National Geographic : 1937 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart RIPON COLLEGE STUDENTS TALK POLITICS AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE ELEPHANT The plaque on the little old school building at Ripon reads: "In this School House March 20th 1854 was held the first Mass Meeting in this country that definitely and positively cut loose from old parties and advanced a new party under the name Republican." Michigan, too, claims the elephant as a native son (page 26). FROM A WISCONSIN HILLTOP YERKES OBSERVATORY STUDIES THE STARS Founded in 1892 by Charles Tyson Yerkes, the institution at Williams Bay belongs to the Uni versity of Chicago. The big dome at the left houses a 40-inch refracting telescope, the largest of its type. In the smaller domes are a 24-inch reflecting instrument and a 12-inch refractor.