvard college. The
?ie sureiients, analysis, and conm
parisons, which have. :translated
bone relics into writeable history
have required years of work by
strnttologists, pathologists, and
archeologists-.
All .the bones are fror the Indian
village of Pecos, New Mexico, which
existed .from about 800 A. D.. to
1838. They represent about one-
third -of the populations which
lived there. At its prosperity peak;
Dr. Hooten says, the village prob-
ably had 4,000 inhabitants, but
numbeed 17 persons when it wvas
abandoned in 1838. The. skeletal
records were buried in eighteis-
tinct layers, whose time perds
were identified by archeological
finds..
Bones Reveal Diseases
Those of the bottom era showed
a fairly, healthy, vigorous people.
With the passing of time they be-
came smaller of bone, and their
teeth were not so good. Dr Hooten
says there is definite .evidence of
how population deteriorates physi-
cally when hit by bad economic
conditions, such as poor or insuf-
ficient food. Lesion. marks on
boes showed progressive advahc
of- certain diseases. Cancer.,nd
tuberculosis were two of these, A
third malady has been detected
and submitted to pathologists for
decision as to its character. It p
Miars in Fa period antedating the
coming of the white man to Amer-
i'ca with Coubus..
Oie f the results of the Pecos
melting pot, Dr. Hooton says, is a
pi'e "Buffalo Nickel" Indian type.
Another is the well knoWn "Amer-
ican Uasket Maker Indian" head.
ootdn has been able to identify
among present day Indians all the
Pecos aborigines except those
which look like Egyptians and neg-
'oids. Of these two he says:
Negroes Never in Pecos
"I do not think that a thousand'
years ago real Egyptians were liv-
ing in Pecos; nor that negroes ever
resided there. The logical deduc-
tion is that at the remote period
when America was peopled by an
Asiatic race that seems to have. ar-
rived -via the regin ,of Bering
Strait; these :newcomers carried
miinor strains of almost every type
of blood in the world."
fUILDINGS MOVED
Immediately presaging the h ew
Women's dormitory on Observatory
avenue, excavation was. begun
Tuesday and old buildings were be-
ing prepared for n ving from the
site. No contracts have been let
for the actual construction of. the
building, but it is expected that
bids will be advertised for today,
Wednesday, according to Edward 0.
Paron of the buildings and grounds
department.
Awards for the construction will
be issued sometime in December.

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University Librarian 1
Confers With Makers
Of Stacks For Books
University Librarian William W.
Bishop returned yesterday after-
noon from a five day trip to New
York and Cleveland to confer with
officials of Snead and company,
who. are making the stacks for the
University library and for the Vati-
can library at Rome, for which he
is acting in an advisory capacity.
On his return trip he addressed
two groups in Cleveland.
Some trouble is being encounter-
ed in installing the new book
stacks in the Vatican library. It i
is necessary that a constant tem-
perature, and more important still,
a constant amount of humidity in
the atmosphere of the library be
maintained. This is necessary both'
for the health of the people and
for the welfare of the books. Ifl
too much moisture is present, a
mould forms on the books and the!
bindings; and if there is not
enough moisture, the bindings dry
out and crumble..
.At the University library the dif-
ficuity is to add moisture to the
atmosphere, but at the Vatican
there.is .so much that it is neces-
sary to installequiiment to dry out
the, air. This is being done by in-
stalling appropriate machinery in
the so-called "plenum chamber"
below th e stacks of the Vatican, in
order to reduce the humidity in
March, April, and July. During the
winter, of course, the humidity
must be increased.
At Cleveland Librarian Bishop
lectured to the College club onc
Monday afternoon on the subject!
"Modernization of the Vatican Li-
brary."F On :Monday night he ad-!I
dressed the Cleveland Library club
on the same subject in its more
technical aspect.

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Claim Man Is Chief CONRAD HEADS LIST OF MICHIGAN
Instigator Of Fires NOVELISTS INCLUDED IN BOOKLET
In Woodland Areas "Michigan Novelists" is the title novelists appears the names of
of a booklet written by Bernice M. Lawrence H. Conrad, formcrly of
Foster, a resident of Detroit, and Ann Arbor, and the present head
Man is the chief cause of forest ;of the Michigan Author's assoc
fires," Prof. E. V. Jotter, who is published by George Wahr, Ann tion.
professor of forest, fire manage- Arbor. --
ment in the Forestry School, de- The booklet is divided into four
lared recently in quoting a report parts each giving the name, birth- Mat. RA E Nite
of the United States Forest Serv- place and date, and lists of publica-
ice. - Of the 1,337 forest fires start-
ed on the 22 national forest of Ore- tions of each author mentioned. Last Times Today
gon and Washington in 1928, 57" However, the first part lists only "JOSLEYN'S WIFE"
were caused by lighting, and 759 thcse born in the state. The see- AU with
were man-caused. Figures for 1927 oA division contains the names ATRUE STORY DRAMA
are: lightning, 1,111; man-caused, those who lived here at some time A
421;, total, 1,532. This shows a de- or are doing so at present. In the TOMORROW
crease of nearly 100 per cent in third section may be found the LAURA LA PLANTE
lightning fires. names of those who are graduates "THANKS F
However, there was an equal in- f the University of Michgan. BUGGY IDE"
crease in all classes of man-caused In the list of native Michigan i
fire for the same period, bringing I -
the total number.of fires almost to
the number of last year. "The in- THIE
crease in forest fires caused by
smokers and campers is particular-
ly alarming, Jotter stated. "Federal
foresters have already suggested ;
that stringent measures are neces- The HoMe of Distintie Pictures
sary to curb this increase." PRESENTS
Smoker's, and camper's fires are
not caused by any one class ofILLIAM
people, for in the list of fire law FOX
enforcement cases for 1928 areYFOX
found, among others, merchmnts, pr$s7't
lawyers, a gypsy king, a Boy Scout
master, stockmen, a logger, and
hunters.
Of the total of 1,337 fires report-
edsonly.113 exceeded 10 acres each;
326 were held under 10 acres. bu t\
were over one-fourth acre. There
were 898 fires which were held
under-one-fourth acre.
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A camera so strong and fast that
ATTE _ WEit can record the activities of elec-
Prof. D. M. Matthews, of the trons in an electrical current has
Forestry school, will leave today been installed at the California In-
for Madison, Wisconsin, where he stitute of Technology at Pasadena,
will lecture Thursday to a group of Cal. The device can record, the
Woodsmen assembled for a short movements of electrons occurring
period under the auspices of the at one-hundred-millionth part of a
College of Agriculture of the Uni second. It will be used for experi-
versity of Wisconsin. He goes there mental and research work. Photo
as a special lecturer. shows a professor at the institute
demonstrating the camera to a
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