Detroiter Muriel Greenspon Stars
in Stratford's 'Yeomen of the Guard'
Special to The Jewish News
STRATFORD, Ontario.—A De-
troit girl who has won national
honors has emerged among the
stars in the new Stratford pro-
duction, the Gil-
bert and Sullivan
operetta " T h e
Yeomen of th
opened its local
run as part of
the program o
daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Miss Greenspon
Greenspon of 15731 Cloverlawn,
as soloist and as part of a quartet,
is among the favorites here this
A graduate of the University of
Michigan. where she earned her
Master's degree in music in 1962,
Miss Greenspon, a mezzo-soprano,
was the winner in 1960 of the
$2,500 Detroit Opera Grinnell
Miss Greenspon, who now re-
sides in Ann Arbor, making her
first appearance at the Stratford
Festival this season, sings the
role of Dame Carruthers in "The
Yeomen of the Guard".
Miss Greenspon has appeared
with the Ann Arbor Opera Com-
pany, the Chautauqua Opera As-
sociation and the New York City
Center Opera Company in such
roles as Bertha in "The Barber of
Seville", Giovanna in "Rigoletto",
Suzuki in "Madame Butterfly" and
Mama McCord in "Ballad of Baby
She has appeared in two off-
Broadway productions. "Oh Marry
Me" (based on Goldsmith's "She
Stoops to Conquer") and the world
premiere of "The Bald Prima
Donna". She has also performed in
summer stock in Flint and Detroit.
Miss Greenspon appeared at the
Boston Arts Festival in 1961 and
has made several appearances with
the Detroit Symphony.
Under the musical direction of
Louis Applebaum, "Yeomen of
the Guard" adds glory to the
Stratford Festival which already
is attracting guests from many
American communities, in addi-
tional to the Canadians who an-
nually flock to the festival here.
It has been reported that Detroit-
ers rank among the leading sup-
porters of the festival. There
were scores of Detroiters at the
shows last week-end and Michi-
gan is second to Ontario in the
number of attendees.
On the opening night of "Yeo-
men of the Guard." the Stratford
community honored one of the
festival's pioneer directors, the
LOW EASY TERMS
music director Louis Applebaum.
In a special ceremony, in which
the founder of the festival, Tom
Patterson, participated, Applebaum
was presented with an ivory baton
by Stratford's Mayor C. H. Meier.
Applebaum also received from
Mayor Meier the Stratford medal-
The operettas are being staged
in the remodeled Avon Theater
which has been acquired by the
Shakespearean Festival. The decor
for the theater is the work of Tania
Moiseiwitsch, who since the found-
ing of the festival was responsible
for designing its colorful costumes.
"Richard II," "King Lear" and
Moliere's "Le Bourgeois Gentil-
homme" are the season's three
major attractions which are draw-
ing record crowds in the longest
scheduled season in the festival's
history. There are several other
Jewish members of the casts, in
addition to Miss Greenspon, among
them Suzanne Grossmann and Len
Birman who participated in per-
formances here in other years.
ZEDAKAH CLUB will hold its
annual garden party noon July 20
at the home of Mrs. Harvey Wil-
lens, 18241 Hamilton. Vice presi-
dents in charge of the day are
Mesdames Samuel Wexler, Ben
Chestnut and Gerson Horton. Pro-
gram chairman Mrs. Willard Zam-
sky announces the entertainment
will feature games and a fashion
showing of fall knits. For reserva-
tion, call Mrs. Wexler, 342-4741.
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GOLDA MEIR CHAPTER, Pio-
neer Women, will hold a "Lunch-
eon-Israel Cash Shower" noon
Tuesday at the Labor Zionist In-
stitute. Gaines and a social hour
will follow. Guests invited.
* * *
AMERICAN MEDICAL CEN-
TER AT DENVER, Detroit Ladies
Auxiliary, will hold a lawn party
benefit for the hospital 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday at the home of Mrs.
David Eilbaum, 19440 Strathmoor.
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AMERICAN WOMEN FOR BAR-
ILAN UNIVERSITY, Detroit Chap-
ter, will hold its semiannual meet-
ing and garden party 12:30 p.m.
Summer activities for teens and
tweens are under way at the Jew- July 23 at the summer home of
national chairman Mrs. Max Stoll-
man, 2675 Lake Angelus Rd., Lake
July 12 is the deadline for Angelus.
tweens (7th, 8th and 9th graders)
to register for the second period
CLUB KINNERET will hold its
of the summer socializers. These
social groups meet Mondays and annual summer luncheon and
Wednedays, 2 to 5 p.m., and Thurs- games party at the home of Ruth
days, 2 to 8 p.m., from July 15 Gosman, 18504 Rosemont, 12:30
through Aug. 3. Activities usually p.m. July 18. For reservations,
feature sports, trips, socials and call Mrs. Gosman, KE 4-3491.
a Camp Tamarack overnight.
* * *
Registration is now being ac-
cepted for the Teens Stratford
trip. July 24-26, to see "Yeoman American Legion, has scheduled
of the Guard." Other weekend trips its Victory Barbecue Luncheon for
will include Niagara Falls and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home
Holly Recreation Area. There also of Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell, 20471
will be a four-day canoe trip on Lauder. Poppy sales volunteers
the Manistee River and a five-day will be honored, and games and
trip to northern Michigan. Every entertainment will be featured.
Wednesday during the summer the For information, call Rebecca
teens will travel to a local beach.
Mitchell, 342-4322, or Lydia Slak-
For information call the youth ter, VE 6-8174.
division office of the Jewish Cen-
* * *
ter, DI 1-4200.
CLUB held its
annual installation luncheon re-
Center Names Jaffee cently to honor the following new
officers: Mesdames Samuel Lucas,
its Program Director president; Norman Allan and Mark
Milton J. Miller. president of Howard, vice presidents; Samuel
the Jewish Community Center. an- Schaflander, treasurer; and George
nounced the appointment of Eu- Terebelo, Henry Wald and Harry
gene Jaffee as
List Many Trips
in Jewish Center
program d i rec-
Jaffee h a s
been director of
the senior adult
division of the
Center for the
past eight years.
He received a
B.S. degree from
the University o f
Pittsburgh a n d
his M.S.W. de-
gree from the
School of Social
Work of Wayne
Before coming to
the Center he
worked at the
East Bronx Y.M.H.A. and was di-
rector of youth activities at the
Toledo Jewish Community Center.
He and his wife, Anne, reside in
Oak Park, and are the parents
of three children.
Century Mark Reached
by Aussie School Board
MELBOURNE (JTA)—Old docu-
ments found at the office of the
New South Wales Jewish Board of
Education indicate that the board
is over 100 years old. Among the
newly discovered papers was the
first annual report of the Sydney
Jewish Sabbath School, the fore-
runner of the present board.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, July 10, 1964
Directs 'Venetian Affair'
Pandro S. Berman has signed
Guy Hamilton to direct M-G-M's
"The Ventian Affair" in Holly-
wood. The young British director
was in Israel three years ago when
he was directing the Dino De
Laurentis production of ' T h e
Best of Enemies."
Latin American Anti-Semitism Subject of Parley
Scheduled by World Jewish Congress Executive
The implications and threats to
Latin American Jewry from re-
newed activities of anti-Semitic
groups with the support of Arab
League propagandists will be the
subject of consideration by the
World Jewish Congress at is five-
day world executive meeting open-
ing in Jerusalem Sunday.
Key officers of the world Jew-
ish body from Argentina, Bra-
zil, Chile,. Mexico, Uruguay and
other Latin American lands,
have been specially summoned.
The emphasis on Arab League
involvement and support of active
anti-Semitic groups sterns from
gathering reports of Arab League
backing of such organizations as
well as a mounting stream of anti-
Jewish invective in pro-Arab maga-
zines edited and issued by Arab
League representatives in Latin
The WJC executive meeting will
receive reports and consider ac-
tion in connection with anti-Semi-
tic developments in other parts of
the world, as well as the problem
of restrictions on the rights of
About 100 delegates from 30
countries will be present at the
conference, which will be opened
by President Zalman Shazar of Is-
rael and Dr. Nahum Goldmann,
World Jewish Congress president.
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