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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1949

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SYMPHONIC SIDELIGHTS:
Tin Pan Alley Rehashes,
Revives Russian Music

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By JOHN MORRIS
If you want to get your music
on the hit parade, you'd do well to
be born a Russian.
Lyric writers have mooned over
so many of Tchaikovsky's melo-
dies, finding salable tunes in such
profusion, that there is hardly a
'Spanish Play
To Be Given
"Nuestra Natacha" by Alejan-
dro Casona will have its initial
performance in the United States
on May 4-5 at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, under the auspices of La
Sociedad Hispanica.
Called by one critic "the great-
est success in the Spanish theatre
in years," the play deals with
the new student generation in
Spain. Natacha, the heroine is in-
tended to portray the sacrifie
which the youth of Spain must
make if it hopes to be useful to
its country.
A social drama, the play is cast
with members of La Sociedad His-
panica, and is under the direction
of Anthony Pasquariello of the
Spanish department.
Strange Aircraft
FRANKFURT, Germany, April
26-(P)--American troops in Ger-
many have been ordered to report
it immediately if they see any
"unconventional aircraft" - like
the "flying discs" which alarmed
the U.S. a few months ago.
Army officers said, however, the
orders were routine instructions
from the Army Department for all
troops at home and abroad.
"No flying discs or anything
like them have been reported over
here and we have no reason to
expect any," one officer said.

Tchaikovsky symphony or over-
ture that does not have half a
dozen Junes, moons, loves and
doves written into it.
Popular Prokofieff
Sergei Prokofieff, young Soviet
composer, outsellls Mozart with
his "Peter and the Wolf," which
can also be found in several , uke-
box arrangements.
When Leon Fleischer plays
Rachmaninoff's Second Piano
Concerto at the May Festival con-
cert Sunday afternoon, juke box
addicts will recognize another fa-
vorite from Tin-Pan Alley lyri-
cists.
Notable exception to Russian
infiltartion into the juke-box re-
gime was Chopin, Polish pianist,
whose Polonaise went the rounds
three years ago.
Latest in the long line of "skis"
and "vitches" to hit the juke box
is Aram Khachaturian, young So-
viet composer, whose "Saber
Dance" is outselling a good bit of
local talent.
The Dance is one from Khacha-
turnan's "Gayne" ballet, which
will close the third May Festival
concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Revamped Versions
Many of the popularized ver-
sions of the piece are substantially
the same as the concert arrange-
ment, but many arrangers prefer
a 4/4 time rather than the orig-
inal 3/4 arrangement. With the
"Saber Dance" it doesn't make
much difference.
Khachaturian was awarded the
1942 Stalin Prize for his 'Gayne,"
which pictures life on a Soviet
farm on the eve of the war. The
concert Saturday will include
four movements: Saber Dance,
Dance of the Rose Maidens, Lul-
laby, and Lezgenka.
Khachaturian's "Saber Dance"
was not mentioned in the recent
report on anti-democratic and
formalistic trends in Soviet music.

Campus
calendar
Quarterdeck Society-Meeting.
7:30 p.m. today, Rm. 336, West
Engineering Building.
International Center, Phi Iota
Alpha-Prof. Juan D. Curet"Puer-
to Rico: An Unsolved Problem,"
8 p.m. today, Rackham Amphi-
theatre.
Anthropology Club -- Meeting,
Dr. Clark Hopkins, "Excavations
in Near East," 8 p.m. today, Sem-
inar Room, Museums Building.
League-sponsored candy booths
-Managers meeting, 4 p.m. today
Garden Room, League.
Young Democrats - Meeting,
7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Rm. 302, Un-
ion. ,
Expectant Mothers Class -
Meeting, Adelia Beeuwkes, "Nu-
trition," 7:30 p.m. tomorrow,
Child Health Building.
ROTC Cadets
Initiated Here
Formal installation of Com-
pany H-1, Pershing Rifles, was
made at the ROTC range last
week by officers of the First Reg-
iment Pershing Rifles, with head-
quarters at Ohio State University,
Columbus, O.
Cadets initiated were William
Albrecht, Captain; Louis Dehm-
low, 1st Lieut.; Carl Aichele, Rich-
ard Arthur, Walter Barron,
Charles Boradhead, Euthymius
Cocoves, James Degnan, William
Fujitsubo, John Hughes, Donald
Hayden, Michael Johnson, Frank
Kunz, Donald Nelson, William
Powell, Raymond Roof, Chester
Szemborski, John Spindler and
William Zabrosky.
Major William F1 Johnston,
faculty adviser, was made an hon-
orary member of Pershing Rifles.
The organization is a National
Honorary Military Society with
the purpose of encouraging, pre-
serving and developing the highest
ideals of the military profession.

MINUTAE-Artist E. A. Siefert, 513 Williams, points out the fine
detail of one of his hundreds of pen-and-ink drawings. This is
the St. Paul's Church in Aurora, Illinois, which Siefert last saw
years ago. Yet he recalls all the exact details and put them
on his board with geometric precision.
DANCES A JIG :
Elderly German Masseur
Makes Magic with Pen, Ink

Union Opera
Seeks Student
Songvriters
Meeting Tomorrow
Will Describe Script
The wrappings will be taken off
the 1948 Michigan Union Opera
at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow when a
meeting for all students interest-
ed in writing songs, lyrics or ar-
rangements will be held in the
journalism newsroom in Haven
Hall.
The writer of the script which
has finally been judged best of
those submitted will be revealed
at the meeting. He'll be on hand
to describe his "baby," to the
music writers, according to Dave
Leyshon, chairman of the Union
Opera Committee.
Distribute Script
"Mimeographed scripts will also
be handed out to prospective
songwriters," he said. "We are
most anxious that all students,
women as well as men, who are
interested in any phase of writing
or arranging music come to the
meeting and get the low-down on
what we think is going to be a
great show."
The Committee hopes to pro-
duce the 1948 Union Opera the
first or second week of next De-
cember. Plans for the revival of
one of the University's most col-
orful traditions have been under-
way for over a year, and the com-
pletion of the script marks the
end of a script contest begun last
June.
Composers Needed
Originally, eight scripts were
submitted to the Judges, Prof.
Donald Haines, Prof. Kenneth
Rowe and Prof. Harry Allen. The
two best were picked and since
Christmas a committee has
worked steadily to improve them
for the final judging.
"The script is done, production
plans are being laid, and we now
need the composer's touch to add
the all-important music," Leyshon
saia.
MUSICAL
SUPPLIES
REEDS -- STRINGS
We carry VAN DORN REEDS
Complete
Musical Repair
PAUL'S
MUSICAL REPAIR
209 E. Washington Ph. 8132

By MARY STYEIN
"Jack Hunt Defender of Right
and Liberty" and "The Tuesday
Night Comedy Hour" will take to
the Angell Hall airwaves today as
speech students get their "Opera-
tion 4006" underway.
Armchair listeners down in Rm.
25 and studio audiences up on the
fourth floor can get in on Station
WMDS' (call letters for Michigan
Department of Speech) programs
from 7 to 10 p.m. today and to-
morrow.
Condensed Broadcasts
200 speech students in 10 classes
will participate in the experiment,
which will include condensed ver-
sions of all the kinds of broad-
casts actual radio stations carry.
The shows include dramas, like
"The Wolverine Theatre," comedy
show 7 like "The Tuesday Night
Comedy Hour" at 9:16 p.m. to-
day, audience participation pro-
grams like "Whodunnit," sched-
uled for 8:36 p.m. tomorrow. Va-
(i..Ivy-lMhiiier Plant
rlo Be Discusse("
Pushing for eventual adoption
of the city-manager type of gov-
ernment, the Citizens Committee
for Charter Revision will present
two speakers on the manager plan,
at 8 p.m. tomorrow, in the Coun-
cil Chamber, City Hall.
George Bean, Pontiac city man-
ager since 1945, and Charles
Gooding, who led Junior Chamber
of Commerce support for the
change in Ypsilanti (adopted in
1946), will be the speakers.
The first boost for the Revision
Committee came from the local
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
and the League of Women Voters.
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riety shows will include "Under
the Big Top" and "Batters Up,"
patterned after actual network
broadcasts.
Soap operas, of course-"Bev-
erly Dallas" and "A Woman's
Heart" are among the tear-jerk-
ers scheduled to be enacted, as
well as "Jack Hunt" md "The Ad-
ventures of Steve Ryvan." bott
children's adventure serials.
Students report an advantage
in writing for "Operation 4006"-
they can leave Jack Hunt, for ex-
ample, on the verge of certain ruin
without having to get him out of
the scrape in the next chapter.
There just isn't any next chap-
ter.
All-student Programs
The classes have written, di-
rected, acted and announced, edit-
ed the scripts, done in fact all the
work for the shows. Garnet R.
Garrison, T. C. Battin. Prof. Hugh
Norton, and Wmi. Stegath, who
teach the classes are staying far
behind the scenes.
Reason for odd program times-
like 8:36 and 9:16-is that the
students are packing a full day of
continuous broadcasting into the
three hours each night-with the
result that programs must be cut
to about a third of normal runing
time.
The two-day experiment is the
second that the speecn depart-
ment has undertaken. First phase
of the "Operation" was last se-
mester.

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WMDS To Go On Airwaves
NVitha Operation 4006" Today

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

By CRAIG WILSON
There is an elderly man living
on Williams Street who still has
trouble with the English language
but can make a pen and a bottle
of ink dance a jig.
He is E. A. Siefert, 513 Williams,
masseur by profession, who sud-
denly acquired an urge to create
10 years ago. Now his little home
is alive with gigantic pen-and-
ink drawings of practically all the
large public buildings and man-
sions he has seen during his life.
Detailed Drawings
When a Daily reporter arrived
he was ink-well deep in a huge
drawing of the "Villa Bergen;"
a large country-house in West-
phalia, Germany. Each little de-
tail, the number of pickets in
the fence, the shape of the lan-
terns and window frames-every-
Co-Op Headquarters
Wfill Move to Campus .
General headquarters for the
Midwest Federation of Campus
Co-ops will be moved to the Uni-
versity campus, according to a
decision reached at an East Lan-
sing conference this week-end.
Twelve students from co-ops
here attended the conference, at
which campuses throughout the
Great Lakes region were repre-
sented.
Many of the outstanding events
of United States history have be-
gun in April, says the World Book
Encyclopedia. Of the seven ma-
jor United States military con-
flicts, five can be traced to April.
The exceptions are the War of
1812 and World War II.

thing was there. But Siefert, who
came to America March 3, 1914,
hadn't seen the place for thirty
years!
It all began a long time ago.
Siefert once sat down at his little
table and drew a straight line
half-way down a sheet of white
paper. Then he put an oblong box
around it, then another one, until
the page was a mass of oblong
boxes climbing like a pyramid to
the center.
Squares and Circles
A few days later: more urge.
This time little squares with
circles in them. Soon he was de-
vising strange, intricate designs
reminiscent of a waffle grid su-
perimposed on a mosaic.
When houses took his fancy, he
applied geometrical style and
bought a couple of shelves of inks.
(A dozen crept into the picture
above.) Now he spends most of
his spare time recalling all the
brickwork and masonry that ever
came to his gaze and interpret-
ing it with architecturally-exact
drawings to hang up or give to hi,
f riends.
"Just a hobby," he says, "Artists
starve!"

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Michigan Crib: Business meet-
ing 7:30 p.m., Room 229, Angell
Hall. Matters pertaining to mem-
bership, future programs, and
election of officers will be dis-
cussed.
Quarteideck Society: Business
meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 336, Ws
Engineering Bldg. Discussion of
banquet and picnic plans.
AVC, University Chapter: Ex-
ecutive Committee meeting, 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union.
.Z.F.A.: 8 p.m. Nomination of of-
ficers for next term. Talk on Cha-
lutzim. Also "Day in Dagania"
(color film). Song and Dance
group at 7:30 p.m. All welcome.
Christian Science Organization:
7:30 p.m., Upper Room, Lane Hall.
Coming Events
American Society of Mechanical
Engine rs: 7:30 p.m., Wed., April
28, Natural Science Auditorium.
Speaker: Mr. R. C. Sollenberger,
executive secretary of the Con-
veyor Equipment Manufacturers
Association, Washington, D.C. The
talk will be supplemented with a
film especially prepared for un-
dergraduate engineers.
Delta Sigma Pi: Profressional
Business Fraternity will present
to students of the School of Busi-
ness Administration, a "job panel"
consisting of Prof. Paton on Ac-
counting, Prof. Blackett on Sta-
tistics, Prof. Riegal on Industrial
Relations, Prof. Gault on Retail
Selling, Prof. Phelps on Foreign
Trade, Prof. Waterman on Fi-
nance, and Prof. Rodkey on Bank-
ing, at 8 p.m., Wed., April 28.
Room 316, Michigan Union.
Phi Lambda Upsilon: Annual
Spring, Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Wed.,
April 28, Michigan Union.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: 12 noon
Wed., April 28, Room 3055, Nat-
ural Science Bldg. Messrs. Richard
Strong and Stewart Wallace will
Eye.
C atching
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speak on "A Recent Field Trip to
the Iron Ranges" (illustrated).
Graduate Education Club: 7:30
p.m., Wed., April 26, East Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Bldg. Chair-
man, Dean Edmonson.
Union Opera Music Committee:
Meeting, 7:15 p.m., Wed., April
28, Journalism News Room, sec-
ond floor, Haven Hall.
Scabbard and Blade: 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., April 28, Room 100, Military
Headquarters. All active members
are requested to attend. Film:
"Task Force Willawaw," concern-
ing recent operations and tests
conducted by the Army in the
Aleutians. Refreshments.

La Sociedad Hispanica will pre-
sent movies of Mexico (color and
sound), to be shown by Dr. New-
man and the Detroit Mexican
Consul at 8 p.m., Wed., April 28,
Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall,
Admission free.
Young Democrats: 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., April 28, Room 302, Michi-
gan Union. Discussion of plans for
registration campaign and discus-
sion of the coming state conven-
tion. New members invited.
Faculty Women's Club: Annual
luncheon, 12:45 p.m., Wed., April
28, Michigan Union Ballroom, fol-
lowed by annual meeting and elec-
tion of officers.

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