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TIIE WASHINGTON TIDIES;- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5. 1915.
!3 Girl Without Wealth Has Little Chance to Be An Operatic or Concert Star, Actress, Says Miss Ruth - Townsend Be lieves That Money Must Be Waiting For Child by Time She Is Five or Six to Insure Successful Career. Impossible to Teach While Training, She Finds Mu sic Is Life Career and Will Tolerate No Rival Occu pation During Arduous Training Period. By FLORENCE E. YODEH. r--sjRAININO for iin operatic I currer or for concert work X, require lifelong appllcn- " , tlon and lot of money. Tno poor Klrl linn little clunco for nieces." Mil' Ruth Klnsbiiry Townsend, who ring with Oscar Bessie nt the National Theater thU afternoon, didn't mind liclnc asked questions bout the financial end of the slnf r's career, and frankly but regret fully nut'd without hesitation that the poor girl dimply does not have a chance at all. "The mon"y must be there. Thou sands of dollars are required for lessons, and durlns; the time when the ynunc girl Is studying, she must have the proper environment and care necessary for her unquestlon l lb physical well-bclntr. "In my own cose someone else my two uncles provided the necsssary funds. 1'nless there la someone who will give the filrl the money outright or hack her financially through the long period of preparation, trpre Is practlcnlly no chance for her In the music world. It Is one of the most expensive careers which one could possibly choose. The Proper Training. "Th training begins Willi the child. If the mother wishes to have a career of a singer for her little girl, after she has demonstrated musical talent and the signs are unmistakable at flvo or six years of age, the study of languages, mathe ' matlcs, history and music Itself should begin. "I was born In America, but spent most of my life In Herlln, and had my schooling there. I learned several languages, and re eelved the benefit of their marvelous system of teaching children that which they actually need." The strange part about the words of Miss Townsend, who Is really Mrs. Klnsbury .Towcnil..n,,jprlyt life. Is that she J vtry fortunate, and not. at all the kind nf person one would think capable of appreci ating the plight of the girl without any money. At nineteen, after hav ing studied piano for many years In Germany, she began her training for the concert stare, with George Ferguson, In Berlin. Her next tearher was the famous .lullanl, with whom she worked In I'arls. At twenty-four, she enme to America and began her work with one of tho most noted singers and teachers In America today Oscar Bagle. In all of that time she had no financial worries, and yet Inst night,, with her chin cupped In her hand, and her wide set eyes, look ing, out from her calm face verv soberly, one mlnht have thought that she had fought her way through n chastening world beset with the money bugbear. Regan At Nineteen . Her actual voeul training did not begin until she was nhvtcen, when II r. Lawrence Townsend, of thli city, who Is her aunt, told her that ah- hid a voice and that she should cultivate it , ITP to that time her musical edu cation had been confined to the study of piano alone. "Hut I do not say nil of that about (he poor girl not having a ch-mce Just because I happened to have I'ud something mvi-ell," she continued. "It Is only necessarv to tako the. career of any famous star In Iho world of vocal music lo find this out. In every ense money and lots of It ha come from some source or other. Klthcr the girl started out with mrents who could pay for her training or else, after she had got a tart, omcone Interested In muse or In the woman herself gave the nucei ssiv financial support. "In the study of vocal mililc. unless one Is endowed with a natural organ of such urpasalng wonder and biauty tbnt It is a financial guaran tee In Itself. It Is almost Imponlblo to get a proper training while work Ins t some other occupation at the same time. A girl who is studying m.usic should not try to teach, and the years of preparation prior to her Its Quality Always the Same F.Ik Grove Butter is a delicious, satisfying But-, tcr comes pure and nice in Gerniproof Cartons. Golden & Co,, IW2.p-.JM I, a. 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The piano strengthens the car, does not Injurn the girl physically, and provides the atmosphere necessary for her future success. "1 said that mathematics was necessary to the training of the child. You might not see where this would be true, but when you consider that concentration and application arc the two requirements most es sential to tho vocal student, and that they ore two nf the main benefits de rived from tho study of mathematics you may understand better. "In a great manv Instances, to the young child mathematics merely means memorizing, and building upon different set.1 of memories. This memorizing la another thing which la necessary for the would-ho star. Although mathematics Is the best mental trainer, plain memorizing Is also good. When I was a child I could recite almost all of the entlro New Testament. It was taught me word for word, and by that means alone 1 have been able to memorlzo roles and scores which otherwise might have been very difficult for me to master. Music a Life .Study, "And so, you see how It Is years of really scientific preparation with the little child, and then more years of work as a woman, with continual practice, all of which costs money. "37lltlc la a life study, and should not be entered Into lightly. And even after the first years of learn ing, there comes the great teacher bugbear, and the question of placing the voice arises. "The girl should be able to Judge for herself In this respect. A com plete knowledge of her own physical qualifications as ft singer, the abil ity to distinguish between tonal strain, and muscle exhaustion, to gether with an ear perfect enough to detect the slightest digression from the key: all of these things she must hava learned early, so that when the test comes to her own voice sho will not have to depend upon the opinion of others who may ih- may not havo been a well train ed as she. "Talent she must have. A mar velous voice is not always necessary to start with, but money why, It mii'l be somewhere In the world waiting for her when ,ho begins at llvq,or sir'.1' SOME MKN Honor pm. om women are In terror at the presence of a cat. Others, when a bagpipe la played, cannot con tain ihclr calmness and poise. Bucn things away persons differently. Truo .enough, as has been explained In 'several articles, there are actual physiological repulsions, avulsions, and aversions to such beverages and vict uals as crabs, fish, berries, fruits, eggs, beer, and a. large -Hat of rations that chemically are as antagonistic as tire and gunpowder. Of these, more anon. Today I write of digestive phantasms and phobias, which aro neither physio logical nor chemical. Dr. Ooorgo N. Miles, or Atlanta, calls digestive rears that are experimental and nssnclational. as distinguished rrom chemical antipathies, by the pleasant name of "sltophobla" or "food fears." A typical sample la given or a man, who, as a lad on his father's farm, qwned a June apple tree, whose roots ran directly under a stntilo and barn, Iteslde which this modern treo of I'ara dlse grew. He has never been able to abide a June apple, and Is well nwnro of the origin or tho phobia. The Enzyme Causes. This curious pschlc association of June apples and stable waste does not apply to any other apples, and explains new that even types and varieties of certain foods will, In time, generate anti-substances In the-stomach and tis sues. Juices which nnnlv. say. to one kind of apple, yet have no power over otners. In a healthful, sound, fully equipped Individual It Is supposed that there aro enzymes ferments frequently explained In these articles which are capable of digesting any and all provender met with by man. It In childhood, through fear, acci dent, disease or lack or opportunity to obtain It, some special food or drink Is shunned or not obtainable, the particu lar enzyme which was present original ly to take care of that food has no chance to exert Its function. Just like the man who lived rrom birth until adult life in an underground dungeon and lost his eyesight from disease, an this enzyme dies away and the human parts are then left with no power to cat that arllcl- of the diet. Prom this It is seen how a simple aversion to a rood leads Inevitably lo physical Incapacity to rat It. Parents should hear this well In mind and firm ly Insist that children taste and eat a little- be It only a niouthrul or all provender provided nt tho table. Overcoming; the Dislike. The antipathy to one kind of potato, apple or what not Indicates why tbere la a malady called "anorexia nervosa" a poor name It must be admitted which Is an exaggerated, wholesale form of particular "food nholblas." It Is a ratal affection, characterized bv tho child's Inability to eat anything at all. Complete lbss or appetite such as this reaulu in starvation and death. It means that the enzymes for nil roods have ceased to be generated because there Is an absence of tho appropriate dietetic substances to work upon. The origin of some food rears and a rew In stances or ratal loss of appetite have been reported as due to food fads. Man Is essentially n rnmlvnrnns. nm- nlvorous, cannibalistic cosmos, lie Is not wining merely to survive. lie wishes to enjoy life at a maximum efficiency, ir hla fabric is deprived or tho enzymes needed to convert meats or eggs or rowl Into flesh he Is that much less than ho should be. 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