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THE- MCHIGN-DALY M. 1, 1, 9i1

Four Soloists To Be Feaitured
In Handel's 'Messiah' Sunday

New York Buried Under



Co. A Holds Formal Dinner

Agnes Davis, soprano; Lillian'
Knowles, contralto; William Miller,
tenor, and Wellington Ezekiel, bass,
will sing the solo parts in the annual
performance of Handel's "Messiah,"
to be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday in
Hill Auditorium by the University
Musical Society.
The 310 voices of the Choral Union,
a special orchestra of 50 pieces, Pal-
mer Christian at the organ, and the
four -soloists will be under the lead-
H llel Services
To Be Tonight
Sermon Will Be Given
By Rabbi J. J. Nathan
Friday evening services will be'
held at 8 p.m. tonight at the Hillel
Harvey Weisberg, '46, and Elliott
Organick, '44, will conduct the ser-
vices. The sermon will be given by
Rabbi Jacob J. Nathan, of the B'nai
Moshe Congregation in Detroit. Rab-
bi Nathan is chairman of the Youth
and Campus Committee of the Mich-
igan Synagogue Conference, and
honorary chaplain of general Abel
Davis Post No. 184.
Following the service, a social hour
will be held and refreshments served.
In charge of refreshments are Thel-
ma Zeskind, '46, Betty Korash, '46,
Ruth Kowosky, '46, and Helen Al-
pert, '47.
Annual Channukah Party
Will Be Held Saturday
The Hillel Foundation will hold its
annual Channukah party from 9
p.m.° to 12 -p.m. Saturday at the
Shirley Levin, '46, and Faye Bron-
stein, '45, representing the Hillel
Council, and Benson Jaffee, '46, rep-
resenting Avukah, are cooperating to
stage the affair. The foundation will
be appropriately decorated and there
will be entertainment consisting of
group dancing, games, and singing.
Refreshments will be served. All
students and servicemen on .campus
are cordially invited to attend.
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ership of Hardin Van Deursen in per-
orming this famous oratorio.
Of the soloists, three will come
from New York City and one from
Chicago to take part in the perform-
Known to Ann Arbor audiences be-
cause of her work in the May Festival
of 1942, Agnes Davis, who sings the
soprano solo, has won particular suc-
cess in the oratorial work, the "Mes-
siah" being her favorite.
Although Sunday's concert will
mark the first appearance here of
Lillian Knowles, contralto, she has
already achieved wide recognition
through her recitals and perform-
ances with orchestas from coast to
Wellington Ezekiel, the basso, has
in the past, limited his engagements
to Eastern concert audiences among
whom he has made a deep impres-
The tenor soloist, William Miller, a
native of Columbus, Ohio, has in the
past few years become well known
to Chicago audiences. His concert
tours have extended his reputation
throughout the nation.
B riefs
Lt. Jack Jacoby, medical officer,
was detached from the V-12 unit, to-
day and will proceed to St. Albin's
Hospital on the east coast to take up
his duties, Lt. -Cmdr. E. F. Scott an-
nounced yesterday.
Coming from active duty in the
South Pacific, Lt. Jacoby has been
stationed here since July. Cmdr.
Roy Cuthbertson will take his place.
Grad Hears Game in Italy
Lt. Harrison B. McGraw, graduate
of the University now serving with
the United States Forces in Italy, has
written to his friends telling how he
listened to the Michigan-Minnesota
football game on the battlefront
while bombs and bullets whistled
Many times while listening to the
game, Lt. McGraw was interrupted
by. bombs dropped by enemy planes,
and was forced to see a fox hole for
shelter. He managed to hear the last
few minutes of the game and the
final score, however.
Lt. McGraw received his Bachelor
of Arts degree from the University in
A poll on the question "Do you be-
lieve that there should be discussions
of post-war problems now?" revealed
that 430 out\ of 494 people questioned
were in favor of present discussion.
Soldiers, sailors and 310 civilians were

lI tSS of ComIPany A \wiv<it will
graduate on Jan. 4 is holding a for-
mal dinner at the Allenel hotel to-
night which will be followed by a
dance at the League.
Cpl. Al Acerno and Cpl. Otto Graf
will be in charge of the entertainment
which will follow the theme of "Re-
view of the Year."
The January class, their faculty
and their guests will attend the din-
ner and dance. The May class, their
faculty and guests, Maj. L. 0. War-
ner, Lt. Katherine James and mem-
bers of the University faculty, will at-
tend the dance which will be held
from 9:30 to 12 p.m. Bill Sawyer and
his orchestra will play for the dance.
The official guest party will in.-
elude Col. and Mrs. Frederick Rogers,
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Archibald W. Stu-
are, Capt. and Mrs. George G. Spence,

Mrs. Howard Spence, Dr. and Mrs.
Joseph K. Yamagiwa, Lt. and Mrs.
William Malloy, Lt. Wesley Fishel
and Miss Jane Brudno.
Cpl. Ralph Anderson is in charge of
the dinner and dance.
Xi Psi Phi Fraternity
Admits 22 New Members
Xi Psi Phi, professional dental fra-
ternity, initiated 22 new members at
a dinner party last night, Clayton R.
Konas, president of the fraternity,
These new members included
ASTP 'men, Navy V-12 men and
civilians. Dr. H. G. Winkel, who is in
private practice in Ann Arbor, and
Dr. George Moore, chief of the ortho-
dontics department, were the princi-
pal speakers at the affair.

Snowfall which reached the depth of 22 inches in western New York almost buried the automobile
of this motorist.

Co. C Dance To
Preview Songs
From Musical
Three numbers from a musical
show, scheduled by Company C for
production sometime in February,
will be presented at the Company's
pre-Christmas dance to be held in
the Union from 9 to 12 p.m. tomor-
Plans for the musical, which will
be titled "Bidin' Our Time," are still
in the formative stage, and members
of the cast have not yet been chosen.
The entire script has been written
by T-5 Hyman Wolotsky and the
music by Cpl. Troy Bartlett. These
men have been spending all their
free time on the musical for the past
two months.
The numbers which have been
selected for presentation at the
dance tomorrow are "You Keep My
Heart Awake" which will be sung by
Pfc. Chester Sargent and Joyce But-
ler and "So Little Time" by Pfc. Rob-
ert Bentley. Cpl. Bartlett will ac-
company the singers on the piano
and will also give a swing version of
"'Pin Up Boy." The three ballads are
original compositions by Cpl. Bart-
lett with lyrics by Cpl. -Wolotsky.
The pre-Christmas dance will also
feature music by the Company D
orchestra under the direction of Pfc.
Richard Thomas. Members of the
Ann Arbor Mothers of Men in Ser-
vice will act as hostesses.
MSC Fln Declines
EAST LANSING, Dec. 16.-(A)-
An influenza epidemic on the Michi-
gan State College campus was de-
scribed by college officials today as
being on the decline, and they pre-
dicted that it should ease still fur-
ther with the start of Christmas
vacation Friday.

Former Braz

ilian Army Man
*l's ' Y'f A t1 'ia .,.2 a

1s roua -to icrye .-i:r a Ica

"I am mighty proud to be in the
United States Army now, and hope
that I will remain in it until the
war is over," said Pvt. John Gjourop,
member of Company G of the 3651st
Service Unit, and formerly of the
Brazilian Army.
Pvt. Gjourop served in the artillery
forces of the Brazilian Army for 12
months. Two years of army training
is compulsory in Brazil. Pvt. Gjourop
only had to serve for a year since he
was still a student at the University
of Brazil, in Rio De Janeiro.
"Serving in the Brazilian Army
meant hard work all the time," said
Pvt. Gjourop. "There were no class-
es, and I didn't have a chance to
practice dentistry."
Long hikes through the mountains
with full pack was part of the daily
routine in the Brazilian Army. The
last hike that Pvt. Gjourop took, be-
fore he was discharged, was a 40-mile
trek over the mountains with full
pack. "That wasn't easy," comment-
ed Pvt. Gjourop.
Pvt. Gjourop was born in Denmark,
but later moved to Brazil, and be-
came a citizen of that country. He
has traveled through northern Eur-
ope and South America. Since com-
ing to the United States he has visit-
ed many of the interesting cities of
the country.
"After I finish my scholastic work
at Michigan, and get my commission,
A Christmas Bureau has been set
up to organize Ann Arbor gifts of
food, clothing and money to under-
privileged persons in the county.
Ann Arbor residents who wish to
contribute are asked to call the Bu-
reau at Civilian Defense headquar-

I hope I will be sent to the Pacific.
Then I can really say I've been
around," stated Pvt. Gjourop.
After receiving his doctors degree
in dentistry at the University of Bra-
zil, Pvt. Gjourop came to Michigan to
continue his studies. "The hardest
part of studying in America at first
was reading English. I had been
used to studying text books written
in French and German."
His first semester on campus, Pvt.
Giourop studied' bacteriology and
pathology at the same time. These
courses are usually taken separately.
"Between taking these courses and
learning to study from textbooks
written in English, I had a pretty
hard time, but managed to come
through all right," said Pvt. Gjourop.
Pvt. Giourop joined the Army last
June and will graduate this June.
Upon graduation Pvt. Gjourop will
receive his commission in the United
States Army. "That will be a happy
day for me," he commented.

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