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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 31',
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"'LET US COME TOGETHER AND SING" IN THIS
SO-CALLED NON-ADVERTISING AFFAIR
Twenty-five thousand people
heard the singing program on the
municipal pier last night under the
auspices of the Civic Music ass'n.
Again tomorrow night over 25,000
people are expected to join in or lis
ten to a song-fest
On the program it is stated on the
front cover that the affair is a series
of "community concerts given by the
city of Chicago by authority of the
harbor board under the auspices of
the Civic Music Association of Chi
cago on the municipal pier."
"Let us come together and sing"
is the slogan in italics.
No. 3 of the program tomorrow
night is a line-up of nearly all the
powerful.controlling corporations of
Chicago. This is No. 3 as printed
for distribution into the hands of the
more than 25,000 people who will at
tend this supposedly patriotic, non
partisan, non-advertising affair:
"3. Soldiers' Chorus Faust.
"The Soldiers' Farewell
"Glee Club of the Association of
Commerce and Singers from the Chi
cago Mendelssohn club,
"Marshall Field & Co. Choral so
ciety, "Rock Island Railroad Glee club,
"Chicago Telephone Co. Glee club,
"People's Gas Choral society,
"Commonwealth Edison Choral.so
ciety, "International Harvester Glee club.
"William E. Tomline, Conductor."
Among "community songs" audi
ence is asked to join in singing is
"Illinois," wherein Chicago is pro
claimed as "great and free." Second
From a wilderness of prairies, Illi
Straight thy way and never varies,
Till upon the inland sea
Stands Chicago, great and free,
Turning all the world to thee, Illinois,
Turning all the world to thee, Illinois!
Printed names of directors of the
Civic Music ass'n include Pres.
Charles G. Dawes of Central Trust
Co., Charles H. Wacker of Chicago
Plan Commission and Chicago Canal
& Dock Co., Pres. Julius Rosenwald
of Sears 'Roebuck & Co., Pres.
Charles Hutchinson of Corn "'Ex
change bank, Pres. Frederic W. Up
ham of Consumers' Co., Vice Pres.
Angus Hibbard of Chicago Tele
phone Co., Publisher John C. Shaffer
of the Chicago Evening Post and the
Rock Island Ry.
"Neither a charity, nor a philan
thropy, but a matter of good citizen
ship" is the denial and, explanation
preceding the statement of the object
"The development of -centers
throughout the city where every
music lover may hear the best music
and find .an opportunity to partici
pate in it"
ihe tamous "Preparedness for
Peace" song by Vice Pres. Hibbard of
the Chicago Telephone Co. is printed
on the program. It's to the tune of
"Marching Through Georgia" and
the chorus goes:
"Prepare, prepare, prepare to fight
Beware, beware, or dangers may in
crease. Arm us for America that every war
Peace by the strength t)f preparedness."
Egg Harbor, N. J "Whoa!" yelldd
a cab driver chauffeur employed by
Mrs. Anna Pollick to an auto he was
driving. He took his hands from the
wheel to light a cigar. Because the
auto didn't '"whoa" the cab driver
chauffeur is nursing a collection of
bruises and looking for a. srafc-