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LETTER TO lHoBBs ..j ...:::::::SaysK::Few:::.Y.aM::i


Party Reports Much Work Done
in Research, Winter
Missive Describes Life of Camp,
Great Help of Eskimo
Famiy o
An unexpected letir ha; been r"-
ceived here by LUJ. riliaa 3-.
Hobbs, head of the golry depa..;
ment, from Willia.'n A. Carlson, 0,'
a member of the department, 1:.o0
is in charge of a University ac-
logical expedition, at present sta-
tioned near Upcrivik, reenlani
Professor Hobb , ,ine:mmenta I

of Present D1ay Learn
How to Play.
Donald Hamilton Haines, of the
journalism department, who spoke
yesterday during the Universit y
radio hour stated that he believes
a persistence of the capacity for
play is an excellent cure for getting
old too rapidly, that too few chil-
dren of the present day really learn
how to play, and that the fault lies
more with the apparatus of toyland
than with the cnildren hemselves
and their parenis.
"This question of toys," he said,
"is one of steadily increasing im-
portance. There are too many ele-
ments in our swiftly moving and
h i g h 1 y complicated civilization
which tend to cut even shorter the
fleeting years of childhood, and to
rob this curtailed period of some
of the qualities which it should
never lose."~
Haines said that we are uncon-
sciously taking from the play of the
modern child that element of the
imagination which it must retain
if it is to have its full constructive
"That very efficiency which is so
helpful to the adult is a background
slap at the child. By making his
play so easy, we have cheated him
out of half the fun," he said.

7 ;

Majestic - Hell's Angels," with
Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, and James
Michigan-"A Lady Surrenders"
with Basil Rathbone, Conrad Nagel,
and Rose Hobart.
Wuertlh - "Spring Is Here," with
Louise Fazenda and Ford Sterling;'
"The Fuxies," with H. B. Warner
and Lois Wilson.

on the letter yestVcrday, said that
no word had been lo e for from
the expedition until in; summer.
Carlson explains in the letter, which
is dated Sept. 4, 1930, that one of
the Eskimos employed by thle ;roup
was anxious to o o't to his native
village for some additional winter
supplies before the -Fjordf roze over
entirely, and that he took the op-
portunity to send a letter.
Erect Camp.
Carlson writes that the group is
situated on a small island called
Natsiorsiorfik by the natives, ap-
proximately two miles southwest of
the ice front of the Upernivik gla-
cier. Arriving there on the morning
of Aug. 30, the expedition proceeded
to erect camp, building a shelter
of rough board, stuffing the space
between the inner and outer walls
with tundra gathered by Eskimos,
and lining the house with balsam
The letter mentions that 23 as-
censions of aerological test balloons
had been completed, the longest be-
ing to an elevation of 11,250 meters.
The hope was expressed that be-
tween 220 and 250 ascensions will
be made before the calcium hydride
used in the balloons was consumed.
The letter adds that the group
has had no radio communication,
whatsoever, due to the tubes prov-
ing defective. The expedition- head
does not mourn the loss, mention-
ing that without the radio, their
time will be left free to do more
worth while things.
--In a petition circulated recently,
women students at the university
demanded smoking rooms for their

4ssociated Press Photo
Grand Central Palace is the scene of the national autemobile show, which is rated as the largest
ever held in Tw York City. The show presents 300 new car and chassis models. More than $25,000,000
worth of sale 3 were reported the opening day.

1D T 4 RI .

Danish Police Seek to Unravel Iwho was the fourth of his line and
Mystery; Believe Former I who died insane in a castle in Zea-

n t z t r.

Royal Jewels Stolen.
Fine Arts Department Arranges
Colection of _ (ovogssocsat" d "" c"
Coeonaissane ofhotgraCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 7.
-The romance, intrigue and tra-1
An exhibit of a series of photo- gedy which tangled the life skein of
graphs of central Italian renais- Mary, Queen of Scots, was recalled
today as Danish police sought to
sance paintings, Italian renaissane unravel the mystery surrounding
architecture and American art is the rifling of the sarcophagus of
being prepared by Prof Bruce M. the Earl of Bothwell, Mary's third
Donaldson, head of the department husband.
of fine arts of the University, and Whether a desire for jewels once
his staff, to be exhibited through Whte eie o eesoc
the end of the semester in rooms A G belonging to Mary, and said to have
and B of the Alumni Memorial hall. been buried with Bothwell, or a
The exhibition is one of the series ! feeling of revenge m a i n t a i n e d
sponsored by the department andI through four centuries by descend-
is being held in conjunction with ants of those he wrongea motivated
the courses offered but it is ex- the violation police would not say
pected to prove interesting to the pending investigation of the strange
student body at large. The ccm - incident.
plete exhibit will be ready by the Police found the sarcophagus
end of the week, it was announced. containing the remains of the earl,

land on April 14, 1578, broken open Students Plamn; io Move Musi
and its contents disarranged. elshdr
The life of the Earl of Bothwell Tell ,-'seholders.
was hardly less tempestuous than I Announcement was made yester-
that of Mary, who finally was be- ! day by F. B. Wahr, assistant dean
headed by order of Queen Elizabeth of students, that all students in-
of England, into whose power she tending to change their rooms at-
fell. Ithe end of the current semester are
Bfele.'ftreminded that, according to the
Bothwell fell in love with Mary University agreements, they are to
and after her marriage to her inform the householders of such in-
cousin, Henry, Lord Darnley, alleg- tention at least two weeks prior to
edly contrived Darnley's murder on the close of the semester, or at
the night of February 9, 1567, to least by Jan. 30. It is advised by
! make way for himself in her favor. the dean that such notice be given
___ ____ ____ ___ l at once.
- -Householders having rooms for
RADIO TODAY men students available for th
Dsecond semester are requested to
Dorothy S. Waller, instructor list them in the office of the dean,
in dietetics in the University room 2, University hal. Available
hospital speaks today during the light-housekeeping rooms should
radio program on "The Normal also be listed, it was announced.
Diet." Mrs. Waller has charge of -.---.
all out-patients in the University Christianity now ranks third
hospital. among the religions of India, there
The Midnite Sons quartet will being 5,000,000 Christians in the
offer a musical program. country.

Lecture-Dr. E. M. East on "He-
red ty and Human Problems," 4:15
o'clock, Natural Science auditorium.
Appli ed Mechaiics Colloquium -
W. S. Housel on "Physical Proper-
ties of Soil;" 7:30 o'clock, room 445,
West Engineering building.
Reading - Mrs. Ailce Mills, "Tro-
jan Women" by Euripides, 8 o'clock'
in Laboratory theater,
i umphreys Explains
Freshman Exemptions
' W. R.1Hu.mphreysassistant dean
of the literary college, has an-
nounced that in a few cases, fresh-!
men who are excused from English
2 may properly elect a four-hour'
instead, making a total of 16 hours.
"These students," stated Dean
3 umphreys, "should be referred to
me for approval of their election
Wheel Possible Clue
of Missing Aviators
(y Assocuate d'ress)
KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Jan. 7-,
An airplane wheel was held here
today as a possible clew to the dis-
appearance of Robin Renahan, pil-
ot, and two companions missing
since Oct. 28.
It was found a week ago by Rerr
Edward Marsden, pastor at Met-
lakatla, a native village, a n d
brought here Tuesday. Renahan
carried wheels in his pontoon
equipped plane.
Wilbur Declares Self
Against Tarriff on Oil
t ~(Associted Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan, 7.-Secretary
Wilbur today declared h i m s e 1 f
against a tariff on oil.
Such a tariff, as proposed from
time to time by some of the lead-
ing producers and recently by E.
B. Reeser, president of the Ameri-
can Petroleum institute, would be
of little value to the small pro-
ducer, the secre ary asserted.

Blames School Superintendents
for Brevity of Their
An explanation of the brevity of
the tenure for public school super-
intendents is explained by Prof.
Arthur B. Moehlman, of the School
of Education, in an article in the
last number of the School of Edu-
cation Bullet-in entitled "Why Sup-
erintendents Leave."
The feeling for "short and snap-
py terms" featured by school exec-
utives, he says, has developed to
such a point that superintendents
"start planning a brief and inten-
sive publicity campaign, hoping for
a ten s'rike before the time has
passed. So many apparent success-
es have been scored for this type
of program that it is rapidly be-
coming popular in many states,"
In almost every case, the brevity
of the term of these men is entire-
ly their fault, he states. A recent
survey shows that of 45 removals,
16 were caused by failure to makle
community contacts, 11 by ineff-
ciency, 5 by politics, 4 by sex indis-
cretions, 1 by gossip, and 1 by fi-
nancial adjustments.
Life Class~ of Studio Art Cub
Will Meet Tonight.
All students interested in art
have been invited to attend the life
class of the Studio Art club which
will be held tonight in the fourth
floor drawing room of the arohitee-
tural building, Lorne E. Marshall,
'31A, president of the organizatia,
announced yesterday. Those in the
literary school are especially urged
to be present, he added.
The class, as usual, will be in-
structed by A. M. Valerio, of the art
faculty, at the fourth meeting tbi1
The regular meetings of the club,
which alternate with the life class-
es, will recommence on Wednesday,
Jan. 14, in the League where Prof.
Jean Paul Slusser, head ofthe Prt
faculty, will address the group on
"Children's Drawings and Art."
Al makes of machines.
Our equipment and per-
-,oi nc 1 are considered
among :hc best in the State. The result
of twenty years' careful building.
314 So th State St. Phone 6615

"Run the jitneys fthestreets,
stormed the9%i/

IIk~ - -~

Who W41,11 She Belu
Our Beauty Judges-
The Dope, he Duve, The
Greek, and the Cnit

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