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NEWS AND NOTES GATHERED IN A REALM OF MUSIC
— -- A - ■ - - ■ - - - ■-■■■■ ▲ — — ■ ■ - ■■ ■ ■ - ■ Musicians and Critics to Form a Band of Tolerance This Is Proposed as a Means of Raising the Musical Standard of the Community. Collecting and Developing Negro Music. By Alice Eversman. \ A LETTER has been sent to this department by a prominent conductor suggesting that a supplement to the printed criticism be given in the form of a frank letter to the concert giver containing suggestive ideas as to future performances and helpful proposals for the betterment of a presentation. The practicability of the idea is not to be considered at present, but rather what the influence in the music life would be if more musicians had the honest, inquiring attitude toward their art which the writer discloses. What differentiates an artist from an amateur is the strength of the dissatisfaction he feels toward his own performances, not a dissatisfac tion which discourages but one which acts as a spur to continued endeavor. The study of music is as interesting and stimulating as a world tour, where one explores the corners of the earth and from each reaps a reward of greater knowledge. Therefore, to be satisfied with the musical journey up to a certain point is to close the door on all the beauties that remain to be discovered and stunt the artistic growth. When a finished student embarks on a public career he might be said to be facing a jungle where hide un seen individuals waiting to destroy him. The struggle through to famei means overcoming criticism by the many, waiting and watching for every weakness in technique, musicianship rr presentations to reveal itself. The only wav to do this is not to discard a criticism because it goes counter to the individual's opinion of himself, but, rather to analyze and apply if, after mature judgment, it is found to be correct and helpful. Most of the celebrated artists at the height of their eareer still consider the criticisms of competent judges as a means of checking up on their artistic status. The difficulty with less renowned musicians is their re bellion against anything else but praise for whatever they accomplish. It is not the amount of work that counts, but the manner in which it is done. Constant praise tends to dull self-criticism which a student may have while preparing bitter experi ences for the future either in disso lution nr actually moral suffering from the unkindness of the world. In the professional world it is not fo much the most talented but the most persevering who succeeds. And perservering means not only continual work but dissection of ideas and progress. Criticism even of the young est aspirant to musical consideration Is to be invited. A definition of criticism says it "signifies especially judgment founded on analysis," and again "criticism implies scrutiny and judgment, whether for or against." "A critic ought justly to weigh the merits or demerits, but of the two his office is rather to blame than to praise: much less injury will accrue from the severity than the laxity of criticism.” If a band of tolerance could be established between musicians and their critics, then constructive work could be accomplished for the raising of the musical standard of any cen ter. A willingness to listen to w-ords of advice honestly given and without bias, would keep alive the musical spirit of a community and serve as encouragement during the trying as cent of the path to greater musical heights. rPHE following outline of a plan for the collecting and developing of Negro music in one renter will un doubtedly prove of intere/t to the many students of the beautiful song literature all musicians unite in ac claiming the keystone of a national music. The Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression. Harriet Gibbs Marshall, president, sends out the presented synopsis of the plan: This institution was founded in 1903. not only to develop the musical talent of the Negro, but to preserve and develop his folk songs. Realizing now as never before the keen appreciation of Negro music and the interest manifested in collecting this music as it has been preserved in the Southland, the Washington Conservatory of Music, as a center for the work, desires to bring before persons thus interested the matter of undertaking this task immediately. The objectives are; This center to affiliate with the music departments of all schools of the Negro. To equip students with a complete technical knowledge c.f music and to encourage racial expression, that its individuality may not be smothered and lost. To collect spirituals and Negro mel odies throughout the South and all books already published based on this music. io specialize in arrangement and composition based on Negro melodies with a definite plan for schools. This arrangement to preserve as nearly as possible the true soul, sincerity and depth of the original musical expres sion of the race. To make a contribution, through composition of the soul of the colored American of today. The plan is as follows: Adequate methods of research which will begin at once collecting all material possible before valuable melodies produced by the Negro in bondage are lost. There will be three departments— department of research, department of composition and department of publication, affiliating with musical institutions, musical department of schools and churches. Music to be arranged to cover all branches of music study and to meet the needs of the church, the school and the artist. This plan will produce in the United States a music based on melodic themes and motives which will be rich in color, soulful in expression and uplifting and inspiring to the race which produced it and the people : who enjoy it. Iii Local Music Circles HERMAN C. RAKEMAN, mem ber of the National Symphony Orchestra, announces a spe cial Summer course in violin instruction to continue through August when Mr. Rakeman will leave for a motor trip and a vacation on Long Island. Today at 5 p.m. Marian Chace will present Helen Hoyem in a solo re cital at her studio. 17121-a I street northwest. Lyman McCrary will ac company the dances. Friends of the school are invited to attend. Florence Howard will present her students and the Tuesday Evening Music Club in their annual Spring recital on Wednesday, June 12, at Barker Hall. The club will sing sev eral modern compositions heard here for the first time. A demonstration of motor-mental rhythmics will be given at the Ethel Hoffman Kane Studio. 1729 G street northwest, by advanced girls tomorrow at 8 o'clock, on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. by the intermediate class and on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. by the intermediate adults. Demonstrations by small children were given on last Thursday and Friday. Anita Schade, dramatic reader, and Helen SpasofT. pianist, will present a program Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock before members and guests of the Business Women’s Council. Thomas N. Leef. bass-baritone, and Henry G. Leef, tenor, will give a concert in the Brookland Methodist Church, Fourteenth and Lawrence streets northeast, tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock, assisted by Nancy Linton, soprano, and Raymond Rapp, organ ist and pianist. Hazel Priest, soprano, and Mary Izant Couch, pianist, presented a pro gram at the Woman's City Club on Sunday, May 19. Eva Virginia Johnson presented William Andrew Turner, tenor, as sisted by Margaret Alice Ball, pianist, at John Wesley Church on last Thurs day evening. Mrs. Robert Le Fevre will sing "Las, en mon doux Printemps," words writ ten by Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1550, between the acts of Schiller’s play, "Mary Stuart,” being given by the Dramatic Committee of the Arts Club on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Earl Carbauh, baritone, and Rich ard Lorleberg, cellist, appeared in joint recital at the Union Theological Sem inary of Richmond. Va.. last Monday evening, with Lillian Carbaugh. ac companist. The program featured "The Lament.” by Rev. James H. Tay lor, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church of this city. Mrs. Frank Springs Westbrook pre sented a group of pupils in recital Sat urday, May 18, in her residence studio. 3819 Livingston street. The pupils playing were ixiul*e Wy»K!e. Elizabeth Anne Kline, Betsy and Christian Wells, Joanne Tucker, David Hanly, Louis Hood, Barbara Hanby, David Bowie, Ann Lawrence. Margaret Phillips, Louise Delano, Dorothy Solnitzky, Su Banne and Barbara Shuman. Washington Memorial Park will have as guest soloist next Sunday aft ernoon Gladys Manchester Walin, mezzo contralto, from Keller Memorial • Lutheran Church. Edith B. Athey will accompany at the organ and also render some of the familiar old mu sical numbers, using the harp, chimes and reed organ equipment. The public is invited to attend these concerts which are held each Sunday from 3:30 to 5 o'clock. Inspection of the organ studio is also Invited. The park is located on Riggs road. Mary land, just north of University lane and between Takoma Park and Berwyn. A concert will be given by the choir of the Church of the Brethren in the church at Fourth and North Carolina avenue southeast Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Members of the A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Ruby Smith Stahl, will be guests at the concert, and the two choirs will be combined for a group of numbers to close the program. Don Waite, tenor, will be guest soloist; Robert Hobbs is baritone solo- ! ist of the choir, and soprano soloists will be Mabel Owens and Ruth Brooks; contralto. Evelyn Brothers. David Weimer Is director and Rosa Long or ganist. The public is invited. A free will offering will be taken. Warren F. Johnson, organist, will play "Theme et Variations," by Ceeile Gauthiez. before the evening service at the Church of Pilgrims today. “Recreation Litteraire et Musicaie” will be presented by the academic classes and the grades of the Maret School on Wednesday at 4 and 8 p.m. in the assembly hall of the school. Fillis Speich of the Lisa Gardiner Dancers will appear as a dancing girl of the City of Kongros in "The Gods of the Mountain," which the Washington Community Players will present as one of the "Three Short Plays” at Roosevelt auditorium Tues day night at 8:30 o’clock. Miss Speich's dance has been arranged by Christine Stewart of the Gardiner Studio. In the final scene Marjorie Beall and Dorothy Manning of the Gardiner Studio will also take part. The Marks Music Club, under the direction of Laurette Marks Hullings, assisted by Ruth E. Kennedy, violinist, gave a musical on Thursday at Roose velt High School auditorium. Those taking part were Minnetta Barnes. Jean Baxter, Thomas Blake, Howard Cushman, Dorothy De Atley, Lor raine Buescher, Evelyn and June Ellis, Ruth and William Hullings, Betty Hyatt, Virgie Guntow, Margaret Gourlay. Emily Kendrick, Dorothy King, Lorraine Naylor, Helen Perrot, Frances Peters. George Burther, Lucius Steere, Gladys Reed, Jack and Patricia Tennyson. Charles and Edna Volz. Geraldine and Peggy White, Lois Wheatley, Eugene and Harvey Wil liams and Junelee Jones. ' The Marks Music Club Orchestra assisted on the Spring program of the Eckington Community Center, held at Langley Junior High School. A new song by Adolf Torovsky will be a feature of the Columbia Players' production of "Where Masks Are Worn,” at Pierce Hall. June 5 and 6. Mr. Torovsky is coaching the sing ers, who include Eileen Fowler, Joe Bourne, Robert M. Miller, Helen Mead, Bess Wilkerson, B, A. P. Doehrer, Wade Robinson and Everett Weaver. Tickets for the play are for sale at the Willard Hotel Ticket Bureau, 4 Three Interesting Figures in Dance Recitals This Week Ends Rehearsals. 'J'HE Washington Oratorio Society will disband for the season tomor row evening at Thomson School, where all rehearsals have been held. The officers, headed by George F. Kortzenborn. conductor, and Howard E. Severe, president, are laying plans for next year. Concerts to be given will be in creased to three, including Haydn's "Creation"; Handel's "Messiah." and a third oratorio, as yet not selected, to be given the last week in April. A campaign to increase the membership will be conducted during the late Summer and early Fall. Persons de siring to join this group, especially for the singing of the "Messiah” at Christmas time, are requested to com municate with Mr Kortzenborn at 1145 Connecticut avenue. The society will resume rehearsals the middle of September. -» . - Faculty Recital. 'J'HIS evening at 8 :15 o'clock a music faculty recital will be given at Gunston Hall by Minna Niemann, pianist, and Marjorie Lowe, soprano, with Malton Boyce, accompanist. Miss Niemann will play compositions by Bach, Paderewski. Chopin. Liszt, Debussy’ an* Mompou. finishing with the Schultz-Evler arrangement of Strauss’ “Blue Danube" Miss Lowe will sing songs by Pergolesi, Hermann, Brahms. Trunk. Lemalre. Arensky, Manna-Zucca and Charles. Left: Virginia Barry, talented young dancer, who will take a prom inent part in the program of the Bekefi-Deleporte Studio6, to be given next Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center, and in the center is Re becca Tarwater. creator of a new dance-pantomime to music by August King-Smith, to be presented at the King-Smith Studio-School on Wednes day evening. Right: Evelyn Davis, an outstanding dance interpreter of moods, whose annual recital with her dance group wUU take place Tuesday eveing at Wardman Park Theater. Miss Tarwater’s New Work 'TJNION STATION,” an original ^ dance-pantomime, created by Rebecca Tarwater, with music com posed by August King-Smith, will be presented by students of the dance and dramatic department of the King Smith Studio-School on Wednesday evening, at the 1731 I street studio. Rebecca Tarwater is well known as one of Washington's popular young artists, but this marks her debut as a choreographer. The dance is a com posite picture of the various types that are to be seen passing through Union Station in a day. A brilliantly costumed Spanish play, ' Love Passes By.” by Quintero, will also be given with a group of young actors under the direction of Caroline McKinley. Betty Baum presented a group of students in a piano recital yesterday afternoon at her studio, 3520 Ed munds street. Those participating were Barbara Jean Kafka. Carol Racoosin. Doris Goldberg. Corine Heu rich. Margery Saks. Alan Brvlawski. Evelyn Kupka. Phyllis Schwartz. John Kupka and Helen and Anne Kuldell. Pons to Sing Lily Pons, coloratura soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, will appear here next season in full-length recital in place of Lotte Lehmann, lieder star of the Vienna Staatsoper, on the first Sunday afternoon concert series spon sored by Dorothy Hodgkin Dorsey, according to an announcement made ; yesterday by Mrs. Dorsey. The season will open Wednesday evening. November 6. with the ap pearance of Fritz Kreisler, violinist, I in full-length recital. -« - Recital tty Mr. Dawson. UDWARD DAWSON, a graduate •*"' teacher of Peabody Conservatory, will give a piano recital tomorrow evening. 8:30 p.m.. at Barker Hall, in the Y. W. C. A. Building A cor dial invitation is extended to all music lovers. Mr. Dawson will play numbers by Chopin. Barh-Busoni. Brahms, Ravel and his own Petite Suite.” Photoplays in Washington Theaters This Week _"may °«T_ Sunday j Monday Ararlemv LyleTalbot in "It Hap- LyleTalbot in “It Hap ru-aucmy pened in New York " pened in New York. ' Sth and o Sts ft *• WarnerOland. "Char- WarnerOland. "Char Btn ana o Bt«. B E. lie chan in Paris." lie Chan in Parti.” Ambassador Ben Bemie In Ben Bernie in island Columbia Rd. ‘'Stolen Harmony" "Stolen Harmony." Anollo Wallace Beery In Wallace Beery In rtjjuiio "West Point of the ; "West Point of the 6C4 H St. N.E. _ Air.” i „ Air." ArrarlA Clark Gable and Con- Clark Gable and Con rWLauc stance Bennett in stance Bennett in Hvatsviite mb "After Office Hours." "After Office Hours." Hyatsvine. MB. Comedy. Cart. News. Comedy. Cart. News. AshtOIl Dark. iMaurice Chevalier In Clarendon. Va. ! "Foli” Bergere." Avnlrm Will Rogers in Will Rogers in rivaion “Life Begins ; “Life Begins eain p.nn a40. It 40.” 5nl~ ^onn- Aie. _Novelty___Novelty Avp Grand 8 Crosbv and Bing Crosbv and /-\vc. Vlldnu , w C Fields in W. C. Fields in 01K p. Av. op Mississippi.” •Mississippi.” P». Ave. B.g. 1 Comedy._Comedy _ Tuesday j Wednesday i Thursday Friday Saturday James Barton in James Barton in Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Wallace Ford In Captain Hurricane."/'Captain Hurricane.". in in Swell Head Tim McCoy in Tim McCoy In | 'The Little "The Little Tom Tyler in The Revenge Rider.*' ‘The Revenge Rider.”t t Colonel."_Colonel."_"Coyote Trail/_ I Ginger Rogers and Ginger Rogers and Rich’d Barthelmess in Lowe and McLaglen in Ben Bernie in | William Powell in ' William Powell m Four Hours to Kill." Great Hotel Murder." "Stolen Harmony." 1 "Star of Midnight." ] "Star of Midnight." i Musical. i Our Gang. ___I_Cartoon._|__Cartoon_1_Novelty. _ '_Cartoon._ Wallace Beery in Alice Faye and James Alice Faye and James Bums and Allen Great Hotel Murder." "West Point of the IDunn in "George Dunn in "George in Let * Live Tonight' Ai*." White’s Scandals of White's Scandals of 4 Love in Bloom." and _Cartoon._1 l'.Kt.V" Comedv _J_Comedy._;_Comedy._|_Cartoon. Lawrence Stallings in Lawrence Stallings in George Arliss in George Arliss in Tim McCoy in "The "First World WTar." "First World War." i "The Iron Duke." , "The Iron Duke." Prescott Kid." Warner Cartoon News. Cartoon. News. Comedv. Comedv. Oland in "Charlie Comedy_,_Comedy_I_ Cartoon. __Cartoon._Chan in Paris." Serial. Bing Crosby and Bing Crosby and John Wayne in | Patricia Ell’s in Maurice Chevalier in W C. Fields in W C Fields in j "Desert Trail." i 4 Hold Fm. Yale.’ • Folies Bergere." * Mississippi." Mississippi." I Comedy. f Comedv. ___Laurel and Hardy com. Holiday mat.. p m:_Serial._SenaL_ Will Rogers in Wallace Beerv in Wallace Beery in Carl Brisson and George O'Brien in "Life Begins "West Point of the "West Point of the Mary Ellis in "All When a Man's a at 4o " ! Air ’ AT" the King's Horses." Man." No..Tof "Mira __Novelty. ___Band reel._Band reel.__cleRider." Com. Cart. Bing Crosbv and Ginger Rogers and Ginert- Rogers and Maurice Chevalier in Cowbov Millionaire " W. C. Fields in William Powell in William Powell in ' Folies Bergere." "Dog of Flanders." ' Mississippi." i "Star of Midnight." "Star of Midnight." Comedy. No . of Call of the Comedy. Comedy Cartoon _Comedy Cartoon. See America First." Savage." Cartoon _ I DPPrv in waiiace Beerv in Chester Morns in unester Morris in \^alllcu West Point of the I ‘‘West Point of the Society Doctor.” ‘ Society Doctor.” Mount Rainier vm « . Air.” Air.” Comedy Comedy. Mount Mq- Comedv. Cart. News J Comedy Cart. News. Travel talk. News. Travel talk. News. Carolina I -Pary ip00n?r and Gary Cooper and j May Robson in i May Robson in v.aiunim ..Xra?9hot Tone in Franchot Tone in * "Grand Old Girl." I "Grand Old Girl — itth inHNe i... o r 1 he Lives of a Bengal "The Lives of a Bengal Gloria Shea in The Gloria Shea in The i itn ana n.u. Ave.s.E._Lancer." #__|_Lancer-_!_Great God Gold - Great God Gold." Central Fred MacMurray In Fred MacMurray ln A1 Jolson and A1 Jolson and V^CIllidl ‘Car "Car !»!»." I Rubv Keeler in I Rubv Keeler in *«> = Of Vi ct vw Robert Taylor in Robert Taylor In -Go Into Your Dance— ‘Go Into YourDance— _ Jin et. ff.W, _Buried Loot."_I_"Buried Loot.” __! Comedy._ Band reel. Comedy._ Band reel. Cirrlp 4 Joan Blondell in Joan Blondell in i Wallace Beerv and Wallace Beerv and i Traveling Saleslady." "Traveling Saleslady.". Robert Young in Robert Young in 2105 Pa Ave NW News. ! News. "West Point of the “West Point of the -1-1—w* 1_Comedies._j_Comedies._j_Air." Comedies._Air— Comedies. Colonv I Bing Crosby and I BinR Crosby and | Bing Crosby and Wallace Beery in i VIWI,J W. c Fields in W. C. Fields in W. C. Fields in “West Point of the Ga. Ave and Farrarut .‘‘Mississippi." I "Mississippi." I •Mississippi." Air.” -* 1 Crime Doesn't Pav."//Crime Doesn’t Pav." "Crime Doesn't Pav.” Cartoon. _ Dlimhartnn Wallace Beery and Wallace Beery and I Claude Rains and Virginia Bruce and , isuiuuai lull Maureen 0;Sullivan in Maureen O'Sullivan in! Joan Bennett in Ricardo Cortez in | 1240 Wis Avp n w West Point of the "West Point of the i"The Man Who Re- "Shadow of Doubt.” -ill J*18- Ave- nw- _Air-_ Comedy._ Air," Comedy._*_claimed His Head." ,_Comedy._1 Fdirlattfll Will Rogers In Will Rogers in l Will Rogers in Will Rogers in i dilldWIl Life Begins "Life Begins 1 "Life Begins "Life Begins Ansenctia nr at 4o.” at *<>•” I at 40.” at 40.” Anicostit. p. P.__Comedy._Comedy._|_Comedy._Comedy._! Ronald Colman in Ronald Colman in Warner Oland. "Char- Warner Ola nd. "Char i lippourOlTie Clive of India." “Clive of India.” , lie Chan in Paris.” i lie Chan in Paris.” 1 K Npnr Qth ~ Comedv. Comedv. j Roger Pryor in Roger Pryor in ——_Cartoon._News._Cartoon. News. 1 "Strange Wives.” I "Strange Wives.’/_ Hnmr Will Rogers in j Will Rogers in Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert l,u,I,c ‘Life Begins “Life Begins in in 12th and c Sts nf at 40." at 40." “Private Worlds.” “Private Worlds.” urn ana u ats. n.b __Band reel._I Band reel._Novelty._Noveltv._; Wallace Beerv and i Wallace Beerv and Dick Powell and Glo-'Dick Powell and Glo , Robert Young in I Robert Young in ria Stuart in "Gold ria Stuart ln Gold ,e,. _ . . „ B West Point of the;‘‘West Point of the Diggers of 1925." I Diggers of 1925." i 18th nr. R. I. Ave. N.E. Air. Com. Novelty.‘Air." Com. Novelty. Comedy. Novelty. | Comedy. Novelty. 1 All-star cast in Aii-star casx in Kanaoipn &cou m "George White * "George White » "Rocky Mountain Scandals ’ Scandals.” Mystery.” _Comedv. News._Comedv._News. Comedies. Serial._ Edna M. Oliver. "Mur- Shirley Temple and (Mat.—Tim McCov in der on a Honeymoon." , Gary Cooper "The Westerner." Grne Raymond in in -Night—ShirleyTemple "Transient Lady " ,‘lNowjind Forever.” in Now andForever." Warren William and Warren William and "Star of Midnight.” Allen Jenkins in "Case Allen Jenkins in "Case "Dog of Flanders*' of the Curious Bride * of the Curious Bride. * and Song reel. Our Gang Songj-eel._Our Gang.'_Mickey Mouse._ Adrienne Ames and j Virginia Bruce and | James Barton and Ralph Bellamy in Robert Taylor in Helen Westley in "Gigolette. * "Times Square Lady.*' ^Captain Hurricane.” News. Comedies._News. Comedy. >_Comedies._ Wallace Beery in Mary Ellis and Carl Edmund Lowe in •‘West Point of the Brisson in "All the Mr. Dynamite.” Air.’ i King's Horses.” No 2 of "Miracle Cartoon._!_Musical._1 Rider.” Our Gang. Irene Dunne. Irene Dunne. j Tim McCoy in Fred Astaire and Fred Astaire and "Prescott Kid * Ginger Hogrrs in Ginger Rogers in Also "Rustlers of Red _ Roberta.”___^Roberta.”_!_Dos"_ Jean Packer and Joan Blondell Wallace Beerv in Chester Morris in 1 in 1 "West Point of the "Princess O Hara ” ("TravelingSaleslady." Air." Comedy. Comedy __Musical. __Serial_'mat . only Oeorge Raft and George Raft and Dixie Lee in Carole Lombard in Carole Lombard in | "Love in Bloom. • Rumba." "Rumba. ’ , Comedy. Comedy. Cart News. Comedy. Cart. News.1_Oddity._ Richard Barthelmess Fred MacMurray "Mystery Woman " in I in No. a of "Call of the "Four Hours to Kill.” I "Car 00.” Savage.” Fifi D Orsay musical.1 Our Gang._Carjtoon._ Alice Faye and James Alice Faye and James Edward G. Robinson in Dunn in "George Dunn in "Geo r ge ("The Whole Town’s White's Scandals.” | White's Scandals.” (Talking.” "The Cow Matinee. 2 p.m._Comedy. New serial.Ibov and the Bandit. u. m __ i^ari orisson anumaiy v^»ri r>i iMhun ana Mary » aim Dark. Ellis In "All the Ellis in "All the r\»i p.„ tr. King's Horses." King’s Horses.” Pel Ray, Va. Comedy. Novelty. Comedy. Novelty. Wallace Ford in Wallace Ford In Edward G. Robinson in rrincess "Swell Head.” "Swell Head." "The Whole Town's mo u at mv Also "Young and Also "Young and Talking.” Also "Mar i' ]#HStNL__Beautiful."_Beautiful."_rlage on Approval." D* L J William Powell and William Powell and nicnmona Dark. Jean Harlow in Jean Harlow in ... "Reckless." "Reckless." Alexandria, va.__Comedy. News._ Comedy. News. Paul Lukas in Paul Lukas In Shirley Temple OaVOy Casino Murder "Casino Murder in .... Case." Case" "The Little Colonel.” 3030 14th St. N.W. Comedy. Comedv. ___ Comedy. C John Gilbert In oeCO Rudv Vallee in Rudv Vallee in "Captain Hates the _ , ... "Sweet Music." "Sweet Music.” Sea." 8ilver Sprina. Md. _____ Comedv. c. . 8hirley Temple Shirlev Temple Tom Brown In otanton in In “Bachelor of Arts.” __ , _ .. _ "The Little "The Little Doug. Fairbanks.jr..In 6th and C Sts. N.g._Colonel."_Colonel."_"Catherine the Great" 1 State George Arliss in George Arliss in George Arliss in Bethesda Md "The Iron Duke.” "The Iron Duke.” “The Iron Duke.” Claudette Colbert and'Claudette Colbert and Kay Francis and I oyivan Fred MacMurray in Fred MacMurray in George Brent in mao t mw "The Gilded Lily.” "The Gilded Lily.” "Living on Velvet.” 104 R. I. Ave. N.W. Comedy. Novelty. Comedy. Novelty. Comedy. Novelty, Takoma will Roger, Will Roger. WU, Rogers Takoma Park. D. O. "Ll,fte Tl,,_l: Jean Harlow and Jean Harlow and Jean Harlow and 11VOU William Powell -in William Powell in William Powell in .... _ . _ . _. “Reckless." "Reckless." "Reckless.” 14th and Park Rd. __Cartoon._Cartoon._Cartoon. V 1 Ginger Rogers and I Ginaer Rogers and j Joan Blondell I ork Fred Astaire In rred Astaire In I .In "Roberta.” I "Roberta." 'Travelingaaleslady." On. Are. and Qutbeo Cartoon. I Cartoon. 1 Comedy. A, i. ciauaetie coioert ana tiauumc wnuc** nuu i araunv-c - »■*« Fred MacMurray in Fred MacMurray m I Robert Young In t Robert Young in ‘ The Gilded Lily.” "The Gilded Lily.'' “West Point of the “West Point of the _Musical. Cartoon. Musical. Mat , a p m.[Air.‘‘ Comedy. Cart.iAir." Comedy. Serial. Edward G. Robinson in; Shirley Temple in ! Shirley Temple in , Wallace Ford in “The Whole Town's “The Littl" Colonel.” "The Little Colonel." “In Spite of Danger. Talking." Also “Mar- Also “Behind the Also “Behind the Also "Frontier riage on Approval.’’ • Green Lights. ' Green Lights." I_Days.'’_ Claudette Colbert in , Claudette Colbert in Jeanette MacDonald in Jeanette MacDonald in “The Gilded Lily.” “The Gilded Lily. i "Naughty Marietta.” “Naughty Marietta. Cartoon. Cartoon. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy._'_Comedy._!_Cartoon._Cartoon._ ShirieVTemple Buster Crabbe and Buck Jones in Charles Laughton in in Patricia Ellis in “Stone of Silver “Ruegles of Red "The Little Colonel.” "Hold 'Em. Yale.” Creek " Gap." Comedy._Musical. Popcye. Comedy, Cartoon._Band reel. Tom Brown in (Charles Laughton and Charles Laughton and Leo Carrillo in "Bachelor of Arts '* | Zasu Pitts in | Zasu Pitts in ‘'Winning Ticket. Genevieve Tobin in "Rugsles of Red "Ruggles of Red Also "Tallspin "By Your Leave." |_Gap.”_!_Gap ”_Tommy. _ Tom Brown In EdwardG. Robinson in Edward G Robinson in Ken Mavnard in “Bachelor of Arts." ("The Whole Town's "The Whole Town's "In Old Santa Fe.” Doug. Fairbanks.jr . in Talking ' Edmd. Lowe Talking." Edmd.Lowe Wallace Ford in 'Catherine the Great” in "Under Pressure, in "Under Pressure.” "Swell Head. Ann Harding in George O'Brien in George O'Brien in I "Enchanted April.” “Cowboy Millionaire.’ Cowboy Millionaire.” Jean Parker in Henrv Hull in Edw. Everett Horton in Edw. Everett Horton in "Sequoia. "Transient Lady.” "Ten-Dollar Raise.’J_ "Ten-Dollar Raise.” i_ Kay Franclaand Irene Dunne and Irene Dunne and [Mr. and Mrs. Martin George Brent in Ginger Rogers in Ginger Rogers in Johnson in “Baboons. "Living on Velvet.” "Roberta." "Roberta.” ITim McCoy in "Square Comedy. Noveltv. Cartoon. Mat . C p m. Comedy. Cart. Serial Shooter.” Serial. Cart. Will-Rogers George O Brien in George O'Brien in Richard Arlen in in Harold Bell Wright's Harold Bell Wright’s "Helldorado." “Life Begins “When a Man's “When a Man * Florence Rice in at 40." a Man."_!_a Man.”_"Death Flies East.' Jean Harlow and Franchot Tone and Franchot Tone and George O'Brien in William Powell in Una Merkel in Una Merkel in "Cowboy Millionaire." "Reckless.” "One New York "One New York "MiracleRider.” No.3. Cartoon. Night.” Novelty._Night." Novelty. Mickey Mouse. Joan Blondell i Warren William in Edw. Everett Horton in Fred MacMurray In Bride.” , ‘Ten-Dollar in "TravellngBslealadJ." "Case of the Curious Raise" "Car ph.” Comedy. lourOang. Easy Aces. Musical. Comsdy. » 4 Young Contralto Engaged To Appear With Symphony Dr. Kindler Announces That Margaret Har shaw, One of Winners of Contest, Will Be Featured in Program Next Season. DR. HAN8 KINDLER makes definite announcement that Margaret Harshaw, contralto, one of the winners in the young artists’ contest held recently in connection with the na tional meeting of the National Fed eration of Music Clubs, will be soloist with the National Symphony Orches tra Sunday, October 27. Dr. Kindler was one of the Judges at this contest that was held in Phila delphia, and decided on the contralto as being the most desirable of the four national winners for an appearance with the orchestra. Miss Harshaw. whose home is in Narbeth, near Philadelphia, was a stenographer with the Bell Telephone Co and studied at night for six years with Mary Lockhart March of Phila delphia. She is 23 years old. Being selected as a winner in this contest entitled Miss Harshaw to one of the $1,000 federation prizes, as well as an appearance with the National Sym phony Orchestra and one or two other important orchestras In the Unite! States. The judges of the contest In aa^ tion to Dr. Kindler were Herbeil Witherspoon. Jose Iturbl, Prank La Forge, Lee Pattison, Mrs. Josef Hof man. Louis Baillv, Horatio Connell, Francis Rogers, Florence Page Kim ball, Thaddeus Rich and Pierre V. R. Key. Dr. Kindler in presenting this young American artist feels that he is again carrying out one of the missions of the National Symphony in encour aging native artists, both creative and interpretative. He is also of the opin ion that the Washington public will welcome an opportunity to hear this young artist who had been selected from winners from all parts of the United States to participate in this contest. Bekefi in Leading Role. 'THEODORE BEKEFI, prominent * dance director of Washington, will present Tschaikowskys "Nutcracker Ballet" as the opening feature of the Spring recital of the Bekefi-Deleporte Institute of Dance next Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock at the Community Center, Sixteenth and Q streets. Vic tor Neal, concert pianist of this city, will play the accompaniment for tpe ballet, which will be danced by a large group of classical and character dancers in the leading roles, including Boydie Barry, Dorothy Ann Goodman. George Filgate, Boofie Barry, with Bekefi himself as Dreselmeyer, the leading character role. In the ballet will be seen also Vir ginia Barry. Charlotte Bolgiano. Mary Bolgiano. Theresa Clancey, Ronnie Cunningham. Margaret Mary Edmon ston, Margie Gibson. Marv-Beth Hughes, Ethel Mevay, Elise Pinckney, Marguerite Reese. Lila Zalipsky, Dor othy Barry. Josephine Prather, Mary Renkel and May Tenn. The second feature on this program will be "Dream Garden,” directed by : Maurice Deleporte, appearing in per | son as the balloon merchant, with ! Anita Wyland. Mary Coen, Josephine Prather, Mary Renkel. Bernice Susser, Barbara Ann Schwartz, Sonya Sama kow, Dorothy Barry, Ann Filgate, Bon nie Cunningham, Lucille Brackett, Milton Schwarz and others participat ing in the two scenes. Part three will be directed by Billy Lytell. and is entitled "Evolution of Tap," with Mr. Lytell as Bill Robin son, and members of the groups ap pearing as well known tap and jazz dancers, including a whole group of j "Shirley Temples" by dancers seen in the previous features. The final number will be divertisse ments, in which the remaining mem bers of the dance group will take prominent parts. Tickets for the Spring recital are at the Bekefi-Dele i porte Institute of Dance. . Orchestra Benefit. THE music se^ion of the Women's Club of Chevy Chase. Md.. is sponsoring a garden party and silver tea tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Holland Huntington. 509 Cumberland avenue. Somerset. Md.. for the benefit of the National Sym phony Orchestra. A musical program will be given by Mrs. Hugh L. Mur rell, Mrs Charles V. Imlay and Mrs. Ralph G. Wilson. An out-of-door j dance program will be presented by Marguerite Jansky. Ann Norling. , Muffett Nelson. Frances Wilmot and Eleanor Rozzelle. Next Week's Films. *’TN C ALIEN TE,” newest Warner Bros, musical comedy, comes to the Earle screen next Thursday, with Dolores Del Rio, Pat O'Brien. Glenda Farrell, Edward Everett Horton and Leo Carillo playing the most promi nent roles in a large cast. On the stage, the Landt Trio and White, ra dio entertainers, and Paul Draper, dancing star, will be featured in a fast-moving vaudeville program. "G Men.’* Warner Bros.* gripping drama of the Government's war on crime, returns downtown next Friday for a special repeat engagement at the Metropolitan Theater. James Cagney. Robert Armstrong and Lloyd Nolan are presented as able Justice Department operatives in this smash ing story, while Barton MacLane and Edward Pawley are seen as leaders of the racketeering element. Margaret Lindsay, who appears as Armstrong's sister, and Ann Dvorak, a night club entertainer who becomes a gangster's wife, are also prominent in the cast. Katharine Hepburn, dynamic film | star, comes to audiences soon in a | throbbing love story that parallels the | great romances of history and fiction, j "Break of Hearts" has a powerful. 1 inspiring story of love and self-sac | rificing devotion. Scheduled as the j next attraction at RKO-Keith's, j "Break of Hearts” is said to give the j star a role that thoroughly fits her | complex personality. Charles Bover ■ is costarred. Ann Harding and Herbert Marshall are the stellar members of a sparkling cast in "Flame Within," Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer, which is the next feature to be presented at Loew's Fox Theater. Written and directed by Edmund : Goulding, this film also includes Maureen O'Sullivan. Henry Stephen son. Margaret Saddon and George Hassell in its cast. "Doubting Thomas,” a comedy starring Will Rogers, is the attraction that will follow Mae West into the Loew’s Palace Theater. “Our Little Girl.” a comedy-drama. ' with Shirley Temple offering one of her grandest screen portrayals, is the j next attraction to be seen on the ; Loew's Columbia Theater screen. This film it being returned after a notable week at Loew's Fox. "DUCKING” LAW DEAD Couple in Court as “Nuisances" Escape Ancient Penalty. PHILADELPHIA (jP) Mr. and Mrs. William Miller escaped a ducking at the hands of the law because they were born a hundred years too late. Arrested under a 150-year-old stat j ute on complaint of 40 neighbors that | they were “profound nuisances and common scolds.” the couple faced im mersion from a “ducking stool.” But Judge Howard A. Davis ruled the law no longer in effect, held Mrs. Miller under $500 bail to keep the peace and ordered the couple to move 5 miles from their present address. • Awards for Beall Pupils. TWO evenings of music were given 1 last week in the 32nd annual piano recital by the pupils of Prof. William A. Beall at Pythian Temple. Certificates in harmony and medals were awarded to Shirley Sachs and Chester Crawford and a pin for excel lent work In the post-graduate course was awarded to Bertha Katz. The Rev. Dr Alfred E Barrows, pastor of the Eastern Presbyterian Church, gave a talk on "Music.” Pupils taking part in the program w-ere as follows: Jean Pabrizio, Mildred Seigel. Perry Varoustsos, Shirley Sher man. Selma Gimble. Miriam Sherman. Frieda Benson. Betty Rudrie. Helen Bennett. Paul Varoustsos. William A. Beall, jr.: Harold Sachs. Helen Coxen. Hannah Stein. John Haerer. Sophia Zalkind, Malcolm Lamborne. Anna Rappaport Gimble. Chester Crawford, vuauop uiagett Bertha Dickinson. Ja net Payne, Jeanette Sian. Shirley Sachs. Rase Kessler, Ida Schulman, Naomi Vigderhouse. Anita Weitgpn. Natalie Vigderhouse. Laura Carrere, Adelaide Herman. Regina Deeninan, Ward Beall, Aaron Raebaeh. Bertha Katz, Lillian Katz. Helen Feldman, Clara Feldman Edna Wood. Freda Le vin Chernikofl. Roose Shoub. Carloa Propeta. Jeannette Emmert Ford, Con stance ^eenihan. Margaret Kane. Ber tha Loveless Quick. Bertha Schwartz Eisen and Lillian Mindlin Sussman. The 11th annual recital bv the pu pils of Prof. J Colburn Beall was held Monday and Tuesday at the Pythian Temple The pupils taking part were Margaret Wolf. Tessie Valis. Selma Kapneck. Bertha Wilkins. June Defier, Mary- Denit, Miriam Iseli, Virginia Lee Stallings. Martha Stansfield, Mil dred Franklin, Helen Sands. Doris Walker, Helen Biesecker, Marjorie Spain. Geraldine Brown. Marjorie Bowman. Ida Datz. Dorothy Deskins, Rose Deskins. Mary Ellen Bailey, Jean Robinson. Alice Field. Jacqueline Lick ner. Arline Wagner. Helen Thompson, Betty Field. Irma Welsh. Jerry Krider, Helen Kientz. Beatrice Spain, Cath erine Suit and Charles Ward, Ernest Kientz. Dana Hill. Jack Levin. Walter Hughes. Charles Peterson. Louis Denit and Willett Denit. Summer Piano Classes. gPRING recital? by the piano pupils of the public schools, conducted after school hours in conjunction with the Community Center Department, will take place Wednesday night at Ben Murch Center at 8 o'clock, under the supervision of Mrs. A L. Irving, Community secretary, and under the direction of Amelia Grimes, and of Mrs. L H David, instructors in piano in the public schools music depart ment. Not less than 500 children are en rolled in the piano classes during the school season, with 11 teachers In charge. Interest in these classes is sa great that Summer time classes will be inaugurated June 24. running for sin weeks, twice a week. The Summer time classes will be held at six community centers in different sections of the city, for the convenience of the chil dren attending the classes. Hail Tickets for Stamps. Purchase of railway tickets is made easy through a plan just introduced by a railway in England. Travel sav ing cards are issued on application. On each card space is provided for twenty 12-cent postage stamps. When fully stamped, each card, represent ing $2.40. is accepted at ticket offices in full or part payment for any ticket the passenger desires. BESSIE N. WILD Voice Culture. Piano and Harmon? Studio Ath St. N.W _ PHONE GEORGIA 3233._ Special Summer Course VIOLIN INSTRUCTION HERMAN C. 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