"We're out to beat the heat," said Thomas H. Stearns '53 yesterday. He hid a yellow map in his carburetor.
Stearns, Charles E. Norton '52, Charles F. Merwin '52 and David E. Norton '55 are leaving for Alaska June 12 in a 1933 Henney Custom Hearse, in order to be "inconspicuous." "The thing weighs three tons and the trip will cost us each $160, but if it disguises what we're really after, it'll be worth the expense," Stearns said.
If the diggings don't pan out, the minimum Alaskan construction work pay is now $3.02 an hour.