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Small Samples of Dirt to Be Analyzed For Reference


Two husky workmen, clad in overalls, spent all yesterday afternoon drilling to find the quality of the soil in the University parking place on the corner of Mount Auburn and Holyoke Streets.

The men sank a shaft to a depth of approximately 40 feet, and with the aid of a small two-cylindered gasoline engine, an iron triped rising about 15 feet from the ground, and a crude pulley, they succeeded in obtaining small samples of dirt.

Water was run into the hole through a wide hose, and formed a solution with loose soil at the bottom. The resultant mixture was forced to the top through a very narrow pipe, and was collected in a trough.

Although the two workman professed to know nothing about the purpose of the drilling. Irving B. Parkhurst. Assistant Business Manager, was more voluble and stated that the results of the analysis of the soil would be recorded for reference purposes.

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