T L. v MICiHIGA-J'N .,L i f LY
Music School Cooperates
In Corning Production,
'Impresario' On Bill
A night of music will be presented
as the next bill of Play Production's
winter drama season as it combines
with the School of Music to offer a
grand opera and a comic opera Wed-
nesday through Saturday, in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
"Cavalleria Rusticana" (Rustic
Chivalry), by Mascagni, is the first
grand opera to be presented by stu-
dents on campus and is sung in Ital-
ian. It will be preceded by Mozart's
comedy "The Impresario," a play
with incidental song.
Windt Is Director
The production, which is under the
direction of Valentine B. Windt, Di-
rector of Play Production, will fea-
ture nine soloists from the music
school. Prof. Thor Johnson will use
about 50 pieces of the University
Symphony Orchestra in providing
the musical background.
Seventy members of the University
Choir under the direction of Prof.
Hardin Van Deursen of the School of
Music will make up the chorus of
"The Impresario" Offered
"The Impresario" was recently of-
fered at Carnegie Hall in New York
as a part of the Mozart Festival. It
ws composed in. 1786 while Mozart
was still at work on "The Marriage of
Figaro," and was written for an en-
tertainment given at Schoenbrunn by
the Austrian Emperor Joseph II for
the Governor General of the Nether-
Originally it consisted of an over-
ture, two coloratura soprano arias,
a trio of sopranos and a tenor with
a concluding "vaudeville." Since the
original text was weak, subsequent
performances have used adaptations
introducing Mozart as a character.
In the new arrangement the sopranos
sing their arias in an effort to secure
the leading soprano role in "The
Marriage of Figaro."
"Cavalleria Rusticana" concerns
the troubled love life of Turiddu
whose sweetheart marries another
man while lie is away in the army.
She continues to flirt with him after
he marries another woman, however,
and this finally results in his death
at the hands of her husband who
challenged Turiddu to a duel.
Patrons are urged to make their
reservations early. Those with sea-
son tickets are requested to get their
stubs in by Thursday to insure good
seats. The box-ofice will open at 10
a.m. tomorrow for general sale and
wil be open until 5 p.m. tomorrow and
Tuesday. During the show the box-
office will remain open until cur-
tain time-8:30 p.m.
Synthetic Rubber Lauded
BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 28.-P-
John L. Collyer, President of the B.
F. Goodrich Company, said today
synthetic rubber-not the guayule
shrub or Amazon trees-is the solu-
tion to the nation's rubber problem.
"It would be four or five years before
we could get any rubber from guay-
ule," Collyer added in an interview.
(Editor's Note: The following state-
ment was issued by Mr. Ivan Cuth-
bert, president of Platt community,
who wishes to clarify certain points
made in last Sunday's Daily. The arti-
cle in question was concerned with
conditions in Platt.)
Platt community developed with
the suburban movement from - the
cities in the early twenties.
The community started with resi-
dential developments in the section
known as Boulevard Gardens which
had been subdivided some seven or
eight years previously. The sub-
dividing of two farm sections known
as Springwater and Darlington sub-
divisions completed the community
Platt Road was the dividing line
between two school districts. As the
population increased, problems of
schooling-coupled with problems of
sanitation and drainage-brought all
sections of the community together
into a central organization.
Guarantee Dry Basements
At the first meeting of the com-
munity, a petition was circulated for
the building of the Springwater
Drain to guarantee dry basements
and take the outlets of septic tanks,
in addition to carrying the road wa-
The boundary lines of Platt have
since been expanded, running to
Washtenaw Road on the north, to
Ellsworth Road on the south, run-,
ning west as far as the Campbell
f Farm and east as far as a line drawn
to the eastern boundary of Chandler
Within this area, we find that
considerable progress has been made
and constant vigilance given to pro-
vide for and protect in all ways the
health, education and development
of the section.'
At the first meeting of the council,
a Sunday. School Committee was ap-
pointed to establish and maintain
an inter-denominational Sunday
School for the advancement of the
religious life of the community.
The Sunday School first met in
residents' homes and was later trans-
ferred to the Platt School, where it
is still held.
The attendance at Sunday School
varies from 70 to 125 and the mem-
bership of the church between 70 and
100. Since the organization of the
church, between 80 and 100 baptisms
of different types have taken place
under its auspices.
In addition to this religious organ-
ization, another one is established in
the community. This is known as
the Lower Light Tabernacle. With
these two churches and the members
who are attending religious services
in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, a mini-
mum of one-fifth of the total popu-
lation of 1,000 attend some religious
service every Sunday.
This is in itself a percentage that
the neighboring cities cannot reach.
The Platt School district was
formed at the first annual meeting
of the community.
Air Is Heated
It has grown from a two-room
school to a four-room school, with
basement under one portion. Fur-
thermore, it is equipped with mod-
ern equipment including a warm-air
heating and ventilating unit. These
buildings are of the temporary struc-
ture type but they are in sound and
healthy condition and the teachers
have been very carefully selected.
We find also that a number of the
children of the Platt residents are
University graduates who have made
enviable records. The school, more-
over, has 150 children enrolled, with
school districts sending seventh- and
eighth-grade students to Tappan
School in Ann Arbor and providing
bus service for their transportation.
From the health angle, community
officials have been protesting' and
working with the county health au-
thorities in an effort to get accept-
table sanitary conditions on proposed
The system that has been in oper-
ation for the past 19 years has shown
no pollution of any well in the com-
munity which could in any way be
traced to the drainage system. Com-
munity officers check at regular in-
tervals the wells considered typical.
Due to the activities of the local
health officer and the cooperation
of community residents, no epidemic
of any type has ever started in the
community and spread to other sec-
Platt's health record has been ex-
ABANDONED - Russian troops inspect artillery left by retreating Germans in one of the see-
tors on the Russian front. The photo was radioed from Moscow to New York.
DUET - Hats geared to tempo
of wartime coiffures were shown
in N. Y. Top: Florence Reich-
man's dache dinner froth behind
popinjay hairdo; bottom: be-rib-
boned calot for teen-ager wearing
H I T L E R was a "terrible"
paper-hanger, says former co-
worker, Benny Nussbaum,
(above), now a U.S. citizen.
N E W STYLES FIRST
'/1/eniL t cion
ii male of
TYPING: L. M. Heywood, 414 May-
nard St., phone 5689.
MISS ALLEN-Experienced typist.
408 S. Fifth Ave. Phone 2-2935
VIOLA STEIN-Experienced legal
typist, also mimeographing. Notary
public. Phone 6327. 706 Oakland,
WANTED TO BUY
CASH for used clothing; men and
ladies. Claude H. Brown, 512 S.
Main St. Phone 2-2736. 5c
MEN'S AND LADIES' CLOTHING.
suits, overcoats, typewriters, musi-
cal instruments, ladies' furs, Per-
sian, lamb, mink, watches, dia-
monds. Pay from $5 to $500.
Phone Sam, 3627. 229c
LAUNDRY - 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low price. 2c
PERMANENTS, $3.00-$7.00. Sham-
poo and set, 65c all week. Gingham
Girl Beauty Shop, 302 S. State.
ing. Brumfield and Brumfield, 308
Yes, it's made of paper. But we'd
rather sell it than sell a worsted suit
or a silk tie or a tweed jacket. It's
the most important fashion in Amer-
ican life today.
We're talking about those priceless
pieces of paper put out by our gov-
ernment-those Defense Bonds and
Stamps which provide the money re-
quired to pay for the torrent of
weapons that will ultimately rid the
world of the power-mad maniacs
who now seek to enslave it.
Drop into Wild's and buy Defense
Bonds and Stamps. We're giving
super-smiling service on these items.
C 0 Y B 0 Y-Pvt. Leonard Sellers, from Wichita, Kas., ex-
changes a bashful word with Erna Rugge, hat check girl, at the
Hollywood Beaux Arts ball. Miss Rugge, who came to this country
from Austria, once held the title of Miss San Francisco.
LINCOLN AT BROOKS FIELD-Visiting Brooks
Field, Texas, this stranger spanned the gap between America's
wars of 1942 and 1865. The sad-eyed visitor who looks like Lincoln
was H. L. Summerville, San Antonio photograjber.
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