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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
Well, -we -went to a concert the
other night one of those sympathy
orchestra outbursts. We think
they're called sympathy orchestras
because the musical machinists in it
have a lot of sympathy for the high
brow ajudlence who kid themselves
Into believing they know what it's
all about '
s The orchestra had 80 musicians
-, and a fella called the conductor who
swais imaginary nies witn a pencil.
He pushes the stick through the air
while the other fellas dish out the
mifsic, and when it's all over he gets
There's about 50 fiddles in a sym
pathy orchestra and they're divided
into classes by their weight like
prizefighters 40 lightweight fiddles,
5 middleweight fiddles and 5 heavy
weight. Then there'B slide horns,
French horns that go under the
music chauffeur's arm and blows the
music on his back collar button, pan
drums, and some fellas who play on
punctured bean-blowers, Jew's harps,
mouth organs and other agonies, not
counting the ifkulele.
We gotbawled up we guess be
cause when they finished playing a
stunt we applauded just to be so
ciable and a fella next to us tipped
us off they were practicing.
That's the only trouble with these
sympathy orchestras, you can't tell
when they're playing or Just warm
ing fip. I guess we're low-brows, be
cauBB we got there before i started
lust when the muslkers were scrap
ping for good seats and we stayed
'til the janitor started turnlngup the
x seats and picking up Xhe programs
ana lost pocKeioooKs. . ..
Anyhow, it wasjmnk. They didn't
show any moving pictures. Just
think, two bucks and no moving pic
tured! o o
"Horrors! While mother was sleep-
ing the baby licked all the paint"
"Off a toy?"
"No; off mother."
She I'm dreadfully s'orry. Of
course, I will be a
He No you won't! Nature has
provided me with all the sistera 1
ftttM A ert)L OovJU
oot ME WT
SAY. Foolish w WWT .