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GIRL OF 1i FORSAKES KID JOYS
TO BECOME PRIMA DONNA
Los Angeles, ' Cal.j Some of j the
things that little; Helen Bishop must
do and must hot do in order to be
come a rival of Tetrazzini:
She must not 'eat pickles -or tarts
or cream puffs or anything sweetthat
little girls,like.: '
Shemust stahd on her toes, and ndo
a lot of 'breathing exercises eyery
morning at 7:3b.,
She must dd lots of gymnastics.
And she muitlive in' a musical at-mosphere-that'will
pervade and per-,
meate her whole heing.
In order to develop not only the
voice, but the body, soul, character,
temperament and mentality of little
Helen Bishop,, the 11-year-old. musical
prodigy, Thor Raje, musician and
vocal instructor, is "to be given full
legal control over the child, if the
court grants the request filed by the
With the crown of the famous
prima donnas of the past and present
already hovering over her youthful
brow, the child is to give up; her en-.
tire life and childhood to training to
become the future queen of song.
Thor Raje tielieves this is the only
way to make a singer perfect. She
will live in the atmosphere of music
and musicians and will be taught to
forget that there is anything in the
world but music.
"The secret of success," the stamp
says, "is sticking to it."
"To succeed," said the knife, "be
bright and sharp."
"Keep up to date," said the calen
dar. "Aspire to greater things," said the
"Don't knock it's old-fashioned,"
said the electric bell.
"Do a driving business," said the
hammer, and the barrel adde.d,
'"Never lose your head."
"Make light of everything," ob
served the fire. .
"But always keep cool," said the
She In writing the invitations to'
my birthway party should I say,
"Your presence is requested?"-'
He No. "Your presents are re
quested" would be more like it.