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'43 ELM NURSE IS GROUNDED IN WELD WELL CLIMBING TRY

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Wanted; One tall tree for climbing.

This is the problem of Charles Fleischauer '43, whose attempt to climb the north stairwell of Weld Hall on a hemp rope ended in defeat when he was brought down by the antiaircraft activities of the Yard police late yesterday.

Fleischauer, who is an expert on the Dutch Elm Discase, spends his summers climbing Elm trees for the Government Dutch Elm Disease Control Committee. Feeling that he needed practice, he attached a half-inch hemp rope to a third floor radiator, let it down the stairwell and began his ascent while fearful room-mates clustered around.

"Gosh," said Fleischauer, "The Yard is full of Elms, The Observatory is surrounded by Elms, and they won't even let me climb Weld."

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