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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1912, Image 12',
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LEARNS ENGLISH 'AND'
BECOMES A STAR
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- Two-Glimpses of Chapine. "
"Chapine! Who is Chapine?"
A-New York theatrical writer,
who 'ought to know better, seem
ed to- think that the flashing star
of "The Rose of Panama" was
surrounded by v mystery. -
As a matter of ,fact although
her rise in the United States has
been . swift Chapine is a hard
student. When 17 she entered
the Opera Comique. Later she
made a tour of Germany, singing
the -nole of Lorelei m Mendels
sofiri's . unfinished opera of that
'name. Sh'e also sang Wagnerianl
operas. - t
Then she came to the United'
States. She had heard opera sing-
ers were paid tremendous salaries
here. . Ehit she could not speakr
A vaudeville manager offered
her $350 to "go on" as a freak.
She refused, preferring to sing in
a cafe. John Cort, theatrical man,
heard her there. He offered her
a place if she would learn Eng
lish. Chapine learned English. To
day she is a star.
Latin-American diplomatic so
ciety at the national capital is all
agog over the re
cent and very
it has acquired,
Penna, daughter of .-,
the hrer minister
from Uruguay. AU
the aides, at
taches "and under
secretaries are pol
ishing the brass
buttons oil their so
cial function uni
. v -
, Secretary of the Navy Meyer
has- two telephones' in his house,
for which the government pays.
Justice Lttrtin is the only su
preme court justice who "sticks"
the people for , his house telephone.