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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1954

rAG1~ ETGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1954

OPENS WITH 'TOSCA':
Detroit Opera Completes
Festival ProgramPlans

Band Day Spotlights State Students

By DAVID KAPLAN
Programming and casting for
the Detroit Grand Opera Festival,
which begins on Nov. 15'at the Ma-
sonic Temple, has now been com-
pleted.
.There will be nine productions
in the season this year, with Pucci-
ni's "Tosca," opening the Festi-
val. Metropolitan Opera tenor Fer-
ruccio Tagliavini will be heard in
the part of Mario and Wilma
Spence in the title role.
The repertory follows on Tuesday
with the first Detroit production
of Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier,"
to be sung in German. Laurel Hur-
ley, recently signed by the Metro-
politan Opera Association, will be
heard as the Princess.
Tagliavini in "La Bohemie"
Tagliavini returns to the roster
on Wednesday together with Ann
Ayars in "La Boheme," in which
another newcomer, Betty Bonini,
Head of Pres
Club Named
Brewster P. Campbell, executive
city editor of the Detroit Free
Press, was elected president of the
University Press Club of Michigan
yesterday.
Fred S. Smith, editor of the Ev-
art Review, was named first vice-
president, and George * Mather,
editor of the Albion Evening Re-
corder, was named as second vice-
president.
Re-elected secretary - treasurer
was Cleland B. Wyllie, editor of
the University Information and
News Service, while Prof. Wesley
H. Mauer, chairman of the Uni-
versity journalism department was
re-named secretary of the Press
Club's foreign journalism fellow-
ships.

will sing the role of Musetta, with
Richard Torigi as Marcello.
A performance of "La Traviata"
has been scheduled for Friday with
Eva Likova and Walter Cassel in
the leading roles.
Saturday's matinee f ea tu r es
Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gret-
el," with Anna Russell as the
witch. The opera will be sung in
English and has such interesting
new features as a forest that
moves.
New Tenor in "Aida"
"Aida" will be performed Sat-
uirday evening with Frances Yeend
as Aida, and a new Italian tenor
Signor Barbi singing the role of
Rhadames.
Sunday matinee will see two
stars of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, Hilde Gueden and Frank
Guarrera, as Gilda and Rigoletto
in Verdi's "Rigoletto."
Blanche Thebom, the Met's mez-
zo-soprano, will be starred in "Car-
men" on Sunday evening. Robert
Rounseville will sing the role of
Don Jose opposite Miss Thebom.
Concludes With "Showboat"
The season will end Wednesday,
Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 24, with
the New York City Opera Com-
pany's new production of Jerome
Kern's "Showboat." Starred in the
operetta will be Robert Rounse-
ville as Ravenal, Laurel Hurley as
Magnolia and Lawrence Winters as
Joe.
Special- prices have been ar-
ranged for "Hansel and Gretel"
and "Showboat." Prices for "Han-
sel" are $3.60 to $.75. "Showboat"
prices range from $4.20 to $1.80.
Prices for all other operas are $4.80
to $1.20.
Anyone interested in ticket in-
formation may write to the Detroit
Grand Opera Association, 722 Ham-
mond Bldg., Detroit.

Mark Clark
To Lecture
On Far East
Gen. Mark Clark will open the
1954 University Lecture Course at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hill Audi-
torium.
Currently president of The Cita-
del, South Carolina military aca-
demy, the retired general will
speak on the timely topic of "The
Struggle in Asia."
Commander-in-Chief of the
United Nations command in Ko-
rea, Gen. Clark directed the truce
negotiations at Panmunjom and
signed the armistice agreement.
He has had first-hand experience
in economic and military problems
of the Far East.
Besides serving during the Kor-
ean conflict, General Clark was a
captain in World War I and was
wounded in action. He also served
as commanding general sf the
Fifth Army and later of the 15th
Army group in Italy during World
War II.
Following World War II, Gen.
Clark served as United States
High Commissioner in Austria. In
1947 he acted as deputy to the
Secretary of State at both the
London and Moscow meetings of
the Council of Foreign. Ministers
where a treaty for Austria was dis-
cussed.
General Clark retired from the
Army last October.
Tickets for all of the attractions
offered by the Lecture Course this
season may be purchased between
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at
the Hill Auditorium box office.

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MASSED MUSIC-More than 7,00 bandsmen from 111 State high school bands, gathered on the
Michigan Stadium field at half-time yesterday to participate in the sixth Annual Band Day sponsored
by the Michigan Marching Band. The noted New York band conductor, Edwin Franko Goldman, di-
rected the massed bands in three of his own compositions, "Parade No. 1," "Shenandoah" and "On
the Mall."
Chinese Independence Day Celebrated Today;
'U' Students Honor .Double-Ten' at Rackham
Have any dragons been seen
roaming the streets? Chinese students from the Univer- lic with a program of short skits
rossn the Pactis, msity and surrounding areas last and music.
Across the Pacific this. might be night in the Rackham Building.Al- Sponsored by the Chinese Stu-
a likely prospect because today is B dents Club, the event was also at-
Independence Day for China, and though firecrackers and dragons tended by Chinese students from
the festivities traditionally include weren't in order, the students hon- Detroit, Michigan State College
ahe fetinsgtraperiragoynm dored Sun Yat-Sen and the repub- and Michigan State Normal.
a fire-breathing paper dragon.
Celebrated on the tenth day of
the tenth month, the holiday com-
memorates the foundation of the
first successful Chinese republic
by Sun Yat-Sen in 1911. Prior to the
republic, China was torn with wars
between powerful feudal landlords.
Annually Double-10 is celebrated
in the oriental tradition with color-
ful parades of brightly dressed
merry-makers.
Featured in the parade is a huge,
brilliantly painted paper dragon
that is carried on the heads of as
many as fifty men. Weaving from
side to side through the streets,
the monster alternately frightensB IG G E
and amuses the onlookers much
like the huge paper-mache masks
of American parades.
In Ann Arbor, however, Double-
10 was celebrated with a party by

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