Three recent signatures on the visitor's book of the Geographical Institute of Exploration are mute testimony to the fact that one of the many reasons why people go to the building is "to keep out of the rain."
John H. Hewitt, alias Elmer, Butch, and Oscar, went there "to look up Teddy Conant's signature." Last year President Conant's youngest son created quite a furore when he revealed that the purpose of his visit was "to learn more Knolgege."
It is impossible to translate the avowed purpose of a pair of Japanese, or Chinese, visitors. But Tullio T. Vailoti, of Milano Italia, signed his purpose as Informazioni. No less than six American sheep followed suit.