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Fresh Talents
To Enrich D. C.
Music Season
By Alice Eversmon
Sometimes, when scanning the list
of artists engaged for a coming sea
son, a certain amount of discourage
ment is felt at reading the same
names that have been posted year
after year. These are artists of the
highest rank and the discourage
ment is felt only because so few new
ones are of a caliber worthy to join
the ranks of the old.
While it is recognized that the
public is never tired of hearing its
favorites, to one who has heard
them for many season, there will be
little of novelty either in their per
formance or in their program. The
program is likely to conform to the
taste of the audience, and the per
formance to be on the same keel
of excellence recurrently demon
strated.
As some one once pleaded with
Jascha Heifetz to please play one
wrong note, so a constant concert
goer may wish for a little less per
fection or that a miracle might
bring more than perfection.
New Talent This Season.
At least this concert season will be
enlivened with some fresh talent
One that should prove particularly
exciting is Ginette Neveu. whom
Dorothy Hodgkin Dorsey will pre
sent in recital on November 14. The
French violinist’s introduction to
Washington was in 1937, at Mrs.
Lawrence Townsend's morning mu
sicales. She shared the program
with Rudolf Serkin, who also made
his first solo appearance here at
that time. The impression she
made then has been more than con
firmed in the tremendous enthusi
asm she evoked last Fall as soloist
with the Boston Smyphony and the
New York Philharmonic.
Miss Neveu is one of those fortu
nate artists to come from a musical
family. Her great uncle was Charles
Widor and her mother was a pro
fessional violinist until an accident
terminated her career. Her father
was one of her mother’s pupils. Her
brother is a pianist and will be her
accompanist on the November 14
program. She was bom in Paris
and, after study with her mother,
entered the Paris Conservatoire.
She carried away with her a first
prize when she left. When 7 she
played the Mendelssohn concerto
with the Concerts Colonne and at 15
won the Wieniawski Grand Prix in
the International Competition, held
in Warsaw, over 85 other contest
ants. After her conservatory work
she became the pupil of Carl Flesch.
Her concert tours have taken her ail
over the world.
Composer-Pianist Signed.
Time and again effort has been
made to bring Cuba’s renowned
composer-pianist, Ernesto Lecuona,
for a concert, and it remained for
Patrick Hayes to accomplish this
feat. Lecuona will appear in Con
stitution Hall on November 22,
bringing with him Rosita Segovia,
8panish dancer and cousin of the
great guitarist, Andres Segovia;
America Crespo, coloratura soprano;
Martha Perez, mezzo-soprano; Rene
Castelar, baritone, and Carta and
Cabiati, a piano team. It will be a
Latin American program featuring
compositions of Lecuona and his
sister Ernestine, but also his ar
rangements of other music.
Something of the same kind of a
program was given a few years ago
by the Cuban composer in the Pan
American Union, but he has never
appeared in Constitution Hall. His
compositions, however, are known
far and wide, played by renowned
artists and prominently noted on
the list of recordings. His artistic
prowess was revealed at the age of
5, fostered first by his sister Ern
estina, who bemoans the fact that
from that day to this he has never
practiced. This must be a sisterly
criticism, for at 17, after being a
prize pupil of Joaquin Nln and
Maurice Ravel, he played with great
success in New York. He had his
own orchestra at one time called1
“Lecucfna's Cuban Boys,” but now
all his time is devoted to composing.!
French Orchestra Booked.
Another concert of outstanding
importance to be presented under
the Hayes banner is that of the Or
chestra National of Prance, with
Charles Muench directing. The
group, now making a tour of this
country, is the first major European
orchestra to visit these shores since
Toscanini brought the orchestra of
La Scala in Milan here in 1920.
The French orchestra is about 15
years old and consists of 96 players.
The war interrupted their profes
sional life, and scattered the musi
cians throughout France, until, in
1941, they could be reassembled in
the free zone of Marseille. Then
permanent home in Paris is the
Theatre des Champs Elysees, when
not giving concerts in other coun
tries.
The Washington program will be
given in Constitution Hall on Dec
ember 1.
WARREN F. JOHNSON, Organist
CHURCH OF THE PILGRIMS
22nd and P Sts. N.W. 7:30 O'Clock
I mprctiiona Dominlcalea—Gconrea Jacob
Armando J annuzzi
Grand Opera Dramatic Tenor
Voice Specialist
Foundation and Technique
School of bel Canto—Approved bv GI Bill
HObart 9028
1519 Pole St. N.W. (Nr. 16th St.) •
BEVERLY BEDELL, B. Mus.
Pianist and Teacher
Endorsed by Glenn Dillard Gunn
Mus. D.
By Appointment. DE. 1317
EVA WHITFORD
LOVETTE
TEACHER OF SINGING
Students A Artitts
1532 Vornum St. N.W.
Km.: AD. 3317 Studio: KA. 7891
“THE MESSIAH”
(Christmas Carol Portion)
*
Third Annual Concert
Affiliated Westminster Choirs
of Washington
300 Voice* - 8 Ynlrtide Selection*
Audience Carol Singing
Other Feature*
CONSTITUTION HALL
Thursday. Dec. 3 - 8:30 P M.
Bal.. 81.00 Orch., 81.30 Boxes. *3.00
Tickets at Co-operating Churches
CALVARY BAPTIST CHUACH
8th and H Sts. N.W
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
18th and O Sts. N.W.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
10th and G Sts. N.W.
Sack Year a Sell-Out
Mail Order* Accepted
Pianists in today’s concerts will be Marjorie Mitchell, left, soloist with the National
Symphony this afternoon and Maria Kopulos, who will give a recital in the National Gallery
of Art tonight. *
Indian Fantasy’
Symphony Feature
At Concert Today
Marjorie Mitchell, pianist, of
Charlottesville, Va., will be the so
loist with the National Symphony
Orchestra this afternoon in Con
stitution Hall at 4 o’clock. Dr. Hans
Kindler will conduct.
The young artist studied with
James Friskin and Joseph Lhevine
and attended Juilliard's Graduate
! School on a fellowship. During the
war, she toured Alaska, the Aleun
itians, France and Italy under the
auspices of the USO concert division
and was presented in recital in sev
eral States.
One of the features of the pro
gram is Busoni’s “Indian Fantasy, ’
which will be played by Miss Mitch
ell to the accompaniment of the
orchestra. Busoni, better known as
a great piano-virtuoso, wrote the
work in the summer of 1913 in Ber
lin and played it there for the first
time a year later. It is dedicated
to Natalie Curtis, who supplied the
Indian themes, based on a five-tone
scale.
The National Symphony Orches
tra Association will present two
dance programs this week. On
Tuesday, Markova and Dolin will
be soloists with the Orchestra and
Federico Rev and Company will give
a program consisting of “Rhythms
of Spain” with Raymond Sachse
! at the piano on Wednesday.
Maria Kurenko
To Give Recital
Marie Kurenko, noted Russian
coloratura soprano who was chosen
by the RCA Victor to record a
Tschaikowsky album in commemo
ration of the composer’s centenary,
will give a recital at Howard Uni
versity Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Although the singer is considered
one of the finest exponents of the
Russian song literature, she has
sung opera, oratorio, French and
Spanish music, the lattei with the
composers at the piano. Ravel,
Castelnuovo - Tedesco, M e d t n e r ,
Gretchaninoff and Glazounov have
written songs for Mme. Kurenko
and dedicated them to her. She has
also recorded some of these and
others by Moussorgsky, which have
appeared in album form.
FLORENCE WONG SOON-KIN.
Piano Recital at A. U.
Florence Wong Soon-Kin, a na
tive of Singapore, will be heard in
a piano recital at the American
University, Clendenen Hall, Satur
day at 8 p.m. She was the youngest
pianist to receive a teacher’s di
ploma at the age of 15 in London,
where she graduated from the Royal
Academy of Music. She held for
two successive years the Blaklston
Memorial Prize and the Henderson
Scholarship while in England.
Reqfuiem by Appel
To Be Sung Tonight
“A Short Requiem” by Jean Slater
Appel will be given its first per
formance tonight in the National
Presbyterian Church, sung by the
Chancel Choir at 8 o’clock. The
requiem is dedicated to the memory
of the late Charlotte Klein, for
merly dean of the District of Colum
bia Chapter, American Guild of
Organist.
The number will be preceded by
two other selections. In Purcell's
"Saul and the Witch at Endor,”
arranged by Britten, the soloists, will
be Katharine Hansel, soprano;
George Barritt, tenor, and John
Walser, baritone. Theodore Schaefer
will preside at the organ and direct.
On December 5, Part I and Part
II of Bach's “Christmas Oratorio”
will replace the annual performance
of the “Messiah.” Ginastera's “La
mentations of Jeremiah” and Ko
daly’s “Psalms Hungaricus” will be
aerformed during the season.
Programs of the Week
TODAY.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY', Dr. Hans
Kindler. conductor; Marjorie
Mitchell, pianist, soloist; Constitu
tion Hall. 4 p.m. Corelli's "Suite."
Busoni’s "Indian Fantasy," Brahms'
"Symphony No. 2. D Major."
ESTHER L. HOWE, pianist: JUDY
MAAS, soprano; joint recital. Barker
Hail. 4:.'J0 p.m Bach's “Chromatic
Fantasy, Fugue"; "Allegro Maes
toso. Irom Brahms “Sonata. F
Minor, Op. 5"; "Menuet,” trom
Ravels "Sonatina"; Stills “Mystic :
Pool," “Muted Laughter"; Shel
don s “Caprice Fantastique," Chopin's
Etudes. Op 25. Nos. 7 and 12."
Miss Howe; Pergolesis “Se tu
m ami.” Schumann s "An den Son
ncnschein," Schubert's "Der Lin
oemjaum." Ravei's “Chanson Espag
nole, ' Hahn's Paysage. ’ Poulenc's
' Les chemins de l'Amour." "Air."
from Arnes “Comus"; “The Plague
ol Love." Thompson's "Velvet
Shoes," Nordofl's "There Shall Be
More Joy, ' Rochberg's “Night Song
at Amalfi. ' Chandler's "I Rise When
You Enter," Miss Maas.
BALTIMORE BOYS’ CHOIR. William
Meridith Birche, jr., director: Mount
Zion Methodist Church. 4:30 p.m.
“Chorale." from Beethoven's "Sym
phony No. ft"; excerpts from
Handel s "Messiah,” Negro Spirituals.
GALBRAITH CHOIR. Willis A. Hines,
director, Galbraith A. M. E. Zion
Church. 5 p.m. R. Nathaniel Dett
memorial program. "Son ol Mary."
"Gently. Lord, O Gently Lead Us";
"Weeping Mary," "Listen to the
Lambs.” "Ho. Every One That
Thirsteth." Alma J. Montgomery,
soprano soloist; "City of God."
"Rise Up Shepherd and Follow."
"Somebody's Knocking at Your
Dror," "Sit Down Servant, Sit
Down”: "When I Survey the
Wondrous Cross," Women's Choral
Ensemble: "The Chariot Jubilee.”
KLAUS’ SPEER, organ recital, Wash
ington Cathedral. 5 p.m Bruhns’
"Prelude. Fugue E Minor”': Walther a
"Partita" or, the choral "Be
Cheerful. O My Spirit"; Efflnger's
"Prelude, Fugue": Krenek's "Sona
ta." Bach’s "Trio Sonata No. 3. D
Minor": two organ chorals on
“Come Thou Saviour of the Gen
tiles." Bach's "Fantasia and Fugue,
G Minor.”
CHANCEL CHOIR. Katharine Hansel,
soprano; George Barritt, tenor; John
Walser. baritone, soloists; Theodore
Schaefer, organist, director: Na
tional Presbyterian Church. 8 p m.
Purcell-Britten "Saul and the Witch
at Endor.’’ three excerpts from Men
delssohn's oratorio, "St. Paul";
Appel's "A Short Requiem ’
MARIA KOPCLOS, piano recital. Na
tional Gallery of Art. 8 p.m. Bach
Busoni Toccata, Fugue D Minor";
Scarlatti’s "Sonatas E Major, B
Minor": Chopin's "Nocturne. D
Fiat Major. Op 27, No. 2"; Mazur
kas. Op. 33. Nos. 4 and 3 ”; "Etudes.
Op 25. Nos ) and 12"; Fulelhan's
Sonata No I," Debussy's “Soiree
dans Grenade." Grilles' "Scherzo. ”
Rachmaninoff’s "Prelude. D Minor";
Ravel’s “Toccata."
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH
CHOIR. James L. McLain, director,
soloist; Wesley Methodist Church,
S p.m. Program ol sacred music.
TOMORROW. -
WADE N. STEPHEN'S, organ recital;
L.-D. 8. Chapel. 8 P.m.
RI£H,^RD BALES, lecturer, Phillips
Gallery, 8:30 p.m. “What is Music?”
TUESDAY.
SOLDIERS’ HOME SYMPHONETTE,
Franklin B Charles, conductor;
Stanley Hall, 5:30 p.m. Lincoln's
Blaze of Honor" Keler-Bela’s
Comique, Shannon’s “Love's
Me-ody." McGrath’s ’’Cannibal
Chief,” selection from Herbert’s
The Debutante," Lombardo’s “You’re
the Sweetest Girl,” "Bumplty
Bump ; Lehar's "Gold and Silver”
waltz, Sordillo’s "Boston High
School Cadets.’’
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Robert Zeller, conductor; Alicia
Markova, Anton Dolin. dancers,
soloists; Constitution Hall. 8:30 p.m
Gould’s "American Salute.” orches
tra; Chopin's "Two Nocturnes," Miss
Markova Mr. Dolin; two dances
from Khachaturian's "Gayre," or
chestra; Rosslni-Celli ’’Vestrla," Mr
Dolin; Saint - Saens - Fokine “The
Dying Swan,” Miss Markova; suite
from Villa-Lobos' "Magdalena." or
chestra: Cimarosa - Dolin "Italian
Suite." Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz."
Miss Markova. Mr. Dolin: excerpts
from Stravinsky's "Firebird." or
chestra; “Grand Pas de Deux,"
from Minkus' "Don Quixote," Miss
Markova, Mr. Dolin.
MARY. AtYCE BENNETT, contralto;
WILLIAM BERMAN, viola; WIL
LIAM GRAVES, clarinet: chamber
music concert, the Institute of Con
temporary Arts. 8:30 pm De la
Halle’s ’Ll maus d amer,” "Tant
con je vlvrai.” "Diex soit"; De
Machaut’s "Comment qua moy."
"Plus dure.” ”Ma fin est mon com
mencement": "Two Dances." anony
mous: Binchois "De plus en plus.”
Dufay's "Adieu, m'amour." "Alma
Redemptoris Mater”; Lassus’ "Six
Cantlones sine textu.”
WEDNESDAY.
WADE N. STEPHEN8. organ recital;
L.-D. S. Chapel. 8 p.m.
ARMY BAND. Capt. Hugh Curry, lead
er: Departmental Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Javaloyes-Hume "El Abanico" march,
overture to Thomas • Mignon." arr.
Tobani: Scott-Briegel "The Toy
Trumpet ” Pryor-Gray "Annie Lau
rie." M/Sergt. Keig Garvin, trom
bone soloist; "The Jugglers.” "Fes
tival at ’Basra " from Gibb s "Ori
ental Suite"; Talbott’s “Harmonia"
march. Grofe-Leidzen "Over There
Fantasie." "Latin American Medley."
arr. Croy: Each’s "Sheep May Safe
ly Graze." Hurrel's "Serenade Mod
erne. ’ "Rhapsody.” from Rlmsky
Korsakov’s "Tsar Saltan"; "March,"
from Carfarella's opera. "II Cid.”
RHYTHMS of SPAIN, Federico Rey,
Pilar Gomez. Tina Ramirez, dancers;
Raymond Sachse. pianist; Carlos
Mentoya. guitarist; Constitution
Hall, 8:30 p.m.
AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT OR
CHESTRA, Maj, George S. Howard,
conductor; Lisner Auditorium, 8:30
p.m. Overture, Thomas; "Mignon";
Howe’s "Stars," "Prologue.” from
Leoncavallo’s "Pagliacci,” M/Sergt.
Abrasha Robofsky. baritone; ballet
music from Tschaikowsky's "Swan
Lake.” Gearhart’s "Dry Bones,”
Harris’ "Freedom’s Land.” Frlml’s
"Ine Song ol the Vagabonds," Glee
Club, Robert L. Landers, director;
Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice,"
Abreau’s "Tico Tico,” T/Sergt. Paul
Dolby, marimbist; Anderson's "Fid
dle Paddle.” ClaPke's "The Blind
Ploughman," Sergt. Robofsky; Ca
ble s "Radio Themes in Symphonic
Style, "Old Russian Folk Song,"
"Ezekiel Saw the Wheel,” the Glee
Club.
THURSDAY.
SOLDIERS' HOME SYMFHONETTE,
Franklin B. Charles, conductor:
Stanley Hail, 6:30 p.m. Zamecnlk’s
For the Freedom of the World,”
overture to Verdi's “La Forza del
Destlno.” Cohan’s "Medley of First
World War Songs.” Mllloecker's "The
Army Chaplain,” Tschaikowsky's
Meditation. Oo. 72. No. 5 ”; Earl's
"The Angelus" waltzes, Miller s "Mil
itary Days."
FRIDAY.
LOEWENGUTH STRING QUARTET.
Library of Congress. 8:30 p m Mo
“rt* "Quartet. C Major. K. 4H5 ”;
Welles* s "Quartet. No. 6. Op. 64";
Ravel’s " Quartet. F Major "
MARIA KURENKO. soprano; sons re
cital. Howard University, 8:30 p.m
Lotti's "Pur Dlcesti," Gagllano’s
"Dormi Amor," Haydn’s "She Never
Told Her Love,” Mozart’s "Alleluia,”
5*ye1.'* ... "Vocalise," "Nlcolette”;
Hahn s "Infidelity." Debussy's "Fan
toches,” Paladllhe’s "Psyche.” "Aria"
from Massenet's "Manon"; Man
ning's "Two Sketches of Paris,”
Rachmaninoff's "In the Silence of
Night,” Levitski’s "Do You Remem
ber.” Beach'S “Ah. Love But a
Day"; Tsdhaikowsky's "Speak Not. O
Beloved,” "At the Ball.” Arensky’s
Valse," Moussorgsky’s "Evening
Prayer.” Gretchaninoff’s "Lullaby,"
"Two Russian Folk 8ongs.”
BUELL THOMAS, tenor; BERNICE
ORNDOFF. harpist: PENELOPE
JOHNSON, violinist; concert, Lincoln
Temple Congregational Church. 8:30
p.m.
SATURDAY.
SOLDIERS' HOME SYMPHONETTE,
Franklin B. Charles, conductor;
Stanley Hall. 5:30 p.m. Llncke's
"Light Horse Guard” march, overture
to Tobanl's "As You Like it." Con
rad’s "Dear, On a Night Like This”:
Adams' "The Bells of St. Mary’s,”
selection from Rogers' "Carousel,"
Slater’s "Piccolo Pic.-” John Prezloso,
piccolo soloist: “Waltzes,” from Le
har’s "Gypsy Love"; Zamecnlk's
"The Poz Trail."
WADE N. STEPHENS, organ recital;
L.-D. S. Chapel, 8 p.m.
FLORENCE WONG SOON-KIN. piano
recital; Clendenen Hail. American
University. 8 p.m. Bach's "Chro
matic Fantasie and Fugue.” Scar
latti’s "Sonatas in C and in O,”
Branms' "Variations on a Theme of
Paganini.” Ravel’s "Pavane for a
Departed Child.” "Ondine.” Liszt s
"Transcontinental Etude. ’ Paganinl
Llszt “La Campanella." Chopin's
"Berceuse." "Polonaise. A Flat
Major”; Balakirev’s "Islamey.”
The National Gallery of Art will
present Maria Kopulos in a piano
recital tonight at 8 o'clock.
Richard Bales will talk on “What
Is Music?" tomorrow in the Phillips
Gallery at 8:30 p.m.
Esther L. Howe, pianist, and Judy
Maas, soprano, will give a joint
recital in Barker Hall this afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock. Robert Sheldon’s
"Caprice Fantastique” for piano and
George Rochberg's “Night Song at
Amalfi” for soprano, will receive first
local performances.
A program of baroque and modem
music will be played in the Wash
ington Cathedral this afternoon by
Klaus Speer, organist, at 5 o’clock.
Mr. Speer was born in Germany and
studied at the Berlin Academy for
Church Music and with Carl Wein
reich at Westminster Choir School.
He is at present director of the a
capella choir and instructor in
organ, voice and piano at Lincoln
Memorial University in Tennessee.
The Institute of Contemporary’
Arts, will present its fourth in a
series of 16 Tuesday night recitals
on Tuesday. The prdgram is made
up of works by composers bom be
tween the years 1230 and 1532. Alyce
Bennett, contralto: William Ber
man, violist, and William Graves will
constitute the chamber music en
semble. With the exception of Mr.
Berman, who is at present with the
Army Air Force Band, the two other
artists are faculty members. Mr.
Graves had his training at the East
man School and received a master's
degree in composition, after study
under Roy Harris.
The Army Band, Capt. Hugh
Curry, leader, will present the first
of the winter series of concerts at
the Departmental auditorium Wed
nesday at 8 p.m. The program
will last over an hour, its first
half broadcast over WASH—F. M.
M/Sergt. Keig Garvin is the trom
bone soloist.
Eunice Gross, soprano and Beat
rice Holland, contralto will be pre
sented by Robert,Frederick Freund
this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock in re
cital at his Harmony Hill Farm
Studio, Lewinsville, Va. Edna Lee
Freund will be the accompanist.
The public is invited.
The Galbraith Choir, Willis A.
Hines, director, James B. Jones, or
ganist, will present a R. Nathaniel
Dett Memorial concert this after
noon at 5 o’clock at the Galbraith
A. M. E. Zion Church, 1114 Sixth
street N.W. Alma J. Montgomery,
Honthalene Cason, sopranos, George
McNeal, tenor. William Ross, bari
tone. are the soloists. Earl Ander
son will be at the piano.
The choir and soloists of the Wes
ley Methodist Church will present a
program of sacred music at the
church auditorium. The soloists
are Judith Callender, soprano, Hen
rlette Plum, contralto, David Man
ley, tenor, and Robert Nicholson,
baritone. James L. McLain is the
director.
The Baltimore Boys’ Choir, Wil
liam Meridith Birche, jr„ director
will give a recital at Mount Zion
Methodist Church this afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock. The group com
prises boys between the ages of 9
and 19.
The concert orchestra of the Air
Force Band, MaJ. George S. Howard,
conductor, will give a concert Wed
nesday at the Lisner Auditorium at
8:30 p.m. The new members of the
75 men ensemble are William Ber
man, violist, formerly* of the Na
tional Symphony and the Curtis
String Quartet, and S/Sergt. Bole
slaw Zukowski, cellist, formerly of
the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
The Washington Alumnae Chap
ter of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music
Soroiity will hold its founders’ day
meeting Saturday at the Washing
ton Club at 12:30 p.m. Margaret
Tolson, pianist; Dorthlyn Smith,
violinist, and Gilderoy Scott, con
tralto, will give the program ac
companied by Quinta Frey at the
piano. Reservations accepted until
Wednesday by Mrs, Knute Anderson.
Alpha Gamma Chapter of Iota
Phi Lambda Sorority will present
Buell Thomas, tenor; Bernice Orn
doff, harpist, and Penelope Johnson,
violinist, in the recital at the Lin
coln Temple Congregational Church
on Friday night at 8:30 o’clock.
Woodwind Quintet
The Musicians Union, Local 161, is
sponsoring a concert by a Woodwind
Quintet for the children of the
Madison School in Falls Church
Wednesday. James Arcaro, flute;
Jacob Wishnow, french horn; Doro
thy Erler, bassoon; Rex Hinshaw,
clarinet; Leonard Shifrin, oboe; will
make up the ensemble which will be
financed by the Royalty and Trans
cription Fund of the American Fed
eration of Musicians.
GEORGE GAUL
Violin Studio
1025 Conn. Avo. ME. 4594
1 Chess
By Donald H. Mugridge
The Federal Chess Club announces
that Neuman T. Whitaker will meet
all comers in simultaneous play at
2431 Fourteenth street N.W., on
Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. Mr. Whitaker
gave his last performance in New
buryport, Mass., October 13, win
ning all 35 games played.
A son, Benjamin, was born to
Reuben and Sonya Fine, in Flush
ing, Long Island, on Columbus Day.
Thfe grandmaster is a consulting
psychologist specializing in psycho
diagnosis and psychotherapy which
does not prevent him from continu
ing his valuable articles in the
"Chess Review.”
Copies of the “Chess Review"
henceforth will be obtainable from
the Metropolitan New* Agency, 603
Fifteenth street N.W.
A small five-minute game tourney
at the Washington Chess Divan on
October 27 was won by George S.
Thomas 5-1, closely followed by Na
than Robins 4t4-lJ4. Other scores:
S. Naldel and M. Shultz 3-3; A.
Stein 2%-3H; H. Wobus 2-4; and
M. Kurtz 1-5.
The Divan championship tourney
has made little progress. The
Reyss-Mugridge contest, adjourned
after 37 moves, continued to be a
tactical struggle for another 30
moves, when Reyss, unable to pre
vent the queening of the black QP,
conceded. Ernest M. Knapp de
feated Carl F. Sieweke. William F.
Gray scored his first point by win
ning a fourth-round game from
Comdr. Charles D. Mott. Oscar
Shapiro alone remained undefeated.
Tne game between George S.
Thomas and John R. Rice was ad
journed with Thomas a pawn ahead
in a favorable ending.
The following game was played
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in the Eightieth Congress, and that
was due to the fact that trade agree
ments involve the tariff issue—a
traditional point of difference be
tween Republicans and Democrats.
The substantial gains made by the
Democrats in this election fore
shadow passage of a new long
range Trade Agreements Act.
The present Congress extended
the President's trade agreement
authority for only one year, until
June 30, 1949, with an amendment
giving the Tariff Commission a
bigger role in passing on changes
in rates. The President wanted a
three-year extension without the
new Tariff Commission restrictions.
At the start of the new Congress
in January the men who are chosen
as leaders on both sides of the aisle
face decisions on broad questions of
policy that will be of far-reaching
importance to the future of their
respective parties.
States’ Rights Breach
The top-ranking Democrats have
two basic questions to decide. First,
they must analyze the returns from
last Tuesday's balloting and de
termine to what extent it constitutes
a mandate to carry out everything
President Truman fought for in his
campaign. Second, they must de
termine how to go about closing the
States’ rights breach that occurred
in the normally solid Democratic
South this year. This is as much a
problem for the Democratic Na
tional Committee as for the party
leaders in Congress. The fact that
Mr. Truman won despite the loss
of four Southern States to the
Thurmond-Wright ticket gives party
leaders from the North and West
the upper hand in any peace moves
that may be made. The President,
for example, is in a stronger po6i-1
tion to continue fighting for his
civil rights program than he would
have been if the entire South had,
voted for him.
At the same time, influential
sources in the party already have
indicated they want to close ranks,
if possible. To that end, there have
been no signs of any desire among
party policy makers to "punish” the
States’ righters.
Despite the new Democratic ma
jorities of 90 in the House and 12
in the Senate, there will be times
when the administration will need
most if not all the Southern votes
to put through domestic measures
not related to the civil rights pro
gram. A considerable number of
the Representatives and Senators
from the South lean to the con
servative side on economic issues.
Even at the height of President
Roosevelt’s popularity, the Republi
cans could count on some Southern
Democratic suport for their view
point on economici questions.
This is partially offset by the fact
that for many years there have al
ways been a varying number of Re
publicans the Roosevelt and Tru
man administrations could count on
for suport. Nevertheless,'a reunion
of Southern Democrats would ease
the path of the party leaders on
Capitol Hill.
The men who will be chosen in
the next few months to lead the
vanquished Republican minorities in
the House and Senate also face
decisions that may determine how
much chance the OOP will have to
stage a comeback in 1950 and 1952.
They must decide without too much
delay whether to go along with
some of the social reforms Mr. Tru
man will lay before them.
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OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS
Famous First Ladies
By John Clagctt Proctor
During the little less than a cen
tury and a half that the White
House has been occupied, many
women of note have presided with
grace and dignity over the affairs of
the most famous residence in Amer
ican history from John Adams to
the present Incumbent.
There have been outstanding
wives of the Presidents who have
had brilliant and cultivated minds
and to whom history will always
refer for their superiority of talents.
Indeed, such was the lofty mind of
Abigail Adams, wife of the first
President to occupy the Executive
Mansion. He was a Harvard gradu
ate, a lawyer and for a time prac
ticed his profession, and his part
in the American Revolution was a
foremost and an outstanding one.
In 1764 he married Abigail Smith, a
woman of considerable ability and
whose social connections occupied a
position superior, if anything, to
that of her husband’s family.
During much of the time that
John Adams was serving as a diplo
mat to foreign countries, including
First Minister to the Court of St.
James, Minister to Russia, as a
commissioner to th$ Court of
France, and while serving in other
diplomatic capacities, he was ac
companied by his ever faithful and
helpful wife.
Mrs. Adams’ Letter
Toward the latter part of his ad
ministration he took up residence in
the Executive Mansion, on Novem
ber 1, 1800, and Mrs. Adams joined
her husband there on November 16,
and in her first letter back home we
find her saying:
“I arrived about 1 o'clock at this
place, known by the name of the
City, and the name is all that you
can call, so, as I expected to find it
a new country, with houses scat
tered over a space of 10 miles, and
trees and stumps in plenty, with a
castle of a house—so I found it:
The President’s House is in a beau
tiful situation, in front of which
is the Potomac, with a view of Alex
andria. The country around is ro
mantic, but a wild and wilderness
at present. 1 have been to George
town and felt all that Mrs. Cranch
described when she was a resident
there.
“It is the very dirtiest hole I ever
saw for a place of any trade or
respectability of inhabitants. It is
only 1 mile from me, but a quag
mire after every rain. Here we are
obliged to send daily for marketing.
The Capitol is nearly 2 miles from
us. As to roads, we shall make
them by the frequent passing be
fore winter, but I am determined to
be satisfied and content, to say
nothing of inconvenience, etc. That
must be a worse place even than
Georgetown, that I could not reside
in for three months * •
Dolly Madison Presides
Upon another occasion she says
| there were no bells in the house,
! that there was a great scarcity of
firewood, there was not a single
apartment finished and that the
unfinished east room was used to
dry the family wash in.
The wife of Thomas Jefferson
died 19 years before he became
President, and during his two ad
ministrations the celebrated Dolly
Madison did most of the presiding
over the White House functions,
though these duties were occasion
ally performed by one of the Presi
dent’s two daughters, Mrs. Thomas
Randolph and Mrs. John Wayles
Eppes. Once, at least, it so hap
pened that all three of these were
present to do the required honors.
Upon one occasion, when Mrs.
Eppes was on a visit to her father
' here, she had the distinction of
having the stork make his first
visit to the President's official resi
dence and present her with a
baby boy.
Both of President Jefferson's
daughters were too much interested
in their own family matters to de
vote much attention to social
affairs. Indeed, Mrs. Randolph de
voted her time almost exclusively
to her family, having, it is said,
added seven daughters and five
sons to the descendants of this
great President.
Mrs. Randolph is said to have
been a graceful, intelligent and al
together charming woman, though
less beautiful than her sister, Mrs.
Eppes, who, we are told, was an
exceedingly sweet and gracious
person of great beauty.
Saved Washington Portrait
Following the administration of
Thomas Jefferson and the inaugu
ration of James Madison, Dolly
Madison—“Queen Dolly," as she
was called—came into her own, and
with a fascinating personality and
an unsurpassed charm took over
the social duties of the wife of a
Abigail Adams (left), first President’s wife to occupy the
White House, and Dolly Madison (right), who rescued Wash
ington’s portrait when the Executive Mansion was set afire.
President. Handsome, some say
she was, and yet it is probable it
was rather her delightful way of
greeting people that made her ap
pear beautiful, for others say she
was only passably good looking. But
she undoubtedly was diplomatic and
tactful and a good politician, and
aided her husband materially in the
performance of the duties of his
office.
On August 24, 1814, she was one
of the last to leave the White House
before it was sacrificed to the torch
of the British, and her name will
ever be remembered for her good
judgment and presence of mind
upon that occasion in saving
Stuart's portrait of Washington,
which hung in the state dining
room.
Some say that to save time Dolly
ordered the pictured cut from the
frame, but events transpiring a
half century later, when the picture
and frame were turned over to an
artist for cleansing, conclusively
showed that the canvas had never
been cut.
Dolly did not return to the White
House, for it was not again habitable
until September, 1817, when it was
occupied by President Monroe. At
the time of her death, July 12, 1849,
she ^ras residing at her home at
the southeast comer of H street
and Madison place, and burial serv
ices were held at old St. John’s.
Sixteenth and H streets, with the
President and his cabinet and a
large number of other prominent
persons in attendance. She is
buried at Montpelier, beside her
husband.
Mrs. Adams Wed in London
Louise Katherine Johnson, daugh
ter of Joshua Johnson, the brother
of Thomas Johnson, a three-term
Governor of Maryland and chair
man of the Board of Commissioners
to lay out the city of Washington,
was a well-schooled woman of con
siderable foreign court experience.
Though born abroad she was of
American parentage and married
John Quincy Adams in London
when she was 22 years old.
During her early married life she
was with her husband at the court
of Berlin, and accompanied him as
well to Russia, where he was as
signed to that diplomatic station.
The awarding of beauty is usually
overdone, but Katherine Adams
truthfully had her just share, and,
in addition, was highly educated
and mentally equipped for the po
sition of first lady of the land.
Unfortunately, however, about the
time Congress selected her husband
to fill the office of President her
health began to fail and his admin
istration was socially a rather quiet
one. Of her, a writer says:
"She was a person far beyond the
average woman of her generation.
She early received advantages en
joyed by few of her predecessors
and perhaps none of her succes
sors."
Famous Victory Ball
In 1801, we are told, she went to
Boston to dwell with her husband’s
people, but very soon came to
Washington, where her husband
served in the United States Senate
from 1803 to 1808. He resigned,
went to Russia, and was Minister
from 1809 to 1814. In this connec
tion nothing could be more graphic
than the diary which she kept on
this voyage, which consumed three
months. "Summer merged into win
ter.” she says, "before the little
wave-and-wind-beaten bark touched
that then inhospitable shore.” With
her husband, the first American
Minister to Russia, Mrs. Adams
lived in St. Petersburg for six years,
“poor, studious and ambitious.”
When Mr. Adams became Secre
tary of State, Mrs. Adams gave a1
famous ball. It was given on Janu-'
ary 8, 1824, in commemoration of
Gen. Jackson’s victory at New Or
leans, and, as an early account
states, “it was announced in ad
vance by the newspapers and on the
morning before the occurrence its
splendor was anticipated and cele
brated by a splendid poem written
by John Agg,” whose remains now
lie buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.
A picture of this celebrated ball,
which took place in the Adams resi
dence, then on the site of 1333-1335
P street N.W., is said to be still
extant, “and shows the belles in full
dress of the period, and here Daniel
Webster, Clay and Calhoun are con
spicuously placed. Gen. Jackson,
wearing bowed pumps, with Mrs.
Adams on his arm, make the central
figures of the assembly. Mrs. Ad
ams wore ‘a suit of steel.’ The
dress was composed of steel llama;
her ornaments for head, throat and
arms were all of cut steel, produc
ing a dazzling effect. Gen. Jack
son’s entire devotion to her, during
the evening, was the subject of com
ment.” The same evening the gen
eral attended a ball given by the
famous dancing master, Carusi, and
finished the festivities celebrating
his glory by the side of the reigning
lady, the wife of the them Secretary
of State.
A Factual Account
Of Our Dramatic
Italian Campaign
SALERNO TO THE ALPS
A History of the 5th Army.
Edited by Lt. Col. Chester G.
Starr. (Infantry Journal Press;
$6.)
Reviewed bv
NEWBOLD NOYES, Jr.
This book, the headquarters’ side
of the story of the 5th Army’s Ital
ian campaign in World War II, is
not recommended for the general
public. It is, of course, required
reading for serious. students of the
recent war. It tells a dramatic story.
But it tells lt in the technical, un
dramatic language of the military
communique, and the result is a
treatise rather than a book.
Col. Starr, wartime head of the
5th Army’s historical section, makes
no defense of such costly and dis
puted Italian incidents as the Anzio
landing and the 36th Division's
crossing of the Rapido River. Nor
does he offer any apologies. He and
his associates do, however, fill in the
factual background of the campaign,
providing new ammunition both to
its critics and defenders.
What the lay reader misses in the
book is, obviously, the color of the
events described. Strangely, for
those who were with the 5th in
Italy, in whose minds the color still
is fresh, there is a grim sort of
drama in the cold recital of devel
opments. Few of us would be much
interested in a sentence like: "The
1st and 3d Ranger Battalions slipped
across the Mussolini Canal just
after midnight, moving in column
of battalions.” The six rangers who
came back might react a little more.
Loewenguth Quartet
The Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Foundation in the Library of Con
gress will sponsor a concert by the
Loewenguth Quartet of Paris Fri
day night at 8:30 p.m. The group
consists of Alfred Loewenguth and
Jacques Murgier, violins: Roger
Roche, viola, and Pierre Basseux,
cello. The program will feature
Egon Wellesz’s string quartet, which
will receive its world premiere. The
composer is an Austrian, on the
faculty of Oxford University, where
he is leader in Byzantine studies.
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