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! i t (Above)—MARION KIWANTS BAND. This fine little band not , only furnishes the 3500 people c-1 Marion with music on summer evenings and during celebrations but recently made a trip to W ash ington, D. C., playing in 22 cities along the way. This is the band Sherwood Anderw>n is “rooting” for and to whose support Otto Kahn and the rest contributed. Frank Licto, director, extreme left. (Left)—Sherwood Anderson says he is happier became has resc”ed Inis.-i in Marion than if he had written the y s Best Seller, not ''eca.ise he ««.■-. Iimic a “good deeu but because hell be sure of band concerts ihia summer. < • - c Famous Writer, Turned > ‘ I ! i ^1 ' >T i # J ! • a • - ‘ ' , i (SHERWOOD ANDERSON, famous ■' . novelist and short story among the type cases of his weekly newspaper in Marion, Virginia. Mr. ■ . Anderson created a sensation last \ November when he left New York City and became publisher of two , little weekly papers down among the Blue Ridge Mountains. About the first thing he did was start a , campaign for the Marion band. He likes a band “better than almost anything else in a town,” lie says. His appeals, written in the inimit able Sherwood Anderson style, not • only stirred up support among the . . : people of Marion but brought con- v. tribut ions from Otto Kahn, inter national banker, H. L. Mencken, noted writer and critic. Horace Liveright, well known publisher, and other national figures. _ I * Country Paper Editor, 1.^ Boosts the Town Band No wonder the Marion hand of Marion, Virginia, considers its troubles are over. s?."S the Cenn l.us.c Center, Idkharti Inti. Sherwood Anderson, w.io 13 reported to get a i-IMrel a word for his short stories, is championing the bard with a half to a column urticle every week in the Marion papers, which he recently bought ' . \ Net only has this highly paid Writer stirred up support in Marion, but ' uiny national figures have conie to the support of the band. Otto Kahn, international banker and donor to the Metropolitan Opera, has ■ ontributed $100. H. L. Mencken, “cussed” or praised by perhaps more >eople than any other writer in America, chipped in $12. So did Horace iiveright, well known publisher. Alfred Knopf, another publisher of New York City, came across with $5, as did also Fred Hiack, Ford Motor Co., Detroit, and Brig. General Rosenbaum, Washington, D. C. Sherwood Anderson says he is not id uplifter. He claims he took up the band cause from his own selush t’amreS' He says he likes a band. 1 3tBod music just suits him. He would fce to play the biggest horn in the 1 ?*ad himself but lacks ability. He \ ^«hi like to be the drum major best d tel, he confesses, but he doesn’t fare the figure. It's in his system, 1 guess, as bis father used to play a cornet in the seme town band with 1 tea late Pres; teat Harding. His First Story ••What does a' band mean to a » t cm!" Anderaen asks in one of his * imt stories. “Batter ask what is a town without a band? Life in a town i rap oa, just so. Yam know how it ». fferehants sdfinf foods, lawyers ftghtteg their corns, farmers eomteg i into town to buy feeds. Spring, sum ner, fad, People in their Itouses, women cooking, making beds. 1 t 'fc is dull enough. “Days come. See, the men of the • and have put on their uniforms and u.e coming up along the street. The b c drum is booming, the horns going. ‘Just suppose now, In oar town, we . ' .v visited by some great man. Hur .ah now, let’s grim ham a big day. it may be the gome—sr d Urn state ar same other dignitary. Our principal own are going to meet him down at tea state*. Thar have their bestj i cars there, the Wgfcst aad best cars, wo have te tasra.Hl our todht citi aeaa. had aa torn*. Pshaw! What i a fsaat “And what about Afasisttm Bar mad tee Fourth of July? "Or whem the tsar to oa. ^Older men, staid tkiaems st a Pawn may he able to get along with* «Pt a bawd but what about the hoys? “Whom I was a boy my one great vmammy was to play the biggest horn * to tee town bnscL. I never made H. ' Ttere newer was much marie in me. "Stifl aad all, I*m net a jealous ■aa. Wfcal I net have I don’t want to toko seamy frees the other fellow. Psad of tee Band ( * "I odfl Hoe a bmad better than al most aaythteg dm to a town. Band ■node jmst onto me. There they! > coma ap the street Lately I have only seen the Marion band to aetioa a hr* times and them they didst ' terra any drum major. I hope they ' mm erne agate soon. I Wte to see the ■flow ux tea tog bearskin hat with ttf staff ad stotetoag high and wide. HENRY MENCKEN, the famoas Bal timore Bell Wether, who gave a yearY does to the band boys. With bis eaa tribotion came a note saying, Tt m an honor and a jrteasare. All I ask b that the boys play ‘Die Waeht am Rhein* ones a year, preferably oa my birthday. Dm>*t let the band die” Andersen wrote back: “O. K, Henry. When b year birthday? WdM hate a parade.” Pd Kha to do it mysstf bat I haven't got the figure for B. "And bow faithtal aad devoted the hand members are. The men of eur Marina band, for example, go off to practice twice a week. Far from get ting paid for their work they do it without pay. The members even pay dues to keep the band going. “Recently, until these last few; weeks, our Marion band has had a band leader who was paid a good salary' because ho arms a good man." He was there to keep the boys up to snuff and would be there now but that he b sick. “But the boys are at b last the same. They are keeping the band up. Sacrifices et Band Men There are aea in the Marion band who make a sacrifice every time they go out to play. Bear this m mind. When we want our band moat, other towns, that haven't any band, tiaM like one too. Our band gets offers to go all over the Southwest. Such offers almost always come when we need them here and they stay at nome. Instead of going out and rak ing in money they stay here and gtBp I their services. “And there are individual members , of tiie band who make a sacrifice l every time they go out to play. Do they kick? Not they. “The boys of the band like their i band, and so do we. Hurrah, here they come. Music floating on the breeze. Every heart jumping. Life. Music. Zipp. “We like that. “Tbe people of Marion owe it to their hand to give it the heartiest kind of support. Get back of them. When they need a little money 10 keep £oii*g, shell out. A eood band is the best investment a town can make.' Join the Glory 7,ist “Join the Glory l.ist,” Sherwood Anderson headlines another story, and continues. “The Marion Publish ing Company doesn’t intend to Ue^ ^pae a crusader. You know how city pa pern are. Well, we make no pre kathni of being a big city paper. We are just a little old country week ly, that’s what we are. "f>tt)l and all, as Mr. Ring Lardner is so fond of saying, we do not want the big city papers to hang it all over ear eyes. City papers are always get ting' up a crusade for some good cause. They uplift this one or that ooe. Sometimes whole sections of society get uplifted like that. It’S wonderful. “We aren’t, however, quite n am bitious. Up to date we have taken up but one cause and that is the Marion Band. It may be tbe only one we ever will take up. And we are not doing that out of any altruist'/: pur pose. It’s just because wc like to hear the band play. We like to see them parade. When a big day comes we like to see them put on their uni forms and come blowing their heads off up Main street. "Flags flying, everyone feeling fine, life is drab enough on ordinary days. We have never found any way to be a canary bird ourselves. Summer Light Concerts “What we want is to see the band boys have a littl ? money in the treas ury. We want band concerts on sum mer nights. “0, hearts of gold, who will put up $6.00 a year over a period of five years to get and keep our band in bang-up financial condition? We are making this appeal not only to Marionites but to all people in the surrounding country who read this paper and who like to come to onr town when there Is something stir ring, or on summer sights to hear the band play. ‘The King of England, President* of Prance, President of the tfnited States, Senators, Politicians, Million aires, Rich Authors, Poor Ones,. Farmers, Morcbnrts, Anyone welcome.) “If you do not want to sign up far | OTTO H. HAHN, International banker, backt*r of the Metropolitan Opera, music enthusiast, and philanthropist, •who started the Marion band fund off with a cheek for £100. Several other contributions from national figures followed but the bulk of the band fund came from Marion people who valve the band a* one of the biggest things in the town. ■ - - > - — « - more than cae year or cannot give $5.00, do not let that atop you. “JOIN THE GLORY LIST." Spirit of the Bond Anderson says he would Hce Ps ho the drum major in the band tot doesn't have the figure. Well, he may be a little plump and his knee action may be a bit stiff but well vote for him, anyway. Ha catches the spirit of the parading band. That's what it takes to be a drum major. “The band represents the town on its gay days," he says. “When the fair comes, when there is a celebra tion, Fourth of July, any kind of a jamboree when every citizen become* a boy again, then a good band, step ping gaily out, the drums beating, flags flying—what, is a town without a good band? “You cannot have a good band in debt. You cannot expect the boys to blow gaily, step out with real gusto, when they are in debt. To have a good band requires nights of steady practice, it requires sticking to it. What can you expect when the boys have to come to band meeting and plunk down a dollar just for the privi lege of working to be good when we want them good? “The boys got a little discouraged. Their leader got sick. A lot of them are working boys. They got a little in debt. This paper is no uplift paper. It is just a good, Kttle old country paper. But we like a band. We be gan writing about the Marion band in our paper. “Well, don’t you worry about old Marion. We will rake in many a five dollar bill for the boys.'" Viewpoint of the Band Men Few Have gotten the vi-wmint of the small town hand as has Sherwood Andertfoii. He has learned from the men what they are up against. He dtfti appreciates what the Wpd really MCans to any town. “One of the first signs of the decay of a town is when it cannot get up < enthusiasm to support a band. The Marion band needs support. Most people don’t k*no,v it. “In order to keep themselves up to snuff the boys practice twice a week. , They pay a dollar a month out their own pockets. This isnt fair. J They should not be asked to do that. , The money goes to pay rent for a hall < in which to practice, and other h—- ; dental expenses. 4 “Who will pay the yearly dues for i one band boy? This paper will re- ' ecive it for them. Some of the boyi . have got behind in their daea. A • good many of them work hard for their money. When they get behind ( they do not feel like coming around to practice and the band suffers. ( Loyalty of (he Band “Only last Armistice Day our bond | had an offer to go to another town, j They could have got $250 for the day. I They stuck to Marioo. They have . always stuck. We ought to s|,ick ts j them. * “There is soon to be a show put ou in town a part of the proceeds ! which go to the band. Support that i when it comes along. If you feel l&e' chipping in to pay some fellow’s duea. for a year, we will be glad to hum4 from you," When the isaspalgn has ron its * course, the Marion band will probably . be completely outfitted with quadruple' gold-plated horns and tnrifsrmi with, gold braid three iaches wide. AbjI-’ way, the people of Mari— are aseatred , of band fruits this s—amer ami of' having a snappy bead to ttrea up aft: their gala days with mmta, __ I ' - - | vmx&ntzMBmBu&i | HORACE LJVERIGHT, publisher, play producer and literateur. in a letter be says: “I want a little hand boy of a»y own. Inclosed find $12 to' pay oue hand boy's duea for the year.? Pick me a good one, one with gwod • lungs. Let him blow hard. You tell that baud boy that when a big day i comes in Marion. I want him to shin* hic shoes, coarb bis hair i-^p his ey^ off the girls and go to i . -ordy, wiiv didn’t I learn to blow a horn mysei* when I was younger! 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