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December 02, 1932 - Image 6

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Newest Airline
Is To Connect

Visitors To University Zoo Are
Means Of Amusing The Inmates

Line Plaiv
Asia And To
Giant Plane

NEW YORK, Dec. 1.-f Pr-Cal.
Charles A. Lindbergh has emerged
from months of seclusion to attend
announcement of what one technical
expert calls the dawn of the ultimate
stage in aviation, the linking of the
hemispheres by commercial passen-
ger and freight airplanes.
The announcement was made late
Wednesday at a meeting presided
over by Juan T. Trippe, president
of Pan-American Airways, and at-
tended by Col. Lindbergh, who heads
that company's staff of technicians.
"Pan-American Airways has let to-
day two contracts for complete en-
gineering work covering different
types of ocean transport airplanes,"
read a formal announcement.
"Both types have complied with
specifications laid down by Pan-
American's technical committee of
which Col. Charles A. Lindbergh is
Plans Include Both Oceans
Behind this bald announcement it
soon appeared from verbal amplifi-
cation by Trippe, seated at a broad
efficient desk, and Col. Lindbergh,
sitting on the edge of another desk
with one long leg swinging ceaseless-
ly, lay an achievement of modern
science and industry rivaling the
romances of history.
The interpretation verbally inter-
lined in the formal announcement
disclosed a plan already well under
way to completion for great airlines
covering the greatest oceans of the
world, linking America with Europe
and with Asia by giant flying boats
capable of taking into the air 50
passengers apiece besides a payingJ
load of mail and express.I
The contracts mentioned in the
announcement have to do only with
the "engineering work" preparatory
to actual construction of the planes,
but that may bencompleted in about
three months and then will come
the actual building, which may take
as much as two years.
Planes To Be Fast
The engineering work contracts
went to the Sikorsky Co. of Bridge-
port, Conn., and the Martin Co. of
Baltimore. It was generally under-
stood that when the engineering work
is completed those companies will
start construction of the world's
largest a n d fastest commercial
In connection with this reticence,
it was learned that preparatory work
has been under way for about a year
and that it has been guarded with
the strictest secrecy lest some com-
petitive nation discover what is be-
ing done and start doing the same

If you want to do the University
Museums people a favor, run over to
the zoo in back of the building some
time and visit the animals there. It's
all a part of the policy of keeping
their wild pets contented, and they
figure that Pete and Ted, Bobby,
Woofus, Foxy, and Porky get more
entertainment from seeing you than
you do from looking them over.
And as far as that goes, the boys
behind the bars down there are al-
ways doing something to amuse their
keepers and friends, says Crystal
Thompson, curator of visual educa-
tion at the museums.
Even His Fleas Are Ritzy
Take the young porcupine that ar-
rived with a bad case of fleas, for
example-the highest grade of Ros-
common county fleas. Now porkies
don't throw their quills around, as is
commonly believed, but the spines
are loosely attached, and it's a deli-
-ate job to de-flea one. When Porky
saw them coming with heavy leather
gloves and a can of flea powder, the
story goes, he kindly lifted his quills
3o they could dust in the powder.
The raccoon, it would seem, feels
just the opposite from humans in re-
gard to cleanliness-he practices it
but doesn't consider it a virtue. At
least that's what you'd gather if you
saw him carefully turning his food
over and over in the water of his
drinking fountain or swimming pool
-and looking elsewhere all the while.
Even if he wants the contents of an
egg, he has to scrub the shell thor-
Has Badger for Pet
If one takes them young enough,
badgers can be trained as fine pets,
Miss Thompson said, but she would
not recommend them to the average


American family, since they're pretty
violent in their play and infernally
hard on the furniture. That doesn't
stop her from keeping one at home,
much like a cat or dog.
When the present zoo badger first
arrived at the museums, it was given
the run of one of the laboratories.
Then it played with old shoes, milk
bottles, rubber dolls, and rattles, and
took especial delight in dancing over
the feet and nipping the ankles of
whomever was beating up the raw
eggs for its breakfast. Now it has a
sand box in its zoo pen. It can still
be brought out and petted.
Bobcat Not Sociable
Only the bobcat stands aloof. He
was full-grown when caught in a
trap in northern Michigan and
brought here. He has gotten over his
original unpleasantness and has
grown fat and sleek, but his keepers
still do not go into his cage.
Pete and Ted are the black bears,
who together with red Foxy, remain
out of doors even in the coldest
weather. The bears take their meaty
bones, bread and milk (the softies!),
apples, and carrots from the keeper's
Miss Thompson also pointed out
that the chief secret of raising young
animals is in their diet. Their milk
should be very rich, and they should
be fed frequently, even if one has to
get up two or three hours during the
night to feed them from a medicine
dropper, as Miss Thompson once did
with seven young rabbits.
They feel that they owe it to "the
boys" to make things as comfortable
as possible, and only when "the boys"
are contented can they learn worth-
while things about their habits.
Labor Heads Demand
Employment Insurance
CINCINNATI, O., Dec. 1. --VP) --
Strikes will be only "a last resort" in
the American Federation of Labor's
efforts to establish unemployment
insurance and the 30-hour week for
the American workingman, leaders of
the organization said' today.
The insurance plan, which would
be paid for by employers and admin-
istered by the states, was adopted al-
most unanimously Wednesday in the
federation's convention here. The
six-hour day and five-day week was
ratified Tuesday under similar cir-
DAR - ES - SALAAM, Tanganyika,
Nov. 20.-(A)-Rats, which destroyed
cotton crops and the stocks of stores,
have driven every settler out of Kim-
amba township. The first invasion
of the rodents came only a year ago.

History Group
Will Convene
In Few, Weeks
Session Will Be Held At
Toronto; Heavy Faculty
Attendance Is Expected
Interest in matters of historical
importance will center in Toronto
during the Christmas holidays where
the American Historical Society will
hold its annual meeting Dec. 27,
28, and 29.
Several members of the history de-
partment will attend, including Prof.
A. E. R. Boak, head of the depart-
ment, Professors Arthur S. Aiton, Al-
bert A. Hyma, Howard M. Ehrmann.
Arthur L. Cross, Dwight L. Dum-
mond, Verner W. Crane, and Ben-
jamin W. Wheeler and S. Morley
The American Church Historical
Society and the American Catholic
Historical Society will also hold meet-
ings in Toronto at the same time and
will meet in conjunction wtih the
American Historical Society, it was
Papers will be read by Professor
Boak, Professor Hyma, and Mr.
Wheeler. Their subjects will be an-
nounced later.
Students Unite Against
Compulsory R.O.T.C. Drill
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 1.-
(Big Ten)-A vigorous attack against
compulsory military drill at the Uni-
versity of Minnesota was started last
week by Professor George P. Conger
of the philosophy department who
spoke before a student mass meeting.
A group of leaders including John
Forney, editor of the Minnesota
Daily; Lee Loevinger, editor of Ski-
U-Mah; Lois Wildy, Y. W. C. A.; and
John Hall, Y. M. C. A., are planning
to carry the fight through this year
and to avoid the falures of past at-
tempts to put R. O. T. C. training on
an optional basis.

When A Man Bites
His Own Knee That
Constitutes N e w s
URBANA, Ill., Nov. 30.-The age-
old newspaper gag, "When a dog
bites a man that's nothing, but when
a man bites a dog, that's news," is
being revived at the University of
Illinois since H. Wrigley's strange ac-
cident. Wrigley is a beginning fly-
man in aerial gymnastics. The other
day he was trying a new stunt, the
flip, which is turning a somersault
after leaving the topman's hands and
falling into the net. On his first at-
tempt Wrigley landed in a crouch-
ing position and forgot to spread his
knees. Net result: three loose teeth,
a pair of puffed lips, and a deep bite
in his knee cap. And that is what
they call news.
Parker, Sheafer, Wfaterman,
Conklin, etc., $1.00 and up.
A large and choice assorbiesnt
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If you are out for "something different" in gifts you "simply
must" visit us before you do your Christmas shopping.
You will be fascinated by the large selection of colorful peasants'
handicrafts, handpainted boxes, fruitbowls, woodenware, chil-
dren's furniture and toys.
You will admire the Russian Character Dolls representing dif-
ferent nationalities.
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For your formal tonight the shoulder bouquet of violets, gar-
denias, or a combination of both will add a charming effect to
your partner's gown. There will be no crushing or scattering
of petals on the floor. It's the mode to wear shoulder flowers.
Everyone appreciates flowers. They express your sentiment
more than words.
Flowers do new, smart things to your own appearance. They
walk hand in hand with the fashions. The wee-brimmed, shallow.
crowned hat takes on a gay, pert look with a fashionable bouquet
at the shoulder. The formal gown gets a chic appearance when
it's surmounted by a choice shoulder bouquet.

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at all times.
* oysters are again with
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inspected waters. - -
* deep sea scallops from
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fried to a golden nut
brown-our own tartar
sauce .
* trout and whitefish
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* try fingerle's for an
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