DUKE UNIVERSITY TO COPY HARVARD EXHIBITION CASES
Widener Library was stirred from its customary calm yesterday afternoon when two photographers from the Harvard Film Service began to take pictures of two curious birds on exhibition in the central hall.
On of the birds was the Pelicanus Americanus (American White Pelican), an ugly creature with a long double chin; the other was the Phoenicopterus Ruber (American Flamingo), a crimson-colored monstrosity with a long hose-like neck.
Investigation revealed that the object of the pictures was not to portray the peculiar birds but to photograph the cases in which the birds were enclosed. The pictures were authorized by Duke University so that Duke might have as artistic show cases as has Harvard.