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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 19, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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FROM CHORUS GIRL TO OPERA STAR
OVERNIGHT FEAT OF PLUCKY GIRL
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Because of her pluck Alma Petersen, formerly a choir singer in Stij
Paul, Minn., is now a star member of the Chicago opera company. Her
chance came one night when one of the stars who was to sing with
Geraldine Farrar in Carmen was taken ill and could not go on. Someone
thought of Miss Petersen who was singing in the chorus. They gave herj
two hours to learn the part She did and made such a hit that she was
immediately enrolled as a star member of the company.
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Estimated that -the earth can main
tain a population of 6,000,000 a
total which will be reached about A.
D. 2100 at the present "rate of in
crease, - . -- -. - -
Sir My wife told a friend (?) the
other night that when she (wife)
sings tears fill her eyes. "My dear,"
said the friend, "you -really should
stuff -cotton in your ears; OrvUle,
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