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Women Dare
Stormy River
For Research
Seek Botanical Data
Become First Of Their Sex
To Make Perilous Trek
Down Colorado River

Two University women stand out a
heroic pioneers and record-breakers
following their feat this summer i
traversing 666 miles of stormny Colo-
rado River.
Miss Elzada Clover of the botany
department and Mis Lois Jotter
Grad., her assistant, became the first
women ever to make the perilous jour-
ney when they accompanied a seven-
man-expedition led by Norman Nevr
ills, veteran Utah riverman, on the
journey from Green River, Utah, tc
Boulder Dam, Colo. for the purpose of
botanical study.
In a thrill-filled voyage which made
the front pages of newspapers all over
the country, the expedition was forced
to negotiate over 300 rapids and travel
down water which sometimes attained
s, speed f 30?miles an .dour.
Due to arrive at Lee's Ferry, Ariz.,
Jilly 4. to complete the first 30')-mile
leg of the trip, the expedition was not
sighted until July 7 after search by
4oa t uard planes and land parties.
Scoff At Danger
Safe in Lee's Ferry Miss Clover and
M iss'Jotter reached fr their powder
puffs and pooh-pooed ther dangers
they had run, belittling such nerve-
wracking experiences as:
Los ing a bat.
Spending a chilly night alone on the
rivr bank.
An overturned craft which shot one
of their number into the flood-stage
Guidltl X fr'l bOats ov" foaming
rapids which poundd against tower-
ing Mliffs.
Watching food supply dwindle to
virtually nothing while traveling
through an uninhabited wilderness.
Miss Jotter spent one cold night
alone on the banks of the river,
haemmxed in by precipitous cliffs.
hAfter 20 miles of calm sailing down
the Green diver, the craft were
caught in an eddy at the junction
with the mighty Colorado. Beached
after a terrific struggle against swift
currents and whirlpools, one empty
boat broke away. Leaving Miss Jotter
on shore the other adventurers rowed
after the wayward craft.
The boat was retrieved at night-
fall but the party spent the night
in groups of two, three and one-
Miss Jotter. '
Leaves Expedition
At Lee's Ferry, Eugene Atkinson,
Grad., another University member of
the expedition, left the group saying
that it had thus far accomplished its
purpose of botanical study. He left to
do research work in Texas.
With what was considered the most
treacherous leg of the journey behind
them, the expedition set out July 13
on the second leg of their trip from
Lee's Ferry through the Grand Can-
yon to Lake, Mead. After an 80-mile
trip which Nevills "would not recom-
mend for weak-hearted persons," the
party reached Lake Mead on July 18,
the two women again reaching for
powder puffs to cover bad sunburns
and voicing the inevitable feminine
query, "How do Ilook?"
The party left for Boulder Dam
July 22, a 247-mile jaunt, made with'-
out incident and arrived there Aug. 2.
Miss Clovier and Miss Jotter, again,
couldn't be kept from their powder
puffs and ordered a victory dinner
of rattlesnake steak to celebrate the
completion of their 43 days in the
lagged gorges of the Colorado. The
rattler, on which they dined was
caught by the expedition a few days
before and brought to Boulder City
to be cooked.
Miss Jotter said -she was going to
the California Institute of Technolgy
for a visit before returning to Michi-
gan and Miss Clover is at present on
her vacation in Canada, far from the
stormy Colorado and the jagged
gorges and rapids which she and Miss
Jotter traversed and on which they
had, in the words of Nevills, "borne up

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60th Annual Season
President Charles A. Sink
Announces Program Of
Unusual Musical Talent
The 60th annual Choral Union con-
cert series for this winter season
promises an unusual array of musical
talent and celebrities, according to
Dr. Charles A. Sink, president of the
University Musical Society which
sponsors the series, who announced
the program recently.
Lawrence Tibbett, baritone of the
Metropolitan Opera Company of
New York, will open the series Oct.
27. Tibbett is well known here, hav-
ing appeared in four May Festival
concerts. He will be followed by thy.
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra on
Nov. 7. This will be the orchestra's
third appearance in, Ann Arbor. Ar-
tur Rodzinski will conduct.
Iturbi To Come
Jose Iturbi, world renown Spanish
pianist will also appear here for the
third time as an instrumentalist. The
date for this concert is Nov. 22. Iturbi
also acted as guest conductor of the
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra at
the May Festival of 1937.
Kirsten Flagstad, Wagnerian so-
prano and star of the Metropolitan
Opera Company of New York, will.
appear on Nov. 30 for the third time
in Ann Arbor.
The fifth concert of the series will
present the Boston Symphony Or-
chestra under the baton of its cele-
brated conductor, Serge Koussevitsky.
Josef Hofmann, pianist, director of
the Curtis Institute of Music in
Philadelphia, will play' on Jan. 10.
Budapest Chorus
Victor Vaszy, conductor, will bring
the Budapest University Chorus to
Ann Arboron Jan.25, for itsfirst
appearance here. They will be fol-
lowed by the famous young violinist,
Yehudi Menuhin, who will play his
second concert here Feb. 25.
Gregor Piatigorsky, violincellist,
appears in a recital Feb. 27, and the
Roth String Quartet of Budapest
will end the series on March 9. This
will mark its second concert here.
Tickets for the season are priced
at six, eight, ten and twelve dollars.

Authors And Explorers
Listed On Program
Oratorical Associat


Eight Person
Scheduled T(
Lecture Her
Woolcott To Retur

Lawrence Tibbett, former Metro-
politan Opera Compiany baritone,
will appear in Hill Auditorium on
the evening of October 17 in the
opening concert of the 1938-1939
Choral Union Series.
Freshm~en Flaunt
Traditional Pots,
Customs Of Past
Johnny, lacking that circular grey.
atrocity known as a pot, walked
through the Engineering Arch. It
was a nice September day and mir-
aculously not raining. Ann Arbor
looked fine to him. He went over
to the benches to the right of the
Arch and sat down for a cigaret. In
a minute, when the good looking'
blond came over and sat down by
him, he stopped thinking about what
college life was going to be 'like and
started a conversation.
She was, it seemed, a senior but
her boy friend wasn't in town yet and
she was lonesome and yes, there
certainly wasn't any reason why they
shouldn't go down town for a' beer,
Johnny, lacking that circular grey
atrocity known as a pot, walked
through the Engineering Arch. The
two big guys stepped in front of
him, looking tremendous, aggressive,
Pot, Frosh!
"Where's your pot, frosh?" the un-
shorn one asked. His statement was
a masterpiece of inflection, the first
three words a query, the last freight-
ed with scorn.
"I haven't got one."
"I haven't got one, what?" the
other said, stepping forward omin-
"I haven't got one, sir," Johnny
said, scared, wishing he were back
in Three Corners High.
. ...The Oak Paddle
"Well, get one before we see you
again or . . . ." He raised the heavy,
oak paddle that had been dangling
from his right hand.
"Yes, sir. Right away, sir."
When they had gone away Johnny.
went over to the benches standing to
his right and sat down to recover
from the shock before he went over
to buy the pot.
"What cha doin' " The bent figure

As freshmen come into town they need some information on how to
get around campus. To aid them, the Daily is printing the accompanying
map with explanations of each building.
Starting in the Southwest Corner is the Michigan Union,,center of
activities for men, situated at the junction of State St. and S. University
Ave. It has a swimming pool, bowling alleys, barber shop, billiard room,
lounging room, restaurant service including a cafeteria, women's dining
room and main dining room, sleeping rooms and an assembly hall adapted
to use for banquets, meetings conventions, smokers, concerts and dances.
Behind the Union and not shown on the map are the Allen and Rumsey
Houses, dormitory units for men, which are under the management of the
Union. Morris Hall, headquarters for the Varsity Band and radio broad-
casting station is located directly north of the Union.
In the next block opposite Angell Hall is Newberry Hall in which are"
found the museum collections of classical archaeology. Included in this
building are such archaeological discoveries as are unearthed by expedi-
tions sent out from the University into Egypt, Mesopotamia and Syria.
North of Newberry Hall on State St. are Helen Newberry and Betsy
Barbour Residences. These offer rooming and boarding accommodations
for undergraduate women of all classes. The Student Publications Building
is found directly behind Helen Newberry Residence. Here are situated the
offices of all student publications: the Daily, Gargoyle and 'Ensian. The
Daily offices include most of the upper floor in addition to a composing
room and flat bed press for printing its own paper on the ground floor.
One block north of The Daily on Maynard St. is located the School of
Music. This building, which was annexed to the University in 1927, contains
its own auditorium and studios and practice rooms for piano, voice, violin
and all other musical instruments. -
East of the School of Music on N. E * I

Ormandy To Direct
For May Festival
The Philadelphia Symphony Or-
chestra and a list of well known solo-
ists will combine to present the 46th
Annual May Festival from May 10 to
13. The event, marking the close of
the year's concert season here, com-
pares favorably with the famous fes-
tivals of Bayreuth, Moscow, Salzburg
and similar European events.-
Eugene Ormandy will bring the
famous Philadelphia orchestra here
for its fourth year of festivals. The
orchestra will play at each of the
six concerts. Soloists, vocal and in-
strumental, will be announced at a
later date. The program is expected
to include several stars of the Metro-
politan Opera Company of New York,
the Young People's Festival Chorus of
400 voices from the Ann Arbor Schools
under the direction of Juva Higbee,
the University Choral Union directed
(Continued on Paga 30)


Eight well-known authors, explor-
ers and interpreters of world affairs
are listed to speak in Ann Arbor this
w'inter in the 1938-39 Oratorical As-
sociation lecture series.
Alexander Woolcott, who hates be-
ing called, although he really is,
"America's favorite raconteur," will
make his second Ann Arbor appear-
ance Oct. 25. The title of his talk
will be "Woolcott Speaking." Author
of "While Rome Burns" and com-
piler of the First and Second Wool-
cott Readers, he was dramatic critics
successively for the New York Times,
the New York Herald and the New
York World. He has written con-,
tinuously for periodicals, especially
the New Yorker. He is 'probably
best known for his popular series of
broadcasts, "The Town Crier." When
last here, Nov. 29, 1936, he spoke
on the "Seeing Eye," the training of
guide dogs for the blind.
Paul Van Zeeland, former Belgian
Prime Minister and author of the'
Van Zeeland report urging an in-
ternational economic pact, 'will pre-
sent the second lecture Nov. 15 on
the subject: "The World Economic
'European Situation
The third lecture of the series will
be given Nov. 29 by Col. W'. Stewart-
Roddie on "European Mosaic." The
lecture will be an account of the ex-
isting conditions in Euro e contribut-
ing most vitally to the present po-
litical situation. Col. Stewart-Rod-
die, ade Commander of the Royal
Victorian ardor by the late Kng
George V, and author of "Peace Pa-
tro," was in Germany almost con-;
tinuouslyafrom the close of the War
until 1926 on missions for the British
Government, and very frequently
since then, through the revolution
and since the advent of Hitler, and
he has a broad knowledge of the
present European currents.
Capt. Warwick Tompkins will lec-
tture Jan. 12 on "West Around Cape
Horn." The talk will be illustrated
with motion pictures which Captain
Tompkins took on what may be the
last trip ever made under sail alone
around the dangerous Cape. Cap-
tain Tompkins is author of "Fifty
South to Fifty South," other sea
stories, and two volunies of the new
Yachting Encyclopedia.
Englishman Is Fifth
Fifth of the lectures will be R. H.
Bruce Lockhart speaking 'on "An
Englishman Looks at the World."
This will be given Jan. 26. Lockhart
is well known through his book
"British Agent" in which he relates
how he became the British Consul-
General in Moscow at 27 and how
Lloyd George appointed him to head
the British Mission to Soviet Russia
which attempted to keep Russia in
the war on the side of the' Allies.
Since 1929 Lockhart has written a
daily column for the Evening Stan-
dard called "A Londoner's Diary."
Lord Joseph Strabolgi, distin-
guished British statesman and
economist, will speak on "The Pa-
cific Situation" on Feb. 16. Tenth
Lord of a title created in 1318, six
times elected Membersfrom Hull,
Yorkshire, to the House of Cm-
mons where he sat continuously from
1919 to 1931, vice-president of the
British Legion, Chief :Whip and
Deputy-Leader of the Opposition in
the House of Lords, and member of
the Council of the League of Nations
Union, Lord Strabolgi as Comman-
der Kenworthy of the Royal Navy,
was not only one of Britain's active
naval commanders but was a grea-
naval expert.
Capt. Knight To Speak
Capt. C.W.R. Knight will speak
Feb. 28 on "The Leopard of the Air."
The talk which will be accompaied
by motion pictures, the record of the
National Geographic Society South
African Expedition of 1937-38, is on
the crowned hawk eagle, most' fero-
cious of the African eagles. "Corona-
tion," Captain Knight's live crowned
eagle, is an integral part of the en-

Schools, Colleges And
Proper Abbreviations
College of Literature, Science
and the Arts-Numerals alone.
College of Engineering-E a
Law School-L,
Medical School-M
College of Architecture-A
College of Pharmacy-P
School of Dentistry-D
Graduate School-Grad.
Special Students-Spec.
School of Music-SM
School of Education-Ed
School of Business Administra-
School of Nursing-SN.

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University Ave. is Hill Auditorium.
This is the .center for many of the
leading events of the University in-
cluding the annual May Festival,
Choral Union Concerts and Oratorical
Association Lectures. In back of Hill
Auditorium and not shown on the
map is the Burton Memorial Tower,
location of the Baird Carillon. Facing
Ingalls St., which is now the new
Mall, 'the tower offers practice rooms
for School of Music students and
carillon recitals which until recent-
ly were performed by Wilmot Pratt.
At the end of the Mall on Washing-
ton St. is the site of the new Horace
H. Rackham School of Graduate
Studies. The building covers in addi-I
tion to the space shown on the map
the next block west. One of the finest
buildings in the country, it contains
lecture halls, reading, study, discus-
sion and conference rooms, together
with facilities for research groups
and other graduate organizations.
South of the new graduate school
and to the east of the MaIl is the
Michigan League, center of women's
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Iiots, Football, Concerts, Lectures, Drama, Big Apple,
Helped Lend Spice To Life At Michigan Last Year

Sept. 21. Orientation Week be-
gins. Two thousand freshmen largest
class in University history, begin ac-
tivities by consultations with advis-
Sept. 25. Rushing period for fra-
ternities and sororities begins; to
continue until Oct. 7.
Sept. 28. W.A.A. fall sports pro-
gram begins. Women's hockey team
plays lawyers.
Sept. 29. Dean Alice Lloyd opens
Orientation lecture series with speech
on "College Conduct."
Oct. . Pep meeting held in Hill
Auditorium touches off pre-football
game riot resulting in unestimated
damage to Michigan Theatre, in-
jury to a policeman and snarled traf-
fic in the area for four hours. Tear
gas is unable to disperse the mob of


gineering, and the Board of Regents
appoints Prof. Henry C. Anderson
as the new dean. Prof. Bennett
Weaver of the English department'
gives orientation lecture to freshmen]
women on "A Primer in Culture."
Oct. 7. Dr. Edward J. Dent, pro-
fessor of music at Cambridge Univer-
sity, opens the University lecture
series with a talk on "The History of
the Fugue."
Oct. 8. President Ruthven takes
part in the inauguration ,of Cornell
president. One-hundred and twenty-
five Varsity Band members leave fort
the Michigan-Northwestern football
game at Evanston, Ill.
Oct. 9. Northwestern defeats
Michigan eleven, 7-0. Panorama, the
new campus semi-monthly picturej

mor magazine, makes its first ap-
pearance of the school year a day
late with photographs of seven rep-
resentative women gracing its pages.
Phi Delts win Interfraternity track
Oct. 16. Minnesota smothers Wol-
verines 39-6 to take the Brown Jug.
Oct. 18. "The Michigan Univer-
sity of the Air" under the supervision
of Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of
broadcasting service here, inaugu-
rates its 13th season on the air with
Dr. Joseph E. Maddy conducting a
class in elementary singing.
Oct. 22. President Ruthven breaks
up freshman-sophomore battle in
early morning hours. Freshmen
vaunt victory in revival of Black Fri-
day games. Annual Union Formal
features Rnh Steinle and his Melndv

Varsity reserves a 13-7 drubbing.
Over 815 women attend the annual
Panhellenic Banquet at the League.
Elizabeth MacDonald Osborne, per-
sonality expert, is guest speaker.
Oct. 26. Varsity Night, second an-
nual show sponsored by the Univer-
sity band, to make money for out-
of-town trips, features program of 14
acts, interspersed by band novelties.
Jean Smith, '40, named genera?
chairman of the Soph Cabaret to be
held Dec. 3 and 4.
Oct. 27. Rachmaninoff, distin-
guished Russian pianist, opens Chor-
al Union series. Prof. Gail E. Dens-
more of the speech department,
brings his class in the pronunciation
and derivation of words to the micro-
phone over station WJR.
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