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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHI(GAN DAILY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1940

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Prof. LaRue Describes Nature
Of Expedition Tio Bolivian Wilds

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By EMILE GELE
Before setting sail Sept. 27 for the
jungles of Bolivia, Prof. Carl D. La-
Rue of the botany department dis-
patched a special message to The
Daily explaining his commission to4
represent the Department of Agricul-
ture in an expedition for rubber re-c
search vital to American defenseI
plans.
"My mission is to act as chief of
the fourth party sent out by the De-
partment of Agriculture since July 1
when money was appropriated by
Congress for a study of methods of3
establishing a plantation rubber in-
dustry in the Western Hemisphere,"I
Professor LaRue explained.t
Professor LaRue will be joined at
Panama by Dr. Karl Butler, a plantk
disease expert, and they will proceedt
to La Paz, Bolivia by way of Arica,1
Chile. At La Paz Bolivian agricul-,
turists and accessory aides will be
added to the expedition.}
Widely recognized as an authority
on rubber, Professor La Rue has de-
voted much time to extensive study
of "black" rubber which he believes
to be superior to any rubber now in
cultivation.
Black rubber is finer in yield and
quantity to the white rubber now
cultivated in the Far East, but has
never been tried out in plantations.
The general purpose of the present
expedition is to make a special at-

tempt to bring black rubber into cul-
tivation.
Professor LaRue expressed three
specific purposes of the expedition:
first, to explore the rubber country
with a view to determine the amount
of wild rubbersupplies and land
suitable for cultivation; second, to
collect seeds, seedlings, and bud wood
for propagation in Bolivia and the
experimental stations of Central and
South America.'
The third purpose will be the selec-
tion of a site for an experimental
station and the negotiation of ar-
rangements for establishing of such
a station with the cooperation of the
Bolivian government which has pro-
mised all possible aid to the expedi-
tion.
Since 1920 Professor LaRue has
been a member of the botany depart-
ment and has conducted research on
plant regeneration and tissue culture,
and plant growth hormones.
"The expedition will drop from the
heights of the Andes to the low trop-
cal regions to the east which are
'ot much above sea level in spite of
hei' great distance inland," Pro-
essor LaRue declared. "This region
s the native home of the finest wild
ubber in the world."
"Travel in these regions is slow
nd full of annoyances: heat, hu-
nidity, sand flies, chiggers, ticks and
aosquitos," he noted, "but not re-
arded as especially dangerous by
xperienced tropical travelers."

'Detroit Town I
Haill To Open
Schiaparelli Will Address
First Series Meeting
First in a series of speakers to be
presented by the Detroit Town Hall
will be Elsa Schiaparelli, European
couturier, who will speak at the Fish-
er Theatre, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.
16, on "Clothes Make the Woman."
A subsequent lecturerhwill be Or-
son Welles, actor and director, to ap-
pear Nov. 6. He will discuss "The
New Actor." Pierre Van Paassen,
author of "Days of Our Years" will
speak on "The Crisis in Western
Civilization" Oct. 23. Some of the
other speakers will be McClelland
Barclay, Ericka Mann, Gene Tun-
ney, William Lyon Phelps and Leland
Stowe.
Finnish Society
To Hold Meeting
Suomi, student Finnish group on
campus, will hold their first meeting
of the semester 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the
International Center.
An informal program of social
dancing is planned according to the
president of the organization, Bill
Bielto, Grad. Other officers are Ken
Repola, '43, vice-president and Aini
M. Kantala, 43,' secretary-treasurer.
Mrs. ,Belin To Speak
. Before Women's Club
The Democratic Women's Club of
Washtenaw County will sponsor a
talk by Mrs. Elizabeth Belin on the
subject "How the Tax Dollar Is
Spent" 8 p.m. Friday at the Mary
Henderson Room in the League. Mrs.
Belin is vice-chairman of the state
central committee of the party.
Russell To Harvard Post
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 2.-()
-Bertrand Russell, English nhilos-
opher whose views on social rela-
tionships cost him an oppointnent
at the City College of New York, be-
gan teaching mathematical logic at
Harvard University.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS

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NEWS V e

This is one of the first pictures to reach America showing ex-King
Carol of Rumania with Magda Lupescu since Carol abdicated under
pressure from the Axis powers. The couple is shown leaving the hotel
at Sitges, Spain, where they were reported to have stayed as they await-
ed permission to enter Portugal after the flight from Bucharest.

Marshall's ,Daiy
231 So. State Phone 5933
Prices Effective only Thursday, October 3, 1940

Pint
RUBBING
ALCOHOL
9c
"Save at Marshall'"

Pint
MINERAL OIL
"Lowest Possible Prices
at Marshall's"

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When Maxie Baer (above) flattened Pat Comiskey, 7 to 5 favorite
in 2:39 of Round One at Jersey City, he broke a lot of Irish hearts, col-
lected some $30,000 and put Maximilian Adelbert Baer back in the
fight picture.

All smiles is Mrs. Bertha Welter,
of Elkhart, nd., for she was re-
elected president of the World War
Nurses during the national Amer-
ican Legion Convention. Group
discussed the old war, guards
against a new one.

His sympathy for Nazis brought
reward to Vidkun Q'isling, a Nor-
wegian. He's been designated sole
political leader of German-domin-
ated and ocupied Norway.

The Books that were out
are now completely restocked.
New Shipments Daily.
NEW and USED

Detroit police charged Doris M.
Laroue (above) with disorderly
conduct and quoted her as admit-
ting she threw a waste basket from
a hotel window, fracturing the
skull of Betty Wilson, 19, one of
the crowd gathered to welcome
Wendell Willkie.

For All Colleges

Back in 1865 that breech-loading Springfield .50 caliber pistol made a name for itself in the field of
war, but the .45 caliber Colt below has a superior reputation for efficiency-in death. The automatic is the
latest type gun used by the U.S. Army. Both are on exhibition at the small arms museum in Springfield.
Massachusetts.

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ALL
STUDENT
SUPPLIES

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Col. Carl Spaatz, of Boyertown,
Pa., was a member of a U.S. mili-
tary mission lately returned front
Britain. He's chief of the plans
division of army air corps.

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