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Annual Pre-War Union Opera
/ Has Nationwide Reputation

For years one of the richest and
oldest traditions at the University
was the Michigan Union Operas.
These operas were always presented
by an all male cast. Every Christmas
vacation the famed Michigan Union
Opera casts would tour the East
presenting their production to pack-
ed, enthusiastic opera houses.
Some of the earlier operas such
as the "Michigenda" and "Culture"
drew upon Michigan for their text
and settings. New writers thought
this was the best field for Michigan
producers. Subsequent operas have
String Quartet
Will Present
Recital Tuesday
A program of chamber music will
be presented by the string quartet
class in the School of Music under
the direction of Prof. Gilbert Ross at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
The program will open with a late
quartet by Mozart, No. 589 in the
Kochel catalogue in B flat major.
This work, one of Mozart's most
beautiful pieces of chamber music,
will be played by Elizabeth Ivanoff
and Arline Burt, violin; Mildred'
Gwin, viola, and Dorothy Jarvinen,
Two movements of the Beethoven
Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1, will
be played by Nina Goehring and
Mary Katherine Harris, violin; Lois
Parker, viola and Miss Jarvinen,
cello. This work is the first of the
set of six string quartets composed
by the master in 1800.
The concert will close with the
Schubert quartet in A minor, Op. 29.
This work is a product of Schubert's
last period and dates from 1824, only
four years before his early death.
The quartet will be played in its
entirety by Bernard Lee Mason and
Michael Franko, violin; Ingyr Marie
Lien, viola; and Miss Jarvinen, cello.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the program of classical en-
semble literatui'e by the members of
Prof. Ross's class.

proved that Michigan is certainly not
the only field, for such productions
as "Koanzaland," and "Crimson
Chest" and "Awakened Rameses"
took their setting to other geographi-
cal locations, real or imaginary,
College Atmosphere Kept
The college atmosphere was kept
merely by the introduction of Michi-
gan students as characters. Attempts
were made to go entirely away from
the campus for humor, scenes and
personalities, and were more or less
successful, depending upon the taste
of the audience for the types of
musical comedies then prevalent..
During the first World War the
opera's leading lady was a woman
because of the scarcity of men. The
opera was "Let's Go!" and the lead-
ing lady was Ione Wilbur. The
Twelfth Michigan Opera was pro-
duced in 1920. The opera, "Come On
Dad," was written by Donald H.
Haines, '08. Presidential candidate
Thomas E. Dewcy had the feminine
lead in one of the Michigan Operas
during his years at Michigan.
Last Opera Given in '41
The 25th annual production of the
Michigan Union Opera was an all
student, all campus, all Michigan
show, presented at the Whitney The-
atre in April. Under the able and
efficient managership of Stanley G.
Waltz, the opera, "With Banners
Flying," was a total success. Its cast
was composed of the R.O.T.C., the
Girls' Chorus, the Men's Chorus, the
Football Chorus, and other groups.
The last Michigan Union Opera to
be presented was in 1941, Pearl Har-
bor. Consequently, the cast did not
tour through the east as had been
customary. The opera, "Four Out of
Five," was a success, and it contained
such leading men as the ever-legen-
dary Tom Harmon.
First Methodist Church
Not To Hold Communion
Communion services will not be
held at the First Methodist Church
at 10:40 a.m. today as previously an-
nounced. Rev. Ralph Dunlop will
deliver his sermon on "Courageous
Living" and the choir will be heard
in three anthems.

To Hold Services
Outdoors Today
Rev. Hill Will Give
Talk on Symbolism
Outdoor programs of sports and
evening services will again be held
today by the various church groups
of University students.
The Roger Williams Guild will
meet at the Guild House at 5 p. m.
today to go to Riverside Park for




recreation and
Forest Carter,
Clothylde Read

a worship service.
George Doyle and
will be in charge of

the program.
Group To Meet in Arboretum
The Arboretum will be the loca-
tion of the Congregational-Disciples
Guild picnic. The group will leave
the Guild house on Maynard at 4
p. m. and will return by 7 p. m.
Games, supper and a vesper service
will be held.
A Communion breakfast will be
held following the 10 a. m. mass at
St. Mary's Student Chapel. Tickets
may be obtained at the door. The
speaker will be Major Jeremiah
O'Connor, executive office of the
Judge Advocate General School.
The student class at the First
Methodist Church will continue their
discussions at 9:30 p. m. today on
"The Post-War Family." The clos-
ing discussion on "What Should the
Church be Doing?" will be held by
the Wesleyan Guild in the church
lounge at 5 p. m. Supper and fel-
lowship hour will follow.
Hill to Speak at Canterbury Club
The Rev. A. Shrady Hill, curate
of St. Andrew's, will speak to the
Canterbury Club at 5 p. m. today on
"The Function and Use of Symbol-
ism." A picnic supper will be held
The Lutheran Student Association
and Gamma Delta will not hold Sun-
day evening meetings this week.
Dr. Siebens To
Preach Today
Guest preacher at the First Pres-
byterian Church at 10:45 a. m. to-
day will be Dr. Arthur Siebens of
Toledo, O., speaking on "Does God
Still Love His World?"
During the first World War Dr.
Siebens was engaged in work among
Allied prisoners of war in Germany.
He was later made director of relief
in charge of food shipments to the
prisoners while working in Copenha-
gen with the International Red
Cross and the United States state de-
At present he is director of the
public welfare department at Toledo
and was minister and director of
student work at Bowling Green State
University, O. A graduate of the
University of Illinois and McCormick
Theological Seminary, he has also
traveled widely and received his doc-
tor's degree at theSorbonne in Paris.
Girl's State Conference
Needs Coed Counsellor
One more coed is needed as coun-
sellor for the Girls' State Conference,
which will bek held from Monday,
Aug. 28, to Tuesday, Sept. 5, accord-
ing to Miss Ethel McCormick, League
social director.
The counsellor must be a Univer-
sity student, either attending the
summer session or not in school this
summer. Housing in Mosher Hall is
provided free of charge, and the
counsellors are paid for the work.

N I C E-miss Dorothy Hart, 21
(above), of Shaker Heights,
Ohio, has been selected as "Cin-
derella Cover Girl of 1944."

D 0 U B L E D U T Y F I E L D-British ground crewmen service an R.A.F. plane on a Normandy
field where grain has been stacked out of the way so it will not be destroyed.

- V\- Darling nighlies in fine
r batiste with eyelet em-
broidered trim and the
fitted bodice top with
cap sleeves. Sizes 32-38.

A I R H E ROQ -This is the last
photo of Maj. Gregory (Pappy)
Boyington USMC, 31, co-
niandereof the famous fighter
squadron, the Black Sheep, miss-
ing in action since Jan. 3, 1944.

R E S C U E B Y S N 0AW M 0 B I L E-At Echo Lake near Denver, soldiers, practice Arctic rescue
work with a new-Army vehicle-the M-29 tractor-type snowmobile. and' a special trailer.


TO WED? - The engage-
ment of Col. Elliott Roosevelt,
USAAF (above), second son of
the president, to Capt. Ruth
Briggs of the WAC was recently
both reported and denied.,

E A S T I N D I E S S E R E N A D E-Troops from the Netherlands East Indies give out with some
string music as they arrive in an Australian port en route to fight the Japanese.

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