Sweltering under a combination of ties, suitcoats, and kleig lights, 30 Anthropology students participated in the March of Time filming of a lecture by Earnest A. Hooton, Professor of Anthropology, at 11 o'clock yesterday morning in Peabody Museum.
Pencil and paper were readied as the simulated class prepared to take notes on Professor Hooton's one minute talk, the subject of which was man's back-sliding into his mechanical way of life. With a blackboard background portraying the evolution of man's brain, the speech, which ended, "mechanized and moronic man moves toward extinction," was repeated for an hour while the six man March of Time crew strove for the proper effect.
Students Get Reward
After an hour of siting for pictures of the back of their heads, the students, including two Radcliffe girls, were given their reward: a few short scenes of them taking notes while one crew member reread the script.
The event, originally scheduled for two weeks ago, had been delayed several times, a fact which led Professor Hooton to remark, "It seems that these movie people are about as conscientious in keeping their college appointments as they are in keeping their wives."
March of Time announced that the best of yesterday's scenes will become part of a future issue of the news film. The issue will attempt to show the practical value of Anthropology and related subjects.