THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Geological Expedition Planned
To Examine Northern Mexico
The fifth University Expedition to tigraphy, igneous rocks, and ore de-
Northern Mexico will leave for the posits, the expedition will work in
field June 28, Prof. Lewis B. Kellum southern Coahuilla and northern Du-
of the Geology department and di- Each man will be assigned a sepa-
rector of the expedition announced rate area in which to map the distri-
yesterday. The party will return bution of rocks and to study the
shortly before school begins in the structure of the mountains. Fossils
fall. of the Mesozoic Age will be collected
Seven universities have co-operat- and exposed rock structures will be
ed with the University in the past measured. Photographs showing
four expeditions. The first three physiography and structure, together
trips were financed by the National with collections of rock samples, will
Research Council and the University. complete the work to be done in the
The expedition this year and last district.
has been sponsored by the Geological In 1930 the University sent an ex-
Society of America. pedition to the San Carlos mountains
The personnel of the expedition will and in 1931 to the Sierra Jimulco
include Professor Kellum, director, and El Pozo Boquillas region in south-
Dr. Q. D. Singwall of the University ern Coahuilla. The ranges around
of Rochester, Dr. W. I. Robinson of Laguna de Mayran were the scene
Texas Technological College, Dr. R. of operations in 1932 and 1933. This
W. Imlay of Rutgers College, and year's expedition will work in areas
Theodore S. Jones, graduate student contiguous to those covered last sum-
in the Geology department. mer.
Three University trucks and a se-
dan will be taken from Ann Arbor.
The party wills motor from here to l n
the areas to be'studied and will carry
surveying instruments and field For Trienn i
equipment in the trucks. When the
field of operations is reached, the
automobiles will be used to establish
mobile camps and also in carrying on
-Associated Press Photo
Cutting more than an hour from the old transcontinental airmail
record, Jack Frye (left), vice-president in charge of operaions of TWA,
Inc., set his plane down at Newark, N. J., airport 11 hours and 31 minutes
after taking off from Los Angeles. Frye is helping Ted Weaver, field man-
ager, take care of the mail after arrival at Newark.
Studying geologic structures, stra-
TAYLOR GIVES TALK
Prof. William Randolph Taylor of
the botany department read a paper
on "Biological Aspects of the Gala-
pagos Islands" dt a meeting of the
Botanical Seminar yesterday after-
noon in the Natural Science Bldg.
Professor Taylor supplemented his
talk with slides obtained on a recent
trip to the Galapagos.
The thyroid gland, when deranged,
may be either overactive or underac-
tive. An overactivity of the gland re-
sults in a speeding up of all the
building up and breaking down pro-
cesses which are going on in the body.
In other words, the metabolism is in-
creased. With such conditions we. get
loss of weight, accompanied by an
increased appetite, nervousness, a
rapid heart rate; in fact, all the symp-
toms of overactivity of body processes.
Exactly the reverse is true when the
thyroid is functioning below normal.
Then we see a patient who is slug-
gish, with a slow pulse rate, over-
weight, with a tendency to gain weight
easily, and often retardation of the
We are able to measure the meta-
bolic rate and thus have a definite'
yardstick for determining thyroid ac-
tivity. In the case of lowered thyroid
secretion medical science is able to
supplement by thyroid preparations.
Consequently handling cases of this
kind is most interesting since definite
ielief is afforded, the report con-
Personnel Of Committees
Chosen And Convention
Date Set For District
Announcement of further plans for
the Fourth Triennial of University
Alumni to be held Friday and Sat-
urday, June 1 and 2, in Grand Rapids
was , made yesterday by General
Chairman Armen S. Kurkjian, '08E,
and Burritt Parks, '08E, president
of the University Club of Grand Rap-
ids, through the offices of the Alumni
The personnel of the various com-
mittees in charge of the celebration
has been determined. The list of
committee chairmen and their par-
ticular functions includes Mr. Kurk-
jian, general arrangements; Fred
D. Dunakin, '26, registration and fi-
nance; Laurence W. Smith, '03,
luncheon and banquet; Hugh Mac-
Millan, '15-'17, "enhang"; John D.
Hibbard, '87E, sports and pastimes;
Anna Carpenter Verdier, '00, alum-
nae entertainment; H. Dale Souter,
'13L, publicity; W. Wallace Muir, '21,
printing; and Regent Richard R.
Smith, '92M, reception.
In addition to the regular events
planned for the convention, officers
of the tenth district of the Alumni
Association have announced that the
annual convention of their district
will be held Saturday morning.
It is also probable that members of
the fifth district will meet for their
annual session during the two-day
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