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November 27, 1921 - Image 14

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1'opular frusic" Warmly Defended by frcCormack


(Continued from Page 1) violinist whispered, afterwards, that ald replied with emphasis, "Yes, you students of the University of Michigan,
he has one of the largest and most bet there is, John." gave a quick firm handshake, and went
John McCormack, be it the most "high complete libraries'in New York-for Then came a highly aggravated away, followed by a highly irate man-
brow" opera ever written, or the most his own use. manager, indignant that a reporter ager.
popular, they all, the critics, the com- He didn't have anything to say to should have gotten near the great
mon people, and all the in-betweens the students of the University of Michi- singer, and furious that he should have A FRESHMAN TALKS WITH A
go, and the house is sold out. gan, he said, "and what would they gotten even a little interview, for he "FAMOUS MAN"
Nor is it a hatred of "highbrows" want to hear from me, anyway?" was protects his charge from all news- (By Hughsten M. McBln)
that makes John McCormack a lover his question. "I haven't anything to paper men with the greatest of care, IPersonal interviews with John M-
of the songs of the people, for, edu- say to them, and why should they want never having allowed one near him in Cormack are often sought, yet seldom
cated in one of the best universities to hear me say anything?" he exclaim- his short stay in Detroit Sunday. But Cr a e
in Ireland, and trained in Italy and ed. McCormack, great hearted Irishman,
France under the best masters of the To students of music, he said one singer of the songs of the people, just After the concert Tuesday night, Mr.
day, he has probably as much right to thing-"Work!", And then turning to smiled that broad happy Irish smile, McCormack was besieged with report-
understand and appreciate their point his violinist, Donald McBeath, he said, said he was sorry he couldn't give out ers for just a word from the famous
of view as any singer on the Ameri- reflecting, "There's a lot in that too, a real interview and sorry that he tenor's mouth. An efficient manager
can concert stage. They also say, his isn't there, Donald?" To which Don- didn't have anything to say to the and press agent successfully kept them
away, but, unobserved, a daring fresh-
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- agent to r. McCormack, himself.
"Pardon me, sir," he said. "But
would you be so kind as to give me
the privilege of hearing you talk and
shaking your hand?" The Famous
Man looked surprised, and then said,
Why, certainly," at the same time
acquiescing with the request.
"You see," continued the wary fresh-
man, "I'm just about bankrupt from
buying your records. Ever since I
can remember you have been my hero,
and after all these years of waiting,
I couldn't resist coming to talk with
4W 41 l ^Iyou tonight."
t ,, , At that the big tenor burst out
laughing and in his congenial way
-8called to his manager. "Hey, Mac-
Swinney, come over here. I've got a
fellow who is bankrupt buying our
records!" And once again Mr. Mc-
Toyland . W onderland Cormack burst out laughig.
7II'~ rlnd . VVon erandAfter this start, things went -more
easily, and, though the rest of the con-
versation with the Famous Man Is
secret, we judge the freshman didn't
regret his rash actin p.
A few minutes late', flanked on one
side by Mr. McCormack's manager and
on the other by Donald McBeth, vio-
A LAND OF DREAMS COME TRUE- coigtthemto*the2Union. .And. a
few words drifted back, "When we re-
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS turn from our southern tour, I prom-
ise to send you an autographed photo-
graph of Mr. McCormack-yes, you'll
Santa Claus, hunting the earth for new toys, must gfet it about nec. 16."
have come across Aladdin's lamp, and just wish- =last Tuesday night,
ed the most wonderful toys in the w o rld to be mThe American Language" erlse
The revised edition of H. L. Men-
here - today - for the boys and girls of Ann Ar- o cken's "The American Language" will
be a formidable volume. It will run
bor - for here they are. to 500 l rge pages, and will contain
extensive bibli'ographies, and a word
More dolls than you'd have thought were in the world. Me- and phrase index of 12,000 entries.
chanical toys that do miracle stunts. Doll houses with every- ~ A novel by Edwin Bjorkamo, the
- thing up to date. And charming picture books, magic lanterns, eminent Scandinavian critic, will be
air ships, submarines, automobiles, fire engines, every animal published in the spring by Alfred A
Knopf under the title of "The Soul of
that was ever seen - Oh, it would take too long to tell the a Child."
half of it. \_
FOR THE GIRLS there are: dolls, doll clothe, beds,
swings, blankets, dishes, books and games.
FOR THE BOYS: electric trains, stations, signal blocks, tele-
phone poles, everything to make a complete electric line, Mecca-
nos, guns, drums, horns, games and books. Exclusive designing
= in
Afternoon and Evening Gowns
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