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College Bands Forced
Out of Garden Games By Musicians' Union ly th« Associated Press NEW YORK. Dec. 7.—The AFL American Federation of Musicians has turned on the pressure to keep student bands away from college basket ball games in Madison Square Garden. The games are a “business ven ture for profit,” says the union’s Local 802, and, therefore, if there is to be music it must be supplied by professional players who need the jobs. v The union’s statement yesterday promptly resulted in cancellation of plans of several schools to bring their bands to the garden and brought protests from some school officials. Prof. Sam Winograd, secretary of the Faculty Athletics Commit tee at the City College of New York, said the action could in volve “bands in stadiums and home gymnasiums everywhere.” ‘‘Ticklish Situation.” He said it is a “ticklish situa tion” when the interests of a labor union come into apparent con flict with a long-established tra dition of a university. Th«" union attitude carries weight since, if not supported, the union could place the Garden arena on its “unfair” list and prevent the Garden from hiring musicians for other attractions. Ned Irish, executive vice presi dent of the Garden, said the management was remaining “neu tral.” Both City College, which plays Southern Methodist University, and Long Island University, which meets Kansas State, have dropped plans. to have their bands pres ent. at tomorrow night’s Garden double-header. Samuel Suber, the union local’s rice president, said that under AFM regulations, professional musicians must be hired when ever an event is a business ven ture. Many Musicians Jobless. He said the regulation was ne cessitated by the fact that “an exceptionally large number of our members who are dependent upon professional engagements for a livelihood are unemployed.” He sent a notice to six metro politan colleges, asking that they discontinue bringing their bands to Garden athletic evefits. Mr. Suber said the union isn’t concerned about college bands playing on the campus, but that the factor of “commercialism” arose when a “third party,” such as the Garden, took a percentage of gate receipts. Prof. Raymond Shannon, head of the music department at L. I. U., said his institution may make a formal protest today. “Can you imagine," he said, “the Army and Navy going down to the football fields without their bands?£ 2 Negroes Seek Election To AugustaCity Council By the At»ociat«J Pr«» AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 7. —Two Negro candidates asked election to a city council seat today, the first time in history that Negroes have sought representation on the body. The Negro candidates contested with three white candidates for votes in the .third ward. There are 1.499 Negro voters registered in the ward and only 763 white voters. Some observers relieved the reg istration figures indicated victory for one of the Negro candidates. Two Women Held Here * In $1,500 Robbery Charge Two Women charged with rob bery after a soldier complained that $1,508 disappeared while he was in their company were held for grand jury action yesterday by United States Commissioner Cyril S. Lawrence. Miss Ida Virginia Sapoznick, 23, of the 1400 block of Rhode Island avenue N.W., and Miss Diane Gail Daniel, 24, of the 1200 block of K street N.W., waived a prelimi nary hearing. Bond for each de fendant was reduced from $3,500 to $1,500 by Commissioner Law rence. The women were arrested early Thursday, after T/Sergt. Willard Baker, visiting here en route to Oklahoma, told police he missed the money after he and the de fendants spent five hours at an address in the 1400 block of Rhode Island avenue N.W. The use of “tin” cans for hold ing preserved foods did not be come common until late in the 19th Century. Lions Opfen Country Store The Silver Spring Lions Club has opened a Jim Gibons Coun try Store in the Montgomery County Liquor Control Building, 8500 Colesville road, to collect food for needy families in the Washington area. VENETIAN BLINDS gtutam PticM KRAFTEX BLINDS Guaranteed bj Good Housekeeping &Ut *2*1 IZudCaU** Southern Venetian .Blind Co. Manufactur^rs of Window Shades & Awnings 2251 Ninth Street, N.W. ADam* 5400 D. C. Stadium-Advocated On Soldiers' Home Grounds The Metropolis View Citizens’ Association last night objected to the erection of a VA hospital or any other Government building on the Soldiers’ Home grounds. But the group did-favor con struction of a municipally owned stadium or auditorium, feeling that money derived from its rental would go a long way toward easing the city’s tax burden. “We can use the money as much as Bowie or Laurel,” one member remarked. 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