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Mandel Expedition off for Guatemala

A zoological expedition sponsored by Leon Man-dell II, general manager of Mandel Bros. department store, to make extensive collections of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of Guatemala for the Field Museum of Natural History, is sailing from New Orleans aboard the steamship Tivives for Puerto Barrios. The official name of the expedition is the Leon Mandel Guatemala Expedition of the Field Museum.

A few weeks hence, after the party of scientists has completed preliminary reconnoitering and established definite camps, Mr. Mandel is expected to join the expedition for a few weeks’ vacation. This is the second expedition in which Mr. Mandel has participated personally as a collector. In 1932, he organized and led the Mandel-Field Museum zoological expedition to Venezuela, which was conducted aboard his yacht, Buccaneer, making a long sea voyage and penetrating the innermost navigable reaches of the Orinoco River.

Karl P. Schmidt, assistant curator in charge of reptiles at the museum, is the leader of the party. He will be accompanied by three scientists. The expedition will remain in Guatemala for six months, surveying various regions of the country, which is remarkable for its diversification of climate and altotude.