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______________TH11 ICIHIGAN DAILY

Matheson Plays Lead in Smetana'S
Opera of Bohemian Village Life

Charles Matheson is currently
playing in the leading role of Jenik
in "The Bartered Bride," the Reper-
tory Players' opera and final pro-
duction.
Mary Jane Albright, playing the
leading feminine role, is Marie. Worth
Vet V-JDay
Holiday Halts
Auto Production
DETROIT, Aug. 14--()-Veterans'
demonstrations idled 6,500 workers
on the final assembly lines at Chrys-
ler Corporation's Dodge main plant
here and halted production at three
Pontiac, Mich., General Motors Cor-
poration plants where 20,000 persons
were employed.
A Dodge spokesman said 1,100 ex-
servicemen caused the shutdown
when they walked off their jobs at
noon to celebrate V-J Day.
Jerry Ford, member of the Vet-
erans Committee of Dodge Local 3,
CIO United Auto Workers, added:
"Practically all of the veterans had
served overseas and felt they'd like
to take the day off and join the cele-
bration. They'll be back on the job
tomorrow."
A company spokesman said the
walkout was not a strike and was not
a union proposition.
An estimated 200 veterans, pro-
testing GM's failure to grant them
vacation pay, marched in front of
the Fisher Body, Pontiac Motor and
the Truck and Coach Divisions of the
corporation and plant officials an-
nounced suspension of production
whena.number of employes refused
.to report for work in face of the de-
monstration.
The corporation said about half
the workers were on their jobs and
certain departments were able to
operate as usual.
GM vice-president Harry W. An-
derson termed the demonstration "a
carefully engineered union publicity
stunt;" but Andrew Poac#, who said
he spoke for the demonstrators, re-
plied that the picketing was "en-
tirely apart from any union activity."
Veterans who were not employed
for the full calendar year of 1945 did
not receive vacation pay, the com-
pany said, because it is based on a
percentage of income earned by a
worker during the prior year.
Anderson said this policy was writ-
ten into GM's contract with the Unit-
ed. Automobile Workers (CIO) at the
union's suggestion..

Mallory, who is playing the marriage
broker, Kezal, is the comic lead.
Others in the cast are Barbara Lee
Smith and George Cox who will be
Ludmila and Krushina, parents of
Marie, and Robert Holland who will
be Vasek.
Based on a simple tale of Bohem-
ian Village life, this opera involves
Marie and Jenik, a newcomer to the
village with whom Marie has fallen
in love. 'ITe lovers are in despair
because Marie's parents want her to
marry Vasek, the semi-idiotic son
of Micha and Hata, wealthy land-
awners. The girl refuses to consider
marriage with Vasek so Kezal, the
marriage broker determines to influ-
ance Jenik. Kezal threatens, entreats,'
and finally offers money if Jenik will
renounce Maris.
The boy, at first indignant, finally
declares that he will accept 300
crowns provided that a clause be in-
serted in the contract. The clause,
"Marie shall marry only Micha's son,"
distresses Marie and friends of the
lovers until it is learned that Jenik
is Micha's long lost son by a former
marriage. The two lovers can marry,
and now Jenik is 300 crowns the
richer.
Dramatic direction is by Valentine
Windt and James Moll, musical direc-
tion is by Thor Johnson,, choreogra-.
phy was written by Jeanne Parsons,
setting was designed by Hergert Phi-
lippi, and costuming was done by
Lucy Barton.
Chiang's Peace
Program Riles
Communists
NANKING, Aug. 14-(W) - Com-
munist "reports of fierce fighting in
north China were coupled today with
an authorized communist statement
that .Chiang Kai-Shek's program, to
unify China means the government
"wants war."
This initial Communist reaction
to Chiang's six-point peace program,
announced earlier today, came from
Wang Ping-Nam, speaking through
the authority of China's top Com-
munist leaders.
Wang said that in offering to dis-
solve the one-party Chinese govern-
ment and in threatening to put down
all rebellion in China, Chiang "nei-
ther wants peace nor has any faith-
ful desire for it."
The statement made it clear the
Reds felt Chiang had done nothing
to clear up the dispute

CHARLES MATHESON...
Professor Will
Become N.Y.
Radio Producer
Prof. David Owen of the speech
department has been granted a
year's leave of absence by the Board
of Regents to become radio producer
for a New York advertising firm.
Owen, a professor~ in radio pro-
duction here, will control content,
direction and writing of all radio
programs for the firm. The adver-
tsing agency has relinquished control
over the dramatic aspect of radio
productions and will sell Owen pro-
ductions to prospective clients.
A veteran producer, Owen spent
25 years in radio before coming to
the University. He has produced
radio shows for advertisers, for NBC,
for CBC, and has produced in the
free lance field.
He originated day time serials in
Chicago in 1930. He produced and
announced for such programs as
Skippy, Jack Armstrong, and the
Betty and Bob serials.
He will return to the commercial
field to catch up on new develop-
ments in radio. This return to com-
mercial radio is necessary if he is to
remain a good instructor of radio
students in acting, radio writing and
production, he says.
State Citizens Take
Lessons By Mail
Nearly 2,000 Michigan citizens
complete University courses during
the past year without ever visiting
the campus, statistics of the Corres-
pondence Study Department show.
A total of 1,842 persons enrolled
for 2,296 courses by correspondence,
receiving their lessons by mail from
regular instructors in the University's
Extension Division.
The University offers both college
and high school credit courses and
also courses without credit.
Military personnel stationed
throughout the world are taking ad-
vantage of correspondence work gi-
ven by the University through the
United States Armed Forces Insti-
tute. The University ranks among the
top 12 colleges of the country in its
enrollment of military students.
GI Lichfield Prison
Sentence Suspended
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14--')-Pri-
son sentences of the first two enlisted
men convicted in the Lichfield trials
were suspended by the Army today to
equalize their punishment with that
of convicted officers.
Undersecretary of War Kenneth C.
Royall announced that former Sgt.
-Judson H. Smith and Staff Sgt.
James M. Jones would be restored to
duty.
Royall said that the penalties were
reduced "in view of circumstances
shown in the two cases and with a
view to equalizing the sentences be-
tween officers and enlisted men in-
volved in the Lichfield case."
Smith and Jones were the first of
a group of enlisted men and officers
convicted of mistreating American
soldiers at the tenth replacement de-
pot at Lichfield, England.

'Bartered Bride'
Czech National
Opera -- Johnson
"The Bartered Bride," written by
Bedrich Smetana, is considered the
National opera of Czechoslovakia,
Thor Johnson, musical director of
the production here, said yesterday.
Smetana is the founder of modern
Czech music, Johnson said. He dared
to include folk music and folk art in
a national idiom.,
Smetana was an ardent national-
ist, and one of the first during the
time when Grieg of Norway, Elgar of
England, Schumann of Germany and
Rimsky-Korsakov of Russia, were
writing national music.
This nationalism is evidenced in
the rhythms, the melodies, and the
folk material characteristic of the
peasants of those countries, Johnson
said.
The music, Johnson said, is pre-
dominantly melodic and very gay. It
suggests in its ensembles, a not-too-
distant affinity to the operas of Moz-
art.
"Our orchestra is very large for the
Mendelssohn pit," Johnson said. "We
are using 36 orchestra pieces." Also
supplying music for the opera are a
chorus of 40 and a cast of 11 prin-
cipals. A corps de ballet adds the
last element essential to the opera,
Johnson said.,
The opera was translated by Li-
bushka Bartusch, and the whole
show is very expensive, Johnson said.
It cost $200 to rent the musical ar-
rangement.
Vandenberg ...
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parallel in the annals of the human
race."
S"It makes ridiculous the constant
and malignant libels uttered in the
Soviet press, at home and abroad,
against our attitudes and our aspira-
tions, and it will strip to transparent
nakedness whatever alien opposition
prevents this emancipation from the
atomic shadow and atomic fear," he
said.
The United States must get "de-
pendable protections" in the form of
cooperation from other nations or
we will "not proceed one inch in the
direction of disclosure of these secrets
or toward our abandonment of atomic
bombs," he maintained.
No 'Iron Curtains'
"There can be no iron curtains
hanging between us and others to
mock reciprocity and turn it into a
one-way street when it comes to the
disclosures we demand of others in
return for the unselfish disclosures
which we ourselves are prepared to
make," he said.
Signs of Progress
He declared that there are three
definite signs of progress toward
peace:
1. The present 21-nation peace
conference in Paris reviewing treaty
terms, instead of the Big Four.
2. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's suc-
cessful administration of Japan.
3. Constant "deepening and wid-
ening" of the foundations of the
United Nations and its court of in-
ternational justice.
He said, however, that no enduring
peace can be accomplished while the
injustices "as identified in the At-
lantic Charter," remain.
"Human rights and fundamental
freedoms must have their recognition
if peace shall be entitled to survive.
Eastern Communism and Western
Democracy have yet to find this com-
mon ground. We must be firm in
our insistence upon the ideals by
which liberty lives. Appeasement, no
matter how nobly meditated, merely
multiplies the hazard from which it
seeks to escape," he said.
Parade Precedes Address

The address was preceded by a
gigantic parade through the city in
which 1,000 persons participated.
Thousands of local citizens lined
downtown streets and on State street,
students and faculty members gather-
ed to watch the procession make its
way toward Ferry Field, where Sen.
Vandenberg and a party of city of-
ficials were waiting.
He departed immediately after the
address for Battle Creek where he will
visit relatives 'today.

VETERANS' NOTES
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is designed to provide veterans with information
of specific concern to them. All veterans are encouraged to submit topics or
specific questions for consideration here.

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KLAN PROSECUTOR . . . Daniel
Duke, Georgia's assistant attorney
general and prosecutor in a case to
revoke the Ku: Klux Klan charter,
declared that "the Klan carries on
where the Nazi Storm Troopers left
off." He saidihe visited New York
to investigate ties between the Ger-
man-American Bund and the Klan
before the war.
Housing * *
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married students by providing space
for the unmarried veterans else-
where.
It is estimated that the dormitory
will hold about 72 women in its rooms
which are all singles. Arrangements
are being made to provide a house
director and assistant for its super-
vision.
Since the Office of the Dean of
Women is responsible for the hous-
ing of all women on campus, Dean
Bromage emphasized that women are
asked to apply for rooms first through
her office to prevent duplicate reser-
vations and holding of rooms for stu-
dents not academically qualified to
occupy University housing.
In order to apply for a room in a
league house, a student must fill out
a blank at the Office of the Dean of
Women, if she has not already sub-
mitted an application for dormitory
space.
She will be given the names of
three league houses with whose
housemothers she must have personal
interviews. When she finds one which
is satisfactory, the student must sign
a contract in triplicate and make a
room deposit of $10.
Dean Bromage urged that all steps
in the application procedure be com-
pleted accurately if the student wish-
es the Office of the Dean of Women
to bind the housemother to the sign-
ed contract.

One of the most frequently mis-
understood sections of the GI Bill of
Rights, according to W. L. Wallace
of the VA Guidance Center here, is
the distinction between the veterans
subsistence allowance and the allow-
ance for tuition and books.
The subsistence allowance is based
upon the calender year; that is, the
veteran is eligibile for as many
months subsistence as he had time
in the service plus one year up to
a total of four years.
The tuition and supply allowance,
however, is based on a "school year"
of 34 weeks. In other words the stu-
dent veteran is authorized to use the
$500 maximum allotment during the
normal school year of two terms.
There is roughly another half se-
mester left in the calender year for
which the veteran is authorized the
tuition allowance at the normal rate
of $2.10 per day or approximately
$125.
Thus in the calender year, an al-
lowance of $625 for supplies and tui-
tion is actually authorized.
In the GI Bill, too, is the little pub-
licized fact that veterans in school
are charged the out-state rates for
tuition. This, according to the VA,
was put into the law because the edu-
cation of veterans was assumed as a
federal government responsibility and
state institutions are not expected to
pay a portion of the veterans ex-
penses.

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Should the tuition and supply ex-
pense of any in-state veteran amount
to more than the alloted rhaximum,
however, the law provides that his
tuition shall be reduced to normal
rates charged other in-state students,
or at least a sufficient amount to
bring him within the quota.
T'erminal Pay
P''reparations
Are Speeded
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14- (A') -
Government machinery was put into
high gear today with the announced
aim of paying 15,000,000 World War
II veterans for. their unused fur-
lough time within 60 days after they
file their claims.
The War Department announced
that application forms were being
printed and dispatched to post offices,
and that several thousand extra em-
ployees would be added to speed the
$2,700,000,000 distribution authoriz-
ed by Congress.
Col. L. F. Chrisman of the Army
Finance department predicted that
after a peak load of applications ex-
pected in October the 60 day time
lag would gradually be shortened.
Outlining the payment procedure
and prospects at a news conference,
Chrisman said: .
1. Printing of 30,000,000 applica-
tion forms by the government print-
ing office should be completed by
September 1 and are expected to be
in all.post offices by mid-September
or soon thereafter.
2. The five year bonds to be used
for the bulk of the payments will
not be ready before September 20,
however, so there is little likelihood
of payments before that date.
3. Big city post offices will distrib-
ute to those in smaller localities, be-
sides releasing the forms to their lo-
cal veterans as soon as possible.
4. Payment will be made on a
"first come, first served," basis. Vet-
erans in larger cities may have a time
advantage because they may get their
applications sooner.
5. The War Department has no ob-
jection to reproduction of the ap-
plication forms by the American
Legion or other organizations provid-
ed the reproduction is exact and paper
of as good a quality is used.
6. All applications will be, official-
ly acknowledged when received so
the veteran will have a record.

U Professor

Publishes Book
A book entitled "Radioactivity and
Nuclear Physics" has just been pub-
lished by Prof. J. M. Cork of the
physics department.
The book presents a historical de-
velopment of the subject of radiology
and also carries the subject forward
to include important recent develop.
ments in nuclear fission and the use
of atomic energy. The material is
designed to make the text useful as
a basis for a course serving under-
graduate and beginning graduate
student, and to serve as an aid to re-
search workers in the subject.
Since 1935 when he began work
in the field of nuclear physics, Prof.
Cork has been in charge of the cyclo-
tron and the nuclear physics research
program at the University. He served
during the war with the National
Defense Research Committee. Cer-
tain phases of the work relating to
the atomic bomb were carried out
under his direction in the University
laboratory.

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WANTED TO RENT
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ston, Ill., on NU campus, all facil-
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for furnished, unfurnished small
apartment or house in Ann Arbor.
Veteran and wife. Reference: Im-
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Rockford, Ill., Main 2923. (56
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home for Junior medical student.
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Nominal fee-Call Charles Koeth-
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dresses size 10-14, children's furni-
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ed. 1615 E. Stadium, phone 5651.
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Selling 5 rooms furniture Aug. 14-
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children's furniture, electrical ap-
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Springfield), Willow Run. (39
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WANTED: Pair of tickets for Mon-
day night performance of "Barter-
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excellent balcony Thursday night
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