J. A. Haeseler '23, director of the Film Foundation, was faced yesterday afternoon with the problem of making a baby boa-constrictor constrict. An order from the Biology Department had come in for a film of a boa-constrictor eating his dinner; a sleck, five-foot specimen was accordingly secured, but it refused to perform even in the face of alternate starvation in solitude and mice before the camera.
The bright spotlight necessary for the photographic exposure is believed to be the cause of the reptile's stubbornness. It was stated that the snake has not eaten since Thanks-giving, but that it will not eat until it decides to perform for the Film Foundation.