Last week the State of Michigan suddenly but soundlessly expanded—from 57,980 to 97,940 square miles. No cataclysm, no Blitzkrieg, not even litigation was the cause. The U. S. Bureau of the Census, which was already having trouble enough with its decennial count, simply capitulated to Chase Salmon Osborn.

Chase Osborn is a metallographer, zoologist, ornithologist, theologian, explorer, publisher, charitarian, author, Elk, Odd Fellow, honorary Boy Scout and onetime (1911-12) Governor of Michigan. He is also a geographer. Last year comprehensive Mr. Osborn lodged a geographic complaint with the Census Bureau, whose chore...

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