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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1948

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'DOWN IN THE VALLEY':
Opera Workshop Production
To Be Performed on Radio

A new American folk opera,
"Down in the Valley," will be given
its first radio performance on Au-
gust 7 by the members of the
Opera Workshop.
Written by Kurt Weill and Arn-
old Sundgaard, "Down in the Val-
ley" is a complete opera built
around the familiar folk tune of
the same name. The origin of the
song is obscure, but versions of it
have been familiar folk music in
all sections of the country.
Student Cast
The Opera Workshop, with the
cooperation of the Speech Depart-
ment, will present the opera as
one of a double bill to be given
August 5, 6, 7 and 9. "LaServa
Padrona" by Pergolesi will make
up the second half of the pro-
gram. All of the parts will be per-
formed by students.
"Down in the Valley" is the
story of Brack Weaver, who has.
killed a man for the sake of Jen-
nie Parsons. Escaping from jail,
Brack meets Jennie and then gives
himself up voluntarily.
In addition to the familiar title
song, four other great American

folk melodies, "Little Black
Train," "Hop Up, My Ladies,"
"Sourwood Mountain" and "The
Lonesome Dove" are included in
the opera.
Chorus of 36
The leading roles of "Down in
the Valley" will be sung by Mrs.
Norma Heyde, Howard Kellogg,
Donald Plott, Dale Thompson and
Bertram Gable. A chorus of 36
voices will also participate in the
opera, along with an orchestra of
32 players.
Players in "La Serva Padrona"
will be Masako Ono, Robert Sill
and James Drummond.
Weill also wrote the music for
last year's Broadway hit, "Street
Scene," as well as for such earlier
successes as "One Touch of Venus"
and "Lady in the Dark."
"Down in the Valley" had its
premier performance in mid-July
at Indiana University. The pre-
sentation by the Opera Workshop
will be its second, and the broad-
cast over the NBC network will
mark its first performance on the
air.

Art Cinema League presents

Sets Michigan
Draft Quota
At 10,000 Men
State Director Says
Number May Change
LANSING, July 29-(P)-Mich-
igan's quota for the first year of
the 19 to 25-year old draft should
be approximately 10,000 men, Col.
Glenn B. Arnold, state director of
Cicil Service said today.
Arnold said he based his figure
on estimates made by Maj. Gen.
Lewis B. Hershey, National Selec-
tive Service director. He said this
figure might vary some either way
but declared that unless there is
a radical change in the present
situation Michigan should not be
called up on for more than 1,200
men in any one month.
Work Down
Arnold said the first call for
draft registrations in Michigan is
expected to be issued for the pe-
riod from Aug. 30 to Sept. 18.
Present plans are to take the 25-
year olds first and work down
through the age groups.
During the recent war Michi-
gan had 192 local draft boards
which registered 2,077,830 men.
The revitalized draft setup is be-
ing streamlined down to a total of
102 local boards.
About 90 per cent of the war-
time draft board members have
agreed to serve again in theirun-
paid positions for the new draft,
the state Selective Service direc-
tor said. A list of 350 appointees
now is being prepared for submis-
sion by Gov. Sigler for the ap-
proval of President Truman.
'Accurate Figures'
Arnold said an estimate, based
on World War II figures, already
had been made on how many men
the Michigan boards will have to
register. He predicted that the
figures would be "remarkably ac-
curate."
Arnold estimated 344,765 men
would be registered in the 19 to
25-year-old age bracket. In addi-
tion, the boards will register 41,-
839 18-year olds.
World War II Selective Service
records were stored at Lansing
when operation of the wartime
draft boards was discontinued,
Arnold said. These records are
expected to prove very helpful in
the new draft, particularly in the
cases of veterans who want to
claim exemption because of pre-
vious service.
Casbah Will Hold
Last Two Dances
Tonight is the next to last
chance this summer to don those
dancing shoes and take a whirl
around the floor of the Campus
Casbah.
The Casbah will be open from
9 p.m. to midnight today and to-
morrow and then will close until
the fall semester.
Art Starr's Band will play and
Renee Peters will occupy the vo-
calist's spot. The coke bar will
serve during the dance, and the
League Garden will be open.

DIE FLEDERMAUS-Scene from the German technicolor version
of Strauss' operetta which opens tonight at Hill Auditorium. The
feature attraction is accompanied by a 55-minute Charlie Chaplin
comedy.
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Course Stars
Trips,_Talks
Vocational Material
Brought Up to Date
Informational trips to neigh-
boring businesses and lectures by
employment experts have high-
lighted a special course for voca-
tional teachers now nearing com-
pletion at the University.
The course listed as "Techniques
of Securing and Using Occupa-
tional Information" was designed
to provide the teachers with up-
to-date data on job opportunities
for high school graduates, accord-
ing to P. W. Balton, University
vocational lecturer.
Members of the unique class ob-
served training programs for
workers in businesses and indus-
tries in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
They also heard talks by repre-
sentatives of the Federal Depart-
ment of Labor, state office of oc-
cupational guidance, and the
Michigan Employment Service.
Those completing the course are
Doyle G. Berkmeier, St. Joseph;
Karl F. Howe, Manistee; Edward
J. Huttenga, Muskegon; William
N. Yaeger, Ann Arbor; Ellen E.
Kondrat, Brookhardt, N.Y. and
Arthur J. Fierke, Ken A. Lane,
Martha McCollum, Alton R. Pat-
terson, Homer 0. Randall, Lee
Sherman and Lela Mae Withers,
all of Flint.

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8:30 P.M.

The Student Religious Associa-
tion, together with six Protestant
religious groups, will hold its an-
nual Leadership Retreat Sept. 11-
13 at Detroit Recreation Camp.
This Retreat is sponsored for
students who plan to assume posi-
tions of leadership in their relig-
ious groups during the coming
year.
The featured speaker for the
event will be Barton K. Hunter of
Christian Church in Peoria, Illi-
nois. Mr. Hunter is widely known
for his work in inter-falth affairs.
Noted Senato
Dies Suddenly
Watson Served Under
Eight Administrations
WASHINGTON, July 29-()P)-
Former Sen. James Eli Watson,
84, who served in Congress under
eight Presidents and who was
often mentioned as a Presidential
candidate himself, died today.
Watson was an "Old-Guard"
Republican from Indiana. During
his long service in Washington he'
was both Republican whip in the
House and Republican Senate
leader.
Sudden Death
He was stricken with an internal
hemorrhage on Oct. 12 and was
taken to a local hospital. Later he
seemed to recover, and in Decem-
ber was able to return home, ap-
parently in good health.
His death came suddenly today
shortly after he was taken to a
hospital.
Watson was born in Winchester,
Ind., Nov. 2, 1864. He was only 30
when he was elected to the House
in 1894. He served as a Represen-
tative for 12 years, playing a con-
spicuous part in politics of the
era.
Defeated for Governor
He ran for governor of Indiana
in 1908 but was defeated by
Thomas R. Marshall, who later be-
came Vice President. Watson re-
sumed law practice in Rushville,
Ind., until 1916.
Then he ran for the Senate ahd
was elected to fill the unexpired
term of Sen. Benjamin F. Snively.
He served in the Senate until 1933,
when he was swept out of office by
the Democratic landslide. Since
then he maintained a law office in
Washington.
His interest in politics was warm
to the last. He was a familiar
figure around the Capitol even
at the last session of Congress.
The funeral will be held here at
noon Saturday, according to a son.

Phone 3-1511, Ext. 479.

Box Office Opens at 2 P.M.
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Roger Williams Guild will at-
tend the City League All-Star
softball game at 6:30 p.m. today
to be followed by an open house at
8 p.m. in the Guild House.
The Gamma Delta Lutheran
Student Club will have a supper
5:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Student
Center.
The Unitarian Student Group
will hear Lewis Goldstein speak
on "The Political Situation in
South Africa" at 6:30 p.m. Sun-
day.
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The Canterbury Club will have
its usual breakfast following Holy
Communion Service at 9 a.m. Sun-
day. The Club will meet at 5 p.m.
Sunday at Canterbury House for
an outdoor picnic supper and dis-
cussion group.
The Wesleyan Guild will have
an ice cream social at 8 p.m. to-
day on the lawn of the First Meth-
odist Church for the purpose of
raising money for overseas aid. A
group of students will meet at 8
p.m. Sat, for a roller skating
party.
Aller To Visit
Observatories
Dr. Law ence H. Aller, associate
professor of astronomy, will visit
two west coast observatories in
August to study the spectra of the
stars.
The University astronomist will
study observations of high disper-
sion stellar spectra at the Mt.
Wilson Observatory, near Pasa-
dena, Calif., and the Dominion As-
trophysical Observatory in Vic-
toria, B.C., Canada.
The studies will be compared
with similar observations of the
sun's spectra as part of a long-
range probe into the cosmic
abundance of chemical elements.
The
City Beat
Charles Miller, 526 S. Ashley,
reported that two black fender
skirts were stolen from his car
Wednesday night.
His car, a 1937 Oldsmobile, was
parked in front of his house. The
loss was estimated at $20.
* * *
The Ann Arbor police report
that the local canine population
has apparently lost its animosity.
The recent wave of dog bites
seems to have subsided consider-
ably.
Tornado Hits Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia., July 29-
(I)-A tornado struck 20 miles
west of here at about 6:20 p.m.
(CST) and the state police radio
at Cedar Falls reported trees and
a number of buildings were strewn
across Highway 30, blocking
traffic. No deaths were reported.
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