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March 13, 1959 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily, 1959-03-13

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TEMPORARY HOUSING-Though new houses are being constructed each day many families still
find it necessary to livein these barracks which were built in World War fI to house factory workers.
Village Center of Controversy

continued responsibility for the
In 1957 the Ypsilanti Township
Board finally undertook to solve
the problem by redeveloping the
area. They notified 855 families in
Ypsilanti township and 846 fami-
lies in Superior .township they
were to be moved from their "tem-
porary" quarters into permanent
private homes.
The ensuing court battles over

Desire To Remain
The people living in the develop-
ment showed no inclination to
move back to their home states,
desiring to remain in the area.
Because of the housing shortage
following the war, homes within
their price range were not avail-
able for the more than 1,700 fami-
lies in the installation.
Neither the federal government,
the State of Michigan, Washtenaw
County, Ypsilanti nor Superior
Township was willing to accept

The Robert Shaw Chorale and
Orchestra, Robert Shaw conduct-
ing, will be featured in the final
concert in the University's Extra
Concert Series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday
in Hill Auditorium.
Founded in 1948, the group is
widely know through its concert
tours, radio appearances and nu-
merous and varied recordings. For
the first half of its program, the
Chorale will present Suite from
"Acis and Galatea" by Handel and
"Requiem Mass" by Faure.
After intermission, they will
continue with Hindemith's "Four
Faces of Love" and "True Love,"
from "Five Songs on Old Texts";
Bartok's "Love Song" from "Four
Hungarian Folksongs"; Schon-
berg's "The Lover's Wish" from
"Vier Stucke, Op. 27," and Stra-
vinsky's "With Air Commanding"
from "The Rake's Progress."
"Rhapsodie for Contralto Solo,
Male Chorus and Orchestra, Op.
53" by Brahms and Suite from
"Les Brigands" by Offenbach will
conclude the afternoon's program.
The Chorale itself is composed
of a group of professional singers,
organized by Robert Shaw.
Since its inception 11 years ago,
the group has taken yearly tours
of the United States, visiting every
state of the Union except South
Dakota and Nevada. In 1956, Shaw
took them on a tour of 20 Mid-
Eastern and European countries,
where they sang in 60 concerts
within a period of 70 days.




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