SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Tajo To Give
Italo Tajo, basso, will give the
fifth Choral Union concert at 8:30
p.m. Wednesday in Hill Auditor-
Tajo - pronounced "tah-yo,"
has an operatic repertoire of over
fifty principal roles. His talents
run the comic-tragic-romantic-ga-
mut from the sinister Mephosto-
pheles to the tragic Boris Goudo-
nov, and from the farcial Dulcam-
ara to the romantic Don Giovanni.
POSSESSING a symphonic re-
pertoire of almost equally large
scope, Tajo also sings works from
Handel and Mozart; Beethven and
Verdi, Schubert and Rossini.
This wide operatic-symphonic
repertory enables Tajo to give
varied concert programs in Ger-
man, French, Italian aild Eng-
lish, contrasting early classic
works with romantic and modern
Tajo first appeared in this coun-
try in 1946 with the Chicago Op-
era, singing the major roles in
"Samson et Delila," "Aida" and
"La Gioconda," with great critical
He was brought back to the U.S.
two years later to sing Basilio in
Rossini's "Barber of Seville" with
the San Francisco Opera.
THIS YEAR he appeared in New
York with the Metropolitan Opera,
singing Figaro. Commenting on
his performance, critic Olin Down-
es remarked the next day in the
'Times," "Here was a Figaro, alive
and swift; a good singer . . . who
really gave reality to the role."
Tickets for the concert may be
purchased tomorrow at the Choral
Puppets To Be
"Where Words Fail," a romantic
drama utilizing music, ballet and
puppets, will have its Midwest
premiere it 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The movie, judged as one of the
prize-winning photoplays of Ar-
gentina, will be presented under
the sponsorship of the Sociedad
Hispanica. The entire story was
filmed in Argentina, in Spanish,
but will have complete Engilsh
THE PRINCIPLE character of
the story is a puppet maker who?
is living in the dream world of
the theatre. Helping to tell this
unique love story are the world-
famous Podrecca Puppets, and the
orchestra and corps de ballet of
the Buenos Aires Philharmonic
Works of Chopin, Bach, Bee-
thoven, Wagner and Liszt willt
form the musical background1
for this unusual foreign produc-
After its American premiere it
was rated as a stirring and un-
usual film by the New York DailyE
News. The New York Times hailedc
it as a mixture of tragedy andf
the musical arts, ingredients notf
common to the movies.
WHAT PRICE FLYING?
Airlines Wage Hot Battle
Over 'Air Coach' Flights
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FILM DIRECTOR-Edith Lindner, currently a 'U' student. exam-
ines a roll of film from the movie, "The Free University of Berlin,"
which she assisted in producing. Miss Lindner is studying journ-
alism methods here and will attempt to coordinate the American
and German systems when she returns to Berlin.
Miss Linder Bscsses
Free University of.Ber in
By DOLORES LASCHEVER
The airlines' fight over the "air
coach" business threatens to get
a lot hotter.
The battle, currently the hottest
in civil aviation, is not so much
over theory as it is over practice.
AIR COACH service, according
to D. T. Vreeland, manager of a
local travel bureau, enables flights
to carry more passengers than the
normal load at fares cut as much
Meals are not served as in
regular flights, he said, but con-
trary to belief, air coach service
does not omit the need for re-
The purpose of the service,
Vreeland said, is "to kill off the
non-scheduled liners and charter-
plane services offered by the
"A BIG drawback," Vreeland
pointed out, "is that passengers
object to the odd hours."
One major airline has a
flight leaving Willow Run at 4
a.m., he explained, while an-
other company offers a flight at
The non-scheduled flights,
Vreeland said, are offered by small
companies which sprang up after
the war, when air corps veterans
bought up surplus air ships from
"SOME OF THESE companies
have only one or two planes but
they offer irregular or non-sched-
uled flights, frequently to out-of-
The problem for the large air-
line companies after 1945, he
added, was to build up passen-
ger service which necessarily
fell off during the war.
"The same thing happened with
the air freight business," Vree-
land pointed out, "which is the
big money end of the airlines."
Econ Club To
THE REGULAR airlines, he
said, pushed well past the non-
scheduled carriers in freight busi-
ness volume because they had
many large-size carriers plus
skilled business and publicity
"On the other hand, the small
companies often consisted o
one, two and sometimes three
planes and an equally small
Four of the largest airlines al-
ready offer air coach service,
Vreeland continued. "By next
spring, the other two major air-
lines are likely to be in the com-
ONE OF THE "big four" air-
lines is already reported by the
Associated Press to be planning to
jump into the battle with strato-
cruisers, largest of all airplanes.
And if the fight continues, the
report said, as in the case of the
air freight business, the Civil
Aeronautics Board may have to
step in to settle a possible price
TO Be Subject
The Reverend Stanton Lauten-
schlager, L.H.I., will be the guest
speaker at a tea, at 4:30 p.m. to-
day in Lane Hall, sponsored by the
Westminster Guild for the Chin-
ese Student Association and the
Chinese Christian Student Associ-
The tea will be followed by sup-
per at the Presbyterian church.
At 6:45 p.m., the Westminster
Guild and its guests will be joined
by the Wesleyan and Roger Wil-
liams Guilds to hear Dr. Lauten-
schlager's address, "China Crisis."
DR. LAUTENSCHLAGER has
spent nearly three decades in edu-
cational and evangelistic work of
the China Mission of the Pres-
He received both bachelor and
master degrees at the Univer-
sity, and first went to China in
1920. There, he taught modern
history at Cheeloo University,
in Tsinan, and at Lingnan Uni-
versity, in Canton.
At the outbreak of the Sino-
Japanese War, he moved to West
China and divided his time be-
tween teaching and 'evangelistic
work, among students in high
schools and universities in occu-
"The Free University of Berlin
has proved the spirit and courage
of German youth in their struggle
for freedom in education," Edith
The university was founded by
more than 700 German students
as a protest move against Russia's
totalitarian methods of control of
the University of Berlin.
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"THE STRUGGLE to establish
this Free University which was
formally inaugurated last Decem-
ber has been a dangerous one,"
Miss Lindner emphasized.
"When 'Colloquium', the stu-
dent monthly newspaper at the
University of Berlin protested
against Russian methods, the
three editors were expelled
without a court trial.
Outraged by this Communist
action, a majority of the students
refused to continue their studies
at the University of Berlin and
proceeded to build a university of
their own, an experiment un-
doubtedly unique in world history.
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THE COMMUNISTS tried to
make the Free University of Ber-
lin seem like a fool's idea in the
people's eyes and tried to prevent
its progress, according to Miss
A particular example of this
attitude was Russia's refusal to
permit anyone but Communists
to utilize the great German
state libraries in the Russian
Miss Lindner who received her
doctor's degree in journalism from
the University of Berlin in 1944
had worked at that University's
Institute of Journalism.
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THE INSTITUTE was suspend1-
ed at the close of the war, when its
director, Prof. Emil Dovifat, re-
fused to outline his year's program
for Russian approval.
Dr. Dovifat spent a year tra-
veling in the United States
studying Almerican journalisit
and wrote the only text on that
subject used in German univer-
A new Institute of Journalism
with Prof. Dovifat as director has
been incorporated into the curri-
culum of the Free University.
* * *
BECAUSE THE Free University
was primarily established by stu-
dents, they are represented on the
directing board and have also
considerably influenced the selec-
tion of the faculty.
IneDecember, Miss Lindner
joined forces with Wolfgang
Kiepenheuer, a young German
movie producer, to create a vis-
ible document of the Free Uni-
Entitled "The Free University of
Berlin," the film was produced in
German and translated into Eng-
lish by an American documentary
film unit in Berlin.
The movie which was made in
a record four months gives the
biographies of the actual students
who helped create the Free Uni-
versity of Berlin.
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Brin 'U' EFilm
To 1De Shown
"Free University of Berlin," a
documentary film depicting the
progress of the youngest univer-
sity in the world, will be shown at
7:30 p.m., today in the Interna-
The movie is part of a program
to be held at the Center honoring
15 visiting German .lawyers.
A panel discussion on the
"Means and Purposes of Promot-
ing American-German Education-
al Exchanges" will also take place.
Prof. Wolfgang F. Stolper of the
economics department will speak
to the Economics Club at 7:45 p.m.
tomorrow in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building..
Prof. Stolper will speak on "In-
come, Exchange Rates, and the
The meeting, primarily for the
staffs and advanced students of
the School of Business Adminis-
tration and the economics depart-
ment, is open to all interested per-
sons, according to Prof. J. P. Wer-
nette, chairman of the group.
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