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Consider the Chicago butter
and zgg board, all of the mem
bers of which are "prominent,. re-
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spectable" citizens, of -our comrg
munity. Probably they also call
themselves Christians, ' . j
INDIANA BOY .QUITS DRIVING
A GROCERY . .
- WAGON AND BECOMES A GRAND OPERA TENOR
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' Orville Harrold.
. New York, Nov., 15. A. mir
acle, 'of the musical world Comes
iHarrold, the grocery bojMfcl4aiq f'fefbinenpq'EtricaSladnteJ
cie, Ind., makes his grand opers
debut in London under the aus-i,
pices of Oscar Hammerstein.
Harrold is American-born ana
American trained. He is the firsO
singer ever to go into European
opera from the American opera
stage. Usually this program is
More remarkable, though, if
the fact that Harrold in threes
months required a musical educa
tion such as it takes most greatd
singers long, painful years to ge't.
Only two years ago he was driv-
inga grocery wagon in Murtcie, j?
-Hammerstein discovered Har
rold one night in a Broadway, vasa
riety house. -w
He made his successful debukv
at the Manhattan opera house a
few weeks later as Canio in "Sa
Pagliacci." . id
Harrold's work as Canio had
been purely mechanical. - r
Whea the season was ovr 0s&
car Saenger, the opera coachb
gave up his studio work to devoteu
all his time to Harrold.
At the end of three months hw
musical learning the pupil waso
the equal of 'singers who haveir
spent twice that, many years
studying at home and abroad. Hfcs
knew the tenor roles of eightd