THE MICHIGAN DAILY"
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1952
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SEEKS ALEUTIAN RELICS:
'U' Student Heads Project
Clements Library Exhibit
Features Arnold Letters
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By HELENE SIMON
"Come up and see my ancient
skulls and whalebone harpoons."
This is the sort of invitation
that could be extended by Theo-
dore Bank, II, Grad., who is car-
rying on a program of ethnobo-
tanical and anthropological re-
search in the Aleutian Islands.
* * *
THE PURPOSE of the research
project, which began in 1948, is to
determine the chronology of the
Aleutians-its plants and people.
Archeological specimens brought
back are dated by carbon-14, a
radioactive isotope of carbon
Last summer Banks was ac-
companied on his Northern trip
by his wife, Janet, of the an-
thropology department, their
one year old son, Junior, and
three students not connected
with the University.
The expedition brought back an
archeological bounty of skeletons,
whalebone needles, harpoons, a
toy made out of the shoulderbone
of a seal, clothes constructed from
walrus intestines, grass baskets
and labrettes which were worn in
slits cut in the cheeks and the
lower lips. The last item "prob-
ably made it pretty tough to eat
soup," Banks ventured.
* * *
"MOST AMERICANS think of
the Aleutians as barren God-for-
saken rocks," Banks said. "This
is not so. "Actually it is warmer
there than it is in Michigan. The
temperature never goes below 11
degrees. However there are fierce
winds that roar over the islands at
Much of the research was
done in volcano craters where
the Aleuts mummified their
dead. The expedition had a nar-
row escape when a volcano in
which they had spent the last
days investigating, erupted very
near their tent.
Besides fiery volcanos, the
'anks had to cope with other
problems. Drinking water was
very likely to be poisonous. Trans-
portation from island to island
had to be done in small boats
THEODORE BANK 11
through fog and wind. They had
to live on the same diet as the
Aleuts, which consisted of such
delicacies as seal, sea lion and oc-
topus. Bank considers "seal liver"
"the best food I've ever tasted."
THEIR SON Junior has prob-
ably had a more interesting ex-
perience in one year than most
American boys accumulate inha
lifetime. He can boast to his
friends that he teethed on a
whalebone and has seen such un-
usual sights as a herd of whales.
He was taken into the Aleut- tribe
and christened 'Isuk' which means
The condition of the Aleuts,
which are part of the Eskimo
race, is pretty sad, Bank believes.
"They may become extinct."
Since they were discovered in
the 18th century, their popula-
tion has decreased from 20,000
to less than 700.
"The Aleuts are starving in the
midst of plenty," Bank pointed
out. They are using Western me-
thods and starving because they
have forgotten how to use the
plants that are all around. They
prefer to use the Sears, Roebuck
catalog, which they look upon as
If anyone is planning an expe-
dition to some primitive land, the
young botanist advises taking
along a woman. "Mrs. Bank was a
great help when it came to getting
information from the native wo-
men, as they were too shy to talk
to the men. "Of course," he added,
"the choice will have to be a care-
Union To Alter
A proposed series of drastic re-
visions in the Union constitution
will be presented to Union mem-
bers this week, Union President
John Kathe, '52P, announced yes-
The meeting, open to all Un-
ion members, will be held be-
tween 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday in
Rm. 3-A, Union.
By JOYCE FICKIES
One of the most dramatic epi-
sodes of the American Revolution,
the treason of Benedict Arnold, is
related in letters and books now
on display at the Clements Lib-
The display, part of a nation-
wide series commemmorating the
150th anniversary of the U.S. Mil-
itary Academy at West Point, was
set up at the request of the
Academy Librarian who asked
libraries all over the nation to co-
operate in the observance.
* * .
A HIGHLIGHT of the exhibit
is "one of the most treasonable
documents in American history,"
the code letter in which Benedict
Arnold offered to surrender West
Point 'to the British for 20,000
Benedict wrote the letter to
Major John Andre, the brilliant
Zetas to Move
A mass migration to the Wo-
ment's League has been executed
by all members of Delta Zeta Sor-
ority who have established tempor-
ary residence there while damages
from a flood caused by a broken
water pipe are being repaired at
the house on Geddes.
When the cleaning woman re-
ported for work last Thursday she
discovered the broken pipe line
and subsequent flood which had
affected first, second and bottom
floors of the soitrity house.
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
immediately set about making
plans for accommodations from
the soon-to-be-returning Delta
Zetas, and forewarning them by
telegrams of the new change in
address they could expect.
The Women's League has done
everything in their power to make
the homeless sorority girls com-
fortable, and a home-like atmos-
phere is beginning to be achieved
up on fourth floor League.
Just how long this new "home
away from home" at the League
will be the lodging for the Delta
Zetas is not known, but repairs on
the sorority house have been
started and it is hoped that they
will be completed soon.
young aide-de-campe of Sir
Henry Clinton, British com-
mander in chief in North Amer-
ica. Andre handled all of the
intelligence work for Clinton
and was the man who went up
the river to see Benedict Arnold.
He was captured by the Ameri-
cans and hanged as a spy.
The loss of his young officer
and personal friend was a great
blow to Clinton. He retained all of
Andre's papers; and, these docu-
ments, along with other books and
manuals concerning the war,
were saved and passed down
through Clinton's family.
* * *
THE COLLECTION includes
sixty-eight letters and a long nar-
rative sent by Sir Henry Clinton
to Lord George Germain. A num-
ber of maps of West Point, man-
uals on military strategy which
were available to the Revolution-
ary soldiers and two books are also
The highlights of this collec-
tion: some maps and manuals,
the two rare editions of the
court martials of Arnold and
Andre and the letter from Sir
Henry to his sisters saying that
"the horrid deed is done" will
be displayed in the Library un-
til April 1.
The material was given to the
Library by William L. Clements,
alumnus and former regent of the
University who foundedthe Li-
brary. He purchased the collection
from descendents of Clinton's in
The list of Phoenix Project con-
tributors has grown to almost
30,000 with the publication of a
supplementary "M Honor Roll."
This supplement was recently
sent to the University's more than
145.000 alumni by the Phoenix
Project. Student contributors,
6,811, in all, are included. An ear-
lier Honor Roll honored the first
The honor roll also included a
report on Phoenix progress by
Dean Ralph Sawyer of the. grad-
uate school, director of the pro-
ject. This report has been previ-
ously published in The Daily.
The publication is expected to
stimulate interest and inform
donofs on the Phoenix Project.
Honor Rolls will soon be distri-
buted to most student centers, and
additional copies will be available
at the information desk in the Ad-
After living in the cramped
quarters of 1503 Washtenaw, the
Chi Omegas finally moved over
the vacation into their spacious
new sorority house.
Trunkful after trunkful of
sweaters, text books and other
precious possessions were piled
high on toboggans which Lambda
Chi fraternity offered to slide
down to the new house.
The IFC bookstore which closed
down this fall is liquidating its
stock, according to Norm Thomas,
'53, bookstore manager.
Students who left books in the
ptore and have not yet picked
them up must do so this week be-
tween 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the
Student Legislature Bldg., 122 S.
If the books are not picked up
by Friday afternoon, students lose
title to them, Thomas said.
Chi Omegas Change Cramped
Quarters for Roomy Mansion
A STICKY second floor and
bedrooms stacked with paintpots
and brushes greeted the new resi-
dents as they stepped into the yet
"Where are we going to get
enough furniture to fill the
mansion?" is a problem that is
vexing the sorority. The "man-
sion" has 23 bedrooms and when
the occasion warrants, 90 peo.
ple can be seated in the large
But there is one problem that
has been solved....
According to a proud Chi Ome-
ga, it is impossible to lean on the
buzzer when couples are kissing
goodnight. In the old home, which
has housed Chi Omegas since
1905, many a coed embarrassed
herself when she unknowingly
backed into the front-door buzzer.
The Chi Omegas are 'also pat-
ting themselves on the back for
what they think is the most won-
derful thing about their new house
-it's all paid for.
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