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27, 1949

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CHRISTMAS MUSIC:-
University Station Plans
Yuletide Entertainment

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Local radio listeners will find
'he air waves well filled with spe-
cial Christmas music all through-
out the month of December.
A complete program of Christ-
nas entertainment is being
planned by station, WUOM and
the University Broadcasting Serv-
One Act Plays
To Get Final
Performance
The final performance of the
speech department's second bill
of one-act plays will be given at
8 p.m. tonight in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
pen to the public at no cost,
t1 plays are staged and directed
by students in advanced theatre
classes.
* * *
THE FIRST PLAY on the bill is
"Love's Light Wings," an original
script by Evelyn Aronson. Direct-
ed by Arthur Prosper, the cast in-
cludes Margaret Paton, James
Reason, Pollee Thomson, Stan
Challis, Lilias Wagner and Jac-
queline Weber.
"Helena's Husband," directed
by Verne Weber, is the second
play on the bill. Included in the
cast are Marilyn Begole, Elaine
Lew, Nafe Katter, George Cre-
peau and Stowan Robertson.
The last two plays on the bill
will be the "Rising of the Moon,"
directed by Shirley Loeblich, and
"The Monkey's Paw," directed by
Laird Brooks.

ice will issue a special schedule
these programs to the public
no cost, beginning tomorrow.
* * *

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HEADING THE list of seasonal
works of the great masters to be
broadcast will be the traditional
performance of Handel's "Mes-
siah" at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec.
12.
At 8:39 p.m., Dec. 15,.the Men
and Women's Glee Club Concert,
under the direction of Marguer-
ite Hood and Philip Duey, will
be heard. Presenting a program
of special holiday music, the
Glee Clubs will sing several num-
bcrs separately, and merge for
a group of special arrangements.
Another outstanding musical
event of the holiday season will be
the University choir's special
Christmas program under the di-
rection of Maynard Klein; to be
broadcast at 8:30 p.m., 'Dec. ,16.
The premiere American perform-
ance of "Saint Nicolas," by the
young English composer, Benja-
min Britten, will be featured on
this program.
THROUGHOUT THE next few
weeks, the Classical Concert pro-
grams, heard over station WUOM-,
FM from 7 to 8 p.m. every day, will
present a series of Christmas mas-
terpiec'es. Featured in these broad-
casts will be Mozart's "Requiem,"
Schubert's "Ave Maria," the "Mass
in B Minor," by Bac, and a group
of Christmas Carols by the Rob-
ert Shaw Chorale.
On Dec. 7 and 14 a special
studio originated program fea-
turing a piano duet by Barbara
Holmquist and Estelle Titiev will
be, broadcast.
Copies of the program schedule
can be obtained by calling or
writing the University Broadcast-
ing Service.

By RALPH MATLAW
Someone once asked Arthur Nikisch whether he could tell which
of the Brahms symphoni'es he liked best. Nikisch replied that he al-
ways preferred whichever one he happened to be conducting. In
much the same way it is very hard to decide which of the Songs of
Auvergne one likes best, except that is is usually the one that is being
played. These songs, first issued about 17 years ago, have now been
reissued in an album (Columbia MM-758) after many years of zealous
urging on the part of devotees and of station WQXR in New York City.
Despite the age of these records there is only one side in six which
cannot equal current recordings. The settings for soprano and orches-
tra of these songs is by Jean-Marie Canteloube, the French composer
who based much of his music on songs of Provence, Auvergne and
Longuedoc. Madeleine Grey, to whom the songs are dedicated, is the
soloist and Elie Cohen conducts the orchestra.
PART OF the magnificence of this album can be attributed to the
settings and performance, though, of course, the main share is that
of the music itself. Canteloube's orchestrations set the spicy rhythms
and rich Auvergnat melodies against a picturesque, colorful back-
ground, and thereby enhance the power of the music. Madeleine Grey,
one of the most famous interpreters of Ravel (Vox Album 186-Trois
Chants Hebraiques et Chansons Medecasses), knows better than any-
one how to handle these songs, and sings them with a boldness and ap-
parent lack of restraint that would prove disastrous to a less com-
petent singer. The perfection of her performance lies not only in
superb musicianship, but in the simplicity and calculated daring of
her voice. Few singers would venture to sound so earthy, but Miss
Grey achieves through this artful simplicity the acme of singing style.
By means of such an approach the core of a song can be reached im-
mediately, and then communicated much more forcefully. The sing-
ing problem is similar to the one with which Alexander Kipnis copes
so well in his albums of Brahms' Deutsche Volkslieder and Volkskin-
derliede (Victor M-522, M-751). Miss Grey's singing and the sensi-
tive accompaniment of Elie Cohen and the orchestra combine to bring
to these songs an immediacy and potency that are unforgettable. This
is the folk-song at its best; the artistic projection of rich material in
inimitable settings.
AUVERGNAT SONGS may be similar to texture and content to
other folk-songs, but in these records they have an appeal found in
no others. They contain a tremendous range of feeling, and combine
simplicity, pomp and stateliness in the same manner as William
Walton's score for Olivier's Henry V and Milhaud's Suite Provencale,
both of which strongly resemble the Songs of Auvergne. The similar-
ity to the Milhaud work is seen especially in the traditional bourr~e
Ound' onoren gorda? (Where shall we stay), Passo pel prat (Come by
the fields) and Lo Calhe (the quail). Some of these songs are inco-
rated into the music in the fifth act of Henry V, at the meeting of the
kings of France and England and the subsequent scene between Henry
and Katherine. The concluding madrigal in Heny V has the same sort
of abandon found in the exhuberant Malurous qu'o uno fenno (Un-
happy he who has a wife).
A MORE SEDATE mood is seen in the Bailero, a plaintive shep-
herd's song of upper Auvergne. Miss Grey starts this with a tone
quality that is shocking at first, but she maintains it throughout and
thereby establishes the true quality of the song. N'ai pas ien de mio
(No friends have I) is wistful, yet not unhappy. Miss Grey's singingl
of La Fiolaire (The spinner) is a marvel of vocal agility and goodl
taste. There is a tender and charming lullaby (Bresairola) and a rhap-
sodic song entitled L'Antoneno. In songs such as La Fiolaire and L'aio
de rotso (Water from the spring) the music is extraordinarily sugges-
tive. The last side of the set, although every listener works out his
own order of these songs, is the rousing and passionate Passo pel prat.1
LISTENERS have exhausted superlatives trying to describe this
album, but nothing they say can possibly equal the pleasure of hearing1
this music. The only trouble with these records is that they are insidi-
ous. Once you start listening you will not only play them over and
over, but you will also try to compel everyone to hear them.

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DI MAGGIO LEAVES HOSPI-
TAL-Joe DiMaggio, New York
Yankee slugger leaves John
Hopkins hospital at Baltimore,
Md., on crutches and with a
cast on his right foot. He.- un-
derwent an operation for re-
moval of a bone spur on his
right heel and was returning to
New York to finish recuperating.
.'U' Museum
Will Present
Watercolors
'Americana' Displ y
To ExhibitDesigns
Designs ranging from circus
carvings and weathervanes to dolls
and textiles will bq in the "Amer-
can" exhibit which will open
Sunday in the University Museum
of Art, Alumni Memorial Hall.
The fifty original watercolors
which will be on display here
through December from part of a
collection of 22,000 designs com-
piled in the late 1930's at a WPA
project for unemployed artists.
ALL DESIGNS are executed to
scale in a special watercolor tech-
nique. Color, texture and form are
so faithfully rendered that many of
the objects have extra ordinary
tangible qualities.
"Eye-fooiers" are especially
numerous in the reproductions
of textiles, among them woven
coverlets made in Kentucky in
the 19th century and embroid-
ered and quilted bedspreads from
Maryland and Maine, museum
officials commented.
Also included in the exhibit
will be designs of toys, woodcarv-
ing, painting, ceramics and tole-
ware, chalkware and paintings and
woodcarvings from the Spanish
Southwest.
THE EXHIBIT which is being
circulated by the American Fed-
eration of Arts is taken from the'
Index of American Design, Na-
tional Gallery of Art, Washington,
D.C.
Speak to Me
BLIND RIVER, Ont.-W)-The
bellowing voice of a high-powered
public address system guided two
[ost hunters through six miles of
wild Algona bushland to. safety.
One of the searchers, rigged up
his loudspeaker on a hill. Then
he called the hunters by name
and asked them to fire a shot if
they could hear him.
The sound of a shot came back.
He "talked" them to safety in
16 hours.

T ruman Seeks
Cheap,Quick
HousingPlan
Parley Centers on
Construction Codes
WASHINGTON-(IP)-President
Truman and the government
housing chief today talked over
plans to get more roofs over
American heads as quickly and
cheaply as possible.
Housing Administrator Ray -
mond M. Foley said after the
White House conference that they
had. discussed ways to get quick
aid from both Congress and pri-
vate industry to boost production
and cut prices.
LATER, T HE Governnent's
Housing and Home Finance Agen-
cy saidit was making progress in
a plan to standardize building
codes and materials.
This plan, Foley explained,
is to help private industry by
making available to it technical
know-how worked up through
government research,
Foley's talk with Mr. Truman
today centered around a four-
point program which is to be of-
fered to Congress probably in Jan-
uary:
1. Federal aid for low-rent
housing projects for low-income
families.
2. Federal loans and grants for
slum clearance.
3. Federal aid to farmers for
rural homes and repairs.
4. Federal sponsorship of a
long-range housing research pro-
gram to help private industry.
FOLEY SAID that in addition to
the legislative program, the Gov-
ernment will make a nation-wide
effort to win cooperation of build-
ers, lenders, labor and other in-
terested groups to stimulate more
home construction at lower costs
and rents.
'The housing legislation being
planned is similar to the twice-
beaten Taft - Ellender - Wagner
Bill, named for .Senators Taft
(Rep., Ohio), Ellender (Dem.,
La.) and Wagner (Dem.,,N.Y.).
Ellender has announced he will
revive such a bill as soon as Con-
gress meets.
THE GOVERNMENT'S stand-
ardization program depends on co-
operation among technicians of
private industry, contractors,
builders, and even universities,
Foley said.
One specific problem already
attacked is the uniform plumb-
ing code. A committee composed
of representatives of the Na-
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Art Cinema's
O'Neill Movie
To End Today
Local audiences have one more
chance to see the Art Cinema
League's presentation of "The
Long Voyage Home."
The film will end its current run
at the Architecture Auditorium
with showings at 7 p.m. and 9
p.m. today, wtih tickets available
at the Auditorium box office.
FOUR OF Eugene O'Neil's short
plays have been skillfully blended
into this full length motion pic-
ture, under the direction of John
Ford.
The film, portraying tales of
seafaring men, features an out-
standing cast, which includes
Barry Fitzgerald, Thomas Mit-
chell, and John Wayne, among
others.
The Student World Federalists
have joined the Art Cinema League
in sponsoring the showing of this
motion picture classic. "The Long
Voyage Home" is being shown in
pursuance of the Art Cinema
League's policy of offering
high quality American and for-
eign films for local entertainment.
All This and Fire Too
St. - Joseph, Mo. - (WP) - Fire
Chief Leo Urbanski asked the city
counselor's office to draw up a new
ordinance defining the duties of
firemen.
The existing regulation requires
the men to rise at 6 a.m. to "bed,
feed and water the horses."
The departmenthasn't owned a
horse in 26 years.
STATE DRUG COMPANY
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Phone 4344

Again this year the Department
of Speech will present its tradi-
tional children's play at 3:40 p.m.
Friday, December 3, and at 1:30
and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December
4, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
This year's production, "The
Emperor's New Clothes," by Char-
lotte Chorpenning, features a Chi-
nese setting and colorful Chinese
costumes.
THE PLAY is the story of two
adventurers, Zar and Zan, who
wander into the village of the
Royal Weavers, only to find that
the weavers are, being undermined
in the king's favor by the wicked
minister of the Emperor's ward-
robe.
Directed by Prof. William Hal-
stead, the play will feature Clar-
ence Stephenson, Margaret Pell,
Franklin Bouwsma and James
Reiss in the leading roles.
The cast will also include Don
Hall, Lucille Waldorf, Elaine Lew,
Edward Pfluke, Ted Heusel, Jose-
phine Henderson, Mary Karoly,
Donna DeHarde, Marilyn Scheel,
Presley Holmes, George Crepeau,
Dick Entenmann, Jim Reason,

CHINESE ADVENTURES:
Speech Department'To Give
Traditional Children's Play

DouglasSinn, Jerrie Wolfe, and
Phyllis Zieve.
PLAYING THE PART of the
weavers will be Young - Sook
Chang, Ed Dworsky, Helen J.
Gould, Nick Katsarelas, Elizabeth
Klaver, Marjorie Letzgus and Adri-
anne Volberding.
Betty Jo Faulk, George .Fox,
Don Hall and Janet Taylor will
play the parts of the citizens.
Tickets for the three matinee
performances will go on sale at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre box
office at 10 a.m., Wed. Childrer
are advised to order or buy their
tickets before show time so thai
they may be certain of being seat-
ed. Telephone orders will be ac-
cepted.
Grover Cole
ExhibitsVases
'U' Professor Shows
Work at Syracuse
The pottery of Professor Grove:
Cole of the architecture college is
currently being exhibited at the
Thirteenth National Ceramics Ex-
hibition in Syracuse.
Prof. Cole, who was awarded the
coveted Founders Prize in the
Michigan Artists Exhibitiion ear-
lier this month, is also currently
represented at the Schaefer Gal
lery, New York and in the Con-
temporary Crafts Exhibition, Phil
adelphia.
Prof. Walter J. Gores and Pau
Haller Jones of the architectur
college are also represented in th
Syracuse exhibition along with
two Michigan alumni, Stanley
Young and Joan Franz.
First time under
any , eee;::

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ANOTHER KINGFISH?
Russell Long Plans To Take
Huey'sIdeas Back to Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) -
Louisiana is sending to Washing-
ton a 30-year-old Senator with
S some of the ideas that helped to
pack the galleries when Huey P.
Long took the 'Senate floor.
The new Senator is Russell Bil-

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by the department of speech: 8
p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Adnfission free to the public and
doors of the theatre will open at
7:30. No tickets are required for
admission.
Saturday Luncheon Discussion
Group: 12:15 p.m., Lane Hall.
U.W.F.: Informal discussion,
7:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 28, Kalama-
zoo Room, Michigan League.
Everybody welcome.
Coming Events
Women's Research Club: 8 p.m.,
Mon., Nov. 29, Rackhamr Amphi-
theatre. Dr. Louise Cuyler will
speak on "Problems in Transcrib-
ing 16th-Century Music." Intro-
duction of new members.
Graduate Outing Club: Meet
2:15 p.m., Sun., Nov. 28, Northwest
entrance, Rackham Building, for
ice-skating or hiking. Sign the
supper list at Rackham Check-
room Desk before noon Saturday.
Sociedad Hispanica: Social hour,
4-5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 29, Interna-
tional Center.

liu Long, Senator Huey Long's
eldest son.
RUSSELL WAS 16 when his fa-
ther was killed. Typically, he says
that one' of the first things he
plans to do after reaching the
capital is to press for an increase
from $60,000,000 to $600,000,000
in Federal contributions for school
lunches..i
The new Senator has advocat-
ed a modified form of the
"share-the-wealth" plan which
his father had begun to develop
into a national movement...
He says he believes in his fa-
ther's conception of a nation
"with nobody too rich nor too
poor" but that he is willing to let
it be brought about gradually.
* * *
HE ADVOCATES a form of ca-
pital levy but at a moderate rate
on large accumulations of property
only. He would partly offset it
with reductions in the higher-
bracket income taxes, to encour-
age production.
Russell Long gets 'along bet-
ter with newsmen than any
other member of the family in
public life. He will talk for hours
about his father, whom he is
determined to vindicate against
his critics.
Russell's first full-fledged po-.
litical campaign came less than a
year ago. Then his resemblance
to his father in features and
speaking manner helped elect
Earl Long Governor.
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The Housing and Home Finance
Agency is preparing three educa-
tional booklets explaining the
standardization program. One will
go to home buyers, the second to
architects and designers, and the
third to contractors and builders.
Also, model building codes will
be worked up for communities to
adopt.

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