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Polish Children Will Present
FolkOpera Songs at Festival

A Polish children's dance group
and a mixed choir from the De-
troit Lira Society will present Po-
lish national songs and selectionsI
Summer Bids
For IIo)Woo(d
Awards Due
Entries in the summer session
Avery and Jule Hopwood contest
in creative writing must be in the
Hopwood Room, 3227 Angell Hall,
by 4:30 p.m., tomorrow.
Eight prizes, one of $75 and one
of $50 in each of the four fields of
writing - drama, essay, fiction
and poetry --will be awarded to
contest winners on August 14.
Opened to students in the sum-
mer session for the first time in
1938, Hopwood contest have been
conducted for the past 15 years.
Approximately $8,500 has been
awarded to University students
each year from the investment in-
come of funds of one-fifth of
Avery Hopwood's estate, given to
the Regenfs of the University un-
der terms of a will drawn up in
Hopwood, prominent American
dramatist who graduated from
the University in 1905, empowered
the Regents to use the income
from his gift in perpetuity as
prizes to be awarded annually to
students in the rhetoric depart-
ment who perform "the best crea-
tive work in the fields of dramatic
writing, fiction, poetry, and the
Awards in the 1946 summer ses-
sion contest were as follows:
drama; Robert G. True, $75; Mary
V. Echols, $50; fiction: Laurence
E. Mascott, $75; Richard Flewell,
$50; Barbara Carter,- $50; and,
poetry, Sister Mary Edwardine O'-
Connor, $75; Keith Cox, $50.
Final Graduate Mixer
To Be. Held Tomorrow
A "Last Chance" mixer for.
graduate- students will be, held. at:
8:30 p.m. Friday in Rackham As-
sembly Hall under the sponsor-
ship of the Graduate Student

from folk operas at the Festival
of Nations, 8 p m., Sunday in Hill
The Lira Society was formed 33
years ago by a group of young
Poles, recent imigrants to the Uni-
ted States, who wanted to carry on
their social life while they became
acclimated to the customs and
language of this country. They
hoped that their common native
background would help them to
work more successfully towards
their goal of Americanism.
Mandolin Orchestra
A number of mandolinists were
included in the original group and
they formed a mandolin orchestra.
Others formed the Lira Mixed
:Choir and later the scope of activ-
ities was widened to include dance
groups for children and adults.
Today, the group, whose mem-
bers are largely American born, is
still interested in keeping alive
the colorful dances and gay music
of Poland. Professional instructors
are engaged to bring the authen-
tic native culture to the people.
Opening Folk Songs
The mixed choir will open the
Festival program with one of the
gayest of the national folk songs,
"Chiopacy Krakowacy." It will al-
so sing "Gorula Czy Ci Nic Zal,"
a lyric melody. The children's
dance group will present "Mazur"
from the well-known folk opera
"Copelia." Both choir and dan-
cers will join in "Krajiwuak" from
the opera "Maseppa."
Lira Society's dancers and sing-
ers have appeared on radio pro-
grams and in shows for veterans'
hospitals. They represent the De-
troit Polish community in city-
wide events such as the Golden
Jubilee and International Night.
Their latest-public appearance was
in the "Polish Panorama" which
was presented by the society.
Indian-Scientist To Talk
On 'The Crisis in India'
"The Crisis in India" will be the
subject of a talk by Gopal Tripa-
thi, president of the Indian Insti-
tute of Chemical Engineers, at 8
p.m. Friday at Robert Owen House,
1017 Oakland, under the sponsor-
ship of the Inter-Cooperative

Keehn Called
Potent Liberal
Social Worker
(Continued from Page 1)
efit because better houses will be
vacated for them. "The lower in-
come groups wind up in slum ar-
eas," was Keehn's retort.
Keehn is one of the many "lib-
eral" lobbyists who are convinced
that the Taft-Ellender-Wagner
Bill is essential both "to aid the
present housing shortage and to
provide an urban redevelopment
program of slum clearance that is
too big for individual builders to
handle. "Public housing," he ex-
plained, "would definitely be lim-
ited to a certain sphere, namely
that income group which has a
gap of 20 per cent between the
rent it is able to pay and the
minimum economic rent which
private housing can provide.
"This Congress has been unpro-
ductive and it has often been a
real victory to defeat something,"
Keehn told me. I was shortly to
witness an example.
In addition to publishing a
monthly "Washington Report"
for 5,000 subscribers, conducting
laymen's seminars, and testify-
ing before committees, he keeps
abreast of the developments in
key committee meetings.
He was hopping mad when I
met him in the Senate Office
Building two days before Congress
was to adjourn. The Senate Ap-
propriations Committee had heard
just one witness that morning (W.
J. Ogg of the American Farm
Bureau Federation) and solely on
his recommendation had voted an
amendent to a House appropria-
tion bill which would retain the
Farm Placement Service under
the Extension Service of the De-
partment of Agriculture. Keehn,
along with the other farm groups,
was opposed because "the Farm
Bureau dominates the "Extension
Service" and this amendment
would retain the authority for re-
cruiting migratory labor in the'
hands of this farmers' organiza-
Keehn was then on his way
to explain the situation to a few
senators. I cannot attribute it
all to him but some interesting
things happened on the Senate
floor the next day.
No less than eight Senators
from both sides of the aisle raised
as many different reasons for op-
posing the amendment.
"It was legislation on an ap-
propriations bill." "It violated
Public Law 40 passed three months
ago. "It will leave the country
without any placement service be-
cause the House won't approve of
it." "The proposal was turned
down by the Agricultural Commit-,
tees of both houses." "We need
one employment service, not two."
The amendment failed and
farm placement will be handled
by state employment services with
the aid of a federal grant.

Parking Lots
Provided for
By ordinance
System Would Cost
Ann Arbor$600,000
An ordinance providing for a
five-area city parking lot system.
costing approximately $600,000.
was approved upon first reading
this week by Ann Arbor council-
Revenue Bonds
The ordinance would authorize
issuing of the $600,000 in revenue
bonds. Money from metered street
parking areas and from parking
lots would be the only money used
to retire the bonds. The ordinance
must pass one more reading to be-
come law,
The bonds are to be retired
over a ten-year period. A maxi-
mum of three per cent interest
annually is provided for in the
ordinance. Officials, however, ex-
pect to obtain a lower rate.
Possible Sites
The parking lot sites are not
definitely determined in the ordi-
nance. They have been described,
however, in other official action
as the S. University area, the Fifth
Avenue Parking Lot area, the Ma-
jestic Theatre area, the First and
Washington area and a "down-
town business district area." The
area designations can be changed
later if necessary, it was reported.
The Council, pending approval
of the bond issue, has instructed
the Board of Public Works to pre-
pare plans, and costs of purchas-
ing the lots in the areas designat-
Read and Use
The Daily Classifieds

(Conitinued from Page 2)
Chemical Society will be held on
August 7 and August 8, 1947, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre. Dr. L. E. Sutton, Uni-
versity of Oxford, England, will
speak Aug. 7 on "The Heats of
Formation of Some Bonds," and
Aug. 8 on "The Occurrence of the
Dative Link." The public is in-
Alpha Phi Alpha (Epsilon Chap-
ter) will meet on Thursday, Aug-
ust 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union.
This will be the last meeting this
Meeting of the Michigan Chap-
ter of the Indian Institute of
Chemical Engineers - Mr. J. J.
Mehta will speak on "Fabrica-
tion of Chemical Equipment in In-
dia" at the International Centre
at 8 p.m. today.
The Modern Poetry will meet at
The Modern Poetry Club will
meet at 8 p.m. tonight in 3217
Angell Hall. War poets will be
Coining Events
The Art Cinema League pre-
first run Italian film with English
titles, dealin~g with the struggle
of the Venetian-Ottoman Turkish
War in Medieval Italy. Also -
hort film, "ETRUSCAN CIVILI-
ZATION." Thurs., Fri., Aug. 7, 8.
Box office open 3 p.m. daily. Tick-
ets phone 4121, ext. 479, Hill Aud-
The last Fresh Air Camp Clinic
will be held on Friday, August 8,


1947. Discussions begin at 8 p.m.
in the Main Lodge of the Fresh
Air Camp located on Patterson
Lake. Any University students
interested in problems of individ-
ual and group therapy are invited
to attend. The discussant will be
Dr. Abe Goldman of the Neuro-
psychiatric Institute of the Uni-
versity Hospital.
A Graduate Student Mixer will
be held at the Rackham Bldg. on
Fri.. Aug. 8; 8:30 to 12:00. Dane.-
ing, Bridge, and Refreshments.
Nominal fee.
A Sadie Hawkins Dance will be
featured Friday night, August 8,
at the Casbah from 9-12. Inform-
al dress will be optional. The last
regular dance of the Summer Ses-
sion will be held Saturday, August
9. Stags and couples are welcome
both nights. Tickets are $.60a
person. Music will be furnished
by Al Chase and his Band. Tick-
ets arq available at the League
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet for canoeing on Sunday
August 10th at the Northwest en-
trance of the Rackha'm Building
at 2:30 p.m. Please sign up before
noon on Saturday at the check
desk in the Rackham Building.
f rm 1 P.M. COOL!


DEATH IN PALESTINE--A British officer, armed with a Sten
gun, looks cautiously at entrance of a house in Rehavia, Palestine,
as he passes body of man shot down as he rushed from house
carrying a grenade.
Fear of Ruining Land Causes
U.S. To Grant British Loans

Popcorn Pet'e says:
DORA, our one-woman sales and manufacturing organiza-
tion, has left for a well-deserved vacation. Mother is back
to help out but because she is also needed at our Country
Shop we are going to delay opening the Town Shop until
3:00 P.M. each day. Open as usual from 3:00 P.M. until
the last show is out.
621 E. Liberty St. - Phone 5975 - 21 Steps from State St.

AP Foreign Affairs Analyst
It's an awesome thing when a
British prime minister has to ad-
vocate that the mother of democ-
racy resort to a warlike regimen-
tation of labor to save her eco-
nomic life, and when he says that
the erstwhile banker for the world
is down to her last four billion
His words carry a strong note of
portent that, unless the economic
storm Which is now sweeping Brit-
ain is dissipated through proposed
cooperative measures, it will cross
the Atlantic.
As Britain is the key to the
world of trade in which America
wishes to live, Britain must pro-
duce for export to pay for the
food she imports. Her coal
makes her the processor for
much of the world's raw mater-
ials. The -U.S. is a great supplier,
of both.
Our idea is to prime the British
(and European) industrial pump
with dollars and raw materials,
The big question is whether the
priming will work before we run
out of supplies.
The United States has been
pouring billions of dollars worth
of plasma into other nations for'
years. If it were only dollars,
there would be little cause for
worry. The real wealth they
represent lies beneath the
ground, in plowed fields, and in
the skill and strength of man-
We are using the last of our high
iron ores and resorting to the
more expensive lower grades. There
is serious debate as to how long
our oil reserves will last. We have
coal, but we cannot supply both
ourselves and a rapidly industri-
alizing world forever. There is
serious worry lest our land be ruin-
ed by continued capacity produc-
tion of food, especially wheat.
That is why, as a foresighted
banker, the United States is in-
sisting that Britain, and Western
Europe, adopt certain economic
policies, including all-out cooper-
ation to help themselves. It's no
more than a common-sense bank-
ing custom to require a man whose

business has gone sour to adopt
new methods, and accept a certain
amount of expert supervision, be-
fore giving him a new loan.


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25c until 5 p.m.
30c after 5 p.m.
(CCr1E A "B AC K L AS H''"
Italy during Venetian-Ottoman Turkish War -and -

Thursday, Friday, August 7, 8 8: M - :3 .
Box Office Opens 3 P.M. Wednesday
Admission 45c (tax incl.) - Tickets phone 4121 Ext. 479

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WALTER DURANTY and H. R. Knicker-
Sbocker,two famous journalists whose
r hj excellent speaking abilities have been
demonstrated in previous appearances in
Hill Auditorium, will debate on the vital
subjectof.Russia's place in the world-
' picture. Mr. Duranty has spent some 20
years in Russia as a foreign correspondent
::, ,:. :and is a keen observer and political ana-
lyst; he is the author of numerous books,
... "":including "U.S.S.R.," "The Kremlin and
' the People" and "Duranty Reports Rus-
.:.':::." sia"; he believes that Russia can be part
faz> of one world if, without weakness and ap-
peasement, the English-speaking nations
will understand Russia and its problems.
Mr. Knickerbocker, whom Alexander Wool-
.cott called "The Richard Harding Davis
of our times," has had twenty-five years in
reporting world-shaking events in all parts
Knickerbocker - Duranty of the globe; his pertinent observations
and careful analysis command the atten-
tion of people everywhere; he believes that it is useless and dangerous to waste time attempt-
ing to convert the Soviet Empire to our way of life. These two men, both Pulitzer Prize winners
in Journalism, assure a brilliant opening for the 1947-48 series.




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portraits of the world's great actors and their styles of acting. "THEATRE CAV-
NOV. 20-REAR-ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD, intrepid explorer and colorful pioneer in the
world of adventure. Illustrated Lecture - "DISCOVERY."
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