Music: Saugatuck Symphony

With the Wabash running a close second, the most musically celebrated of U. S. rivers is probably the misnamed Swanee.* But during the past year suburban Connecticut's sluggish Saugatuck has meandered into the national consciousness. Last March the arty town of Westport, on its banks, got into an argument with itself about whether or not to become "the U. S. Salzburg" (TIME, March 28).

And last year Bridgeport Hydraulic Co., which supplies water to a large part of southwestern Connecticut, proposed to dam the Saugatuck, throwing it completely out of kilter. Local...