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TIE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, MARCh . 194w

LETTER BARES ALL:

Czech Student Exposes
Soviet Balkan Technique

Before the Iron , Curtain
slammed down on tiny Czecho-
slovakia, a former student in the
United States mailed a letter to
a friend at the University of Cali-
fornia, revealing the process by
which the recent Soviet Czech
coup was accomplished.
The letter, copyrighted and
published by The Daily Califor-
nian, C student newspaper, was
written by George Kyncl, who left
for his homeland in August. The
date on the letter is Feb. 21.
"It may be that things have
deteriorated to such an extent
that others shall read this before
it gets into your hands. In that
case, I wish them interesting read-
ing...
"The National Front broke up
Campus
Calendar
YPCM-Lecture, "Political Ar-
rests for Deportation." 7:30 p.m.,
Union.
Health and Sanitation Films-
4:15 p.m., Kellogg Auditorium.
Psychology Colloquium - "Psy-
chotherapy with Children," 4:15
p.m., Natural Science Auditorium.
Ensan Meeting-Editorial try-
out staff, 4:15 p.m.
Expectant Mothers Lecture -
"Hygiene of Pregnancy," 2:30 and
7:30 p.m, Wed., Child Malth
Bldg.
Michigan Theatre -- "Captain
from Castile," 1, 3:31, 6:09 and
8:45 p.m.
State Theatre-"Ride the Pink
Horse," 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Switzerland, movie and lecture
-7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre.
Job Opportunities
To Be Disclosed
Representatives of the W.M.C .A.
the Atlantic Refining Company
and the F.B.I. will outline job op-
portunities for college graduates
in their respective organizations
at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
The representatives wi give
specific information to students
about the personnel needs and
policies of their concerns and
will answer questions from stu-
dents attending
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several days ago over discussions
of Communist infiltration into the
police force, but that was only one
of the many questions which have
arisen in the bitter disputes . .
"URO, the leading labor union,
called a protest meeting for Sun-
day to protest against the parlia-
ment's failure to pass some sort
of workmen's compensation bill.
They accused the Communists of
stalling on the road to socialism
and were demanding faster ac-
tio
"The Communists decided that
it was time for a public demon-
stration. Using Adolf's old tech-
nique, they hatched up a story
about a proposedreactionary rev-
olution. At quarter to ten I left
my room for Old Town Square in
Prague, to hear Prime Minister
Gottwald speak ...
"The sun was shining through
a hazy sky. Cold air nipped at
one's fingers andcears. I watched
patches of ice merge together on
the slowly flowing Vitava ...
"When I reached the square, the
place was already packed with a
crowd of some 30,000 and Gott-
wald had alreadybegun his act,
Gottwald would do well in Holly-
wood. This morning he gave an
imitation of Mussolini that was
every bit as good as Chaplin's
imitation of Hitler in 'The Great
Dictator.'
He spoke from a "red banner-
lined balcony across from the
wreckage of the Old Town Hall.
The entire square was lined with
Czech and Russian flags. While
Gottwald was going through the
act, the Communist cheering sec-
tion would intcrrupt him at ap-
propriate times with the rhythmic
chant of "Long Live Gottwald."
"As the chant would be Ataken
up by the rest of the crowd, fists
would be pumped up into the air
in the Communist salute-the sign
for work. With such words as
'Brother Russians,' 'Stalin,' 'Rus-
sian Liberators,' 'Foreign Reac-
tionaries,' 'Imperialists.'
"As I left the meeting, music
started blaring forth from the
loudspeakers, and the people
nudged their neighbors into taking
off their hats. Thinking at first
that it was ',Where Is My Home,'
the Czech anthem, I took off my
beret. It was a Communist hymn
-I put my beret back on my head
and walked away."

The
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forced landing neari' ittsfieldVil-
lage Sunday and narrowly missed
a water tower. according to Anni
Arbor police.
Swapping cars is the new sport
of Ann Arborites.
Miss Joan Friederichs, of St.
Clair, Mich., involuntarily lost her
1946 sedan and gained a 1947 se-
dan of the same make, which be-
longed to Patrick Hartley, of
Owosso. Miss Friederichs took the
car she received in the trade to
the police and soon an apologetic
Mr. Hartley arrived.
Now it's "To Each His Own,"
Ninety accidents occurred in the
Washtenaw County area during
the month of February, according
to Sheriff's officers.
Comparison with last year's to-
tals show an increase of 11 mis-
haps for the month. Property
damage accidents amounted to 66;
nine over 1947. Personal injury
accidents hit 23 or one better than
last year.
Fatalities remained steady. One
in February, 1,948, and one in Feb-
ruary, 1947. The number of cars
involved in accidents increased
from 148 to 161.

Daily-Fitzgerald.
LEADERS OF THE SYMPHONIC SWING ORGANIZATION-
Starting a new group on campus to promote modern music, the
originators of the orchestra look over a newly-submitted score.
They are, from left to right, Morton Ross, '48SM, chairman, Prof.
Russell Howland, faculty advisor and Rob Roberts, '48SM, sec-
retary.
TIN PAN ALLEY GOAL:
'U' Students Organize New
Symphonic Swing Orchestra

eDido and Aeneas' Features
A mateur Student Dance Group

Cupids, witches, anu sailors -
in facet. more than half the cast
of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" -
will dance during the week's per-i
formances, according to Dr. Ju-j
aia de Laban, choreographer for
the opera.
Students of the music and
speech departments. some of whom
are members of the Modern Dance
and Ballet clubs, participate in
the dancing. The opera is part
of a double bill which will open
Wednesday.
"A good majority of them have
never danced before," Dr. Laban
commented. "They have discov-
ered so many things that they
have missed by not knowing the
language of movement before this
time."
Since "Dido and Aeneas" was
one of the first English operas,
the style of production is similar
to that of the English court mas-
ques. The dances are adapted' to'
the period. One of the strongest
influences at that time was the
contrast of the stately court dan-
ces of the aristocracy and the
"lower" atmosphere, which is typ-
ified by witches, sailors and furies.
In "Dido and Aeneas" the first
scene shows a gay court atmos-
phere, with three cupids, nine
ladies and two gentlemen dancing
a 'lively measure."
Then the scene switches to
the mystic, dramatic underworld
where some 20 witches, furies and
spirits conjure up An ominous
and mischievous plot. These low-

er charact ers wvere performed sokle-
ly by professional actors and dan-
cers in the old masques.
Four sailors appear on the scene
of plotting and dance a hilarious
hornpipe. They attract the at-
tention of the witches, who finally
carry the sailors off with them.
Dr. Laban noted that the re-
hearsals have not only been an
experience for the dancers; but
confessed also that she has en-
joyed the last weeks of work tre-
mendously.
Radio Enthusiasts
OMU CW01111
BeciiiNew Gmid
Approximately 100 radio-mind-
ed students, faculty members and
townspeople turned out Sunday
night for the first meeting of a
new Radio Guild.
Guild writing projects are al-
ready underway, and during the
next two weeks auditions will be
held for potential actors.
Students who were unable to
attend Sunday night's meeting
may contact E. G. Burrows of the
Broadcasting Service for further
details.
Band Goes to Ohio
The University Concert Band
will leave at 4 p.m. today for
Sylvania, Ohio, where they will
present the second concert in their
spring schedule.

Texan College
Will Sponsor
ForeigtStid41v
The University of IIouston u-
ternational Study Center will
sponsor study groups in Mexico,
Guatemala and Cuba this sum-
mer, acco'ding to Dr. Joseph S.
Werlin, director of the center.
The study centers. meeting for
the third time this summer, are
designed to acquaint the student,
with social, cultural, and histori-
cal aspects of Latin American
countries. In addition to classes,
field trips, sight seeing tours and
recreational activities are includ-
ed in an all expense plan which,
however, does not cover tuition.
Students enrolled in the Cuba
center will leave Houston, Tex. on.
June 7 and return in the middle
of July. To enable students to at,-
tend both sessions, the Moxico-
Guatemala center commences July
19 and continues until August 23.
Elementary and advanced Span-
ish and "Contemporary Civiliza-
tion of Cuba" will be offered at
the Cuba center. Courses at the
Mexico-Guatemala center include
"Contemporary Civ'ilization of
Guatemala" and "Contemporary
Problems of Mexico."
Further information may be ob-
tained by contacting Dr. Werlin
at the University of Houston, 3801
St. Bernard Street, Houston, Tex.

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It's a long way from Morris Hall
and a Bach chorale to Tin Pan
4lley, but a group of musically-
inclined University students seem
to be taking it in stride.
.A few months ago, under the
leadership of Mort Ross, and Paul
Hryan, they got together and
formed the Symphonic Swing Or -
chestra, which is now serving as
an extra-curricular "laboratory
workshop."
Handicaps
Now, despite tremendous handi-
caps in arranging time for re-
hearsals, the group is directing its
efforts toward their first campus
concert which they hope to pre-
sent later this spring in Hill Audi-
torium..
Already the repertoire runs the
gamut from original compositions
to "Rhapsody in Blue," including
original arrangements of popular
dance music. Orchestration of the
group is similar to that of Fred
Waring and Andre Kostelane-z.
At the present time the orches-
tra is practicing four original
compositions: "Mood" and "Opus
No. 2" by Joshua Dilley, an over-I

ture by Bob Roberts and a com-
position that refuses to be cate-
gorized by Al Chase, local band-
leader.
Original Compositions
Probably their most ambitious
undertaking, however, is the new
"Concerto for Reed Doubles" by
Thomas J. Filas which recently
won a contest sponsored by Paul
Whiteman. He was looking for
a .work "to demonstrate the ver-
satility. of the modern radio in-
strumentalist." The concerto,
which features a soloist on alto
saxophone, bass clarinet and clar-
inet, has been loaned to the Uni-
versity group for their spring con-
cert.
According to Ross, who heads
the Symphonic Swing Orchestra,
the project is expected to serve the
three-fold purpose of providing:
(1) A performing medium for
original arrangements and com-
positions written as modern radio
music;
(2) An opportunity for instru-
mentalists to gain experience
playing this type of music;
(3) Broadening experience for
student conductors.

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still available, at the offices of
the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower,
Exhibitions
Museum of Art, Alumni Memo-
rial Hall: THE PAINTER LOOKS
AT PEOPLE and JOHN BROWN
SERIES, JACOB LAWRENCE;
March 9-28. Tuesdays through
Saturdays 10-12 and 2-5; Wednes-
day evenings 7-9; Sundays 2-5.
The public is cordially invited.
Events Today
Radio Program:
5:45-6 p.m., WPAG, The German
Series-Prof. Otto Graf and Dr.
Kurt Berg.
Films on Health and Sanitation:
4:15 p.m., Kellogg Auditorium:
"CLEAN WATERS" (color), "HOW
TO EAT," "IMMUNIZATION,"
"THE MOSQUITO." Sponsored by.
the Audio-Visual Education Cen-
ter.
Mathematics Club: 8 p.m., West
Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Dr. Norman A. Wiegmann will
speak on Normal Matrices and Re-
lated Properties.
Eta Kappa Nu: 7:30 p.m., Mich-
igan Union. See board for room
number.

Sphinx Club: 7:30 p.m., Rm. 321,
Michigan Union.
Quarterdeck Society: 7:15 p.m.,
Rm. 336, W. Engineering Bldg.
Movie: "Great Cargo Ships"
(color).
Sigma Rho Tau, Engineering
Stump Speakers' Society: Second
training night, 7:15 p.m., Michi-
gan Union. Circle training, start
at 8 p.m.
U. of M. Flying Club: Open
board meeting, 1042 E. Engineer-
ing Bldg., 7:30 p.m.
YPCM: Michigan Union, 7:30
p.m. Guest speaker: Mr. J. Mc-
Croskey, President Lawyers Guild.
Subject: "Deportation Arrests."
Intercollegiate Zionist Federa-
tion of America: 8 p.m., Hillel
Foundation. Mr. Harold Milinsky,
Labor Zionist of Detroit, will speak
on "Histadrut - Palestine Labor
Organization." All welcome.
Michigan Dames: 8 p.m., Rack-
ham Assembly Hall. The Lyra
Male Chorus, directed by Charles
Taylor and accompanied by Mrs.
Irene Boyce, will sing.
Faculty Women's Club: Play
Reading Section, 1:45 p.m., Mary
B. Henderson Room, Michigan
League.
Coming Events
Two Operas, "Dido and Aeneas,"

by Henry Purcell, and "The Tele-
phone," by Gian-Carlo Menotti.
will be presented by the Depart-
ment of Speech and the School
of Music on Wednesday through
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday
Matinee at 2:30 p.m., Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. A special rate
for students will be granted for the
Wednesday and Thursday evening
and Saturday matinee perform-
ances. Tickets on sale at the thea-
tre box office today from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m., and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. balance
of week.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: Wed.,
March 10, 12 noon, Rm. 3056 N.S.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
Business Fraternity, invites all
students in the School of Business
Administration to attend a lecture
by Mr. George W. Troost, Comp-
troller, Chrysler, Corp., on the
subject, "Careers in Industrial Ac-
counting." Open discussion after
lecture, 8 p.m., Wed., March 8,
Rm. 323, Michigan Union.
Square Dancing Class, spon-
sored by the Graduate Outing
Club: 8 p.m., Lounge, Women's
Athletic Bldg., Wed., March 10.
Small fee. Everyone welcome.
Outlines 'of Jewish Iistory:
Rabbi Herschel Lymon will hold
his weekly study class on the Out-
lines of Jewish History at 4 p.m.,
Wed., March 10, B'nai B'rith Hil-
lel Foundation. All students in-
vited.
Italian Language Conversation
Group: Coffee hour, Michigan
League Cafeteria, 2-4:30 p.m.,
Wed., March 10.

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U. of M. Polonia Club:
annual student-faculty tea,
International Center.

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