National Geographic : 1953 Dec
was reported only one mis take in three issues. On opposite sides of one floor-carefully separated of course-the Sears Roe buck and Montgomery Ward mail-order cata logues are printed. Don nelley's printed, bound, and shipped some 67,000, 000 mail-order books for three principal customers in 1952. "Funny about these catalogues," Mr. Owens said. "When a minister of an Oriental country and his family visited us, the ladies said the only Ameri can publications they felt they could not go home without were mail-order books showing all the American fashions." Culturally, Chicago has attained commanding heights. It has 20 colleges and universities and more than 200 technical schools. In music its symphony or chestra is famous, and its Art Institute ranks high. There breathes some thing electrifying in the very air of the "Windy City." Whenever I come to Michigan Avenue, I feel a thrill of wonder, forthistomeisoneof the most exciting streets in America (page 783). Sedate Evanston Offers Contrast In quiet contrast to bustling, roaring Chicago is sedate Evanston, a resi dential college community of nearly 75,000. Evans ton grew up with North western University, which celebrated its 100th anni versary two years ago. Northwestern Univer sity, chartered in 1851, opened on its lake-front campus in 1855 and grad uated its first class-five students-in 1859. Be cause of the mingling of seafaring and academic life, the town was called "the finest New England village in the Midwest." Colossal Stone Bull Guarded Ancient Persia's Throne Room A University of Chicago expedition unearthed the 10-ton head and installed it in the museum of its Oriental Institute. Darius the Great's sculpture toppled when Alexander destroyed Persepolis, the Persian capital, in 330 B. C. Missing horns and ears were attached by dowels.