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Speaks About
South America
Speaks In Fifth Of Weekly
Geography-Travel Series
Over Station WJR
Choosing the Amazon River of
South America as his subject, Prof.
Carl D. LaRue of the botany depart-
ment gave the fifth in the weekly
Geography-Travel series of talks yes-
terday over WJR.
"If the Mississippi be the Father
of Waters, then the mighty Amazon
is at least the great-great-grand-
father of all rivers, being over 3,800
miles in length. It drains over 2,-
700,000 square miles of very rainy
country, and the volume of its waters
is beyond ordinary comprehension.
"A rough idea of the Amazon in
comparison with the Mississippi may
be given by the fact that while the
latter must be dredged constantly to
maintain a depth of nine feet be-
tween the mouth of the Ohio /and
,New Orleans, the Amazon has an
average depth of 100 feet for a dis-
tance equal to the entire length of
our Father of Waters. In its lower
course the Amazon exceeds 200 feet
in depth and in places it is more than
700 feet deep," Professor LaRue ex-
Sail From New York
In from 13 to 15 days one can sail
from New York to Para, the focus
f all'traffic to and from the Amazon
region. The river steamers which
travel up and down stream have one
deck only, entirely roofed over. The
cabins are too hot for sleeping, and
one slings his hammock on deck in
the open air; if fortunate, he gets
space alongside the officers' cabins
where there is a little breeze.
Professor LaRue went on to say
that the population of the Amazon
'alley is of mixed stock derived from
the native Indians, the Portuguese
-ettlers, and the negroes originally
rought from Africa as slaves. There
1re still remnants of these stocks un-
inixed, but the mass of the people is
mnade up of intermingled elements of
all three races.
Many Dangers
"One is alwaysquestioned about
the dangers of Amazon exploration.
They are many, it is true: the danger
of being wrecked in the violent storms
which sweep the rivers; dangers of
tunning short of food, being injured
Iy falling trees or great branches
loaded with climbing vines; danger of
becoming ill, a month away from the
care of a physician. Then there is the
danger of being lost in the jungle.
"The perils of poisonous snakes
loom large in the eyes of most people,
but I have seen very few snakes in
the jungle though many have been
near. Most of these I have seen were
harmless. Aside from alligators,
:which are numerous though not al-
ways savage, and the peccary, dan-
gerous only in herds, none of the
large animals will attack men," the
speaker declared.

Dean Bates Delivers Talk On
Constitution Before Bar Group

To Direct Own Opera

Symphony Will
Give First In

Deniii. s ii at I awyers j
Cleanse Profession Of
Unworthy Members
Because Thomas F. McDonald,
'06L, is president of the St. Louis Bar
Association, Dean Henry M. Bates
of the Law School, who once taught
him, made some interesting com-
ments on the ccnstitution last week.
The way it all came about was be-
cause of the fact that Nov. 2, the bar
association won the St. Louis award
for distinguished public service. It
was the first time that a bar as-
sociation anywhere had been award-
ed such a prize, and it was the first
time the award was given to a group,
rather than an individual.
The award was presented Nov. 5,
and Mr. McDonald sought the service
of his old teacher, Dean Bates, to
make the address of the evening.
Dean Bates did, made the front pages
of St. Louis newspapers, and his
speech received favorable -comment
in several editorials.
Completion Of
New Library
Is Announced
Contains Texts Of German
Classics Donated By The
Members Of Staff
In a meeting of the staff of the
German department, yesterday, the
completion of the new German li-
brary was officially announced, by
Prof. Henry W. Nordmeyer, chair-
man of the German department.
Professor Nordmeyer stated the
aim in the establishment of the new
library was to create an opportunity
for second year German students to
gain a greater insight into the cul-
ture expressed in the German tongue,
through extensive outside reading.
Each student in German 31 and 32
will be required to do a certain
amount of outside reading each term,
he explained, and a conference with
the instructor will follow each selec-
tion read. In this way, Professor
Nordmeyer pointed out, the German
department hopes to promote more
individual contacts between instruc-
tor and student and to determine in-
dividual causes of difficulty.
This library, a month in the mak-
ing, contains approximately 600 books
largely including standardized texts
of the great German classics. The
library was constructed by N.Y.A.
workers and all the books contained
in it were donated from the private
libraries of members of the depart-
mental staff. For the information
of students in courses 31 and 32, Pro-
fessor Nordmeyer has announced
that the library will be opened 2 to
4:30 p.m. week days and 9 to 11 a.m.

Terming this period the most criti-
cal in American history, Dean Bates
told the lawyers that the legal pro-
fession "must purge itself of un-
worthy members and raise its stand-
ards. Then it must take a page from
the lawyers of Revolutionary days
and make an analysis and study of
He advised the bar association to
"look at the situation realistically,
functionally, and not be drawn as-
tray by phrases.
"While I do not believe the Con-
stitution is sacrosanct and above
amending, it is entitled to respect,"
Dean Bates said in discussing pro-
posed constitutional reform to re-
move stumbling blocks in the way
of the New Deal." A great deal has
been said on both sides," he con-
tinued, "but it lacks analytical ef-
fort and tends to arouse the emo-
tions of the emotional. . . . The ar-
guments are characterized by more
head than light.
"I am not disposed to criticize
President Roosevelt for suggesting
amendment to the constitution,"
Dean Bates explained. "Lincoln did
it after the Dred Scott decision, and
it is a perfectly proper thing for the
President to do. But I should ques-
tion whether an attempt to give more
power to the Federal Government
would not do injury to our Govern-
ment. We should go on adapting and
adjusting the Constitution to the
conditions. It is slower but it is the
price of orderly government and
stable insitutions.
"I think the Supreme Court has
sometimes made mistakes in meticu-
lous and legalistic interpretations of
what was merely a political standard
and not a legal matter," Dean Bates
said of the 'due process' clause of
the Constitution. "Our efforts to
make it so have not been successful,
but I do not believe the time has
come to eliminate 'due process.'
Prof. Sunderland
Leaves For Capital



Local Police Get Their
Man After Merry Chase
After a merry chase through down-
town streets, local police finally
served a warrant on Richard Kuehn,
404 S. Ashley St., yesterday after-
Kuehn, alias Dick Keen, took a
truck and $20 from Adolph Schli-
echer, 432 Fifth St., to buy eggs in
Wayne. When apprehended, Kuehn
had neither truck, eggs, or money.

Police Investigate $30
Theft In Student's Room
Richard Silarsky, '39E, reported
to police Tuesday ight that some-
one had entered his room at 509
Thompson Street and took $31 from
a wallet he had put in a box. The
money was taken between 3-6 p.m
Officers took the oox and box-cover
to headquarters where they tested
them to find fingerprints. Because
of the nature of theematerial, no
traces of prints could be found.

Ann Arbor Premiere
'Danse Noronique' To
Featured Sunday


The University Little Symphony'
will present the first in a series of
concerts at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
17, in the Ethel Fountain Hussey
Room of the League. The orchestra
will be under the direction of Thor
Johnson and the concert will be open
to the public.
Ruby Peinert, Grad., will be violon-
cello soloist and will play David Pop-
per's "Hungarian Rhapsody" with
orchestral accompaniment. Miss
Peinert has been soloist with the Uni-
versity Symphony conducted by Dr.
Earl B. Moore, and was soloist with
the Little Symphony last season.
The first Ann Arbor presentation
of Herbert Hazelman's "Danse Nor-
onique" will be featured on the pro-
gram. The selection was composed
for chamber orchestra in 1932 while
the composer was a student at the
University of North Carolina. It was
given its first performance with the
North Carolina Symphony and was
later performed by the National
Symphony in Washington, D. C.
Hazelman's work has aroused con-
siderable comment in musical cen-
ters where his works have been per-
The program for Sunday's concert
will be as follows :

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-Associated Press Photo.
Ethel Leginska's greatest ambi-
tion - to be the first woman to
write and conduct an opera - is
about to be fulfilled. The Eng-
lish-born composer and former
conductor of the Montreal opera
company, will direct presentation
of "Gale," the opera she com-
posed, in Chicago, November 23.



on New Copy
Testing Board
Prof. Henry F. Adams of the psy-
chology department has accepted the
invitation of the Psychological Cor-
poration of New York City to serve
on a jury of advertising psycholo-
gists who will make an authoritative
study of Copy Testing, it was an-
nounced last night.
The jury, chosen from among the

Symphony No. II in
Adagio : Allegro
Allegro spiritoso

D major .Haydn

20 leading psychologists in this par-
LProf.don . SunderWashndtof, the ticular field, will present a joint re-
Law School left for Washington, D.C., port explaining the value of various
yesterday where he will submit a pre- methods of copy testing and also the
liminary draft for Federal court rules validity of these methods or their
procedure, designed by Dean Clark of significance as means of predicting
the Yale law school and himself, to the effectiveness of advertisements.
Prof. A. T. Poffenberger of Co-
the Supreme Court advisory commit- I lumbia University has been designat-
tee on Federal court rules of which he ed to represent the corporation's ex-
is a member. ecutive committee in the conduct of
The Supreme Court appointed Pro- 'the study. Among the other members
fessor Sunderland as a member of the of the jury are President Walter Dill
committee when it was formed by an Scott of Northwestern University,
act of Congress last May. Prof. Edward L. Thorndike of Teach-
The proposal made in Congress for I ers College, Columbia, and Henry C.
the establishment of the committee Link, secretary-treasurer of the Psy-
to prepare a complete code of rules to chological Corporation.
regulate Federal court procedure
came as a result of the confusion
caused by the present system, which
is operated in accordance ith Su-
preme Court rules, local and state
rules, district rules, and rules laid
down by Federal statutes.

Four Russian Folk Songs ... Liadov
Chant Religieux
"I Danced with a Mosquito"
Hungarian Rhapsody for Violon-
cello and Orchestra........Popper
Miss Peinert
(a) The Hurdy-Gurdy Man, from
"Kaleidoscope" ........Gossens
'(b) Danse Moronique ... .Hazelman
First Performance in Ann Arbor.
Overture to the Opera, "Mignon"
.........................Thom as
GRAND RAPIDS, Nov. 13. - tP) -
Charles W. Kalder, president of Mich-
igan Motors, Inc., was sentenced to
three years in Federal penitentiary
at Leavenworth, Kan., by Federal
Judge Fred M. Raymond today for
violation of the Harrison narcotic




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